AllianceBernstein Holding LP

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AB : NYSE : Financial
$21.90 | %
Today's Range: 21.78 - 22.13
Avg. Daily Volume: 204,200
08/26/16 - 4:02 PM ET

Financial Analysis

ALLIANCEBERNSTEIN HOLDING LP's gross profit margin for the second quarter of its fiscal year 2016 is essentially unchanged when compared to the same period a year ago. Sales and net income have dropped, underperforming the average competitor within its industry.

During the same period, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has decreased by 5.79% from the same quarter last year.

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Income Statement Q2 FY16 Q2 FY15
Net Sales ($mil)45.4954.41
EBITDA ($mil)45.4954.41
EBIT ($mil)45.4954.41
Net Income ($mil)39.948.22

Balance Sheet Q2 FY16 Q2 FY15
Cash & Equiv. ($mil)0.00.0
Total Assets ($mil)1518.911612.74
Total Debt ($mil)0.00.0
Equity ($mil)1518.751612.14

Profitability Q2 FY16 Q2 FY15
Gross Profit Margin100.0100.0
EBITDA Margin100.0100.0
Operating Margin100.0100.0
Sales Turnover0.140.14
Return on Assets12.4912.12
Return on Equity12.4912.13
Debt Q2 FY16 Q2 FY15
Current Ratio0.00.0
Interest Expense0.00.0
Interest Coverage0.00.0

Share Data Q2 FY16 Q2 FY15
Shares outstanding (mil)96.54100.71
Div / share0.40.45
Book value / share15.7316.01
Institutional Own % n/a n/a
Avg Daily Volume210215.0254044.0


BUY. This stock's P/E ratio indicates a discount compared to an average of 19.95 for the Capital Markets industry and a significant discount compared to the S&P 500 average of 25.30. For additional comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 1.40 indicates a discount versus the S&P 500 average of 2.83 and a discount versus the industry average of 1.72. The price-to-sales ratio is well above both the S&P 500 average and the industry average, indicating a premium. Upon assessment of these and other key valuation criteria, ALLIANCEBERNSTEIN HOLDING LP proves to trade at a discount to investment alternatives within the industry.

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  Price/Cash Flow
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AB 11.39 Peers 19.95   AB 12.07 Peers 12.99

Discount. A lower P/E ratio than its peers can signify a less expensive stock or lower growth expectations.

AB is trading at a significant discount to its peers.


Average. The P/CF ratio, a stock’s price divided by the company's cash flow from operations, is useful for comparing companies with different capital requirements or financing structures.

AB is trading at a valuation on par to its peers.

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  Price to
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AB 11.45 Peers 17.53   AB NM Peers 1.39

Discount. A lower price-to-projected earnings ratio than its peers can signify a less expensive stock or lower future growth expectations.

AB is trading at a significant discount to its peers.


Neutral. The PEG ratio is the stock’s P/E divided by the consensus estimate of long-term earnings growth. Faster growth can justify higher price multiples.

AB's negative PEG ratio makes this valuation measure meaningless.

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  Earnings Growth
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AB 1.40 Peers 1.72   AB -2.04 Peers -31.01

Discount. A lower price-to-book ratio makes a stock more attractive to investors seeking stocks with lower market values per dollar of equity on the balance sheet.

AB is trading at a discount to its peers.


Higher. Elevated earnings growth rates can lead to capital appreciation and justify higher price-to-earnings ratios.

AB is expected to have an earnings growth rate that significantly exceeds its peers.

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  Sales Growth
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AB 9.96 Peers 3.81   AB -2.91 Peers -3.40

Premium. In the absence of P/E and P/B multiples, the price-to-sales ratio can display the value investors are placing on each dollar of sales.

AB is trading at a significant premium to its industry.


Lower. A sales growth rate that trails the industry implies that a company is losing market share.

AB significantly trails its peers on the basis of sales growth



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