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GuruFocus Financial Strength Rank measures how strong a company’s financial situation is. It is based on these factors

1. The debt burden that the company has as measured by its Interest coverage (current year).
2. Debt to revenue ratio. The lower, the better
3. Altman Z-score.

A company ranks high with financial strength is likely to withstand any business slowdowns and recessions.

Financial Strength : 7/10

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industry
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history
Cash to Debt N/A
AB's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
58% of the 1195 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. AB: N/A )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
AB' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.21  Med: 9999.00 Max: No Debt
Current: N/A
Interest Coverage No Debt
AB's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
99% of the 1119 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 10000.00 vs. AB: No Debt )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
AB' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 19.09  Med: 10000.00 Max: 9999.99
Current: No Debt
19.09
9999.99
F-Score: 5
GuruFocus Profitability Rank ranks how profitable a company is and how likely the company’s business will stay that way. It is based on these factors:

1. Operating Margin
2. Trend of the Operating Margin (5-year average). The company with an uptrend profit margin has a higher rank.
••3. Consistency of the profitability
4. Piotroski F-Score
5. Predictability Rank•

The maximum rank is 10. A rank of 7 or higher means a higher profitability and may stay that way. A rank of 3 or lower indicates that the company has had trouble to make a profit.

Profitability Rank is not directly related to the Financial Strength Rank. But if a company is consistently profitable, its financial strength will be stronger.

Profitability & Growth : 6/10

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ROE (%) 12.17
AB's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
71% of the 1395 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 5.99 vs. AB: 12.17 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
AB' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -5.47  Med: 15.47 Max: 110.02
Current: 12.17
-5.47
110.02
ROA (%) 7.10
AB's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
67% of the 1414 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 3.70 vs. AB: 7.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
AB' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -5.46  Med: 15.41 Max: 54.5
Current: 7.1
-5.46
54.5
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Financials


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Guru Trades

Q2 2014

AB Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Murray Stahl 19,422 sh (New)
Ronald Muhlenkamp Sold Out
Chuck Royce 3,882,070 sh (-2.51%)
Mario Gabelli 558,275 sh (-3.34%)
Jim Simons 98,200 sh (-37.73%)
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Q3 2014

AB Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Ronald Muhlenkamp 11,550 sh (New)
Murray Stahl 19,554 sh (+0.68%)
Chuck Royce 3,834,670 sh (-1.22%)
Mario Gabelli 521,275 sh (-6.63%)
Jim Simons 78,900 sh (-19.65%)
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Q4 2014

AB Guru Trades in Q4 2014

Jim Simons 189,300 sh (+139.92%)
Ronald Muhlenkamp 11,550 sh (unchged)
Murray Stahl 18,387 sh (-5.97%)
Chuck Royce 3,418,070 sh (-10.86%)
Mario Gabelli 308,871 sh (-40.75%)
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Q1 2015

AB Guru Trades in Q1 2015

Jim Simons 374,800 sh (+97.99%)
Murray Stahl 18,759 sh (+2.02%)
Ronald Muhlenkamp 11,550 sh (unchged)
Mario Gabelli 298,796 sh (-3.26%)
Chuck Royce 3,110,770 sh (-8.99%)
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Ratios

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P/E(ttm) 13.93
AB's P/E(ttm) is ranked lower than
52% of the 1006 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 12.90 vs. AB: 13.93 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
AB' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 3.65  Med: 14.69 Max: 24.01
Current: 13.93
3.65
24.01
Forward P/E 11.61
AB's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
61% of the 207 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 12.71 vs. AB: 11.61 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
PE(NRI) 13.80
AB's PE(NRI) is ranked lower than
52% of the 1001 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 13.10 vs. AB: 13.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
AB' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 3.65  Med: 14.72 Max: 24.03
Current: 13.8
3.65
24.03
P/B 1.68
AB's P/B is ranked lower than
78% of the 1351 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 0.95 vs. AB: 1.68 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
AB' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.62  Med: 1.50 Max: 5.21
Current: 1.68
0.62
5.21
POCF 14.69
AB's POCF is ranked higher than
53% of the 705 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 16.25 vs. AB: 14.69 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
AB' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 8.5  Med: 16.69 Max: 60.15
Current: 14.69
8.5
60.15
Shiller P/E 23.16
AB's Shiller P/E is ranked lower than
69% of the 636 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 13.61 vs. AB: 23.16 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
AB' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 3.43  Med: 8.37 Max: 34.16
Current: 23.16
3.43
34.16

Dividend & Buy Back

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Dividend Yield 7.19
AB's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
80% of the 1471 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 3.72 vs. AB: 7.19 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield only.
AB' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 2.49  Med: 5.72 Max: 31.03
Current: 7.19
2.49
31.03
Dividend Payout 0.97
AB's Dividend Payout is ranked lower than
70% of the 882 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 0.49 vs. AB: 0.97 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout only.
AB' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.17  Med: 1.00 Max: 4.39
Current: 0.97
0.17
4.39
Dividend growth (3y) 9.50
AB's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
66% of the 520 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 3.90 vs. AB: 9.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend growth (3y) only.
AB' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: -31.8  Med: 6.80 Max: 58.6
Current: 9.5
-31.8
58.6
Yield on cost (5-Year) 8.40
AB's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
79% of the 1476 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 4.40 vs. AB: 8.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Yield on cost (5-Year) only.
AB' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 2.91  Med: 6.70 Max: 36.32
Current: 8.4
2.91
36.32
Share Buyback Rate 1.80
AB's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
77% of the 830 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: -0.90 vs. AB: 1.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Share Buyback Rate only.
AB' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 24.5  Med: -2.30 Max: -5.7
Current: 1.8

Valuation & Return

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Price/Tangible Book 1.68
AB's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
77% of the 1297 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 0.96 vs. AB: 1.68 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
AB' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.81  Med: 2.76 Max: 16.27
Current: 1.68
0.81
16.27
Price/Projected FCF 2.13
AB's Price/Projected FCF is ranked lower than
83% of the 392 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 1.14 vs. AB: 2.13 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
AB' s 10-Year Price/Projected FCF Range
Min: 0.93  Med: 1.76 Max: 6.15
Current: 2.13
0.93
6.15
Price/Graham Number 1.02
AB's Price/Graham Number is ranked lower than
64% of the 866 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 0.74 vs. AB: 1.02 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Graham Number only.
AB' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.53  Med: 1.51 Max: 4.37
Current: 1.02
0.53
4.37

Business Description

Industry: Asset Management » Asset Management
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Traded in other countries:W4M.Germany,
AllianceBernstein Holding L.P. is a Delaware Corporation. The Company provides research, diversified investment management and related services to a range of clients, including: institutional clients, including unaffiliated corporate and public employee pension funds, endowment funds, domestic and foreign institutions and governments, and affiliates; retail clients; private clients, including high-net-worth individuals, trusts and estates, charitable foundations, partnerships, private and family Corporations, and other entities; and institutional investors seeking independent research and related services. It also provides distribution, shareholder servicing, and administrative services to its sponsored mutual funds. To its institutional clients, it offers separately managed accounts, sub-advisory relationships, structured products, collective investment trusts, mutual funds, hedge funds and other investment vehicles (Institutional Investment Services); to its retail clients, it offers retail mutual funds sponsored by the Company, its subsidiaries and its affiliated joint venture companies, sub-advisory relationships with mutual funds sponsored by third parties, separately managed account programs sponsored by various financial intermediaries worldwide (Separately Managed Account Programs) and other investment vehicles (collectively, Retail Services); to its private clients, it offers diversified investment management services through separately managed accounts, hedge funds, mutual funds and other investment vehicles (Private Client Services); and to institutional investors, it offers independent research, portfolio strategy and brokerage-related services (Institutional Research Services). The Company's services include Value equities, generally targeting stocks that are out of favor and that might trade at bargain prices; Growth equities, generally targeting stocks with under-appreciated growth potential; Fixed income securities, including both taxable and tax-exempt securities; Blend strategies, combining style-pure investment components with systematic rebalancing; Passive management, including both index and enhanced index strategies; Alternative investments, such as hedge funds, currency management strategies and venture capital; and Asset allocation services, by which it offers specifically-tailored investment solutions for its clients. The financial services industry is intensely competitive and new entrants are continually attracted to it. No single or small group of competitors is dominant in the industry.
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