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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 : 9/10

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Cash to Debt No Debt
AB's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
53% of the 1088 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 10000.00 vs. AB: No Debt )
AB' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.4   Max: No Debt
Current: No Debt

Interest Coverage No Debt
AB's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
70% of the 1020 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 383.08 vs. AB: No Debt )
AB' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 19.09   Max: 9999.99
Current: No Debt

19.09
9999.99
F-Score: 4
Z-Score: 1856.84
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 : 5/10

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ROE (%) 10.80
AB's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
72% of the 1270 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 7.95 vs. AB: 10.80 )
AB' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -5.74   Max: 144.13
Current: 10.8

-5.74
144.13
ROA (%) 10.79
AB's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
80% of the 1283 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 4.32 vs. AB: 10.79 )
AB' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -5.73   Max: 140.68
Current: 10.79

-5.73
140.68
EPS Growth (%) 9.10
AB's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
72% of the 666 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 3.60 vs. AB: 9.10 )
AB' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: -34.2   Max: 58.2
Current: 9.1

-34.2
58.2
» AB's 10-Y Financials

Financials


Revenue & Net Income
Equity & Asset
Oprt. Cash Flow & Free Cash Flow

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Guru Trades

Q1 2013

AB Guru Trades in Q1 2013

Jim Simons 175,200 sh (+418.34%)
Mario Gabelli 611,900 sh (-10.75%)
Chuck Royce 4,428,274 sh (-11.41%)
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Q2 2013

AB Guru Trades in Q2 2013

Jim Simons 396,000 sh (+126.03%)
Mario Gabelli 566,250 sh (-7.46%)
Chuck Royce 4,086,770 sh (-7.71%)
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Q3 2013

AB Guru Trades in Q3 2013

Mario Gabelli 586,350 sh (+3.55%)
Chuck Royce 4,086,770 sh (unchged)
Jim Simons 324,500 sh (-18.06%)
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Q4 2013

AB Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Ronald Muhlenkamp 15,440 sh (New)
Mario Gabelli 594,850 sh (+1.45%)
Chuck Royce 4,000,070 sh (-2.12%)
Jim Simons 86,900 sh (-73.22%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with AB

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
Ronald Muhlenkamp 2013-12-31 New Buy0.06%$19.5 - $22.78 $ 25.2117%15440
Mario Gabelli 2011-03-31 Reduce -48.16%0.07%$20.71 - $24.11 $ 25.2114%430940
Charles Brandes 2011-03-31 Sold Out $20.71 - $24.11 $ 25.2114%0
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Ratios

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P/E(ttm) 14.80
AB's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
57% of the 969 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 12.00 vs. AB: 14.80 )
AB' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 3.65   Max: 37.92
Current: 14.8

3.65
37.92
P/B 1.60
AB's P/B is ranked lower than
64% of the 1193 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 0.98 vs. AB: 1.60 )
AB' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.62   Max: 5.24
Current: 1.6

0.62
5.24
PFCF 16.00
AB's PFCF is ranked higher than
66% of the 722 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 18.65 vs. AB: 16.00 )
AB' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 8.5   Max: 60.15
Current: 16

8.5
60.15
EV-to-EBIT 12.20
AB's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
62% of the 990 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 13.50 vs. AB: 12.20 )
AB' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 4   Max: 193
Current: 12.2

4
193
Shiller P/E 19.90
AB's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
59% of the 629 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 19.01 vs. AB: 19.90 )
AB' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 3.45   Max: 35.48
Current: 19.9

3.45
35.48

Dividend & Buy Back

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Dividend Yield 7.10
AB's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
85% of the 954 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 3.26 vs. AB: 7.10 )
AB' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 2.49   Max: 31.03
Current: 7.1

2.49
31.03
Dividend Payout 0.94
AB's Dividend Payout is ranked lower than
61% of the 750 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 0.37 vs. AB: 0.94 )
AB' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.49   Max: 1.95
Current: 0.94

0.49
1.95
Dividend growth (3y) 1.70
AB's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
65% of the 387 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 5.70 vs. AB: 1.70 )
AB' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: -31.8   Max: 58.6
Current: 1.7

-31.8
58.6
Yield on cost (5-Year) 6.31
AB's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
76% of the 978 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 3.61 vs. AB: 6.31 )
AB' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 2.18   Max: 27.2
Current: 6.31

2.18
27.2
Share Buyback Rate 1.80
AB's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
83% of the 847 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: -0.70 vs. AB: 1.80 )
AB' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 24.5   Max: -30.8
Current: 1.8

Valuation & Return

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Price/Tangible Book 1.60
AB's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
65% of the 1128 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 1.00 vs. AB: 1.60 )
AB' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.85   Max: 17.01
Current: 1.6

0.85
17.01
Price/DCF (Projected) 1.00
AB's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
72% of the 690 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 1.00 vs. AB: 1.00 )
AB' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.72   Max: 4.54
Current: 1

0.72
4.54
Price/Median PS Value 19.70
AB's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
87% of the 1026 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 1.10 vs. AB: 19.70 )
AB' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.05   Max: 21.95
Current: 19.7

0.05
21.95
Price/Graham Number 1.00
AB's Price/Graham Number is ranked lower than
52% of the 914 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 0.70 vs. AB: 1.00 )
AB' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.61   Max: 3.71
Current: 1

0.61
3.71

Business Description

Industry: Asset Management » Asset Management
Compare:AMP, AMG, BEN, BLK, BK » details
Traded in other countries:W4M.Germany
AllianceBernstein Holding L.P. is a Delaware Corporation. The Company provides research, diversified investment management and related services globally 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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