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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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Cash to Debt N/A
AB's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
62% of the 1410 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 Cash to Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
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 1155 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 153.97 vs. AB: No Debt )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
AB' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 9999.99  Med: 10000.00 Max: 9999.99
Current: No Debt
F-Score: 4
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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industry
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history
ROE (%) 12.56
AB's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
82% of the 1555 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 2.51 vs. AB: 12.56 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
AB' s ROE (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -5.47  Med: 11.07 Max: 24.06
Current: 12.56
-5.47
24.06
ROA (%) 12.54
AB's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
90% of the 1576 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 1.52 vs. AB: 12.54 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
AB' s ROA (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -5.46  Med: 11.06 Max: 23.93
Current: 12.54
-5.46
23.93
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 54.80
AB's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
84% of the 734 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 4.90 vs. AB: 54.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
AB' s EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -34.5  Med: 8.20 Max: 99.3
Current: 54.8
-34.5
99.3
» AB's 10-Y Financials

Financials (Next Earnings Date: Est. 2016-07-30)


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

Q2 2015

AB Guru Trades in Q2 2015

Murray Stahl 19,712 sh (+5.08%)
Ronald Muhlenkamp 11,550 sh (unchged)
Mario Gabelli 293,196 sh (-1.87%)
Chuck Royce 2,834,401 sh (-8.88%)
Jim Simons 190,350 sh (-49.21%)
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Q3 2015

AB Guru Trades in Q3 2015

Ronald Muhlenkamp 11,550 sh (unchged)
Jim Simons Sold Out
Murray Stahl Sold Out
Mario Gabelli 282,396 sh (-3.68%)
Chuck Royce 2,343,100 sh (-17.33%)
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Q4 2015

AB Guru Trades in Q4 2015

Jim Simons 12,200 sh (New)
Ronald Muhlenkamp 11,550 sh (unchged)
Mario Gabelli 263,196 sh (-6.80%)
Chuck Royce 1,111,600 sh (-52.56%)
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Q1 2016

AB Guru Trades in Q1 2016

Jim Simons 151,100 sh (+1138.52%)
Ronald Muhlenkamp 11,550 sh (unchged)
Mario Gabelli 262,146 sh (-0.40%)
Chuck Royce 1,059,600 sh (-4.68%)
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Business Description

Industry: Asset Management » Asset Management
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Traded in other countries:W4M.Germany,
AllianceBernstein Holding L.P. provides research and investment management services and related services to its clients through institutions, retail and private client, and its sell-side business, Bernstein Research Services.

AllianceBernstein Holding LP 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 globally (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.

Ratios

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history
P/E(ttm) 11.52
AB's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
64% of the 992 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 15.39 vs. AB: 11.52 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
AB' s P/E(ttm) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.65  Med: 13.77 Max: 24.01
Current: 11.52
3.65
24.01
Forward P/E 12.33
AB's Forward P/E is ranked lower than
58% of the 125 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 11.99 vs. AB: 12.33 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
PE(NRI) 11.60
AB's PE(NRI) is ranked higher than
64% of the 995 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 15.50 vs. AB: 11.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
AB' s PE(NRI) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.65  Med: 13.80 Max: 24.03
Current: 11.6
3.65
24.03
Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) 47.11
AB's Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) is ranked lower than
93% of the 328 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 10.94 vs. AB: 47.11 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) only.
AB' s Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 0.00 Max: 0
Current: 47.11
P/B 1.45
AB's P/B is ranked lower than
79% of the 1519 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 0.95 vs. AB: 1.45 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
AB' s P/B Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.59  Med: 1.43 Max: 5.21
Current: 1.45
0.59
5.21
POCF 12.45
AB's POCF is ranked higher than
55% of the 747 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 14.09 vs. AB: 12.45 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
AB' s POCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.14  Med: 15.57 Max: 23.31
Current: 12.45
3.14
23.31
Shiller P/E 11.05
AB's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
77% of the 378 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 15.18 vs. AB: 11.05 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
AB' s Shiller P/E Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.46  Med: 8.23 Max: 35.34
Current: 11.05
3.46
35.34

Dividend & Buy Back

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Dividend Yield 6.15
AB's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
69% of the 1402 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 4.46 vs. AB: 6.15 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield only.
AB' s Dividend Yield Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.89  Med: 6.13 Max: 32.09
Current: 6.15
3.89
32.09
Dividend Payout 0.94
AB's Dividend Payout is ranked lower than
51% of the 736 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 0.68 vs. AB: 0.94 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout only.
AB' s Dividend Payout Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.17  Med: 1.00 Max: 4.39
Current: 0.94
0.17
4.39
Dividend Growth (3y) 26.70
AB's Dividend Growth (3y) is ranked higher than
88% of the 632 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 1.70 vs. AB: 26.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Growth (3y) only.
AB' s Dividend Growth (3y) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -31.8  Med: 6.80 Max: 58.6
Current: 26.7
-31.8
58.6
Forward Dividend Yield 9.01
AB's Forward Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
81% of the 1285 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 4.84 vs. AB: 9.01 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Dividend Yield only.
N/A
Yield on cost (5-Year) 8.87
AB's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
77% of the 1612 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 5.08 vs. AB: 8.87 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Yield on cost (5-Year) only.
AB' s Yield on cost (5-Year) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 5.61  Med: 8.84 Max: 46.28
Current: 8.87
5.61
46.28
3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio 1.70
AB's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked higher than
78% of the 858 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: -1.20 vs. AB: 1.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio only.
AB' s 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -6.4  Med: -2.20 Max: 24.5
Current: 1.7
-6.4
24.5

Valuation & Return

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Price/Tangible Book 1.45
AB's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
77% of the 1465 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 0.95 vs. AB: 1.45 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
AB' s Price/Tangible Book Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.81  Med: 2.32 Max: 16.29
Current: 1.45
0.81
16.29
Price/Projected FCF 1.84
AB's Price/Projected FCF is ranked lower than
78% of the 309 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 1.02 vs. AB: 1.84 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
AB' s Price/Projected FCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.93  Med: 1.89 Max: 6.15
Current: 1.84
0.93
6.15
Price/Graham Number 0.86
AB's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
56% of the 768 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 0.92 vs. AB: 0.86 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Graham Number only.
AB' s Price/Graham Number Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.52  Med: 1.51 Max: 4.37
Current: 0.86
0.52
4.37
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) -11.64
AB's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked lower than
79% of the 392 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 5.84 vs. AB: -11.64 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
AB' s Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -2.3  Med: -1.80 Max: 19.3
Current: -11.64
-2.3
19.3

More Statistics

EPS (TTM) $ 2.00
Beta1.53
Short Percentage of Float0.51%
52-Week Range $16.11 - 30.07
Shares Outstanding (Mil)98.38

Analyst Estimate

Dec16 Dec17
Revenue (Mil $) 2,979 3,022
EPS ($) 1.80 1.92
EPS w/o NRI ($) 1.80 1.92
EPS Growth Rate
(3Y to 5Y Estimate)
3.31%
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