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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 : 6/10

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industry
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Cash-to-Debt N/A
AB's Cash-to-Debt is ranked higher than
53% of the 1494 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: N/A Max: No Debt
Current: N/A
Interest Coverage No Debt
AB's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
99% of the 1365 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 633.92 vs. AB: No Debt )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
AB' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: No Debt  Med: No Debt Max: No Debt
Current: No Debt
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 : 2/10

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industry
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history
ROE % 13.93
AB's ROE % is ranked higher than
69% of the 1506 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 6.96 vs. AB: 13.93 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE % only.
AB' s ROE % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -5.47  Med: 11 Max: 24.06
Current: 13.93
-5.47
24.06
ROA % 13.93
AB's ROA % is ranked higher than
79% of the 1533 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 4.05 vs. AB: 13.93 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA % only.
AB' s ROA % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -5.46  Med: 10.99 Max: 23.93
Current: 13.93
-5.46
23.93
3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate 9.30
AB's 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate is ranked higher than
58% of the 826 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 3.80 vs. AB: 9.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate only.
AB' s 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -34.3  Med: 9.3 Max: 58.2
Current: 9.3
-34.3
58.2
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Financials (Next Earnings Date: 2017-10-26 Est.)


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Guru Trades

Q3 2016

AB Guru Trades in Q3 2016

Jim Simons 122,400 sh (+444.00%)
Ronald Muhlenkamp 11,550 sh (unchged)
Mario Gabelli 244,898 sh (-0.87%)
Chuck Royce 444,600 sh (-58.04%)
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Q4 2016

AB Guru Trades in Q4 2016

David Dreman 19,982 sh (New)
Ronald Muhlenkamp 12,050 sh (+4.33%)
Chuck Royce 428,900 sh (-3.53%)
Mario Gabelli 228,248 sh (-6.80%)
Jim Simons 25,700 sh (-79.00%)
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Q1 2017

AB Guru Trades in Q1 2017

Richard Snow 8,755 sh (New)
Jim Simons 219,325 sh (+753.40%)
Ronald Muhlenkamp 12,050 sh (unchged)
Chuck Royce 428,900 sh (unchged)
Mario Gabelli 226,957 sh (-0.57%)
David Dreman 18,747 sh (-6.18%)
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Q2 2017

AB Guru Trades in Q2 2017

Ronald Muhlenkamp 12,050 sh (unchged)
Richard Snow Sold Out
Chuck Royce 417,400 sh (-2.68%)
Mario Gabelli 205,057 sh (-9.65%)
David Dreman 13,038 sh (-30.45%)
Jim Simons 130,700 sh (-40.41%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with AB

(List those with share number changes of more than 20%, or impact to portfolio more than 0.1%)

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
Mario Gabelli 2017-06-30 Reduce -9.65%$20.6 - $23.6 $ 23.103%205,057
David Dreman 2017-06-30 Reduce -30.45%0.07%$20.6 - $23.65 $ 23.103%13,038
Mario Gabelli 2017-03-31 Reduce -0.57%$21.6 - $24.7 $ 23.10-0%226,957
David Dreman 2017-03-31 Reduce -6.18%0.02%$21.6 - $24.7 $ 23.10-0%18,747
Mario Gabelli 2016-12-31 Reduce -6.80%$20.9 - $23.95 $ 23.102%228,248
David Dreman 2016-12-31 New Buy0.26%$20.9 - $23.95 $ 23.102%19,982
Ronald Muhlenkamp 2016-12-31 Add 4.33%$20.9 - $23.95 $ 23.102%12,050
Mario Gabelli 2016-09-30 Reduce -0.87%$21.34 - $24.6 $ 23.102%244,898
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Business Description

Industry: Asset Management » Asset Management    NAICS: 523930    SIC: 6282
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Traded in other countries:W4M.Germany,
Headquarter Location:USA
AllianceBernstein Holding LP is engaged in the financial service sector. Its activities include investment management services and its sell-side business.

AllianceBernstein provides investment management services to institutional (49% of total assets under management), retail (34%), and private (17%) clients through a collection of products that includes mutual funds, hedge funds, and separately managed accounts. At the end of March 2017, the firm had $497.9 billion in managed assets, composed primarily of fixed-income (56% of total AUM) and equity (34%) strategies. A general partnership wholly owned by French insurer AXA controls AB.

Ratios

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history
PE Ratio 10.65
AB's PE Ratio is ranked higher than
55% of the 1164 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 12.55 vs. AB: 10.65 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE Ratio only.
AB' s PE Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 13.71 Max: 23.96
Current: 10.65
0
23.96
Forward PE Ratio 11.55
AB's Forward PE Ratio is ranked higher than
59% of the 116 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 13.42 vs. AB: 11.55 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward PE Ratio only.
N/A
PE Ratio without NRI 10.65
AB's PE Ratio without NRI is ranked higher than
56% of the 1168 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 12.68 vs. AB: 10.65 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE Ratio without NRI only.
AB' s PE Ratio without NRI Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 13.71 Max: 23.96
Current: 10.65
0
23.96
Price-to-Owner-Earnings 14.57
AB's Price-to-Owner-Earnings is ranked lower than
58% of the 351 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 12.69 vs. AB: 14.57 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Owner-Earnings only.
AB' s Price-to-Owner-Earnings Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 0 Max: 16.14
Current: 14.57
0
16.14
PB Ratio 1.50
AB's PB Ratio is ranked lower than
77% of the 1434 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 1.00 vs. AB: 1.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PB Ratio only.
AB' s PB Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.59  Med: 1.43 Max: 5.21
Current: 1.5
0.59
5.21
Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow 11.69
AB's Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow is ranked higher than
58% of the 381 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 15.97 vs. AB: 11.69 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow only.
AB' s Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 16.69 Max: 60.15
Current: 11.69
0
60.15
Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow 11.69
AB's Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow is ranked higher than
58% of the 777 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 16.74 vs. AB: 11.69 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow only.
AB' s Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.14  Med: 15.59 Max: 23.31
Current: 11.69
3.14
23.31
Shiller PE Ratio 13.07
AB's Shiller PE Ratio is ranked higher than
81% of the 424 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 19.94 vs. AB: 13.07 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller PE Ratio only.
AB' s Shiller PE Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.61  Med: 8.38 Max: 36.62
Current: 13.07
3.61
36.62

Dividend & Buy Back

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Dividend Yield % 8.96
AB's Dividend Yield % is ranked higher than
87% of the 1513 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 4.04 vs. AB: 8.96 )
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: 8.96
3.89
32.09
Dividend Payout Ratio 0.91
AB's Dividend Payout Ratio is ranked lower than
61% of the 932 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 0.52 vs. AB: 0.91 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout Ratio only.
AB' s Dividend Payout Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.61  Med: 1.04 Max: 1.86
Current: 0.91
0.61
1.86
3-Year Dividend Growth Rate -5.30
AB's 3-Year Dividend Growth Rate is ranked lower than
68% of the 652 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 2.40 vs. AB: -5.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Dividend Growth Rate only.
AB' s 3-Year Dividend Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -31.8  Med: 9.5 Max: 58.6
Current: -5.3
-31.8
58.6
Forward Dividend Yield % 8.96
AB's Forward Dividend Yield % is ranked higher than
85% of the 1399 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 4.50 vs. AB: 8.96 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Dividend Yield % only.
N/A
5-Year Yield-on-Cost % 11.86
AB's 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % is ranked higher than
88% of the 1788 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 4.57 vs. AB: 11.86 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % only.
AB' s 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 5.16  Med: 8.13 Max: 42.54
Current: 11.86
5.16
42.54
3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio -0.20
AB's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked higher than
58% of the 904 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: -0.80 vs. AB: -0.20 )
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: -12.7  Med: -2.2 Max: 24.5
Current: -0.2
-12.7
24.5

Valuation & Return

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Price-to-Tangible-Book 1.50
AB's Price-to-Tangible-Book is ranked lower than
75% of the 1374 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 1.01 vs. AB: 1.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Tangible-Book only.
AB' s Price-to-Tangible-Book Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.81  Med: 2.87 Max: 16.72
Current: 1.5
0.81
16.72
Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF 0.83
AB's Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF is ranked higher than
69% of the 440 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 1.10 vs. AB: 0.83 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF only.
AB' s Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.52  Med: 1.14 Max: 4.79
Current: 0.83
0.52
4.79
Price-to-Graham-Number 0.84
AB's Price-to-Graham-Number is ranked lower than
53% of the 1020 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 0.79 vs. AB: 0.84 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Graham-Number only.
AB' s Price-to-Graham-Number Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.52  Med: 1.57 Max: 4.34
Current: 0.84
0.52
4.34
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % -8.40
AB's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % is ranked lower than
79% of the 506 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 6.51 vs. AB: -8.40 )
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: -11.29  Med: -1.4 Max: 19.6
Current: -8.4
-11.29
19.6

More Statistics

EPS (TTM) $ 2.17
Beta1.48
Short Percentage of Float1.26%
52-Week Range $20.40 - 26.15
Shares Outstanding (Mil)93.24

Analyst Estimate

Dec17 Dec18
Revenue (Mil $) 2,787 2,786
EPS ($) 2.00 2.10
EPS without NRI ($) 2.00 2.10
EPS Growth Rate
(Future 3Y To 5Y Estimate)
3.64%
Dividends per Share ($) 1.95 2.05
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