Dallas-based Alliance Data Systems reported that net income for the third quarter increased 138% to $18.6 million, on revenues of $255.7 million, which were up 17% over 3Q/02. Transaction Services revenue increased 14% in the third quarter to $152.2 million. ADS says core client growth in its private label and utility services segments led to a more than 20% increase in the number of statements generated. Credit Services revenue increased 26% in 3Q/03 to $107.0 million. ADS reports that both private label credit sales and portfolio growth grew at double-digit rates as this year’s signings began to ramp-up. Marketing Services revenue increased 11% in the third quarter to $68.1 million. ADS projects 2003 annual revenue of at least $980 million and full-year 2004 revenue of $1.1 billion. For complete details on Alliance Data Systems’ 3Q/03 performance visit CardData ([www.carddata.com]).