TELUS Launches Two New Cisco Powered Cloud Services for Canadian Businesses
Nov 17 14
TELUS is introducing two new solutions that will help Canadian businesses leverage cloud-based technology to improve how they communicate with their customers, employees and partners. TELUS Cloud Collaboration provides businesses with access to a full suite of unified communications services, and TELUS Cloud Contact Centre offers a fully featured contact centre solution hosted in the cloud. Both products are powered by the Cisco® Hosted Collaboration Solution (HCS), an end-to-end solution that enables highly secure, reliable and scalable "as-a-service" offerings of Cisco Collaboration technologies. With the proliferation of wireless devices in the workforce and the growing trend of mobile working, businesses must provide their employees with new ways to collaborate and be productive. Unified communication tools like voicemail, integrated messaging, presence and instant messaging, and voice and video conferencing – including support for mobile devices – have become business essentials. TELUS Cloud Collaboration enables businesses to deploy a suite of unified communication and collaboration tools to help their employees work more efficiently and effectively, no matter where they are. Businesses also benefit from lower upfront costs and a predictable monthly fee that scales up or down as needs change; freeing up capital to invest in growing the business. As businesses grow, the number and complexity of customer inquiries increase and eventually exceed the capabilities of standard corporate IP phone systems. Today’s customers expect speedy and accurate service, and when they have a question they expect to reach someone immediately, using the channel of their choice. TELUS Cloud Contact Centre is a scalable solution that allows businesses of any size to deploy the latest in contact centre technology. It’s an end-to-end enterprise-grade solution that can support anywhere from a handful to thousands of agents. Agents can connect from the office, their home or almost any remote location; enabling businesses to provide the work/life balance their employees are looking for and the service their customers demand.
TELUS Corporation Reports Un-Audited Consolidated Earnings Results for the Third Quarter and Nine Months Ended September 30, 2014; Revises Consolidated Capital Expenditure Guidance for the Year 2014
Nov 6 14
TELUS Corporation reported un-audited consolidated earnings results for the third quarter and nine months ended September 30, 2014. For the quarter, the company's operating revenue was CAD 3,028 million against CAD 2,874 million a year ago. Operating income was CAD 606 million against CAD 590 million a year ago. Income before income taxes was CAD 482 million against CAD 481 million a year ago. Net income was CAD 355 million or CAD 0.58 per basic and diluted share against CAD 356 million or CAD 0.56 per basic and diluted share a year ago. Adjusted net income was CAD 387 million or CAD 0.64 per basic and diluted share against CAD 365 million or CAD 0.58 per basic and diluted share a year ago. Cash provided by operating activities was CAD 1,037 million against CAD 1,084 million a year ago. Capital expenditures (excluding spectrum licenses) were CAD 657 million against CAD 555 million a year ago. EBITDA was CAD 1,065 million against CAD 1,035 million a year ago. Free cash flow was CAD 219 million against CAD 365 million a year ago. Consolidated EBITDA was up 2.9% on a reported basis or 4.5%, when excluding the restructuring and other like costs in both periods and also excluding the Public Mobile impact.
For the nine months, the company's operating revenue was CAD 8,874 million against CAD 8,456 million a year ago. Operating income was CAD 1,849 million against CAD 1,725 million a year ago. Income before income taxes was CAD 1,508 million against CAD 1,388 million a year ago. Net income was CAD 1,113 million or CAD 1.80 per basic and diluted share against CAD 1,004 million or CAD 1.55 per basic and diluted share a year ago. Cash provided by operating activities was CAD 2,490 million against CAD 2,520 million a year ago. Capital expenditures (excluding spectrum licenses) were CAD 1,789 million against CAD 1,533 million a year ago. EBITDA was CAD 3,215 million against CAD 3,067 million a year ago. Free cash flow was CAD 720 million against CAD 915 million a year ago. Net debt as at September 30, 2014 was CAD 9,253 million against CAD 7,313 million a year ago.
For the full year 2014, the company anticipates consolidated capital expenditures of approximately CAD 2.3 billion compared to its previously estimated 2014 target of CAD 2.2 billion. This increase reflects continued network-focused investments in advanced broadband, wireless and wireline technologies and in Customers First initiatives. All other guidance remains unchanged.
TELUS Corporation Declares Fourth Quarter Dividend Payable on January 2, 2015
Nov 6 14
The Board of Directors of TELUS Corporation has declared a quarterly dividend of 40 cents ($0.40) Canadian per share on the issued and outstanding common shares of the company payable on January 2, 2015 to holders of record at the close of business on December 11, 2014. This fourth quarter dividend represents a four cent or 11.1% increase from the $0.36 quarterly dividend paid on January 2, 2014.