Last $109.91 USD
Change Today -0.48 / -0.43%
Volume 291.6K
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towers watson & co-cl a (TW) Snapshot

Open
$109.95
Previous Close
$110.39
Day High
$110.79
Day Low
$109.45
52 Week High
01/13/14 - $131.73
52 Week Low
08/21/13 - $81.68
Market Cap
8.3B
Average Volume 10 Days
433.5K
EPS TTM
$5.04
Shares Outstanding
70.2M
EX-Date
06/26/14
P/E TM
21.8x
Dividend
$0.56
Dividend Yield
0.38%
Current Stock Chart for TOWERS WATSON & CO-CL A (TW)

towers watson & co-cl a (TW) Details

Towers Watson & Co., a professional services company, provides human capital and financial consulting services worldwide. It operates through four segments: Benefits, Risk and Financial Services, Talent and Rewards, and Exchange Solutions. The Benefits segment provides benefits consulting and administration services, such as retirement solutions, which support organizations in designing, managing, administering, and communicating various retirement plans; health and group benefits advisory services on the strategy, design, financing, delivery, and ongoing plan management and communication of health and group benefit programs. This segment also offers technology and administration solutions to deliver benefit outsourcing solutions; and international consulting services, including international human capital management and related benefits, and compensation advisory services for corporate headquarters and their subsidiaries. The Risk and Financial Services segment provides risk consulting and financial modeling software solutions primarily to the insurance industry; and investment consulting and solutions on investment strategy, risk assessment, asset allocation, manager selection, and investment execution to institutional investors, primarily pension plans. The Talent and Rewards segment provides executive compensation advisory services, reward administration, and talent management technology solutions, as well as data, surveys, and technology services comprising compensation benchmarking, employee opinion surveys, and human resource function metrics. The Exchange Solutions segment operates the private Medicare insurance exchange in the United States that enables employers to transition their retirees to individual, defined contribution health plans, as well as technology and merchandising services for employers in the small and mid-sized markets. Towers Watson & Co. was founded in 1865 and is based in Arlington, Virginia.

14,800 Employees
Last Reported Date: 08/15/14
Founded in 1865

towers watson & co-cl a (TW) Top Compensated Officers

Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and Preside...
Total Annual Compensation: $2.6M
Chief Financial Officer and Vice President
Total Annual Compensation: $1.2M
Managing Director of Exchange Solutions
Total Annual Compensation: $1.3M
Managing Director of the Benefits Business Se...
Total Annual Compensation: $1.2M
Managing Director of the Risk & Financial Ser...
Total Annual Compensation: $985.0K
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2013.

towers watson & co-cl a (TW) Key Developments

Towers Watson Appoints Eric Speer as Global Head of Risk Consulting and Software

Towers Watson announced the appointment of Eric Speer as global leader for the company's Risk Consulting and Software business. The appointment will be effective September 1, 2014. Mr. Speer will be based in Towers Watson's Stamford office. Mr. Speer has extensive experience as a strategy and organization consultant focusing on insurance and financial services clients. He has held a number of senior positions during his 25 years with Towers Watson. He more recently moved to the human capital consulting side of the business and has managed Towers Watson's east division in the U.S. for the past eight years.

Towers Watson Appoints Peter Rowles as Head of its Retirement Practice for the UK and Ireland

Towers Watson has appointed Peter Rowles as head of its Retirement Practice for the UK and Ireland. Rowles will succeed John Ball who was appointed Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) head of Retirement Solutions in June this year. Having joined the company in 1987, Rowles has been involved in various leadership roles and immediately prior to this new appointment he led Towers Watson s Reigate-based Retirement consultancy team.

Towers Watson Reports Consolidated Earnings Results for the Fourth Quarter and Year Ended June 30, 2014; Provides Earnings Guidance for the First Quarter and Fiscal Year 2015

Towers Watson reported consolidated earnings results for the fourth quarter and year ended June 30, 2014. For the quarter, the company reported total revenues of $879 million, an increase of 5% (4% increase constant currency) from $835.3 million for the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2013. Adjusted EBITDA was $169.2 million, or 19.2% of revenues, versus adjusted EBITDA of $161.2 million, or 19.3% of revenues, for the prior year fourth quarter. Income from continuing operations attributable to common stockholders was $82.3 million as compared to $79.6 million in the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2013. Diluted earnings per share from continuing operations were $1.17, a 4% increase from $1.12 in the prior year, and adjusted diluted earnings per share from continuing operations were $1.34, a 2% increase from $1.32 in the prior year. The company reported income from operations of $125.2 million compared to $117.5 million, income from continuing operations before income taxes of $124.2 million compared to $117.0 million, income attributable to common stockholders of $82.4 million or $1.17 per diluted share compared to $82.9 million or $1.16 per diluted share, adjusted income from continuing operations of $94.4 million compared to $94.0 million in the last year. For the year, the company reported total revenues of $3,481.9 million compared to $3,432.5 million, adjusted EBITDA was $669.7 million versus $648.3 million for the prior year. Income from continuing operations attributable to common stockholders was $360.3 million as compared to $292.0 million in 2013. Diluted earnings per share from continuing operations were $4.98 compared to $4.13 in the prior year, and adjusted diluted earnings per share from continuing operations were $5.76 compared to $5.23 in the prior year. The company reported income from operations of $494.5 million compared to $432.4 million, income from continuing operations before income taxes of $498.5 million compared to $429.0 million, income attributable to common stockholders of $359.3 million or $5.06 per diluted share compared to $318.8 million or $4.46 per diluted share, adjusted income from continuing operations of $408.4 million compared to $374.7 million in the last year. Cash flows from operating activities was $456.1 million compared to $531.3 million and fixed assets and software for internal use was $64.8 million compared to $77.9 million in last year. For the first quarter of fiscal year 2015, the company expects to report revenues in the range of $840 million to $860 million, reflecting constant currency revenue growth in the range of 2% to 5%. The company expects adjusted diluted earnings per share in the range of $1.17 to $1.22. At normalized tax rates, the first quarter adjusted earnings per share would be -- per share growth would be in the 5% to 10% range. For the first quarter, expect income tax rate to be in the range of 33% to 34%. The company expects revenues to increase around 4% on a constant currency basis. The company expects adjusted EBITDA margin to be slightly under 20%, and adjusted diluted EPS from continuing operations is expected to increase in the low-single digits. Adjusting for the abnormally low fiscal '14 tax rate, the EPS growth rate would be more in the range of high-single digits. This guidance assumes an average exchange rate of $1.68 to the British pound and an average exchange rate of $1.34 to the euro. The company continue to expect solid free cash generation for fiscal year 2015.

 

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