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Open
$29.99
Previous Close
$30.18
Day High
$29.99
Day Low
$29.15
52 Week High
08/14/14 - $31.54
52 Week Low
10/3/13 - $21.28
Market Cap
2.5B
Average Volume 10 Days
122.9K
EPS TTM
$2.25
Shares Outstanding
84.0M
EX-Date
08/7/14
P/E TM
13.1x
Dividend
$0.90
Dividend Yield
3.06%
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west corp (WSTC) Details

West Corporation provides technology-driven communication services in the United States, Canada, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, the Asia-Pacific, Latin America, and South America. It operates in two segments, Unified Communications and Communication Services. The Unified Communications segment offers conferencing and collaboration services, including on-demand audio conferencing, Web conferencing and collaboration tools, and video managed and video bridging services; and event services comprising audio and video Webcasting, virtual event design and hosting, and operator-assisted audio conferencing services. It also provides Internet Protocol (IP) based unified communications solutions, such as hosted IP-private branch exchange and enterprise call management, hosted and managed multiprotocol label switching network, unified communications partner solutions, cloud-based security services, and professional and system integration services; and automated voice notifications, short message service/email alerts and notifications, push notifications, multichannel preference management and campaign management solutions, and Website and customer portal management services. The Communication Services segment offers network services, and telephony systems and services; automated call processing services that comprise automated customer service solutions, and voice and data network management services; telephony/interconnect services, such as toll-free origination, termination services, and tandem transport services; and agent-based services that comprise customer care and acquisition services, business-to-business account management services, receivables management services, and overpayment identification and recovery services. The company provides its services to small and medium enterprises in telecommunications, retail, financial services, public safety, technology, and healthcare industries. West Corporation was founded in 1986 and is headquartered in Omaha, Nebraska.

west corp (WSTC) Top Compensated Officers

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Total Annual Compensation: $1.8M
President and Chief Operating Officer
Total Annual Compensation: $910.0K
Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer
Total Annual Compensation: $730.0K
President of Unified Communications
Total Annual Compensation: $750.0K
President of Communication Services
Total Annual Compensation: $750.0K
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2013.

west corp (WSTC) Key Developments

iQ Solutions Group, LLC to Provide West Corporation's Hosted Unified Communications Service

iQ Solutions Group announced partnership with West Corporation. iQ Solutions Group is now able to offer West's hosted unified communications service, based on the Cisco hosted collaboration system, as a cloud services provider. Cloud based services are emergent in the marketplace due to their high adaptability and ease of alteration.

West Corporation Seeks Acquisitions

West Corporation (NasdaqGS:WSTC) plans to make acquisitions. Tom Barker, Chief Executive Officer of West Corporation, said, “We expect acquisitions to continue to be a component of our growth going forward, and will continue to evaluate strategic opportunities that complement our existing businesses and help expand our service offerings for our clients. We will continue to use our cash to fund additional acquisitions, maintain our dividend, and pay down debt.”

West Corporation Declares Quarterly Dividend, Payable on August 21, 2014; Reports Unaudited Consolidated Earnings Results for the Second Quarter and Six Months Ended June 30, 2014; Revises Earnings Guidance for the Full Year 2014

West Corporation announced a $0.225 per common share quarterly dividend. The dividend is payable on August 21, 2014 to shareholders of record as of the close of business on August 11, 2014. The company reported unaudited consolidated earnings results for the second quarter and six months ended June 30, 2014. For the quarter, the company reported revenue of $691,063,000 compared to $672,695,000 for the same quarter of the previous year. Operating income was $121,914,000 compared to $134,738,000 a year ago. Income before tax was $75,958,000 compared to $69,868,000 a year ago. Net income was $47,759,000 or $0.56 per diluted share compared to $43,668,000 or $0.51 per diluted share in the same quarter of 2013. Adjusted operating income was $139,735,000 compared to $150,827,000 a year ago. Adjusted net income was $62,032,000 or $0.73 per diluted share compared to $60,678,000 or $0.71 per diluted share last year. Cash flows from operations were $116,351,000 compared to $94,998,000 last year. Cash capital expenditures were $39,906,000 compared to $25,985,000 last year. Free cash flow was $76,445,000 compared to $69,013,000 last year. EBITDA was $171,480,000 compared to $178,540,000 a year ago. Adjusted EBITDA was $175,448,000 compared to $180,682,000 a year ago. For the six months, the company reported revenue of $1,367,215,000 compared to $1,332,919,000 for the same quarter of the previous year. Operating income was $243,771,000 compared to $228,028,000 a year ago. Income before tax was $149,561,000 compared to $74,756,000 a year ago. Net income was $94,037,000 or $1.10 per diluted share compared to $46,723,000 or $0.62 per diluted share in the same quarter of 2013. Adjusted operating income was $277,872,000 compared to $289,712,000 a year ago. Adjusted net income was $121,611,000 or $1.43 per diluted share compared to $105,452,000 or $1.40 per diluted share last year. Cash flows from operations were $201,829,000 compared to $193,664,000 last year. Cash capital expenditures were $75,434,000 compared to $59,527,000 last year. Free cash flow was $126,395,000 compared to $134,137,000 last year. EBITDA was $338,607,000 compared to $317,479,000 a year ago. Adjusted EBITDA was $346,533,000 compared to $351,255,000 a year ago. The company revised earnings guidance for the full year 2014. For the period, the company expected consolidated revenue to be in the range of $2,775 million to $2,820 million compared to previously expected range of $2,700 million to $2,755 million, adjusted EBITDA to be in the range of $705 million to $730 million compared to previously expected range of $690 million to $719 million, EBITDA to be in the range of $677 million to $706 million compared to previously expected range of $677 million to $706 million, adjusted operating income to be in the range of $547 million to $576 million compared to previously expected range of $547 million to $576 million, operating income to be in the range of $480 million to $510 million compared to previously expected range of $488 million to $517 million, adjusted net income to be in the range of $245 million to $260 million compared to previously expected range of $232 million to $247 million, net income to be in the range of $140 million to $155 million compared to previously expected range of $185 million to $200 million, adjusted diluted earnings per share is to be in the range of $2.87 to $3.04 compared to previously expected range of $2.72 to $2.89, diluted earnings per share is to be in the range of $1.64 to $1.81 compared to previously expected range of $2.17 to $2.34, free cash flow is to be in the range of $230 million to $260 million compared to previously expected range of $225 million to $250 million, cash flows from operations is to be in the range of $415 million to $435 million compared to previously expected range of $375 million to $400 million and capital expenditures are to be in the range of $170 million to $190 million compared to previously expected range of $140 million to $160 million. CapEx guidance has been increased as a result of a large data center consolidation and network infrastructure expansion projects that are underway. The company now expects higher cash from operations and free cash flow versus prior expectations.

 

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