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Open
$33.36
Previous Close
$33.14
Day High
$34.12
Day Low
$33.12
52 Week High
12/26/14 - $34.12
52 Week Low
02/3/14 - $21.43
Market Cap
2.8B
Average Volume 10 Days
150.2K
EPS TTM
$1.91
Shares Outstanding
84.2M
EX-Date
11/13/14
P/E TM
17.7x
Dividend
$0.90
Dividend Yield
2.66%
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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.

27,800 Employees
Last Reported Date: 02/20/14
Founded in 1986

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

West Corporation Announces Quarterly Dividend, Payable on November 26, 2014

West Corporation announced a $0.225 per common share quarterly dividend. The dividend is payable on November 26, 2014 to shareholders of record as of the close of business on November 17, 2014.

West Corporation Reports Unaudited Consolidated Earnings Results for the Third Quarter and Nine Months Ended September 30, 2014; Re-Affirms Earnings Guidance for the Full Year 2014; Provides Interest Expense Guidance for the Fourth Quarter of 2014

West Corporation reported unaudited consolidated earnings results for the third quarter and nine months ended September 30, 2014. For the quarter, the company reported revenue of $713,201,000 compared to $665,366,000 a year ago. Operating income was $120,950,000 compared to $123,426,000 a year ago. Income before tax was $23,899,000 compared to $73,838,000 a year ago. Net income was $16,110,000 compared to $46,148,000 a year ago. Diluted earnings per share were $0.19 against $0.54 a year ago. Adjusted net income was $70,518,000 or $0.82 per diluted share against $59,744,000 or $0.70 per diluted share a year ago. Adjusted operating income was $144,721,000 against $140,646,000 a year ago. Cash flows from operating activities were $128,422,000 compared to $83,065,000 a year ago. EBITDA was $176,407,000 compared to $171,487,000 a year ago. Adjusted EBITDA was $181,866,000 compared to $174,778,000 a year ago. During the third quarter, the company invested $32.6 million in capital expenditures. For the nine months, the company reported revenue of $2,080,416,000 compared to $1,998,285,000 a year ago. Operating income was $364,721,000 compared to $351,454,000 a year ago. Income before tax was $173,460,000 compared to $148,594,000 a year ago. Net income was $110,147,000 compared to $92,871,000 a year ago. Diluted earnings per share were $1.29 against $1.18 a year ago. Adjusted net income was $189,247,000 or $2.22 per diluted share against $165,194,000 or $2.10 per diluted share a year ago. Adjusted operating income was $422,593,000 against $430,356,000 a year ago. Free cash flow was $216,568,000 against $188,749,000 a year ago. Cash capital expenditures were $113,682,000 compared to $87,980,000 a year ago. EBITDA was $515,013,000 compared to $488,964,000 a year ago. Adjusted EBITDA was $528,398,000 compared to $526,031,000 a year ago. Cash flows from operating activities were $330,250,000 against $276,729,000 a year ago. Pro forma adjusted net income was $180,638,000 or $2.13 per diluted share a year ago. The company remains focused on achieving prior 2014 guidance and positioning the company for growth for 2014. The company expects capital expenditures to be in the range of $170 million to $190 million, and expects to be in the low end of that guidance for the year based upon year-to-date capital expenditures. The company’s interest expense for the fourth quarter of 2014 is expected to range from $62 million to $65 million. The company expects the effective tax rate in the fourth quarter to be 36.5%.

West Corporation to Report Q3, 2014 Results on Nov 03, 2014

West Corporation announced that they will report Q3, 2014 results at 5:00 PM, Eastern Standard Time on Nov 03, 2014

 

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