adt corp/the (ADT) Key Developments
The ADT Corporation Presents at William Blair’s 35th Annual Growth Stock Conference, Jun-10-2015 11:20 AM
Jun 8 15
The ADT Corporation Presents at William Blair’s 35th Annual Growth Stock Conference, Jun-10-2015 11:20 AM. Venue: Four Seasons Hotel, Chicago, Illinois, United States. Speakers: Naren K. Gursahaney, Chief Executive Officer, President and Director.
The ADT Corporation Presents at Raymond James Boston Spring Investors Conference, Jun-09-2015
Jun 5 15
The ADT Corporation Presents at Raymond James Boston Spring Investors Conference, Jun-09-2015 . Venue: Boston, Massachusetts, United States. Speakers: Michael S. Geltzeiler, Chief Financial Officer and Senior Vice President.
The ADT Corporation Announces Dismissal of Federal Securities Class Action by U.S. District Court
Jun 4 15
The ADT Corporation announced that the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida granted the motions made by ADT and the other defendants to dismiss the consolidated complaint in the securities class action captioned Phillip Henningsen versus The ADT Corporation.
The ADT Corporation Announces Enhancements to its Pulse Platform; Collaborates with LG Electronics for Smart Security Product
May 14 15
The ADT Corporation unveiled a series of innovative partnerships and new product and platform enhancements aimed at delivering advanced solutions to its residential and business customer base. ADT also announced new enhancements to its Pulse platform that enable more rapid application development, integration, and support of third parties, their services and devices. The enhancements will allow for greater focus and continuous improvements to the Pulse user experience on mobile, tablet and other web-enabled devices. Based on new Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) and technologies developed by ADT, the Pulse platform is now an open standards-based framework for the secure connected world. ADT continues to work with previously announced and new partners, such as Ford Sync, Intel Security, iControl Networks, Life360, IF (formerly IFTTT) and Nest. ADT's new Pulse mobile application, which is scheduled to be released in summer 2015, is an example of the enhanced Pulse platform's capabilities. Integrating features, including voice authentication and control, into a sleek and stylish new design and navigation scheme, the new Pulse mobile app raises the bar on the mobile user experience for home security and automation.
In a first for the company, ADT will deliver the Smart Security system as an all-in-one security and home automation solution via its collaboration with LG Electronics. Planned for introduction later in 2015, the LG Smart Security product combines secure ADT professional monitoring and video hosting with a security camera gateway solution. This will serve the growing segment of consumers demanding best-in-class professional security monitoring, coupled with an intuitive, premium product. LG's compact plug-and-play smart security device offers users the flexibility to monitor home conditions remotely and add the ADT service for additional protection. Building on LG advancements in the IoT, the device can also serve as a central hub for the Smart Home, enabling users to connect seamlessly to peripheral devices and control them through one centralized mobile app.
The ADT Corporation Reports Unaudited Consolidated Earnings Results for the Second Quarter and Six Months Ended March 27, 2015; Revises Earnings Guidance for the Full Year of 2015
Apr 29 15
The ADT Corporation reported unaudited consolidated earnings results for the second quarter and six months ended March 27, 2015. For the quarter, the company reported total revenue of $890 million, an increase of 6.3%, or 6.8% in constant currency, compared to $837 million for the second quarter of 2014. EBITDA before special items was increased by $13 million to $444 million, 3.0% higher than $431 million for the prior year, while EBITDA margin before special items was 49.9% for the quarter. EBITDA before special items includes the impact of approximately $11 million pre-tax related to a change in how the company accounts for dealer payments for leads generated through a marketing efficiency program from the beginning of the fiscal year. Operating income was $148 million compared to $164 million a year ago. Income before income taxes was $100 million compared to $118 million a year ago. Net income was $68 million or $0.40 per basic and diluted share, compared to $63 million or $0.34 per diluted share, a year ago. Excluding special items for restructuring and 2G radio conversion costs, diluted earnings per share was $0.47 compared $0.49 a year ago. The diluted earnings per share of $0.47 also includes the year-to-date impact of approximately $0.04 per share related to the previously mentioned marketing efficiency program. Using the company's cash tax rate, diluted earnings per share before special items was $0.67. Net income before special items was $80 million compared to $89 million a year ago.
For the year to date, the company reported total revenue of $1,777 million compared to $1,676 million a year ago. Operating income was $306 million compared to $329 million a year ago. Income before income taxes was $208 million compared to $238 million a year ago. Net income was $140 million or $0.81 per basic and diluted share, compared to $140 million or $0.74 per basic and diluted share, a year ago. EBITDA before special items was $897 million compared to $857 million a year ago. Net income before special items was $169 million or $0.98 per basic and diluted share, compared to $175 million or $0.92 per basic and diluted share, a year ago. Net cash provided by operating activities was $756 million compared to $757 million a year ago. Capital expenditures were $50 million compared to $33 million a year ago. Results also include a 10% year-over-year increase in cash interest expense driven by the debt issued to fund the company’s share buyback program, which has reduced shares outstanding by 26% since its inception.
The company revised earnings guidance for the full year of 2015. The company is updating its previously issued guidance for full year fiscal 2015 as recurring revenue growth from 5% to 6% previous guidance to updated guidance of 5.5% to 6% and at constant currency greater than 6%; and steady-state free cash flow before special items from greater than $1 billion to lesser than $1 billion. The company provided guidance as Pre-SAC EBITDA before special items growth in the range of $80 to $100, and at constant currency lower than $100.