neustar inc-class a (NSR) Key Developments
Sorenson Media and Neustar, Inc. Announces Partnership to Provide Better Insight into TV Audience Viewing Patterns and Behaviors
Jan 8 15
Sorenson Media and Neustar, Inc. announced a partnership to provide better insight into TV audience viewing patterns and behaviors. Neustar’s real-time, validated data will bring added scope and depth to the already groundbreaking analytics and insights provided to broadcasters and advertisers by Spark Enlight, Sorenson Media’s recently introduced TV analytics and insights product. Spark Enlight leverages a large and growing base of Smart TVs to deliver comprehensive viewing analytics and insights in near real-time to broadcasters and advertisers. The integration with Neustar will enable customers to leverage both online and offline audience data to better understand how viewers consume their content, including how audience segments flow between channels, programs and advertisements in order to optimize their content for audiences and adjust scheduling for improved performance and efficiency. While rich in detail, the aggregated audience viewing data contains no personally identifiable information. Neustar’s data-driven insights will also be integrated into Sorenson’s Spark Enhance product, which can personalize ads based on a number of data-points including location, language, time of day and weather. Neustar’s consumer insights provide Spark Enhance enabled TV advertisements to be further tailored based on audience segments and preferences to optimize ad impact and efficiency.
NeuStar Seeks Acquisitions
Dec 3 14
NeuStar, Inc. (NYSE:NSR) will consider acquisitions. Paul Lalljie, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of NeuStar said on being asked about potential for acquisitions, "So we are considering acquisitions. We have considered acquisitions. However, acquisitions are not cheap. Acquisitions are not easy, so we'll try to be thoughtful and careful as we pull the trigger on acquisitions. And I don't know that size of the screen. I don't know we're going to go after small; I don't know that we are going to go after big. But we're going to find things that are in the appropriate areas. We're going to find things that are in customer intelligence, things that are in activation, things that are in media intelligence, things that are in marketing services. Also, in security services, there might be something that we can buy. But we are not going to travel too much afar from our competence in order to do acquisition."
NeuStar, Inc. Presents at Bank of America Merrill Lynch 2014 Leveraged Finance Conference, Dec-03-2014 02:50 PM
Nov 19 14
NeuStar, Inc. Presents at Bank of America Merrill Lynch 2014 Leveraged Finance Conference, Dec-03-2014 02:50 PM. Venue: Boca Raton Resort & Club, 501 East Camino Real, Boca Raton, Florida, United States. Speakers: Dave Angelicchio, Head of Investor Relations, Paul S. Lalljie, Chief Financial Officer, Principal Accounting Officer and Senior Vice President.
NeuStar, Inc. Announces Unaudited Consolidated Earnings Results for the Third Quarter and Nine Months Ended September 30, 2014; Updates Earnings Guidance for 2014
Oct 30 14
NeuStar, Inc. announced unaudited consolidated earnings results for the third quarter and nine months ended September 30, 2014. For the quarter, the company reported revenue of $243,859,000 income from operations of $66,799,000, income before income taxes of $60,561,000 and net income of $48,173,000 or $0.84 per diluted share compared to revenue of $227,633,000, income from operations of $80,413,000, income before income taxes of $74,981,000 and net income of $47,539,000 or $0.73 per diluted share reported in the same period last year. Adjusted net income was $78,127,000 or $1.37 per diluted share against $62,343,000 or $0.95 per diluted share reported last year. The company generated $65.6 million in free cash flow, net of $19.7 million for capital expenditures.
For the nine months, the company reported revenue of $711,213,000 income from operations of $186,888,000, income before income taxes of $167,641,000 and net income of $116,703,000 or $1.94 per diluted share compared to revenue of $664,399,000, income from operations of $225,985,000, income before income taxes of $197,426,000 and net income of $124,701,000 or $1.87 per diluted share reported in the same period last year. Adjusted net income was $188,085,000 or $3.13 per diluted share against $173,339,000 or $2.60 per diluted share reported last year.
The company updated its guidance for 2014. For the year, the company’s revenue range increased to $955 million to $970 million, or growth of 6% to 8%, from $945 million to $970 million. Adjusted net income range increased to $245 million to $255 million, or growth of 5% to 9%, from $233 million to $243 million. On a per share basis, adjusted net income range increased to $4.08 to $4.25, or growth of 16% to 20%, from $3.88 to $4.05. Capital expenditures are expected to range from $60 million to $70 million.
Agari and Neustar Inc. Announce Partnership for Unrivaled DNS and Domain Security
Oct 29 14
Agari and Neustar Inc. announced the two firms are partnering to give customers the high level of domain security possible in the current climate of targeted and sophisticated cyberattacks. The partnership provides the industry's first-ever collaborative domain protection solution for customers, combining the power of the Agari PRO solution with Neustar's UltraDNS offering. The two services will reinforce one another to provide even stronger domain security and protection than using each product individually. With the steady drumbeat of sophisticated and high-volume email-borne cyberattacks and the large number of DDoS attacks against companies, the combination of Agari and Neustar is an unprecedented collaboration of email and domain industry expertise aimed at turning the tide against intelligent, highly technical cybercriminals costing billions annually in global economic activity. In joining forces, Agari and Neustar can give their customers unequaled visibility and protection against criminals impersonating a brand's domain to trick consumers into opening spoofed email. Because Agari has turned more than 2 billion email inboxes into a global, real-time threat detection network, it can provide clear visibility and protection into this highly prevalent type of domain abuse, benefiting Neustar UltraDNS customers. The collaboration between Agari and Neustar comes on the heels of the launch of the Agari Trust Network, a partner program designed to put an end to cybercrime. The Agari Trust Network enables partners to expand and enhance the cybersecurity ecosystem by creating a global, connected community of worldwide brands, mail providers and technology partners to gain an unprecedented level of visibility and protection against email-based cyberattacks. Among the benefits for customers of the Agari Trust Network are preventing phishing attacks against their consumers, providing global visibility into their email ecosystem, and offering protection from email-based brand and domain abuse. Given the unique approach Agari has taken, partners and clients gain access to real-time threat intelligence never before available.