Last $34.39 USD
Change Today -0.1601 / -0.46%
Volume 20.7K
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west corp (WSTC) Snapshot

Open
$34.31
Previous Close
$34.55
Day High
$34.95
Day Low
$34.04
52 Week High
01/23/15 - $35.28
52 Week Low
02/3/14 - $21.43
Market Cap
2.9B
Average Volume 10 Days
186.3K
EPS TTM
$1.91
Shares Outstanding
84.2M
EX-Date
11/13/14
P/E TM
18.0x
Dividend
$0.90
Dividend Yield
2.63%
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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.

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
President of Unified Communications
Total Annual Compensation: $750.0K
President of Communication Services
Total Annual Compensation: $750.0K
Consultant
Total Annual Compensation: $730.0K
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2013.

west corp (WSTC) Key Developments

Alorica Inc., West Corporation - M&A Call

To discuss asset contribution and equity purchase agreement between West Corporation and Alorica Inc

WSTC Eyes Acquisitions

West Corporation (NasdaqGS:WSTC) is looking for acquisition opportunities. West Corporation entered into a definitive agreement to sell West's agent services businesses for approximately $275 million in cash. Tom Barker, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of WSTC, said, "The proceeds from this sale will provide West with additional opportunities to make the Company more valuable, including reinvesting in our growth businesses, reducing our debt or making strategic acquisitions."

West Corporation Announces Executive Changes

West Corporation announced the appointment of Jan Madsen as its new chief financial officer and treasurer. Ms. Madsen will replace Paul Mendlik, who had previously announced his plans to retire. Mr. Mendlik will remain the company's CFO through the filing of the company's 2014 Form 10-K and has agreed to a two-year consulting agreement post retirement to help ensure a smooth transition. As West's CFO, Ms. Madsen will be responsible for leading the company's global accounting, finance and treasury functions. Ms. Madsen has nearly 30 years of professional experience in accounting and finance. She comes to West from Creighton University, where she had overall financial responsibility for the University. Ms. Madsen previously served as the chief financial officer for the $2 billion Financial Services Division of First Data Corporation.

 

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