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Open
$35.03
Previous Close
$34.88
Day High
$35.41
Day Low
$34.71
52 Week High
02/26/15 - $35.98
52 Week Low
04/21/14 - $23.00
Market Cap
2.9B
Average Volume 10 Days
163.3K
EPS TTM
$2.36
Shares Outstanding
84.3M
EX-Date
02/5/15
P/E TM
14.8x
Dividend
$0.90
Dividend Yield
2.58%
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West Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, provides technology-enabled 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 on-demand audio conferencing, Web conferencing and collaboration tools, audio and video Webcasting, virtual event design and hosting, operator-assisted audio conferencing, video managed and conferencing bridging, hosted Internet protocol(IP)-private branch exchange and enterprise call management, hosted IP trunking, hosted and managed multiprotocol label switching network, cloud-based security, and professional and system integration services, as well as unified communications partner solutions; and interactive services, such as automated customer engagement, automated voice notifications, SMS/Email alerts and notifications, push notifications, voice and data network management services, multichannel preference management and campaign management, and Website and customer portal management solutions. The Communication Services segment offers safety services, which include network, and telephony systems and services, as well as enterprise voice over Internet protocol and unified communication solutions; and telecom services, such as toll-free origination, termination, and telephone number services. The company provides its services to small and medium enterprises in telecommunications, retail, financial services, public safety, education, technology, and healthcare industries. West Corporation was founded in 1986 and is headquartered in Omaha, Nebraska.

9,700 Employees
Last Reported Date: 02/19/15
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
Executive Vice President of Finance
Total Annual Compensation: $730.0K
President of Communication Services
Total Annual Compensation: $750.0K
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2013.

west corp (WSTC) Key Developments

West Corporation - Special Call

To discuss sale of several of its agent services businesses to Alorica Inc. and plans to continue to publish its platform and agent revenue quarterly and update the market on the progress of select lines of business

West Corporation Announces Management Changes

West Corporation announced that Jan Madsen has been formally named Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer of the company. Ms. Madsen replaces Paul Mendlik, who had previously announced his plans to retire. Mr. Mendlik will remain with the company through April and has agreed to a two-year consulting agreement post retirement. Additionally, Steve Stangl, president of the company's Communication Services operating segment, has announced his departure from the company.

West Corporation Declares Quarterly Dividend, Payable on February 19, 2015; Reports Unaudited Consolidated Earnings Results for the Fourth Quarter and Full Year Ended December 31, 2014; Provides Earnings Guidance for the Year 2015

West Corporation announced a $0.225 per common share quarterly dividend. The dividend is payable on February 19, 2015, to shareholders of record as of the close of business on February 9, 2015. The company reported unaudited consolidated earnings results for the fourth quarter and full year ended December 31, 2014. For the fourth quarter, the company reported revenue of $716.2 million compared to $687.6 million a year ago. Adjusted EBITDA was $187.0 million compared to $178.4 million a year ago. EBITDA was $179.2 million compared to $175.8 million a year ago. Adjusted operating income was $151.3 million compared to $144.9 million a year ago. Operating income was $119.4 million compared to $128.8 million a year ago. The decrease in 2014 operating income was due primarily to higher amortization and share-based compensation expense. Adjusted net income was $99.3 million or $1.15 per diluted share compared to $63.6 million or $0.75 per diluted share a year ago. Net income was $48.3 million or $0.56 per diluted share compared to $50.3 million or $0.59 per diluted share a year ago. This decrease was mainly due to $21.6 million of debt call premium and accelerated amortization of deferred financing costs associated with Historical includes the results of both continuing operations and discontinued operations. Free cash flow was $95.4 million compared to $66.9 million a year ago. Cash flows from operations were $132.5 million compared to $107.4 million a year ago. Income before tax was $55.455 million compared to $78.167 million a year ago. From the continuing operations, the company reported revenue of $562.9 million compared to $537.0 million for the same quarter of the previous year, an increase of 4.8%. Adjusted EBITDA was $173.4 million compared to $163.7 million for the fourth quarter of 2013, an increase of 5.9%. EBITDA was $167.0 million compared to $161.1 million in the fourth quarter of 2013. Adjusted operating income was $141.2 million, or 25.1% of revenue, compared to $134.5 million, or 25.1% of revenue in the same quarter of 2013, an increase of 4.9%. Operating income was $116.7 million compared to $119.0 million in the fourth quarter of 2013. Adjusted net income was $68.1 million in the fourth quarter of 2014, an increase of 22.9% from the same quarter of 2013. Net income decreased 18.0% to $34.9 million in the fourth quarter of 2014, compared to $42.5 million in the same quarter of 2013. This decrease was mainly due to $21.6 million of debt call premium and accelerated amortization of deferred financing costs associated with the company's November 15, 2014 redemption of its 2019 Notes. Adjusted earnings per share – diluted were $0.79 against $0.65 a year ago. Earnings per share - diluted were $0.41 against $0.50 a year ago. Income before tax was $53.718 million compared to $68.340 million a year ago. Cash capital expenditures were $37.034 million compared to $40.418 million a year ago. For the year, the company reported revenue of $2,796.7 million compared to $2,685.9 million a year ago. Adjusted EBITDA was $715.4 million compared to $704.4 million a year ago. EBITDA was $694.2 million compared to $664.7 million a year ago. Adjusted operating income was $573.9 million compared to $575.3 million a year ago. Operating income was $484.1 million compared to $480.2 million a year ago. Adjusted net income was $285.2 million or $3.33 per diluted share compared to $229.3 million or $2.86 per diluted share a year ago. Net income was $158.4 million or $1.85 per diluted share compared to $143.2 million or $1.78 per diluted share a year ago. Free cash flow was $312.0 million compared to $255.7 million a year ago. Cash flows from operations were $462.7 million compared to $384.1 million a year ago. Income before tax was $228.915 million compared to $226.761 million a year ago. Cash capital expenditures were $150.716 million compared to $128.398 million a year ago. From the continuing operations, the company reported revenue of $2,218.6 million compared to $2,121.0 million for 2013, an increase of 4.6%. Adjusted EBITDA was $668.3 million, or 30.1% of revenue, compared to $655.6 million, or 30.9% of revenue, in 2013. EBITDA was $649.2 million compared to $616.1 million in 2013. For the full year 2014, adjusted operating income was $541.5 million compared to $544.1 million in 2013. Operating income for 2014 was $461.4 million compared to 2013 operating income of $451.3 million. In 2014, adjusted net income was $247.2 million, an increase of 19.0% compared to 2013. Net income was $134.6 million compared to net income of $123.1 million in 2013, an increase of 9.4% . The improvement in profitability was driven by higher operating income and lower effective income tax rates. Adjusted earnings per share – diluted were $2.89 against $2.59 a year ago. Earnings per share - diluted were $1.57 against $1.53 a year ago. Free cash flow was $279.2 million compared to $204.5 million a year ago. Cash flows from operations were $409.5 million compared to $318.8 million a year ago. Income before tax was Income before tax was $207.290 million compared to $197.742 million a year ago. Cash capital expenditures was $130.318 million compared to $114.260 million a year ago. For the year 2015, the company expects consolidated revenue is to be in the range of $2,295 million to $2,340 million, adjusted operating income is to be in the range of $536 million to $560 million, operating income is to be in the range of $445 million to $470 million, adjusted net income is to be in the range of $257 million to $267 million, net income is to be in the range of $190 million to $200 million, adjusted diluted earnings per share is to be in the range of $2.96 to $3.08, diluted earnings per share is to be in the range of $2.20 to $2.31, free cash flow is to be in the range of $270 million to $300 million, cash flows from operations is to be in the range of $420 million to $460 million capital expenditures are to be in the range of $150 million to $170 million, adjusted EBITDA is to be in the range of $680 million to $703 million, and EBITDA is to be in the range of $653 million to $678 million.

 

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