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Last $31.36 USD
Change Today -0.37 / -1.17%
Volume 102.0K
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west corp (WSTC) Snapshot

Open
$31.76
Previous Close
$31.73
Day High
$32.06
Day Low
$31.30
52 Week High
02/26/15 - $35.98
52 Week Low
08/11/14 - $24.93
Market Cap
2.6B
Average Volume 10 Days
226.7K
EPS TTM
$2.38
Shares Outstanding
83.5M
EX-Date
05/14/15
P/E TM
13.2x
Dividend
$0.90
Dividend Yield
2.87%
Current Stock Chart for WEST CORP (WSTC)

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west corp (WSTC) Details

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: $1.0M
President and Chief Operating Officer
Total Annual Compensation: $661.5K
Executive Vice President, General Counsel and...
Total Annual Compensation: $350.0K
Executive Vice President of Corporate Develop...
Total Annual Compensation: $430.0K
Consultant
Total Annual Compensation: $480.0K
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

west corp (WSTC) Key Developments

West Corporation Announces Earnings Guidance for the Full Year 2015

West Corporation announced earnings guidance for the full year 2015. For the year The company expects between $257 million and $267 million in adjusted net income in 2015. Expected expected to produce approximately $285 million from the sale of the business plus the sale of real estate associated with it, and this is going to drive a lot of very strong cash flow to the company.

West Corporation - Shareholder/Analyst Call

Annual General Meeting

West Corporation Declares Quarterly Dividend, Payable on May 28, 2015; Reports Unaudited Consolidated Earnings Results for the First Quarter Ended March 31, 2015

West Corporation declared quarterly dividend of $0.225 per common share. The dividend is payable May 28, 2015, to shareholders of record as of the close of business on May 18, 2015. The company reported unaudited consolidated earnings results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2015. For the quarter, the company reported revenue of $565,490,000 compared to $535,140,000 a year ago. Operating income was $110,693,000 compared to $114,190,000 a year ago. The decrease in 2015 operating income was due primarily to higher amortization and share-based compensation expense. Income from continuing operations before tax was $75,690,000 compared to $65,967,000 a year ago. Income from continuing operations was $48,634,000 or $0.56 per diluted share compared to $42,097,000 or $0.49 per diluted share a year ago. This increase is primarily due to the reduction in interest expense as a result of the Company's debt refinancing in 2014. Net income was $80,500,000 or $0.93 per diluted share compared to $46,278,000 or $0.54 per diluted share a year ago. Adjusted operating income was $134,133,000 compared to $129,941,000 a year ago. Adjusted net income from continuing operations was $66,908,000 or $0.78 per diluted share compared to $55,108,000 or $0.65 per diluted share a year ago. Adjusted net income was $99,991,000 or $1.16 per diluted share compared to $59,578,000 or $0.70 per diluted share a year ago. Cash capital expenditures were $36,307,000 compared to $32,248,000 a year ago. Free cash flow was $22,089,000 compared to $45,564,000 a year ago. Cash flows from operating activities were $58,396,000 compared to $77,812,000 a year ago. EBITDA was $162,148,000 compared to $155,090,000 a year ago. Adjusted EBITDA was $169,062,000 compared to $159,026,000 a year ago.

 

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