Nuance Communications Company Profile (NASDAQ:NUAN)

About Nuance Communications (NUAN)

Nuance Communications logoNuance Communications, Inc. is a provider of voice recognition and natural language understanding solutions. The Company's segments include Healthcare, Mobile, Enterprise and Imaging. The Healthcare segment provides clinical speech and clinical language understanding solutions. The solutions for the Healthcare segment include transcription solutions, Dragon Medical, and clinical document improvement (CDI) and coding solutions. Its Mobile segment provides a portfolio of specialized virtual assistants and connected services. The Enterprise segment provides automated customer solutions and services. The solutions for the Enterprise segment include On-Premise solutions and services, and On-Demand multichannel cloud. The Imaging segment provides software solutions that help professionals and organizations to gain control of their document and information processes. Imaging segment include multi-function printer (MFP) scan automation solutions and MFP Print automation solutions.

Industry, Sector and Symbol:
  • Sector: Computer and Technology
  • Industry: Application Software
  • Sub-Industry: Application Software
  • Exchange: NASDAQ
  • Symbol: NUAN
  • CUSIP: 67020Y10
Key Metrics:
  • Previous Close: $16.69
  • 50 Day Moving Average: $16.79
  • 200 Day Moving Average: $15.43
  • 52-Week Range: $13.44 - $19.39
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: N/A
  • Foreward P/E Ratio: 9.86
  • P/E Growth: 2.46
  • Market Cap: $4.80B
  • Outstanding Shares: 291,563,000
  • Beta: 0.81
  • Net Margins: -1.24%
  • Return on Equity: 15.22%
  • Return on Assets: 5.02%
  • Debt-to-Equity Ratio: 1.02%
  • Current Ratio: 0.93%
  • Quick Ratio: 0.93%

Analyst Ratings

Consensus Ratings for Nuance Communications (NASDAQ:NUAN) (?)
Ratings Breakdown: 1 Hold Rating, 6 Buy Ratings, 1 Strong Buy Rating
Consensus Rating:Buy (Score: 3.00)
Consensus Price Target: $22.83 (38.64% upside)

Analysts' Ratings History for Nuance Communications (NASDAQ:NUAN)
DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetImpact on Share PriceDetails
2/9/2017Oppenheimer Holdings Inc.Reiterated RatingOutperform$26.00N/AView Rating Details
2/8/2017Barclays PLCBoost Price TargetOverweight$19.00 -> $20.00N/AView Rating Details
2/8/2017Citigroup IncReiterated RatingOutperformN/AView Rating Details
2/3/2017Canaccord GenuityReiterated RatingBuy$20.00N/AView Rating Details
11/18/2016Deutsche Bank AGReiterated RatingBuy$25.00N/AView Rating Details
11/18/2016Raymond James Financial, Inc.UpgradeOutperform -> Strong-Buy$24.00N/AView Rating Details
5/12/2016Needham & Company LLCReiterated RatingHoldN/AView Rating Details
5/11/2016Leerink SwannLower Price TargetOutperform$23.00 -> $22.00N/AView Rating Details
3/14/2016Craig HallumBoost Price TargetBuy$26.00N/AView Rating Details
1/15/2016Standpoint ResearchUpgradeHold -> Buy$22.00N/AView Rating Details
11/17/2015FBR & CoBoost Price TargetMarket Perform$20.00 -> $21.00N/AView Rating Details
(Data available from 3/23/2015 forward)


Earnings History for Nuance Communications (NASDAQ:NUAN)
Earnings by Quarter for Nuance Communications (NASDAQ:NUAN)
Earnings History by Quarter for Nuance Communications (NASDAQ:NUAN)
DateQuarterConsensus EstimateActual EPSRevenue EstimateActual RevenueRelease LinkConference CallDetails
2/7/2017Q117$0.35$0.35$490.37 million$487.70 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
11/17/2016Q416$0.39$0.41$505.10 million$512.40 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
8/8/2016Q316$0.37$0.38$489.54 million$484.90 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
5/10/2016Q216$0.35$0.38$491.14 million$487.40 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
2/9/2016Q116$0.33$0.36$491.46 million$486.10 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
11/17/2015Q415$0.35$0.41$507.84 million$513.30 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
8/6/2015Q315$0.29$0.32$480.36 million$488.70 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
5/7/2015Q215$0.24$0.30$481.00 million$488.10 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
2/5/2015Q115$0.22$0.25$486.87 million$489.00 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
11/24/2014Q414$0.27$0.33$510.80 million$502.30 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
8/11/2014Q314$0.27$0.27$498.56 million$475.50 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
5/8/2014Q214$0.23$0.28$484.17 million$475.70 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
11/25/2013Q4$0.29$0.30$489.56 million$472.20 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
8/6/2013Q3 2013$0.32$0.34$487.64 million$490.80 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
4/30/2013Q2 2013$0.40$0.34$516.53 million$484.00 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/7/2013Q1 2013$0.44$0.35$492.42 million$492.40 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
11/19/2012Q412$0.48$0.51$496.91 million$468.80 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
8/7/2012$0.39$0.45ViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/10/2012$0.42$0.43ViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/9/2012$0.36$0.34ViewN/AView Earnings Details
11/22/2011$0.41$0.42ViewN/AView Earnings Details
8/9/2011$0.34$0.35ViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/10/2011$0.31$0.32ViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/9/2011$0.31$0.28ViewN/AView Earnings Details
(Data available from 1/1/2011 forward)


Earnings Estimates for Nuance Communications (NASDAQ:NUAN)
Current Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $1.58 EPS
Next Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $1.67 EPS


Dividend History for Nuance Communications (NASDAQ:NUAN)
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Insider Trades

Insider Trading and Institutional Ownership History for Nuance Communications (NASDAQ:NUAN)
Insider Ownership Percentage: 1.67%
Institutional Ownership Percentage: 82.96%
Insider Trades by Quarter for Nuance Communications (NASDAQ:NUAN)
Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Nuance Communications (NASDAQ:NUAN)
Insider Trades by Quarter for Nuance Communications (NASDAQ:NUAN)
Transaction DateInsider NameTitleBuy/SellNumber of SharesAverage Share PriceTotal TransactionDetails
3/13/2017Robert C SchasslerEVPSell35,000$17.04$596,400.00View SEC Filing  
2/13/2017Adam Bruce BowdenVPSell6,000$17.00$102,000.00View SEC Filing  
1/3/2017Adam Bruce BowdenVPSell6,000$14.93$89,580.00View SEC Filing  
1/3/2017Katherine A MartinDirectorSell10,000$14.90$149,000.00View SEC Filing  
12/22/2016Daniel David TempestaInsiderSell6,000$15.11$90,660.00View SEC Filing  
12/19/2016Kenneth M SiegelEVPSell3,120$15.06$46,987.20View SEC Filing  
11/28/2016Kenneth M SiegelEVPSell6,243$16.72$104,382.96View SEC Filing  
11/21/2016Katherine A MartinDirectorSell10,000$16.52$165,200.00View SEC Filing  
11/1/2016Adam Bruce BowdenVPSell4,000$13.96$55,840.00View SEC Filing  
10/3/2016Adam Bruce BowdenVPSell4,000$14.45$57,800.00View SEC Filing  
8/1/2016Adam Bruce BowdenVPSell6,000$16.03$96,180.00View SEC Filing  
7/1/2016Adam Bruce BowdenVPSell6,000$15.59$93,540.00View SEC Filing  
6/8/2016Katherine A MartinDirectorSell10,000$17.23$172,300.00View SEC Filing  
6/1/2016Adam Bruce BowdenVPSell8,000$16.78$134,240.00View SEC Filing  
5/2/2016Adam Bruce BowdenVPSell8,000$17.02$136,160.00View SEC Filing  
3/17/2016Daniel David TempestaEVPSell9,256$19.50$180,492.00View SEC Filing  
3/17/2016Mark R LaretDirectorSell14,000$19.55$273,700.00View SEC Filing  
3/17/2016Paul RicciCEOSell148,684$19.52$2,902,311.68View SEC Filing  
3/16/2016Carl C IcahnMajor ShareholderSell4,400,000$19.25$84,700,000.00View SEC Filing  
3/9/2016Carl C IcahnMajor ShareholderSell26,315,790$19.00$500,000,010.00View SEC Filing  
3/2/2016William T RobbinsEVPSell30,000$20.30$609,000.00View SEC Filing  
3/1/2016Adam Bruce BowdenVPSell20,000$19.84$396,800.00View SEC Filing  
2/1/2016Adam Bruce BowdenVPSell8,000$17.40$139,200.00View SEC Filing  
1/4/2016Adam Bruce BowdenVPSell8,000$19.55$156,400.00View SEC Filing  
12/24/2015Paul RicciCEOSell150,000$20.25$3,037,500.00View SEC Filing  
12/15/2015Daniel David TempestaEVPSell23,602$20.01$472,276.02View SEC Filing  
12/7/2015Paul RicciCEOSell771,852$21.35$16,479,040.20View SEC Filing  
12/1/2015Adam Bruce BowdenVPSell12,000$21.02$252,240.00View SEC Filing  
11/17/2015Adam Bruce BowdenVPSell4,000$20.00$80,000.00View SEC Filing  
11/2/2015Adam Bruce BowdenVPSell8,000$17.00$136,000.00View SEC Filing  
10/7/2015Adam Bruce BowdenVPSell3,603$17.03$61,359.09View SEC Filing  
10/2/2015Adam Bruce BowdenVPSell6,000$16.02$96,120.00View SEC Filing  
9/16/2015Katherine A MartinDirectorSell10,000$17.34$173,400.00View SEC Filing  
9/15/2015Paul RicciCEOSell200,000$17.37$3,474,000.00View SEC Filing  
9/1/2015Adam Bruce BowdenVPSell6,000$16.23$97,380.00View SEC Filing  
9/1/2015Daniel David TempestaEVPSell1,923$16.11$30,979.53View SEC Filing  
8/18/2015Robert J. FrankenbergDirectorSell4,162$18.26$75,998.12View SEC Filing  
7/7/2015Paul RicciCEOSell541,700$16.65$9,019,305.00View SEC Filing  
7/6/2015Paul RicciCEOSell258,300$16.98$4,385,934.00View SEC Filing  
7/1/2015Daniel David TempestaCAOSell3,500$17.25$60,375.00View SEC Filing  
7/1/2015Thomas L BeaudoinVPSell4,500$17.22$77,490.00View SEC Filing  
6/3/2015Adam Bruce BowdenVPSell8,000$16.99$135,920.00View SEC Filing  
4/1/2015Adam Bruce BowdenVPSell1,500$14.32$21,480.00View SEC Filing  
3/24/2015William T RobbinsEVPSell2,500$14.15$35,375.00View SEC Filing  
2/20/2015Paul RicciCEOSell250,000$14.10$3,525,000.00View SEC Filing  
1/2/2015Adam Bruce BowdenVPSell1,500$14.26$21,390.00View SEC Filing  
11/3/2014Adam Bruce BowdenVPSell2,500$15.45$38,625.00View SEC Filing  
11/3/2014Daniel David TempestaCAOSell1,000$15.46$15,460.00View SEC Filing  
10/1/2014Daniel David TempestaCAOSell1,000$15.00$15,000.00View SEC Filing  
10/1/2014Thomas L BeaudoinVPSell5,000$15.00$75,000.00View SEC Filing  
8/1/2014Daniel David TempestaCAOSell2,000$17.77$35,540.00View SEC Filing  
8/1/2014Thomas L BeaudoinVPSell5,000$17.81$89,050.00View SEC Filing  
7/1/2014Daniel David TempestaCAOSell3,000$18.20$54,600.00View SEC Filing  
7/1/2014Thomas L BeaudoinVPSell5,000$18.07$90,350.00View SEC Filing  
6/16/2014Daniel David TempestaCAOSell7,500$18.56$139,200.00View SEC Filing  
5/27/2014Katherine A MartinDirectorSell15,000$15.85$237,750.00View SEC Filing  
3/20/2014Daniel David TempestaCAOSell2,000$16.51$33,020.00View SEC Filing  
3/19/2014Adam Bruce BowdenVPSell2,500$16.05$40,125.00View SEC Filing  
3/18/2014Patrick HackettDirectorSell11,657$16.03$186,861.71View SEC Filing  
2/3/2014Daniel David TempestaCAOSell1,000$15.35$15,350.00View SEC Filing  
2/3/2014Thomas BeaudoinVPSell5,000$15.31$76,550.00View SEC Filing  
1/2/2014Daniel David TempestaCAOSell1,000$15.24$15,240.00View SEC Filing  
1/2/2014Thomas BeaudoinVPSell5,000$15.24$76,200.00View SEC Filing  
12/23/2013Daniel David TempestaCAOSell3,500$15.00$52,500.00View SEC Filing  
12/16/2013Carl Icahnmajor shareholderBuy50,900$14.20$722,780.00View SEC Filing  
12/11/2013Carl Icahnmajor shareholderBuy7,200$14.15$101,880.00View SEC Filing  
12/6/2013Carl Icahnmajor shareholderBuy220,900$14.19$3,134,571.00View SEC Filing  
12/6/2013Daniel David TempestaCAOSell6,183$14.20$87,798.60View SEC Filing  
12/5/2013Robert FrankenbergDirectorSell5,703$14.20$80,982.60View SEC Filing  
12/4/2013Adam Bruce BowdenVPSell10,494$13.54$142,088.76View SEC Filing  
12/2/2013Carl Icahnmajor shareholderBuy1,812,200$13.67$24,772,774.00View SEC Filing  
11/29/2013Adam Bruce BowdenVPSell8,000$13.51$108,080.00View SEC Filing  
9/24/2013Paul RicciCEOSell250,000$19.00$4,750,000.00View SEC Filing  
9/6/2013William Kenneth NelsonVPSell5,200$19.50$101,400.00View SEC Filing  
9/3/2013Thomas BeaudoinVPSell5,000$19.30$96,500.00View SEC Filing  
8/9/2013Janet DillioneVPSell63,430$19.16$1,215,318.80View SEC Filing  
8/1/2013Thomas L BeaudoinVPSell5,000$19.03$95,150.00View SEC Filing  
7/5/2013Thomas L BeaudoinVPSell5,000$19.00$95,000.00View SEC Filing  
7/1/2013Paul RicciCEOSell233,334$18.70$4,363,345.80View SEC Filing  
6/4/2013Paul RicciCEOSell233,333$18.70$4,363,327.10View SEC Filing  
6/3/2013Thomas L BeaudoinVPSell5,000$19.11$95,550.00View SEC Filing  
5/24/2013Mark MyersDirectorSell4,000$19.08$76,320.00View SEC Filing  
5/23/2013Katherine A MartinDirectorSell15,000$19.27$289,050.00View SEC Filing  
5/8/2013Robert TeresiDirectorSell10,000$19.17$191,700.00View SEC Filing  
5/7/2013Mark R LaretDirectorSell5,000$19.50$97,500.00View SEC Filing  
12/26/2012Paul RicciCEOSell7,500$22.20$166,500.00View SEC Filing  
9/6/2012Steven G ChambersInsiderSell36,831$23.67$871,789.77View SEC Filing  
8/20/2012Thomas L BeaudoinVPSell4,000$23.95$95,800.00View SEC Filing  
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)


Headline Trends for Nuance Communications (NASDAQ:NUAN)
Latest Headlines for Nuance Communications (NASDAQ:NUAN)
News IconNuance Communications Inc. (NUAN) Given Average Rating of "Buy" by Analysts (NASDAQ:NUAN) - March 23 at 12:37 PM logoNuance and Epic Collaborate to Deliver Computer-Assisted Physician Documentation (NASDAQ:NUAN) - March 22 at 9:12 AM logoNUANCE COMMUNICATIONS, INC. Files SEC form 8-K, Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement, Creation of a Direct Fina (NASDAQ:NUAN) - March 17 at 7:05 PM
News IconInsider Selling: Nuance Communications Inc. (NUAN) EVP Sells 35,000 Shares of Stock (NASDAQ:NUAN) - March 15 at 7:45 PM logoNuance Prices $350 Million Offering of 1.25% Senior Convertible Notes (NASDAQ:NUAN) - March 14 at 10:39 AM logo4:01 am Nuance Communications prices offering of $350 mln of its 1.25% senior convertible notes due 2025 (NASDAQ:NUAN) - March 14 at 10:39 AM logoNuance sets $350M debt offering to help buyback - Seeking Alpha (NASDAQ:NUAN) - March 13 at 6:36 PM logoNuance Communications (NUAN) Plans to Offer $350M of Senior Convertible Notes due 2025 (NASDAQ:NUAN) - March 13 at 10:02 AM logoBRIEF-Nuance announces proposed $350 mln offering of notes due 2025 (NASDAQ:NUAN) - March 13 at 10:02 AM logoNuance Announces Proposed $350 Million Offering of Senior Convertible Notes due 2025 (NASDAQ:NUAN) - March 13 at 10:02 AM logo7:47 am Nuance Communications announces a $350 mln offering of senior convertible notes due 2025 in a private placement (NASDAQ:NUAN) - March 13 at 10:02 AM logoPaperport Takes Me Closer To The Paperless Medical Office (NASDAQ:NUAN) - March 6 at 6:22 PM logoDomino’s Revolutionizes Digital Ordering with DRU Assist, its Virtual Assistant Powered by Nuance (NASDAQ:NUAN) - March 1 at 10:28 AM logoResearch Reports Coverage on Application Software Stocks -- Fortinet, Nuance Communications, Adobe Systems, and Allscripts Healthcare Solutions (NASDAQ:NUAN) - February 22 at 8:58 AM logoAnnouncing Nuance Loop: AI and Data-Analytics Marketing Platform for Mobile Operators (NASDAQ:NUAN) - February 22 at 8:57 AM logoEHR Study Finds Healthcare Leaders Plan to Adopt Enhancing ... - Business Wire (press release) (NASDAQ:NUAN) - February 21 at 5:57 PM logoResearch Reports Coverage on Application Software Stocks ... - PR Newswire (press release) (NASDAQ:NUAN) - February 21 at 5:57 PM logoNuance Communications (NASDAQ: NUAN) has been a disappointment for shareholders in recent years. - Seeking Alpha (NASDAQ:NUAN) - February 21 at 5:57 PM logoEHR Study Finds Healthcare Leaders Plan to Adopt Enhancing Technologies to Improve Clinician Satisfaction (NASDAQ:NUAN) - February 20 at 9:47 AM logoNuance Receives #1 Combined Rating among Enterprise Intelligent Assistant Vendors in Newly-Published Opus Research Report (NASDAQ:NUAN) - February 16 at 6:27 PM logoNUANCE COMMUNICATIONS, INC. Financials (NASDAQ:NUAN) - February 14 at 10:04 PM logoNuance: Turning The Ship - Ever So Slowly - Seeking Alpha (NASDAQ:NUAN) - February 14 at 1:09 AM logoInvestors: Option reports for Akamai Technologies, Cognizant Technology Solutions, Nuance Communications, Parsley Energy Inc and Energy Select Sector (NASDAQ:NUAN) - February 9 at 7:59 PM


Frequently Asked Questions for Nuance Communications (NASDAQ:NUAN)

What is Nuance Communications' stock symbol?

Nuance Communications trades on the NASDAQ under the ticker symbol "NUAN."

How were Nuance Communications' earnings last quarter?

Nuance Communications Inc. (NASDAQ:NUAN) posted its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, February, 7th. The company reported $0.35 earnings per share for the quarter, meeting the Zacks' consensus estimate of $0.35. The firm had revenue of $487.70 million for the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $490.37 million. Nuance Communications had a positive return on equity of 15.22% and a negative net margin of 1.24%. The business's quarterly revenue was up .2% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the previous year, the firm earned $0.36 EPS.

When will Nuance Communications make its next earnings announcement?

Nuance Communications is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Monday, May, 8th 2017.

What guidance has Nuance Communications issued on next quarter's earnings?

Nuance Communications updated its FY17 earnings guidance on Tuesday, February, 7th. The company provided earnings per share (EPS) guidance of $1.53-1.63 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus earnings per share estimate of $1.59. The company issued revenue guidance of $2.02-2.07 billion, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $2.04 billion.Nuance Communications also updated its Q2 guidance to $0.36-0.40 EPS.

Where is Nuance Communications' stock going? Where will Nuance Communications' stock price be in 2017?

8 analysts have issued 1-year price objectives for Nuance Communications' stock. Their predictions range from $20.00 to $26.00. On average, they expect Nuance Communications' stock price to reach $22.83 in the next year.

Are investors shorting Nuance Communications?

Nuance Communications saw a decrease in short interest during the month of February. As of February 28th, there was short interest totalling 5,389,484 shares, a decrease of 21.1% from the February 15th total of 6,828,608 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 2,289,149 shares, the short-interest ratio is presently 2.4 days.

Who owns Nuance Communications stock?

Nuance Communications' stock is owned by a number of of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional shareholders include Icahn Carl C (6.30%), FIL Ltd (2.97%), Numeric Investors LLC (0.93%), AQR Capital Management LLC (0.91%), Dimensional Fund Advisors LP (0.73%) and Two Sigma Investments LP (0.72%). Company insiders that own Nuance Communications stock include Adam Bruce Bowden, Carl C Icahn, Daniel David Tempesta, Katherine A Martin, Kenneth M Siegel, Mark R Laret, Paul Ricci, Robert C Schassler, Robert J Frankenberg, Thomas L Beaudoin and William T Robbins.

Who sold Nuance Communications stock? Who is selling Nuance Communications stock?

Nuance Communications' stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including AQR Capital Management LLC, Icahn Carl C, Numeric Investors LLC, FIL Ltd, Aviva PLC, Teachers Retirement System of The State of Kentucky, Cipher Capital LP and Barings LLC. Company insiders that have sold Nuance Communications stock in the last year include Adam Bruce Bowden, Daniel David Tempesta, Katherine A Martin, Kenneth M Siegel and Robert C Schassler.

Who bought Nuance Communications stock? Who is buying Nuance Communications stock?

Nuance Communications' stock was purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Norges Bank, Two Sigma Investments LP, Assenagon Asset Management S.A., Marshall Wace LLP, Renaissance Technologies LLC, Frontier Capital Management Co. LLC, Asset Management One Co. Ltd. and Greenhouse Funds LLLP.

How do I buy Nuance Communications stock?

Shares of Nuance Communications can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.

How much does a share of Nuance Communications stock cost?

One share of Nuance Communications stock can currently be purchased for approximately $16.47.

Nuance Communications (NUAN) Chart for Thursday, March, 23, 2017

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