West Corp Company Profile (NASDAQ:WSTC)

About West Corp

West Corp logoWest Corporation (West) is a global provider of technology-enabled communication services. The Company offers a range of communication and network infrastructure solutions that helps to manage or support communications. The Company operates through four segments: Unified Communications Services, which includes collaboration services, Unified Communications as a Service (UCaaS) and telecom services; Safety Services, which includes 9-1-1 network services, 9-1-1 telephony systems and services, 9-1-1 solutions for enterprises and database management; Interactive Services, which includes notifications and mobility, interactive voice response (IVR) self-service, cloud contact center and professional services, and Specialized Agent Services, which includes healthcare advocacy services, cost management services and revenue generation. The Company has sales and/or operations in the United States, Canada, Europe, the Middle East, Asia-Pacific, Latin America and South America.

Industry, Sector and Symbol:
  • Sector: Computer and Technology
  • Industry: Diversified Communication Services
  • Sub-Industry: N/A
  • Exchange: NASDAQ
  • Symbol: WSTC
  • CUSIP:
Key Metrics:
  • Previous Close: $24.66
  • 50 Day Moving Average: $24.43
  • 200 Day Moving Average: $23.43
  • 52-Week Range: $18.55 - $25.85
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: 10.64
  • Foreward P/E Ratio: 8.04
  • P/E Growth: 6.25
  • Market Cap: $2.03B
  • Outstanding Shares: 83,352,000
  • Beta: 1.66
  • Net Margins: 8.44%
  • Return on Equity: -46.46%
  • Return on Assets: 6.83%
  • Debt-to-Equity Ratio: -6.53%
  • Current Ratio: 1.46%
  • Quick Ratio: 1.46%
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Analyst Ratings

Consensus Ratings for West Corp (NASDAQ:WSTC) (?)
Ratings Breakdown: 2 Sell Ratings, 2 Hold Ratings, 2 Buy Ratings
Consensus Rating:Hold (Score: 2.00)
Consensus Price Target: $26.00 (6.73% upside)

Analysts' Ratings History for West Corp (NASDAQ:WSTC)
DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetDetails
1/21/2017RBC Capital MarketsSet Price TargetHold$26.00View Rating Details
11/7/2016William BlairReiterated RatingBuyView Rating Details
8/3/2016Deutsche Bank AGBoost Price TargetBuy$23.00 -> $26.00View Rating Details
4/7/2016Morgan StanleyDowngradeEqual Weight -> Underweight$25.00 -> $22.00View Rating Details
3/28/2016Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The)DowngradeBuy -> Neutral$35.00View Rating Details
3/16/2016Barclays PLCDowngradeEqual Weight -> Underweight$22.00 -> $21.00View Rating Details
5/7/2015Citigroup Inc.Lower Price TargetBuy$39.00 -> $36.00View Rating Details
3/16/2015Robert W. BairdUpgradeNeutral -> OutperformView Rating Details
(Data available from 2/25/2015 forward)


Earnings History for West Corp (NASDAQ:WSTC)
DateQuarterConsensus EstimateActual EPSRevenue EstimateActual RevenueRelease LinkConference CallDetails
2/1/2017Q4 2016$0.69$0.76$564.07 million$567.40 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
11/1/2016Q3$0.76$0.76$573.71 million$571.40 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
8/1/2016Q2$0.75$0.78$576.84 million$582.40 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/2/2016Q1$0.71$0.75$570.80 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/1/2016Q415$0.74$0.75$565.58 million$568.40 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
11/2/2015Q315$0.74$0.80$575.26 million$574.40 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
8/3/2015Q215$0.75$0.75$576.96 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/5/2015Q115$0.74$0.78$565.00 million$565.50 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
1/28/2015Q414$0.72$1.15$726.82 million$716.20 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
11/3/2014Q314$0.74$0.82$704.10 million$713.20 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
7/31/2014Q214$0.70$0.73$681.88 million$691.10 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
4/23/2014Q114$0.65$0.70$661.07 million$676.20 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
1/31/2014Q413$0.72$0.75$670.00 million$687.00 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
10/28/2013Q313$0.70$0.70$684.35 million$665.40 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
7/31/2013Q2 2013$0.62$0.71$675.78 million$672.70 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
(Data available from 1/1/2011 forward)


Earnings Estimates for West Corp (NASDAQ:WSTC)
Current Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $2.88 EPS
Next Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $3.03 EPS
QuarterNumber of EstimatesLow EstimateHigh EstimateAverage Estimate
Q1 20161$0.68$0.68$0.68
Q2 20161$0.69$0.69$0.69
Q3 20161$0.70$0.70$0.70
Q4 20161$0.67$0.67$0.67
Q1 20171$0.67$0.67$0.67
Q2 20171$0.69$0.69$0.69
Q3 20171$0.72$0.72$0.72
Q4 20171$0.75$0.75$0.75
(Data provided by Zacks Investment Research)


Current Dividend Information for West Corp (NASDAQ:WSTC)
Annual Dividend:$0.90
Dividend Yield:3.69%
Payout Ratio:39.47% (Based on Trailing 12 Months of Earnings)
31.25% (Based on Current Year Consensus EPS Estimate)
29.70% (Based on Next Year Consensus EPS Estimate)

Dividend History for West Corp (NASDAQ:WSTC)
AnnouncedPeriodAmountYieldEx-Dividend DateRecord DatePayable Date
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)

Insider Trades

Insider Trading History for West Corp (NASDAQ:WSTC)
Insider Ownership Percentage: 4.60%
Institutional Ownership Percentage: 76.34%
Transaction DateInsider NameTitleBuy/SellNumber of SharesAverage Share PriceTotal TransactionDetails
1/30/2017Rodney J KempkesInsiderSell2,780$24.27$67,470.60View SEC Filing  
1/3/2017Joseph Scott EtzlerInsiderSell4,882$25.00$122,050.00View SEC Filing  
12/28/2016Rodney J KempkesInsiderSell2,105$25.07$52,772.35View SEC Filing  
11/28/2016Rodney J KempkesInsiderSell2,780$25.00$69,500.00View SEC Filing  
11/17/2016Scott EtzlerInsiderSell7,500$25.00$187,500.00View SEC Filing  
11/10/2016Scott EtzlerInsiderSell10,000$23.05$230,500.00View SEC Filing  
11/9/2016Mary E WestMajor ShareholderBuy1,622$21.79$35,343.38View SEC Filing  
11/8/2016Gary L WestMajor ShareholderBuy128,196$22.04$2,825,439.84View SEC Filing  
11/7/2016Mary E WestMajor ShareholderBuy77,319$22.04$1,704,110.76View SEC Filing  
11/4/2016Mary E WestMajor ShareholderBuy157,682$21.50$3,390,163.00View SEC Filing  
11/2/2016Rodney J KempkesInsiderSell2,780$22.00$61,160.00View SEC Filing  
9/28/2016Rodney J KempkesInsiderSell2,780$22.25$61,855.00View SEC Filing  
8/2/2016Scott EtzlerInsiderSell15,000$24.00$360,000.00View SEC Filing  
5/31/2016Scott EtzlerInsiderSell10,000$21.15$211,500.00View SEC Filing  
5/31/2016Thomas B BarkerCEOBuy25,000$21.09$527,250.00View SEC Filing  
12/15/2015Gary L WestMajor ShareholderBuy14,409$19.86$286,162.74View SEC Filing  
12/7/2015Rodney J KempkesInsiderSell2,000$25.19$50,380.00View SEC Filing  
11/5/2015Rodney J KempkesInsiderSell2,000$25.53$51,060.00View SEC Filing  
11/3/2015Rodney J KempkesInsiderSell2,668$25.50$68,034.00View SEC Filing  
10/2/2015Mary E WestMajor ShareholderBuy71,555$22.18$1,587,089.90View SEC Filing  
9/30/2015Gary L WestMajor ShareholderBuy38,084$22.40$853,081.60View SEC Filing  
9/29/2015Gary L WestMajor ShareholderBuy112,592$22.44$2,526,564.48View SEC Filing  
9/28/2015Gary L WestMajor ShareholderBuy77,948$22.50$1,753,830.00View SEC Filing  
9/25/2015Gary L WestMajor ShareholderBuy4,655$22.50$104,737.50View SEC Filing  
8/31/2015Gregory T SlomaDirectorBuy4,000$24.07$96,280.00View SEC Filing  
8/26/2015Lee AdreanDirectorBuy4,000$22.86$91,440.00View SEC Filing  
8/26/2015Mary E WestMajor ShareholderBuy4,358$22.50$98,055.00View SEC Filing  
7/22/2015Thomas H. Lee Advisors, LlcMajor ShareholderSell165,553$30.36$5,026,189.08View SEC Filing  
6/24/2015Thomas H. Lee Advisors, LlcMajor ShareholderSell6,622,115$30.36$201,047,411.40View SEC Filing  
6/18/2015Qcp Gp Investors Ii LlcMajor ShareholderSell1,377,885$30.70$42,301,069.50View SEC Filing  
3/13/2015Gary L WestMajor ShareholderBuy95,065$30.48$2,897,581.20View SEC Filing  
8/22/2014Paul M MendlikCFOSell9,959$28.99$288,711.41View SEC Filing  
8/14/2014Paul M MendlikCFOSell7,858$27.99$219,945.42View SEC Filing  
8/1/2014Paul M MendlikCFOSell2,142$27.99$59,954.58View SEC Filing  
5/30/2014Paul M MendlikCFOSell10,000$26.99$269,900.00View SEC Filing  
4/1/2014Rodney KempkesInsiderSell2,083$23.93$49,846.19View SEC Filing  
3/3/2014Rodney KempkesInsiderSell2,083$24.72$51,491.76View SEC Filing  
2/4/2014Rodney KempkesInsiderSell2,083$22.62$47,117.46View SEC Filing  
2/3/2014Mary Westmajor shareholderBuy113,247$21.97$2,488,036.59View SEC Filing  
1/2/2014Rodney KempkesInsiderSell2,083$25.18$52,449.94View SEC Filing  
12/17/2013Paul MendlikCFOSell9,645$25.99$250,673.55View SEC Filing  
12/16/2013Paul MendlikCFOSell10,355$25.02$259,082.10View SEC Filing  
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)


Latest Headlines for West Corp (NASDAQ:WSTC)
finance.yahoo.com logoWest Corporation Schedules Analyst Day (NASDAQ:WSTC)
finance.yahoo.com - February 25 at 4:31 AM
capitalcube.com logoWest Corp. breached its 50 day moving average in a Bearish Manner : WSTC-US : February 24, 2017 (NASDAQ:WSTC)
www.capitalcube.com - February 24 at 8:35 AM
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finance.yahoo.com - February 23 at 3:49 AM
nasdaq.com logoWest Corporation (WSTC) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for February 16, 2017 - Nasdaq (NASDAQ:WSTC)
www.nasdaq.com - February 17 at 8:30 AM
biz.yahoo.com logoWEST CORP Files SEC form 10-K, Annual Report (NASDAQ:WSTC)
biz.yahoo.com - February 17 at 8:30 AM
capitalcube.com logoWest Corp. breached its 50 day moving average in a Bullish Manner : WSTC-US : February 13, 2017 (NASDAQ:WSTC)
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What is West Corp's stock symbol?

West Corp trades on the NASDAQ under the ticker symbol "WSTC."

How often does West Corp pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for West Corp?

West Corp announced a quarterly dividend on Thursday, February 2nd. Investors of record on Tuesday, February 21st will be paid a dividend of $0.225 per share on Thursday, March 2nd. This represents a $0.90 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 3.69%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, February 16th.

Where is West Corp's stock going? Where will West Corp's stock price be in 2017?

6 equities research analysts have issued 1 year target prices for West Corp's stock. Their predictions range from $21.00 to $35.00. On average, they expect West Corp's stock price to reach $26.00 in the next twelve months.

When will West Corp announce their earnings?

West Corp is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Monday, May, 1st 2017.

Who owns West Corp stock?

West Corp's stock is owned by a number of of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional shareholders include FMR LLC (8.26%), Quadrangle GP Investors LLC (4.54%), Allianz Asset Management AG (2.46%), West Family Investments Inc. (1.91%), Dimensional Fund Advisors LP (1.57%) and State Street Corp (0.95%). Company insiders that own West Corp stock include Gary L West, Gregory T Sloma, Joseph Scott Etzler, Lee Adrean, Mary E West, Qcp Gp Investors Ii Llc, Rodney J Kempkes, Scott Etzler, Thomas B Barker and Thomas H Lee Advisors, Llc.

Who sold West Corp stock? Who is selling West Corp stock?

West Corp's stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including FMR LLC, Allianz Asset Management AG, Loomis Sayles & Co. L P, Nicholas Co. Inc. WI, Guggenheim Capital LLC, GSA Capital Partners LLP, Menta Capital LLC and AQR Capital Management LLC. Company insiders that have sold West Corp stock in the last year include Joseph Scott Etzler, Rodney J Kempkes and Scott Etzler.

Who bought West Corp stock? Who is buying West Corp stock?

West Corp's stock was bought by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including West Family Investments Inc., Dimensional Fund Advisors LP, Asset Management One Co. Ltd., State Street Corp, Federated Investors Inc. PA, Renaissance Technologies LLC, Cigna Investments Inc. New and Bogle Investment Management L P DE. Company insiders that have bought West Corp stock in the last two years include Gary L West, Gregory T Sloma, Lee Adrean, Mary E West and Thomas B Barker.

How do I buy West Corp stock?

Shares of West Corp 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 West Corp stock cost?

One share of West Corp stock can currently be purchased for approximately $24.36.

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Last Updated on 2/25/2017 by MarketBeat.com Staff