Convergys Corp. has a market cap of $1.69 billion; its shares were traded at around $13.86 with a P/E ratio of 13.9 and P/S ratio of 0.8. Hedge Fund Gurus that owns CVG: Steven Cohen of SAC Capital Advisors, George Soros of Soros Fund Management LLC, Jim Simons of Renaissance Technologies LLC, Bruce Kovner of Caxton Associates. Mutual Fund and Other Gurus that owns CVG: NWQ Managers of NWQ Investment Management Co, Chuck Royce of Royce& Associates, Charles Brandes of Brandes Investment, Jeremy Grantham of GMO LLC.
Highlight of Business Operations:Prior to June 2010, we had three reportable segments, Customer Management, Information Management and Human Resources Management (HR Management). In March 2010, we signed a definitive agreement to sell the HR Management line of business to NorthgateArinso, the Human Resources division of Northgate Information Solutions Limited, for approximately $100, with $85 in cash at closing and $15 in cash over three years. The sale substantially closed on June 1, 2010, for which we received approximately $80 in cash as well as a zero coupon note in the principal amount of $15. The completion of the sale of certain foreign operations of the HR Management business completed during the third and fourth quarters of 2010, resulted in a receipt of an additional $5 in cash. Final settlement of working capital adjustments resulted in cash payments to NorthgateArinso of approximately $7 during the fourth quarter of 2010. As a result of the sale of the HR Management line of business, the operating results and assets and liabilities related to HR Management have been reflected as discontinued operations for all periods presented.
We intend to continue to emphasize the design, development and deployment of scalable billing and customer management systems to increase our market share, both domestically and internationally. During 2010, 2009, and 2008, we spent $56.2, $74.2, and $54.9, respectively, for research and development to advance the functionality, flexibility and scalability of our products and services. The majority of this spending has been incurred in Information Management and reflects our commitment to further develop our solutions. To drive down costs, we are being more selective in our approach to research and development spending, focusing our efforts on only what we consider the highest impact areas for our clients. We are also better leveraging our off-shore resources. For our Customer Management segment, success depends, in part, on our advanced technology used in the delivery of services to clients. As a result, we continue to invest in the enhancement and development of our contact center technology.
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