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GuruFocus Financial Strength Rank measures how strong a company’s financial situation is. It is based on these factors

1. The debt burden that the company has as measured by its Interest coverage (current year).
2. Debt to revenue ratio. The lower, the better
3. Altman Z-score.

A company ranks high with financial strength is likely to withstand any business slowdowns and recessions.

Financial Strength : 4/10

vs
industry
vs
history
Cash-to-Debt 0.06
WSTC's Cash-to-Debt is ranked lower than
85% of the 460 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.37 vs. WSTC: 0.06 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash-to-Debt only.
WSTC' s Cash-to-Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.01  Med: 0.07 Max: 8.34
Current: 0.06
0.01
8.34
Equity-to-Asset -0.09
WSTC's Equity-to-Asset is ranked lower than
95% of the 451 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.39 vs. WSTC: -0.09 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity-to-Asset only.
WSTC' s Equity-to-Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -0.85  Med: -0.11 Max: 0.83
Current: -0.09
-0.85
0.83
Debt-to-Equity -9.59
WSTC's Debt-to-Equity is ranked lower than
99.99% of the 352 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.79 vs. WSTC: -9.59 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Debt-to-Equity only.
WSTC' s Debt-to-Equity Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -9.59  Med: -1.39 Max: 0.68
Current: -9.59
-9.59
0.68
Debt-to-EBITDA 5.05
WSTC's Debt-to-EBITDA is ranked lower than
78% of the 354 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.39 vs. WSTC: 5.05 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Debt-to-EBITDA only.
WSTC' s Debt-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 5.05  Med: 6.06 Max: 7.51
Current: 5.05
5.05
7.51
Interest Coverage 2.93
WSTC's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
70% of the 372 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 6.42 vs. WSTC: 2.93 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
WSTC' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.04  Med: 1.71 Max: 2.99
Current: 2.93
1.04
2.99
Piotroski F-Score: 5
Altman Z-Score: 0.49
Beneish M-Score: -2.69
GuruFocus Profitability Rank ranks how profitable a company is and how likely the company’s business will stay that way. It is based on these factors:

1. Operating Margin
2. Trend of the Operating Margin (5-year average). The company with an uptrend profit margin has a higher rank.
••3. Consistency of the profitability
4. Piotroski F-Score
5. Predictability Rank•

The maximum rank is 10. A rank of 7 or higher means a higher profitability and may stay that way. A rank of 3 or lower indicates that the company has had trouble to make a profit.

Profitability Rank is not directly related to the Financial Strength Rank. But if a company is consistently profitable, its financial strength will be stronger.

Profitability & Growth : 5/10

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industry
vs
history
Operating Margin % 18.51
WSTC's Operating Margin % is ranked higher than
80% of the 456 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 8.07 vs. WSTC: 18.51 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating Margin % only.
WSTC' s Operating Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 15.61  Med: 19.09 Max: 21.69
Current: 18.51
15.61
21.69
Net Margin % 9.39
WSTC's Net Margin % is ranked higher than
73% of the 458 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.60 vs. WSTC: 9.39 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net Margin % only.
WSTC' s Net Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.26  Med: 5.64 Max: 10.61
Current: 9.39
0.26
10.61
ROA % 6.17
WSTC's ROA % is ranked higher than
76% of the 467 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.49 vs. WSTC: 6.17 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA % only.
WSTC' s ROA % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.2  Med: 3.93 Max: 6.56
Current: 6.17
0.2
6.56
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % 101.67
WSTC's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % is ranked higher than
94% of the 462 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 13.19 vs. WSTC: 101.67 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % only.
WSTC' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 62.44  Med: 88.14 Max: 101.67
Current: 101.67
62.44
101.67
3-Year Revenue Growth Rate 0.90
WSTC's 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate is ranked lower than
54% of the 417 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.00 vs. WSTC: 0.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate only.
WSTC' s 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -51.4  Med: 11.95 Max: 105.1
Current: 0.9
-51.4
105.1
3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate -1.10
WSTC's 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate is ranked lower than
57% of the 374 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.10 vs. WSTC: -1.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate only.
WSTC' s 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -51.4  Med: 9.25 Max: 110.5
Current: -1.1
-51.4
110.5
3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate 14.40
WSTC's 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate is ranked higher than
77% of the 314 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: -4.00 vs. WSTC: 14.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate only.
WSTC' s 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 10.45 Max: 27.5
Current: 14.4
0
27.5
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Guru Trades

Q4 2016

WSTC Guru Trades in Q4 2016

Jim Simons 171,500 sh (+22.15%)
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Joel Greenblatt 17,700 sh (-75.23%)
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Q1 2017

WSTC Guru Trades in Q1 2017

Jeremy Grantham 9,200 sh (New)
Joel Greenblatt 27,891 sh (+57.58%)
Jim Simons 112,200 sh (-34.58%)
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Q2 2017

WSTC Guru Trades in Q2 2017

Mario Gabelli 786,475 sh (New)
Jim Simons 250,100 sh (+122.91%)
Jeremy Grantham 9,200 sh (unchged)
Joel Greenblatt 12,738 sh (-54.33%)
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Q3 2017

WSTC Guru Trades in Q3 2017

Chuck Royce 642 sh (New)
Joel Greenblatt 20,373 sh (+59.94%)
Mario Gabelli 786,875 sh (+0.05%)
Jeremy Grantham 9,200 sh (unchged)
Jim Simons Sold Out
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Mario Gabelli 2017-09-30 Add 0.05%$23.26 - $23.51 $ 23.501%786,875
Joel Greenblatt 2017-09-30 Add 59.94%$23.26 - $23.51 $ 23.501%20,373
Mario Gabelli 2017-06-30 New Buy0.12%$23.1 - $26.91 $ 23.50-1%786,475
Joel Greenblatt 2017-06-30 Reduce -54.33%0.01%$23.1 - $26.91 $ 23.50-1%12,738
Joel Greenblatt 2017-03-31 Add 57.58%$23.23 - $25.24 $ 23.50-4%27,891
Joel Greenblatt 2016-12-31 Reduce -75.23%0.02%$19.72 - $25.62 $ 23.501%17,700
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Business Description

Industry: Communication Services » Telecom Services    NAICS: 517919    SIC: 4813
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Traded in other countries:WT2.Germany,
Headquarter Location:USA
West Corp operates in the telecommunication industry. Its suite of services includes interactive services such as automated notification, specialized agent & telecom services.

West Corp. provides services that assist corporations with conferencing services. The company operates through four segments: unified communications, safety services, interactive services and specialized agent services. The united communications segment represents the majority of revenue. Within this segment, unified communication services are offered which includes managed voice and network services coupled with conferencing services. Safety solutions includes emergency number network services. This service connects callers to emergency call operators. Within Interactive services, the company aims to customize communication and network applications. Specialized agent services is a consulting service for the healthcare market.

Top Ranked Articles about West Corp

West Corporation Announces Leadership Changes
West Corporation and Affiliates of Certain Funds Managed by Affiliates of Apollo Global Management Announce the Closing of the Previously Announced Transaction
Mario Gabelli’s Top 5 New Buys Guru releases 2nd-quarter portfolio
GAMCO Investors’ Mario Gabelli (Trades, Portfolio) added 49 stocks to his portfolio during the second quarter. His top five new purchases were Janus Henderson Group PLC (NYSE:JHG), Altaba Inc. (NASDAQ:AABA), Kate Spade & Co. (NYSE:KATE), West Corp. (NASDAQ:WSTC) and Dril-Quip Inc. (NYSE:DRQ). Read more...
INVESTOR ALERT: Levi & Korsinsky, LLP Announces an Investigation Into Whether the Sale of West Corporation to Apollo Global Management, LLC for $23.50 Per Share is Fair to Shareholders - WSTC
WEST CORP INVESTOR ALERT BY THE FORMER ATTORNEY GENERAL OF LOUISIANA: Kahn Swick & Foti, LLC Investigates Adequacy of Price and Process in Proposed Sale of West Corporation
SHAREHOLDER ALERT: WeissLaw LLP Investigates the Acquisition of West Corporation
RM LAW Announces Investigation of West Corporation
Harwood Feffer LLP Announces Investigation of West Corporation
WEST (WSTC) ALERT: J&W Investigates Price and Process of Proposed Sale of West Corporation; Is $23.50 a Fair Price?
West Corporation Enters Into Definitive Agreement to be Acquired by Certain Funds Affiliated With Apollo Global Management for $23.50 per share in Cash

Ratios

vs
industry
vs
history
PE Ratio 9.33
WSTC's PE Ratio is ranked higher than
88% of the 320 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 21.54 vs. WSTC: 9.33 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE Ratio only.
WSTC' s PE Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 6.42  Med: 15.3 Max: 2707.22
Current: 9.33
6.42
2707.22
PE Ratio without NRI 9.33
WSTC's PE Ratio without NRI is ranked higher than
89% of the 318 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 21.64 vs. WSTC: 9.33 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE Ratio without NRI only.
WSTC' s PE Ratio without NRI Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.73  Med: 17.92 Max: 2436.5
Current: 9.33
3.73
2436.5
Price-to-Owner-Earnings 8.35
WSTC's Price-to-Owner-Earnings is ranked higher than
80% of the 225 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 17.30 vs. WSTC: 8.35 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Owner-Earnings only.
WSTC' s Price-to-Owner-Earnings Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.55  Med: 11.83 Max: 58.64
Current: 8.35
2.55
58.64
PS Ratio 0.87
WSTC's PS Ratio is ranked higher than
72% of the 442 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.51 vs. WSTC: 0.87 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PS Ratio only.
WSTC' s PS Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.22  Med: 1.14 Max: 1.94
Current: 0.87
0.22
1.94
Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow 7.01
WSTC's Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow is ranked higher than
88% of the 223 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 18.18 vs. WSTC: 7.01 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow only.
WSTC' s Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.33  Med: 8.62 Max: 83.58
Current: 7.01
2.33
83.58
Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow 5.11
WSTC's Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow is ranked higher than
67% of the 300 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 7.07 vs. WSTC: 5.11 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow only.
WSTC' s Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.54  Med: 5.87 Max: 27.21
Current: 5.11
1.54
27.21
EV-to-EBIT 11.46
WSTC's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
71% of the 350 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 16.64 vs. WSTC: 11.46 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
WSTC' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 8.1  Med: 14.1 Max: 27
Current: 11.46
8.1
27
EV-to-EBITDA 7.93
WSTC's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked higher than
55% of the 389 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 8.63 vs. WSTC: 7.93 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
WSTC' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 6  Med: 10.2 Max: 17.3
Current: 7.93
6
17.3
EV-to-Revenue 2.14
WSTC's EV-to-Revenue is ranked lower than
52% of the 454 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.03 vs. WSTC: 2.14 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-Revenue only.
WSTC' s EV-to-Revenue Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.6  Med: 2.7 Max: 3.7
Current: 2.14
1.6
3.7
Current Ratio 1.51
WSTC's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
69% of the 447 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.07 vs. WSTC: 1.51 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
WSTC' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.99  Med: 1.58 Max: 4.35
Current: 1.51
0.99
4.35
Quick Ratio 1.51
WSTC's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
72% of the 447 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.00 vs. WSTC: 1.51 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
WSTC' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.99  Med: 1.58 Max: 4.35
Current: 1.51
0.99
4.35
Days Sales Outstanding 63.87
WSTC's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked lower than
70% of the 342 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 47.76 vs. WSTC: 63.87 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
WSTC' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 50.33  Med: 58.64 Max: 79.42
Current: 63.87
50.33
79.42
Days Payable 25.99
WSTC's Days Payable is ranked lower than
79% of the 294 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 66.92 vs. WSTC: 25.99 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
WSTC' s Days Payable Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 21.83  Med: 27.69 Max: 51.89
Current: 25.99
21.83
51.89

Dividend & Buy Back

vs
industry
vs
history
Dividend Yield % 1.91
WSTC's Dividend Yield % is ranked lower than
60% of the 779 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.83 vs. WSTC: 1.91 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield % only.
WSTC' s Dividend Yield % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.95  Med: 3.34 Max: 4.97
Current: 1.91
0.95
4.97
Dividend Payout Ratio 0.27
WSTC's Dividend Payout Ratio is ranked higher than
84% of the 330 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.73 vs. WSTC: 0.27 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout Ratio only.
WSTC' s Dividend Payout Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.27  Med: 0.42 Max: 0.57
Current: 0.27
0.27
0.57
3-Year Dividend Growth Rate 10.10
WSTC's 3-Year Dividend Growth Rate is ranked higher than
64% of the 207 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.30 vs. WSTC: 10.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Dividend Growth Rate only.
WSTC' s 3-Year Dividend Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 0 Max: 10.1
Current: 10.1
0
10.1
5-Year Yield-on-Cost % 1.91
WSTC's 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % is ranked lower than
67% of the 839 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.43 vs. WSTC: 1.91 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % only.
WSTC' s 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.95  Med: 3.34 Max: 4.97
Current: 1.91
0.95
4.97
3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio 0.20
WSTC's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked higher than
78% of the 285 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: -2.00 vs. WSTC: 0.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio only.
WSTC' s 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -97.1  Med: -1.25 Max: 49.1
Current: 0.2
-97.1
49.1

Valuation & Return

vs
industry
vs
history
Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF 0.92
WSTC's Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF is ranked higher than
71% of the 231 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.46 vs. WSTC: 0.92 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF only.
WSTC' s Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.39  Med: 1.19 Max: 3.33
Current: 0.92
0.39
3.33
Price-to-Median-PS-Value 0.77
WSTC's Price-to-Median-PS-Value is ranked higher than
75% of the 410 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.02 vs. WSTC: 0.77 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Median-PS-Value only.
WSTC' s Price-to-Median-PS-Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.19  Med: 1.51 Max: 3.86
Current: 0.77
0.19
3.86
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % 8.73
WSTC's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % is ranked higher than
78% of the 468 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.26 vs. WSTC: 8.73 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % only.
WSTC' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.7  Med: 7.1 Max: 12.3
Current: 8.73
3.7
12.3
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % 0.23
WSTC's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % is ranked lower than
69% of the 268 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 7.02 vs. WSTC: 0.23 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % only.
WSTC' s Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -12.6  Med: 21.9 Max: 75.2
Current: 0.23
-12.6
75.2

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $2,285.72
EPS (TTM) $ 2.52
Short Percentage of Float1.97%
52-Week Range $19.64 - 28.57
Shares Outstanding (Mil)83.66

Analyst Estimate

Dec17 Dec18 Dec19
Revenue (Mil $)
EPS ($) 2.93 2.86 3.20
EPS without NRI ($) 2.93 2.86 3.20
EPS Growth Rate
(Future 3Y To 5Y Estimate)
N/A
Dividends per Share ($) 0.90

Piotroski F-Score Details

Piotroski F-Score: 55
Positive ROAY
Positive CFROAY
Higher ROA yoyY
CFROA > ROAY
Lower Leverage yoyY
Higher Current Ratio yoyN
Less Shares Outstanding yoyN
Higher Gross Margin yoyN
Higher Asset Turnover yoyN

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