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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 : 3/10

vs
industry
vs
history
Cash-to-Debt 0.06
NAS:WSTC's Cash-to-Debt is ranked lower than
84% of the 471 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.41 vs. NAS:WSTC: 0.06 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash-to-Debt only.
NAS:WSTC' s Cash-to-Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.01  Med: 0.08 Max: N/A
Current: 0.06
Equity-to-Asset -0.11
NAS:WSTC's Equity-to-Asset is ranked lower than
95% of the 459 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.40 vs. NAS:WSTC: -0.11 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity-to-Asset only.
NAS:WSTC' s Equity-to-Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -0.85  Med: -0.12 Max: 0.83
Current: -0.11
-0.85
0.83
Interest Coverage 3.05
NAS:WSTC's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
71% of the 375 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 7.54 vs. NAS:WSTC: 3.05 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
NAS:WSTC' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.04  Med: 1.71 Max: 3.05
Current: 3.05
1.04
3.05
Piotroski F-Score: 6
Altman Z-Score: 0.44
Beneish M-Score: -2.71
WACC vs ROIC
6.39%
12.89%
WACC
ROIC
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 % 19.34
NAS:WSTC's Operating Margin % is ranked higher than
83% of the 466 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 7.29 vs. NAS:WSTC: 19.34 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating Margin % only.
NAS:WSTC' s Operating Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 15.61  Med: 19.09 Max: 21.69
Current: 19.34
15.61
21.69
Net Margin % 8.85
NAS:WSTC's Net Margin % is ranked higher than
72% of the 469 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.48 vs. NAS:WSTC: 8.85 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net Margin % only.
NAS:WSTC' s Net Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.26  Med: 5.64 Max: 10.61
Current: 8.85
0.26
10.61
ROA % 5.82
NAS:WSTC's ROA % is ranked higher than
72% of the 478 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.37 vs. NAS:WSTC: 5.82 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA % only.
NAS:WSTC' s ROA % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.2  Med: 3.93 Max: 6.56
Current: 5.82
0.2
6.56
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % 96.81
NAS:WSTC's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % is ranked higher than
93% of the 471 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 14.01 vs. NAS:WSTC: 96.81 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % only.
NAS:WSTC' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 62.44  Med: 88.14 Max: 100.79
Current: 96.81
62.44
100.79
3-Year Revenue Growth Rate 0.90
NAS:WSTC's 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate is ranked lower than
54% of the 411 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.00 vs. NAS:WSTC: 0.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate only.
NAS: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
NAS:WSTC's 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate is ranked lower than
58% of the 358 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.20 vs. NAS:WSTC: -1.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate only.
NAS: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
NAS:WSTC's 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate is ranked higher than
77% of the 301 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: -4.30 vs. NAS:WSTC: 14.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate only.
NAS: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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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

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
West Corporation Schedules First Quarter 2017 Earnings Release and Conference Call
West Corporation Acquires Cloud Collaboration Practice from Vocus Group

OMAHA, Neb., March 07, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- West Corporation (NASDAQ:WSTC), a global provider of communication and network infrastructure services, today announced it has completed the acquisition of the cloud collaboration practice and assets from Vocus Group in Australia (“Vocus”) (ASX:VOC).
"We are excited to have acquired Vocus’ cloud collaboration practice, which will expand our position and capabilities throughout the Asia-Pacific region. With this local infrastructure, West will be one of the few global providers of Cisco’s hosted Unified Communications stack,” said Scott Etzler, President of West’s Unified Communications Services segment. “This acquisition is expected to generate new opportunities for West in APAC, improve our competitive positioning and enhance global support & cost structure in our UCaaS business. The existing facilities in Perth and Melbourne, Australia will continue operations with fully-dedicated and experienced personnel driving business development and support of current clients. Throughout this transition, West will continue to meet our clients’ expectations and provide the level of service they have come to expect.” West markets its Cisco Hosted Collaboration Solution (“HCS”)-based offering as VoiceMaxx CE, wrapping and extending the HCS technology core with a range of additional services and capabilities. West is a global leader in deployments of Cisco HCS-based unified communications as a service solutions and was named Cisco’s 2016 Collaboration Cloud Partner of the Year. The acquired business assets and operations will be integrated into West's Unified Communications Services reportable segment. This acquisition is not expected to have a material impact on West’s 2017 results. About West Corporation
West Corporation (NASDAQ:WSTC) is a global provider of communication and network infrastructure services. West helps its clients more effectively communicate, collaborate and connect with their audiences through a diverse portfolio of solutions that include unified communications services, safety services, interactive services such as automated notifications, telecom services and specialized agent services. For 30 years, West has provided reliable, high-quality voice and data services. West has sales and operations in the United States, Canada, Europe, the Middle East, Asia Pacific and Latin America. For more information, please call 1-800-841-9000 or visit www.west.com. Forward-Looking Statements
This press release contains forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements can be identified by the use of words such as "may," "should," "expects," "plans," "anticipates," "believes," "estimates," "predicts," "intends," "continue" or similar terminology. These statements reflect only West's current expectations and are not guarantees of future performance or results. These statements are subject to various risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those contained in the forward-looking statements. These risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, the strategic alternatives available to the Company and the ability to execute on strategic alternatives; competition in West’s highly competitive markets; increases in the cost of voice and data services or significant interruptions in these services; West’s ability to keep pace with its clients’ needs for rapid technological change and systems availability; the continued deployment and adoption of emerging technologies; the loss, financial difficulties or bankruptcy of any key clients; security and privacy breaches of the systems West uses to protect personal data; the effects of global economic trends on the businesses of West’s clients; the non-exclusive nature of West’s client contracts and the absence of revenue commitments; the cost of pending and future litigation; the cost of defending against intellectual property infringement claims; the effects of extensive regulation affecting many of West’s businesses; West’s ability to protect its proprietary information or technology; service interruptions to West’s data and operation centers; West’s ability to retain key personnel and attract a sufficient number of qualified employees; increases in labor costs and turnover rates; the political, economic and other conditions in the countries where West operates; changes in foreign exchange rates; West’s ability to complete future acquisitions, integrate or achieve the objectives of its recent and future acquisitions; and future impairments of our substantial goodwill, intangible assets, or other long-lived assets. In addition, West is subject to risks related to its level of indebtedness. Such risks include West’s ability to generate sufficient cash to service its indebtedness and fund its other liquidity needs; West’s ability to comply with covenants contained in its debt instruments; West’s ability to obtain additional financing; the incurrence of significant additional indebtedness by West and its subsidiaries; and the ability of West’s lenders to fulfill their lending commitments. West is also subject to other risk factors described in documents filed by the Company with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission.  These forward-looking statements speak only as of the date on which the statements were made. West undertakes no obligation to update or revise publicly any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except to the extent required by applicable law.

AT THE COMPANY:      
Dave Pleiss
Investor Relations
West Corporation
(402) 963-1500
[email protected]

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Ratios

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industry
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history
PE Ratio 9.71
NAS:WSTC's PE Ratio is ranked higher than
88% of the 319 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 20.00 vs. NAS:WSTC: 9.71 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE Ratio only.
NAS:WSTC' s PE Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 6.42  Med: 12.24 Max: 22.16
Current: 9.71
6.42
22.16
Forward PE Ratio 7.88
NAS:WSTC's Forward PE Ratio is ranked higher than
98% of the 106 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 19.88 vs. NAS:WSTC: 7.88 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward PE Ratio only.
N/A
PE Ratio without NRI 9.71
NAS:WSTC's PE Ratio without NRI is ranked higher than
88% of the 318 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 20.88 vs. NAS:WSTC: 9.71 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE Ratio without NRI only.
NAS:WSTC' s PE Ratio without NRI Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 8.08  Med: 14.8 Max: 22.29
Current: 9.71
8.08
22.29
Price-to-Owner-Earnings 8.00
NAS:WSTC's Price-to-Owner-Earnings is ranked higher than
85% of the 218 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 18.21 vs. NAS:WSTC: 8.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Owner-Earnings only.
NAS:WSTC' s Price-to-Owner-Earnings Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 5.14  Med: 9.81 Max: 14.26
Current: 8
5.14
14.26
PS Ratio 0.86
NAS:WSTC's PS Ratio is ranked higher than
73% of the 450 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.52 vs. NAS:WSTC: 0.86 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PS Ratio only.
NAS:WSTC' s PS Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.59  Med: 0.91 Max: 2.04
Current: 0.86
0.59
2.04
Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow 6.46
NAS:WSTC's Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow is ranked higher than
88% of the 217 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 17.90 vs. NAS:WSTC: 6.46 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow only.
NAS:WSTC' s Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 5.17  Med: 7.13 Max: 17.32
Current: 6.46
5.17
17.32
Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow 4.67
NAS:WSTC's Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow is ranked higher than
75% of the 294 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 7.70 vs. NAS:WSTC: 4.67 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow only.
NAS:WSTC' s Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.55  Med: 5 Max: 11.61
Current: 4.67
3.55
11.61
EV-to-EBIT 11.88
NAS:WSTC's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
68% of the 354 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 16.44 vs. NAS:WSTC: 11.88 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
NAS:WSTC' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 10.4  Med: 12.4 Max: 16.5
Current: 11.88
10.4
16.5
EV-to-EBITDA 8.09
NAS:WSTC's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked higher than
54% of the 387 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 8.61 vs. NAS:WSTC: 8.09 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
NAS:WSTC' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 7.3  Med: 8.8 Max: 11.4
Current: 8.09
7.3
11.4
Current Ratio 1.51
NAS:WSTC's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
68% of the 465 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.09 vs. NAS:WSTC: 1.51 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
NAS: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
NAS:WSTC's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
72% of the 465 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.03 vs. NAS:WSTC: 1.51 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
NAS: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 63.00
NAS:WSTC's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked lower than
67% of the 354 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 46.01 vs. NAS:WSTC: 63.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
NAS:WSTC' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 50.33  Med: 58.64 Max: 79.42
Current: 63
50.33
79.42
Days Payable 29.53
NAS:WSTC's Days Payable is ranked lower than
78% of the 312 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 66.13 vs. NAS:WSTC: 29.53 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
NAS:WSTC' s Days Payable Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 21.83  Med: 27.69 Max: 51.89
Current: 29.53
21.83
51.89

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
vs
history
Dividend Yield % 3.88
NAS:WSTC's Dividend Yield % is ranked lower than
53% of the 770 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.48 vs. NAS:WSTC: 3.88 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield % only.
NAS:WSTC' s Dividend Yield % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.95  Med: 3.51 Max: 4.97
Current: 3.88
0.95
4.97
Dividend Payout Ratio 0.38
NAS:WSTC's Dividend Payout Ratio is ranked higher than
84% of the 314 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.76 vs. NAS:WSTC: 0.38 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout Ratio only.
NAS:WSTC' s Dividend Payout Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.38  Med: 0.42 Max: 0.57
Current: 0.38
0.38
0.57
3-Year Dividend Growth Rate 10.10
NAS:WSTC's 3-Year Dividend Growth Rate is ranked higher than
63% of the 203 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.50 vs. NAS:WSTC: 10.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Dividend Growth Rate only.
NAS: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 % 3.88
NAS:WSTC's 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % is ranked lower than
62% of the 813 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.23 vs. NAS:WSTC: 3.88 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % only.
NAS:WSTC' s 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.95  Med: 3.5 Max: 4.97
Current: 3.88
0.95
4.97
3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio 0.20
NAS:WSTC's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked higher than
77% of the 280 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: -1.70 vs. NAS:WSTC: 0.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio only.
NAS: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

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industry
vs
history
Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF 0.98
NAS:WSTC's Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF is ranked higher than
70% of the 246 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.46 vs. NAS:WSTC: 0.98 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF only.
NAS:WSTC' s Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.71  Med: 1.17 Max: 2.54
Current: 0.98
0.71
2.54
Price-to-Median-PS-Value 0.94
NAS:WSTC's Price-to-Median-PS-Value is ranked higher than
61% of the 430 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.04 vs. NAS:WSTC: 0.94 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Median-PS-Value only.
NAS:WSTC' s Price-to-Median-PS-Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.66  Med: 1.9 Max: 4.81
Current: 0.94
0.66
4.81
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % 8.42
NAS:WSTC's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % is ranked higher than
76% of the 479 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.48 vs. NAS:WSTC: 8.42 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % only.
NAS:WSTC' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 6.1  Med: 8 Max: 9.6
Current: 8.42
6.1
9.6
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % -6.24
NAS:WSTC's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % is ranked lower than
81% of the 262 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 7.69 vs. NAS:WSTC: -6.24 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % only.
NAS:WSTC' s Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -12.6  Med: 0.1 Max: 74.3
Current: -6.24
-12.6
74.3

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $2,293.73
EPS (TTM) $ 2.39
Beta1.63
Short Percentage of Float1.76%
52-Week Range $18.55 - 28.57
Shares Outstanding (Mil)82.06

Analyst Estimate

Dec17 Dec18 Dec19
Revenue (Mil $) 2,310 2,385 2,453
EPS ($) 2.95 2.99 3.20
EPS without NRI ($) 2.95 2.99 3.20
EPS Growth Rate
(Future 3Y To 5Y Estimate)
N/A
Dividends per Share ($)

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