Through The Fly's Eyes: Premiere Global Services
Larry Schutts is a contributing editor for Theflyonthewall.com and the Vice-President of Stockwinners.com.
Premier Global Services and the art of eCommunications
One of the nicest things about the Internet is that it allows such a wide array of business communications possibilities. Often, though, it can be difficult to know just how to take advantage of those possibilities. Fortunately, there is an experienced firm in Atlanta, Georgia that is ready to get you going.
Premiere Global Services (PGI) develops communication technology solutions applicable to such business needs as conferencing, document sharing, marketing and notifications. The firm's Conferencing and Collaboration unit provides teleconferencing and Web-conferencing services, including Internet-based document sharing tools. The Data Communications segment automates functions like invoice distribution, appointment scheduling, eMarketing and collections. The company has a customer base of about 60,000 corporate accounts, including nearly 80% of the Fortune 500.
Premiere Global pleased the Street last week when it reported Q4 EPS of 17 cents and revenues of $127.1 million. Analysts had been expecting 16 cents and $123.5 million. Management also guided FY07 revenues to $520.17-$531.10 million, versus consensus of $517.10 million. Roth Capital subsequently upgraded the shares to "buy." The issue popped on the news and then passed into a bullish "flag" consolidation pattern. Stocks frequently exit flags moving in the same direction they were traveling when they entered them. In this case, that would be to the upside.
Altogether, the brokerage community recommends the shares with one "strong buy," two "buys" and three "holds." Analysts see a 28 percent growth rate through the next year. The PGI Price to Sales ratio (1.53), Price to Book ratio (2.40) and Price to Free Cash Flow ratio (18.41) compare favorably with industry, sector and S&P 500 averages. Institutions hold about 80% of the outstanding shares. Over the past 52 weeks, the stock has traded between $6.83 and $10.85. A stop-loss of $9.05 looks good here.