$ESIO (Electro Scientific Industries Inc.)

$ESIO {{ '2016-03-15T20:20:22+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$ESIO said it received a multi-unit order for its GemStone flex PCB laser processing system from a manufacturer of flexible circuit boards. Introduced in 2015, the GemStone system relies on $ESIO's internally-developed laser, featuring GemPulse technology to deliver precise laser pulses demanded by leading-edge applications.

$XRX {{ '2018-01-19T17:33:21+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$XRX said Dan Cooper will lead Global Imaging Systems (GIS), a $XRX company. Cooper will report to Mike Feldman, president, North America Operations, Xerox, and is replacing Tom Salierno who is retiring in April.

$RTEC {{ '2018-01-16T17:21:54+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$RTEC received over $21MM in orders for process control solutions from two customers: a Korean-based manufacturer of advanced DRAM ranking in the top five of worldwide semiconductor companies and a rapidly expanding 3D NAND manufacturer in China. All systems are scheduled to ship in 1H18.

$WEX {{ '2018-01-05T11:51:32+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$WEX invited certain prospective lenders to a meeting scheduled for Jan. 8, 2018 for the purpose of considering potential amendments to its credit facility, including a repricing of the company’s existing $1.185Bil Term Loan B and a potential $100MM increase to its Term Loan B.

$WSO {{ '2018-01-02T13:05:39+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$WSO declared a regular quarterly cash dividend of $1.25 on each outstanding share of its Common and Class B common stock. The cash dividend is payable on Jan 31, 2018 to shareholders of record at the close of business on Jan 16, 2018.

$PAY {{ '2017-12-21T16:42:37+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$PAY appointed Ronald Black and Larry Klane to its BoD. The two appointees will become directors of Verifone effective immediately. Also, the company said Eitan Raff has resigned effective Dec. 19, following a 10-year tenure as a member of Verifone's Board.

$ROP {{ '2017-12-18T13:15:38+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$ROP's BoD declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.4125 per share. The dividend is payable on Jan. 23, 2018 to stockholders of record as of Jan. 9, 2018. This represents an increase of 18% over the dividend paid in each quarter of 2017, or an expected $0.25 increase on an annual basis ($0.0625 on a quarterly basis).

$PAY {{ '2017-12-13T20:41:38+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

With regard to the performance objectives through 2020, $PAY still expects top line growth in the 5-6% range. The company lifted gross margin growth estimate by 200 basis points in the medium range planning cycle from 41-44%. Through 2020, $PAY raised operating margin growth forecast to 17-18% from 15-16%.

$PAY {{ '2017-12-13T20:27:30+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

For 4Q17, $PAY reported gross margin of 40.2% and operating margin of 11.3%. For 2017, $PAY's gross margin stood at 42% and operating margin closer to 12.7% as both Taxi and China were dilutive. Moving into 2018, $PAY sees gross margins to be in the mid-43% range and operating margins post divestitures in high 13% closer to 14%.

$PAY {{ '2017-12-13T20:12:21+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

$PAY said it is planning somewhat improved 2Q18 revenue from its 1Q18 guidance and expects 2H18 to increase about 6% versus the previous year results. The 1Q18 forecast reflects normal 1Q seasonality and is based on a more balanced view of North America due to lower petro revenue on a sequential basis.

$PAY {{ '2017-12-13T20:07:29+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

Given current backlog of business wins, a strong pace of new sales and new channel expansion opportunities, $PAY sees this services business will still grow organically at double-digit rate for foreseen future. Outside of North America $PAY laid groundwork for FY18 growth through additional gateway and estate management infrastructure investment.

$PAY {{ '2017-12-13T20:03:40+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

$PAY said connecting VeriFone's devices is a key growth driver for the company. By the end of FY17, the company grew its connected device footprint to about 1.8MM terminals enabling $PAY to generate more than $0.5Bil in recurring services revenue growing at a high-single digit annual run rate.

$PAY {{ '2017-12-12T22:03:25+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$PAY sold its Taxi business on Dec. 11, 2017 for $30MM in cash consideration. Verifone expects to use the net proceeds, plus available cash, to complete the balance $50MM authorized under its prior $200MM stock buyback program. Also, the BoD has authorized an additional $100MM stock repurchase program.

$PAY {{ '2017-12-12T22:01:20+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$PAY expects FY18 non-GAAP EPS of $1.47-1.50. This reflects core revenue growth, higher gross margins based on a greater mix of next generation products, and accretion from share repurchases, offset partially by additional investments in next generation solutions, and changes in its non-GAAP effective tax rate.

$PAY {{ '2017-12-12T22:00:38+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$PAY expects FY18 revenue of about $1.788-1.813Bil, which reflects low single digit growth on an adjusted basis excluding the divested China and Taxi businesses from the prior year. This outlook also demonstrates a return to growth in its core North America Retail and Small and Medium Business verticals.

$PAY {{ '2017-12-12T21:59:09+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$PAY expects FY18 revenue of about $1.788-1.813Bil, EPS of about $0.66-0.69 and non-GAAP EPS of $1.47-1.50. For 1Q18, the company sees revenue of $431-433MM, EPS of about $0.02 and non-GAAP EPS of $0.22.

$PAY {{ '2017-12-12T21:57:12+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$PAY swung to a profit in 4Q17 from a loss last year, on higher revenue and margins as well as lower operating expenses. Net income was $3.1MM or $0.03 per share compared to a loss of $4.5MM or $0.04 per share a year ago. Revenue rose 3% to $477MM. Non-GAAP EPS climbed 47% to $0.44.

$PAY {{ '2017-12-12T21:53:24+0000' | timeago}} • Infographic

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$XRX {{ '2017-12-11T17:26:34+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$XRX announced that Jonathan Christodoro, former MD of Icahn Capital LP, resigned from the Xerox BoD. The standstill arrangement between Xerox and the Icahn Group entered into on June 27, 2016 was terminated, and Xerox received notice from  Icahn Group of its nomination of four director candidates to stand for election at the 2018 Annual Meeting.

$ESIO {{ '2017-12-05T14:41:03+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$ESIO named Allen Muhich, former COO and CFO of ID Experts, as CFO and Corporate Secretary of the Company, effective immediately. He will succeed Paul Oldham.

$VVI {{ '2017-11-30T20:16:40+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

Events company $VVI has appointed Virginia Henkels as an independent director of its Board of Directors, effective immediately. Earlier, Henkels served Swift Transportation Company as EVP, CFO and Treasurer. Prior to that, she held various leadership positions at Honeywell International.

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