Let's see what happens, more losses coming.
Share price $12.03.
Ring Central 6.08%
8x8 inc 6.60%
How many shares can they shake loose before this goes up?
PAC Good to see you are trying to pull every article that says something NEGATIVE about buybacks and by association Vonage
Makes me sure it is the right thing to do!
Shows your true basher heart, with your supposedly positive ID. (that clogs the board with garbage constantly)
THE MAIN THEME of every article is that: IF the share price is inflated, Buybacks are a bad deal.
Vonage PPS is UNDERVALUED compared to it's completion. BY 4-5X, Analysts value it at 2X present PPS.
Shares are at Bargain Basement Prices. Buyback is a great deal.
Tighten shares, increase Revenues per share, increase earnings per share.
They did the buyback, invested in new products and services, expanded geography, and bought a new company.
You would be better off discussing the ginormous FCF that allows them to do it all!
10% of the shares GONE
Share price DOUBLED from the beginning of the program
I hope they put another $100 million buyback in place - at this valuation the shares are a deal, they could buy another 30 million share out of the market.
Much better than adding shares
Brings total number of patents granted in 2014 to 20
HOLMDEL, N.J., Oct. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Vonage Holdings Corp. (VG), a leading provider of communication services connecting consumers and businesses through cloud-connected devices worldwide, today announced that it was granted six new patents by the United States Patent and Trademark Office.
The Company owns 57 U.S. patents and has 244 U.S. patent applications pending, along with numerous foreign patents and pending applications in jurisdictions worldwide.
"With these most recent patents, Vonage continues to demonstrate its focus on improving the customer experience while lowering communication costs for its customers through innovative VoIP solutions," said Chief Legal Officer Kurt M. Rogers. "These patents address challenges inherent in providing seamless mobile over-the-top communication services; further enhance the Company's protection of its proprietary inbound roaming solution; and enable VoIP providers such as Vonage to leverage information from multiple sources to optimize call quality and service."
U.S. Pat. No. 8,861,336, "Systems and Methods for Integrating Rate and Route Information into Call Detail Records," and U.S. Pat. No. 8,861,373, "Systems and Methods for Collecting Information Relating to Internet Protocol Telephone Call Quality," both issued today, relate to call quality and service optimization.
U.S. Pat. Nos. 8,862,109 & 8,855,612, "Systems and Methods for Connecting Calls to Mobile Telephony Devices," issued today and October 7 respectively, each relate to technology that prompts a customer's mobile carrier to activate a call forwarding feature enabling low-cost incoming calls on mobile phones when traveling internationally.
U.S. Pat. No. 8,825,814, "Method and Apparatus for Minimizing Application Delay by Pushing Application Notifications," issued on September 2, and U.S. Pat. No. 8,843,601, "Method and Apparatus for VoIP Communication Completion to a Mobile Device,".......
Must be a good post he's trying to cover up.
DID LEFAR LEAVE?
Filed Oct 7, 2014
Mr. Masarek will assume his new roles effective November 6, 2014.
Marc P. Lefar will retire as CEO and as a director of the Company effective November 5, 2014.
From October 15, 2014 until the day following the date on which the Company holds its quarterly earnings conference call for the third quarter of calendar year 2014, which is expected to occur on or about November 5, 2014, Mr. Masarek will serve as an employee of the Company with the title of Special Advisor to the Company.
LEFAR WILL BE IN CHARGE THRU THE 3RD QUARTER EARNINGS CC AND THE RESULTING PPS.
SO IN 5 WEEKS WE WILL SEE WHETHER IT IS A PINNACLE, OR A FLOP!
I THINK YOU MISSED THE POINT, Jake_samuals. I don't want a dividend, but when they quit buying back stock, if they do, they are going to have a lot of free cash flow piling up.
It's always disappointing to see this go up $.20 on millions of share from news, only to see it go down $.15 on ten of thousands of shares the next day, because the general market is down.
The day is young, the shares are cheap, the fundamentals and NEWS is good, this could bounce right back up easily.
The future is bright!
And THANK YOU FOR putting stars on this paragraph!! EXPLAINS the bump Friday! Great Job!!
""Neither Google nor Apple has really addressed the fundamental problem of the so-called BYOD movement......... The Dell Virtual Smartphone instead is multiplatform in nature.""
There are 3 very simple ways for Apple or Google to solve their problem!
1.) Partner with Vonage
2.) Buy Vonage.
READ the ARTICLE - The analysis is great!!
"The key, according to Dell, is that BYOD competing solutions such as Knox doesn’t distinguish between personal and business calls. Vonage does, and provides value-added services such as call recording. "
and guess which system is the first in the list!
There are a lot of companies out there that could white label Vonage Business Services.
I never even considered Dell!
Who will be next? Who is already secretly using it?
Amazing they could hold the PPS like they did, after the Dell announcement.
Especially when there are less shares because of the Company Buy Back, and the Institutional share build up.
Dell SecureWorks is a Leader in the new Gartner Magic Quadrant for Global MSSPs
IN FACT, if you search the title and look, they seem to be rated the BEST. Adding Vonage's award winning Business Services will just make it better! The best PR for Vonage is the leading service, integrating them.
Dell SecureWorks has been positioned in the Leaders quadrant of Gartner's newly released Magic Quadrant for Global MSSPs (26 February 2014). The Gartner Magic Quadrant is a graphical portrayal of vendor performance in a market segment, including categories for leaders, challengers, visionaries and niche players. Criteria by which the vendors are measured include a company's completeness of vision and ability to execute. This Magic Quadrant presents enterprise buyers with advice on selecting MSS providers to support global service requirements.
Somebody is dense here. There are political boards out there - Post at them, PAC
This is the Vonage board.
If you want to discuss the NET NEUTRALITY issue, as an issue that the Rich and powerful see as a way to squeeze more money out of users and restrict their Freedom of Choice, go ahead.
But quit bringing in Billionaire's paid for, Republican greedy lackeys, and their unknowing, unthinking tea party lackeys. They will vote against the common man's well being every time, and vote for billionaires getting more money.
Republicans and the tea party don't recognize THEY crashed the economy, letting the rich GRAB 20% more of the wealth. They can't believe their low taxes for the rich, isn't working (Kansas, Wisconsin, and the USA during the last three decades), they have fought every common sense, proven attempt to help the economy for the working man, and want to give more welfare to the rich. They fight to have corporations underpay their workers, so that we the taxpayer can subsidize those same workers.
You are not going to convince these people on this board. They think the rich are the job creators, not the consumers.
They don't know what the rich paid in taxes (with many less loopholes) when the middle class was formed in the 50's and 60's:
Average yearly, top-end tax rates in America, by decade:
2010s: 35.00% (with loopholes - 9%)
So stop PAC - You are not going to convince anybody - Let's hear about Vonage!