comScore, Inc. (SCOR) - NASDAQ
  • Fri, May 20, 5:28 PM
    • ComScore (SCOR +4.1%) says it's received an expected notification of deficiency from Nasdaq, tied to its delayed 10-Q for the quarter ended March 31.
    • The company had already received a noncompliance notice in March related to a delayed filing of its 10-K for 2015 over accounting matters. The delay kicked the stock down more than 30%.
    • It submitted a plan to regain compliance to Nasdaq, and has until Aug. 29 to do so. Recent filings suggest the company is close to the end of its review and is unlikely to unleash negative surprises when it does file.
    • Now read Why comScore Will Be OK »
    | Fri, May 20, 5:28 PM
  • Thu, May 12, 5:51 PM
    • An audit committee investigation at comScore (NASDAQ:SCOR) over its delayed financials may be close to done, judging from an SEC filing the company issued.
    • It's a late filing notification, but Jon Lafayette notes that delisting may no longer be a concern.
    • ComScore's suggestion that it has an accepted plan for filing its annual report (the company says it will provide an "informed update" by June 27) is crucial, says Telsey Advisory's Tom Eagan.
    • The company also says it doesn't expect there will be a significant change in operating results. There's no hint of timing but investors should be getting more clarity soon (and likely with little change of a major surprise).
    • Shares have fallen 31% since an early March note from comScore that it would miss its 10-K deadline and suspend its dividend and buyback.
    • Now read Why comScore Will Be OK »
    | Thu, May 12, 5:51 PM
  • Tue, Apr. 19, 1:37 PM
    • Two months after wrapping its merger with Rentrak, comScore (SCOR +0.5%) says it's finished its first pass at cross-platform ratings and is giving them to clients for preview.
    • The new ratings spread from "regular" TV (linear and time-shifted, such as with DVRs) to video on demand and digital views. It offers person-level reporting across platforms with a universe of 37M televisions for linear and 117M televisions for VOD/digital.
    • The first pass of the data goes back to September 2014, comScore says. It will be updated monthly at first, with a full cross-platform syndicated product set to arrive in the fall.
    • Now read Why comScore Will Be OK »
    | Tue, Apr. 19, 1:37 PM
  • Fri, Apr. 1, 2:24 PM
    • ComScore (SCOR +2.4%) has announced an expanded partnership with Dish Network (DISH -0.2%) via a new long-term agreement on data measurement.
    • The two are decade-long partners. The new deal provides for integrating aggregated and projected viewing information on Dish Network with comScore's TV measurement service.
    • "Dish is a major partner that helped us change the measurement landscape by allowing massive and passive television measurement across a national footprint," says comScore CEO Serge Matta.
    • Now read ComScore Delayed Reporting Commentary »
    | Fri, Apr. 1, 2:24 PM
  • Wed, Mar. 23, 4:47 PM
    • ComScore (SCOR -2.9%) says it's received an expected notice of deficiency from Nasdaq tied to the delays of its annual report.
    • Shares tumbled early this month on news that comScore would suspend its dividend and buyback and miss the deadline for its 10-K, saying it couldn't complete a review into potential accounting matters. Shares have fallen 27% since that news March 7.
    • The Nasdaq notice doesn't have an immediate effect on comScore trading, but gives the company 60 days to submit a plan to get back in compliance.
    • ComScore says it will have a plan (or the 10-K itself) within that time frame.
    • Shares are flat in after-hours trading.
    • Previously: Awaiting accounting info, Macquarie downgrades comScore, cuts target (Mar. 08 2016)
    • Previously: ComScore -31%; missing 10-K deadline, suspending dividend, buyback (Mar. 07 2016)
    | Wed, Mar. 23, 4:47 PM
  • Tue, Mar. 22, 2:50 PM
    • ComScore (SCOR +1.2%) and Adobe (ADBE +0.5%) have come to a deal for comScore to use the popular Adobe Certified Metrics in tracking digital TV and ads.
    • In return, comScore audience data (including demographics) will be made available to clients using Adobe's Marketing Cloud.
    • ComScore has hopes of presenting formidable competition for ratings giant Nielsen, which came to its own deal last fall with Adobe to build a cross-platform digital measurement system.
    • Along with its annual summit, Adobe said it would extend its Primetime product to help measure and monetize over-the-top content delivery.
    | Tue, Mar. 22, 2:50 PM
  • Tue, Mar. 8, 3:01 PM
    • After sliding nearly 34% yesterday, comScore (SCOR +0.5%) is holding up well today in the wake of a downgrade from Macquarie to Neutral.
    • The stock tumbled as the company acknowledged that an accounting review meant it would miss an already-extended March 15 deadline to submit its 10-K. It postponed a March 16 investor day and suspended its dividend and share repurchases as it looks into the numbers.
    • Macquarie cut its price target to $29 from $47, implying 6.5% upside from today's new price level of $27.18.
    • The firm's seeing no change in fundamentals. "We had let slide last week's 8-K announcing a 15-day delay after interpreting this as a minor event ... maybe it's not so minor after all," says analyst Tim Nollen, "or maybe it is, but there is no further public information nor timeframe on resolution."
    • Accounting differences between comScore and recent merger partner Rentrak might be the cause of the problem, Nollen says, but without knowing, the firm's preferring to take a pause.
    • Previously: ComScore -31%; missing 10-K deadline, suspending dividend, buyback (Mar. 07 2016)
    • Previously: ComScore -2.5% after Q4 revenues miss (Feb. 17 2016)
    | Tue, Mar. 8, 3:01 PM
  • Mon, Mar. 7, 12:45 PM
    | Mon, Mar. 7, 12:45 PM | 11 Comments
  • Mon, Mar. 7, 10:00 AM
    • ComScore (NASDAQ:SCOR) has tumbled 31.6% out of the open after it said it was going to miss the deadline to file its 10-K.
    • The firm also said it was suspending its dividend and buyback. Over the weekend, ComScore's audit committee found that it couldn't complete a review into "potential accounting matters" in time to meet an (extended) March 15 deadline to submit its 10-K.
    • The company's also postponing its March 16 investor day and suspending a $125M share repurchase program it had just discussed last month.
    | Mon, Mar. 7, 10:00 AM
  • Wed, Feb. 17, 11:10 AM
    • ComScore (NASDAQ:SCOR) has recovered from an early post-earnings tumble as the broader market has strengthened, but is still 2.5% lower after a revenue miss for Q4 and some light EBITDA guidance for Q1.
    • Revenue grew 8.4% to a Q4-record $97.7M and profits grew 19% on a pro forma basis to $18.9M.
    • The company's guiding to Q1 GAAP revenue of $105M-$111M, GAAP earnings before income taxes of -$1.9M to $6.5M, and EBITDA of $19M-$23.5M (that, light of expectations for $25M). For the full year, it forecasts GAAP revenue of $508M-$532M, GAAP earnings before income taxes of -$26.9M to -$3.5M, and EBITDA of $116M-$132M (vs. expected $118.3M).
    • Free cash flow for the year was $55.3M (up 32%). It's initiating a new $125M repurchase program.
    • Conference call link
    • Press Release
    | Wed, Feb. 17, 11:10 AM
  • Wed, Feb. 17, 7:06 AM
    • comScore (NASDAQ:SCOR): Q4 EPS of $0.48 may not be comparable to consensus of $0.03.
    • Revenue of $97.67M (+8.4% Y/Y) misses by $1.27M.
    • Press Release
    | Wed, Feb. 17, 7:06 AM
  • Tue, Feb. 16, 5:30 PM
  • Fri, Jan. 29, 12:34 PM
    • With a merger closing coming after business today, comScore (NASDAQ:SCOR) is off 4.3% and Rentrak (NASDAQ:RENT) down 4.3%. Yesterday, the two firms gained in the wake of their respective shareholder votes to seal the deal (comScore up 0.3%; Rentrak up 0.5%).
    • Evercore ISI has initiated coverage of comScore at Hold, bucking nearly a dozen Buy ratings held by other firms.
    • On CNBC, comScore CEO Serge Matta was confident amid digital challenges and described the combination as ready to usher in the new ratings era. "The new comScore, with Rentrak, is going to be able to measure over 250M desktops, over 150M or 200M mobile phones and tablets, 40M TV sets, 120M video on demand."
    • On the challenges of getting digital partners to cooperate with their rubrics: "We have a lot of partners today ... just the baseline that we're talking about is in the hundreds of millions as a starting point ... and what we're going to be doing with it is merging all of that data together and creating a world-class cross-platform service."
    • It won't take long to get past integration and roll out new offerings, he suggests. "We know each other, our cultures are the same, the big data innovation culture between the 2 firms ... it's no longer fiction, it's really a reality, and the starting point will be happening in just a short number of weeks."
    • Previously: ComScore, Rentrak shareholders OK last merger votes; closing tomorrow (Jan. 28 2016)
    | Fri, Jan. 29, 12:34 PM
  • Thu, Jan. 28, 4:36 PM
    • Shareholders for comScore (SCOR +0.3%) and Rentrak (RENT +0.5%) have voted in separate special meetings to move forward with their merger.
    • ComScore holders approved issuing common stock connected to the all-stock deal, and Rentrak's investors voted in favor of the tie-up. Rentrak shares were to be converted into a right to receive 1.15 shares of comScore, leaving comScore's shareholders with about two-thirds of the combined company.
    • The companies expect to close on the deal after the end of business tomorrow. The new combined comScore will join the MidCap 400 Index then.
    • After hours: SCOR +1%.
    | Thu, Jan. 28, 4:36 PM
  • Mon, Jan. 25, 6:31 PM
    • ComScore (SCOR +1%) is up 1.2% after hours, and Chemours (CC -7.9%) is up 1.2% as well, as the two get set to trade places in S&P indexes.
    • ComScore will leave the S&P SmallCap 600 to join the MidCap 400 after the close on Friday, at which point comScore is expected to close on its acquisition of Rentrak (RENT +1.3%), giving it a market cap more characteristic of a mid-cap.
    • Replacing it in the SmallCap 600 will be performance chemical maker Chemours, which is near the bottom of the MidCap 400 and has a cap more representative of small caps, S&P says.
    | Mon, Jan. 25, 6:31 PM | 1 Comment
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Company Description
comScore, Inc. is a cross-platform measurement company that precisely measures audiences, brands and consumer behavior everywhere. The company builds a platform on precision and innovation. Its unmatched data footprint combines proprietary digital, TV and movie intelligence with vast demographic... More
Sector: Services
Industry: Business Services
Country: United States