j2 Global (NASDAQ: JCOM)

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j2 Global, Inc. (JCOM) provides Internet services through two divisions: Business Cloud Services and Digital Media. The Business Cloud Services Division offers Internet fax, virtual phone, hosted email, email marketing, online backup, unified communications and CRM solutions. It markets its services principally under the brand names eFax ®, eVoice ®, FuseMail ®, Campaigner ®, KeepItSafe ®, Livedrive ®, and Onebox ®, and operates a messaging network spanning 49 countries on six continents. The Digital Media Division offers technology, gaming and lifestyle content through its digital properties, which include PCMag.com, IGN.com, AskMen.com, Toolbox.com and others. The Digital Media Division also operates NetShelter ® Powered by BuyerBase ®, an advanced digital ad targeting platform, and Ziff Davis B2B, a leading provider of research to enterprise buyers and leads to IT vendors. As of December 31, 2013, j2 had achieved 18 consecutive fiscal years of revenue growth.

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Investment HighlightsValue Proposition
Company Name j2 Global
Market/Symbol NASDAQ: JCOM
Recent Price
Market Cap $3,765.24M
Avg. Daily Vol. (3m) 358,624
Price/Book N/A
Price/Cash Flow 13x
As of Dec. 8, 2016
*Source: QuoteMedia


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  • Total revenue up 14% to $145.7 million
  • Earnings per share up 11% to $0.84 per share
  • EBITDA up 18% to $63.7 million
  • Free cash flow up 38% to $54.1 million

  • Online backup services, KeepItSafe and LiveDrive, generate $1,000 ARPU (annual revenue per customer) and $100 ARPU respectively
  • Acquired Ziff Davis in 2012; grew revenue from $10.8 million to $38 million

  • Online backup up 900%; organic and acquisition-fueled growth
  • Hosted email up 69%; driven by late 2013 entrance into UK market and enhanced market position through iCritical acquisition
  • Fax/Voice services up 4%; key growth areas include U.S., Japan, UK, & corporate

  • Cash and investments of $709 million at end of 2Q14
  • Declared 12th consecutive quarterly cash dividend increase in 2Q14
  • Reaffirmed fiscal 2014 revenues estimate between $580 million to $600 million

Value Proposition


JCOM is expanding its portfolio of leading cloud services and digital media brands through the development of new services and key acquisitions globally. According to Statista, cloud-based online backup services are forecasted to reach $1 billion in 2014. JCOM’s backup services for both SMBs and individuals remain a significant growth driver for the Company, and with leading brands such as Ziff Davis and IGN, JCOM’s media segment has grown to two billion page views per quarter. Free cash flow in the second quarter represented 37% of revenues, while a significant cash position has enabled JCOM to declare 12 consecutive quarters of increasing dividends, with $143 million returned to shareholders over the three-year period.

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