Vista Partners Publishes March 2018 Macroeconomic & Investment Newsletter

Vista Partners (“Vista”) has published March’s FREE Macroeconomic & Investment Monthly Newsletter, “Strong Economic Growth Predicted Despite Volatile Stock Market.

Vista’s monthly newsletter contains investment considerations for Banks, Biotech, Cloud Services, Energy, Fintech, Healthcare, Manufacturing, Materials, Real Estate, SaaS, and Technology.

Vista Partners centers its Coverage on the Dow 30 Components, Select Emerging Growth Companies & Vista’s Featured Companies, with exclusive, broad-based commentary from Managing Director, John F. Heerdink, Jr.

In March’s edition of the Macroeconomic & Investment Newsletter, Mr. Heerdink states, “The bottom line is that the economy is in good shape. What’s not to like? Well, more immediate concerns….” Read full newsletter.

Companies Featured in March’s Newsletter:

Apple (AAPL), Atossa Genetics, Inc. (NASDAQ: ATOS) | Boeing (BA) | Cisco (CSCO) | Disney (DIS) | Facebook (FB) | Fusion, Inc. (NASDAQ: FSNN) | Intel (INTC) | & | Nokia (NOK).

Vista Partners publishes 100% of its content free. Vista Partners offers a wealth of mixed-media resources on the Dow 30 & Select Emerging Growth Companies. To receive FREE email updates from Vista’s select & extensive coverage universe, please sign up at VistaPGlobal.com/signup.

About Vista Partners LLC:

Founded in 2005, Vista Partners LLC (“Vista”) is a California Registered Investment Advisor based in San Francisco. Vista delivers timely and relevant insights via the website: www.vistapglobal.com with daily stories, weekly market updates, monthly macroeconomic newsletters, and Vista’s proprietary equity and market research to help you stay informed and stay competitive. Vista’s mission is to invest partner capital while arming investors with a comprehensive global financial perspective across all market sectors. Vista also seeks to provide select issuers with actionable advice regarding fundamental development, corporate governance, and capital market directives.

We encourage readers to view a complete list of disclaimers and disclosures on the Vista Partners website at VistaPGlobal.com/disclaimer.

Please follow Vista Partners on Twitter @VistaPResearch to receive updates, thoughts, and ideas on Dow 30 Components, Select Emerging Growth Companies & Vista’s Featured Companies.

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Have You read “Let’s Dance?” Vista Partners Weekly Market Update 3-24-18

Vista Partners has published “Let’s Dance?” Vista Partners Weekly Market Update 3-24-18   and is accessible on our Newsletters Page. Each issue is written by Managing Director, John Heerdink and speaks to the activities of the market, influencers and specific featured stories from Vista’s Coverage Universe that spans the Dow 30, International and Select Emerging Growth Companies.

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“Fusion Delivered Outstanding Results Over The Course of 2017” – Matthew Rosen CEO

Fusion (FSNN), is a leading provider of integrated cloud solutions to small, medium and large businesses. Fusion’s advanced, proprietary cloud service platform enables the integration of leading edge solutions in the cloud, including cloud communications, contact center, cloud connectivity, and cloud computing. Fusion’s innovative, yet proven cloud solutions lower their customers’ cost of ownership, and deliver new levels of security, flexibility, scalability, and speed of deployment. In January 2018, Fusion acquired the intellectual property and substantially all of the other assets of IQMax, a pioneer in developing secure messaging, enterprise data integration and advanced cloud communications solutions
In February 2018, Fusion completed a public offering of 12,937,500 shares of its common stock at a price of $3.20 per share, for gross proceeds of $41.4 million and for net proceeds of $38.7 million (after underwriting discounts and commissions, but before estimated offering expenses payable by Fusion)

Today, Fusion announced financial results for its fourth quarter and full year ended December 31, 2017. Consolidated revenue grew 36% to $40.3 million, compared to $29.6 million in Q4 2016 while Business Services segment revenue grew 19% to $29.6 million, compared to $24.8 million in Q4 2016. Consolidated Full Year revenue grew 21% to $150.5 million, compared to $124.7 million in 2016, driven by a 32% increase in Business Services segment revenue to $117.3 million.

Matthew Rosen, Fusion’s Chief Executive Officer stated “Fusion delivered outstanding results over the course of 2017,” said Matthew Rosen, Fusion’s Chief Executive Officer. “Excluding the contribution from Apptix, the company achieved year-over-year revenue growth in Business Services for all four quarters, confirming that our strategy is working and demonstrating the strength of our value proposition in the marketplace. This performance was highlighted by Fusion’s strong growth and solid operational metrics in Business Services in the fourth quarter. We also saw sustained positive momentum in organic bookings and in the contract value of our backlog, which bodes well for the future as we convert these customer wins to revenue.

We have also made significant progress toward closing the Birch acquisition. Over the past several months, teams from both sides have been working closely together to develop detailed integration plans so that we will hit the ground running on Day One after the close. We also received overwhelming support for the transaction at our shareholder meeting in February. While the regulatory process has taken longer than expected, only one more state application requires approval for us to be in a position to close the transaction, and we expect to obtain this by the end of the first week of April.

Meanwhile, the debt syndication process remains extremely active, and we are as confident as ever in closing the financing. The lengthy regulatory approval process has given us a greater opportunity to work on achieving the best possible terms for Fusion, in light of both present and future opportunities to create shareholder value through acquisitions. We continue to feel very good about the deal today and believe we have a clear path to closing the financing in the near term.”

Michael Bauer, Fusion’s Chief Financial Officer stated, “Fusion’s strong year-over-year Adjusted EBITDA growth in the fourth quarter and for full year demonstrates our ability to successfully identify and integrate acquisitions. In 2017, Fusion achieved all of the cost synergies related to Apptix. With the additional liquidity from our recent equity offering, we believe that Fusion is well positioned for sustained future growth to create long-term value, leveraging the unique and compelling single source platform we have built over the past six years.”

To learn more about Fusion (Nasdaq: FSNN) and to track its progress please visit the Vista Partners Fusion (FSNN) Coverage Page.

 

Fusion Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2017 Financial Results

NEW YORK, March 22, 2018– Fusion, a leading cloud services provider, today announced financial results for its fourth quarter and full year ended December 31, 2017.. Consolidated revenue grew 36% to $40.3 …..

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Happy St. Patty’s Day Weekend! “Lucky Charms For You?” Vista Partners Weekly Market Update 3-17-18 Now Available!

Vista Partners has published “Lucky Charms For You?” Vista Partners Weekly Market Update 3-17-18   and is accessible on our Newsletters Page. Each issue is written by Managing Director, John Heerdink and speaks to the activities of the market, influencers and specific featured stories from Vista’s Coverage Universe that spans the Dow 30, International and Select Emerging Growth Companies.

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Have You Read “In The Green, Again?” Vista Partners Weekly Market Update 3-10-18

Vista Partners has published “In The Green, Again?” Vista Partners Weekly Market Update 3-10-18  and is accessible on our Newsletters Page. Each issue is written by Managing Director, John Heerdink and speaks to the activities of the market, influencers and specific featured stories from Vista’s Coverage Universe that spans the Dow 30 and Select Emerging Growth Companies.

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Provider of Cloud Services, Fusion, Hosting Q4 & 2017 Results Conference Call Thursday, March 22

New your City-based Fusion (FSNN) is a leading provider of integrated cloud solutions to small, medium and large businesses, & is a single source for the cloud. Fusion’s advanced, proprietary cloud services platform enables the integration of leading-edge solutions in the cloud, including cloud communications, contact center, cloud connectivity, and cloud computing. Fusion’s innovative, yet proven cloud solutions lower their customers’ cost of ownership and deliver new levels of security, flexibility, scalability, and speed of deployment.

Fusion will hold a conference call on Thursday, March 22, 2018, at 10:30 a.m. Eastern time to discuss its results for the fourth quarter and full year ended December 31, 2017. Financial results will be issued in a press release prior to the call. Fusion CEO Matthew Rosen and CFO Michael Bauer will host the conference call, followed by a question and answer period.

To access the call, you dial Toll-free 1-888-882-4478 domestically, & the International dial-in number is 1-323-794-2149. The Conference ID is 1597159.

Michael Bauer, Fusion’s CFO, recently stated, “We are very excited to complete the Birch transaction. The combined company is projected to have approximately $575 million in pro forma annual revenue and over $150 million in pro forma annual Adjusted EBITDA, including over $20 million in expected cost synergies.” 
To learn more about Fusion (Nasdaq: FSNN) & Goldman Sachs (GS) and to track their progress please visit the Vista Partners Coverage Pages. 

Fusion Sets Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2017 Financial Results Conference Call for Thursday, March 22, 2018 at 10:30 a.m. ET

NEW YORK, March 08, 2018– Fusion, a leading provider of cloud services, will hold a conference call on Thursday, March 22, 2018 at 10:30 a.m. Eastern time to discuss its results for the fourth quarter …..

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Cloud Services Provider Fusion (FSNN) Presenting at Roth Conference in Dana Point, California, March 13th

Fusion (FSNN), a leading provider of integrated cloud solutions to small, medium and large businesses, is a single source for the cloud. Fusion’s advanced, proprietary cloud services platform enables the integration of leading-edge solutions in the cloud, including cloud communications, contact center, cloud connectivity, and cloud computing. Fusion’s innovative, yet proven cloud solutions lower their customers’ cost of ownership and deliver new levels of security, flexibility, scalability, and speed of deployment.

Today Fusion announced that Matthew Rosen, its Chief Executive Officer, will present at the 30th Annual ROTH Conference on Tuesday, March 13, 2018, at 12:30 pm PDT. The conference will be held at The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel in Dana Point, California.

Recently, Fusion engaged Goldman Sachs (GS), Morgan Stanley and MUFG as joint lead arrangers and joint bookrunners to arrange senior secured credit facilities (the “Facilities”) to be entered into in connection with Fusion’s previously announced agreement to acquire the Cloud and Business Services business of Birch Communications, Inc. Fusion intends to use the net proceeds from the Facilities to refinance its existing debt, to retire existing senior debt of Birch as part of the acquisition and for general corporate purposes.
The Facilities are expected to consist of $570 million senior secured term loans and a revolving credit facility, which is expected to be undrawn at closing. Borrowings under the Facilities will be guaranteed by each of Fusion’s current and future subsidiaries, subject to certain customary exceptions, and will be secured by a lien on substantially all of the assets of Fusion and each of the guarantors.  The interest rate, maturity and other terms of the Facilities are to be determined.
Michael Bauer, Fusion’s CFO, recently stated, “We are very excited to complete the Birch transaction. The combined company is projected to have approximately $575 million in pro forma annual revenue and over $150 million in pro forma annual Adjusted EBITDA, including over $20 million in expected cost synergies.”
To learn more about Fusion (Nasdaq: FSNN) & Goldman Sachs (GS) and to track their progress please visit the Vista Partners Coverage Pages. 

Fusion to Present at the 30th Annual ROTH Conference

NEW YORK, March 06, 2018– Fusion, a leading provider of cloud services, announced today that Matthew Rosen, its Chief Executive Officer, will present at the 30th Annual ROTH Conference on Tuesday, March …..

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New Fed Chair Jerome Powell Cools Overheating Talk & Confirms Gradual Approach

Jerome Hayden Powell is an American former investment banker, who is the current Chair of the Federal Reserve. He was nominated to the position by President Donald Trump and confirmed by the United States Senate. Based on public filings, Powell’s net worth is estimated to be as much as $112 million making him the richest member of the Federal Reserve Board of Governors.

Powell, during a Senate Banking Committee hearing in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Thursday, March 1, 2018, stated the following:

“By continuing to gradually raise interest rates over time we are trying to … achieve inflation moving up to target, but also make sure that the economy doesn’t overheat.”

“There is no evidence that the economy is currently overheating.”

“I will be honest. I would have thought you would have seen more wage increases by this point.”

“We’ve got an economy with strong momentum. … I do think you will begin to see wages coming up.”

These statements seemed to catch the market off-guard today as the Dow 30 sold off 420.22 points into the close off -1.68% for the day as it closed at 24,608.98.

Recently, Vista Partners (“Vista”) published February’s FREE Macroeconomic & Investment Monthly Newsletter, “Clear Skies Ahead?” Vista’s monthly newsletter contains investment considerations for Banks,Biotech, Cloud Services, Energy, Fintech, Healthcare, Manufacturing, Materials, Real Estate, SaaS, and Technology. Vista Partners centers its Coverage on the Dow 30 Components, Select Emerging Growth Companies & Vista’s Featured Companies, with exclusive, broad-based commentary from Managing Director, John F. Heerdink, Jr.

In February’s edition of the Macroeconomic & Investment Newsletter, Mr. Heerdink states, “For anyone holding long-term Treasuries, this could be a nightmare. If we see a move….” Read full newsletter.

Companies Featured in February’s Newsletter: Apple (AAPL), Atossa Genetics, Inc. (NASDAQ: ATOS) | Caterpillar (CAT) | Disney (DIS) | Fusion, Inc. (NASDAQ: FSNN) | & General Mills (GIS).

Vista Partners publishes 100% of its content free. Vista Partners offers a wealth of mixed-media resources on the Dow 30 & Select Emerging Growth Companies. To receive FREE email updates from Vista’s select & extensive coverage universe, please sign up at VistaPGlobal.com/signup.

 

Powell Plays Down Overheating Risk While Asserting Gradual Path

Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell pushed back against the notion that the U.S. economy is close to overheating, as he fine-tuned the message on his outlook while reinforcing his commitment to a gradual …..

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Vista Partners Publishes The February 2018 FREE Macroeconomic & Investment Monthly Newsletter

Vista Partners (“Vista”) has published February’s FREE Macroeconomic & Investment Monthly Newsletter, “Clear Skies Ahead?”.

Vista’s monthly newsletter contains investment considerations for Banks, Biotech, Cloud Services, Energy, Fintech, Healthcare, Manufacturing, Materials, Real Estate, SaaS, and Technology.

Vista Partners centers its Coverage on the Dow 30 Components, Select Emerging Growth Companies & Vista’s Featured Companies, with exclusive, broad-based commentary from Managing Director, John F. Heerdink, Jr.

In February’s edition of the Macroeconomic & Investment Newsletter, Mr. Heerdink states, “For anyone holding long-term Treasuries, this could be a nightmare. If we see a move….” Read full newsletter.

Companies Featured in February’s Newsletter: Apple (AAPL), Atossa Genetics, Inc. (NASDAQ: ATOS) | Caterpillar (CAT) | Disney (DIS) | Fusion, Inc. (NASDAQ: FSNN) | & General Mills (GIS).

Vista Partners publishes 100% of its content free. Vista Partners offers a wealth of mixed-media resources on the Dow 30 & Select Emerging Growth Companies. To receive FREE email updates from Vista’s select & extensive coverage universe, please sign up at VistaPGlobal.com/signup.

About Vista Partners LLC:

Founded in 2005, Vista Partners LLC (“Vista”) is a California Registered Investment Advisor based in San Francisco. Vista delivers timely and relevant insights via the website: www.vistapglobal.com with daily stories, weekly market updates, monthly macroeconomic newsletters, and Vista’s proprietary equity and market research to help you stay informed and stay competitive. Vista’s mission is to invest partner capital while arming investors with a comprehensive global financial perspective across all market sectors. Vista also seeks to provide select issuers with actionable advice regarding fundamental development, corporate governance, and capital market directives.

We encourage readers to view a complete list of disclaimers and disclosures on the Vista Partners website at VistaPGlobal.com/disclaimer.

Please follow Vista Partners on Twitter @VistaPResearch to receive updates, thoughts, and ideas on Dow 30 Components, Select Emerging Growth Companies & Vista’s Featured Companies.

Contact:

inquiries@VistaPGlobal.com




“Back In Order?” Vista Partners’ Weekly Market Update 2-17-18

Vista Partners has published “Back In Order?” Vista Partners Weekly Market Update 2-17-18 and is accessible on our Newsletters Page. Each issue is written by Managing Director, John Heerdink and speaks to the activities of the market, influencers and specific featured stories from Vista’s Coverage Universe that spans the Dow 30 and Select Emerging Growth Companies.

Each weekly update issue is sent out via email directly to the thousands of investors around the world that have elected to be updated each week. Please “Join us” Today!

Stay Informed! Stay Competitive! It’s FREE & EASY to sign up.