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NeuStar (NSR)

Little-known NeuStar manages all telephone portability in North America, transferring numbers from one carrier to the next. It's what allows customers to change telephone services without changing phone numbers. The company says it doesn't keep call records or any data on phone users. The management of phone numbers has translated into enviable financial numbers for the Sterling (Va.)-based company. NeuStar, which raised $605 million in its June 2005 IPO, beat estimates in the first quarter, reporting $76.2 million in revenue, a 31.8% jump from a year earlier. It also raised its outlook for 2006, expecting as much as $324 million in revenue instead of up to $306 million.

Company Info

2005 Rank


Market Value*
($ Millions)


($ Millions)


Sales Growth
(3-yr. avg. annual)

39.5 %

($ Millions)


Profit Growth
(3-yr. avg. annual)

51.8 %

Return on Inv. Capital (3-yr.)

30.6 %

Share Price
12-Mo. Hi/Lo


Share Price
As of 4/28/06


Return on Equity

24.5 %

P/E Ratio


No. of Employees


Industry Integrated Telecommunication Services


Location Sterling, Va.
Phone 571 434-5400
*Trailing 12 months
Stock price data as of 4/28/06
DATA: Standard & Poor's Compustat

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Company Snapshot

NeuStar provides clearinghouse services to the communications and Internet industry primarily in the U.S. and Canada. The company provides critical technology services, which enable communication service providers to manage various technical and operating requirements, including addressing, neutral third party interoperability, and infrastructure needs. Its services include databases and systems, such as telephone number pooling, Internet domain name services, order management services, and wireline and wireless number portability services that allow service providers to exchange data for workflow and transaction processing. NeuStar also operates authoritative directories that manage various telephone area codes and numbers for the .us and .biz Internet domains, and for the U.S. Common Short Codes. In addition, the company provides infrastructure services, such as network management, connection services, service order provisioning, and public safety and security services, as well as critical secretariat services to the Internet Engineering Task Force. It serves Internet service providers, cable TV operators, voice over Internet protocol service providers, local exchange carriers, competitive local exchange carriers, incumbent local exchange carriers, inter-exchange carriers, wireless service providers, and long distance carriers. The company was founded in 1996 and has its headquarters in Sterling, Va.

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Jeffrey Ganek

Jeffrey Ganek, 53

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

Total Compensation*

$ 667,923

Total Options Value*

$ 40,060,351

* Fiscal Year 2005

Carnegie Mellon University - Bachelor's Degree, Carnegie Mellon University - Master's Degree

Executive Bio

Jeffrey Ganek has been the chairman and chief executive of NeuStar since December, 1999. Ganek is responsible for overall management of NeuStar. Ganek serves as adviser of Wondir. From December, 1995, to December, 1999, Ganek was senior vice-president and managing director of Communications Industry Services, or CIS, at Lockheed Martin, an advanced technology company. CIS, which was acquired from Lockheed Martin in 1999 to form NeuStar, provided clearinghouse services to the telecommunications industry. From 1993 to 1995, he was vice-president-Asia operations for Global TeleSystems Group, a communications service provider in Europe and Asia. From 1991 to 1993, he was vice-president of marketing at GTE Spacenet, a satellite communications service provider. From 1985 to 1991, he was director of marketing and corporate development at MCI, a telecom company. From 1976 to 1985, he held management positions at AT&T, in corporate development, marketing and finance. Ganek serves as a director of NeuStar. Ganek holds a bachelor's degree in economics and a master's degree in public policy and management, both from Carnegie Mellon University.

Management Team

Key Executives

Jeffrey Ganek; Martin K. Lowen; John B. Spirtos; John Malone; Mark D. Foster; Michael Lach

Board Directors

Frank L. Schiff; Henry Geller; Pickar, Kenneth A Ph.D.; James G. Cullen; Joseph P. Landy; Jeffrey Ganek; Andre Dahan; Henry Geller; Ross Ireland; Pamela Joseph

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