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MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd., a communications and information company, provides operational solutions to commercial and government organizations worldwide. The company operates through two segments, Communications, and Surveillance and Intelligence. The Communications segment offers space-based solutions for the delivery of a range of services, including television and radio distribution, broadband Internet, and mobile communications. This segment supplies communication satellites, satellite antenna subsystems, and associated ground infrastructure and support services for the communication satellite operators, communication satellite manufacturers, and government agencies. The Surveillance and Intelligence segment provides space-based and airborne surveillance solutions, imaging satellite ground systems, geospatial information services, and associated support services. Its solutions support the operational needs of government and commercial customers, including space agencies, defense and civil departments, intelligence agencies, aerospace prime contractors, aviation authorities, imaging satellite operators, and oil and gas companies. This segment also supplies robotic systems for the space and terrestrial markets. The company was founded in 1969 and is headquartered in Richmond, Canada.

4,800 Employees
Last Reported Date: 02/25/15
Founded in 1969

macdonald dettwiler & assoc (MDDWF) Top Compensated Officers

Chief Executive Officer, President and Execut...
Total Annual Compensation: C$435.0K
Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice Pr...
Total Annual Compensation: C$319.0K
Chief Operating Officer and Executive Vice Pr...
Total Annual Compensation: C$361.0K
President of Space Systems/Loral LLC
Total Annual Compensation: C$463.5K
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2013.

macdonald dettwiler & assoc (MDDWF) Key Developments

Macdonald Dettwiler & Associates Ltd. Signs Contract with Aselsan to Provide Ku-Band Payload Equipment

MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd. has signed a contract worth around CAD 29 million with Aselsan Electronic Industries Inc. to provide Ku-Band payload equipment for a communications satellite subsystem. This award is in addition to the existing contract announced in April 2014 for the provision of an X-band communication hosted payload solution. Aselsan is a prime contractor for the construction of the Ku-Band and X-Band payloads, which are scheduled to provide government and other communication services once it is launched in 2020.

MacDonald Dettwiler & Associates Ltd. Declares Quarterly Dividend, Payable on March 31, 2015

MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd. announced a 14% increase in the dividend rate for 2015 and changed its dividend policy to pay dividends quarterly instead of semi-annually. A quarterly dividend of $0.37 per share is payable on March 31, 2015 to shareholders of record at the close of business on March 16, 2015.

Macdonald Dettwiler & Associates Ltd. Reports Audited Consolidated Earnings Results for the Fourth Quarter and Full Year Ended December 31, 2014; Provides Financial Guidance for the Fiscal 2015

Macdonald Dettwiler & Associates Ltd. reported audited consolidated earnings results for the fourth quarter and full year ended December 31, 2014. For the fourth quarter of 2013, the company reported consolidated revenues of $547.0 million compared to $476.7 million for the same period a year ago. Operating earnings increased to $54 million, or $1.49 per share, compared to $48 million, or $1.34 per share, for the same period of last year. Net loss was $35.8 million or $0.99 per basic and diluted share against net earnings of $25.2 million or $0.70 per basic and diluted share for the same period a year ago. Operating EBITDA increased 7% to $88 million. For the full year, the company reported consolidated revenues increased to $2.1 billion compared to $1.8 billion for 2013. Operating earnings increased to $208 million or $5.76 per share from $180 million or $5.13 per share for 2013. Net earnings were $47.1 million or $1.31 per basic and diluted share against $105.0 million or $3.00 per basic and diluted share for the same period a year ago. Operating earnings EBITDA increased by 7% to $348 million. For the 2015, the company expects the effective tax rate for operating earnings to be in the very low 20% range.


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