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Change Today -0.14 / -1.28%
Volume 1.3M
As of 4:00 PM 05/28/15 All times are local (Market data is delayed by at least 15 minutes).

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TransAlta Corporation operates as a non-regulated electricity generation and energy marketing company in Canada, the United States, and Western Australia. The company’s Generation segment owns and operates hydro, wind, and natural gas- and coal-fired facilities. Its Energy Marketing segment is involved in the wholesale trade of electricity, and other energy-related commodities and derivatives. The company has a net ownership interest of approximately 8,184 megawatts of generating capacity. It has a strategic partnership with MidAmerican Energy Holdings Company to develop, build, and operate natural gas-fired electricity generation projects in Canada. The company was founded in 1909 and is headquartered in Calgary, Canada.

2,786 Employees
Last Reported Date: 02/19/15
Founded in 1909

transalta corp (TA) Top Compensated Officers

Chief Executive Officer, President and Non-In...
Total Annual Compensation: C$950.0K
Chief Financial Officer
Total Annual Compensation: C$339.2K
President of U. S. Operations and Executive V...
Total Annual Compensation: C$466.1K
Executive Vice President of Corporate Service...
Total Annual Compensation: C$300.0K
Chief Investment Officer
Total Annual Compensation: C$500.0K
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

transalta corp (TA) Key Developments

Ratchaburi And Transfield Plans To Exit From RATCH-Australia

Ratchaburi Electricity Generating Holding Public Company Limited (SET:RATCH) and Transfield Services Limited (ASX:TSE) plans to sell there stake in RATCH-Australia Corporation Ltd. Credit Suisse and Flagstaff Partners are appointed advisors to RATCH-Australia are looking for a potential buyer for a deal of AUD 700 million for RATCH-Australia. The potential buyer suitable for RATCH-Australia would be TransAlta Corp. (TSX:TA), Sembcorp Industries Ltd (SGX:U96) and Infrastructure Capital Group Ltd.

TransAlta Corp. Appoints Beverlee Park to its Board of Directors

TransAlta Corporation announced that Beverlee Park has been appointed to its board of directors. Beverlee Park is a senior executive with management and board experience in a range of industries, including forest products, shipping, mining, transportation, real estate, and electricity transmission. Ms. Park spent seventeen years of her career with TimberWest Forest Corp. where she was most recently Chief Operations Officer. Over that time, she also held the roles of Interim Chief Executive Officer, President of the real estate division (Couverdon Real Estate) and Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Ms. Park is currently a director of Teekay LNG Partners. Ms. Park was previously a director of the BC Transmission Corporation, where she chaired the Audit Committee.

TransAlta Corp. Reports Consolidated Earnings and Production Results for the First Quarter Ended March 31, 2015; Revises Capital Expenditures Guidance for the Year 2015

TransAlta Corp. reported consolidated earnings and production results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2015. For the quarter, the company reported Comparable EBITDA for the quarter totaled CAD 275 million down from CAD 310 million in the same period last year primarily due to a decrease in comparable EBITDA earned by Energy Marketing. The decrease in Energy Marketing comparable EBITDA is attributable to reduced volatility in Eastern markets, following extraordinary conditions in the first quarter last year. Comparable FFO for the quarter decreased CAD 27 million to CAD 211 million compared to the same period in 2014, primarily due to the decrease in comparable EBITDA and a payment for the settlement of a Force Majeure event. During the quarter, comparable net earnings attributable to common shareholders was CAD 26 million or CAD 0.09 net earnings per share, down from comparable net earnings of CAD 47 million or CAD 0.17 net earnings per share during the same period last year, as lower net interest expense, lower income taxes, and higher foreign exchange gains partially offset lower comparable EBITDA. Reported net earnings attributable to common shareholders was CAD 7 million for the quarter or CAD 0.03 net earnings per share compared to net earnings of CAD 49 million or CAD 0.18 net earnings per share for the same period in 2014. The differences between comparable and reported net earnings are mainly due to changes in the fair value of de-designated and economic hedges at U.S. Coal, net of related tax expense. Total sustaining capital expenditures were CAD 70 million for the quarter. Revenue was CAD 593 million compared to CAD 775 million a year ago. Comparable funds from operations were CAD 211 million or CAD 0.76 per share compared to CAD 238 million or CAD 0.88 per share a year ago. Cash flow from operating activities were CAD 153 million compared to CAD 279 million a year ago. Comparable Free Cash Flow was CAD 110 million or CAD 0.18 per share compared to CAD 139 million or CAD 0.29 per share a year ago. The company’s total sustaining capital expenditure are in line with its expectation at CAD 70 million for the quarter. For the quarter, the company has production was 9,900 GWh against 12,067 GWh a year ago, primarily due to an earlier start to seasonal economic dispatching at U.S. Coal due to the mild Pacific Northwest winter. The company revised capital expenditures guidance for the year 2015. The company revised its target range from CAD 310 million to CAD 340 million to CAD 295 million to CAD 325 million for 2015. The company reduced its target percent in CapEx by CAD 15 million for the year.


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