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Maxar Technologies Reports Third Quarter 2019 Results


WESTMINSTER, Colo.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Maxar Technologies (NYSE:MAXR) (TSX:MAXR) (“Maxar” or the “Company”), a trusted partner and innovator in Earth Intelligence and Space Infrastructure, today announced financial results for the quarter ended September 30, 2019. All dollar amounts in this press release are expressed in U.S. dollars.

Key points from the quarter include:

  • Consolidated revenues of $479 million
  • Net loss of $0.44 per share
  • Adjusted EBITDAof $128 million and Adjusted EBITDA1 margin of 26.7 percent

This is a non-GAAP financial measure. Refer to section “Non-GAAP Financial Measures” in this earnings release.

“We continued to make solid progress this quarter on our near-term priorities to position Maxar for sustained top and bottom-line growth, including efforts to reduce debt and leverage levels, re-engineer the Space Solutions business, position our Imagery, Services, and MDA businesses for long-term growth, and create a leaner, more agile organization with a reduced cost structure,” stated Dan Jablonsky, President and Chief Executive Officer.

Jablonsky continued, “We recently signed a sale-lease back transaction on a facility in Palo Alto, California that we expect to reduce debt and leverage, and we garnered important wins in our Space Systems business, including initial work on Canadarm3 and the TEMPO instrument for NASA. We also saw solid bookings and revenue growth in our Imagery and Services segments, including a four-year contract award for our Global-EGD service, a program to support a GEOINT Cloud Architecture for US Air Force, and the addition of another country to the installed base for the Company’s Rapid and Direct Access Program.”

“Third quarter results were largely consistent with expectations,” stated Biggs Porter, Chief Financial Officer. “Adjusted EBITDA benefited from recent restructuring and reshaping efforts in Space Systems as well as growth in Services and Imagery. Our leverage and debt levels remain in-line with expectations and are expected to improve with the sale-lease back transaction on the Palo Alto facility.”

Total revenues decreased to $479 million from $509 million, or by $30 million, for the three months ended September 30, 2019, compared to the same period of 2018. The decrease in revenues was primarily driven by a $43 million decrease in the Space Systems segment. The decrease was partially offset by a $10 million increase in the Imagery segment and an $11 million increase in revenues in the Services segment.

For the three months ended September 30, 2019, net loss of $26 million compared to net loss of $289 million in the comparative period of 2018. The increase is primarily driven by impairment losses taken in the third quarter of 2018 that did not occur in 2019.

For the third quarter of 2019, Adjusted EBITDA was $128 million and Adjusted EBITDA as a percentage of consolidated revenues (“Adjusted EBITDA margin percentage”) was 26.7%. This is compared to Adjusted EBITDA of $105 million and Adjusted EBITDA margin percentage of 20.6% for the third quarter of 2018. The increase was driven largely by higher Adjusted EBITDA from the Space Systems and Imagery segments, partially offset by higher corporate and other expenses.

The Company had total order backlog of $2.2 billion as of September 30, 2019 compared to $2.4 billion as at December 31, 2018. Backlog decreased primarily due to declines in backlog in our Imagery segment partially offset by an increase in our Space Systems segment and Services segment backlog as a result of new awards during the quarter. Imagery backlog declined primarily due to the recognition of EnhancedView revenue during the quarter and the loss of our WorldView-4 satellite. As of September 30, 2019 and December 31, 2018 unfunded contract options totaled $1.4 billion and $1.2 billion, respectively.

Financial Highlights

In addition to results reported in accordance with U.S. GAAP, the Company uses certain non-GAAP financial measures as supplemental indicators of its financial and operating performance. These non-GAAP financial measures include EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA. The Company believes these supplementary financial measures reflect the Company’s ongoing business in a manner that allows for meaningful period-to-period comparisons and analysis of trends in its business.

Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

Certain statements and other information included in this release constitute "forward-looking information" or "forward-looking statements" (collectively, "forward-looking statements") under applicable securities laws. Statements including words such as "may", "will", "could", "should", "would", "plan", "potential", "intend", "anticipate", "believe", "estimate" or "expect" and other words, terms and phrases of similar meaning are often intended to identify forward-looking statements, although not all forward-looking statements contain these identifying words. Forward-looking statements involve estimates, expectations, projections, goals, forecasts, assumptions, risks and uncertainties, as well as other statements referring to or including forward-looking information included in this presentation.

Forward-looking statements are subject to various risks and uncertainties which could cause actual results to differ materially from the anticipated results or expectations expressed in this presentation. As a result, although management of the Company believes that the expectations and assumptions on which such forward-looking statements are based are reasonable, undue reliance should not be placed on the forward-looking statements because the Company can give no assurance that they will prove to be correct. The risks that could cause actual results to differ materially from current expectations include, but are not limited to, the risk factors and other disclosures about the Company and its business included inthe Company's continuous disclosure materials filed from time to time with U.S. securities and Canadian regulatory authorities, which are available online under the Company's EDGAR profile at, under the Company's SEDAR profile at or on the Company's website at

The forward-looking statements contained in this release are expressly qualified in their entirety by the foregoing cautionary statements. All such forward-looking statements are based upon data available as of the date of this presentation or other specified date and speak only as of such date. The Company disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements in this presentation as a result of new information or future events, except as may be required under applicable securities legislation.

Unless stated otherwise or the context otherwise requires, references to the terms “Company,” “Maxar,” “we,” “us,” and “our” to refer collectively to Maxar Technologies Inc. and its consolidated subsidiaries. Financial information and results of operations presented in this Earnings Release for the periods prior to January 1, 2019 relate to Maxar Technologies Ltd., our predecessor issuer, and relate to Maxar Technologies Inc. after January 1, 2019.

Investor/Analyst Conference Call

Maxar President and Chief Executive Officer, Dan Jablonsky, and Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Biggs Porter, will host an earnings conference call Monday, November 4, 2019, reviewing the third quarter results, followed by a question and answer session. The call is scheduled to begin promptly at 3:00 p.m. MT (5:00 p.m. ET). To participate, dial:

Participant Toll Free Dial-In: 1-866-211-3067
Participant International Dial-In: 1-647-689-6610

The Conference Call will also be Webcast live and then archived at:

Telephone replay will be available from Tuesday, November 5, 2019 at 6:30 p.m. MT (8:30 p.m. ET) to Tuesday, November 19, 2019 at 9:59 p.m. MT (11:59 p.m. ET) at the following numbers:

Toll free North America: 1-800-585-8367
International Dial-In: 1-416-621-4642
Passcode: 2326048#

About Maxar

Maxar is a leading provider of solutions in Earth intelligence and Space infrastructure. We help government and commercial customers to monitor, understand and navigate the changing planet; deliver global broadband communications infrastructure; and explore and advance the use of space. Our approach combines decades of deep mission understanding and a proven commercial and defense foundation to deliver our services with speed, scale and cost effectiveness. Maxar’s 5,800 team members in more than 30 global locations work to help our customers harness the potential of space. Maxar’s stock trades on the New York Stock Exchange and Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol “MAXR”. For more information, visit


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Source: Maxar Technologies