Additionally, forward-looking statements are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results and expectations to differ materially from the anticipated results or expectations expressed herein. The Company cautions readers that should certain risks or uncertainties materialize, or should underlying assumptions prove incorrect, actual results may vary significantly from those expected. The risks that could cause actual results to differ materially from current expectations include, but are not limited to: the loss or termination in scope of any one of the Company's primary contracts; the Company's ability to generate a sustainable order rate for its satellite manufacturing operations in a market where the number of satellite construction contracts awarded varies annually; changes in government policies, priorities, regulations, use of commercial data providers to meet U.S. government imagery needs, government agency mandates, funding levels through agency budget reductions, the imposition of budgetary constraints or a decline in government support or deferment of funding for programs in which the Company or its customers participate; changes in U.S. government policy regarding use of commercial-data providers, or material delay or cancellation of certain U.S. government programs; the Company's ability to effectively execute its U.S. government access plan and realize anticipated benefits of contract awards from the U.S. government and failure by the Company to comply with U.S. regulations could result in penalties or suspension and failure by the Company to maintain the relevant clearances and approvals could limit its ability to operate in the U.S. market; certain U.S. subsidiaries of the Company are subject to the requirements of the National Industrial Security Program Operating Manual for their facility security clearance, which is a prerequisite for their ability to obtain and perform on classified contracts for the U.S. government; risks inherent with performance on fixed price contracts, particularly the ability to contain cost overruns and schedule delays; foreign and domestic resellers fail to market or sell the Company's products and services successfully; inability of the Company's limited vendors to provide key products and services; quality issues, failure of systems to meet performance requirements, potential for product liability, or the occurrence of defects in products or systems could result in lost revenue and harm to the Company's reputation; occurrence of delays in obtaining regulatory approvals, satellite damage or destruction during launch, launch failures, or incorrect orbital placement; failure of the Company's satellites to operate as intended; natural disasters or other disruptions affecting the Company's operations and resulting in an interruption or failure of the Company's infrastructure; failure of the Company or inability to protect and maintain the Earth-imagery content stored in its ImageLibrary; loss of, or damage to, a satellite before the end of its expected operational life and the failure to obtain data or alternate sources of data for the Company's products; reliance on information technology systems and threats of disruption from security breaches and cyber-attacks; limited insurance coverage, pricing and availability; failure to anticipate changes in technology, technical standards and offerings or comply with the requisite standards, or failure to maintain technological advances and offer new products to retain customers and market position; potential infringement of the intellectual property rights of others and inadequate protection of the Company's intellectual property rights; significant competition with competitors that are larger or have greater resources, and where foreign currency fluctuations may increase competition from the Company's non-U.S. competitors; changes in regulations, telecommunication standards and laws in the countries in which the Company conducts business; export restrictions or the inability to obtain export approvals; failure to obtain necessary regulatory approvals and licenses, including those required by the U.S. government; a competitive advantage for competitors not subject to the same level of export control or economic sanctions laws and regulations faced by the Company; exposure to fines and/or legal penalties under U.S. and Canadian securities regulations; exposure to fines and/or legal sanctions under anti-corruption laws; the Company's ability to attract and retain qualified personnel; the Company's ability to receive satellite imagery, including from third parties for resale and performance issues on the Company's on-orbit satellites; the Company's failure to raise adequate capital to finance its business strategies, including funding any future satellite; uncertainty in financing arrangements and failure to obtain required financing on acceptable terms, or credit agreements may contain restrictive covenants which may be limiting; failure to identify, acquire, obtain the required regulatory approvals, or profitably manage additional businesses or successfully integrate any acquired businesses, products or technologies into the Company without substantial expenses, delays or other operational, regulatory, or financial problems; the Company's ability to obtain certain satellite construction contracts depends, in part, on its ability to provide the customer with partial financing of working capital and any financing provided by the Company may not be repaid or the Company may be called upon to make payments; certain customers are highly leveraged and may not fulfil their contractual payment obligations, including vendor financing; the risk that the Company will not be able to access export credit financing to facilitate the sale of the Company's communication satellites and other products to non-Canadian and non-U.S. customers; exposure to foreign currency fluctuations; failure to comply with environmental regulations; and impairment of the carrying amount of certain of the Company's assets.
There may be additional risks and uncertainties applicable to the Company related to its acquisition of DigitalGlobe, Inc., including that: the Company may not realize all of the expected benefits of the acquisition or the benefits may not occur within the time periods anticipated; significant demands will be placed on the managerial, operational and financial personnel and systems of the Company to support the expansion of operations as a result of the acquisition; the Company may not have discovered undisclosed liabilities in the course of the due diligence review of DigitalGlobe; and the Company is a target of appraisal proceedings which could result in substantial costs.
For additional information with respect to certain of these risks or factors, reference should be made to the section entitled "Business Risks and Uncertainties" of the Company's annual Management's Discussion and Analysis and the notes to the consolidated financial statements of the Company for the year ended December 31, 2017 and the three and nine months ended September 30, 2018, as well as to the Company's continuous disclosure materials filed from time to time with Canadian securities regulatory authorities, which are available online under the Company's SEDAR profile at www.sedar.com, under the Company's EDGAR profile at www.sec.gov or on the Company's website at www.maxar.com.
The foregoing lists are not intended to be exhaustive and there may be other key risks that are not listed above that are not presently known to the Company or that the Company currently deems immaterial. Should one or more of these or other risks or uncertainties materialize, or should any of the underlying assumptions prove incorrect, actual results may vary in material respects from those expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements contained herein. As a result of the foregoing, readers should not place undue reliance on the forward-looking statements contained herein.
The forward-looking statements contained herein 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 earnings release 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 herein as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, other than as may be required under applicable securities law.
Investor/Analyst Conference Call
Maxar President and CEO Howard Lance and Executive Vice President and CFO Biggs Porter will host a Conference Call on October 31, 2018 at 8:30am Eastern Standard Time to discuss the financial results and to answer questions.
To participate, dial:
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Maxar Technologies Ltd. (the "Company" or "Maxar"), is a corporation continued under the laws of the province of British Columbia, Canada with common shares listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange ("TSX") and the New York Stock Exchange ("NYSE"), each under the symbol: MAXR. On October 5, 2017 , the Company's name was changed from MacDonald , Dettwiler and Associates Ltd. to Maxar Technologies Ltd. The Company's registered office is located at Suite 1700, 666 Burrard Street, Vancouver, British Columbia , Canada.