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DigitalGlobe +11.8% following Q2 beat, buyback launch

  • In addition to posting a Q2 beat, DigitalGlobe (NYSE:DGI) has announced a $75M buyback. It's good for repurchasing 3% of shares at current levels.
  • The satellite imagery provider's U.S. government sales (61% of total) rose 15.5% Y/Y in Q2 to $95.5M (Q1 growth was 26%), aided by a 66% increase in value-added services sales (boosted by analytics and geospatial intelligence offerings) to $32.3M.
  • Commercial revenue fell 8% to $62.3M after rising 18% in Q1. DGI blames tough comps - two major deliveries took place a year ago - and Russian weakness caused by geopolitical tensions.
  • Full-year revenue guidance of $630M-$660M has been reiterated. Consensus is at $644.4M.
  • Q2 results, PR

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  • Blue22
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    Any ideas on how to watch Putin without DGI? Most of the government satellites are long gone. Finally a tiny recovery to a critically important stock. Who is trying to destroy our surveillance capabilities?
    1 Aug 2014, 08:58 PM Reply Like
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