The Descartes Systems Group, Inc.

The Descartes Systems Group, Inc.

The Descartes Systems Group, Inc.

Overview
Date Founded

2012

Headquarters

120 Randall Drive, Waterloo, ON, N2V 1C6, CAN

Type of Company

Public

Employees (Worldwide)

1,270

Industries

Computer Software
IT Consulting & Services

Company Description

The Descartes Systems Group, Inc. engages in the provision of logistics technology solutions. It specializes in cloud-based solutions including modular and software-as-a-service to route, schedule, track, and measure delivery resources; plan, allocate, and execute shipments; rate, audit, and pay transportation invoices; access and leverage global trade and restricted party data; file customers and security documents for imports and exports; research and perform trade tariff and duty calculations; and other logistics processes. The company was founded on May 22, 1981 and is headquartered in Waterloo, Canada.

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In The News
The Globe and Mail (Canada)
December 6, 2019
EYE ON EQUITIES
Associated Press Financial Wire
December 4, 2019
Descartes Systems: Fiscal 3Q Earnings Snapshot
Executives & Employees

Chief Executive Officer

President & Chief Operating Officer

Chief Financial Officer

Executive Vice President, Legal, General Counsel & Corporate Secretary

Executive Vice President, Information Services

Executive Vice President-Global Marketing & Product Strategy

Executive Vice President, Customer Support & Client Services

Executive Vice President, Global Sales

Executive Vice President, Product Management

Executive Vice President, Corporate Development

Board of Directors

President at Parklea Capital, Inc.

Former Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President & Director-Investor Relations at Bowne & Co., Inc.

Chief Executive Officer at The Descartes Systems Group, Inc.

Senior Advisor at Cascadia Capital LLC

Former President-Production Services at Tervita Corp.

Chief Marketing Officer & Executive Vice President at Canadian Pacific Railway Co.

President & Chief Executive Officer at Goddard Systems, Inc.

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Jarislowsky, Fraser Limited is registered with the SEC as an investment adviser in the US under the Investment Advisers Act of 1940. The firm manages pension funds, endowment funds, corporate and private portfolios for clients in North America and overseas.

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Conestoga Capital Advisors (CCA) generally uses an investment process that is based on fundamental business and credit analysis; capital structure and liquidation analysis, a review of all legal documentation surrounding an issuer's securities; and identification of an investment catalyst. In making investment decisions, the firm relies on internally generated research, derived from annual reports, prospectuses, filings with the SEC, corporate press releases, inspections of corporate activities, conversations with the firm and/or competitors, financial newspapers, magazines and other sources. They may also use research materials prepared by others in making an investment decision. During the research process, CCA makes an assessment of the quality of the security in question by examining, among other things, financial metrics of the relevant company, the integrity and strategic vision of the management team and the ability to execute such strategy, as well as the attractiveness and risks of the company's industry. The firm reviews companies that meet its criteria, and if according to their analysis, a company has the potential to appreciate at least 100% over a three-to-five year period they will make a decision to buy the security. Client portfolios are fully invested and diversified across industries.

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Recent Transactions
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The Descartes Systems Group, Inc. purchases BestTransport.com, Inc. from Woodland Venture Management LLC, Capvest Venture Partners LLC

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The Descartes Systems Group, Inc. issued USD Common Shares

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The Descartes Systems Group, Inc. purchases PinPoint GPS Solutions, Inc.

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Advised onThe Descartes Systems Group, Inc. purchases BearWare, Inc.

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Advised onThe Descartes Systems Group, Inc. issued Common Stock

Advisors & Consultants
Legal Advisor

Partner at Proskauer Rose LLP

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Delta Air Lines, Inc. engages in the provision of scheduled air transportation for passengers and cargo. It operates through the following segments: Airline, Refinery. The Airline segment provides scheduled air transportation for passengers and cargo. The Refinery segment consists of jet fuel and non-jet fuel products. The company was founded by Collett Everman Woolman in 1928 and is headquartered in Atlanta, GA.

Key Stats and Financials As of 2019
Market Capitalization
$4.72B
Total Enterprise Value
$3.17B
Earnings Per Share
$0.53
Revenue
$359M
EBITDAMargin
32.26%
Enterprise Value Sales
8.85x
Enterprise Value EBITDAOperating
27.44x
TEVNet Income
77.86x
Debt TEV
0.01x
Net Profit
$40.8M
EBITDA
$116M
Total Debt
$33.6M
Total Equity
$701M
Five Year Compounded Annual Growth Rate Of Revenue
17.94%
Three Year Compounded Annual Growth Rate Of Revenue
14.37%
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Sameday.com, Inc. provides web-based inventory management software solutions. It provides supply chain services to e-retail and B2B clients and specializes in fulfillment and delivery of eCommerce orders. The company's shopping site allows consumers to select products from multiple e-retailers, place items in one shopping cart and purchase them with just one credit card transaction. Sameday.com was founded by Andrew Krainin in May 1999 and is headquartered in Birmingham, AL.

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Maptuit Corp. provides location information web services for consumer and transportation markets. The company was founded by William K. Tapscott and Max Stevens-Guille in 1999 and is headquartered in Burlington, MA.

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