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IMAX It’s an entertainment experience so real you feel it in your bones, so magical it takes you places you have never been; so all-encompassing you’re not just peeking through the window, but part of the action. Behind it is a world of high technology – proprietary software, architecture and equipment pioneered by IMAX. IMAX is unique – not an entertainment or technology or distribution company but all three at once: an innovator with patented technology; a Hollywood insider that partners with the world’s most celebrated movie-makers to enhance their biggest blockbusters and documentaries; and a global enterprise with more than 1000 theatres in 68 countries. There’s only one IMAX, and once experienced there’s no going back…

TypePublic
Founded1967
HQMississauga, CA
Websiteimax.com
Employee Ratings3.2
Overall CultureC+

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Employees (est.) (May 2021)622(-7%)
Job Openings40
Revenue (FY, 2019)$395.7 M(+6%)
Share Price (Jun 2021)$22.7
Cybersecurity ratingDMore

Key People/Management at IMAX

W.d. Hogan

W.d. Hogan

Director
Mark Welton

Mark Welton

President, IMAX Theatres
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IMAX Office Locations

IMAX has offices in Mississauga, Los Angeles, New York, Dublin and in 3 other locations
Mississauga, CA (HQ)
2525 Speakman Dr
Chuo City, JP
Ningyōchō Station, 2-chōme-6 Nihonbashiningyōchō
Moskva, RU
Spasopeskovskiy Pereulok, 7/1, 5
London, GB
7 Stratford Pl, Marylebone
Los Angeles, CA, US
12582 W Millennium
New York, NY, US
902 Broadway 20th floor
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IMAX Financials and Metrics

IMAX Revenue

IMAX's revenue was reported to be $395.66 m in FY, 2019
USD

Revenue (Q1, 2021)

38.8m

Gross profit (Q1, 2021)

17.3m

Gross profit margin (Q1, 2021), %

44.6%

Net income (Q1, 2021)

(10.5m)

EBIT (Q1, 2021)

(10.8m)

Market capitalization (11-Jun-2021)

1.3b

Closing stock price (11-Jun-2021)

22.7

Cash (31-Mar-2021)

267.8m

EV

1.1b
IMAX's current market capitalization is $1.3 b.
Annual
USDFY, 2016FY, 2017FY, 2018FY, 2019

Revenue

377.3m380.8m374.4m395.7m

Revenue growth, %

1%1%(2%)

Cost of goods sold

181.5m

Gross profit

214.2m
Quarterly
USDQ1, 2016Q2, 2016Q3, 2016Q1, 2017Q2, 2017Q3, 2017Q1, 2018Q2, 2018Q3, 2018Q1, 2019Q2, 2019Q3, 2019Q1, 2020Q2, 2020Q3, 2020Q1, 2021

Revenue

80.2m104.8m86.4m34.9m8.9m37.3m38.8m

Cost of goods sold

35.1m45.2m39.3m29.8m16.5m33.4m21.5m

Gross profit

45.1m59.6m47.1m5.1m(7.7m)3.8m17.3m

Gross profit Margin, %

56%57%55%15%(87%)10%45%
USDQ1, 2011

Financial Leverage

2.1 x
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IMAX Operating Metrics

IMAX's Backlog was reported to be $300.6m in Q2, 2017.
FY, 2014Q1, 2015Q2, 2015Q3, 2015FY, 2015Q1, 2016Q2, 2016Q3, 2016FY, 2016Q1, 2017Q2, 2017

Backlog

$269.13 m$279.8 m$279.72 m$276.57 m$270.91 m$291.25 m$284.56 m$253.19 m$227.67 m$271.79 m$300.64 m

Countries

576775

Theater Systems

9349439761.01 k1.06 k1.07 k1.1 k1.15 k1.22 k1.23 k1.26 k
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IMAX Revenue Breakdown

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IMAX revenue breakdown by business segment: 95.0% from IMAX theater systems and 5.0% from Films

IMAX Cybersecurity Score

Cybersecurity ratingPremium dataset

D

67/100

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IMAX Environment, Social & Governance (ESG) Ratings

CSRHub ESG ratingPremium dataset

40-49

out of 100

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IMAX Online and Social Media Presence

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IMAX Company Culture

  • Overall Culture

    C+

    69/100

  • CEO Rating

    F

    53/100

  • Compensation

    C+

    69/100

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IMAX News and Updates

Goldman downgrades Imax and Cinemark to sell, says theater stock rebound has gone too far

Goldman Sachs downgraded Imax and Cinemark to sell from neutral, saying in a note to clients on Wednesday that the stocks appeared overvalued.

IMAX Scares Up Biggest Domestic Opening Weekend Since 2019 With Monster $5.3 Million Haul For "A Quiet Place Part II"

NEW YORK, May 31, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- The summer blockbuster season roared to life in the U.S., as IMAX (NYSE: IMAX) delivered a monster $5.3 domestic opening weekend for "A Quiet Place Part II" on 361 screens. Despite accounting for less than 3% of total screens, IMAX captured 9% of the...

IMAX Speeds to Biggest Hollywood Opening Since 2019 as "F9" Scores $14 Million in Full-Throttle Debut

NEW YORK, May 23, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- IMAX (NYSE: IMAX) raced to a blazing start for the 2021 summer box office season with the strong international debut of Universal's "F9," which delivered $14 million across 800 IMAX screens in China, the Middle East, Russia, and South Korea. Despite...

Imax loss narrows as Asian audiences return to cinema in 'impressive numbers'

Imax Corp. said it had a loss of $14.8 million, or 25 cents a share, in the first quarter, narrower than the loss of $49.4 million, or 82 cents a share, posted in the year-earlier period, as cinemagoers in Asia returned to screens as coronavirus pandemic restrictions were lifted. The company said i…

Wedbush upgrades Imax, calls cinema stock a Covid recovery story and sees a 20% rally

Wedbush upgraded Imax to outperform from Neutral on Friday and raised its 12-month price target to $26.

IMAX Roars to Biggest Hollywood Opening in More Than a Year with $12.4 Million International Debut of "Godzilla vs. Kong"

NEW YORK, March 28, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- IMAX (NYSE: IMAX) delivered a roaring international debut for "Godzilla vs. Kong," earning $12.4 million for the weekend across 891 screens in 40 markets worldwide. In a positive sign as the summer blockbuster season approaches, Warner Bros. and...
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IMAX Blogs

SONY PICTURES ENTERTAINMENT AND IMAX® ANNOUNCE NEW GLOBAL BLOCKBUSTER SLATE DEAL

SONY PICTURES ENTERTAINMENT AND IMAX® ANNOUNCE NEW GLOBAL BLOCKBUSTER SLATE DEAL   New Deal to Include Releases of ‘Spider-Man: Far From Home,’ the new ‘Men in Black’ spinoff and the ‘Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle’ Sequel LOS ANGELES – October 24, 2018 – Sony Pictures and IMAX Corporation (NYSE:…

HALLOWEEN

Category:  Movies Description:  Experience the #1 movie in America in IMAX for one week only. Promo image:  Theme:  HALLOWEEN IS COMING TO IMAX® Video:  Link:  LEARN MORE Text color:  Light Countries:  Algeria Angola Benin Botswana Burkina Faso Burundi Cameroon Cape Verde Cen…

Experience Halloween in IMAX®

Halloween is Coming to IMAX® for one Week Only! Jamie Lee Curtis & Nick Castle return to their iconic roles in the latest chapter of the acclaimed horror franchise.  Experience the #1 movie in America in IMAX for one week only, starting this Friday.   Halloween was directed by David Gordon Gre…

Thugs of Hindostan is coming to Select IMAX® Theatres

Experience Thugs of Hindostan in select IMAX theatres this fall!  View this post on Instagram A post shared by IMAX (@imax) on Oct 17, 2018 at 6:32am PDT Tags:  Thugs of Hinostan IMAX India Date:  Friday, October 19, 2018 - 00:00 Video:  To …

Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald

Desktop Image:  Mobile Image:  Button:  SECURE YOUR SEAT Footer Text:  Warner Bros. Pictures | PG-13

First Man - Ryan Gosling

Witness the lunar landing first hand. The IMAX presentation of First Man will take you on an epic journey to the moon. SEE ALSO: The Lunar Sequences in Damien Chazelle's Latest Film were Shot with IMAX Cameras Experience First Man to the fullest in IMAX.   Tags:  First Man Ryan Gosling Neil Ar…
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IMAX Frequently Asked Questions

  • When was IMAX founded?

    IMAX was founded in 1967.

  • Who are IMAX key executives?

    IMAX's key executives are W.d. Hogan and Mark Welton.

  • How many employees does IMAX have?

    IMAX has 622 employees.

  • What is IMAX revenue?

    Latest IMAX annual revenue is $395.7 m.

  • What is IMAX revenue per employee?

    Latest IMAX revenue per employee is $636.1 k.

  • Who are IMAX competitors?

    Competitors of IMAX include Dolby Laboratories, Weta Digital and Prism & Pixels VFX Studio.

  • Where is IMAX headquarters?

    IMAX headquarters is located at 2525 Speakman Dr, Mississauga.

  • Where are IMAX offices?

    IMAX has offices in Mississauga, Los Angeles, New York, Dublin and in 3 other locations.

  • How many offices does IMAX have?

    IMAX has 8 offices.