VIA Rail Canada operates the national passenger rail service on behalf of the Government of Canada. The Company offers inter-city travel, and long-distance travel and tourism services, as well as passenger services in various rural and remote regions of Canada.

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TypePrivate
HQMontreal, CA
Founded1977
Size (employees)2,600 (est)
Websiteviarail.ca
VIA Rail Canada was founded in 1977 and is headquartered in Montreal, CA
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Key People/Management at VIA Rail Canada

Yves Desjardins-Siciliano

Yves Desjardins-Siciliano

President and Chief Executive Officer
Marc Beaulieu

Marc Beaulieu

Chief Transportation and Safety Officer
Linda Bergeron

Linda Bergeron

Chief Human Resources Officer
Mario Bergeron

Mario Bergeron

Chief Mechanical and Maintenance Officer
Ann Bouthillier

Ann Bouthillier

Chief Communications Officer
Sonia Corriveau

Sonia Corriveau

Chief Business Transformation Officer
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VIA Rail Canada Office Locations

VIA Rail Canada has an office in Montreal
Montreal, CA (HQ)
500 3 Place Ville Marie
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VIA Rail Canada Financials and Metrics

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Founding Date

1977

VIA Rail Canada Revenue

VIA Rail Canada's revenue was reported to be $371.80 m in FY, 2017 which is a 15.2% increase from the previous period.
CAD

Revenue (Q1, 2018)

79.1m

Net income (Q1, 2018)

1.5m

Cash (31-Mar-2018)

10.0m
Annual
CADFY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016FY, 2017

Revenue

279.2m297.9m322.8m371.8m

Revenue growth, %

7%8%15%

Sales and marketing expense

31.9m30.7m31.2m34.4b

Operating expense total

617.0m651.3m684.2m720.1m
Quarterly
CADQ1, 2015Q2, 2015Q3, 2015Q1, 2016Q2, 2016Q3, 2016Q1, 2017Q2, 2017Q3, 2017Q1, 2018

Revenue

60.1m72.4m90.4m65.7m76.9m99.2m70.5m88.3m112.8m79.1m

Sales and marketing expense

6.9m7.8m7.5m6.8m8.1m7.4m8.3m7.2m8.8m7.4m

Operating expense total

155.7m152.2m162.6m155.6m170.2m179.3m173.5m184.0m178.7m187.7m

Pre tax profit

11.5m6.5m3.6m9.3m(2.2m)(10.8m)(4.1m)(2.1m)(533.0k)(1.5m)
Annual
CADFY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016FY, 2017

Cash

13.9m9.3m10.9m3.2m

Accounts Receivable

6.8m12.9m11.4m11.3m

Prepaid Expenses

3.6m1.3m2.8m

Inventories

21.8m28.2m24.1m25.5m
Quarterly
CADQ1, 2015Q2, 2015Q3, 2015Q1, 2016Q2, 2016Q3, 2016Q1, 2017Q2, 2017Q3, 2017Q1, 2018

Cash

6.1m13.9m13.4m23.0m17.7m34.5m12.2m37.1m18.1m10.0m

Accounts Receivable

8.3m9.3m7.8m9.3m9.0m6.8m13.9m12.5m9.5m12.6m

Prepaid Expenses

5.5m8.4m8.2m5.5m7.2m5.5m

Inventories

23.0m24.3m26.8m24.3m24.2m23.8m23.6m24.5m24.0m26.6m
Annual
CADFY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016FY, 2017

Net Income

48.9m9.1m8.3m12.9m

Depreciation and Amortization

68.8m79.4m87.1m91.7m

Inventories

3.1m(6.4m)4.1m(1.4m)

Accounts Payable

1.9m4.6m4.5m9.7m
Quarterly
CADQ1, 2015Q2, 2015Q3, 2015Q1, 2016Q2, 2016Q3, 2016Q1, 2017Q2, 2017Q3, 2017Q1, 2018

Net Income

11.3m17.6m21.0m9.0m6.6m(4.2m)(4.2m)(6.3m)(6.9m)(1.5m)

Depreciation and Amortization

19.4m37.9m55.1m19.5m41.8m62.9m22.9m44.9m67.1m23.8m

Inventories

(1.2m)(2.4m)(4.9m)3.9m4.1m4.4m500.0k(300.0k)100.0k(1.2m)

Accounts Payable

2.2m8.2m7.9m200.0k(1.0m)8.9m(1.2m)(7.1m)(2.1m)1.3m
CADY, 2018

Financial Leverage

-15.3 x
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VIA Rail Canada Revenue Breakdown

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VIA Rail Canada revenue breakdown by business segment: 93.8% from Passenger and 6.2% from Other

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VIA Rail Canada Online and Social Media Presence

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VIA Rail Canada Blogs

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VIA Rail Canada Company Life and Culture

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VIA Rail Canada Frequently Asked Questions

  • When was VIA Rail Canada founded?

    VIA Rail Canada was founded in 1977.

  • Who are VIA Rail Canada key executives?

    VIA Rail Canada's key executives are Yves Desjardins-Siciliano, Marc Beaulieu and Linda Bergeron.

  • How many employees does VIA Rail Canada have?

    VIA Rail Canada has 2,600 employees.

  • What is VIA Rail Canada revenue?

    Latest VIA Rail Canada annual revenue is $371.8 m.

  • What is VIA Rail Canada revenue per employee?

    Latest VIA Rail Canada revenue per employee is $143 k.

  • Who are VIA Rail Canada competitors?

    Competitors of VIA Rail Canada include Cherokee County, We Care Plumbing, Heating, Air, and Solar and Diamond Solutions.

  • Where is VIA Rail Canada headquarters?

    VIA Rail Canada headquarters is located at 500 3 Place Ville Marie, Montreal.

  • Where are VIA Rail Canada offices?

    VIA Rail Canada has an office in Montreal.

  • How many offices does VIA Rail Canada have?

    VIA Rail Canada has 1 office.