Overall Company Strategy
- Grow customer base through targeted geographic expansion.
- Grow product and service line offering.
- Ensure the Corporation has a strong balance sheet to support its growth objectives.
This consists of growing revenue, improving margins and controlling costs in order to grow Churchill’s earnings. We do this in several ways:
- We continuously improve our discipline regarding business origination and business development.
- We focus our best people on the highest value projects.
- We work to improve our margins without increasing the risk profile of our backlog.
- We try to be as efficient and effective as possible in project execution to get everything we can out of the backlog that we've got in place.
- For example, we are implementing a new enterprise resource planning system that will improve our monitoring and control of project costs and parameters, allowing us to better minimize project spend and improve estimating capabilities.
- We focus on bigger projects, which have more opportunities to improve margins.
- We execute self-performed work in situations where the economics are favourable.
We look for accretive acquisitions — transactions that will grow our financial results on a per share basis:
- We currently see opportunities for potential tuck-in acquisitions for all of our business units. These would be smaller transactions (less than $20 million) that would broaden the product offering or geographical footprint of the business unit or add strength in areas where it would be beneficial.
We work with our financial and legal advisors to maintain and improve Churchill’s ability to access equity and various debt capital markets to:
- Minimize our financing costs;
- Support our corporate growth strategy; and
- Facilitate shareholder value creation.