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Woodward, Inc.
Formerly called
The Woodward Governor Company
Type
Public
Traded as NASDAQ: WWD (WGOV prior to 2011)
S&P 400 Component
ISIN US9807451037
Industry Aerospace, Energy
Founded Rockford, Illinois, United States (1870 (1870))
Founder Amos Woodward
Headquarters Fort Collins, Colorado, United States
Number of locations
32 plants and offices in 15 countries (2014)
Area served
Worldwide
Key people
Thomas A. Gendron (Chairman and CEO)
Products Control systems and components
Revenue US$2.0 B (2014)
Net income
US$166 M (2014)
Total assets US$2.4 B (2014)
Total equity US$1.2 B (2014)
Number of employees
7,200 (2014)
Website www.woodward.com

Coordinates: 40°33′13.45″N 105°3′39.82″W / 40.5537361°N 105.0610611°W / 40.5537361; -105.0610611

Woodward, Inc. is the world's oldest and largest independent designer, manufacturer, and service provider of control systems and control system components (e.g. fuel pumps, engine controls, actuators, air valves, fuel nozzles, and electronics) for aircraft engines, industrial engines and turbines, power generation and mobile industrial equipment.

Woodward, Inc. was founded as The Woodward Governor Company by Amos Woodward in 1870. Woodward Governor Company initially made controls for waterwheels (first patent No. 103,813) and then moved to hydro turbines. In the 1920s and 1930s Woodward began designing controls for diesel and other reciprocating engines and for industrial turbines. Also in the 1930s, Woodward developed a governor for variable-pitch aircraft propellers. And when the United States military's first turbine-powered aircraft successfully flew, its GE engine had a Woodward control. Starting in the 1950s, Woodward began designing electronic controls, first analog and then digital units.

The journey began in Rockford, Illinois in 1870 with Amos W. Woodward's invention of a noncompensating mechanical waterwheel governor (U.S. patent No. 103,813). Thirty years later his son, Elmer, patented the first successful mechanical compensating governor for hydraulic turbines (U.S. patent No. 583,527). In 1933, the company became more diversified by expanding its product line to include diesel engine controls (U.S. patent No. 2,039,507) and aircraft propeller governors (British patent No. 470,284). Woodward governors followed the rapid advancement of diesel engine applications for railroads, maritime and electrical generation in many fields. The advent of gas turbine engines for aircraft and industrial uses offered still more opportunities for Woodward designed fuel controls. And, of course, the science of electronics has added impetus to this industry.

Elmer E. Woodward conceived, designed and developed the first successful propeller control in 1933. This model PW-34 propeller governor is on display at the Udvar-Hazy annex of the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum. Today, approximately 75% of all propeller-driven aircraft use Woodward AES controls. A growing number of general aviation and commuter aircraft rely on Woodward AES overspeed governors, synchronizers and synchophasers for the turboshaft, turboprops and reciprocating engines. As engine controls have moved toward electric-based systems, Woodward has responded with a line of electric propeller controls. The engines that are controlled by Woodward Aircraft engines systems are from Honeywell (TPE331), General Electric (CT7), Pratt & Whitney Canada (PT6A series), Raytheon, Vans, and Rotax Corporations to name a few. To continue the history journey and for more historical facts and figures the oldwoodward.com website has the world wide web's largest collection of historical facts on the Woodward Governor Company.

As of 2007, Woodward Governor Company became a $1 billion company with establishments all across the globe including: Japan, China, Europe and many others.

On January 26, 2011, the company announced that shareholders have approved the name change to Woodward, Inc.

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Woodward, Inc. WWD report Q4 2017
Period
Date
Adjusted Actuals EPS
GAAP EPS
Q2 2018
2018-04-19
--
--
Q1 2018
2018-01-22
--
--
Q4 2017
2017-11-08
--
--
Q4 2017
2017-11-08
0.9800
0.9800
Q3 2017
2017-07-24
0.8500
0.8500
Q2 2017
2017-04-19
0.6000
0.6000
Q1 2017
2017-01-23
0.7300
0.7300
Q4 2016
2016-11-14
0.9900
0.9900
Q3 2016
2016-07-20
0.8100
0.8100
Q2 2016
2016-04-19
0.6500
0.6500
Q1 2016
2016-01-19
0.4000
0.4000
Q4 2015
2015-11-09
0.7700
0.7700
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Funds
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Ticker shares
Bank of New York Mellon Corp
885229
BlackRock Fund Advisors
3170034
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5613757
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1402285
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854214
NORTHERN TRUST CORP
1080088
ROYAL BANK OF CANADA
925940
ROYCE & ASSOCIATES LLC
1637851
SNYDER CAPITAL MANAGEMENT L P
836047
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1746742
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4576108
WADDELL & REED FINANCIAL INC
839696
Major Shareholders
Name Relationship
Total Shares
Holding stocks
DONOVAN PAUL
0.0700% (43316)
CLC / WWD /
HALBROOK JOHN A
0.5300% (345720)
WWD /
GENDRON THOMAS A
0.3500% (226390)
HXL / WWD /
RULSEH JAMES R
0.0200% (14112)
ACW / WWD /
COHN JOHN D
0.0400% (25700)
WWD /
PETROVICH MARY L
0.0300% (22204)
MOD / WBC / WWD /
SENGSTACK GREGG C
0.0400% (24000)
FELE / WWD /
Rittenberg Larry E
0.0500% (30602)
WWD /
Fawzy Christopher
0.0200% (13906)
WWD /
Weber Robert F Jr
0.0500% (34053)
WWD /
Glass Martin Val
0.1000% (62781)
WWD /
Sega Ronald M
0.0100% (4800)
RTK / WWD /
Preiss Chad Robert
0.0300% (16811)
WWD /
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