Continental AG

Continental AG

Continental AG

Overview
Date Founded

1871

Headquarters

Vahrenwalder Strasse 9,Hannover, Niedersachsen (Lwr Saxony) 30165

Type of Company

Public

Employees (Worldwide)

220K

Industries

Auto Parts & Tires
Retail: Other
Industrial Machinery & Manufacturing
Plastics & Synthetics
Automobiles

Company Description

Continental AG is a holding company, which engages in the manufacture and sale of soft rubber products, rubberized fabrics, and solid tires. It operates through the following segments: Chassis and Safety, Powertrain, Interior, Tires, ContiTech, and Other or Consolidation. The Chassis and Safety segment develops, produces, and markets intelligent systems to improve driving safety and vehicle dynamics. The Powertrains segment integrates system solutions for the powertrains. The Interior segment provides information management for vehicles; and develops and produces communication, and network solutions. The Tires segment offers reduction of fuel consumption by minimizing rolling resistance. The ContiTech segment covers the development, manufacture, and market of products for the machine and plant engineering, mining, and automotive industry. The Other or Consolidation segment represents the centrally managed subsidiaries and affiliates including holding, financing, and insurance companies. The company was founded on October 8, 1871 and is headquartered in Hanover, Germany.

Executives & Employees

Chief Executive Officer

Head-Chassis & Safety Division

Head-Finance, Controlling, Compliance, Law & IT

Head, Interior Division

Head-Tire Division

Head of Investor Relations

Head-Powertrain Division

Director-Labor Relations & Sustainability

Spokesperson-Business & Finance

Manager-Investor Relations

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Board of Directors

Chief Executive Officer at Schaeffler AG

Head at Internationale Wirtschaftsberatungsgesellschaft mbH

Head-Chassis & Safety Division at Continental AG

Head-Powertrain Division at Continental AG

Head, Interior Division at Continental AG

Head-Finance, Controlling, Compliance, Law & IT at Continental AG

Former Head, Chassis & Safety Division at Continental AG

Chief Financial & Information Technology Officer at Roche Holding AG

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Harris Associates uses a value investment philosophy in selecting equity and equity-like securities of U.S. and non-U.S. issuers. This investment philosophy is based upon the belief that, over time, a company’s stock price converges with the company’s intrinsic or true business value. The firm's investment philosophy spans across large, mid and small cap companies. In addition, in connection with certain investment strategies that have direct or indirect foreign currency exposure, Harris may hedge a client’s exposure to such currencies. The firm's discretionary investment advisory services include a variety of investment strategies from which clients may select. These strategies include U.S. equity, U.S. concentrated equity, U.S. mid cap equity, balanced, equity and income, global all cap equity, global equity, global concentrated equity, international equity, international small cap equity, and Japan equity. Harris also provides variations of certain of these strategies to accommodate, among other things, currency hedging or country exclusions. The firm also provides U.S. equity and balanced portfolios to private clients. In connection with their balanced and equity and income strategies, Harris provides investment advice regarding a wide range of debt securities issued by U.S. and non-U.S. governments, government-sponsored entities, municipalities, international agencies and corporations. The debt securities portion of the balanced and equity and income strategies should, in Harris’ opinion, complement the strategies’ equity holdings. Harris aims for preservation of capital and generation of income in the debt portion of the strategies. In general, Harris selects what they believe are debt securities of high quality (typically U.S. Treasury and Agency securities, non-U.S. government securities, or highly-rated municipal and corporate securities) and short-to-intermediate maturities. Harris may also invest in medium and lower-grade debt securities.

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Recent Transactions
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Continental AG purchases Here Global BV from There Holding BV

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Continental AG purchases Argus Cyber Security Ltd. from Vertex Venture Capital, Magma Venture Partners Ltd.

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Continental AG purchases ParkPocket GmbH from Wayra Investigación & Desarrollo SL

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Advised onContinental AG purchases Phoenix AG (Hamburg)

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Advised onContinental AG purchases Siemens VDO Automotive AG from Siemens AG

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Advised onContinental AG purchases ITT Automotive Brake & Chassis from ITT Corporation

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Advised onContinental AG purchases Motorola, Inc. /Automotive Electronics Business from Motorola, Inc.

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Advised onContinental AG purchases Veyance Technologies, Inc. from The Carlyle Group LP

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Advised onContinental AG purchases Motorola, Inc. /Automotive Electronics Business from Motorola, Inc.

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General Motors Co. engages in the designing, manufacturing, and selling of cars, trucks, and automobile parts. It also provides automotive financing services through General Motors Financial Company, Inc. The firm operates through the following segments: GM North America, GM Europe, GM International Operations, GM South America, and Corporate. The company was founded by William C. Durant on September 16, 1908 and is headquartered in Detroit, MI.

Ford Motor Co. engages in the manufacture, distribution, and sale of automobiles. It operates through the following segments: Automotive, Financial Services, Ford Smart Mobility, and Central Treasury Operations. The Automotive segment includes the sale of Ford and Lincoln brand vehicles, service parts, and accessories worldwide, together with the associated costs to develop, manufacture, distribute, and service the vehicles, parts, and accessories. The Financial Services segment includes its vehicle-related financing and leasing activities at Ford Motor Credit Company LLC . The Central Treasury Operations segment engages in decision making for investments, risk management activities, and providing financing for the Automotive segment. The Ford Smart Mobility segment designs, builds, grows, and invests in emerging mobility services. The company was founded by Henry Ford on June 16, 1903 and is headquartered in Dearborn, MI.

Daimler AG is one of the world’s most successful automotive companies. With its divisions Mercedes-Benz Cars, Daimler Trucks, Mercedes-Benz Vans, Daimler Buses and Daimler Financial Services, the Daimler Group is one of the biggest producers of premium cars and the world’s biggest manufacturer of commercial vehicles with a global reach. Daimler Financial Services provides financing, leasing, fleet management, insurance and innovative mobility services. The company’s founders, Gottlieb Daimler and Carl Benz, made history with the invention of the automobile in the year 1886. As a pioneer of automotive engineering, Daimler continues to shape the future of mobility today: The Group’s focus is on innovative and green technologies as well as on safe and superior automobiles that appeal to and fascinate its customers. For many years now, Daimler has been investing continually in the development of alternative drive systems with the goal of making emission-free driving possible in the long term. So in addition to vehicles with hybrid drive, Daimler now has the broadest range of locally emission-free electric vehicles powered by batteries and fuel cells. This is just one example of how Daimler willingly accepts the challenge of meeting its responsibility towards society and the environment.

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Key Stats and Financials As of 2016
Market Capitalization
$45.1B
Total Enterprise Value
$40B
Earnings Per Share
$14.01
Revenue
$40.5B
Net Profit
$2.8B
EBITDA
$6.06B
EBITDAMargin
14.94%
Total Debt
$4.95B
Total Equity
$14.7B
Enterprise Value Sales
0.99x
Enterprise Value EBITDAOperating
6.61x
TEVNet Income
14.28x
Debt TEV
0.12x
Three Year Compounded Annual Growth Rate Of Revenue
6.75%
Five Year Compounded Annual Growth Rate Of Revenue
5.86%
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