Gentex Corp.

Gentex Corp.

Gentex Corp.

Overview
Date Founded

1974

Headquarters

600 North Centennial Street, Zeeland, MI, 49464, USA

Type of Company

Public

Employees (Worldwide)

5,481

Industries

Auto Parts & Tires

Company Description

Gentex is a global, high technology electronics company that is managed by engineers and others who understand the freedom and discipline that's required to run an entrepreneurial company. We are a unique, profitable company that is vertically integrated in highly automated electronics, CMOS camera development and manufacturing, vacuum coatings, and glass bending and fabrication. We specialize in a broad spectrum of technologies and processes to deliver high quality products to the automotive, aerospace and fire protection industries.

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Executives & Employees

Chief Executive Officer & President

Chief Financial Officer, Vice President of Finance & Treasurer

Chief Technology Officer

Assistant General Counsel & Corporate Secretary

Vice President of Quality

Vice President of Human Resources

Vice President of Advanced Materials & Process Development

Vice President of Europe

Vice President of Purchasing

Vice President-Sales

Board of Directors

Founder at Cranel, Inc.

General Manager at 3rd Horizon Associates LLC

Former Managing Partner at Arthur Andersen LLP

Former Senior Vice President-Automotive Marketing at Gentex Corp.

Former Professional at General Electric Company

Member, Board of Directors at Gentex Corp.

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Burgundy Asset Management employs a value-focused global investment approach that seeks to preserve clients' capital while providing long-term superior investment returns. The firm offers investment strategies across many major asset classes, including but not limited to US large- and small/mid-cap, international, emerging markets and global equities. Burgundy employs a bottom-up investment approach, which focuses on strong business fundamentals and outstanding management teams and aims to reduce the inherent risk in investing. Their approach is designed to achieve lower volatility than the market averages. Burgundy looks for a margin of safety in the business and in the balance sheet of companies and generally requires a minimum 30% discount to intrinsic value at the time of purchase.

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Fairpointe Capital manages equity portfolios for clients. The firm looks for companies with compelling business models, financial strength, experienced management, and attractive valuation. The Mid-Cap strategy employs a fundamental bottom-up, valuation-based process to select companies that they believe are inefficiently priced relative to their earnings growth outlook over the next three to five years. Fairpointe has a preference for companies with products or services that make their customers more efficient or profitable, and are critical to their customers' success. The Focused Equity strategy employs a disciplined, fundamental, bottom-up valuation-based approach to investing while seeking to select companies that are inefficiently priced relative to their fundamental value, earnings growth outlook and cash flow generationover the next three to five years. Security selection is based on identifying companies with a catalyst for change, strong or improving financial metrics and prior management success. Fairpointe primarily invests in domestic equities and ADRs. If fixed income exposure is required by the client, Fairpointe typically invests in bond funds, corporate bonds, and treasuries. ^

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FM Invest is an active, long-term, fundamentals-based manager which provides strategic and tactical advisory services to clients. They specialize in securities investments, including defensive equities and long European bonds, seeking to achieve returns during financial turbulence and instability.The firm constructs concentrated, high conviction portfolios based on in-house analysis of global financial markets and may make contrarian investments arising from short-term and unpredictable movements in the market.

Recent Transactions
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Gentex Corp. purchases Helmet Integrated Systems Ltd. from Middlemace Ltd.

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Gentex Corp. purchases Johnson Controls, Inc. /Homelink Bus from Johnson Controls, Inc.

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Advised onGentex Corp. purchases Helmet Integrated Systems Ltd. from Middlemace Ltd.

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Advised onGentex Corp. purchases Helmet Integrated Systems Ltd. from Middlemace Ltd.

Investment Advisor

Advised onGentex Corp. purchases Johnson Controls, Inc. /Homelink Bus from Johnson Controls, Inc.

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Advised onGentex Corp. purchases Helmet Integrated Systems Ltd. from Middlemace Ltd.

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Advised onGentex Corp. purchases Helmet Integrated Systems Ltd. from Middlemace Ltd.

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Advised onGentex Corp. purchases Helmet Integrated Systems Ltd. from Middlemace Ltd.

Advisors & Consultants
Legal Advisor

Partner at Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan LLP

Advisor

Founder at Gentex Corp.

Advisor

Former Senior Vice President at Gentex Corp.

Clients

Tesla, Inc. engages in the design, development, manufacture, and sale of fully electric vehicles, energy generation and storage systems. It also provides vehicle service centers, supercharger station, and self-driving capability. The firm operates through Automotive, and Energy Generation and Storage segments. The Automotive segment includes the design, development, manufacture and sale of electric vehicles. The Energy Generation and Storage segment includes the design, manufacture, installation, sale, and lease of stationary energy storage products and solar energy systems, and sale of electricity generated by its solar energy systems to customers. The company was founded by Jeffrey B. Straubel, Elon Reeve Musk, Martin Eberhard, and Marc Tarpenning on July 1, 2003 and is headquartered in Palo Alto, CA.

Ford Motor Co. engages in the manufacture, distribution, and sale of automobiles. It operates through the following segments: Automotive and Financial Services. The Automotive segment engages in designing, manufacturing, marketing and servicing of Ford cars, trucks, SUVs, and electrified vehicles, as well as Lincoln luxury vehicles. The Financial Services segment consists of Ford Credit, which offers automotive financing products to and through automotive dealers. The company was founded by Henry Ford on June 16, 1903 and is headquartered in Dearborn, MI.

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 International, and GM Financial. It sells vehicles under the Chevrolet, Cadillac, Baojun, Buick, GMC, Holden, Jiefang, Wuling, Maven, and OnStar brands. The company was founded by William C. Durant on September 16, 1908 and is headquartered in Detroit, MI.

Key Stats and Financials As of 2017
Market Capitalization
$6.37B
Total Enterprise Value
$5.39B
Earnings Per Share
$1.41
Revenue
$1.79B
Net Profit
$407M
EBITDA
$623M
EBITDAMargin
34.71%
Total Debt
$78M
Total Equity
$2.05B
Enterprise Value Sales
3.01x
Enterprise Value EBITDAOperating
8.66x
TEVNet Income
13.26x
Debt TEV
0.01x
Three Year Compounded Annual Growth Rate Of Revenue
9.28%
Five Year Compounded Annual Growth Rate Of Revenue
10.3%
Non-Profit Donations & Grants
$500 - $999
2010
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Yonomi, Inc. provides a mobile application and cloud service that automates the user''s interactions with connected devices. The firm’s solutions allow users to enhance the experience of owning connected devices, such as wireless thermostats, activity monitors, networked music systems and a host of devices in the home. The company was founded by Kent Dickson, Garett Madole and Joss Scholten in 2013 and is headquartered in Boulder, CO.

Suppliers
Mobileye NV Auto Parts & Tires | Jerusalem, JM

Mobileye NV engages in the designing and development of software and related technologies for camera-based advanced driver assistance systems. It operates through the following business segments: Original Equipment Manufacturing and After Market. The Original Equipment Manufacturing segment supplies systems on Chip, which includes core intelligence to be ultimately implemented within new vehicles through Tier 1 manufacturers who are system integrators to the automotive industry. The After Market segment engages in selling complete system, which offers advanced driver assistance functions to customers being primarily fleet commercial vehicles, fleet management system providers, new vehicle dealers and importers either directly, through distributors or through insurance companies. The company was founded by Ziv Aviram and Amnon Shashua in 1999 and is headquartered in Jerusalem, Israel.

Ambarella, Inc. Semiconductors | Santa Clara, CA

Ambarella, Inc. engages in the development and sale of video compression and image processing solutions. Its products include wearable cameras, flying cameras, and automotive video processing solutions. The company was founded by Feng Ming Wang and Leslie D. Kohn on January 15, 2004 and is headquartered in Santa Clara, CA.

Sekonix Co., Ltd. Equipment & Office Supplies | Dongducheon-si, GY

Sekonix Co., Ltd. engages in the manufacture of optical lens and elements. It operates through following business divisions: Optics and Film. Its products include mobile camera lens, automotive camera, optical lens, optical film, projector, pico projector, head-up display, and light emitting diode lens. The company was founded on December 24, 1988 and is headquartered in Dongducheon-si, South Korea.

Competitors
BYD Co. Ltd. Electrical Products - Shenzhen, GD

Established in February 1995, BYD Company Limited specializes in IT, automobile and new energy. BYD is the largest supplier of rechargeable batteries in the globe, and has the largest market share for Nickel-cadmium batteries, handset Li-ion batteries, cell-phone chargers and keypads worldwide. It is the largest supplier of rechargeable batteries and it also has the second largest market share for cell-phone shells in the globe. BYD Auto becomes the most innovative independent national auto brand and leads the field of electric vehicles with unique technologies. In the field of new energy, BYD has developed green products such as solar farm, battery energy storage station, electric vehicle, and LED, etc. It will continue to lead the new energy revolution in the world! BYD has developed from 20 employees in 1995 to a corporation with more than 150,000 employees and 10 industrial parks across China in 2009, including sites in Guangdong, Beijing, Shaanxi, Shanghai, and Changsha, totaling nearly 15,000,000 sq. m. It also has offices in the United States, Europe, Japan, South Korea, India, Taiwan, Hong Kong and other regions. BYD's IT business has earned a large and stable customer base owing to its reliable product quality. Currently, its IT Business Unit's customers include international cell phone giants Nokia, Motorola, Samsung, Sony Ericsson, Kyocera, Phillips, prominent domestic cell phone companies Huawei, ZTE, Lenovo, as well as cordless phone experts Vtech, Panasonic, and Sony. On January 22, 2003, BYD purchased Xi'an Tsinchuan Auto Co., Ltd. (now BYD Auto Co., Ltd.) and officially entered the auto industry. As a rapidly growing and innovative auto company, BYD's auto products and services include fuel and electric vehicles as well as auto molding and auto parts manufacturing. Its selection of vehicles include traditional high quality fuel vehicles F3, F3R, F6, F0, S8, G3, M6, L3, dual mode electric vehicles F3DM, pure electric vehicle e6 and pure electric bus K9. Dec. 15, 2008, F3DM, the world's first dual mode electric car independent of specialized charging stations, officially hit the market in Shenzhen. January 2010, pure electric vehicle e6 got approval from the government for launch; May 2010, the world's first pure EV taxies, BYD e6 taxies run into commercial operation. January 2010, BYD's pure electric bus K9 was developed successfully. BYD has secured its leading role in the global new energy vehicle business. BYD is now cooperating with the most experienced traditional car manufacture Daimler AG. BYD is committed to developing new green energy. It has developed solar farm, battery energy storage station, electric vehicle, LED and other green energy products. In the future, BYD will continue to lead the new energy revolution and help more countries in the world to get rid of oil pollution problems. All mankind will benefit from technological innovation! BYD will continuously progress, innovate, pursue excellence, and step into a brilliant future with its global partners

Magna International, Inc. Auto Parts & Tires - Aurora, ON

We are the most diversified automotive supplier in the world. We design, develop and manufacture automotive systems, assemblies, modules and components, and engineer and assemble complete vehicles, primarily for sale to original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) of cars and light trucks in our three geographic segments - North America, Europe, and Rest of World (primarily Asia, South America and Africa). Our capabilities include the design, engineering, testing and manufacture of automotive interior systems; seating systems; closure systems; metal body & chassis systems; mirror systems; exterior systems; roof systems; electronic systems; powertrain systems as well as complete vehicle engineering and assembly. We have 313 manufacturing operations and 88 product development, engineering and sales centres in 29 countries on five continents as of Q4 2012

Old World Industries LLC Chemicals - Northbrook, IL

Old World Industries LLC manufactures antifreeze products. Its consumer products include Peak, BlueDEF and HERGULINER, its commercial & industrial products include BlueDEF commercial, Final, Fleet, Thermal Charge, Full Force, Peak commercial & industrial and Blue Mountain and its chemical product include Owl Chlor-Alkali. The company was founded by Thomas J. Hurvis and Riaz H. Waraich in November 1973 and is headquartered in Northbrook, IL.