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)

5,303

Industries

Auto Parts & Tires
Computer Software
Computer Hardware
Appliances & Electronics

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

Treasurer, Chief Financial & Accounting Officer

Vice President, General Counsel & Corporate Secretary

Chief Technology Officer & Vice President, Engineering

Head, Fire Protection Division

Vice President of Vision Systems & Dimmable Glass

Vice President of Purchasing & Diversity Officer

Vice President-Program Management & Quality

Vice President of Advanced Materials & Process Development

Vice President of Chemical Technologies

Board of Directors

Founder at Cranel, Inc.

Partner, Strategic Leadership at Huron Capital Partners LLC

General Manager at 3rd Horizon Associates LLC

Chief Executive Officer & President at Gentex Corp.

Benefit Plan Administrator at Titan Distribution LLC

Member, Board of Directors at Gentex Corp.

Former Senior Vice President-International at Gentex Corp.

Vice President & Trustee at The Columbus Academy

Former Founder & CSO at Vaporsens, Inc.

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FM Invest offers investment strategies within equities, fixed income and asset allocation through segregated mandates, pooled funds in Luxembourg and a mutual fund based in Denmark. All strategies have an active as well as a long-term investment approach, and it is the firm’s core belief that this approach requires profound understanding of the global, regional and local dynamics impacting financial market returns.

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Burgundy utilizes 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. This approach is designed to achieve lower volatility than the market averages. The firm’s investment process is driven by limiting downside through a “margin of safety”. They prefer to invest in companies that are capital rich, but which earn a high return on their financial capital. Companies that have a long history of good profitability, that generate high levels of free cash flow, are the basis of their investment style.

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Riverbridge Partners seeks to invest in high-quality companies that demonstrate the ability to grow in value over time. The firm builds strategies or portfolios by identifying well-managed companies that are diversified in their sources of earnings and have a sustainable competitive differentiation. They generally invest in growth equity securities of companies of any size, including small and mid-cap companies. Their portfolio turnover is generally less than 30% annually. The Riverbridge portfolios generally seek to remain fully invested at all times; cash is a residual of their investment process.

Recent Transactions
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Gentex Corp. purchases Vaporsens, Inc.

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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.

Insider Transactions
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Transaction Advisors
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Advised onGentex Corp. purchases Helmet Integrated Systems Ltd. from Middlemace Ltd.

Legal Advisor

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
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Partner at Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan LLP

Advisor

Former Senior Vice President at Gentex Corp.

Advisor

Founder 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 company operates through the following segments: Automotive and Energy Generation and Storage. 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. It develops energy storage products for use in homes, commercial facilities and utility sites. 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.

Hyundai Motor Co., Ltd. engages in the manufacture and distribution of motor vehicles and parts. It operates through the following business areas: Vehicle, Financial and Others. The Vehicle division offers motor vehicles. The Financial division provides financing, leasing and credit cards. The Other division includes manufacture of railways. The company was founded on December 29, 1967 and is headquartered in Seoul, South Korea.

Toyota Motor Corp. engages in the manufacture and sale of motor vehicles and parts. It operates through the following segments: Automotive, Financial Services, and All Other. The Automotive segment designs, manufactures, assembles and sells passenger cars, minivans, trucks, and related vehicle parts and accessories. It is also involved in the development of intelligent transport systems. The Financial Services segment offers purchase or lease financing to Toyota vehicle dealers and customers. It also provides retail leasing through lease contracts purchase by dealers. The All Others segment deals with the design and manufacture and sale of housing, telecommunications and other businesses. The company was founded by Kiichiro Toyoda on August 28, 1937 and is headquartered in Toyota, Japan.

Key Stats and Financials As of 2020
Market Capitalization
$8.41B
Total Enterprise Value
$7.82B
Earnings Per Share
$1.41
Revenue
$1.69B
Total Equity
$1.96B
Enterprise Value / Sales
4.63x
TEVNet Income
22.82x
Debt TEV
0x
Total Debt
$0
Net Profit
$343M
EBITDAMargin
29.91%
Enterprise Value EBITDAOperating
15.48x
EBITDA
$505M
Three Year Compounded Annual Growth Rate Of Revenue
-2.02%
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Yonomi LLC 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.

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