HELLA GmbH & Co. KGaA

HELLA GmbH & Co. KGaA

HELLA GmbH & Co. KGaA

Overview
Date Founded

1899

Headquarters

Rixbecker Straße 75,Lippstadt, Nordrhein-Westfalen 59552

Type of Company

Public

Employees (Worldwide)

37.7K

Industries

Auto Parts & Tires

Company Description

HELLA GmbH & Co. KGaA engages in the development and manufacture of lighting technology and electronics components and systems for the automotive industry. It operates through the following segments: Automotive, Aftermarket, Special Applications, and Corporate Services. The Automotive segment comprises of vehicle solutions and develops technological innovations. The Aftermarket segment involves automotive parts and accessories; workshop equipment; and wholesale business. The Special Application segments include special original equipment and industries business divisions. The Corporate Services segment relates to services provided to the group. The company was founded on June 11, 1899 and is headquartered in Lippstadt, Germany.

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Executives & Employees

President & Chief Executive Officer, Automotive Lighting, Automotive Electronics, Purchasing, Quality, Legal & Compliance

Chief Financial Officer, Managing Director-Finance & Controlling

Managing Director, Aftermarket & Special Applications

Deputy Managing Director, Lighting Business Division

Human Resources, Logistics & Process Management

Head of Finance & Controlling, Hella Centro Corporativo Mexico S.A. de C.V.

Head of Strategic Purchasing Lighting Systems

Head-Media Relations

Head of Global Recruiting & Human Resources Marketing

Head of Global Human Resources Learning & Development Management

Board of Directors

President & Chief Executive Officer at Freudenberg Nonwovens North America

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MainFirst I-M is an active investor which manages portfolios invested primarily in European equity with a particular focus on Germany, Switzerland and France. They typically follow contrarian value and quality growth investment styles and employ European and global equities, emerging market fixed-income and absolute return multi asset strategies.As a contrarian value investor the firm aims to identify undervalued companies which have a high net asset value, and in which they invest for the medium- to long-term.As a 'quality growth' investor they seek to identify companies with above average earnings growth.MainFirst I-M follows a top-down approach for sector allocation and a bottom-up approach for security selection. The firm bases investment decisions on fundamental analysis and primarily focuses on companies with a leading market position, shareholder value-orientation, good earnings and cash-flow growth as well as good management quality.

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Liontrust Investments is an active, team-based, growth-oriented manager which invests worldwide and manages generalist, diversified portfolios spread across various sectors, managed both on a global and regional basis.The firm's investment team seeks to create value for shareholders over the medium- to long-term, utilizing a top-down approach for asset allocation and a bottom-up approach for selecting ordinary shares. They monitor performance against relevant indexes, but do not track any index. The firm is primarily an equity investor. They have a target minimum level of investment in each holding and holds monthly equity strategy meetings where fund managers determine asset allocation. Analysts provide stock-level research.Liontrust Investments aims to invest in well-managed businesses with steady earnings growth and significant long-term capital appreciation potential. They favor companies with strong management, solid market positions, healthy cash flow and the ability to pay a growing dividend. Risk control is based on diversification across stocks, industries, continents and currencies, combined with gearing and hedging.

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Magallanes is an active, value-based, long-term manager which aims to preserve and grow client capital by identifying market anomalies and generating returns above standard market returns. They believe that the only real risk is the permanent loss of capital and that the power of interest compounding over a protected amount of capital represents the most powerful combination for generating wealth over time. They invest through their equity funds in Iberian and European equities.The firm believes that the fundamental value of a company is its most important aspect and seeks to correctly identify the value of the companies in which they invest. They do not speculate, but buy companies which are trading below their fundamental value. They are patient investors which seek to take advantage of interference and uncertainty, selling when others want to buy and buying when others want to sell.

Recent Transactions
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HELLA GmbH & Co. KGaA purchases iParts Sp zoo

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Wünsche Handelsgesellschaft International mbH & Co. KG, LUNUX GmbH purchase Hella Kgaa Hueck & Co. /Industries Bus from HELLA GmbH & Co. KGaA

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TKH Group NV purchases Hella Kgaa Hueck & Co. /Airport Lighting Bus from HELLA GmbH & Co. KGaA resulting in a new company Induperm A/S

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Advised onWünsche Handelsgesellschaft International mbH & Co. KG, LUNUX GmbH purchase Hella Kgaa Hueck & Co. /Industries Bus from HELLA GmbH & Co. KGaA

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Advised onGoodrich Corp. purchases Goodrich Lighting Systems GmbH from HELLA GmbH & Co. KGaA

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Advised onRobert Bosch Stiftung GmbH purchases Holger Christiansen A/S from HELLA GmbH & Co. KGaA

Clients

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.

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.

Key Stats and Financials As of 2017
Market Capitalization
$5.48B
Total Enterprise Value
$5.29B
Earnings Per Share
$3.08
Five Year Compounded Annual Growth Rate Of Revenue
6.48%
Three Year Compounded Annual Growth Rate Of Revenue
7.21%
Debt TEV
0.26x
TEVNet Income
15.47x
Enterprise Value EBITDAOperating
6.13x
Enterprise Value Sales
0.8x
Total Equity
$2.23B
Total Debt
$1.38B
EBITDAMargin
13.11%
EBITDA
$863M
Net Profit
$342M
Revenue
$6.58B
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