Littelfuse, Inc.

Littelfuse, Inc.

Littelfuse, Inc.

Overview
Date Founded

1991

Headquarters

8755 West Higgins Road, Suite 500, Chicago, IL, 60631, USA

Type of Company

Public

Employees (Worldwide)

12.3K

Industries

Electrical Products
Appliances & Electronics
Restaurants
Industrial Machinery & Manufacturing
Internet Software & Services

Company Description

Littelfuse, Inc. engages in supplying of circuit protection products for the electronics, automotive and electrical industries. The company offers electromechanical and electronic switch and control devices for commercial and specialty vehicles and sensors for automobile safety systems. It operates through the following segments: Electronics, Automotive, and Electrical. The Electronics segment includes the broadest and deepest portfolio of overvoltage and overcurrent solutions. The Automotive segment maintains a direct sales force to service all the major automotive OEMs and system suppliers domestically. The Electrical segment markets and sells its power fuses and protection relays through the manufacturer's representatives across North America. The company was founded by Edward V. Sundt in 1927 and is headquartered in Chicago, IL.

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Executives & Employees

President & Chief Executive Officer

Executive Chairman

Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President & Head-Investor Relations

Chief Financial Officer & Executive Vice President

Executive Vice President & Chief Legal & Human Resources Officer

Corporate Controller & Chief Accounting Officer

Senior Vice President & General Manager, Semiconductor Products & Chief Technology Officer

Senior Vice President & General Manager, Automotive Business Unit

Senior Vice President & General Manager, Electronics & Industrial Business

Senior Vice President & General Manager, Semiconductor Products

Board of Directors

Executive Chairman at Littelfuse, Inc.

Former Chairman of the Board & Chief Executive Officer at Benchmark Electronics, Inc.

Former Senior Vice President & Chief Technology Officer at Qualcomm, Inc.

President & Chief Executive Officer at Littelfuse, Inc.

Founder at Cabot Microelectronics Corp.

President & Chief Executive Officer at Teletrac, Inc.

Senior Vice President & Chief Financial Officer at Hillenbrand, Inc.

Founder at American Securities Opportunities Fund

General Manager at ZiLOG, Inc.

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EARNEST Partners is an institutional investment firm with a global network that we believe enables us to see and to seize opportunities that other investors overlook or cannot access. The firm manages approximately $20 billion in assets for clients around the world, including corporate pension plans, state and municipal pension plans, jointly-trusteed plans, foundations, endowments and sovereign wealth funds. We also manage portfolios for high net worth individuals through the platforms of some of the largest broker dealers in the world. In addition to our separate account business, EARNEST Partners is the sole subadvisor for the Hancock Horizon Diversified International Fund, the Touchstone Total Return Bond Fund and the Harbor Small Cap Value Fund. The Firm manages Approximately $20 Billion in assets for clients around the world. Local Touch We are fundamental, bottom-up investors; our investment decisions focus on the merits of individual securities. We believe the best investment decisions are thoughtfully distilled from a pool of expertise, and we are pleased to offer our clients a team with the experience and the network to assess the relevant geopolitical issues, demographic trends and cultural considerations impacting our investments. As a component of our due diligence process, investment team members regularly perform company visits across the Americas, the Asia Pacific region, Western and Eastern Europe, the Middle East and the Sub-continent. Collectively, EARNEST Partners' stakeholders have lived and worked in dozens of countries, and are fluent in the language, commerce and culture of diverse economies that represent a significant portion of the world's economic value and future growth. We believe that identifying the most attractive investment opportunities takes the proper focus: a global focus.

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Mairs & Power offers investment management services for equity, fixed income and balanced portfolios. Investment portfolios are tailored to meet the needs and objectives of individual clients. In selecting equity securities, the firm utilizes a bottom up approach focusing on company fundamentals, rather than taking \"market bets\". The Investment Committee monitors specific companies and industry trends and meets regularly to assess their findings. For fixed income, their objective is to provide regular current income and a low level of risk. Mairs & Power typically seeks to keep portfolios reasonably fully invested, maintain modest portfolio turnover rates and limit risk by investing in a laddered schedule of maturities. For balanced portfolio, they utilize the same common stock approach as the equity strategy, but may place a greater emphasis on dividend-paying stocks. Preference is given to investment grade fixed income securities. Their objective is to provide capital growth, current income and preservation of capital.

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Silvercrest Asset Management Group is an independent, employee-owned, registered investment advisor which provides asset management and family office services to families and select institutional investors. Silvercrest combines the client-focused service which was the hallmark of private banks and investment counsel firms in an earlier age with state of the art theories of portfolio construction, risk management and diversification. Silvercrest's professionals have dedicated their careers to wealth management and our Managing Directors, who average more than 25 years of wealth management experience, have advised their clients through the boom of bull markets and the gloom of bear markets. We are not swayed by market manias. We are only interested in seeing our clients' assets invested in a manner consistent with their tolerance for risk. Silvercrest currently advises on $11.2 billion* for a clientele comprised primarily of families, as well as endowments, foundations and other institutional investors. Silvercrest's family office, advisory and investment capabilities are available to clients interested in investing substantial assets. Silvercrest is free from the numerous conflicts of interest inherent to larger organizations. Our size, our employee ownership and our collegial culture-coupled with the spirit, camaraderie and character of our organization-stand in sharp contrast to much of Wall Street and the financial services industry. We enjoy working with one another and we enjoy working with our clients. The quality, integrity and independence of our advice, coupled with our unwavering commitment to client service, sets us apart in a crowded field.

Recent Transactions
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Littelfuse, Inc. purchases IXYS LLC

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Littelfuse, Inc. purchases U.S. Sensor Corp.

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Littelfuse, Inc. purchases Monolith Semiconductor, Inc.

Insider Transactions
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Advised onLittelfuse, Inc. purchases Heinrich Industrie & Handels AG

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Advised onLittelfuse, Inc. purchases IXYS LLC

Investment Advisor

Advised onLittelfuse, Inc. purchases Hamlin, Inc. from Key Safety Systems, Inc.

Legal Advisor

Advised onLittelfuse, Inc. purchases Hamlin, Inc. from Key Safety Systems, Inc.

Legal Advisor

Advised onLittelfuse, Inc. purchases IXYS LLC

Legal Advisor

Advised onLittelfuse, Inc. purchases IXYS LLC

Advisors & Consultants
Advisor

Former Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President & Head-Investor Relations at Littelfuse, Inc.

Advisor

Former Chief Accounting Officer at Littelfuse, Inc.

Clients

Ford Motor Co. engages in the manufacture, distribution, and sale of automobiles. It operates through the following three segments: Automotive, Mobility, and Ford Credit. The Automotive segment engages in developing, manufacturing, marketing and servicing of Ford cars, Lincoln vehicles. The Mobility segment includes Ford Smart Mobility LLC and autonomous vehicles business. The Ford Credit segment comprises Ford Credit business on a consolidated basis, which is primarily vehicle-related financing and leasing activities. 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.

Abbott Laboratories engages in the discovery, development, manufacture, and sale of a broad and diversified line of health care products. It operates through the following segments: Established Pharmaceutical Products, Nutritional Products, Diagnostic Products, Cardiovascular and Neuromodulation Products, and Other. The Established Pharmaceutical Products segment refers to the international sales of a line of branded generic pharmaceutical products. The Nutritional Products segment caters to the worldwide sales of adult and pediatric nutritional products. The Diagnostic Products segment markets diagnostic systems and tests for blood banks, hospitals, commercial laboratories, and alternate-care testing sites. The Vascular Products segment trades coronary, endovascular, structural heart, vessel closure, and other medical device products. The Other segment comprises of Abbott Medical Optics. The company was founded by Wallace Calvin Abbott in 1888 and is headquartered in Abbott Park, IL.

Key Stats and Financials As of 2018
Market Capitalization
$4.52B
Total Enterprise Value
$4.45B
Earnings Per Share
$6.52
Revenue
$1.72B
Net Profit
$165M
EBITDA
$339M
EBITDAMargin
19.74%
Total Debt
$695M
Total Equity
$1.48B
Enterprise Value Sales
2.59x
Enterprise Value EBITDAOperating
13.1x
TEVNet Income
27.01x
Debt TEV
0.16x
Three Year Compounded Annual Growth Rate Of Revenue
25.57%
Five Year Compounded Annual Growth Rate Of Revenue
17.79%
Non-Profit Donations & Grants
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Founded in 2006, Shocking Technologies offers an innovative solution to protecting electronic products in the handheld, cell phone, LCD display, memory and other markets from the harmful effects of electrostatic discharge (ESD). Its patented Voltage Switchable Dielectric™ (VSD) polymer nanocomposite material, XStatic™ is easily applied to PCB and package substrates, and coupled with Shocking's advanced design and simulation technologies provides the industry's only embedded solution capable of up to 100% protection against ESD. The ease of implementation and comprehensive coverage of the XStatic™ solution also lowers development time and costs and reduces product design size by eliminating less effective components traditionally used to protect devices against ESD effects. The company has over 150 patents and applications worldwide and has licensed numerous additional patents and applications. Shocking Technologies is a privately held company with investments from ARCH Venture Partners, ATA Ventures, Balch Hill Capital, Skylake Incuvest, Littelfuse, Inc., Vista Ventures, , and a limited number of private investors.

Suppliers
SPEL Semiconductor Ltd. Semiconductors | Chennai, TN

SPEL Semiconductor Ltd. engages in the assembling and testing of semiconductors. It provides integrated circuits packing solutions. The company was founded on December 26, 1984 and is headquartered in Chennai, India.

Torex Semiconductor Ltd. Wholesale: Industrial Products & Manufacturing | Tokyo, TY

Torex Semiconductor Ltd. engages in the manufacture and sale of various analog integrated circuits (IC). It operates through the following geographical segments: Japan, Asia, Europe, and North America. Its products include voltage detectors and regulators, load switch, charge pump ICs, battery charge IC, temperature sensors, hall IC (magnetic sensor), power mosfets, op amps, low noise amplifier, oscillator IC, and transient voltage suppressor (TVS). The company was founded on March 31, 1995 and is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan.

Polytronics Technology Corp. Semiconductors | Hsinchu, TP

Polytronics Technology Corp. is engaged in the research, development, manufacture and sale of polymeric positive temperature coefficient thermistors (PPTCs) and thermal pads. It offers surface-mount devices (SMDs), radial-leaded devices (RLDs), axial-leaded devices (ALDs), battery devices, telecom devices, current limiting modules, surface mount fuses, over voltage protection systems, thermally management solution and many other custom-designed products. The company was founded on December 18, 1997 and is headquartered at Hsinchu, Taiwan.

Competitors
General Electric Company Power & Utilities - Boston, MA

General Electric Co. is a technology and financial services company that develops and manufactures products for the generation, transmission, distribution, control and utilization of electricity. Its products and services include aircraft engines, power generation, water processing, security technology, medical imaging, business and consumer financing, media content and industrial products. The company operates through the following segments: Power, Oil & Gas, Aviation, Healthcare, Transportation, Appliances & Lighting and GE Capital. The Power segment serves power generation, industrial, government and other customers worldwide with products and services related to energy production. The Oil & Gas segment supplies mission critical equipment for the global oil and gas industry, used in applications spanning the entire value chain from drilling and completion through production, liquefied natural gas and pipeline compression, pipeline inspection, and downstream processing in refineries and petrochemical plants. The Aviation segment products and services include jet engines, aerospace systems and equipment, replacement parts and repair and maintenance services for all categories of commercial aircraft; for a wide variety of military aircraft, including fighters, bombers, tankers and helicopters; for marine applications; and for executive and regional aircraft. The Healthcare segment products include diagnostic imaging systems such as magnetic resonance, computed tomography and positron emission Tomography scanners, X-ray, nuclear imaging, digital mammography and molecular imaging technologies. The Transportation segment engages in global technology and supplier to the railroad, mining, marine and drilling industries. The Appliances & Lighting segment products include major appliances and related services for products such as refrigerators, freezers, electric and gas ranges, cooktops, dishwashers, clothes washers and dryers, microwave ovens, room air conditioners, residential water systems for filtration, softening and heating, and hybrid water heaters. The GE Capital segment offers financial services and products worldwide for businesses of all sizes, services include commercial loans and leases, fleet management, financial programs, credit cards, personal loans and other financial services. The company was founded by Thomas A. Edison in 1878 and is headquartered in Boston, MA.

Amphenol Corporation Electrical Products - Wallingford, Connecticut

Amphenol Corp. engages in the design, manufacture, and marketing of interconnect products. It operates through the Interconnect Products and Assemblies; and Cables Products and Solutions segments. The Interconnect Products and Assemblies segment comprises connector and connector systems, value-add products, and other products such as antennas and sensors, used in a applications in a diverse set of end markets. The Cable Products and Solutions segment includes value-add products and components for use in the broadband communications and information technology markets as well as certain applications in other markets. Its products include electrical, electronic and fiber optic connectors, interconnect systems, antennas, sensors and sensor-based products, and coaxial and high-speed specialty cable. The company was founded by Schmitt J. Arthur in 1932 and is headquartered in Wallingford, CT.

Eaton Corp. Plc Electrical Products

Eaton is a diversified power management company providing energy-efficient solutions that help our customers effectively manage electrical, hydraulic and mechanical power. The company is a global technology leader in electrical products, systems and services for power quality, distribution and control, power transmission, lighting and wiring products; hydraulics components, systems and services for industrial and mobile equipment; aerospace fuel, hydraulics and pneumatic systems for commercial and military use; and truck and automotive drivetrain and powertrain systems for performance, fuel economy and safety. Because of the pivotal role we play, Eaton is committed to creating and maintaining powerful customer relationships built on a foundation of excellence. From the products we manufacture to our dedicated customer service and support, we know what’s important to you.

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