Geographic, Technological, and Financial Portfolio Analysis of Top 30 Fastest-growing Automotive Suppliers

Geographic, Technological, and Financial Portfolio Analysis of Top 30 Fastest-growing Automotive Suppliers

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The 2012 top 30 automotive supplier strategic insight research service aims to benchmark suppliers based on the following 3 key areas: financial performance, geographic diversity, and technology portfolio. The study identifies the fastest- and largest-growing technologies between 2010 and 2020 and maps supplier revenues to these technologies in order to identify their growth prospects. The geographic diversity of revenue sourcing is based on 5 key parameters collected from 2009–2012.

Key Findings

1. The top suppliers accounted for % of global revenues ($ billion) of the top technologies. Navigation was the largest domain, accounting for $ billion.
2. Navigation and electric vehicles had the highest scope for growth with only % of the $ billion globally accounted for by the top suppliers.
3. Powertrain remained the domain with the fastest-growing technologies to invest in as it was heavily linked to emission regulations. Gasoline particulate filer (GPF) ( %) and selective catalytic reduction (SCR) ( %) led the way.
4. Japanese suppliers continued to feel the after effects of the Great East Japan Earthquake of 2011 and the Thailand floods of 2011. They have remained at the lower end of the rankings since 2008.
5. A number of suppliers have pegged back 2013 results based on continued fall in automotive sales in Europe. Investment in emerging markets remained key.
6. Several suppliers are expected to diversify and invest large sums on system development as the trend towards modular sourcing strengthens.

Research Scope

Base Year: 2012
Study Period: 2010 to 2020
Forecast Period: 2013 to 2020
Vehicle Type: Passenger cars and light trucks
Geographical Scope: Global

Research Aims and Objectives

The study aims to identify and rank the Xfastest-growing suppliers based on their product portfolio, geographic diversity, and financial ranking for the year 2012.

• Identify theX fastest-growing technologies and evaluate the growth monitor ranking based on percentage contribution from each of the top technologies to the revenue stream of the topXsuppliers in the passenger vehicle and light commercial vehicle market.
• Determine the geographic diversity ranking of the top X suppliers based on revenue stream for each region and the distribution of production facilities.
• Determine the financial ranking of each supplier based on their performance for the financial year 2012, taking into consideration five financial parameters.
• Rank the top X fastest-growing suppliers based on the amalgamation of growth monitor, geographic diversity, and financial ranking for 2012.

Research Methodology

Research Methodology: Frost & Sullivan’s research services are based on secondary and primary research data.
Secondary Research: In addition to financial, technological, and geographic revenue data from annual reports across 2009–2012, shareholders briefings and Sec 10K filings were also used.
Primary Research: More than 20 interviews were conducted over the phone by senior consultants/industry analysts with the heads of investor relation, corporate planning, and long-term planning firms. Primary research has accounted for 80% of the total research.

Key Industry Participants, Global, 2012
Company - Designation
Continental AG - Head of investor relations
TRW Automotive - Business analyst
Magna International Inc. - Strategy and corporate planning
Valeo - Manager, investor relations
MAHLE - Sales and corporate planning
Pirelli & C. SpA - Investor relations officer
GKN plc - Director, investor relations

Key Questions this Study Will Answer

What technologies are expected to grow fastest and post the largest revenue by 2020? What will be the penetration and prices at a global level?
What are the key areas for suppliers to invest in? What will the growth pattern of suppliers be, based on their current product portfolio?
What is the financial position of suppliers, based on parameters sourced from financial and annual reports?
What is your position relative to your peers in this area? How can you better position yourself based on technology spread, geographic diversity and investments?
Where are the top 30 suppliers earning their revenues? How is this affecting their performance based on production growth in these regions?
Table of Contents

1. Executive Summary
2. Research Scope, Objectives, Background, and Methodology
3. Definitions and Segmentation
4. Market Overview
5. Analysis of Fastest-growing Technologies
6. Analysis of Geographic Diversity Ranking
7. Analysis of Financial Ranking
8. Appendix