Why is Distribution Outperforming Suppliers?

This past financial quarter has driven home the adage that business concentration among a few large customers has its downside.  For example, although Apple Inc. sold almost 48 billion iPhones in Q2, many of its suppliers – according to CNN and others – were “getting crushed:” Just look at Cirrus Logic (CRUS), which makes micro chips…

ITT Closes Strong 2014

ITT Corporation (NYSE:ITT) today reported strong 2014 fourth-quarter and full-year financial results, reflecting the power of a portfolio diversified and balanced across key end markets and geographies, strong operational execution and strategic investments for growth. These earnings results include gains in revenue, adjusted segment operating margins and adjusted earnings per share from continuing operations. In…

Diodes Inc. Reports Record 2014

Diodes Incorporated (Nasdaq:DIOD), a leading global manufacturer and supplier of high-quality application specific standard products within the broad discrete, logic and analog semiconductor markets, today reported its financial results for the fourth quarter and fiscal year ended December 31, 2014. Year 2014 Highlights Revenue grew to a record $890.7 million, an increase of 7.7 percent…

Kimball Electronics Reports Q2 Results

Kimball Electronics, Inc. (Nasdaq:KE), a leading global electronic manufacturing services provider for high-quality, durable electronic products, today announced financial results for its second quarter of fiscal year 2015 which ended December 31, 2014. Donald D. Charron, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, stated, “Strong growth in three of our four end market verticals helped us set…

Vishay Precision Releases 2014 Results

Vishay Precision Group, Inc. (NYSE: VPG), a leading producer of precision sensors and systems, today announced its results for fiscal 2014 and fourth quarter ended December 31, 2014. Ziv Shoshani, VPG’s chief executive officer said, “We continue to focus on revenue growth, supported by our new organic growth platforms, specifically our advanced sensor line in…