GNTX Gentex

Founded in 1974, Gentex Corporation is a leading supplier of digital vision, connected car, dimmable glass and fire protection technologies.

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Steve R. Downing
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Financial data from Gentex earnings reports.

Date Owner Security Transaction Code Indirect 10b5-1 $Price #Shares $Value #Remaining
8 Jun 21 Ling Zang Common Stock Sell Dispose S No No 34.34 10,000 343.4K 11,138
20 May 21 Brown Leslie L Common Stock Grant Aquire A No No 0 2,845 0 14,309
20 May 21 Goode Gary F Common Stock Grant Aquire A No No 0 2,845 0 27,309
20 May 21 Walker Brian C Common Stock Grant Aquire A No No 0 2,845 0 11,309
20 May 21 Starkoff Kathleen Common Stock Grant Aquire A No No 0 2,845 0 12,309

Data for the last complete 13F reporting period. To see the most recent changes to ownership, click the ownership history button above.

81.6% owned by funds/institutions
13F holders
Current Prev Q Change
Total holders 493 491 +0.4%
Opened positions 59 83 -28.9%
Closed positions 57 43 +32.6%
Increased positions 176 175 +0.6%
Reduced positions 178 171 +4.1%
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Total value 7.03B 6.85B +2.7%
Total shares 197.09M 201.77M -2.3%
Total puts 113K 29K +289.7%
Total calls 485K 228.8K +112.0%
Total put/call ratio 0.2 0.1 +83.8%
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Vanguard 25M $891.66M +8.9%
BLK Blackrock 23.02M $821.06M +5.9%
Maj Invest Holding A/S 7.5M $267.41M +4.2%
STT State Street 6.13M $218.62M -0.1%
Boston Partners 5.01M $178.58M +8.8%
Disciplined Growth Investors 4.76M $169.75M +11.3%
GS Goldman Sachs 4.61M $164.52M +20.8%
Dimensional Fund Advisors 4.48M $159.67M +0.2%
Riverbridge Partners 3.82M $136.4M -2.2%
Geode Capital Management 3.73M $133.39M -1.0%
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Norges Bank 0 -2.46M EXIT
Vanguard 25M +2.05M +8.9%
Citadel Advisors 382.56K -1.38M -78.3%
Cooke & Bieler 2.31M +1.29M +126.0%
BLK Blackrock 23.02M +1.27M +5.9%
Capital World Investors 166K -1.25M -88.3%
Renaissance Technologies 2.64M -1.15M -30.4%
First Trust Advisors 682.44K -971.02K -58.7%
Point72 Asset Management 0 -953.66K EXIT
Nitorum Capital 1.51M -812.36K -35.0%

Financial report summary

Management Discussion
  • Net Sales. In 2020, Company net sales decreased by $170.7 million, or 9% compared to the prior year. Net sales for 2020 were negatively impacted by lower than forecasted global vehicle production rates for calendar year 2020, which were down 16% on a year over year basis. The reduction in global light vehicle production and the Company's sales was impacted primarily a result of the global shutdowns as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, which primarily impacted the Company in the second quarter of 2020. Automotive net sales decreased as a result of an 11% decrease in automatic-dimming mirror shipments, from 42.9 million units in 2019 to 38.2 million units in 2020.
  • Other net sales decreased 17% to $40.0 million compared to the prior year, as dimmable aircraft window sales decreased 30% year over year and fire protection saw a decrease in net sales of 4% year over year. Dimmable aircraft window sales were impacted by production challenges the Company's customer faced.
  • Cost of Goods Sold. As a percentage of net sales, cost of goods sold increased from 63.0% in 2019 to 64.1% in 2020. The year over year decrease in the gross profit margin was primarily the result of the Company's inability to leverage fixed overhead during the second quarter of 2020 as a result of COVID-19 related shutdowns and decreases in demand, as well as annual customer price reductions, which were partially offset by improvements in product mix related to Full Display Mirror® as well as purchasing cost reductions and structural cost reductions. On a year over year basis, the inability to leverage fixed overhead and annual customer price reductions each had a negative impact of approximately 150 - 250 basis points on gross profit margin. Purchasing cost reductions, product mix improvements, and structural cost reductions each independently had a positive impact on gross profit margin on a period over period basis of approximately 50 - 100 basis points.
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