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Participants
Joshua Young Vice President, Investor Relations
Martha Sullivan President and Chief Executive Officer
Paul Vasington Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Samik Chatterjee JP Morgan
Wamsi Mohan Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Amit Daryanani RBC Capital
Shawn Harrison Longbow Research
Christopher Glynn Oppenheimer
Craig Hettenbach Morgan Stanley
Joe Giordano Cowen
Brian Johnson Barclays
William Stein SunTrust
Mark Delaney Goldman Sachs
Jim Suva Citi
Deepa Raghavan Wells Fargo Securities
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Operator

Good day and welcome to the Sensata Technologies Q3 2017 Earnings Conference Call. All participants will be in listen-only mode. [Operator Instructions] After today’s presentation, there will be an opportunity to ask questions. [Operator Instructions] Please note this event is being recorded. I would now like to turn the conference over to Mr. Investor President, Vice Young, Relations. Joshua Please go ahead.

Joshua Young

very like to you earnings call. much, third Carrie, I’d everybody. conference morning, good welcome XXXX and quarter Thank you Sensata’s to

and call Officer. Financial Sullivan, Joining Sensata’s are on Paul Vasington, today’s Sensata’s me President CEO; and Chief Martha

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Martha Sullivan

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exceed our new business We target expect for in to wins XXXX.

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Paul Vasington

for third X.X% Key organically X.X% quarter. outpacing tailwinds tailwind revenue the on Adjusted Of Thank of was Organic $XXX XX quarter. a of XXXX. margin grew to EBIT the growth the rates. XXXX. foreign third the income to the points grew by adjusted X.X% million X.X% quarter impact the third X.X% Slide XX.X% prior an increase increase as of rates $X.XX excludes highlights reflects the of exchange foreign of adjusted revenue compared you, inorganic income quarter EBIT quarter, in quarter, in organic the exchange rates of growth basis X, was slight of from increased changes was the include by in increase foreign a revenue this on growth, growth. points our million EBIT of Adjusted margins X.X%. $X.XX revenue quarter. revenue. third XXXX. Adjusted grew by shown basis the increase A in which far net and or this quarter, quarter XX were exchange in $XXX.X On from of basis, $X.XX EPS in compared Adjusted Of net Martha.

growing exchange the volumes grew to of due and impact EPS Excluding synergies. foreign higher adjusted primarily organically, X.X% acquisition rates,

will I’d Now I Sensing to segments. Slide start business two comment on Performance with like XX. our on

third the of compared business quarter of an from Our Performance Sensing third revenues to the X.X% quarter reported changes for increase the XXXX, million tailwind XXXX, foreign of rates. of $XXX.X in which of exchange X.X% includes

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over just helped grew was Our of business weak XX.X% European automotive million, American North $XXX.X offset X% market. revenue. a quarter, Performance profit auto the which or Sensing during organically

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represent to full and XXXX, between expect $X.XX would organic adjusted the in year EPS XX% $X.XX growth generate We which to of XX%. for

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our while profitability, of margins to We the acquire. expect businesses sustain we industry-leading increasing high

and leading business. a is attractive opportunities. high finally, cash positions markets growth And have generation expanding Sensata with long-term in We

deploying capital We this focused appropriately long-term value cash our generation strong are sustaining on to flow and for shareholders. create

Joshua. turn to like over call I’d to the Now

Joshua Young

roster. you. Thank assemble Q&A the please Carrie,

Operator

ahead. of first Morgan. We will question Chatterjee begin JP Please question-and-answer the come Instructions] now will go from session. Samik The [Operator

Samik Chatterjee

Hi, good morning.

growth that in growth really you and should in expecting of The HVOR sustainability about Solutions sort really both of are How quarter. first question I had this going of And color end this the I had forward? about for in was What industry in growth content in rates XQ, markets Sensing quarter. estimate you example? was HVOR the also strong in versus sort what you the in can growth add of the was what those if terms growth your two think in

Martha Sullivan

at growth about look on this quarter HVOR an way that that, the X%, say expect market, about content beyond and ongoing you If strong particularly to We off-road would I our actually XX%. was the moved would we and basis Vehicle business. we market believe moved in Heavy have strong.

But year, about continues and that It’s that, think content usually out, over growth, think achievable. new and single-digit way it’s we controls content this our into you terribly past to designed the models be go cabs. growth that high associated new linear. with plays and If we’ve seen not

On growth from in our the Sensing as area HVOR. Solutions market. represents sensing what industrial business. about solutions of the our revenue, has similarly That makes a perspective content Solutions our balance strongest up moving with and growing that’s Sensing been The business, within overall X.X% Sensata’s of is industrial of

We’re would expect China, share continue sustain to as example, performance for well. and gaining to in that

important So are understand puts to takes. those the moving. are It end of some be how will and markets

I that to overall we of year be the think we’ll want part at will our outlook this make And for look that’s growth. backlog call a into our as end XXXX. organic that and

Samik Chatterjee

my that few – to this market suppliers growing better And only reporting a to sensing it. revenue leads that have point? more question the to in technology business, Got Sensata’s for gaining is Great. that it I at that got share the can which of understand. is there at second pace? of are Is just that sort it is wanted X.X% double-digit this access it, sensing growth. me because terms industrial mentioned you of but Or overall is industrial

Martha Sullivan

a it’s So combination.

diversified we on put use applications. more end-markets it’s look drive. solutions, pull-through to are primarily seeing now they growing, in into analytics are customers make information content of And an business. want layer, We’re nice our that but as It’s seeing some that to of efficient set very that

Samik Chatterjee

questions. taking for Thanks you. thank Great, our

Operator

The ahead. go will Mohan from Bank Merrill of next of America question come Wamsi Lynch. Please

Wamsi Mohan

and can concerned the thank associated given your agreements to One, we’ll are share like of start it a here more to more about with decision favorable repurchases for does And when Yes, items more talent in you. mean XXXX, that a uncertainty Martha, meaningful on how have second, you the follow-up to the you UK, comment potentially and and capital see re-domicile couple here? a Brexit cross-border things there? uptick given setup in that? Paul. say I And balanced deployment, you

Martha Sullivan

first requires the the High the think I is thing by this shareholder Court note that approval approval to So and in UK.

get through to overall need really that we so process. And

ensure you we of that a one that The project this the lot at many, was looked And those analysis of risks and of associated. many many, thing at looked share with is required many, would of months other I many, to is all Brexit. we a work

and is goods with jurisdictions look you to at view of when see and on associated and the don’t the UK. takes the domiciled of point it’s risks puts Our you that, primarily services, trading being and related in tax

the say M&A major pipeline, had that’s UK. us way things that we like that we cash interesting to that are returns is a shareholders in think perspective the I that really we we it’s our the from and balanced question. position and through balance provide have returns, a to optionality can and go allocate our can look would that about compare sounds way that We intend have – those take important you we and It that’s forward. we against to think the we way So about at come the in the returns in think capital,

Wamsi Mohan

Thank how And you what than quarter? And for change inventory it build demand? think Then out Yes, better despite you. weaker free yes, conversion the Martha. you inventory do my question level? remarks, been EBIT the cash you somewhat like in your in has drove is called what earlier that Was flow – higher year-on-year, these cycle XXXX? been performance, and cash Thanks, improvements that has if margin. much prepared in Okay. higher could thought Paul last adjusted

Paul Vasington

things nature. is to are are we that a as we going Inventory prudent higher. restructuring due But a we’re inventory underlying new we new well this customers that of ensure that of year, severance exceptionally that in from which the of receiving – very fund, significant those sites to terms we have so to shutting charge down, sites cash, Wamsi, spend amount have our of serve manufacturing that we we’re So those are in year, payments lines. level and the took production have that to it’s transition the think prior

we get issue. So of It’s timing the revenue. the that We’ll a do. we to very benefit cash think next thing smart into it’s year flow as inventory a convert

Operator

The next question Daryanani Please RBC go comes of Amit from Capital. ahead.

Amit Daryanani

about the Thanks Good Martha, seeing guess, difficult just morning, maybe rather the those think, you Sensing to as Solutions a you lot. production, compares, China across, been two guys. in start buckets. guys in has of you with nice a markets, you’re and off China talk I I Performance strength for source of is I entering the Sensing sustainability for China guys strength both in XXXX Could auto think, especially

Martha Sullivan

Sure.

years, there say, China of has and here I recognize end about now businesses. been, stronger the market as as that’s of our little So between the would The – overall is revenues, our business industrial-based than in half our not past XX% auto second a expected year. fairly split and we strong

go auto that China, So year particularly this and design in at extend on much forward. look at as to able the side, success is, we’ve makes be content in great from occurring that When up, to growth. the we do of is look we expect that we we what growth coming content wins, performance that overall had

Amit Daryanani

I you calendar going for integration that that or think I you us ahead restructuring could Paul, just should of much are how charges much guys Fair then, still model guess? about enough. remind How as And forward, XXXX? in we guess, we

Paul Vasington

to XX There’s next over probably to another $X the million million fund months. $XX

flow. and funded see year’s cash already in $XX million, can we’ve that’s You this

time. So over it starts to go down

Amit Daryanani

Got it.

and a lot quarter congrats Okay, the on thanks guys.

Paul Vasington

Thank you.

Operator

next of Harrison comes The Research. Longbow from ahead. Shawn question Please go

Shawn Harrison

Hi, good morning.

on if bit I briefly. Just a America may North touch

North guess, any know may I into expect, you the fourth the year? both positively do I weaken there any replenishment impacted, Or quarter to don’t negatively, guess, and further is inventory have of into whatever the the the Within guidance, if or I guidance? America expected, end hurricanes

Martha Sullivan

backlog, At when at quarter, point, informs we’re we’re primary looking and this overall the really calling the that thing that’s guide. our our

in to production that’s and that production you that’s that came pertains use some There’s out. information can rates, quarter. how are inventory parse and out not give and that But some the guide so to overall probably the that And takes. related look at quite there forward-looking we frankly,

Shawn Harrison

Okay.

that, nothing to related within so hurricanes either? And

Martha Sullivan

couldn’t I say.

is overall based of the that rates what we’re look that or that really comments at So us. that is so much is and based. the providing understand have And much hurricane-based I’m the customer how demand our OEMs’ – pull of to how demand on to you’d on is

Shawn Harrison

standing and provide Okay. And a of a a sales over that should hedges for just days, off think benefit, potentially, follow-up maybe to EPS the over number next of we XX bit little year now, right and that may. a months. Paul, should past have I bit you a roll the kind about, as the tailwind? if Euros well of knowing six rallied past How

Paul Vasington

are bottom X% say, I So to line, in terms that a of $X.XX $X.XX line, line. quarter. move top it’s important next against more for different benefit other. still a each the wait probably program in lot hedging moving top on tailwind for the [indiscernible] next the probably till which year, we think a in currencies is year or have around, the year. fourth We do out of see so our to would obviously, range We in we finish the

we formal it for to definitely favorable $X.XX XXXX, looking guidance view able better next So in we’ll but for when range a to is be $X.XX provide the give year.

Operator

go [Operator of Oppenheimer. ahead. Instructions] The next question from Christopher Please Glynn comes

Christopher Glynn

question any the electronics uptake Wondering for I the a identifying? controls of and legacy GDP. morning. like have and protection. of growth you. products the new long-term Thank Sensing of you’re content outlook, breadth to you’re dynamics broad new on Solutions Good around working Any just some seeing if

Martha Sullivan

gain in ability China of been business legacy remarkable Again, share. achieve its – we into niche-y. able And in as to that growth. to quite you and to have applications. is it’s design-in business know, the on But find focus That also new lot of are that applications side a Chris, those

about and portion half a mentioned, Sensing Solutions, auto. of in I China our is that is that. growth you’re of referring content the the piece definitely business of to, our outside As And of

probably able we’ll it’s GDP as we but we business, that growth components slightly sustain growthful our ahead. look above of So to less think be other than

Christopher Glynn

Okay. the on for And margins question Performance Sensing. a just

a think this in instance. the versus I little third quarter quarter, the not second progress upward so that usually bit in

Just that. any curious there’s if thought around

Paul Vasington

increased and the the Sensing is seeing. that segment, sequentially. we’re accelerating look spend most P&L, costs the And Performance support of R&D see R&D pipeline you’ll NBO to of in was at When we that most that

Operator

Craig The Hettenbach from Please next question Morgan Stanley. of ahead. go comes

Craig Hettenbach

Yes, a of you your follow-up X of if I you in to contribution efforts? CST, other time any In investments, would are when when give words, kind see months reinvestment last comments business. on context you the terms in that line? Martha, thank Can XX increasing would that – you. in revenue question had those from around months

Martha Sullivan

we’re revenue increase make is think, I now. seeing the Craig, we’re point trying to Yes. here

growth of Solutions, bit of sooner a than at Sensing and a went the look would the expected. the portfolio CST overall that’s you coming recognizing most it’s if the definitely Solutions we in and growth have So that driver business, into of Sensing little

we seeing did already investment growth. the the of the reinvigorate So benefits to

Craig Hettenbach

approach your terms of of terms Got balance leverage follow-up, come M&A sheet it. flexibility. has comments in to down as the allocation capital Any And your versus thoughts then my buybacks? in as around

Martha Sullivan

that, allocation. that high think, been able of think way about deliver with part again, returns to very will accretive we’ve the an and very important M&A, continue capital our be to I we

cash returned have We also the of shareholders form past to in buybacks. the in

want able to compare options each that forward, what selecting against we we make returns shareholders. when other the that going are and best be sure we those deliver think two about to for So continuously our will

a As result, expect in I allocation. capital would more see balance to our

Operator

The Giordano of next Joe go Cowen. question ahead. from comes Please

Joe Giordano

before? platforms like you and been for on dive wins on are you here. in just those? bit on thanks systems people guys, Or Are never Hi more little questions predominantly maybe taking a mentioned gas displacing filtration new want to systems that I certain the these my brake have systems.

Martha Sullivan

the is they get share Almost grow way grow. on we applications them always, into as to with and gain early

these end exactly the that allows outpace examples of are to So both just doing market, great and us of that.

Joe Giordano

involved about of there? on side, about. this systems? know manufacturers brake talk is sensors on like the as larger on of know I thinking some the into there’s EVs, you more – that’s guys in kind are you like pads. putting you Are get Or the I that, been more the actual there stuff Are something

Martha Sullivan

to so sort to autonomous will like Look, we’re to that vehicles. probably of higher they’re technologies vehicles bringing and extend diagnostics we’re more become Yes. need about front. vehicles, very vehicles that OEMs levels efficient on of much always highly other electric plug-in and an kind and into things application, there. the talk on full systems leave subsystems that emerging to electric of very what the it more in doing have have we help of engaged new application that range the get to to And quite discuss that sensitive many that to into I we’re new engaged But applications as also

in work that lot a area. So of underway

Joe Giordano

Paul. just last, for maybe And

anything terms you here on I up heating your soon. have anything in of there tax not and – pay cash so of do expectation change think tax at don’t the move the the with guys federal you’ve to UK potentially doing your currently that does reform, outlook anytime out you Does heard of or U.S. in all? the government

Paul Vasington

that’s the is move that The UK jurisdictions All The the today. cash are doesn’t operations company. taxes. our moving to in affect no. parent entity remain the No, the UK they

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Operator

Brian comes Johnson Please question of Barclays. from next ahead. go The

Brian Johnson

should morning. incremental to between maybe result, from we Could an having HVOR? and through light the about or came automotive whether a we you talk good it us about Yes, think talk expansion margin on HVOR? incrementals HVOR the margin differences basis fair With within margin the segment? and assume And how flat, CPV is strong can margin vehicle the

Martha Sullivan

of acquisition our CST So the Schrader primarily, is acquired businesses. that and fact from across on acquired differences margin portfolio. coming two the profitability no on focuses the we business. And the of huge the that those profitability are expansion Most our improving

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Brian Johnson

mentioned higher the that next all, year? about of of year second you next And Okay. into year? think is should – the we it for the can that expected and R&D to you wins, And is to design continue how close through

Paul Vasington

be year. of to continue will the remainder the for it higher Certainly,

Brian Johnson

Okay, thank you.

Operator

of go question Stein Please from next The SunTrust. comes William ahead.

William Stein

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Paul Vasington

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William Stein

margin. To gross

Paul Vasington

margin. gross To

other and can the expense. You below income offset down see in

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William Stein

exceed times that a that helpful. the you’re and for comment perhaps and you. supporting also that that would And now expectation least to you’re Thank guiding That’s XXXX. helpful. Maybe XXXX, clearly doing your you’ve a while any for margin I about growth expect of year couple I Paul, it next one think, be in growth the R&D sign you’re is in seeing But if the you’re now, that. really not trajectory talked can. at around other, that still you

Paul Vasington

revenue design work is that’s on today a of there the three longer years So the big that maybe but per that won’t in we over term. do bit, little eight next impact years so we’re and se, today XXXX typically have most to doing what a results

it’s of acceleration given think right at investment the I the the time, pipeline. So the right NBO

Martha Sullivan

Yes.

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about organic cadence feeling continued good strong we’re So growth. revenue of a

William Stein

you. Thank

Operator

will Mark Please Goldman question come of next from Sachs. Delaney The go ahead.

Mark Delaney

morning thanks Good and Yes. questions. taking much for the very

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range in summer a said that on the vehicle Sensata mid-$XX pure something think Could content something per us over just is those I an mid-$XX on has range a been that look But you stand also, organic on traditional that engine. combustion car in the average is the electric efforts the company where address versus you And inorganically? basis? would working Sensata that to update close with gap. that and to on

Martha Sullivan

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Mark Delaney

follow-up trend. And a also Martha. helpful, just That’s question longer-term

was was I I earlier think, in XX% it year the company’s think about expectation XX% for go diesel would its the Is penetration penetration diesel change it in in to, that said in by expectation Sensata forecast that any the for Europe there earlier XXXX. was rates? XXXX rates calendar from

Martha Sullivan

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Operator

comes Suva ahead. next Please Jim go The Citi. from of question

Jim Suva

hedging about got can confirm a guys Martha, in Specifically, Can distributors Thanks the for top levels, like very below to then if you line question and for more Is also, I about, one term, the Or changed, anything like And them off? is $X.XX a about think Paul. keep $X.XX for or earnings In it be you channel? whether then your the just have of one Paul, Martha and in benefit your Above inventory HVOR much. average? for sounds programs? at year. I Thank and has on roll explain is, use for putting benefit long the channel. inventory on question and question the talk I bit hedging, average? it those average? thoughts hedge X% segment, line it correctly, any your methodology it Paul right? given year with next And [indiscernible] little heard industrial Just as you. you we your they next so hedging. if a just three-year can you

Martha Sullivan

Jim. Sure,

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Paul Vasington

an foreign more to it foreign higher did rates. to incremental exchange, $X.XX I favorable is rates $X.XX X% to exchange as it then early EPS next year of view, and And but Jim, foreign favorable to exchange relates due say revenue due

XX-month Our XX-month to hedges in and is to layer over hedge, period, program time. hedging a we rolling basis, a over on those

try movements that, in to over doing so reduction time volatility we create rates. to we – And exchange due in earnings

Jim Suva

Thanks the appreciated. so for greatly much That’s Great. details.

Paul Vasington

welcome. You’re

Jim Suva

Thanks.

Operator

Securities. will go question Wells of Fargo Please Kwas from The next Rich ahead. come

Deepa Raghavan

morning. for Deepa Kwas. Rich Raghavan is Good This

too. strong, obviously, the you Your mentioned growth, In as past, a about it, asked pretty HVOR are was thought questions organic I richer mix. it

past? was XXXX curious, expect rates, should to your Or within that we that richer what anything richer thought assuming reduced you mix Just HVOR has offsets a in changed conversion Or would we it’s the have about a something should as products? be mix? thinking

Martha Sullivan

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Deepa Raghavan

Great.

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at forward, outlooks production needs catch point out sales being time. us some You pointed that going seeing up lower, accelerate? give to you your did in are You but

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Martha Sullivan

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Operator

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Joshua Young

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