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Participants
Jacob Sayer VP, Finance & CFO, Performance Sensing Gbu
Jeffrey Cote President, CEO & Director
Paul Vasington EVP & CFO
Wamsi Mohan Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Matt Sheerin Stifel, Nicolaus & Company
Amit Daryanani Evercore ISI
Mark Delaney Goldman Sachs
Luke Junk Robert W. Baird & Co.
Brian Johnson Barclays Bank
Samik Chatterjee JPMorgan Chase & Co.
Michael Filatov Berenberg Capital Markets
William Stein Truist Securities
Nikolay Todorov Longbow Research
Shreyas Patil Wolfe Research
Joseph Spak RBC Capital Markets
David Kelley Jefferies
Christopher Snyder UBS Investment Bank
Joseph Giordano Cowen and Company
Jim Suva Citigroup
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Operator

Good day, and welcome to the Sensata Technologies Q3 2021 Earnings Call. [Operator Instructions]. Please note, this event is being recorded. I would now like to turn the conference over to Mr. Jacob Sayer, VP, Finance. ahead. go Please

Jacob Sayer

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Jeffrey Cote

growth increased the We slightly from third you, this period we last demand and on welcome, year million, our everyone. responded provided Thank drove that recovery during July. prior continue revenue like Slide XX.X% began year effectively thoughts business above Jacob, outlined start performance the X. quarter to third the I'd strong which to range of The on quarter. time summary with in as XXXX, some $XXX to during the customer guidance

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market year-over-year, produced once performance well strong ranges. outgrowth our again we at target our Looking above

during we company, basis a quarter. of points XX the As and X,XXX delivered outgrowth

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cleaner, today and Sensata published report our Sensata first in safer areas. During efficient we're products and proud resulted of world. these progress quarter, sustainability every very the its in more Virtually makes

XXXX. own to very chain companies intensity our around supply carbon a from that And responsibility greenhouse seriously. line by have carbon established by to our and end, our operations take XX% we the world. reduction XXXX, leading To a are also targeting with neutral We be gas reduce we in our emissions the goal emissions in

addition, diversity, mission, and responsible that and In a company. or equity, inclusion to report Sensata's that core shareholders customers addresses including diverse We and provides benefits workforce our better employees, sustainability believe sourcing. makes us topics diversity our a

management our goals turnover, and development while roles diversity improving established leadership improve in representation reducing and We Sensata by U.S have reach at female XX% XXXX, and to roles internal to XX%, to management team for promotion rates. racial

meaningful and portion a and goals executives of important coming annual forward consequently are initiatives compensation achieving improvements. in updated to all about these other look short-term serious keeping against our these are on tying stakeholders the to years. senior We incentive ESG progress We

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opportunities that business the million position as that XX Continental system won electric covering quarter, with new stability both well new combustion further significant. as internal on One extends brake in we greater engine for leader During vehicles vehicles in systems, leadership market. a our that were than two business control electronic traditional new

terms have based vehicle This is actual described on increase figure content production. received per compared in revenue combustion the uplift internal We EVs an and XX% vehicles, we demonstrated a vehicle. of from as revenues in that to average

rapidly. activity win has an saw electrification wins design Our growing XX% been We rise within year. in last electrification

approximately of automotive prior periods. this XX% are vehicles, design another our year, so electric from far uptick wins with And the dramatic

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its more to than current increase run once a solutions during important vehicle is content awarded large As vehicle. an average per the on megawatt premier our European business we rate. help electric power per X,XXX than a win we future strategically $XX means commercial to worth can more pivotal the it from Its of million revenue to XXX OEM for the in on the reaches charging vehicles. heavy heavy heavy example production annualized development, their This Sensata truck design unit quarter, expected electric size XXX offer,

provide the a through pending Spear of transportation markets. for storage Power, acquisition variety of can we specialty battery addition, full In systems

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markets for an Insights that gain pleased listeners a to about of Sensata continued these by X, on of are initiative both in customers Insights strategies we the growing go-to-market all traction and unable we a sectors. Insights. various current growth then. we're addresses these better progress and look more We we and share So can areas our Sensata. market on and forward ongoing demand. shortage with is across deliver The in widespread Slide the fast understanding to and semiconductor details evolving constraining and growing gaining The expanding new business, are offerings, evolving sharing rapidly key our On our vectors our update

providers You'll now global recall were more worth providers of our building together sticky, held for our are value innovator of than that for telematics SmartWitness expands insights by the their our providing acquisition heavy a I'm over offerings pleased pending in and the -- to are some, in hardware, initiatives. vehicles, safety I'm next contextually been that day. more than delivery data our stands the fleets, to business aware billing encouraged solutions evidenced capture privately comprised their large video really a that insurance and Insight traditional telematics and -- enhances to the megatrend of revenue information offering monitoring as delivery. shipping telematics with surroundings founding video added lower light future and the million, of $X purpose fit continued into nature pioneer by a and solutions. duty -- our cost are order with we awarded Once technology surroundings in logging also is of months. million We months with the new announce the million fleets. telematics for complimentary In growth Since are XX recently miles SmartWitness, our service fleets. large company, SmartWitness service -- progress over subside these so Insights XX book of a at include its on our orders increase next every systems in XX designed customers in shortages XX built has revenue Business. solutions the XXXX, proprietary software expansion for SmartWitness for

said I'd I've our our numerous see Paul. now capabilities, relationships acquisitions over we addressable strong organic call customer our and utilize engineering to and As before, the financial chain to to turn within partnerships supply position, like opportunities as meaningfully efforts as well our these megatrends. bolt-on our markets through enlarge to

Paul Vasington

quarter. highlights the Thank in Key third you, Jeff.

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points posted Vehicle in of XX.X% Heavy and organic the outgrowth Our basis off-road market increase growth quarter. of XX.X% third X,XXX revenue business representing end market of

VI truck on-road we China installed from from emission wave regulations. Our the business off-road of to growth controls operating NS in of electromechanical equipment. better-than-expected being post new continued And also benefiting adoption a are

and X.X%, revenue of representing posted Our contraction basis X,XXX of organic business market automotive points market an increase XX.X% end outgrowth. of

Our and approximate systems. as launches benefited production up the -- inventory related shutdowns Recall, from from million earlier we in automotive saw contraction ramped industry safety an applications and new business powertrain in year-ago XXXX. emissions, product $XX slowdowns and electrification a automotive

those In quarter component the the orders addition, were able the shipments we in to fulfill delays. customers exceeded production within to other current quarter due even if eventual

we Within customers. million quarter-over-quarter the of of $XX third build quarter of approximately incremental at inventory XXXX, our estimate an

end ventilation faster Our increased Strong industrial organically launches continued quarter. the quarter. growth industrial to in enabled markets conditioning as revenue air global heating, market new and this industrial business XX.X% and electrification grow to and recover business our than

aerospace X.X% increased traffic business aftermarket aerospace reflecting our air Our business. drives later OEM improved organically, production that somewhat in

defense in business improvements than faster our market grow to this primarily launches, aerospace and enabled quarter. product New in aftermarket,

to performance business Sensing in of with two the segments comment Performance quarter on Starting third the of I'd like XXXX. Slide on our Now XX.

of business an Sensing revenues of compared last increase Performance same million, XX.X% Our to the quarter reported year. $XXX.X

an margin revenue $XXX.X industry-wide prior increase organic quarter last of higher year compared was Excluding shortage. impact compared period. the of currency Performance costs to operating increase organic margins X.X%, Sensing of somewhat from on X.X% due the as by revenue to supply Performance positive to generate revenues was of quarter chain XX.X% of in operating delivered million, positive as related higher XX% the the Sensing Sensing income the segment in Performance with acquisition Xirgo growth. same XX.X% XX.X%. the and foreign The income primarily year, incremental of offset operating elevated the to impact

million shown as reported in quarter to XX, Sensing $XXX.X increase third Solutions last of Slide of same As XX.X% year. XXXX, on revenues an the the compared of quarter

Solutions last delivered in an segment increase operating $XX.X currency foreign operating XX.X%. quarter from X.X%, of million, of margins primarily Sensing operating organic impact year, XX.X% growth. positive with the the period. to increase margin due was of income to revenue The income from the the operating Sensing XX% Excluding Solutions XX.X% was included expenses higher XXXX. million organic revenue Sensing in and incremental and quarter, On other were prior Solutions third compared the revenues. $XX.X Slide segment in XX, in not generate higher operating of corporate as third of quarter same income

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purchases widespread early chain. parts flexibility, on cash order third Slide quarter production given Free maximize in raw during our in in to to our the supply $XX in material shortages the the in shown As quarter quarter. flow impacted cash was by flow the million XX, we free increase generate decision

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of to net the will EBITDA million. businesses that debt of of we was electrification factors For of within and to year hand Sensata's to Insights. range be extend of September, cash the Sensata's growth key target acquire end in full XXXX, the million primary operating ratio range. at market expenditures $XXX net leverage end capital on is expect the $XXX to bottom X.Xx use our position our our

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market are that will I based upon end discuss the Our outlook momentarily. expectations

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expect the in Excluding the impact the from currency we of an quarter. foreign change to X% fourth Xirgo acquisition, revenue ranging decline a flat in organic

Our current midpoint for XX% fill revenue rate is the guidance the fourth approximately quarter. of

adjusted operating is recovery report chain with We increased margin which income adjusted operating customer costs actions. between global includes to $XXX net income basis the shortages million associated $XXX XXX million. of points midpoint, expect operating supply of to expected and XX.X%, At be

to XXXX X% caused shortages. automotive our expect the On as quarter the provided to year, approximately the compared quarter a to and adjusted fourth down expectations XXXX we includes at we We between production to of $X.XX, for given chain we’ve and from from from Slide income $X.XX slide, On report late guidance EPS supply and last by midpoint. the we the foreign line, of July. currency estimates XXXX. fourth production year operating slowdowns At expect be $XXX shared provided $XXX $X.XX bottom net an in the currently growth ongoing global walk adjusted this increase adjusted of OEM million bottom productions margin the revised income between for XX, million which

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approximately at have expect to shared. company. our each align Sensata's by production markets framework However, Sensata's currently we points with grow consistent level, market a across growth high target growth XXX whole we XXX growth, previously end with plus the XXXX revenue basis should the outgrowth to in revenue for

aim material our addition, a serial activity our we approach our to to this position. In we to revenue continue to expand market M&A intend growth In further megatrend year. each amount have areas, at

turn Now the for call to let closing Jeff back comments. me

Jeffrey Cote

Paul. Thanks,

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Our response shifting a to quick for customers. demand well our positions trusted as us resource

into delivering remain of end end the strong and new our our on and business large outgrowth awards levels market consistently outgrowth. this expanding robust based of are We sustain pipeline to confident future new our We market in opportunities. attractive ability

driven up markets. We end opening invest our all large in of are that growing continue Sensata growth for opportunities rapidly to and initiatives our across megatrend

components, electrified business and both associated energy organically through through targeted are Insights, clean bolt-on acquisitions. with progress in inorganic excellent and Sensata solutions around We new activity making areas

We to creating opportunities ventures. portfolio that further believe and/or strengthen the overall environment provides our acquisitions interesting value joint important to business continue strategically through

collaborations potential. new our third technology expand megatrend pursuing and partnerships are accelerate and we addition, our to with parties growth capabilities In driven

mission expect increasing a growth and connected contributing meaningfully about world. industry safer shareholders, to we I'm our to in believe better but We investments while deliver to cleaner, also leading for operations. for standing world, opportunities through a And our continue not products, own more just create margins Sensata's our people. customers excited also We help long and finally, our to are our

areas company of illustrated reporting our its We for forward stakeholders. sustainability to in We our more look our are incorporating new success considerations in progress long-term the to about as all updates. report ESG these and bolster strategy, in the into future of sustainability

to Now, I'll turn the call back Jacob.

Jacob Sayer

now you, Jeff. We'll Q&A. Thank to move

question large on the listeners each. number please Q&A roster. and please ahead one of Sara, go yourself Given to assemble limit the the call,

Operator

Instructions] America. ahead. of comes Wamsi from Our Please [Operator first Bank Mohan question go with

Wamsi Mohan

color wondering about thank the maybe Yes, you. if broad into was we you quite talking units. of this know channel the give and a to how we're 'XX, on Jeff based too going content more is? are dynamics, I seems fill just could some use that, that us $XX vehicle, roughly million bit per $XX it optimistic. that But changes you production large IHS maybe is a If

guide all you're power So you around Or could that? XQ seeing from a I inventory rationalization of and quickly about into And encapsulating any if is the sort of persist channel think if maybe China could, also you XXXX? the both this resurgence talk the issues do so you impact just COVID, much. dynamics? Thank

Jeffrey Cote

Sure.

So let on QX. touch me

than lower about So about it XX called forecasts We've million. XX.X. XX.X, automotive production at that IHS

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to be replenished need to going at point. some that's So

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Jacob Sayer

Wamsi. you, Thank

Operator

Stifel. Sheerin ahead. Please Our with Matt next comes question go from

Matt Sheerin

the coming? that comment I ask to would you're XX% about, at? years good just in there see morning. your portfolio Jeff, you looking that today. products incremental technologies? X existing incremental that Or your the next are content you Where of areas regarding I base EV and or product thank guess products in wanted about that Is from other and content light doubling Yes, vehicles from the in

Jeffrey Cote

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we As with look that we at sight that, quote sold NBOs. doubling. The we've line of and we to is we see net at look what already, a also thing customers

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Jacob Sayer

Matt. you, Thank

Operator

go with Amit ahead. Our next Daryanani Please question Evercore. comes from

Amit Daryanani

Sensata how extra happen channel cash December narrative? does it about think flow does in remind long just sitting does Thanks I the Paul, much that is depletion you quarter if could to how trends just and conversion? more lot my take this undergo ask, in really, to and revert back could will as calendar there guide, 'XX to that And talk And that question. thanks your due Sensata's is that's fair when about to inventory think revenues December question in I Jeff, but of channel. production inventory of you, XX% -- you me of the implying a -- that you're way Is I normalize? out the a sort Yes. auto that’s my guess or a how the taking is auto to it for does

Jeffrey Cote

the QX I'll other then so topic. hit the Paul and hit can Yes,

are expecting deplete. of in the already actual quarter. we've fourth the production chain some less the units So in than million But stated terms supply of also about a we in to X.X inventory we IHS expect

that's So quarter. guide into we fourth provided the that the for baked

will call that's In North that million also that's $XXX terms the auto. been But built, focused to the out would last production American our of of just we inventory, occurs at vehicle I back as actually more normalized year, raw you that's to the their inventory that it as assuming also a inventory, in lot that of been amount the largely is for days, would that of XX, point been inventory look or absorb But quoted, that production across our exceed a see XX, of a XX largely normalize production company market. inventory replenishing $XXX of customers if million revenue.

makes sit they bit we inventory. right. make their expedite because customers, can little to that to the that more serving material it very customers. discussion them, builds, now, that it's in they're we Now, but having of And want with a we're to to higher and our we're their of again carry I willing product bit complexity make a the want get cost us to given for want sure parts logistics pay all these They for make all of that think, no raw sense sure customers a

to we'll ongoing give So we dialogue see and we're closely it and very it. manage continue you that that's an as updates having

Paul Vasington

the question able started originally to our build decision anticipated raw inventory, the to sure we conscious year that to the made conscious when So make think, we earlier It's [technical relates materials we we and lower than take were customers to version XXXX. XX% I a decision. is difficulty] serve

For good to we're next year, free a XXs. cash in been to mean, as [technical continue at looking conversion And that's going the rate mid performance difficulty]. I what we've target

Amit Daryanani

Okay.

Jacob Sayer

Thank you, Amit.

Operator

ahead. Delaney comes Goldman Please Mark question from next Our with go Sachs.

Mark Delaney

much for the question. very thanks and taking morning good Yes,

but So is to chain also could elaborate supply will the it the that's added about can dynamic some next on What impacting most components is Sensata? providing that comments talk you're that you of when short any are you if of for as think supply and things some the for some for difficult it on more for And Sensata, think company thinks outlook customers underpinning XQ about of the most year. into seeing relates the maybe Any particular company. the what you as the I are shortages your Thanks. only well cautious not as color chain helpful. and be

Jeffrey Cote

Yes, sure.

issue. it's industry obviously, first, an So

not Sensata. it's I at level. specific to most in understands think acute It's the that everybody foundry electronics

these foundry takes So capacity well that get level, facts in of the put pretty and capacity to think at place. are while known a I sort

capacity XX needs. the months, serve been their over last around to have suppliers obviously, Now, that's as been moving our happening,

our in think getting fair we've allocation. of terms of that share I really well done

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So to that it continues everyone is a problem experiencing. be

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Jacob Sayer

you, Mark. Thank

Operator

Our Luke Robert. next question with Junk ahead. Please from go comes

Luke Junk

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Jeffrey Cote

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Jacob Sayer

you, Luke. Thank

Operator

Barclays. Brian Johnson next comes go ahead. from with Our Please question

Brian Johnson

you. Thank

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Jeffrey Cote

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Jacob Sayer

Thanks, Brian.

Operator

question next go Our Chatterjee Please comes with JPMorgan. from ahead. Samik

Samik Chatterjee

points XXX outperformance XXXX basis than since Yes. narrative was previously and heavy that as Samik guess Jeff, in as vehicle. about and I outline content XXX both the I you Hey, to autos It's done outperformance consistently Chatterjee. think better Hi. when well you've the

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Jeffrey Cote

Thanks, Yes. Samik.

So historically we referenced in and outgrowth HVOR. automotive

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helps. that hopefully So

Jacob Sayer

Samik. you, Thank

Operator

Berenberg. Our go Please Filatov ahead. next question with comes from Michael

Michael Filatov

Hi. Good morning, guys. Thanks for time. the

Just on there. the horse dead doubling a to content, of the not EV beat

profile you're more seeing attractive business that margin that margin how the content that'll on mix. of of content within where electric about impact sort because extra And the Just vehicles, maybe margin. maybe the electric is profile talk actual vehicle

Jeffrey Cote

Yes.

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new We've launches. are products product will to lower Now, let new transition margins. that how me speak on have always that volumes lower at seen

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Jacob Sayer

Thank you, Michael.

Operator

from ahead. question go with comes Securities. Truist Please next Our William Stein

William Stein

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Jeffrey Cote

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Paul Vasington

how But inventory the there's it to to in what's when stack point, going low. I up dealerships to in unwind. happening would Hard say a So Jeff's terms levels of very that's this it's of year. lot are

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Jacob Sayer

Thanks for question, the Will.

Operator

go Longbow. Nick with from question next comes ahead. Our Todorov Please

Nikolay Todorov

far Jeff, morning, And Maybe Yes. talk about a the direct can everyone. talked seen once or commercial are those I with those. how what far, different should year customers costs you investors customers? maybe doing of Hi, calendar direct through year? differentiated expand there, differently? much I in through terms thanks. to Good to how to you heard think about implementing this costs. you addressing installation new passing pass of you've about negotiate been so think start rising we you you the so able When approach Thanks. can And you've

Jeffrey Cote

Sure.

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Jacob Sayer

Thanks, Nick.

Operator

with go comes Our Please next Lache ahead. Rod question from Wolfe Research.

Shreyas Patil

Hey, for on thanks. is Shreyas This Rod.

So points. of just wanted to clarify a couple

million you million year. had this there about earlier -- inventory think so about were far experienced you've was $XXX I to $XXX So mentioned bill that of there

mentioned you're basically were So be And into in and you next you've costs this that that that go of in we supply recovery should year. then year. that see to embedded the kind QX probably as starting of is about inventory market incurring a X points of some you before. chain talking to then been And that that through over we growth unwinds assuming X

year suggest headwind you equal, else does likely receive to continue moderate would experiencing all the that if recoveries? So you're that those this that,

Paul Vasington

couple A Last Paul. it's there's so, taking consideration. contracting, a talked year impact into building. after year-over-year things. And year where We they're -- this that of [indiscernible]

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Jeffrey Cote

thing market only we about material. the mentioned the think commented outgrowth that we when its from I I other And is exclude you [indiscernible]. Very end outgrowth, the inventory

Jacob Sayer

Thanks, Rod.

Jeffrey Cote

For [indiscernible] I guess.

Jacob Sayer

go comes RBC with question Capital ahead. Spak next Markets. Joseph Our Please

Joseph Spak

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want just square two those to I to try sentiments So

Paul Vasington

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Jeffrey Cote

auto, that's right. and Yes,

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Paul Vasington

expecting of given shutdowns little that. In last a we're drop the the orders expecting fills in more quarter, out, less last But XX%, a little we're bit some than than less to quarter.

the Phil why appropriate It's we're with largely that's you think to saw midpoint forecasting a consistent the we QX. lower, So little being where guide. revenue what is at given be in of the

Jacob Sayer

Thanks, Joe.

Operator

with next ahead. question Our Please from go David comes Jefferies. Kelley

David Kelley

should step of the down. modeling? just morning this us on through quarter we about But down that sense for good guys you're and just Hey, could a you how sequential into guided be Maybe fourth related thinking of anything give QX, in the levers question related sequential stepped I'm question. a from thinking view assuming if some mix and thanks guidance to fourth the revenue my and input the margin there's sequential quarter taking cost part

Paul Vasington

from it got QX, QX on $XX revenue You coming bottom is in XX drop, The we the about to out right. about million-ish the are line. difference dropping

logistics of a bit convert just costs volume as conversion of drivers -- two channels. just the to would sequentially. it lose. it's be of rates leverage higher main So a lot or is given global logistics eke is the we constraints and a up logistics little continue There that Those expectation

Jacob Sayer

David. Thanks,

Operator

Our comes ahead. go UBS. Please from Snyder Chris question next with

Christopher Snyder

commentary plus kind the vehicle, the from to be in. within because is significant on double Thanks really can follow-up recent Also this IC X run the squeezing me for just on change want a years, rate. EV per XX% content of

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Jeffrey Cote

incremental not M&A. Yes, it does include

-- the automotive business, balance XXXX take revenue if vehicles it's in the uplift demonstrated produced the XXXX a XX% is capability and XX% electric from you so of right. divided total again, electric vehicles from And the by a

how But -- lot a There's lot a business platforms demonstrated. that a needs the of those it's vehicle So business the to of happen terms out. seeing one. roll is in

a have We long cycle business, right.

what finishing several the touches the their are years, on wins associated feel to quoted launch better on schedules or vehicles. really those. as for we that that customers have what a getting business had the electric we've So last new specifically we've the port right We're amount will focused that start platforms into put electrified products new our over of capability with

And more more It's is to going we're years equipment next just vehicles, is light answer see one where of what and in incremental the those we're X you that some to heavy transition. the we use just in continue visibility than content. obviously if accentuated vehicles vehicle sensor vehicle providing no years, but and And continue XX% on will we're grow, see going to in X even stationary content the into knows going how markets X but or park-in to many market, electric grow. electric to final the market vehicle to the content electric how -- that providing XX%, vehicles, so total

to area can reference you continues and provide exciting, that a really so points progress. that moving to data will So fast our it be points continue monitor

Jacob Sayer

Chris. Thanks,

Operator

next from Giordano Joe Cowen. ahead. question Please comes go Our with

Joseph Giordano

Hey, guys.

How that we've you think of megatrend of most on does difficulty] curious I the you're got with the you does as what like all kind these your contemplate then in terms of just things scale kind that? [technical things point, do next you at when that, ramp associated of going like years? the content, over megatrends particularly but and this see that, do couple bolt with -- number that of that

Jeffrey Cote

composition terms million is pivoting we of growth. I we to It next million, at range planning may the scaling end think model in greatest think spend year where success will current $XX $XX be of for may staying towards megatrends for our up spend. are The -- change. more that

for as number, So now to about level. our but million is aggregate right guide that more that develop next we keeping the the $XX on come target year, at

Jacob Sayer

Joe. Thanks,

Operator

with question next Please Our Jim from Suva go comes Citi. ahead.

Jim Suva

details things like and into I for your on all materials or your designs. wondering question visibility you I very issues. or protect starting consider additional indexing prolonged, going, like into long-term thus that. shipping or guess kind to if could having logistics Because the your know are the riders, you so I'm long contracts, how have or of the of Are you. Thank chain the things far. raw to to a supply these A somewhere. relationships with potentially just Thank you customers sight just I’m it because and it's wondering profitability put

Jeffrey Cote

Yes.

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Jacob Sayer

Jim. Thanks,

Jeffrey Cote

Jim. Thanks,

Operator

This Jacob concludes Sayer our question-and-answer to any for session. I over closing turn the would like remarks. back to conference

Jacob Sayer

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