Anixter International Inc., through its subsidiaries, distributes enterprise cabling and security solutions, electrical and electronic wire and cable products, and utility power solutions. Its Network & Security Solutions segment offers copper and fiber optic cable and connectivity, access control, video surveillance, intrusion and fire/life safety, cabinets, power, cable management, wireless, professional audio/video, voice and networking switches, and other ancillary products to technology, finance, telecommunications service providers, transportation, education, government, healthcare, and retail industries. The company's Electrical and Electronic Solutions segment provides electrical and electronic wires and cables, shipboard cables, support and supply products, low-voltage cables, instrumentation cables, industrial communication and control products, security cables, connectors, industrial Ethernet switches, and voice and data cables to the commercial and industrial, and original equipment manufacturer markets. Its Utility Power Solutions segment supplies electrical transmission and distribution products, power plant maintenance, repair and operations supplies, and smart-grid products, as well as arranges materials management and procurement outsourcing for the power generation and distribution industries. The company also serves manufacturing, resource extraction, telecommunications, Internet service providers, finance, education, healthcare, retail, transportation, utilities, and defense and government, as well as contractors, installers, system integrators, value-added resellers, architects, engineers, and wholesale distributors. It distributes its products primarily in North America, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, the Asia Pacific, and Central and Latin America. The company was formerly known as Itel Corporation. Anixter International Inc. was founded in 1957 and is headquartered in Glenview, Illinois.
Business Analysis of Anixter International
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- Revenue Growth: Anixter International reported a revenue growth of 23.1% year-on-year during 2016. Electrical Components & Equipment Industry grew at -3.6% in the same period
- COGS share of Revenues: As a percentage of revenue, Anixter International spent 79.7% of its total revenues on COGS. Electrical Components & Equipment industry average (COGS share of revenue) in the same period was 69.6%
- R&D share of Revenues: Anixter International R&D share of Revenues details are not available because either company does not share the data or we do not have it
- SG&A share of Revenues: As a percentage of revenue, Anixter International spent 16.6% of its total revenues on Sales, Marketing, and General Administration (SG&A). Electrical Components & Equipment industry average SG&A spending in the same period was 17.0%
- Inventory share of Revenues: As a percentage of revenue, Anixter International spent 15.5% of its total revenues on Inventories. Electrical Components & Equipment industry average Inventory spending in the same period was 13.3%
- Accounts Payable share of Revenues: As a percentage of revenue, Anixter International invested 13.2% of its total revenues on Accounts Payable (A/P) Electrical Components & Equipment industry average Accounts Payable investment in the same period was 10.1%
- Accounts Receivable share of Revenues: As a percentage of revenue, Anixter International invested 17.8% of its total revenues on Accounts Receivable (A/R). Electrical Components & Equipment industry average Accounts Receivable investment in the same period was 17.8%
- PP&E share of Revenues: As a percentage of revenue, Anixter International invested 1.8% of its total revenues on Property, Plants, and Equipments (PP&E). Electrical Components & Equipment industry average PPE investment in the same period was 16.5%
- Intangibles share of Revenues: As a percentage of revenue, Anixter International invested 15.5% of its total revenues on Intangibles. Electrical Components & Equipment industry average Intangibles investment in the same period was 42.0%
- Net Margins: Anixter International Net Margins in the year 2016 were 1.6%. Electrical Components & Equipment industry average Net Margins in the same period were 7.9%
Sector and Industry Association of Anixter International
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Anixter International is associated with Industrials Sector Group, Industrial Goods & Services Sector, and Electrical Components & Equipment Industry.
Industrial Goods & Services sector is comprised of the following industries: Industrial Conglomerates; Industrial Machinery; Electrical Components & Equipment; Electronic Equipment & Parts; Containers & Packaging. The definitions for each of the industries is as follows:
- Industrial Conglomerates industry includes Industrial companies engaged in three or more classes of business within the Industrial industry that differ substantially from each other.
- Industrial Machinery industry includes designers, manufacturers, distributors and installers of industrial machinery and factory equipment, such as machine tools, lathes, presses and assembly line equipment. It also includes makers of pollution control equipment, castings, pressings, welded shapes, structural steelwork, compressors, pumps, bearings, elevators and escalators.
- Electrical Components & Equipment industry consists of manufacturers and distributors of electrical parts for finished products, such as printed circuit boards for radios, televisions and other consumer electronics. It also includes makers of cables, wires, ceramics, transistors, electric adapters, fuel cells and security cameras. Manufacturers of Electric motors and generators and mechanical motion control products are also part of this industry.
- Electronic Equipment & Parts industry includes companies offering Manufacturing and Design services for Engineered Components and Products used in different industries. Companies providing Laser-based manufacturing products are part of this industry.
- Containers & Packaging industry includes producers and distributors of cardboard, bags, boxes, cans, drums, bottles, jars and glass used for packaging. Specialty Packaging Products and Pressure-Sensitive Materials producers are also part of this industry.
Industry Ranking of Anixter International
With $7.6 billion revenues, Anixter International ranked number 4 of all the companies in the US Electrical Components & Equipment industry. There were a total of 33 public companies in the US Electrical Components & Equipment industry that had revenues greater than $50 million during 2016.
The top-10 companies in the US Electrical Components & Equipment industry by revenues during 2016 were:
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