Avnet, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, distributes electronic components worldwide. The company operates through two segments, Electronic Components and Premier Farnell. The Electronic Components segment markets and sells semiconductors; electronic components, including interconnect, passive and electromechanical devices; and other integrated components from electronic component manufacturers. This segment also offers customer support services, which facilitate customers to evaluate, design-in, and procure electronic components throughout the lifecycle of their technology products and systems. In addition, it provides integrated solutions, such as technical design, integration, and assembly of embedded products, systems, and solutions primarily for industrial applications, as well as for intelligent embedded and innovative display solutions comprising touch and passive displays. Further, it develops and manufactures standard board and industrial subsystems, and application-specific devices that enable it to produce systems tailored to specific customer requirements. Additionally, this segment offers design chain support that provides engineers with technical design solutions; engineering and technical resources to support product design, bill of materials development, and technical education and training; and supply chain solutions that provide support and logistical services to original equipment manufacturers, electronic manufacturing service providers, and electronic component manufacturers. It serves various markets, including automotive, communications, computer hardware and peripherals, industrial and manufacturing, medical equipment, and defense and aerospace. The Premier Farnell segment distributes electronic components primarily to support design engineers, maintenance and test engineers, makers, and entrepreneurs. Avnet, Inc. was founded in 1921 and is headquartered in Phoenix, Arizona.
Business Analysis of Avnet
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- Revenue Growth: Avnet reported a revenue growth of -6.1% year-on-year during 2016. Other Industry grew at 0.0% in the same period
- COGS share of Revenues: As a percentage of revenue, Avnet spent 88.4% of its total revenues on COGS. Other industry average (COGS share of revenue) in the same period was 80.7%
- R&D share of Revenues: Avnet 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, Avnet spent 8.3% of its total revenues on Sales, Marketing, and General Administration (SG&A). Other industry average SG&A spending in the same period was 10.3%
- Inventory share of Revenues: As a percentage of revenue, Avnet spent 9.8% of its total revenues on Inventories. Other industry average Inventory spending in the same period was 10.4%
- Accounts Payable share of Revenues: As a percentage of revenue, Avnet invested 6.1% of its total revenues on Accounts Payable (A/P) Other industry average Accounts Payable investment in the same period was 13.2%
- Accounts Receivable share of Revenues: As a percentage of revenue, Avnet invested 10.6% of its total revenues on Accounts Receivable (A/R). Other industry average Accounts Receivable investment in the same period was 15.6%
- PP&E share of Revenues: As a percentage of revenue, Avnet invested 1.7% of its total revenues on Property, Plants, and Equipments (PP&E). Other industry average PPE investment in the same period was 13.4%
- Intangibles share of Revenues: As a percentage of revenue, Avnet invested 2.5% of its total revenues on Intangibles. Other industry average Intangibles investment in the same period was 22.4%
- Net Margins: Avnet Net Margins in the year 2016 were 1.9%. Other industry average Net Margins in the same period were 4.6%
Sector and Industry Association of Avnet
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Avnet is associated with Technology Sector and Technology-Other Industry.
Technology sector is comprised of the following industries: Computers Systems and Peripherals; Software; Semiconductor; IT Consulting and Outsourcing Services; Networking Equipment and Services; Internet; Other. The definitions for each of the industries is as follows:
- Computers Systems and Peripherals industry includes companies primarily engaged in manufacturing of personal computers, servers, mainframes, workstations, and other computer accessories and peripherals such as storage drives, mice, keyboards and printers. It also includes manufacturers of mobile phones and tablets.
- Software industry includes businesses providing software products such as operating systems, productivity suites, enterprise software, data and analysis software, advertising and marketing software, engineering and manufacturing software, networking software, and IT management software. It also includes companies providing industry-specific software focused on different sectors such as Financials, Automotive, Telecom, Utilities, Travel, Real Estate, Media, and Publishing.
- Semiconductor industry includes companies primarily engaged in manufacturing and distribution of semiconductor products such as microprocessors, chipsets, motherboards, flash memory, and wired and wireless connectivity products. It also includes companies that provide semiconductor equipment and services to the semiconductor industry.
- IT Consulting and Outsourcing Services industry includes companies primarily engaged in providing information technology consulting and outsourcing services to other businesses. The services include IT consulting, systems integration, application development and management, IT infrastructure management, and network operations management.
- Networking Equipment and Services industry includes companies primarily engaged in manufacturing and distribution of networking and communications equipment for transporting data, voice, and video traffic across intranets, extranets, and the Internet. The key products include routers and switches for local and wide-area networks, cable modems, teleconferencing equipment, and wireless access points.
- Internet industry includes Internet-based businesses providing products and services such as search engines, social networking, web hosting, email, domain name registration, and eCommerce. It also includes industry information/services portals focused on different sectors such as Financials, Automotive, Travel, Health, Real Estate, Media, and Publishing.
- Other industry includes companies providing products such as photocopiers, fax machines, point of sale machines, audio/video technologies, and video games. It also includes technology companies that are not part of other six technology industries.
Industry Ranking of Avnet
With $26.2 billion revenues, Avnet ranked number 2 of all the companies in the US Technology-Other industry. There were a total of 44 public companies in the US Technology-Other industry that had revenues greater than $50 million during 2016.
The top-10 companies in the US Technology-Other industry by revenues during 2016 were:
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