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Adient Has Materially Lowered Its Debt as It Improves Manufacturing Efficiency

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| David Whiston, CFA, CPA, CFE |

Adient is the automotive seating business of Johnson Controls that was spun off to JCI shareholders in a taxable transaction Oct. 31, 2016. Adient leads the seating market with about 33% share globally. It is common for a spinoff to be ignored or misunderstood, but we think ignoring Adient just because it is an auto-parts supplier is shortsighted. Seating is one of the stickiest parts of the supplier sector since it is very difficult to take out an incumbent on a vehicle program, and automakers need suppliers that can consistently deliver high-quality seats in a just-in-time system all over the world. Automakers have global platforms and are willing to pay for the right supplier rather than the supplier simply with the lowest price. We think the seating sector can benefit from autonomous and electric vehicles rather than be hurt by the change because AVs and EVs open up new seating configurations and possibly more electronics content in seats.

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Adient began trading Oct. 31, 2016, when Johnson Controls spun off its automotive experience segment into this new company. Adient is the leading seating supplier to the industry with about one third of the global market. Its share in China is now nearly 20%, down from about 45%, following the sale of its main joint venture there at the end of fiscal 2021. Unconsolidated seating revenue from joint ventures after factoring in the sale was about $4 billion in fiscal 2022 and consolidated China revenue was $1.4 billion. The company is headquartered in Ireland but has corporate offices in the Detroit area. Fiscal 2022 consolidated revenue, excluding joint venture sales, was $14.1 billion.

3 Dublin Landings, North Wall Quay, IFSC
Dublin, D01 H104, Ireland
T +1 734 254-5000
Industry Auto Parts
Most Recent Earnings Sep 30, 2022
Fiscal Year End Sep 30, 2023
Employees 75,000

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