Business Strategy and Outlook| Burkett Huey, CFA |
TransDigm Group operates as a holding company with a clear, consistent strategy: acquire businesses with proprietary aircraft components, primarily sole-source products, with high aftermarket content. TransDigm’s businesses manufacture and sell replacement parts for ignition systems, pumps, actuators, and flight controls, among other things. Since aircraft must be fully maintained to be operational and TransDigm is the only provider of many of their products, the company has significant pricing power. The firm operates with a high degree of financial leverage to amplify operating results.