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European Telematics and Infotainment Aftermarket - Investment Analysis

  • ID: 554277
  • August 2007
  • Region: Europe
  • 46 Pages
  • Frost & Sullivan

This research service titled European Telematics and Infotainment Aftermarket: Investment Analysis provides Financial Benchmarking Analysis of this market using segment opportunity scorecard, company scorecard, M&As in the European telematics and infotainment aftermarket and valuation multiples for select telematics and infotainment aftermarket companies. It also includes a growth monitor that ranks companies based on prospective revenue growth. In this research, expert analysts thoroughly examine the following markets: turn-by-turn navigation systems, map-based navigation systems, mobile phone-based navigation systems, dedicated navigation systems, rear seat entertainment systems, and in-vehicle Bluetooth car-kits.

1. Executive Summary
- 1. Executive Summary
- - 1. Executive Summary

2. Introduction and Methodology
- 1. Introduction
- - 1. Introduction
- 2. Methodology
- - 1. Methodology

3. Investment Analysis and Growth Opportunities in the European Telematics and Infotainment Aftermarket
- 1. Introduction
- - 1. Market Overview
- - 2. Segment Overview
- 2. Investment Themes
- - 1. Investment Themes
- 3. Industry Economics
- - 1. Industry Enhancers and Inhibitors
- - 2. Industry Challenges
- 4. Investment Analysis
- - 1. Segment Opportunity Scorecard
- - 2. Growth Monitor
- - 3. Company Scorecard
- - 4. Private Equity Scorecard
- - 5. EPS Exposure Analysis

4. Financial Analysis
- 1. Valuations
- - 1. Historical Valuation based on Sales and Profitability
- - 2. Historical Overall Company Performance versus Telematics and Infotainment Performance
- - 3. Growing Sales - Declining Margins
- 2. Mergers and Acquisitions
- - 1. Mergers and Acquisitions
- 3. Private Equity and Venture Capital Investment Perspectives
- - 1. Private Equity Investment Perspectives
- - 2. Venture Capital Investment Perspectives

List of figures

Chapter 3

- Telematics and Infotainment Aftermarket: Nature of Legal Ban on Use of Handheld Mobile Phones While Driving in Select EU Countries (Europe), 2006
- Telematics and Infotainment Aftermarket: Segment Opportunity Scorecard (Europe), 2006
- Telematics and Infotainment Aftermarket: Frost & Sullivan Growth Monitor (Europe), 2006
- Telematics and Infotainment Aftermarket: Frost & Sullivan Company Scorecard (Europe), 2006
- Telematics and Infotainment Aftermarket: Frost & Sullivan Company Scorecard (continued) (Europe), 2006
- Telematics and Infotainment Aftermarket: Private Equity Scorecard (Europe), 2006
- Telematics and Infotainment Aftermarket: EPS Exposure Analysis (Europe), 2006

Chapter 4

- Telematics and Infotainment Aftermarket: List of Key Mergers and Acquisitions (Europe), 2003-2007

Declining System Prices Fuelling Demand

The European aftermarket for telematics and infotainment devices is witnessing robust growth, driven largely by the continuing decline in prices of telematics and infotainment systems. Furthermore, there have been rapid advancements in product features year-on-year and with the introduction of a host of sophisticated consumer electronics devices, more and more consumers are seeking to extend the home entertainment environment into their vehicles. Additionally, the increase in daily average distance travelled is also a factor in the increasing popularity of navigation and rear-seat entertainment systems.

However, increasing competition from the original equipment (OE) market could be an important challenge for aftermarket competitors. Due to the growing competition levels in the mature automotive industry, automobile manufacturers are increasingly looking at telematics and infotainment systems as an important product differentiation feature. "This has helped fuel demand for these systems in the OE market and aftermarket players fear losing out to the OE market participants once these systems become a standard factory-installed offering," notes the analyst of this research service. "In addressing this issue, a number of aftermarket players plan to enter the OE market through tie-ups and partnerships with auto makers."

Rear Seat Entertainment Systems and Mobile Phone-based Navigation Systems Likely to See Healthy Growth Rates

Among the product segments, the rear seat entertainment, mobile phone-based navigation, and dedicated navigation systems segments are likely to record good growth rates between 2007 and 2011. In the medium term these segments are also expected to witness some level of consolidation in an effort to ease the pressure on operating margins of existing participants. While private equity and venture capitalist attractiveness is likely to be moderate for some of these segments, it is expected to be a good investment avenue for asset management companies who look out for a mix of high-return stocks in their portfolios.

Considering the increasing pressure on operating margins, Frost & Sullivan believes that acquisitions, alliances, and strategic partnerships are going to be key for the growth in the EU telematics and infotainment aftermarket. "In future, regional companies could well become important acquisition targets as larger companies look to take advantage of lower cost as well as economies of scale," says the analyst. "Backward integration with technology and software providers and forward integration with sales and distribution companies are also expected to happen, in order to achieve operational synergies as well as increase market shares in this technology-intensive industry."

Turn by turn navigation systems
Map based navigation systems
Mobile phones based navigation systems
Dedicated navigation systems
Rear seat entertainment systems
In-vehicle Bluetooth car-kits

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