Richardson Electronics New Products Should Drive Growth Right Through A Recession (RELL)

Don White

A year ago, I wrote an article about Richardson Electronics (NASDAQ:RELL) titled Richardson Electronics Is Cutting Edge, Profitable, And Growing Yet Trades Below Book. At that time, I categorized it as a turnaround play. A stock that had performed poorly for years and been left for dead by investors, despite strong recent evidence of a turnaround. The stock was trading at $8.00 and I placed a one year price target of $14.00. It is now one year later and the stock has risen to $15.79.

If you are a value investor, it’s still a value. It’s trading at a run rate PE ratio of about 10 despite increasing growth. But RELL is now also in the early stage of full throttle growth. It has at least four major new product lines just coming to market or in beta testing in secular growth industries. Three already have large orders. All are potentially large markets that are less cyclical than most. In fact, three of them are EVs, wind power, and lab grown diamonds.

I believe the opportunity today is as great as a year ago despite the doubling of the stock. This is due to the transition to a growth company. The stock trades at a forward PE ratio of about 10. The market has recognized the turnaround but not the growth story.


Richardson is an electrical components manufacturer and distributor based in La Fox, Illinois. It designs or manufactures over half its products and serves as a distributor for the rest. The distributor business is value added so it gets better margins than most distributors. They often help their customers with engineering or other custom services. The customer base is diversified with its largest customer at about 10% of revenues. It’s also very diversified by the industries of its customers.

The company was founded in 1947 by the current CEO Ed Richardson’s father. Mr. Richardson has been with the company about 60 years and is now 80. His mother worked there until she was 95 and he does not plan to retire. Mr. Richardson owns 15.2% of the common stock and 98.2% of the Class B common stock. That gives him control with 62.5% of the voting rights. He plans a book shortly about the company history called Never Give Up.

Financial Results

Financial results over the last five fiscal years are shown below.

Operating reults last 5 years

Richardson forms 10-K

As shown above, the company was operating close to breakeven with declining sales in the three years ended May 2020. The worst year was YE 5/20 when revenues fell 6%. Sales began to pick up in FYE 5/21 and accelerated, growing by 27% in FYE 5/22.

The company has been losing at least $5 million per year with its CT tube aftermarket business started from scratch about seven years ago. This level of loss goes back many years. That business has been very slow to develop but is starting to get traction. In the shaded line in the

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The World wide Printed Electronics Marketplace dimensions is envisioned to reach $31.6 billion by 2028, mounting at a market place growth of 20.1% CAGR for the duration of the forecast period


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COVID-19 Effects

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Marketplace Development Things

Expanding adoption of printed electronics in the automotive & transportation sector

The most important conclude-user of printed electronics are transportation and auto industries. The thinness, resilience,

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Raising Federal government Funding In Grid Installations & Escalating Intake Of Rechargeable Batteries In Purchaser Electronics Driving Growth

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Global Lithium-ion Battery Marketplace

Global Lithium-ion Battery Market

Global Lithium-ion Battery Current market

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The worldwide lithium-ion battery current market dimension is anticipated to access USD 182.53 billion by 2030, growing at a CAGR of 18.1% from 2022 to 2030

The industry is expected to witness considerable growth in excess of the forecast time period on account of the expanding intake of rechargeable batteries in consumer electronics and a increase in the adoption of electrical automobiles.

The growing income of electrical autos, alongside with the growing renewable electrical power sector, are predicted to generate the industry. The emergence of integrated charging stations, eco-friendly power-era ability, eMobility companies, battery makers, and energy suppliers is predicted to encourage market place development in the coming yrs.

Increasing product sales of electric motor vehicles in the U.S. owing to supportive federal insurance policies, coupled with the presence of market place gamers in the state, are anticipated to push the demand for lithium-ion batteries in the U.S. about the forecast period.

Favorable government guidelines for infrastructural developments at the domestic level by way of the Countrywide Infrastructural Program (NIP) of the U.S. are predicted to boost the expansion of the marketplace in the U.S. more than the forecast interval. Advancement of the automotive market in Indonesia, Vietnam, Mexico, Thailand, and India is envisioned to push the marketplace.

The increasing inclination towards air pollution-absolutely free HEVs and EVs, along with technological developments, is envisioned to travel the lithium-ion battery need above the forecast time period. China is anticipated to witness large gains in gentle of power storage systems and favorable govt help to boost investments in the producing sector.

The expanding amount of portable purchaser electronics that depend on batteries has led to the greater use of rechargeable batteries. Portable equipment like smartphones, electronic cameras, MP3 players, and laptops need rechargeable batteries to offer effective and powerful power. Battery technological innovation is evolving continuously to meet the superior performance and electrical power density prerequisites of devices.

Superior need for LCO batteries in cell phones, tablets, laptops, and cameras on account of their significant electrical power density and significant protection stage is predicted to augment the market advancement around the forecast period. On the other hand, the relatively small everyday living span of LCO batteries, coupled with minimal thermal stability and confined load abilities (particular electrical power), is probably to act as a current market restraint.

Electrical and hybrid electrical motor vehicles are projected to be the key shoppers of lithium-ion batteries in the coming a long time. Escalating consciousness among the masses about the rewards provided by battery-operated autos and escalating fossil gasoline charges, significantly in Asia Pacific, Europe, and North The united states, are projected to lead to the

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USD 2.12 bn Growth in Consumer Electronics and Home Appliances Market in India

Consumer Electronics and Home Appliances Market in India: Driver

The increasing demand for premium appliances will fuel the growth of the consumer electronics and home appliances market in India during the forecast period. The growing importance of consumer electronics and home appliances is resulting in the demand for unique and premium consumer electronics. Premium appliances are equipped with smart features that match the societal status of upper-class households. The increasing number of high-net-worth individuals (HNWIs) is driving the demand for luxury consumer electronics and home appliances in developing economies and fueling the market growth.

Consumer Electronics and Home Appliances Market in India: Challenge

Compliance costs will challenge the growth of the consumer electronics and household appliances market in India. The consumer electronics and home appliances market has been experiencing an increase in cost burden due to the evolving nature of compliances prescribed by the government in recent years. This cost burden is ultimately passed on to consumers, thus making products unaffordable and having a detrimental impact on their demand. These factors will challenge the growth of the market during the forecast period.

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Consumer Electronics and Home Appliances Market in India: Vendor Analysis

The consumer electronics and home appliances market in India is fragmented, and the vendors are deploying various organic and inorganic growth strategies to compete in the market. The key offerings of some of the vendors are listed below:

  • AB Electrolux – As the key products, the company provides several products such as washing machine(Front Load Washer with SmartBoost and others.
  • Haier Smart Home Co. Ltd. – As the key products, the company offers several home appliances such as washing machines, laundry care, and others.
  • Hitachi Ltd. – As the key products, the company offers washing machines, fridges, air conditioners, and others.
  • Koninklijke Philips NV – As the key products, the company offers heaters, washing machines, fridges, sound systems, and others.
  • LG Electronics Inc. – As the key products, the company offers heaters, washing machine, fridge, sound systems, and others.

Consumer Electronics And Home Appliances Market In India: Segmentation Analysis

This report segments the consumer electronics and home appliances market in India by product (consumer electronics and home appliances) and market landscape (freestanding and built-in). The consumer electronics and home appliances market share growth in India by the consumer electronics segment will be significant during the forecast period.

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Roll-to-Roll Flexible Electronics Market to grow by USD 4.90 billion| Rising Adoption of Smartphones to Drive Growth

Emerging Opportunities with Key players

The roll-to-roll flexible electronics market is fragmented, and the vendors are deploying growth strategies such as increasing product or service extensions, M&A, and innovations in technology to compete in the market. 3M Co., Agfa-Gevaert NV, BASF SE, DuPont de Nemours Inc., E Ink Holdings Inc., Forge Nano Inc., Fujikura Co. Ltd., LG Electronics Inc., Marian Inc., Molex LLC, Multek Corp., Nissha Co. Ltd., Sumitomo Electric Industries Ltd., and Ynvisible Interactive Inc., among others, among the vendors operating in the market.

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Roll To Roll Flexible Electronics Market 2022-2026: Driver

The rising adoption of smartphones is one of the key factors driving the growth of the roll-to-roll flexible electronics market. The availability of low-cost smartphones and greater worldwide Internet penetration are projected to drive the global smartphone adoption. Developing nations, such as India and China, are becoming growing markets for smartphones as a result of rising disposable incomes and population. Furthermore, smartphones have moved from 4G LTE to 5G, with RF front-ends of 5G devices taking up more space due to the complexity of huge multiple-in multiple-out (MIMO) antenna configurations. The amount of data handled by the 5G system will rise, which will necessitate the increased battery capacity. The growth of the global roll-to-roll flexible electronics market is driven by the growing need for flexible electronic designs for mobile devices. Thus, the rise in the demand for smartphones will fuel the demand for roll-to-roll flexible electronics.

Roll-to-Roll Flexible Electronics Market 2022-2026: Segmentation

By end-user, the market has been segmented into Consumer Electronics, Energy, Healthcare, and Others. The consumer electronics segment will have significant market share growth during the forecast period. After the outbreak of COVID-19 in 2020, educational institutions were compelled to cancel classes and block campus access. The transition from traditional classrooms to virtual platforms resulted in a rise in demand for laptops, tablets, and smartphones, which propelled the growth of the segment in 2020.

By geography, the market has been segmented into North America, APAC, Europe, South America, and Middle East And Africa. APAC will account for 40% of the market’s growth during the forecast period. South Korea, Japan, and China are the key countries for the roll-to-roll flexible electronics market in APAC. Market growth in this region will be faster than the growth of the market in other regions. North America is also experiencing growth, owing to the high concentration of consumer electronics manufacturers, such as display device manufacturers and OLED panel manufacturers, in the region.

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