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SPX Corp. Reports Operating Results (10-K)

February 22, 2011 | About:

SPX Corp. (SPW) filed Annual Report for the period ended 2010-12-31.

Spx Corp. has a market cap of $4.24 billion; its shares were traded at around $84.47 with a P/E ratio of 23.4 and P/S ratio of 0.87. The dividend yield of Spx Corp. stocks is 1.18%. Spx Corp. had an annual average earning growth of 3.7% over the past 10 years.Hedge Fund Gurus that owns SPW: Bruce Kovner of Caxton Associates, Jim Simons of Renaissance Technologies LLC, George Soros of Soros Fund Management LLC. Mutual Fund and Other Gurus that owns SPW: James Barrow of Barrow, Hanley, Mewhinney & Strauss, Pioneer Investments, PRIMECAP Management.

Highlight of Business Operations:

Our Flow Technology segment had revenues of $1,662.2, $1,634.1 and $1,998.7 in 2010, 2009, and 2008, respectively. The Flow Technology segment designs, manufactures and markets products and solutions that are used to process, blend, filter, dry, meter and transport fluids with a focus on creating innovative products and systems as well as providing comprehensive aftermarket support services. Primary offerings include engineered pumps, mixers, process systems, heat exchangers, valves, and dehydration and drying technologies. Global end markets, including food and beverage, general industrial, and power and energy are served by core brands, such as APV, Lightnin, Waukesha Cherry-Burrell, Anhydro, Bran&Luebbe, Copes-Vulcan, Johnson Pump, M&J Valves, Plenty, Hankison, Gerstenberg Schröder, GD Engineering, Dollinger Filtration, Pneumatic Products, Delair, Deltech and Jemaco. Competitors in these diversified end markets include GEA Group AG, Flowserve, Alfa Laval AB, and IDEX Corporation. Channels to market consist of stocking distributors, manufacturers' representatives and direct sales. The segment continues to focus on optimizing its global footprint while taking advantage of cross-product integration

Our Test and Measurement segment had revenues of $924.0, $810.4 and $1,100.3 in 2010, 2009 and 2008, respectively. This segment engineers and manufactures branded, technologically advanced test and measurement products used on a global basis across the transportation, telecommunications and utility industries. Our technology supports the introduction of new systems, expanded services and sophisticated testing and validation. Products of the segment include specialty diagnostic service tools, fare-collection systems and portable cable and pipe locators. Our specialty diagnostic service tool products include diagnostic systems and service equipment, as well as specialty tools. We sell specialty diagnostic service tools to franchised vehicle dealers of original equipment manufacturers ("OEM"s), as well as aftermarket franchised and independent repair facilities, under brand names including OTC, Actron, AutoXray, Tecnotest, Autoboss and Robinair. The major competitors to these product lines are Snap-on Incorporated and the Bosch Group. We are a primary global provider of diagnostic service tools for motor vehicle manufacturers' dealership networks such as those associated with General Motors, Volkswagen, Chrysler Group LLC, Ford, Renault, Nissan, BMW, Jaguar, Land Rover, John Deere, Honda and Harley Davidson. Sales of specialty service tools essential to dealerships tend to vary with changes in vehicle systems design and the number of dealerships. The past two years have been quite challenging for the vehicle service market due to the economic stress on the global OEMs and the lack of demand within the global aftermarket. The changes that have occurred in the automotive industry are leading to increased global competition among OEMs. Recently there have been signs of recovery within the vehicle service market resulting in organic growth in 2010. We optimized our global footprint by reducing our North American cost structure and integrating our overseas operations. We also have transitioned key internal resources to Europe and Asia Pacific to focus on our expansion in these regions. Over 42% of our 2010 vehicle service revenues related to sales outside North America. Over time, we expect this percentage to increase as we expand our relationships with OEMs globally. Specifically, we see significant opportunities in China and India as market data suggests that the number of vehicles in these countries will increase greatly over the next decade.

Our Industrial Products and Services segment had revenues of $698.5, $805.6 and $1,048.5 in 2010, 2009 and 2008, respectively. Of the segment's 2010 revenues, approximately 36% was from the sale of power transformers into the U.S. transmission and distribution market. We are a leading provider of medium sized transformers (Megavolt-Amphere between 10 and 60) in the United States. We sell transformers under the Waukesha Electric brand name. Typical customers for this product line are public and privately held utilities. Our key competitors in this market include ABB Ltd. (Kuhlman Electric Corporation) and GE-Prolec. During 2010, we announced the expansion of our Waukesha, WI manufacturing facility which, upon completion, is designed to enhance our ability to provide larger capacity transformers.

In July 2010, in the Flow Technology segment, we completed the acquisition of the Anhydro business ("Anhydro"), a global supplier of liquid concentration equipment, powder processing solutions, and dewatering plants and equipment, for a purchase price of $59.1, net of cash acquired of $10.9. Anhydro had revenues of approximately $71.0 in the twelve months prior to the date of acquisition.

In April 2010, in the Industrial Products and Services segment, we completed the acquisition of Torque Tension Systems Ltd. ("TTS"), a leading global supplier of hydraulic torque wrench and tensioner tool products, for a purchase price of $15.7, net of cash acquired of $2.4. TTS had revenues of approximately $9.0 in the twelve months prior to the date of acquisition.

In February 2010, in the Flow Technology segment, we completed the acquisition of Gerstenberg Schröder A/S ("Gerstenberg"), a leading designer, manufacturer, installer and servicer of processing systems and components serving the global food industry, for a purchase price of $30.9, net of cash acquired of $3.5 and including debt assumed of $3.9. Gerstenberg had revenues of approximately $57.0 in the twelve months prior to the date of acquisition.

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