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Amphenol, the third largest maker of electronic interconnector products according to Standard & Poor's, has been a steady presence on BW's IT 100 list for years. And again this year, with continued soaring demand for coaxial and flat-wired cable that goes into wireless and broadband gear, Amphenol stayed plugged into rising sales and profits. For the four quarters ended March 31, 2005, that were used for the list, sales rose 20%, to around $1.58 billion, while total shareholder return between May 31, 2004, and May 31, 2005, jumped 30%.

The Wallingford (Conn.)-based company makes fiber-optic and electronics connectors for electronics, cable-TV, and telecommunications products used in military, wireless, broadband, and Internet systems. It broadened its product lineup during the past year with the acquisition of three companies that make wireless-handset products, fiber-optic systems and interconnect products.

Company Info

Revenues* $1.6 BILLION
Revenue Growth 20.3%
Return on Equity 33.0%
Total Return30.1%
Profits* $174 MILLION
All figures are for the most recent available 12 months.

* Latest available data for the 12-month period ended Dec. 31, Jan. 31, Feb. 29, Mar. 31, or Apr. 30. For companies that do not report quarterly, the most recent annual data were used.

Data provided by Standard & Poor's Compustat, BusinessWeek

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Company Snapshot

Amphenol Corp. engages in the design, manufacture, and marketing of interconnect products and systems, and cable products worldwide. It offers various interconnect products, including engineered cable assemblies, fiber-optic couplers and connectors, input/output connectors, sculptured flexible circuits, smart card acceptor devices, and radio-frequency connector products. In addition, the company provides cable products that comprise coaxial and flat-ribbon cable and related products, primarily for communications markets, including cable television. Amphenol offers its products primarily for voice, video, and data communication systems; commercial and military aerospace systems; automotive and mass transportation applications; natural resource exploration and automotive applications; and missile systems, and industrial and factory automation equipment markets. The company sells its products to original equipment manufacturers, contract manufacturers, cable system operators, and telecommunication companies through direct sales force, manufacturers' representatives, and distributors in the United States, Europe, Africa, Australia, and Asia. Amphenol was incorporated in 1987 and is headquartered in Wallingford, Conn.

No. of Employees


Data provided by Capital IQ
Martin H. Loeffler

Martin H. Loeffler

AGE: 60


Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

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Total Compensation*


Total Value of Options**

$ 43.1 MILLION

Degrees Held


* Latest available fiscal year
** The sum of the net value of options exercised and held in the latest available fiscal year

Key Executives

Martin H. Loeffler, Gary Anderson, Timothy F. Cohane, Jamie A. Fraser, Craig A. Lampo, Jerome Monteith, Udo Naujoks, R. Adam Norwitt, Diana G. Reardon, Mark C.J. Twaalfhoven, Luc Walter, Edward C. Wetmore

Board Members

Martin H. Loeffler, Ronald P. Badie, Dean H. Secord, Edward G. Jepsen, John R. Lord, Stanley L. Clark, Andrew E. Lietz

Data provided by Capital IQ
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