Form 8-K





Washington, D. C. 20549







Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)

of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported) September 5, 2018




(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)




Delaware   1-15827   38-3519512
(State or other jurisdiction
of incorporation)
File Number)
  (IRS Employer
Identification No.)
One Village Center Drive, Van Buren Township, Michigan   48111
(Address of principal executive offices)   (Zip Code)

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code (800)-VISTEON



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Item 2.02.

Results of Operations and Financial Condition.

Senior executives of Visteon Corporation (the “Company”) will make a presentation on September 5, 2018 to investors and security analysts at the Citi Global Technology Conference in New York City which includes a discussion of the Company’s strategy, financial profile and related matters, including certain financial information. In connection with such presentation, the Company is making available the presentation slides attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1, which are incorporated herein by reference.

The information contained in Exhibit 99.1 shall not be deemed “filed” for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”), or incorporated by reference in any filing under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, or the Exchange Act, except as shall be expressly set forth by specific reference in such a filing.



Item 7.01.

Regulation FD Disclosure.

See “Item 2.02. Results of Operations and Financial Condition” above.



Item 9.01.

Financial Statements and Exhibits.




99.1    Presentation slides from the Company’s presentation at the Citi Global Technology Conference on September 5, 2018.


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Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.


Date: September 5, 2018     By:  

/s/ Brett D. Pynnonen

      Brett D. Pynnonen
      Senior Vice President and General Counsel


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Slide 1

Citi's 2018 Global Technology Conference Markus Schupfner, Senior Vice President and CTO September 2018 Exhibit 99.1

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Visteon Corporation Leading supplier of cockpit electronics and autonomous driving systems to carmakers across the world $3.15B annual sales 10,000 employees 18 countries 19 manufacturing locations 18 technical centers Total shareholder returns of ~160% from 2015 - 2017; Significantly outperformed peer group and S&P 500

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Continuous Improvement in Key Financial Metrics New Business Wins Adjusted EBITDA Margin Return on Invested Capital Improved product portfolio has driven new business wins to record levels Transition to technology platforms and improved software engineering processes have improved profitability to best-in-class level ROIC has improved significantly over historical level for automotive suppliers (1) First half 2018 new business wins were $3.8 billion. Full-year 2018 new business wins expected to be $7.0+ billion based on current pipeline (2) ROIC equal to after-tax adjusted EBIT (based on 25% tax rate) divided by average of beginning and end of year Invested Capital (i.e. Debt, plus Shareholders’ Equity, plus Non-Controlling Interests, less Investments in Non-Consolidated Affiliates) Strong new business wins and performance driving increasing margins over time (Dollars in billions) (2) $7.0+ (1)

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Macro Trends in Automotive Autonomous and Connected Car are key trends for technology suppliers Shared Mobility Sharing Economy Connected Everywhere Connected Car Environment and Sustainability Electric Health and Safety Autonomous

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Modern Vehicle Electronics Architecture Modern car is an increasingly complex network of electronic systems Instrument Cluster Infotainment Head-Up Display Telematics Brake by Wire Engine Control MOST/Ethernet/CAN CAN/TTCAN TTCAN/Flexray Air Conditioning CAN/LIN Driver Info Safety Powertrain Body/Chassis Steer by Wire Steer by Wire Battery Management Lighting Control Theft Warning Door Module Forward Collision Warning Adaptive Cruise Control Rear-View Camera Gateway Gateway Gateway Amplifier Four different computing domains Vastly different software in each domain Large number of Electronic Control Units (ECU) 30-150 ECUs in cars today … and growing Large software code base 100+ million lines of code in premium cars

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Key Domains of Automotive Electronics Driver info and safety are faster growing domains within automotive electronics Driver Info Safety Body/Chassis Powertrain Instrument Cluster, Infotainment, Head-Up Display, Center Information Display, Telematics ABS Braking, Forward Collision Warning, Lane Departure Warning, Rear Camera, E-Call, V2V/V2X, Autonomous Driving Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning, Lighting Control, Power Seats/Doors/Windows, Remote Key Engine Control, Transmission Control, Steering Control, Starter Domain Function/Product

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ECU Consolidation in Automotive Electronics Integrated domain controllers replacing individual ECUs Today Exponential Growth of Cockpit Controllers (Units in millions) Market Growth Tomorrow Cockpit Controller ADAS / AD Controller Consolidation of ECUs into domain controllers Reduces cost, weight and power consumption Leverages silicon and software innovations

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Key Trends in Driver Information Single integrated ECU powering all cockpit electronics instead of multiple discrete ECUs From analog meter to all-digital cluster From AM/FM radio to connected infotainment Integrated cockpit domain controller powered by single ECU Analog Cluster Digital Cluster AM/FM Radio Display Audio 2015 2020 2023 Integrated Digital Cluster and Display Audio

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Growth of Driver Information Market Driver Info market growing significantly faster than underlying vehicle production 2022 2017 $34B $50B All-digital display-based instrument clusters replace traditional analog clusters Smartphone-based and connected infotainment systems replace traditional embedded systems Increased ASP and mass-market penetration driver faster growth of Driver Info market Driver Information Growth 8% CAGR 2022 2017 Vehicle Production Growth (Units in Millions) 2% 8%

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Improving Road Safety Through Technology Data Source: US NHTSA 2016 US Highway Safety Database + Visteon Analysis Visteon Highway Pilot with AEB Vehicle crash deaths have reduced significantly in past 40 years but still long way to go ADAS technology promises to reduce crashes significantly Forward collision detection with auto braking shows maximum promise

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Three Eras of Enhanced Safety Partially automated driving market expected to grow significantly by 2025 Data Source: Roland Berger, July 2016 $10.2 $14.0 $18.4 $24.1 $32.4 Night Vision Driver Monitoring Parking Assist Self Parking Blind Spot Detection Traffic Jam Assist Adaptive Cruise Control Lane Keep Assist Lane Departure Warning 16% CAGR (2017-2025) (Dollars in billions) 2010-2016Advanced Driver Assistance 2016-2025Partially Automated Safety 2025+Fully Automated Safety Autonomous Driving Market by Features Rearview Video Systems Automatic Emergency Braking Pedestrian Automatic Emergency Braking Rear Automatic Emergency Braking Rear Cross Traffic Alert Lane Centering Assist Adaptive Cruise Control Lane Keep Assist Lane Change Assist Traffic Jam Assist Self-Park Highway Autopilot City Autopilot

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Key Challenge – Increasing Reliance on Software Software competence is critical to automotive suppliers’ future Convergence of automotive cockpit and consumer electronics Accelerating pace of new features Evolution to Level 3 autonomous driving features Drivers of Software Complexity Software Content Basic Medium High Analog Instrument Cluster Segment LCD Instrument Cluster Basic Buttons/Controls AM/FM Radio AM/FM/Bluetooth Radio 5”-7” Display Instrument Cluster All-Digital Instrument Cluster GPS Navigation Speech Recognition Natural Language Interaction Combiner HUD Smartphone Projection Windscreen HUD USB Media HTML5/Android Apps OTA Software Updates 2G/3G Telematics 3G/4G Telematics Cockpit Domain Controller Driver Monitoring Rear View Camera Augmented Reality Autonomous HMI Sensor Fusion Highway Autopilot Self-Parking High-Definition Map 2000 2005 2010 2015 2020 2025 5G Telematics City Autopilot

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DriveCore™: Visteon’s Autonomous Driving Platform Failsafe, scalable & modular computing Software middleware abstracts HW/Sensors for algorithms PC-based dev toolchain for 3rd party algorithm & app development From Level 2+ to Level 4 Patented advanced thermal management Perception Actuation Path Planning CNN algorithms RL algorithms Runtime Compute Camera, Radar, Lidar, Ultrasonic In Vehicle System Level 3 Level 4 Level 2 Development Tool Chain Studio Scalable Computing Unit Studio

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Visteon Development on Level 3/4 c

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Implications for Suppliers in Auto 2.0 Auto suppliers will need to transform into software companies Shift from systems integrator to IP creator Technology cycles compressing rapidly Focus on core areas of technology Develop differentiated IP in focus areas Transform into software technology company Cultural mindset change across the whole organization Changes required for business and engineering processes Core set of software platforms instead of point solutions Develop software talent globally Compete with industry and other tech companies for talent Build global footprint to tap into worldwide talent pool Develop strategic partnerships with like-minded software services companies

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Instrument clusters Head-up displays Infotainment Displays Self-driving Connectivity Cockpit computer Complete Product Portfolio Visteon Product and Technology Strategy Software platforms enable broadest product portfolio in automotive electronics Core Technology Platforms

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In Conclusion… Auto industry is going through a significant transformation with multiple, simultaneous trends – ACES Products and technologies are evolving from primarily electro-mechanical to software which is disruptive for traditional auto suppliers Significant growth opportunities for suppliers that can make the transition successfully to software oriented business The trends of Autonomous Driving and Connected Car are driving faster-than-market growth of Driver Info and Safety electronics

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Thank You!

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