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Volex - Outperforming the market

December 2022

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  • Epic Code:
  • VLX
  • Price:
  • 271p
Volex (VLX; 271p)  has been a great performer since I added the shares to Growth Portfolio 3 at 133p in December ‘19 but I think the best is yet to come.  I think management would like to believe that the key to its success is what it sells, the unbeatable quality of its electronic components and the fact that most of the components it sells are high growth markets such as data centre cables and electric vehicle cables. But I get the feeling that since industry-wide supply chain and component shortages surfaced, in customers’ eyes how Volex has been selling is  really just as important as what it sells. As chairman Nat Rothschild and finance director Jon Boaden told me when I spoke to them, all the turbulence helped strengthen rel ...

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