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Market Intelligence Center  Jun 25  Comment 
A covered call identified by MarketIntelligececenter.com's patented algorithm on Autoliv Inc (ALV) could yield about 2.26% (9.70% annualized, for comparison purposes only) in 85 days. Pair a long position in the stock with the Sep. '15 $115.00...
Benzinga  Jun 24  Comment 
Analysts at Goldman Sachs downgraded Autoliv Inc. (NYSE: ALV) from Neutral to Sell. Autoliv shares have gained 16.54 percent over the past 52 weeks, while the S&P 500 index has surged 8.40 percent in the same period. Autoliv shares climbed...
Benzinga  Jun 24  Comment 
Automotive World  Jun 12  Comment 
Autoliv, Inc. is showcasing a totally new vacuum braking system – the Torricelli brake – developed for significantly reducing stopping distance for Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB). Autoliv states the innovation could revolutionize traffic...
Benzinga  Jun 9  Comment 
In a report published Tuesday, KeyBanc Capital analyst Brett D. Hoselton downgraded the rating on Autoliv Inc. (NYSE: ALV) to Sector Weight. The analyst believes that any meaningful EPS upside during 2015 and 2016 due to the Takata recall and...
TheStreet.com  May 21  Comment 
NEW YORK (The Street) -- Recalls of defective airbag inflators by a leading Japanese automotive parts supplier are turning into a massive opportunity for a rival.  Autoliv , the Swedish-American company based in Stockholm, said Wednesday it...
Benzinga  May 13  Comment 
In a report published Wednesday, Pacific Crest analyst Brad Erickson initiated coverage of Mobileye NV (NYSE: MBLY) with a Sector Weight rating. In the report Pacific Crest noted, "Mobileye is the leader in monocular camera-based ADAS (advanced...
Market Intelligence Center  May 11  Comment 
For a hedged play on Autoliv Inc (ALV), MarketIntelligenceCenter.com’s option-trade picking algorithms recommend the Sep. '15 $120.00 covered call for a net debit in the $116.02 area. That is also the break-even stock price for the covered call....
Market Intelligence Center  Apr 30  Comment 
After Wednesday’s trading in Autoliv Inc (ALV) the algorithms behind MarketIntelligenceCenter.com's Artifical Intelligence Center picked out a trade that offers a 2.29% or 16.74% (for comparison purposes only), while providing 2.29% downside...
Automotive World  Apr 22  Comment 
For the three-month period ended March 31, 2015, Autoliv, Inc. (NYSE: ALV and SSE: ALIV.Sdb) – the worldwide leader in automotive safety systems – reported consolidated sales of $2,174 million. Quarterly organic sales* grew by close to 4%. The...




 

Autoliv, Inc. (NYSE: ALV) manufactures protection systems for automobiles, with a product portfolio consisting primarily of safety airbags, seat belts, and steering wheels.[1] Autoliv sells its products to automobile manufacturers such as Ford Motor Company (F), Nissan Motor (NSANY), General Motors (GM), and Volkswagen (VLKAY).[2]

Autoliv is the largest airbag and seat belt producer with 33% of the world market. Despite Autoliv's large size, it is heavily exposed to a few customers as sales to the company's five largest customers comprise nearly 60% of Autoliv's revenues.[3]

Business Overview

Business & Financial Metrics[4]

In 2009, ALV generated a net income of $10 million on revenues of $5.12 billion. This represents a 93.9% decrease in net income and a 20.9% decrease in revenues from 2008, when the company earned $165 million on $6.47 in revenues.

Business Segments

Autoliv's main products are airbags and seat belts, but the company also makes related automobile safety products, including night vision systems, steering wheels, and electronic control systems.[5] The company operates through a single reportable operating segment.[6]

Airbags and Associated Products

Airbags and Associated Products manufactures airbags and related products, such as airbag inflators and modules that control when the airbags deploy.[7] Autoliv's airbags include innovations such as the "Safety-Vent Airbag" which changes size and shape based on the weight and build of the driver or passenger it is protecting. Due to new federal laws in the U.S. requiring that all passenger vehicles in the United States have side curtain airbags by 2012, Autoliv said it expects side curtain airbags to be this segment's strongest growth driver.[8]

Seat Belts and Associated Products

In addition to seat belts, the Seat Belts and Associated Products segment makes related components like pretensioners, which tighten the seat belt right before a crash to help prevent injury, and load limiters, which loosen seat belt tension in a controlled way to decrease pressure on the occupants chest.[9]

Key Trends and Forces

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Exchange rates affect ALV's revenues

Because Autoliv reports its revenue in U.S. dollars but does 75% of its business outside of North America, its revenue is highly exposed to fluctuations in exchange rates. When foreign currencies depreciate, the dollar value of Autoliv's international revenues decreases. On the other hand, when the value of the dollar decreases (foreign currencies appreciate), the dollar value of Autoliv's international revenues increases.

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References

  1. ALV 2007 10-K Exhibit 13: Note 19 to Consolidated Financial Statements
  2. ALV 2007 10-K Exhibit 13: Note 19 to Consolidated Financial Statements
  3. ALV 10-K Risk Factors: Our business could be materially and adversely affected if we lost any of our largest customers
  4. ALV 2009 10-K Ex-13  
  5. ALV 2007 10-K Item 1 Business: Business
  6. ALV 2009 10-K  
  7. ALV 2007 10-K Item 1 Business: General
  8. ALV 2007 Annual Report: Technology, pg 18
  9. ALV 2007 Annual Report: Autoliv-Driven for Life, pg 3
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