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Automotive World  Aug 22  Comment 
Autoliv, the worldwide leader in automotive safety, today participated in the inauguration of the world’s first fully equipped full scale test track for traffic safety. The test site named AstaZero is located outside Borås, Sweden. Autoliv has...
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DailyFinance  Aug 21  Comment 
Autoliv AB (NYSE:ALV) (STO:ALIVSDB) Autoliv, the worldwide leader in automotive safety, today participated in the inauguration of the world’s first fully equipped full scale test track for traffic safety. The test site...
Automotive World  Aug 15  Comment 
As the demand for active safety products and more advanced in-car electronics systems increases, automotive OEMs and suppliers are constantly upping their effort to make their investments in the segments count.  … Members Only… This content...
Automotive World  Aug 13  Comment 
Autoliv, the world-wide leader in automotive safety, today announced a new operating structure in order to more effectively manage its business operations. During the last five years Autoliv has grown significantly. The new operating structure...
SeekingAlpha  Jul 18  Comment 
Call Start: 09:00 Call End: 10:09 Autoliv Inc. (NYSE:ALV) Q2 2014 Earnings Conference Call July 18, 2014 09:00 am ET Executives Thomas Jonsson - Vice President Corporate Communications Jan Carlson - Chairman of the Board,...
Automotive World  Jul 18  Comment 
For the three-month period ended June 30, 2014, Autoliv, Inc. (NYSE: ALV and SSE: ALIV.Sdb) – the worldwide leader in automotive safety systems – reported consolidated sales of $2,383 million, the highest quarterly sales for the Company ever....
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DailyFinance  Jun 19  Comment 
Autoliv Inc. (NYSE:ALV) (STO:ALIVSDB) plans to publish its Financial Report for the second quarter of 2014 on Friday July 18, at 12:00, Central European Time (11:00 a.m. UK Time, 6:00 a.m. ET). The report will be available...




 

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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