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GuruFocus Financial Strength Rank measures how strong a company’s financial situation is. It is based on these factors

1. The debt burden that the company has as measured by its Interest coverage (current year).
2. Debt to revenue ratio. The lower, the better
3. Altman Z-score.

A company ranks high with financial strength is likely to withstand any business slowdowns and recessions.

Financial Strength : 7/10

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industry
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history
Cash to Debt 1.16
ALV's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
79% of the 1246 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 0.49 vs. ALV: 1.16 )
ALV' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.06   Max: 1.81
Current: 1.16

0.06
1.81
Equity to Asset 0.48
ALV's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
66% of the 1248 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 0.45 vs. ALV: 0.48 )
ALV' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.41   Max: 0.57
Current: 0.48

0.41
0.57
Interest Coverage 23.14
ALV's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
70% of the 839 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 18.27 vs. ALV: 23.14 )
ALV' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 1.01   Max: 23.14
Current: 23.14

1.01
23.14
F-Score: 6
Z-Score: 3.54
M-Score: -2.73
GuruFocus Profitability Rank ranks how profitable a company is and how likely the company’s business will stay that way. It is based on these factors:

1. Operating Margin
2. Trend of the Operating Margin (5-year average). The company with an uptrend profit margin has a higher rank.
••3. Consistency of the profitability
4. Piotroski F-Score
5. Predictability Rank•

The maximum rank is 10. A rank of 7 or higher means a higher profitability and may stay that way. A rank of 3 or lower indicates that the company has had trouble to make a profit.

Profitability Rank is not directly related to the Financial Strength Rank. But if a company is consistently profitable, its financial strength will be stronger.

Profitability & Growth : 7/10

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industry
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history
Operating margin (%) 7.80
ALV's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
80% of the 1255 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 5.91 vs. ALV: 7.80 )
ALV' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 1.35   Max: 12.12
Current: 7.8

1.35
12.12
Net-margin (%) 4.76
ALV's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
72% of the 1255 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 4.64 vs. ALV: 4.76 )
ALV' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -21.16   Max: 8.24
Current: 4.76

-21.16
8.24
ROE (%) 10.98
ALV's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
75% of the 1246 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 10.16 vs. ALV: 10.98 )
ALV' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: 0.42   Max: 21.53
Current: 10.98

0.42
21.53
ROA (%) 6.00
ALV's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
79% of the 1259 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 4.61 vs. ALV: 6.00 )
ALV' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: 0.18   Max: 10.72
Current: 6

0.18
10.72
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 37.68
ALV's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
95% of the 1259 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 14.93 vs. ALV: 37.68 )
ALV' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 4.24   Max: 69.44
Current: 37.68

4.24
69.44
Revenue Growth (%) 4.80
ALV's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
66% of the 1064 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 7.10 vs. ALV: 4.80 )
ALV' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: -6.2   Max: 21.9
Current: 4.8

-6.2
21.9
EBITDA Growth (%) -4.70
ALV's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
58% of the 967 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 5.90 vs. ALV: -4.70 )
ALV' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: -22.5   Max: 27
Current: -4.7

-22.5
27
EPS Growth (%) -8.20
ALV's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
60% of the 895 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 6.70 vs. ALV: -8.20 )
ALV' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: -70.7   Max: 237.6
Current: -8.2

-70.7
237.6
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Financials


Revenue & Net Income
Cash & Debt
Oprt. Cash Flow & Free Cash Flow

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Guru Trades

Q3 2013

ALV Guru Trades in Q3 2013

Jeremy Grantham 4,200 sh (New)
John Rogers 7,068 sh (New)
John Keeley 5,330 sh (+8.11%)
Joel Greenblatt Sold Out
Oakmark Intl Small Cap 364,000 sh (-6.19%)
Chuck Royce 118,870 sh (-12.51%)
Pioneer Investments 31,595 sh (-51.7%)
Steven Cohen 30,644 sh (-77.89%)
Jim Simons 52,801 sh (-84.63%)
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Q4 2013

ALV Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Joel Greenblatt 21,002 sh (New)
John Rogers 32,932 sh (+365.93%)
Jeremy Grantham 6,200 sh (+47.62%)
John Keeley 5,330 sh (unchged)
Oakmark Intl Small Cap 364,000 sh (unchged)
Jim Simons Sold Out
Chuck Royce 93,370 sh (-21.45%)
Pioneer Investments 23,717 sh (-24.93%)
Steven Cohen 4,990 sh (-83.72%)
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Q1 2014

ALV Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Jim Simons 281,619 sh (New)
Joel Greenblatt 24,008 sh (+14.31%)
John Rogers 33,413 sh (+1.46%)
Oakmark Intl Small Cap 364,000 sh (unchged)
John Keeley 5,330 sh (unchged)
Pioneer Investments Sold Out
Steven Cohen Sold Out
Jeremy Grantham Sold Out
Chuck Royce 80,470 sh (-13.82%)
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Q2 2014

ALV Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Pioneer Investments 17,262 sh (New)
John Keeley 5,430 sh (+1.88%)
Joel Greenblatt 18,507 sh (-22.91%)
Chuck Royce 56,883 sh (-29.31%)
Oakmark Intl Small Cap 249,000 sh (-31.59%)
Jim Simons 112,700 sh (-59.98%)
John Rogers 11,466 sh (-65.68%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with ALV

(List those with share number changes of more than 20%, or impact to portfolio more than 0.1%)

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
John Rogers 2014-06-30 Reduce -65.68%0.03%$99.39 - $107.92 $ 90.58-13%11466
Joel Greenblatt 2014-06-30 Reduce -22.91%0.01%$99.39 - $107.92 $ 90.58-13%18507
Joel Greenblatt 2013-12-31 New Buy0.05%$86.7 - $94.41 $ 90.580%21002
John Rogers 2013-12-31 Add 365.93%0.03%$86.7 - $94.41 $ 90.580%32932
Joel Greenblatt 2013-09-30 Sold Out 0.03%$77.68 - $88.8 $ 90.589%0
John Rogers 2013-09-30 New Buy0.01%$77.68 - $88.8 $ 90.589%7068
Bill Gates 2013-06-30 Sold Out 0.05%$66.47 - $80.04 $ 90.5821%0
Joel Greenblatt 2013-06-30 Add 23.61%0.01%$66.47 - $80.04 $ 90.5821%10104
John Hussman 2013-06-30 Sold Out $66.47 - $80.04 $ 90.5821%0
John Keeley 2013-06-30 Add 22.33%$66.47 - $80.04 $ 90.5821%4930
John Keeley 2013-03-31 New Buy0.01%$64.13 - $69.58 $ 90.5835%4030
Joel Greenblatt 2012-12-31 Reduce -84.05%0.21%$55.16 - $66.36 $ 90.5849%9566
Bill Gates 2012-12-31 New Buy0.05%$55.16 - $66.36 $ 90.5849%123600
John Hussman 2012-12-31 New Buy$55.16 - $66.36 $ 90.5849%1100
Joel Greenblatt 2012-09-30 Add 27.71%0.05%$51.92 - $66.43 $ 90.5855%59969
George Soros 2012-09-30 Sold Out 0.02%$51.92 - $66.43 $ 90.5855%0
Joel Greenblatt 2012-06-30 Add 185.42%0.12%$52.11 - $69.45 $ 90.5852%46957
George Soros 2012-06-30 New Buy0.02%$52.11 - $69.45 $ 90.5852%18600
Ray Dalio 2011-12-31 Sold Out 0.1%$46.14 - $60.19 $ 90.5869%0
Joel Greenblatt 2011-12-31 Add 229.1%0.08%$46.14 - $60.19 $ 90.5869%17100
Joel Greenblatt 2011-09-30 Reduce -78.94%0.21%$47.7 - $79.77 $ 90.5854%5196
Ron Baron 2011-09-30 Sold Out 0.0875%$47.7 - $79.77 $ 90.5854%0
Ray Dalio 2011-09-30 Add 42.17%0.03%$47.7 - $79.77 $ 90.5855%142283
George Soros 2011-09-30 Sold Out 0.003%$47.7 - $79.77 $ 90.5854%0
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Ratios

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industry
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history
P/E(ttm) 22.60
ALV's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
60% of the 1296 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 15.70 vs. ALV: 22.60 )
ALV' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 5.16   Max: 26.42
Current: 22.6

5.16
26.42
P/B 2.40
ALV's P/B is ranked higher than
51% of the 1296 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 1.46 vs. ALV: 2.40 )
ALV' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.45   Max: 2.59
Current: 2.4

0.45
2.59
P/S 1.10
ALV's P/S is ranked higher than
51% of the 1296 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 0.63 vs. ALV: 1.10 )
ALV' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.21   Max: 1.17
Current: 1.1

0.21
1.17
PFCF 28.20
ALV's PFCF is ranked higher than
76% of the 1296 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. ALV: 28.20 )
ALV' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 4.39   Max: 31.12
Current: 28.2

4.39
31.12
EV-to-EBIT 13.03
ALV's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
73% of the 1296 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 13.87 vs. ALV: 13.03 )
ALV' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 5.3   Max: 91.9
Current: 13.03

5.3
91.9
PEG 1.58
ALV's PEG is ranked higher than
83% of the 1296 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 52.20 vs. ALV: 1.58 )
ALV' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.89   Max: 8.29
Current: 1.58

0.89
8.29
Shiller P/E 23.30
ALV's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
75% of the 1296 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 43.45 vs. ALV: 23.30 )
ALV' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 4.53   Max: 25.29
Current: 23.3

4.53
25.29
Current Ratio 1.98
ALV's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
80% of the 1254 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 1.47 vs. ALV: 1.98 )
ALV' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.97   Max: 2.07
Current: 1.98

0.97
2.07
Quick Ratio 1.70
ALV's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
84% of the 1254 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 1.08 vs. ALV: 1.70 )
ALV' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.78   Max: 1.7
Current: 1.7

0.78
1.7

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
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history
Dividend Yield 2.30
ALV's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
67% of the 997 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 1.70 vs. ALV: 2.30 )
ALV' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.38   Max: 17.08
Current: 2.3

0.38
17.08
Dividend Payout 0.44
ALV's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
58% of the 1296 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 0.37 vs. ALV: 0.44 )
ALV' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.03   Max: 1.66
Current: 0.44

0.03
1.66
Dividend growth (3y) 44.30
ALV's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
94% of the 611 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 11.50 vs. ALV: 44.30 )
ALV' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: 0   Max: 101.5
Current: 44.3

0
101.5
Yield on cost (5-Year) 33.53
ALV's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
97% of the 1010 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 2.49 vs. ALV: 33.53 )
ALV' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 5.54   Max: 249
Current: 33.53

5.54
249
Share Buyback Rate -1.20
ALV's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
68% of the 693 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: -0.70 vs. ALV: -1.20 )
ALV' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 7   Max: -9.1
Current: -1.2

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price/Tangible Book 3.80
ALV's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
50% of the 1296 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 1.74 vs. ALV: 3.80 )
ALV' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 2.52   Max: 10.39
Current: 3.8

2.52
10.39
Price/DCF (Projected) 1.10
ALV's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
80% of the 1296 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 2.84 vs. ALV: 1.10 )
ALV' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.31   Max: 1.4
Current: 1.1

0.31
1.4
Price/Median PS Value 1.30
ALV's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
54% of the 1296 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 1.15 vs. ALV: 1.30 )
ALV' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.36   Max: 1.56
Current: 1.3

0.36
1.56
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 1.40
ALV's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked higher than
82% of the 1294 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. ALV: 1.40 )
ALV' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 0.91   Max: 9.96
Current: 1.4

0.91
9.96
Price/Graham Number 1.80
ALV's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
58% of the 1296 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 1.24 vs. ALV: 1.80 )
ALV' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.96   Max: 28.24
Current: 1.8

0.96
28.24
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 7.70
ALV's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
66% of the 1124 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 8.50 vs. ALV: 7.70 )
ALV' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 1.1   Max: 19
Current: 7.7

1.1
19
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 14.93
ALV's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
79% of the 991 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 10.05 vs. ALV: 14.93 )
ALV' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: 22.1   Max: 174.4
Current: 14.93

22.1
174.4

Business Description

Industry: Autos » Auto Parts
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Traded in other countries:0MI0.UK, ALIV SDB.Sweden, LIV.Germany, LIVS.Germany
Autoliv, Inc. is a Delaware corporation. It was created from the merger of Autoliv AB 'AAB' and the automotive safety products business of Morton International, Inc., in 1997. The Company functions as a holding corporation and owns two principal subsidiaries, AAB and Autoliv ASP, Inc. 'ASP'. AAB and ASP are developers, manufacturers and suppliers to the automotive industry of automotive safety systems. It has production facilities in 29 countries and its customers include the world's largest car manufacturers. Autoliv AB is a developer, manufacturer and supplier to the automotive industry of car occupant restraint systems. Autoliv ASP, Inc. is a producer of airbag modules and inflators. ASP designs, develops and manufactures airbag inflators, modules and airbag cushions, seatbelts and steering wheels. ASP sells inflators and modules for use in driver, passenger, side-impact and knee bolster airbag systems for worldwide automotive markets. The component factories manufacture inflators, initiators, textile cushions, webbing materials, electronics, pressed steel parts, springs and overmoulded steel parts used in seat belt and airbag assembly, seat subsystems, and steering wheels. The assembly factories source components from a number of parties, including Autoliv's own component factories, and assemble complete restraint systems for just-in-time delivery to customers. Autoliv's 'just-in-time' delivery systems have been designed to accommodate the specific requirements of each customer for low levels of inventory and rapid stock delivery service. Just-in-time deliveries require final assembly or at least distribution centers in geographic areas close to customers to facilitate rapid delivery. The Company's comprehensive Autoliv Product Development System process includes several key check points during the development of new products that are designed to ensure that new products are well-built and have no hidden weaknesses. The Autoliv Production System is at the core of its manufacturing philosophy. APS integrates essential quality elements, such as mistake proofing, statistical process control and operator involvement, into the manufacturing processes. The company's business uses a range of raw materials and components in the manufacture of its products, nearly all of which are generally available from a number of qualified suppliers. Its customers are automobile manufacturers whose production volumes are dependent upon general economic conditions and the level of consumer spending. The Company competes with a number of other manufacturers that produce and sell similar products. Its products mainly compete on the basis of price, manufacturing and distribution capability, product design, product quality, product delivery and product service.
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