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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 0.96
ALV's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
78% of the 1382 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 0.48 vs. ALV: 0.96 )
ALV' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.08   Max: 1.81
Current: 0.96

0.08
1.81
Equity to Asset 0.46
ALV's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
65% of the 1383 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 0.46 vs. ALV: 0.46 )
ALV' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.41   Max: 0.57
Current: 0.46

0.41
0.57
Interest Coverage 11.40
ALV's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
62% of the 878 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 17.78 vs. ALV: 11.40 )
ALV' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 1.01   Max: 23.14
Current: 11.4

1.01
23.14
F-Score: 7
Z-Score: 4.01
M-Score: -2.59
WACC vs ROIC
4.56%
14.59%
WACC
ROIC
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 (%) 7.87
ALV's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
81% of the 1392 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 5.61 vs. ALV: 7.87 )
ALV' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 1.35   Max: 12.12
Current: 7.87

1.35
12.12
Net-margin (%) 5.10
ALV's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
75% of the 1392 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 4.35 vs. ALV: 5.10 )
ALV' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -21.16   Max: 8.24
Current: 5.1

-21.16
8.24
ROE (%) 12.61
ALV's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
82% of the 1378 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 8.95 vs. ALV: 12.61 )
ALV' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: 0.42   Max: 21.8
Current: 12.61

0.42
21.8
ROA (%) 6.35
ALV's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
82% of the 1399 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 4.29 vs. ALV: 6.35 )
ALV' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: 0.18   Max: 10.67
Current: 6.35

0.18
10.67
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 38.36
ALV's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
95% of the 1397 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 12.65 vs. ALV: 38.36 )
ALV' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 4.28   Max: 69.44
Current: 38.36

4.28
69.44
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 8.30
ALV's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
75% of the 1161 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 7.20 vs. ALV: 8.30 )
ALV' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -5.7   Max: 23.3
Current: 8.3

-5.7
23.3
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 0.30
ALV's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
65% of the 1058 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 5.30 vs. ALV: 0.30 )
ALV' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -21.9   Max: 27.5
Current: 0.3

-21.9
27.5
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) -5.30
ALV's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
66% of the 955 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 6.30 vs. ALV: -5.30 )
ALV' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -70.5   Max: 239.1
Current: -5.3

-70.5
239.1
» ALV's 10-Y Financials

Financials


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

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Guru Trades

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)
Steven Cohen Sold Out
Jeremy Grantham Sold Out
Pioneer Investments 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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Q3 2014

ALV Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Ray Dalio 11,800 sh (New)
Joel Greenblatt 86,125 sh (+365.36%)
Pioneer Investments 21,271 sh (unchged)
John Keeley 5,430 sh (unchged)
Chuck Royce 45,713 sh (-19.64%)
John Rogers 8,285 sh (-27.74%)
Oakmark Intl Small Cap 146,000 sh (-41.37%)
Jim Simons 43,800 sh (-61.14%)
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Q4 2014

ALV Guru Trades in Q4 2014

Bill Frels 2,664 sh (New)
Pioneer Investments Sold Out
John Rogers Sold Out
Jim Simons Sold Out
Ray Dalio Sold Out
John Keeley 5,230 sh (-3.68%)
Oakmark Intl Small Cap 134,000 sh (-8.22%)
Chuck Royce 33,300 sh (-27.15%)
Joel Greenblatt 5,785 sh (-93.28%)
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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
Joel Greenblatt 2014-12-31 Reduce -93.28%0.07%$88 - $107.92 $ 112.516%5785
John Rogers 2014-12-31 Sold Out 0.01%$88 - $107.92 $ 112.516%0
Ray Dalio 2014-12-31 Sold Out 0.01%$88 - $107.92 $ 112.516%0
Joel Greenblatt 2014-09-30 Add 365.36%0.06%$93.51 - $108.03 $ 112.510%86125
Ray Dalio 2014-09-30 New Buy0.01%$93.51 - $108.03 $ 112.510%11800
John Rogers 2014-09-30 Reduce -27.74%$93.51 - $108.03 $ 112.510%8285
John Rogers 2014-06-30 Reduce -65.68%0.03%$99.39 - $107.92 $ 112.58%11466
Joel Greenblatt 2014-06-30 Reduce -22.91%0.01%$99.39 - $107.92 $ 112.58%18507
Joel Greenblatt 2013-12-31 New Buy0.05%$86.7 - $94.41 $ 112.524%21002
John Rogers 2013-12-31 Add 365.93%0.03%$86.7 - $94.41 $ 112.524%32932
Joel Greenblatt 2013-09-30 Sold Out 0.03%$77.68 - $88.8 $ 112.535%0
John Rogers 2013-09-30 New Buy0.01%$77.68 - $88.8 $ 112.535%7068
Bill Gates 2013-06-30 Sold Out 0.05%$66.47 - $80.04 $ 112.550%0
Joel Greenblatt 2013-06-30 Add 23.61%0.01%$66.47 - $80.04 $ 112.550%10104
John Hussman 2013-06-30 Sold Out $66.47 - $80.04 $ 112.550%0
John Keeley 2013-06-30 Add 22.33%$66.47 - $80.04 $ 112.550%4930
John Keeley 2013-03-31 New Buy0.01%$64.13 - $69.58 $ 112.568%4030
Joel Greenblatt 2012-12-31 Reduce -84.05%0.21%$55.16 - $66.36 $ 112.585%9566
Bill Gates 2012-12-31 New Buy0.05%$55.16 - $66.36 $ 112.585%123600
John Hussman 2012-12-31 New Buy$55.16 - $66.36 $ 112.585%1100
Joel Greenblatt 2012-09-30 Add 27.71%0.05%$51.92 - $66.43 $ 112.592%59969
George Soros 2012-09-30 Sold Out 0.02%$51.92 - $66.43 $ 112.592%0
Joel Greenblatt 2012-06-30 Add 185.42%0.12%$52.11 - $69.45 $ 112.589%46957
George Soros 2012-06-30 New Buy0.02%$52.11 - $69.45 $ 112.589%18600
Ray Dalio 2011-12-31 Sold Out 0.1%$46.14 - $60.19 $ 112.5110%0
Joel Greenblatt 2011-12-31 Add 229.1%0.08%$46.14 - $60.19 $ 112.5110%17100
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Ratios

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history
P/E(ttm) 26.60
ALV's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
65% of the 1449 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 19.30 vs. ALV: 26.60 )
ALV' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 5.18   Max: 27.13
Current: 26.6

5.18
27.13
Forward P/E 14.90
ALV's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
81% of the 1449 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 19.76 vs. ALV: 14.90 )
N/A
PE(NRI) 26.70
ALV's PE(NRI) is ranked higher than
65% of the 1449 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 19.30 vs. ALV: 26.70 )
ALV' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 5.18   Max: 27.12
Current: 26.7

5.18
27.12
P/B 3.30
ALV's P/B is ranked higher than
53% of the 1449 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 1.67 vs. ALV: 3.30 )
ALV' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.43   Max: 3.3
Current: 3.3

0.43
3.3
P/S 1.13
ALV's P/S is ranked higher than
58% of the 1449 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 0.71 vs. ALV: 1.13 )
ALV' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.21   Max: 1.4
Current: 1.13

0.21
1.4
PFCF 47.30
ALV's PFCF is ranked higher than
75% of the 1449 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 133.71 vs. ALV: 47.30 )
ALV' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 4.39   Max: 47.77
Current: 47.3

4.39
47.77
POCF 17.39
ALV's POCF is ranked higher than
65% of the 1449 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 10.96 vs. ALV: 17.39 )
ALV' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 2.34   Max: 17.43
Current: 17.39

2.34
17.43
EV-to-EBIT 16.86
ALV's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
70% of the 1449 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 15.62 vs. ALV: 16.86 )
ALV' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: -48.3   Max: 105.9
Current: 16.86

-48.3
105.9
Shiller P/E 29.10
ALV's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
78% of the 1449 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 40.75 vs. ALV: 29.10 )
ALV' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 4.54   Max: 29.37
Current: 29.1

4.54
29.37
Current Ratio 1.93
ALV's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
78% of the 1391 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 1.50 vs. ALV: 1.93 )
ALV' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.97   Max: 1.93
Current: 1.93

0.97
1.93
Quick Ratio 1.62
ALV's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
83% of the 1391 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 1.07 vs. ALV: 1.62 )
ALV' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.78   Max: 1.62
Current: 1.62

0.78
1.62
Days Inventory 32.70
ALV's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
88% of the 1449 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 58.76 vs. ALV: 32.70 )
ALV' s 10-Year Days Inventory Range
Min: 30.48   Max: 49.23
Current: 32.7

30.48
49.23
Days Sales Outstanding 76.25
ALV's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
67% of the 1449 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 69.71 vs. ALV: 76.25 )
ALV' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 49.89   Max: 82.85
Current: 76.25

49.89
82.85

Dividend & Buy Back

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Dividend Yield 1.90
ALV's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
90% of the 1082 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 1.79 vs. ALV: 1.90 )
ALV' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.4   Max: 16.88
Current: 1.9

0.4
16.88
Dividend Payout 0.42
ALV's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
62% of the 1449 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 0.39 vs. ALV: 0.42 )
ALV' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.1   Max: 1.75
Current: 0.42

0.1
1.75
Dividend growth (3y) 10.90
ALV's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
78% of the 642 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 11.50 vs. ALV: 10.90 )
ALV' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: 0   Max: 102.4
Current: 10.9

0
102.4
Yield on cost (5-Year) 7.27
ALV's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
99% of the 1096 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 2.45 vs. ALV: 7.27 )
ALV' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 1.53   Max: 64.63
Current: 7.27

1.53
64.63
Share Buyback Rate 0.50
ALV's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
90% of the 871 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: -1.00 vs. ALV: 0.50 )
ALV' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 7   Max: -9.1
Current: 0.5

Valuation & Return

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Price/Tangible Book 6.30
ALV's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
56% of the 1449 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 2.86 vs. ALV: 6.30 )
ALV' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 3.02   Max: 10.28
Current: 6.3

3.02
10.28
Price/DCF (Projected) 1.70
ALV's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
84% of the 1449 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 15.35 vs. ALV: 1.70 )
ALV' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.33   Max: 1.5
Current: 1.7

0.33
1.5
Price/Median PS Value 1.90
ALV's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
58% of the 1449 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 1.40 vs. ALV: 1.90 )
ALV' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.37   Max: 1.67
Current: 1.9

0.37
1.67
Price/Graham Number 2.60
ALV's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
67% of the 1449 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 1.85 vs. ALV: 2.60 )
ALV' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 1.02   Max: 8.78
Current: 2.6

1.02
8.78
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 5.90
ALV's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
69% of the 1389 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 6.60 vs. ALV: 5.90 )
ALV' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 0.9   Max: 19.5
Current: 5.9

0.9
19.5
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 2.41
ALV's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
69% of the 944 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 7.74 vs. ALV: 2.41 )
ALV' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: 24   Max: 173.8
Current: 2.41

24
173.8

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 compete with a number of other manufacturers that produce and sell similar products. Among other factors, its products compete on the basis of price, product quality, manufacturing and distribution capability, product design, product delivery and product service. The Company is subject to the requirements of environmental, occupational health and safety and other governmental regulations in the United States and other countries.
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