autoliv inc (ALV) Key Developments
Autoliv, Inc. Announces Consolidated Earnings Results for the Second Quarter Ended June 30, 2015; Provides Earnings Guidance for the Third Quarter and Full Year of Fiscal 2015
Jul 17 15
Autoliv, Inc. announced consolidated sales results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2015. For the quarter, the company announced consolidated sales of $2,292 million. Quarterly organic sales grew by 6.1%. Return of equity of 17% and earnings per share of $1.62 shows strategies for growth and capital structure are creating shareholder value. Consolidated sales were negatively impacted by currency translation effects of close to $240 million. Adjusted EPS of $1.62 was 12% better than last year, mainly due to the lower share count resulting from the share repurchase program and a lower tax rate. Operating cash flow of $154 million was negatively affected by timing in working capital. The CapEx increase year-over-year in passive safety mainly reflects the inflator replacement program and activities in China. The company posted a 6.1% year on year growth in organic sales on the back of strong sales in Europe in North America, although this was partly offset by a decline in South America.
The company provided sales and operating margin guidance for the third quarter and full year of fiscal 2015. For the third quarter of 2015, the company expects organic sales to increase by more than 7% and an adjusted operating margin of around 9%. Currency translations are expected to have a negative effect of more than 9% year on year, resulting in a consolidated sales decline of less than 2% year on year.
The expectation for the full year remained for organic sales growth of more than 6% and an adjusted operating margin of around 9.5%. The company expects CapEx to remain in the range of 5% to 6%, which is essentially 100 basis points higher than long-term target range of 4% to 5% of sales, mainly due to the inflator investments. Consolidated sales are expected to decline close to 2% as effects from currency translations are expected to be negative by more than 8% year on year.
Autoliv, Inc. Declares Quarterly Dividend for the Third Quarter 2015, Payable on September 3, 2015
Jul 17 15
Autoliv, Inc. declared a quarterly dividend to shareholders of 56 cents per share for the third quarter 2015. The dividend is payable on September 3, 2015 to the share holders record on August 20, 2015. The ex-date (common stock) is August 18, 2015 and ex-date (SDRs) is August 19, 2015.
Autoliv Unveils New Torricelli Brake System
Jun 11 15
Autolivhas launched its new Torricelli brake system, which was created to reduce stopping distance by up to 40%. The patented solution uses a 0.3 square meter vacuum plate below the vehicle that activates in merely 0.1 sec and produces a down force of 15,000 N, independently from the tire-to-track friction.
Autoliv, Inc. Presents at Daiwa Investment Conference New York 2015, May-26-2015
May 25 15
Autoliv, Inc. Presents at Daiwa Investment Conference New York 2015, May-26-2015 . Venue: Omni Berkshire Place, 21 East 52nd Street at Madison Avenue, New York, NY 10022, United States.
Autoliv, Inc. Declares Dividend for the Third Quarter 2015, Payable on September 3, 2015; Announces Committee Appointments
May 5 15
The Board of Directors of Autoliv, Inc. declared a quarterly dividend of 56 cents per share for the third quarter 2015. The dividend will be payable on September 3, 2015 to Autoliv shareholders on record on the close of business on August 20. The ex-date will be August 18 for holders of the common stock listed on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) and August 19 for holders of Swedish Depository Receipts (SDRs) listed on the NASDAQ OMX, Stockholm.
At the AGM held on May 5, 2015, the Board approved changes to the membership of its committees. Effective May 5, 2015, the committees of the Board will have the following memberships: Audit Committee: David Kepler, Compensation Committee: Xiaozhi Liu, Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee: Kazuhiko Sakamoto and Compliance Committee: David Kepler.