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.
Autoliv, Inc. Announces Consolidated Earnings Results for the First Quarter Ended March 31, 2015; Provides Earnings Guidance for the Second Quarter and Full Year of 2015
Apr 22 15
Autoliv, Inc. announced consolidated earnings results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2015. For the quarter, the company reported sales of $2,174 million compared to $2,295.8 million in last year. Quarterly organic sales grew by close to 4%. The adjusted operating margin was 8.9%. The higher than expected sales growth came mainly from strong sales in Europe. The reported operating margin of 3.7% was negatively affected by antitrust related settlements and the on-going capacity alignment in Europe by a total of around $113 million. Operating income was $80.0 million compared to $191.7 million, adjusted operating income was $192.9 million compared to $197.7 million, income before income taxes was $64.5 million compared to $184.3 million, net income attributable to controlling interest of $35.7 million or $0.40 per diluted share compared to $131.1 million or $1.38 per diluted share and adjusted earnings $1.42 per diluted share compared to $1.43 per diluted share for the last year. Operating income decreased by $112 million to $80 million or 3.7% of sales, mainly due to higher costs for antitrust settlements of around $77 million together with higher capacity alignment costs of $30 million. The EPS was negatively affected by 97 cents mainly from higher costs for capacity alignments and antitrust matters. Net cash provided by operating activities was $84.2 million compared to $185.3 million in the same quarter of 2014. The decrease in the quarter was primarily related to the payment of antitrust settlement amounts. The company’s net debt position increased by $202 million during the quarter to $264 million at March 31, 2015. This was mainly due to the Company’s repurchase of its common shares amounting to $104 million, antitrust related settlements of around $80 million and a quarterly dividend payment that reduced net cash by $48 million. Capital expenditure net was $128.0 million compared to $92.7 million in last year. Return on total equity was 4.3% against 13.1% a year ago. Return on capital employed was 9.3% against 22.0% a year ago.
For the second quarter of 2015, the company expects organic sales to increase by around 6% and an adjusted operating margin of around 9%.
The expectation for the full year 2015 is for organic sales growth of more than 6%. Consolidated sales are expected to decline by around 2% as effects from currency translations are expected to be negative by more than 8%. The indication for the adjusted operating margin is around 9.5%, excluding costs for capacity alignments and antitrust matters. For full year 2015, the company expects CapEx to remain in the range of 5% to 6%, which is essentially 100 basis point higher than its long-term target range of 4% to 5% of sales. This is due to the inflator replacement investment mentioned earlier. The company expects expect another strong year of operating cash flow and remain on track to reach $0.8 billion, excluding antitrust settlements and any other discrete items as the company saw during first quarter.
Beijing Hainachuan To Sell Autoliv (Beijing) Equity Stake
Apr 20 15
Beijing Hainachuan Automotive Parts Co., Ltd. has put up its 49% stake in Autoliv (Beijing) Vehicle Safety Co., Ltd. for auction for CNY 26.49 million. The auction will be conducted by China Beijing Equity Exchange Co., Ltd. Autoliv, Inc. (NYSE:ALV) has not given up prior right for purchasing.