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Autoliv, Inc is an auto parts business based in the US. Autoliv shares (ALV) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Autoliv employs 58,092 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$7.1 billion.

How to buy shares in Autoliv

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  2. Open and fund your brokerage account. Complete an application with your personal and financial details, like your ID and bank information. Fund your account with a bank transfer, credit card or debit card.
  3. Search for Autoliv. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: ALV. Research its history to confirm it's a solid investment against your financial goals.
  4. Purchase now or later. Buy today with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until Autoliv reaches your desired price. To spread out your purchase, look into dollar-cost averaging, which smooths out buying at consistent intervals and amounts.
  5. Decide on how many to buy. At last close price of USD$89.61, weigh your budget against a diversified portfolio that can minimize risk through the market's ups and downs. You may be able to buy a fractional share of Autoliv, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Autoliv. Optimize your portfolio by tracking how your stock — and even the business — performs with an eye on the long term. You may be eligible for dividends and shareholder voting rights on directors and management that can affect your stock.

How has coronavirus impacted Autoliv's share price?

Since the stock market crash in March caused by coronavirus, Autoliv's share price has had significant positive movement.

Its last market close was USD$89.61, which is 17.90% up on its pre-crash value of USD$73.57 and 134.83% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the shares fell as low as USD$38.16.

If you had bought USD$1,000 worth of Autoliv shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth USD$530.58 at the bottom of the March crash, and if you held on to them, then as of the last market close they'd be worth USD$1,176.58.

Autoliv share price

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Autoliv shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-10-20.
Latest market close USD$89.61
52-week range USD$38.16 - USD$86.4
50-day moving average USD$77.4946
200-day moving average USD$67.4051
Wall St. target price USD$77.19
PE ratio 51.2963
Dividend yield USD$2.48 (6.22%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$1.617

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Is it a good time to buy Autoliv stock?

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Autoliv price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $89.61 from 2020-11-16

1 week (2020-11-18) 0.27%
1 month (2020-10-26) 8.19%
3 months (2020-08-25) 23.41%
6 months (2020-05-22) 40.13%
1 year (2019-11-25) 8.26%
2 years (2018-11-23) 2.10%
3 years (2017-11-24) -27.86%
5 years (2015-11-25) -28.21%

Is Autoliv under- or over-valued?

Valuing Autoliv stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Autoliv's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

Autoliv's P/E ratio

Autoliv's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 51x. In other words, Autoliv shares trade at around 51x recent earnings.

That's relatively high compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The high P/E ratio could mean that investors are optimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're over-valued.

Autoliv's PEG ratio

Autoliv's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 1.2012. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.

The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into Autoliv's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Autoliv's EBITDA

Autoliv's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$932.4 million.

The EBITDA is a measure of a Autoliv's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

Autoliv financials

Revenue TTM USD$7.1 billion
Operating margin TTM 8.19%
Gross profit TTM USD$1.6 billion
Return on assets TTM 5.22%
Return on equity TTM 7.14%
Profit margin 1.98%
Book value $22.231
Market capitalisation USD$7.2 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Autoliv shares

There are currently 1.2 million Autoliv shares held short by investors – that's known as Autoliv's "short interest". This figure is 4.5% down from 1.2 million last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Autoliv shares can be evaluated.

Autoliv's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Autoliv's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Autoliv shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Autoliv shares traded daily (recently around 467154.03225806). Autoliv's SIR currently stands at 2.48. In other words for every 100,000 Autoliv shares traded daily on the market, roughly 2480 shares are currently held short.

However Autoliv's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Autoliv shares, or, against the total number of tradable Autoliv shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Autoliv's short interest could be expressed as 0.01% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Autoliv shares in existence, roughly 10 shares are currently held short) or 0.0133% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Autoliv shares, roughly 13 shares are currently held short).

Such a low SIR usually points to an optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against Autoliv.

Find out more about how you can short Autoliv stock.

Autoliv's environmental, social and governance track record

Environmental, social and governance (known as ESG) criteria are a set of three factors used to measure the sustainability and social impact of companies like Autoliv.

When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.

Autoliv's total ESG risk score

Total ESG risk: 22.72

Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Autoliv's overall score of 22.72 (as at 10/01/2020) is excellent – landing it in it in the 18th percentile of companies rated in the same sector.

ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like Autoliv is exposed to within the areas of "environmental" (carbon footprint, resource use etc.), "social" (health and safety, human rights etc.), and "governance" (anti-corruption, tax transparency etc.).

Autoliv's environmental score

Environmental score: 9.24/100

Autoliv's environmental score of 9.24 puts it squarely in the 6th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Autoliv is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Autoliv's social score

Social score: 8.46/100

Autoliv's social score of 8.46 puts it squarely in the 6th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Autoliv is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.

Autoliv's governance score

Governance score: 12.51/100

Autoliv's governance score puts it squarely in the 6th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that Autoliv is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Autoliv's controversy score

Controversy score: 3/5

ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. Autoliv scored a 3 out of 5 for controversy – a middle-of-the-table result reflecting that Autoliv hasn't always managed to keep its nose clean.

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary

Autoliv, Inc was last rated for ESG on: 2020-10-01.

Total ESG score 22.72
Total ESG percentile 17.58
Environmental score 9.24
Environmental score percentile 6
Social score 8.46
Social score percentile 6
Governance score 12.51
Governance score percentile 6
Level of controversy 3

Autoliv share dividends

71%

Dividend payout ratio: 70.99% of net profits

Recently Autoliv has paid out, on average, around 70.99% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 6.22% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Autoliv shareholders could enjoy a 6.22% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Autoliv's case, that would currently equate to about $2.48 per share.

Autoliv's payout ratio would broadly be considered high, and as such this stock could appeal to those looking to generate an income. Bear in mind however that companies should normally also look to re-invest a decent amount of net profits to ensure future growth.

Autoliv's most recent dividend payout was on 4 June 2020. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 18 May 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have Autoliv's shares ever split?

Autoliv's shares were split on a 1388:1000 basis on 2 July 2018. So if you had owned 1000 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 1388 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Autoliv shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 28% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Autoliv shares which in turn could have impacted Autoliv's share price.

Autoliv share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Autoliv's shares have ranged in value from as little as $38.16 up to $86.4. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

ALV.US volatility(beta: 1.88)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while Autoliv's is 1.8814. This would suggest that Autoliv's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

Autoliv overview

Autoliv, Inc., through its subsidiaries, develops, manufactures, and supplies automotive safety systems to the automotive industry. The company offers passive safety systems, including modules and components for frontal-impact airbag protection systems, side-impact airbag protection systems, seatbelts, steering wheels, inflator technologies, and battery cable cutters, as well as protection systems for road users, such as pedestrians and cyclists. It operates in Europe, the Americas, China, Japan, and rest of Asia. The company primarily serves car manufacturers. Autoliv, Inc. was founded in 1953 and is headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden.

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