How to buy Autoliv (ALV) shares in the UK

Learn how to easily invest in Autoliv shares.

Autoliv Inc (ALV) is a leading auto parts business based in the US. It opened the day at $103.45 after a previous close of $104.43. During the day the price has varied from a low of $102.52 to a high of $103.63. The latest price was $102.86 (25 minute delay). Autoliv is listed on the NYSE and employs 57,226 staff. All prices are listed in US Dollars.

How to buy shares in Autoliv

  1. Choose a platform. If you're a beginner, our share-dealing table below can help you choose.
  2. Open your account. You'll need your ID, bank details and national insurance number.
  3. Confirm your payment details. You'll need to fund your account with a bank transfer, debit card or credit card.
  4. Search the platform for stock code: ALV in this case.
  5. Research Autoliv shares. The platform should provide the latest information available.
  6. Buy your Autoliv shares. It's that simple.
The whole process can take as little as 15 minutes.

How has coronavirus impacted Autoliv's share price?

Since the stock market crash that started in February 2020, Autoliv's share price has had significant positive movement.

Its last market close was $108.03, which is 31.90% up on its pre-crash value of $73.57 and 183.10% up on the lowest point reached during the March 2020 crash when the shares fell as low as $38.16.

If you had bought $1,000 worth of Autoliv shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth $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 $1,418.43.

Autoliv share price (NYSE:ALV)

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Autoliv shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-06-16.
Open$103.45
High$103.63
Low$102.52
Close$102.86
Previous close$104.43
Change$-1.57
Change %-1.5034%
Volume79,228
Information last updated 2022-01-10.
52-week range$80.83 - $110.59
50-day moving average$101.1026
200-day moving average$97.1587
Wall St. target price$110.2
PE ratio18.3322
Dividend yield$1.24 (2.42%)
Earnings per share (TTM)$5.798
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Is it a good time to buy Autoliv stock?

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Is Autoliv under- or over-valued?

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

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 18x. In other words, Autoliv shares trade at around 18x recent earnings.

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

PEG ratio

Autoliv's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 0.4993. A PEG ratio below 1 can be interpreted as meaning the shares are not overvalued given the current rate of growth.

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.

EBITDA

Autoliv's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is a whopping $1.2 billion (£0.0 million).

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

Financials

Revenue TTM $8.6 billion
Operating margin TTM 9.38%
Gross profit TTM $1.2 billion
Return on assets TTM 6.59%
Return on equity TTM 21.78%
Profit margin 5.9%
Book value $29.242
Market capitalisation $9.3 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

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.

Total ESG risk score

Autoliv's 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 12/31/2018) 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.).

Environmental score

Autoliv's 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.

Social score

Autoliv's 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.

Governance score

Autoliv's 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.

Controversy score

Autoliv's controversy score: 3/5

ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. A high-profile company, 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: 2019-01-01.

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

2.4%

Dividend yield: 2.42% of stock value

2.4%

Forward annual dividend yield: 2.42% of stock value

31.8%

Dividend payout ratio: 31.81% of net profits

Autoliv has recently paid out dividends equivalent to 2.42% of its share value annually.

Autoliv has paid out, on average, around 31.81% of recent net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 2.42% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), shareholders could enjoy a 2.42% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Autoliv's case, that would currently equate to about $1.24 per share.

While Autoliv's payout ratio might seem fairly standard, it's worth remembering that it may be investing much of the rest of its net profits in future growth.

Autoliv's most recent dividend payout was on 12 December 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 25 November 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have Autoliv's shares ever split?

Autoliv's shares were split on a 1388:1000 basis on 1 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.

Share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Autoliv's shares have ranged in value from as little as $80.83 up to $110.59. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

ALV.US volatility(beta: 1.75)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 1.7537. 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).

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