Autoliv (NYSE: ALV) is one of 32 publicly-traded companies in the “Auto, Truck & Motorcycle Parts” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its competitors? We will compare Autoliv to related companies based on the strength of its analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, dividends, risk, profitability, valuation and earnings.

Profitability

This table compares Autoliv and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Autoliv 5.44% 13.96% 6.75%
Autoliv Competitors -95.31% 2.79% -1.16%

Insider and Institutional Ownership

32.8% of Autoliv shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 67.9% of shares of all “Auto, Truck & Motorcycle Parts” companies are owned by institutional investors. 0.3% of Autoliv shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 15.2% of shares of all “Auto, Truck & Motorcycle Parts” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings and target prices for Autoliv and its competitors, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Autoliv 4 12 6 0 2.09
Autoliv Competitors 143 883 1416 37 2.54

Autoliv currently has a consensus target price of $111.65, indicating a potential downside of 11.37%. As a group, “Auto, Truck & Motorcycle Parts” companies have a potential downside of 0.38%. Given Autoliv’s competitors stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Autoliv has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.

Dividends

Autoliv pays an annual dividend of $2.40 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.9%. Autoliv pays out 38.0% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “Auto, Truck & Motorcycle Parts” companies pay a dividend yield of 1.4% and pay out 21.6% of their earnings in the form of a dividend. Autoliv has increased its dividend for 7 consecutive years.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Autoliv and its competitors revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Autoliv $10.22 billion $1.28 billion 19.93
Autoliv Competitors $5.85 billion $698.05 million 15.67

Autoliv has higher revenue and earnings than its competitors. Autoliv is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its competitors, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.

Volatility and Risk

Autoliv has a beta of 1.14, indicating that its share price is 14% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Autoliv’s competitors have a beta of 1.40, indicating that their average share price is 40% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Autoliv competitors beat Autoliv on 8 of the 15 factors compared.

About Autoliv

Autoliv, Inc. is a supplier of automotive safety systems with a range of product offerings, including passive safety systems and active safety systems. The Company operates through two segments: Passive Safety and Electronics. The Passive safety products include modules and components for passenger and driver-side airbags, side-impact airbag protection systems, seatbelts, steering wheels, inflator technologies, whiplash protection systems and child seats, and components for such systems, as well as passive safety electronic products, such as restraint electronics and crash sensors. The Active safety products include camera-based vision systems, night driving assist, automotive radars, brake controls, positioning systems, electronic control units, and other active safety systems. As of December 31, 2016, including joint venture operations, the Company had approximately 78 production facilities in 25 countries, consisting of both component factories and assembly factories.

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