Autoliv Earnings: Your Sneak Peek to the Big Announcement

Autoliv (NYSE:ALV) will report earnings before markets open on Friday, July 19th. Autoliv, Inc. develops and manufactures automotive safety systems for automotive manufacturers. The Company’s products include seat belts, airbags, anti-whiplash seats, child restraints, and leg protection equipment. Autoliv tests cars and products at crash test tracks in several countries.

Here is your Cheat Sheet to Autoliv Earnings:

Earnings Expectations: Analysts expect earnings of $1.38 per share on revenues of $2.16 billion. Currently, the company’s P/E ratio stands at 15.45.

Analyst Trends:

Analysts have a more negative outlook for the company’s next-quarter performance. Over the past three months, the average estimate for next quarter’s earnings has fallen from a profit of $1.42 to a profit $1.41. For the current year, the average estimate is a profit of $5.67, which is better than the estimate ninety days ago.

Earnings Trends:

Here’s how Autoliv has been performing on an annual basis:

Fiscal Year 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Revenue ($) in millions 6,473 5,121 7,171 8,232 8,267
Diluted EPS ($) 2.28 0.12 6.39 6.65 5.08

Next, our CHEAT SHEET investing framework asks us to drill down to the recent quarterly data:

Quarter Jun. 30, 2012 Sep. 30, 2012 Dec. 31, 2012 Mar. 31, 2013
Revenue ($) in millions 2,088.80 1,947.10 2,051.90 2,135.00
Diluted EPS ($) 1.33 1.23 1.45 1.29

Past Performance:
Autoliv has beat analyst estimates 2 times in the past four quarters. This is not consistent enough to get bullish yet.

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