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LONDON, UK / ACCESSWIRE / November 30, 2017 / Active-Investors free earnings report on Autoliv, Inc. (NYSE: ALV) has freshly been issued to its members, and you can also sign up to view this report at www.active-investors.com/registration-sg/?symbol=ALV. The Company posted its financial results on October 26, 2017, for the third quarter of the fiscal year 2017. The automotive safety supplier Company's revenue increased 1.6% on a y-o-y basis. Register today and get free access to our complimentary member's area where many more reports are available:

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Earnings Highlights and Summary

For the three months ended September 30, 2017, Autoliv's total net revenue increased 1.6% to $2.50 billion from $2.46 billion in Q3 FY16. The total net revenue figures surpassed analysts' expectations of $2.49 billion.

During Q3 FY17, Autoliv's gross profit increased 1.8% to $504.3 million from $495.3 million in the same period of last year. For the reported quarter, the Company's gross margin increased 10 basis points to 20.2% of revenue from 20.1% of revenue in Q3 FY16.

For the reported quarter, Autoliv's selling, general, and administrative expenses (SG&A) increased 2.2% to $119.1 million from $116.5 million in Q3 FY16. During Q3 FY17, the Company's research, development, and engineering expenses increased 10.3% to $182.5 million from $165.5 million in the comparable period of last year.

During Q3 FY17, Autoliv's operating income decreased 17% to $158.7 million from $191.1 million in the corresponding period of last year. During Q3 FY17, the Company's operating margin decreased 150 basis points to 6.3% of revenue from 7.8% of revenue in the same period of last year.

During Q3 FY17, Autoliv's adjusted operating income decreased 1.6% to $196.3 million from $199.4 million in the comparable period of last year. For the reported quarter, the Company's adjusted operating margin decreased 20 basis points to 7.9% of revenue from 8.1% of revenue in Q3 FY16.

For the reported quarter, Autoliv's net income decreased 34.9% to $88.2 million from $135.5 million in Q3 FY16. During Q3 FY17, the Company's diluted earnings per share (EPS) decreased 33.3% to $1.04 from $1.56 in the corresponding period of last year.

During Q3 FY17, Autoliv's adjusted net income decreased 11.5% to $125.2 million on a y-o-y basis from $141.5 million in Q3 FY16. During Q3 FY17, the Company's adjusted diluted EPS decreased 9.8% to $1.47 from $1.63 in the same period of last year. The adjusted diluted EPS surpassed analysts' expectations of $1.33.

Segment Details

Passive Safety - During Q3 FY17, Autoliv's Passive Safety segment's revenue increased 2.8%, or 1.3% on an organic basis, to $1.95 billion from $1.90 billion in the comparable period of last year. For the reported quarter, the segment's operating income decreased 15.3% to $161.7 million from $190.8 million in Q3 FY16, due to an increased net impact from capacity alignments and antitrust related matters.

Electronics - During Q3 FY17, Autoliv's Electronics segment's revenue decreased 1.8%, or 1.9% on an organic basis, to $566.9 million from $577.4 million in the corresponding period of last year. For the reported quarter, the segment's operating income increased 68% to $8.4 million from $5.0 million in Q3 FY16, primarily due to an improved gross margin.

Balance Sheet

As on September 30, 2017, Autoliv's cash and cash equivalents decreased 21.9% to $958.3 million from $1.23 billion as on December 31, 2016. For the reported quarter, the Company's long-term debt was at par with the $1.32 billion reported in Q4 FY16.

For the reported quarter, the Company's net receivables increased 6.1% to $2.08 billion from $1.96 billion in the fourth quarter of 2016. For the reported quarter, the Company's payables and accrued liabilities decreased 3.9% to $1.15 billion from $1.20 billion in Q4 FY16.

During Q3 FY17, the Company's cash provided by operating activities decreased 19.6% to $217.9 million from $271.1 million in the same period of last year.

For the reported quarter, Autoliv's return on capital employed ratio was 12.6% compared to 17.4% in Q3 FY16. The decrease was primarily related to the lower net income.

Stock Performance Snapshot

November 29, 2017 - At Wednesday's closing bell, Autoliv's stock slightly fell 0.19%, ending the trading session at $126.82.

Volume traded for the day: 230.35 thousand shares.

Stock performance in the last month – up 3.10%; previous three-month period – up 17.62%; past twelve-month period – up 22.02%; and year-to-date – up 12.08%

After yesterday's close, Autoliv's market cap was at $11.02 billion.

Price to Earnings (P/E) ratio was at 21.85.

The stock has a dividend yield of 1.89%.

The stock is part of the Consumer Goods sector, categorized under the Auto Parts industry.

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