Autoliv (NYSE: ALV ) is expected to report Q3 earnings on Oct. 23. Here's what Wall Street wants to see:
The 10-second takeaway
Comparing the upcoming quarter to the prior-year quarter, average analyst estimates predict Autoliv's revenues will wane -1.9% and EPS will drop -2.7%.
The average estimate for revenue is $1.98 billion. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $1.44.
Last quarter, Autoliv reported revenue of $2.09 billion. GAAP reported sales were 1.3% higher than the prior-year quarter's $2.06 billion.
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Dollar amounts in millions. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.
Last quarter, non-GAAP EPS came in at $1.39. GAAP EPS of $1.33 for Q2 were 14% lower than the prior-year quarter's $1.54 per share.
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.
For the preceding quarter, gross margin was 20.2%, 30 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 9.1%, 90 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 6.1%, 90 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $8.33 billion. The average EPS estimate is $6.03.
The stock has a five-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 360 members out of 377 rating the stock outperform, and 17 members rating it underperform. Among 131 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 128 give Autoliv a green thumbs-up, and three give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Autoliv is hold, with an average price target of $72.98.
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