Autoliv (NYSE: ALV ) is expected to report Q1 earnings on April 26. 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 shrink -4.1% and EPS will wane -21.2%.
The average estimate for revenue is $2.09 billion. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $1.23.
Last quarter, Autoliv reported revenue of $2.05 billion. GAAP reported sales were 0.4% higher than the prior-year quarter's $2.04 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 $1.58. GAAP EPS of $1.45 for Q4 were 15% lower than the prior-year quarter's $1.70 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 19.3%, 170 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 9.4%, 180 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 6.8%, 100 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $8.43 billion. The average EPS estimate is $5.60.
The stock has a five-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 374 members out of 392 rating the stock outperform, and 18 members rating it underperform. Among 142 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 138 give Autoliv a green thumbs-up, and four 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 $65.37.
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