Electronics Production | July 26, 2006

Lower sales and result by Autoliv in Q2

Compared to the corresponding quarter 2005, consolidated sales decreased by 3% to $1,608 million due to a 7% drop in light vehicle production in Western Europe where Autoliv generates approximately half of its revenues.
Operating income decreased by 2% to $141 million. However, operating margin improved to 8.8% from 8.7%. Income before taxes stood almost unchanged at $132 million. Net income declined by 3% to $83 million, while earnings per share rose by 6% to $1.00.

Cash flow provided from operations amounted to $162 million and to $94 million after investing activities. Factoring agreements had a positive impact on cash flow of $58 million.
Consolidated sales for the third quarter 2006 are expected to increase by 2% with organic sales expected to be flat, despite an anticipated 4% decline in light vehicle production in both Western Europe and North America. Operating margin is expected to exceed 7%.


Please note the following: Critical comments are allowed and even encouraged. Discussions are welcome. Verbal abuse, insults and racist / homophobic remarks are not. Such comments will be removed.
Further details can be found here.
Load more news
August 13 2017 4:10 PM V8.5.9-1