Welcome!

News Feed Item

Financial Assessment of the Global Automotive Components Industry

LONDON, March 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com just published a new market research report:

Financial Assessment of the Global Automotive Components Industry

A Holistic Approach to Ratio Analysis—The Need of the Hour

This financial assessment study analyzes the financial ratios of public companies across the globe in the Chassis, Powertrain, and Safety market segments. It computes industry benchmarks and identifies top companies and best practices. To assess the financial performance, ratios are divided into four categories including: profitability, liquidity, activity, and solvency. Weights are assigned to different ratios based on the industry, and an overall ranking is determined. Top performers in each sector are highlighted as well. The study also presents a portfolio analysis, wherein key indicators such as Sharpe's ratio and portfolio risk of top companies in each sector have been computed.

Executive Summary

•In the current economic scenario, maintaining healthy financials plays a key role in determining a company's future prospects.
•This study analyzes the financial health of public companies in the global automotive components industry, which is divided into Chassis, Powertrain, and Safety segments.
•Companies are ranked based on four broad categories of ratios: profitability, activity (reflecting financial management), liquidity, and solvency (reflecting risk management).
•Top companies are plotted based on their risk management rank and financial management rank.
•Top performers are identified and their key financials are presented.
•The study also discusses key challenges and issues faced by industry participants.

Research Objective and Scope

Research Objective
•To analyze the financials of public companies in the global automotive components industry (including Chassis, Powertrain, and Safety segments).
•To rank companies based on their financial and risk management and compare their position with respect to the industry.
•To identify key trends/events that can impact the performance of industry participants over the next 12 months.

Geographic Scope
Global Study

Broad Industry Classification
•Chassis
•Powertrain
•Safety

Ratios Analyzed
•Profitability
•Activity (Turnover)
•Liquidity
•Solvency

Study Period
Financial Year 2010–2011

Companies Analyzed
342 publically listed companies across the globe

Sources
•Frost & Sullivan in-house research expertise
•Established business and financial databases such as Capital IQ
•Company annual reports
•Published news
•Press releases

Who will benefit?
•Automotive components companies
•Private equity
•Venture capital investors
•Fund managers
•Retail investors
•Sovereign wealth funds
•Hedge funds
•Insurance funds other members of investing community

Key Risk Factors Affecting Industry—Business

Euro zone Crisis and High Inflation => Increase in Borrowing Costs => Global Economic Slowdown => Decrease in Demand

The ongoing debt crisis in the Eurozone is having an impact on all major global economies. In this current global scenario, companies are increasingly being cautious and risk-averse about their strategies. This, coupled with high inflation in developing economies/BRIC nations, is forcing the central banks of those countries to increase borrowing costs. BRIC nations contribute considerably toward revenue of the automotive original equipment manufacturers (OEMs). The demand for automotive components is directly related to the OEM industry. Around Xto X% of financing for buying vehicles is done through borrowing from financial institutions. Even a X% to X% increase in the financing costs can significantly affect consumer choice in buying a vehicle.

Signs of Slowing Down of Emerging Economies
From percent in April to June 2011, India's GDP growth decreased to percent in January to March 2012. With China's growth also decreasing, companies are finding it difficult to manage operations in the emerging economies. While inflation versus growth is a key balancing factor driving the slowdown in these economies, a part of this can be attributed to the Eurozone crisis. The European Union is one of the biggest foreign markets for emerging countries. For instance, around percent of China's exports and percent of South Africa's exports go to the European Union. Expansions into emerging economies is now a greater challenge for established Western companies. In addition, owing to a slowdown of growth rates in the Eurozone, interest rates are at very low levels (around Xpercent) to encourage capital expenditures/investments. If any major economy in the EU (say Italy, Portugal, Greece, or Spain) defaults, foreign institutional investors who have borrowed and invested in emerging markets are likely to withdraw their investments. This is anticipated to hit the domestic markets of the emerging countries.

Government Regulations
Government regulations with respect to exhaust emission, noise, safety, and pollution for plants are extremely high within the industry. It helps if the company has an in-house components division. The companies need to be pro-active to guess future regulations and if a product development strategy is in place, it helps them in adopting faster to new regulations.

Table Of Contents

1. Executive Summary
2. Definition of Key Terms
3. Research Objective and Scope
4. Research Methodology
5. Key Risks/Challenges Faced by Industry Participants
6. Chassis
7. Powertrain
8. Safety
9. Markowitz Portfolio Allocation—Determination of Industry Sharpe Ratios
10. Legal Disclaimer
11. The Frost & Sullivan Story

Read the full report:
Financial Assessment of the Global Automotive Components Industry
http://www.reportbuyer.com/banking_finance/capital_markets/financial_assessment_global_automotive_components_industry.html#utm_source=prnewswire&utm_medium=pr&utm_campaign=Investment_Banking

For more information:
Sarah Smith
Research Advisor at Reportbuyer.com  
Email: [email protected]  
Tel: +44 208 816 85 48
Website: www.reportbuyer.com

SOURCE ReportBuyer

More Stories By PR Newswire

Copyright © 2007 PR Newswire. All rights reserved. Republication or redistribution of PRNewswire content is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of PRNewswire. PRNewswire shall not be liable for any errors or delays in the content, or for any actions taken in reliance thereon.

Latest Stories
"Cloud Academy is an enterprise training platform for the cloud, specifically public clouds. We offer guided learning experiences on AWS, Azure, Google Cloud and all the surrounding methodologies and technologies that you need to know and your teams need to know in order to leverage the full benefits of the cloud," explained Alex Brower, VP of Marketing at Cloud Academy, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 21st Cloud Expo, held Oct 31 – Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clar...
In his session at 21st Cloud Expo, Carl J. Levine, Senior Technical Evangelist for NS1, will objectively discuss how DNS is used to solve Digital Transformation challenges in large SaaS applications, CDNs, AdTech platforms, and other demanding use cases. Carl J. Levine is the Senior Technical Evangelist for NS1. A veteran of the Internet Infrastructure space, he has over a decade of experience with startups, networking protocols and Internet infrastructure, combined with the unique ability to it...
While some developers care passionately about how data centers and clouds are architected, for most, it is only the end result that matters. To the majority of companies, technology exists to solve a business problem, and only delivers value when it is solving that problem. 2017 brings the mainstream adoption of containers for production workloads. In his session at 21st Cloud Expo, Ben McCormack, VP of Operations at Evernote, discussed how data centers of the future will be managed, how the p...
"NetApp is known as a data management leader but we do a lot more than just data management on-prem with the data centers of our customers. We're also big in the hybrid cloud," explained Wes Talbert, Principal Architect at NetApp, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 21st Cloud Expo, held Oct 31 – Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
"Akvelon is a software development company and we also provide consultancy services to folks who are looking to scale or accelerate their engineering roadmaps," explained Jeremiah Mothersell, Marketing Manager at Akvelon, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 21st Cloud Expo, held Oct 31 – Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
"We're focused on how to get some of the attributes that you would expect from an Amazon, Azure, Google, and doing that on-prem. We believe today that you can actually get those types of things done with certain architectures available in the market today," explained Steve Conner, VP of Sales at Cloudistics, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 21st Cloud Expo, held Oct 31 – Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
"Space Monkey by Vivent Smart Home is a product that is a distributed cloud-based edge storage network. Vivent Smart Home, our parent company, is a smart home provider that places a lot of hard drives across homes in North America," explained JT Olds, Director of Engineering, and Brandon Crowfeather, Product Manager, at Vivint Smart Home, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at @ThingsExpo, held Oct 31 – Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
It is of utmost importance for the future success of WebRTC to ensure that interoperability is operational between web browsers and any WebRTC-compliant client. To be guaranteed as operational and effective, interoperability must be tested extensively by establishing WebRTC data and media connections between different web browsers running on different devices and operating systems. In his session at WebRTC Summit at @ThingsExpo, Dr. Alex Gouaillard, CEO and Founder of CoSMo Software, presented ...
Enterprises are adopting Kubernetes to accelerate the development and the delivery of cloud-native applications. However, sharing a Kubernetes cluster between members of the same team can be challenging. And, sharing clusters across multiple teams is even harder. Kubernetes offers several constructs to help implement segmentation and isolation. However, these primitives can be complex to understand and apply. As a result, it’s becoming common for enterprises to end up with several clusters. Thi...
"There's plenty of bandwidth out there but it's never in the right place. So what Cedexis does is uses data to work out the best pathways to get data from the origin to the person who wants to get it," explained Simon Jones, Evangelist and Head of Marketing at Cedexis, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 21st Cloud Expo, held Oct 31 – Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
WebRTC is great technology to build your own communication tools. It will be even more exciting experience it with advanced devices, such as a 360 Camera, 360 microphone, and a depth sensor camera. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Masashi Ganeko, a manager at INFOCOM Corporation, introduced two experimental projects from his team and what they learned from them. "Shotoku Tamago" uses the robot audition software HARK to track speakers in 360 video of a remote party. "Virtual Teleport" uses a multip...
"We work around really protecting the confidentiality of information, and by doing so we've developed implementations of encryption through a patented process that is known as superencipherment," explained Richard Blech, CEO of Secure Channels Inc., in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 21st Cloud Expo, held Oct 31 – Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
High-velocity engineering teams are applying not only continuous delivery processes, but also lessons in experimentation from established leaders like Amazon, Netflix, and Facebook. These companies have made experimentation a foundation for their release processes, allowing them to try out major feature releases and redesigns within smaller groups before making them broadly available. In his session at 21st Cloud Expo, Brian Lucas, Senior Staff Engineer at Optimizely, discussed how by using ne...
The question before companies today is not whether to become intelligent, it’s a question of how and how fast. The key is to adopt and deploy an intelligent application strategy while simultaneously preparing to scale that intelligence. In her session at 21st Cloud Expo, Sangeeta Chakraborty, Chief Customer Officer at Ayasdi, provided a tactical framework to become a truly intelligent enterprise, including how to identify the right applications for AI, how to build a Center of Excellence to oper...
"IBM is really all in on blockchain. We take a look at sort of the history of blockchain ledger technologies. It started out with bitcoin, Ethereum, and IBM evaluated these particular blockchain technologies and found they were anonymous and permissionless and that many companies were looking for permissioned blockchain," stated René Bostic, Technical VP of the IBM Cloud Unit in North America, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 21st Cloud Expo, held Oct 31 – Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Conventi...