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Financial Assessment of Global Automotive OEM Industry : Financial and Risk Management of Public Companies in Automotive OEM Industry

  • February 2015
  • 89 pages
  • Frost & Sullivan
Report ID: 2719835


Table of Contents

Executive Summary

•Eurozone crisis is increasing borrowing costs, thereby negatively impacting the demand for automotives. In emerging economies, inflation has impacted sales.
•Government regulations with respect to exhaust emission, noise, safety and pollution for plants, and customs also actively impact this industry.
•Four out of the top 5 companies in the passenger cars segment are from Asia, reflecting the financial strength of companies in this region. On the other hand, x out of the top x companies in the commercial vehicles segment are listed in NYSE or NASDAQ, indicating the strength of US companies in this segment. Only one company from Europe (Piaggio & C. SpA) features in the top x in the passenger segment.
•Two-wheeler segment provides the highest portfolio return. This risk adjusted return performance is also the highest as measured by the Sharpe ratio. The ratio for this segment was x .

Research Objectives

•To analyze the financials of public companies in the global automotive OEM industry (including passenger cars, commercial vehicles, and 2 wheelers).
•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.

Who will Benefit?

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


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

Ratios Used for Analysis

Profitability Ratios
•Return on Total Assets
•Return on Capital Employed
•Return on Equity
•Return on Invested Capital
•Gross Margin
•Selling and General Administration Margin
•EBITDA Margin
•EBITA Margin
•EBIT Margin
•Pre-tax Margin
•Earnings from Continuing Operations Margin
•Net Income Margin
•Cash return on Equity
•Cash Return on Assets

Liquidity Ratios
•Cash as Percentage of Total Assets
•Current Ratio
•Quick Ratio
•Cash Ratio
•Average Cash Conversion Cycle
•Cash from Operations to Current Liabilities
•Net Working Capital to Sales
•Cash Flow to Revenue

Activity (Turnover) Ratios
•Total Asset Turnover
•Fixed Asset Turnover
•Accounts Receivable Turnover
•Inventory Turnover

Solvency Ratios
•Total Debt to Equity
•Total Debt to Capital
•Total Liabilities to Total Assets
•EBIT to Interest Expenses
•EBITDA to Interest Expense
•(EBITDA-CAPEX) to Interest Expense
•Leverage Ratio
•CFO to Total Debt
•FCFF to Total Debt
•EBITDA to Total Debt
•Cash to Total Debt

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