| Autoliv is a holding company. Through its subsidiaries, Autoliv AB and Autoliv ASP, Inc., Co. develops, manufactures and supplies automotive safety systems to the automotive industry with a range of product offerings, primarily passive safety systems. Passive safety systems are primarily to improve vehicle safety. Passive safety systems include modules and components for frontal-impact airbag protection systems, side-impact airbag protection systems, seatbelts, steering wheels, inflator technologies, battery cable cutters, pedestrian protection systems and child seats. Co.'s business is conducted in the following geographical regions, Europe, the Americas, China, Japan and the Rest of Asia. We show 42 historical shares outstanding datapoints in our ALV shares outstanding history coverage, used to compute ALV market cap on those dates.|
Understanding the changing numbers of shares outstanding, the changing
share price, and the resulting changing ALV market cap history over the course of time is important for investors
interested in comparing ALV's market cap history versus its peers.
Many "beginner" or "novice" investors will look at one stock trading at a price of $10 per share and another trading at
a price of $20 per share and think the latter company is worth twice as much. Of course, that is a completely meaningless comparison without also knowing how many shares outstanding there are for each of the two companies,
and then calculating their respective market caps. Comparing the share price of ALV versus a peer is one thing; comparing
ALV market cap versus a peer is a completely different story.
Furthermore, via fluctuation both in per-share price and in the number of shares outstanding (via issuance of new shares over time, the repurchase of existing shares),
the market cap for a company like ALV can fluctuate over the course of history.
With this page we aim to empower investors researching ALV by allowing them to research the ALV market cap history.