AB Volvo

AB Volvo

AB Volvo

Overview
Date Founded

1927

Headquarters

Amazonvägen,Torslanda,Gothenburg, Vastra Gotaland 405 08

Type of Company

Public

Employees (Worldwide)

84K

Industries

Trucks, Construction & Farm Machinery
Other Transportation
Automobiles
Industrial Machinery & Manufacturing

Company Description

Volvo AB designs, manufactures and markets commercial vehicles. It operates through the following segment: Trucks, Construction Equipment, Buses, Volvo Penta, Group Functions and Others, Industrial Operations, and Financial Services. The Construction Equipment segment manufactures a number of different types of equipment for construction applications and related industries. The Buses segment provides city and intercity buses, coaches and chassis. The Volvo Penta segment markets marine and industrial engines. The Volvo Financial Services segment delivers financial solution to Volvo Group customers. The company was founded by Assar-Thorvald Nathanael-Gabrielsson and Erik Gustaf Larson in 1915 and is headquartered in Göteborg, Sweden.

Executives & Employees

President, Chief Executive Officer & Director

Chief Financial Officer & Deputy Chief Executive Officer

Executive Vice President Group Legal & Compliance & General Counsel

Group Chief Technology Officer

Executive Vice President Group Trucks Operations

Executive Vice President Volvo Group Trucks Purchasing

Executive Vice President Volvo Group & President Renault Trucks

Executive Vice President Volvo Group & President Volvo Trucks

Executive Vice President Volvo Group & Chairman of Ud Trucks

Executive Vice President, Group Human Resources

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Board of Directors

President & Chief Executive Officer at Hertz Global Holdings, Inc.

Founder at Baja Corp. LLC

Former President, Chief Executive Officer & Director at The Timken Co.

Chief Executive Officer at Volvo Car Corporation

President, Chief Executive Officer & Director at AB Volvo

Chief Executive Officer at Industrivärden AB

Former President & Chief Executive Officer at Autoliv, Inc.

Former Chief Executive Officer at Chassis Brakes International BV

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Swedbank Robur is an active, research-based manager with a long-term outlook. Their GARP-oriented investment approach combines top-down (using proprietary macroeconomic models) and bottom-up considerations (for regions, sectors and companies). Their investment products include equity, fixed-income and balanced funds and cover all major regions, sectors and asset classes.The bulk of the firm's assets is invested in equity. Their equity portfolios are constructed primarily of Scandinavian and European stocks, focusing on large-cap companies with a proven track record, sound management and financial stability. They manage fixed-income portfolios against indexes.Swedbank Robur conducts fundamental analysis. Investment decisions are informed by in-depth research into macroeconomics, industry sectors, and companies. Research emphasizes a regional focus on Scandinavia, Europe, the US and Asia, as well as a sector focus on health care, technology, cyclicals, consumer, financials and social responsibility.Specialist investment managers are organized in teams, and regularly visit the companies in which they invest. Portfolios are subject to an in-depth follow-up process and independent risk control.

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Alecta is a long-term, risk-averse manager which follows a growth-and-value investment approach. Their investment philosophy emphasizes cost efficiency, capital appreciation and meeting planned withdrawals. A major part of their assets is invested in fixed-income, focusing on Sweden and Europe.The firm invests in equity across market-caps, favoring Sweden, Europe, the US and Japan. They also manage real estate investments located both in Sweden and abroad, favoring office and commercial space as well as in industrial and residential real estate.Alecta constructs diversified portfolios which they manage against benchmarks with minimal deviation. They actively manage Swedish and US equity, while European and Japanese equity is managed passively to track reference indexes in each market.

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AMF Fonder is an active, GARP-oriented manager which invests for the long-term in fixed-income, equity and real estate, with a strong focus on investments in Sweden. They also invest in the US and in select European and Asian markets. They favor sectors such as information technology, telecommunications, engineering, pharmaceuticals, construction and financials, and invest marginally in derivatives.The firm combines fundamental analysis with quantitative tools to invest in equities. Their investment committee utilizes a top-down approach to strategically allocate equities across regions and sectors and construct concentrated portfolios based on a bottom-up approach which targets reasonably-priced companies with quality management. Stock selection criteria include competitive position, visible earnings, growth potential and valuation focused on earnings projections, cash flow, balance sheet soundness and dividend capacity.In addition to valuation, AMF Fonder meets with companies and their competitors and regularly reviews allocation decisions.

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Recent Transactions
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Zhejiang Geely Holding Group Co., Ltd. purchases AB Volvo from Cevian Capital AB

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AB Volvo purchases Amtek Auto Ltd. /Floby Component Plant from Amtek Auto Ltd.

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KNDS purchases Volvo Group Governmental Sales Oceania from AB Volvo

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Transaction Advisors
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Advised onAB Volvo, NA KK purchase Nissan Diesel Motor Co., Ltd.

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Advised onAB Volvo purchases Scania AB

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Advised onAB Volvo, Volvo Bussar AB purchase Henlys Group Plc /Bus Body & City Bus Mfg (2) from Henlys Group Plc

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Co-Managing Shareholder

Advised onPlatinum Equity LLC purchases Volvo Rents, Inc. from AB Volvo

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Advised onAB Volvo purchases Ingersoll-Rand Co. Ltd. /Road Development Division from Ingersoll-Rand Plc

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Advised onPlatinum Equity LLC purchases Volvo Rents, Inc. from AB Volvo

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Future President at Mack Trucks, Inc. (Effective 06/2018)

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Founder at Mother New York

Senior Advisor

Former Executive Vice President Group Communication & Sustainability Affairs at AB Volvo

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LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton SE engages in the manufacture of luxury goods. It operates through the following business segments: Wines & Spirits, Fashion & Leather Goods, Perfumes & Cosmetics, Watches & Jewelry, Selective Retailing, and Other Activities & Eliminations. The Wines & Spirits segment produces and sells high quality champagne wines and sparkling wines. It also distributes vodka and white liquor. The Fashion & Leather Goods segment engages in the manufacture of luggage items, bags, accessories, shoes and clothes. The Perfumes & Cosmetics segment engages in the production and distribution of make-up, perfume and skin care products. The Watches & Jewelry segment manufactures luxury watches and accessories form men and women. It specializes in the field of chronographs and ultimate precision. The Selective Retailing segment is organized to promote an environment that is appropriate to the image and status of the luxury brands. It engages in the sale of luxury products to international travelers and on board cruise ships. This segment also manages beauty stores that combine direct access and customer assistance to customers. The Other Activities & Eliminations segment includes media division. It publishes newspapers and magazines, manages business and financial websites and holds radio stations. This segment also engages in the real estate industry and builds luxury yachts. The company was founded on January 1, 1987 and is headquartered in Paris, France.

Renault SA engages in the manufacture of vehicle. It offers passenger cars, commercial vehicles, electric vehicles, and sport vehicles. It operates through the following brands: Renault, Dacia, Renault Samsung Motors, Alpine, and LADA. The company was founded by Louis Renault in 1898 and is headquartered in Boulogne-Billancourt, France.

Houston-based Group 1 Automotive, Inc., a Fortune 500 automotive retailer, is a leading operator in the automotive retailing industry. Since its initial public offering in October 1997, Group 1 has grown to become the fourth largest dealership group in the United States. The company has achieved this success through a strategy that leverages management experience and emphasizes geographic and brand diversity, interrelated revenue streams, operational efficiencies and the prudent deployment of capital. Group 1 owns and operates 120 automotive dealerships, with 157 franchises and 31 collision centers, in the United States and in the United Kingdom. Through its dealerships, the company sells new and used cars and light trucks; arranges related financing, vehicle service and insurance contracts; provides maintenance and repair services; and sells replacement parts

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Key Stats and Financials As of 2017
Market Capitalization
$308B
Total Enterprise Value
$404B
Earnings Per Share
$10.33
Revenue
$335B
Net Profit
$21B
EBITDA
$46.7B
EBITDAMargin
13.96%
Total Debt
$128B
Total Equity
$109B
Enterprise Value Sales
1.21x
Enterprise Value EBITDAOperating
8.64x
TEVNet Income
19.25x
Debt TEV
0.32x
Three Year Compounded Annual Growth Rate Of Revenue
5.76%
Five Year Compounded Annual Growth Rate Of Revenue
1.97%
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IronPlanet, Inc. operates an online marketplace for buying and selling used heavy equipment and trucks. It offers construction equipment, cranes, mining equipment, oil and gas machinery, agricultural equipment, trucks and motors, attachments and parts, forestry machinery, forklifts, and quarry and aggregates. The firm also provides rental and online auction services. The company was founded by Reza Bundy Saadlou in 1999 and is headquartered in Pleasanton, CA.

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Lamera AB develops ultra-light metal composites. It engages in developing, producing, and marketing light stainless steel for energy absorption systems. The firm builds on Hybrix composite technology, which is a ultra light, thin, and formable metal sandwich material. The company was founded by Anders Samuel Axelsson and Mattias Grufberg on December 23, 2004 and is headquartered in Vastra Frolunda, Sweden.

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Suppliers
Actuant Corp. Industrial Machinery & Manufacturing | Menomonee Falls, WI

Actuant Corp. is a diversified industrial company, which engages in the designing, manufacturing, and distribution of a broad range of industrial products and systems to various end markets. It operates through three segments: Industrial, Energy, and Engineered Solutions. The Industrial segment designs, manufactures, and distributes branded hydraulic and mechanical tools to the maintenance, industrial, infrastructure, and production automation markets. The Energy segment provides joint integrity products and services, as well as umbilical, rope and cable solutions to the global oil and gas, power generation, and markets. The Engineered Solutions segment is a designer and assembler of system critical position and motion control systems and other industrial products to various vehicle and other niche markets. The company was founded in 1910 and is headquartered in Menomonee Falls, WI.

Cummins, Inc. Industrial Machinery & Manufacturing | Columbus, IN

Cummins, Inc. engages in the design, manufacture, sale and service of diesel and natural gas engines and related technologies, including fuel systems, controls, air handing, filtration, emission, solutions and electrical power generation systems. It operates through the following segments: Engine, Distribution, Components, and Power Generation segments. The Engine segment manufactures and markets a range of diesel and natural gas powered engines under the Cummins brand name, for the heavy- and medium-duty truck, bus, recreational vehicle, light-duty automotive, agricultural, construction, mining, marine, oil and gas, rail and governmental equipment markets. The Distribution segment consists of parts, engines, power generation and service, which service and distributes range of its products and services. The Components segment supplies products which complement its Engine and Power Systems segment, including aftertreatment systems, turbochargers, filtration products and fuel systems for commercial diesel applications. The Power Generation segment designs and manufactures most of the components that make up power generation systems, including controls, alternators, transfer switches and switchgear. Cummins was founded by Clessie Lyle Cummins and William Glanton Irwin on February 3, 1919 and is headquartered in Columbus, IN.

Perceptron, Inc. Industrial Machinery & Manufacturing | Plymouth, MI

Perceptron, Inc. engages in the development, production, and trade of automated industrial metrology products and solutions. It operates through the following geographical segments: Americas, Europe, and Asia. It offers dimensional and collaborative gauging, automated non-contact inspection, robot guidance solutions, metrology software, and sensor technology. The company was founded by Dwight D. Carlson and James K. West in 1981 and is headquartered in Plymouth, MI.

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Competitors
Navistar International Corp. Trucks, Construction & Farm Machinery - Wilmington, DE

Navistar International Corp. is a holding company, which engages in the manufacture of military truck, proprietary diesel engines, school and commercial buses, and service parts for trucks and diesel engines. It also offers retail, wholesale, and lease financing services for trucks and parts. It operates through the following segments: Truck, Parts, Global Operations, and Financial Services. The Truck segment manufactures and distributes Class 4 through 8 trucks, buses, and military vehicles under the International and IC brands, along with production of proprietary engines, primarily in the North America markets. The Parts segment provides customers with proprietary products together with a wide selection of other standard truck, trailer, and engine service parts. The Global Operations segment consists of the operations of its wholly-owned subsidiary, IIAA, which manufactures and distributes mid-range diesel engines and provides customers with additional engine offerings in the agriculture, marine, and light truck markets. The Financial Service segment provides and manages retail, wholesale, and lease financing of products sold by the Truck and Parts segments and their dealers. It also finance wholesale and retail accounts receivable. The company was founded in 1902 and is headquartered in Lisle, IL.

Deere & Co. Trucks, Construction & Farm Machinery - Moline, Illinois

Deere & Co. manufactures and distributes a complete line of equipment used in agriculture, construction, forestry and turf care. It also manufactures engines and other power train components. It operates its business through the following segments: Agriculture and Turf, Construction and Forestry, and Financial Services. The Agriculture and Turf segment primarily manufactures and distributes a full line of agriculture, turf equipment and related service parts, including large, medium and utility tractors; loaders; combines, corn pickers, cotton, sugarcane harvesters and related front-end equipment, sugarcane loaders; tillage, seeding and application equipment, including sprayers, nutrient management and soil preparation machinery; hay and forage equipment, including self-propelled forage harvesters and attachments, balers and mowers; turf and utility equipment, including riding lawn equipment and walk-behind mowers, golf course equipment, utility vehicles, and commercial mowing equipment, along with a broad line of associated implements; integrated agricultural management systems technology; precision agricultural irrigation equipment, supplies; landscape, nursery products and other outdoor power products. The Construction and Forestry segment primarily manufactures and distributes machines and service parts used in construction, earthmoving, material handling and timber harvesting, including backhoe loaders; crawler dozers and loaders; four-wheel-drive loaders; excavators; motor graders; articulated dump trucks; landscape loaders; skid-steer loaders; and log skidders, feller bunchers, log loaders, log forwarders, log harvesters and related attachments. The Financial Services segment primarily finances sales and leases by dealers of new and used agriculture and turf equipment and construction & forestry equipment. This segment also provides wholesale financing to dealers of the foregoing equipment, finances retail revolving charge accounts, and operating loans and offers crop risk mitigation products and extended equipment warranties. The company was founded by John Deere in 1837 and is headquartered in Moline, IL.

Daimler AG Automobiles - Stuttgart, Baden-Wurttemberg

Daimler AG is one of the world’s most successful automotive companies. With its divisions Mercedes-Benz Cars, Daimler Trucks, Mercedes-Benz Vans, Daimler Buses and Daimler Financial Services, the Daimler Group is one of the biggest producers of premium cars and the world’s biggest manufacturer of commercial vehicles with a global reach. Daimler Financial Services provides financing, leasing, fleet management, insurance and innovative mobility services. The company’s founders, Gottlieb Daimler and Carl Benz, made history with the invention of the automobile in the year 1886. As a pioneer of automotive engineering, Daimler continues to shape the future of mobility today: The Group’s focus is on innovative and green technologies as well as on safe and superior automobiles that appeal to and fascinate its customers. For many years now, Daimler has been investing continually in the development of alternative drive systems with the goal of making emission-free driving possible in the long term. So in addition to vehicles with hybrid drive, Daimler now has the broadest range of locally emission-free electric vehicles powered by batteries and fuel cells. This is just one example of how Daimler willingly accepts the challenge of meeting its responsibility towards society and the environment.