BorgWarner Announces the Launch of Its Electric Drive Module

BorgWarner (BWA) has a market cap of $7.3 billion. It rose 0.09% to close at $34.49 per share on November 16, 2016.

Gabriel Kane - Author

Nov. 17 2016, Published 2:36 p.m. ET

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Price movement

BorgWarner (BWA) has a market cap of $7.3 billion. It rose 0.09% to close at $34.49 per share on November 16, 2016. The stock’s weekly, monthly, and year-to-date (or YTD) price movements were 1.4%, 2.5%, and -19.3%, respectively, on the same day.

BWA is trading 1.3% below its 20-day moving average, 1.4% below its 50-day moving average, and 1.5% above its 200-day moving average.

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Related ETF and peers

The Vanguard Large-Cap ETF (VV) invests 0.03% of its holdings in BorgWarner. The YTD price movement of VV was 8.4% on November 16.

The market caps of BorgWarner’s competitors are as follows:

  • Cummins (CMI) — $23.0 billion
  • Lear Corporation (LEA) — $9.0 billion
  • Tenneco (TEN) — $3.0 billion

Latest news on BWA

In a press release on November 16, 2016, BorgWarner reported, “BorgWarner, a global leader in clean and efficient technology solutions for combustions, hybrid and electric vehicles, will launch its electric drive module [eDM] with integrated eGearDrive® transmission in two pure electric vehicles from a major Chinese automaker. Production is expected to begin in summer 2017.”

It also added, “BorgWarner’s eDM provides primary or secondary propulsion for pure electric or P-4 type hybrid vehicles. The integrated design of the electric motor and transmission enables weight, cost and space savings. Since both functions are combined into one housing, installation is also easier.”

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Performance of BorgWarner in 3Q16

BorgWarner reported 3Q16 net sales of $2.2 billion, a rise of 15.8% over its net sales of $1.9 billion in 3Q15. The company’s gross profit margin expanded 20 basis points, and its operating margin narrowed 580 basis points.

Its net income and EPS (earnings per share) fell to $83.3 million and $0.39, respectively, in 3Q16, compared to $157.4 million and $0.70, respectively, in 3Q15. 

The company reported non-GAAP (generally accepted accounting principles) EPS of $0.78 in 3Q16, a rise of 6.8% over 3Q15. BWA’s cash and inventories fell 10.2% and 5.0%, respectively, between 4Q15 and 3Q16.

Quarterly dividend

BorgWarner has declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.14 per share on its common stock. The dividend will be paid on December 15, 2016, to shareholders of record on December 1, 2016.


BorgWarner has made the following projections for 4Q16:

  • net sales growth of 14.3%–17.8%
  • EPS of $0.82–$0.86, including ~$0.02 per share from its Remy acquisition

The company has made the following projections for 2016:

  • net sales growth of 15.2%–16.0%
  • EPS of $3.24–$3.28, including ~$0.12 per share from its Remy acquisition

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