We have prepared this report to assist management teams in their understanding of the area’s most frequently commented on by SEC staff. The information summarized in this report is based on comment letters issued to companies in the automotive sector and closed by the SEC from October 1, 2012, to October 31, 2013.
The automotive industry is amidst an era of marketing disruption. Traditional advertising models and budgets are withering and people are working to find the right mix of marketing among multiple social and digital platforms inside and outside of their control. This always-on and unlimited sharing of experiences, combined with digital communications tools embedded into the car ownership experience itself, has created a new playing field for automakers. This is the third online era. How all of it combined influences the transaction experience is what we refer to as social selling.
Although most auto dealers are exempt from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s (CFPB’s) supervisory authority, CFPB’s oversight of automobile finance transactions is expanding. In the upcoming months, auto lenders and dealers are likely to see increased regulatory scrutiny around consumer protection matters, and this could mean significant changes for the industry.
This PwC quarterly publication reviews the status of global automotive deal activity among vehicle manufacturers, suppliers, financiers, and other related sectors, as well as key trends that impacted the deal market in the first half of 2013, transaction activity by sector and region, and PwC's perspective on the road ahead
This paper discusses the factors that can be attributed to the growing popularity of leasing, the advantages of having a well-designed customer experience lease strategy and how this can help support long-term customer retention and loyalty and serve as a springboard to capture additional market share as well as help to offset potential regulatory risk issues.
Average global effective tax rate increases two percentage points in three years for industrial products and automotive sectors. The steady upward trend in average effective tax rates globally from 2010 (26.1 percent) to 2012 (28.3 percent) took place despite a reduction in statutory rates of corporate income tax around the world.
Despite 2011’s recovery constraints and challenges, in the macroeconomic environment, there are still signs of growth in the automotive industry. Automotive mergers and acquisitions (M&A) activity in the first half of 2012 has given way to the macroeconomic pressures, resulting in a passive M&A activity for 2012 overall.
This study was developed to provide a check-up on some of the major determining factors for the success of EVs in the near-mid-and long-term. The survey focuses on four key areas: infrastructure, pricing, geography and outlook.
The survey focuses on how automotive suppliers achieve supply chain efficiency and effectiveness through current planning, sourcing, and delivery capabilities. The study analyzes overall supplier performance, across each segment.
The FASB and IASB released an updated exposure draft, Revenue from Contract with Customers, on November 14, 2011, and are requesting comments by March 13, 2012. In Dataline 2011-35, we share our analysis of and insight on the overall proposal. This industry supplement to Dataline 2011-35 provides specific examples and assessments of the potential affect of the updated proposal on the automotive industry.
The FASB and IASB released an updated exposure draft, Revenue from Contract with Customers, on November 14, 2011, and are requesting comments by March 13, 2012. In Dataline 2011-35, we share our analysis of and insight on the overall proposal. This industry supplement to Dataline 2011-35 provides specific examples and assessments of the potential affect of the updated proposal on the transportation and logistics industry.