Auto Trader Group plc operates in the digital automotive marketplace in the United Kingdom and Ireland. More Details
No risks detected for AUTO from our risk checks.
High growth potential with excellent balance sheet.
Share Price & News
How has Auto Trader Group's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?
Latest Share Price and Events
Stable Share Price: AUTO is less volatile than 75% of UK stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 4% a week.
Volatility Over Time: AUTO's weekly volatility (4%) has been stable over the past year.
7 Day Return
GB Interactive Media and Services
1 Year Return
GB Interactive Media and Services
Return vs Industry: AUTO exceeded the UK Interactive Media and Services industry which returned 32.4% over the past year.
Return vs Market: AUTO exceeded the UK Market which returned 23.6% over the past year.
Long-Term Price Volatility Vs. Market
How volatile is Auto Trader Group's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?
Simply Wall St News
2 weeks ago | Simply Wall StIs Auto Trader Group plc (LON:AUTO) Expensive For A Reason? A Look At Its Intrinsic Value
4 weeks ago | Simply Wall StWhat Kind Of Investors Own Most Of Auto Trader Group plc (LON:AUTO)?
1 month ago | Simply Wall StAuto Trader Group plc's (LON:AUTO) Fundamentals Look Pretty Strong: Could The Market Be Wrong About The Stock?
Is Auto Trader Group undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?
Price to Earnings (PE) ratio
Share Price vs. Fair Value
Below Fair Value: AUTO (£5.69) is trading above our estimate of fair value (£4.22)
Significantly Below Fair Value: AUTO is trading above our estimate of fair value.
Price To Earnings Ratio
PE vs Industry: AUTO is good value based on its PE Ratio (34.5x) compared to the XE Interactive Media and Services industry average (36.7x).
PE vs Market: AUTO is poor value based on its PE Ratio (34.5x) compared to the UK market (25.7x).
Price to Earnings Growth Ratio
PEG Ratio: AUTO is poor value based on its PEG Ratio (1.3x)
Price to Book Ratio
PB vs Industry: AUTO is overvalued based on its PB Ratio (14.4x) compared to the GB Interactive Media and Services industry average (4.2x).
How is Auto Trader Group forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 19 analysts?
Forecasted annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts
Analyst Future Growth Forecasts
Earnings vs Savings Rate: AUTO's forecast earnings growth (27.1% per year) is above the savings rate (1%).
Earnings vs Market: AUTO's earnings (27.1% per year) are forecast to grow faster than the UK market (21.5% per year).
High Growth Earnings: earnings are expected to grow significantly over the next 3 years.
Revenue vs Market: AUTO's revenue (14.8% per year) is forecast to grow faster than the UK market (6.7% per year).
High Growth Revenue: AUTO's revenue (14.8% per year) is forecast to grow slower than 20% per year.
Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts
Future Return on Equity
Future ROE: AUTO's Return on Equity is forecast to be very high in 3 years time (60.8%).
How has Auto Trader Group performed over the past 5 years?
Historical annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue History
Quality Earnings: AUTO has high quality earnings.
Growing Profit Margin: AUTO's current net profit margins (51.8%) are lower than last year (57.1%).
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: AUTO's earnings have grown by 12.2% per year over the past 5 years.
Accelerating Growth: AUTO's has had negative earnings growth over the past year, so it can't be compared to its 5-year average.
Earnings vs Industry: AUTO had negative earnings growth (-25.2%) over the past year, making it difficult to compare to the Interactive Media and Services industry average (16.3%).
Return on Equity
High ROE: AUTO's Return on Equity (40.9%) is considered outstanding.
How is Auto Trader Group's financial position?
Financial Position Analysis
Short Term Liabilities: AUTO's short term assets (£94.7M) exceed its short term liabilities (£31.5M).
Long Term Liabilities: AUTO's short term assets (£94.7M) do not cover its long term liabilities (£115.1M).
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Debt Level: AUTO's debt to equity ratio (22.8%) is considered satisfactory.
Reducing Debt: AUTO had negative shareholder equity 5 years ago, but is now positive and has therefore improved.
Debt Coverage: AUTO's debt is well covered by operating cash flow (182.5%).
Interest Coverage: AUTO's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT (32.3x coverage).
What is Auto Trader Group current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Forecast Dividend Yield
Dividend Yield vs Market
Notable Dividend: Unable to evaluate AUTO's dividend yield against the bottom 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any recent payouts.
High Dividend: Unable to evaluate AUTO's dividend yield against the top 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any recent payouts.
Stability and Growth of Payments
Stable Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if AUTO's dividends per share have been stable in the past.
Growing Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if AUTO's dividend payments have been increasing.
Current Payout to Shareholders
Dividend Coverage: AUTO is not paying a notable dividend for the UK market.
Future Payout to Shareholders
Future Dividend Coverage: No need to calculate the sustainability of AUTO's dividend in 3 years as they are not forecast to pay a notable one for the UK market.
How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?
Average management tenure
Mr. Nathan Coe has been the Chief Executive Officer of Auto Trader Group PLC since March 1, 2020. Mr. Coe served as the Chief Financial Officer of Auto Trader Group plc from July 2017 to March 1, 2020 and ...
CEO Compensation Analysis
Compensation vs Market: Nathan's total compensation ($USD1.30M) is below average for companies of similar size in the UK market ($USD2.19M).
Compensation vs Earnings: Nathan's compensation has been consistent with company performance over the past year.
Experienced Management: AUTO's management team is considered experienced (3 years average tenure).
Experienced Board: AUTO's board of directors are considered experienced (4.5 years average tenure).
Who are the major shareholders and have insiders been buying or selling?
Insider Trading Volume
Insider Buying: Insufficient data to determine if insiders have bought more shares than they have sold in the past 3 months.
Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have not been meaningfully diluted in the past year.
Auto Trader Group plc's company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources
- Name: Auto Trader Group plc
- Ticker: AUTO
- Exchange: LSE
- Founded: 1977
- Industry: Interactive Media and Services
- Sector: Media
- Market Cap: UK£5.501b
- Shares outstanding: 966.16m
- Website: https://www.autotrader.co.uk
Number of Employees
- Auto Trader Group plc
- 1 Tony Wilson Place
- 4th Floor
- Greater Manchester
- M15 4FN
- United Kingdom
Auto Trader Group plc operates in the digital automotive marketplace in the United Kingdom and Ireland. It offers its products to retailers, home traders, and logistics firms; vehicle advertisement on its ...
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
|Data||Last Updated (UTC time)|
|Company Analysis||2021/04/12 19:25|
|End of Day Share Price||2021/04/12 00:00|
Unless specified all financial data is based on a yearly period but updated quarterly. This is known as Trailing Twelve Month (TTM) or Last Twelve Month (LTM) Data. Learn more here.