AUTO Stock Overview
Auto Trader Group plc operates in the digital automotive marketplace in the United Kingdom and Ireland.
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Price History & Performance
|Historical stock prices|
|Current Share Price||UK£6.59|
|52 Week High||UK£7.51|
|52 Week Low||UK£4.99|
|1 Month Change||16.11%|
|3 Month Change||17.69%|
|1 Year Change||3.39%|
|3 Year Change||25.44%|
|5 Year Change||85.32%|
|Change since IPO||157.34%|
Recent News & Updates
Estimating The Fair Value Of Auto Trader Group plc (LON:AUTO)
Today we'll do a simple run through of a valuation method used to estimate the attractiveness of Auto Trader Group plc...
|AUTO||GB Interactive Media and Services||GB Market|
Return vs Industry: AUTO exceeded the UK Interactive Media and Services industry which returned -29.1% over the past year.
Return vs Market: AUTO exceeded the UK Market which returned -7.8% over the past year.
|AUTO Average Weekly Movement||4.5%|
|Interactive Media and Services Industry Average Movement||7.2%|
|Market Average Movement||5.4%|
|10% most volatile stocks in GB Market||10.8%|
|10% least volatile stocks in GB Market||2.7%|
Stable Share Price: AUTO is not significantly more volatile than the rest of UK stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 5% a week.
Volatility Over Time: AUTO's weekly volatility (5%) has been stable over the past year.
About the Company
Auto Trader Group plc operates in the digital automotive marketplace in the United Kingdom and Ireland. The company provides vehicle advertisement on its websites for private sellers, as well as insurance and loan financing products to consumers; and display advertising on its websites for manufacturers and their advertising agencies. It offers its products to retailers, home traders, and logistics firms.
Auto Trader Group Fundamentals Summary
|AUTO fundamental statistics|
Is AUTO overvalued?See Fair Value and valuation analysis
Earnings & Revenue
|AUTO income statement (TTM)|
|Cost of Revenue||UK£0|
Last Reported Earnings
Mar 31, 2022
Next Earnings Date
|Earnings per share (EPS)||0.26|
|Net Profit Margin||56.55%|
How did AUTO perform over the long term?See historical performance and comparison
1.2%Current Dividend Yield
Does AUTO pay a reliable dividends?See AUTO dividend history and benchmarks
|Auto Trader Group dividend dates|
|Ex Dividend Date||Aug 25 2022|
|Dividend Pay Date||Sep 23 2022|
|Days until Ex dividend||11 days|
|Days until Dividend pay date||40 days|
Does AUTO pay a reliable dividends?See AUTO dividend history and benchmarks
Is AUTO undervalued compared to its fair value, analyst forecasts and its price relative to the market?
Valuation Score 1/6
Price-To-Earnings vs Peers
Price-To-Earnings vs Industry
Price-To-Earnings vs Fair Ratio
Below Fair Value
Significantly Below Fair Value
Key Valuation Metric
Which metric is best to use when looking at relative valuation for AUTO?
Other financial metrics that can be useful for relative valuation.
|What is AUTO's n/a Ratio?|
Price to Earnings Ratio vs Peers
How does AUTO's PE Ratio compare to its peers?
|AUTO PE Ratio vs Peers|
|Company||PE||Estimated Growth||Market Cap|
MONY Moneysupermarket.com Group
BOOM Audioboom Group
AUTO Auto Trader Group
Price-To-Earnings vs Peers: AUTO is expensive based on its Price-To-Earnings Ratio (25.3x) compared to the peer average (22.6x).
Price to Earnings Ratio vs Industry
How does AUTO's PE Ratio compare vs other companies in the European Interactive Media and Services Industry?
Price-To-Earnings vs Industry: AUTO is good value based on its Price-To-Earnings Ratio (25.3x) compared to the UK Interactive Media and Services industry average (27.1x)
Price to Earnings Ratio vs Fair Ratio
What is AUTO's PE Ratio compared to its Fair PE Ratio? This is the expected PE Ratio taking into account the company's forecast earnings growth, profit margins and other risk factors.
|Current PE Ratio||25.3x|
|Fair PE Ratio||24.5x|
Price-To-Earnings vs Fair Ratio: AUTO is expensive based on its Price-To-Earnings Ratio (25.3x) compared to the estimated Fair Price-To-Earnings Ratio (24.5x).
Share Price vs Fair Value
What is the Fair Price of AUTO when looking at its future cash flows? For this estimate we use a Discounted Cash Flow model.
Below Fair Value: AUTO (£6.59) is trading above our estimate of fair value (£5.88)
Significantly Below Fair Value: AUTO is trading above our estimate of fair value.
Analyst Price Targets
What is the analyst 12-month forecast and do we have any statistical confidence in the consensus price target?
Analyst Forecast: Target price is less than 20% higher than the current share price.
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How is Auto Trader Group forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 14 analysts?
Future Growth Score3/6
Future Growth Score 3/6
Earnings vs Savings Rate
Earnings vs Market
High Growth Earnings
Revenue vs Market
High Growth Revenue
Forecasted annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts
Analyst Future Growth Forecasts
Earnings vs Savings Rate: AUTO's forecast earnings growth (4.9% per year) is above the savings rate (0.9%).
Earnings vs Market: AUTO's earnings (4.9% per year) are forecast to grow slower than the UK market (9.8% per year).
High Growth Earnings: AUTO's earnings are forecast to grow, but not significantly.
Revenue vs Market: AUTO's revenue (10.2% per year) is forecast to grow faster than the UK market (4.4% per year).
High Growth Revenue: AUTO's revenue (10.2% 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 (46.8%).
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How has Auto Trader Group performed over the past 5 years?
Past Performance Score6/6
Past Performance Score 6/6
Growing Profit Margin
Earnings vs Industry
Historical annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue History
Quality Earnings: AUTO has high quality earnings.
Growing Profit Margin: AUTO's current net profit margins (56.6%) are higher than last year (48.6%).
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: AUTO's earnings have grown by 3.3% per year over the past 5 years.
Accelerating Growth: AUTO's earnings growth over the past year (91.5%) exceeds its 5-year average (3.3% per year).
Earnings vs Industry: AUTO earnings growth over the past year (91.5%) exceeded the Interactive Media and Services industry 22.9%.
Return on Equity
High ROE: AUTO's Return on Equity (51.8%) is considered outstanding.
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How is Auto Trader Group's financial position?
Financial Health Score6/6
Financial Health Score 6/6
Short Term Liabilities
Long Term Liabilities
Financial Position Analysis
Short Term Liabilities: AUTO's short term assets (£117.8M) exceed its short term liabilities (£53.7M).
Long Term Liabilities: AUTO's short term assets (£117.8M) exceed its long term liabilities (£16.7M).
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Debt Level: AUTO is debt free.
Reducing Debt: AUTO currently has no debt however we can't compare to 5 years ago as we have no data for that period.
Debt Coverage: AUTO has no debt, therefore it does not need to be covered by operating cash flow.
Interest Coverage: AUTO has no debt, therefore coverage of interest payments is not a concern.
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What is Auto Trader Group current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Dividend Score 2/6
Cash Flow Coverage
Current Dividend Yield
Upcoming Dividend Payment
Dividend Yield vs Market
Notable Dividend: AUTO's dividend (1.24%) isn’t notable compared to the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the UK market (1.8%).
High Dividend: AUTO's dividend (1.24%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the UK market (5.11%).
Stability and Growth of Payments
Stable Dividend: AUTO has been paying a dividend for less than 10 years and during this time payments have been volatile.
Growing Dividend: AUTO's dividend payments have increased, but the company has only paid a dividend for 7 years.
Earnings Payout to Shareholders
Earnings Coverage: With its reasonably low payout ratio (32%), AUTO's dividend payments are well covered by earnings.
Cash Payout to Shareholders
Cash Flow Coverage: With its reasonably low cash payout ratio (28.7%), AUTO's dividend payments are well covered by cash flows.
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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 ($USD2.09M) is below average for companies of similar size in the UK market ($USD3.25M).
Compensation vs Earnings: Nathan's compensation has increased by more than 20% in the past year.
Experienced Management: AUTO's management team is considered experienced (3.3 years average tenure).
Experienced Board: AUTO's board of directors are considered experienced (5.3 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 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
- Implied Market Cap: UK£6.202b
- Shares outstanding: 941.36m
- 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
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
|Data||Last Updated (UTC time)|
|Company Analysis||2022/08/13 00:00|
|End of Day Share Price||2022/08/12 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.