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Asbury Automotive Group

Executive Summary

Asbury Automotive Group, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, operates as an automotive retailer in the United States.

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Fundamentals

Proven track record and fair value.


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Share Price & News

How has Asbury Automotive Group's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?


Latest Share Price and Events


Market Performance


7 Day Return

-2.1%

NYSE:ABG

-2.0%

US Specialty Retail

0.2%

US Market


1 Year Return

16.9%

NYSE:ABG

-8.2%

US Specialty Retail

-0.7%

US Market

ABG outperformed the Specialty Retail industry which returned -7.2% over the past year.

ABG outperformed the Market in United States of America which returned 0.3% over the past year.


Share holder returns

ABGIndustryMarket
7 Day-2.1%-2.0%0.2%
30 Day7.2%-5.2%-2.7%
90 Day16.6%-2.1%1.6%
1 Year16.9%16.9%-6.6%-8.2%1.6%-0.7%
3 Year69.0%69.0%18.9%12.8%40.0%30.9%
5 Year29.7%29.7%41.9%29.2%53.8%36.8%

Price Volatility Vs. Market

How volatile is Asbury Automotive Group's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?


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Valuation

Is Asbury Automotive Group undervalued based on future cash flows and its price relative to the stock market?

32%

Discount to future cash flow value


Intrinsic Value Based on Future Cash Flows

Asbury Automotive Group's share price is below the future cash flow value, and at a moderate discount (> 20%).

Asbury Automotive Group's share price is below the future cash flow value, but not at a substantial discount (< 40%).


Price Based on Earnings

Asbury Automotive Group is good value based on earnings compared to the US Specialty Retail industry average.

Asbury Automotive Group is good value based on earnings compared to the United States of America market.


Price Based on Expected Growth

Asbury Automotive Group earnings are not expected to grow next year, we can't assess if its growth is good value.


Price Based on Value of Assets

Asbury Automotive Group is overvalued based on assets compared to the US Specialty Retail industry average.


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Future Growth

How is Asbury Automotive Group expected to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 10 analysts?

-1.9%

Forecasted annual earnings growth


Earnings and Revenue Growth Estimates


Future Annual Growth Analysis

Asbury Automotive Group's revenue is expected to grow by 0.5% yearly, however this is not considered high growth (20% yearly).

Asbury Automotive Group's earnings are expected to decrease over the next 1-3 years, this is not considered high growth.

Asbury Automotive Group's revenue growth is positive but not above the United States of America market average.

Asbury Automotive Group's earnings are expected to decrease over the next 1-3 years, this is below the United States of America market average.

Asbury Automotive Group's earnings are expected to decrease over the next 1-3 years, this is below the low risk savings rate of 2.7%.


Earnings per Share Growth Estimates


Future Return on Equity

Asbury Automotive Group is expected to efficiently use shareholders’ funds in the future (Return on Equity greater than 20%).


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Past Performance

How has Asbury Automotive Group performed over the past 5 years?

6.8%

Historical annual earnings growth


Earnings and Revenue History


Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Asbury Automotive Group's year on year earnings growth rate has been positive over the past 5 years.

Asbury Automotive Group's 1-year earnings growth exceeds its 5-year average (15.3% vs 6.8%)

Asbury Automotive Group's earnings growth has exceeded the US Specialty Retail industry average in the past year (15.3% vs 10.5%).


Return on Equity

Whilst Asbury Automotive Group has efficiently used shareholders’ funds last year (Return on Equity greater than 20%), this is metric is skewed due to its high level of debt.


Return on Assets

Asbury Automotive Group used its assets more efficiently than the US Specialty Retail industry average last year based on Return on Assets.


Return on Capital Employed

Asbury Automotive Group's use of capital deteriorated last year versus 3 years ago (Return on Capital Employed).


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Financial Health

How is Asbury Automotive Group's financial position?


Financial Position Analysis

Asbury Automotive Group is able to meet its short term (1 year) commitments with its holdings of cash and other short term assets.

Asbury Automotive Group's cash and other short term assets cover its long term commitments.


Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Asbury Automotive Group's level of debt (342%) compared to net worth is high (greater than 40%).

The level of debt compared to net worth has increased over the past 5 years (219.7% vs 342% today).

Debt is not well covered by operating cash flow (7.4%, less than 20% of total debt).

Interest payments on debt are well covered by earnings (EBIT is 3.5x coverage).


Balance Sheet

High level of physical assets or inventory.

Debt is not covered by short term assets, assets are 0.8x debt.


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Dividend

What is Asbury Automotive Group's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?


Dividend Yield and Payments Analysis

Unable to evaluate Asbury Automotive Group's dividend yield against the bottom 25% of dividend payers as the company has not reported any payouts.

Unable to evaluate Asbury Automotive Group's dividend against the top 25% market benchmark as the company has not reported any payouts.

Unable to perform a dividend volatility check as Asbury Automotive Group has not reported any payouts.

Unable to verify if Asbury Automotive Group's dividend has been increasing as the company has not reported any payouts.


Current Payout to Shareholders

Unable to calculate sustainability of dividends as Asbury Automotive Group has not reported any payouts.


Future Payout to Shareholders

No need to calculate the sustainability of Asbury Automotive Group's dividends in 3 years as they are not expected to pay a notable one for United States of America.


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Management

What is the CEO of Asbury Automotive Group's salary, the management and board of directors tenure and is there insider trading?

2.0yrs

Average management tenure


CEO

David Hult (53yo)

1.6yrs

Tenure

US$4,983,416

Compensation

Mr. David W. Hult has been Chief Executive Officer, President and Director at Asbury Automotive Group, Inc. since January 1, 2018. Mr. Hult serves as Chief Executive Officer and President at Precision Moto ...


CEO Compensation Analysis

David's remuneration is about average for companies of similar size in United States of America.

David's compensation has been consistent with company performance over the past year, both up more than 20%.


Management Age and Tenure

2.0yrs

Average Tenure

52yo

Average Age

The tenure for the Asbury Automotive Group management team is about average.


Board Age and Tenure

4.6yrs

Average Tenure

58yo

Average Age

The tenure for the Asbury Automotive Group board of directors is about average.


Insider Trading

Asbury Automotive Group individual insiders have only sold shares in the past 3 months.


Recent Insider Transactions

SellUS$92,21009 Aug 19
Juanita James
EntityIndividual
Role
Member of the Board of Directors
Independent Director
Shares1,000
Max PriceUS$92.21
SellUS$83,26806 Aug 19
Jed Milstein
EntityIndividual
Role
Head of Human Resources
Senior VP & Chief Human Resources Officer
Shares900
Max PriceUS$92.52
SellUS$733,68002 Aug 19
Thomas DeLoach
EntityIndividual
Role
Member of the Board of Directors
Director
Shares8,000
Max PriceUS$91.71
SellUS$38,30801 Aug 19
William Stax
EntityIndividual
Role
Chief Accounting Officer
VP, Controller & Chief Accounting Officer
Shares424
Max PriceUS$90.35
SellUS$242,10008 May 19
Eugene Katz
EntityIndividual
Role
Member of the Board of Directors
Independent Director
Shares3,000
Max PriceUS$80.70
SellUS$263,16101 May 19
Sean Goodman
EntityIndividual
Role
Chief Financial Officer
Senior VP & CFO
Shares3,299
Max PriceUS$79.77
SellUS$714,51001 May 19
George Villasana
EntityIndividual
Role
Chief Legal Officer
Senior VP
Shares9,000
Max PriceUS$79.39
SellUS$1,188,75426 Apr 19
David Hult
EntityIndividual
Role
Chief Executive Officer
President
Shares15,000
Max PriceUS$80.11
SellUS$101,86826 Apr 19
Jed Milstein
EntityIndividual
Role
Head of Human Resources
Senior VP & Chief Human Resources Officer
Shares1,300
Max PriceUS$78.36
SellUS$79,15026 Apr 19
William Stax
EntityIndividual
Role
Chief Accounting Officer
VP, Controller & Chief Accounting Officer
Shares1,000
Max PriceUS$79.15
SellUS$1,200,00026 Apr 19
Thomas DeLoach
EntityIndividual
Role
Member of the Board of Directors
Director
Shares15,000
Max PriceUS$80.00
SellUS$69,41013 Mar 19
Jed Milstein
EntityIndividual
Role
Head of Human Resources
Senior VP & Chief Human Resources Officer
Shares1,000
Max PriceUS$69.41
SellUS$355,00025 Feb 19
Eugene Katz
EntityIndividual
Role
Member of the Board of Directors
Independent Director
Shares5,000
Max PriceUS$71.00
SellUS$70,69025 Feb 19
Juanita James
EntityIndividual
Role
Member of the Board of Directors
Independent Director
Shares1,000
Max PriceUS$70.69
SellUS$1,422,08221 Feb 19
Dennis Clements
EntityIndividual
Shares20,000
Max PriceUS$71.12
SellUS$645,06015 Feb 19
Thomas DeLoach
EntityIndividual
Role
Member of the Board of Directors
Director
Shares9,000
Max PriceUS$72.01
SellUS$420,00014 Feb 19
Thomas DeLoach
EntityIndividual
Role
Member of the Board of Directors
Director
Shares6,000
Max PriceUS$70.00
SellUS$112,09505 Sep 18
Juanita James
EntityIndividual
Role
Member of the Board of Directors
Independent Director
Shares1,500
Max PriceUS$74.73

Ownership Breakdown


Management Team

  • David Hult (53yo)

    President

    • Tenure: 1.6yrs
    • Compensation: US$4.98m
  • George Villasana (51yo)

    Senior VP

    • Tenure: 7.3yrs
    • Compensation: US$1.44m
  • Jed Milstein (50yo)

    Senior VP & Chief Human Resources Officer

    • Tenure: 1.6yrs
    • Compensation: US$1.25m
  • Matt Pettoni

    VP of Finance & Treasurer

    • Tenure: 0.0yrs
  • William Stax (47yo)

    VP, Controller & Chief Accounting Officer

    • Tenure: 4.1yrs
    • Compensation: US$947.14k
  • Barry Cohen

    Chief Information Officer & VP

    • Tenure: 0.0yrs
  • Barbara Jesup

    Chief Audit & Risk Executive

    • Tenure: 0.0yrs
  • Sean Goodman (54yo)

    Senior VP & CFO

    • Tenure: 2.1yrs
    • Compensation: US$1.65m
  • John Hartman (56yo)

    Senior Vice President of Operations

    • Tenure: 1.9yrs
    • Compensation: US$1.40m

Board Members

  • Tom Reddin (58yo)

    Non-Executive Chairman

    • Tenure: 0.3yrs
    • Compensation: US$228.23k
  • Tom DeLoach (71yo)

    Director

    • Tenure: 12.6yrs
    • Compensation: US$356.27k
  • Juanita James (66yo)

    Independent Director

    • Tenure: 11.8yrs
    • Compensation: US$238.97k
  • Bridget Ryan-Berman (58yo)

    Director

    • Tenure: 1.3yrs
    • Compensation: US$146.55k
  • Flip Maritz (58yo)

    Independent Director

    • Tenure: 17.3yrs
    • Compensation: US$219.73k
  • David Hult (53yo)

    President

    • Tenure: 1.6yrs
    • Compensation: US$4.98m
  • Gene Katz (73yo)

    Independent Director

    • Tenure: 12.6yrs
    • Compensation: US$251.41k
  • Joel Alsfine (49yo)

    Independent Director

    • Tenure: 4.6yrs
    • Compensation: US$212.51k
  • Maureen Morrison (65yo)

    Independent Director

    • Tenure: 0.6yrs

Company Information

Asbury Automotive Group, Inc.'s company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources


Key Information

  • Name: Asbury Automotive Group, Inc.
  • Ticker: ABG
  • Exchange: NYSE
  • Founded: 2002
  • Industry: Automotive Retail
  • Sector: Retail
  • Market Cap: US$1.751b
  • Shares outstanding: 19.35m
  • Website: https://www.asburyauto.com

Number of Employees


Location

  • Asbury Automotive Group, Inc.
  • 2905 Premiere Parkway, NW
  • Suite 300
  • Duluth
  • Georgia
  • 30097
  • United States

Listings

TickerExchangePrimary SecuritySecurity TypeCountryCurrencyListed on
ABGNYSE (New York Stock Exchange)YesCommon StockUSUSDMar 2002
AWGDB (Deutsche Boerse AG)YesCommon StockDEEURMar 2002

Biography

Asbury Automotive Group, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, operates as an automotive retailer in the United States. It offers a range of automotive products and services, including new and used vehicle ...


Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2019/08/20 23:32
End of Day Share Price2019/08/20 00:00
Earnings2019/06/30
Annual Earnings2018/12/31


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.