AutoNation, Inc., through its subsidiaries, operates as an automotive retailer in the United States.
Mediocre balance sheet with moderate growth potential.
Share Price & News
How has AutoNation's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?
Latest Share Price and Events
Stable Share Price: AN's share price has been volatile over the past 3 months.
7 Day Return
US Specialty Retail
1 Year Return
US Specialty Retail
Return vs Industry: AN exceeded the US Specialty Retail industry which returned 3.6% over the past year.
Return vs Market: AN underperformed the US Market which returned 8.9% over the past year.
Price Volatility Vs. Market
How volatile is AutoNation's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?
Simply Wall St News
2 months ago | Simply Wall StHow Does AutoNation's (NYSE:AN) P/E Compare To Its Industry, After The Share Price Drop?
2 months ago | Simply Wall StAutoNation, Inc. (NYSE:AN) Is Employing Capital Very Effectively
2 months ago | Simply Wall StA Sliding Share Price Has Us Looking At AutoNation, Inc.'s (NYSE:AN) P/E Ratio
Is AutoNation undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?
Undervalued compared to fair value
Share Price vs. Fair Value
Below Fair Value: AN ($43.47) is trading below our estimate of fair value ($46.68)
Significantly Below Fair Value: AN is trading below fair value, but not by a significant amount.
Price To Earnings Ratio
PE vs Industry: AN is poor value based on its PE Ratio (30.9x) compared to the Specialty Retail industry average (14.8x).
PE vs Market: AN is poor value based on its PE Ratio (30.9x) compared to the US market (16.4x).
Price to Earnings Growth Ratio
PEG Ratio: AN is good value based on its PEG Ratio (0.2x)
Price to Book Ratio
PB vs Industry: AN is overvalued based on its PB Ratio (1.3x) compared to the US Specialty Retail industry average (1.2x).
How is AutoNation forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 11 analysts?
Forecasted annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts
Analyst Future Growth Forecasts
Earnings vs Savings Rate: AN's forecast earnings growth (143.9% per year) is above the savings rate (2.2%).
Earnings vs Market: AN's earnings (143.9% per year) are forecast to grow faster than the US market (22.3% per year).
High Growth Earnings: earnings are expected to grow significantly over the next 3 years.
Revenue vs Market: AN's revenue (5.9% per year) is forecast to grow slower than the US market (8.8% per year).
High Growth Revenue: AN's revenue (5.9% per year) is forecast to grow slower than 20% per year.
Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts
Future Return on Equity
Future ROE: AN's Return on Equity is forecast to be low in 3 years time (11.1%).
How has AutoNation performed over the past 5 years?
Historical annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue History
Quality Earnings: AN has a large one-off loss of $326.9M impacting its March 31 2020 financial results.
Growing Profit Margin: AN's current net profit margins (0.6%) are lower than last year (1.9%).
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: AN's earnings have declined by -5.3% per year over the past 5 years.
Accelerating Growth: AN's has had negative earnings growth over the past year, so it can't be compared to its 5-year average.
Earnings vs Industry: AN had negative earnings growth (-68%) over the past year, making it difficult to compare to the Specialty Retail industry average (-5.6%).
Return on Equity
High ROE: AN's Return on Equity (4.4%) is considered low.
How is AutoNation's financial position?
Financial Position Analysis
Short Term Liabilities: AN's short term assets ($4.7B) do not cover its short term liabilities ($5.0B).
Long Term Liabilities: AN's short term assets ($4.7B) exceed its long term liabilities ($2.7B).
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Debt Level: AN's debt to equity ratio (212%) is considered high.
Reducing Debt: AN's debt to equity ratio has reduced from 229.5% to 212% over the past 5 years.
Debt Coverage: AN's debt is not well covered by operating cash flow (10.3%).
Interest Coverage: AN's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT (3.4x coverage).
What is AutoNation's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Dividend Yield vs Market
Notable Dividend: Unable to evaluate AN's dividend yield against the bottom 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any recent payouts.
High Dividend: Unable to evaluate AN's dividend yield against the top 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any recent payouts.
Stability and Growth of Payments
Stable Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if AN's dividends per share have been stable in the past.
Growing Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if AN's dividend payments have been increasing.
Current Payout to Shareholders
Dividend Coverage: Insufficient data to calculate payout ratio to determine if its dividend payments are covered by earnings.
Future Payout to Shareholders
Future Dividend Coverage: No need to calculate the sustainability of AN's dividend in 3 years as they are not forecast to pay a notable one for the US market.
How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?
Average management tenure
Mike Jackson (70yo)
Mr. Michael J. Jackson, also known as Mike, serves as an Interim Chief Executive Office of AutoNation, Inc. since April 13, 2020 and served as interim president since April 13, 2020 until April 22, 2020. M ...
CEO Compensation Analysis
Compensation vs Market: Mike's total compensation ($USD14.50M) is above average for companies of similar size in the US market ($USD5.84M).
Compensation vs Earnings: Mike's compensation has been consistent with company performance over the past year.
|Executive Chairman & Interim CEO||0.17yr||US$14.50m||0.29% $10.9m|
|President & COO||0.17yr||US$2.96m||0.0078% $295.7k|
|Senior VP & Chief Accounting Officer||5yrs||US$1.25m||0.0060% $227.9k|
|Executive VP of Corporate Development||3.17yrs||US$2.41m||0.023% $875.4k|
|Executive VP & Chief Customer Experience Officer||0.17yr||US$2.53m||0.033% $1.2m|
|Executive VP & CFO||0.42yr||no data||0.0024% $89.9k|
|Vice President of Investor Relations||no data||no data||no data|
|Eastern Region President||1.42yrs||US$559.97k||no data|
|President of Western Region||3.08yrs||no data||no data|
Experienced Management: AN's management team is not considered experienced ( 0.4 years average tenure), which suggests a new team.
|Executive Chairman & Interim CEO||0.17yr||US$14.50m||0.29% $10.9m|
|Independent Director||14yrs||US$319.97k||0.024% $900.4k|
|Lead Independent Director||1.5yrs||US$334.97k||0.039% $1.5m|
|Independent Director||1.17yrs||US$37.50k||0.0070% $265.8k|
|Independent Director||0.33yr||no data||no data|
|Independent Director||11.92yrs||US$299.97k||0.016% $589.9k|
|Independent Director||7.25yrs||US$319.97k||0.017% $630.5k|
|Independent Director||1.17yrs||US$37.50k||no data|
|Independent Director||2.17yrs||US$299.97k||no data|
Experienced Board: AN's board of directors are not considered experienced ( 2.2 years average tenure), which suggests a new board.
Who are the major shareholders and have insiders been buying or selling?
Insider Trading Volume
Insider Buying: AN insiders have bought more shares than they have sold in the past 3 months.
Recent Insider Transactions
Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have not been meaningfully diluted in the past year.
AutoNation, Inc.'s company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources
- Name: AutoNation, Inc.
- Ticker: AN
- Exchange: NYSE
- Founded: 1991
- Industry: Automotive Retail
- Sector: Retail
- Market Cap: US$3.791b
- Shares outstanding: 87.22m
- Website: https://www.autonation.com
Number of Employees
- AutoNation, Inc.
- 200 SW 1st Avenue
- Fort Lauderdale
- United States
|Ticker||Exchange||Primary Security||Security Type||Country||Currency||Listed on|
|AN||NYSE (New York Stock Exchange)||Yes||Common Stock||US||USD||May 1981|
|RWI||DB (Deutsche Boerse AG)||Yes||Common Stock||DE||EUR||May 1981|
AutoNation, Inc., through its subsidiaries, operates as an automotive retailer in the United States. The company operates through three segments: Domestic, Import, and Premium Luxury. It offers a range of automotive products and services, including new and used vehicles; and parts and services, such as automotive repair and maintenance, and wholesale parts and collision services. The company also provides automotive finance and insurance products comprising vehicle services and other protection products, as well as arranges finance for vehicle purchases through third-party finance sources. As of December 31, 2019, it owned and operated 317 new vehicle franchises from 231 stores located primarily in metropolitan markets in the Sunbelt region. It also owned and operated 81 AutoNation-branded collision centers, 5 AutoNation USA stores, 4 automotive auction operations, and 17 parts distribution centers. The company was founded in 1991 and is headquartered in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
|Data||Last Updated (UTC time)|
|Company Analysis||2020/06/06 01:44|
|End of Day Share Price||2020/06/05 00:00|
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