AutoNation, Inc., through its subsidiaries, operates as an automotive retailer in the United States. More Details
Good value with adequate balance sheet.
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 is less volatile than 75% of US stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 5% a week.
Volatility Over Time: AN's weekly volatility (5%) has been stable over the past year.
7 Day Return
US Specialty Retail
1 Year Return
US Specialty Retail
Return vs Industry: AN exceeded the US Specialty Retail industry which returned 34.7% over the past year.
Return vs Market: AN exceeded the US Market which returned 21% over the past year.
Long-Term 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
1 day ago | Simply Wall StThis Insider Has Just Sold Shares In AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE:AN)
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Is AutoNation 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: AN ($74.17) is trading above our estimate of fair value ($29.96)
Significantly Below Fair Value: AN is trading above our estimate of fair value.
Price To Earnings Ratio
PE vs Industry: AN is good value based on its PE Ratio (17x) compared to the US Specialty Retail industry average (19.5x).
PE vs Market: AN is good value based on its PE Ratio (17x) compared to the US market (21.3x).
Price to Earnings Growth Ratio
PEG Ratio: AN is good value based on its PEG Ratio (0.9x)
Price to Book Ratio
PB vs Industry: AN is good value based on its PB Ratio (1.9x) compared to the US Specialty Retail industry average (2.9x).
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 (20% per year) is above the savings rate (2%).
Earnings vs Market: AN's earnings (20% per year) are forecast to grow slower than the US market (21.6% per year).
High Growth Earnings: AN's earnings are forecast to grow, but not significantly.
Revenue vs Market: AN's revenue (5% per year) is forecast to grow slower than the US market (10.2% per year).
High Growth Revenue: AN's revenue (5% 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 (14.2%).
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 $143.1M impacting its September 30 2020 financial results.
Growing Profit Margin: AN's current net profit margins (1.9%) are higher than last year (1.8%).
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: AN's earnings have declined by 6% per year over the past 5 years.
Accelerating Growth: AN's earnings growth over the past year (0.3%) exceeds its 5-year average (-6% per year).
Earnings vs Industry: AN earnings growth over the past year (0.3%) underperformed the Specialty Retail industry 15.3%.
Return on Equity
High ROE: AN's Return on Equity (11.6%) is considered low.
How is AutoNation's financial position?
Financial Position Analysis
Short Term Liabilities: AN's short term assets ($3.7B) do not cover its short term liabilities ($3.7B).
Long Term Liabilities: AN's short term assets ($3.7B) exceed its long term liabilities ($2.5B).
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Debt Level: AN's debt to equity ratio (125.8%) is considered high.
Reducing Debt: AN's debt to equity ratio has reduced from 239.3% to 125.8% over the past 5 years.
Debt Coverage: AN's debt is well covered by operating cash flow (30%).
Interest Coverage: AN's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT (4.9x coverage).
What is AutoNation current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Dividend Yield vs Market
Notable Dividend: Unable to evaluate AN's dividend yield against the bottom 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any recent payouts.
High Dividend: Unable to evaluate AN's dividend yield against the top 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any recent payouts.
Stability and Growth of Payments
Stable Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if AN's dividends per share have been stable in the past.
Growing Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if AN's dividend payments have been increasing.
Current Payout to Shareholders
Dividend Coverage: Insufficient data to calculate payout ratio to determine if its dividend payments are covered by earnings.
Future Payout to Shareholders
Future Dividend Coverage: No need to calculate the sustainability of AN's dividend in 3 years as they are not forecast to pay a notable one for the US market.
How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?
Average management tenure
Mike Jackson (71 yo)
Mr. Michael J. Jackson, also known as Mike, serves as Chief Executive Office of AutoNation, Inc. since July 14, 2020. He served as an Interim Chief Executive Office of AutoNation, Inc. since April 13, 2020...
CEO Compensation Analysis
Compensation vs Market: Mike's total compensation ($USD14.50M) is above average for companies of similar size in the US market ($USD6.20M).
Compensation vs Earnings: Mike's compensation has been consistent with company performance over the past year.
|Executive Chairman & CEO||0.75yr||US$14.50m||0.12% |
|President & COO||0.75yr||US$2.96m||0.0077% |
|Senior VP & Chief Accounting Officer||5.58yrs||US$1.25m||0% |
|Executive VP||3.75yrs||US$2.41m||0.023% |
|Executive VP & Chief Customer Experience Officer||0.75yr||US$2.53m||0.018% |
|Executive VP & CFO||1yr||no data||0.0024% |
|Vice President of Investor Relations||no data||no data||no data|
|Eastern Region President||2yrs||US$559.97k||no data|
|President of Western Region & AutoNation USA||3.67yrs||no data||no data|
Experienced Management: AN's management team is not considered experienced ( 1.5 years average tenure), which suggests a new team.
|Executive Chairman & CEO||0.75yr||US$14.50m||0.12% |
|Independent Director||14.58yrs||US$319.97k||0.024% |
|Lead Independent Director||2.08yrs||US$334.97k||0.062% |
|Independent Director||1.75yrs||US$37.50k||0.0011% |
|Independent Director||0.92yr||no data||no data|
|Independent Director||0.083yr||no data||no data|
|Independent Director||12.5yrs||US$299.97k||0.0097% |
|Independent Director||7.83yrs||US$319.97k||0.017% |
|Independent Director||1.75yrs||US$37.50k||0% |
|Independent Director||2.75yrs||US$299.97k||0% |
Experienced Board: AN's board of directors are not considered experienced ( 2.4 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 only sold shares 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$6.517b
- Shares outstanding: 87.87m
- 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 ...
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
|Data||Last Updated (UTC time)|
|Company Analysis||2021/01/16 00:55|
|End of Day Share Price||2021/01/15 00:00|
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