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AUTO - Auto Trader Share Price

572.2p 6.4  1.1%

Last Trade - 03/03/21

Large Cap
Market Cap £5.47bn
Enterprise Value £5.53bn
Revenue £300.4m
Position in Universe 167th / 1806
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52w High -9.21%
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Year End 31st Mar 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021E 2022E CAGR / Avg
255.9 281.6 311.4 330.1 355.1 368.9 255 372.9 +7.6%
+146 +253.2 +24.2 +13.1 +14.1 +9.5 -44.0 +76.7
Balance Sheet
FINANCIAL BRIEF: : For the six months ended 30 September 2020, AutoTrader Group PLC revenues decreased 37% to £118.2M. Netincome decreased 48% to £53.8M. Revenues reflect a decreasein demand for the Company's products and services due tounfavorable market conditions. Net income also reflectsShare of profit from joint ventures decrease of 39% to£1.1M (income). Basic Earnings per Share excludingExtraordinary Items decreased from £0.11 to £0.06.
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Profile Summary

Auto Trader Group PLC is a United Kingdom-based company that offers a digital automotive marketplace. The Company’s platform offers consumers a selection of new and used car listings, enabling them to search from the marketplace. It also offers free car valuations and a variety of motoring services and advice to consumers. It offers a finance search tool, which allows consumers to search by monthly budget. The Company offers a range of products and services to its retailer customers. It offers data intelligence solutions, such as Retail Accelerator and Retail Check, enabling retailers to buy the right stock, at the right price. Its platform enables manufacturers to advertise to the car buying audience. The Company uses its data management platform (DMP) to develop targeted audience segments for advertising and give manufacturers a proposition to reach new car buyers.

Last Annual March 31st, 2020
Last Interim September 30th, 2020
Incorporated February 13, 2015
Public Since March 19, 2015
No. of Shareholders: n/a
No. of Employees: 913
Sector Technology
Industry Software & IT Services
Index FTSE All Share , FTSE All-share - Consumer Services Price Return Gbp End Of Day, FTSE All-share - Media Price Return Gbp End Of Day, FTSE Euromid , FTSE 350 , FTSE 350 Lower Yield , FTSE 350 Media , FTSE 100 , ,
Exchange London Stock Exchange (Full)
Shares in Issue 966,545,958
Free Float (0.0%)
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Frequently Asked Questions for Auto Trader
What is the Auto Trader share price?

As of 03/03/21, shares in Auto Trader are trading at 572.2p, giving the company a market capitalisation of £5.47bn. This share price information is delayed by 15 minutes.

How has the Auto Trader share price performed this year?

Shares in Auto Trader are currently trading at 572.2p and the price has moved by 8.98% over the past 365 days. In terms of relative price strength - which takes into account the overall market trend - the Auto Trader price has moved by 8.62% over the past year.

What are the analyst and broker recommendations for Auto Trader?

Of the analysts with advisory recommendations for Auto Trader, there are there are currently 5 "buy" , 8 "hold" and 0 "sell" recommendations. The overall consensus recommendation for Auto Trader is Hold. You can view the full broker recommendation list by unlocking its StockReport.

When will Auto Trader next release its financial results?

Auto Trader is scheduled to issue upcoming financial results on the following dates:

Interim results are scheduled for: 2021-09-30
What is the Auto Trader dividend yield?

Auto Trader does not currently pay a dividend.

Does Auto Trader pay a dividend?

Auto Trader does not currently pay a dividend.

When does Auto Trader next pay dividends?

Auto Trader does not currently pay a dividend.

How do I buy Auto Trader shares?

To buy shares in Auto Trader you'll need a share-dealing account with an online or offline stock broker. Once you have opened your account and transferred funds into it, you'll be able to search and select shares to buy and sell. You can use Stockopedia’s share research software to help you find the the kinds of shares that suit your investment strategy and objectives.

What is the market cap of Auto Trader?

Shares in Auto Trader are currently trading at 572.2p, giving the company a market capitalisation of £5.47bn.

Where are Auto Trader shares listed? Where are Auto Trader shares listed?

Here are the trading details for Auto Trader:

Country of listing: United Kingdom
Exchange: LSE
Ticker Symbol: AUTO
What kind of share is Auto Trader?

Based on an overall assessment of its quality, value and momentum, Auto Trader is currently classified as a High Flyer. The classification is based on a composite score that examines a wide range of fundamental and technical measures. Stock are classified on the the following spectrum: Super Stocks, High Flyers, Contrarians, Turnarounds, Neutral, Value Traps, Momentum Traps, Falling Stars, and Sucker Stocks. For more information, learn about our StockRank Styles.

Is there a Auto Trader share price forecast 2021?

Shares in Auto Trader are currently priced at 572.2p. At that level they are trading at 7.2% discount to the analyst consensus target price of 616.59.

Analysts covering Auto Trader currently have a consensus Earnings Per Share (EPS) forecast of 0.12368 for the next financial year.

How can I tell whether the Auto Trader share price will go up?

An important predictor of whether a stock price will go up is its track record of momentum. Price trends tend to persist, so it's worth looking at them when it comes to a share like Auto Trader. Over the past six months, the relative strength of its shares against the market has been -12.03%. At the current price of 572.2p, shares in Auto Trader are trading at 0.67% against their 200 day moving average. You can read more about the power of momentum in assessing share price movements on Stockopedia.

What is the Auto Trader PE Ratio?

The Auto Trader PE ratio based on its reported earnings over the past 12 months is 34.19. The shares are currently trading at 572.2p.

The PE ratio (or price-to-earnings ratio) is the one of the most popular valuation measures used by stock market investors. It is calculated by dividing a company's price per share by its earnings per share.

The PE ratio can be seen as being expressed in years, in the sense that it shows the number of years of earnings which would be required to pay back the purchase price, ignoring inflation. So in general terms, the higher the PE, the more expensive the stock is.

Who are the key directors of Auto Trader?

Auto Trader's management team is headed by:

Edmund Williams - NEC
Nathan Coe - CEO
David Keens - NID
Jill Easterbrook - NID
Jeni Mundy - NID
Claire Baty - SEC
Sigga Sigurdardottir - NID
Catherine Faiers - COO
Jamie Warner - CFO
Who are the major shareholders of Auto Trader?

Here are the top five shareholders of Auto Trader based on the size of their shareholding:

BlackRock Investment Management (UK) Ltd. Investment Advisor/Hedge Fund
Percentage owned: 10.11% (97.7m shares)
Kayne Anderson Rudnick Investment Management, LLC Investment Advisor
Percentage owned: 8.12% (78.5m shares)
Virtus KAR Small-Cap Growth Fund Mutual Fund
Percentage owned: 6.01% (58.1m shares)
Baillie Gifford & Co. Investment Advisor
Percentage owned: 4.91% (47.5m shares)
Cantillon Capital Management LLC Investment Advisor/Hedge Fund
Percentage owned: 4.06% (39.3m shares)
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