Auto Trader Group

AUTO: 535.40 +6.40 (+1.21%) delayed: 15 Nov 2019, 18:45

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Name Auto Trader Group
Epic AUTO
Sector Media Agencies
ISIN GB00BVYVFW23
Activites Auto Trader Group plc is the UK and Ireland's largest digital automotive marketplace. Auto Trader sits at the heart of the UK's vehicle buying process and its primary activity is to help vehicle retailers compete effectively on the marketplace in order to sell more vehicles, faster. Auto Trader listed on the London Stock Exchange in March 2015 and is now a member of the FTSE 100 Index. The marketplace brings together the largest and most engaged consumer audience. Auto Trader has over 90% prompted brand awareness and attracts circa 50 million monthly cross platform visits each month, with over 70% of visits coming through mobile devices. The marketplace also has the largest pool of vehicle sellers (listing around 450,000 cars each day). Around 80% of UK automotive retailers advertise on autotrader.co.uk.
Index FTSE 100

Key numbers

Latest Share price (p) 535.40 Net gearing (%) 85.62
Market capitalisation (£m) 4,890.53 Gross gearing (%) 86.93
Shares in issue (m) 924.49 Debt ratio 84.68
P/E ratio 25.19 Debt-to-equity ratio 0.83
Total dividends per share (p) 6.70 Assets / equity ratio 7.65
Dividend yield (%) 1.32 Price to book value 82.89
Dividend cover 3.00 ROCE (%) 62.89
Earning per share (p) 21.00 EPS growth (%) 18.24
52-week high / low (p) 606.80 / 411.70 DPS growth (%) 13.56

Results at a glance

Date Type Turnover (£m) Profit (£m) Basic EPS Currency
31 Mar 2019 Full Year 355 198 21.00 GBP
31 Mar 2018 Full Year 330 171 17.76 GBP
31 Mar 2017 Full Year 311 155 15.64 GBP

Dividend history

Period Ex-date Pay-date Net dividend Currency Total for year
H1 Dividend 02 Jan 2020 24 Jan 2020 2.40 GBX 0.00
H2 Dividend 29 Aug 2019 27 Sep 2019 4.60 GBX 6.70
H1 Dividend 03 Jan 2019 25 Jan 2019 2.10 GBX 0.00
H2 Dividend 30 Aug 2018 28 Sep 2018 4.00 GBX 5.90
H1 Dividend 04 Jan 2018 26 Jan 2018 1.90 GBX 0.00
H2 Dividend 31 Aug 2017 29 Sep 2017 3.50 GBX 5.20
H1 Dividend 05 Jan 2017 27 Jan 2017 1.70 GBX 0.00
H2 Dividend 01 Sep 2016 30 Sep 2016 1.00 GBX 1.50
H1 Dividend 07 Jan 2016 29 Jan 2016 0.50 GBX 0.00

Contact details

Company name Auto Trader Group
Address 1 Tony Wilson Place, Manchester M15 4FN.
Telephone +44 (0)345 111 0003
Website http://www.autotrader.co.uk/

Advisors

Company's broker Merrill Lynch International
Company's joint broker Deutsche Bank AG London
NOMAD n/a
Registrar n/a
Auditors n/a
Solicitors n/a

Directors

Appointed Director Position
10 Jun 2013 Trevor Nigel Mather Chief Executive
01 Apr 2017 Nathan James Coe Chief Financial Officer
01 May 2019 Catherine Rose Faiers Chief Operating Officer
01 Nov 2010 Edmund Warren Williams Non-Executive Chairman
01 May 2015 David Wilson Keens Non-Executive Director
01 Mar 2016 Jenifer Mary Mundy Non-Executive Director
01 Jul 2015 Jill Easterbrook Non-Executive Director

Company financials

Assets (£m) 2019 2018 2017
Reporting date 31 Mar 2019 31 Mar 2018 31 Mar 2017
Tangible assets 17 6 7
Intangible asssets and goodwill 318 330 320
Investments and other non-current assets 55 5 5
Total non-current assets 389 341 332
Inventory / work in progress 0 0 0
Trade and other receivables 56 56 51
Cash and equivalents 6 4 8
Other current assets and asset held for resale 0 0 0
Total of all assets 451 401 391
Liabilities (£m) 2019 2018 2017
Short term liabilities 66 54 53
Long term liabilities 326 343 359
Other liabilites / pension etc 0 0 0
Total of all liabilities 392 396 412
Net assets (£m) 2019 2018 2017
Net assets 59 5 -21
Equity (£m) 2019 2018 2017
Share capital 9 10 10
Minority interests 0 0 0
Retained earnings 1,096 1,042 1,016
Share premium account 0 0 0
Other equity -1,046 -1,047 -1,047
Total equity 59 5 -21
Cash Flow (£m) 2019 2018 2017
Cash from operating activities 216 187 178
Cashflow before financing 194 172 174
Increase / decrease in Cash 2 -4 -2
Income (£m) 2019 2018 2017
Turnover 355 330 311
Cost of sales 0 0 0
Gross profit 0 0 0
Operating profit 244 221 203
Pre-tax profit 242 211 193
Profit / loss for the year 198 171 155