Auto Trader Group (AUTO) Competitors

GBX 730
-25.00 (-3.31%)
(As of 05/17/2024 ET)

AUTO vs. RMV, PSON, WPP, AAF, ITV, INF, FOUR, VOD, MONY, and BCG

Should you be buying Auto Trader Group stock or one of its competitors? The main competitors of Auto Trader Group include Rightmove (RMV), Pearson (PSON), WPP (WPP), Airtel Africa (AAF), ITV (ITV), Informa (INF), 4imprint Group (FOUR), Vodafone Group Public (VOD), Moneysupermarket.com Group (MONY), and Baltic Classifieds Group (BCG). These companies are all part of the "communication services" sector.

Auto Trader Group vs.

Rightmove (LON:RMV) and Auto Trader Group (LON:AUTO) are both mid-cap communication services companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their community ranking, profitability, media sentiment, institutional ownership, earnings, risk, valuation, dividends and analyst recommendations.

Rightmove has a beta of 0.95, indicating that its share price is 5% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Auto Trader Group has a beta of 0.67, indicating that its share price is 33% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Rightmove currently has a consensus price target of GBX 602.67, suggesting a potential upside of 9.82%. Auto Trader Group has a consensus price target of GBX 637.50, suggesting a potential downside of 12.67%. Given Auto Trader Group's stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, equities analysts plainly believe Rightmove is more favorable than Auto Trader Group.

Company Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Rightmove
1 Sell rating(s)
0 Hold rating(s)
4 Buy rating(s)
0 Strong Buy rating(s)
2.60
Auto Trader Group
1 Sell rating(s)
1 Hold rating(s)
1 Buy rating(s)
0 Strong Buy rating(s)
2.00

In the previous week, Rightmove had 2 more articles in the media than Auto Trader Group. MarketBeat recorded 5 mentions for Rightmove and 3 mentions for Auto Trader Group. Auto Trader Group's average media sentiment score of 0.16 beat Rightmove's score of 0.09 indicating that Rightmove is being referred to more favorably in the media.

Company Very Positive Positive Neutral Negative Very Negative Overall Sentiment
Rightmove
0 Very Positive mention(s)
2 Positive mention(s)
1 Neutral mention(s)
1 Negative mention(s)
0 Very Negative mention(s)
Neutral
Auto Trader Group
0 Very Positive mention(s)
0 Positive mention(s)
2 Neutral mention(s)
1 Negative mention(s)
0 Very Negative mention(s)
Neutral

Auto Trader Group has higher revenue and earnings than Rightmove. Rightmove is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Auto Trader Group, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

CompanyGross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Rightmove£364.32M11.97£199.15M£0.242,286.67
Auto Trader Group£530.90M12.36£235.50M£0.252,920.00

87.9% of Rightmove shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 70.1% of Auto Trader Group shares are held by institutional investors. 0.4% of Rightmove shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 1.0% of Auto Trader Group shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Rightmove has a net margin of 54.66% compared to Rightmove's net margin of 44.36%. Auto Trader Group's return on equity of 289.63% beat Rightmove's return on equity.

Company Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Rightmove54.66% 289.63% 156.09%
Auto Trader Group 44.36%44.30%30.27%

Rightmove pays an annual dividend of GBX 9 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.6%. Auto Trader Group pays an annual dividend of GBX 9 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.2%. Rightmove pays out 3,750.0% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future. Auto Trader Group pays out 3,600.0% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future.

Rightmove received 19 more outperform votes than Auto Trader Group when rated by MarketBeat users. However, 63.61% of users gave Auto Trader Group an outperform vote while only 59.71% of users gave Rightmove an outperform vote.

CompanyUnderperformOutperform
RightmoveOutperform Votes
498
59.71%
Underperform Votes
336
40.29%
Auto Trader GroupOutperform Votes
479
63.61%
Underperform Votes
274
36.39%

Summary

Rightmove beats Auto Trader Group on 12 of the 20 factors compared between the two stocks.

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Media Sentiment Over Time

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AUTO vs. The Competition

MetricAuto Trader GroupInternet Content & Information IndustryCommunication SectorLON Exchange
Market Cap£6.56B£794.95M£2.60B£1.60B
Dividend Yield1.17%2.37%6.86%8.07%
P/E Ratio2,920.00345.25523.561,913.54
Price / Sales12.36266.59122.90349,184.35
Price / Cash294.9533.1116.1535.35
Price / Book12.3710.433.312.87
Net Income£235.50M£22.41M£182.49M£170.29M
7 Day Performance-2.43%1.19%1.10%1.19%
1 Month Performance7.89%8.00%7.13%9.25%
1 Year Performance13.74%0.60%-2.12%10.65%

Auto Trader Group Competitors List

CompanyMarketRankShare PriceAnalysts' Price Target1Y Price PerformanceMarket CapRevenueP/E RatioEmployee CountIndicator(s)
RMV
Rightmove
0.7284 of 5 stars
GBX 553.80
+1.9%
GBX 602.67
+8.8%
-1.6%£4.40B£364.32M2,307.50800
PSON
Pearson
2.9927 of 5 stars
GBX 997.60
+1.0%
GBX 1,092.50
+9.5%
+15.7%£6.76B£3.67B1,882.2617,612
WPP
WPP
0.6419 of 5 stars
GBX 825.60
+1.6%
GBX 961
+16.4%
-4.5%£8.83B£14.84B8,256.00114,173
AAF
Airtel Africa
0.7875 of 5 stars
GBX 115.90
+1.7%
GBX 121.50
+4.8%
+5.0%£4.35B£5.22B1,655.714,098
ITV
ITV
2.8629 of 5 stars
GBX 72.45
+0.6%
GBX 110
+51.8%
+5.7%£2.91B£3.62B1,449.006,743News Coverage
Positive News
INF
Informa
1.212 of 5 stars
GBX 831.40
+1.9%
GBX 865.33
+4.1%
+19.8%£11.31B£3.19B3,325.6011,135
FOUR
4imprint Group
1.9196 of 5 stars
GBX 6,420
+5.6%
GBX 7,365
+14.7%
+38.3%£1.81B£1.33B2,815.791,274Gap Up
VOD
Vodafone Group Public
3.7137 of 5 stars
GBX 67.92
-0.8%
GBX 99.80
+46.9%
-6.3%£18.39B£44.71B212.25104,000Dividend Announcement
Analyst Forecast
MONY
Moneysupermarket.com Group
1.7594 of 5 stars
GBX 232.40
+1.2%
GBX 296.67
+27.7%
-10.3%£1.25B£432.10M1,660.00733Gap Up
BCG
Baltic Classifieds Group
0 of 5 stars
GBX 249
+1.6%
N/A+43.2%£1.22B£66.86M4,980.00134Gap Down

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This page (LON:AUTO) was last updated on 5/18/2024 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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