Autobytel Company Profile (NASDAQ:ABTL)

About Autobytel (NASDAQ:ABTL)

Autobytel logoAutobytel Inc. is an automotive marketing services company that assists automotive retail dealers and automotive manufacturers market and sell new and used vehicles to consumers through the programs for online lead referrals, dealer marketing products and services, and online advertising programs and mobile products. The Company operates through providing automotive marketing services segment. Its consumer-facing automotive Websites, including Website Autobytel.com, provide consumers with information and tools to aid them with the automotive purchase decisions and ability to submit inquiries requesting dealers to contact the consumers regarding purchasing or leasing vehicles. Its AutoWeb pay-per-click advertising marketplace program uses technology to refer consumer traffic to dealers and manufacturer Websites. For consumers who may not be able to secure loans through conventional lending sources, the Websites provide these consumers the ability to submit inquiries requesting dealers.

Industry, Sector and Symbol:
  • Sector: Retail/Wholesale
  • Industry: Advertising & Marketing
  • Sub-Industry: N/A
  • Symbol: NASDAQ:ABTL
  • CUSIP: N/A
  • Web: www.autobytel.com
Capitalization:
  • Market Cap: $97.97 million
  • Outstanding Shares: 12,868,000
Average Prices:
  • 50 Day Moving Avg: $8.13
  • 200 Day Moving Avg: $11.48
  • 52 Week Range: $6.63 - $18.32
P/E:
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: 23.26
  • Foreward P/E Ratio: 8.19
  • P/E Growth: 0.39
Sales & Book Value:
  • Annual Revenue: $156.22 million
  • Price / Sales: 0.63
  • Book Value: $10.09 per share
  • Price / Book: 0.76
Profitability:
  • EBIDTA: $14.97 million
  • Net Margins: 3.15%
  • Return on Equity: 10.96%
  • Return on Assets: 8.20%
Debt:
  • Debt-to-Equity Ratio: 0.12%
  • Current Ratio: 3.22%
  • Quick Ratio: 3.22%
Misc:
  • Average Volume: 167,447 shs.
  • Beta: 0.99
  • Short Ratio: 0.85
 

Frequently Asked Questions for Autobytel (NASDAQ:ABTL)

What is Autobytel's stock symbol?

Autobytel trades on the NASDAQ under the ticker symbol "ABTL."

How will Autobytel's stock buyback program work?

Autobytel declared that its Board of Directors has approved a share buyback plan on Thursday, September 7th 2017, which authorizes the company to buyback $3,000,000.00 in outstanding shares, according to EventVestor. This buyback authorization authorizes the company to repurchase up to 34% of its shares through open market purchases. Shares buyback plans are typically a sign that the company's board believes its stock is undervalued.

How were Autobytel's earnings last quarter?

Autobytel Inc. (NASDAQ:ABTL) issued its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, August, 3rd. The company reported $0.19 earnings per share for the quarter, topping analysts' consensus estimates of $0.12 by $0.07. The firm had revenue of $34.60 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $34.30 million. Autobytel had a return on equity of 10.96% and a net margin of 3.15%. The firm's revenue was down 4.2% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the prior year, the business earned $0.24 earnings per share. View Autobytel's Earnings History.

When will Autobytel make its next earnings announcement?

Autobytel is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Thursday, November, 2nd 2017. View Earnings Estimates for Autobytel.

What guidance has Autobytel issued on next quarter's earnings?

Autobytel issued an update on its FY17 earnings guidance on Thursday, August, 3rd. The company provided EPS guidance of $0.78-0.82 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus earnings per share estimate of $1.24. The company issued revenue guidance of $144-148 million, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $156.05 million.

Where is Autobytel's stock going? Where will Autobytel's stock price be in 2017?

2 analysts have issued 1-year price targets for Autobytel's shares. Their predictions range from $12.00 to $28.00. On average, they anticipate Autobytel's stock price to reach $20.00 in the next year. View Analyst Ratings for Autobytel.

Who are some of Autobytel's key competitors?

Who are Autobytel's key executives?

Autobytel's management team includes the folowing people:

  • Michael J. Fuchs, Independent Chairman of the Board
  • Jeffrey H. Coats, President, Chief Executive Officer, Director
  • Kimberly S. Boren, Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President
  • William A. Ferriolo, Chief Operating Officer, Executive Vice President
  • Glenn Evan Fuller, Executive Vice President, Chief Legal and Administrative Officer, Secretary
  • Bret J. Dunlap, Senior Vice President, Mobile
  • John J. Skocilic Jr., Senior Vice President - Technology
  • John D. Steerman, Senior Vice President - Mobile, Lead Operations and Product Development
  • Matias de Tezanos, Chief Strategy Officer, Director
  • Jose J Vargas Sr, Chief Revenue Officer, Director

Who owns Autobytel stock?

Autobytel's stock is owned by a variety of of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional investors include Vanguard Group Inc. (4.28%), Thomson Horstmann & Bryant Inc. (3.73%), Lyon Street Capital LLC (3.13%), Signia Capital Management LLC (3.41%), Adirondack Research & Management Inc. (2.56%) and Dimensional Fund Advisors LP (2.53%). Company insiders that own Autobytel stock include Glenn Evan Fuller, Jeffrey H Coats, Jeffrey M Stibel, John J Skocilic Jr, John Steerman, Jose J Vargas, Kimberly Boren, Michael A Carpenter, Wesley Ozima and William Ferriolo. View Institutional Ownership Trends for Autobytel.

Who sold Autobytel stock? Who is selling Autobytel stock?

Autobytel's stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Lyon Street Capital LLC, Northern Trust Corp, Kennedy Capital Management Inc., Trexquant Investment LP, Thomson Horstmann & Bryant Inc., Bank of New York Mellon Corp, Numeric Investors LLC and TIAA CREF Investment Management LLC. Company insiders that have sold Autobytel stock in the last year include Glenn Evan Fuller, Jeffrey H Coats, Jeffrey M Stibel, John J Skocilic Jr, John Steerman, Wesley Ozima and William Ferriolo. View Insider Buying and Selling for Autobytel.

Who bought Autobytel stock? Who is buying Autobytel stock?

Autobytel's stock was purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including AJO LP, Punch & Associates Investment Management Inc., Globeflex Capital L P, OxFORD Asset Management LLP, Susquehanna International Group LLP, Algert Global LLC, GSA Capital Partners LLP and Russell Investments Group Ltd.. Company insiders that have bought Autobytel stock in the last two years include Glenn Evan Fuller, Jeffrey H Coats, Jose J Vargas, Kimberly Boren and Michael A Carpenter. View Insider Buying and Selling for Autobytel.

How do I buy Autobytel stock?

Shares of Autobytel can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.

What is Autobytel's stock price today?

One share of Autobytel stock can currently be purchased for approximately $7.70.


MarketBeat Community Rating for Autobytel (NASDAQ ABTL)
Community Ranking:  3.3 out of 5 (star star star)
Outperform Votes:  246 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  127 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  373
MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about Autobytel and other stocks. Vote "Outperform" if you believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. Vote "Underperform" if you believe the stock will underperform the S&P 500 over the long term. You may vote once every thirty days.

Analyst Ratings

Consensus Ratings for Autobytel (NASDAQ:ABTL) (How are Consensus Ratings Calculated?)
Ratings Breakdown: 1 Hold Rating, 1 Buy Rating
Consensus Rating:Buy (Score: 2.50)
Consensus Price Target: $20.00 (159.74% upside)

Analysts' Ratings History for Autobytel (NASDAQ:ABTL)
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DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetImpact on Share PriceDetails
8/9/2017B. RileyReiterated RatingBuy$12.00LowView Rating Details
8/4/2017Barrington ResearchDowngradeOutperform -> Market PerformHighView Rating Details
3/11/2016Ascendiant Capital MarketsBoost Price TargetBuy$28.00 -> $29.00N/AView Rating Details
10/2/2015Lake Street CapitalBoost Price TargetBuy$20.00 -> $25.00N/AView Rating Details
(Data available from 9/24/2015 forward)

Earnings

Earnings History for Autobytel (NASDAQ:ABTL)
Earnings by Quarter for Autobytel (NASDAQ:ABTL)
Earnings History by Quarter for Autobytel (NASDAQ ABTL)
DateQuarterConsensus EstimateActual EPSRevenue EstimateActual RevenueRelease LinkConference CallDetails
11/1/2017$0.17N/AView Earnings Details
8/3/2017Q2 2017$0.12$0.19$34.30 million$34.60 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
5/4/2017Q1 2017$0.19$0.26$35.05 million$37.34 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
3/9/2017Q4 2016$0.30$0.35$37.46 million$40.38 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
11/3/2016Q3$0.48$0.49$41.39 million$43.91 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
8/4/2016Q2$0.21$0.24$34.24 million$36.10 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/5/2016Q1$0.27$0.22$34.71 million$36.20 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
3/10/2016Q4$0.24$0.33$36.21 million$36.40 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
11/5/2015Q315$0.35$0.39$38.96 million$40.20 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
8/6/2015Q215$0.24$0.31$27.71 million$30.40 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/7/2015Q115$0.21$0.21$26.40 million$26.20 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/26/2015Q414$0.03$0.23$25.86 million$26.00 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
11/5/2014Q413$0.09$0.20$26.81 million$27.40 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
7/31/2014Q313$0.05$0.08$27.02 million$25.91 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/1/2014Q213$0.03$0.04$26.64 million$27.00 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/20/2014Q113$0.08$0.06$16.91 million$20.70 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
11/8/2012Q312$0.05$0.05$16.77 million$17.50 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
(Data available from 1/1/2011 forward)

Estimates

Earnings Estimates for Autobytel (NASDAQ:ABTL)
2017 EPS Consensus Estimate: $0.95
QuarterNumber of EstimatesLow EstimateHigh EstimateAverage Estimate
Q1 20173$0.08$0.18$0.13
Q2 20173$0.09$0.24$0.18
Q3 20173$0.35$0.41$0.38
Q4 20173$0.24$0.29$0.26
(Data provided by Zacks Investment Research)

Dividends

Dividend History for Autobytel (NASDAQ:ABTL)
No dividend announcements for this company have been tracked by MarketBeat.com

Insider Trades

Insider Trading and Institutional Ownership History for Autobytel (NASDAQ:ABTL)
Insider Ownership Percentage: 12.80%
Institutional Ownership Percentage: 58.59%
Insider Trades by Quarter for Autobytel (NASDAQ:ABTL)
Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Autobytel (NASDAQ:ABTL)
Insider Trades by Quarter for Autobytel (NASDAQ:ABTL)
Transaction DateInsider NameTitleBuy/SellNumber of SharesAverage Share PriceTotal TransactionDetails
6/2/2017John J Skocilic JrEVPSell4,774$12.66$60,438.84View SEC Filing  
6/1/2017John SteermanEVPSell5,597$12.74$71,305.78View SEC Filing  
5/24/2017Wesley OzimaSVPSell2,500$13.31$33,275.00View SEC Filing  
5/22/2017William FerrioloEVPSell36,512$12.81$467,718.72View SEC Filing  
5/19/2017Jeffrey M StibelDirectorSell4,000$12.98$51,920.00View SEC Filing  
5/16/2017Glenn Evan FullerCAOSell13,907$13.75$191,221.25View SEC Filing  
5/16/2017William FerrioloEVPSell13,488$13.72$185,055.36View SEC Filing  
11/28/2016Jose J VargasCROBuy7,753$12.90$100,013.70View SEC Filing  
11/23/2016Jeffrey H CoatsInsiderSell22,992$13.20$303,494.40View SEC Filing  
11/22/2016Jeffrey H CoatsCEOSell8,279$13.20$109,282.80View SEC Filing  
6/2/2016Glenn Evan FullerCAOBuy300$14.22$4,266.00View SEC Filing  
5/19/2016Michael A CarpenterDirectorBuy4,000$12.60$50,400.00View SEC Filing  
5/17/2016Jeffrey H CoatsCEOBuy1,570$12.68$19,907.60View SEC Filing  
5/11/2016Kimberly BorenCFOBuy500$14.04$7,020.00View SEC Filing  
3/16/2016Michael A CarpenterDirectorBuy5,000$18,248.00$91,240,000.00View SEC Filing  
3/15/2016Wesley OzimaVPSell1,500$19.88$29,820.00View SEC Filing  
4/27/2015De Ojeda John Peter KloseMajor ShareholderBuy708,129$4.65$3,292,799.85View SEC Filing  
12/1/2014Michael J FuchsDirectorBuy2,300$10.60$24,380.00View SEC Filing  
11/25/2014Mark N KaplanDirectorBuy1,000$10.80$10,800.00View SEC Filing  
11/21/2014Curtis E DewaltCFOBuy2,355$10.61$24,986.55View SEC Filing  
11/20/2014Michael A CarpenterDirectorBuy5,000$10.50$52,500.00View SEC Filing  
11/19/2014Phillip W DupreeEVPBuy1,000$10.59$10,590.00View SEC Filing  
11/17/2014Jeffrey H CoatsCEOBuy2,200$11.34$24,948.00View SEC Filing  
11/26/2013Master Qualified Fund Ltd Ccmmajor shareholderSell105,300$11.62$1,223,586.00View SEC Filing  
11/15/2013Master Qualified Fund Ltd Ccmmajor shareholderSell174,879$10.92$1,909,678.68View SEC Filing  
11/12/2013Master Qualified Fund Ltd Ccmmajor shareholderSell231,000$10.00$2,310,000.00View SEC Filing  
10/16/2013Master Qualified Fund Ltd CcmMajor ShareholderSell551,724$2.03$1,119,999.72View SEC Filing  
3/12/2013Jeffrey H CoatsCEOBuy1,400$4.22$5,908.00View SEC Filing  
3/5/2013John SteermanSVPBuy1,200$4.23$5,076.00View SEC Filing  
8/21/2012William FerrioloSVPBuy7,806$3.84$29,975.04View SEC Filing  
8/20/2012William FerrioloSVPBuy11,450$3.78$43,281.00View SEC Filing  
8/16/2012William FerrioloSVPBuy5,478$3.78$20,706.84View SEC Filing  
8/14/2012William FerrioloSVPBuy1,031$3.63$3,742.53View SEC Filing  
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)

Headlines

Headline Trends for Autobytel (NASDAQ:ABTL)
Latest Headlines for Autobytel (NASDAQ:ABTL)
Source:
DateHeadline
americanbankingnews.com logoAutobytel (ABTL) & Its Peers Head-To-Head Survey
www.americanbankingnews.com - September 22 at 10:06 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoZacks: Brokerages Expect Autobytel Inc. (ABTL) Will Announce Quarterly Sales of $41.71 Million
www.americanbankingnews.com - September 18 at 5:24 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoCritical Contrast: Social Reality (SRAX) vs. Autobytel (ABTL)
www.americanbankingnews.com - September 16 at 8:24 PM
seekingalpha.com logoBuyers Can Wait On Autobytel
seekingalpha.com - September 14 at 3:19 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoComparing Autobytel (ABTL) & Its Rivals
www.americanbankingnews.com - September 13 at 4:26 AM
nasdaq.com logoJohn Rogers Buys Janus Henderson Group PLC, US Silica Holdings Inc, Keysight Technologies Inc, ...
www.nasdaq.com - September 12 at 3:23 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoShare Buyback Program Authorized by Autobytel (ABTL) Board
www.americanbankingnews.com - September 7 at 11:24 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoAutobytel Board Authorizes Additional $3.0 Million for Share Repurchases
finance.yahoo.com - September 6 at 8:23 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoValuEngine Downgrades Autobytel Inc. (ABTL) to Hold
www.americanbankingnews.com - September 4 at 12:00 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoAutobytel Inc. (ABTL) Expected to Announce Quarterly Sales of $41.71 Million
www.americanbankingnews.com - August 31 at 11:12 AM
americanbankingnews.com logo Brokerages Anticipate Autobytel Inc. (ABTL) to Post $0.19 EPS
www.americanbankingnews.com - August 29 at 2:14 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoETFs with exposure to Autobytel, Inc. : August 18, 2017
finance.yahoo.com - August 18 at 8:23 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoAutobytel Announces Purchases Under Stock Repurchase Authorization
finance.yahoo.com - August 17 at 8:46 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoAutobytel to Present at the 6th Annual Liolios Gateway Conference on September 7, 2017
finance.yahoo.com - August 17 at 3:44 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoAutobytel Inc. (NASDAQ:ABTL) Downgraded to "Strong Sell" at Zacks Investment Research
www.americanbankingnews.com - August 14 at 10:34 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoCritical Analysis: Autobytel (NASDAQ:ABTL) & Social Reality (SCRI)
www.americanbankingnews.com - August 13 at 10:40 AM
americanbankingnews.com logo Analysts Anticipate Autobytel Inc. (ABTL) Will Announce Earnings of $0.23 Per Share
www.americanbankingnews.com - August 10 at 4:32 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoAutobytel, Inc. :ABTL-US: Earnings Analysis: Q2, 2017 By the Numbers : August 8, 2017
finance.yahoo.com - August 8 at 3:24 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoEdited Transcript of ABTL earnings conference call or presentation 3-Aug-17 9:00pm GMT
finance.yahoo.com - August 5 at 8:19 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoAutobytel posts 2Q profit
finance.yahoo.com - August 4 at 3:24 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoAutobytel's (ABTL) "Buy" Rating Reaffirmed at B. Riley
www.americanbankingnews.com - August 4 at 10:08 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoAutobytel Inc. (NASDAQ:ABTL) Stock Rating Lowered by Barrington Research
www.americanbankingnews.com - August 4 at 9:08 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoAutobytel Reports Second Quarter 2017 Results
finance.yahoo.com - August 3 at 8:43 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoAutobytel Inc. (ABTL) Posts Quarterly Earnings Results, Misses Expectations By $0.02 EPS
www.americanbankingnews.com - August 3 at 8:09 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoAutobytel Inc. (NASDAQ:ABTL) Issues FY17 Earnings Guidance
www.americanbankingnews.com - August 3 at 6:40 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoAutobytel (NASDAQ:ABTL) versus Omnicom Group (OMC) Financial Comparison
www.americanbankingnews.com - August 3 at 4:16 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoLiolios 6th Annual Gateway Conference to Showcase 100 Companies at the Four Seasons San Francisco on September 6-7
finance.yahoo.com - August 1 at 3:39 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoAutobytel Inc. (ABTL) Scheduled to Post Earnings on Wednesday
www.americanbankingnews.com - July 26 at 7:32 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoAutobytel Inc. (NASDAQ:ABTL) Expected to Announce Quarterly Sales of $35.55 Million
www.americanbankingnews.com - July 23 at 9:36 AM
americanbankingnews.com logo Analysts Expect Autobytel Inc. (NASDAQ:ABTL) to Announce $0.12 EPS
www.americanbankingnews.com - July 21 at 10:12 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoAutobytel to Hold Second Quarter 2017 Conference Call on Thursday, August 3, 2017 at 5:00 p.m. ET
finance.yahoo.com - July 20 at 3:28 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoAutobytel Inc. (NASDAQ:ABTL) Stock Rating Lowered by Zacks Investment Research
www.americanbankingnews.com - July 11 at 12:52 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoAutobytel Inc. (ABTL) Upgraded to Buy at ValuEngine
www.americanbankingnews.com - July 9 at 12:40 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoThe Zacks Analyst Blog Highlights: Alibaba, Autobytel, JD.com, PetMed Express and Stamps.com
finance.yahoo.com - July 3 at 3:23 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoAlibaba & 4 Internet Commerce Peers to Buy Today
finance.yahoo.com - June 30 at 3:32 PM
americanbankingnews.com logo Brokerages Expect Autobytel Inc. (ABTL) Will Announce Quarterly Sales of $35.55 Million
www.americanbankingnews.com - June 29 at 11:58 AM
americanbankingnews.com logo Brokerages Expect Autobytel Inc. (ABTL) Will Announce Earnings of $0.12 Per Share
www.americanbankingnews.com - June 27 at 8:32 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoMillennial Media (MM) vs. Autobytel (ABTL) Critical Analysis
www.americanbankingnews.com - June 26 at 12:10 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoComparing Autobytel (ABTL) and China Finance Online Co. Limited (JRJC)
www.americanbankingnews.com - June 17 at 7:44 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoZacks.com featured highlights: PCM, U.S. Concrete, Autobytel and Marcus
finance.yahoo.com - June 16 at 3:33 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoAlibaba's Shares Surge 13.3% on Strong Revenue Outlook
finance.yahoo.com - June 9 at 3:20 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoAlibaba Raises Guidance at Investor Day, Shares Soar
finance.yahoo.com - June 9 at 3:20 PM
seekingalpha.com logoAutobytel (ABTL) Presents At Stifel 2017 Technology, Internet & Media Conference - Slideshow
seekingalpha.com - June 7 at 1:25 AM
seekingalpha.com logoAutobytel (ABTL) Presents At Cowen And Company 45th Annual Technology, Media & Telecom Conference - Slideshow
seekingalpha.com - June 5 at 11:40 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoAutobytel Inc. (ABTL) Expected to Announce Quarterly Sales of $35.55 Million
www.americanbankingnews.com - June 3 at 10:08 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoAutobytel Inc. (ABTL) EVP John J. Skocilic, Jr. Sells 4,774 Shares
www.americanbankingnews.com - June 2 at 8:43 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoZacks.com featured highlights: The Marcus, PCM, U.S. Concrete and Autobytel
finance.yahoo.com - June 2 at 3:41 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoAutobytel Inc. (ABTL) EVP John Steerman Sells 5,597 Shares
www.americanbankingnews.com - June 1 at 10:46 PM
americanbankingnews.com logo Analysts Expect Autobytel Inc. (ABTL) to Post $0.12 Earnings Per Share
www.americanbankingnews.com - June 1 at 7:48 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoInsider Selling: Autobytel Inc. (ABTL) SVP Sells 2,500 Shares of Stock
www.americanbankingnews.com - May 26 at 8:28 PM

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