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: Internet Information Providers
  • Sub-Industry: N/A
  • Symbol: NASDAQ:ABTL
  • CUSIP: N/A
  • Web: www.autobytel.com
Capitalization:
  • Market Cap: $140.93 million
  • Outstanding Shares: 11,071,000
Average Prices:
  • 50 Day Moving Avg: $12.62
  • 200 Day Moving Avg: $13.11
  • 52 Week Range: $10.72 - $18.39
P/E:
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: 35.46
  • Foreward P/E Ratio: 8.90
  • P/E Growth: 0.41
Sales & Book Value:
  • Annual Revenue: $157.78 million
  • Price / Sales: 0.89
  • Book Value: $11.57 per share
  • Price / Book: 1.10
Profitability:
  • EBIDTA: $15.68 million
  • Net Margins: 2.54%
  • Return on Equity: 12.15%
  • Return on Assets: 8.69%
Debt:
  • Debt-to-Equity Ratio: 0.08%
  • Current Ratio: 2.50%
  • Quick Ratio: 2.50%
Misc:
  • Average Volume: 105,448 shs.
  • Beta: 1.25
  • Short Ratio: 1.61
 

Frequently Asked Questions for Autobytel (NASDAQ:ABTL)

What is Autobytel's stock symbol?

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

How were Autobytel's earnings last quarter?

Autobytel Inc. (NASDAQ:ABTL) released its earnings results on Thursday, May, 4th. The company reported $0.26 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.19 by $0.07. The company had revenue of $37.34 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $35.05 million. Autobytel had a net margin of 2.54% and a return on equity of 12.15%. Autobytel's revenue was up 3.0% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm earned $0.21 EPS. View Autobytel's Earnings History.

When will Autobytel make its next earnings announcement?

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

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

Autobytel updated its FY17 earnings guidance on Thursday, May, 4th. The company provided EPS guidance of $1.24-1.28 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus earnings per share estimate of $1.26. The company issued revenue guidance of $156-160 million, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $158.85 million.

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

2 brokerages have issued 12 month price targets for Autobytel's shares. Their forecasts range from $20.00 to $28.00. On average, they expect Autobytel's stock price to reach $24.00 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 many different of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional shareholders include Lyon Street Capital LLC (4.69%), Thomson Horstmann & Bryant Inc. (3.96%), Vanguard Group Inc. (0.00%), Signia Capital Management LLC (0.00%), Dimensional Fund Advisors LP (0.00%) and Foresters Investment Management Company Inc. (0.00%). Company insiders that own Autobytel stock include Glenn Evan Fuller, Jeffrey H Coats, Jeffrey M Stibel, 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 Russell Investments Group Ltd., Kennedy Capital Management Inc., Driehaus Capital Management LLC and Tocqueville Asset Management L.P.. Company insiders that have sold Autobytel stock in the last year include Glenn Evan Fuller, Jeffrey H Coats, Jeffrey M Stibel, 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 Signia Capital Management LLC, First Wilshire Securities Management Inc., Ameriprise Financial Inc., Oxford Asset Management, Emancipation Management LLC, Vanguard Group Inc., Renaissance Technologies LLC and Nine Chapters Capital Management LLC. 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 $12.73.


MarketBeat Community Rating for Autobytel (NASDAQ ABTL)
Community Ranking:  3.7 out of 5 (  )
Outperform Votes:  211 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  76 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  287
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) (?)
Ratings Breakdown: 2 Buy Ratings
Consensus Rating:Buy (Score: 3.00)
Consensus Price Target: $24.00 (88.53% upside)

Analysts' Ratings History for Autobytel (NASDAQ:ABTL)
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DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetImpact on Share PriceDetails
5/10/2017B. RileyReiterated RatingBuy$20.00LowView Rating Details
10/10/2016Barrington ResearchBoost Price TargetOutperform$25.00 -> $28.00N/AView 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 5/29/2015 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
8/2/2017        
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: 13.30%
Institutional Ownership Percentage: 68.10%
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
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)
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DateHeadline
americanbankingnews.com logoInsider Selling: Autobytel Inc. (ABTL) SVP Sells 2,500 Shares of Stock
www.americanbankingnews.com - May 26 at 8:28 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoZacks Value Investor Highlights: Autobytel, CAI International and Fogo de Chao
finance.yahoo.com - May 26 at 3:15 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoWilliam Ferriolo Sells 36,512 Shares of Autobytel Inc. (ABTL) Stock
www.americanbankingnews.com - May 22 at 7:46 PM
seekingalpha.com logoAutobytel Has Upside Potential
seekingalpha.com - May 22 at 5:18 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoInsider Selling: Autobytel Inc. (ABTL) Director Sells 4,000 Shares of Stock
www.americanbankingnews.com - May 19 at 8:28 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoAutobytel (ABTL) and Children's Place (PLCE) are Aggressive Growth Rank Buys and Article
finance.yahoo.com - May 19 at 9:51 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoWilliam Ferriolo Sells 13,488 Shares of Autobytel Inc. (ABTL) Stock
www.americanbankingnews.com - May 17 at 8:10 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoGlenn Evan Fuller Sells 13,907 Shares of Autobytel Inc. (ABTL) Stock
www.americanbankingnews.com - May 16 at 7:53 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoForget Profit: Bet on 5 Stocks with Increasing Cash Flows
finance.yahoo.com - May 16 at 3:17 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoETFs with exposure to Autobytel, Inc. : May 16, 2017
finance.yahoo.com - May 16 at 3:17 PM
finance.yahoo.com logo5 Online Retail Stocks to Buy as Sales Pick Up in April
finance.yahoo.com - May 15 at 3:17 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoAutobytel, Inc. :ABTL-US: Earnings Analysis: Q1, 2017 By the Numbers : May 15, 2017
finance.yahoo.com - May 15 at 3:17 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoAutobytel Inc. (ABTL) Raised to Hold at Zacks Investment Research
www.americanbankingnews.com - May 10 at 11:54 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoAutobytel Inc. (ABTL) Earns Buy Rating from B. Riley
www.americanbankingnews.com - May 10 at 8:56 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoZacks: Brokerages Anticipate Autobytel Inc. (ABTL) Will Post Quarterly Sales of $35.55 Million
www.americanbankingnews.com - May 10 at 12:33 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoAutobytel to Present at Upcoming 2017 Investor Conferences
finance.yahoo.com - May 9 at 8:15 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoZacks: Analysts Anticipate Autobytel Inc. (ABTL) Will Announce Earnings of $0.14 Per Share
www.americanbankingnews.com - May 8 at 11:52 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoB. Riley Reaffirms Buy Rating for Autobytel Inc. (ABTL)
www.americanbankingnews.com - May 6 at 5:08 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoAutobytel Inc. (ABTL) Issues FY17 Earnings Guidance
www.americanbankingnews.com - May 5 at 10:23 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoAutobytel posts 1Q profit
finance.yahoo.com - May 5 at 3:17 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoEdited Transcript of ABTL earnings conference call or presentation 4-May-17 9:00pm GMT
finance.yahoo.com - May 5 at 3:17 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoAutobytel Inc. (ABTL) Releases Quarterly Earnings Results, Beats Estimates By $0.07 EPS
www.americanbankingnews.com - May 5 at 12:00 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoAutobytel Reports Record First Quarter 2017 Results
finance.yahoo.com - May 4 at 8:19 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoSomewhat Favorable News Coverage Very Likely to Impact Autobytel (ABTL) Stock Price
www.americanbankingnews.com - May 4 at 3:48 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoInvestor Network: Autobytel Inc. to Host Earnings Call
finance.yahoo.com - May 4 at 3:18 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoETFs with exposure to Autobytel, Inc. : May 3, 2017
finance.yahoo.com - May 3 at 8:19 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoAutobytel Inc. (ABTL) Set to Announce Earnings on Thursday
www.americanbankingnews.com - May 2 at 9:58 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoAutobytel (ABTL) Receiving Very Positive Press Coverage, Study Finds
www.americanbankingnews.com - May 1 at 9:53 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoAutobytel (ABTL) Earns Daily News Sentiment Score of 0.08
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 26 at 9:18 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoOver 1.5 Million Vehicles Sold in the U.S. Were Purchased by Autobytel Consumers
finance.yahoo.com - April 25 at 3:17 PM
americanbankingnews.com logo$34.51 Million in Sales Expected for Autobytel Inc. (ABTL) This Quarter
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 19 at 1:10 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoAutobytel to Hold First Quarter 2017 Conference Call on Thursday, May 4, 2017 at 5:00 p.m. ET
finance.yahoo.com - April 18 at 3:17 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoAutobytel Highlights Tips to Turn Automotive Website Traffic into Showroom Traffic
finance.yahoo.com - April 18 at 3:17 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoAutobytel (ABTL) Getting Somewhat Critical News Coverage, Study Finds
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 18 at 10:45 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoAutobytel Inc. (ABTL) Expected to Post Earnings of $0.11 Per Share
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 17 at 11:29 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoShort Interest in Autobytel Inc. (ABTL) Declines By 5.9%
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 4 at 3:00 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoB. Riley Reaffirms "Buy" Rating for Autobytel Inc. (ABTL)
www.americanbankingnews.com - March 27 at 7:04 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoAutobytel's (ABTL) Buy Rating Reiterated at B. Riley
www.americanbankingnews.com - March 22 at 1:04 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoAutobytel Inc. (ABTL) Downgraded to Sell at Zacks Investment Research
www.americanbankingnews.com - March 16 at 11:49 PM
capitalcube.com logoAutobytel, Inc. :ABTL-US: Earnings Analysis: Q4, 2016 By the Numbers : March 15, 2017
us.rd.yahoo.com - March 15 at 3:20 PM
biz.yahoo.com logoAUTOBYTEL INC Files SEC form 8-K, Results of Operations and Financial Condition, Financial Statements and Exhibits
biz.yahoo.com - March 14 at 8:17 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoEdited Transcript of ABTL earnings conference call or presentation 9-Mar-17 10:00pm GMT
finance.yahoo.com - March 10 at 3:16 PM
us.rd.yahoo.com logoAutobytel Reports Record Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2016 Results
us.rd.yahoo.com - March 9 at 8:17 PM
biz.yahoo.com logoAUTOBYTEL INC Files SEC form 10-K, Annual Report
us.rd.yahoo.com - March 9 at 8:17 PM
biz.yahoo.com logoQ4 2016 Autobytel Inc Earnings Release - After Market Close
biz.yahoo.com - March 9 at 3:16 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoAutobytel Inc. (ABTL) to Release Quarterly Earnings on Thursday
www.americanbankingnews.com - March 8 at 7:51 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoAutobytel to Hold Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2016 Conference Call on Thursday, March 9, 2017 at 5:00 p.m. ET
finance.yahoo.com - February 23 at 3:17 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoNewton Motor Group Named the 2016 Autobytel Dealer of the Year as Standout Among Thousands of Retailers
finance.yahoo.com - February 14 at 3:20 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoAutobytel Used Car Advertising Receives Top Rating for Dealer Satisfaction by DrivingSales
finance.yahoo.com - January 27 at 8:34 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoAutobytel Receives “Highest Rated” DrivingSales Dealer Satisfaction Award
finance.yahoo.com - January 27 at 3:30 PM

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