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, 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:
  • 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
  • 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
  • EBIDTA: $15.68 million
  • Net Margins: 2.54%
  • Return on Equity: 12.15%
  • Return on Assets: 8.69%
  • Debt-to-Equity Ratio: 0.08%
  • Current Ratio: 2.50%
  • Quick Ratio: 2.50%
  • 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)
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 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
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)


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)


Dividend History for Autobytel (NASDAQ:ABTL)
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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)


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



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