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: Advertising & Marketing
  • Sub-Industry: N/A
  • Symbol: NASDAQ:ABTL
  • CUSIP: N/A
  • Web:
  • Market Cap: $96.95 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
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: 23.14
  • Foreward P/E Ratio: 8.15
  • 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
  • EBIDTA: $14.97 million
  • Net Margins: 3.15%
  • Return on Equity: 10.96%
  • Return on Assets: 8.20%
  • Debt-to-Equity Ratio: 0.12%
  • Current Ratio: 3.22%
  • Quick Ratio: 3.22%
  • Average Volume: 168,223 shs.
  • Beta: 0.99
  • Short Ratio: 3.25

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 announced that its Board of Directors has authorized a stock repurchase program on Thursday, September 7th 2017, which allows the company to buyback $3,000,000.00 in outstanding shares, according to EventVestor. This buyback authorization allows the company to purchase up to 34% of its shares through open market purchases. Shares buyback programs are generally an indication that the company's leadership believes its shares are undervalued.

How were Autobytel's earnings last quarter?

Autobytel Inc. (NASDAQ:ABTL) issued its earnings results on Thursday, August, 3rd. The company reported $0.19 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $0.12 by $0.07. The business earned $34.60 million during 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%. Autobytel's revenue for the quarter was down 4.2% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the prior year, the business earned $0.24 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 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 earnings per share (EPS) guidance of $0.78-0.82 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus EPS 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 brokerages have issued 12 month target prices for Autobytel's stock. Their predictions range from $12.00 to $28.00. On average, they expect Autobytel's share 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 number of of retail and institutional 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 bought 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 $7.66.

MarketBeat Community Rating for Autobytel (NASDAQ ABTL)
Community Ranking:  3.3 out of 5 (star star star)
Outperform Votes:  245 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  127 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  372
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 (161.10% upside)

Analysts' Ratings History for Autobytel (NASDAQ:ABTL)
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 9/20/2015 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
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)


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: 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)


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



Autobytel (ABTL) Chart for Wednesday, September, 20, 2017

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