Asbury Automotive Group Company Profile (NYSE:ABG)

About Asbury Automotive Group (NYSE:ABG)

Asbury Automotive Group logoAsbury Automotive Group, Inc. is an automotive retailer in the United States. As of December 31, 2016, the Company owned and operated 93 new vehicle franchises, representing 28 brands of automobiles at 77 dealership locations, and 23 collision centers in the United States. In addition, as of December 31, 2016, it owned and operated two standalone used vehicle stores in Florida. Its stores offer automotive products and services, including new and used vehicles; parts and service, including vehicle repair and maintenance services, replacement parts, and collision repair services; and finance and insurance products, including arranging vehicle financing through third parties and aftermarket products, such as extended service contracts, guaranteed asset protection (GAP) insurance, prepaid maintenance, and credit life and disability insurance. Its new vehicle revenues include new vehicle sales and lease transactions arranged by dealerships with third-party financial institutions.

Industry, Sector and Symbol:
  • Sector: Retail/Wholesale
  • Industry: Auto Vehicles, Parts & Service Retailers - NEC
  • Sub-Industry: Automotive Retail
  • Symbol: NYSE:ABG
  • CUSIP: 04343610
  • Web:
  • Market Cap: $1.14 billion
  • Outstanding Shares: 21,052,000
Average Prices:
  • 50 Day Moving Avg: $56.83
  • 200 Day Moving Avg: $61.39
  • 52 Week Range: $47.50 - $71.00
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: 6.92
  • Foreward P/E Ratio: 8.01
  • P/E Growth: 0.65
Sales & Book Value:
  • Annual Revenue: $6.53 billion
  • Price / Sales: 0.17
  • Book Value: $14.10 per share
  • Price / Book: 3.84
  • EBIDTA: $329.4 million
  • Net Margins: 2.61%
  • Return on Equity: 52.23%
  • Return on Assets: 5.83%
  • Debt-to-Equity Ratio: 3.05%
  • Current Ratio: 1.17%
  • Quick Ratio: 0.33%
  • Average Volume: 251,462 shs.
  • Beta: 1.33
  • Short Ratio: 8.72

Frequently Asked Questions for Asbury Automotive Group (NYSE:ABG)

What is Asbury Automotive Group's stock symbol?

Asbury Automotive Group trades on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the ticker symbol "ABG."

How were Asbury Automotive Group's earnings last quarter?

Asbury Automotive Group Inc (NYSE:ABG) announced its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, April, 27th. The company reported $1.58 EPS for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $1.49 by $0.09. The business had revenue of $1.55 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $1.57 billion. Asbury Automotive Group had a return on equity of 52.23% and a net margin of 2.61%. Asbury Automotive Group's quarterly revenue was up .1% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm earned $1.36 EPS. View Asbury Automotive Group's Earnings History.

When will Asbury Automotive Group make its next earnings announcement?

Asbury Automotive Group is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Monday, July, 24th 2017. View Earnings Estimates for Asbury Automotive Group.

Where is Asbury Automotive Group's stock going? Where will Asbury Automotive Group's stock price be in 2017?

4 brokers have issued twelve-month target prices for Asbury Automotive Group's stock. Their forecasts range from $53.00 to $73.00. On average, they anticipate Asbury Automotive Group's stock price to reach $62.00 in the next year. View Analyst Ratings for Asbury Automotive Group.

What are analysts saying about Asbury Automotive Group stock?

Here are some recent quotes from research analysts about Asbury Automotive Group stock:

  • 1. According to Zacks Investment Research, "Asbury Automotive Group is one of the largest automotive retailers in the United States. They sell, finance and service a diverse range of foreign and domestic automobile brands. " (2/9/2017)
  • 2. Jefferies Group LLC analysts commented, "Q4 adj. EPS of $1.56 beat our est. of $1.42 and consensus of $1.43 as lower SG&A to gross (69.3% vs. our 71.2% est) benefited from better-than-expected cost control and lower rent expense. Strong top-line trends saw new and used retail comps of 3% & 7% beat our est. of -3% & flat, respectively, with P&S comp of 8% in line with our est. while retail gross margin trends remained challenged by slowing demand." (2/7/2017)

Who are some of Asbury Automotive Group's key competitors?

Who are Asbury Automotive Group's key executives?

Asbury Automotive Group's management team includes the folowing people:

  • Craig T. Monaghan, President, Chief Executive Officer, Director
  • William Frederick Stax, Chief Accounting Officer, Corporate Controller
  • David W. Hult, Chief Operating Officer and Executive Vice President
  • George A. Villasana, Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary
  • George C. Karolis, Senior Vice President - Corporate Development and Real Estate
  • Thomas C. DeLoach Jr., Non-Executive Independent Chairman of the Board
  • Joel Alsfine, Independent Director
  • Dennis E. Clements, Independent Director
  • Juanita T. James, Independent Director
  • Eugene S. Katz, Independent Director

Who owns Asbury Automotive Group stock?

Asbury Automotive Group's stock is owned by a variety of of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional shareholders include BlackRock Inc. (0.00%), MSD Capital L P (9.50%), Vanguard Group Inc. (0.00%), Neuberger Berman Group LLC (0.00%), Burgundy Asset Management Ltd. (0.00%) and Dimensional Fund Advisors LP (0.00%). Company insiders that own Asbury Automotive Group stock include Craig T Monaghan, David W Hult, Dennis E Clements, Eugene S Katz, George A Villasana, George Karolis, Juanita T James, Keith Style, Msd Capital L P, Thomas C Deloach Jr and William Frederick Stax. View Institutional Ownership Trends for Asbury Automotive Group.

Who sold Asbury Automotive Group stock? Who is selling Asbury Automotive Group stock?

Asbury Automotive Group's stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Morgan Stanley, Citadel Advisors LLC, Burgundy Asset Management Ltd., Elliott Management Corp, TimesSquare Capital Management LLC, Bank of New York Mellon Corp, Steel Canyon Capital LLC and Gotham Asset Management LLC. Company insiders that have sold Asbury Automotive Group stock in the last year include Craig T Monaghan, David W Hult, George A Villasana, George Karolis, Keith Style, Thomas C Deloach Jr and William Frederick Stax. View Insider Buying and Selling for Asbury Automotive Group.

Who bought Asbury Automotive Group stock? Who is buying Asbury Automotive Group stock?

Asbury Automotive Group's stock was bought by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including BlackRock Inc., FMR LLC, Neuberger Berman Group LLC, Prudential Financial Inc., River Road Asset Management LLC, Bank of America Corp DE, Point72 Asset Management L.P. and Goldman Sachs Group Inc.. View Insider Buying and Selling for Asbury Automotive Group.

How do I buy Asbury Automotive Group stock?

Shares of Asbury Automotive Group 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 Asbury Automotive Group's stock price today?

One share of Asbury Automotive Group stock can currently be purchased for approximately $54.15.

MarketBeat Community Rating for Asbury Automotive Group (NYSE ABG)
Community Ranking:  1.6 out of 5 ()
Outperform Votes:  83 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  169 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  252
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Analyst Ratings

Consensus Ratings for Asbury Automotive Group (NYSE:ABG) (How are Consensus Ratings Calculated?)
Ratings Breakdown: 1 Sell Rating, 3 Hold Ratings
Consensus Rating:Hold (Score: 1.75)
Consensus Price Target: $62.00 (14.50% upside)

Analysts' Ratings History for Asbury Automotive Group (NYSE:ABG)
DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetImpact on Share PriceDetails
6/22/2017Deutsche Bank AGReiterated RatingHold$68.00 -> $60.00LowView Rating Details
6/9/2017Morgan StanleyLower Price TargetUnderweight$56.00 -> $53.00LowView Rating Details
6/2/2017Jefferies Group LLCReiterated RatingHold -> NeutralLowView Rating Details
9/13/2016Wolfe ResearchInitiated CoverageMarket PerformN/AView Rating Details
2/23/2016Buckingham ResearchUpgradeNeutral -> BuyN/AView Rating Details
2/8/2016BB&T CorporationReiterated RatingNot Applicable -> HoldN/AView Rating Details
2/6/2016Bank of America CorporationReiterated RatingBuy$104.00 -> $93.00N/AView Rating Details
1/12/2016Craig HallumDowngradeBuy -> HoldN/AView Rating Details
9/9/2015Evercore ISIInitiated CoverageBuyN/AView Rating Details
8/28/2015KeyCorpReiterated RatingBuy$100.00N/AView Rating Details
(Data available from 6/27/2015 forward)


Earnings History for Asbury Automotive Group (NYSE:ABG)
Earnings by Quarter for Asbury Automotive Group (NYSE:ABG)
Earnings History by Quarter for Asbury Automotive Group (NYSE ABG)
DateQuarterConsensus EstimateActual EPSRevenue EstimateActual RevenueRelease LinkConference CallDetails
4/27/2017Q1 2017$1.49$1.58$1.57 billion$1.55 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/7/2017Q416$1.43$1.56$1.63 billion$1.70 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
10/25/2016Q316$1.61$1.52$1.69 billion$1.68 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
7/26/2016Q216$1.65$1.65$1.72 billion$1.63 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
4/26/2016Q116$1.33$1.36$1.63 billion$1.60 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
2/4/2016Q415$1.36$1.31$1.65 billion$1.60 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
10/21/2015Q315$1.42$1.43$1.66 billion$1.72 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
7/21/2015Q215$1.43$1.52$1.66 billion$1.70 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
4/21/2015Q115$1.18$1.30$1.49 billion$1.50 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
2/4/2015Q414$1.01$1.07$1.48 billion$1.50 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
10/21/2014Q314$1.08$1.08$1.51 billion$1.51 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
7/22/2014Q214$1.10$1.19$1.46 billion$1.51 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
4/23/2014Q114$0.86$1.03$1.31 billion$1.40 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
2/4/2014Q413$0.83$0.88$1.33 billion$1.40 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
10/22/2013Q313$0.87$0.91$1.33 billion$1.40 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
7/23/2013Q2 2013$0.81$0.98$1.29 billion$1.35 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
4/24/2013Q1 2013$0.67$0.77$1.19 billion$1.20 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
2/19/2013Q4 2012$0.65$0.73$1.18 billion$1.22 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
10/23/2012$0.64$0.72ViewN/AView Earnings Details
7/24/2012$0.64$0.69ViewN/AView Earnings Details
4/26/2012$0.47$0.57ViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/14/2012$0.43$0.54ViewN/AView Earnings Details
10/26/2011$0.44$0.44ViewN/AView Earnings Details
7/26/2011$0.44$0.51ViewN/AView Earnings Details
4/27/2011$0.35$0.35ViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/22/2011$0.35$0.37ViewN/AView Earnings Details
(Data available from 1/1/2011 forward)


Earnings Estimates for Asbury Automotive Group (NYSE:ABG)
2017 EPS Consensus Estimate: $6.35
2018 EPS Consensus Estimate: $6.83
QuarterNumber of EstimatesLow EstimateHigh EstimateAverage Estimate
Q1 20173$1.44$1.54$1.49
Q2 20173$1.62$1.68$1.64
Q3 20173$1.63$1.67$1.65
Q4 20173$1.43$1.64$1.57
Q1 20181$1.57$1.57$1.57
Q2 20181$1.80$1.80$1.80
Q3 20181$1.73$1.73$1.73
Q4 20181$1.73$1.73$1.73
(Data provided by Zacks Investment Research)


Dividend History for Asbury Automotive Group (NYSE:ABG)
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Insider Trades

Insider Trading and Institutional Ownership History for Asbury Automotive Group (NYSE:ABG)
Insider Ownership Percentage: 11.90%
Institutional Ownership Percentage: 99.89%
Insider Trades by Quarter for Asbury Automotive Group (NYSE:ABG)
Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Asbury Automotive Group (NYSE:ABG)
Insider Trades by Quarter for Asbury Automotive Group (NYSE:ABG)
Transaction DateInsider NameTitleBuy/SellNumber of SharesAverage Share PriceTotal TransactionDetails
6/13/2017David W HultCOOSell12,500$57.34$716,750.00View SEC Filing  
5/30/2017George KarolisSVPSell2,743$55.98$153,553.14View SEC Filing  
5/8/2017Thomas C Deloach JrDirectorSell1,676$59.20$99,219.20View SEC Filing  
2/21/2017George KarolisSVPSell2,773$69.01$191,364.73View SEC Filing  
2/16/2017Keith StyleCFOSell10,000$66.50$665,000.00View SEC Filing  
2/9/2017George A VillasanaSVPSell13,004$65.11$846,690.44View SEC Filing  
12/15/2016Craig T MonaghanCEOSell24,000$62.09$1,490,160.00View SEC Filing  
8/2/2016Craig T MonaghanCEOSell27,000$57.92$1,563,840.00View SEC Filing  
7/29/2016George A VillasanaSVPSell10,000$60.36$603,600.00View SEC Filing  
7/29/2016Keith StyleCFOSell5,000$61.11$305,550.00View SEC Filing  
7/29/2016William Frederick StaxInsiderSell500$60.88$30,440.00View SEC Filing  
5/20/2016Dennis E ClementsDirectorSell2,034$53.31$108,432.54View SEC Filing  
5/3/2016Msd Capital L PDirectorBuy100$58.12$5,812.00View SEC Filing  
4/29/2016George KarolisSVPSell1,717$60.47$103,826.99View SEC Filing  
3/14/2016Eugene S KatzDirectorSell1,000$60.57$60,570.00View SEC Filing  
2/10/2016Juanita T JamesDirectorSell2,000$48.41$96,820.00View SEC Filing  
5/19/2015Eugene S KatzDirectorSell1,500$87.03$130,545.00View SEC Filing  
5/13/2015Dennis E ClementsDirectorSell10,000$85.00$850,000.00View SEC Filing  
4/22/2015Juanita T JamesDirectorSell3,152$86.72$273,341.44View SEC Filing  
8/21/2014Craig T MonaghanCEOSell12,887$69.03$889,589.61View SEC Filing  
8/20/2014Craig T MonaghanCEOSell7,500$69.30$519,750.00View SEC Filing  
8/19/2014Craig T MonaghanCEOSell15,000$69.64$1,044,600.00View SEC Filing  
8/18/2014Craig T MonaghanCEOSell7,500$69.61$522,075.00View SEC Filing  
5/19/2014Joseph Parham, Jr.VPSell8,133$63.17$513,761.61View SEC Filing  
5/13/2014Michael KearneyCOOSell10,000$64.54$645,400.00View SEC Filing  
4/30/2014Craig MonaghanCEOSell60,000$60.27$3,616,200.00View SEC Filing  
4/25/2014Eugene KatzDirectorSell1,000$58.87$58,870.00View SEC Filing  
4/25/2014Michael KearneyCOOSell20,000$59.69$1,193,800.00View SEC Filing  
3/24/2014Joseph Parham, Jr.VPSell10,000$55.08$550,800.00View SEC Filing  
3/12/2014Michael SawickiCAOSell1,300$53.07$68,991.00View SEC Filing  
3/10/2014Scott KrenzSVPSell2,613$54.55$142,539.15View SEC Filing  
2/20/2014Scott KrenzSVPSell9,383$49.06$460,329.98View SEC Filing  
2/18/2014Juanita JamesDirectorSell1,000$49.04$49,040.00View SEC Filing  
2/7/2014Janet ClarkeDirectorSell4,000$50.20$200,800.00View SEC Filing  
12/13/2013Craig MonaghanCEOSell16,668$51.88$864,735.84View SEC Filing  
12/12/2013Philip MaritzDirectorBuy3,300$52.15$172,095.00View SEC Filing  
10/31/2013Vernon E Jordan JrDirectorSell20,918$47.73$998,416.14View SEC Filing  
9/9/2013Dennis E ClementsDirectorSell2,500$52.92$132,300.00View SEC Filing  
8/15/2013Craig MonaghanCEOSell7,500$50.08$375,600.00View SEC Filing  
8/15/2013Juanita JamesDirectorSell2,000$50.27$100,540.00View SEC Filing  
8/8/2013Msd Capital Pmajor shareholderSell50,000$51.91$2,595,500.00View SEC Filing  
7/30/2013Craig T MonaghanCEOSell11,000$47.74$525,140.00View SEC Filing  
7/25/2013Craig T MonaghanCEOSell33,672$46.80$1,575,849.60View SEC Filing  
7/25/2013Michael KearneyCOOSell20,000$46.84$936,800.00View SEC Filing  
7/11/2013Joseph G Parham JrVPSell1,571$44.68$70,192.28View SEC Filing  
7/9/2013Joseph G Parham JrVPSell1,429$43.30$61,875.70View SEC Filing  
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)


Headline Trends for Asbury Automotive Group (NYSE:ABG)
Latest Headlines for Asbury Automotive Group (NYSE:ABG)
DateHeadline logoAsbury Automotive Group Inc (ABG) Cut to Sell at BidaskClub - June 24 at 9:38 PM logoZacks: Analysts Expect Asbury Automotive Group Inc (ABG) Will Announce Quarterly Sales of $1.66 Billion - June 24 at 7:56 AM logoAsbury Automotive Group's (ABG) "Hold" Rating Reaffirmed at Deutsche Bank AG - June 22 at 11:04 PM logoAsbury Automotive Group Inc (ABG) Expected to Post Earnings of $1.67 Per Share - June 22 at 10:24 PM logoHead-To-Head Analysis: Asbury Automotive Group (ABG) and Monro Muffler Brake (MNRO) - June 22 at 12:26 PM logoAsbury Automotive Group Inc (ABG) Raised to "Hold" at BidaskClub - June 17 at 7:52 PM logoInsider Selling: Asbury Automotive Group Inc (ABG) COO Sells 12,500 Shares of Stock - June 14 at 7:22 PM logoAsbury Automotive Group, Inc. (ABG) Earns Underweight Rating from Morgan Stanley - June 9 at 8:20 PM logoAsbury Automotive Group (ABG) PT Lowered to $53 at Morgan Stanley - June 8 at 3:18 PM logoAsbury Automotive (ABG) Presents At Stephens 2017 Spring Investment Conference - Slideshow - June 8 at 3:18 PM logoAsbury Automotive Group's (ABG) Neutral Rating Reiterated at Jefferies Group LLC - June 2 at 5:02 PM logoAsbury Automotive Group, Inc. (ABG) Given Consensus Rating of "Hold" by Brokerages - June 2 at 4:36 PM logoInsider Selling: Asbury Automotive Group, Inc. (ABG) SVP Sells 2,743 Shares of Stock - May 31 at 8:02 PM logo$1.66 Billion in Sales Expected for Asbury Automotive Group, Inc. (ABG) This Quarter - May 31 at 11:54 AM logoAsbury Automotive Group, Inc. (ABG) Expected to Announce Earnings of $1.67 Per Share - May 29 at 6:31 PM logoDow down 200 plus: Which Atlanta stocks are getting clobbered? - May 17 at 3:16 PM logoInsider Selling: Asbury Automotive Group, Inc. (ABG) Director Sells 1,676 Shares of Stock - May 9 at 8:04 PM logoZacks: Brokerages Anticipate Asbury Automotive Group, Inc. (ABG) Will Post Quarterly Sales of $1.66 Billion - May 6 at 10:08 AM logoAsbury Automotive Group (ABG) Confirms Sean D. Goodman as New SVP & CFO - May 5 at 8:17 PM logoAsbury Automotive Group, Inc. Announces Appointment of Sean D. Goodman as Chief Financial Officer - May 5 at 8:17 PM logoETFs with exposure to Asbury Automotive Group, Inc. : May 4, 2017 - May 4 at 8:17 PM logo$1.67 Earnings Per Share Expected for Asbury Automotive Group, Inc. (ABG) This Quarter - May 4 at 9:37 AM logoABG Crosses Below Key Moving Average Level - May 3 at 8:19 PM logoAsbury Automotive Group, Inc. :ABG-US: Earnings Analysis: Q1, 2017 By the Numbers : May 3, 2017 - May 3 at 3:16 PM logoAsbury Automotive Group, Inc. – Value Analysis (NYSE:ABG) : May 2, 2017 - May 3 at 6:03 AM logoBrokers Offer Predictions for Asbury Automotive Group, Inc.'s Q2 2017 Earnings (ABG) - May 2 at 9:12 AM logoAsbury Automotive Group (ABG) Getting Favorable Media Coverage, Study Finds - May 2 at 7:48 AM logoAsbury Automotive Group, Inc. breached its 50 day moving average in a Bearish Manner : ABG-US : May 1, 2017 - May 1 at 11:57 AM logoKeyCorp Weighs in on Asbury Automotive Group, Inc.'s Q2 2017 Earnings (ABG) - May 1 at 8:40 AM logoBRIEF-Asbury Automotive Q1 EPS from continuing operations of $1.61/shr - April 29 at 3:16 PM logoVery Favorable Media Coverage Extremely Likely to Impact Asbury Automotive Group (ABG) Stock Price - April 29 at 8:42 AM logoEdited Transcript of ABG earnings conference call or presentation 27-Apr-17 2:00pm GMT - April 28 at 1:40 AM logoMore on Asbury Automotive Group's Q1 - April 27 at 8:40 PM logoAsbury Automotive Group, Inc. (ABG) Releases Earnings Results, Beats Estimates By $0.10 EPS - April 27 at 5:00 PM logoAsbury Automotive Group Announces First Quarter 2017 Financial Results - April 27 at 3:33 PM logoAsbury Automotive tops 1Q profit forecasts - April 27 at 7:04 AM logoAsbury Automotive Group (ABG) Earns Media Sentiment Score of 0.56 - April 26 at 9:14 AM logoAsbury Automotive Group (ABG) Getting Somewhat Positive News Coverage, Report Finds - April 21 at 8:15 AM logoAsbury Automotive Group (ABG) Given Daily Media Impact Score of 0.50 - April 17 at 10:02 AM logo$1.56 Billion in Sales Expected for Asbury Automotive Group, Inc. (ABG) This Quarter - April 15 at 10:18 AM logoAsbury Automotive Group (ABG) Receiving Somewhat Positive News Coverage, Analysis Finds - April 14 at 1:48 PM logo$1.49 Earnings Per Share Expected for Asbury Automotive Group, Inc. (ABG) This Quarter - April 13 at 9:55 AM logoAsbury Automotive Group, Inc. (ABG) Short Interest Update - April 4 at 12:23 PM logoAsbury Automotive Group Schedules Release of First Quarter 2017 Financial Results - March 29 at 8:22 PM logo10 Georgia CEOs who got big pay raises last year (SLIDESHOW) - March 28 at 8:17 PM logoIs Asbury Automotive a Suitable Stock for Value Investors? - March 10 at 3:15 PM logoNalley Infiniti Celebrates the Grand Opening of Brand-New, State-Of-The-Art Facility - March 1 at 8:16 PM logoASBURY AUTOMOTIVE GROUP INC Financials - March 1 at 3:15 PM logoASBURY AUTOMOTIVE GROUP INC Files SEC form 10-K, Annual Report - February 23 at 8:18 PM logoASBURY AUTOMOTIVE GROUP INC Files SEC form 8-K, Results of Operations and Financial Condition - February 9 at 1:35 AM



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