Group 1 Automotive Company Profile (NYSE:GPI)

About Group 1 Automotive (NYSE:GPI)

Group 1 Automotive logoGroup 1 Automotive, Inc. is an operator in the automotive retail industry. The Company, through its dealerships, sells new and used cars and light trucks; arranges related vehicle financing; sells service and insurance contracts; provides automotive maintenance and repair services, and sells vehicle parts. The Company operates through three segments: the U.S., which includes the activities of its corporate office, the United Kingdom and Brazil. The Company owned and operated 224 franchises, representing 32 brands of automobiles, at 171 dealership locations and 47 collision centers.

Industry, Sector and Symbol:
  • Sector: Retail/Wholesale
  • Industry: New Car Dealers
  • Sub-Industry: Automotive Retail
  • Symbol: NYSE:GPI
  • CUSIP: 39890510
  • Web:
  • Market Cap: $1.4 billion
  • Outstanding Shares: 20,110,000
Average Prices:
  • 50 Day Moving Avg: $59.18
  • 200 Day Moving Avg: $64.20
  • 52 Week Range: $51.62 - $83.18
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: 10.66
  • Foreward P/E Ratio: 9.42
  • P/E Growth: -3.50
Sales & Book Value:
  • Annual Revenue: $10.69 billion
  • Price / Sales: 0.13
  • Book Value: $48.31 per share
  • Price / Book: 1.44
  • Annual Dividend: $0.96
  • Dividend Yield: 1.4%
  • EBIDTA: $407.67 million
  • Net Margins: 1.26%
  • Return on Equity: 15.73%
  • Return on Assets: 3.28%
  • Debt-to-Equity Ratio: 1.30%
  • Current Ratio: 1.08%
  • Quick Ratio: 0.23%
  • Average Volume: 244,297 shs.
  • Beta: 1.61
  • Short Ratio: 10.08

Frequently Asked Questions for Group 1 Automotive (NYSE:GPI)

What is Group 1 Automotive's stock symbol?

Group 1 Automotive trades on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the ticker symbol "GPI."

How often does Group 1 Automotive pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Group 1 Automotive?

Group 1 Automotive declared a quarterly dividend on Wednesday, August 16th. Stockholders of record on Friday, September 1st will be paid a dividend of $0.24 per share on Friday, September 15th. This represents a $0.96 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 1.38%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, August 30th. View Group 1 Automotive's Dividend History.

How will Group 1 Automotive's stock buyback program work?

Group 1 Automotive declared that its board has authorized a stock buyback plan on Sunday, June 4th 2017, which allows the company to buyback $75,000,000.00 in shares, according to EventVestor. This buyback authorization allows the company to purchase up to 5.8% of its stock through open market purchases. Stock buyback plans are generally a sign that the company's board believes its shares are undervalued.

How were Group 1 Automotive's earnings last quarter?

Group 1 Automotive, Inc. (NYSE:GPI) announced its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, July, 27th. The company reported $1.87 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $1.99 by $0.12. The business had revenue of $2.67 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $2.70 billion. Group 1 Automotive had a return on equity of 15.73% and a net margin of 1.26%. The business's revenue for the quarter was down 4.0% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm earned $2.16 EPS. View Group 1 Automotive's Earnings History.

When will Group 1 Automotive make its next earnings announcement?

Group 1 Automotive is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Wednesday, October, 18th 2017. View Earnings Estimates for Group 1 Automotive.

Where is Group 1 Automotive's stock going? Where will Group 1 Automotive's stock price be in 2017?

4 brokerages have issued 12 month price targets for Group 1 Automotive's stock. Their predictions range from $66.00 to $72.00. On average, they anticipate Group 1 Automotive's stock price to reach $68.33 in the next year. View Analyst Ratings for Group 1 Automotive.

Who are some of Group 1 Automotive's key competitors?

Who are Group 1 Automotive's key executives?

Group 1 Automotive's management team includes the folowing people:

  • Earl J. Hesterberg Jr., President, Chief Executive Officer, Director
  • John C. Rickel, Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President
  • Daryl A. Kenningham, President - U.S. Operations
  • Frank Grese Jr., Senior Vice President - Human Resources, Training and Operations Support
  • Darryl M. Burman, Vice President, General Counsel
  • Lincoln Pereira, Director and Regional Vice President - Brazil
  • Peter C. DeLongchamps, Vice President - Financial Services and Manufacturer Relations and Public Affairs
  • Stephen D. Quinn, Non-Executive Chairman of the Board
  • John L. Adams, Director
  • Carin Marcy Barth, Director

Who owns Group 1 Automotive stock?

Group 1 Automotive's stock is owned by many different of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional investors include BlackRock Inc. (11.85%), Vanguard Group Inc. (10.91%), Dimensional Fund Advisors LP (8.80%), The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company (8.64%), Northern Trust Corp (3.67%) and LSV Asset Management (3.13%). Company insiders that own Group 1 Automotive stock include Darryl M Burman, Earl J Hesterberg, Frank Grese, J Terry Strange, John C Rickel, Lincoln Pereira and Peter C Delongchamps. View Institutional Ownership Trends for Group 1 Automotive.

Who sold Group 1 Automotive stock? Who is selling Group 1 Automotive stock?

Group 1 Automotive's stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Hodges Capital Management Inc., Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc., BlackRock Inc., Goldman Sachs Group Inc., Cambiar Investors LLC, Alliancebernstein L.P., TIAA CREF Investment Management LLC and OxFORD Asset Management LLP. Company insiders that have sold Group 1 Automotive stock in the last year include Darryl M Burman, J Terry Strange, John C Rickel and Lincoln Pereira. View Insider Buying and Selling for Group 1 Automotive.

Who bought Group 1 Automotive stock? Who is buying Group 1 Automotive stock?

Group 1 Automotive's stock was purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Crescent Grove Advisors LLC, The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company , Northern Trust Corp, Vanguard Group Inc., Elliott Management Corp, American Century Companies Inc., State Street Corp and Ameriprise Financial Inc.. View Insider Buying and Selling for Group 1 Automotive.

How do I buy Group 1 Automotive stock?

Shares of Group 1 Automotive 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 Group 1 Automotive's stock price today?

One share of Group 1 Automotive stock can currently be purchased for approximately $69.62.

MarketBeat Community Rating for Group 1 Automotive (NYSE GPI)
Community Ranking:  1.9 out of 5 (star)
Outperform Votes:  117 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  186 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  303
MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about Group 1 Automotive 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 Group 1 Automotive (NYSE:GPI) (How are Consensus Ratings Calculated?)
Ratings Breakdown: 4 Hold Ratings
Consensus Rating:Hold (Score: 2.00)
Consensus Price Target: $68.33 (1.85% downside)

Analysts' Ratings History for Group 1 Automotive (NYSE:GPI)
DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetImpact on Share PriceDetails
9/7/2017Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The)UpgradeSell -> Neutral$56.00 -> $67.00HighView Rating Details
7/17/2017Wells Fargo & CompanyReiterated RatingMarket Perform$75.00 -> $66.00LowView Rating Details
2/1/2017Susquehanna Bancshares IncInitiated CoverageNeutral$72.00N/AView Rating Details
1/10/2017CL KingDowngradeBuy -> NeutralN/AView Rating Details
8/9/2016Seaport Global SecuritiesInitiated CoverageNeutralN/AView Rating Details
7/20/2016Buckingham ResearchUpgradeNeutral -> BuyN/AView Rating Details
4/13/2016Morgan StanleyLower Price TargetUnderweight$80.00 -> $62.00N/AView Rating Details
3/9/2016Evercore ISIUpgradeSell -> HoldN/AView Rating Details
(Data available from 9/26/2015 forward)


Earnings History for Group 1 Automotive (NYSE:GPI)
Earnings by Quarter for Group 1 Automotive (NYSE:GPI)
Earnings History by Quarter for Group 1 Automotive (NYSE GPI)
DateQuarterConsensus EstimateActual EPSRevenue EstimateActual RevenueRelease LinkConference CallDetails
10/18/2017$1.94N/AView Earnings Details
7/27/2017Q2 2017$1.99$1.87$2.70 billion$2.67 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
4/28/2017Q1 17$1.71$1.53$2.60 billion$2.52 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/2/2017Q416$1.66$1.74$2.68 billion$2.70 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
10/20/2016Q316$2.09$1.96$2.89 billion$2.80 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
7/28/2016Q216$2.10$2.16$2.86 billion$2.10 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
4/27/2016Q116$1.49$1.59$2.61 billion$2.60 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
2/11/2016Q415$1.78$1.51$2.70 billion$2.67 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
10/27/2015Q315$1.88$1.91$2.82 billion$2.80 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
7/23/2015Q215$1.81$1.98$2.71 billion$2.73 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
4/28/2015Q115$1.38$1.47$2.45 billion$2.43 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/5/2015Q414$1.31$1.67$2.47 billion$2.50 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
10/23/2014Q314$1.44$1.57$2.58 billion$2.63 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
7/24/2014Q214$1.63$1.47$2.61 million$2.51 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
4/24/2014Q1 2014$1.06$1.19$2.08 billion$2.26 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/5/2014Q413$1.08$1.08$2.24 billion$2.28 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
10/24/2013Q213$1.46$1.20$2.32 billion$2.30 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
7/25/2013Q2 2013$1.41$1.52$2.24 billion$2.34 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/2/2013Q1 2013$1.03$1.16$1.91 billion$1.96 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/19/2013Q4 2012$1.19$0.99$1.91 billion$1.94 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
10/25/2012$1.31$1.32ViewN/AView Earnings Details
7/26/2012$1.16$1.25ViewN/AView Earnings Details
4/26/2012$0.88$0.97ViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/9/2012$0.88$0.94ViewN/AView Earnings Details
10/25/2011$0.97$1.04ViewN/AView Earnings Details
7/26/2011$0.81$1.06ViewN/AView Earnings Details
4/26/2011$0.62$0.66ViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/10/2011$0.62$0.64ViewN/AView Earnings Details
(Data available from 1/1/2011 forward)


Earnings Estimates for Group 1 Automotive (NYSE:GPI)
2017 EPS Consensus Estimate: $7.50
2018 EPS Consensus Estimate: $7.75
QuarterNumber of EstimatesLow EstimateHigh EstimateAverage Estimate
Q1 20172$1.65$1.74$1.70
Q2 20172$1.90$2.00$1.95
Q3 20172$1.94$2.04$1.99
Q4 20172$1.84$1.88$1.86
Q1 20181$1.62$1.62$1.62
Q2 20181$2.05$2.05$2.05
Q3 20181$2.09$2.09$2.09
Q4 20181$1.99$1.99$1.99
(Data provided by Zacks Investment Research)


Current Dividend Information for Group 1 Automotive (NYSE:GPI)
Most Recent Dividend:9/15/2017
Annual Dividend:$0.96
Dividend Yield:1.38%
Dividend Growth:11.90% (3 Year Average)
Payout Ratio:14.75% (Trailing 12 Months of Earnings)
13.54% (Based on This Year's Estimates)
12.99% (Based on Next Year's Estimates)
Track Record:7 Years of Consecutive Dividend Growth
Dividend Payments by Quarter for Group 1 Automotive (NYSE:GPI)

Dividend History by Quarter for Group 1 Automotive (NYSE GPI)
AnnouncedPeriodAmountYieldEx-Dividend DateRecord DatePayable Date
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)

Insider Trades

Insider Trading and Institutional Ownership History for Group 1 Automotive (NYSE:GPI)
Insider Ownership Percentage: 7.00%
Institutional Ownership Percentage: 97.67%
Insider Trades by Quarter for Group 1 Automotive (NYSE:GPI)
Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Group 1 Automotive (NYSE:GPI)
Insider Trades by Quarter for Group 1 Automotive (NYSE:GPI)
Transaction DateInsider NameTitleBuy/SellNumber of SharesAverage Share PriceTotal TransactionDetails
9/21/2017John C. RickelCFOSell10,000$66.99$669,900.00View SEC Filing  
12/8/2016J Terry StrangeDirectorSell2,500$80.51$201,275.00View SEC Filing  
11/15/2016Darryl M BurmanVPSell3,900$67.90$264,810.00View SEC Filing  
11/15/2016Lincoln PereiraDirectorSell35,000$67.69$2,369,150.00View SEC Filing  
11/11/2016John C. RickelCFOSell5,000$64.31$321,550.00View SEC Filing  
9/6/2016Peter C. DelongchampsVPSell7,500$61.22$459,150.00View SEC Filing  
8/29/2016Darryl M BurmanVPSell2,000$58.90$117,800.00View SEC Filing  
8/18/2016Earl J HesterbergCEOSell10,000$59.97$599,700.00View SEC Filing  
3/15/2016Frank GreseSVPBuy36$58.27$2,097.72View SEC Filing  
9/18/2015J. Brooks O'haraVPSell2,500$89.18$222,950.00View SEC Filing  
8/25/2015Doyle L ArnoldDirectorBuy1,500$87.28$130,920.00View SEC Filing  
6/26/2015J. Brooks O'haraVPSell2,000$92.18$184,360.00View SEC Filing  
6/11/2015Darryl M BurmanVPSell3,000$89.95$269,850.00View SEC Filing  
5/12/2015Doyle L ArnoldDirectorBuy1,000$81.06$81,060.00View SEC Filing  
3/10/2015J. Brooks O'haraVPSell2,000$75.91$151,820.00View SEC Filing  
11/18/2014John L AdamsChairmanSell3,910$86.92$339,857.20View SEC Filing  
11/17/2014J. Brooks O'haraVPSell1,200$86.32$103,584.00View SEC Filing  
11/3/2014Earl J HesterbergCEOSell10,000$84.74$847,400.00View SEC Filing  
10/28/2014Darryl M BurmanVPSell3,000$82.46$247,380.00View SEC Filing  
10/24/2014John C RickelCFOSell16,000$82.99$1,327,840.00View SEC Filing  
9/12/2014Peter C DelongchampsVPSell8,000$75.64$605,120.00View SEC Filing  
9/9/2014Darryl M BurmanVPSell4,000$76.48$305,920.00View SEC Filing  
9/8/2014J. Brooks O'haraVPSell3,527$76.68$270,450.36View SEC Filing  
3/13/2014J. Brooks O'haraVPSell2,713$66.79$181,201.27View SEC Filing  
8/26/2013J. Brooks O'haraVPSell3,148$76.35$240,349.80View SEC Filing  
7/29/2013J. Brooks O'haraVPSell2,392$72.19$172,678.48View SEC Filing  
5/28/2013Darryl M BurmanVPSell3,000$65.22$195,660.00View SEC Filing  
5/8/2013John C RickelCFOSell5,000$65.25$326,250.00View SEC Filing  
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)


Headline Trends for Group 1 Automotive (NYSE:GPI)
Latest Headlines for Group 1 Automotive (NYSE:GPI)
DateHeadline logoGPI Crosses Above Key Moving Average Level - September 22 at 11:00 PM logoGroup 1 Automotive, Inc. : GPI-US: Dividend Analysis : September 01st, 2017 (record date) : By the numbers : September 22, 2017 - September 22 at 5:57 PM logoGroup 1 Automotive, Inc. (GPI) CFO Sells $669,900.00 in Stock - September 22 at 4:34 PM logoGroup 1 Automotive, Inc. (GPI) Given Consensus Recommendation of "Hold" by Brokerages - September 16 at 10:48 AM logoWe have 6 dealerships hit hard by Hurricane Harvey: Group... - September 14 at 7:50 PM logoIs Group 1 Automotive (GPI) a Great Stock for Value Investors? - September 14 at 2:43 AM logo Analysts Expect Group 1 Automotive, Inc. (GPI) Will Announce Quarterly Sales of $2.83 Billion - September 13 at 1:18 AM logoGroup 1 Automotive, Inc. (GPI) Expected to Announce Earnings of $1.92 Per Share - September 12 at 12:26 AM logoGroup 1 Automotive, Inc. (GPI) Upgraded by Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The) to "Neutral" - September 10 at 9:54 AM logoGroup 1 Automotive (GPI) Presents At Goldman Sachs 24th Annual Global Retailing Conference - Slideshow - September 8 at 12:24 AM logoGroup 1 Automotive Reports On Impact Of Hurricane Harvey - September 6 at 1:59 AM logoGroup 1 Automotive estimates Hurricane Harvey damages at $15 million - September 6 at 1:59 AM logoGroup 1 Automotive to Present at Goldman Sachs Conference in New York City - September 6 at 1:59 AM logoAutomakers, dealers are rushing cars to Houston after Harvey - September 2 at 11:16 PM logoAuto Industry Run Over by Harvey: Will it Drive Sales Later? - September 1 at 7:33 PM logoGroup 1 Automotive, Inc. breached its 50 day moving average in a Bullish Manner : GPI-US : September 1, 2017 - September 1 at 7:33 PM logo$2.83 Billion in Sales Expected for Group 1 Automotive, Inc. (GPI) This Quarter - August 26 at 1:24 PM logo$1.92 EPS Expected for Group 1 Automotive, Inc. (GPI) This Quarter - August 24 at 12:30 PM logoGroup 1 Automotive, Inc. (GPI) Receives Average Rating of "Hold" from Analysts - August 22 at 11:00 AM logoGroup 1 Automotive, Inc. (GPI) Downgraded by TheStreet - August 19 at 7:08 AM logoETFs with exposure to Group 1 Automotive, Inc. : August 18, 2017 - August 18 at 7:03 PM logoHuge Houston automotive co. buys Fort Worth dealership - August 18 at 2:43 AM logoGroup 1 Automotive (GPI) Announces Acquisition of Audi Dealership in Fort Worth, TX - August 16 at 7:14 PM logoGroup 1 Automotive Declares Quarterly Cash Dividend - August 16 at 7:14 PM logoGroup 1 Automotive, Inc. (GPI) to Issue $0.24 Quarterly Dividend - August 16 at 11:46 AM logoGroup 1 Automotive acquires Texas Audi dealership - August 15 at 7:49 PM logoGroup 1 Automotive Acquires Audi Dealership in Fort Worth, Texas - August 15 at 7:48 PM logoSee what the IHS Markit Score report has to say about Group 1 Automotive Inc. - August 9 at 7:21 PM logoGroup 1 Automotive Is Still Not Cheap Enough - August 7 at 6:53 PM logoGroup 1 Automotive, Inc. :GPI-US: Earnings Analysis: Q2, 2017 By the Numbers : August 7, 2017 - August 7 at 6:53 PM logoQ3 2018 EPS Estimates for Group 1 Automotive, Inc. (GPI) Lifted by Analyst - August 7 at 8:40 AM logo Analysts Expect Group 1 Automotive, Inc. (NYSE:GPI) Will Post Earnings of $1.93 Per Share - August 6 at 7:10 AM logoGroup 1 Automotive, Inc. (GPI) Lowered to Strong Sell at BidaskClub - August 5 at 7:26 PM logoQ3 2017 EPS Estimates for Group 1 Automotive, Inc. (GPI) Cut by Analyst - August 4 at 7:42 AM logoShares of AutoNation Slip After Q2 Results. What's Next for Investors? - August 2 at 9:11 PM logoFY2017 EPS Estimates for Group 1 Automotive, Inc. Decreased by KeyCorp (NYSE:GPI) - July 31 at 8:31 AM logoCarMax (KMX) versus Group 1 Automotive (GPI) Critical Survey - July 30 at 8:22 PM logoRush Enterprises (RUSHA) versus Group 1 Automotive (NYSE:GPI) Financial Survey - July 30 at 12:20 AM logoGroup 1 Automotive, Inc. (GPI) Announces Quarterly Earnings Results - July 29 at 10:38 PM logoGroup 1 Automotive (GPI) Q2 Earnings Miss on Lower Sales - July 28 at 9:48 PM logoGroup 1 Automotive, Inc. (NYSE:GPI) Given Consensus Rating of "Hold" by Brokerages - July 28 at 10:49 AM logoEdited Transcript of GPI earnings conference call or presentation 27-Jul-17 2:00pm GMT - July 28 at 5:51 AM logoMore on Group 1 Automotive's Q2 - July 28 at 12:51 AM logoGroup 1 Automotive, Inc Q2 Income Drops 16% - July 28 at 12:51 AM logoGroup 1 Automotive Reports Second Quarter 2017 Financial Results - July 27 at 7:47 PM logoInvestor Network: Group 1 Automotive, Inc. to Host Earnings Call - July 27 at 7:47 PM logoGroup 1 Automotive misses Street 2Q forecasts - July 27 at 7:47 PM logoReviewing Rush Enterprises (RUSHA) & Group 1 Automotive (GPI) - July 24 at 9:03 AM logoBear of the Day: Group 1 Automotive (GPI) - July 20 at 5:01 PM logoGroup 1 Automotive, Inc. breached its 50 day moving average in a Bearish Manner : GPI-US : July 19, 2017 - July 19 at 7:49 PM



Group 1 Automotive (GPI) Chart for Tuesday, September, 26, 2017

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