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: $1.39 billion
  • Outstanding Shares: 20,855,000
Average Prices:
  • 50 Day Moving Avg: $68.73
  • 200 Day Moving Avg: $63.68
  • 52 Week Range: $51.62 - $83.18
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: 10.70
  • Foreward P/E Ratio: 9.32
  • P/E Growth: -3.65
Sales & Book Value:
  • Annual Revenue: $10.69 billion
  • Price / Sales: 0.13
  • Book Value: $48.31 per share
  • Price / Book: 1.43
  • Annual Dividend: $0.96
  • Dividend Yield: 1.4%
  • EBITDA: $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: 272,475 shs.
  • Beta: 1.63
  • 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 announced a quarterly dividend on Wednesday, August 16th. Stockholders of record on Friday, September 1st will be given a dividend of $0.24 per share on Friday, September 15th. This represents a $0.96 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 1.39%. 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 share buyback program on Sunday, June 4th 2017, which authorizes the company to repurchase $75,000,000.00 in shares, according to EventVestor. This repurchase authorization authorizes the company to buy up to 5.8% of its stock through open market purchases. Stock repurchase programs are usually an indication that the company's board of directors believes its shares are undervalued.

How were Group 1 Automotive's earnings last quarter?

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

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

7 brokers have issued 1 year price targets for Group 1 Automotive's shares. Their forecasts range from $66.00 to $87.00. On average, they anticipate Group 1 Automotive's share price to reach $73.80 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 institutional and retail investors. Top institutional shareholders include Smith Graham & Co. Investment Advisors LP (0.59%), Nationwide Fund Advisors (0.10%), Eqis Capital Management Inc. (0.02%) and Quantitative Systematic Strategies LLC (0.01%). 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 Smith Graham & Co. Investment Advisors LP and Nationwide Fund Advisors. 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 Eqis Capital Management Inc. and Quantitative Systematic Strategies LLC. 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 $69.03.

MarketBeat Community Rating for Group 1 Automotive (NYSE GPI)
Community Ranking:  1.9 out of 5 (star)
Outperform Votes:  121 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  196 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  317
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: 7 Hold Ratings
Consensus Rating:Hold (Score: 2.00)
Consensus Price Target: $73.80 (6.91% upside)
Consensus Price Target History for Group 1 Automotive (NYSE:GPI)
Price Target History for Group 1 Automotive (NYSE:GPI)
Analysts' Ratings History for Group 1 Automotive (NYSE:GPI)
DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetImpact on Share PriceDetails
10/4/2017StephensReiterated RatingEqual Weight$83.00 -> $87.00N/AView Rating Details
10/4/2017KeyCorpReiterated RatingHoldLowView Rating Details
10/4/2017Berenberg BankInitiated CoverageHold -> Hold$77.00LowView Rating Details
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 10/23/2015 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
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:1.39%
Dividend Growth:11.90% (3 Year Average)
Payout Ratio:14.75% (Trailing 12 Months of Earnings)
13.66% (Based on This Year's Estimates)
12.96% (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: 6.08%
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)


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