Asbury Automotive Group, Inc (ABG) is a leading auto & truck dealerships business based in the US. Asbury Automotive Group is listed on the NYSE and employs 8,500 staff. All prices are listed in US Dollars.
|52-week range||$39.36 - $172.32|
|50-day moving average||$150.0694|
|200-day moving average||$118.1285|
|Wall St. target price||$153.86|
|Dividend yield||N/A (0%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||$10.81|
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Valuing Asbury Automotive Group stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Asbury Automotive Group's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
Asbury Automotive Group's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 15x. In other words, Asbury Automotive Group shares trade at around 15x recent earnings.
That's relatively low compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The low P/E ratio could mean that investors are pessimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're under-valued.
Asbury Automotive Group's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 0.4556. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.
The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into Asbury Automotive Group's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.
Asbury Automotive Group's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $395.4 million.
The EBITDA is a measure of a Asbury Automotive Group's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
|Revenue TTM||$6.8 billion|
|Operating margin TTM||5.26%|
|Gross profit TTM||$1.2 billion|
|Return on assets TTM||7.03%|
|Return on equity TTM||29.59%|
|Market capitalisation||$3.1 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
There are currently 2.2 million Asbury Automotive Group shares held short by investors – that's known as Asbury Automotive Group's "short interest". This figure is 9.5% down from 2.4 million last month.
There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Asbury Automotive Group shares can be evaluated.
Asbury Automotive Group's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Asbury Automotive Group shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Asbury Automotive Group shares traded daily (recently around 228755.86061246). Asbury Automotive Group's SIR currently stands at 9.47. In other words for every 100,000 Asbury Automotive Group shares traded daily on the market, roughly 9470 shares are currently held short.
However Asbury Automotive Group's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Asbury Automotive Group shares, or, against the total number of tradable Asbury Automotive Group shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Asbury Automotive Group's short interest could be expressed as 0.11% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Asbury Automotive Group shares in existence, roughly 110 shares are currently held short) or 0.1584% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Asbury Automotive Group shares, roughly 158 shares are currently held short).
A SIR below 10% would generally be considered to indicate a fairly optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against Asbury Automotive Group.
Find out more about how you can short Asbury Automotive Group stock.
We're not expecting Asbury Automotive Group to pay a dividend over the next 12 months. However, you can browse other dividend-paying shares in our guide.
Asbury Automotive Group's shares were split on a 1:2 basis on 16 June 2009. So if you had owned 2 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 1 share. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Asbury Automotive Group shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 100% higher share price could have impacted the market appetite for Asbury Automotive Group shares which in turn could have impacted Asbury Automotive Group's share price.
Over the last 12 months, Asbury Automotive Group's shares have ranged in value from as little as $39.36 up to $172.32. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".
Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while Asbury Automotive Group's is 1.7516. This would suggest that Asbury Automotive Group's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).
Asbury Automotive Group, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, operates as an automotive retailer in the United States. It offers a range of automotive products and services, including new and used vehicles; and vehicle repair and maintenance services, replacement parts, and collision repair services. The company also provides finance and insurance products, including arranging vehicle financing through third parties; and aftermarket products, such as extended service contracts, guaranteed asset protection debt cancellation, prepaid maintenance, and credit life and disability insurance. As of December 31, 2019, the company owned and operated 107 new vehicle franchises representing 31 brands of automobiles at 88 dealership locations; and 25 collision centers in the United States. Asbury Automotive Group, Inc. was founded in 1996 and is headquartered in Duluth, Georgia.
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