How to buy Group 1 Automotive (GPI) shares in the UK

Learn how to easily invest in Group 1 Automotive shares.

Group 1 Automotive Inc (GPI) is a leading auto and truck dealerships business based in the US. It opened the day at $165.94 after a previous close of $162.87. During the day the price has varied from a low of $165.94 to a high of $174.75. The latest price was $173.81 (25 minute delay). Group 1 Automotive is listed on the NYSE and employs 12,337 staff. All prices are listed in US Dollars.

How to buy shares in Group 1 Automotive

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  2. Open your account. You'll need your ID, bank details and national insurance number.
  3. Confirm your payment details. You'll need to fund your account with a bank transfer, debit card or credit card.
  4. Search the platform for stock code: GPI in this case.
  5. Research Group 1 Automotive shares. The platform should provide the latest information available.
  6. Buy your Group 1 Automotive shares. It's that simple.
The whole process can take as little as 15 minutes.

How has coronavirus impacted Group 1 Automotive's share price?

Since the stock market crash that started in February 2020, Group 1 Automotive's share price has had significant positive movement.

Its last market close was $183.58, which is 42.18% up on its pre-crash value of $106.15 and 599.22% up on the lowest point reached during the March 2020 crash when the shares fell as low as $26.255.

If you had bought $1,000 worth of Group 1 Automotive shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth $394.97 at the bottom of the March crash, and if you held on to them, then as of the last market close they'd be worth $1,804.59.

Group 1 Automotive share price (NYSE:GPI)

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Group 1 Automotive shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-07-09.
Open$165.94
High$174.75
Low$165.94
Close$173.81
Previous close$162.87
Change$10.94
Change %6.717%
Volume295,616
Information last updated 2022-01-11.
52-week range$129.2691 - $212.23
50-day moving average$196.281
200-day moving average$175.0328
Wall St. target price$265.83
PE ratio6.3108
Dividend yield$1.33 (0.72%)
Earnings per share (TTM)$30.652
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Is it a good time to buy Group 1 Automotive stock?

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Is Group 1 Automotive under- or over-valued?

Valuing a stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge value.

P/E ratio

Group 1 Automotive's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 6x. In other words, Group 1 Automotive shares trade at around 6x 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.

PEG ratio

Group 1 Automotive's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 0.6132. A PEG ratio below 1 can be interpreted as meaning the shares are not overvalued given the current rate of growth.

The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into Group 1 Automotive's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

EBITDA

Group 1 Automotive's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $908.7 million (£0.0 million).

The EBITDA is a measure of a Group 1 Automotive's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

Financials

Revenue TTM $13.2 billion
Operating margin TTM 6.3%
Gross profit TTM $1.8 billion
Return on assets TTM 10.67%
Return on equity TTM 34.51%
Profit margin 4.28%
Book value $109.759
Market capitalisation $3.5 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Group 1 Automotive share dividends

0.7%

Dividend yield: 0.72% of stock value

0.7%

Forward annual dividend yield: 0.72% of stock value

4.3%

Dividend payout ratio: 4.27% of net profits

Group 1 Automotive has recently paid out dividends equivalent to 0.72% of its share value annually.

Group 1 Automotive has paid out, on average, around 4.27% of recent net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 0.72% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), shareholders could enjoy a 0.72% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Group 1 Automotive's case, that would currently equate to about $1.33 per share.

While Group 1 Automotive's payout ratio might seem low, this can signify that the company is investing more in its future growth.

Group 1 Automotive's most recent dividend payout was on 14 December 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 29 November 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

Share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Group 1 Automotive's shares have ranged in value from as little as $129.2691 up to $212.23. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

GPI.US volatility(beta: 1.7)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while Group 1 Automotive's is 1.6984. This would suggest that Group 1 Automotive's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

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