AN:NYE-AutoNation, Inc (USD)

COMMON STOCK | Auto & Truck Dealerships | NYE

Last Closing Price

USD 90.69

Change

-3.60 (-3.82)%

Market Cap

USD 7.59B

Volume

0.82M

Average Target Price

USD 79.13 (-12.75%)
Average Analyst Rating

Verdict

Fundamental Analysis

Verdict

About

AutoNation, Inc., through its subsidiaries, operates as an automotive retailer in the United States. The company operates through three segments: Domestic, Import, and Premium Luxury. It offers a range of automotive products and services, including new and used vehicles; and parts and services, such as automotive repair and maintenance, and wholesale parts and collision services. The company also provides automotive finance and insurance products comprising vehicle services and other protection products, as well as arranges finance for vehicle purchases through third-party finance sources. As of December 31, 2020, it owned and operated 315 new vehicle franchises from 230 stores located primarily in metropolitan markets in the Sunbelt region. The company also owned and operated 74 AutoNation-branded collision centers, 5 AutoNation USA used vehicle stores, 4 AutoNation-branded automotive auction operations, and 3 parts distribution centers. AutoNation, Inc. was founded in 1991 and is headquartered in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

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ETFs Containing AN

Symbol Name Weight Mer Price(Change) Market Cap
PXMV Invesco S&P MidCap Value .. 0.00 % 0.39 %

N/A

USD0.05B
RFV Invesco S&P MidCap 400 Pu.. 0.00 % 0.35 %

-3.13 (-3.28%)

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RWK Invesco S&P MidCap 400 Re.. 0.00 % 0.39 %

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PVAL Principal Contrarian Valu.. 0.00 % 0.29 %

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Market Performance

  Market Performance vs.
Industry/Classification (Auto & Truck Dealerships)
Market Performance vs. Exchange
  Value Sector Median Percentile Rank Grade Market Median Percentile Rank Grade
YTD  
Capital Gain 29.95% 90% A- 83% B
Dividend Return N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Total Return 29.95% 90% A- 82% B-
Trailing 12 Months  
Capital Gain 130.59% 80% B- 92% A-
Dividend Return N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Total Return 130.59% 80% B- 92% A-
Trailing 5 Years  
Capital Gain 88.62% 22% F 74% C
Dividend Return N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Total Return 88.62% 22% F 70% C-
Average Annual (5 Year Horizon)  
Capital Gain 17.58% 40% F 81% B-
Dividend Return N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Total Return 17.58% 40% F 78% C+
Risk Return Profile  
Volatility (Standard Deviation) 51.80% 80% B- 16% F
Risk Adjusted Return 33.95% 30% F 45% F
Market Capitalization 7.59B 80% B- 78% C+
Letter Grade Percentage Letter Grade Percentage Letter Grade Percentage
A+ 97%-100% A 93%-96% A- 90%-92%
B+ 87%-89% B 83%-86% B- 80%-82%
C+ 77%-79% C 73%-76% C- 70%-72%
D+ 67%-69% D 63%-66% D- 60%-62%
F 0%-59%

Key Financial Ratios

  Ratio vs. Industry/Classification
(Auto & Truck Dealerships)
Ratio vs. Market
  Value Sector Median Percentile Rank Grade Market Median Percentile Rank Grade
Market Value  
Price / Earning Ratio 9.64 60% D- 79% C+
Price/Book Ratio 2.35 70% C- 45% F
Price / Cash Flow Ratio 6.28 60% D- 61% D-
EV/EBITDA 6.26 100% A+ 83% B
Management Effectiveness  
Return on Equity 28.26% 90% A- 90% A-
Return on Invested Capital 9.10% 60% D- 73% C
Return on Assets 7.22% 70% C- 88% B+
Debt to Equity Ratio 55.40% 80% B- 59% F
Technical Ratios  
Short Ratio 3.45 80% B- 32% F
Short Percent 4.83% 60% D- 40% F
Beta 1.65 80% B- 20% F
Letter Grade Percentage Letter Grade Percentage Letter Grade Percentage
A+ 97%-100% A 93%-96% A- 90%-92%
B+ 97%-89% B 83%-86% B- 80%-82%
C+ 77%-79% C 73%-76% C- 70%-72%
D+ 67%-69% D 63%-66% D- 60%-62%
F 0%-59%

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Analyst Rating

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Fundamental Analysis Breakdown

This is a composite scorecard based on the application of evaluation criteria deemed most important by analysts. This is not a buy or sell recommendation.

What to like:
High market capitalization

This is one of the largest entities in its sector and is among the top quartile. Such companies tend to be more stable.

Low volatility

The stock’s annual returns have been stable and consistent compared to its sector peers(for a hold period of at least 12 months) and is in the top quartile. Although stability is good, also keep in mind it can limit returns.

Superior return on equity

The company management has delivered better return on equity in the most recent 4 quarters then its peers, placing it in the top quartile.

Low debt

The company is less leveraged than its peers ,, and is among the top quartile, which makes it more flexible. However, do check the news and look at its sector. Sometimes this is low because the company is not growing and has no growth potential.

Positive cash flow

The company had positive total cash flow in the most recent four quarters.

Positive free cash flow

The company had positive total free cash flow in the most recent four quarters.

Underpriced on free cash flow basis

The stock is trading low compared to its peers on a price to free cash flow basis and is in the top quartile. It may be underpriced but do check its financial performance to make sure there is no specific reason.

High Gross Profit to Asset Ratio

This stock is in the top quartile compared to its peers on Gross Profit to Asset Ratio. This is a popular measure among value investors for showing superior returns in the long run.

What to not like:
Poor risk adjusted returns

This company is delivering below median risk adjusted returns in its peers. Even if it is outperforming on returns , the returns are unpredictable. Proceed with caution.

Below median dividend returns

The company’s average income yield over the past 5 years has been low compared to its peers. However, it is not a problem if you are not looking for income.

Low Earnings Growth

This stock has shown below median earnings growth in the previous 5 years compared to its sector

Low Revenue Growth

This stock has shown below median revenue growth in the previous 5 years compared to its sector