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Auto Trader Group PLC

AUTOA.L

Latest Trade

529.00GBp

Change

-8.00(-1.49%)

Volume

3,817,839

Today's Range

519.60

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539.20

52 Week Range

411.70

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606.80

As of on the London Stock Exchange (LON) ∙ Minimum 15 minute delay

Latest Developments

Auto Trader HY Rev, Pretax Profit Rise

Nov 7 (Reuters) - Auto Trader Group PLC <AUTOA.L>::HALF YEAR REPORT.HY REVENUE UP 6% TO £186.7 MILLION (H1 2019: £176.8 MILLION).HY PROFIT BEFORE TAX UP 12% TO £127.7 MILLION (H1 2019: £114.5 MILLION).INTERIM DIVIDEND OF 2.4 PENCE PER SHARE (H1 2019: 2.1 PENCE PER SHARE).ANTICIPATE AVERAGE NUMBER OF RETAILER FORECOURTS TO SEE MODEST YEAR-ON-YEAR GROWTH, LARGELY THROUGH ACQUISITION OF SMALLER RETAILERS.ANTICIPATE TOTAL OPERATING COSTS FOR YEAR TO INCREASE AT LOW TO MID-SINGLE DIGIT PERCENTAGE.BOARD IS CONFIDENT OF MEETING ITS GROWTH EXPECTATIONS FOR YEAR.

Auto Trader Appoints Sigga Sigurdardottir As Independent Non-Executive Director

Oct 18 (Reuters) - Auto Trader Group PLC <AUTOA.L>::AUTO TRADER GRP - DIRECTORATE CHANGE.AUTO TRADER - APPOINTMENT OF SIGGA SIGURDARDOTTIR AS AN INDEPENDENT NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR TO ITS BOARD.

UK watchdog proposes ban on some auto finance practices

Oct 15 (Reuters) - :FCA ACTS TO PROTECT THOSE BUYING MOTOR FINANCE.FINANCIAL CONDUCT AUTHORITY (FCA) HAS TODAY ANNOUNCED PLANS TO BAN WAY IN WHICH SOME CAR RETAILERS, AND OTHER BROKERS IN MOTOR FINANCE SECTOR, RECEIVE COMMISSION..FCA ESTIMATES CHANGES WOULD SAVE CUSTOMERS £165 MILLION A YEAR..FCA SAYS PREVENTING USE OF THIS TYPE OF COMMISSION WOULD REMOVE FINANCIAL INCENTIVE FOR BROKERS TO INCREASE INTEREST RATE THAT A CUSTOMER PAYS.FCA IS CONSULTING ON NEW RULES UNTIL 15 JANUARY 2020 AND PLANS TO PUBLISH FINAL RULES LATER IN 2020.

Auto Trader Says Co Intends To Continue With Share Buy-Back Programme

Sept 19 (Reuters) - Auto Trader Group PLC <AUTOA.L>::INTENDS TO CONTINUE WITH SHARE BUY-BACK PROGRAMME.SHAREHOLDERS HAVE GENERALLY AUTHORISED CO TO MAKE MARKET PURCHASES REPRESENTING 10% OF ORDINARY SHARES.

Auto Trader Group's FY Revenue Rose 8%

June 6 (Reuters) - Auto Trader Group PLC <AUTOA.L>::: FY REVENUE UP 8% TO 355.1 MILLION STG (2018: 330.1 MILLION STG).: FY OPERATING PROFIT UP 10% TO 243.7 MILLION STG.FY AVERAGE REVENUE PER RETAILER FORECOURT PER MONTH UP 9% OR £149 TO £1,844 (2018: £1,695)." NEW FINANCIAL YEAR HAS STARTED WELL".BOARD IS CONFIDENT OF MEETING ITS GROWTH EXPECTATIONS FOR YEAR.EXPECT ANOTHER STRONG YEAR OF ARPR GROWTH.WE ANTICIPATE AVERAGE RETAILER FORECOURTS TO BE FLAT YEAR ON YEAR.CONSUMER SERVICES IMPROVED IN SECOND HALF OF LAST YEAR WHICH WE EXPECT TO CONTINUE.: FY PROFIT BEFORE TAX UP 15% TO 242.2 MILLION STG.AUTO TRADER GROUP - DUE TO CHALLENGES FACING MANUFACTURERS, EXPECT REVENUE FROM CUSTOMERS TO DECLINE IN FIRST HALF OF YEAR..ANTICIPATE TOTAL OPERATING COSTS FOR YEAR TO INCREASE AT A RATE OF LOW TO MID-SINGLE DIGIT.BOARD IS CONFIDENT OF MEETING ITS GROWTH EXPECTATIONS FOR YEAR..: PROPOSED FINAL DIVIDEND OF 4.6 PENCE PER SHARE.DO NOT FORESEE ANY ISSUES WITH BREXIT AFFECTING OUR ABILITY TO PROVIDE OUR SERVICES, OR TO MATERIALLY CHANGE OUR COST BASE.PROPOSED FINAL DIVIDEND OF 4.6 PENCE PER SHARE (2018: 4.0 PENCE PER SHARE).FY PHYSICAL CAR STOCK ON SITE UP 2% TO 461,000 CARS (2018: 453,000).

Auto Trader CEO To Retire, Nathan Coe Named CEO-Designate

April 29 (Reuters) - Auto Trader Group PLC <AUTOA.L>::TREVOR MATHER HAS NOTIFIED BOARD OF HIS INTENTION TO RETIRE FROM HIS POSITION AS CEO AND AS A DIRECTOR ON 31 MARCH 2020.NATHAN COE WILL BE PROMOTED TO ROLE OF CEO-DESIGNATE WITH EFFECT FROM 1 MAY 2019.

Auto Trader Group Received Clearance From CMA For JV With Cox Automotive

Nov 21 (Reuters) - Auto Trader Group PLC <AUTOA.L>::RECEIVED CLEARANCE FROM CMA IN RESPECT OF ITS JOINT VENTURE WITH COX AUTOMOTIVE UK LIMITED.JOINT VENTURE IS EXPECTED TO COMPLETE BY END OF YEAR AND A FURTHER UPDATE WILL BE PROVIDED ON COMPLETION.

UK's CMA Decides Not To Refer Cox Automotive UK & Auto Trader JV To Phase 2 Investigation

Nov 21 (Reuters) - Auto Trader Group PLC <AUTOA.L>::UK'S CMA - DECIDED NOT TO REFER MERGER BETWEEN COX AUTOMOTIVE UK LIMITED AND AUTO TRADER LIMITED JV TO A PHASE 2 INVESTIGATION.

Auto Trader Group Says HY Pretax Profit Up 9 Pct To 114.5 Mln Pounds

Nov 8 (Reuters) - Auto Trader Group PLC <AUTOA.L>::HY REVENUE UP 7% TO £176.8 MILLION.HY PROFIT BEFORE TAX UP 9% TO £114.5 MILLION.HY AVERAGE REVENUE PER RETAILER FORECOURT ('ARPR') PER MONTH(2) UP £152 TO £1,826.HY INTERIM DIVIDEND OF 2.1P PER SHARE.STRONG FIRST HALF MEANS REVENUE GROWTH FOR FULL YEAR IS LIKELY TO EXCEED PREVIOUS GUIDANCE.ARPR GROWTH TO DATE HAS OUTPERFORMED CO'S EXPECTATIONS DESPITE ANTICIPATED STOCK HEADWIND.CONTINUE TO ANTICIPATE OUR TOTAL OPERATING COSTS FOR YEAR TO INCREASE AT A RATE OF LOW TO MID-SINGLE DIGIT.DO NOT FORESEE ANY ISSUES WITH BREXIT AFFECTING CO'S ABILITY TO PROVIDE OUR SERVICES, OR TO MATERIALLY CHANGE CO'S COST BASE.BOARD REMAINS CONFIDENT OF DELIVERING ITS GROWTH EXPECTATIONS FOR REMAINDER OF YEAR.

Auto Trader Group Announces JV With Cox Automotive UK

Aug 16 (Reuters) - Auto Trader Group PLC <AUTOA.L>::JOINT VENTURE WITH COX AUTOMOTIVE UK.JOINT VENTURE WILL PROVIDE UK AUTOMOTIVE MARKET WITH ONLINE AUCTION SERVICE.SAYS SUBJECT TO CLEARANCE, NEW BUSINESS WILL COMBINE THREE BUSINESSES ONTO A SINGLE PLATFORM.NEW BUSINESS WILL BE CALLED DEALER AUCTION.SAYS TRANSACTION IS EXPECTED TO BE EARNINGS ENHANCING IN FIRST FULL YEAR OF OPERATION.COX AUTOMOTIVE UK TO HOLD 51% INTEREST IN NEW CO, AND AUTO TRADER TO HOLD REMAINING 49% OF NEW ENTITY.UNDER JV WILL CONTRIBUTE ASSETS VALUED AT £28.7M (BOOK VALUE £8.6M) AND PAY £19.7M IN CASH TO COX AUTOMOTIVE.COX WILL CONTRIBUTE ASSETS VALUED AT £70.1M UNDER JV.

Quote and financial data from Refinitiv. Fund performance data provided by Lipper. All quotes delayed a minimum of 15 minutes.

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