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AutoNation Inc AN Stock Quote

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NYSE: AN

Last close prices updated as of Feb 02, 2023, 7:00 PM EST | USD | BATS BZX Real-Time Price
  • Last Close 137.88
  • Sector Consumer Cyclical
  • Industry Auto & Truck Dealerships
  • Investment Style Small Value
  • Day Range 130.34  –  140.45
  • Year Range 94.92  –  140.45
  • Market Cap 6.8350 Bil
  • Volume / Avg 1.6 Mil /  812,253.1
  • Price / Sales 0.31
  • Price / Book 3.03
  • Forward Div Yield
  • Trailing Div Yield

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Analyst Note

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2022 U.S. light vehicle sales per Wards were 13.7 million, an 8.1% decline from 2021 and their worst year since 2011’s 12.8 million. December sales, however, grew 4.9% year over year with the seasonally adjusted annualized selling rate at 13.31 million, up from December 2021’s 12.72 million. The chip shortage rather than poor demand is to blame and we expect one more year of constrained production for the industry. Regardless of high interest rates and average transaction prices over $45,000, we feel U.S. autos have been at recessionary levels for a lot of the time since spring 2020, so we expect 2023 sales to rise by midsingle digits. Gradual improvement in new vehicle inventory should help used vehicle pricing eventually be more affordable for consumers, which is also good for dealers’ used vehicle margins that are currently squeezed by high procurement costs.

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Business Description

AutoNation is the largest automotive dealer in the United States, with 2021 revenue of $25.8 billion and about 250 dealerships at nearly 350 locations, plus 56 collision centers. The firm also has 12 AutoNation USA used-vehicle stores, four auction sites, and three parts distributors all across 17 states primarily in Sunbelt metropolitan areas. New-vehicle sales account for about half of revenue; the company also sells used vehicles, parts, and repair services as well as auto financing. The company (formerly Republic Industries) spun off its waste management unit (Republic Services) in 1999 and its car rental businesses (ANC Rental) in 2000. Wayne Huizenga founded the company in the 1990s to bring the rollup acquisition strategy to auto retailing, which has proved to be a smart move.

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200 SW 1st Avenue
Fort Lauderdale, FL, 33301
Industry Auto & Truck Dealerships
Employees 22,200

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FAQs for AutoNation Inc Stock

No. AN does not currently have a forward dividend yield.
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AN’s market cap is 6.84 Bil.
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AN’s stock style is Small Value.
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High-growth stocks tend to represent the technology, healthcare, and communications sectors. They rarely distribute dividends to shareholders, opting for reinvestment in their businesses. More value-oriented stocks tend to represent financial services, utilities, and energy stocks. These are established companies that reliably pay dividends.

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AN’s price/sales is 0.29.
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AN’s price/forward earnings is 6.21.
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AN’s price/book is 2.86.
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AN’s beta can be found in Trading Information at the top of this page.
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