The Alton Cars Group was established by current chairman Tony Parish and Alan Stephenson, who opened their first bodyshop in central Leeds in 1979. Having built a reputation for quality and attention to detail, which resulted in a steady increase in business, Alton Cars gradually expanded its Leeds operation into two state of the art units on Saxton Lane. In 1999, the company acquired Minster Coachworks, a large bodyshop in York, doubling the group’s turnover and taking the business into new territories such as York, Harrogate and Teesside. In 2007, the Leeds site moved to a new, purpose-built state of the art bodyshop site in the Cross Green area on the outskirts of the city centre, approved for structural, aluminium and composite materials, making it one of only a handful in the UK. From this site, the company has won several industry awards, including Motor Trader Bodyshop of the Year, Bodyshop Magazine Independent Bodyshop of the Year, and AM Magazine’s Bodyshop of the year. Further expansion occurred during the first decade of the new millennium, with the purchase of Knaresborough Body Repairs on the outskirts of Harrogate, RC Jones Motor Bodies in Barnsley, and Huddersfield Accident Repair Centre. By expanding the size of the network to five bodyshops, the group has achieved strategic coverage of the entire Yorkshire region. The Alton Cars Group is absolutely dedicated to standards, with all five bodyshops holding the BSI Kitemark accreditation, supported with a range of manufacturer approvals. All this is underpinned by a rigorous training programme, which has seen all workshop staff qualified to Automotive Technician Accreditation standard. In 2011, the company has entered an exciting new phase in its development. All five bodyshops have recently rebranded under the Alton Cars name as the company embarks on a new marketing campaign to build awareness of its enhanced services, whilst significant investment has been made in repair equipment to ensure the company remains ahead of the advancements in vehicle body construction. Additional investment has been made in a state-of-the-art bodyshop management software package linking enabling the group to provide real-time information to its clients, and the company has pioneered a groundbreaking fast repair process in response to customer demand, ensuring it remains at the forefront of the industry throughout the next decade.
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Type
Private
HQ
Leeds, GB
Founded
1979
Size (employees)
39 (est)
Alton Cars was founded in 1979 and is headquartered in Leeds, GB
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Alton Cars Office Locations

Alton Cars has an office in Leeds
Leeds, GB (HQ)
Cross Green Approach
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Alton Cars Financials and Metrics

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Founding Date

1979
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Alton Cars Financials

Alton Cars's revenue was reported to be £27.45 m in FY, 2016
GBP

Revenue (FY, 2016)

27.4 m

Gross profit (FY, 2016)

11.9 m

Gross profit margin (FY, 2016), %

43.5%

Net income (FY, 2016)

514.7 k

EBITDA (FY, 2016)

1.3 m

EBIT (FY, 2016)

818.7 k

Cash (31-Dec-2016)

25.4 k
GBPFY, 2008FY, 2009FY, 2010FY, 2011FY, 2012FY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016

Revenue

11.3 m11.2 m12.3 m12.6 m14.3 m15.1 m19.3 m23.2 m27.4 m

Revenue growth, %

28%20%

Cost of goods sold

7.5 m7.6 m8.1 m8.2 m9.7 m10.3 m13.1 m15.1 m15.5 m

Gross profit

3.8 m3.7 m4.2 m4.4 m4.6 m4.8 m6.2 m8 m11.9 m
GBPFY, 2007FY, 2008FY, 2009FY, 2010FY, 2011FY, 2012FY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016

Cash

2.5 k2.8 k3 k6.7 k2.8 k2.2 k1.5 k365.6 k263.8 k25.4 k

Accounts Receivable

595.1 k1.8 m2.1 m2.2 m2.6 m2.1 m2.2 m3.2 m3.7 m5.3 m

Inventories

99.3 k346 k267.4 k480.3 k407 k269 k449.4 k429.1 k887.3 k1.1 m

Current Assets

696.8 k2.9 m3 m2.8 m3.2 m2.5 m2.7 m4.1 m5 m6.6 m
GBPFY, 2008FY, 2009FY, 2010FY, 2011FY, 2012FY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016

Net Income

506.5 k393.8 k665.4 k205.5 k(162.5 k)237.8 k306.1 k426.4 k514.7 k

Cash From Operating Activities

768.6 k780.5 k376 k802.3 k634.2 k(12.3 k)23 k519.9 k

Dividends Paid

118 k144 k180 k269.8 k180 k180 k100 k100 k

Cash From Financing Activities

(98.6 k)(15 k)188.4 k(54.1 k)(208 k)(42 k)(372.7 k)144.2 k
GBPY, 2016

Revenue/Employee

1 m

Debt/Equity

1.3 x

Debt/Assets

0.3 x

Financial Leverage

4.4 x
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