Auto Trader Group plc is an automotive classified advertising business. The Company specializes in new and second-hand automotive sales, including cars sold by private sellers and trade dealers.

Type
Public
HQ
Manchester, GB
Founded
1977
Size (employees)
824 (est)
Auto Trader was founded in 1977 and is headquartered in Manchester, GB
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Key People/Management at Auto Trader

Trevor Mather

Trevor Mather

Chief Executive Officer
Nathan Coe

Nathan Coe

Chief Financial Officer & Chief Operating Officer
Jill Easterbrook

Jill Easterbrook

Independent Non-Executive Director
David Keens

David Keens

Independent Non-Executive Director
Marc McNeill

Marc McNeill

Customer Experience Director
Naomi Hahn

Naomi Hahn

Audience & Brand Director
Jason Biffin

Jason Biffin

Retailer & Consumer Product Director
Darren Moon

Darren Moon

UK Group Sales Director
Chris Kelly

Chris Kelly

Technology Director
Richard Walker

Richard Walker

Data & Insight Director
Lei Sorvisto

Lei Sorvisto

Audience & Brand Director
Catherine Faiers

Catherine Faiers

Audience & Brand Director
Mark George

Mark George

Deputy CFO
Karolina Edwards-Smajda

Karolina Edwards-Smajda

Retailer & Consumer Product Director
Jeni Mundy

Jeni Mundy

Independent Non-Executive Director
Alison Ross

Alison Ross

Customer Experience & Operations Director
Jamie Warner

Jamie Warner

Head of FPA & Pricing
Ian Plummer

Ian Plummer

Manufacturer & Agency Director

Auto Trader Office Locations

Auto Trader has an office in Brighton, Peterborough, Guildford, Midland and in 6 other locations
Manchester, GB (HQ)
1 Tony Wilson Place
London, GB
3rd Floor, 2 Pancras Square
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Auto Trader Financials and Metrics

Auto Trader Financials

Auto Trader's revenue was reported to be £311.40 m in FY, 2017 which is a 10.6% increase from the previous period.
GBP

Revenue (H1, 2018)

165 m

Net income (H1, 2018)

84.7 m

EBIT (H1, 2018)

109.6 m

Market capitalization (2-Oct-2017)

3.3 b

Closing share price (2-Oct-2017)

3.4

Cash (4-Feb-2018)

5.8 m

EV

3.7 b
Auto Trader's current market capitalization is £3.3 b.
Annual
GBPFY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016FY, 2017

Revenue

237.7 m255.9 m281.6 m311.4 m

Revenue growth, %

8%10%11%

Operating expense total

139 m122.8 m112 m108.3 m

EBITDA

113.5 m145.6 m180.2 m211.1 m
Half Year
GBPH1, 2016H1, 2017H1, 2018

Revenue

138.2 m153.9 m165 m

Operating expense total

55.3 m53.3 m55.4 m

EBIT

82.9 m100.6 m109.6 m

EBIT margin, %

60%65%66%
Annual
GBPFY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016FY, 2017

Cash

12.6 m22.1 m10.4 m8 m

Accounts Receivable

40.3 m32.8 m29.3 m47.4 m

Current Assets

67.7 m71.4 m62.4 m58.7 m

PP&E

4.3 m8.5 m7.4 m6.7 m
Half Year
GBPH1, 2016H1, 2017H1, 2018

Cash

12.1 m18.5 m5.8 m

Accounts Receivable

33.8 m23.1 m24.9 m

Prepaid Expenses

3.3 m3.4 m

Current Assets

63.8 m71 m58.6 m
Annual
GBPFY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016FY, 2017

Net Income

(2.8 m)8.5 m126.7 m154.7 m

Cash From Operating Activities

116.5 m140.1 m164.1 m178.1 m

Purchases of PP&E

(6.8 m)(2.3 m)(2.5 m)

Cash From Investing Activities

(5.5 m)(2.9 m)(3.7 m)
Half Year
GBPH1, 2016H1, 2017H1, 2018

Net Income

59.8 m76.2 m84.7 m

Depreciation and Amortization

5.6 m4.3 m3.6 m

Accounts Payable

5 m(2.6 m)800 k

Cash From Operating Activities

87.5 m88.6 m95.6 m
GBPY, 2017

EV/EBIT

33.6 x

EV/CFO

38.5 x

Revenue/Employee

200.2 k

Debt/Equity

-63.4 x

Debt/Assets

0.9 x

Financial Leverage

-73.1 x
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Auto Trader Operating Metrics

FY, 2015H1, 2016FY, 2016H1, 2017FY, 2017H1, 2018

Average Number of Advert Views per Month

226 m240 m243 m250 m247 m245 m

Average Revenue per Retailer

£1.25 k£1.35 k£1.38 k£1.53 k£1.55 k£1.67 k

Average Retailer Forecourts

13.45 k13.50 k13.51 k13.37 k13.30 k13.21 k

Retailers

6.60 k5 k
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Auto Trader Acquisitions / Subsidiaries

Acquired CompanyDateDeal Size
Auto Trader Holding Limited
Auto Trader Limited
Trader Licensing Limited
Trader Media Holdings Ireland Limited
Trader Media Ireland Unlimited
Webzone Limited
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