Autobytel Inc., is an online leader offering consumer purchase requests and marketing resources to car dealers and manufacturers and providing consumers with the information they need to purchase new and used cars, pioneered the automotive Internet when it launched in 1995. Autobytel continues to offer innovative products and services to help consumers buy, and auto dealers and manufacturers sell, more used and new cars. Autobytel has helped tens of millions of automotive consumers research vehicles; connected thousands of dealers nationwide with motivated car buyers; and helped every major automaker market its brand online. Autobytel continues its dedication to innovating the industry's highest quality Internet programs to provide consumers with a comprehensive and positive automotive research and purchasing experience, and auto dealers, dealer groups and auto manufacturers with one of the industry's most productive and cost-effective customer referral and marketing programs.

Irvine, US
Size (employees)
200 (est)
Autobytel was founded in 1995 and is headquartered in Irvine, US

Autobytel Office Locations

Autobytel has an office in Irvine
Irvine, US (HQ)
18872 Mac Arthur Blvd

Autobytel Data and Metrics

Autobytel Financial Metrics

Autobytel's revenue was reported to be $156.7 m in 2016
Numbers are in $, USD

Revenue (Y, 2016)

156.7 m

Revenue growth (Y, 2015 - Y, 2016), %


Gross profit (Y, 2016)

57.9 m

Gross profit margin (Y, 2016), %


Net income (Y, 2016)

3.9 m

EBIT (Y, 2016)

6.1 m

Market capitalization (26-May-2017)

140.9 m

Closing share price (26-May-2017)


Cash (31-Dec-2016)

38.5 m
Autobytel's current market capitalization is $140.9 m.
Numbers are in $, USDFY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015Y, 2016


78.4 m106.3 m133.2 m156.7 m

Revenue growth, %


Cost of goods sold

47.9 m64.5 m81.6 m98.8 m

Gross profit

30.4 m41.8 m51.6 m57.9 m

Gross profit Margin, %


Operating expense total

27.6 m35.7 m43.9 m51.8 m


2.8 m6.1 m7.8 m6.1 m

EBIT margin, %


Interest income

237 k(694 k)322 k558 k

Pre tax profit

6.7 m

Income tax expense

(35.1 m)2 m3.4 m2.8 m

Net Income

38.1 m3.4 m4.6 m3.9 m
Numbers are in $, USDFY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016


18.9 m20.7 m24 m38.5 m

Accounts Receivable


506 k811 k1.3 m901 k

Current Assets

37.1 m45.4 m57 m78 m


1.5 m1.9 m4.3 m4.4 m


13.6 m20.9 m42.9 m42.8 m

Total Assets

88.2 m104.7 m153.6 m165.3 m

Accounts Payable

5.3 m7.7 m7.6 m9.8 m

Current Liabilities

12.9 m22.2 m23.6 m29.2 m

Preferred Stock

Additional Paid-in Capital

307.2 m308.2 m342.5 m350 m

Retained Earnings

(242.4 m)(238.9 m)(234.3 m)(230.4 m)

Total Equity

64.8 m69.3 m108.2 m119.6 m

Financial Leverage

1.4 x1.5 x1.4 x1.4 x
Numbers are in $, USDFY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016

Net Income

3.4 m4.6 m3.9 m

Depreciation and Amortization

1.5 m2.2 m3.1 m5.1 m

Accounts Receivable

(2.6 m)(381 k)(3.2 m)


(261 k)(121 k)(402 k)

Accounts Payable

137 k(586 k)2.1 m

Cash From Operating Activities

7.9 m12.2 m18.2 m

Purchases of PP&E

(1.1 m)(2.7 m)(2.1 m)

Cash From Investing Activities

(12.5 m)(28.1 m)(2.8 m)

Cash From Financing Activities

6.5 m19.2 m(949 k)

Interest Paid

697 k884 k717 k

Income Taxes Paid

355 k552 k760 k
Numbers are in $, USDY, 2016


783.4 k

Financial Leverage

1.4 x

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