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Vertu Motors plc was formed in late 2006 to acquire and consolidate UK motor retail businesses. It was founded as a new entrant into the UK motor retail sector and is listed on the AIM market (UK:VTU). The Vertu Motors group operates a nationwide chain of franchised motor dealerships offering sale, servicing, parts and bodyshop facilities for new and used car and commercial vehicles. The group operates many of its dealerships as Bristol Street Motors. Bristol Street Motors originated nearly 100 years ago as a single Ford dealership located on Bristol Street in central Birmingham. Since those early days the business has grown to become one of the largest automotive retail brands in the UK. The Group also operates a number of Premium franchise dealerships such as Volvo, Volkswagen and Land Rover and Jaguar and is the largest operator of Honda dealerships in the UK. In 2010 Vertu Motors expanded into Scotland, trading under the Macklin Motors brand. Vertu Motors plc is now the 6th largest motor retailer in the United Kingdom and was awarded the Motor Trader Dealer Group of the Year award in 2008 and was Best Dealer Group in the 2012 Motability Supplier Awards.
TypePublic
Founded2007
HQTeam Valley Trading Estate, GB
Websitevertumotors.com
Employee Ratings3

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Employees (est.) (Sept 2017)4,663
Job Openings247
Revenue (FY, 2019)£3 B(+7%)
Share Price (Jun 2021)£0.5
Cybersecurity ratingAMore

Key People/Management at Vertu Motors

Karen Anderson

Karen Anderson

CFO & Director
Andrew Goss

Andrew Goss

Non-Executive Chairman
Robert Forrester

Robert Forrester

CEO & Director
David Crane

David Crane

COO & Director
Nicola Loose

Nicola Loose

General Counsel and Company Secretary
Liz Cope

Liz Cope

Chief Marketing Officer
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Vertu Motors Office Locations

Vertu Motors has an office in Team Valley Trading Estate
Team Valley Trading Estate, GB (HQ)
Fifth Avenue Business Park
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Vertu Motors Financials and Metrics

Vertu Motors Revenue

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Vertu Motors's revenue was reported to be £2.98 b in FY, 2019
GBP

Revenue (FY, 2019)

3.0b

Gross profit (FY, 2019)

322.1m

Gross profit margin (FY, 2019), %

10.8%

Net income (FY, 2019)

20.5m

EBITDA (FY, 2019)

40.3m

EBIT (FY, 2019)

29.0m

Market capitalization (11-Jun-2021)

166.7m

Closing stock price (11-Jun-2021)

0.5

Cash (28-Feb-2019)

66.5m
Vertu Motors's current market capitalization is £166.7 m.
GBPFY, 2008FY, 2009FY, 2010FY, 2011FY, 2012FY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016FY, 2017FY, 2018FY, 2019

Revenue

677.2m760.8m760.8m998.9m1.1b1.3b1.7b2.1b2.4b2.8b2.8b3.0b

Revenue growth, %

12%31%9%16%34%23%17%16%(1%)

Cost of goods sold

599.5m671.7m671.7m880.1m958.6m1.1b1.5b1.8b2.2b2.5b2.5b2.7b

Gross profit

77.6m89.1m89.1m118.8m129.6m149.1m192.2m228.1m263.3m313.5m308.9m322.1m
GBPFY, 2008FY, 2009FY, 2010FY, 2011FY, 2012FY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016FY, 2017FY, 2018FY, 2019

Cash

9.5m12.9m12.9m23.4m12.9m7.2m36.9m19.3m43.9m39.8m41.7m66.5m

Accounts Receivable

9.5m13.6m13.6m17.6m17.4m21.9m19.5m29.1m35.7m39.1m43.0m34.9m

Inventories

131.6m155.7m155.7m191.7m208.4m250.4m334.5m394.3m530.4m506.5m558.4m618.7m

Current Assets

166.5m198.6m198.6m250.6m249.5m301.6m414.4m468.9m638.2m598.9m668.8m749.5m
GBPFY, 2008FY, 2009FY, 2010FY, 2011FY, 2012FY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016FY, 2017FY, 2018FY, 2019

Net Income

72.0k857.0k857.0k4.0m5.0m3.4m12.4m16.5m20.7m24.0m24.7m20.5m

Cash From Operating Activities

18.2m18.4m18.4m9.7m5.3m10.3m44.5m20.9m56.7m50.0m18.9m51.0m

Dividends Paid

996.0k1.3m2.5m2.9m5.4m5.7m5.7m

Cash From Financing Activities

74.3m(10.1m)(10.1m)(1.3m)(1.5m)3.1m37.1m(4.8m)10.1m24.1m(7.1m)35.2m
GBPFY, 2008

Debt/Equity

0.1 x

Financial Leverage

3.9 x
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Vertu Motors Cybersecurity Score

Cybersecurity ratingPremium dataset

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90/100

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Vertu Motors Online and Social Media Presence

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Vertu Motors News and Updates

Gateshead’s Vertu Motors acquires Welsh van business for £7.5m

Auto dealer Vertu Motors plc has snapped up an online van retailer for seven figures. The Gateshead-based firm acquired Vans Direct Ltd, an online company headquartered in Newport, for £7.5m. Vans Direct was founded in 1999 and welcomed its current leadership, managing director Jane Pocock and opera…

Vertu Motors Frequently Asked Questions

  • When was Vertu Motors founded?

    Vertu Motors was founded in 2007.

  • Who are Vertu Motors key executives?

    Vertu Motors's key executives are Karen Anderson, Andrew Goss and Robert Forrester.

  • How many employees does Vertu Motors have?

    Vertu Motors has 4,663 employees.

  • What is Vertu Motors revenue?

    Latest Vertu Motors annual revenue is £3 b.

  • What is Vertu Motors revenue per employee?

    Latest Vertu Motors revenue per employee is £639.5 k.

  • Who are Vertu Motors competitors?

    Competitors of Vertu Motors include Lookers, Hedin Bil and Kalyani Motors.

  • Where is Vertu Motors headquarters?

    Vertu Motors headquarters is located at Fifth Avenue Business Park, Team Valley Trading Estate.

  • Where are Vertu Motors offices?

    Vertu Motors has an office in Team Valley Trading Estate.

  • How many offices does Vertu Motors have?

    Vertu Motors has 1 office.