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Auto Trader Group PLC

ISIN: GB00BVYVFW23 | Ticker: AUTO | LEI: 213800QLK9BZILB1DI86
Sector: Consumer DiscretionarySub-Industry: Automotive Retail
Country: United Kingdom

About Auto Trader Group PLC

Company Description

Auto Trader Group plc is the UK's largest digital automotive marketplace.

Auto Trader prides itself on being the most trusted automotive marketplace. It’s the go-to destination for car buyers and has been for the past 40 years.

Auto Trader has over 90% prompted brand awareness with consumers and attracts over 50 million cross platform visits each month. The audience is not only large but highly engaged with a 75% share of minutes spent across automotive platforms.

The marketplace also hosts the largest pool of vehicle sellers (listing more than 485,000 cars each day) thanks to our partnership with more than 13,300 retailers.

Year founded


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4th Floor, 1 Tony Wilson Place, M15 4FN Manchester – United Kingdom

Financial statements

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Line item in (gbp) 01.04.2020 02.04.2020 01.04.2021 02.04.2021 01.04.2022
Assets N/A N/A 534,500,000.00 N/A 542,900,000.00
Noncurrent Assets N/A N/A 428,900,000.00 N/A 425,100,000.00
Property Plant And Equipment N/A N/A 11,200,000.00 N/A 14,700,000.00
Investments In Subsidiaries Joint Ventures And Associates N/A N/A 54,600,000.00 N/A 49,700,000.00
Deferred Tax Assets N/A N/A 1,700,000.00 N/A 1,400,000.00
Noncurrent Recognised Assets Defined Benefit Plan N/A N/A 3,200,000.00 N/A 3,700,000.00
Current Assets N/A N/A 105,600,000.00 N/A 117,800,000.00
Current Tax Assets Current N/A N/A 300,000.00 N/A 600,000.00
Cash and cash equivalents N/A 37,600,000.00 45,700,000.00 45,700,000.00 51,300,000.00
Equity And Liabilities N/A N/A 534,500,000.00 N/A 542,900,000.00
Equity 141,600,000.00 N/A 458,700,000.00 N/A 472,500,000.00
Issued Capital N/A N/A 9,700,000.00 N/A 9,500,000.00
Retained Earnings N/A N/A 1,307,300,000.00 N/A 1,332,400,000.00
Share Premium N/A N/A 182,400,000.00 N/A 182,600,000.00
Treasury Shares N/A N/A 10,700,000.00 N/A 22,400,000.00
Other Reserves N/A N/A 30,000,000.00 N/A 30,200,000.00
Capital Redemption Reserve N/A N/A 800,000.00 N/A 1,000,000.00
Liabilities N/A N/A 75,800,000.00 N/A 70,400,000.00
Noncurrent Liabilities N/A N/A 51,000,000.00 N/A 16,700,000.00
Other Noncurrent Nonfinancial Liabilities N/A N/A 1,100,000.00 N/A 1,300,000.00
Current Liabilities N/A N/A 24,800,000.00 N/A 53,700,000.00
Shortterm Employee Benefits Accruals N/A N/A 500,000.00 N/A 700,000.00
Line item in (gbp) 01.04.2020/
Revenue 262,800,000.00 432,700,000.00
Profit Loss From Operating Activities 161,200,000.00 303,600,000.00
Finance Costs 3,800,000.00 2,600,000.00
Share Of Profit Loss Of Associates And Joint Ventures Accounted For Using Equity Method 2,400,000.00 2,900,000.00
Profit Loss Before Tax 157,400,000.00 301,000,000.00
Income Tax Expense Continuing Operations 29,600,000.00 56,300,000.00
Profit (loss) 127,800,000.00 244,700,000.00
Profit Loss Attributable To Owners Of Parent 127,800,000.00 244,700,000.00
Line item in (gbp) 01.04.2021 02.04.2020 01.04.2022 02.04.2021
Profit (loss) 127,800,000.00 N/A 244,700,000.00 N/A
Cash Flows From Used In Operations 152,900,000.00 N/A 328,100,000.00 N/A
Cash Flows From Used In Operating Activities 124,700,000.00 N/A 271,900,000.00 N/A
Cash Flows Used In Obtaining Control Of Subsidiaries Or Other Businesses Classified As Investing Activities 10,000,000.00 N/A 0.00 N/A
Purchase Of Property Plant And Equipment Classified As Investing Activities 1,300,000.00 N/A 2,800,000.00 N/A
Purchase Of Intangible Assets Classified As Investing Activities 100,000.00 N/A 0.00 N/A
Cash Flows From Used In Investing Activities -11,400,000.00 N/A 5,000,000.00 N/A
Proceeds From Issuing Shares -300,000.00 N/A 0.00 N/A
Proceeds From Issuing Other Equity Instruments 1,000,000.00 N/A 1,400,000.00 N/A
Payments To Acquire Or Redeem Entitys Shares 0.00 N/A 145,800,000.00 N/A
Proceeds From Borrowings Classified As Financing Activities 64,500,000.00 N/A 0.00 N/A
Repayments Of Borrowings Classified As Financing Activities 347,500,000.00 N/A 30,000,000.00 N/A
Payments Of Lease Liabilities Classified As Financing Activities 2,500,000.00 N/A 3,200,000.00 N/A
Interest Paid Classified As Financing Activities 3,000,000.00 N/A 1,500,000.00 N/A
Other Inflows Outflows Of Cash Classified As Financing Activities -100,000.00 N/A -100,000.00 N/A
Cash Flows From Used In Financing Activities -105,200,000.00 N/A -271,300,000.00 N/A
Increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents after effect of exchange rate changes 8,100,000.00 N/A 5,600,000.00 N/A
Cash and cash equivalents 45,700,000.00 37,600,000.00 51,300,000.00 45,700,000.00

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Short Interest

Current short interest

Position Holder Short Interest in Percent Date
GLG Partners LP 0.64% 20.10.23
GLG Partners LP 0.79% 06.02.24
GLG Partners LP 0.74% 14.12.23
GLG Partners LP 0.78% 21.09.23
GLG Partners LP 0.82% 13.02.24
GLG Partners LP 1.01% 02.08.23
GLG Partners LP 0.80% 30.01.24
GLG Partners LP 0.59% 17.10.23
GLG Partners LP 0.61% 22.09.23
Total 6.78%

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