Group 1 Automotive, Inc.

Group 1 Automotive, Inc.

Group 1 Automotive, Inc.

Overview
Date Founded

1995

Headquarters

800 Gessner Road,Suite 500,Houston, TX 77024

Type of Company

Public

Employees (Worldwide)

15.3K

Industries

Automobiles
Wholesale: Consumer Durables
Retail: Othe

Company Description

Houston-based Group 1 Automotive, Inc., a Fortune 500 automotive retailer, is a leading operator in the automotive retailing industry. Since its initial public offering in October 1997, Group 1 has grown to become the fourth largest dealership group in the United States. The company has achieved this success through a strategy that leverages management experience and emphasizes geographic and brand diversity, interrelated revenue streams, operational efficiencies and the prudent deployment of capital. Group 1 owns and operates 120 automotive dealerships, with 157 franchises and 31 collision centers, in the United States and in the United Kingdom. Through its dealerships, the company sells new and used cars and light trucks; arranges related financing, vehicle service and insurance contracts; provides maintenance and repair services; and sells replacement parts

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Executives & Employees

President & Chief Executive Officer

Senior Vice President, Chief Financial & Accounting Officer

Senior Vice President & General Counsel

President, US & Brazilian Operations

Treasurer & Vice President

Senior Vice President, Manufacturer Relations, Financial Services & Public Affairs

Vice President, Information Systems

Vice President, Fixed Operations

Vice President, Taxes

Director & Regional Vice President, Brazil

Board of Directors

Former Managing Director & General Partner at Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC

President & Chief Executive Officer at Group 1 Automotive, Inc.

Chief Executive Officer & Director at Medtec Ambulance Corp

Former Executive Vice President at Trinity Industries, Inc.

Former Vice President of Engineering & Product Development at Johnson Controls Power Solutions

Co-Founder at LB Capital, Inc.

Former Vice Chairman & Managing Partner-Mid America at Deloitte LLP

Executive Advisor Partner at Wind Point Partners

Vice Chairman at São Paulo Chamber of Commerce

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Eminence Capital focuses on fundamental long/short equity investing. The firm employs a research-driven, \"quality value\" investment strategy to achieve the fund's investment objective. Their investment diligence process is based on a combination of rigorous financial and qualitative analysis intended to help them determine the quality and durability of a business and determine the value of the business's security. The factors they analyze in determining the quality and durability of a business include barriers to entry, threat of substitutes, power of customers and suppliers, capital requirements, return on invested capital, earnings predictability, growth potential, quality and depth of management, rivalry among competitors, competitive position and quality of accounting. They make a two-part analysis in valuing a security. They first determine a security's current intrinsic value and then they determine the likelihood and magnitude of appreciation or depreciation in a security's future value. Eminence Capital executes their diligence and monitoring process in several ways including, but not limited to, construction of proprietary financial models and analysis; scrutiny of regulatory filings, management commentary and financial statements; evaluating third party company and industry information; performing qualitative field research to gain perspective on the industry and the company; meeting with senior management personnel; utilizing quantitative analysis and data science to enhance investment analysis; and performing thesis-specific fieldwork on topics identified during completion of their diligence.

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Foundry Partners primary business activities consist of discretionary management of client assets. The firm generally invests client assets in domestic and international exchange listed securities and over-the-counter securities. These securities may include, but are not limited to: (1) domestic and international equities including ADRs (2) domestic convertible preferred shares (3) futures and forward contracts (4) US Government securities (5) REITs (6) investment company securities including open-end and closed-end funds and (7) ETFs. Foundry Partners' investment strategies include: Large-Cap Value, All-Cap Value, Small-Cap Value, Micro-Cap Value, Active Core, All-Cap Core, Mid-Cap Growth, Active Growth, and Small-Cap Growth.

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Investment Counselors of Maryland (ICM) offers clients value investment solutions across the market-cap spectrum. In doing so, the firm utilizes two distinct investment processes. Both approaches employ a value-oriented investment method with a focus on fundamental analysis. ICM attempts to measure the value of a security by looking at economic and financial factors including the overall economy, industry conditions, and the financial condition and management of the company itself, to determine if the company is underpriced or overpriced. These two strategies include: Small Cap, SMID Cap & Mid-Cap Value and Large Cap Value.In selecting investments for their Small Cap, SMID Cap & Mid-Cap Value strategies, ICM seeks to invest in companies that they estimate to be undervalued that also possess leading market share positions, shareholder-oriented management teams, and strong balance sheets and cash flow ratios. Usually, the shares of the companies they buy are selling at a price-to-earnings ratio below the average price-to-earnings ratio of the stocks in the broad capitalization-specific indices (i.e. Russell 2000 , Russell 2500 and Russell Midcap). The companies usually have higher return-on-equity and return-on-capital than the average company in those same indices. Using screening parameters such as price-to-earnings, relative return-on-equity and other financial ratios, ICM screens the universe of investments to identify potentially undervalued securities. They further narrow the list of potential investments through traditional fundamental security analysis.For their Large Cap Value strategy, ICM seeks to identify companies that are well-capitalized with sustainable competitive advantages and strong management teams. Using various screening parameters, they seek to identify potentially undervalued securities. ICM further narrows the list of potential investments through traditional fundamental security analysis. Investment are chosen once ICM is convinced the securities are undervalued and after they have attempted to discover a positive inflection point in the company's business momentum. ICM's primary focus is to confirm the competitive position of the company and that it is sufficiently undervalued based on historical valuation parameters, given their projected estimates for earnings and free-cash-flow.

Recent Transactions
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Group 1 Automotive, Inc. purchases Lexus Motor Co. / Two Dealerships from Toyota Motor Corp.

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Group 1 Automotive, Inc. purchases Garcia Subaru El Paso

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Group 1 Automotive, Inc. purchases Beadles Group Ltd.

Advisors & Consultants
Legal Advisor

Partner at Jones Day

Publicist

Chief Operating Officer at Pierpont Communications, Inc.

Key Stats and Financials As of 2019
Market Capitalization
$834M
Total Enterprise Value
$5.1B
Earnings Per Share
$9.34
Revenue
$12B
Total Equity
$1.26B
Total Debt
$3.33B
Net Profit
$168M
EBITDAMargin
3.91%
Enterprise Value Sales
0.42x
Enterprise Value EBITDAOperating
10.34x
TEVNet Income
30.43x
Debt TEV
0.65x
EBITDA
$470M
Three Year Compounded Annual Growth Rate Of Revenue
3.42%
Five Year Compounded Annual Growth Rate Of Revenue
3.92%
Non-Profit Donations & Grants
Political Donations
$3,000
2014
$3,500
2013
$2,500
2013
Suppliers
General Motors Company Other Transportation | Detroit, Michigan

General Motors Co. engages in the designing, manufacturing, and selling of cars, trucks and automobile parts. It also provides automotive financing services through General Motors Financial Company, Inc. The firm operates through the following segments: GM North America, GM International, Cruise and GM Financial. It sells vehicles under the Chevrolet, Cadillac, Baojun, Buick, GMC, Holden, Jiefang, Wuling, Maven, and OnStar brands. The company was founded by William C. Durant on September 16, 1908 and is headquartered in Detroit, MI.

Honda Motor Co., Ltd. Industrial Machinery & Manufacturing | Tokyo, Japan

Honda Motor Co., Ltd. engages in the manufacture and sale of automobiles, motorcycles, and power products. It operates through the following segments: Automobile, Motorcycle, Financial Services, and Power Product and Other Businesses. The Automobile segment manufactures and sells automobiles and related accessories. The Motorcycle segment handles all-terrain vehicles, motorcycle business, and related parts. The Financial Services segment provides financial and insurance services. The Power Product and Other Businesses segment offers power products and relevant parts. The company was founded by Soichiro Honda on September 24, 1948 and is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan.

Toyota Motor Corp. Computer Software | Toyota, Japan

Toyota Motor Corp. engages in the manufacture and sale of motor vehicles and parts. It operates through the following segments: Automotive, Financial Services, and All Other. The Automotive segment designs, manufactures, assembles and sells passenger cars, minivans, trucks, and related vehicle parts and accessories. It is also involved in the development of intelligent transport systems. The Financial Services segment offers purchase or lease financing to Toyota vehicle dealers and customers. It also provides retail leasing through lease contracts purchase by dealers. The All Others segment deals with the design and manufacture and sale of housing, telecommunications and other businesses. The company was founded by Kiichiro Toyoda on August 28, 1937 and is headquartered in Toyota, Japan.

Competitors
AutoNation, Inc. Automobiles - Fort Lauderdale, FL

AutoNation, Inc. engages in the provision of automotive products and services. It operates through the following segments: Domestic, Import, Premium Luxury, and Corporate & Other. The Domestic segment comprises retail automotive franchises that sell new vehicles manufactured by General Motors, Ford and Chrysler. The Import segment includes retail automotive franchises that sell new vehicles manufactured primarily by Toyota, Honda, and Nissan. The Premium Luxury segment consists of retail automotive franchises that sell new vehicles manufactured primarily by Mercedes-Benz, BMW, Audi, and Lexus. The Corporate & Other segment involves in the collision centres, auction operations and stand-alone used vehicle sales and service centres. The company was founded by Steven Richard Berrard and Harry Wayne Huizenga Sr. in 1991 and is headquartered in Fort Lauderdale, FL.

Penske Automotive Group, Inc. Automobiles - Bloomfield Hills, MI

Penske Automotive Group, Inc. operates as an international transportation services company, which engages in the distribution of commercial vehicles, diesel engines, gas engines, power systems and related parts & services. It operates through the following segments: Retail Automotive, Retail Commercial Truck, Non-Automotive Investments and Other. The Retail Automotive segment consists of retail automotive dealership operations. The Retail Commercial Truck segment is the dealership operations of commercial trucks in the U.S. and Canada. The Other segment is comprised of commercial vehicle and power systems distribution operation and other non-automotive consolidated operations. The Non-Automotive Investments segment is the equity method investments in non-automotive operations. The company was founded in October 1992 and is headquartered in Bloomfield Hills, MI.

Lithia Motors, Inc. Automobiles - Medford, OR

Lithia Motors, Inc. engages in the operation of automotive franchises and retail of new and used vehicles. It operates through the following segments: Domestic, Import and Luxury. The Domestic segment comprises of retail automotive franchises that sell new vehicles manufactured by Chrysler, General Motors, and Ford. The Import segment composes of automotive franchises that sell new vehicles manufactured by Honda, Toyota, Subaru, Nissan, and Volkswagen. The Luxury segment includes retail automotive franchises that sell new vehicles manufactured by BMW, Mercedes-Benz, and Lexus. The company was founded by Walt DeBoer and Sidney B. DeBoer in 1946 and is headquartered in Medford, OR.

Awards & Honors
Rank #267
2016
Fortune Magazine - Fortune 1000 Companies
Sponsored by Fortune Magazine
Rank #267
2016
Fortune Magazine - Fortune 500 Companies
Sponsored by Fortune Magazine
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