Lookers Plc

Lookers Plc

Lookers Plc

Overview
Date Founded

1910

Headquarters

776 Chester Road,Stretford,Manchester, Lancashire M32 0QH

Type of Company

Public

Employees (Worldwide)

9,081

Industries

Automobiles
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Company Description

Lookers Plc is an automotive retailer and distribution company. The company, along with its subsidiaries, offers sale, after-sale servicing, leasing, spare parts and related accessories of branded motor vehicles, motorcycles, and agricultural machinery. It operates through the following divisions: Automotive, Agricultural, and Leasing. The Automotive divison offers a range of quality and prestige new and used cars as well as aftersales and motability services. The Agricultural division is managed by Platts Harris, experts in the sales, service, and parts, supply of agricultural ground care, and construction. The Leasing division is actively serviced by Vehicle Rental Service (VRS), Charles Hurst Business Solutions, Charles Hurst Rent a Car and Lookers Leasing. The company was founded by John Looker in 1908 and is headquartered in Manchester, the United Kingdom.

Executives & Employees

Chief Executive Officer

Chief Operating Officer & Executive Director

Executive Director, Finance Director

Treasurer

Company Secretary

Board of Directors

Former Chief Executive Officer at National Express Group Plc

Chief Executive Officer at Lookers Plc

Executive Director, Finance Director at Lookers Plc

Non-Executive Director at Lookers Plc

Former Chief Operating Officer at The Carphone Warehouse Ltd.

Chief Operating Officer & Executive Director at Lookers Plc

Non-Executive Director at Lookers Plc

Director of Transformation, IT & People at Interserve Plc

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Blackstone Corporate Private Equity, Alliance Automotive Group SAS, Alliance Automotive UK LV Ltd. purchase Lookers Plc /Parts Business from Lookers Plc

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Lookers Plc purchases Warwick Holdings Ltd.

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Vantage Motor Group Ltd. purchases Lookers Plc /Citroen Blackpool from Lookers Plc

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Key Stats and Financials As of 2017
Market Capitalization
$395M
Total Enterprise Value
$929M
Earnings Per Share
$0.12
Revenue
$4.7B
Total Equity
$385M
Net Profit
$47.9M
Enterprise Value Sales
0.2x
TEVNet Income
19.39x
Debt TEV
0.59x
Three Year Compounded Annual Growth Rate Of Revenue
15.56%
Five Year Compounded Annual Growth Rate Of Revenue
17.96%
Total Debt
$553M
EBITDAMargin
2.03%
Enterprise Value EBITDAOperating
9.74x
EBITDA
$95.4M
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