diverse business model underpinned by record profits

  • Our strong trading performance in 2016 - the eigth successive year of profit growth - provides further evidence that our diversified business model is both resilient and expansive through the cycle
  • 2016 record PBT of £77.1m
  • Revenue increased 17% to £4.3 billion
  • Operating in two distinctly separate sectors within the UK motor retail market gives us a unique and diverse business structure.
  • Our core strategy revolves around having the right brands in the right locations with excellent execution.

Acquisitive and organic growth

  • We have and will continue to improve the balance of our portfolio of franchise representation, investing in ‘best in class’ dealership facilities to enhance customer experience.
  • Along with our strong balance sheet, we have the financial security to grow the business through further strategic acquisitions at a time when there are significant consolidation opportunities within the sector.
  • Our core strategy puts us in a strong position to take advantage of growth prospects across all areas of the business as well as consolidation opportunities in the sector, not least because businesses of scale will be the winners in our sector.

A business based upon strong market drivers and predictable fundamentals

  • Growth in new car market in recent years drives continued demand
  • Positive outlook for new, used and dealership aftersales
  • Significant consolidation opportunities will drive growth by acquisition

Scale – a leader in our market

  • We are one of the leading automotive retail and aftersales groups in the UK.
  • With operations carried out across all four UK countries and Ireland, we have a presence in most of the major population centres.
  • Our scale allows us to select high quality opportunities in the sector which fits our strict criteria.

Forward looking strategy

  • A strategy underpinned by having:
    • The best brands
    • The best locations
    • Excellent execution
  • Proactive management of our portfolio
  • Solid pipeline of acquisition opportunities
  • Continued investment in customer experience

How we create value

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