Penske Automotive Group, Inc. operates as a transportation services company. The company operates through Retail Automotive, Retail Commercial Truck, Other, and Non-Automotive Investments segments. It operates automotive and commercial truck dealerships principally in the United States, Canada, and Western Europe; and distributes commercial vehicles, diesel engines, gas engines, power systems, and related parts and services primarily in Australia and New Zealand. The company engages in the sale of new and used motor vehicles; and related products and services, such as vehicle service and collision repair services, as well as placement of finance and lease contracts, third-party insurance products, and other aftermarket products. In addition, it is involved in the sale and placement of third-party finance and insurance products, third-party extended service and maintenance contracts, and replacement and aftermarket automotive products. Further, the company distributes commercial vehicles and parts to a network of more than 70 dealership locations, including 6 company-owned retail commercial vehicle dealerships. As of December 31, 2016, it operated 355 automotive retail franchises, of which 164 franchises are located in the United States; and 191 franchises are located outside of the United States primarily in the United Kingdom. The company also operates 14 dealerships locations of heavy and medium duty trucks primarily under Freightliner and Western Star brand names, as well as offers a range of used trucks, and service and parts. Penske Automotive Group, Inc. is headquartered in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan.
Business Analysis of Penske Automotive Group
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- Revenue Growth: Penske Automotive Group reported a revenue growth of 4.3% year-on-year during 2016. Specialty Retail Industry grew at -1.6% in the same period
- COGS share of Revenues: As a percentage of revenue, Penske Automotive Group spent 85.3% of its total revenues on COGS. Specialty Retail industry average (COGS share of revenue) in the same period was 76.8%
- R&D share of Revenues: Penske Automotive Group R&D share of Revenues details are not available because either company does not share the data or we do not have it
- SG&A share of Revenues: As a percentage of revenue, Penske Automotive Group spent 11.4% of its total revenues on Sales, Marketing, and General Administration (SG&A). Specialty Retail industry average SG&A spending in the same period was 16.8%
- Inventory share of Revenues: As a percentage of revenue, Penske Automotive Group spent 16.9% of its total revenues on Inventories. Specialty Retail industry average Inventory spending in the same period was 13.8%
- Accounts Payable share of Revenues: As a percentage of revenue, Penske Automotive Group invested 2.5% of its total revenues on Accounts Payable (A/P) Specialty Retail industry average Accounts Payable investment in the same period was 7.5%
- Accounts Receivable share of Revenues: As a percentage of revenue, Penske Automotive Group invested 4.4% of its total revenues on Accounts Receivable (A/R). Specialty Retail industry average Accounts Receivable investment in the same period was 8.4%
- PP&E share of Revenues: As a percentage of revenue, Penske Automotive Group invested 9.0% of its total revenues on Property, Plants, and Equipments (PP&E). Specialty Retail industry average PPE investment in the same period was 11.9%
- Intangibles share of Revenues: As a percentage of revenue, Penske Automotive Group invested 8.5% of its total revenues on Intangibles. Specialty Retail industry average Intangibles investment in the same period was 7.2%
- Net Margins: Penske Automotive Group Net Margins in the year 2016 were 1.7%. Specialty Retail industry average Net Margins in the same period were 2.7%
Sector and Industry Association of Penske Automotive Group
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Penske Automotive Group is associated with Retail Sector and Specialty Retail Industry.
Retail sector is comprised of the following industries: Broadline Retail; Grocery Retail; Specialty Retail; Apparel Retail; Home Improvement Retail; Specialized Consumer Services. The definitions for each of the industries is as follows:
- Broadline Retail industry includes retail outlets and wholesalers offering a wide variety of products including both hard goods and soft goods.
- Grocery Retail industry includes retail stores that primarily offer non-perishable food that is packaged in cans, bottles and boxes, with some also having fresh produce, butchers, delis, and bakeries
- Specialty Retail industry includes retailers and wholesalers concentrating on a Single Class of Goods, such as electronics, books, automotive parts or closeouts. It also includes automobile dealerships, video rental stores, dollar stores, duty-free shops and automotive fuel stations not owned by oil companies.
- Apparel Retail industry consists of retailers and wholesalers specializing mainly in Clothing, Shoes, Jewelry, Sunglasses and Other accessories.
- Home Improvement Retail industry includes retailers and wholesalers concentrating on the sale of home improvement products, including Garden Equipment, Carpets, Wallpaper, Paint, Home Furniture, Blinds and Curtains, and Building materials.
- Specialized Consumer Services industry includes providers of consumer services such as Auction Houses, Day-care Centers, Dry Cleaners, Schools, Consumer Rental Companies, Veterinary Clinics, Hair Salons and providers of Funeral, Lawn-maintenance, Consumer-storage, Heating and Cooling installation and Plumbing services.
Industry Ranking of Penske Automotive Group
With $20.1 billion revenues, Penske Automotive Group ranked number 3 of all the companies in the US Specialty Retail industry. There were a total of 50 public companies in the US Specialty Retail industry that had revenues greater than $50 million during 2016.
The top-10 companies in the US Specialty Retail industry by revenues during 2016 were:
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