Sytner Group and CarShop proprietor Penske Automotive has revealed “all-time report quarterly outcomes” in Q1 2022 in a buying and selling replace from the automotive retail large.
AM100-topping Sytner contributed 32.4% of the US-based retail group’s £5.5bn (2021: £4.6bn) through the reported interval as provide challenges contributed to a 9.7% decline in new automotive gross sales throughout Penske (to 45,528 unites).
Robust margins helped to drive the report efficiency, nonetheless, bolstered by a 12.9% enhance in used automotive gross sales, to 68,231 throughout the group.
Used automotive gross sales from the group’s 23-strong CarShop used automotive grocery store division – now operating globally following a 2021 rebrand of the group’s used operation – elevated by 71%, to 19,523.
This noticed CarShop’s income for the interval rise by 113% to £411m ($515m).
Penske Automotive chairman and chief govt Roger Penske stated: “I’m happy to report all-time report quarterly outcomes for the primary quarter of 2022 as earnings earlier than taxes, web earnings, and earnings per share greater than doubled when in comparison with the primary quarter of 2021.
“Along with the sturdy monetary efficiency, to date this 12 months we repurchased $184.1m (£146.4m) of frequent inventory and added roughly $665m (£529m) in annualized income by means of acquisitions and a brand new open level year-to-date.”
Sytner accomplished the acquisition of three BMW and Mini dealerships and an accident restore centre from Specialist Automobiles Holdings throughout Q1.
It additionally set about rebranding Guy Salmon’s network of 17 Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) car dealerships beneath the Sytner Group identify.
Penske added: “Our outcomes have been pushed by sturdy efficiency throughout your complete enterprise as earnings earlier than taxes elevated by 93% from retail automotive, 113% from North American industrial truck retail, and 75% from Penske Australia.
“Moreover, earnings from our funding in Penske Transportation Options elevated by 121%.”
Again in February Penske reported a 25% rise in revenues and 127% enhance in pre-tax income in its annual monetary outcomes for 2021.
It delivered revenues of $25.55bn (£18.83bn) and a revenue earlier than tax on persevering with operations of $1.61bn (£1.18bn) within the 12-month interval to December 31, 2021.
The group’s UK retail division contributed 31.2% of total revenues throughout a 12 months which noticed CarShop broaden with six new places.