AutoNationStock Price and Value Analysis

Should you buy AutoNation stock? (NYSE:AN). Let's see how it does in our automated value investing analysis system.

  • This company pays no dividend.
  • AdvantagesDisadvantagesNeutral
    • This company is very stable.
    • This company has wild ups and downs.
    • This company is making money at a modest rate.
    • This stock looks fairly priced.

    AN Free Cash Flow Trend

    Based on historical returns, we believe that AutoNation can grow its free cash at a rate of about 2%. That's positive!

    Free Cash Flow trendline for AN
    Free Cash Flow trendline for AutoNation

    Inside the AN Numbers

    AN Price
    (AutoNation stock price per share)
    $52.42
    [?] AN Fair Price
    (based on intrinsic value)
    $52.05
    [?] AN Safety Price (based on a variable margin of safety) $41.64
    [?] PE Ratio versus Sector 35% lower than other Services stocks
    [?] PE Ratio versus Industry 30% lower than other Auto Dealerships stocks
    [?] Cash Yield 8.17%
    [?] Free Cash Flow Jitter 44%

    Is AutoNation Stock on Sale?

    We believe that AutoNation may be worth examining further. It's making money, which is a very positive sign. Is it on sale?

    AutoNation looks overpriced right now. If you're looking for a bargain in the stock market, you should probably look elsewhere for a great deal. This might still be a great stock to own—but it's not on sale right now.

    Should You Buy AN Stock?

    Does AutoNation have a coherent story? Does it have a plan to continue to make money? Is it worth your time? Only you can decide where to go from here. Our investment guide helps you ask the right questions, including how to buy stocks. Use these research links for more information.