AutoNation Stock Price and Value Analysis

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

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

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)
$48.94
[?] AN Fair Price
(based on intrinsic value)
$52.93
[?] AN Safety Price (based on a variable margin of safety) $42.34
[?] PE Ratio versus Sector 48% lower than other Consumer Goods stocks
[?] PE Ratio versus Industry 43% lower than other Auto & Truck Dealerships stocks
[?] Cash Yield 28.64%
[?] 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 like a price in the fair value range. Based on our analysis—if the company keeps making money the way it has been—you could be looking at a good stock. See Before You Buy for your next steps.

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.