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Motor Trader reveals top UK Dealer Groups for Return on Sales

Dealers delivered a strong performance in the just published Motor Trader Top 200 Dealer Groups. The average Return on Sales (RoS), that is pre-tax profit as a percentage of sales for the whole MT Top 200, including estimates, increased to 2.87%, which is a record and a considerable increase on 0.78% three years ago and 1.51% last year. The leading ...

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Dealers see surge in profits in Motor Trader Top 200 Report

UK motor retailers have recovered over the past 12 months from the pandemic, according to the Motor Trader Top 200 Dealer Groups. Combined MT Top 200 turnover is up 18% to £75.1bn, which is almost back to the 2019 pre-lockdown turnover of £76.6bn The entry level turnover for this edition of the MT Top 200 is up slightly on the ...

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Automotive retail market is ‘resilient’ despite headwinds

The automotive retail market remains “resilient” during unprecedented headwinds, with “positive signs that an upturn is on the horizon.” That’s the view from Cox Automotive Europe as it releases the sixth instalment of its quarterly insight roundup, AutoFocus. AutoFocus brings together the latest views on the market from Cox Automotive as well as Owen Edwards at Grant Thornton, Steve Young ...

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Business data comes of age with the agency model

A new form of vertical supply chain integration is coming to vehicle manufacturing and sales. This follows the trend in other industries which sees manufacturers engaging in direct sales to consumers. In effect, the traditional wholesale supply model is becoming defunct. Within the automotive sector, such vertical integration has been standard for new entrants to the electric vehicle market with ...

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Record profits for MT Top 50 used car dealers in 2018

The annual Motor Trader Top 50 Independent Dealers report sees record turnover and profitability in the used car sector. The report tracks a buoyant used car market with the key players growing their businesses organically and through acquisition, despite increasing competition from top franchised dealer groups. Motorpoint Group, the leading used car group this year and last, accounted for almost ...

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