When I first started writing about the auto retail industry, just over 20 years ago, Pendragon was already established as one of the leading players. Its chief executive, Trevor Finn, was our...

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Pendragon has announced that its founder and CEO, Trevor Finn, is to retire from the company in the new year. In a statement to shareholders issued on Friday evening, the group said Finn had “agreed...

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Profits and operating margins at Pendragon have taken another major hit as the group announced financial results for the half-year to end of June 2018. The group said its underlying profit before tax...

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Pendragon has delivered financial results for the first half of 2017 ahead of expectations with revenue up 6.3% across all its businesses, and UK Motor revenue up 4.4% to £2.23bn. The growth was...

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Record new car registrations in the first quarter may have been good for auto retail group profits but they seem to have had little effect on investor confidence in the sector. Performance in core UK...

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UK motor businesses remained out of favour in April against a backdrop of High Street misery, slowing GDP growth and, of course, the national dinner table conversation – concerns over a potential...

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Is the fear factor that’s gripping global financial markets bleeding into the UK’s listed motoring businesses? It seems prescient that shares in Pendragon, the country’s largest new and used car...

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Pendragon, the UK’s largest auto retail group, has seen its 2015 underlying gross profit increase 5.0% on turnover figures up 11.3% against 2014, according to the group’s year-end financial figures....

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The impact of the general election on UK stock prices was illustrated nowhere better than in the automotive retail market, with prices dipping pre-election only to soar to new highs as the result...

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Pendragon, the UK’s largest auto retail group, has announced an ambitious plan to grow its business by 40 sites over the next five years. The move comes on the back of half year profits well ahead of...

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Pendragon, the UK’s largest auto retail group, grew its business by almost 8% in the first half of the year but pressure on margins due to increased operating costs meant underlying operating...

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Auto retail groups rarely hit the front pages of national newspapers and, when they do, it’s usually for the wrong reasons. We imagine the fact that The Times headlined its business section on...

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Most auto retailers I know would reckon they are pretty good at selling used cars. After all, a good used car operation is the bedrock of any auto retail business – obviously for independent...

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Pendragon chief, Trevor Finn, today, called for the government to extend the scrappage scheme. "The rationale for ending it hasn’t taken in all the considerations," Mr Finn states....

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The UK’s biggest auto retailer, Pendragon, issued a reassuring interim management statement covering the four months to the end of October. The company said it was confident that this...

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For the second month running there has been a mixed reaction to auto retail stocks around the world. While performance in the UK and European sales sector has been quite strong, the UK service sector...

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As ever, city analysts remain divided on the prospects for Pendragon, despite the group producing half year results that achieved a significant turnaround from the losses incurred in the second half...

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The government’s scrappage scheme is predicted to add around 100,000 new vehicle sales this year, according to industry analysts. Arthur Maher, of JD Power Automotive Forecasting, said that the...

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Shares in Pendragon jumped sharply after the company used its annual results announcement to confirm it had reached a refinancing settlement with its funders and avoided a December 2008 covenant test....

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