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Group 1 Automotive Adds a New Land Rover Franchise in UK

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Group 1 Automotive, Inc. (GPI - Free Report) reported that it has added a new Land Rover franchise at Watford, United Kingdom, located in the northwestern part of greater London metropolitan market.

The franchise is projected to contribute an estimated $35 million to the company’s annual revenues. Also, it adds up to its total 56 franchises under the U.K. operations.

Per management, adding new franchises will enable the company to expand its activities in the United Kingdom as well as widen its brand portfolio in the country. Further, inclusion of this new franchise will help the company generate over $2 billion in yearly revenues from its U.K. business operations.

Group 1 Automotive, Inc. Price and Consensus



Moreover, this new franchise has been integrated into the company’s existing Beadles Jaguar Watford dealership.

In July 2017, Group 1 Automotive acquired Beadles Group Ltd, adding seven brands including Jaguar, Land Rover, Volkswagen, Skoda, Toyota, Vauxhall and Kia across 12 dealerships.

Price Performance

In the last three months, shares of Group 1 Automotive have gained 9%, underperforming the 9.5% rise of the industry it belongs to.


Zacks Rank & Key Picks

Group 1 Automotive carries a Zacks Rank #3 (Hold). Some better-ranked stocks in the auto space are Oshkosh Corporation (OSK - Free Report) , Lear Corporation (LEA - Free Report) and LKQ Corporation (LKQ - Free Report) , all carrying a Zacks Rank #2 (Buy). You can see the complete list of today’s Zacks #1 Rank (Strong Buy) stocks here.

Oshkosh has an expected long-term growth rate of 16.5%. In the last three months, shares of the company have increased 7.1%.

Lear has an expected long-term growth rate of 7.1%. In the last three months, shares of the company have climbed 9.6%.

LKQ Corp has an expected long-term growth rate of 16%. In the last three months, shares of the company have jumped 13.9%.

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