The average UK motor retailer delivered a profit of just under £265 in May, compared to an average loss of £17,000 the previous year.
The average UK dealer made a profit of 106,771 in March, marking a fall of £7,700 - or 6.7% - from the prior year total.
Average franchised car dealer profitability in January was ahead of last year to £5,000.
The average UK motor retailer made a profit of almost £77,000 in September, an increase on the prior year of £8,600.
Dealers looking to find ways to run more profitable operations can book a 20-minute session with ASE Global at Automotive Management Live’s profit clinic ahead of the one-day expo.
Nissan’s UK dealer principals will be among the first crop of graduates from a new management programme teaching leadership skills and steeping them in “Nissanness”.
Seat UK will hand dealers £12,000 if they meet a new set of fleet sales standards and succeed in making 100 deals a year as part of its new Fleet Excellence programme.
The average UK car retailer made a profit of £2,600 in the month of January, beating the result from January 2016 when the figure was just £182 in the black.
Bain Capital Private Equity has acquired MSX International as it looks to profit from a trend for automotive companies to outsource more business processes.
The average UK motor dealer made a loss of just over £13,400 in February, matching the 2015 result.
Franchised dealers worked harder for smaller returns in 2015.
Franchised dealers made an average loss of £16,000 in August, typical of the month before the plate change in September.
The average UK motor dealership produced a small loss of £384 in May, a contrast to the £5,000 profit made in the same month of the prior year.
The average UK motor dealership produced a marginal profit in April 2015 of £3,000.
Car dealer Vertu Motors has this morning reported a 23% increase in turnover and profit before tax up 33% year-on-year for the 12 months to February 28.
Last year saw the second consecutive year of growth for the top 100 franchised dealer groups in the UK.
The average UK motor dealer made a loss of £13,500 in February, a slight increase in the loss made in February 2014.
Automotive Management Live: Where franchised and independent dealers will find everything they need to know about operating a modern showroom and service and repair facility fit for the digital age.
When: November 7 2019
Where: Birmingham NEC
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