Group 1 Automotive, Inc.

Industry: Reuters Industry

Fortune Rank: 457

GPI is an operator and consolidator in the automotive retailing industry. The Company operates 122 automotive dealership franchises located in 10 states (CA, CO, FL, NJ, GA, LA, MA, NM, OK and TX). For the 6 months ended 6/30/05, revenues increased 21% to $2.97B. Net income before acct. change rose 24% to $32.5M. Results reflect increased unit sales of new vehicles due to dealership acquisitions and an increase in operating margin.

Group 1 Automotive, Inc. (Group 1 Automotive) is an automotive retailer, which owns and operates 142 dealership franchises and 32 collision centers primarily located in metropolitan markets in California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Oklahoma and Texas. Through its dealerships and Internet sites, the Company sells new and used cars and light trucks; arranges related financing, vehicle service and insurance contracts; provides maintenance and repair services, and sells replacement parts. The franchises are organized into 15 platforms that are managed by local platform management teams and, at the dealership level, by general managers who report to the platform management. In 2004, Group 1 Automotive acquired 23 franchises, which included new platforms in California, New Jersey and New York and seven tuck-in acquisitions added to the Company's existing platforms in California, Massachusetts and Texas.

Group 1 Automotive, Inc.

Group 1 Automotive, Inc. is a Fortune 500 company. In 2010 Group 1 Automotive, Inc. was ranked number 457 on the Fortune 500 list, making it the 457th largest company in the United States when judged by revenue.

Group 1 Automotive, Inc. achieved revenue of $4,525.70 million in 2010 and earned a profit of $34.80 million.

Group 1 Automotive, Inc.'s rank changes

The company's ranking in 2010 was a decline from 2009 when it was ranked 428th on the Fortune 500. The Previous ranking was based on its 2009 revenue of $5,703 million (a change of -1 million compared to 2010) and profits of $-32 million (a change of 67 million compared to 2010).

Another point of view

To many investors, profits are more important than the revenue a company earns. If the Fortune 500 was ranked by profits instead of revenue then Group 1 Automotive, Inc. would be ranked 386th rather than 457th due to its profits of $35 in 2010.

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