Penske Automotive reports Q1 EPS $1.19, consensus $1.23
Reports Q1 revenue $5.56B, consensus $5.75B. Chairman Roger Penske said, "I am pleased with our first quarter performance and optimistic about the remainder of the year. We repurchased 1.5%, or 1.3 million, of our outstanding shares while holding long-term debt flat with December last year. Further, I am particularly pleased to see the 5.6% increase in same-store service and parts revenue when excluding the impact of foreign exchange and the increase in our used to new ratio. As I look forward, the product availability issues created by WLTP have improved, and I am encouraged by the strong order book in the U.K., the continued strength in our retail truck operations, and the resilience shown by our dealership operations."