A.P Eagers Today
A.P. Eagers Limited is a pure automotive retail group with our main operations in south-east Queensland, Adelaide, Darwin, Melbourne, Sydney and the Newcastle/Hunter Valley region of New South Wales.
We represent a diversified portfolio of automotive brands, including all 12 of the top 12 selling car brands in Australia, 28 car brands in total and 12 truck and bus brands.
Our core business consists of the ownership and operation of motor vehicle dealerships. We provide full facilities including the sale of new and used vehicles, service, parts and the facilitation of allied consumer finance. To complement our vehicle dealerships, we also operate a substantial motor vehicle auction business, Brisbane Motor Auctions.
Our operations are generally provided through strategically clustered dealerships, 65% of which are situated on properties owned by us.
We own $323 million of prime real estate. This totals more than 70 acres positioned in high profile, main road locations in Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Newcastle and Darwin.
With 2,900 employees and almost 4,000 shareholders, our sales revenue is running at approximately $2.4 billion per annum.Dividends
We have paid a record dividend to shareholders in 10 of the past 11 years and have paid a dividend every year since listing in 1957.Origins
Our origins trace back to 1913 when Mr Edward Eager and his son, Frederick, founded their family automotive business, E.G. Eager & Son Pty Ltd, which continues today as a wholly-owned subsidiary of A.P. Eagers Limited.
After establishing the first motor vehicle assembly plant in Queensland in 1922, the business became the distributor of General Motors’ products in Queensland and northern New South Wales in 1930 and listed as a public company in 1957.
A merger in 1992 with A.P. Group Ltd saw the addition of a number of new vehicle franchises and our name change to A.P. Eagers Limited. Further new franchises and geographic diversification have since followed.Growth
We have a track record of delivering Earnings Per Share (EPS) growth from acquisitions.
Our operations expanded into the Northern Territory with the acquisition of Bridge Toyota in 2005 and Hidden Valley Ford and the Stuart Motor Group in 2006.
In 2007, we established ourselves on the Gold Coast with the acquisition of Surfers City Holden.
The addition of Kloster Motor Group in the Newcastle/Hunter Valley region in 2007 heralded our advance into New South Wales. Our operations in that state have grown with the acquisition of Bill Buckle Auto Group on Sydney’s northern beaches in 2008.
In 2010, we acquired the publicly listed Adtrans Group Limited, representing our direct entry into the South Australian and Victorian markets. Adtrans is South Australia’s premier car retailer and operates truck and bus dealerships in New South Wales, Victoria and South Australia. Also in 2010 we acquired Caloundra City Autos Group in Queensland’s growing Sunshine Coast region.
Further expansion of our truck and bus operations occurred in late 2010 with the addition of six new franchises in New South Wales, Victoria and South Australia.
In 2011, we acquired Daimler Trucks Adelaide and also Eblen Motors in Adelaide, representing three car brands, to complement our existing Adtrans operations.
A.P. Eagers Limited - ABN 87 009 680 013
80 McLachlan Street / PO Box 199
Tel: (07) 3248 9455 Fax: (07) 3248 9459