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Top 5 Companies in the Automotive Retail Industry With the Lowest Projected Earnings Growth (MNRO, AZO, MUSA, ABG, GPI)

By James Quinn

Below are the three companies in the Automotive Retail industry with the lowest projected earnings growth. The growth of earnings per share (current fiscal year estimated vs. last year actual) is important to gauge future profitability and relative value. Higher EPS growth generally justifies higher earnings multiples.

Monro Muffler ranks lowest with a projected earnings growth of 9.6%. Autozone Inc is next with a projected earnings growth of 12.4%. Murphy Usa Inc ranks third lowest with a projected earnings growth of 13.6%.

Asbury Auto Grp follows with a projected earnings growth of 17.7%, and Group 1 Automoti rounds out the bottom five with a projected earnings growth of 17.8%.

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Ticker(s): MNRO AZO MUSA ABG GPI