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Autobytel is an automotive marketing services company that assists automotive retail dealers (Dealers) and automotive manufacturers market and sell new and used vehicles to consumers through its programs for online lead referrals, Dealer marketing products and services, online advertising, consumer traffic referral programs and mobile products. Co.'s consumer-facing automotive websites, including its primary website Autobytel.com®, provide consumers with information and tools to aid them with their automotive purchase decisions and the ability to submit inquiries requesting Dealers to contact the consumers regarding purchasing or leasing vehicles. According to our ABTL stock split history records, ABTL has had 1 split.
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ABTL (ABTL) has 1 split in our ABTL stock split history database. The split for ABTL took place on July 12, 2012. This was a 1 for 5 reverse split, meaning for each 5 shares of ABTL owned pre-split, the shareholder now owned 1 share. For example, a 1000 share position pre-split, became a 200 share position following the split.

When a company such as ABTL conducts a reverse share split, it is usually because shares have fallen to a lower per-share pricepoint than the company would like. This can be important because, for example, certain types of mutual funds might have a limit governing which stocks they may buy, based upon per-share price. The $5 and $10 pricepoints tend to be important in this regard. Stock exchanges also tend to look at per-share price, setting a lower limit for listing eligibility. So when a company does a reverse split, it is looking mathematically at the market capitalization before and after the reverse split takes place, and concluding that if the market capitilization remains stable, the reduced share count should result in a higher price per share. Looking at the ABTL stock split history from start to finish, an original position size of 1000 shares would have turned into 200 today. Below, we examine the compound annual growth rate — CAGR for short — of an investment into ABTL shares, starting with a $10,000 purchase of ABTL, presented on a split-history-adjusted basis factoring in the complete ABTL stock split history. ABTL split adjusted history picture

Growth of $10,000.00
Without Dividends Reinvested

Start date: 08/21/2008
End date: 10/06/2017
Start price/share: $5.45
End price/share: $7.02
Dividends collected/share: $0.00
Total return: 28.81%
Average Annual Total Return: 2.81%
Starting investment: $10,000.00
Ending investment: $12,879.56
Years: 9.13
Date Ratio
07/12/20121 for 5
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