Pinnacle Auto Appraisers' Blog

Keeping the auto appraising industry up to date with important auto industry and appraiser information.

Automotive Seats Market To Reach USD 76.41 Billion By 2026 | Reports And Data - Yahoo Finance

Automotive Seats Market Size – USD 60.30 Billion in 2018, Market Growth - CAGR of 3.1%, Automotive Seats Industry Trends – Product launches and research

New York, Aug. 12, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- According to the current analysis of Reports and Data, the global Automotive Seats market was valued at USD 60.30 Billion in 2018 and is expected to reach USD 76.41 Billion by year 2026, at a CAGR of 3.1%. The study covers automotive seating solutions, which are required for various vehicles such as passenger cars, commercial vehicles, etc. Automotive seating is available in different technologies such as automatically adjustable, temperature controlled and ventilated type. Increased research and development in this space has enabled the automotive industry with a range of advanced seating solutions for the customers. Recent emergence of finger touch adjustable seats is a disruptive development in the automotive industry.

The accelerating growth of the automotive industry, high market demand for advanced technology products by new automotive enthusiasts, emergence of the non-conventional passenger car segment, development of the budding shared mobility platforms such as uber, availability of public as well private funds for research, and favorable automotive regulatory scenario, are some of the key factors propelling market growth in the industry. However, rising commodity costs, prevailing trade wars between various economies, stringent industry regulations and existing low-price delivery pressure from manufacturers on OEMs are the major hindrance for market growth during 2019-2026.     

Request free sample of this research report at:

Further key findings from the report suggest

Automotive Seating market is growing at a CAGR of 6% in Asia Pacific followed by North America and Europe, with 2.9% and 2.7% CAGR, respectively. High market demand for power assisted automotive seats across the globe is the key factor to accelerate the market growth during forecast period across all regions The electronic controlled segment of the automotive seats takes up about 31.5% of the market share and is growing at a CAGR of 3.7%. The manual segment takes up about 68.5% of the market share The Automotive Seats market is anticipated to experience tremendous growth in the Electronic control type segment owing mainly to the changing consumer demands Manufacturers are focusing on producing efficient vehicles, due to which they have started using lightweight materials to increase the weight/power ratio. This has resulted in a surged consumption of composites, which would further expand the automotive seating material market Meeting safety regulations and standards across various economies would be a key priority for automotive seat manufacturers. Current scenario has made it mandatory for the designers to meet safety compliances Key participants include Magna International, Lear Corp., Visteon, Faurecia, Adient, Toyota Boshoku, Johnson, Hyundai Dymos, Brose, Daewon, NHK Seating of America Inc., Tachi – S

To identify the key trends in the industry, click on the link below:

Segments covered in the report:

For the purpose of this study, Reports and Data have segmented the Automotive Seats market on the basis of technology type, control type, seat type, fabric type, vehicle type, and region:                     

Technology Type (Revenue, USD Million; 2016–2026)

Ventilated Non-Ventilated

Control Type (Revenue, USD Million; 2016–2026)

Electronic Manual

Seat Type (Revenue, USD Million; 2016–2026)

Lumbar Support Massage Standard Bucket

Fabric Type (Revenue, USD Million; 2016–2026)

Genuine Leather Synthetic Leather

Vehicle Type (Revenue, USD Million; 2016–2026)

Personal Shared Mobility Commercial

Order Now:

Regional Outlook (Revenue in USD Million; 2016–2026)

North America U.S. Canada Europe Germany France UK Spain Italy Rest of the Europe Asia Pacific China India Japan Rest of Asia-Pacific Middle East & Africa Latin America Brazil

Browse more similar reports on Automotive and Transportation category by Reports And Data

Automotive Vehicle-to-Everything (V2X) Market -

Automotive Diagnostics Market -

Automotive Metal Stamping Market -

About Reports and Data

Reports and Data is a market research and consulting company that provides syndicated research reports, customized research reports, and consulting services. Our solutions purely focus on your purpose to locate, target and analyze consumer behavior shifts across demographics, across industries and help client’s make a smarter business decision. We offer market intelligence studies ensuring relevant and fact-based research across a multiple industries including Healthcare, Technology, Chemicals, Power, and Energy. We consistently update our research offerings to ensure our clients are aware about the latest trends existent in the market. Reports and Data has a strong base of experienced analysts from varied areas of expertise.



Contact Us:
John Watson
Head of Business Development
Reports And Data | Web:
Direct Line: +1-800-819-3052
E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

  107 Hits
107 Hits

Can Value Investors Consider Sonic Automotive (SAH) Stock? - Yahoo Finance

Value investing is easily one of the most popular ways to find great stocks in any market environment. After all, who wouldn’t want to find stocks that are either flying under the radar and are compelling buys, or offer up tantalizing discounts when compared to fair value?

One way to find these companies is by looking at several key metrics and financial ratios, many of which are crucial in the value stock selection process. Let’s put Sonic Automotive, Inc. SAH stock into this equation and find out if it is a good choice for value-oriented investors right now, or if investors subscribing to this methodology should look elsewhere for top picks:

A key metric that value investors always look at is the Price to Earnings Ratio, or PE for short. This shows us how much investors are willing to pay for each dollar of earnings in a given stock, and is easily one of the most popular financial ratios in the world. The best use of the PE ratio is to compare the stock’s current PE ratio with: a) where this ratio has been in the past; b) how it compares to the average for the industry/sector; and c) how it compares to the market as a whole.

On this front, Sonic Automotive has a trailing twelve months PE ratio of 12.5, as you can see in the chart below:

This level actually compares favorably with the market at large, as the PE for the S&P 500 stands at about 17.95. However, if we focus on the long-term PE trend, Sonic Automotive’s current PE level puts it above its midpoint of 10.81 over the past five years.

The stock’s PE compares quite favorably with the Retail-Wholesale Market’s trailing twelve months PE ratio, which stands at 26.03. This indicates that the stock is undervalued right now, compared to its peers.

Meanwhile, Sonic Automotive has a forward PE ratio (price relative to this year’s earnings) of 12.2, which is slightly lower than the current level. So, it is fair to say that a slightly more value-oriented path may be ahead for Sonic Automotive stock in the near term too.

P/S Ratio

Another key metric to note is the Price/Sales ratio. This approach compares a given stock’s price to its total sales, where a lower reading is generally considered better. Some people like this metric more than other value-focused ones because it looks at sales, something that is far harder to manipulate with accounting tricks than earnings.

Right now, Sonic Automotive has a P/S ratio of just 0.12. This is much lower than the S&P 500 average, which comes in at 3.18x right now. Also, as we can see in the chart below, this is much below the highs for this stock in particular over the past few years.



View photos

Broad Value Outlook

In aggregate, Sonic Automotive currently has a Value Score of A, putting it into the top 20% of all stocks we cover from this look. This makes Sonic Automotive a solid choice for value investors.

What About the Stock Overall?

Though Sonic Automotive might be a good choice for value investors, there are plenty of other factors to consider before investing in this name. In particular, it is worth noting that the company has a Growth Score of A and a Momentum Score of A. This gives SAH a Zacks VGM score — or its overarching fundamental grade — of A. (You can read more about the Zacks Style Scores here >>)

Meanwhile, the company’s recent earnings estimates have been bullish. The current quarter has seen no estimates go down in the past sixty days compared to three upward revisions, while the full year estimate has seen one down and four up in the same time period.

This has had a bullish effect on the consensus estimate. While the current-quarter consensus estimate has climbed 38.1% over the past two months, the current-year estimate has also shot up 8.7%. You can see the consensus estimate trend and recent price action for the stock in the chart below:

Sonic Automotive, Inc. Price and Consensus

Sonic Automotive, Inc. Price and Consensus

Sonic Automotive, Inc. Price and Consensus

View photos

Sonic Automotive, Inc. Price and Consensus

Sonic Automotive, Inc. price-consensus-chart | Sonic Automotive, Inc. Quote

Such bullish analyst sentiments is the reason why the stock has a Zacks Rank #1 (Strong Buy) and it is the reason why we are looking for in outperformance from the company in the near term.

Bottom Line

Sonic Automotive is an inspired choice for value investors, as it is hard to beat its incredible lineup of statistics on this front. Also, a very strong industry rank (among Top 1% of more than 250 industries) and a Zacks Rank #1, instils investors’ optimism in the stock.
Moreover, over the past two years, the broader industry has clearly outperformed the market at large, as you can see below:



View photos

We believe, a satisfactory past industry performance, a good industry and Zacks ranks signal that the stock is likely to benefit from favorable broader factors in the immediate future. Add to this robust value metrics, and we believe that we have a strong value contender in SAH.

Today's Best Stocks from Zacks

Would you like to see the updated picks from our best market-beating strategies? From 2017 through 2018, while the S&P 500 gained +15.8%, five of our screens returned +38.0%, +61.3%, +61.6%, +68.1%, and +98.3%.

This outperformance has not just been a recent phenomenon. From 2000 – 2018, while the S&P averaged +4.8% per year, our top strategies averaged up to +56.2% per year.

See their latest picks free >>

Want the latest recommendations from Zacks Investment Research? Today, you can download 7 Best Stocks for the Next 30 Days. Click to get this free report
Sonic Automotive, Inc. (SAH) : Free Stock Analysis Report
To read this article on click here.
Zacks Investment Research

  89 Hits
89 Hits

Global Off-Road Vehicle Seats Market 2019-2023 | Growing Emergence of Additive Manufacturing for Automotive Seats to Boost Growth | Technavio - Yahoo Finance


The global off-road vehicle seats market is expected to post a CAGR of over 6% during the period 2019-2023, according to the latest market research report by Technavio.

This press release features multimedia. View the full release here:

Off-road vehicles are used for recreational and adventure sports activities where the design, materials used, and other components have application-specific requirements. For instance, the off-road vehicles that need to be operated on a low friction/slippery terrain require a wider and comfortable seat for stable seating position, whereas off-roading in uneven terrain with huge bumps requires a narrow seat for easier reaching of legs on the ground. Therefore, the ergonomic requirement for off-road vehicle seating varies with applications, which is driving the aftermarket installations of the same. Every off-road vehicle is sold with a seat that suits a broad group of off-road vehicle buyers. Therefore, the high degree of adoption of off-road vehicle aftermarket components such as seats from adventure tourists and recreational riders is driving market growth.

As per Technavio, the growing emergence of additive manufacturing for automotive seats will have a positive impact on the market and contribute to its growth significantly over the forecast period. This global off-road vehicle seats market 2019-2023 research report also analyzes other important trends and market drivers that will affect market growth over 2019-2023.

Global Off-Road Vehicle Seats Market: Growing Emergence of Additive Manufacturing for Automotive Seats

A rapidly evolving technology, 3D printing or additive manufacturing is used by various industries, where precision manufacturing has high demand. Additive manufacturing has huge acceptance among automotive manufacturers and automotive components manufacturers. The adoption of this technology is becoming popular among automotive seats and its related components manufacturers. The adoption of 3D printing technology in the global automotive market and the global motorcycle market is expected to positively impact the global off-road vehicle seats market in the near future.

“Apart from the growing emergence of additive manufacturing for automotive seats, the rising number of off-road vehicle seat manufacturers and the increasing popularity of six-seater side-by-sides are some other major factors that will boost market growth during the forecast period,” says a senior analyst at Technavio.

Global Off-Road Vehicle Seats Market: Segmentation Analysis

This market research report segments the global off-road vehicle seats market by application (side-by-sides, ATVs, and off-road motorcycles) and geographical regions (North America, Europe, APAC, MEA, and South America).

The North American region led the market in 2018, followed by Europe, APAC, MEA, and South America, respectively. However, during the forecast period, the APAC region is expected to register the highest incremental growth due to the increasing number of off-road rallies and racing events in the region.

Looking for more information on this market? Request a free sample report

Technavio’s sample reports are free of charge and contain multiple sections of the report, such as the market size and forecast, drivers, challenges, trends, and more.

Some of the key topics covered in the report include:

Market Landscape

Market ecosystem Market characteristics Market segmentation analysis

Market Sizing

Market definition Market size and forecast

Five Forces Analysis

Market Segmentation

Geographical Segmentation

Regional comparison Key leading countries

Market Drivers

Market Challenges

Market Trends

Vendor Landscape

Vendors covered Vendor classification Market positioning of vendors Competitive scenario

About Technavio

Technavio is a leading global technology research and advisory company. Their research and analysis focuses on emerging market trends and provides actionable insights to help businesses identify market opportunities and develop effective strategies to optimize their market positions.

With over 500 specialized analysts, Technavio’s report library consists of more than 10,000 reports and counting, covering 800 technologies, spanning across 50 countries. Their client base consists of enterprises of all sizes, including more than 100 Fortune 500 companies. This growing client base relies on Technavio’s comprehensive coverage, extensive research, and actionable market insights to identify opportunities in existing and potential markets and assess their competitive positions within changing market scenarios.

If you are interested in more information, please contact our media team at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

View source version on

  50 Hits
50 Hits

Fastest Growing Companies: Luxury car repair pays off for Sacramento auto shop - Sacramento Business Journal

Fastest Growing Companies: Luxury car repair pays off for Sacramento auto shop  Sacramento Business Journal

It started with Jaguars. Now Stewart's Automotive specializes in repairing all types of exotic cars — from Land Rover to Aston Martin.

  60 Hits
60 Hits

Houska Automotive Hosts Event Benefiting Partners Mentoring Youth - North Forty News

Partners Mentoring Youth


Jill Maasch

WE ARE ALREADY GIVING YOU THE LOCAL NEWS FOR FREE. We do it because we believe and support Northern Colorado. Help us cover more with your OPTIONAL monthly donation. We'll automatically put you on our daily AD FREE email - the Daily Digest..
Help NFN Grow

Mantooth Marketing Company

(970) 222-5492

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The Houska Automotive team is putting aside their tools and clearing out the premises to host their annual Houska Garage Band event. On Saturday, September 7 from 6-9 p.m. the community is invited to join the fun at Houska Automotive Heavy Duty, 1005 Riverside Avenue. Tickets are $35 per person until August 31.  After August 31, tickets will increase to $45 per person. Children 12 and under are free.  Tickets can be purchased at All proceeds will benefit Partners Mentoring Youth.


Partners Mentoring Youth is an organization whose mission is to create and support one-on-one mentoring relationships between positive adult role models and local youth facing challenges in their personal, social and academic lives. With offices in Fort Collins, Estes Park, and Greeley, they serve the youth of Northern Colorado and work to make a difference in their lives.


“Our company is not only focused on doing business with the community but engaging and coming together with other community members to better the lives of our neighbors, friends, and family,” said Dennis Houska, owner, and president of Houska Automotive. “Partners for Mentoring Youth is an ideal way to help nurture and guide the youth in our area.”


Hosted in conjunction with Overland Sertoma Club, which works to assist disadvantaged youth, the event will feature live music from The Blues Dogs, food and drinks, as well as a silent auction and door prizes.


Houska Automotive has been hosting the Houska Garage Band event for 5 years. The event has helped nonprofits, as well as individuals in need. Most notably, in 2015, they raised more than $30,000 for Fort Collins teenager, Connor Walsh, after he was hit by a car that left him in a wheelchair.


Houska Automotive is a multi-generational business, with Dennis Houska as the second- generation owner and current president of Houska Automotive. For three generations, Houska Automotive has taken care of cars and their owners, with a firm conviction that Fort Collins is one of the best places to live and raise a family.


Event sponsorship opportunities are available at different levels. Those interested should call (970) 663-1888.



For more information about Houska Automotive, visit the Houska Automotive website at


  79 Hits
79 Hits

By accepting you will be accessing a service provided by a third-party external to

Free Review:

If you are looking to increase your insurance coverage on your vehicle, the insurance company may require you to obtain a certified auto appraisal.   If you have a custom car, truck or motorcycle, the insurance company won't pay you more than book value. Get a stated value appraisal to cover money spent customizing your vehicle.  Have a collector or exotic vehicle?  Book value does not justify the vehicle value  In case you are in an accident, have a certified auto appraisal done.  Contact us today for a Free Evaluation!

aston martin2 dbs carbon black pinnacle auto appraiser appraisal dimished value

Pinnacle Auto Appraisers Will Professionally Evaluate Your Vehicle!


Pinnacle Auto Appraisers prides itself on quickly handling large amounts of vehicles. We routinely handle fleets for: vans, trucking, limousine, shuttle, buses, SUV, corporate, taxi, dealership, clubs, rental, and delivery companies. We handle large national chains, small family businesses, and car club appraisal(s).

fleet vehicle truck car van bus suv limo limousine rig shuttle pinnacle auto appraiser appraisal dimished value

Pinnacle Auto Appraisers Offers Quality Fleet Appraisals!


If you were involved in an accident and the insurance company deemed your vehicle a total loss, we can help.  If you don't agree with the insurance company's offer, you have the right to hire an independent certified appraiser to determine the actual cash value of your vehicle.  Our certified appraiser will go to the vehicle location, conduct the inspection and complete a certified total loss appraisal on your vehicle.  Total loss claims do require a negotiation phase which we will take care of for you at no additional charge!

aston martin3 dbs carbon black pinnacle auto appraiser appraisal dimished value

Let Pinnacle Auto Appraisers Help After A Crash!


Our Appraisers are repair shop and car club fanatics! We enjoy when local and national clubs invite us out to their local gatherings. We offer an appraisal discount that lasted all month. We love everything that has an engine and drives on the road. We do our best to help everyone in need of an appraisal!

car club corvette sport tuner custom pinnacle auto appraiser appraisal dimished value

Pinnacle Auto Appraisers - We Value Car Clubs and Repair Shops!