In the final three months of 2016 Europe's automotive manufacturers and retailers extended their gains in shareholder value, as measured by the Automotive News Europe/PricewaterhouseCoopers Transaction Services Shareholder Value Indices. For the second consecutive quarter, all of Europe's publicly traded vehicle manufacturers increased their shareholder value, pushing up the sector by 14.6 percent. This followed an 11.3 percent improvement in Q3.
Retailers increased their shareholder value 5.2 percent in the final quarter of 2016, compared with 2.2 percent improvement for the sector in Q3. Europe's parts suppliers had mixed results. While the sector remained in positive territory for the second consecutive quarter, the 3.4 percent improvement in Q4 was well below the 14.1 percent increase seen in the preceding quarter.