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GuruFocus Financial Strength Rank measures how strong a company’s financial situation is. It is based on these factors

1. The debt burden that the company has as measured by its Interest coverage (current year).
2. Debt to revenue ratio. The lower, the better
3. Altman Z-score.

A company ranks high with financial strength is likely to withstand any business slowdowns and recessions.

Financial Strength : 5/10

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industry
vs
history
Equity to Asset 0.16
ABG's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
94% of the 1044 Companies
in the Global Auto & Truck Dealerships industry.

( Industry Median: 0.48 vs. ABG: 0.16 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
ABG' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.14  Med: 0.26 Max: 0.31
Current: 0.16
0.14
0.31
Interest Coverage 5.03
ABG's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
78% of the 696 Companies
in the Global Auto & Truck Dealerships industry.

( Industry Median: 26.77 vs. ABG: 5.03 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
ABG' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 1.54  Med: 2.34 Max: 11.2
Current: 5.03
1.54
11.2
F-Score: 4
Z-Score: 4.03
M-Score: -2.28
WACC vs ROIC
7.67%
9.57%
WACC
ROIC
GuruFocus Profitability Rank ranks how profitable a company is and how likely the company’s business will stay that way. It is based on these factors:

1. Operating Margin
2. Trend of the Operating Margin (5-year average). The company with an uptrend profit margin has a higher rank.
••3. Consistency of the profitability
4. Piotroski F-Score
5. Predictability Rank•

The maximum rank is 10. A rank of 7 or higher means a higher profitability and may stay that way. A rank of 3 or lower indicates that the company has had trouble to make a profit.

Profitability Rank is not directly related to the Financial Strength Rank. But if a company is consistently profitable, its financial strength will be stronger.

Profitability & Growth : 6/10

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industry
vs
history
Operating margin (%) 4.60
ABG's Operating margin (%) is ranked lower than
52% of the 1194 Companies
in the Global Auto & Truck Dealerships industry.

( Industry Median: 4.86 vs. ABG: 4.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
ABG' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -9.38  Med: 3.13 Max: 4.57
Current: 4.6
-9.38
4.57
Net-margin (%) 1.94
ABG's Net-margin (%) is ranked lower than
66% of the 1194 Companies
in the Global Auto & Truck Dealerships industry.

( Industry Median: 3.63 vs. ABG: 1.94 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
ABG' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -7.81  Med: 1.00 Max: 2.05
Current: 1.94
-7.81
2.05
ROE (%) 27.03
ABG's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
89% of the 1177 Companies
in the Global Auto & Truck Dealerships industry.

( Industry Median: 9.37 vs. ABG: 27.03 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
ABG' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -84.78  Med: 11.65 Max: 24.42
Current: 27.03
-84.78
24.42
ROA (%) 5.75
ABG's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
63% of the 1210 Companies
in the Global Auto & Truck Dealerships industry.

( Industry Median: 4.25 vs. ABG: 5.75 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
ABG' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -18.75  Med: 2.70 Max: 6.15
Current: 5.75
-18.75
6.15
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 15.02
ABG's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
56% of the 1207 Companies
in the Global Auto & Truck Dealerships industry.

( Industry Median: 12.59 vs. ABG: 15.02 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
ABG' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -32.33  Med: 13.25 Max: 29.61
Current: 15.02
-32.33
29.61
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 15.40
ABG's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
86% of the 973 Companies
in the Global Auto & Truck Dealerships industry.

( Industry Median: 4.50 vs. ABG: 15.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
ABG' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 0  Med: -2.90 Max: 15.4
Current: 15.4
0
15.4
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 25.10
ABG's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
87% of the 872 Companies
in the Global Auto & Truck Dealerships industry.

( Industry Median: 4.00 vs. ABG: 25.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
ABG' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 0  Med: 0.90 Max: 25.1
Current: 25.1
0
25.1
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 37.50
ABG's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
87% of the 771 Companies
in the Global Auto & Truck Dealerships industry.

( Industry Median: 4.60 vs. ABG: 37.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
ABG' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 0  Med: 13.70 Max: 50.8
Current: 37.5
0
50.8
» ABG's 10-Y Financials

Financials


Revenue & Net Income
Cash & Debt
Oprt. Cash Flow & Free Cash Flow

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Guru Trades

Q3 2014

ABG Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Paul Tudor Jones 10,326 sh (New)
Joel Greenblatt 198,875 sh (+5189.23%)
Larry Robbins 1,454,401 sh (+57.93%)
Steven Cohen Sold Out
Michael Dell 2,225,596 sh (-6.42%)
Ronald Muhlenkamp 123,500 sh (-14.18%)
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Q4 2014

ABG Guru Trades in Q4 2014

Jim Simons 19,800 sh (New)
Michael Dell 2,225,596 sh (unchged)
Larry Robbins 1,454,401 sh (unchged)
Joel Greenblatt Sold Out
Ronald Muhlenkamp 87,605 sh (-29.06%)
Paul Tudor Jones 6,849 sh (-33.67%)
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Q1 2015

ABG Guru Trades in Q1 2015

Steven Cohen 23,900 sh (New)
Joel Greenblatt 46,980 sh (New)
Jim Simons 158,834 sh (+702.19%)
Larry Robbins 1,454,401 sh (unchged)
Michael Dell 2,225,596 sh (unchged)
Michael Dell 2,225,596 sh (unchged)
Ronald Muhlenkamp 85,460 sh (-2.45%)
Paul Tudor Jones 2,800 sh (-59.12%)
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Q2 2015

ABG Guru Trades in Q2 2015

Joel Greenblatt 511,408 sh (+988.57%)
Ronald Muhlenkamp 85,595 sh (+0.16%)
Michael Dell 2,225,596 sh (unchged)
Steven Cohen Sold Out
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Jim Simons Sold Out
Larry Robbins 1,004,358 sh (-30.94%)
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Ratios

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industry
vs
history
P/E(ttm) 18.66
ABG's P/E(ttm) is ranked lower than
61% of the 954 Companies
in the Global Auto & Truck Dealerships industry.

( Industry Median: 15.20 vs. ABG: 18.66 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
ABG' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 1.78  Med: 12.38 Max: 32.73
Current: 18.66
1.78
32.73
Forward P/E 13.42
ABG's Forward P/E is ranked lower than
61% of the 390 Companies
in the Global Auto & Truck Dealerships industry.

( Industry Median: 11.72 vs. ABG: 13.42 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
PE(NRI) 18.60
ABG's PE(NRI) is ranked lower than
60% of the 950 Companies
in the Global Auto & Truck Dealerships industry.

( Industry Median: 15.30 vs. ABG: 18.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
ABG' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 1.65  Med: 13.12 Max: 22.08
Current: 18.6
1.65
22.08
P/B 5.84
ABG's P/B is ranked lower than
92% of the 1084 Companies
in the Global Auto & Truck Dealerships industry.

( Industry Median: 1.40 vs. ABG: 5.84 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
ABG' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.11  Med: 1.66 Max: 6.89
Current: 5.84
0.11
6.89
P/S 0.36
ABG's P/S is ranked higher than
73% of the 1189 Companies
in the Global Auto & Truck Dealerships industry.

( Industry Median: 0.68 vs. ABG: 0.36 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
ABG' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.01  Med: 0.14 Max: 0.43
Current: 0.36
0.01
0.43
PFCF 671.41
ABG's PFCF is ranked lower than
98% of the 513 Companies
in the Global Auto & Truck Dealerships industry.

( Industry Median: 21.40 vs. ABG: 671.41 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
ABG' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 0.16  Med: 11.16 Max: 1996.75
Current: 671.41
0.16
1996.75
POCF 24.56
ABG's POCF is ranked lower than
79% of the 839 Companies
in the Global Auto & Truck Dealerships industry.

( Industry Median: 10.39 vs. ABG: 24.56 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
ABG' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 0.13  Med: 16.60 Max: 723
Current: 24.56
0.13
723
EV-to-EBIT 14.75
ABG's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
58% of the 976 Companies
in the Global Auto & Truck Dealerships industry.

( Industry Median: 12.51 vs. ABG: 14.75 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
ABG' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: -3.3  Med: 11.20 Max: 14.6
Current: 14.75
-3.3
14.6
PEG 0.81
ABG's PEG is ranked higher than
65% of the 487 Companies
in the Global Auto & Truck Dealerships industry.

( Industry Median: 1.29 vs. ABG: 0.81 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PEG only.
ABG' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.29  Med: 0.89 Max: 1.93
Current: 0.81
0.29
1.93
Shiller P/E 29.25
ABG's Shiller P/E is ranked lower than
75% of the 598 Companies
in the Global Auto & Truck Dealerships industry.

( Industry Median: 16.08 vs. ABG: 29.25 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
ABG' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 1.27  Med: 19.53 Max: 7571
Current: 29.25
1.27
7571
Current Ratio 1.16
ABG's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
71% of the 1059 Companies
in the Global Auto & Truck Dealerships industry.

( Industry Median: 1.55 vs. ABG: 1.16 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
ABG' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 1.16  Med: 1.33 Max: 1.53
Current: 1.16
1.16
1.53
Quick Ratio 0.36
ABG's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
95% of the 1059 Companies
in the Global Auto & Truck Dealerships industry.

( Industry Median: 1.09 vs. ABG: 0.36 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
ABG' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.35  Med: 0.45 Max: 0.59
Current: 0.36
0.35
0.59
Days Inventory 59.58
ABG's Days Inventory is ranked lower than
54% of the 1176 Companies
in the Global Auto & Truck Dealerships industry.

( Industry Median: 55.32 vs. ABG: 59.58 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
ABG' s 10-Year Days Inventory Range
Min: 52.77  Med: 58.94 Max: 75.48
Current: 59.58
52.77
75.48
Days Sales Outstanding 5.82
ABG's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
94% of the 992 Companies
in the Global Auto & Truck Dealerships industry.

( Industry Median: 60.59 vs. ABG: 5.82 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
ABG' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 6.55  Med: 8.41 Max: 11.39
Current: 5.82
6.55
11.39

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price/Tangible Book 9.07
ABG's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
93% of the 1051 Companies
in the Global Auto & Truck Dealerships industry.

( Industry Median: 1.49 vs. ABG: 9.07 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
ABG' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.61  Med: 4.49 Max: 134.8
Current: 9.07
0.61
134.8
Price/Median PS Value 2.62
ABG's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
91% of the 1110 Companies
in the Global Auto & Truck Dealerships industry.

( Industry Median: 1.16 vs. ABG: 2.62 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
ABG' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.24  Med: 0.92 Max: 2.94
Current: 2.62
0.24
2.94
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 0.77
ABG's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked higher than
57% of the 292 Companies
in the Global Auto & Truck Dealerships industry.

( Industry Median: 0.86 vs. ABG: 0.77 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value only.
ABG' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 0.65  Med: 0.93 Max: 1.62
Current: 0.77
0.65
1.62
Price/Graham Number 2.67
ABG's Price/Graham Number is ranked lower than
84% of the 813 Companies
in the Global Auto & Truck Dealerships industry.

( Industry Median: 1.00 vs. ABG: 2.67 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Graham Number only.
ABG' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.72  Med: 1.58 Max: 7.75
Current: 2.67
0.72
7.75
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 6.78
ABG's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
53% of the 1191 Companies
in the Global Auto & Truck Dealerships industry.

( Industry Median: 6.30 vs. ABG: 6.78 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
ABG' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 6.78  Med: 8.70 Max: 12.2
Current: 6.78
6.78
12.2
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) 21.73
ABG's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked higher than
82% of the 643 Companies
in the Global Auto & Truck Dealerships industry.

( Industry Median: 6.38 vs. ABG: 21.73 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
ABG' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range
Min: -6.9  Med: 9.10 Max: 90.5
Current: 21.73
-6.9
90.5

Analyst Estimate

Dec15 Dec16
Revenue(Mil) 6,468 6,975
EPS($) 5.53 5.98
EPS without NRI($) 5.53 5.98

Business Description

Industry: Autos » Auto & Truck Dealerships
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Asbury Automotive Group Inc is an automotive retailer in the United States, operating 100 franchises 80 dealership locations. Its products and services include new and used vehicles, vehicle maintenance, replacement parts and collision repair services, new and used vehicle financing, and aftermarket products such as insurance, warranty and service contracts. The Company's new vehicle sales consist of the sale of new vehicles to individual retail customers and the sale of new vehicles to commercial customers. It sells used vehicles at all of its dealership locations. Used vehicle sales include the sale of used vehicles to individual retail customers and the sale of used vehicles to other dealers at auction. The Company sells replacement parts and provide vehicle maintenance and collision repair service at all of its franchised dealerships, primarily for the vehicle brands sold at those dealerships. Through its finance and incurance business, the Company arranges and receives commissions for third-party financing of the sale or lease of new and used vehicles to customers, as well as offer a number of aftermarket products. The Company uses common marketing materials for its brand names developed by professional advertising agencies. Its competition includes franchised automotive dealerships in its markets that sell the same or similar new and used vehicles, privately negotiated sales of used vehicles, other used vehicle retailers, including regional and national vehicle rental companies, Internet-based used vehicle brokers that sell used vehicles to consumers, service center and parts supply chain stores, and independent service and repair shops. The Company is subject to numerous complex federal, state and local laws regulating the conduct of its business.
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