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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 : 6/10

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industry
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history
Equity to Asset 0.26
ABG's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
62% of the 1175 Companies
in the Global Auto & Truck Dealerships industry.

( Industry Median: 0.50 vs. ABG: 0.26 )
ABG' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.14   Max: 0.3
Current: 0.26

0.14
0.3
Interest Coverage 10.37
ABG's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
61% of the 793 Companies
in the Global Auto & Truck Dealerships industry.

( Industry Median: 15.88 vs. ABG: 10.37 )
ABG' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 1.54   Max: 11.2
Current: 10.37

1.54
11.2
F-Score: 5
Z-Score: 4.07
M-Score: -2.27
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
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history
Operating margin (%) 4.24
ABG's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
64% of the 1165 Companies
in the Global Auto & Truck Dealerships industry.

( Industry Median: 5.27 vs. ABG: 4.24 )
ABG' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -9.38   Max: 4.24
Current: 4.24

-9.38
4.24
Net-margin (%) 2.05
ABG's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
54% of the 1165 Companies
in the Global Auto & Truck Dealerships industry.

( Industry Median: 3.84 vs. ABG: 2.05 )
ABG' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -7.81   Max: 2.05
Current: 2.05

-7.81
2.05
ROE (%) 22.24
ABG's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
95% of the 1159 Companies
in the Global Auto & Truck Dealerships industry.

( Industry Median: 8.52 vs. ABG: 22.24 )
ABG' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -151.68   Max: 22.24
Current: 22.24

-151.68
22.24
ROA (%) 5.78
ABG's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
79% of the 1172 Companies
in the Global Auto & Truck Dealerships industry.

( Industry Median: 3.92 vs. ABG: 5.78 )
ABG' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -20.82   Max: 5.78
Current: 5.78

-20.82
5.78
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 14.19
ABG's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
72% of the 1168 Companies
in the Global Auto & Truck Dealerships industry.

( Industry Median: 13.58 vs. ABG: 14.19 )
ABG' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -33.82   Max: 15.57
Current: 14.19

-33.82
15.57
Revenue Growth (%) 13.60
ABG's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
83% of the 959 Companies
in the Global Auto & Truck Dealerships industry.

( Industry Median: 7.40 vs. ABG: 13.60 )
ABG' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: 0   Max: 14.2
Current: 13.6

0
14.2
EBITDA Growth (%) 18.70
ABG's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
85% of the 855 Companies
in the Global Auto & Truck Dealerships industry.

( Industry Median: 7.20 vs. ABG: 18.70 )
ABG' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: 0   Max: 20.1
Current: 18.7

0
20.1
EPS Growth (%) 42.60
ABG's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
90% of the 705 Companies
in the Global Auto & Truck Dealerships industry.

( Industry Median: 11.30 vs. ABG: 42.60 )
ABG' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: 0   Max: 50.8
Current: 42.6

0
50.8
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Guru Trades

Q1 2013

ABG Guru Trades in Q1 2013

Paul Tudor Jones 16,000 sh (New)
Jim Simons 53,400 sh (+47.92%)
Ronald Muhlenkamp 213,740 sh (+1.29%)
Michael Dell 3,137,873 sh (unchged)
Joel Greenblatt Sold Out
Steven Cohen Sold Out
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Q2 2013

ABG Guru Trades in Q2 2013

Steven Cohen 6,931 sh (New)
Jim Simons 154,200 sh (+188.76%)
Ronald Muhlenkamp 213,740 sh (unchged)
Michael Dell 3,137,873 sh (unchged)
Paul Tudor Jones 8,200 sh (-48.75%)
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Q3 2013

ABG Guru Trades in Q3 2013

Ronald Muhlenkamp 216,255 sh (+1.18%)
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Steven Cohen Sold Out
Michael Dell 2,787,873 sh (-11.15%)
Jim Simons 14,300 sh (-90.73%)
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Q4 2013

ABG Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Paul Tudor Jones 6,990 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 4,676 sh (New)
Ronald Muhlenkamp 228,850 sh (+5.82%)
Jim Simons Sold Out
Michael Dell 2,578,424 sh (-7.51%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with ABG

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
Ronald Muhlenkamp 2013-12-31 Add 5.82%0.12%$47.51 - $55.61 $ 55.037%228850
Joel Greenblatt 2013-03-31 Sold Out 0.11%$32.03 - $38.04 $ 55.0357%0
Ronald Muhlenkamp 2012-12-31 Add 83.69%0.64%$27.83 - $32.35 $ 55.0382%211025
Joel Greenblatt 2012-12-31 New Buy0.11%$27.83 - $32.35 $ 55.0382%59442
Ronald Muhlenkamp 2012-09-30 Reduce -46.54%0.56%$23.74 - $29.93 $ 55.03104%114880
Ronald Muhlenkamp 2012-03-31 Add 1318.03%1.02%$21.5 - $28.23 $ 55.03138%215115
Joel Greenblatt 2012-03-31 Sold Out 0.13%$21.5 - $28.23 $ 55.03138%0
Ronald Muhlenkamp 2011-12-31 Reduce -41.17%0.04%$15.52 - $21.56 $ 55.03185%15170
Joel Greenblatt 2011-12-31 Add 35.2%0.03%$15.52 - $21.56 $ 55.03185%48307
Ronald Muhlenkamp 2011-09-30 Reduce -67.87%0.17%$16.22 - $21.66 $ 55.03194%25785
Joel Greenblatt 2011-09-30 New Buy0.1%$16.22 - $21.66 $ 55.03194%35729
George Soros 2011-09-30 Sold Out 0.0044%$16.22 - $21.66 $ 55.03194%0
George Soros 2011-06-30 Add 60%$15.04 - $18.76 $ 55.03227%16800
Ronald Muhlenkamp 2011-03-31 Reduce -23.52%0.07%$17.04 - $19.98 $ 55.03195%82340
George Soros 2011-03-31 New Buy$17.04 - $19.98 $ 55.03195%10500
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Ratios

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P/E(ttm) 15.50
ABG's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
65% of the 1022 Companies
in the Global Auto & Truck Dealerships industry.

( Industry Median: 15.50 vs. ABG: 15.50 )
ABG' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 1.78   Max: 32.73
Current: 15.5

1.78
32.73
P/B 3.50
ABG's P/B is ranked lower than
66% of the 1154 Companies
in the Global Auto & Truck Dealerships industry.

( Industry Median: 1.41 vs. ABG: 3.50 )
ABG' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.11   Max: 3.62
Current: 3.5

0.11
3.62
P/S 0.32
ABG's P/S is ranked higher than
80% of the 1198 Companies
in the Global Auto & Truck Dealerships industry.

( Industry Median: 0.61 vs. ABG: 0.32 )
ABG' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.01   Max: 0.33
Current: 0.32

0.01
0.33
EV-to-EBIT 13.20
ABG's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
60% of the 1050 Companies
in the Global Auto & Truck Dealerships industry.

( Industry Median: 12.08 vs. ABG: 13.20 )
ABG' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 8.2   Max: 13.8
Current: 13.2

8.2
13.8
PEG 0.80
ABG's PEG is ranked higher than
66% of the 681 Companies
in the Global Auto & Truck Dealerships industry.

( Industry Median: 0.87 vs. ABG: 0.80 )
ABG' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.29   Max: 1.91
Current: 0.8

0.29
1.91

Valuation & Return

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Price/Tangible Book 4.30
ABG's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
70% of the 1099 Companies
in the Global Auto & Truck Dealerships industry.

( Industry Median: 1.50 vs. ABG: 4.30 )
ABG' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.64   Max: 22.23
Current: 4.3

0.64
22.23
Price/DCF (Projected) 6.10
ABG's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked lower than
68% of the 520 Companies
in the Global Auto & Truck Dealerships industry.

( Industry Median: 1.40 vs. ABG: 6.10 )
ABG' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.34   Max: 6.02
Current: 6.1

0.34
6.02
Price/Median PS Value 2.40
ABG's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
78% of the 1113 Companies
in the Global Auto & Truck Dealerships industry.

( Industry Median: 1.10 vs. ABG: 2.40 )
ABG' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.26   Max: 2.38
Current: 2.4

0.26
2.38
Price/Graham Number 1.80
ABG's Price/Graham Number is ranked lower than
59% of the 987 Companies
in the Global Auto & Truck Dealerships industry.

( Industry Median: 1.00 vs. ABG: 1.80 )
ABG' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 1.01   Max: 3.28
Current: 1.8

1.01
3.28
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 7.60
ABG's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
63% of the 1075 Companies
in the Global Auto & Truck Dealerships industry.

( Industry Median: 8.10 vs. ABG: 7.60 )
ABG' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 7.2   Max: 12.2
Current: 7.6

7.2
12.2
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) -0.12
ABG's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
60% of the 722 Companies
in the Global Auto & Truck Dealerships industry.

( Industry Median: 8.27 vs. ABG: -0.12 )
ABG' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -23   Max: 16.8
Current: -0.12

-23
16.8

Business Description

Industry: Autos » Auto & Truck Dealerships
Compare:LAD, KMX, PAG, AN, IHLDY » details
Traded in other countries:AWG.Germany
Asbury Automotive Group, Inc., a Delaware corporation was incorporated on February 15, 2002. The Company is an automotive retailer operating 98 franchises (77 dealership locations) in approximately 18 metropolitan markets within 10 states. It offers a range of automotive products and services, including 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 classifies its new vehicle retail sales into various categories such as luxury, mid-line import, and mid-line domestic. It's retail network is made up of dealerships operating primarily under the locally-branded dealership groups which include Coggin dealerships, operating primarily in Jacksonville, Fort Pierce and Orlando, Florida; Courtesy dealerships operating in Tampa, Florida; Crown dealerships operating in New Jersey, North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia; Nalley dealerships operating in Atlanta, Georgia; McDavid dealerships operating primarily in Dallas and Houston, Texas; North Point dealerships operating in Little Rock, Arkansas; Plaza dealerships operating in St. Louis, Missouri; and Gray-Daniels dealerships operating in Jackson, Mississippi. The Company is subject to numerous federal, state and local laws regulating the conduct of its business.

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