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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
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history
Cash to Debt 0.01
ABG's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
72% of the 1384 Companies
in the Global Auto & Truck Dealerships industry.

( Industry Median: 0.48 vs. ABG: 0.01 )
ABG' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0   Max: No Debt
Current: 0.01

Equity to Asset 0.27
ABG's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
58% of the 1384 Companies
in the Global Auto & Truck Dealerships industry.

( Industry Median: 0.46 vs. ABG: 0.27 )
ABG' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.14   Max: 0.31
Current: 0.27

0.14
0.31
Interest Coverage 10.37
ABG's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
53% of the 879 Companies
in the Global Auto & Truck Dealerships industry.

( Industry Median: 17.78 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: 7
Z-Score: 4.66
M-Score: -2.41
WACC vs ROIC
7.70%
9.63%
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
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history
Operating margin (%) 4.54
ABG's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
68% of the 1394 Companies
in the Global Auto & Truck Dealerships industry.

( Industry Median: 5.61 vs. ABG: 4.54 )
ABG' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -9.38   Max: 4.24
Current: 4.54

-9.38
4.24
Net-margin (%) 2.21
ABG's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
58% of the 1394 Companies
in the Global Auto & Truck Dealerships industry.

( Industry Median: 4.33 vs. ABG: 2.21 )
ABG' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -7.81   Max: 2.05
Current: 2.21

-7.81
2.05
ROE (%) 25.08
ABG's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
94% of the 1380 Companies
in the Global Auto & Truck Dealerships industry.

( Industry Median: 8.95 vs. ABG: 25.08 )
ABG' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -84.78   Max: 24.42
Current: 25.08

-84.78
24.42
ROA (%) 6.73
ABG's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
78% of the 1402 Companies
in the Global Auto & Truck Dealerships industry.

( Industry Median: 4.29 vs. ABG: 6.73 )
ABG' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -18.75   Max: 6.15
Current: 6.73

-18.75
6.15
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 16.93
ABG's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
79% of the 1399 Companies
in the Global Auto & Truck Dealerships industry.

( Industry Median: 12.75 vs. ABG: 16.93 )
ABG' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -34.38   Max: 29.42
Current: 16.93

-34.38
29.42
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 13.60
ABG's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
88% of the 1166 Companies
in the Global Auto & Truck Dealerships industry.

( Industry Median: 7.20 vs. ABG: 13.60 )
ABG' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 0   Max: 14.2
Current: 13.6

0
14.2
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 18.70
ABG's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
92% of the 1061 Companies
in the Global Auto & Truck Dealerships industry.

( Industry Median: 5.50 vs. ABG: 18.70 )
ABG' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 0   Max: 20.1
Current: 18.7

0
20.1
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 42.60
ABG's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
92% of the 961 Companies
in the Global Auto & Truck Dealerships industry.

( Industry Median: 6.30 vs. ABG: 42.60 )
ABG' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 0   Max: 50.8
Current: 42.6

0
50.8
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Financials


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

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Guru Trades

Q1 2014

ABG Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Jim Simons 65,901 sh (New)
Michael Dell 2,578,424 sh (unchged)
Steven Cohen Sold Out
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Ronald Muhlenkamp 169,150 sh (-26.09%)
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Q2 2014

ABG Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Joel Greenblatt 3,760 sh (New)
Larry Robbins 920,923 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 7,200 sh (unchged)
Jim Simons Sold Out
Michael Dell 2,378,167 sh (-7.77%)
Ronald Muhlenkamp 143,900 sh (-14.93%)
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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)
Larry Robbins 1,454,401 sh (unchged)
Michael Dell 2,225,596 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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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with ABG

(List those with share number changes of more than 20%, or impact to portfolio more than 0.1%)

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
Ronald Muhlenkamp 2014-12-31 Reduce -29.06%0.41%$61.46 - $77.56 $ 76.727%87605
Joel Greenblatt 2014-12-31 Sold Out 0.13%$61.46 - $77.56 $ 76.727%0
Ronald Muhlenkamp 2014-09-30 Reduce -14.18%0.24%$64.46 - $71.99 $ 76.7211%123500
Joel Greenblatt 2014-09-30 Add 5189.23%0.13%$64.46 - $71.99 $ 76.7211%198875
Ronald Muhlenkamp 2014-06-30 Reduce -14.93%0.24%$53.15 - $68.01 $ 76.7224%143900
Joel Greenblatt 2014-06-30 New Buy$53.15 - $68.01 $ 76.7224%3760
Ronald Muhlenkamp 2014-03-31 Reduce -26.09%0.55%$45.42 - $55.42 $ 76.7250%169150
Ronald Muhlenkamp 2013-12-31 Add 5.82%0.12%$47.51 - $55.61 $ 76.7249%228850
Joel Greenblatt 2013-03-31 Sold Out 0.11%$32.03 - $38.04 $ 76.72119%0
Ronald Muhlenkamp 2012-12-31 Add 83.69%0.64%$27.83 - $32.35 $ 76.72154%211025
Joel Greenblatt 2012-12-31 New Buy0.11%$27.83 - $32.35 $ 76.72154%59442
Ronald Muhlenkamp 2012-09-30 Reduce -46.54%0.56%$23.74 - $29.93 $ 76.72185%114880
Ronald Muhlenkamp 2012-03-31 Add 1318.03%1.02%$21.5 - $28.23 $ 76.72232%215115
Joel Greenblatt 2012-03-31 Sold Out 0.13%$21.5 - $28.23 $ 76.72232%0
Ronald Muhlenkamp 2011-12-31 Reduce -41.17%0.04%$15.52 - $21.56 $ 76.72298%15170
Joel Greenblatt 2011-12-31 Add 35.2%0.03%$15.52 - $21.56 $ 76.72298%48307
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Ratios

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industry
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history
P/E(ttm) 18.70
ABG's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
69% of the 1451 Companies
in the Global Auto & Truck Dealerships industry.

( Industry Median: 19.50 vs. ABG: 18.70 )
ABG' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 1.78   Max: 32.73
Current: 18.7

1.78
32.73
Forward P/E 15.63
ABG's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
80% of the 1451 Companies
in the Global Auto & Truck Dealerships industry.

( Industry Median: 20.04 vs. ABG: 15.63 )
N/A
PE(NRI) 18.80
ABG's PE(NRI) is ranked higher than
69% of the 1451 Companies
in the Global Auto & Truck Dealerships industry.

( Industry Median: 19.50 vs. ABG: 18.80 )
ABG' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 1.65   Max: 20.9
Current: 18.8

1.65
20.9
P/B 4.40
ABG's P/B is ranked lower than
55% of the 1451 Companies
in the Global Auto & Truck Dealerships industry.

( Industry Median: 1.68 vs. ABG: 4.40 )
ABG' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.11   Max: 4.54
Current: 4.4

0.11
4.54
P/S 0.40
ABG's P/S is ranked higher than
83% of the 1451 Companies
in the Global Auto & Truck Dealerships industry.

( Industry Median: 0.71 vs. ABG: 0.40 )
ABG' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.01   Max: 0.43
Current: 0.4

0.01
0.43
PFCF 46.30
ABG's PFCF is ranked higher than
69% of the 1451 Companies
in the Global Auto & Truck Dealerships industry.

( Industry Median: 136.53 vs. ABG: 46.30 )
ABG' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 0.16   Max: 263.52
Current: 46.3

0.16
263.52
POCF 17.55
ABG's POCF is ranked higher than
59% of the 1451 Companies
in the Global Auto & Truck Dealerships industry.

( Industry Median: 10.88 vs. ABG: 17.55 )
ABG' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 0.13   Max: 723
Current: 17.55

0.13
723
EV-to-EBIT 12.86
ABG's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
76% of the 1451 Companies
in the Global Auto & Truck Dealerships industry.

( Industry Median: 15.69 vs. ABG: 12.86 )
ABG' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: -3.3   Max: 13.8
Current: 12.86

-3.3
13.8
Shiller P/E 5338.00
ABG's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
76% of the 1451 Companies
in the Global Auto & Truck Dealerships industry.

( Industry Median: 40.11 vs. ABG: 5338.00 )
ABG' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 1.28   Max: 7987
Current: 5338

1.28
7987
Current Ratio 1.39
ABG's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
57% of the 1394 Companies
in the Global Auto & Truck Dealerships industry.

( Industry Median: 1.50 vs. ABG: 1.39 )
ABG' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 1.19   Max: 1.53
Current: 1.39

1.19
1.53
Quick Ratio 0.39
ABG's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
59% of the 1394 Companies
in the Global Auto & Truck Dealerships industry.

( Industry Median: 1.07 vs. ABG: 0.39 )
ABG' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.35   Max: 0.59
Current: 0.39

0.35
0.59
Days Inventory 58.68
ABG's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
69% of the 1451 Companies
in the Global Auto & Truck Dealerships industry.

( Industry Median: 58.76 vs. ABG: 58.68 )
ABG' s 10-Year Days Inventory Range
Min: 52.77   Max: 75.48
Current: 58.68

52.77
75.48
Days Sales Outstanding 5.59
ABG's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
97% of the 1451 Companies
in the Global Auto & Truck Dealerships industry.

( Industry Median: 69.71 vs. ABG: 5.59 )
ABG' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 6.55   Max: 11.39
Current: 5.59

6.55
11.39

Valuation & Return

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industry
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history
Price/Tangible Book 4.90
ABG's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
53% of the 1451 Companies
in the Global Auto & Truck Dealerships industry.

( Industry Median: 2.10 vs. ABG: 4.90 )
ABG' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.61   Max: 134.8
Current: 4.9

0.61
134.8
Price/Median PS Value 3.10
ABG's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
56% of the 1451 Companies
in the Global Auto & Truck Dealerships industry.

( Industry Median: 1.31 vs. ABG: 3.10 )
ABG' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.26   Max: 2.9
Current: 3.1

0.26
2.9
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 0.90
ABG's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked higher than
92% of the 1451 Companies
in the Global Auto & Truck Dealerships industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. ABG: 0.90 )
ABG' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 0.75   Max: 1.62
Current: 0.9

0.75
1.62
Price/Graham Number 2.00
ABG's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
60% of the 1451 Companies
in the Global Auto & Truck Dealerships industry.

( Industry Median: 1.49 vs. ABG: 2.00 )
ABG' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.72   Max: 7.84
Current: 2

0.72
7.84
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 7.90
ABG's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
75% of the 1392 Companies
in the Global Auto & Truck Dealerships industry.

( Industry Median: 6.60 vs. ABG: 7.90 )
ABG' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 7.2   Max: 12.2
Current: 7.9

7.2
12.2
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 18.64
ABG's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
88% of the 945 Companies
in the Global Auto & Truck Dealerships industry.

( Industry Median: 8.04 vs. ABG: 18.64 )
ABG' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -6.9   Max: 90.5
Current: 18.64

-6.9
90.5

Business Description

Industry: Autos » Auto & Truck Dealerships
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Traded in other countries:AWG.Germany,
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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