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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
Equity to Asset 0.11
NYSE:ABG's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
95% of the 1234 Companies
in the Global Auto & Truck Dealerships industry.

( Industry Median: 0.49 vs. NYSE:ABG: 0.11 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
NYSE:ABG' s Equity to Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.09  Med: 0.26 Max: 0.31
Current: 0.11
0.09
0.31
Interest Coverage 3.62
NYSE:ABG's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
80% of the 1102 Companies
in the Global Auto & Truck Dealerships industry.

( Industry Median: 18.59 vs. NYSE:ABG: 3.62 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
NYSE:ABG' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.03  Med: 3.56 Max: 8.41
Current: 3.62
2.03
8.41
F-Score: 6
Z-Score: 4.09
M-Score: -2.52
WACC vs ROIC
7.66%
9.00%
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 : 7/10

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Operating margin (%) 4.42
NYSE:ABG's Operating margin (%) is ranked lower than
57% of the 1246 Companies
in the Global Auto & Truck Dealerships industry.

( Industry Median: 5.30 vs. NYSE:ABG: 4.42 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
NYSE:ABG' s Operating margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -9.38  Med: 3.29 Max: 4.58
Current: 4.42
-9.38
4.58
Net-margin (%) 2.17
NYSE:ABG's Net-margin (%) is ranked lower than
64% of the 1246 Companies
in the Global Auto & Truck Dealerships industry.

( Industry Median: 3.77 vs. NYSE:ABG: 2.17 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
NYSE:ABG' s Net-margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -7.81  Med: 1.36 Max: 2.57
Current: 2.17
-7.81
2.57
ROE (%) 52.45
NYSE:ABG's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
98% of the 1222 Companies
in the Global Auto & Truck Dealerships industry.

( Industry Median: 8.55 vs. NYSE:ABG: 52.45 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
NYSE:ABG' s ROE (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -84.78  Med: 18.25 Max: 52.45
Current: 52.45
-84.78
52.45
ROA (%) 6.09
NYSE:ABG's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
66% of the 1260 Companies
in the Global Auto & Truck Dealerships industry.

( Industry Median: 3.96 vs. NYSE:ABG: 6.09 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
NYSE:ABG' s ROA (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -18.75  Med: 3.87 Max: 7.54
Current: 6.09
-18.75
7.54
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 16.56
NYSE:ABG's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
57% of the 1257 Companies
in the Global Auto & Truck Dealerships industry.

( Industry Median: 13.98 vs. NYSE:ABG: 16.56 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
NYSE:ABG' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -32.33  Med: 13.86 Max: 17.93
Current: 16.56
-32.33
17.93
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 19.20
NYSE:ABG's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
91% of the 1103 Companies
in the Global Auto & Truck Dealerships industry.

( Industry Median: 3.50 vs. NYSE:ABG: 19.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
NYSE:ABG' s Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 5.15 Max: 19.2
Current: 19.2
0
19.2
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 26.20
NYSE:ABG's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
80% of the 1015 Companies
in the Global Auto & Truck Dealerships industry.

( Industry Median: 8.30 vs. NYSE:ABG: 26.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
NYSE:ABG' s EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 9 Max: 32.8
Current: 26.2
0
32.8
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 34.50
NYSE:ABG's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
82% of the 907 Companies
in the Global Auto & Truck Dealerships industry.

( Industry Median: 6.20 vs. NYSE:ABG: 34.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
NYSE:ABG' s EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 17.4 Max: 50.8
Current: 34.5
0
50.8
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Guru Trades

Q4 2015

ABG Guru Trades in Q4 2015

Jim Simons 95,611 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 113,200 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 7,323 sh (New)
Joel Greenblatt 533,261 sh (+70.96%)
Larry Robbins 944,731 sh (+56.31%)
Michael Dell 2,225,596 sh (unchged)
Jeremy Grantham Sold Out
Ronald Muhlenkamp Sold Out
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Q1 2016

ABG Guru Trades in Q1 2016

Michael Dell 2,225,596 sh (unchged)
Larry Robbins 944,731 sh (unchged)
Joel Greenblatt Sold Out
Steven Cohen Sold Out
Jim Simons Sold Out
Paul Tudor Jones 4,900 sh (-33.09%)
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Q2 2016

ABG Guru Trades in Q2 2016

Steven Cohen 100 sh (New)
Larry Robbins 974,731 sh (+3.18%)
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Michael Dell 2,000,696 sh (-10.11%)
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Q3 2016

ABG Guru Trades in Q3 2016

Joel Greenblatt 139,506 sh (New)
Paul Singer 223,224 sh (New)
Jim Simons 7,400 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 249,400 sh (+249300.00%)
Larry Robbins 974,731 sh (unchged)
Michael Dell 2,000,696 sh (unchged)
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Business Description

Industry: Autos » Auto & Truck Dealerships    NAICS: 441110    SIC: 5511
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Asbury Automotive Group Inc is an automotive retailer in the United States. Its products and services include new and used vehicles, vehicle maintenance, replacement parts and collision repair services and new and used vehicle financing.

Asbury Automotive Group Inc is an automotive retailer in the United States, operating 99 franchises 81 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 provides vehicle maintenance and collision repair service at all of its franchised dealerships, for the vehicle brands sold at those dealerships. Through its finance and insurance 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.

Ratios

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P/E(ttm) 10.55
ABG's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
77% of the 1001 Companies
in the Global Auto & Truck Dealerships industry.

( Industry Median: 17.47 vs. ABG: 10.55 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
ABG' s P/E(ttm) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.78  Med: 12.76 Max: 32.41
Current: 10.55
1.78
32.41
Forward P/E 10.30
ABG's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
63% of the 115 Companies
in the Global Auto & Truck Dealerships industry.

( Industry Median: 11.35 vs. ABG: 10.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
PE(NRI) 10.54
ABG's PE(NRI) is ranked higher than
77% of the 1007 Companies
in the Global Auto & Truck Dealerships industry.

( Industry Median: 17.52 vs. ABG: 10.54 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
ABG' s PE(NRI) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.76  Med: 13.56 Max: 21.98
Current: 10.54
1.76
21.98
Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) 18.33
ABG's Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) is ranked lower than
54% of the 571 Companies
in the Global Auto & Truck Dealerships industry.

( Industry Median: 17.20 vs. ABG: 18.33 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) only.
ABG' s Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.16  Med: 16.98 Max: 158.04
Current: 18.33
0.16
158.04
P/B 5.52
ABG's P/B is ranked lower than
89% of the 1211 Companies
in the Global Auto & Truck Dealerships industry.

( Industry Median: 1.63 vs. ABG: 5.52 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
ABG' s P/B Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.11  Med: 2.01 Max: 7.02
Current: 5.52
0.11
7.02
P/S 0.24
ABG's P/S is ranked higher than
88% of the 1218 Companies
in the Global Auto & Truck Dealerships industry.

( Industry Median: 0.78 vs. ABG: 0.24 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
ABG' s P/S Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.01  Med: 0.16 Max: 0.44
Current: 0.24
0.01
0.44
PFCF 22.79
ABG's PFCF is ranked lower than
70% of the 465 Companies
in the Global Auto & Truck Dealerships industry.

( Industry Median: 14.68 vs. ABG: 22.79 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
ABG' s PFCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.16  Med: 19.95 Max: 260.16
Current: 22.79
0.16
260.16
POCF 9.03
ABG's POCF is ranked lower than
53% of the 630 Companies
in the Global Auto & Truck Dealerships industry.

( Industry Median: 8.39 vs. ABG: 9.03 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
ABG' s POCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.13  Med: 12.7 Max: 258.92
Current: 9.03
0.13
258.92
EV-to-EBIT 10.14
ABG's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
67% of the 1040 Companies
in the Global Auto & Truck Dealerships industry.

( Industry Median: 13.51 vs. ABG: 10.14 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
ABG' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -3.4  Med: 11.5 Max: 21.5
Current: 10.14
-3.4
21.5
EV-to-EBITDA 9.24
ABG's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked higher than
53% of the 1086 Companies
in the Global Auto & Truck Dealerships industry.

( Industry Median: 9.91 vs. ABG: 9.24 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
ABG' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -3.7  Med: 9.8 Max: 15.7
Current: 9.24
-3.7
15.7
PEG 0.38
ABG's PEG is ranked higher than
92% of the 562 Companies
in the Global Auto & Truck Dealerships industry.

( Industry Median: 1.63 vs. ABG: 0.38 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PEG only.
ABG' s PEG Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.28  Med: 0.8 Max: 13.47
Current: 0.38
0.28
13.47
Shiller P/E 43.42
ABG's Shiller P/E is ranked lower than
67% of the 202 Companies
in the Global Auto & Truck Dealerships industry.

( Industry Median: 29.97 vs. ABG: 43.42 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
ABG' s Shiller P/E Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 33.54  Med: 90.06 Max: 195.73
Current: 43.42
33.54
195.73
Current Ratio 1.22
ABG's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
67% of the 1238 Companies
in the Global Auto & Truck Dealerships industry.

( Industry Median: 1.51 vs. ABG: 1.22 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
ABG' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.12  Med: 1.33 Max: 1.53
Current: 1.22
1.12
1.53
Quick Ratio 0.40
ABG's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
92% of the 1238 Companies
in the Global Auto & Truck Dealerships industry.

( Industry Median: 1.08 vs. ABG: 0.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
ABG' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.33  Med: 0.44 Max: 0.59
Current: 0.4
0.33
0.59
Days Inventory 62.78
ABG's Days Inventory is ranked lower than
56% of the 1208 Companies
in the Global Auto & Truck Dealerships industry.

( Industry Median: 56.23 vs. ABG: 62.78 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
ABG' s Days Inventory Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 54.97  Med: 58.71 Max: 75.48
Current: 62.78
54.97
75.48
Days Sales Outstanding 6.28
ABG's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
95% of the 997 Companies
in the Global Auto & Truck Dealerships industry.

( Industry Median: 61.32 vs. ABG: 6.28 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
ABG' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 6.28  Med: 7.19 Max: 10.74
Current: 6.28
6.28
10.74

Buy Back

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Yield on cost (5-Year) 1.50
ABG's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked lower than
70% of the 1623 Companies
in the Global Auto & Truck Dealerships industry.

( Industry Median: 2.65 vs. ABG: 1.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Yield on cost (5-Year) only.
ABG' s Yield on cost (5-Year) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.8  Med: 4.73 Max: 42.86
Current: 1.5
0.8
42.86
3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio 7.50
ABG's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked higher than
98% of the 566 Companies
in the Global Auto & Truck Dealerships industry.

( Industry Median: -2.20 vs. ABG: 7.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio only.
ABG' s 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -1.3  Med: 1.15 Max: 0
Current: 7.5
-1.3
0

Valuation & Return

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Price/Tangible Book 18.10
ABG's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
97% of the 1165 Companies
in the Global Auto & Truck Dealerships industry.

( Industry Median: 1.77 vs. ABG: 18.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
ABG' s Price/Tangible Book Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.61  Med: 4.82 Max: 128.38
Current: 18.1
0.61
128.38
Price/Median PS Value 1.47
ABG's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
63% of the 1100 Companies
in the Global Auto & Truck Dealerships industry.

( Industry Median: 1.24 vs. ABG: 1.47 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
ABG' s Price/Median PS Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.21  Med: 0.8 Max: 2.59
Current: 1.47
0.21
2.59
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 0.43
ABG's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked higher than
89% of the 319 Companies
in the Global Auto & Truck Dealerships industry.

( Industry Median: 1.10 vs. ABG: 0.43 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value only.
ABG' s Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.32  Med: 0.84 Max: 1.85
Current: 0.43
0.32
1.85
Price/Graham Number 2.94
ABG's Price/Graham Number is ranked lower than
84% of the 928 Companies
in the Global Auto & Truck Dealerships industry.

( Industry Median: 1.25 vs. ABG: 2.94 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Graham Number only.
ABG' s Price/Graham Number Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.72  Med: 1.69 Max: 8.59
Current: 2.94
0.72
8.59
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 9.79
ABG's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
72% of the 1232 Companies
in the Global Auto & Truck Dealerships industry.

( Industry Median: 6.20 vs. ABG: 9.79 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
ABG' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.6  Med: 8.3 Max: 11.7
Current: 9.79
4.6
11.7
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) 27.45
ABG's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked higher than
86% of the 721 Companies
in the Global Auto & Truck Dealerships industry.

( Industry Median: 6.97 vs. ABG: 27.45 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
ABG' s Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -7.3  Med: 10.9 Max: 88.3
Current: 27.45
-7.3
88.3

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $6,502
EPS (TTM) $ 6.02
Beta1.53
Short Percentage of Float8.80%
52-Week Range $43.56 - 66.90
Shares Outstanding (Mil)22.16

Analyst Estimate

Dec16 Dec17
Revenue (Mil $) 6,466 6,759
EPS ($) 6.14 6.27
EPS w/o NRI ($) 6.14 6.27
EPS Growth Rate
(3Y to 5Y Estimate)
6.70%
Dividends Per Share ($)
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