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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 0.04
AN's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
59% of the 1384 Companies
in the Global Auto & Truck Dealerships industry.

( Industry Median: 0.48 vs. AN: 0.04 )
AN' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.01   Max: No Debt
Current: 0.04

Equity to Asset 0.26
AN's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
56% of the 1384 Companies
in the Global Auto & Truck Dealerships industry.

( Industry Median: 0.46 vs. AN: 0.26 )
AN' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.21   Max: 0.9
Current: 0.26

0.21
0.9
Interest Coverage 5.22
AN's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
54% of the 879 Companies
in the Global Auto & Truck Dealerships industry.

( Industry Median: 17.78 vs. AN: 5.22 )
AN' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 0.18   Max: 25.45
Current: 5.22

0.18
25.45
F-Score: 6
Z-Score: 4.12
M-Score: -2.98
WACC vs ROIC
7.99%
12.87%
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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industry
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history
Operating margin (%) 4.29
AN's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
66% of the 1394 Companies
in the Global Auto & Truck Dealerships industry.

( Industry Median: 5.61 vs. AN: 4.29 )
AN' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -9.57   Max: 4.34
Current: 4.29

-9.57
4.34
Net-margin (%) 2.21
AN's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
60% of the 1394 Companies
in the Global Auto & Truck Dealerships industry.

( Industry Median: 4.33 vs. AN: 2.21 )
AN' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -9.29   Max: 7.18
Current: 2.21

-9.29
7.18
ROE (%) 20.05
AN's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
92% of the 1380 Companies
in the Global Auto & Truck Dealerships industry.

( Industry Median: 8.95 vs. AN: 20.05 )
AN' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -43.84   Max: 19.99
Current: 20.05

-43.84
19.99
ROA (%) 5.32
AN's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
76% of the 1402 Companies
in the Global Auto & Truck Dealerships industry.

( Industry Median: 4.29 vs. AN: 5.32 )
AN' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -17.15   Max: 5.67
Current: 5.32

-17.15
5.67
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 34.86
AN's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
94% of the 1399 Companies
in the Global Auto & Truck Dealerships industry.

( Industry Median: 12.75 vs. AN: 34.86 )
AN' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -59   Max: 39.94
Current: 34.86

-59
39.94
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 21.80
AN's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
93% of the 1166 Companies
in the Global Auto & Truck Dealerships industry.

( Industry Median: 7.20 vs. AN: 21.80 )
AN' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -9.5   Max: 58.9
Current: 21.8

-9.5
58.9
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 24.80
AN's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
90% of the 1061 Companies
in the Global Auto & Truck Dealerships industry.

( Industry Median: 5.50 vs. AN: 24.80 )
AN' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -50.9   Max: 103.3
Current: 24.8

-50.9
103.3
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 27.30
AN's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
87% of the 961 Companies
in the Global Auto & Truck Dealerships industry.

( Industry Median: 6.30 vs. AN: 27.30 )
AN' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -24.1   Max: 208.4
Current: 27.3

-24.1
208.4
» AN's 10-Y Financials

Financials


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

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Guru Trades

Q1 2014

AN Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Ray Dalio 12,448 sh (New)
Steve Mandel 3,991,755 sh (New)
Joel Greenblatt 86,299 sh (+61.01%)
Bill Gates 1,898,716 sh (unchged)
Louis Moore Bacon Sold Out
Mario Gabelli 1,075,145 sh (-2.36%)
Private Capital 167,889 sh (-2.81%)
Steven Cohen 31,053 sh (-3.05%)
Murray Stahl 4,972,785 sh (-11.4%)
Edward Lampert 12,357,833 sh (-21.61%)
Jeremy Grantham 54,300 sh (-42.02%)
Jim Simons 279,061 sh (-67.31%)
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Q2 2014

AN Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Louis Moore Bacon 8,718 sh (New)
Chuck Royce 2,300 sh (New)
Larry Robbins 620,676 sh (New)
Steve Mandel 5,067,310 sh (+26.94%)
Joel Greenblatt 104,049 sh (+20.57%)
Bill Gates 1,898,716 sh (unchged)
Jim Simons Sold Out
Jeremy Grantham Sold Out
Mario Gabelli 1,054,629 sh (-1.91%)
Murray Stahl 4,809,411 sh (-3.29%)
Private Capital 161,877 sh (-3.58%)
Edward Lampert 11,815,577 sh (-4.39%)
Ray Dalio 3,548 sh (-71.5%)
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Q3 2014

AN Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Paul Tudor Jones 27,757 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 143,500 sh (New)
Ray Dalio 8,905 sh (+150.99%)
Larry Robbins 1,111,076 sh (+79.01%)
Louis Moore Bacon 13,918 sh (+59.65%)
Bill Gates 1,898,716 sh (unchged)
Steve Mandel Sold Out
Chuck Royce Sold Out
Mario Gabelli 1,044,029 sh (-1.01%)
Murray Stahl 4,713,310 sh (-2%)
Private Capital 147,747 sh (-8.73%)
Edward Lampert 8,735,116 sh (-26.07%)
Joel Greenblatt 37,888 sh (-63.59%)
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Q4 2014

AN Guru Trades in Q4 2014

Joel Greenblatt 770,412 sh (+1933.39%)
Louis Moore Bacon 22,490 sh (+61.59%)
Larry Robbins 1,511,076 sh (+36%)
Edward Lampert 8,735,116 sh (unchged)
Bill Gates 1,898,716 sh (unchged)
Steven Cohen Sold Out
Ray Dalio Sold Out
Mario Gabelli 1,028,006 sh (-1.53%)
Murray Stahl 4,619,185 sh (-2%)
Private Capital 114,614 sh (-22.43%)
Paul Tudor Jones 17,081 sh (-38.46%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with AN

(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
Joel Greenblatt 2014-12-31 Add 1933.39%0.36%$47.21 - $60.88 $ 62.0410%770412
Private Capital 2014-12-31 Reduce -22.43%0.2%$47.21 - $60.88 $ 62.0411%114614
Ray Dalio 2014-12-31 Sold Out $47.21 - $60.88 $ 62.0411%0
Edward Lampert 2014-09-30 Reduce -26.07%8.11%$48.96 - $61.23 $ 62.0414%8735116
Steve Mandel 2014-09-30 Sold Out 1.2%$48.96 - $61.23 $ 62.0414%0
Joel Greenblatt 2014-09-30 Reduce -63.59%0.05%$48.96 - $61.23 $ 62.0414%37888
Ray Dalio 2014-09-30 Add 150.99%$48.96 - $61.23 $ 62.0414%8905
Edward Lampert 2014-06-30 Reduce -4.39%1.33%$52.18 - $59.42 $ 62.0412%11815577
Steve Mandel 2014-06-30 Add 26.94%0.25%$52.18 - $59.42 $ 62.0412%5067310
Joel Greenblatt 2014-06-30 Add 20.57%0.01%$52.18 - $59.42 $ 62.0412%104049
Ray Dalio 2014-06-30 Reduce -71.5%$52.18 - $59.42 $ 62.0412%3548
Edward Lampert 2014-03-31 Reduce -21.61%6.79%$46.84 - $53.71 $ 62.0422%12357833
Steve Mandel 2014-03-31 New Buy0.92%$46.84 - $53.71 $ 62.0422%3991755
Joel Greenblatt 2014-03-31 Add 61.01%0.03%$46.84 - $53.71 $ 62.0422%86299
Ray Dalio 2014-03-31 New Buy0.01%$46.84 - $53.71 $ 62.0422%12448
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Ratios

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industry
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history
P/E(ttm) 18.20
AN's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
74% of the 1451 Companies
in the Global Auto & Truck Dealerships industry.

( Industry Median: 19.50 vs. AN: 18.20 )
AN' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 6.62   Max: 23.92
Current: 18.2

6.62
23.92
Forward P/E 14.25
AN's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
82% of the 1451 Companies
in the Global Auto & Truck Dealerships industry.

( Industry Median: 20.04 vs. AN: 14.25 )
N/A
PE(NRI) 18.30
AN's PE(NRI) is ranked higher than
75% of the 1451 Companies
in the Global Auto & Truck Dealerships industry.

( Industry Median: 19.50 vs. AN: 18.30 )
AN' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 6.27   Max: 23.08
Current: 18.3

6.27
23.08
P/B 3.50
AN's P/B is ranked higher than
53% of the 1451 Companies
in the Global Auto & Truck Dealerships industry.

( Industry Median: 1.68 vs. AN: 3.50 )
AN' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.37   Max: 3.63
Current: 3.5

0.37
3.63
P/S 0.40
AN's P/S is ranked higher than
84% of the 1451 Companies
in the Global Auto & Truck Dealerships industry.

( Industry Median: 0.71 vs. AN: 0.40 )
AN' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.05   Max: 0.45
Current: 0.4

0.05
0.45
PFCF 27.70
AN's PFCF is ranked higher than
80% of the 1451 Companies
in the Global Auto & Truck Dealerships industry.

( Industry Median: 136.53 vs. AN: 27.70 )
AN' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 1.51   Max: 85.26
Current: 27.7

1.51
85.26
POCF 15.93
AN's POCF is ranked higher than
67% of the 1451 Companies
in the Global Auto & Truck Dealerships industry.

( Industry Median: 10.88 vs. AN: 15.93 )
AN' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 1.21   Max: 66.07
Current: 15.93

1.21
66.07
EV-to-EBIT 10.91
AN's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
82% of the 1451 Companies
in the Global Auto & Truck Dealerships industry.

( Industry Median: 15.69 vs. AN: 10.91 )
AN' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: -3.5   Max: 13.4
Current: 10.91

-3.5
13.4
Shiller P/E 27.60
AN's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
79% of the 1451 Companies
in the Global Auto & Truck Dealerships industry.

( Industry Median: 40.11 vs. AN: 27.60 )
AN' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 4.79   Max: 990.5
Current: 27.6

4.79
990.5
Current Ratio 1.02
AN's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
50% of the 1394 Companies
in the Global Auto & Truck Dealerships industry.

( Industry Median: 1.50 vs. AN: 1.02 )
AN' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 1.01   Max: 10.54
Current: 1.02

1.01
10.54
Quick Ratio 0.26
AN's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
61% of the 1394 Companies
in the Global Auto & Truck Dealerships industry.

( Industry Median: 1.07 vs. AN: 0.26 )
AN' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.22   Max: 10.54
Current: 0.26

0.22
10.54
Days Inventory 62.92
AN's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
67% of the 1451 Companies
in the Global Auto & Truck Dealerships industry.

( Industry Median: 58.76 vs. AN: 62.92 )
AN' s 10-Year Days Inventory Range
Min: 15.53   Max: 65.88
Current: 62.92

15.53
65.88
Days Sales Outstanding 2.24
AN's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
99% of the 1451 Companies
in the Global Auto & Truck Dealerships industry.

( Industry Median: 69.71 vs. AN: 2.24 )
AN' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 2.27   Max: 50.45
Current: 2.24

2.27
50.45

Valuation & Return

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Price/Tangible Book 17.40
AN's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
55% of the 1451 Companies
in the Global Auto & Truck Dealerships industry.

( Industry Median: 2.10 vs. AN: 17.40 )
AN' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 1.9   Max: 30.08
Current: 17.4

1.9
30.08
Price/DCF (Projected) 1.40
AN's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
82% of the 1451 Companies
in the Global Auto & Truck Dealerships industry.

( Industry Median: 3.08 vs. AN: 1.40 )
AN' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.26   Max: 10.87
Current: 1.4

0.26
10.87
Price/Median PS Value 1.30
AN's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
69% of the 1451 Companies
in the Global Auto & Truck Dealerships industry.

( Industry Median: 1.31 vs. AN: 1.30 )
AN' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.34   Max: 8.45
Current: 1.3

0.34
8.45
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 0.70
AN's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked higher than
94% of the 1451 Companies
in the Global Auto & Truck Dealerships industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. AN: 0.70 )
AN' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 0.26   Max: 1.68
Current: 0.7

0.26
1.68
Price/Graham Number 3.70
AN's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
57% of the 1451 Companies
in the Global Auto & Truck Dealerships industry.

( Industry Median: 1.49 vs. AN: 3.70 )
AN' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.82   Max: 48.53
Current: 3.7

0.82
48.53
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 9.30
AN's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
82% of the 1392 Companies
in the Global Auto & Truck Dealerships industry.

( Industry Median: 6.60 vs. AN: 9.30 )
AN' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 7.5   Max: 21
Current: 9.3

7.5
21
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 27.27
AN's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
92% of the 945 Companies
in the Global Auto & Truck Dealerships industry.

( Industry Median: 8.04 vs. AN: 27.27 )
AN' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: 2.9   Max: 43.2
Current: 27.27

2.9
43.2

Business Description

Industry: Autos » Auto & Truck Dealerships
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AutoNation Inc., a Delaware corporation was incorporated in 1991. The Company, through its subsidiaries, is an automotive retailer in the United States. As of December 31, 2012, the Company operates 269 new vehicle franchises from 221 stores located in the United States, predominantly in the metropolitan markets in the Sunbelt region. The Company offers automotive products and services, including new vehicles, used vehicles, parts and automotive services, and automotive finance and insurance products. It also arranges financing for vehicle purchases through third-party finance sources. It had three operating segments: Domestic, Import, and Premium Luxury. Its Domestic segment is comprised of retail automotive franchises that sell new vehicles manufactured by General Motors, Ford, and Chrysler. Its Import segment is comprised of retail automotive franchises that sell new vehicles manufactured mainly by Toyota, Honda, and Nissan. Its Premium Luxury segment is comprised of retail automotive franchises that sell new vehicles manufactured mainly by Mercedes, BMW, and Lexus. The franchises in each segment also sell used vehicles, parts and automotive repair and maintenance services, and automotive finance and insurance products. Its Strategy is to deliver a positive customer experience at its stores, Leverage its significant scale to improve its operating efficiency, Increase its productivity and Build a powerful brand in each of its local markets. It owns a number of registered service marks and trademarks, including, among other marks, AutoNation and AutoNation. Pursuant to agreements with vehicle manufacturers, it has the right to use and display manufacturers' trademarks, logos, and designs at its stores and in its advertising and promotional materials, subject to certain restrictions.
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