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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
Cash to Debt 0.03
AN's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
94% of the 1220 Companies
in the Global Auto & Truck Dealerships industry.

( Industry Median: 0.48 vs. AN: 0.03 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
AN' s Cash to Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.01  Med: 0.05 Max: No Debt
Current: 0.03
Equity to Asset 0.26
AN's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
84% of the 1204 Companies
in the Global Auto & Truck Dealerships industry.

( Industry Median: 0.48 vs. AN: 0.26 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
AN' s Equity to Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.21  Med: 0.42 Max: 0.83
Current: 0.26
0.21
0.83
Interest Coverage 6.32
AN's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
70% of the 841 Companies
in the Global Auto & Truck Dealerships industry.

( Industry Median: 18.02 vs. AN: 6.32 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
AN' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.89  Med: 5.04 Max: 5.86
Current: 6.32
2.89
5.86
F-Score: 8
Z-Score: 3.71
M-Score: -2.41
WACC vs ROIC
9.00%
13.21%
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 : 8/10

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industry
vs
history
Operating margin (%) 4.37
AN's Operating margin (%) is ranked lower than
55% of the 1219 Companies
in the Global Auto & Truck Dealerships industry.

( Industry Median: 5.10 vs. AN: 4.37 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
AN' s Operating margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -9.57  Med: 4.13 Max: 4.34
Current: 4.37
-9.57
4.34
Net-margin (%) 2.25
AN's Net-margin (%) is ranked lower than
64% of the 1220 Companies
in the Global Auto & Truck Dealerships industry.

( Industry Median: 3.66 vs. AN: 2.25 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
AN' s Net-margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -9.29  Med: 1.94 Max: 2.71
Current: 2.25
-9.29
2.71
ROE (%) 21.30
AN's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
85% of the 1200 Companies
in the Global Auto & Truck Dealerships industry.

( Industry Median: 9.03 vs. AN: 21.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
AN' s ROE (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -43.84  Med: 10.73 Max: 20.26
Current: 21.3
-43.84
20.26
ROA (%) 5.46
AN's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
61% of the 1238 Companies
in the Global Auto & Truck Dealerships industry.

( Industry Median: 4.26 vs. AN: 5.46 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
AN' s ROA (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -17.15  Med: 4.30 Max: 5.67
Current: 5.46
-17.15
5.67
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 35.49
AN's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
84% of the 1230 Companies
in the Global Auto & Truck Dealerships industry.

( Industry Median: 13.93 vs. AN: 35.49 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
AN' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -56.75  Med: 26.20 Max: 34.53
Current: 35.49
-56.75
34.53
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 19.60
AN's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
92% of the 1082 Companies
in the Global Auto & Truck Dealerships industry.

( Industry Median: 4.00 vs. AN: 19.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
AN' s Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -9.5  Med: 8.05 Max: 58.9
Current: 19.6
-9.5
58.9
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 20.70
AN's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
81% of the 983 Companies
in the Global Auto & Truck Dealerships industry.

( Industry Median: 6.00 vs. AN: 20.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
AN' s EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -50.9  Med: 12.10 Max: 103.3
Current: 20.7
-50.9
103.3
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 22.30
AN's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
76% of the 872 Companies
in the Global Auto & Truck Dealerships industry.

( Industry Median: 5.00 vs. AN: 22.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
AN' s EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -24.1  Med: 12.90 Max: 208.4
Current: 22.3
-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 2015

AN Guru Trades in Q1 2015

Jim Simons 89,900 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 57,800 sh (New)
Mario Gabelli 1,073,361 sh (+4.41%)
Edward Lampert 8,735,116 sh (unchged)
Larry Robbins 1,511,076 sh (unchged)
Bill Gates 1,898,716 sh (unchged)
Joel Greenblatt Sold Out
Private Capital Sold Out
Murray Stahl 4,456,702 sh (-3.52%)
Louis Moore Bacon 19,997 sh (-11.08%)
Paul Tudor Jones 13,489 sh (-21.03%)
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Q2 2015

AN Guru Trades in Q2 2015

Steven Cohen 217,400 sh (+276.12%)
Paul Tudor Jones 21,189 sh (+57.08%)
Larry Robbins 2,028,976 sh (+34.27%)
Mario Gabelli 1,102,461 sh (+2.71%)
Bill Gates 1,898,716 sh (unchged)
Jim Simons Sold Out
Louis Moore Bacon Sold Out
Murray Stahl 4,398,856 sh (-1.30%)
Edward Lampert 7,220,520 sh (-17.34%)
Edward Lampert 12,084,345 sh (-3.55%)
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Q3 2015

AN Guru Trades in Q3 2015

Jeremy Grantham 84,200 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 744,900 sh (+242.64%)
Murray Stahl 7,000 sh (unchged)
Bill Gates 1,898,716 sh (unchged)
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Edward Lampert 6,791,340 sh (-5.94%)
Mario Gabelli 1,020,664 sh (-7.42%)
Larry Robbins 1,751,116 sh (-13.69%)
Murray Stahl 3,338,282 sh (-24.11%)
Edward Lampert 11,495,732 sh (-2.79%)
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Q4 2015

AN Guru Trades in Q4 2015

Mario Gabelli 1,020,964 sh (+0.03%)
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Ratios

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industry
vs
history
P/E(ttm) 11.32
AN's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
84% of the 1461 Companies
in the Global Auto & Truck Dealerships industry.

( Industry Median: 14.09 vs. AN: 11.32 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
AN' s P/E(ttm) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 6.62  Med: 16.14 Max: 23.92
Current: 11.32
6.62
23.92
Forward P/E 9.73
AN's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
51% of the 666 Companies
in the Global Auto & Truck Dealerships industry.

( Industry Median: 9.26 vs. AN: 9.73 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
PE(NRI) 11.32
AN's PE(NRI) is ranked higher than
66% of the 1089 Companies
in the Global Auto & Truck Dealerships industry.

( Industry Median: 14.30 vs. AN: 11.32 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
AN' s PE(NRI) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 6.27  Med: 15.68 Max: 23.08
Current: 11.32
6.27
23.08
P/B 2.24
AN's P/B is ranked lower than
55% of the 1545 Companies
in the Global Auto & Truck Dealerships industry.

( Industry Median: 1.32 vs. AN: 2.24 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
AN' s P/B Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.37  Med: 1.72 Max: 3.6
Current: 2.24
0.37
3.6
P/S 0.26
AN's P/S is ranked higher than
81% of the 1545 Companies
in the Global Auto & Truck Dealerships industry.

( Industry Median: 0.59 vs. AN: 0.26 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
AN' s P/S Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.05  Med: 0.33 Max: 0.45
Current: 0.26
0.05
0.45
PFCF 19.28
AN's PFCF is ranked higher than
61% of the 811 Companies
in the Global Auto & Truck Dealerships industry.

( Industry Median: 19.63 vs. AN: 19.28 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
AN' s PFCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.51  Med: 21.05 Max: 85.26
Current: 19.28
1.51
85.26
POCF 10.31
AN's POCF is ranked higher than
62% of the 1270 Companies
in the Global Auto & Truck Dealerships industry.

( Industry Median: 9.31 vs. AN: 10.31 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
AN' s POCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.21  Med: 13.38 Max: 66.07
Current: 10.31
1.21
66.07
EV-to-EBIT 7.99
AN's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
74% of the 1532 Companies
in the Global Auto & Truck Dealerships industry.

( Industry Median: 11.51 vs. AN: 7.99 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
AN' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -3.6  Med: 10.20 Max: 13.4
Current: 7.99
-3.6
13.4
EV-to-EBITDA 7.01
AN's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked higher than
60% of the 1545 Companies
in the Global Auto & Truck Dealerships industry.

( Industry Median: 8.13 vs. AN: 7.01 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
AN' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -3.9  Med: 9.10 Max: 11.6
Current: 7.01
-3.9
11.6
PEG 0.46
AN's PEG is ranked higher than
81% of the 570 Companies
in the Global Auto & Truck Dealerships industry.

( Industry Median: 1.25 vs. AN: 0.46 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PEG only.
AN' s PEG Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.31  Med: 0.79 Max: 1.39
Current: 0.46
0.31
1.39
Shiller P/E 35.27
AN's Shiller P/E is ranked lower than
69% of the 257 Companies
in the Global Auto & Truck Dealerships industry.

( Industry Median: 23.59 vs. AN: 35.27 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
AN' s Shiller P/E Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 5.62  Med: 41.45 Max: 54.97
Current: 35.27
5.62
54.97
Current Ratio 0.95
AN's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
85% of the 1213 Companies
in the Global Auto & Truck Dealerships industry.

( Industry Median: 1.50 vs. AN: 0.95 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
AN' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.95  Med: 1.13 Max: 3.89
Current: 0.95
0.95
3.89
Quick Ratio 0.23
AN's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
98% of the 1213 Companies
in the Global Auto & Truck Dealerships industry.

( Industry Median: 1.05 vs. AN: 0.23 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
AN' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.22  Med: 0.34 Max: 3.89
Current: 0.23
0.22
3.89
Days Inventory 63.06
AN's Days Inventory is ranked lower than
54% of the 1182 Companies
in the Global Auto & Truck Dealerships industry.

( Industry Median: 58.91 vs. AN: 63.06 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
AN' s Days Inventory Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 57.04  Med: 59.71 Max: 65.88
Current: 63.06
57.04
65.88
Days Sales Outstanding 2.27
AN's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
97% of the 966 Companies
in the Global Auto & Truck Dealerships industry.

( Industry Median: 60.91 vs. AN: 2.27 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
AN' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.27  Med: 8.61 Max: 15.58
Current: 2.27
2.27
15.58
Days Payable 53.38
AN's Days Payable is ranked higher than
51% of the 999 Companies
in the Global Auto & Truck Dealerships industry.

( Industry Median: 52.96 vs. AN: 53.38 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
AN' s Days Payable Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.42  Med: 50.44 Max: 59.19
Current: 53.38
4.42
59.19

Valuation & Return

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industry
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history
Price/Tangible Book 9.92
AN's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
92% of the 1526 Companies
in the Global Auto & Truck Dealerships industry.

( Industry Median: 1.63 vs. AN: 9.92 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
AN' s Price/Tangible Book Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.56  Med: 4.78 Max: 30.08
Current: 9.92
1.56
30.08
Price/Projected FCF 1.00
AN's Price/Projected FCF is ranked higher than
61% of the 879 Companies
in the Global Auto & Truck Dealerships industry.

( Industry Median: 1.21 vs. AN: 1.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
AN' s Price/Projected FCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.26  Med: 0.96 Max: 10.87
Current: 1
0.26
10.87
Price/Median PS Value 0.78
AN's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
81% of the 1545 Companies
in the Global Auto & Truck Dealerships industry.

( Industry Median: 2.16 vs. AN: 0.78 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
AN' s Price/Median PS Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.32  Med: 0.91 Max: 7.99
Current: 0.78
0.32
7.99
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 0.53
AN's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked higher than
77% of the 461 Companies
in the Global Auto & Truck Dealerships industry.

( Industry Median: 0.96 vs. AN: 0.53 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value only.
AN' s Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.26  Med: 0.75 Max: 1.68
Current: 0.53
0.26
1.68
Price/Graham Number 2.20
AN's Price/Graham Number is ranked lower than
78% of the 1311 Companies
in the Global Auto & Truck Dealerships industry.

( Industry Median: 1.00 vs. AN: 2.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Graham Number only.
AN' s Price/Graham Number Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.8  Med: 1.86 Max: 10.07
Current: 2.2
0.8
10.07
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 12.36
AN's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
79% of the 1210 Companies
in the Global Auto & Truck Dealerships industry.

( Industry Median: 6.90 vs. AN: 12.36 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
AN' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 7.5  Med: 9.50 Max: 21
Current: 12.36
7.5
21
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) 26.06
AN's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked higher than
89% of the 671 Companies
in the Global Auto & Truck Dealerships industry.

( Industry Median: 4.31 vs. AN: 26.06 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
AN' s Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.9  Med: 14.00 Max: 43.2
Current: 26.06
2.9
43.2

More Statistics

Revenue(Mil) $20570
EPS $ 4.03
Beta1.19
Short Percentage of Float6.20%
52-Week Range $40.45 - 67.50
Shares Outstanding(Mil)110.62

Analyst Estimate

Dec16 Dec17 Dec18
Revenue(Mil) 22,613 22,621 21,650
EPS($) 4.53 4.77 5.55
EPS without NRI($) 4.53 4.77 5.55

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Business Description

Industry: Autos » Auto & Truck Dealerships
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AutoNation Inc is a Delaware corporation was incorporated in 1991. The Company, through its subsidiaries, is an automotive retailer in the United States. It operates 276 new vehicle franchises from 232 stores located in the United States. It 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 has 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 by Toyota, Honda and Nissan. Its Premium Luxury segment is comprised of retail automotive franchises that sell new vehicles manufactured 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. The Company faces competition from public companies that operate numerous automotive retail stores on a regional or national basis, including franchised dealers that sell new and used vehicles as well as non-franchised dealers that sell only used vehicles, (ii) private companies that operate automotive retail stores in market and (iii) online and mobile sales platforms. It competes with dealers that sell the same vehicle brands that it sells as well as those that sell other vehicle brands. It also competes with other dealers for qualified employees, particularly for general managers and sales and service personnel. 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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