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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 0.04
AN's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
93% of the 1163 Companies
in the Global Auto & Truck Dealerships industry.

( Industry Median: 0.69 vs. AN: 0.04 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
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
84% of the 1019 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 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.21   Max: 0.9
Current: 0.26

0.21
0.9
Interest Coverage 5.86
AN's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
75% of the 681 Companies
in the Global Auto & Truck Dealerships industry.

( Industry Median: 27.40 vs. AN: 5.86 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
AN' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 0.18   Max: 25.45
Current: 5.86

0.18
25.45
F-Score: 7
Z-Score: 4.01
M-Score: -0.79
WACC vs ROIC
8.29%
13.08%
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
vs
history
Operating margin (%) 4.30
AN's Operating margin (%) is ranked lower than
53% of the 1165 Companies
in the Global Auto & Truck Dealerships industry.

( Industry Median: 4.79 vs. AN: 4.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
AN' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -9.57   Max: 4.34
Current: 4.3

-9.57
4.34
Net-margin (%) 2.21
AN's Net-margin (%) is ranked lower than
63% of the 1165 Companies
in the Global Auto & Truck Dealerships industry.

( Industry Median: 3.78 vs. AN: 2.21 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
AN' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -9.29   Max: 7.18
Current: 2.21

-9.29
7.18
ROE (%) 20.75
AN's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
83% of the 1150 Companies
in the Global Auto & Truck Dealerships industry.

( Industry Median: 9.19 vs. AN: 20.75 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
AN' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -43.84   Max: 20.26
Current: 20.75

-43.84
20.26
ROA (%) 5.41
AN's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
61% of the 1181 Companies
in the Global Auto & Truck Dealerships industry.

( Industry Median: 4.23 vs. AN: 5.41 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
AN' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -17.15   Max: 5.67
Current: 5.41

-17.15
5.67
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 35.46
AN's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
88% of the 1177 Companies
in the Global Auto & Truck Dealerships industry.

( Industry Median: 11.25 vs. AN: 35.46 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
AN' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -59   Max: 39.94
Current: 35.46

-59
39.94
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 19.60
AN's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
92% of the 926 Companies
in the Global Auto & Truck Dealerships industry.

( Industry Median: 4.80 vs. AN: 19.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
AN' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -9.5   Max: 58.9
Current: 19.6

-9.5
58.9
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 20.70
AN's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
83% of the 827 Companies
in the Global Auto & Truck Dealerships industry.

( Industry Median: 3.20 vs. AN: 20.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
AN' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -50.9   Max: 103.3
Current: 20.7

-50.9
103.3
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 22.30
AN's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
77% of the 718 Companies
in the Global Auto & Truck Dealerships industry.

( Industry Median: 3.20 vs. AN: 22.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
AN' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -24.1   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

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 (-2.00%)
Private Capital 147,747 sh (-8.73%)
Edward Lampert 8,735,116 sh (-26.07%)
Joel Greenblatt 37,888 sh (-63.59%)
Edward Lampert 10,576,644 sh (-1.40%)
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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 (+36.00%)
Edward Lampert 8,735,116 sh (unchged)
Bill Gates 1,898,716 sh (unchged)
Ray Dalio Sold Out
Steven Cohen Sold Out
Mario Gabelli 1,028,006 sh (-1.53%)
Murray Stahl 4,619,185 sh (-2.00%)
Private Capital 114,614 sh (-22.43%)
Paul Tudor Jones 17,081 sh (-38.46%)
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Q1 2015

AN Guru Trades in Q1 2015

Steven Cohen 57,800 sh (New)
Jim Simons 89,900 sh (New)
Mario Gabelli 1,073,361 sh (+4.41%)
Larry Robbins 1,511,076 sh (unchged)
Bill Gates 1,898,716 sh (unchged)
Edward Lampert 8,735,116 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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2015

AN Guru Trades in 2015

Edward Lampert 13,426,458 sh (-99.95%)
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Ratios

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industry
vs
history
P/E(ttm) 17.30
AN's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
51% of the 1057 Companies
in the Global Auto & Truck Dealerships industry.

( Industry Median: 16.90 vs. AN: 17.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
AN' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 6.62   Max: 23.92
Current: 17.3

6.62
23.92
Forward P/E 13.97
AN's Forward P/E is ranked lower than
63% of the 686 Companies
in the Global Auto & Truck Dealerships industry.

( Industry Median: 11.99 vs. AN: 13.97 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
PE(NRI) 16.70
AN's PE(NRI) is ranked higher than
51% of the 945 Companies
in the Global Auto & Truck Dealerships industry.

( Industry Median: 17.00 vs. AN: 16.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
AN' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 6.27   Max: 23.08
Current: 16.7

6.27
23.08
P/B 3.20
AN's P/B is ranked lower than
74% of the 1314 Companies
in the Global Auto & Truck Dealerships industry.

( Industry Median: 1.72 vs. AN: 3.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
AN' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.37   Max: 3.6
Current: 3.2

0.37
3.6
P/S 0.37
AN's P/S is ranked higher than
75% of the 1428 Companies
in the Global Auto & Truck Dealerships industry.

( Industry Median: 0.67 vs. AN: 0.37 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
AN' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.05   Max: 0.45
Current: 0.37

0.05
0.45
PFCF 30.10
AN's PFCF is ranked lower than
63% of the 746 Companies
in the Global Auto & Truck Dealerships industry.

( Industry Median: 19.67 vs. AN: 30.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
AN' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 1.51   Max: 85.26
Current: 30.1

1.51
85.26
POCF 15.53
AN's POCF is ranked lower than
69% of the 947 Companies
in the Global Auto & Truck Dealerships industry.

( Industry Median: 9.75 vs. AN: 15.53 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
AN' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 1.21   Max: 66.07
Current: 15.53

1.21
66.07
EV-to-EBIT 10.73
AN's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
69% of the 961 Companies
in the Global Auto & Truck Dealerships industry.

( Industry Median: 14.65 vs. AN: 10.73 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
AN' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: -3.5   Max: 13.4
Current: 10.73

-3.5
13.4
PEG 0.72
AN's PEG is ranked higher than
69% of the 478 Companies
in the Global Auto & Truck Dealerships industry.

( Industry Median: 1.38 vs. AN: 0.72 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PEG only.
AN' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.31   Max: 1.39
Current: 0.72

0.31
1.39
Shiller P/E 25.30
AN's Shiller P/E is ranked lower than
60% of the 741 Companies
in the Global Auto & Truck Dealerships industry.

( Industry Median: 21.25 vs. AN: 25.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
AN' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 4.76   Max: 792.4
Current: 25.3

4.76
792.4
Current Ratio 1.03
AN's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
80% of the 1031 Companies
in the Global Auto & Truck Dealerships industry.

( Industry Median: 1.54 vs. AN: 1.03 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
AN' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 1.01   Max: 10.54
Current: 1.03

1.01
10.54
Quick Ratio 0.27
AN's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
97% of the 1031 Companies
in the Global Auto & Truck Dealerships industry.

( Industry Median: 1.10 vs. AN: 0.27 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
AN' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.22   Max: 10.54
Current: 0.27

0.22
10.54
Days Inventory 61.57
AN's Days Inventory is ranked lower than
55% of the 1145 Companies
in the Global Auto & Truck Dealerships industry.

( Industry Median: 56.28 vs. AN: 61.57 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
AN' s 10-Year Days Inventory Range
Min: 47.87   Max: 65.88
Current: 61.57

47.87
65.88
Days Sales Outstanding 6.24
AN's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
94% of the 979 Companies
in the Global Auto & Truck Dealerships industry.

( Industry Median: 60.57 vs. AN: 6.24 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
AN' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 2.27   Max: 50.45
Current: 6.24

2.27
50.45

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price/Tangible Book 13.90
AN's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
93% of the 1401 Companies
in the Global Auto & Truck Dealerships industry.

( Industry Median: 2.10 vs. AN: 13.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
AN' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 1.9   Max: 30.08
Current: 13.9

1.9
30.08
Price/DCF (Projected) 1.40
AN's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
59% of the 750 Companies
in the Global Auto & Truck Dealerships industry.

( Industry Median: 1.60 vs. AN: 1.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/DCF (Projected) only.
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 1.20
AN's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
69% of the 1366 Companies
in the Global Auto & Truck Dealerships industry.

( Industry Median: 1.30 vs. AN: 1.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
AN' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.33   Max: 8.32
Current: 1.2

0.33
8.32
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 0.70
AN's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked higher than
72% of the 332 Companies
in the Global Auto & Truck Dealerships industry.

( Industry Median: 1.20 vs. AN: 0.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value only.
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 3.20
AN's Price/Graham Number is ranked lower than
80% of the 1036 Companies
in the Global Auto & Truck Dealerships industry.

( Industry Median: 1.30 vs. AN: 3.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Graham Number only.
AN' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.82   Max: 13.03
Current: 3.2

0.82
13.03
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 9.10
AN's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
75% of the 1276 Companies
in the Global Auto & Truck Dealerships industry.

( Industry Median: 5.90 vs. AN: 9.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) only.
AN' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 7.5   Max: 21
Current: 9.1

7.5
21
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 25.99
AN's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
88% of the 579 Companies
in the Global Auto & Truck Dealerships industry.

( Industry Median: 5.78 vs. AN: 25.99 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) only.
AN' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: 2.9   Max: 43.2
Current: 25.99

2.9
43.2

Business Description

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