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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 : 7/10

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industry
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history
Cash to Debt 0.07
CAR's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
78% of the 246 Companies
in the Global Rental & Leasing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.65 vs. CAR: 0.07 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
CAR' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.01  Med: 0.07 Max: N/A
Current: 0.07
Equity to Asset 0.03
CAR's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
95% of the 234 Companies
in the Global Rental & Leasing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.48 vs. CAR: 0.03 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
CAR' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0  Med: 0.18 Max: 0.65
Current: 0.03
0
0.65
Interest Coverage 1.99
CAR's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
88% of the 167 Companies
in the Global Rental & Leasing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 33.34 vs. CAR: 1.99 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
CAR' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 0.07  Med: 1.89 Max: 12
Current: 1.99
0.07
12
F-Score: 7
Z-Score: 0.62
M-Score: -3.28
WACC vs ROIC
8.30%
5.40%
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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history
Operating margin (%) 12.63
CAR's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
71% of the 249 Companies
in the Global Rental & Leasing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 6.24 vs. CAR: 12.63 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
CAR' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -22.44  Med: 11.53 Max: 30.1
Current: 12.63
-22.44
30.1
Net-margin (%) 2.74
CAR's Net-margin (%) is ranked lower than
62% of the 249 Companies
in the Global Rental & Leasing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.27 vs. CAR: 2.74 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
CAR' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -35.05  Med: 3.94 Max: 43.38
Current: 2.74
-35.05
43.38
ROE (%) 35.28
CAR's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
97% of the 241 Companies
in the Global Rental & Leasing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 8.21 vs. CAR: 35.28 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
CAR' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -144.29  Med: 11.18 Max: 49.62
Current: 35.28
-144.29
49.62
ROA (%) 1.29
CAR's ROA (%) is ranked lower than
66% of the 252 Companies
in the Global Rental & Leasing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.08 vs. CAR: 1.29 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
CAR' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -9.45  Med: 1.53 Max: 9.08
Current: 1.29
-9.45
9.08
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 6.72
CAR's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
60% of the 251 Companies
in the Global Rental & Leasing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 10.21 vs. CAR: 6.72 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
CAR' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -23.45  Med: 8.32 Max: 165.04
Current: 6.72
-23.45
165.04
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 11.00
CAR's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
73% of the 189 Companies
in the Global Rental & Leasing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 5.00 vs. CAR: 11.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
CAR' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -31.4  Med: 4.65 Max: 44.5
Current: 11
-31.4
44.5
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 12.70
CAR's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
65% of the 166 Companies
in the Global Rental & Leasing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 5.70 vs. CAR: 12.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
CAR' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -37  Med: 2.90 Max: 64.5
Current: 12.7
-37
64.5
» CAR's 10-Y Financials

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Guru Trades

Q3 2014

CAR Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Jim Simons 496,980 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 7,500 sh (+120.59%)
Ken Heebner 300,000 sh (unchged)
Louis Moore Bacon Sold Out
PRIMECAP Management Sold Out
Larry Robbins 3,944,147 sh (-0.49%)
Columbia Wanger 5,564,350 sh (-10.02%)
First Eagle Investment 2,173,690 sh (-10.88%)
Chase Coleman 3,379,800 sh (-18.95%)
Whitney Tilson 58,713 sh (-22.94%)
Diamond Hill Capital 832,775 sh (-27.79%)
RS Investment Management 192,020 sh (-36.89%)
John Griffin 2,326,850 sh (-65.27%)
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Q4 2014

CAR Guru Trades in Q4 2014

Andreas Halvorsen 5,020,701 sh (New)
Andreas Halvorsen 5,346,199 sh (New)
Chase Coleman 5,094,800 sh (+50.74%)
Larry Robbins 5,441,647 sh (+37.97%)
Whitney Tilson 73,393 sh (+25.00%)
Diamond Hill Capital 922,618 sh (+10.79%)
Andreas Halvorsen 5,020,701 sh (unchged)
RS Investment Management Sold Out
John Griffin Sold Out
Jim Simons Sold Out
John Griffin Sold Out
Columbia Wanger 5,190,950 sh (-6.71%)
First Eagle Investment 1,618,687 sh (-25.53%)
Paul Tudor Jones 3,800 sh (-49.33%)
Ken Heebner 100,000 sh (-66.67%)
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Q1 2015

CAR Guru Trades in Q1 2015

Jim Simons 183,130 sh (New)
Larry Robbins 7,093,024 sh (+30.35%)
Diamond Hill Capital 934,959 sh (+1.34%)
First Eagle Investment 1,618,687 sh (unchged)
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Ken Heebner Sold Out
Whitney Tilson 71,971 sh (-1.94%)
Chase Coleman 4,850,254 sh (-4.80%)
Columbia Wanger 3,451,950 sh (-33.50%)
Andreas Halvorsen 2,827,251 sh (-43.69%)
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2015

CAR Guru Trades in 2015

Andreas Halvorsen 4,415,339 sh (+56.17%)
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Guru Investment Theses on Avis Budget Group Inc

Diamond Hill Capital Comments on Avis Budget Group Inc - Jul 25, 2014

Auto rental company Avis Budget Group, Inc. (CAR) reported strong quarterly results, and pricing appeared to be in line with management’s plans in the important summer months. We estimate the company could generate $4 per share in free cash flow per share in 2015. In addition, competitor Hertz announced a multi-period earnings restatement, potentially reducing the probability that one of Avis’s two main competitors will take more aggressive pricing actions.

From Diamond Hill Capital (Trades, Portfolio)'s Small Cap Fund Second Quarter 2014 Commentary.

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Diamond Hill Capital Comments on Avis Budget Group Inc - Jun 26, 2014

Auto rental company Avis Budget Group, Inc. (CAR) outperformed for the quarter in response to the positive free cash flow outlook provided by management in a meeting with investors. In addition, the announcement that competitor Hertz Global Holdings, Inc. would separate its equipment rental business indicated the potential for more rational competition and upward pricing in the car rental business.



From Diamond Hill Capital's Small Cap Fund Commentary – First Quarter 2014.



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Ratios

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P/E(ttm) 20.99
CAR's P/E(ttm) is ranked lower than
59% of the 180 Companies
in the Global Rental & Leasing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 16.70 vs. CAR: 20.99 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
CAR' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 1.32  Med: 16.32 Max: 711.97
Current: 20.99
1.32
711.97
Forward P/E 11.17
CAR's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
63% of the 110 Companies
in the Global Rental & Leasing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 12.92 vs. CAR: 11.17 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
PE(NRI) 19.20
CAR's PE(NRI) is ranked lower than
57% of the 180 Companies
in the Global Rental & Leasing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 17.00 vs. CAR: 19.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
CAR' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 1.9  Med: 23.65 Max: 671.29
Current: 19.2
1.9
671.29
P/B 8.95
CAR's P/B is ranked lower than
89% of the 236 Companies
in the Global Rental & Leasing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.63 vs. CAR: 8.95 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
CAR' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.1  Med: 2.99 Max: 12.31
Current: 8.95
0.1
12.31
P/S 0.56
CAR's P/S is ranked higher than
77% of the 246 Companies
in the Global Rental & Leasing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.24 vs. CAR: 0.56 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
CAR' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.01  Med: 0.33 Max: 2.2
Current: 0.56
0.01
2.2
POCF 1.81
CAR's POCF is ranked higher than
95% of the 155 Companies
in the Global Rental & Leasing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 11.30 vs. CAR: 1.81 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
CAR' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 0.02  Med: 1.27 Max: 5.58
Current: 1.81
0.02
5.58
EV-to-EBIT 20.06
CAR's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
65% of the 191 Companies
in the Global Rental & Leasing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 15.44 vs. CAR: 20.06 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
CAR' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: -10849.9  Med: 17.00 Max: 448.8
Current: 20.06
-10849.9
448.8
PEG 11.29
CAR's PEG is ranked lower than
92% of the 91 Companies
in the Global Rental & Leasing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.33 vs. CAR: 11.29 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PEG only.
CAR' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 3.28  Med: 13.03 Max: 47.01
Current: 11.29
3.28
47.01
Shiller P/E 58.55
CAR's Shiller P/E is ranked lower than
89% of the 108 Companies
in the Global Rental & Leasing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 20.77 vs. CAR: 58.55 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
CAR' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 0.17  Med: 3.50 Max: 1361
Current: 58.55
0.17
1361
Current Ratio 1.20
CAR's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
73% of the 235 Companies
in the Global Rental & Leasing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.71 vs. CAR: 1.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
CAR' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.58  Med: 1.16 Max: 6.49
Current: 1.2
0.58
6.49
Quick Ratio 1.20
CAR's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
63% of the 235 Companies
in the Global Rental & Leasing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.38 vs. CAR: 1.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
CAR' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.58  Med: 1.16 Max: 6.49
Current: 1.2
0.58
6.49
Days Sales Outstanding 24.30
CAR's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
87% of the 198 Companies
in the Global Rental & Leasing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 63.85 vs. CAR: 24.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
CAR' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 21.96  Med: 33.53 Max: 125.56
Current: 24.3
21.96
125.56

Valuation & Return

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Price/Median PS Value 1.69
CAR's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
74% of the 228 Companies
in the Global Rental & Leasing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.09 vs. CAR: 1.69 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
CAR' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.04  Med: 1.02 Max: 6.62
Current: 1.69
0.04
6.62
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 3.51
CAR's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked lower than
96% of the 55 Companies
in the Global Rental & Leasing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.93 vs. CAR: 3.51 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value only.
CAR' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 0.06  Med: 0.22 Max: 40.42
Current: 3.51
0.06
40.42
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 5.01
CAR's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
50% of the 244 Companies
in the Global Rental & Leasing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 5.20 vs. CAR: 5.01 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
CAR' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 0.2  Med: 4.00 Max: 11.3
Current: 5.01
0.2
11.3
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) -176.14
CAR's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked lower than
98% of the 116 Companies
in the Global Rental & Leasing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 5.29 vs. CAR: -176.14 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
CAR' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range
Min: -8266.5  Med: -181.80 Max: 168.8
Current: -176.14
-8266.5
168.8

Business Description

Industry: Consulting & Outsourcing » Rental & Leasing Services
Compare:BOX, TAL, HTZ, URI, AYR » details
Traded in other countries:CAR.Argentina, CUCA.Germany,
Avis Budget Group Inc was founded in 1946. It provides vehicle rental and car sharing services in North America, Europe, Australia, New Zealand and certain other regions it serve. It categorizes its operations into three reporting segments; North America, International and Truck Rental. North America provides car rentals in the United States and vehicle rentals in Canada, as well as ancillary products and services, and operates the Company's Zipcar car sharing business. International, provides and licenses the Company's brands to third parties for vehicle rentals and ancillary products and services mainly in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia, South America, Central America, the Caribbean, Australia and New Zealand. Truck Rental, provides truck rentals and ancillary products and services to consumers and commercial users in the United States. The Company and its licensees operate the Avis and Budget brands in approximately 175 countries. The Company's brands include Avis, Budget, Budget Truck and Zipcar. It supports its Avis, Budget, Budget Truck, Zipcar and other brands through a range of marketing channels and campaigns, including traditional media, such as television, radio and print advertising, as well as Internet and email marketing and wireless mobile device applications. The car rental and car sharing operations compete with Enterprise Holdings, Inc., which operates the Enterprise, National and Alamo car rental brands; Europcar Group; Hertz Global Holdings, Inc., which operates the Hertz, Dollar and Thrifty brands; and Sixt AG. It also competes with smaller regional car rental and car sharing companies. Its truck rental operations compete with U-Haul International, Inc., Penske Truck Leasing Corporation, Ryder Systems, Inc., and Enterprise as well as other smaller regional companies. The Company is subject to various laws and regulations in the United States and internationally.
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