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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
vs
history
Cash to Debt 0.04
CAR's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
62% of the 242 Companies
in the Global Rental & Leasing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.41 vs. CAR: 0.04 )
CAR' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.01   Max: No Debt
Current: 0.04

Equity to Asset 0.03
CAR's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
70% of the 244 Companies
in the Global Rental & Leasing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.42 vs. CAR: 0.03 )
CAR' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0   Max: 0.65
Current: 0.03

0
0.65
Interest Coverage 1.20
CAR's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
69% of the 171 Companies
in the Global Rental & Leasing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 12.99 vs. CAR: 1.20 )
CAR' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 0.07   Max: 20
Current: 1.2

0.07
20
F-Score: 6
Z-Score: 0.61
M-Score: -2.60
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 (%) 6.89
CAR's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
62% of the 245 Companies
in the Global Rental & Leasing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 8.23 vs. CAR: 6.89 )
CAR' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -22.44   Max: 30.1
Current: 6.89

-22.44
30.1
Net-margin (%) 1.45
CAR's Net-margin (%) is ranked lower than
52% of the 245 Companies
in the Global Rental & Leasing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 5.39 vs. CAR: 1.45 )
CAR' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -35.05   Max: 43.38
Current: 1.45

-35.05
43.38
ROE (%) 17.99
CAR's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
90% of the 245 Companies
in the Global Rental & Leasing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 8.84 vs. CAR: 17.99 )
CAR' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -1208.6   Max: 38.31
Current: 17.99

-1208.6
38.31
ROA (%) 0.60
CAR's ROA (%) is ranked lower than
54% of the 249 Companies
in the Global Rental & Leasing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.13 vs. CAR: 0.60 )
CAR' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -15.03   Max: 15.31
Current: 0.6

-15.03
15.31
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 4.21
CAR's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
51% of the 245 Companies
in the Global Rental & Leasing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 12.03 vs. CAR: 4.21 )
CAR' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -17.56   Max: 175.42
Current: 4.21

-17.56
175.42
Revenue Growth (%) 20.30
CAR's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
91% of the 208 Companies
in the Global Rental & Leasing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 6.30 vs. CAR: 20.30 )
CAR' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: -31.4   Max: 44.5
Current: 20.3

-31.4
44.5
EBITDA Growth (%) 12.90
CAR's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
77% of the 187 Companies
in the Global Rental & Leasing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 6.40 vs. CAR: 12.90 )
CAR' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: -37.8   Max: 72.4
Current: 12.9

-37.8
72.4
EPS Growth (%) -31.20
CAR's EPS Growth (%) is ranked lower than
59% of the 148 Companies
in the Global Rental & Leasing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 6.00 vs. CAR: -31.20 )
CAR' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: -70.6   Max: 379.7
Current: -31.2

-70.6
379.7
» CAR's 10-Y Financials

Financials


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

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Guru Trades

Q3 2013

CAR Guru Trades in Q3 2013

George Soros 374,828 sh (New)
PRIMECAP Management 20,600 sh (New)
Jean-Marie Eveillard 2,199,590 sh (+128.24%)
John Griffin 4,250,200 sh (+80.86%)
Diamond Hill Capital 1,213,235 sh (+25.99%)
HOTCHKIS & WILEY 3,059,800 sh (+8.16%)
Jeremy Grantham 13,612 sh (+4.74%)
Columbia Wanger 6,721,550 sh (unchged)
Ken Heebner Sold Out
Chase Coleman Sold Out
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Whitney Tilson 73,974 sh (-1.37%)
Steven Cohen 47,631 sh (-58.43%)
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Q4 2013

CAR Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Alan Fournier 935,000 sh (New)
RS Investment Management 595,165 sh (New)
Ken Heebner 180,000 sh (New)
Jim Simons 187,680 sh (New)
PRIMECAP Management 55,100 sh (+167.48%)
John Griffin 6,650,000 sh (+56.46%)
Jean-Marie Eveillard 2,439,090 sh (+10.89%)
Whitney Tilson 80,924 sh (+9.4%)
Diamond Hill Capital 1,274,890 sh (+5.08%)
Louis Moore Bacon 50,000 sh (unchged)
Jeremy Grantham Sold Out
Columbia Wanger 6,666,050 sh (-0.83%)
HOTCHKIS & WILEY 2,178,300 sh (-28.81%)
Steven Cohen 11,565 sh (-75.72%)
George Soros 49,440 sh (-86.81%)
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Q1 2014

CAR Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Larry Robbins 2,155,542 sh (New)
Louis Moore Bacon 512,000 sh (New)
Chase Coleman 3,897,800 sh (New)
Jim Simons 748,580 sh (+298.86%)
Ken Heebner 300,000 sh (+66.67%)
RS Investment Management 719,170 sh (+20.84%)
PRIMECAP Management 65,600 sh (+19.06%)
Jean-Marie Eveillard 2,439,090 sh (unchged)
Columbia Wanger 6,666,050 sh (unchged)
John Griffin 6,650,000 sh (unchged)
George Soros Sold Out
Alan Fournier Sold Out
Steven Cohen Sold Out
Diamond Hill Capital 1,268,705 sh (-0.49%)
Whitney Tilson 77,691 sh (-4%)
HOTCHKIS & WILEY 265,500 sh (-87.81%)
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Q2 2014

CAR Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Paul Tudor Jones 3,400 sh (New)
Larry Robbins 3,963,647 sh (+83.88%)
Chase Coleman 4,169,800 sh (+6.98%)
John Griffin 6,700,000 sh (+0.75%)
Ken Heebner 300,000 sh (unchged)
Jean-Marie Eveillard 2,439,090 sh (unchged)
PRIMECAP Management 65,600 sh (unchged)
Jim Simons Sold Out
HOTCHKIS & WILEY Sold Out
Whitney Tilson 76,193 sh (-1.93%)
Louis Moore Bacon 500,000 sh (-2.34%)
Columbia Wanger 6,184,250 sh (-7.23%)
Diamond Hill Capital 1,153,305 sh (-9.1%)
RS Investment Management 304,250 sh (-57.69%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with CAR

(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
George Soros 2014-03-31 Sold Out 0.02%$35.92 - $49.11 $ 63.7349%0
John Griffin 2013-12-31 Add 56.46%1.01%$28.21 - $39.51 $ 63.7390%6650000
George Soros 2013-12-31 Reduce -86.81%0.1%$28.21 - $39.51 $ 63.7390%49440
PRIMECAP Management 2013-12-31 Add 167.48%$28.21 - $39.51 $ 63.7390%55100
John Griffin 2013-09-30 Add 80.86%0.67%$26.77 - $32.76 $ 63.73113%4250200
George Soros 2013-09-30 New Buy0.12%$26.77 - $32.76 $ 63.73113%374828
Jean-Marie Eveillard 2013-09-30 Add 128.24%0.1%$26.77 - $32.76 $ 63.73113%2199590
PRIMECAP Management 2013-09-30 New Buy$26.77 - $32.76 $ 63.73113%20600
John Keeley 2013-06-30 Sold Out 1.3%$26.93 - $33.85 $ 63.73112%0
John Griffin 2013-06-30 New Buy0.82%$26.93 - $33.85 $ 63.73112%2350000
George Soros 2013-06-30 Sold Out 0.23%$26.93 - $33.85 $ 63.73112%0
Jean-Marie Eveillard 2013-06-30 Add 20.89%0.01%$26.93 - $33.85 $ 63.73112%963700
George Soros 2013-03-31 New Buy0.23%$19.82 - $28.1 $ 63.73170%706808
Jean-Marie Eveillard 2012-12-31 New Buy0.06%$15.61 - $20.3 $ 63.73259%846300
George Soros 2011-09-30 Sold Out 0.0053%$10.08 - $17.73 $ 63.73371%0
George Soros 2011-06-30 Reduce -25.42%$15.7 - $19.2 $ 63.73264%22000
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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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Diamond Hill Capital Comments on Avis Budget Group Inc
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. Read more...
Diamond Hill Small Cap Fund Second Quarter 2014 Commentary
The Fund increased 6.16% (Class I) during the quarter, compared to a 2.05% increase in the Russell 2000 Index. Read more...
Diamond Hill Capital Comments on Avis Budget Group Inc
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. Read more...
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Ratios

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industry
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history
P/E(ttm) 62.10
CAR's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
53% of the 261 Companies
in the Global Rental & Leasing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 20.00 vs. CAR: 62.10 )
CAR' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 1.32   Max: 711.97
Current: 62.1

1.32
711.97
P/B 10.07
CAR's P/B is ranked lower than
63% of the 261 Companies
in the Global Rental & Leasing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.96 vs. CAR: 10.07 )
CAR' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.1   Max: 11.16
Current: 10.07

0.1
11.16
P/S 0.85
CAR's P/S is ranked higher than
71% of the 261 Companies
in the Global Rental & Leasing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.31 vs. CAR: 0.85 )
CAR' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.01   Max: 2.2
Current: 0.85

0.01
2.2
EV-to-EBIT 35.54
CAR's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
56% of the 261 Companies
in the Global Rental & Leasing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 19.40 vs. CAR: 35.54 )
CAR' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 8.4   Max: 448.8
Current: 35.54

8.4
448.8
Current Ratio 1.24
CAR's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
50% of the 202 Companies
in the Global Rental & Leasing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.55 vs. CAR: 1.24 )
CAR' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.58   Max: 6.49
Current: 1.24

0.58
6.49
Quick Ratio 1.24
CAR's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
59% of the 202 Companies
in the Global Rental & Leasing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.33 vs. CAR: 1.24 )
CAR' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.58   Max: 6.49
Current: 1.24

0.58
6.49

Valuation & Return

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industry
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history
Price/Median PS Value 3.03
CAR's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
60% of the 261 Companies
in the Global Rental & Leasing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.27 vs. CAR: 3.03 )
CAR' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.04   Max: 7.78
Current: 3.03

0.04
7.78
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 5.90
CAR's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked higher than
84% of the 261 Companies
in the Global Rental & Leasing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. CAR: 5.90 )
CAR' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 0.06   Max: 38.13
Current: 5.9

0.06
38.13
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 2.80
CAR's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked lower than
57% of the 230 Companies
in the Global Rental & Leasing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 6.20 vs. CAR: 2.80 )
CAR' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 0.2   Max: 11.9
Current: 2.8

0.2
11.9
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) -87.64
CAR's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked lower than
62% of the 180 Companies
in the Global Rental & Leasing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 5.63 vs. CAR: -87.64 )
CAR' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -752.9   Max: 174.3
Current: -87.64

-752.9
174.3

Business Description

Industry: Consulting & Outsourcing » Rental & Leasing Services
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Traded in other countries:CUCA.Germany
Avis Budget Group, Inc. is a Delaware Corporation. It operates two of the most recognized brands in the global vehicle rental industry through Avis and Budget. It categorizes its operations in three operating segments: domestic car rental, consisting of its Avis and Budget U.S. car rental operations; international car rental, consisting of its international Avis and Budget vehicle rental operations; and truck rental, consisting of its Budget truck rental operations in the United States. Avis is a rental car supplier to the premium commercial and leisure segments of the travel industry and Budget is a rental car supplier to the value-conscious segments of the industry. It is a vehicle rental operator in North America, Australia, New Zealand and certain other regions it serves, based on published airport statistics. It maintains a share of airport car rental revenue and operates the consumer truck rental businesses in the United States. The Domestic Car Rental provides car rentals and ancillary products and services in the United States. The International Car Rental provides vehicle rentals and ancillary products and services mainly in Argentina, Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The Truck Rental provides truck rentals and related services to consumers and light commercial users in the United States. It competes mainly with the following companies namely Hertz Global Holdings, Inc., which operates the Hertz and Advantage brands; Dollar Thrifty Automotive Group; Enterprise Rent-A-Car Company, which also operates the National Car Rental and Alamo brands; Europcar, U-Haul International, Inc., Penske Truck Leasing Corporation, Ryder System, Inc., Enterprise Rent-A-Car Company and many others. It is subject to federal, state and local laws and regulations, including those relating to taxing and licensing of vehicles, franchising, consumer credit, consumer protection, environmental protection, insurance, privacy and labor matters.
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