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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 0.06
CAR's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
55% of the 270 Companies
in the Global Rental & Leasing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.34 vs. CAR: 0.06 )
CAR' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.01   Max: No Debt
Current: 0.06

Equity to Asset 0.04
CAR's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
65% of the 280 Companies
in the Global Rental & Leasing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.43 vs. CAR: 0.04 )
CAR' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0   Max: 0.65
Current: 0.04

0
0.65
Interest Coverage 1.20
CAR's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
67% of the 187 Companies
in the Global Rental & Leasing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 13.82 vs. CAR: 1.20 )
CAR' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 0.07   Max: 11.41
Current: 1.2

0.07
11.41
F-Score: 7
Z-Score: 0.68
M-Score: -3.50
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
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history
Operating margin (%) 8.55
CAR's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
69% of the 282 Companies
in the Global Rental & Leasing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 8.23 vs. CAR: 8.55 )
CAR' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -22.44   Max: 30.87
Current: 8.55

-22.44
30.87
Net-margin (%) 2.30
CAR's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
56% of the 282 Companies
in the Global Rental & Leasing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.75 vs. CAR: 2.30 )
CAR' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -35.05   Max: 15.32
Current: 2.3

-35.05
15.32
ROE (%) 26.38
CAR's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
95% of the 278 Companies
in the Global Rental & Leasing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 9.49 vs. CAR: 26.38 )
CAR' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -144.29   Max: 49.62
Current: 26.38

-144.29
49.62
ROA (%) 1.08
CAR's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
53% of the 284 Companies
in the Global Rental & Leasing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.13 vs. CAR: 1.08 )
CAR' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -9.45   Max: 17.11
Current: 1.08

-9.45
17.11
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 6.29
CAR's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
57% of the 282 Companies
in the Global Rental & Leasing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 12.02 vs. CAR: 6.29 )
CAR' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -32.96   Max: 153.09
Current: 6.29

-32.96
153.09
Revenue Growth (%) 20.30
CAR's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
90% of the 240 Companies
in the Global Rental & Leasing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 7.10 vs. CAR: 20.30 )
CAR' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: -33.4   Max: 49.1
Current: 20.3

-33.4
49.1
EBITDA Growth (%) -3.10
CAR's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
51% of the 210 Companies
in the Global Rental & Leasing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 8.00 vs. CAR: -3.10 )
CAR' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: -48.1   Max: 64.5
Current: -3.1

-48.1
64.5
EPS Growth (%) -31.20
CAR's EPS Growth (%) is ranked lower than
60% of the 176 Companies
in the Global Rental & Leasing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 13.80 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
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Guru Trades

Q4 2013

CAR Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Alan Fournier 935,000 sh (New)
Ken Heebner 180,000 sh (New)
RS Investment Management 595,165 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%)
Jean-Marie Eveillard 2,439,090 sh (unchged)
PRIMECAP Management 65,600 sh (unchged)
Ken Heebner 300,000 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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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%)
Jean-Marie Eveillard 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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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
John Griffin 2014-09-30 Reduce -65.27%2.55%$56.99 - $69.52 $ 60.83-3%2326850
Whitney Tilson 2014-09-30 Reduce -22.94%1.56%$56.99 - $69.52 $ 60.83-3%58713
PRIMECAP Management 2014-09-30 Sold Out $56.99 - $69.52 $ 60.83-3%0
Whitney Tilson 2014-06-30 Reduce -1.93%0.11%$47.5 - $60.05 $ 60.8311%76193
HOTCHKIS & WILEY 2014-06-30 Sold Out 0.05%$47.5 - $60.05 $ 60.8311%0
HOTCHKIS & WILEY 2014-03-31 Reduce -87.81%0.33%$35.92 - $49.11 $ 60.8342%265500
Whitney Tilson 2014-03-31 Reduce -4%0.21%$35.92 - $49.11 $ 60.8343%77691
Ken Heebner 2014-03-31 Add 66.67%0.16%$35.92 - $49.11 $ 60.8342%300000
George Soros 2014-03-31 Sold Out 0.02%$35.92 - $49.11 $ 60.8342%0
John Griffin 2013-12-31 Add 56.46%1.01%$28.21 - $39.51 $ 60.8382%6650000
Whitney Tilson 2013-12-31 Add 9.4%0.46%$28.21 - $39.51 $ 60.8382%80924
Ken Heebner 2013-12-31 New Buy0.19%$28.21 - $39.51 $ 60.8382%180000
HOTCHKIS & WILEY 2013-12-31 Reduce -28.81%0.12%$28.21 - $39.51 $ 60.8382%2178300
George Soros 2013-12-31 Reduce -86.81%0.1%$28.21 - $39.51 $ 60.8382%49440
PRIMECAP Management 2013-12-31 Add 167.48%$28.21 - $39.51 $ 60.8382%55100
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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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industry
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history
P/E(ttm) 34.80
CAR's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
61% of the 309 Companies
in the Global Rental & Leasing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 21.80 vs. CAR: 34.80 )
CAR' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 1.32   Max: 711.97
Current: 34.8

1.32
711.97
P/B 8.70
CAR's P/B is ranked lower than
56% of the 309 Companies
in the Global Rental & Leasing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.08 vs. CAR: 8.70 )
CAR' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.1   Max: 11.16
Current: 8.7

0.1
11.16
P/S 0.80
CAR's P/S is ranked higher than
77% of the 309 Companies
in the Global Rental & Leasing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.35 vs. CAR: 0.80 )
CAR' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.01   Max: 0.92
Current: 0.8

0.01
0.92
EV-to-EBIT 25.85
CAR's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
61% of the 309 Companies
in the Global Rental & Leasing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 19.30 vs. CAR: 25.85 )
CAR' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: -10849.9   Max: 448.8
Current: 25.85

-10849.9
448.8
PEG 4.49
CAR's PEG is ranked higher than
78% of the 309 Companies
in the Global Rental & Leasing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. CAR: 4.49 )
CAR' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.74   Max: 15.16
Current: 4.49

0.74
15.16
Shiller P/E 144.80
CAR's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
72% of the 309 Companies
in the Global Rental & Leasing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. CAR: 144.80 )
CAR' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 0.16   Max: 226.83
Current: 144.8

0.16
226.83
Current Ratio 1.21
CAR's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
51% of the 281 Companies
in the Global Rental & Leasing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.59 vs. CAR: 1.21 )
CAR' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.58   Max: 6.49
Current: 1.21

0.58
6.49
Quick Ratio 1.21
CAR's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
60% of the 281 Companies
in the Global Rental & Leasing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.33 vs. CAR: 1.21 )
CAR' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.58   Max: 6.49
Current: 1.21

0.58
6.49

Valuation & Return

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Price/Median PS Value 3.40
CAR's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
55% of the 309 Companies
in the Global Rental & Leasing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.23 vs. CAR: 3.40 )
CAR' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.05   Max: 4.36
Current: 3.4

0.05
4.36
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 4.00
CAR's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked higher than
83% of the 309 Companies
in the Global Rental & Leasing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. CAR: 4.00 )
CAR' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 0.06   Max: 23.1
Current: 4

0.06
23.1
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 3.90
CAR's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
59% of the 281 Companies
in the Global Rental & Leasing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 5.60 vs. CAR: 3.90 )
CAR' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 0.2   Max: 42.5
Current: 3.9

0.2
42.5
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) -90.39
CAR's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked lower than
60% of the 219 Companies
in the Global Rental & Leasing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.54 vs. CAR: -90.39 )
CAR' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -1575   Max: 4171.1
Current: -90.39

-1575
4171.1

Business Description

Industry: Consulting & Outsourcing » Rental & Leasing Services
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Traded in other countries:CUCA.Germany
Avis Budget Group Inc, a Delaware corporation was founded in 1946. It provides vehicle rental and car sharing services. The Company is a vehicle rental operator 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 competes mainly with Enterprise Holdings, Inc., Europcar Group, Hertz Global Holdings, Inc., U-Haul International, Inc., and Penske Truck Leasing Corporation. The Company is subject to various laws and regulations in the United States and internationally.
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