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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 0.05
CAR's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
57% of the 334 Companies
in the Global Rental & Leasing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.37 vs. CAR: 0.05 )
CAR' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.01   Max: 23.54
Current: 0.05

0.01
23.54
Equity to Asset 0.04
CAR's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
67% of the 321 Companies
in the Global Rental & Leasing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.44 vs. CAR: 0.04 )
CAR' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.01   Max: 0.64
Current: 0.04

0.01
0.64
Interest Coverage 1.99
CAR's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
64% of the 219 Companies
in the Global Rental & Leasing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 19.58 vs. CAR: 1.99 )
CAR' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 0.07   Max: 12
Current: 1.99

0.07
12
F-Score: 5
Z-Score: 0.72
M-Score: -3.15
WACC vs ROIC
7.01%
5.49%
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
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history
Operating margin (%) 12.27
CAR's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
78% of the 341 Companies
in the Global Rental & Leasing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 7.39 vs. CAR: 12.27 )
CAR' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -22.44   Max: 30.1
Current: 12.27

-22.44
30.1
Net-margin (%) 2.89
CAR's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
58% of the 341 Companies
in the Global Rental & Leasing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.51 vs. CAR: 2.89 )
CAR' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -35.05   Max: 43.38
Current: 2.89

-35.05
43.38
ROE (%) 34.62
CAR's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
98% of the 333 Companies
in the Global Rental & Leasing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 9.63 vs. CAR: 34.62 )
CAR' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -144.29   Max: 49.62
Current: 34.62

-144.29
49.62
ROA (%) 1.38
CAR's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
53% of the 345 Companies
in the Global Rental & Leasing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.46 vs. CAR: 1.38 )
CAR' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -9.45   Max: 9.08
Current: 1.38

-9.45
9.08
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 9.03
CAR's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
63% of the 345 Companies
in the Global Rental & Leasing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 11.25 vs. CAR: 9.03 )
CAR' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -23.45   Max: 165.04
Current: 9.03

-23.45
165.04
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 11.00
CAR's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
82% of the 268 Companies
in the Global Rental & Leasing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.40 vs. CAR: 11.00 )
CAR' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -31.4   Max: 44.5
Current: 11

-31.4
44.5
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 12.70
CAR's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
78% of the 236 Companies
in the Global Rental & Leasing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 5.60 vs. CAR: 12.70 )
CAR' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -37   Max: 64.5
Current: 12.7

-37
64.5
» CAR's 10-Y Financials

Financials


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

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Guru Trades

Q1 2014

CAR Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Louis Moore Bacon 512,000 sh (New)
Chase Coleman 3,897,800 sh (New)
Larry Robbins 2,155,542 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%)
John Griffin 6,650,000 sh (unchged)
Jean-Marie Eveillard 2,439,090 sh (unchged)
Columbia Wanger 6,666,050 sh (unchged)
John Griffin 6,650,000 sh (unchged)
Alan Fournier Sold Out
George Soros Sold Out
Steven Cohen Sold Out
Diamond Hill Capital 1,268,705 sh (-0.49%)
Whitney Tilson 77,691 sh (-4.00%)
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 (-9.10%)
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)
PRIMECAP Management Sold Out
Louis Moore Bacon 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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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)
John Griffin Sold Out
RS Investment Management Sold Out
Jim Simons Sold Out
John Griffin Sold Out
Columbia Wanger 5,190,950 sh (-6.71%)
Jean-Marie Eveillard 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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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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history
P/E(ttm) 25.20
CAR's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
63% of the 395 Companies
in the Global Rental & Leasing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 26.50 vs. CAR: 25.20 )
CAR' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 1.32   Max: 711.97
Current: 25.2

1.32
711.97
Forward P/E 13.70
CAR's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
82% of the 395 Companies
in the Global Rental & Leasing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. CAR: 13.70 )
N/A
PE(NRI) 24.60
CAR's PE(NRI) is ranked higher than
68% of the 395 Companies
in the Global Rental & Leasing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 26.90 vs. CAR: 24.60 )
CAR' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 1.9   Max: 671.29
Current: 24.6

1.9
671.29
P/B 8.90
CAR's P/B is ranked lower than
66% of the 395 Companies
in the Global Rental & Leasing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.44 vs. CAR: 8.90 )
CAR' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.1   Max: 11.16
Current: 8.9

0.1
11.16
P/S 0.73
CAR's P/S is ranked higher than
77% of the 395 Companies
in the Global Rental & Leasing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.53 vs. CAR: 0.73 )
CAR' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.01   Max: 2.2
Current: 0.73

0.01
2.2
POCF 2.34
CAR's POCF is ranked higher than
96% of the 395 Companies
in the Global Rental & Leasing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 27.61 vs. CAR: 2.34 )
CAR' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 0.02   Max: 5.58
Current: 2.34

0.02
5.58
EV-to-EBIT 16.50
CAR's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
76% of the 395 Companies
in the Global Rental & Leasing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 23.96 vs. CAR: 16.50 )
CAR' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: -10849.9   Max: 448.8
Current: 16.5

-10849.9
448.8
PEG 14.47
CAR's PEG is ranked higher than
81% of the 395 Companies
in the Global Rental & Leasing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. CAR: 14.47 )
CAR' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 11.61   Max: 47.01
Current: 14.47

11.61
47.01
Shiller P/E 83.10
CAR's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
69% of the 395 Companies
in the Global Rental & Leasing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. CAR: 83.10 )
CAR' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 0.17   Max: 453.67
Current: 83.1

0.17
453.67
Current Ratio 1.21
CAR's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
51% of the 322 Companies
in the Global Rental & Leasing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.64 vs. CAR: 1.21 )
CAR' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.62   Max: 5.12
Current: 1.21

0.62
5.12
Quick Ratio 1.21
CAR's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
55% of the 322 Companies
in the Global Rental & Leasing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.36 vs. CAR: 1.21 )
CAR' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.62   Max: 5.12
Current: 1.21

0.62
5.12
Days Sales Outstanding 25.77
CAR's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
91% of the 395 Companies
in the Global Rental & Leasing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 74.03 vs. CAR: 25.77 )
CAR' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 21.96   Max: 125.56
Current: 25.77

21.96
125.56

Valuation & Return

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industry
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Price/Median PS Value 2.30
CAR's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
54% of the 395 Companies
in the Global Rental & Leasing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.30 vs. CAR: 2.30 )
CAR' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.04   Max: 2.76
Current: 2.3

0.04
2.76
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 6.10
CAR's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
69% of the 328 Companies
in the Global Rental & Leasing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 5.30 vs. CAR: 6.10 )
CAR' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 0.2   Max: 11.3
Current: 6.1

0.2
11.3
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) -130.92
CAR's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked lower than
60% of the 184 Companies
in the Global Rental & Leasing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 5.03 vs. CAR: -130.92 )
CAR' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -8266.5   Max: 168.8
Current: -130.92

-8266.5
168.8

Business Description

Industry: Consulting & Outsourcing » Rental & Leasing Services
Compare:BOX, TAL, HTZ, URI, AYR » details
Traded in other countries: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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