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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 0.28
KAR's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
72% of the 939 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 0.95 vs. KAR: 0.28 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
KAR' s Cash to Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.04  Med: 0.11 Max: N/A
Current: 0.28
Equity to Asset 0.22
KAR's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
87% of the 922 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 0.48 vs. KAR: 0.22 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
KAR' s Equity to Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.17  Med: 0.28 Max: 0.29
Current: 0.22
0.17
0.29
Interest Coverage 4.52
KAR's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
77% of the 805 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 18.73 vs. KAR: 4.52 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
KAR' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.66  Med: 2.11 Max: 4.68
Current: 4.52
0.66
4.68
F-Score: 7
Z-Score: 1.53
M-Score: -2.52
WACC vs ROIC
9.01%
9.08%
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 : 8/10

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industry
vs
history
Operating margin (%) 16.29
KAR's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
91% of the 937 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 3.28 vs. KAR: 16.29 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
KAR' s Operating margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -0.71  Med: 13.60 Max: 16.19
Current: 16.29
-0.71
16.19
Net-margin (%) 8.02
KAR's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
83% of the 936 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 1.94 vs. KAR: 8.02 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
KAR' s Net-margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -12.21  Med: 3.83 Max: 8.13
Current: 8.02
-12.21
8.13
ROE (%) 15.10
KAR's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
75% of the 923 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 6.32 vs. KAR: 15.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
KAR' s ROE (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -24.51  Med: 5.58 Max: 14.63
Current: 15.1
-24.51
14.63
ROA (%) 3.78
KAR's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
58% of the 943 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 2.74 vs. KAR: 3.78 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
KAR' s ROA (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -4.98  Med: 1.55 Max: 3.85
Current: 3.78
-4.98
3.85
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 43.99
KAR's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
81% of the 938 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 12.53 vs. KAR: 43.99 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
KAR' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -3.41  Med: 24.11 Max: 41.88
Current: 43.99
-3.41
41.88
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 9.50
KAR's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
76% of the 796 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 2.30 vs. KAR: 9.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
KAR' s Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -6.2  Med: 5.85 Max: 9.5
Current: 9.5
-6.2
9.5
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 10.90
KAR's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
74% of the 672 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 1.30 vs. KAR: 10.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
KAR' s EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -1.8  Med: 9.45 Max: 28.7
Current: 10.9
-1.8
28.7
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 31.60
KAR's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
90% of the 605 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 1.10 vs. KAR: 31.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
KAR' s EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -2.1  Med: 31.60 Max: 45.5
Current: 31.6
-2.1
45.5
» KAR's 10-Y Financials

Financials (Next Earnings Date: Est. 2016-08-04)


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

Q2 2015

KAR Guru Trades in Q2 2015

Paul Tudor Jones 12,797 sh (+6.56%)
Mario Gabelli 460,400 sh (unchged)
Mario Cibelli 340,000 sh (unchged)
Louis Moore Bacon Sold Out
Pioneer Investments 40,739 sh (-0.57%)
Steven Cohen 1,621,900 sh (-35.36%)
Leon Cooperman 1,992,608 sh (-38.75%)
Jim Simons 607,500 sh (-43.51%)
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Q3 2015

KAR Guru Trades in Q3 2015

Louis Moore Bacon 280,000 sh (New)
Joel Greenblatt 723,112 sh (New)
Pioneer Investments 78,738 sh (+93.27%)
Jim Simons 684,778 sh (+12.72%)
Steven Cohen 1,693,100 sh (+4.39%)
Mario Cibelli 340,000 sh (unchged)
Mario Gabelli 460,400 sh (unchged)
Paul Tudor Jones 11,189 sh (-12.57%)
Leon Cooperman 47,000 sh (-97.64%)
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Q4 2015

KAR Guru Trades in Q4 2015

Jeremy Grantham 185,800 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 1,780,000 sh (+5.13%)
Pioneer Investments 82,532 sh (+4.82%)
Mario Cibelli 340,000 sh (unchged)
Leon Cooperman Sold Out
Mario Gabelli 458,700 sh (-0.37%)
Louis Moore Bacon 275,000 sh (-1.79%)
Paul Tudor Jones 7,600 sh (-32.08%)
Joel Greenblatt 75,538 sh (-89.55%)
Jim Simons 70,400 sh (-89.72%)
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Q1 2016

KAR Guru Trades in Q1 2016

Julian Robertson 102,000 sh (New)
Jim Simons 487,600 sh (+592.61%)
Paul Tudor Jones 20,011 sh (+163.30%)
Jeremy Grantham 465,800 sh (+150.70%)
Mario Cibelli 345,000 sh (+1.47%)
Mario Gabelli 458,700 sh (unchged)
Louis Moore Bacon Sold Out
Joel Greenblatt Sold Out
Pioneer Investments 82,077 sh (-0.55%)
Steven Cohen 1,433,600 sh (-19.46%)
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Business Description

Industry: Retail - Apparel & Specialty » Specialty Retail
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KAR Auction Services Inc is provider of vehicle auction services in North America. It facilitates a marketplace providing auction services for sellers of used and salvage vehicles through physical auction locations and various Internet websites.

KAR Auction Services Inc was organized in the State of Delaware on November 9, 2006. The Company is a provider of whole car auction services in North America and salvage auction services in North America and the United Kingdom. It facilitates an efficient marketplace by providing auction services for sellers of used, or whole car, vehicles and salvage vehicles through its 237 physical auction locations, and multiple proprietary Internet venues. The Company operates three reportable segments - ADESA Auctions, IAA and AFC. ADESA, the Company's whole car auction services business, is the provider of whole car auctions and related services to the vehicle remarketing industry in North America. It serves customer base through online auctions and auction facilities that are developed and strategically located to draw professional sellers and buyers together and allow the buyers to inspect and compare vehicles remotely or in person. Its online service offerings include ADESA.com, LiveBlock and DealerBlock and offers vehicles for sale from any location. Vehicles available at its auctions include vehicles from institutional customers such as off-lease vehicles, repossessed vehicles, rental vehicles and other program fleet vehicles that have reached a predetermined age or mileage and have been repurchased by the manufacturers, as well as vehicles from used vehicle dealers turning their inventory. It offers both online and physical auctions. Suppliers of vehicles to whole car auctions include large institutions, such as vehicle manufacturers and their captive finance arms, vehicle rental companies, financial institutions, and commercial fleets and fleet management companies and franchised and independent used vehicle dealers. The services offered by ADESA include Auction Related Services; Transportation Services; Reconditioning Services; Inspection Services Provided By AutoVIN; Title and Repossession Administration and Remarketing Services; Vehicle Research Services Provided by AutoNiq; and ADESA Analytical Services. ADESA competes in the North American whole car auction industry, with Manheim, OVE.com, SmartAuction, as well as several smaller chains of auctions and independent auctions. In the United States, competition is with Manheim for the supply of used vehicles from national institutional customers. In Canada, it is the provider of whole car vehicle auction services. IAA provides salvage vehicle auctions and related services in the United States and Impact Auto Auctions in Canada and serves its customer base through salvage auction locations throughout North America. It facilitates the remarketing of vehicles for a variety of sellers, including insurance companies, dealerships, rental car companies, fleet lease companies and charitable organizations. Its auctions provide buyers with the salvage vehicles it needs to fulfill their scrap demand, replacement part inventory or vehicle rebuild requirements. The services provided by IAA are

Ratios

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industry
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history
P/E(ttm) 27.24
KAR's P/E(ttm) is ranked lower than
67% of the 843 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 19.38 vs. KAR: 27.24 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
KAR' s P/E(ttm) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 19.54  Med: 30.15 Max: 74.78
Current: 27.24
19.54
74.78
Forward P/E 20.20
KAR's Forward P/E is ranked lower than
68% of the 213 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 16.39 vs. KAR: 20.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
PE(NRI) 27.24
KAR's PE(NRI) is ranked lower than
67% of the 735 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 19.64 vs. KAR: 27.24 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
KAR' s PE(NRI) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 19.62  Med: 30.24 Max: 75.31
Current: 27.24
19.62
75.31
Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) 18.19
KAR's Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) is ranked higher than
57% of the 430 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 21.69 vs. KAR: 18.19 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) only.
KAR' s Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 9.93  Med: 17.12 Max: 19.69
Current: 18.19
9.93
19.69
P/B 4.10
KAR's P/B is ranked lower than
79% of the 1050 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 1.61 vs. KAR: 4.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
KAR' s P/B Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.25  Med: 2.06 Max: 4.16
Current: 4.1
1.25
4.16
P/S 2.20
KAR's P/S is ranked lower than
81% of the 1035 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 0.65 vs. KAR: 2.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
KAR' s P/S Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.75  Med: 1.51 Max: 2.28
Current: 2.2
0.75
2.28
PFCF 19.40
KAR's PFCF is ranked lower than
51% of the 444 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 18.94 vs. KAR: 19.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
KAR' s PFCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.84  Med: 12.29 Max: 19.72
Current: 19.4
3.84
19.72
POCF 13.25
KAR's POCF is ranked lower than
57% of the 588 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 11.88 vs. KAR: 13.25 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
KAR' s POCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.27  Med: 9.24 Max: 13.91
Current: 13.25
3.27
13.91
EV-to-EBIT 16.97
KAR's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
59% of the 881 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 13.95 vs. KAR: 16.97 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
KAR' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 13.4  Med: 16.90 Max: 25.6
Current: 16.97
13.4
25.6
EV-to-EBITDA 11.45
KAR's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked lower than
53% of the 929 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 10.86 vs. KAR: 11.45 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
KAR' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 7.9  Med: 10.60 Max: 13.9
Current: 11.45
7.9
13.9
PEG 3.34
KAR's PEG is ranked lower than
67% of the 310 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 2.10 vs. KAR: 3.34 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PEG only.
KAR' s PEG Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.61  Med: 4.47 Max: 71.76
Current: 3.34
1.61
71.76
Current Ratio 1.43
KAR's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
56% of the 893 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 1.59 vs. KAR: 1.43 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
KAR' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.1  Med: 1.29 Max: 1.79
Current: 1.43
1.1
1.79
Quick Ratio 1.43
KAR's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
71% of the 893 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 0.87 vs. KAR: 1.43 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
KAR' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.1  Med: 1.29 Max: 1.79
Current: 1.43
1.1
1.79
Days Sales Outstanding 87.91
KAR's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked lower than
89% of the 740 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 12.19 vs. KAR: 87.91 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
KAR' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 52.84  Med: 59.50 Max: 92.11
Current: 87.91
52.84
92.11
Days Payable 179.27
KAR's Days Payable is ranked higher than
93% of the 686 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 48.11 vs. KAR: 179.27 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
KAR' s Days Payable Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 96.15  Med: 129.68 Max: 170.34
Current: 179.27
96.15
170.34

Dividend & Buy Back

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vs
history
Dividend Yield 2.62
KAR's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
54% of the 919 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 2.41 vs. KAR: 2.62 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield only.
KAR' s Dividend Yield Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.88  Med: 2.81 Max: 3.72
Current: 2.62
0.88
3.72
Dividend Payout 0.70
KAR's Dividend Payout is ranked lower than
62% of the 580 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 0.43 vs. KAR: 0.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout only.
KAR' s Dividend Payout Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.66  Med: 0.77 Max: 1.67
Current: 0.7
0.66
1.67
Dividend Growth (3y) 78.50
KAR's Dividend Growth (3y) is ranked higher than
98% of the 425 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 5.30 vs. KAR: 78.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Growth (3y) only.
KAR' s Dividend Growth (3y) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 0.00 Max: 78.5
Current: 78.5
0
78.5
Forward Dividend Yield 2.71
KAR's Forward Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
50% of the 877 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 2.71 vs. KAR: 2.71 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Dividend Yield only.
N/A
Yield on cost (5-Year) 2.61
KAR's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked lower than
54% of the 1097 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 2.86 vs. KAR: 2.61 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Yield on cost (5-Year) only.
KAR' s Yield on cost (5-Year) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.88  Med: 2.81 Max: 3.72
Current: 2.61
0.88
3.72
3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio -0.30
KAR's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked higher than
53% of the 493 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: -0.50 vs. KAR: -0.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio only.
KAR' s 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -8.4  Med: -1.20 Max: -0.3
Current: -0.3
-8.4
-0.3

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price/Projected FCF 1.37
KAR's Price/Projected FCF is ranked lower than
60% of the 547 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 1.13 vs. KAR: 1.37 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
KAR' s Price/Projected FCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.84  Med: 1.21 Max: 1.4
Current: 1.37
0.84
1.4
Price/Median PS Value 1.46
KAR's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
80% of the 956 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 0.98 vs. KAR: 1.46 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
KAR' s Price/Median PS Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.56  Med: 0.94 Max: 1.48
Current: 1.46
0.56
1.48
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 3.06
KAR's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked lower than
71% of the 210 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 1.91 vs. KAR: 3.06 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value only.
KAR' s Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.66  Med: 3.63 Max: 11.72
Current: 3.06
1.66
11.72
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 5.93
KAR's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
52% of the 1088 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 5.70 vs. KAR: 5.93 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
KAR' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.9  Med: 5.90 Max: 7.5
Current: 5.93
3.9
7.5
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) 13.46
KAR's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked higher than
74% of the 525 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 3.72 vs. KAR: 13.46 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
KAR' s Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 6.5  Med: 12.10 Max: 26.7
Current: 13.46
6.5
26.7

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $2,752
EPS (TTM) $ 1.57
Beta1.23
Short Percentage of Float1.33%
52-Week Range $31.54 - 43.91
Shares Outstanding (Mil)137.34

Analyst Estimate


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Revenue (Mil $) 3,003 3,244
EPS ($) 2.12 2.40
EPS w/o NRI ($) 2.12 2.40
EPS Growth Rate
(3Y to 5Y Estimate)
N/A
Dividends Per Share ($)

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