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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 : 8/10

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industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 0.07
KAR's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
92% of the 917 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 0.78 vs. KAR: 0.07 )
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: 0.07
Equity to Asset 0.24
KAR's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
84% of the 897 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 0.47 vs. KAR: 0.24 )
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: 0.24
0.17
0.29
Interest Coverage 4.85
KAR's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
79% of the 644 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 33.31 vs. KAR: 4.85 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
KAR' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.66  Med: 1.97 Max: 4.38
Current: 4.85
0.66
4.38
F-Score: 7
Z-Score: 1.38
M-Score: -2.45
WACC vs ROIC
8.60%
8.66%
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 (%) 16.66
KAR's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
90% of the 908 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 3.57 vs. KAR: 16.66 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
KAR' s Operating margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -0.71  Med: 12.71 Max: 15.97
Current: 16.66
-0.71
15.97
Net-margin (%) 8.45
KAR's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
83% of the 908 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 2.26 vs. KAR: 8.45 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
KAR' s Net-margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -12.21  Med: 3.47 Max: 7.16
Current: 8.45
-12.21
7.16
ROE (%) 14.29
KAR's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
73% of the 894 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 7.05 vs. KAR: 14.29 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
KAR' s ROE (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -24.51  Med: 5.58 Max: 11.18
Current: 14.29
-24.51
11.18
ROA (%) 3.91
KAR's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
55% of the 917 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 3.06 vs. KAR: 3.91 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
KAR' s ROA (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -4.98  Med: 1.55 Max: 3.23
Current: 3.91
-4.98
3.23
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 42.42
KAR's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
80% of the 913 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 13.87 vs. KAR: 42.42 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
KAR' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -7.43  Med: 24.11 Max: 35.5
Current: 42.42
-7.43
35.5
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 6.80
KAR's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
65% of the 753 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 2.70 vs. KAR: 6.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
KAR' s Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -6.2  Med: 4.80 Max: 9.1
Current: 6.8
-6.2
9.1
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 8.80
KAR's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
66% of the 636 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 2.70 vs. KAR: 8.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
KAR' s EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -1.8  Med: 8.80 Max: 28.6
Current: 8.8
-1.8
28.6
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 31.60
KAR's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
89% of the 590 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


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

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Guru Trades

Q1 2015

KAR Guru Trades in Q1 2015

Louis Moore Bacon 100,000 sh (New)
Pioneer Investments 40,974 sh (+7.46%)
Mario Cibelli 340,000 sh (unchged)
Joel Greenblatt Sold Out
Columbia Wanger Sold Out
Mario Gabelli 460,400 sh (-2.23%)
Leon Cooperman 3,253,361 sh (-3.67%)
Steven Cohen 2,509,000 sh (-9.74%)
Jim Simons 1,075,400 sh (-31.65%)
Paul Tudor Jones 12,009 sh (-59.19%)
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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

Mario Gabelli 458,700 sh (-0.37%)
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Ratios

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industry
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history
P/E(ttm) 21.21
KAR's P/E(ttm) is ranked lower than
59% of the 660 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 18.30 vs. KAR: 21.21 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
KAR' s P/E(ttm) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 19.54  Med: 31.01 Max: 74.78
Current: 21.21
19.54
74.78
Forward P/E 15.48
KAR's Forward P/E is ranked lower than
60% of the 378 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 13.30 vs. KAR: 15.48 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
PE(NRI) 21.21
KAR's PE(NRI) is ranked lower than
60% of the 655 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 18.20 vs. KAR: 21.21 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
KAR' s PE(NRI) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 19.62  Med: 31.15 Max: 75.31
Current: 21.21
19.62
75.31
P/B 3.20
KAR's P/B is ranked lower than
77% of the 876 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 1.48 vs. KAR: 3.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
KAR' s P/B Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.25  Med: 1.97 Max: 3.85
Current: 3.2
1.25
3.85
P/S 1.79
KAR's P/S is ranked lower than
80% of the 902 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 0.60 vs. KAR: 1.79 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
KAR' s P/S Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.75  Med: 1.43 Max: 2.28
Current: 1.79
0.75
2.28
PFCF 15.58
KAR's PFCF is ranked higher than
56% of the 431 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 17.80 vs. KAR: 15.58 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
KAR' s PFCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.86  Med: 12.05 Max: 19.78
Current: 15.58
3.86
19.78
POCF 11.00
KAR's POCF is ranked higher than
51% of the 593 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 11.67 vs. KAR: 11.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
KAR' s POCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.27  Med: 8.96 Max: 13.96
Current: 11
3.27
13.96
EV-to-EBIT 14.29
KAR's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
54% of the 707 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 13.54 vs. KAR: 14.29 )
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: 14.29
13.4
25.6
EV-to-EBITDA 9.64
KAR's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked higher than
57% of the 742 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 11.17 vs. KAR: 9.64 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
KAR' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 7.9  Med: 10.20 Max: 13.9
Current: 9.64
7.9
13.9
PEG 10.38
KAR's PEG is ranked lower than
90% of the 322 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 1.52 vs. KAR: 10.38 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PEG only.
KAR' s PEG Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.32  Med: 8.03 Max: 67.78
Current: 10.38
1.32
67.78
Current Ratio 1.11
KAR's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
74% of the 903 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 1.55 vs. KAR: 1.11 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
KAR' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.11  Med: 1.29 Max: 1.79
Current: 1.11
1.11
1.79
Quick Ratio 1.11
KAR's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
62% of the 903 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 0.84 vs. KAR: 1.11 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
KAR' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.11  Med: 1.29 Max: 1.79
Current: 1.11
1.11
1.79
Days Sales Outstanding 80.02
KAR's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked lower than
87% of the 692 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 13.65 vs. KAR: 80.02 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
KAR' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 52.84  Med: 59.19 Max: 92.11
Current: 80.02
52.84
92.11
Days Payable 158.98
KAR's Days Payable is ranked higher than
91% of the 712 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 52.46 vs. KAR: 158.98 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
KAR' s Days Payable Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 96.15  Med: 129.34 Max: 170.34
Current: 158.98
96.15
170.34

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
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history
Dividend Yield 3.37
KAR's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
66% of the 1050 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 2.31 vs. KAR: 3.37 )
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: 3.37
0.88
3.72
Dividend Payout 0.71
KAR's Dividend Payout is ranked lower than
63% of the 636 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 0.42 vs. KAR: 0.71 )
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: 0.71
0.66
1.67
Forward Dividend Yield 3.27
KAR's Forward Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
64% of the 945 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 6.56 vs. KAR: 3.27 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Dividend Yield only.
N/A
Yield on cost (5-Year) 3.24
KAR's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
56% of the 1070 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 2.84 vs. KAR: 3.24 )
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: 3.24
0.88
3.72
3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio -1.00
KAR's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked lower than
57% of the 517 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: -0.50 vs. KAR: -1.00 )
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: -8.8  Med: -8.40 Max: -1
Current: -1
-8.8
-1

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price/Projected FCF 1.12
KAR's Price/Projected FCF is ranked higher than
50% of the 460 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 1.12 vs. KAR: 1.12 )
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: 1.12
0.84
1.4
Price/Median PS Value 1.29
KAR's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
74% of the 774 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 0.98 vs. KAR: 1.29 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
KAR' s Price/Median PS Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.59  Med: 0.98 Max: 1.57
Current: 1.29
0.59
1.57
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 3.35
KAR's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked lower than
86% of the 205 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 1.47 vs. KAR: 3.35 )
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: 1.47  Med: 3.60 Max: 8.29
Current: 3.35
1.47
8.29
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 7.05
KAR's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
57% of the 887 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 5.90 vs. KAR: 7.05 )
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: 7.05
3.9
7.5
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) 12.21
KAR's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked higher than
65% of the 509 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 5.77 vs. KAR: 12.21 )
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: 6.2  Med: 9.80 Max: 33.8
Current: 12.21
6.2
33.8

More Statistics

Revenue(Mil) $2563
EPS $ 1.51
Beta1.20
Short Percentage of Float0.96%
52-Week Range $31.54 - 39.87
Shares Outstanding(Mil)137.53

Analyst Estimate

Dec15 Dec16 Dec17
Revenue(Mil) 2,605 2,819 3,027
EPS($) 1.69 1.96 2.13
EPS without NRI($) 1.69 1.96 2.13

Business Description

Industry: Retail - Apparel & Specialty » Specialty Retail
Compare:CPRT, LKQX, GPC, KEYS, STRL, CRV » details
Traded in other countries:XKR.Germany,
KAR Auction Services Inc was incorporated in 2006 and commenced operations in April 2007 upon the consummation of the 2007 Transactions. It was incorporated in Delaware. The Company is a provider of vehicle auction services in North America. It facilitates an efficient marketplace providing auction services for sellers of used, or "whole car," vehicles and salvage vehicles through its 229 physical auction locations at December 31, 2013, and multiple proprietary internet venues. Its revenues are generated through auction fees from both vehicle buyers and sellers, as well as by providing value-added ancillary services, including transportation, reconditioning, inspections, marshalling, titling and floorplan financing. It facilitates the transfer of ownership directly from seller to buyer and generally it does not take title or ownership of vehicles sold at its auctions. The Company operates as three reportable business segments: ADESA Auctions, IAA and AFC. The ADESA Auctions segment serves a domestic and international customer base through live and online auctions and through 65 whole car auction facilities in North America, 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. The IAA segment serves a domestic and international customer base through live and online auctions and through 164 salvage vehicle auction sites in the United States and Canada at December 31, 2013. The salvage auctions facilitate the remarketing of damaged vehicles designated as total losses by insurance companies, charity donation vehicles, recovered stolen (or theft) vehicles and low value used vehicles. The salvage auction business specializes in providing services such as inbound transportation, titling, salvage recovery and claims settlement administrative services. The AFC segment provides short-term, inventory-secured financing, known as floorplan financing, primarily to independent used vehicle dealers. At December 31, 2013, AFC conducted business at 105 locations in the United States and Canada. The Company's operations are subject to regulation, supervision and licensing under various U.S. and Canadian federal, state, provincial and local authorities, agencies, statutes and ordinances.
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Columbia Management's Top 5 New Buys Amid Buoyant Outlook Aug 12 2013 
ADESA Inc. Reports Operating Results (10-K) Feb 24 2011 
ADESA Inc. (KAR) President and CEO of IAAI Thomas C Obrien sells 249,056 Shares Sep 01 2010 
ADESA Inc. (KAR) CFO Eric M. Loughmiller buys 12,900 Shares Aug 17 2010 
Weekly CEO Sells Highlight: Hemispherx Biopharma Inc, ADESA Inc, Entergy Corp, and Danaher Corp. Aug 15 2010 
ADESA Inc. Reports Operating Results (10-Q) Aug 04 2010 
ADESA Inc. Reports Operating Results (10-Q) May 07 2010 

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