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3. Altman Z-score.

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Financial Strength : 5/10

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Cash-to-Debt 0.08
NYSE:KAR's Cash-to-Debt is ranked lower than
92% of the 928 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 0.97 vs. NYSE:KAR: 0.08 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash-to-Debt only.
NYSE:KAR' s Cash-to-Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.04  Med: 0.08 Max: 0.16
Current: 0.08
0.04
0.16
Equity-to-Asset 0.21
NYSE:KAR's Equity-to-Asset is ranked lower than
87% of the 913 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 0.49 vs. NYSE:KAR: 0.21 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity-to-Asset only.
NYSE:KAR' s Equity-to-Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.18  Med: 0.27 Max: 0.29
Current: 0.21
0.18
0.29
Interest Coverage 3.60
NYSE:KAR's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
80% of the 784 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 25.75 vs. NYSE:KAR: 3.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
NYSE:KAR' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.66  Med: 2.24 Max: 4.68
Current: 3.6
0.66
4.68
Piotroski F-Score: 6
Altman Z-Score: 1.53
Beneish M-Score: -2.31
WACC vs ROIC
8.06%
9.18%
WACC
ROIC
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1. Operating Margin
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••3. Consistency of the profitability
4. Piotroski F-Score
5. Predictability Rank•

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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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Operating Margin % 15.84
NYSE:KAR's Operating Margin % is ranked higher than
91% of the 924 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 3.40 vs. NYSE:KAR: 15.84 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating Margin % only.
NYSE:KAR' s Operating Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -0.71  Med: 14.18 Max: 15.88
Current: 15.84
-0.71
15.88
Net Margin % 7.06
NYSE:KAR's Net Margin % is ranked higher than
81% of the 924 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 2.06 vs. NYSE:KAR: 7.06 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net Margin % only.
NYSE:KAR' s Net Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -12.21  Med: 3.83 Max: 7.98
Current: 7.06
-12.21
7.98
ROE % 15.57
NYSE:KAR's ROE % is ranked higher than
77% of the 906 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 6.04 vs. NYSE:KAR: 15.57 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE % only.
NYSE:KAR' s ROE % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -24.51  Med: 5.71 Max: 15.98
Current: 15.57
-24.51
15.98
ROA % 3.48
NYSE:KAR's ROA % is ranked higher than
56% of the 931 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 2.74 vs. NYSE:KAR: 3.48 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA % only.
NYSE:KAR' s ROA % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -4.98  Med: 1.57 Max: 3.86
Current: 3.48
-4.98
3.86
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % 43.70
NYSE:KAR's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % is ranked higher than
82% of the 928 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 12.00 vs. NYSE:KAR: 43.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % only.
NYSE:KAR' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -3.41  Med: 25.92 Max: 43.92
Current: 43.7
-3.41
43.92
3-Year Revenue Growth Rate 13.60
NYSE:KAR's 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate is ranked higher than
86% of the 775 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 2.20 vs. NYSE:KAR: 13.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate only.
NYSE:KAR' s 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -6.2  Med: 7.6 Max: 13.6
Current: 13.6
-6.2
13.6
3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate 18.40
NYSE:KAR's 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate is ranked higher than
79% of the 655 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 2.90 vs. NYSE:KAR: 18.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate only.
NYSE:KAR' s 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -1.8  Med: 10.1 Max: 28.7
Current: 18.4
-1.8
28.7
3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate 49.40
NYSE:KAR's 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate is ranked higher than
92% of the 591 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 1.70 vs. NYSE:KAR: 49.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate only.
NYSE:KAR' s 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -2  Med: 31.8 Max: 49.4
Current: 49.4
-2
49.4
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KAR Guru Trades in Q1 2016

Julian Robertson 102,000 sh (New)
Jim Simons 487,600 sh (+592.61%)
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Mario Cibelli 345,000 sh (+1.47%)
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Jim Simons 933,300 sh (+91.41%)
Jeremy Grantham 591,317 sh (+26.95%)
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Julian Robertson Sold Out
Mario Gabelli 456,700 sh (-0.44%)
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Business Description

Industry: Retail - Apparel & Specialty » Specialty Retail    NAICS: 423110    SIC: 5599
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Headquarter Location:USA
KAR Auction Services Inc is a provider of whole car auction services in North America and salvage auction services in North America and the United Kingdom. It provides auction services for sellers of used, or whole car, vehicles and salvage vehicles.

Kar Auction Services offers a total package for wholesale-used car transactions, from salvage and used-car auctions to a broad range of financial and logistical support. The services comprise financing, repossessions, repairs, transportation, warranty, and inventory services. Kar has three business units in the United States and Canada: Adesa, Insurance Auto Auctions, and Automotive Finance. Adesa operates used-vehicle auctions and offers complete online services for all parties involved. Insurance Auto Auctions is a salvage-auto auction company serving the total-loss needs of insurance companies, lease companies, and rental companies. Automotive Finance provides inventory financing and business services, mainly to independent used-vehicle dealers.

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KAR Auction Services Announces Thomas Fisher as Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer
KAR Auction Services Fortifies Investment in TradeRev

$15 Million Extended to Accelerate Expansion and Further Enhance Technology
CARMEL, Ind., March 16, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- KAR Auction Services, Inc. (:KAR), a global wholesale used-vehicle marketplace and technology solutions provider, has extended up to $15 million in credit to Nth Gen Software, Inc., (“TradeRev”). Through its ADESA business unit, KAR acquired a 50-percent stake in Toronto-based TradeRev in 2014. TradeRev facilitates real-time dealer-to-dealer vehicle auctions via desktop or mobile app. The additional funding will be used to accelerate TradeRev’s expansion and deploy new products and platform functionality.“KAR is focused on simplifying used-vehicle transactions and providing the best physical, online and mobile auction venues for our customers worldwide,” said Jim Hallett, chairman and CEO of KAR. “We’ve witnessed the disruptive power of TradeRev’s progressive mobile technology in the dealer-to-dealer segment and are committed to supporting their continued growth in new and existing markets.”  TradeRev users can launch and participate in one-hour online vehicle auctions with live, competitive bidding. Potential buyers are notified of new auctions via text, mobile and email alerts, and sellers receive bids representing true, real-time market value for their vehicles.“This additional infusion of support will expedite the release of new TradeRev products and functionality to meet growing customer demand,” said Mark Endras, CEO and co-founder of TradeRev. “We look forward to expanding TradeRev’s network of participating buyers and sellers and placing the power of real-time auctions in the palm of their hands.”  TradeRev operates in 17 U.S. markets, including their recently announced entry into New York, Pennsylvania and Dallas. TradeRev is available to franchise dealers across Canada and the technology is offered through the ADESA brand in the United Kingdom.                             About KAR Auction Services
KAR Auction Services (:KAR) provides sellers and buyers across the global wholesale used-vehicle industry with innovative, technology-driven remarketing solutions. KAR’s unique end-to-end platform supports whole car, salvage, financing, logistics and other ancillary and related services, including the sale of more than 5 million units valued at over $40 billion through our auctions. Our integrated physical, online and mobile marketplaces reduce risk, improve transparency and streamline transactions for customers in 110 countries. Headquartered in Carmel, Ind., KAR has approximately 17,400 employees across the United States, Canada, Mexico and the United Kingdom. www.karauctionservices.com.
KAR Contacts

Media Inquiries:
Tobin Richer
(317) 249-4521
[email protected]

Analyst Inquiries:
Mike Eliason
(317) 249-4559
[email protected]

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KAR Auction Services Announces Srisu Subrahmanyam as Senior Vice President of Business Transformation
CARMEL, Ind., March 13, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- KAR Auction Services, Inc. (:KAR), a global wholesale used vehicle marketplace, technology and solutions provider, announced that Sriram “Srisu” Subrahmanyam has joined the company as senior vice president of business transformation. Subrahmanyam brings more than 20 years of executive operations and consulting experience to the role, including leadership positions across multiple Fortune® 1000 companies and industries such as aviation, technology, logistics and education. Subrahmanyam will report to Don Gottwald, chief operating officer for KAR.“KAR has accumulated an extensive portfolio of capabilities focused on simplifying automotive remarketing through data analytics, innovative technology and exceptional service,” said Gottwald. “Srisu is widely recognized for his ability to optimize performance, operations and outcomes across complex and diversified global companies. His broad expertise will help accelerate KAR’s go-to-market strategy and identify new ways to make our company and customers more effective, efficient and successful.”Prior to joining KAR, Subrahmanyam served as global vice president of engineering for Ingram Micro, the world’s largest wholesale technology distributor. He previously served as executive vice president and chief operations officer for BrightPoint Americas and in executive leadership positions at Career Education Corporation and United Airlines.“The wholesale automotive eco-system is undergoing a rapid transformation,” said Subrahmanyam. “KAR’s end-to-end remarketing platform presents a unique opportunity to lead this transformation and deliver innovative new solutions across existing and emerging markets. I am excited to help shape KAR’s future and to work with this incredibly accomplished leadership team and company.”  Subrahmanyam holds a doctorate in chemical engineering from Purdue University and a bachelor's degree in chemical engineering from Birla Institute of Technology and Science in Pilani, India. He is a frequent author and lecturer on topics including organizational optimization, design and culture. He is a member of the board of directors of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Indianapolis and has served on a variety of other prominent industry and community organizations throughout his career.About KAR Auction Services
KAR Auction Services (:KAR) provides sellers and buyers across the global wholesale used-vehicle industry with innovative, technology-driven remarketing solutions. KAR’s unique end-to-end platform supports whole car, salvage, financing, logistics and other ancillary and related services, including the sale of more than 5 million units valued at over $40 billion through our auctions. Our integrated physical, online and mobile marketplaces reduce risk, improve transparency and streamline transactions for customers in 110 countries. Headquartered in Carmel, Ind., KAR has approximately 17,400 employees across the United States, Canada, Mexico and the United Kingdom. www.karauctionservices.com.
KAR Contacts

Media Inquiries:
Tobin Richer
(317) 249-4521
[email protected]

Analyst Inquiries:
Mike Eliason
(317) 249-4559
[email protected]

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KAR Auction Services Announces Richard Howse as Chief Commercial Officer

Automotive Industry Veteran to Focus on Integrated Customer Solutions

CARMEL, Ind., March 01, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- KAR Auction Services, Inc. (:KAR), a global vehicle remarketing and technology solutions provider, announced that industry veteran Richard Howse has joined the company as Chief Commercial Officer. Howse brings more than 30 years of automotive industry leadership to the role, which will focus on developing customer solutions that integrate KAR’s capabilities and businesses. Howse will report to Don Gottwald, chief operating officer for KAR.
“KAR is focused on simplifying used vehicle transactions for our customers and using our unique data and capabilities to help them succeed,” said Gottwald. “Rich has led growth and change in a variety of customer settings, so he has first-hand experience designing and implementing solutions across diverse operating models. He’ll work closely with our existing sales leaders to help unlock and deliver the full force of the KAR platform.” Howse will implement new processes to enhance collaboration and coordination amongst the company’s whole car and salvage auction business units and KAR’s diverse ancillary and related services subsidiaries. Under his direction, cross-functional teams will focus on expanding communication channels and creating a direct conduit between customers and KAR’s innovation, data science and product development teams. “KAR’s approach is to partner with our customers to completely understand their needs and address their individual challenges, issues and priorities,” said Howse. “I look forward to working with our trusted sales leaders to build on and empower those longstanding customer relationships. By convening experts from every corner of our organization and aligning resources, we’ll deliver more tailored, integrated products and services built on the strength of KAR’s end-to-end platform.”   Prior to joining KAR, Howse served as senior vice president of marketing and business development at Volkswagen Credit, where he was previously the director of remarketing. He has also served in senior finance roles at GMAC and GE Capital and leadership positions with JD Power, Audi of America, Honda and General Motors.   About KAR Auction Services
KAR Auction Services (:KAR) provides sellers and buyers across the global wholesale used vehicle industry with innovative, technology-driven remarketing solutions. KAR’s unique end-to-end platform supports whole car, salvage, financing, logistics and other ancillary and related services, including the sale of more than 5 million units valued at over $40 billion through our auctions. Our integrated physical, online and mobile marketplaces reduce risk, improve transparency and streamline transactions for customers in 110 countries. Headquartered in Carmel, Ind., KAR has approximately 17,400 employees across the United States, Canada, Mexico and the United Kingdom. www.karauctionservices.com.
KAR Contacts

Media Inquiries:
Tobin Richer
(317) 249-4521
[email protected]

Analyst Inquiries:
Mike Eliason
(317) 249-4559
[email protected]

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KAR Auction Services Promotes Key Leader to Head Finance Division

Jim Money Named President of Automotive Finance Corporation

CARMEL, IN--(Marketwired - Jun 20, 2016) - KAR Auction Services, Inc. (NYSE: KAR), a leading end-to-end vehicle remarketing services provider, today announced the promotion of Jim Money to president of Automotive Finance Corporation (AFC), a subsidiary of KAR, effective June 25, 2016. Money, who most recently served as chief financial officer of AFC, will report directly to Don Gottwald, KAR chief operating officer. "During his nearly 17 years with the company, Jim has developed a deep understanding of all aspects of this business and a strong commitment to this industry," said Gottwald. "He is an accomplished professional who is well-respected by employees, customers and business partners, and we have tremendous confidence in his ability to successfully lead AFC." Money's promotion comes as part of a long-standing and well-executed succession plan. John Hammer, who most recently served as AFC CEO and president, is leaving the company on June 24, 2016, for professional and personal reasons. He and his family will be relocating to the south, where he has a unique opportunity to lead a retail dealership group. "AFC has thrived under John's direction, and we wish him the best in his new endeavor," said Gottwald. "John has developed Jim to be an exceptional leader and positioned him, and AFC, for continued success." Money brings more than 25 years of experience to his new role. While at AFC, he has overseen finance, underwriting, collections and risk management operations. Most recently, he directed the business operations of Preferred Warranties, Inc., a vehicle service contract company owned by AFC, and was instrumental in growing the business and expanding its geographic reach. Prior to joining AFC, he held a variety of senior management positions within financial and service organizations. Money holds a bachelor's degree from Indiana University and is a licensed certified public accountant. Also part of the company's comprehensive succession plan is the promotion of Amy Wirges to vice president of finance. Wirges, who most recently served as operational controller for AFC, will report directly to Money. Wirges joined AFC in 2001 and has played an integral role in directing the operations' financial needs, including system conversions, internal control improvement and mergers and acquisitions integration. She brings more than 15 years of experience to her current role and is a seasoned industry veteran with proven leadership skills. Prior to AFC, she worked in public accounting. Wirges holds a bachelor's degree from Indiana University and is a licensed certified public accountant. About KAR Auction Services

KAR Auction Services, Inc. (NYSE: KAR), a FORTUNE® 1000 company, operates worldwide vehicle auction services and provides related services. Based in Carmel, Indiana, the KAR group of companies is comprised of ADESA, Inc. (ADESA), Insurance Auto Auctions, Inc. (IAA), Automotive Finance Corporation (AFC), and additional business units, with approximately 17,000 employees and 300 locations. Together, KAR's complementary businesses provide support, technology and logistics for the used vehicle industry. For more information, visit karauctionservices.com.


Media Inquiries:

Darci Valentine

(317) 249-4414

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KAR Auction Services Announces Acquisition of GRS Remarketing

Online UK Vehicle Remarketer Joins KAR Group of Companies

CARMEL, IN--(Marketwired - Jun 1, 2016) - KAR Auction Services (NYSE: KAR), a provider of end-to-end vehicle remarketing services, announced today that the company has acquired GRS Remarketing Limited (GRS), a subsidiary of Greenhous Group Limited. "During the past 20 years, GRS has established a successful online vehicle remarketing business in the UK through robust technology, effective sales and operations, a healthy buyer network and strong relationships with commercial customers," said Jim Hallett, KAR CEO and chairman. "KAR is committed to international growth, and the acquisition of a leading technology business like GRS complements our wide range of vehicle remarketing services." GRS will be renamed ADESA UK following the completion of the sale. Jonathan Holland, vice president of business development for ADESA UK, will assume the position of managing director. "With more than 30 years in vehicle remarketing in both the UK and mainland Europe, Jonathan possesses the experience and reputation to successfully build our UK business," said Benjamin Skuy, executive vice president of international markets and strategic initiatives for KAR. This is KAR's second acquisition in the United Kingdom, following the purchase of salvage company HBC Vehicle Services in June 2015. Also in May 2016, TradeRev UK announced a partnership with Arval to provide upstream remarketing services for a luxury segment of the leasing firm's UK portfolio. KAR business unit ADESA holds a 50 percent stake in TradeRev. "We view the TradeRev partnership and GRS acquisition as strategically complementary," said Skuy. "Along with other KAR services we intend to bring to the UK market, these businesses will position ADESA UK as an exceptionally formidable competitor." About KAR Auction Services

KAR Auction Services, Inc. (NYSE: KAR), a FORTUNE® 1000 company, operates worldwide vehicle auction services and provides related services. Based in Carmel, Indiana, the KAR group of companies is comprised of ADESA, Inc. (ADESA), Insurance Auto Auctions, Inc. (IAA), Automotive Finance Corporation (AFC), and additional business units, with more than 15,000 employees and approximately 250 auction facilities. Together, KAR's complementary businesses provide support, technology and logistics for the used vehicle industry. For more information, visit karauctionservices.com. Forward-Looking Statements

This release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 and which are subject to certain risks, trends and uncertainties. In particular, statements made that are not historical facts may be forward-looking statements. Words such as "should," "may," "will," "anticipates," "expects," "intends," "plans," "believes," "seeks," "estimates," "contemplates" and similar expressions identify forward-looking statements. Such statements are not guarantees of future performance and are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from the results projected, expressed or implied by these forward-looking statements. Such forward-looking statements include statements regarding the proposed transaction. Factors that may cause actual results to differ materially include risks that the businesses will not be integrated successfully, risks that KAR may not be able to achieve the expected synergies from the transaction and risks of disruption from the transaction. Factors that could cause or contribute to such differences include those matters disclosed in KAR's Securities and Exchange Commission filings. KAR does not undertake any obligation to update any forward-looking statements.


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Darci Valentine

(317) 249-4414

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Mike Eliason

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KAR Auction Services, Inc. Announces Participation in Upcoming Investor Conferences

CARMEL, IN--(Marketwired - May 31, 2016) - KAR Auction Services, Inc. (NYSE: KAR) today announced its participation in the following investor conferences which will also be available via live audio webcast:

BB&T Car Talk in The City

Jim Hallett, CEO and Chairman of the Board, Eric Loughmiller, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer and Scott Anderson, Vice President and Controller will host 1x1 and small group meetings on Monday, June 6th.



Robert W Baird 2016 Global Consumer, Technology & Services Conference

Eric Loughmiller, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer and Scott Anderson, Vice President and Controller, will speak on Tuesday, June 7th at 9:05 am EDT.





Webcast of the June 7th presentation will be made available under the investor relations section of the company's web site, www.karauctionservices.com. About KAR Auction Services KAR Auction Services, Inc. (NYSE: KAR), a FORTUNE® 1000 company, operates worldwide vehicle auction services and provides related services. Based in Carmel, Indiana, the KAR group of companies is comprised of ADESA, Inc. (ADESA), Insurance Auto Auctions, Inc. (IAA), Automotive Finance Corporation (AFC), and additional business units, with more than 15,000 employees and approximately 250 auction facilities. Together, KAR's complementary businesses provide support, technology and logistics for the used vehicle industry. For more information, visit karauctionservices.com.


Analyst inquiries:

Mike Eliason

(317) 249-4559

[email protected]


Media Inquiries:

Darci Valentine

(317) 249-4414

[email protected]





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ADESA Acquires Sanford Auto Dealers Exchange Used Vehicle Auction

CARMEL, IN--(Marketwired - May 10, 2016) -  ADESA, a business unit of KAR Auction Services (NYSE: KAR), today announced it has successfully completed the acquisition of Sanford Auto Dealers Exchange (SADE) in Sanford, Florida.  This location expands the company's presence in the Florida market and joins four other ADESA auctions in the region: ADESA Sarasota, ADESA Tampa, ADESA Jacksonville and ADESA Ocala. The auction will be renamed ADESA Orlando, and Mike Tumminello, former president of SADE, will remain as general manager. "We are pleased to officially welcome Mike and his knowledgeable team to ADESA, and look forward to working with them to bring our entire suite of remarketing services to customers throughout central Florida," said ADESA President and CEO Stéphane St-Hilaire. ADESA Orlando has six fully automated auction lanes, along with full-service reconditioning facilities, including a body shop and mechanic shop. It is a modern facility with 70 acres, conveniently located just north of Orlando, near the I-4 and 417 Greenway. This transaction includes The Ocala Auto Dealers Exchange (OADE) in Ocala, Florida. This auction's operations will be combined with and moved to the ADESA Ocala location. About ADESA

ADESA offers a full range of auction, reconditioning, logistical and other vehicle-related services to meet the remarketing needs of both its institutional and dealer customers. The company handles virtually every stage of the used-vehicle lifecycle through its related subsidiaries of PAR North America, RDN, AutoVIN and CarsArrive. Remarketing services include a variety of activities designed to transfer used vehicles between professional sellers and buyers. ADESA hosts weekly sales at its 75 auction locations across the United States, Canada and Mexico. The company also builds and manages online sale platforms for many major vehicle manufacturers. The company's online auction venues include ADESA LiveBlock, which simulcasts vehicles worldwide; and ADESA DealerBlock, which offers two ways to buy: bid-now sales events or buy-now pricing 24/7. ADESA is part of the KAR Auction Services group of companies. Visit ADESA.com for details.


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Ratios

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PE Ratio 27.18
KAR's PE Ratio is ranked lower than
66% of the 689 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 21.22 vs. KAR: 27.18 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE Ratio only.
KAR' s PE Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 19.62  Med: 29.29 Max: 75.31
Current: 27.18
19.62
75.31
Forward PE Ratio 20.12
KAR's Forward PE Ratio is ranked lower than
67% of the 334 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 15.08 vs. KAR: 20.12 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward PE Ratio only.
N/A
PE Ratio without NRI 27.18
KAR's PE Ratio without NRI is ranked lower than
67% of the 679 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 20.85 vs. KAR: 27.18 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE Ratio without NRI only.
KAR' s PE Ratio without NRI Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 19.62  Med: 29.29 Max: 75.31
Current: 27.18
19.62
75.31
Price-to-Owner-Earnings 29.41
KAR's Price-to-Owner-Earnings is ranked lower than
70% of the 429 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 18.91 vs. KAR: 29.41 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Owner-Earnings only.
KAR' s Price-to-Owner-Earnings Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 9.89  Med: 17.42 Max: 31.43
Current: 29.41
9.89
31.43
PB Ratio 4.30
KAR's PB Ratio is ranked lower than
81% of the 908 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 1.71 vs. KAR: 4.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PB Ratio only.
KAR' s PB Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.25  Med: 2.48 Max: 4.6
Current: 4.3
1.25
4.6
PS Ratio 1.92
KAR's PS Ratio is ranked lower than
79% of the 906 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 0.68 vs. KAR: 1.92 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PS Ratio only.
KAR' s PS Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.75  Med: 1.73 Max: 2.23
Current: 1.92
0.75
2.23
Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow 29.48
KAR's Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow is ranked lower than
72% of the 403 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 17.41 vs. KAR: 29.48 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow only.
KAR' s Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.84  Med: 12.71 Max: 31.51
Current: 29.48
3.84
31.51
Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow 16.79
KAR's Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow is ranked lower than
70% of the 496 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 11.04 vs. KAR: 16.79 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow only.
KAR' s Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.27  Med: 9.57 Max: 17.95
Current: 16.79
3.27
17.95
EV-to-EBIT 16.68
KAR's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
58% of the 1045 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 14.87 vs. KAR: 16.68 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
KAR' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 13.4  Med: 16.9 Max: 25.6
Current: 16.68
13.4
25.6
EV-to-EBITDA 11.21
KAR's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked higher than
50% of the 1089 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 11.23 vs. KAR: 11.21 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
KAR' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 7.9  Med: 10.8 Max: 13.9
Current: 11.21
7.9
13.9
PEG Ratio 2.27
KAR's PEG Ratio is ranked lower than
51% of the 300 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 2.25 vs. KAR: 2.27 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PEG Ratio only.
KAR' s PEG Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.61  Med: 3.7 Max: 71.76
Current: 2.27
1.61
71.76
Current Ratio 1.22
KAR's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
66% of the 876 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 1.58 vs. KAR: 1.22 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
KAR' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.1  Med: 1.28 Max: 1.96
Current: 1.22
1.1
1.96
Quick Ratio 1.22
KAR's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
66% of the 875 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 0.85 vs. KAR: 1.22 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
KAR' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.1  Med: 1.28 Max: 1.96
Current: 1.22
1.1
1.96
Days Sales Outstanding 79.13
KAR's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked lower than
88% of the 696 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 13.59 vs. KAR: 79.13 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
KAR' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 52.84  Med: 60.05 Max: 92.11
Current: 79.13
52.84
92.11
Days Payable 129.53
KAR's Days Payable is ranked higher than
87% of the 657 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 53.24 vs. KAR: 129.53 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
KAR' s Days Payable Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 96.15  Med: 129.27 Max: 170.34
Current: 129.53
96.15
170.34

Dividend & Buy Back

vs
industry
vs
history
Dividend Yield % 2.81
KAR's Dividend Yield % is ranked higher than
61% of the 974 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 2.31 vs. KAR: 2.81 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield % only.
KAR' s Dividend Yield % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.88  Med: 2.79 Max: 3.72
Current: 2.81
0.88
3.72
Dividend Payout Ratio 0.74
KAR's Dividend Payout Ratio is ranked higher than
61% of the 557 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 0.49 vs. KAR: 0.74 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout Ratio only.
KAR' s Dividend Payout Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.29  Med: 0.74 Max: 1.71
Current: 0.74
0.29
1.71
3-Year Dividend Growth Rate 13.20
KAR's 3-Year Dividend Growth Rate is ranked higher than
72% of the 428 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 4.60 vs. KAR: 13.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Dividend Growth Rate only.
KAR' s 3-Year Dividend Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 0 Max: 78.5
Current: 13.2
0
78.5
Forward Dividend Yield % 2.94
KAR's Forward Dividend Yield % is ranked higher than
59% of the 936 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 2.42 vs. KAR: 2.94 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Dividend Yield % only.
N/A
5-Year Yield-on-Cost % 2.80
KAR's 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % is ranked higher than
50% of the 1183 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 2.69 vs. KAR: 2.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % only.
KAR' s 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.88  Med: 2.79 Max: 3.72
Current: 2.8
0.88
3.72
3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio 0.20
KAR's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked higher than
66% of the 495 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: -0.40 vs. KAR: 0.20 )
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: -1.2 Max: 0.2
Current: 0.2
-8.4
0.2

Valuation & Return

vs
industry
vs
history
Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF 1.24
KAR's Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF is ranked lower than
51% of the 453 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 1.24 vs. KAR: 1.24 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF only.
KAR' s Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.14  Med: 1.22 Max: 1.27
Current: 1.24
1.14
1.27
Price-to-Median-PS-Value 1.11
KAR's Price-to-Median-PS-Value is ranked lower than
59% of the 729 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 1.04 vs. KAR: 1.11 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Median-PS-Value only.
KAR' s Price-to-Median-PS-Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.49  Med: 0.96 Max: 1.17
Current: 1.11
0.49
1.17
Price-to-Peter-Lynch-Fair-Value 2.32
KAR's Price-to-Peter-Lynch-Fair-Value is ranked lower than
67% of the 154 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 1.68 vs. KAR: 2.32 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Peter-Lynch-Fair-Value only.
KAR' s Price-to-Peter-Lynch-Fair-Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.27  Med: 3.12 Max: 4.55
Current: 2.32
2.27
4.55
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % 6.00
KAR's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % is ranked higher than
52% of the 1260 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 5.60 vs. KAR: 6.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % only.
KAR' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.9  Med: 5.9 Max: 7.5
Current: 6
3.9
7.5
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % 16.34
KAR's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % is ranked higher than
81% of the 539 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 4.62 vs. KAR: 16.34 )
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: 13.9 Max: 26.7
Current: 16.34
6.5
26.7

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $3,150
EPS (TTM) $ 1.60
Beta1.22
Short Percentage of Float0.98%
52-Week Range $35.68 - 47.03
Shares Outstanding (Mil)136.73

Analyst Estimate

Dec17 Dec18 Dec19
Revenue (Mil $) 3,420 3,677 4,030
EPS ($) 2.25 2.60 3.25
EPS without NRI ($) 2.25 2.60 3.25
EPS Growth Rate
(Future 3Y To 5Y Estimate)
15.90%
Dividends per Share ($)
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KAR Auction Services Fortifies Investment in TradeRev Mar 16 2017 
KAR Auction Services Announces Srisu Subrahmanyam as Senior Vice President of Business Transformatio Mar 13 2017 
KAR Auction Services Announces Richard Howse as Chief Commercial Officer Mar 01 2017 
KAR Auction Services, Inc. to Announce Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2016 Earnings Feb 07 2017 
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