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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
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history
Cash to Debt 0.10
KAR's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
90% of the 898 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 0.91 vs. KAR: 0.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
KAR' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.04  Med: 0.11 Max: N/A
Current: 0.1
Equity to Asset 0.28
KAR's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
81% of the 841 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 0.47 vs. KAR: 0.28 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
KAR' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.17  Med: 0.28 Max: 0.29
Current: 0.28
0.17
0.29
Interest Coverage 4.38
KAR's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
84% of the 574 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 42.72 vs. KAR: 4.38 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
KAR' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 0.66  Med: 1.97 Max: 4.38
Current: 4.38
0.66
4.38
F-Score: 7
Z-Score: 1.60
M-Score: -2.54
WACC vs ROIC
9.15%
8.21%
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 (%) 16.63
KAR's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
91% of the 897 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 3.52 vs. KAR: 16.63 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
KAR' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -0.71  Med: 12.71 Max: 15.97
Current: 16.63
-0.71
15.97
Net-margin (%) 8.42
KAR's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
83% of the 897 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 2.37 vs. KAR: 8.42 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
KAR' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -12.21  Med: 3.47 Max: 7.16
Current: 8.42
-12.21
7.16
ROE (%) 13.30
KAR's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
71% of the 884 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 6.98 vs. KAR: 13.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
KAR' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -24.51  Med: 5.58 Max: 11.18
Current: 13.3
-24.51
11.18
ROA (%) 3.80
KAR's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
54% of the 904 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 3.08 vs. KAR: 3.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
KAR' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -4.98  Med: 1.55 Max: 3.23
Current: 3.8
-4.98
3.23
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 41.75
KAR's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
79% of the 900 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 13.69 vs. KAR: 41.75 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
KAR' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -7.43  Med: 24.11 Max: 35.5
Current: 41.75
-7.43
35.5
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 6.80
KAR's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
65% of the 728 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 3.00 vs. KAR: 6.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
KAR' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
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
67% of the 603 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 2.40 vs. KAR: 8.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
KAR' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -1.8  Med: 8.80 Max: 28.6
Current: 8.8
-1.8
28.6
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 31.80
KAR's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
90% of the 550 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 0.40 vs. KAR: 31.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
KAR' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -2  Med: 31.80 Max: 46.5
Current: 31.8
-2
46.5
» KAR's 10-Y Financials

Financials


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Cash & Debt
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Guru Trades

Q2 2014

KAR Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Mario Cibelli 225,000 sh (+275.00%)
Paul Tudor Jones 17,525 sh (+111.55%)
Joel Greenblatt 43,117 sh (+37.18%)
Pioneer Investments 36,428 sh (+6.59%)
Columbia Wanger 1,871,000 sh (+1.74%)
Jeff Ubben 803,628 sh (unchged)
Steven Cohen 352,000 sh (unchged)
Mario Gabelli 468,900 sh (-0.42%)
Leon Cooperman 1,857,676 sh (-2.14%)
Jim Simons 1,292,100 sh (-14.47%)
Louis Moore Bacon 425,000 sh (-56.18%)
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Q3 2014

KAR Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Paul Tudor Jones 32,288 sh (+84.24%)
Leon Cooperman 2,957,661 sh (+59.21%)
Mario Gabelli 470,900 sh (+0.43%)
Mario Cibelli 225,000 sh (unchged)
Pioneer Investments 37,630 sh (unchged)
Jeff Ubben 0 sh (unchged)
Jeff Ubben Sold Out
Columbia Wanger 1,855,500 sh (-0.83%)
Jim Simons 918,600 sh (-28.91%)
Joel Greenblatt 25,643 sh (-40.53%)
Steven Cohen 123,200 sh (-65.00%)
Louis Moore Bacon 100,000 sh (-76.47%)
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Q4 2014

KAR Guru Trades in Q4 2014

Steven Cohen 2,779,800 sh (+2156.33%)
Jim Simons 1,573,300 sh (+71.27%)
Mario Cibelli 340,000 sh (+51.11%)
Leon Cooperman 3,377,161 sh (+14.18%)
Pioneer Investments 38,129 sh (+1.33%)
Mario Gabelli 470,900 sh (unchged)
Louis Moore Bacon Sold Out
Columbia Wanger 1,760,300 sh (-5.13%)
Paul Tudor Jones 29,426 sh (-8.86%)
Joel Greenblatt 6,662 sh (-74.02%)
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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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Ratios

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P/E(ttm) 27.66
KAR's P/E(ttm) is ranked lower than
61% of the 664 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 21.90 vs. KAR: 27.66 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
KAR' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 19.54  Med: 31.78 Max: 74.78
Current: 27.66
19.54
74.78
Forward P/E 20.08
KAR's Forward P/E is ranked lower than
68% of the 381 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 14.95 vs. KAR: 20.08 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
PE(NRI) 26.50
KAR's PE(NRI) is ranked lower than
61% of the 662 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 21.80 vs. KAR: 26.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
KAR' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 19.62  Med: 31.86 Max: 75.31
Current: 26.5
19.62
75.31
P/B 3.58
KAR's P/B is ranked lower than
72% of the 867 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 1.79 vs. KAR: 3.58 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
KAR' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 1.25  Med: 1.89 Max: 3.58
Current: 3.58
1.25
3.58
P/S 2.28
KAR's P/S is ranked lower than
81% of the 899 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 0.71 vs. KAR: 2.28 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
KAR' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.75  Med: 1.37 Max: 2.32
Current: 2.28
0.75
2.32
PFCF 17.39
KAR's PFCF is ranked higher than
58% of the 459 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 20.46 vs. KAR: 17.39 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
KAR' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 3.86  Med: 11.66 Max: 17.39
Current: 17.39
3.86
17.39
POCF 13.20
KAR's POCF is ranked higher than
52% of the 615 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 13.45 vs. KAR: 13.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
KAR' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 3.27  Med: 8.43 Max: 13.2
Current: 13.2
3.27
13.2
EV-to-EBIT 17.58
KAR's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
55% of the 716 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 15.25 vs. KAR: 17.58 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
KAR' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 12  Med: 17.10 Max: 23.4
Current: 17.58
12
23.4
PEG 12.62
KAR's PEG is ranked lower than
91% of the 310 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 1.89 vs. KAR: 12.62 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PEG only.
KAR' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 1.32  Med: 14.18 Max: 147.88
Current: 12.62
1.32
147.88
Shiller P/E 56.90
KAR's Shiller P/E is ranked lower than
86% of the 475 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 21.95 vs. KAR: 56.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
KAR' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 53.28  Med: 55.20 Max: 59.71
Current: 56.9
53.28
59.71
Current Ratio 1.29
KAR's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
65% of the 849 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 1.56 vs. KAR: 1.29 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
KAR' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 1.15  Med: 1.30 Max: 1.79
Current: 1.29
1.15
1.79
Quick Ratio 1.29
KAR's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
67% of the 849 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 0.88 vs. KAR: 1.29 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
KAR' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 1.15  Med: 1.30 Max: 1.79
Current: 1.29
1.15
1.79
Days Sales Outstanding 79.46
KAR's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked lower than
87% of the 731 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 13.34 vs. KAR: 79.46 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
KAR' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 52.84  Med: 59.19 Max: 92.11
Current: 79.46
52.84
92.11

Dividend & Buy Back

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Dividend Yield 2.74
KAR's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
68% of the 986 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 1.07 vs. KAR: 2.74 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield only.
KAR' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.88  Med: 2.77 Max: 3.72
Current: 2.74
0.88
3.72
Dividend Payout 0.73
KAR's Dividend Payout is ranked lower than
61% of the 602 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 0.42 vs. KAR: 0.73 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout only.
KAR' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.69  Med: 0.79 Max: 1.67
Current: 0.73
0.69
1.67
Yield on cost (5-Year) 2.74
KAR's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
57% of the 1016 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 2.31 vs. KAR: 2.74 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Yield on cost (5-Year) only.
KAR' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 0.88  Med: 2.77 Max: 3.72
Current: 2.74
0.88
3.72
Share Buyback Rate -1.00
KAR's Share Buyback Rate is ranked lower than
56% of the 531 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: -0.60 vs. KAR: -1.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Share Buyback Rate only.
KAR' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: -1  Med: -8.40 Max: -8.8
Current: -1

Valuation & Return

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Price/Projected FCF 1.42
KAR's Price/Projected FCF is ranked lower than
56% of the 497 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 1.25 vs. KAR: 1.42 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
KAR' s 10-Year Price/Projected FCF Range
Min: 0.84  Med: 1.21 Max: 1.4
Current: 1.42
0.84
1.4
Price/Median PS Value 1.67
KAR's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
79% of the 828 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 1.10 vs. KAR: 1.67 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
KAR' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.62  Med: 1.02 Max: 1.64
Current: 1.67
0.62
1.64
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 5.71
KAR's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
56% of the 884 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 5.30 vs. KAR: 5.71 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
KAR' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 4.3  Med: 5.80 Max: 8.3
Current: 5.71
4.3
8.3
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) 8.88
KAR's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked higher than
59% of the 504 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 5.61 vs. KAR: 8.88 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
KAR' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range
Min: 6.1  Med: 8.15 Max: 33.8
Current: 8.88
6.1
33.8

Business Description

Industry: Retail - Apparel & Specialty » Specialty Retail
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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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KAR Auction Services, Inc. to Announce Second Quarter 2015 Earnings Jul 21 2015 
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AFC Names Senior Vice President of Operations Jan 07 2015 
Preferred Warranties Names New President Nov 17 2014 
KAR Auction Services, Inc. to Announce Third Quarter 2014 Earnings Oct 21 2014 
ADESA Launches New Marketplace Mobile App Oct 15 2014 
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 

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