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GuruFocus Financial Strength Rank measures how strong a company’s financial situation is. It is based on these factors

1. The debt burden that the company has as measured by its Interest coverage (current year).
2. Debt to revenue ratio. The lower, the better
3. Altman Z-score.

A company ranks high with financial strength is likely to withstand any business slowdowns and recessions.

Financial Strength : 7/10

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industry
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history
Cash to Debt 0.12
KAR's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
51% of the 1281 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 0.75 vs. KAR: 0.12 )
KAR' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.04   Max: No Debt
Current: 0.12

Equity to Asset 0.29
KAR's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
52% of the 1266 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 0.48 vs. KAR: 0.29 )
KAR' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.17   Max: 0.29
Current: 0.29

0.17
0.29
Interest Coverage 2.45
KAR's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
52% of the 882 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 32.14 vs. KAR: 2.45 )
KAR' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 0.66   Max: 2.45
Current: 2.45

0.66
2.45
F-Score: 7
Z-Score: 1.45
M-Score: -2.67
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 : 6/10

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industry
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history
Operating margin (%) 13.51
KAR's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
92% of the 1281 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 5.03 vs. KAR: 13.51 )
KAR' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -0.71   Max: 14.94
Current: 13.51

-0.71
14.94
Net-margin (%) 4.41
KAR's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
79% of the 1281 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 3.32 vs. KAR: 4.41 )
KAR' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -12.21   Max: 4.69
Current: 4.41

-12.21
4.69
ROE (%) 6.75
KAR's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
69% of the 1256 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 8.93 vs. KAR: 6.75 )
KAR' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -24.51   Max: 6.6
Current: 6.75

-24.51
6.6
ROA (%) 1.94
KAR's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
63% of the 1285 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 4.14 vs. KAR: 1.94 )
KAR' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -4.98   Max: 1.9
Current: 1.94

-4.98
1.9
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 34.54
KAR's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
85% of the 1281 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 16.92 vs. KAR: 34.54 )
KAR' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -2.87   Max: 33.14
Current: 34.54

-2.87
33.14
Revenue Growth (%) 4.90
KAR's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
73% of the 1115 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 5.60 vs. KAR: 4.90 )
KAR' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: -6.2   Max: 8.9
Current: 4.9

-6.2
8.9
EBITDA Growth (%) 1.80
KAR's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
68% of the 922 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 6.50 vs. KAR: 1.80 )
KAR' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: -1.8   Max: 28.6
Current: 1.8

-1.8
28.6
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Guru Trades

Q4 2013

KAR Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Leon Cooperman 1,172,300 sh (New)
Jim Simons 1,604,900 sh (+251.72%)
Pioneer Investments 36,412 sh (+108.29%)
Steven Cohen 3,377,292 sh (+57.97%)
Louis Moore Bacon 1,230,000 sh (+13.1%)
Jeff Ubben 803,628 sh (unchged)
Columbia Wanger 1,839,000 sh (unchged)
George Soros Sold Out
Mario Gabelli 470,900 sh (-1.05%)
Paul Tudor Jones 6,822 sh (-56.27%)
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Q1 2014

KAR Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Joel Greenblatt 31,431 sh (New)
Mario Cibelli 60,000 sh (New)
Leon Cooperman 1,898,392 sh (+61.94%)
Paul Tudor Jones 8,284 sh (+21.43%)
Jeff Ubben 803,628 sh (unchged)
Mario Gabelli 470,900 sh (unchged)
Columbia Wanger 1,839,000 sh (unchged)
Jim Simons 1,510,730 sh (-5.87%)
Pioneer Investments 34,175 sh (-6.14%)
Louis Moore Bacon 969,925 sh (-21.14%)
Steven Cohen 1,495,466 sh (-55.72%)
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Q2 2014

KAR Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Mario Cibelli 225,000 sh (+275%)
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%)
Pioneer Investments 37,630 sh (+3.3%)
Mario Gabelli 470,900 sh (+0.43%)
Mario Cibelli 225,000 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%)
Louis Moore Bacon 100,000 sh (-76.47%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with KAR

(List those with share number changes of more than 20%, or impact to portfolio more than 0.1%)

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
Leon Cooperman 2014-09-30 Add 59.21%0.45%$28.38 - $32.64 $ 34.7315%2957661
Jeff Ubben 2014-09-30 Sold Out 0.19%$28.38 - $32.64 $ 34.7315%0
Joel Greenblatt 2014-09-30 Reduce -40.53%0.01%$28.38 - $32.64 $ 34.7315%25643
Mario Cibelli 2014-06-30 Add 275%2.13%$29 - $32 $ 34.7314%225000
Joel Greenblatt 2014-06-30 Add 37.18%$29 - $32 $ 34.7314%43117
Mario Cibelli 2014-03-31 New Buy0.83%$27.5 - $32.1 $ 34.7317%60000
Leon Cooperman 2014-03-31 Add 61.94%0.29%$27.5 - $32.1 $ 34.7317%1898392
Joel Greenblatt 2014-03-31 New Buy0.01%$27.5 - $32.1 $ 34.7317%31431
Leon Cooperman 2013-12-31 New Buy0.49%$27.09 - $30.15 $ 34.7321%1172300
George Soros 2013-12-31 Sold Out 0.13%$27.09 - $30.15 $ 34.7321%0
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Ratios

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industry
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history
P/E(ttm) 48.30
KAR's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
64% of the 1357 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 25.00 vs. KAR: 48.30 )
KAR' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 19.54   Max: 74.78
Current: 48.3

19.54
74.78
P/B 3.16
KAR's P/B is ranked higher than
61% of the 1357 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 2.31 vs. KAR: 3.16 )
KAR' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 1.25   Max: 3.17
Current: 3.16

1.25
3.17
P/S 2.14
KAR's P/S is ranked higher than
55% of the 1357 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 0.87 vs. KAR: 2.14 )
KAR' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.75   Max: 2.13
Current: 2.14

0.75
2.13
PFCF 13.82
KAR's PFCF is ranked higher than
89% of the 1357 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 82.58 vs. KAR: 13.82 )
KAR' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 3.86   Max: 17.13
Current: 13.82

3.86
17.13
EV-to-EBIT 20.56
KAR's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
71% of the 1357 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 17.88 vs. KAR: 20.56 )
KAR' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 12   Max: 23.4
Current: 20.56

12
23.4
Current Ratio 1.28
KAR's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
63% of the 1279 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 1.56 vs. KAR: 1.28 )
KAR' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 1.15   Max: 1.79
Current: 1.28

1.15
1.79
Quick Ratio 1.28
KAR's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
83% of the 1279 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 0.85 vs. KAR: 1.28 )
KAR' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 1.15   Max: 1.79
Current: 1.28

1.15
1.79

Dividend & Buy Back

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history
Dividend Yield 2.88
KAR's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
73% of the 876 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 1.81 vs. KAR: 2.88 )
KAR' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.88   Max: 3.72
Current: 2.88

0.88
3.72
Dividend Payout 1.40
KAR's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
63% of the 1357 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 0.81 vs. KAR: 1.40 )
KAR' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.69   Max: 1.67
Current: 1.4

0.69
1.67
Yield on cost (5-Year) 2.90
KAR's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
65% of the 898 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 2.18 vs. KAR: 2.90 )
KAR' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 0.88   Max: 3.72
Current: 2.9

0.88
3.72
Share Buyback Rate -1.20
KAR's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
67% of the 858 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: -0.40 vs. KAR: -1.20 )
KAR' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: -1.2   Max: -8.8
Current: -1.2

Valuation & Return

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Price/DCF (Projected) 1.33
KAR's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
83% of the 1357 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 3.55 vs. KAR: 1.33 )
KAR' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.84   Max: 1.22
Current: 1.33

0.84
1.22
Price/Median PS Value 1.62
KAR's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
56% of the 1357 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 1.11 vs. KAR: 1.62 )
KAR' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.65   Max: 1.53
Current: 1.62

0.65
1.53
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 4.90
KAR's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
69% of the 1265 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 6.20 vs. KAR: 4.90 )
KAR' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 4.3   Max: 8.3
Current: 4.9

4.3
8.3
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 4.46
KAR's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
71% of the 1036 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 7.40 vs. KAR: 4.46 )
KAR' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: 5.3   Max: 32.2
Current: 4.46

5.3
32.2

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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