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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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Cash to Debt 0.11
KAR's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
63% of the 1170 Companies
in the Global Auto & Truck Dealerships industry.

( Industry Median: 1.02 vs. KAR: 0.11 )
KAR' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.04   Max: 0.16
Current: 0.11

0.04
0.16
Equity to Asset 0.29
KAR's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
58% of the 1175 Companies
in the Global Auto & Truck Dealerships industry.

( Industry Median: 0.50 vs. KAR: 0.29 )
KAR' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.18   Max: 0.29
Current: 0.29

0.18
0.29
Interest Coverage 2.45
KAR's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
57% of the 793 Companies
in the Global Auto & Truck Dealerships industry.

( Industry Median: 15.88 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: 6
Z-Score: 1.19
M-Score: -2.74
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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Operating margin (%) 11.81
KAR's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
90% of the 1165 Companies
in the Global Auto & Truck Dealerships industry.

( Industry Median: 5.27 vs. KAR: 11.81 )
KAR' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -0.71   Max: 14.94
Current: 11.81

-0.71
14.94
Net-margin (%) 3.12
KAR's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
62% of the 1165 Companies
in the Global Auto & Truck Dealerships industry.

( Industry Median: 3.84 vs. KAR: 3.12 )
KAR' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -12.21   Max: 4.69
Current: 3.12

-12.21
4.69
ROE (%) 4.57
KAR's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
55% of the 1159 Companies
in the Global Auto & Truck Dealerships industry.

( Industry Median: 8.52 vs. KAR: 4.57 )
KAR' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -28.8   Max: 6.37
Current: 4.57

-28.8
6.37
ROA (%) 1.32
KAR's ROA (%) is ranked lower than
51% of the 1172 Companies
in the Global Auto & Truck Dealerships industry.

( Industry Median: 3.92 vs. KAR: 1.32 )
KAR' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -5.2   Max: 1.87
Current: 1.32

-5.2
1.87
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 28.47
KAR's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
89% of the 1168 Companies
in the Global Auto & Truck Dealerships industry.

( Industry Median: 13.58 vs. KAR: 28.47 )
KAR' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -1.43   Max: 31.65
Current: 28.47

-1.43
31.65
Revenue Growth (%) 4.80
KAR's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
60% of the 959 Companies
in the Global Auto & Truck Dealerships industry.

( Industry Median: 7.40 vs. KAR: 4.80 )
KAR' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: -6.2   Max: 9.1
Current: 4.8

-6.2
9.1
EBITDA Growth (%) 1.80
KAR's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
63% of the 855 Companies
in the Global Auto & Truck Dealerships industry.

( Industry Median: 7.20 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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Financials


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Cash & Debt
Oprt. Cash Flow & Free Cash Flow

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Guru Trades

Q1 2013

KAR Guru Trades in Q1 2013

Paul Tudor Jones 21,500 sh (New)
Jim Simons 392,398 sh (+740.25%)
Steven Cohen 29,358 sh (+38.61%)
Mario Gabelli 539,200 sh (+3.39%)
Jeff Ubben 803,628 sh (unchged)
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Q2 2013

KAR Guru Trades in Q2 2013

Pioneer Investments 16,583 sh (New)
Columbia Wanger 1,782,000 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 1,541,741 sh (+5151.52%)
Jeff Ubben 803,628 sh (unchged)
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Jim Simons 391,500 sh (-0.23%)
Mario Gabelli 535,900 sh (-0.61%)
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Q3 2013

KAR Guru Trades in Q3 2013

Paul Tudor Jones 15,600 sh (New)
Louis Moore Bacon 1,087,500 sh (New)
George Soros 420,800 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 2,137,996 sh (+38.67%)
Jim Simons 456,300 sh (+16.55%)
Pioneer Investments 17,481 sh (+5.42%)
Columbia Wanger 1,839,000 sh (+3.2%)
Jeff Ubben 803,628 sh (unchged)
Mario Gabelli 475,900 sh (-11.2%)
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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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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with KAR

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
Leon Cooperman 2013-12-31 New Buy0.49%$27.09 - $30.15 $ 30.185%1172300
George Soros 2013-12-31 Sold Out 0.13%$27.09 - $30.15 $ 30.185%0
George Soros 2013-09-30 New Buy0.13%$23.62 - $28.58 $ 30.1814%420800
George Soros 2011-06-30 Sold Out $15.79 - $20.91 $ 30.1863%0
Mario Gabelli 2011-03-31 Reduce -28.01%0.02%$13.8 - $15.23 $ 30.18106%512200
George Soros 2011-03-31 New Buy$13.8 - $15.23 $ 30.18106%11600
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Ratios

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P/E(ttm) 62.60
KAR's P/E(ttm) is ranked lower than
70% of the 1022 Companies
in the Global Auto & Truck Dealerships industry.

( Industry Median: 15.50 vs. KAR: 62.60 )
KAR' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 19.54   Max: 65.49
Current: 62.6

19.54
65.49
P/B 2.80
KAR's P/B is ranked lower than
62% of the 1154 Companies
in the Global Auto & Truck Dealerships industry.

( Industry Median: 1.41 vs. KAR: 2.80 )
KAR' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 1.25   Max: 2.97
Current: 2.8

1.25
2.97
P/S 1.96
KAR's P/S is ranked lower than
73% of the 1198 Companies
in the Global Auto & Truck Dealerships industry.

( Industry Median: 0.61 vs. KAR: 1.96 )
KAR' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.75   Max: 2.05
Current: 1.96

0.75
2.05
PFCF 12.60
KAR's PFCF is ranked higher than
70% of the 609 Companies
in the Global Auto & Truck Dealerships industry.

( Industry Median: 16.80 vs. KAR: 12.60 )
KAR' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 3.86   Max: 17.13
Current: 12.6

3.86
17.13
EV-to-EBIT 22.20
KAR's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
60% of the 1050 Companies
in the Global Auto & Truck Dealerships industry.

( Industry Median: 12.08 vs. KAR: 22.20 )
KAR' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 12   Max: 23.6
Current: 22.2

12
23.6
PEG 2.60
KAR's PEG is ranked lower than
56% of the 681 Companies
in the Global Auto & Truck Dealerships industry.

( Industry Median: 0.87 vs. KAR: 2.60 )
KAR' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 1.32   Max: 6.64
Current: 2.6

1.32
6.64

Dividend & Buy Back

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Dividend Yield 2.92
KAR's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
81% of the 888 Companies
in the Global Auto & Truck Dealerships industry.

( Industry Median: 1.68 vs. KAR: 2.92 )
KAR' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.88   Max: 3.03
Current: 2.92

0.88
3.03
Dividend Payout 1.71
KAR's Dividend Payout is ranked lower than
76% of the 782 Companies
in the Global Auto & Truck Dealerships industry.

( Industry Median: 0.23 vs. KAR: 1.71 )
KAR' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.29   Max: 1.71
Current: 1.71

0.29
1.71
Yield on cost (5-Year) 2.90
KAR's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
71% of the 906 Companies
in the Global Auto & Truck Dealerships industry.

( Industry Median: 1.89 vs. KAR: 2.90 )
KAR' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 0.88   Max: 3.03
Current: 2.9

0.88
3.03
Share Buyback Rate -1.20
KAR's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
69% of the 652 Companies
in the Global Auto & Truck Dealerships industry.

( Industry Median: -1.00 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) 1.20
KAR's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
72% of the 520 Companies
in the Global Auto & Truck Dealerships industry.

( Industry Median: 1.40 vs. KAR: 1.20 )
KAR' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 1.22   Max: 1.22
Current: 1.2

Price/Median PS Value 1.60
KAR's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
66% of the 1113 Companies
in the Global Auto & Truck Dealerships industry.

( Industry Median: 1.10 vs. KAR: 1.60 )
KAR' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.72   Max: 1.61
Current: 1.6

0.72
1.61
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 6.30
KAR's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked lower than
68% of the 309 Companies
in the Global Auto & Truck Dealerships industry.

( Industry Median: 0.80 vs. KAR: 6.30 )
KAR' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 6.19   Max: 6.19
Current: 6.3

Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 4.50
KAR's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked lower than
55% of the 1075 Companies
in the Global Auto & Truck Dealerships industry.

( Industry Median: 8.10 vs. KAR: 4.50 )
KAR' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 4.2   Max: 8.3
Current: 4.5

4.2
8.3
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 14.00
KAR's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
80% of the 722 Companies
in the Global Auto & Truck Dealerships industry.

( Industry Median: 8.27 vs. KAR: 14.00 )
KAR' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: 5.3   Max: 32.2
Current: 14

5.3
32.2

Business Description

Industry: Autos » Auto & Truck Dealerships
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 provider of vehicle auction services in North America. It facilitate an efficient marketplace providing auction services for sellers of used, or "whole car," vehicles and salvage vehicles through its 228 physical auction locations at December 31, 2011, 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 inspections, storage, transportation, reconditioning, salvage recovery, titling, and floor plan financing. It facilitates the transfer of ownership directly from seller to buyer and generally it does not take title or ownership to vehicles sold at its auctions. ADESA, its whole car auction services business, is the provider of used vehicle auction services in North America. Vehicles at ADESA's auctions are typically sold by commercial fleet operators, financial institutions, rental car companies, used vehicle dealers and vehicle manufacturers and their captive finance companies to franchise and independent used vehicle dealers. IAA, its salvage auction services business, is one of the providers of salvage auction services in North America. Vehicles at its salvage auctions are typically damaged or low value vehicles that are predominantly sold by automobile insurance companies, non-profit organizations, automobile dealers, vehicle leasing companies and rental car companies to licensed dismantlers, re builders, scrap dealers or qualified public buyers. In the whole car auction industry, the Company competes with Manheim, a subsidiary of Cox Enterprises, Inc., OVE.com (Manheim's "Online Vehicle Exchange"), SmartAuction, as well as several smaller chains of auctions and independent auctions. 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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