Switch to:

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

vs
industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 0.14
KAR's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
61% of the 1208 Companies
in the Global Auto & Truck Dealerships industry.

( Industry Median: 1.08 vs. KAR: 0.14 )
KAR' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.04   Max: No Debt
Current: 0.14

Equity to Asset 0.28
KAR's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
57% of the 1204 Companies
in the Global Auto & Truck Dealerships industry.

( Industry Median: 0.47 vs. KAR: 0.28 )
KAR' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.17   Max: 0.29
Current: 0.28

0.17
0.29
Interest Coverage 2.45
KAR's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
55% of the 730 Companies
in the Global Auto & Truck Dealerships industry.

( Industry Median: 17.38 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: 1.19
M-Score: -2.78
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

vs
industry
vs
history
Operating margin (%) 11.81
KAR's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
90% of the 1160 Companies
in the Global Auto & Truck Dealerships industry.

( Industry Median: 5.68 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 1160 Companies
in the Global Auto & Truck Dealerships industry.

( Industry Median: 4.60 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
54% of the 1155 Companies
in the Global Auto & Truck Dealerships industry.

( Industry Median: 10.07 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 higher than
50% of the 1167 Companies
in the Global Auto & Truck Dealerships industry.

( Industry Median: 4.37 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
87% of the 1160 Companies
in the Global Auto & Truck Dealerships industry.

( Industry Median: 16.10 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
65% of the 1032 Companies
in the Global Auto & Truck Dealerships industry.

( Industry Median: 7.00 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
65% of the 923 Companies
in the Global Auto & Truck Dealerships industry.

( Industry Median: 5.80 vs. KAR: 1.80 )
KAR' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: -1.8   Max: 28.6
Current: 1.8

-1.8
28.6
» KAR's 10-Y Financials

Financials


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

» Details

Guru Trades

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%)
» More
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%)
» More
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%)
» More
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%)
Mario Gabelli 470,900 sh (unchged)
Jeff Ubben 803,628 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%)
» More
» Details

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
Mario Cibelli 2014-03-31 New Buy0.83%$27.5 - $32.1 $ 29.750%60000
Leon Cooperman 2014-03-31 Add 61.94%0.29%$27.5 - $32.1 $ 29.750%1898392
Joel Greenblatt 2014-03-31 New Buy0.01%$27.5 - $32.1 $ 29.750%31431
Leon Cooperman 2013-12-31 New Buy0.49%$27.09 - $30.15 $ 29.754%1172300
George Soros 2013-12-31 Sold Out 0.13%$27.09 - $30.15 $ 29.754%0
George Soros 2013-09-30 New Buy0.13%$23.62 - $28.58 $ 29.7513%420800
George Soros 2011-06-30 Sold Out $15.79 - $20.91 $ 29.7561%0
Premium More recent guru trades are included for Premium Members only!!
» Interactive Charts

Peter Lynch Chart ( What is Peter Lynch Charts )

Ratios

vs
industry
vs
history
P/E(ttm) 69.20
KAR's P/E(ttm) is ranked lower than
53% of the 1272 Companies
in the Global Auto & Truck Dealerships industry.

( Industry Median: 17.30 vs. KAR: 69.20 )
KAR' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 19.54   Max: 77.16
Current: 69.2

19.54
77.16
P/B 2.90
KAR's P/B is ranked lower than
52% of the 1272 Companies
in the Global Auto & Truck Dealerships industry.

( Industry Median: 1.60 vs. KAR: 2.90 )
KAR' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 1.25   Max: 3.07
Current: 2.9

1.25
3.07
P/S 1.90
KAR's P/S is ranked lower than
54% of the 1272 Companies
in the Global Auto & Truck Dealerships industry.

( Industry Median: 0.70 vs. KAR: 1.90 )
KAR' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.75   Max: 2.09
Current: 1.9

0.75
2.09
PFCF 12.40
KAR's PFCF is ranked higher than
85% of the 1272 Companies
in the Global Auto & Truck Dealerships industry.

( Industry Median: 57.69 vs. KAR: 12.40 )
KAR' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 3.86   Max: 17.13
Current: 12.4

3.86
17.13
EV-to-EBIT 21.91
KAR's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
61% of the 1272 Companies
in the Global Auto & Truck Dealerships industry.

( Industry Median: 14.74 vs. KAR: 21.91 )
KAR' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 12   Max: 23.4
Current: 21.91

12
23.4
PEG 2.60
KAR's PEG is ranked higher than
72% of the 1272 Companies
in the Global Auto & Truck Dealerships industry.

( Industry Median: 3.18 vs. KAR: 2.60 )
KAR' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 1.32   Max: 25.82
Current: 2.6

1.32
25.82
Current Ratio 1.26
KAR's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
56% of the 1213 Companies
in the Global Auto & Truck Dealerships industry.

( Industry Median: 1.50 vs. KAR: 1.26 )
KAR' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 1.15   Max: 1.79
Current: 1.26

1.15
1.79
Quick Ratio 1.26
KAR's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
72% of the 1213 Companies
in the Global Auto & Truck Dealerships industry.

( Industry Median: 1.08 vs. KAR: 1.26 )
KAR' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 1.15   Max: 1.79
Current: 1.26

1.15
1.79

Dividend & Buy Back

vs
industry
vs
history
Dividend Yield 3.20
KAR's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
84% of the 961 Companies
in the Global Auto & Truck Dealerships industry.

( Industry Median: 1.50 vs. KAR: 3.20 )
KAR' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.88   Max: 3.03
Current: 3.2

0.88
3.03
Dividend Payout 2.09
KAR's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
68% of the 1272 Companies
in the Global Auto & Truck Dealerships industry.

( Industry Median: 53.33 vs. KAR: 2.09 )
KAR' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.79   Max: 1.67
Current: 2.09

0.79
1.67
Yield on cost (5-Year) 3.10
KAR's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
68% of the 960 Companies
in the Global Auto & Truck Dealerships industry.

( Industry Median: 2.17 vs. KAR: 3.10 )
KAR' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 0.88   Max: 3.03
Current: 3.1

0.88
3.03
Share Buyback Rate -1.20
KAR's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
68% of the 678 Companies
in the Global Auto & Truck Dealerships industry.

( Industry Median: -0.70 vs. KAR: -1.20 )
KAR' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: -1.2   Max: -8.8
Current: -1.2

Valuation & Return

vs
industry
vs
history
Price/DCF (Projected) 1.20
KAR's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
90% of the 1272 Companies
in the Global Auto & Truck Dealerships industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. KAR: 1.20 )
KAR' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 1   Max: 1.22
Current: 1.2

1
1.22
Price/Median PS Value 1.50
KAR's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
50% of the 1272 Companies
in the Global Auto & Truck Dealerships industry.

( Industry Median: 1.20 vs. KAR: 1.50 )
KAR' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.68   Max: 1.57
Current: 1.5

0.68
1.57
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 4.60
KAR's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
53% of the 1127 Companies
in the Global Auto & Truck Dealerships industry.

( Industry Median: 8.10 vs. KAR: 4.60 )
KAR' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 4.3   Max: 8.3
Current: 4.6

4.3
8.3
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 7.02
KAR's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
72% of the 890 Companies
in the Global Auto & Truck Dealerships industry.

( Industry Median: 9.04 vs. KAR: 7.02 )
KAR' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: 5.3   Max: 32.2
Current: 7.02

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.
» More Articles for KAR

Headlines

Articles On GuruFocus.com
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 

More From Other Websites
KAR Auction Services Inc to Announce Second Quarter 2014 Earnings Jul 22 2014
KAR Auction Services, Inc. to Announce Second Quarter 2014 Earnings Jul 22 2014
Western US AFC Branches Relocate to Expand Service and Convenience to Independent Dealers Jul 08 2014
ADESA Launches New LiveBlock Mobile App Jul 07 2014
ADESA Launches New LiveBlock Mobile App Jul 07 2014
New Lifetime High For KAR Auction Services (KAR) Jul 03 2014
EY Announces KAR Auction Services CEO Jim Hallett Is An EY Entrepreneur Of The Year™ 2014 Award... Jun 23 2014
Insurance Auto Auctions Expands Presence In Denver, CO With New Facility Jun 18 2014
KAR AUCTION SERVICES, INC. Files SEC form 8-K, Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders Jun 11 2014
Insurance Auto Auctions Recognized At DRI 2014 International Awards Of Excellence Program Jun 02 2014
KAR Auction Services, Inc. Announces Participation in Upcoming Investor Conference May 28 2014
Three Stocks You Should Sell Now: Intuit, KAR Auction, Southwest Airlines May 27 2014
KAR AUCTION SERVICES, INC. Financials May 14 2014
Insurance Auto Auctions Expands Presence In Tulsa, OK With New Branch May 14 2014
KAR Auction Services Announces Addition of Dr. Huey Antley as Vice President of Marketing Analytics... May 08 2014
KAR AUCTION SERVICES, INC. Files SEC form 10-Q, Quarterly Report May 06 2014
KAR Auction Services' (KAR) CEO James Hallett on Q1 2014 Results - Earnings Call Transcript May 06 2014
KAR AUCTION SERVICES INC Earnings Call scheduled for 11:00 am ET today May 06 2014
KAR AUCTION SERVICES, INC. Files SEC form 8-K, Results of Operations and Financial Condition,... May 05 2014
KAR Auction Services, Inc. Reports First Quarter 2014 Results May 05 2014

Personalized Checklist








Within your circle of competence?
Macro economic environment favorable?
High quality business?
Enough margin of safety with stocks?
Gurus are buying?
Insiders are buying?
Management capable and shareholder friendly?
Catalyst for stock price to appreciate?
Your level of confidence with the research?

Add Notes, Comments or Ask Questions

User Comments

No comment yet

Get WordPress Plugins for easy affiliate links on Stock Tickers and Guru Names | Earn affiliate commissions by embedding GuruFocus Charts
GuruFocus Affiliate Program: Earn up to $400 per referral. ( Learn More)
Free 7-day Trial
FEEDBACK
Email Hide