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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 0.02
LAD's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
61% of the 1382 Companies
in the Global Auto & Truck Dealerships industry.

( Industry Median: 0.48 vs. LAD: 0.02 )
LAD' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.01   Max: No Debt
Current: 0.02

Equity to Asset 0.33
LAD's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
52% of the 1383 Companies
in the Global Auto & Truck Dealerships industry.

( Industry Median: 0.46 vs. LAD: 0.33 )
LAD' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.02   Max: 0.43
Current: 0.33

0.02
0.43
Interest Coverage 8.86
LAD's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
59% of the 878 Companies
in the Global Auto & Truck Dealerships industry.

( Industry Median: 17.78 vs. LAD: 8.86 )
LAD' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 1.42   Max: 8.86
Current: 8.86

1.42
8.86
F-Score: 5
Z-Score: 4.35
M-Score: -1.90
WACC vs ROIC
11.07%
8.64%
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 (%) 4.57
LAD's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
68% of the 1392 Companies
in the Global Auto & Truck Dealerships industry.

( Industry Median: 5.61 vs. LAD: 4.57 )
LAD' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -14.71   Max: 4.58
Current: 4.57

-14.71
4.58
Net-margin (%) 2.70
LAD's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
63% of the 1392 Companies
in the Global Auto & Truck Dealerships industry.

( Industry Median: 4.35 vs. LAD: 2.70 )
LAD' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -12.24   Max: 2.98
Current: 2.7

-12.24
2.98
ROE (%) 22.20
LAD's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
94% of the 1378 Companies
in the Global Auto & Truck Dealerships industry.

( Industry Median: 8.95 vs. LAD: 22.20 )
LAD' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -66.77   Max: 31.25
Current: 22.2

-66.77
31.25
ROA (%) 6.98
LAD's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
84% of the 1399 Companies
in the Global Auto & Truck Dealerships industry.

( Industry Median: 4.29 vs. LAD: 6.98 )
LAD' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -18.3   Max: 7.77
Current: 6.98

-18.3
7.77
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 14.84
LAD's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
76% of the 1397 Companies
in the Global Auto & Truck Dealerships industry.

( Industry Median: 12.65 vs. LAD: 14.84 )
LAD' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -33.94   Max: 24.84
Current: 14.84

-33.94
24.84
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 25.40
LAD's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
96% of the 1161 Companies
in the Global Auto & Truck Dealerships industry.

( Industry Median: 7.20 vs. LAD: 25.40 )
LAD' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -15.4   Max: 55.3
Current: 25.4

-15.4
55.3
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 47.70
LAD's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
98% of the 1058 Companies
in the Global Auto & Truck Dealerships industry.

( Industry Median: 5.30 vs. LAD: 47.70 )
LAD' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -19.4   Max: 47.7
Current: 47.7

-19.4
47.7
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 97.70
LAD's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
98% of the 955 Companies
in the Global Auto & Truck Dealerships industry.

( Industry Median: 6.30 vs. LAD: 97.70 )
LAD' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -45.5   Max: 113.8
Current: 97.7

-45.5
113.8
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Financials


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

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Guru Trades

Q1 2014

LAD Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Joel Greenblatt 27,691 sh (-6.96%)
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Q2 2014

LAD Guru Trades in Q2 2014

RS Investment Management 210,479 sh (New)
Larry Robbins 849,073 sh (New)
Joel Greenblatt Sold Out
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Q3 2014

LAD Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Paul Tudor Jones 6,318 sh (New)
Joel Greenblatt 302,743 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 11,700 sh (New)
Larry Robbins 1,164,484 sh (+37.15%)
Pioneer Investments 88,477 sh (unchged)
RS Investment Management 137,379 sh (-34.73%)
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Q4 2014

LAD Guru Trades in Q4 2014

RS Investment Management 287,109 sh (+108.99%)
Larry Robbins 1,401,848 sh (+20.38%)
Steven Cohen Sold Out
Joel Greenblatt Sold Out
Pioneer Investments 87,633 sh (-0.95%)
Paul Tudor Jones 3,053 sh (-51.68%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with LAD

(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
Joel Greenblatt 2014-12-31 Sold Out 0.23%$64.01 - $89.13 $ 94.4622%0
Joel Greenblatt 2014-09-30 New Buy0.23%$75.89 - $96.37 $ 94.467%302743
Joel Greenblatt 2014-06-30 Sold Out 0.03%$64.75 - $93.23 $ 94.4624%0
Joel Greenblatt 2013-12-31 Add 221.91%0.03%$62.05 - $73.02 $ 94.4641%29761
John Keeley 2013-09-30 Sold Out $55.21 - $72.85 $ 94.4644%0
Joel Greenblatt 2013-06-30 Reduce -60.5%0.04%$43.19 - $56.04 $ 94.4688%11079
John Keeley 2013-06-30 New Buy$43.19 - $56.04 $ 94.4688%3925
Joel Greenblatt 2013-03-31 Add 23.67%0.01%$37.42 - $47.48 $ 94.46122%28046
Joel Greenblatt 2012-12-31 New Buy0.05%$31.86 - $37.28 $ 94.46170%22678
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Ratios

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industry
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history
P/E(ttm) 19.90
LAD's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
72% of the 1449 Companies
in the Global Auto & Truck Dealerships industry.

( Industry Median: 19.30 vs. LAD: 19.90 )
LAD' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 8.23   Max: 54.51
Current: 19.9

8.23
54.51
Forward P/E 14.27
LAD's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
83% of the 1449 Companies
in the Global Auto & Truck Dealerships industry.

( Industry Median: 19.76 vs. LAD: 14.27 )
N/A
PE(NRI) 20.40
LAD's PE(NRI) is ranked higher than
72% of the 1449 Companies
in the Global Auto & Truck Dealerships industry.

( Industry Median: 19.30 vs. LAD: 20.40 )
LAD' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 8.67   Max: 47.97
Current: 20.4

8.67
47.97
P/B 3.95
LAD's P/B is ranked higher than
51% of the 1449 Companies
in the Global Auto & Truck Dealerships industry.

( Industry Median: 1.67 vs. LAD: 3.95 )
LAD' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.16   Max: 4.25
Current: 3.95

0.16
4.25
P/S 0.54
LAD's P/S is ranked higher than
77% of the 1449 Companies
in the Global Auto & Truck Dealerships industry.

( Industry Median: 0.71 vs. LAD: 0.54 )
LAD' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.02   Max: 0.58
Current: 0.54

0.02
0.58
POCF 363.31
LAD's POCF is ranked higher than
52% of the 1449 Companies
in the Global Auto & Truck Dealerships industry.

( Industry Median: 10.96 vs. LAD: 363.31 )
LAD' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 0.36   Max: 741.31
Current: 363.31

0.36
741.31
EV-to-EBIT 15.48
LAD's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
72% of the 1449 Companies
in the Global Auto & Truck Dealerships industry.

( Industry Median: 15.62 vs. LAD: 15.48 )
LAD' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: -92   Max: 23
Current: 15.48

-92
23
Shiller P/E 39.94
LAD's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
75% of the 1449 Companies
in the Global Auto & Truck Dealerships industry.

( Industry Median: 40.75 vs. LAD: 39.94 )
LAD' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 3.45   Max: 45.46
Current: 39.94

3.45
45.46
Current Ratio 1.25
LAD's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
58% of the 1391 Companies
in the Global Auto & Truck Dealerships industry.

( Industry Median: 1.50 vs. LAD: 1.25 )
LAD' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 1.13   Max: 1.83
Current: 1.25

1.13
1.83
Quick Ratio 0.24
LAD's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
61% of the 1391 Companies
in the Global Auto & Truck Dealerships industry.

( Industry Median: 1.07 vs. LAD: 0.24 )
LAD' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.17   Max: 0.72
Current: 0.24

0.17
0.72
Days Inventory 83.73
LAD's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
59% of the 1449 Companies
in the Global Auto & Truck Dealerships industry.

( Industry Median: 58.76 vs. LAD: 83.73 )
LAD' s 10-Year Days Inventory Range
Min: 68.69   Max: 109.57
Current: 83.73

68.69
109.57
Days Sales Outstanding 14.36
LAD's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
94% of the 1449 Companies
in the Global Auto & Truck Dealerships industry.

( Industry Median: 69.71 vs. LAD: 14.36 )
LAD' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 2.24   Max: 17.49
Current: 14.36

2.24
17.49

Dividend & Buy Back

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history
Dividend Yield 0.65
LAD's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
84% of the 1082 Companies
in the Global Auto & Truck Dealerships industry.

( Industry Median: 1.79 vs. LAD: 0.65 )
LAD' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.31   Max: 26.17
Current: 0.65

0.31
26.17
Dividend Payout 0.13
LAD's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
88% of the 1449 Companies
in the Global Auto & Truck Dealerships industry.

( Industry Median: 0.39 vs. LAD: 0.13 )
LAD' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.1   Max: 0.56
Current: 0.13

0.1
0.56
Dividend growth (3y) 37.50
LAD's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
93% of the 642 Companies
in the Global Auto & Truck Dealerships industry.

( Industry Median: 11.50 vs. LAD: 37.50 )
LAD' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: 0   Max: 54.9
Current: 37.5

0
54.9
Yield on cost (5-Year) 0.70
LAD's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked lower than
82% of the 1096 Companies
in the Global Auto & Truck Dealerships industry.

( Industry Median: 2.45 vs. LAD: 0.70 )
LAD' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 0.31   Max: 26.17
Current: 0.7

0.31
26.17
Share Buyback Rate 0.10
LAD's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
85% of the 871 Companies
in the Global Auto & Truck Dealerships industry.

( Industry Median: -1.00 vs. LAD: 0.10 )
LAD' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 2.5   Max: -34.1
Current: 0.1

Valuation & Return

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Price/Tangible Book 5.13
LAD's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
60% of the 1449 Companies
in the Global Auto & Truck Dealerships industry.

( Industry Median: 2.86 vs. LAD: 5.13 )
LAD' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.22   Max: 12.05
Current: 5.13

0.22
12.05
Price/Median PS Value 2.56
LAD's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
53% of the 1449 Companies
in the Global Auto & Truck Dealerships industry.

( Industry Median: 1.40 vs. LAD: 2.56 )
LAD' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.11   Max: 2.68
Current: 2.56

0.11
2.68
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 0.82
LAD's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked higher than
94% of the 1449 Companies
in the Global Auto & Truck Dealerships industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. LAD: 0.82 )
LAD' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 0.27   Max: 3.46
Current: 0.82

0.27
3.46
Price/Graham Number 2.15
LAD's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
69% of the 1449 Companies
in the Global Auto & Truck Dealerships industry.

( Industry Median: 1.85 vs. LAD: 2.15 )
LAD' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.7   Max: 3.14
Current: 2.15

0.7
3.14
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 6.50
LAD's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
71% of the 1389 Companies
in the Global Auto & Truck Dealerships industry.

( Industry Median: 6.60 vs. LAD: 6.50 )
LAD' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 4.3   Max: 13.1
Current: 6.5

4.3
13.1
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 35.08
LAD's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
95% of the 944 Companies
in the Global Auto & Truck Dealerships industry.

( Industry Median: 7.74 vs. LAD: 35.08 )
LAD' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -50.8   Max: 54.4
Current: 35.08

-50.8
54.4

Business Description

Industry: Autos » Auto & Truck Dealerships
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Lithia Motors Inc was founded in 1946 and incorporated in Oregon. The Company is an operator of automotive franchises and a retailer of new and used vehicles and related services. At the year end, it offered 28 brands of new vehicles and all brands of used vehicles in 96 stores in the United States and online at Lithia.com. It sells ell new and used cars and replacement parts; provide vehicle maintenance, warranty, paint and repair services; arrange related financing; and sell service contracts, vehicle protection products and credit insurance. Its dealerships are primarily located throughout the Western and Midwestern regions of the United States. The Company operates in a single segment, being automotive retailing. For new vehicles, the Company purchases new car inventory directly from manufacturers, who generally allocate new vehicles to stores based on availability, monthly sales and market area. The Company classifies its old vehicles into three categories, i.e. manufacturer certified pre-owned used vehicles; late model, lower-mileage vehicles; and value autos. It offers manufacturer certified pre-owned used vehicles at most of its franchised dealerships. These vehicles undergo additional reconditioning and receive an extended factory-provided warranty. Late model, lower-mileage vehicles are reconditioned and offer the Company certified warranty. Value autos are older, higher mileage vehicles that undergo a safety check and a lesser degree of reconditioning. Value autos are offered to customers who require a less expensive vehicle or a lower monthly payment. It acquires used vehicles through customer trade-ins, purchases from non-Company stores, independent vehicle wholesalers, private parties and at closed auctions. The Company competes primarily with other automotive retailers, both publicly- and privately-held. A number of state and federal laws and regulations affect the Companys business.
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