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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
vs
history
Cash to Debt 0.01
LAD's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
98% of the 1193 Companies
in the Global Auto & Truck Dealerships industry.

( Industry Median: 0.69 vs. LAD: 0.01 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
LAD' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.01  Med: 0.06 Max: N/A
Current: 0.01
Equity to Asset 0.25
LAD's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
86% of the 1043 Companies
in the Global Auto & Truck Dealerships industry.

( Industry Median: 0.48 vs. LAD: 0.25 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
LAD' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.02  Med: 0.31 Max: 0.43
Current: 0.25
0.02
0.43
Interest Coverage 9.43
LAD's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
68% of the 692 Companies
in the Global Auto & Truck Dealerships industry.

( Industry Median: 26.47 vs. LAD: 9.43 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
LAD' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 1.42  Med: 3.14 Max: 9.43
Current: 9.43
1.42
9.43
F-Score: 4
Z-Score: 3.63
M-Score: -1.65
WACC vs ROIC
10.14%
8.80%
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 : 6/10

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industry
vs
history
Operating margin (%) 4.07
LAD's Operating margin (%) is ranked lower than
56% of the 1194 Companies
in the Global Auto & Truck Dealerships industry.

( Industry Median: 4.87 vs. LAD: 4.07 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
LAD' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -14.71  Med: 3.71 Max: 4.58
Current: 4.07
-14.71
4.58
Net-margin (%) 2.44
LAD's Net-margin (%) is ranked lower than
61% of the 1194 Companies
in the Global Auto & Truck Dealerships industry.

( Industry Median: 3.63 vs. LAD: 2.44 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
LAD' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -12.24  Med: 1.53 Max: 2.98
Current: 2.44
-12.24
2.98
ROE (%) 25.02
LAD's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
88% of the 1177 Companies
in the Global Auto & Truck Dealerships industry.

( Industry Median: 9.38 vs. LAD: 25.02 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
LAD' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -66.77  Med: 12.38 Max: 31.25
Current: 25.02
-66.77
31.25
ROA (%) 6.62
LAD's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
68% of the 1211 Companies
in the Global Auto & Truck Dealerships industry.

( Industry Median: 4.21 vs. LAD: 6.62 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
LAD' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -18.3  Med: 4.03 Max: 7.77
Current: 6.62
-18.3
7.77
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 14.43
LAD's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
54% of the 1206 Companies
in the Global Auto & Truck Dealerships industry.

( Industry Median: 12.50 vs. LAD: 14.43 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
LAD' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -33.2  Med: 13.31 Max: 33.76
Current: 14.43
-33.2
33.76
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 27.40
LAD's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
97% of the 970 Companies
in the Global Auto & Truck Dealerships industry.

( Industry Median: 4.50 vs. LAD: 27.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
LAD' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -15.4  Med: 3.70 Max: 55.3
Current: 27.4
-15.4
55.3
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 27.20
LAD's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
89% of the 868 Companies
in the Global Auto & Truck Dealerships industry.

( Industry Median: 4.00 vs. LAD: 27.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
LAD' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -19.4  Med: 12.20 Max: 47.7
Current: 27.2
-19.4
47.7
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 35.40
LAD's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
85% of the 767 Companies
in the Global Auto & Truck Dealerships industry.

( Industry Median: 4.60 vs. LAD: 35.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
LAD' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -45.5  Med: 12.70 Max: 113.8
Current: 35.4
-45.5
113.8
» LAD's 10-Y Financials

Financials


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

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Guru Trades

Q3 2014

LAD Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Steven Cohen 11,700 sh (New)
Joel Greenblatt 302,743 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 6,318 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%)
Larry Robbins 1,401,848 sh (unchged)
Larry Robbins 1,401,848 sh (unchged)
Joel Greenblatt Sold Out
Steven Cohen Sold Out
Pioneer Investments 87,633 sh (-0.95%)
Paul Tudor Jones 3,053 sh (-51.68%)
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Q1 2015

LAD Guru Trades in Q1 2015

Steven Cohen 100,400 sh (New)
RS Investment Management 324,159 sh (+12.90%)
Larry Robbins 1,401,848 sh (unchged)
Pioneer Investments 87,140 sh (-0.56%)
Paul Tudor Jones 2,400 sh (-21.39%)
» More
Q2 2015

LAD Guru Trades in Q2 2015

RS Investment Management 347,999 sh (+7.35%)
RS Investment Management 347,999 sh (+7.35%)
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Pioneer Investments 86,869 sh (-0.31%)
Larry Robbins 879,848 sh (-37.24%)
Steven Cohen 20,700 sh (-79.38%)
» More
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Ratios

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industry
vs
history
P/E(ttm) 16.95
LAD's P/E(ttm) is ranked lower than
54% of the 956 Companies
in the Global Auto & Truck Dealerships industry.

( Industry Median: 15.30 vs. LAD: 16.95 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
LAD' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 8.23  Med: 14.53 Max: 54.51
Current: 16.95
8.23
54.51
Forward P/E 14.66
LAD's Forward P/E is ranked lower than
68% of the 390 Companies
in the Global Auto & Truck Dealerships industry.

( Industry Median: 11.67 vs. LAD: 14.66 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
PE(NRI) 16.60
LAD's PE(NRI) is ranked lower than
53% of the 951 Companies
in the Global Auto & Truck Dealerships industry.

( Industry Median: 15.40 vs. LAD: 16.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
LAD' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 8.67  Med: 14.25 Max: 47.97
Current: 16.6
8.67
47.97
P/B 3.78
LAD's P/B is ranked lower than
82% of the 1095 Companies
in the Global Auto & Truck Dealerships industry.

( Industry Median: 1.42 vs. LAD: 3.78 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
LAD' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.16  Med: 1.22 Max: 4.25
Current: 3.78
0.16
4.25
P/S 0.41
LAD's P/S is ranked higher than
69% of the 1190 Companies
in the Global Auto & Truck Dealerships industry.

( Industry Median: 0.68 vs. LAD: 0.41 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
LAD' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.02  Med: 0.21 Max: 0.58
Current: 0.41
0.02
0.58
POCF 44.07
LAD's POCF is ranked lower than
89% of the 839 Companies
in the Global Auto & Truck Dealerships industry.

( Industry Median: 10.47 vs. LAD: 44.07 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
LAD' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 0.36  Med: 9.25 Max: 741.31
Current: 44.07
0.36
741.31
EV-to-EBIT 16.58
LAD's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
63% of the 980 Companies
in the Global Auto & Truck Dealerships industry.

( Industry Median: 12.53 vs. LAD: 16.58 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
LAD' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: -92  Med: 13.40 Max: 23
Current: 16.58
-92
23
PEG 0.47
LAD's PEG is ranked higher than
83% of the 490 Companies
in the Global Auto & Truck Dealerships industry.

( Industry Median: 1.38 vs. LAD: 0.47 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PEG only.
LAD' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.27  Med: 2.16 Max: 234.8
Current: 0.47
0.27
234.8
Shiller P/E 33.34
LAD's Shiller P/E is ranked lower than
78% of the 594 Companies
in the Global Auto & Truck Dealerships industry.

( Industry Median: 16.33 vs. LAD: 33.34 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
LAD' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 3.43  Med: 13.44 Max: 45.24
Current: 33.34
3.43
45.24
Current Ratio 1.15
LAD's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
71% of the 1057 Companies
in the Global Auto & Truck Dealerships industry.

( Industry Median: 1.55 vs. LAD: 1.15 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
LAD' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 1.12  Med: 1.29 Max: 1.83
Current: 1.15
1.12
1.83
Quick Ratio 0.23
LAD's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
98% of the 1057 Companies
in the Global Auto & Truck Dealerships industry.

( Industry Median: 1.09 vs. LAD: 0.23 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
LAD' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.17  Med: 0.28 Max: 0.72
Current: 0.23
0.17
0.72
Days Inventory 72.75
LAD's Days Inventory is ranked lower than
65% of the 1176 Companies
in the Global Auto & Truck Dealerships industry.

( Industry Median: 55.32 vs. LAD: 72.75 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
LAD' s 10-Year Days Inventory Range
Min: 68.69  Med: 81.23 Max: 109.57
Current: 72.75
68.69
109.57
Days Sales Outstanding 15.28
LAD's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
88% of the 992 Companies
in the Global Auto & Truck Dealerships industry.

( Industry Median: 60.85 vs. LAD: 15.28 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
LAD' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 2.24  Med: 7.77 Max: 20
Current: 15.28
2.24
20

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
vs
history
Dividend Yield 0.67
LAD's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
86% of the 1347 Companies
in the Global Auto & Truck Dealerships industry.

( Industry Median: 1.99 vs. LAD: 0.67 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield only.
LAD' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.31  Med: 1.17 Max: 26.17
Current: 0.67
0.31
26.17
Dividend Payout 0.11
LAD's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
87% of the 881 Companies
in the Global Auto & Truck Dealerships industry.

( Industry Median: 0.28 vs. LAD: 0.11 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout only.
LAD' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.1  Med: 0.13 Max: 0.56
Current: 0.11
0.1
0.56
Dividend growth (3y) 32.90
LAD's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
87% of the 503 Companies
in the Global Auto & Truck Dealerships industry.

( Industry Median: 9.10 vs. LAD: 32.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend growth (3y) only.
LAD' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: 0  Med: 0.00 Max: 54.9
Current: 32.9
0
54.9
Yield on cost (5-Year) 0.70
LAD's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked lower than
86% of the 1350 Companies
in the Global Auto & Truck Dealerships industry.

( Industry Median: 2.48 vs. LAD: 0.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Yield on cost (5-Year) only.
LAD' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 0.31  Med: 1.17 Max: 26.17
Current: 0.7
0.31
26.17
Share Buyback Rate 0.40
LAD's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
81% of the 661 Companies
in the Global Auto & Truck Dealerships industry.

( Industry Median: -1.20 vs. LAD: 0.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Share Buyback Rate only.
LAD' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 2.5  Med: -6.70 Max: -34.1
Current: 0.4

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price/Tangible Book 7.00
LAD's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
88% of the 1063 Companies
in the Global Auto & Truck Dealerships industry.

( Industry Median: 1.54 vs. LAD: 7.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
LAD' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.22  Med: 3.51 Max: 12.05
Current: 7
0.22
12.05
Price/Median PS Value 1.96
LAD's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
82% of the 1108 Companies
in the Global Auto & Truck Dealerships industry.

( Industry Median: 1.18 vs. LAD: 1.96 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
LAD' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.11  Med: 0.96 Max: 2.68
Current: 1.96
0.11
2.68
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 0.68
LAD's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked higher than
66% of the 291 Companies
in the Global Auto & Truck Dealerships industry.

( Industry Median: 0.86 vs. LAD: 0.68 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value only.
LAD' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 0.27  Med: 0.72 Max: 3.46
Current: 0.68
0.27
3.46
Price/Graham Number 2.29
LAD's Price/Graham Number is ranked lower than
79% of the 810 Companies
in the Global Auto & Truck Dealerships industry.

( Industry Median: 1.01 vs. LAD: 2.29 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Graham Number only.
LAD' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.7  Med: 1.38 Max: 3.14
Current: 2.29
0.7
3.14
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 6.00
LAD's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
51% of the 1194 Companies
in the Global Auto & Truck Dealerships industry.

( Industry Median: 6.30 vs. LAD: 6.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
LAD' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 4.3  Med: 7.10 Max: 13.1
Current: 6
4.3
13.1
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) 33.78
LAD's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked higher than
94% of the 638 Companies
in the Global Auto & Truck Dealerships industry.

( Industry Median: 6.38 vs. LAD: 33.78 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
LAD' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range
Min: -50.8  Med: -3.60 Max: 54.4
Current: 33.78
-50.8
54.4

Analyst Estimate

Dec15 Dec16
Revenue(Mil) 7,815 8,446
EPS($) 6.80 7.29
EPS without NRI($) 6.80 7.29

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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