AutoNation, Inc.

AutoNation, Inc.

AutoNation, Inc.

Overview
Date Founded

1998

Headquarters

200 SW 1st Avenue,Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301

Type of Company

Public

Employees (Worldwide)

26K

Industries

Automobiles
Other Business & Consulting Services
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Company Description

AutoNation, Inc. engages in the provision of automotive products and services. It operates through the following segments: Domestic, Import, Premium Luxury and Corporate and Other. The Domestic segment comprises retail automotive franchises that sell new vehicles manufactured by General Motors, Ford and Chrysler. The Import segment includes retail automotive franchises that sell new vehicles manufactured primarily by Toyota, Honda, and Nissan. The Premium Luxury segment consists of retail automotive franchises that sell new vehicles manufactured primarily by Mercedes-Benz, BMW, Audi, and Lexus. The Corporate and Other segment involves in the collision centres, auction operations and stand-alone used vehicle sales and service centres. The company was founded by Steven Richard Berrard and Harry Wayne Huizenga Sr. in 1991 and is headquartered in Fort Lauderdale, FL.

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Executives & Employees

President & Chief Executive Officer

Chief Executive Officer & President

Chief Financial Officer & Executive Vice President

Executive Vice President, General Counsel & Corporate Secretary

Chief Marketing Officer & Executive Vice President

Chief Accounting Officer & Senior Vice President

President, Eastern Region

Western Region President

Executive Vice President of Sales

Executive Vice President-Customer Care & Brand Extensions

Board of Directors

Chairman of the Board, President & Chief Executive Officer at Park Hotels & Resorts, Inc.

Vice Chairman & President at Bright Health, Inc.

Chief Operating Officer at University of Miami

Professional at Joy Global, Inc.

Managing Partner, International at Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP

Director, Van Eck Associates Corporation at Van Eck Associates Corp.

Senior Vice President & Chief Financial Officer at Loews Corp.

Chief Executive Officer & President at AutoNation, Inc.

President, Eastern Region at AutoNation, Inc.

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Owners & Shareholders
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Cascade Investment invests primarily in fixed-income securities. The firm employs a macroeconomic approach that focuses on interest and inflation rates, market trends and sector growth rates. They utilize a value-oriented equity investment approach that focuses on investments in stocks that are undervalued and under-followed as the result of negative trends in the market. The firm may short position and invests in commodities and private equity.

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ESL Investments' (\"ESL\") overall investment philosophy is value-driven and based on disciplined, extensive fundamental analysis and field research. ESL generally looks for good companies, with strong fundamentals, selling at attractive prices. The firm primarily invests with a bottom-up perspective, focusing on the individual company business model rather than making a sector or industry bet. ESL generally does not invest with a macroeconomic focus or in industries they don't believe they fully understand. Most investments have historically been made through US financial markets in US-based companies. With their long-term capital and investment perspective, ESL has less of a focus on short-term market-driven price performance and has the ability to support strategies that increase the value of company shares over a longer time horizon. This approach allows them to pursue those companies that may temporarily fall out-of-favor with the broad investor universe but where long-term value can be realized. ESL's investment strategy is not intended to generate absolute returns, but is instead intended to exceed the performance of the broad US stock market over a minimum five-year horizon.

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Arlington Value Capital (AVC), on behalf of the Ranger Funds, actively evaluates, purchases and trades securities of publicly traded companies that they believe are undervalued and/or represent and opportunity for long-term growth. AVC has full discretionary control for all purchases and sales of securities made by the Ranger Funds. AVC primarily invests in equity securities but may also purchase other types of investments for the Ranger Funds which are consistent with the funds' investment objectives.

Recent Transactions
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AutoNation, Inc., AN Imports of Ft. Lauderdale, Inc. purchase Alpine Jaguar LLC

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AutoNation, Inc. purchases BMW of Vista

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AutoNation, Inc. purchases Westmont Body Werks, Inc.

Insider Transactions
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Transaction Advisors
Accountant

Advised onAutoNation, Inc. purchases National Car Rental System, Inc.

Investment Advisor

Advised onAutoNation, Inc. purchases AutoNation USA

Legal Advisor

Advised onAutoWeb, Inc. purchases AutoUSA, Inc. from AutoNation, Inc.

Legal Advisor

Advised onAutoWeb, Inc. purchases AutoUSA, Inc. from AutoNation, Inc.

Advisors & Consultants
Legal Advisor

Partner at Jones Day

Legal Advisor

Partner at Akerman LLP

Legal Advisor

Partner at Davis Wright Tremaine LLP

Clients

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Key Stats and Financials As of 2018
Market Capitalization
$3.55B
Total Enterprise Value
$9.81B
Earnings Per Share
$4.34
Revenue
$21.4B
Enterprise Value Sales
0.46x
Enterprise Value EBITDAOperating
11.05x
TEVNet Income
24.77x
Debt TEV
0.67x
EBITDAMargin
4.14%
EBITDA
$888M
Total Debt
$6.6B
Total Equity
$2.72B
Net Profit
$396M
Three Year Compounded Annual Growth Rate Of Revenue
0.87%
Five Year Compounded Annual Growth Rate Of Revenue
4.1%
Non-Profit Donations & Grants
Political Donations
$2,500
2014
$3,000
2014
$1,000
2013
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Competitors
Penske Automotive Group, Inc. Automobiles - BLOOMFIELD HILLS, MI

Penske Automotive Group, Inc. operates as an international transportation services company, which engages in the distribution of commercial vehicles, diesel engines, gas engines, power systems and related parts & services. It operates through the following segments: Retail Automotive, Retail Commercial Truck, Non-Automotive Investments and Other. The Retail Automotive segment consists of retail automotive dealership operations. The Retail Commercial Truck segment is the dealership operations of commercial trucks in the U.S. and Canada. The Other segment is comprised of commercial vehicle and power systems distribution operation and other non-automotive consolidated operations. The Non-Automotive Investments segment is the equity method investments in non-automotive operations. The company was founded in October 1992 and is headquartered in Bloomfield Hills, MI.

Group 1 Automotive, Inc. Automobiles - Houston, TX

Houston-based Group 1 Automotive, Inc., a Fortune 500 automotive retailer, is a leading operator in the automotive retailing industry. Since its initial public offering in October 1997, Group 1 has grown to become the fourth largest dealership group in the United States. The company has achieved this success through a strategy that leverages management experience and emphasizes geographic and brand diversity, interrelated revenue streams, operational efficiencies and the prudent deployment of capital. Group 1 owns and operates 120 automotive dealerships, with 157 franchises and 31 collision centers, in the United States and in the United Kingdom. Through its dealerships, the company sells new and used cars and light trucks; arranges related financing, vehicle service and insurance contracts; provides maintenance and repair services; and sells replacement parts

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Awards & Honors
Rank #136
2016
Fortune Magazine - Fortune 1000 Companies
Sponsored by Fortune Magazine
Rank #136
2016
Fortune Magazine - Fortune 500 Companies
Sponsored by Fortune Magazine
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