Lithia Motors, Inc.

Lithia Motors, Inc.

Lithia Motors, Inc.

Overview
Date Founded

1968

Headquarters

150 North Bartlett Street,Medford, OR 97501

Type of Company

Public

Employees (Worldwide)

14.5K

Industries

Automobiles
Retail: Othe

Company Description

Lithia Motors, Inc. engages in the operation of automotive franchises and retail of new and used vehicles. It operates through the following segments: Domestic, Import and Luxury. The Domestic segment comprises of retail automotive franchises that sell new vehicles manufactured by Chrysler, General Motors, and Ford. The Import segment composes of automotive franchises that sell new vehicles manufactured by Honda, Toyota, Subaru, Nissan, and Volkswagen. The Luxury segment includes retail automotive franchises that sell new vehicles manufactured by BMW, Mercedes-Benz, and Lexus. The company was founded by Walt DeBoer and Sidney B. DeBoer in 1946 and is headquartered in Medford, OR.

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Executives & Employees

President & Chief Executive Officer

President & Chief Operating Officer

Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer & Principal Accounting Officer

Chief Operating Officer, Secretary & Executive Vice President

Vice President, General Counsel

Senior Vice President & Chief Marketing Officer

Senior Vice President, Chief of Innovation & Technology Officer

Chief Legal Officer

Chief Legal Officer

Vice President, Investor Relations & Treasurer

Board of Directors

Director at American International Automobile Dealers Association

Former Managing Partner at KPMG LLP

President & Chief Executive Officer at Lithia Motors, Inc.

President at Domestic Violence Solutions for Santa Barbara County

Former Vice President-Business Markets at AT&T, Inc.

Former Partner at Roberts Kaplan LLP

Chief Executive Officer at Sense Photonics, Inc.

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Owners & Shareholders
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Abrams Capital aims to maximize long-term total returns in variable market and economic conditions, while emphasizing preservation of capital. Their investment strategy is opportunistic and follows a fundamental, value-oriented approach. Investments generally are made with a long-term time horizon and are generally unlevered and long-biased. Abrams Capital and their affiliates have acquired and liquidated investments across a wide spectrum of asset types, investment strategies, market sectors, market cycles and industries. This spectrum includes, but is not limited to, domestic and foreign equity and debt securities, distressed securities, and private and/or illiquid investments.

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Lyrical Asset Management employs a value investment approach. They believe that a portfolio of companies with low valuations relative to their long-term normalized earnings power will outperform the overall market over time. The firm's philosophy is to invest only in businesses that they believe are of high quality. Investments are limited to publicly-traded equity securities and cash equivalents. Clients may impose restrictions on investing in certain securities or types of securities. Each portfolio candidate/stock idea goes through a fundamental research process. This process is designed to develop an understanding of the business, including drivers of growth and profitability, competitive advantages, position and leverage with customers and suppliers, historical and potential business threats/opportunities, and management style, objectives and incentives. Attractive investment ideas are considered for inclusion in the portfolio.

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SCA is a value-oriented investment adviser that focuses primarily on US corporate equity, but also invests in other securities and investments on behalf of the Funds. Their funds seek high absolute investment returns, while minimizing the risk of capital loss, by purchasing securities and other financial instruments with trading values substantially below their intrinsic value and selling short securities and other financial instruments with trading values substantially above their intrinsic value. The firm primarily constructs its portfolio from the bottom-up.

Recent Transactions
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Lithia Motors, Inc. purchases Hyundai Motor CoLtd /3 Las Vegas Dealerships from Hyundai Motor Co., Ltd.

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Lithia Motors, Inc. issued USD Common Stock

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Lithia Motors, Inc. purchases Suburban Collection Group, Inc.

Insider Transactions
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Managing Director

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Advisors & Consultants
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Senior Counsel at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati PC

Clients

Shift Technologies, Inc. provides online automobile purchasing services. It also provides end-to-end auto ecommerce platform transforming the used car industry with a technology-driven, hassle-free customer experience. The firm operates through the following segments: Retail and Wholesale. The Retail segment represents retail sales of used vehicles through its ecommerce platform and fees earned on sales of value-added products associated with those vehicles sales such as vehicle service contracts, guaranteed asset protection waiver coverage, prepaid maintenance plans, and appearance protection plans. The Wholesale segment represents sales of used vehicles through wholesale auctions or directly to a wholesaler. The company was founded by Irakly George Areshidze Arison, Toby Russell and Christian Ohler in 2013 and is headquartered in San Francisco, CA.

Key Stats and Financials As of 2020
Market Capitalization
$11.3B
Total Enterprise Value
$11.1B
Earnings Per Share
$19.51
Revenue
$13.1B
Net Profit
$470M
Total Equity
$2.66B
EBITDAMargin
6.14%
Enterprise Value / Sales
0.85x
Enterprise Value EBITDAOperating
13.42x
TEVNet Income
23.6x
Debt TEV
0.38x
EBITDA
$806M
Total Debt
$4.21B
Three Year Compounded Annual Growth Rate Of Revenue
9.17%
Non-Profit Donations & Grants
$1,000 - $2,499
2019
$100 - $999
2018
$1,000 - $2,499
2017
Political Donations
$1,000
2006
Investments
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Shift Platform, Inc. engages in the provision of a platform for buying, selling, and servicing of used cars. The company was founded by Irakly George Areshidze Arison, Joel Washington, Christian Ohler, Minnie Ingersoll, and Morgan Knutson in 2014 and is headquartered in San Francisco, CA.

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Suppliers
General Motors Company IT Consulting & Services | Detroit, Michigan

General Motors Co. engages in the designing, manufacturing, and selling of cars, trucks and automobile parts. It also provides automotive financing services through General Motors Financial Company, Inc. The firm operates through the following segments: GM North America, GM International, Cruise and GM Financial. The company sells vehicles under the Chevrolet, Cadillac, Baojun, Buick, GMC, Holden, Jiefang, Wuling, Maven, and OnStar brands. General Motors was founded by William C. Durant on September 16, 1908 and is headquartered in Detroit, MI.

Honda Motor Co., Ltd. Industrial Machinery & Manufacturing | Tokyo, Japan

Honda Motor Co., Ltd. engages in the manufacture and sale of automobiles, motorcycles, and power products. It operates through the following segments: Automobile, Motorcycle, Financial Services, and Power Product and Other Businesses. The Automobile segment manufactures and sells automobiles and related accessories. The Motorcycle segment handles all-terrain vehicles, motorcycle business, and related parts. The Financial Services segment provides financial and insurance services. The Power Product and Other Businesses segment offers power products and relevant parts. The company was founded by Soichiro Honda on September 24, 1948 and is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan.

Toyota Motor Corp. Industrial Machinery & Manufacturing | Toyota, Japan

Toyota Motor Corp. engages in the manufacture and sale of motor vehicles and parts. It operates through the following segments: Automotive, Financial Services, and All Other. The Automotive segment designs, manufactures, assembles and sells passenger cars, minivans, trucks, and related vehicle parts and accessories. It is also involved in the development of intelligent transport systems. The Financial Services segment offers purchase or lease financing to Toyota vehicle dealers and customers. It also provides retail leasing through lease contracts purchase by dealers. The All Others segment deals with the design and manufacture and sale of housing, telecommunications and other businesses. The company was founded by Kiichiro Toyoda on August 28, 1937 and is headquartered in Toyota, Japan.

Competitors
CarMax, Inc. Automobiles - Richmond, VA

CarMax, Inc. is a holding company, which engages in the retail of used vehicles and wholesale of vehicle auction operator. It operates through the CarMax Sales Operations and CarMax Auto Finance (CAF) segments. The CarMax Sales Operations segment comprises of all aspects of its auto merchandising and service operations. The CAF segment pertains to its finance operation, which offers vehicle financing services to customers buying retail vehicles. The company was founded by Richard L. Sharp and William Austin Ligon in 1993 and is headquartered in Richmond, VA.

Vroom, Inc. Automobiles - New York, New York

Vroom, Inc. engages in providing ecommerce platform for buy and sell of used vehicles. The company operates through the following segments: Ecommerce, Texas Direct Auto (TDA) and Wholesale. The Ecommerce segment represents retail sales of used vehicles through the its ecommerce platform and fees earned on sales of value-added products associated with those vehicles sales. The TDA segment handles s retail sales of used vehicles from TDA and fees earned on sales of value-added products associated with those vehicles sales. The Wholesale segment involves in sales of used vehicles through wholesale auctions. The company was founded by Kevin P. Westfall, Elie C. Wurtman, Allon Bloch, Mike Welch, Richard Williams and Marshall Chesrown in 2012 and is headquartered in New York, NY.

Shift Platform, Inc. Automobiles - San Francisco, CA

Shift Platform, Inc. engages in the provision of a platform for buying, selling, and servicing of used cars. The company was founded by Irakly George Areshidze Arison, Joel Washington, Christian Ohler, Minnie Ingersoll, and Morgan Knutson in 2014 and is headquartered in San Francisco, CA.

Awards & Honors
Rank #346
2016
Fortune Magazine - Fortune 1000 Companies
Sponsored by Fortune Magazine
Rank #346
2016
Fortune Magazine - Fortune 500 Companies
Sponsored by Fortune Magazine
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