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)

25K

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 & 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 & 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

Executive Chairman & Chief Executive Officer

President & Chief Operating Officer

Chief Financial Officer & Executive Vice President

Interim Chief Financial Officer

Secretary, Executive Vice President & General Counsel

Eastern Region President

President, Eastern Region

Western Region President

Chief Customer Experience Officer & Executive Vice President

Executive Vice President-Customer Care & Brand Extensions

Board of Directors

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

Chief Financial Officer & Senior Vice President at Loews Corp.

Chief Executive Officer & President at Bright Health, Inc.

Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer at University of Miami

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

Professional at Great Point Capital, Inc.

Former Chief Executive Officer & President at AutoNation, Inc.

President & Chief Executive Officer, Celebrity Cruises at Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd.

Executive Chairman & Chief Executive Officer 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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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.

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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.

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 Westmont Body Werks, Inc.

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AutoNation, Inc. purchases BMW of Vista

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 Davis Wright Tremaine LLP

Advisor

Former Director, President & Chief Operating Officer at AutoNation, Inc.

Clients

Alphabet, Inc. is a holding company, which engages in the business of acquisition and operation of different companies. It operates through the Google and Other Bets segments. The Google segment includes its main Internet products such as ads, Android, Chrome, hardware, Google Cloud, Google Maps, Google Play, Search, and YouTube. The Other Bets segment consists of businesses such as Access, Calico, CapitalG, GV, Verily, Waymo, and X. The company was founded by Lawrence E. Page and Sergey Mikhaylovich Brin on October 2, 2015 and is headquartered in Mountain View, CA.

Key Stats and Financials As of 2019
Market Capitalization
$3.11B
Total Enterprise Value
$10.4B
Earnings Per Share
$4.97
Revenue
$21.3B
Net Profit
$450M
EBITDA
$963M
EBITDAMargin
4.51%
Total Debt
$6.03B
Total Equity
$3.16B
Enterprise Value Sales
0.49x
Enterprise Value EBITDAOperating
10.42x
TEVNet Income
23.08x
Debt TEV
0.58x
Three Year Compounded Annual Growth Rate Of Revenue
-0.42%
Five Year Compounded Annual Growth Rate Of Revenue
2.23%
Non-Profit Donations & Grants
Political Donations
$2,500
2014
$3,000
2014
$1,000
2013
Investments
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Waymo LLC operates as an autonomous vehicle development company. It provides sensors and software that are designed to detect pedestrians, cyclists, vehicles, and road work around a car. The company was founded by John Francis Krafcik in December 2016 and is headquartered in Mountain View, CA.

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Vroom, Inc. provides pre-owned car retail services. It purchases and sells used vehicles to customers through online. The company was founded by Kevin P. Westfall, Elie C. Wurtman, Allon Bloch, Mike Welch, Richard Williams and Marshall Chesrown in 2013 and is headquartered in New York, NY.

Investors
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Managing Member at Brown & Brown Nissan Mesa LLC

Suppliers
Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. Marine Shipping | Yokohama, Japan

Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. engages in the manufacture and sale of automotive products and marine equipment. It operates through the Automobile and Sales segments. The Automobile segment manufactures and sells vehicles, forklift, marine equipment, and related parts. The Sales segment handles sales finance and leasing business to support the sales activity of automobile business. The company was founded on December 26, 1933 and is headquartered in Yokohama, Japan.

Daimler AG Trucks, Construction & Farm Machinery | Stuttgart, Germany

Daimler AG is one of the world’s most successful automotive companies. With its divisions Mercedes-Benz Cars, Daimler Trucks, Mercedes-Benz Vans, Daimler Buses and Daimler Financial Services, the Daimler Group is one of the biggest producers of premium cars and the world’s biggest manufacturer of commercial vehicles with a global reach. Daimler Financial Services provides financing, leasing, fleet management, insurance and innovative mobility services. The company’s founders, Gottlieb Daimler and Carl Benz, made history with the invention of the automobile in the year 1886. As a pioneer of automotive engineering, Daimler continues to shape the future of mobility today: The Group’s focus is on innovative and green technologies as well as on safe and superior automobiles that appeal to and fascinate its customers. For many years now, Daimler has been investing continually in the development of alternative drive systems with the goal of making emission-free driving possible in the long term. So in addition to vehicles with hybrid drive, Daimler now has the broadest range of locally emission-free electric vehicles powered by batteries and fuel cells. This is just one example of how Daimler willingly accepts the challenge of meeting its responsibility towards society and the environment.

Audi AG Auto Parts & Tires | Ingolstadt, Germany

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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

CarMax, Inc. Automobiles - Richmond, VA

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

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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