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)

21.6K

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

Chief Executive Officer & Director

President & Chief Operating Officer

Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer

Interim Chief Financial Officer

Executive Vice President, General Counsel & Corporate Secretary (Corporate Development)

Western Region President

Eastern Region President

President, Eastern Region

Executive Vice President & Chief Customer Experience Officer

Board of Directors

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

Chief Executive Officer & Director at AutoNation, Inc.

Senior Vice President & Chief Financial Officer at Loews Corp.

Vice Chairman, President & Chief Executive Officer at Bright Health, Inc.

Executive Vice President for Business & Finance & Chief Operating Officer at University of Miami

Professional at Great Point Capital, Inc.

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

Founder at Capstone Development LLC

President & Chief Executive Officer, Celebrity Cruises at Royal Caribbean Group

President, Eastern Region at AutoNation, Inc.

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Owners & Shareholders
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Eminence Capital focuses on fundamental long/short equity investing and seeks to generate above-average long-term capital appreciation through investments primarily in publicly-traded global equity securities. The firm employs bottom-up, fundamental research and quality value investment strategy. They look for high quality businesses and avoid or sell short low quality businesses.

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ESL’s overall investment philosophy is value-driven and based on disciplined, extensive fundamental analysis and field research. They look 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. 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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Schonfeld Strategic Advisors overall investment objective is to achieve capital appreciation of client assets at superior risk-adjusted rates of return. The firm identifies prospective Portfolio Managers through disciplined bottom-up analyses. The primary general investment strategies in which the Portfolio Managers invest are: Fundamental Equity/Relative Value, Global Quantitative/Statistical Arbitrage, and Tactical Trading. Schonfeld Strategic Advisors invests in US and non-US financial instruments for their clients, including but not limited to, stocks, bonds, options, warrants, swaps, futures, currencies, futures contracts, commodities, options, warrants, partnership interests, money market instruments, debt securities and other securities and derivatives.

Recent Transactions
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AutoNation, Inc. purchases Peacock Automotive Group /11 Stores & 1 Collision Center

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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

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

Legal Advisor

Partner at Akerman LLP

Key Stats and Financials As of 2020
Market Capitalization
$8.26B
Total Enterprise Value
$10.8B
Earnings Per Share
$4.3
Revenue
$20.4B
EBITDAMargin
5.61%
Enterprise Value EBITDAOperating
9.16x
TEVNet Income
28.32x
Debt TEV
0.48x
Enterprise Value / Sales
0.53x
Total Equity
$3.24B
EBITDA
$1.14B
Total Debt
$5.19B
Net Profit
$382M
Three Year Compounded Annual Growth Rate Of Revenue
-1.8%
Non-Profit Donations & Grants
Political Donations
$2,500
2014
$3,000
2014
$1,000
2013
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Waymo LLC operates as an autonomous vehicle development company. It provides sensors, 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. 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.

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 Other Business & Consulting Services | Ingolstadt, Germany

The Audi Group, comprising the two brands Audi and Lamborghini, is one of the world’s leading carmakers in the premium and supercar segment. The core of the Company comprises the Audi brand, whose vehicles delight customers with their outstanding modern design, technological innovations and high build quality. The ambition to fulfill challenging customer expectations with pioneering vehicle concepts is manifested in the brand essence “Vorsprung durch Technik,” which encompasses the brand values sportiness, sophistication and progressiveness.

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

Sonic Automotive, Inc. Automobiles - Charlotte, North Carolina

Sonic Automotive, Inc. operates as a automotive retailer. Its services include sales of both new and used cars and light trucks, sales of replacement parts and performance of vehicle maintenance, warranty, paint and repair services and arrangement of extended service contracts, financing, insurance, vehicle protection products and other aftermarket products for automotive customers. The firm operates through the following segments: Franchised Dealerships and EchoPark. The Franchised Dealerships segment provides comprehensive services, which include sales of both new and used cars and light trucks, sales of replacement parts and performance of vehicle maintenance, manufacturer warranty repairs, and paint and collision repair services. The EchoPark segment sales used cars and light trucks. The company was founded by Ollen Bruton Smith and Bryan Scott Smith in January 1997 and is headquartered in Charlotte, NC.

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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