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$87.40
Previous Close
$87.87
Day High
$87.69
Day Low
$84.59
52 Week High
07/7/14 - $97.20
52 Week Low
02/3/14 - $53.57
Market Cap
2.2B
Average Volume 10 Days
322.3K
EPS TTM
$4.78
Shares Outstanding
23.7M
EX-Date
11/19/14
P/E TM
17.7x
Dividend
$0.64
Dividend Yield
0.72%
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lithia motors inc-cl a (LAD) Details

Lithia Motors, Inc. operates as an automotive franchisee and retailer of new and used vehicles in the United States. The company sells new and used vehicles, and replacement parts; provides vehicle maintenance, warranty, paint, and repair services; and offers related financing, service contracts, vehicle protection products, and credit insurance services. As of February 21, 2014, the company offered 28 brands of new vehicles and various brands of used vehicles in 96 stores, as well as online at Lithia.com. Lithia Motors, Inc. was founded in 1946 and is based in Medford, Oregon.

5,700 Employees
Last Reported Date: 02/21/14
Founded in 1946

lithia motors inc-cl a (LAD) Top Compensated Officers

Chief Executive Officer, President and Direct...
Total Annual Compensation: $800.0K
Founder and Executive Chairman
Total Annual Compensation: $840.0K
Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice Presiden...
Total Annual Compensation: $386.0K
Senior Vice President of Operations
Total Annual Compensation: $390.0K
Executive Vice President
Total Annual Compensation: $492.0K
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2013.

lithia motors inc-cl a (LAD) Key Developments

Lithia Motors Inc. Approves Dividend for the Third Quarter Ended September 30, 2014, Payable on December 05, 2014

The board of directors of Lithia Motors Inc. has approved a dividend of $0.16 per share related to third quarter ended September 30, 2014 financial results. The company will pay the dividend December 5, 2014 to shareholders of record on November 21, 2014.

Lithia Motors Inc. Announces Unaudited Consolidated Earnings Results for the Third Quarter and Nine Months Ended September 30, 2014; Provides Earnings Guidance for the Fourth Quarter, Full Year 2014 and First Quarter and Full Year 2015

Lithia Motors Inc. announced unaudited consolidated earnings results for the third quarter and nine months ended September 30, 2014. For the quarter, the company reported total revenues of $1,297,111,000 against $1,069,290,000 a year ago. Income from operations was $60,146,000 against $51,720,000 a year ago. Income from continuing operations before income taxes was $55,995,000 against $47,713,000 a year ago. Income from continuing operations was $34,537,000 or $1.31 per diluted share compared to $30,891,000 or $1.18 per diluted share a year ago. Net income was $34,537,000 or $1.31 diluted net income per share against $31,018,000 or $1.18 diluted net income per share a year ago. Adjusted income from operations was $61,029,000. Adjusted income from continuing operations before income taxes was $56,878,000 against $47,713,000 a year ago. Adjusted income from continuing operations was $34,907,000 or $1.32 per diluted share compared to $29,607,000 or $1.13 per diluted share a year ago. For the nine months, the company reported total revenues of $3,597,019,000 against $2,980,875,000 a year ago. Income from operations was $165,883,000 against $137,957,000 a year ago. Income from continuing operations before income taxes was $153,773,000 against $124,548,000 a year ago. Income from continuing operations was $94,401,000 or $3.58 per diluted share compared to $78,054,000 or $2.98 per diluted share a year ago. Net income was $97,580,000 or $3.71 diluted net income per share against $78,628,000 or $2.968 diluted net income per share a year ago. Adjusted income from operations was $170,860,000 against $141,770,000 a year ago. Adjusted income from continuing operations before income taxes was $158,750,000 against $128,361,000 a year ago. Adjusted income from continuing operations was $97,160,000 or $3.69 per diluted share compared to $78,871,000 or $3.02 per diluted share a year ago. Net cash provided by operating activities was $87,702,000 compared to $112,674,000 a year ago. Adjusted net cash provided by operating activities was $118,077,000 compared to $115,359,000 a year ago. The company projects 2014 fourth quarter earnings guidance within a range of $1.17 to $1.19 per diluted share, including earnings related to the DCH Auto Group. Full-year 2014 earnings are projected to be $4.86 to $4.88 per diluted share. Both projections are based on the following full year assumptions. Additionally, the fourth quarter projection excludes $0.04 to $0.06 per share and the full year projection excludes $0.06 to $0.08 per share in acquisition expenses and is based on the following assumptions: Continuing operations projections: Total revenues of $5.2 to $5.4 billion - Tax rate of 40% - Full year capital expenditures of $90 million. Same store projections: Total revenues of $4.2 to $4.4 billion. The company projects 2015 first quarter earnings $1.18 to $1.21 per diluted share. 2015 full year earnings of $5.60 to $5.80 per diluted share, with Lithia operations contributing $4.95 to $5.05 per diluted share and DCH operations contributing $0.65 to $0.75 per diluted share. Both projections are based on the following annual assumptions: Continuing operations projections: Total revenues of $7.4 to $7.6 billion - Tax rate of 40% - Full year capital expenditures are $80 million. Same store projections - Total revenues of $5.4 to $5.6 billion.

Lithia Motors Inc. Reports Preliminary Earnings Results for the Third Quarter Ended September 30, 2014; Provides Earnings Guidance for Fourth Quarter of 2014, First Quarter of 2015 and Fiscal 2015

Lithia Motors Inc. reported preliminary earnings results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2014. The company reported that based on preliminary results, third quarter 2014 adjusted net income from continuing operations is estimated in a range of $34.0 to $34.8 million, or $1.30 to $1.32 per diluted share. This is the higher third quarter diluted EPS in company history, but is slightly below guidance of $1.36 to $1.38. This compares to 2013 third quarter adjusted net income from continuing operations of $29.6 million or $1.13 per diluted share. Unadjusted net income from continuing operations for the third quarter of 2014 is estimated in a range of $33.7 million to $34.5 million, or $1.29 to $1.31 per diluted share, compared to $30.9 million or $1.18 per diluted share for the third quarter of 2013. The company projects its 2014 fourth quarter earnings guidance within a range of $1.17 to $1.19 per diluted share, including the impact of the DCH acquisition. Full-year 2014 earnings guidance is projected within a range of $4.86 to $4.88 per diluted share. Tax rate expected at 40%. The company projects 2015 first quarter earnings guidance in a range of $1.18 to $1.21 per diluted share and 2015 full year earnings guidance in a range of $5.60 to $5.80 per diluted share, with Lithia operations contributing $4.95 to $5.05 per diluted share and DCH operations contributing $0.65 to $0.75 per diluted share. Tax rate expected at 40%.

 

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