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Last $96.67 USD
Change Today +2.34 / 2.48%
Volume 162.0K
As of 8:04 PM 03/27/15 All times are local (Market data is delayed by at least 15 minutes).

lithia motors inc-cl a (LAD) Snapshot

Open
$94.42
Previous Close
$94.33
Day High
$97.25
Day Low
$94.42
52 Week High
03/23/15 - $99.50
52 Week Low
10/13/14 - $63.05
Market Cap
2.5B
Average Volume 10 Days
248.0K
EPS TTM
$5.29
Shares Outstanding
23.7M
EX-Date
03/11/15
P/E TM
18.3x
Dividend
$0.64
Dividend Yield
0.66%
Current Stock Chart for LITHIA MOTORS INC-CL A (LAD)

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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 cars, and replacement parts; provides vehicle maintenance, warranty, paint, and repair services; and offers related financing; and sells service contracts, vehicle protection products, and credit insurance products. As of March 2, 2015, it offered 30 brands of new vehicles and various brands of used vehicles in 130 stores; and online through Lithia.com and DCHauto.com. The company was founded in 1946 and is headquartered in Medford, Oregon.

8,827 Employees
Last Reported Date: 03/2/15
Founded in 1946

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

Chief Executive Officer, President and Direct...
Total Annual Compensation: $840.0K
Founder and Executive Chairman
Total Annual Compensation: $840.0K
Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice Presiden...
Total Annual Compensation: $420.0K
Senior Vice President of Operations
Total Annual Compensation: $420.0K
Consultant
Total Annual Compensation: $348.0K
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

lithia motors inc-cl a (LAD) Key Developments

Lithia Motors Inc. Announces Unaudited Consolidated Earnings Results for the Fourth Quarter and Full Year Ended December 31, 2014; Provides Earnings Guidance for the First Quarter and Full Year of 2015; Reports Asset Impairment for the Fourth Quarter Ended December 31, 2014

Lithia Motors Inc. announced unaudited consolidated earnings results for the fourth quarter and full year ended December 31, 2014. For the quarter, the company reported total revenues of $1,793,307,000 against $1,024,874,000 a year ago. Income from operations was $66,016,000 against $45,561,000 a year ago. Income from continuing operations before income taxes was $56,722,000 against $41,240,000 a year ago. Income from continuing operations was $41,140,000 or $1.55 diluted per share against $27,160,000 or $1.03 diluted per share a year ago. Net income was $41,140,000 or $1.55 diluted per share against $27,372,000 or $1.04 diluted per share a year ago. Total revenues of same store were $1,160,650,000 against $1,022,305,000 a year ago. Adjusted income from operations was $68,689,000, adjusted income from continuing operations before income taxes was $60,555,000 and adjusted net income from continuing operations was $37,527,000 or $1.42 adjusted diluted per share against adjusted income from operations of $45,371,000, adjusted income from continuing operations before income taxes of $41,050,000 and adjusted net income from continuing operations was $25,749,000 or $0.98 adjusted diluted per share a year ago. For the year, the company reported total revenues of $5,390,326,000 against $4,005,749,000 a year ago. Income from operations was $231,899,000 against $183,518,000 a year ago. Income from continuing operations before income taxes was $210,495,000 against $165,788,000 a year ago. Income from continuing operations was $135,540,000 or $5.14 diluted per share against $105,214,000 or $4.02 diluted per share a year ago. Net income was $138,720,000 or $5.26 diluted per share against $106,000,000 or $4.05 diluted per share a year ago. Total revenues of same store were $4,484,788,000 against $3,999,332,000 a year ago. Net cash provided by operating activities was $30,319,000 against $32,059,000 a year ago. Adjusted net cash provided by operating activities was $213,297,000 against $135,547,000 a year ago. Adjusted income from operations was $239,548,000, adjusted income from continuing operations before income taxes was $219,304,000 and adjusted net income from continuing operations was $134,711,000 or $5.11 adjusted diluted per share against adjusted income from operations of $187,140,000, adjusted income from continuing operations before income taxes of $169,410,000 and adjusted net income from continuing operations was $104,619,000 or $3.99 adjusted diluted per share a year ago. For the quarter, the company reported asset impairment of $1,853,000. The company provided earnings guidance for the first quarter and full year of 2015. The company projects 2015 first quarter earnings of $1.18 to $1.21 per diluted share. The company projects 2015 full year earnings of $5.95 to $6.05 per diluted share. Both projections are based on continuing operations projections of total revenues of $7.5 to $7.7 billion, full year capital expenditures are $120 million and total revenues of same store of $5.2 to $5.4 billion.

Lithia Motors Inc. Approves Dividend for Fourth Quarter 2014, Payable on March 27, 2015

Lithia Motors Inc. Board of Directors has approved a dividend of $0.16 per share related to fourth quarter 2014 financial results. The company will pay the dividend March 27, 2015 to shareholders of record on March 13, 2015.

Lithia Motors Mulls Acquisitions

Lithia Motors Inc. (NYSE:LAD) announced that acquisitions will continue to be an important part of its future growth story.

 

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