NYSE:KAR - KAR Auction Services Stock Price, News, & Analysis

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$51.92 +0.63 (+1.23 %)
(As of 01/18/2019 04:00 PM ET)
Previous Close$51.92
Today's Range$51.38 - $52.57
52-Week Range$45.36 - $64.55
Volume1.12 million shs
Average Volume1.01 million shs
Market Capitalization$6.90 billion
P/E Ratio20.77
Dividend Yield2.73%
KAR Auction Services, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides used car auction and salvage auction services in the United States, Canada, Mexico, and the United Kingdom. The company operates through three segments: ADESA Auctions, IAA, and AFC. The ADESA Auctions segment offers whole car auctions and related services to the vehicle remarketing industry through online auctions and auction facilities. It also provides value-added services, such as auction related, transportation, reconditioning, inspection, title and repossession administration and remarketing, vehicle research, and analytical services, as well as data. This segment sells its products and services through vehicle manufacturers, fleet companies, rental car companies, finance companies, and others. The IAA segment offers various loss solutions and salvage vehicle auction services that facilitate the remarketing of vehicles for a range of sellers, including insurance companies, dealerships, rental car companies, fleet lease companies, and charitable organizations. This segment also provides catastrophe, vehicle inspection center, and transportation and towing services. The AFC segment offers floorplan financing, a short-term inventory-secured financing, to independent used vehicle dealers. As of December 31, 2017, the company had a network of 75 whole car auction locations and 175 salvage auction sites. The company was formerly known as KAR Holdings, Inc. and changed its name to KAR Auction Services, Inc. in November 2009. KAR Auction Services, Inc. was founded in 2006 and is headquartered in Carmel, Indiana.

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Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry Automotive dealers & gasoline service stations
Sub-IndustryDiversified Support Services



Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$3.46 billion
Cash Flow$4.6399 per share
Book Value$10.98 per share


Net Income$362 million


Market Cap$6.90 billion

KAR Auction Services (NYSE:KAR) Frequently Asked Questions

What is KAR Auction Services' stock symbol?

KAR Auction Services trades on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the ticker symbol "KAR."

How often does KAR Auction Services pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for KAR Auction Services?

KAR Auction Services declared a quarterly dividend on Wednesday, November 7th. Stockholders of record on Thursday, December 20th will be given a dividend of $0.35 per share on Friday, January 4th. This represents a $1.40 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 2.70%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, December 19th. View KAR Auction Services' Dividend History.

How were KAR Auction Services' earnings last quarter?

KAR Auction Services Inc (NYSE:KAR) posted its earnings results on Tuesday, November, 6th. The specialty retailer reported $0.70 EPS for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.71 by $0.01. The specialty retailer had revenue of $933.50 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $910.43 million. KAR Auction Services had a net margin of 11.62% and a return on equity of 26.50%. The company's quarterly revenue was up 10.7% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the previous year, the business posted $0.57 earnings per share. View KAR Auction Services' Earnings History.

When is KAR Auction Services' next earnings date?

KAR Auction Services is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Tuesday, February 19th 2019. View Earnings Estimates for KAR Auction Services.

What guidance has KAR Auction Services issued on next quarter's earnings?

KAR Auction Services issued an update on its FY18 earnings guidance on Tuesday, November, 6th. The company provided EPS guidance of $2.89-3.04 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus earnings per share estimate of $2.99. KAR Auction Services also updated its FY 2018 guidance to $2.89-3.04 EPS.

What price target have analysts set for KAR?

8 equities research analysts have issued twelve-month price targets for KAR Auction Services' shares. Their predictions range from $60.00 to $70.00. On average, they anticipate KAR Auction Services' stock price to reach $64.6667 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 24.6% from the stock's current price. View Analyst Price Targets for KAR Auction Services.

What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for KAR Auction Services?

8 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for KAR Auction Services in the last year. There are currently 3 hold ratings and 5 buy ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Buy." View Analyst Ratings for KAR Auction Services.

What are Wall Street analysts saying about KAR Auction Services stock?

Here are some recent quotes from research analysts about KAR Auction Services stock:
  • 1. According to Zacks Investment Research, "KAR Auction Services, Inc., through its subsidiaries, operates as a used vehicle and salvage auto auction company in North America. The company operates in three segments: ADESA, IAAI, and AFC. The ADESA segment provides whole car auctions and related services to commercial fleet operators, financial institutions, rental car companies, used vehicle dealers, vehicle manufacturers and their captive finance companies, and franchised and independent used vehicle dealers. This segment also provides value-added ancillary services, such as inspections, storage, transportation, reconditioning and titling, and other administrative services. The IAAI segment offers salvage vehicle auctions and related services. The AFC segment offers short-term and inventory-secured financing, known as floorplan financing, to independent used vehicle dealers. KAR Auction Services, Inc. is headquartered in Carmel, Indiana. " (1/17/2019)
  • 2. Stephens analysts commented, "We expect revenue and EBITDA y/y growth to go positive in 3Q as the PR hurricane effects dissipate and expect an optically very strong 4Q financial result (including 20+% EBITDA growth) as the company laps the unfortunate PR hurricane issues. Post results we conservatively tweaked our ’19 and beyond capex moderately higher, updated currencies and reduced our target EBITDA multiple in our DCF from 7.5 to 7.25X and moved to YE’19 target price, which led to no change in our $26 target price. LILAK STILL FEELS LIKE THE REST OF CABLE = A ’19 STORY- LILAK is poised to see a nice acceleration in results in 2H (4Q in particular as we assume they generate +20+% EBITDA growth as they comp the worst of the hurricane effects) as they begin to fully recover from the PR hurricane issues, continued strong growth at VTR and synergies/improvements at the CWC acquisition." (8/9/2018)

Has KAR Auction Services been receiving favorable news coverage?

News headlines about KAR stock have been trending somewhat positive this week, according to InfoTrie Sentiment. InfoTrie identifies negative and positive news coverage by reviewing more than six thousand news and blog sources. The firm ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -5 to 5, with scores nearest to five being the most favorable. KAR Auction Services earned a coverage optimism score of 0.9 on InfoTrie's scale. They also assigned press coverage about the specialty retailer a news buzz of 2.0 out of 10, meaning that recent news coverage is very unlikely to have an impact on the company's share price in the near term.

Who are some of KAR Auction Services' key competitors?

Who are KAR Auction Services' key executives?

KAR Auction Services' management team includes the folowing people:
  • Mr. James P. Hallett, Chairman & CEO (Age 66)
  • Mr. Eric M. Loughmiller, Exec. VP & CFO (Age 59)
  • Mr. Donald S. Gottwald, COO & Chief Strategy Officer (Age 52)
  • Ms. Rebecca C. Polak, Chief Legal Officer & Sec. (Age 48)
  • Mr. John W. Kett, CEO & Pres of Insurance Auto Auctions (Age 55)

Who are KAR Auction Services' major shareholders?

KAR Auction Services' stock is owned by a number of of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional investors include KAMES CAPITAL plc (0.46%), Peregrine Capital Management LLC (0.35%), Kirr Marbach & Co. LLC IN (0.12%), Retirement Systems of Alabama (0.05%), OLD Second National Bank of Aurora (0.02%) and Boston Advisors LLC (0.02%). Company insiders that own KAR Auction Services stock include Benjamin Skuy, Canny Rodríguez-Mariãƒâ¡Tegui, David Wallace Brace, Donald S Gottwald, Hilaire Stephane St, James E Money II, James P Hallett, John W Kett, Lisa A Price, Mark E Hill and Rebecca C Polak. View Institutional Ownership Trends for KAR Auction Services.

Which institutional investors are selling KAR Auction Services stock?

KAR stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including KAMES CAPITAL plc, Peregrine Capital Management LLC, CENTRAL TRUST Co, Oakbrook Investments LLC and First Hawaiian Bank. Company insiders that have sold KAR Auction Services company stock in the last year include Benjamin Skuy, Donald S Gottwald, James E Money II, James P Hallett, Lisa A Price and Rebecca C Polak. View Insider Buying and Selling for KAR Auction Services.

Which institutional investors are buying KAR Auction Services stock?

KAR stock was bought by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Kirr Marbach & Co. LLC IN, Retirement Systems of Alabama, Boston Advisors LLC, Highland Capital Management LLC, Fox Run Management L.L.C., Virtu Financial LLC, Ipswich Investment Management Co. Inc. and Cerebellum GP LLC. Company insiders that have bought KAR Auction Services stock in the last two years include David Wallace Brace and Mark E Hill. View Insider Buying and Selling for KAR Auction Services.

How do I buy shares of KAR Auction Services?

Shares of KAR can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages with access to the U.S. stock market include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.

What is KAR Auction Services' stock price today?

One share of KAR stock can currently be purchased for approximately $51.92.

How big of a company is KAR Auction Services?

KAR Auction Services has a market capitalization of $6.90 billion and generates $3.46 billion in revenue each year. The specialty retailer earns $362 million in net income (profit) each year or $2.50 on an earnings per share basis. KAR Auction Services employs 17,500 workers across the globe.

What is KAR Auction Services' official website?

The official website for KAR Auction Services is http://www.karauctionservices.com.

How can I contact KAR Auction Services?

KAR Auction Services' mailing address is 13085 HAMILTON CROSSING BOULEVARD, CARMEL IN, 46032. The specialty retailer can be reached via phone at 800-923-3725 or via email at [email protected]

MarketBeat Community Rating for KAR Auction Services (NYSE KAR)

Community Ranking:  2.8 out of 5 (star star)
Outperform Votes:  398 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  322 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  720
MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about KAR Auction Services and other stocks. Vote "Outperform" if you believe KAR will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. Vote "Underperform" if you believe KAR will underperform the S&P 500 over the long term. You may vote once every thirty days.
This page was last updated on 1/19/2019 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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