NYSE:KAR - KAR Auction Services Stock Price, Price Target & More

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$54.52 -0.64 (-1.16 %)
(As of 06/25/2018 11:32 AM ET)
Previous Close$54.91
Today's Range$54.38 - $54.94
52-Week Range$40.27 - $56.75
Volume9,502 shs
Average Volume871,628 shs
Market Capitalization$7.44 billion
P/E Ratio22.06
Dividend Yield2.54%
KAR Auction Services logoKAR 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


Debt-to-Equity Ratio1.75
Current Ratio1.30
Quick Ratio1.30


Trailing P/E Ratio22.06
Forward P/E Ratio18.23
P/E Growth1.32

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$3.46 billion
Price / Sales2.13
Cash Flow$4.5282 per share
Price / Cash12.04
Book Value$10.98 per share
Price / Book4.97


EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$2.50
Net Income$362 million
Net Margins10.81%
Return on Equity24.93%
Return on Assets5.22%


Outstanding Shares134,960,000

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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 announced a quarterly dividend on Tuesday, May 8th. Investors of record on Thursday, June 21st will be given a dividend of $0.35 per share on Thursday, July 5th. This represents a $1.40 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 2.57%. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, June 20th. View KAR Auction Services' Dividend History.

How were KAR Auction Services' earnings last quarter?

KAR Auction Services Inc (NYSE:KAR) announced its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, May, 8th. The specialty retailer reported $0.82 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $0.76 by $0.06. The specialty retailer had revenue of $950.50 million for the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $923.66 million. KAR Auction Services had a net margin of 10.81% and a return on equity of 24.93%. KAR Auction Services's quarterly revenue was up 9.7% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the previous year, the business posted $0.62 EPS. 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 Monday, August, 6th 2018. 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, May, 8th. The company provided earnings per share (EPS) guidance of $2.89-3.04 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus EPS estimate of $2.97.

What price target have analysts set for KAR?

9 Wall Street analysts have issued 12 month target prices for KAR Auction Services' shares. Their forecasts range from $50.00 to $66.00. On average, they anticipate KAR Auction Services' stock price to reach $58.6250 in the next twelve months. View Analyst Ratings for KAR Auction Services.

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 65)
  • Mr. Eric M. Loughmiller, Exec. VP & CFO (Age 58)
  • Mr. Donald S. Gottwald, COO & Chief Strategy Officer (Age 51)
  • Ms. Rebecca C. Polak, Chief Legal Officer & Sec. (Age 47)
  • Mr. John W. Kett, CEO & Pres of Insurance Auto Auctions (Age 54)

Has KAR Auction Services been receiving favorable news coverage?

News coverage about KAR stock has been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment reports. Accern ranks the sentiment of media coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. KAR Auction Services earned a coverage optimism score of 0.16 on Accern's scale. They also assigned media stories about the specialty retailer an impact score of 45.82 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company's share price in the next several days.

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 Summit Trail Advisors LLC (4.89%), BlackRock Inc. (4.65%), OppenheimerFunds Inc. (2.99%), Mawer Investment Management Ltd. (2.43%), Principal Financial Group Inc. (2.35%) and Principal Financial Group Inc. (2.35%). 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, John W Kett, Kelly Peter, Lisa A Price, Mark E Hill, Rebecca C Polak and Thomas J Caruso. 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 Millennium Management LLC, BlackRock Inc., Boston Partners, Victory Capital Management Inc., Epoch Investment Partners Inc., Principal Financial Group Inc., Principal Financial Group Inc. and GW&K Investment Management LLC. Company insiders that have sold KAR Auction Services company stock in the last year include Benjamin Skuy, Donald S Gottwald, Hilaire Stephane St, John W Kett, 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 acquired by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Summit Trail Advisors LLC, Mawer Investment Management Ltd., BNP Paribas Arbitrage SA, Cardinal Capital Management LLC CT, Pagoda Asset Management LP, Thompson Siegel & Walmsley LLC, Wells Fargo & Company MN and Schroder Investment Management Group. 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 $54.52.

How big of a company is KAR Auction Services?

KAR Auction Services has a market capitalization of $7.44 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.

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 (KAR)

Community Ranking:  2.7 out of 5 (star star)
Outperform Votes:  314 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  257 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  571
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This page was last updated on 6/25/2018 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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