NYSE:LAD - Lithia Motors Stock Price, News, & Analysis

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$70.72 -1.51 (-2.09 %)
(As of 12/10/2018 03:43 PM ET)
Previous Close$72.23
Today's Range$69.85 - $72.34
52-Week Range$72.00 - $127.99
Volume33,606 shs
Average Volume248,424 shs
Market Capitalization$1.70 billion
P/E Ratio8.50
Dividend Yield1.61%
Beta1.36
Lithia Motors, Inc. operates automotive franchises, and retails new and used vehicles in the United States. The company operates in three segments: Domestic, Import, and Luxury. It sells new and used cars, replacement parts, vehicle service contracts, vehicle protection products, and credit insurance products; provides vehicle maintenance, warranty, paint, and repair services; and arranges related financing. As of February 23, 2018, the company offered 30 brands of new vehicles and various brands of used vehicles in 171 stores in the United States, as well as through online at approximately 200 Websites. Lithia Motors, Inc. was founded in 1946 and is headquartered in Medford, Oregon.

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Industry, Sector and Symbol

Stock Exchange NYSE
Industry Automotive dealers & gasoline service stations
Sub-IndustryAutomotive Retail
SectorRetail/Wholesale
Current SymbolNYSE:LAD
Previous Symbol
CUSIP53679710
Phone541-776-6401

Debt

Debt-to-Equity Ratio1.07
Current Ratio1.20
Quick Ratio0.23

Price-To-Earnings

Trailing P/E Ratio8.50
Forward P/E Ratio7.17
P/E Growth0.59

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$10.09 billion
Price / Sales0.16
Cash Flow$10.5395 per share
Price / Cash Flow6.71
Book Value$43.38 per share
Price / Book1.63

Profitability

EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$8.39
Net Income$245.21 million
Net Margins2.56%
Return on Equity20.75%
Return on Assets4.72%

Miscellaneous

Employees12,899
Outstanding Shares23,490,000
Market Cap$1.70 billion
OptionableOptionable

Lithia Motors (NYSE:LAD) Frequently Asked Questions

What is Lithia Motors' stock symbol?

Lithia Motors trades on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the ticker symbol "LAD."

How often does Lithia Motors pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Lithia Motors?

Lithia Motors announced a quarterly dividend on Wednesday, October 24th. Stockholders of record on Friday, November 9th will be paid a dividend of $0.29 per share on Friday, November 23rd. This represents a $1.16 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 1.64%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, November 8th. View Lithia Motors' Dividend History.

How were Lithia Motors' earnings last quarter?

Lithia Motors Inc (NYSE:LAD) announced its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, October, 24th. The company reported $2.83 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $2.53 by $0.30. The company earned $3.09 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $3.17 billion. Lithia Motors had a return on equity of 20.75% and a net margin of 2.56%. Lithia Motors's revenue for the quarter was up 15.4% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the prior year, the business earned $2.18 EPS. View Lithia Motors' Earnings History.

When is Lithia Motors' next earnings date?

Lithia Motors is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Wednesday, February 13th 2019. View Earnings Estimates for Lithia Motors.

What guidance has Lithia Motors issued on next quarter's earnings?

Lithia Motors updated its FY18 earnings guidance on Wednesday, October, 24th. The company provided EPS guidance of approx $9.50 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus EPS estimate of $9.49. The company issued revenue guidance of $11.75-12.25 billion, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $12.04 billion.Lithia Motors also updated its FY 2018 guidance to $9.50-9.50 EPS.

What price target have analysts set for LAD?

6 brokerages have issued 12-month price objectives for Lithia Motors' shares. Their predictions range from $103.00 to $110.00. On average, they expect Lithia Motors' share price to reach $106.75 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 50.9% from the stock's current price. View Analyst Price Targets for Lithia Motors.

What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for Lithia Motors?

6 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Lithia Motors in the last year. There are currently 1 hold rating and 5 buy ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Buy." View Analyst Ratings for Lithia Motors.

Has Lithia Motors been receiving favorable news coverage?

News stories about LAD stock have been trending very positive this week, InfoTrie Sentiment Analysis reports. InfoTrie identifies negative and positive news coverage by analyzing more than six thousand news and blog sources in real-time. The firm ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -5 to 5, with scores closest to five being the most favorable. Lithia Motors earned a media sentiment score of 3.9 on InfoTrie's scale. They also gave media headlines about the company a news buzz of 10.0 out of 10, indicating that recent news coverage is extremely likely to have an impact on the company's share price in the next few days.

Who are some of Lithia Motors' key competitors?

Who are Lithia Motors' key executives?

Lithia Motors' management team includes the folowing people:
  • Mr. Sidney B. DeBoer, Founder & Chairman (Age 75)
  • Mr. Bryan B. DeBoer, CEO, Pres & Director (Age 52)
  • Mr. John F. North III, Sr. VP, CFO & Principal Accounting Officer (Age 40)
  • Mr. Scott A. Hillier, Sr. VP of Operations (Age 55)
  • Mr. Christopher S. Holzshu, Exec. VP (Age 45)

Who are Lithia Motors' major shareholders?

Lithia Motors' stock is owned by a variety of of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional investors include BlackRock Inc. (14.51%), Vanguard Group Inc. (9.89%), Abrams Capital Management L.P. (8.51%), Neuberger Berman Group LLC (4.96%), Dimensional Fund Advisors LP (4.78%) and GW&K Investment Management LLC (2.58%). Company insiders that own Lithia Motors stock include Bryan B Deboer, Chris Holzshu, George Chun-Wai Liang, John F North, Kenneth E Roberts, Sidney B Deboer, Susan O Cain and Thomas R Becker. View Institutional Ownership Trends for Lithia Motors.

Which major investors are selling Lithia Motors stock?

LAD stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including BlackRock Inc., Victory Capital Management Inc., Morgan Stanley, Wells Fargo & Company MN, Hodges Capital Management Inc., Thrivent Financial for Lutherans, Neuberger Berman Group LLC and Ceredex Value Advisors LLC. Company insiders that have sold Lithia Motors company stock in the last year include Kenneth E Roberts and Sidney B Deboer. View Insider Buying and Selling for Lithia Motors.

Which major investors are buying Lithia Motors stock?

LAD stock was bought by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Abrams Capital Management L.P., Tyvor Capital LLC, RK Capital Management LLC, JPMorgan Chase & Co., JPMorgan Chase & Co., Dimensional Fund Advisors LP, Zweig DiMenna Associates LLC and William Blair Investment Management LLC. Company insiders that have bought Lithia Motors stock in the last two years include Chris Holzshu and John F North. View Insider Buying and Selling for Lithia Motors.

How do I buy shares of Lithia Motors?

Shares of LAD 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 Lithia Motors' stock price today?

One share of LAD stock can currently be purchased for approximately $70.72.

How big of a company is Lithia Motors?

Lithia Motors has a market capitalization of $1.70 billion and generates $10.09 billion in revenue each year. The company earns $245.21 million in net income (profit) each year or $8.39 on an earnings per share basis. Lithia Motors employs 12,899 workers across the globe.

What is Lithia Motors' official website?

The official website for Lithia Motors is http://www.lithia.com.

How can I contact Lithia Motors?

Lithia Motors' mailing address is 150 NORTH BARTLETT STREET, MEDFORD OR, 97501. The company can be reached via phone at 541-776-6401 or via email at [email protected]


MarketBeat Community Rating for Lithia Motors (NYSE LAD)

Community Ranking:  2.6 out of 5 (star star)
Outperform Votes:  250 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  238 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  488
MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about Lithia Motors and other stocks. Vote "Outperform" if you believe LAD will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. Vote "Underperform" if you believe LAD will underperform the S&P 500 over the long term. You may vote once every thirty days.
This page was last updated on 12/10/2018 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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