Lithia Motors Company Profile (NYSE:LAD)

About Lithia Motors (NYSE:LAD)

Lithia Motors logoLithia Motors, Inc. is an operator of automotive franchises and a retailer of new and used vehicles and related services. As of February 28, 2017, it offered 30 brands of new vehicles and all brands of used vehicles in 154 stores in the United States and online at, and It operates through three segments: Domestic, Import and Luxury. Its Domestic segment consists of retail automotive franchises that sell new vehicles manufactured by Chrysler, General Motors and Ford. Its Import segment consists of retail automotive franchises that sell new vehicles manufactured primarily by Honda, Toyota, Subaru, Nissan and Volkswagen. Its Luxury segment consists of retail automotive franchises that sell new vehicles manufactured primarily by BMW, Mercedes-Benz and Lexus. The franchises in each segment also sell used vehicles, parts and automotive services, and automotive finance and insurance products.

Industry, Sector and Symbol:
  • Sector: Retail/Wholesale
  • Industry: Auto Dealerships
  • Sub-Industry: Automotive Retail
  • Symbol: NYSE:LAD
  • CUSIP: 53679710
  • Web:
  • Market Cap: $2.3 billion
  • Outstanding Shares: 25,038,000
Average Prices:
  • 50 Day Moving Avg: $90.14
  • 200 Day Moving Avg: $93.76
  • 52 Week Range: $68.70 - $105.32
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: 11.21
  • Foreward P/E Ratio: 10.04
  • P/E Growth: 0.43
Sales & Book Value:
  • Annual Revenue: $8.93 billion
  • Price / Sales: 0.26
  • Book Value: $37.78 per share
  • Price / Book: 2.43
  • Annual Dividend: $1.00
  • Dividend Yield: 1.2%
  • EBIDTA: $413.53 million
  • Net Margins: 2.31%
  • Return on Equity: 22.67%
  • Return on Assets: 5.64%
  • Debt-to-Equity Ratio: 0.84%
  • Current Ratio: 1.17%
  • Quick Ratio: 0.22%
  • Average Volume: 310,114 shs.
  • Beta: 1.71
  • Short Ratio: 10.92

Frequently Asked Questions for Lithia Motors (NYSE:LAD)

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 declared a quarterly dividend on Wednesday, April 19th. Stockholders of record on Friday, May 12th will be paid a dividend of $0.27 per share on Friday, May 26th. This represents a $1.08 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 1.18%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, May 10th. This is a positive change from Lithia Motors's previous quarterly dividend of $0.25. View Lithia Motors' Dividend History.

How were Lithia Motors' earnings last quarter?

Lithia Motors Inc (NYSE:LAD) released its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, April, 19th. The company reported $1.78 EPS for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $1.77 by $0.01. The company earned $2.24 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $2.22 billion. Lithia Motors had a return on equity of 22.67% and a net margin of 2.31%. Lithia Motors's revenue was up 12.8% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the prior year, the company posted $1.55 earnings per share. View Lithia Motors' Earnings History.

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

Lithia Motors updated its FY17 earnings guidance on Wednesday, April, 19th. The company provided earnings per share guidance of $8.05-8.35 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus estimate of $8.27. The company issued revenue guidance of $9.2-9.4 billion, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $9.55 billion.

Where is Lithia Motors' stock going? Where will Lithia Motors' stock price be in 2017?

5 brokerages have issued 1-year price objectives for Lithia Motors' shares. Their predictions range from $104.00 to $115.00. On average, they anticipate Lithia Motors' stock price to reach $111.00 in the next year. View Analyst Ratings for Lithia Motors.

Who are some of Lithia Motors' key competitors?

Who are Lithia Motors' key executives?

Lithia Motors' management team includes the folowing people:

  • Sidney B. DeBoer, Chairman of the Board
  • Bryan B. DeBoer, President, Chief Executive Officer, Director
  • John F. North III, Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President
  • Christopher Holzshu, Chief Human Resource Officer, Executive Vice President, Secretary
  • Scott A. Hillier, Senior Vice President
  • George C. Liang, Senior Vice President
  • Thomas Ralph Becker, Lead Independent Director
  • Susan O. Cain CPA, Independent Director
  • Kenneth E. Roberts, Independent Director
  • David J. Robino, Independent Director

Who owns Lithia Motors stock?

Lithia Motors' stock is owned by a variety of of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional investors include BlackRock Inc. (11.49%), Vanguard Group Inc. (8.08%), Bank of New York Mellon Corp (6.21%), Neuberger Berman Group LLC (5.81%), Alliancebernstein L.P. (4.66%) and Dimensional Fund Advisors LP (3.65%). Company insiders that own Lithia Motors stock include Bryan B Deboer, Kenneth E Roberts, Sidney B Deboer, Susan O Cain, Thomas R Becker and William J Young. View Institutional Ownership Trends for Lithia Motors.

Who sold Lithia Motors stock? Who is selling Lithia Motors stock?

Lithia Motors' stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Lakewood Capital Management LP, Granahan Investment Management Inc. MA, JPMorgan Chase & Co., Channing Capital Management LLC, PNC Financial Services Group Inc., Stifel Financial Corp, TimesSquare Capital Management LLC and UBS Group AG. Company insiders that have sold Lithia Motors stock in the last year include Bryan B Deboer, Sidney B Deboer and Susan O Cain. View Insider Buying and Selling for Lithia Motors.

Who bought Lithia Motors stock? Who is buying Lithia Motors stock?

Lithia Motors' stock was bought by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including BlackRock Inc., Park West Asset Management LLC, Westfield Capital Management Co. LP, Alliancebernstein L.P., Neuberger Berman Group LLC, Dimensional Fund Advisors LP, Vanguard Group Inc. and Legato Capital Management LLC. View Insider Buying and Selling for Lithia Motors.

How do I buy Lithia Motors stock?

Shares of Lithia Motors can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.

What is Lithia Motors' stock price today?

One share of Lithia Motors stock can currently be purchased for approximately $91.80.

MarketBeat Community Rating for Lithia Motors (NYSE LAD)
Community Ranking:  3.0 out of 5 (  )
Outperform Votes:  123 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  81 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  204
MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about Lithia Motors and other stocks. Vote "Outperform" if you believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. Vote "Underperform" if you believe the stock will underperform the S&P 500 over the long term. You may vote once every thirty days.

Analyst Ratings

Consensus Ratings for Lithia Motors (NYSE:LAD) (?)
Ratings Breakdown: 1 Hold Rating, 4 Buy Ratings
Consensus Rating:Buy (Score: 2.80)
Consensus Price Target: $111.00 (20.92% upside)

Analysts' Ratings History for Lithia Motors (NYSE:LAD)
DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetImpact on Share PriceDetails
3/16/2017Jefferies Group LLCSet Price TargetBuy$115.00HighView Rating Details
2/1/2017Susquehanna Bancshares IncInitiated CoverageNeutral$104.00N/AView Rating Details
11/16/2016KeyCorpInitiated CoverageOverweightN/AView Rating Details
10/21/2016StephensSet Price TargetBuy$114.00N/AView Rating Details
8/31/2016Wolfe ResearchInitiated CoverageOutperformN/AView Rating Details
1/12/2016Craig HallumReiterated RatingBuy$135.00 -> $110.00N/AView Rating Details
9/9/2015Evercore ISIInitiated CoverageHoldN/AView Rating Details
8/26/2015Morgan StanleyBoost Price TargetOverweight$121.00 -> $125.00N/AView Rating Details
7/24/2015Stifel NicolausBoost Price TargetBuy$120.00 -> $128.00N/AView Rating Details
7/23/2015Bank of America CorpDowngradeBuy -> Neutral$129.00 -> $131.00N/AView Rating Details
(Data available from 5/29/2015 forward)


Earnings History for Lithia Motors (NYSE:LAD)
Earnings by Quarter for Lithia Motors (NYSE:LAD)
Earnings History by Quarter for Lithia Motors (NYSE:LAD)
DateQuarterConsensus EstimateActual EPSRevenue EstimateActual RevenueRelease LinkConference CallDetails
4/19/2017Q1 2017$1.77$1.78$2.22 billion$2.24 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/15/2017Q416$1.87$1.86$2.22 billion$2.30 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
10/20/2016Q316$2.16$2.06$2.25 billion$2.38 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
7/28/2016Q216$1.93$1.96$2.18 billion$2.13 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
4/21/2016Q116$1.54$1.55$1.96 billion$2.00 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
2/24/2016Q415$1.64$1.74$2.00 billion$1.99 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
10/21/2015Q315$1.87$2.03$2.05 billion$2.09 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
7/22/2015Q215$1.63$1.86$1.90 billion$2.00 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
4/22/2015Q115$1.23$1.39$1.77 billion$1.79 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/25/2015Q414$1.19$1.42$1.68 billion$1.88 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
10/30/2014Q314$1.31$1.32$1.30 billion$1.30 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
7/23/2014Q214$1.24$1.34$1.18 billion$1.22 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
4/24/2014Q114$0.96$1.03$1.02 billion$1.08 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/19/2014Q413$0.91$0.98$1.01 million$1.03 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
10/23/2013Q313$1.10$1.13$1.05 billion$190.80 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
7/24/2013Q2 2013$0.90$1.05$975.81 million$1,000.00 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
4/24/2013Q1 2013$0.71$0.84$850.69 million$903.10 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/20/2013Q4 2012$0.66$0.74$824.92 million$877.37 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
10/24/2012$0.77$0.90ViewN/AView Earnings Details
7/25/2012$0.63$0.76ViewN/AView Earnings Details
4/25/2012$0.42$0.60ViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/22/2012$0.38$0.49ViewN/AView Earnings Details
10/26/2011$0.47$0.61ViewN/AView Earnings Details
7/27/2011$0.36$0.54ViewN/AView Earnings Details
4/27/2011$0.20$0.34ViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/23/2011$0.12$0.21ViewN/AView Earnings Details
(Data available from 1/1/2011 forward)


Earnings Estimates for Lithia Motors (NYSE:LAD)
2017 EPS Consensus Estimate: $8.32
2018 EPS Consensus Estimate: $9.24
QuarterNumber of EstimatesLow EstimateHigh EstimateAverage Estimate
Q1 20172$1.79$1.83$1.81
Q2 20173$2.08$2.26$2.20
Q3 20173$2.18$2.35$2.28
Q4 20172$2.02$2.04$2.03
Q1 20181$2.04$2.04$2.04
Q2 20181$2.46$2.46$2.46
Q3 20181$2.53$2.53$2.53
Q4 20181$2.21$2.21$2.21
(Data provided by Zacks Investment Research)


Current Dividend Information for Lithia Motors (NYSE:LAD)
Most Recent Dividend:5/26/2017
Annual Dividend:$1.00
Dividend Yield:1.09%
Dividend Growth:34.60% (3 Year Average)
Payout Ratio:13.33% (Trailing 12 Months of Earnings)
12.02% (Based on This Year's Estimates)
10.94% (Based on Next Year's Estimates)
Track Record:6 Years of Consecutive Dividend Growth
Dividend Payments by Quarter for Lithia Motors (NYSE:LAD)

Dividend History by Quarter for Lithia Motors (NYSE:LAD)
AnnouncedPeriodAmountYieldEx-Dividend DateRecord DatePayable Date
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)

Insider Trades

Insider Trading and Institutional Ownership History for Lithia Motors (NYSE:LAD)
Insider Ownership Percentage: 11.41%
Institutional Ownership Percentage: 97.16%
Insider Trades by Quarter for Lithia Motors (NYSE:LAD)
Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Lithia Motors (NYSE:LAD)
Insider Trades by Quarter for Lithia Motors (NYSE:LAD)
Transaction DateInsider NameTitleBuy/SellNumber of SharesAverage Share PriceTotal TransactionDetails
5/8/2017Susan O CainDirectorSell2,317$92.49$214,299.33View SEC Filing  
5/2/2017Bryan B DeboerCEOSell4,687$95.00$445,265.00View SEC Filing  
4/27/2017Sidney B DeboerDirectorSell35,000$97.00$3,395,000.00View SEC Filing  
4/26/2017Sidney B DeboerDirectorSell10,000$95.88$958,800.00View SEC Filing  
4/20/2017Sidney B DeboerDirectorSell10,000$95.38$953,800.00View SEC Filing  
3/8/2017Sidney B DeboerDirectorSell894$94.90$84,840.60View SEC Filing  
2/21/2017Susan O CainDirectorSell1,182$101.82$120,351.24View SEC Filing  
1/17/2017Sidney B DeboerDirectorSell8,800$104.50$919,600.00View SEC Filing  
1/13/2017Sidney B DeboerDirectorSell52,800$101.56$5,362,368.00View SEC Filing  
12/1/2016Susan O CainDirectorSell750$94.71$71,032.50View SEC Filing  
10/5/2016Sidney B DeboerDirectorSell17,600$97.00$1,707,200.00View SEC Filing  
9/30/2016Sidney B DeboerDirectorSell17,600$95.00$1,672,000.00View SEC Filing  
9/23/2016Sidney B DeboerDirectorSell17,600$93.00$1,636,800.00View SEC Filing  
5/9/2016Sidney B DeboerDirectorSell229$85.00$19,465.00View SEC Filing  
4/26/2016Thomas R BeckerDirectorBuy140$83.98$11,757.20View SEC Filing  
3/16/2016Sidney B DeboerDirectorSell18,636$90.00$1,677,240.00View SEC Filing  
11/25/2015Kenneth E RobertsDirectorSell1,500$123.75$185,625.00View SEC Filing  
10/26/2015Susan O. CainDirectorSell2,000$115.92$231,840.00View SEC Filing  
8/25/2015William J. YoungDirectorSell1,000$107.19$107,190.00View SEC Filing  
4/23/2015Bryan B DeboerCEOSell32,129$104.07$3,343,665.03View SEC Filing  
4/23/2015Chris HolzshuCFOSell15,419$104.27$1,607,739.13View SEC Filing  
4/23/2015John F NorthCAOSell8,577$104.01$892,093.77View SEC Filing  
3/11/2015Susan O CainDirectorSell1,833$88.41$162,055.53View SEC Filing  
12/16/2014Kenneth E RobertsDirectorSell3,000$83.05$249,150.00View SEC Filing  
12/8/2014William J YoungDirectorSell1,000$79.19$79,190.00View SEC Filing  
5/1/2014William YoungDirectorSell1,353$75.31$101,894.43View SEC Filing  
4/29/2014Kenneth RobertsDirectorSell1,000$72.91$72,910.00View SEC Filing  
3/13/2014Sidney Deboermajor shareholderSell18,206$64.85$1,180,659.10View SEC Filing  
2/26/2014R Bradford GrayEVPSell14,000$62.14$869,960.00View SEC Filing  
2/25/2014Susan CainDirectorSell1,000$61.46$61,460.00View SEC Filing  
2/24/2014Bryan DeboerCEOSell14,201$60.00$852,060.00View SEC Filing  
2/24/2014Chris HolzshuCFOSell17,541$60.00$1,052,460.00View SEC Filing  
2/24/2014John NorthVPSell3,681$60.00$220,860.00View SEC Filing  
12/16/2013Kenneth RobertsDirectorSell1,000$68.54$68,540.00View SEC Filing  
6/14/2013Sidney B DeboerChairmanSell41,000$54.33$2,227,530.00View SEC Filing  
5/28/2013Sidney B DeboerChairmanSell33,180$53.50$1,775,130.00View SEC Filing  
10/4/2012Lithia Holding Co LlcMajor ShareholderSell42,600$35.28$1,502,928.00View SEC Filing  
10/3/2012Lithia Holding Co LlcMajor ShareholderSell27,298$34.36$937,959.28View SEC Filing  
9/13/2012Lithia Holding Co LlcMajor ShareholderSell10,405$31.77$330,566.85View SEC Filing  
9/6/2012John F NorthVPSell5,000$29.98$149,900.00View SEC Filing  
9/6/2012Lithia Holding Co LlcMajor ShareholderSell21,213$29.66$629,177.58View SEC Filing  
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)


Headline Trends for Lithia Motors (NYSE:LAD)
Latest Headlines for Lithia Motors (NYSE:LAD)
DateHeadline logoLithia Motors Inc (LAD) Expected to Announce Quarterly Sales of $2.41 Billion - May 26 at 4:04 PM logoLithia Motors Inc (LAD) Receives Consensus Rating of "Buy" from Brokerages - May 26 at 9:39 AM logoWhy Is Lithia Motors (LAD) Down 3.4% Since the Last Earnings Report? - Nasdaq - May 22 at 10:24 AM logoWhy Is Lithia Motors (LAD) Down 3.4% Since the Last Earnings Report? - May 22 at 10:24 AM logoLithia Motors, Inc. breached its 50 day moving average in a Bullish Manner : LAD-US : May 19, 2017 - May 19 at 10:46 AM logoLithia Motors, Inc. : LAD-US: Dividend Analysis : May 12th, 2017 (record date) : By the numbers : May 10, 2017 - May 10 at 5:46 PM logoInsider Selling: Lithia Motors Inc (LAD) Director Sells 2,317 Shares of Stock - May 10 at 4:29 PM logoEx-Dividend Reminder: Dana, Lithia Motors and Wal-Mart Stores - May 8 at 5:50 PM logoLithia Motors Inc (LAD) CEO Bryan B. Deboer Sells 4,687 Shares - May 6 at 12:48 AM logoBryan B. Deboer Sells 4,687 Shares of Lithia Motors Inc (LAD) Stock - May 4 at 10:22 PM logoLithia Motors (LAD) Receiving Positive Press Coverage, AlphaOne Reports - May 4 at 9:31 PM logoLithia Motors Inc (LAD) Downgraded by Zacks Investment Research - May 4 at 1:54 PM logoETFs with exposure to Lithia Motors, Inc. : May 3, 2017 - May 3 at 5:21 PM logo$2.41 Billion in Sales Expected for Lithia Motors Inc (LAD) This Quarter - May 3 at 2:50 PM logoLithia Motors, Inc. breached its 50 day moving average in a Bearish Manner : LAD-US : May 3, 2017 - May 3 at 9:35 AM logoLithia Motors expands eastern reach with deal for Pittsburgh-area auto group - May 2 at 6:51 PM logoLithia acquires Baierl Auto Group - Seeking Alpha - May 2 at 1:49 PM logoLithia Motors, Inc. :LAD-US: Earnings Analysis: Q1, 2017 By the Numbers : May 2, 2017 - May 2 at 1:49 PM logoLithia Enters State of Pennsylvania; Baierl Auto Group Joins Lithia - May 1 at 5:17 PM logoOregon auto dealer acquires Baierl Auto Group - May 1 at 5:17 PM logo$2.21 EPS Expected for Lithia Motors Inc (LAD) This Quarter - May 1 at 3:52 PM logoLithia Motors Inc (LAD) Receives Consensus Rating of "Buy" from Analysts - May 1 at 1:00 PM logoSomewhat Positive Press Coverage Extremely Likely to Affect Lithia Motors (LAD) Stock Price - May 1 at 10:19 AM logoLithia Motors (LAD) Earning Positive Media Coverage, Report Finds - April 28 at 1:10 PM logoWill Lithia Motors (LAD) Continue to Surge Higher? - April 28 at 9:37 AM logoSidney B. Deboer Sells 35,000 Shares of Lithia Motors Inc (LAD) Stock - April 27 at 9:04 PM logoLithia Motors Inc (LAD) Director Sells $958,800.00 in Stock - April 26 at 10:54 PM logoLithia Motors (LAD) Receives Daily News Impact Score of 0.17 - April 25 at 9:24 PM logoLithia Motors Inc (LAD) Upgraded to "Buy" at Zacks Investment Research - April 25 at 1:42 PM logoJefferies Group Brokers Cut Earnings Estimates for Lithia Motors Inc (LAD) - April 24 at 8:37 AM logoLithia Motors Inc to Post Q3 2017 Earnings of $2.18 Per Share, Craig Hallum Forecasts (LAD) - April 24 at 8:36 AM logoLithia Motors (LAD) Receives Daily Media Impact Rating of 0.20 - April 22 at 9:35 AM logoLithia Motors (LAD) Beats on Q1 Earnings, Hikes Dividend - Yahoo Finance - April 22 at 6:44 AM logoLithia Motors, Inc. – Value Analysis (NYSE:LAD) : April 21, 2017 - April 21 at 6:06 PM logoAnalysts Offer Predictions for Lithia Motors Inc's Q2 2017 Earnings (LAD) - April 21 at 9:35 AM logoResearch Analysts Issue Forecasts for Lithia Motors Inc's Q2 2017 Earnings (LAD) - April 21 at 9:35 AM logoQ2 2017 EPS Estimates for Lithia Motors Inc Lifted by KeyCorp (LAD) - April 21 at 9:35 AM logoLithia Motors Inc (LAD) Director Sells $953,800.00 in Stock - April 20 at 11:09 PM logoLithia Motors, Inc.: Gathering momentum, can it sustain its performance? - April 20 at 6:19 PM logoLithia Motors, Inc. breached its 50 day moving average in a Bullish Manner : LAD-US : April 20, 2017 - April 20 at 10:33 AM logoBloomberg Markets: Dave Wilson’s Stock of the Day for April 19 - April 19 at 11:19 PM logoEdited Transcript of LAD earnings conference call or presentation 19-Apr-17 2:00pm GMT - April 19 at 11:19 PM logoLithia Motors' (LAD) CEO Bryan DeBoer on Q1 2017 Results - Earnings Call Transcript - April 19 at 6:19 PM logoLithia Motors Inc (LAD) Plans Dividend Increase - $0.27 Per Share - April 19 at 5:57 PM logoEarnings Reaction History: Lithia Motors Inc, 70.0% Follow-Through Indicator, 4.5% Sensitive - April 19 at 10:56 AM logoLithia Reports Record First Quarter 2017 Results - April 19 at 10:56 AM logoLithia Motors Inc (LAD) Issues FY17 Earnings Guidance - April 19 at 9:19 AM logoLithia Motors Inc (LAD) Releases Earnings Results, Beats Estimates By $0.03 EPS - April 19 at 9:19 AM logoSomewhat Favorable Media Coverage Extremely Likely to Affect Lithia Motors (LAD) Share Price - April 19 at 8:07 AM logoLithia Motors beats 1Q profit forecasts - April 19 at 7:25 AM



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