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: New Car Dealers
  • Sub-Industry: Automotive Retail
  • Symbol: NYSE:LAD
  • CUSIP: 53679710
  • Web:
  • Market Cap: $2.90355 billion
  • Outstanding Shares: 25,022,000
Average Prices:
  • 50 Day Moving Avg: $115.08
  • 200 Day Moving Avg: $99.75
  • 52 Week Range: $75.85 - $123.50
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: 13.99
  • Foreward P/E Ratio: 12.27
  • P/E Growth: 0.54
Sales & Book Value:
  • Annual Revenue: $9.27 billion
  • Price / Sales: 0.31
  • Book Value: $39.48 per share
  • Price / Book: 2.94
  • Annual Dividend: $1.08
  • Dividend Yield: 0.9%
  • EBITDA: $427.14 million
  • Net Margins: 2.26%
  • Return on Equity: 21.66%
  • Return on Assets: 5.30%
  • Debt-to-Equity Ratio: 0.79%
  • Current Ratio: 1.19%
  • Quick Ratio: 0.23%
  • Average Volume: 241,563 shs.
  • Beta: 1.71
  • Short Ratio: 12.7

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 Friday, July 28th. Investors of record on Friday, August 11th will be paid a dividend of $0.27 per share on Friday, August 25th. This represents a $1.08 annualized dividend and a yield of 0.93%. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, August 9th. View Lithia Motors' Dividend History.

How were Lithia Motors' earnings last quarter?

Lithia Motors, Inc. (NYSE:LAD) announced its quarterly earnings data on Friday, July, 28th. The company reported $2.28 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $2.23 by $0.05. The firm earned $2.47 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $2.45 billion. Lithia Motors had a net margin of 2.26% and a return on equity of 21.66%. Lithia Motors's revenue was up 15.6% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the prior year, the business earned $1.96 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 Friday, July, 28th. The company provided EPS guidance of $8.35-8.50 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus earnings per share estimate of $8.30. The company issued revenue guidance of $9.6-9.9 billion, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $9.63 billion.

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

7 equities research analysts have issued twelve-month target prices for Lithia Motors' shares. Their forecasts range from $92.00 to $130.00. On average, they anticipate Lithia Motors' stock price to reach $115.50 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 institutional and retail investors. Top institutional shareholders include Smith Graham & Co. Investment Advisors LP (0.40%), Shell Asset Management Co. (0.24%) and Eqis Capital Management Inc. (0.01%). Company insiders that own Lithia Motors stock include Bryan B Deboer, 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.

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 Smith Graham & Co. Investment Advisors LP. Company insiders that have sold Lithia Motors stock in the last year include Bryan B Deboer, George Chun-Wai Liang, John F North, Kenneth E Roberts, Sidney B Deboer, Susan O Cain and Thomas R Becker. View Insider Buying and Selling for Lithia Motors.

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

Lithia Motors' stock was acquired by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Shell Asset Management Co. and Eqis Capital Management Inc.. 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 $116.04.

MarketBeat Community Rating for Lithia Motors (NYSE LAD)
Community Ranking:  2.8 out of 5 (star star)
Outperform Votes:  172 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  134 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  306
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) (How are Consensus Ratings Calculated?)
Ratings Breakdown: 1 Sell Rating, 3 Hold Ratings, 3 Buy Ratings
Consensus Rating:Hold (Score: 2.29)
Consensus Price Target: $115.50 (0.47% downside)
Consensus Price Target History for Lithia Motors (NYSE:LAD)
Price Target History for Lithia Motors (NYSE:LAD)
Analysts' Ratings History for Lithia Motors (NYSE:LAD)
DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetImpact on Share PriceDetails
10/4/2017Berenberg BankInitiated CoverageHold -> Hold$126.00LowView Rating Details
10/4/2017KeyCorpReiterated RatingBuy$119.00 -> $130.00LowView Rating Details
8/3/2017Jefferies Group LLCReiterated RatingBuy$125.00LowView Rating Details
8/2/2017Morgan StanleyReiterated RatingOverweight$106.00 -> $116.00MediumView Rating Details
6/16/2017Bank of America CorporationDowngradeNeutral -> Underperform$92.00HighView Rating Details
6/14/2017Seaport Global SecuritiesInitiated CoverageNeutralLowView Rating Details
2/1/2017Susquehanna Bancshares IncInitiated CoverageNeutral$104.00N/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
(Data available from 10/22/2015 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
7/28/20176/30/2017$2.23$2.28$2.45 billion$2.47 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
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: $8.47
2018 EPS Consensus Estimate: $9.35
QuarterNumber of EstimatesLow EstimateHigh EstimateAverage Estimate
Q1 20172$1.79$1.83$1.81
Q2 20174$2.08$2.26$2.20
Q3 20174$2.18$2.44$2.32
Q4 20173$2.06$2.20$2.14
Q1 20182$1.88$2.18$2.03
Q2 20182$2.36$2.73$2.55
Q3 20182$2.35$2.71$2.53
Q4 20182$2.10$2.38$2.24
(Data provided by Zacks Investment Research)


Current Dividend Information for Lithia Motors (NYSE:LAD)
Most Recent Dividend:8/25/2017
Annual Dividend:$1.08
Dividend Yield:0.93%
Dividend Growth:34.60% (3 Year Average)
Payout Ratio:13.01% (Trailing 12 Months of Earnings)
12.50% (Based on This Year's Estimates)
11.42% (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: 7.85%
Institutional Ownership Percentage: 98.47%
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
10/3/2017Sidney B DeboerDirectorSell65,711$121.77$8,001,628.47View SEC Filing  
9/27/2017Kenneth E RobertsDirectorSell25,000$117.19$2,929,750.00View SEC Filing  
9/26/2017Kenneth E RobertsDirectorSell5,000$118.00$590,000.00View SEC Filing  
9/25/2017Kenneth E RobertsDirectorSell15,000$115.98$1,739,700.00View SEC Filing  
8/31/2017Thomas R BeckerDirectorSell1,031$107.10$110,420.10View SEC Filing  
8/22/2017Bryan B DeboerCEOSell20,820$104.13$2,167,986.60View SEC Filing  
8/22/2017George Chun-Wai LiangInsiderSell1,970$105.62$208,071.40View SEC Filing  
8/22/2017Sidney B DeboerDirectorSell7,090$105.00$744,450.00View SEC Filing  
8/21/2017John F NorthInsiderSell3,959$104.50$413,715.50View SEC Filing  
8/8/2017Susan O CainDirectorSell1,000$105.64$105,640.00View SEC Filing  
7/28/2017Sidney B DeboerDirectorSell71,756$103.40$7,419,570.40View SEC Filing  
7/13/2017Sidney B DeboerDirectorSell81,444$99.39$8,094,719.16View SEC Filing  
7/12/2017Sidney B DeboerDirectorSell13,200$97.50$1,287,000.00View SEC Filing  
7/3/2017Sidney B DeboerDirectorSell17,600$96.63$1,700,688.00View SEC Filing  
6/15/2017Sidney B DeboerDirectorSell5,000$98.00$490,000.00View SEC Filing  
6/13/2017Bryan B DeboerCEOSell11,514$96.76$1,114,094.64View SEC Filing  
6/12/2017Bryan B DeboerCEOSell316$97.19$30,712.04View SEC Filing  
6/7/2017Bryan B DeboerCEOSell7,466$95.00$709,270.00View SEC Filing  
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)


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