LAD Reports Highest Fourth Quarter and Full Year Earnings in Company History

Declares Dividend of $0.31 Per Share for Fourth Quarter

MEDFORD, Ore.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Lithia Motors & Driveway (NYSE: LAD) today reported the highest fourth quarter revenue and earnings per share in company history.

Fourth quarter 2020 revenue increased 21% to $3.9 billion from $3.3 billion in the fourth quarter of 2019.

Fourth quarter 2020 net income per diluted share was $7.02, a 143% increase from $2.89 per diluted share reported in the fourth quarter of 2019. Adjusted fourth quarter 2020 net income per diluted share was $5.46, an 85% increase compared to adjusted net income of $2.95 per diluted share in the same period of 2019.

Fourth quarter 2020 net income was $188 million, a 176% increase compared to net income of $68 million in the same period of 2019. Adjusted fourth quarter 2020 net income was $146 million, a 110% increase compared to adjusted net income of $70 million for the same period of 2019.

As shown in the attached non-GAAP reconciliation tables, the 2020 fourth quarter adjusted results exclude a $1.56 per diluted share net non-core benefit related to non-cash unrealized investment gains and a net gain on sale of stores, partially offset by acquisition expenses. The 2019 fourth quarter adjusted results exclude a $0.06 per diluted share net non-core charge due to asset impairments and acquisition expenses, partially offset by a net gain on sale of stores.

Fourth Quarter-over-Quarter Operating Highlights:

  • Total company revenues increased 20.6%
  • New vehicle retail sales increased 19.0%
  • Used vehicle retail sales increased 23.9%
  • F&I per unit increased 13.1% to $1,723
  • Total vehicle gross profit per unit increased 18.0% to $4,371
  • Adjusted SG&A as a percentage of gross profit improved by 860 basis points to 62.0%

“This was a historic year for Lithia & Driveway and the results for the fourth quarter demonstrate the ability of our team to deliver unparalleled performance and profitability through any economic cycle,” said Bryan DeBoer, President and CEO. “The high performance being achieved at our existing stores, coupled with the acquisitions in 2020 anticipated to generate over $3.5 billion in annualized steady state revenue and the successful launch of our national e-commerce home solution Driveway, gives us increased confidence in our five-year plan to reach $50 billion in revenue and $50 in earnings per share.”

Full year 2020 revenue increased 4% to a record $13.1 billion from $12.7 billion in 2019.

Full year 2020 net income per diluted share increased 68% to $19.53 from $11.60 for 2019. Adjusted net income per diluted share increased 55% to $18.19 from $11.76 for 2019. Full year 2020 net income increased 73% to $470 million from $271 million for 2019. Adjusted net income increased 59% to $438 million for 2020 from $275 million for 2019.

As shown in the attached non-GAAP reconciliation tables, the 2020 adjusted results exclude a cumulative net non-core benefit of $1.34 per diluted share related to non-cash unrealized investment gains, a net gain on sale of stores, and tax attribute, offset by asset impairments, insurance reserves and acquisition expenses. The 2019 adjusted results exclude a cumulative net non-core charge of $0.16 per diluted share from insurance reserves, asset impairments, and acquisition expenses, offset by a net gain on sale of stores.

Full Year-over-Year Operating Highlights:

  • Record full year revenues of $13.1 billion
  • Used vehicle retail sales increased 13.4%
  • F&I per unit increased 10.7% to $1,636
  • Total vehicle gross profit per unit increased 16.4% to $4,229
  • Adjusted SG&A as a percentage of gross profit improved by 570 basis points to 64.5%

Corporate Development

During the quarter, we completed the acquisitions of Latham Ford in the Albany, New York area; Keyes Automotive Group in Southern California and Phoenix, Arizona; Sterling Luxury Group in the Washington D.C. area; and Ramsey Subaru/Mazda in Des Moines, Iowa. These strategic acquisitions in key geographic locations are anticipated to generate $1.8 billion in annualized steady state revenues. For the year, this brings our total anticipated annualized revenue from acquired locations to $3.5 billion, $3.3 billion since the beginning of our five-year plan on July 1, 2020.

“We expanded our network at a record pace during 2020 and are just getting started,” said DeBoer. “With our strong balance sheet and over $350 million of adjusted operating cash flows, we are well positioned for accelerated growth with the ability to add over $7 billion of additional revenue to our network this year.”

Balance Sheet Update

We ended the fourth quarter with approximately $1.4 billion in cash, unfloored inventory and availability on our revolving lines of credit. In addition, our unfinanced real estate could provide additional liquidity of approximately $471 million.

Dividend Payment

Our Board of Directors approved a dividend of $0.31 per share related to fourth quarter 2020 financial results. We expect to pay the dividend on March 26, 2021 to shareholders of record on March 12, 2021.

Fourth Quarter Earnings Conference Call and Updated Presentation

The fourth quarter 2020 conference call may be accessed at 10:00 a.m. ET today by telephone at 877-407-8029. An updated presentation highlighting the fourth quarter 2020 results has been added to our investor relations website. To listen live on our website or for replay, visit www.lithiainvestorrelations.com and click on webcasts.

About Lithia & Driveway

Lithia & Driveway is a growth company powered by people and innovation with a 5-year plan to profitably consolidate the largest retail sector in the country. They are a leading provider of personal transportation solutions in the United States and are among the fastest-growing companies in the Fortune 500 (#6 on 10-Year EPS Growth, #4 10-Year TSR in 2020). By providing a wide array of products throughout the entire lifecycle of the consumer’s vehicle ownership experience through various consumer channels, they build magnetic brand loyalty. Operational excellence is achieved by focusing the business on convenient and transparent consumer experiences supported by proprietary data science to increase market share, consumer loyalty and team performance. Lithia’s omni-channel strategy will continue to pragmatically disrupt the industry by leveraging experienced teams, vast owned inventories, technology, and physical network. By purchasing strong businesses, they further strengthen this network, leveraging their national digital home channel Driveway and building upon the massive regenerating capital engine. Together, these endeavors create a unique and compelling high-growth strategy that provides transportation solutions wherever, whenever, and however consumers desire.

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Forward-Looking Statements

Certain statements in this presentation, and at times made by our officers and representatives, constitute forward-looking statements within the meaning of the “Safe Harbor” provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Generally, you can identify forward-looking statements by terms such as “project”, “outlook”, “target”, “may”, “will”, “would”, “should”, “seek”, “expect”, “plan”, “intend”, “forecast”, “anticipate”, “believe”, “estimate”, “predict”, “potential”, “likely”, “goal”, “strategy”, “future”, “maintain”, and “continue” or the negative of these terms or other comparable terms. Examples of forward-looking statements in this presentation include, among others, statements regarding:

  • Future market conditions, including anticipated car sales levels;
  • Anticipated impacts of the continued COVID-19 pandemic on the U.S. and local economies in which we operate, our business operations and consumer demand;
  • Continuation of our sales and services, including in-store appointments and home deliveries;
  • Expected growth from our e-commerce home solutions and digital strategies;
  • Expected operating results, such as improved store performance; continued improvement of selling, general and administrative expenses (“SG&A”) as a percentage of gross profit and all projections;
  • Anticipated integration, success and growth of acquired stores;
  • Anticipated ability to capture additional market share;
  • Anticipated ability to find accretive acquisitions;
  • Expected revenues from acquired stores;
  • Anticipated synergies, ability to monetize our investment in digital innovation;
  • Anticipated additions of dealership locations to our portfolio in the future;
  • Anticipated financial condition and liquidity, including from our cash, availability on our credit facility and unfinanced real estate;
  • Anticipated use of proceeds from our financings;
  • Anticipated allocations, uses and levels of capital expenditures in the future;
  • Expectations regarding compliance with financial and restrictive covenants in our credit facility and other debt agreements;
  • Statements regarding furloughed employees and cost reductions;
  • Expectations regarding programs and initiatives for employee recruitment, training, and retention; and
  • Our strategies for customer retention, growth, market position, financial results and risk management.

Because forward-looking statements relate to the future, they are subject to inherent uncertainties, risks and changes in circumstances that are difficult to predict and many of which are outside of our control. Forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance, and our actual results of operations, financial condition and liquidity and development of the industry in which we operate may differ materially from those made in or suggested by the forward-looking statements in this presentation. Therefore, you should not rely on any of these forward-looking statements. The risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from estimated or projected results include, without limitation:

  • Future economic and financial conditions (both nationally and locally), including as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic;
  • Changes in customer demand, our relationship with, and the financial and operational stability of, vehicle manufacturers and other suppliers;
  • Risks associated with our indebtedness (including available borrowing capacity, compliance with financial covenants and ability to refinance or repay indebtedness on favorable terms);
  • The adequacy of our cash flow and earnings and other conditions which may affect our ability to pay our quarterly dividend at the planned level;
  • Disruptions to our technology network including computer systems and software, as well as natural events such as severe weather, fires, floods and earthquakes or man-made or other disruptions of our operating systems, structures, facilities or equipment; and
  • Government regulations and legislation, and other risks set forth throughout “Part II, Item 7. Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations” and in “Part I, Item 1A. Risk Factors” of our most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K, and in “Part II, Item 1A. Risk Factors” of our Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q, and from time to time in our other filings with the SEC.

Any forward-looking statement made by us in this presentation is based only on information currently available to us and speaks only as of the date on which it is made. Except as required by law, we undertake no obligation to publicly update any forward-looking statement, whether written or oral, that may be made from time to time, whether as a result of new information, future developments or otherwise.

Non-GAAP Financial Measures

This presentation contains non-GAAP financial measures such as adjusted net income and diluted earnings per share, adjusted SG&A as a percentage of revenue and gross profit, adjusted operating margin, adjusted operating profit as a percentage of revenue and gross profit, adjusted pre-tax margin and net profit margin, EBITDA, adjusted EBITDA, leveraged EBITDA and adjusted total debt. Non-GAAP measures do not have definitions under GAAP and may be defined differently by and not comparable to similarly titled measures used by other companies. As a result, we review any non-GAAP financial measures in connection with a review of the most directly comparable measures calculated in accordance with GAAP. We caution you not to place undue reliance on such non-GAAP measures, but also to consider them with the most directly comparable GAAP measures. We present cash flows from operations in the attached tables, adjusted to include the change in non-trade floor plan debt to improve the visibility of cash flows related to vehicle financing. As required by SEC rules, we have reconciled these measures to the most directly comparable GAAP measures in the attachments to this release. We believe the non-GAAP financial measures we present improve the transparency of our disclosures; provide a meaningful presentation of our results from core business operations, because they exclude items not related to core business operations and other non-cash items; and improve the period-to-period comparability of our results from core business operations. These presentations should not be considered an alternative to GAAP measures.

Lithia Motors, Inc.

Consolidated Statements of Operations (Unaudited)

(In millions except per share data)

 

 

 

Three months ended

December 31,

 

%

 

Twelve months ended

December 31,

 

%

 

 

 

Increase

 

 

Increase

 

 

2020

 

2019

 

(Decrease)

 

2020

 

2019

 

(Decrease)

Revenues:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

New vehicle retail

 

$

2,149.4

 

 

 

$

1,805.8

 

 

 

19.0

 

%

 

$

6,773.9

 

 

 

$

6,799.1

 

 

 

(0.4

)

%

Used vehicle retail

 

1,108.7

 

 

 

894.7

 

 

 

23.9

 

 

 

3,998.4

 

 

 

3,527.2

 

 

 

13.4

 

 

Used vehicle wholesale

 

91.8

 

 

 

67.7

 

 

 

35.6

 

 

 

308.7

 

 

 

301.2

 

 

 

2.5

 

 

Finance and insurance

 

172.6

 

 

 

136.0

 

 

 

26.9

 

 

 

579.8

 

 

 

518.6

 

 

 

11.8

 

 

Service, body and parts

 

383.9

 

 

 

331.8

 

 

 

15.7

 

 

 

1,348.7

 

 

 

1,325.1

 

 

 

1.8

 

 

Fleet and other

 

35.4

 

 

 

33.0

 

 

 

7.3

 

 

 

114.8

 

 

 

201.5

 

 

 

(43.0

)

 

Total revenues

 

3,941.8

 

 

 

3,269.0

 

 

 

20.6

 

%

 

13,124.3

 

 

 

12,672.7

 

 

 

3.6

 

%

Cost of sales:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

New vehicle retail

 

1,998.8

 

 

 

1,701.5

 

 

 

17.5

 

 

 

6,313.0

 

 

 

6,413.5

 

 

 

(1.6

)

 

Used vehicle retail

 

995.7

 

 

 

804.6

 

 

 

23.8

 

 

 

3,552.4

 

 

 

3,159.6

 

 

 

12.4

 

 

Used vehicle wholesale

 

90.2

 

 

 

67.8

 

 

 

33.0

 

 

 

296.7

 

 

 

297.5

 

 

 

(0.3

)

 

Service, body and parts

 

175.5

 

 

 

165.3

 

 

 

6.2

 

 

 

631.9

 

 

 

657.5

 

 

 

(3.9

)

 

Fleet and other

 

32.9

 

 

 

31.2

 

 

 

5.4

 

 

 

104.7

 

 

 

190.8

 

 

 

(45.1

)

 

Total cost of sales

 

3,293.1

 

 

 

2,770.4

 

 

 

18.9

 

 

 

10,898.7

 

 

 

10,718.9

 

 

 

1.7

 

 

Gross profit

 

648.7

 

 

 

498.6

 

 

 

30.1

 

%

 

2,225.6

 

 

 

1,953.8

 

 

 

13.9

 

%

Asset impairments

 

 

 

 

2.1

 

 

 

NM

 

 

7.9

 

 

 

2.6

 

 

 

NM

 

SG&A expense

 

388.6

 

 

 

352.2

 

 

 

10.3

 

 

 

1,428.3

 

 

 

1,373.8

 

 

 

4.0

 

 

Depreciation and amortization

 

25.2

 

 

 

21.5

 

 

 

17.2

 

 

 

92.3

 

 

 

82.4

 

 

 

12.0

 

 

Income from operations

 

234.9

 

 

 

122.8

 

 

 

91.3

 

%

 

697.1

 

 

 

495.0

 

 

 

40.8

 

%

Floor plan interest expense

 

(6.2

)

 

 

(17.2

)

 

 

(64.0

)

 

 

(34.4

)

 

 

(72.8

)

 

 

(52.7

)

 

Other interest expense

 

(22.7

)

 

 

(15.7

)

 

 

44.6

 

 

 

(73.1

)

 

 

(60.6

)

 

 

20.6

 

 

Other income, net

 

50.8

 

 

 

4.8

 

 

 

NM

 

 

58.9

 

 

 

13.8

 

 

 

NM

 

Income before income taxes

 

256.8

 

 

 

94.7

 

 

 

171.2

 

%

 

648.5

 

 

 

375.4

 

 

 

72.7

 

%

Income tax expense

 

(69.2

)

 

 

(26.7

)

 

 

159.2

 

 

 

(178.2

)

 

 

(103.9

)

 

 

71.5

 

 

Income tax rate

 

26.9

 

%

 

28.2

 

%

 

 

 

27.5

 

%

 

27.7

 

%

 

 

Net income

 

$

187.6

 

 

 

$

68.0

 

 

 

175.9

 

%

 

$

470.3

 

 

 

$

271.5

 

 

 

73.2

 

%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Diluted net income per share:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net income per share

 

$

7.02

 

 

 

$

2.89

 

 

 

142.9

 

%

 

$

19.53

 

 

 

$

11.60

 

 

 

68.4

 

%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Diluted shares outstanding

 

26.7

 

 

23.5

 

 

13.6

 

%

 

24.1

 

 

23.4

 

 

3.0

 

%

NM – not meaningful

 

Lithia Motors, Inc.

Key Performance Metrics (Unaudited)

 

 

 

Three months ended

December 31,

 

%

 

Twelve months ended

December 31,

 

%

 

 

 

Increase

 

 

Increase

 

 

2020

 

2019

 

(Decrease)

 

2020

 

2019

 

(Decrease)

Gross margin

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

New vehicle retail

 

7.0

%

 

5.8

%

 

120

bps

 

6.8

%

 

5.7

%

 

110

 

bps

Used vehicle retail

 

10.2

 

 

10.1

 

 

10

 

 

11.2

 

 

10.4

 

 

80

 

 

Finance and insurance

 

100.0

 

 

100.0

 

 

 

 

100.0

 

 

100.0

 

 

 

 

Service, body and parts

 

54.3

 

 

50.2

 

 

410

 

 

53.1

 

 

50.4

 

 

270

 

 

Gross profit margin

 

16.5

 

 

15.3

 

 

120

 

 

17.0

 

 

15.4

 

 

160

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Unit sales

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

New vehicle retail

 

52,469

 

 

46,442

 

 

13.0

%

 

171,168

 

 

180,532

 

 

(5.2

)

%

Used vehicle retail

 

47,731

 

 

42,740

 

 

11.7

 

 

183,230

 

 

170,423

 

 

7.5

 

 

Total retail units sold

 

100,200

 

 

89,182

 

 

12.4

 

 

354,398

 

 

350,955

 

 

1.0

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Average selling price

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

New vehicle retail

 

$

40,965

 

 

$

38,884

 

 

5.4

%

 

$

39,575

 

 

$

37,661

 

 

5.1

 

%

Used vehicle retail

 

23,229

 

 

20,934

 

 

11.0

 

 

21,822

 

 

20,697

 

 

5.4

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Average gross profit per unit

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

New vehicle retail

 

$

2,870

 

 

$

2,246

 

 

27.8

%

 

$

2,693

 

 

$

2,136

 

 

26.1

 

%

Used vehicle retail

 

2,369

 

 

2,109

 

 

12.3

 

 

2,434

 

 

2,157

 

 

12.8

 

 

Finance and insurance

 

1,723

 

 

1,524

 

 

13.1

 

 

1,636

 

 

1,478

 

 

10.7

 

 

Total vehicle(1)

 

4,371

 

 

3,704

 

 

18.0

 

 

4,229

 

 

3,634

 

 

16.4

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Revenue mix

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

New vehicle retail

 

54.5

%

 

55.2

%

 

 

 

51.6

%

 

53.7

%

 

 

Used vehicle retail

 

28.1

 

 

27.4

 

 

 

 

30.5

 

 

27.8

 

 

 

Used vehicle wholesale

 

2.3

 

 

2.1

 

 

 

 

2.4

 

 

2.4

 

 

 

Finance and insurance, net

 

4.4

 

 

4.2

 

 

 

 

4.4

 

 

4.1

 

 

 

Service, body and parts

 

9.7

 

 

10.1

 

 

 

 

10.3

 

 

10.5

 

 

 

Fleet and other

 

1.0

 

 

1.0

 

 

 

 

0.8

 

 

1.5

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gross Profit Mix

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

New vehicle retail

 

23.2

%

 

20.9

%

 

 

 

20.7

%

 

19.7

%

 

 

Used vehicle retail

 

17.4

 

 

18.1

 

 

 

 

20.0

 

 

18.8

 

 

 

Used vehicle wholesale

 

0.3

 

 

 

 

 

 

0.5

 

 

0.2

 

 

 

Finance and insurance, net

 

26.6

 

 

27.3

 

 

 

 

26.1

 

 

26.5

 

 

 

Service, body and parts

 

32.1

 

 

33.3

 

 

 

 

32.2

 

 

34.3

 

 

 

Fleet and other

 

0.4

 

 

0.4

 

 

 

 

0.5

 

 

0.5

 

 

 

 

 

 

Adjusted

 

As reported

 

Adjusted

 

As reported

 

 

Three months ended

December 31,

 

Three months ended

December 31,

 

Twelve months ended

December 31,

 

Twelve months ended

December 31,

Other metrics

 

2020

 

2019

 

2020

 

2019

 

2020

 

2019

 

2020

 

2019

SG&A as a % of revenue

 

10.2

%

 

10.8

%

 

9.9

%

 

10.8

%

 

10.9

%

 

10.8

%

 

10.9

%

 

10.8

%

SG&A as a % of gross profit

 

62.0

 

 

70.6

 

 

59.9

 

 

70.6

 

 

64.5

 

 

70.2

 

 

64.2

 

 

70.3

 

Operating profit as a % of revenue

 

5.6

 

 

3.8

 

 

6.0

 

 

3.8

 

 

5.3

 

 

3.9

 

 

5.3

 

 

3.9

 

Operating profit as a % of gross profit

 

34.1

 

 

25.0

 

 

36.2

 

 

24.6

 

 

31.3

 

 

25.6

 

 

31.3

 

 

25.3

 

Pretax margin

 

5.1

 

 

3.0

 

 

6.5

 

 

2.9

 

 

4.6

 

 

3.0

 

 

4.9

 

 

3.0

 

Net profit margin

 

3.7

2.1

4.8

2.1

3.3

2.2

3.6

2.1

 

(1)

 

Includes the sales and gross profit related to new, used retail, used wholesale and finance and insurance and unit sales for new and used retail.

 

Lithia Motors, Inc.

Same Store Operating Highlights (Unaudited)

 

 

 

Three months ended

December 31,

 

%

 

Twelve months ended

December 31,

 

%

 

 

 

Increase

 

 

Increase

 

 

2020

 

2019

 

(Decrease)

 

2020

 

2019

 

(Decrease)

Revenues

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

New vehicle retail

 

$

1,745.6

 

 

$

1,739.2

 

 

0.4

 

%

 

$

5,943.6

 

 

$

6,548.6

 

 

(9.2

)

%

Used vehicle retail

 

938.8

 

 

865.0

 

 

8.5

 

 

 

3,594.8

 

 

3,390.7

 

 

6.0

 

 

Finance and insurance

 

135.7

 

 

130.6

 

 

3.9

 

 

 

504.2

 

 

499.8

 

 

0.9

 

 

Service, body and parts

 

310.9

 

 

319.9

 

 

(2.8

)

 

 

1,188.8

 

 

1,271.0

 

 

(6.5

)

 

Total revenues

 

3,237.5

 

 

3,152.4

 

 

2.7

 

 

 

11,611.5

 

 

12,193.8

 

 

(4.8

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gross profit

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

New vehicle retail

 

$

128.2

 

 

$

101.0

 

 

26.9

 

%

 

$

411.8

 

 

$

373.5

 

 

10.3

 

%

Used vehicle retail

 

99.6

 

 

87.6

 

 

13.7

 

 

 

405.9

 

 

357.3

 

 

13.6

 

 

Finance and insurance

 

135.7

 

 

130.6

 

 

3.9

 

 

 

504.2

 

 

499.8

 

 

0.9

 

 

Service, body and parts

 

166.2

 

 

160.3

 

 

3.7

 

 

 

626.2

 

 

640.6

 

 

(2.2

)

 

Total gross profit

 

533.2

 

 

481.0

 

 

10.9

 

 

 

1,968.6

 

 

1,885.7

 

 

4.4

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gross margin

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

New vehicle retail

 

7.3

%

 

5.8

%

 

150

 

bps

 

6.9

%

 

5.7

%

 

120

 

bps

Used vehicle retail

 

10.6

 

 

10.1

 

 

50

 

 

 

11.3

 

 

10.5

 

 

80

 

 

Finance and insurance

 

100.0

 

 

100.0

 

 

 

 

 

100.0

 

 

100.0

 

 

 

 

Service, body and parts

 

53.5

 

 

50.1

 

 

340

 

 

 

52.7

 

 

50.4

 

 

230

 

 

Gross profit margin

 

16.5

 

 

15.3

 

 

120

 

 

 

17.0

 

 

15.5

 

 

150

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Unit sales

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

New vehicle retail

 

42,398

 

 

44,640

 

 

(5.0

)

%

 

149,203

 

 

173,561

 

 

(14.0

)

%

Used vehicle retail

 

40,564

 

 

41,266

 

 

(1.7

)

 

 

165,097

 

 

163,443

 

 

1.0

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Average selling price

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

New vehicle retail

 

$

41,171

 

 

$

38,962

 

 

5.7

 

%

 

$

39,835

 

 

$

37,731

 

 

5.6

 

%

Used vehicle retail

 

23,144

 

 

20,961

 

 

10.4

 

 

 

21,774

 

 

20,745

 

 

5.0

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Average gross profit per unit

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

New vehicle retail

 

$

3,023

 

 

$

2,263

 

 

33.6

 

%

 

$

2,760

 

 

$

2,152

 

 

28.3

 

%

Used vehicle retail

 

2,456

 

 

2,122

 

 

15.7

 

 

 

2,459

 

 

2,186

 

 

12.5

 

 

Finance and insurance

 

1,635

 

 

1,520

 

 

7.6

 

 

 

1,604

 

 

1,483

 

 

8.2

 

 

Total vehicle(1)

 

4,398

 

 

3,715

 

 

18.4

 

 

 

4,240

 

 

3,664

 

 

15.7

 

 

(1)

 

Includes the sales and gross profit related to new, used retail, used wholesale and finance and insurance and unit sales for new and used retail.

 

Lithia Motors, Inc.

Other Highlights (Unaudited)

 

 

 

As of

 

 

December 31,

 

December 31,

 

December 31,

 

 

2020

 

2019

 

2018

Days Supply(1)

 

 

 

 

 

 

New vehicle inventory

 

50

 

71

 

71

Used vehicle inventory

 

65

 

65

 

66

(1)

 

Days supply calculated based on current inventory levels, excluding in-transit vehicles, and a 30-day historical cost of sales level.

 

Financial covenants

 

 

Requirement

 

As of December 31, 2020

Current ratio

 

Not less than 1.10 to 1

 

1.48 to 1

Fixed charge coverage ratio

 

Not less than 1.20 to 1

 

3.91 to 1

Leverage ratio

 

Not more than 5.75 to 1

 

2.74 to 1

   

Lithia Motors, Inc.

Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets (Unaudited)

(In millions)

 

 

 

December 31, 2020

 

December 31, 2019

Cash and cash equivalents

 

$

160.2

 

 

$

84.0

 

Trade receivables, net

 

614.0

 

 

505.0

 

Inventories, net

 

2,492.9

 

 

2,433.7

 

Other current assets

 

70.5

 

 

47.8

 

Total current assets

 

$

3,337.6

 

 

$

3,070.5

 

 

 

 

 

 

Property and equipment, net

 

2,197.5

 

 

1,611.7

 

Intangibles

 

943.2

 

 

761.3

 

Other non-current assets

 

1,423.8

 

 

640.4

 

Total assets

 

$

7,902.1

 

 

$

6,083.9

 

 

 

 

 

 

Floor plan notes payable

 

1,797.2

 

 

2,067.6

 

Other current liabilities

 

682.5

 

 

501.5

 

Total current liabilities

 

$

2,479.7

 

 

$

2,569.1

 

 

 

 

 

 

Long-term debt

 

2,064.7

 

 

1,430.6

 

Other long-term liabilities and deferred revenue

 

696.2

 

 

616.5

 

Total liabilities

 

$

5,240.6

 

 

$

4,616.2

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stockholder’s Equity

 

2,661.5

 

 

1,467.7

 

Total liabilities & stockholders’ equity

 

$

7,902.1

 

 

$

6,083.9

 

 

Lithia Motors, Inc.

Summarized Cash Flow from Operations (Unaudited)

(In millions)

 

 

 

Twelve months ended December 31,

 

 

2020

 

2019

Net income

 

$

470.3

 

 

 

$

271.5

 

 

Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by operating activities:

 

 

 

 

Asset impairments

 

7.9

 

 

 

2.6

 

 

Depreciation and amortization

 

92.4

 

 

 

82.4

 

 

Stock-based compensation

 

23.2

 

 

 

16.2

 

 

Gain on disposal of assets

 

(1.7

)

 

 

(0.1

)

 

Gain on sale of franchises

 

(16.6

)

 

 

(9.7

)

 

Unrealized investment gains

 

(43.4

)

 

 

 

 

Deferred income taxes

 

17.2

 

 

 

40.1

 

 

Amortization of operating lease right-of-use assets

 

28.9

 

 

 

31.6

 

 

(Increase) decrease:

 

 

 

 

Trade receivables, net

 

(113.5

)

 

 

24.4

 

 

Inventories

 

228.8

 

 

 

(19.7

)

 

Other assets

 

(103.6

)

 

 

5.4

 

 

Increase (decrease):

 

 

 

 

Floor plan notes payable, net

 

(204.1

)

 

 

100.7

 

 

Trade payables

 

28.2

 

 

 

(1.8

)

 

Accrued liabilities

 

113.1

 

 

 

(7.8

)

 

Other long-term liabilities and deferred revenue

 

15.1

 

 

 

(11.3

)

 

Net cash provided by operating activities

 

$

542.2

 

 

 

$

524.5

 

 

 

Lithia Motors, Inc.

Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Cash Flow from Operations (Unaudited)

(In millions)

 

 

 

Twelve months ended December 31,

Net cash provided by operating activities

 

2020

 

2019

As reported

 

$

542.2

 

 

 

$

524.5

 

 

Floor plan notes payable, non-trade, net

 

(20.6

)

 

 

(54.6

)

 

Add: Temporary pay down of outstanding borrowings on floor plan notes payables, non-trade

 

113.4

 

 

 

 

 

Less: Borrowings on floor plan notes payable, non-trade associated with acquired new vehicle inventory

 

(255.0

)

 

 

(80.0

)

 

Adjusted

 

$

380.0

 

 

 

$

389.9

 

 

 

Contacts

Eric Pitt

VP, Investor Relations and Treasurer

EPitt@lithia.com
(541) 864-1748

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