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Asbury Automotive Group Inc (ABG) SEC Filing 10-K Annual report for the fiscal year ending Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Asbury Automotive Group Inc

CIK: 1144980 Ticker: ABG


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 ASBURY AUTOMOTIVE GROUP ANNOUNCES RECORD
2014 FOURTH QUARTER AND FULL-YEAR FINANCIAL RESULTS
 
Record fourth quarter adjusted EPS from continuing operations of $1.07 per diluted share, up 22% over prior year quarter EPS

Record full year 2014 adjusted EPS from continuing operations of $4.37 per diluted share, up 24% over prior year adjusted EPS
 
Duluth, GA, February 4, 2015 - Asbury Automotive Group, Inc. (NYSE: ABG), one of the largest automotive retail and service companies in the U.S., today reported adjusted income from continuing operations for the fourth quarter 2014 of $31.4 million, or $1.07 per diluted share, versus income from continuing operations in the fourth quarter 2013 of $27.2 million, or $0.88 per diluted share, a 22% increase per diluted share. Adjusted income from continuing operations for the fourth quarter of 2014 excludes the loss on extinguishment of long-term debt of $19.5 million after-tax, or $0.66 per diluted share.
See attached reconciliation for reported adjustments related to the fourth quarter of 2014. There were no adjustments for the fourth quarter of 2013. Net income for the fourth quarter of 2014 was $11.8 million, or $0.40 per diluted share, compared to $26.9 million, or $0.87 per diluted share in the prior year period.

Fourth Quarter 2014 Operational Highlights (compared to the prior year period):
 
Total revenues increased 9% to $1.5 billion
New vehicle retail revenues up 9%; gross profit up 6%
Used vehicle retail revenues up 12%; gross profit up 7%
Finance and insurance revenues up 10%
Parts and service gross profit up 13%
Total gross profit up 10% with increases from all business lines
SG&A expense as a percent of gross profit improved 70 basis points to 70.0%
Operating margin improved 20 basis points to 4.4%


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Ticker: ABG
CIK: 1144980
Form Type: 10-K Annual Report
Accession Number: 0001144980-15-000058
Submitted to the SEC: Tue Feb 24 2015 5:07:11 PM EST
Accepted by the SEC: Tue Feb 24 2015
Period: Wednesday, December 31, 2014
Industry: Retail Auto Dealers And Gasoline Stations

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