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Asbury Automotive Group Inc (ABG) SEC Filing 10-K Annual report for the fiscal year ending Sunday, December 31, 2017

Asbury Automotive Group Inc

CIK: 1144980 Ticker: ABG


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ASBURY AUTOMOTIVE GROUP ANNOUNCES
2017 FOURTH QUARTER AND FULL-YEAR FINANCIAL RESULTS
Fourth quarter EPS of $2.03 per diluted share and
full year EPS of $6.62 per diluted share
Record fourth quarter adjusted EPS of $1.81 per diluted share
(a non-GAAP measure), up 16% over adjusted prior year EPS
Record full year 2017 adjusted EPS of $6.43 per diluted share
(a non-GAAP measure), up 6% over adjusted prior year EPS

DULUTH, GA, February 6, 2018 - Asbury Automotive Group, Inc. (NYSE: ABG), one of the largest automotive retail and service companies in the U.S., reported net income for the fourth quarter 2017 of $42.5 million ($2.03 per diluted share) compared to $67.1 million ($3.08 per diluted share) in the prior year quarter. It also reported adjusted net income (a non-GAAP measure) for the fourth quarter 2017 of $37.8 million ($1.81 per diluted share) compared to $34.0 million ($1.56 per diluted share) in the prior year quarter, a 16% increase in adjusted earnings per share.
Net income for the fourth quarter 2017 was adjusted for a $5.1 million pre-tax loss for franchise rights impairments ($0.15 per diluted share) and a $7.9 million benefit ($0.37 per diluted share) related to adjustments to deferred tax balances as a result of recent changes to the tax law. Net income for the fourth quarter 2016 was adjusted for a $45.5 million pre-tax gain on divestitures ($1.30 per diluted share); $6.6 million pre-tax legal settlements benefit ($0.19 per diluted share); $0.5 million pre-tax real estate related impairment charges ($0.01 per diluted share); and $0.9 million benefit from discrete tax items ($0.04 per diluted share).
As a result of recent changes to the tax law, we expect our effective tax rate to be between 25% and 26% in 2018, which is down from our prior guidance of approximately 38%.
“We closed out 2017 with a strong performance delivering 16% adjusted EPS growth in the quarter,” said David Hult, Asbury's President and Chief Executive Officer. “During 2017, in a declining SAAR environment, we expanded our dealership footprint, returned approximately $35 million of capital to our shareholders, maintained our industry leading operating margins, and grew adjusted EPS 6%. This performance is a direct result of our

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Share-based Compensation And Employee Benefit Plans
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Ticker: ABG
CIK: 1144980
Form Type: 10-K Annual Report
Accession Number: 0001144980-18-000053
Submitted to the SEC: Tue Feb 27 2018 5:25:48 PM EST
Accepted by the SEC: Tue Feb 27 2018
Period: Sunday, December 31, 2017
Industry: Retail Auto Dealers And Gasoline Stations

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