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ASBURY AUTOMOTIVE GROUP ANNOUNCES
2018 THIRD QUARTER FINANCIAL RESULTS
Record third quarter EPS of $2.18 per diluted share,
up 47% over prior year EPS

Record third quarter adjusted EPS of $2.21 per diluted share
(a non-GAAP measure), up 49% over prior year adjusted EPS

DULUTH, GA, October 23, 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 third quarter 2018 of $44.3 million ($2.18 per diluted share) and adjusted net income (a non-GAAP measure) of $44.9 million ($2.21 per diluted share). This compares to net income of $30.7 million ($1.48 per diluted share) in the prior year quarter. Net income for the third quarter 2018 was adjusted $0.6 million
($0.03 per diluted share) as a result of a discrete tax item associated with the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act from December 2017.
On January 1, 2018, the company adopted ASC 606 for revenue recognition which impacted F&I and parts and service revenue and gross profit. The net impact of adopting ASC 606 in the third quarter was to increase net income by $0.2 million or $0.01 per diluted share.
As a result of tax legislation passed in December 2017, the tax rate in the third quarter of 2018 was 25% compared to 39% in the third quarter of 2017.
“In a slightly declining SAAR environment, we grew revenue 10% and operating profit 16%, thanks to the team’s hard work and dedication,” said David Hult, Asbury's President and Chief Executive Officer. “This, coupled with the benefit of tax reform, led to the achievement of 49% adjusted EPS growth.  In addition, from January 1, 2018 through October 22, we have repurchased approximately 7% of our company’s stock and invested $70 million in strategic acquisitions.”





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