Lithia & Driveway (LAD) Reports Record Third Quarter Revenue of $8.3 Billion, 13% Increase (2024)

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Lithia Motors, Inc.

Oct 25, 2023, 05:00 ET

Announces Dividend of $0.50 per Share for Third Quarter

MEDFORD, Ore., Oct. 25, 2023 /PRNewswire/ -- Lithia & Driveway (NYSE: LAD) today reported the highest third quarter revenue in company history.

Third quarter 2023 revenue increased 13% to $8.3 billion from $7.3 billion in the third quarter of 2022.

Third quarter 2023 net income attributable to LAD per diluted share was $9.46, a 21% decrease from $11.92 per diluted share reported in the third quarter of 2022. Adjusted third quarter 2023 net income attributable to LAD per diluted share was $9.25, a 17% decrease compared to $11.08 per diluted share in the same period of 2022. Unrealized foreign currency losses negatively impacted earnings per share by $0.28.

Third quarter 2023 net income was $265 million, a 20% decrease compared to net income of $330 million in the same period of 2022. Adjusted third quarter 2023 net income was $259 million, a 16% decrease compared to adjusted net income of $307 million for the same period of 2022.

As shown in the attached non-GAAP reconciliation tables, the 2023 third quarter adjusted results exclude a $0.21 per diluted share impact resulting from non-core items, specifically a net gain on the sale of stores, partially offset by acquisition expenses, insurance reserves, contract buyouts, and non-cash unrealized investment loss. The 2022 third quarter adjusted results exclude a $0.84 per diluted share net non-core charge related to a net gain on the sale of stores, partially offset by acquisition expenses and a non-cash unrealized investment loss.

Third Quarter-Over-Quarter Comparisons and 2023 Performance Highlights:

  • Revenues increased 13%
  • New and used unit growth was 18% and 9%, respectively
  • Total vehicle gross profit per unit of $5,218, down $930
  • Driveway averaged over 3.25 million monthly unique visitors in the quarter
  • Driveway Finance Corporation (DFC) originated $502 million in loans in Q3
  • Service, body, and parts revenues increased 18%
  • Adjusted SG&A as a percentage of gross profit was 62.7%

"We continued to make steady progress executing our plan in the third quarter. Our omni-channel solution provides a set of affordable and convenient options for our customers. The experience is convenient, affordable and transparent. This also helped drive the growth of our complementary adjacencies," said Bryan DeBoer, Lithia & Driveway, President and CEO. "Our results highlight our commitment to excellence and consistent expansion, both domestically and internationally. We remain well-financed, continue to diversify and adapt to ever changing market conditions, while delivering on our unique growth strategy."

For the first nine months of 2023 revenues increased 10% to $23.4 billion, compared to $21.2 billion in 2022.

Net income attributable to LAD for the first nine months of 2023 was $28.54 per diluted share, compared to $35.10 per diluted share in 2022, a decrease of 19%. Adjusted net income attributable to LAD per diluted share for the first nine months of 2023 decreased 19% to $28.61 from $35.30 in the same period of 2022. Foreign currency exchange negatively impacted earnings per share by $0.10.

Corporate Development
During the third quarter, LAD acquired a total of four stores across the United States and United Kingdom, which are expected to generate nearly $290 million in annualized revenues. LAD divested four stores, combined they made approximately $180 million in revenues the past year. Year-to-date, we have acquired over $3.8 billion in annualized revenues. Since announcing the 2025 Plan in July 2020, we have acquired over $17.7 billion in annualized revenues.

Balance Sheet Update
LAD ended the third quarter with approximately $1.4 billion in cash and availability on our revolving lines of credit. In addition, unfinanced real estate could provide additional liquidity of approximately $0.4 billion.

Dividend Payment
The Board of Directors approved a dividend of $0.50 per share related to third quarter 2023 financial results. The dividend is expected to be paid on November 17, 2023 to shareholders of record on November 10, 2023.

Third Quarter Earnings Conference Call and Updated Presentation
The third quarter 2023 conference call may be accessed at 10:00 a.m. ET today by telephone at 877-407-8029. An updated presentation highlighting the third quarter 2023 results has been added to our investor relations website. To listen live on our website or for replay, visit investors.lithiadriveway.com and click on quarterly earnings.

About Lithia & Driveway (LAD)
Lithia & Driveway (NYSE: LAD) is one of the largest global automotive retailers providing a wide array of products and services throughout the vehicle ownership lifecycle. Convenient and hassle-free experiences are offered through our comprehensive network of physical locations, e-commerce platforms, captive finance solutions and other synergistic adjacencies. We deliver consistent, profitable growth in a massive and unconsolidated industry. Our highly diversified and competitively differentiated design provides us the flexibility and scale to pursue our vision to modernize personal transportation solutions wherever, whenever and however consumers desire.

Sites
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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 and other sales levels and the supply of inventory
  • Our business strategy and plans, including achieving our 2025 Plan and related targets
  • The growth, expansion, make-up and success of our network, including our finding accretive acquisitions and acquiring additional stores
  • Annualized revenues from acquired stores
  • The growth and performance of our Driveway e-commerce home solution and Driveway Finance Corporation (DFC), their synergies and other impacts on our business and our ability to meet Driveway and DFC-related targets
  • The impact of sustainable vehicles and other market and regulatory changes on our business
  • Our capital allocations and uses and levels of capital expenditures in the future
  • Expected operating results, such as improved store performance, continued improvement of selling, general and administrative expenses as a percentage of gross profit and any projections
  • Our anticipated financial condition and liquidity, including from our cash and the future availability of our credit facilities, unfinanced real estate and other financing sources
  • Our continuing to purchase shares under our share repurchase program
  • Our compliance with financial and restrictive covenants in our credit facilities and other debt agreements
  • Our programs and initiatives for employee recruitment, training, and retention
  • Our strategies and targets for customer retention, growth, market position, operations, financial results and risk management

Because forward-looking statements relate to the future, they are subject to inherent uncertainties, risks and changes in circ*mstances 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 national and local economic and financial conditions, including as a result of regional or global public health issues, inflation and governmental programs, and spending
  • The market for dealerships, including the availability of stores to us for an acceptable price
  • Changes in customer demand, our relationship with, and the financial and operational stability of, OEMs and other suppliers
  • Changes in the competitive landscape, including through technology and our ability to deliver new products, services and customer experiences and a portfolio of in-demand and available vehicles
  • Risks associated with our indebtedness, including available borrowing capacity, interest rates, compliance with financial covenants and ability to refinance or repay indebtedness on favorable terms
  • The adequacy of our cash flows and other conditions which may affect our ability to fund capital expenditures, obtain favorable financing and pay our quarterly dividend at planned levels
  • Disruptions to our technology network including computer systems, as well as natural events such as severe weather or man-made or other disruptions of our operating systems, facilities or equipment
  • Government regulations and legislation
  • The 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.

LAD

Consolidated Statements of Operations(Unaudited)

(In millions except per share data)



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%


Nine months ended
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%




Increase



Increase



2023


2022


(Decrease)


2023


2022


(Decrease)

Revenues:













New vehicle retail


$ 3,885.8


$ 3,306.9


17.5%


$ 11,179.5


$ 9,619.4


16.2%

Used vehicle retail


2,620.2


2,465.8


6.3


7,302.8


7,197.0


1.5

Used vehicle wholesale


316.1


363.2


(13.0)


1,082.4


1,131.5


(4.3)

Finance and insurance


349.4


333.3


4.8


1,005.6


977.0


2.9

Service, body and parts


838.0


712.2


17.7


2,378.8


2,022.6


17.6

Fleet and other


267.5


114.3


134.0


418.9


293.8


42.6

Total revenues


8,277.0


7,295.7


13.5%


23,368.0


21,241.3


10.0%

Cost of sales:













New vehicle retail


3,526.9


2,903.2


21.5


10,099.6


8,403.9


20.2

Used vehicle retail


2,431.2


2,264.5


7.4


6,735.4


6,533.6


3.1

Used vehicle wholesale


322.1


374.8


(14.1)


1,091.9


1,131.5


(3.5)

Service, body and parts


375.2


328.0


14.4


1,077.7


945.9


13.9

Fleet and other


250.3


111.0


125.5


395.2


283.1


39.6

Total cost of sales


6,905.7


5,981.5


15.5


19,399.8


17,298.0


12.2

Gross profit


1,371.3


1,314.2


4.3%


3,968.2


3,943.3


0.6%














Financing operations (loss) income


(4.4)


(4.6)


(4.3)%


(43.8)


3.7


(1,283.8)%














SG&A expense


850.8


754.2


12.8


2,458.1


2,291.3


7.3

Depreciation and amortization


50.8


40.5


25.4


146.4


115.0


27.3

Income from operations


465.3


514.9


(9.6)%


1,319.9


1,540.7


(14.3)%

Floor plan interest expense


(40.2)


(10.7)


275.7


(102.6)


(19.4)


428.9

Other interest expense


(58.5)


(36.3)


61.2


(141.5)


(90.8)


55.8

Other income (expense), net


(5.3)


(12.2)


NM


6.8


(36.6)


NM

Income before income taxes


361.3


455.7


(20.7)%


1,082.6


1,393.9


(22.3)%

Income tax expense


(96.4)


(125.4)


(23.1)


(287.0)


(382.1)


(24.9)

Income tax rate


26.7%


27.5%




26.5%


27.4%



Net income


$ 264.9


$ 330.3


(19.8)%


$ 795.6


$ 1,011.8


(21.4)%

Net income attributable to non-controlling interests


(2.1)


0.5


(520.0)%


(4.7)


(3.9)


20.5%

Net income attributable to redeemable non-controlling interest


(1.3)


(1.2)


8.3%


(3.6)


(4.5)


(20.0)%

Net income attributable to LAD


$ 261.5


$ 329.6


(20.7)%


$ 787.3


$ 1,003.4


(21.5)%














Diluted earnings per share attributable to LAD:













Net income per share


$ 9.46


$ 11.92


(20.6)%


$ 28.54


$ 35.10


(18.7)%














Diluted shares outstanding


27.6


27.6


—%


27.6


28.6


(3.5)%

NM - not meaningful













LAD
Key Performance Metrics(Unaudited)




Three months ended
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%


Nine months ended
September 30,


%




Increase



Increase



2023


2022


(Decrease)


2023


2022


(Decrease)

Gross margin













New vehicle retail


9.2%


12.2%


(300) bps


9.7%


12.6%


(290) bps

Used vehicle retail


7.2


8.2


(100)


7.8


9.2


(140)

Finance and insurance


100.0


100.0



100.0


100.0


Service, body and parts


55.2


54.0


120


54.7


53.2


150

Gross profit margin


16.6


18.0


(140)


17.0


18.6


(160)














Unit sales













New vehicle retail


82,188


69,573


18.1%


233,521


203,437


14.8%

Used vehicle retail


88,625


81,173


9.2


247,340


235,930


4.8














Average selling price













New vehicle retail


$ 47,279


$ 47,531


(0.5)%


$ 47,874


$ 47,284


1.2%

Used vehicle retail


29,565


30,377


(2.7)


29,525


30,505


(3.2)














Average gross profit per unit













New vehicle retail


$ 4,367


$ 5,803


(24.7)%


$ 4,624


$ 5,975


(22.6)%

Used vehicle retail


2,132


2,479


(14.0)


2,294


2,812


(18.4)

Finance and insurance


2,045


2,211


(7.5)


2,091


2,224


(6.0)

Total vehicle(1)


5,218


6,148


(15.1)


5,497


6,500


(15.4)














Revenue mix













New vehicle retail


46.9%


45.3%




47.8%


45.3%



Used vehicle retail


31.7


33.8




31.3


33.9



Used vehicle wholesale


3.8


5.0




4.6


5.3



Finance and insurance, net


4.2


4.6




4.3


4.6



Service, body and parts


10.1


9.8




10.2


9.5



Fleet and other


3.3


1.5




1.8


1.4
















Gross Profit Mix













New vehicle retail


26.2%


30.7%




27.2%


30.8%



Used vehicle retail


13.8


15.3




14.3


16.8



Used vehicle wholesale


(0.4)


(0.9)




(0.2)




Finance and insurance, net


25.5


25.4




25.3


24.8



Service, body and parts


33.6


29.2




32.8


27.3



Fleet and other


1.3


0.3




0.6


0.3





Adjusted


As reported


Adjusted


As reported



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Three months ended
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Nine months ended
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Nine months ended
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Other metrics


2023


2022


2023


2022


2023


2022


2023


2022

SG&A as a % of revenue


10.4%


10.8%


10.3%


10.3%


10.5%


11.0%


10.5%


10.8%

SG&A as a % of gross profit


62.7


60.0


62.0


57.4


61.9


59.1


61.9


58.1

Operating profit as a % of revenue


5.5


6.6


5.6


7.1


5.7


7.1


5.6


7.3

Operating profit as a % of gross profit


33.2


36.6


33.9


39.2


33.3


38.1


33.3


39.1

Pretax margin


4.3


5.8


4.4


6.2


4.6


6.5


4.6


6.6

Net profit margin


3.1


4.2


3.2


4.5


3.4


4.8


3.4


4.8

(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

LAD
Same Store Operating Highlights (Unaudited)




Three months ended
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%


Nine months ended
September 30,


%




Increase



Increase



2023


2022


(Decrease)


2023


2022


(Decrease)

Revenues













New vehicle retail


$ 3,403.7


$ 3,226.2


5.5%


$ 9,672.4


$ 9,370.7


3.2%

Used vehicle retail


2,215.6


2,410.3


(8.1)


6,237.0


7,012.3


(11.1)

Finance and insurance


315.0


325.9


(3.3)


897.0


951.3


(5.7)

Service, body and parts


720.8


691.2


4.3


2,082.7


1,956.9


6.4

Total revenues


7,045.6


7,122.8


(1.1)


20,052.1


20,679.1


(3.0)














Gross profit













New vehicle retail


$ 306.6


$ 394.4


(22.3)%


$ 927.0


$ 1,185.5


(21.8)%

Used vehicle retail


158.7


195.4


(18.8)


480.4


643.2


(25.3)

Finance and insurance


315.0


325.9


(3.3)


897.0


951.3


(5.7)

Service, body and parts


398.8


374.0


6.6


1,135.3


1,044.5


8.7

Total gross profit


1,176.3


1,281.0


(8.2)


3,438.7


3,834.0


(10.3)














Gross margin













New vehicle retail


9.0%


12.2%


(320)bps


9.6%


12.7%


(310)bps

Used vehicle retail


7.2


8.1


(90)


7.7


9.2


(150)

Finance and insurance


100.0


100.0



100.0


100.0


Service, body and parts


55.3


54.1


120


54.5


53.4


110

Gross profit margin


16.7


18.0


(130)


17.1


18.5


(140)














Unit sales













New vehicle retail


71,169


67,776


5.0%


199,430


197,812


0.8%

Used vehicle retail


77,434


79,124


(2.1)


216,487


229,183


(5.5)














Average selling price













New vehicle retail


$ 47,825


$ 47,601


0.5%


$ 48,500


$ 47,372


2.4%

Used vehicle retail


28,613


30,463


(6.1)


28,810


30,597


(5.8)














Average gross profit per unit













New vehicle retail


$ 4,308


$ 5,818


(26.0)%


$ 4,648


$ 5,993


(22.4)%

Used vehicle retail


2,049


2,469


(17.0)


2,219


2,807


(20.9)

Finance and insurance


2,120


2,218


(4.4)


2,157


2,228


(3.2)

Total vehicle(1)


5,208


6,155


(15.4)


5,516


6,511


(15.3)

(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

LAD
Other Highlights (Unaudited)


As of


September 30,


December 31,


September 30,


2023


2022


2022

Days Supply(1)






New vehicle inventory

55


47


39

Used vehicle inventory

58


55


65

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

Selected Financing Operations Financial Information


Three months ended September 30,


Nine months ended September 30,

($ in millions)

2023


% (1)


2022


% (1)


2023


% (1)


2022


% (1)

Interest margin:
















Interest, fee, and lease income

$ 72.4


9.3


$ 32.8


8.0


$ 190.3


9.3


$ 82.2


8.3

Interest expense

(42.5)


(5.4)


(13.3)


(3.3)


(125.5)


(6.1)


(23.3)


(2.4)

Total interest margin

$ 29.9


3.8


$ 19.5


4.8


$ 64.8


3.2


$ 58.9


5.9

Provision expense

$ (23.1)


(3.0)


$ (14.5)


(3.6)


$ (75.0)


(3.7)


$ (25.5)


(2.6)

Financing operations income (loss)

$ (4.4)


(0.6)


$ (4.6)


(1.1)


$ (43.8)


(2.1)


$ 3.7


0.4

















Total average managed finance receivables

$ 3,092.4




$ 1,616.8




$ 2,731.0




$ 1,324.9



















Ending funded managed receivables

$ 2,701.7




$ 1,501.3




$ 2,701.7




$ 1,501.3



% of ending managed receivables

84.3%




82.4%




84.3%




82.4%



(1) Annualized percentage of total average managed finance receivables

LAD
Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets (Unaudited)
(In millions)




September 30, 2023


December 31, 2022

Cash and restricted cash


$ 256.2


$ 246.7

Trade receivables, net


999.3


813.1

Inventories, net


4,404.5


3,409.4

Other current assets


158.2


161.7

Total current assets


$ 5,818.2


$ 4,630.9






Property and equipment, net


3,947.7


3,574.6

Finance receivables, net


3,102.1


2,187.6

Intangibles


3,873.3


3,316.9

Other non-current assets


1,528.5


1,296.6

Total assets


$ 18,269.8


$ 15,006.6






Floor plan notes payable


3,124.6


2,116.6

Other current liabilities


1,250.7


1,061.6

Total current liabilities


$ 4,375.3


$ 3,178.2






Long-term debt, less current maturities


5,152.8


5,088.3

Non-recourse notes payable, less current maturities


1,435.9


422.2

Other long-term liabilities and deferred revenue


1,239.0


1,066.8

Total liabilities


$ 12,203.0


$ 9,755.5






Equity


6,066.8


5,251.1

Total liabilities & equity


$ 18,269.8


$ 15,006.6

LAD
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows (Unaudited)
(In millions)




Nine months ended September 30,

Cash flows from operating activities:


2023


2022

Net income


$ 795.6


$ 1,011.8

Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash used in operating activities


250.2


237.5

Changes in:





Inventories


(498.2)


(852.4)

Finance receivables, net


(907.0)


(946.7)

Floor plan notes payable, net


292.0


101.1

Other operating activities


(109.8)


(68.8)

Net cash used in operating activities


(177.2)


(517.5)

Cash flows from investing activities:





Capital expenditures


(163.7)


(209.8)

Cash paid for acquisitions, net of cash acquired


(1,204.7)


(962.6)

Proceeds from sales of stores


136.1


148.0

Other investing activities


(8.0)


7.1

Net cash used in investing activities


(1,240.3)


(1,017.3)

Cash flows from financing activities:





Net borrowings on floor plan notes payable, non-trade


426.7


429.6

Net borrowings non-recourse notes payable


1,047.7


159.5

Net borrowings (repayments) of other debt and finance lease liabilities


(5.7)


1,675.6

Proceeds from issuance of common stock


23.0


28.1

Repurchase of common stock


(14.5)


(644.4)

Dividends paid


(39.1)


(33.8)

Other financing activity


(11.1)


(14.6)

Net cash provided by financing activities


1,427.0


1,600.0

Effect of exchange rate changes on cash and restricted cash


5.7


(3.3)

Change in cash and restricted cash


15.2


61.9

Cash and restricted cash at beginning of period


271.5


178.4

Cash and restricted cash at end of period


286.7


240.3

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



Nine months ended September 30,

Net cash provided by operating activities


2023


2022

As reported


$ (177.2)


$ (517.5)

Floor plan notes payable, non-trade, net


426.7


429.6

Adjust: finance receivables activity


907.0


946.7

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


(110.6)


(72.4)

Adjusted


$ 1,045.9


$ 786.4

LAD
Reconciliation of Certain Non-GAAP Financial Measures (Unaudited)
(In millions, except for per share data)



Three Months Ended September 30, 2023


As reported


Net disposal
gain on sale
of stores


Investment
loss


Insurance
reserves


Acquisition
expenses


Contract
buyouts


Adjusted

Selling, general and administrative

$ 850.8


$ 23.1


$ —


$ (4.6)


$ (4.8)


$ (4.2)


$ 860.3

Operating income

465.3


(23.1)



4.6


4.8


4.2


455.8

Other income (expense), net

(5.3)



0.7





(4.6)















Income before income taxes

361.3


(23.1)


0.7


4.6


4.8


4.2


352.5

Income tax (provision) benefit

(96.4)


6.1



(1.2)


(0.8)


(1.1)


(93.4)

Net income

$ 264.9


$ (17.0)


$ 0.7


$ 3.4


$ 4.0


$ 3.1


$ 259.1

Net income attributable to non-controlling interests

(2.1)







(2.1)

Net income attributable to redeemable non-controlling interest

(1.3)







(1.3)

Net income attributable to LAD

$ 261.5


$ (17.0)


$ 0.7


$ 3.4


$ 4.0


$ 3.1


$ 255.7















Diluted earnings per share attributable to LAD

$ 9.46


$ (0.62)


$ 0.03


$ 0.12


$ 0.15


$ 0.11


$ 9.25

Diluted share count

27.6














Three Months Ended September 30, 2022


As reported


Net disposal
gain on sale
of stores


Investment
gain


Acquisition
expenses


Adjusted

Selling, general and administrative

$ 754.2


$ 36.5


$ —


$ (2.0)


$ 788.7

Operating income

514.9


(36.5)



2.0


480.4

Other income (expense), net

(12.2)



(0.3)



(12.5)











Income before income taxes

455.7


(36.5)


(0.3)


2.0


420.9

Income tax (provision) benefit

(125.4)


9.8



1.9


(113.7)

Net income

$ 330.3


$ (26.7)


$ (0.3)


$ 3.9


$ 307.2

Net income attributable to non-controlling interests

$ 0.5


$ —


$ —


$ —


$ 0.5

Net income attributable to redeemable non-controlling interest

$ (1.2)


$ —


$ —


$ —


$ (1.2)

Net income attributable to LAD

$ 329.6


$ (26.7)


$ (0.3)


$ 3.9


$ 306.5











Diluted earnings per share attributable to LAD

$ 11.92


$ (0.97)


$ (0.01)


$ 0.14


$ 11.08

Diluted share count

27.6









LAD
Reconciliation of Certain Non-GAAP Financial Measures (Unaudited)
(In millions, except for per share data)



Nine Months Ended September 30, 2023


As reported


Net disposal
gain on sale
of stores


Investment
gain


Insurance
reserves


Acquisition
expenses


Contract
buyouts


Adjusted

Selling, general and administrative

$ 2,458.1


$ 31.4


$ —


$ (7.1)


$ (10.5)


$ (14.4)


$ 2,457.5

Operating income

1,319.9


(31.4)



7.1


10.5


14.4


1,320.5

Other income (expense), net

6.8



(0.2)





6.6















Income before income taxes

1,082.6


(31.4)


(0.2)


7.1


10.5


14.4


1,083.0

Income tax (provision) benefit

(287.0)


8.5



(1.9)


(1.5)


(3.9)


(285.8)

Net income

$ 795.6


$ (22.9)


$ (0.2)


$ 5.2


$ 9.0


$ 10.5


$ 797.2

Net income attributable to non-controlling interests

(4.7)







(4.7)

Net income attributable to redeemable non-controlling interest

(3.6)







(3.6)

Net income attributable to LAD

$ 787.3


$ (22.9)


$ (0.2)


$ 5.2


$ 9.0


$ 10.5


$ 788.9















Diluted earnings per share attributable to LAD

$ 28.54


$ (0.83)


$ —


$ 0.19


$ 0.33


$ 0.38


$ 28.61

Diluted share count

27.6














Nine Months Ended September 30, 2022


As reported


Net disposal
gain on sale
of stores


Investment
loss


Acquisition
expenses


Adjusted

Selling, general and administrative

$ 2,291.3


$ 49.6


$ —


$ (10.1)


$ 2,330.8

Operating income

1,540.7


(49.6)



10.1


1,501.2

Other income (expense), net

(36.6)



32.6



(4.0)











Income before income taxes

1,393.9


(49.6)


32.6


10.1


1,387.0

Income tax (provision) benefit

(382.1)


13.2



(0.5)


(369.4)

Net income

$ 1,011.8


$ (36.4)


$ 32.6


$ 9.6


$ 1,017.6

Net income attributable to non-controlling interests

(3.9)





(3.9)

Net income attributable to redeemable non-controlling interest

(4.5)





(4.5)

Net income attributable to LAD

$ 1,003.4


$ (36.4)


$ 32.6


$ 9.6


$ 1,009.2











Diluted earnings per share attributable to LAD

$ 35.10


$ (1.27)


$ 1.14


$ 0.33


$ 35.30

Diluted share count

28.6









LAD
Adjusted EBITDA and Net Debt to Adjusted EBITDA (Unaudited)
(In millions)




Three months ended
September 30,


%


Nine months ended
September 30,


%




Increase



Increase



2023


2022


(Decrease)


2023


2022


(Decrease)

EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA













Net income


$ 264.9


$ 330.3


(19.8)%


$ 795.6


$ 1,011.8


(21.4)%

Flooring interest expense


40.2


10.7


275.7


102.6


19.4


428.9

Other interest expense


58.5


36.3


61.2


141.5


90.8


55.8

Financing operations interest expense


42.5


13.3


219.5


125.5


23.3


438.6

Income tax expense


96.4


125.4


(23.1)


287.0


382.1


(24.9)

Depreciation and amortization


50.8


40.5


25.4


146.4


115.0


27.3

Financing operations depreciation expense


2.0


1.5


33.3%


6.3


7.1


(11.3)%

EBITDA


$ 555.3


$ 558.0


(0.5)%


$ 1,604.9


$ 1,649.5


(2.7)%














Other adjustments:













Less: flooring interest expense


$ (40.2)


$ (10.7)


275.7


$ (102.6)


$ (19.4)


428.9

Less: financing operations interest expense


(42.5)


(13.3)


219.5


(125.5)


(23.3)


438.6

Less: used vehicle line of credit interest


(6.4)


(2.6)


146.2


(11.2)


(4.8)


133.3

Add: acquisition expenses


4.8


2.0


140.0


10.5


10.1


4.0

Less: gain on divestitures


(23.1)


(36.5)


NM


(31.4)


(49.6)


NM

Add: investment loss (gain)


0.7


(0.3)


NM


(0.2)


32.6


NM

Add: insurance reserves


4.6



NM


7.1



NM

Add: contract buyouts


4.2



NM


14.4



NM

Adjusted EBITDA


$ 457.4


$ 496.6


(7.9)%


$ 1,366.0


$ 1,595.1


(14.4)%

NM - not meaningful



As of


%



September 30,


Increase

Net Debt to Adjusted EBITDA


2023


2022


(Decrease)

Floor plan notes payable: non-trade


$ 1,863.4


$ 1,208.1


54.2%

Floor plan notes payable


1,261.2


454.8


177.3

Used and service loaner vehicle inventory financing facility


860.2


1,061.8


(19.0)

Revolving lines of credit


1,281.4


1,046.0


22.5

Warehouse facilities


585.0


350.0


67.1

Non-recourse notes payable


1,469.9


477.0


208.2

4.625% Senior notes due 2027


400.0


400.0


4.375% Senior notes due 2031


550.0


550.0


3.875% Senior notes due 2029


800.0


800.0


Finance leases and other debt


746.8


677.7


10.2

Unamortized debt issuance costs


(33.4)


(26.8)


24.6

Total debt


$ 9,784.5


$ 6,998.6


39.8%








Less: Floor plan related debt


$ (3,984.8)


$ (2,724.7)


46.2%

Less: Financing operations related debt


(2,054.9)


(827.0)


148.5

Less: Unrestricted cash


(146.9)


(172.7)


(14.9)

Less: Availability on used vehicle and service loaner financing facilities


(66.8)


(42.5)


57.2

Net Debt


$ 3,531.1


$ 3,231.7


9.3%








TTM Adjusted EBITDA


$ 1,786.5


$ 2,131.2


(16.2)%








Net debt to Adjusted EBITDA


1.98 x


1.52 x



NM - not meaningful

SOURCE Lithia Motors, Inc.

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