AutoNation Reports First Quarter 2020 Results
May 11, 2020 at 07:15 AM EDT
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., May 11, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE: AN), America's largest and most recognized automotive retailer, today reported first quarter 2020 GAAP net loss from continuing operations of $232 million, or $2.58 per share, compared to net income from continuing operations of $92 million, or $1.02 per share, in the prior year period. First quarter 2020 adjusted net income from continuing operations was $82 million, or $0.91 per share, compared to adjusted net income from continuing operations of $86 million, or $0.95 per share, in the prior year period.
In the first quarter of 2020, the Company recorded non-cash goodwill, franchise rights, and other impairment charges totaling $315 million after-tax, or $3.49 per share. These non-cash charges were primarily the result of COVID-19 related impacts to the business and market valuation. First quarter 2019 net income from continuing operations included net gains from store divestitures of $6 million after-tax, or $0.07 per share. Reconciliations of non-GAAP financial measures are included in the attached financial tables.
The health and safety of AutoNation's Customers and Associates is our top priority. AutoNation stores are cleaned and sanitized multiple times a day, including sanitizing high touch areas such as keyboards, telephones, and guest common areas. The company has implemented social distancing best practices within the workplace and in all Associate and Customer interactions.
In April 2020, the Company announced various actions taken to attempt to mitigate the financial impact of COVID-19 including placing employees on unpaid leave, implementing temporary base pay reductions for our executive officers and associates, freezing corporate new hiring, reducing advertising spending, reducing discretionary spending, postponing capital expenditures, and reducing our Board of Directors' fees.
AutoNation experienced strengthening sales in April, with same store New and Used retail unit sales down 19% during the final 10 days compared to down 52% during the first 10 days, resulting in the full month down 37%.(1) As of May 8, 2020, states from which we derive approximately 51% of our total revenue were largely still under "shelter in place" or "stay at home" orders.
Balance Sheet and Liquidity
First Quarter 2020 Segment Results
The first quarter conference call may be accessed by telephone at (866) 211-3176 (Conference ID: 8380605) at 11:00 a.m. Eastern Time today or on AutoNation's investor relations website at investors.autonation.com.
The webcast will also be available on AutoNation's website under "Events & Presentations" following the call. A playback of the conference call will be available after 2:00 p.m. Eastern Time on May 11, 2020, through June 1, 2020, by calling (800) 585-8367 (Conference ID: 8380605).
(1) First and last 10 days sales pace based on a year-over-year comparison of delivered units on a like-for-like day of the week basis. Such basis is used by management for inter-month performance tracking and may differ from reported amounts that are calendar-based in accordance with GAAP.
(2) AutoNation has three reportable segments: Domestic, Import, and Premium Luxury. The Domestic segment is comprised of stores that sell vehicles manufactured by General Motors, Ford, and FCA US; the Import segment is comprised of stores that sell vehicles manufactured primarily by Toyota, Honda, Subaru, Nissan, and Hyundai; and the Premium Luxury segment is comprised of stores that sell vehicles manufactured primarily by Mercedes-Benz, BMW, Lexus, Jaguar Land Rover, and Audi.
(3) Segment income represents income for each of our reportable segments and is defined as operating income less floorplan interest expense.
About AutoNation, Inc.
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NON-GAAP FINANCIAL MEASURES
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