|Bid||14.49 x 800|
|Ask||14.51 x 800|
|Day's Range||14.12 - 14.54|
|52 Week Range||9.41 - 20.85|
|Beta (5Y Monthly)||1.24|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||N/A|
|Earnings Date||May 05, 2021 - May 10, 2021|
|Forward Dividend & Yield||N/A (N/A)|
|Ex-Dividend Date||Mar 19, 2020|
|1y Target Est||17.11|
Announcement of Periodic Review: Moody's announces completion of a periodic review of ratings of KAR Auction Services, IncGlobal Credit Research - 05 Mar 2021New York, March 05, 2021 -- Moody's Investors Service ("Moody's") has completed a periodic review of the ratings of KAR Auction Services, Inc and other ratings that are associated with the same analytical unit. The review was conducted through a portfolio review discussion held on 2 March 2021 in which Moody's reassessed the appropriateness of the ratings in the context of the relevant principal methodology(ies), recent developments, and a comparison of the financial and operating profile to similarly rated peers. Since 1 January 2019, Moody's practice has been to issue a press release following each periodic review to announce its completion.This publication does not announce a credit rating action and is not an indication of whether or not a credit rating action is likely in the near future.
KAR Auction Services, Inc. d/b/a KAR Global (NYSE: KAR), a leading operator of digital marketplaces for wholesale used vehicles, announces that Peter Kelly will assume the role of Chief Executive Officer effective April 1, 2021. Kelly has served as KAR Global's president since 2019 and succeeds Jim Hallett who has led the company as CEO since 2009 and became Chairman in 2014. Hallett will become executive chairman of KAR Global and continue to advise the company on strategic and customer and investor relations matters. Hallett will continue serving as Chairman of the KAR Global Board of Directors, with Kelly being named as a new director beginning April 1, 2021.
Looking at Q4, KAR Auction Services (NYSE:KAR) earned $13.90 million, a 83.91% increase from the preceding quarter. KAR Auction Services's sales decreased to $529.60 million, a 10.78% change since Q3. KAR Auction Services earned $86.40 million, and sales totaled $593.60 million in Q3. What Is ROCE? Changes in earnings and sales indicate shifts in KAR Auction Services's Return on Capital Employed, a measure of yearly pre-tax profit relative to capital employed by a business. Generally, a higher ROCE suggests successful growth of a company and is a sign of higher earnings per share in the future. In Q4, KAR Auction Services posted an ROCE of 0.01%. It is important to keep in mind ROCE evaluates past performance and is not used as a predictive tool. It is a good measure of a company's recent performance, but several factors could affect earnings and sales in the near future. View more earnings on KAR ROCE is an important metric for the comparison of similar companies. A relatively high ROCE shows KAR Auction Services is potentially operating at a higher level of efficiency than other companies in its industry. If the company is generating high profits with its current level of capital, some of that money can be reinvested in more capital which will generally lead to higher returns and earnings per share growth. For KAR Auction Services, the return on capital employed ratio shows the number of assets can actually help the company achieve higher returns, an important note investors will take into account when gauging the payoff from long-term financing strategies. Q4 Earnings Insight KAR Auction Services reported Q4 earnings per share at $-0.01/share, which did not meet analyst predictions of $0.28/share. See more from BenzingaClick here for options trades from BenzingaBenzinga's Top Ratings Upgrades, Downgrades For February 18, 202112 Industrials Stocks Moving In Wednesday's Intraday Session© 2021 Benzinga.com. Benzinga does not provide investment advice. All rights reserved.