Asbury Automotive Group Adds Approximately $5.7 Billion in Annualized Revenues with Transformational Acquisition of Larry H. Miller Dealerships and Total Care Auto, Powered by Landcar
Eighth largest dealership group in the US1
- Over 60 stores in the attractive Western US representing 18 franchise brands with best-in-class operators
- Provider of service contracts and other vehicle protection products with EBITDA margins of 20%+
- Well-respected group with the leading brands in these desirable, high-growth markets
Strategically Important to Asbury:
$5.7 billionin annualized revenue
Expected to generate significant value for shareholders
LTM EBITDA of
$360 million, including day-one cost savings
- LTM EBITDA of
- Expands Asbury’s footprint coast to coast and increases potential of Asbury’s Clicklane omni-channel platform
- Diversifies Asbury with addition of vertically integrated profitable F&I product provider, offering opportunity for future expansion into other Asbury dealerships
- Exceeds Asbury’s target for the acquisition pillar of its 5-year strategic growth plan
Asbury has an additional
“Larry H. Miller Dealerships is one of the most respected automotive dealer groups in
“This acquisition will further diversify our total portfolio mix and add approximately
“Since our family’s purchase of a single
“We are proud that Larry H. Miller Dealerships has grown to be one of the largest automotive retailers in the country,” said
“Larry H. Miller Dealerships, like
This transaction will diversify Asbury's geographic mix, with entry into six Western states:
The operating assets acquired include 54 new vehicle dealerships, seven used vehicle dealerships, and 11 collision centers. Combined, Larry H. Miller Dealerships sells over 115,000 new and used vehicles annually.
In addition to the dealerships, Asbury will acquire TCA, a leading provider of service contracts and other vehicle protection products, providing enhanced profitability and cash flow. “TCA is comprehensively integrated with Larry H. Miller Dealerships and presents a compelling opportunity for Asbury to enter this profitable F&I business. Like the dealerships, this service contract company is extremely well run. TCA has historically delivered 20%+ EBITDA margins on average,” Hult said.
“We look forward to becoming part of one of the nation’s leading and largest automotive and retail companies,” said
Financial Impact of Larry H. Miller Dealerships and TCA Acquisition
The aggregate purchase price of
Asbury has secured committed bridge financing in support of the acquisition, which it expects to replace with a combination of permanent debt and equity financing prior to closing. The equity portion of the permanent financing is currently expected to be approximately
The acquisition of these entities, assuming a fourth quarter of 2021 closing date and equity financing of
Additional Acquisitions Under Contract
Asbury also has several other strategic acquisitions under contract, which also align with Asbury’s culture and customer centric model, that are expected to add approximately
These additional acquisitions are expected to drive total, inclusive of Larry H. Miller Dealerships, TCA, and the additional acquisitions under contract, 2022 EPS accretion to approximately 20% and 2024 EPS accretion to approximately 28%.
This press release does not constitute an offer to sell, or a solicitation of an offer to buy, any security. Any offers, solicitations or offers to buy, or any sales of securities will be made in accordance with the requirements of the Securities Act of 1933.
Conference Call Details
Additional information regarding the transaction will be provided during a conference call on
In addition, a live audio of the call will be accessible to the public by calling (800) 353-6461 (domestic), or (334) 647-4513 (international); passcode – 4198508. Callers should dial in approximately 5 to 10 minutes before the call begins.
A conference call replay will be available two hours following the call for seven days and can be accessed by calling (888) 203-1112 (domestic), or (719) 457-0820 (international); passcode – 4198508.
For additional information, visit www.asburyauto.com.
Larry H. Miller Dealerships operates 54 new vehicle dealerships, seven used vehicle dealerships, 11 collision centers, and a used vehicle wholesale business across
Total Care Auto, Powered by Landcar offers extended vehicle service contracts, prepaid maintenance contracts, vehicle theft assistance contracts, key replacement contracts, guaranteed asset protection (“GAP”) contracts, paintless dent repair contracts, appearance protection contracts, tire and wheel, DrivePur, and lease wear and tear contracts. In addition, TCA provides the required contractual liability insurance if needed. The majority of these service contracts are sold through affiliated automobile dealerships.
To the extent that statements in this press release are not recitations of historical fact, such statements constitute "forward-looking statements" as such term is defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. The forward-looking statements in this press release may include statements relating to goals, plans, expectations, projections regarding the expected benefits of the proposed transaction, managements plans, projections and objectives for the proposed transaction, future operations, scale and performance, integration plans and expected synergies therefrom, the timing of completion of the proposed transaction, and our financial position, results of operations, market position, capital allocation strategy, initiatives, business strategy and expectations of our management.
The following are some but not all of the factors that could cause actual results or events to differ materially from those anticipated, including: the occurrence of any event, change or other circumstances that could give rise to the termination of the asset purchase agreement; the risk that the necessary manufacturer approvals may not be obtained; the risk that the necessary regulatory approvals may not be obtained or may be obtained subject to conditions that are not anticipated; the risk that the proposed transaction will not be consummated in a timely manner; risks that any of the closing conditions to the proposed acquisition may not be satisfied or may not be satisfied in a timely manner; risks related to disruption of management time from ongoing business operations due to the proposed acquisition; failure to realize the benefits expected from the proposed acquisition; failure to promptly and effectively integrate the acquisition; and the effect of the announcement of the proposed acquisition on their operating results and businesses and on the ability of Asbury and Larry H. Miller Dealerships to retain and hire key personnel, maintain relationships with suppliers; our ability to execute our business strategy; the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, market factors, Asbury's relationships with, and the financial and operational stability of, vehicle manufacturers and other suppliers, acts of God or other incidents and the shortage of semiconductor chips, which may adversely impact supply from vehicle manufacturers and/or present retail sales challenges, risks associated with Asbury's indebtedness (including available borrowing capacity, compliance with its financial covenants and ability to refinance or repay such indebtedness, on favorable terms), Asbury's relationships with, and the financial stability of, its lenders and lessors, risks related to competition in the automotive retail and service industries, general economic conditions both nationally and locally, governmental regulations, legislation, adverse results in litigation and other proceedings, and Asbury's ability to execute its five-year strategic plan, IT initiatives and other operational strategies, Asbury's ability to leverage gains from its dealership portfolio, Asbury's ability to capitalize on opportunities to repurchase its debt and equity securities or purchase properties that it currently leases, and Asbury's ability to stay within its targeted range for capital expenditures. These risks, uncertainties and other factors are disclosed in Asbury's Annual Report on Form 10-K, subsequent quarterly reports on Form 10-Q and other periodic and current reports filed with the
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