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How to buy Lithia Motors stock

Learn how to easily invest in Lithia Motors stock.

Lithia Motors Inc is an auto & truck dealerships business based in the US. Lithia Motors shares (LAD) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Lithia Motors employs 14,538 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around 0.00.

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  4. Research the stock. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol – LAD – and research it before deciding if it's a good investment for you.
  5. Purchase now or later. Buy your desired number of shares with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until the stock reaches a desired price.
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Lithia Motors stock price (NYSE: LAD)

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Lithia Motors shares at a glance

Information last updated 2022-01-18.
Latest market close$289.12
52-week range$274.03 - $416.76
50-day moving average $298.10
200-day moving average $337.15
Wall St. target price$462.36
PE ratio 15.9075
Dividend yield $1.36 (0.46%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $33.64

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Is it a good time to buy Lithia Motors stock?

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Lithia Motors price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $289.12 from 2022-01-21

1 week (2022-01-14) -5.82%
1 month (2021-12-23) 0.03%
3 months (2021-10-22) -14.56%
6 months (2021-07-23) -23.86%
1 year (2021-01-22) -14.47%
2 years (2020-01-23) 101.38%
3 years (2019-01-23) 237.24%
5 years (2017-01-23) 2,834.04%

Is Lithia Motors stock undervalued or overvalued?

Valuing Lithia Motors stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Lithia Motors's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

Lithia Motors's P/E ratio

Lithia Motors's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 16x. In other words, Lithia Motors shares trade at around 16x recent earnings.

That's relatively low compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The low P/E ratio could mean that investors are pessimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're under-valued.

Lithia Motors's PEG ratio

Lithia Motors's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 0.3046. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.

The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into Lithia Motors's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Lithia Motors's EBITDA

Lithia Motors's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $1.5 billion.

The EBITDA is a measure of a Lithia Motors's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

Lithia Motors financials

Revenue TTM $20.5 billion
Operating margin TTM 6.94%
Gross profit TTM $2.2 billion
Return on assets TTM 10.7%
Return on equity TTM 3067.45%
Profit margin 4.68%
Book value $149.92
Market capitalisation $9.3 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Lithia Motors share dividends


Dividend payout ratio: 4.04% of net profits

Recently Lithia Motors has paid out, on average, around 4.04% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 0.46% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Lithia Motors shareholders could enjoy a 0.46% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Lithia Motors's case, that would currently equate to about $1.36 per share.

While Lithia Motors's payout ratio might seem low, this can signify that Lithia Motors is investing more in its future growth.

Lithia Motors's most recent dividend payout was on 18 November 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 9 November 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have Lithia Motors's shares ever split?

Lithia Motors's shares were split on a 1:10 basis on 15 January 2018. So if you had owned 10 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 1 share. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Lithia Motors shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 900% higher share price could have impacted the market appetite for Lithia Motors shares which in turn could have impacted Lithia Motors's share price.

Lithia Motors share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Lithia Motors's shares have ranged in value from as little as $274.03 up to $416.7588. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

LAD.US volatility(beta: 1.67)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while Lithia Motors's is 1.6741. This would suggest that Lithia Motors's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

Lithia Motors overview

Lithia Motors, Inc. operates as an automotive retailer in the United States. The company operates through three segments: Domestic, Import, and Luxury. It offers new and used vehicles; vehicle financing services; warranties, insurance contracts, and vehicle and theft protection services; and automotive repair and maintenance services, as well as sells vehicle body and parts. As of February 19, 2021, the company operated through 210 stores. It also offers its products online through 200 websites. Lithia Motors, Inc.

Frequently asked questions

What percentage of Lithia Motors is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 2.46% of Lithia Motors shares are held by insiders and 93.642% by institutions.
How many people work for Lithia Motors?
Latest data suggests 14,538 work at Lithia Motors.
When does the fiscal year end for Lithia Motors?
Lithia Motors's fiscal year ends in December.
Where is Lithia Motors based?
Lithia Motors's address is: 150 North Bartlett Street, Medford, OR, United States, 97501
What is Lithia Motors's ISIN number?
Lithia Motors's international securities identification number is: US5367971034
What is Lithia Motors's CUSIP number?
Lithia Motors's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: 536797103

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