This Day On The Street
Continue to site
This account is pending registration confirmation. Please click on the link within the confirmation email previously sent you to complete registration.
Need a new registration confirmation email? Click here

Dollar Thrifty Automotive Group Inc., Hertz Global Holdings, Inc. - M&A Call

Again, I'll turn it over to Mark.

Mark P. Frissora

Good morning, everyone, and thank you, Leslie. At last, we're in the home stretch of closing on what will be important brand additions to our rental car business. It goes without saying that this is a transformational deal that will allow Hertz to benefit significantly from the growth prospects and operational efficiencies of a much larger business and a best-in-class operation.

Let's start with the transaction highlights on Slide 5. As you know by now, we are acquiring Dollar Thrifty for $87.50 per share, all cash, or a corporate enterprise value of $2.3 billion. This represents a multiple of 7.8x the midpoint of Dollar Thrifty's EBITDA guidance for 2012, which is $298 million. This multiple equates to a roughly 40% premium to the current Hertz and Avis average multiple. Our offer has no financing contingency but is predicated on our obtaining antitrust clearance. We expect the transaction to be accretive to our diluted net earnings per share in 1 -- in year 1 and EVA-positive after synergies by the end of year 2. This is in spite of the loss of about $30 million of 2012 corporate EBITDA from the Advantage asset divestiture. Based on best-guess estimates, we anticipate the deal closing sometime in the fourth quarter. I'll walk you through the timing of the process in just a minute.

But before I do, I want to say that we're very pleased with the outcome of our recent negotiations with Dollar Thrifty and its board and believe that the transaction terms and structure provide premium value for both companies' shareholders. We're also excited to welcome Dollar Thrifty's employees to our team. We know our collaborative efforts will make the Hertz-Dollar Thrifty combination the best among industry competitors. Would you agree, Scott?

Read the rest of this transcript for free on

3 of 3

Check Out Our Best Services for Investors

Action Alerts PLUS

Portfolio Manager Jim Cramer and Director of Research Jack Mohr reveal their investment tactics while giving advanced notice before every trade.

Product Features:
  • $2.5+ million portfolio
  • Large-cap and dividend focus
  • Intraday trade alerts from Cramer
Quant Ratings

Access the tool that DOMINATES the Russell 2000 and the S&P 500.

Product Features:
  • Buy, hold, or sell recommendations for over 4,300 stocks
  • Unlimited research reports on your favorite stocks
  • A custom stock screener
Stocks Under $10

David Peltier uncovers low dollar stocks with serious upside potential that are flying under Wall Street's radar.

Product Features:
  • Model portfolio
  • Stocks trading below $10
  • Intraday trade alerts
14-Days Free
Only $9.95
14-Days Free
Dividend Stock Advisor

David Peltier identifies the best of breed dividend stocks that will pay a reliable AND significant income stream.

Product Features:
  • Diversified model portfolio of dividend stocks
  • Updates with exact steps to take - BUY, HOLD, SELL
Trifecta Stocks

Every recommendation goes through 3 layers of intense scrutiny—quantitative, fundamental and technical analysis—to maximize profit potential and minimize risk.

Product Features:
  • Model Portfolio
  • Intra Day Trade alerts
  • Access to Quant Ratings
Real Money

More than 30 investing pros with skin in the game give you actionable insight and investment ideas.

Product Features:
  • Access to Jim Cramer's daily blog
  • Intraday commentary and news
  • Real-time trading forums
Only $49.95
14-Days Free
14-Days Free
AAPL $95.03 0.21%
FB $116.73 0.00%
GOOG $691.02 0.00%
TSLA $247.54 -0.07%
YHOO $36.59 0.00%


Chart of I:DJI
DOW 17,830.76 -210.79 -1.17%
S&P 500 2,075.81 -19.34 -0.92%
NASDAQ 4,805.2910 -57.85 -1.19%

Free Reports

Top Rated Stocks Top Rated Funds Top Rated ETFs