AutoNation posted earnings of $1.08 per share, surpassing analysts estimated $1.05 per share. Revenue rose 4% year-over-year to $5.44 billion, but fell short of analysts projected $5.5 billion.
Last year, the company reported earnings of $1 per share on revenue of $5.22 billion for the second quarter.
"The Takata airbag recall continues to be disruptive to our business," said AutoNation CEO Mike Jackson in a statement. "However, in the second half of the year we anticipate improvement due to Takata airbag parts availability and compensation paid by certain manufacturers that will partially offset our costs."
AutoNation said its import segment income, which includes automobile makers such as Toyota (TM) and Honda (HMC), among others, fell 7% year-over-year to $151 million in the second quarter.
Separately, TheStreet Ratings objectively rated this stock according to its "risk-adjusted" total return prospect over a 12-month investment horizon. Not based on the news in any given day, the rating may differ from Jim Cramer's view or that of this articles's author. TheStreet Ratings has this to say about the recommendation:
We rate AUTONATION INC as a Buy with a ratings score of B. This is driven by a few notable strengths, which we believe should have a greater impact than any weaknesses, and should give investors a better performance opportunity than most stocks we cover. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, attractive valuation levels and notable return on equity. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income.
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