Copart Reports First Quarter Fiscal 2017 Financial Results

Copart, Inc. (NASDAQ: CPRT) today reported financial results for the quarter ended October 31, 2016.

For the three months ended October 31, 2016, revenue, gross margin, and net income were $346.0 million, $145.3 million, and $167.3 million, respectively. These represent an increase in revenue of $57.2 million, or 19.8%; an increase in gross margin of $24.4 million, or 20.2%; and an increase in net income of $114.7 million, or 218.0%, respectively, from the same quarter last year. Fully diluted earnings per share for the three months were $1.41 compared to $0.41 last year, an increase of 243.9%.

Excluding the impact of foreign currency-related gains, certain income tax benefits and payroll taxes related to accounting for stock option exercises, non-GAAP fully diluted earnings per share for the three months ended October 31, 2016 and 2015, were $0.57 and $0.41, respectively. A reconciliation of non-GAAP financial measures to the most directly comparable financial measures computed in accordance with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) can be found in the tables attached to this press release.

On Tuesday, November 22, 2016, at 11 a.m. Eastern time, Copart will conduct a conference call to discuss the results for the quarter. The call will be webcast live and can be accessed at http://stream.conferenceamerica.com/copart112216. A replay of the call will be available through January 20, 2017 by calling (877) 919-4059. Use confirmation code # 16477400.

About Copart

Copart, founded in 1982, provides vehicle sellers with a full range of remarketing services to process and sell salvage and clean title vehicles to dealers, dismantlers, rebuilders, exporters, and in some states, to end users. Copart remarkets the vehicles through Internet sales using its VB3 technology. Copart sells vehicles on behalf of insurance companies, banks, financial institutions, charities, car dealerships, fleet operators, vehicle rental companies, as well as vehicles sourced from the general public. The company currently operates in the United States ( www.copart.com), Canada ( www.copart.ca), the United Kingdom ( www.copart.co.uk), Brazil ( www.copart.com.br), Germany ( www.copart.de), the United Arab Emirates, Oman and Bahrain ( www.copartmea.com), Spain ( www.copart.es), Ireland ( www.copart.ie), and India ( www.copart.in). Copart links sellers to more than 750,000 Members in more than 150 countries worldwide through its multi-channel platform. In 2015, Copart was ranked at the top of Deloitte's "The Exceptional 100" list of companies, which reviewed U.S. publicly traded companies based upon a multidimensional approach to measuring financial performance. For more information, or to become a Member, visit www.copart.com.

Use of Non-GAAP Financial Measures

Included in this release are certain non-GAAP financial measures, including non-GAAP net income per diluted share, which reflect the impact of foreign currency-related gains, certain income tax benefits and payroll taxes related to accounting for stock option exercises. These non-GAAP financial measures do not represent alternative financial measures under GAAP. In addition, these non-GAAP financial measures may be different from non-GAAP financial measures used by other companies. Furthermore, these non-GAAP financial measures do not reflect a comprehensive view of Copart's operations in accordance with GAAP and should only be read in conjunction with the corresponding GAAP financial measures. This information constitutes non-GAAP financial measures within the meaning of Regulation G adopted by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Accordingly, Copart has presented herein, and will present in other information it publishes that contains these non-GAAP financial measures, a reconciliation of these non-GAAP financial measures to the most directly comparable GAAP financial measures.

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