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Lithia: More Acquisitions, More F&I Money

Lithia Motors’ first-quarter results include continued gains in F&I penetrations and revenue, a result the dealer group credits to its aggressive acquisition strategy.

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Lithia: Right People, Pay Plans and Product Deliver Record F&I Performance in Q3

Record-setting F&I, a strong used-vehicle segment, and gains in parts and service paved the way for a year-over-year improvement in total gross profit for Lithia Motors during the period.

Lithia Motors Acquires Carbone Auto Group

Lithia Motors Inc. has acquired Carbone Auto Group, a New York- and Vermont-based dealer group that generates an estimated $600 million in annual revenue, according to a company announcement. The purchase adds 13 stores to Lithia's portfolio.

GM, Jim Koons and Lithia Settle FTC’s Complaints Regarding CPO Claims

The regulator said the three companies agreed to settle its charges that they failed to disclose that some certified pre-owned vehicles were subject to open and unrepaired safety recalls despite claims of rigorous inspections in advertisements.

Lithia’s Drop in New-Vehicle Gross Per Unit Offset by Q1 F&I Performance

Lithia’s F&I operations grew its per-copy average by $52. The performance helped offset a $90 drop in new-vehicle gross profit per unit.

Auto Dealership Buy-Sell Activity Increasing Sharply, Haig Reports

Public U.S. auto dealers are on pace to book $1 billion in acquisitions for the year, which would be an increase of 43% from 2013, according to a report from Haig Partners.

Lithia Reports Record Net Income

The dealer group realized a 28% increase in adjusted net income from continuing operations in the second quarter of 2014. The company’s average F&I profit per vehicle retailed was also up $104.

Lithia Motors to Acquire DCH Auto

Lithia will acquire 100% of DCH Auto Group Inc.'s outstanding shares, bringing together two of the largest dealer groups in the nation.

Lithia Posts Record Revenues for 2013

The company’s revenues exceeded $1 billion in the fourth quarter and $4 billion for the full year. Its F&I operations also posted increases in F&I penetrations and profit per retail unit.

Lithia Headquarters Awarded Silver LEED Certification

The building housing Lithia Motors’ headquarters was awarded Silver LEED Certification by the U.S. Green Building Council. The building, completed in August 2012, contains environmentally-sustainable building products, furniture and furnishings.