AutoNation, Inc.

Industry: Speciality Stores

Fortune Rank: 212

AutoNation, Inc. is an automotive retailer. AN's business consists primarily of the sale, financing and servicing of new and used vehicles. For the 6 months ended 6/30/05, revenues increased 2% to $9.62B. Net income from continuing operations increased 5% to $194.7M. Revenues reflect acquisitions and higher same store parts and service revenues. Net income also reflects an increase in operating margin.

AutoNation, Inc., through its subsidiaries, is an automotive retailer in the United States. The Company offers a diversified range of automotive products and services, including new vehicles, used vehicles, vehicle maintenance and repair services, vehicle parts, extended service contracts, vehicle protection products and other aftermarket products. AutoNation also arranges financing for vehicle purchases through third-party finance sources. As of December 31, 2004, the Company owned and operated 358 new vehicle franchises from 281 stores located in major metropolitan markets in 17 states, predominantly in the Sunbelt region of the United States. The Company's stores sell 35 different brands of new vehicles. The core brands of vehicles that AutoNation sells, representing approximately 98% of the new vehicles that it sold, during the year ended December 31, 2004, were manufactured by Ford, General Motors, DaimlerChrysler, Toyota, Nissan, Honda and BMW.

AutoNation, Inc.

AutoNation, Inc. is a Fortune 500 company. In 2010 AutoNation, Inc. was ranked number 212 on the Fortune 500 list, making it the 212th largest company in the United States when judged by revenue.

AutoNation, Inc. achieved revenue of $11,015.60 million in 2010 and earned a profit of $198.00 million.

AutoNation, Inc.'s rank changes

The company's ranking in 2010 was a decline from 2009 when it was ranked 182nd on the Fortune 500. The Previous ranking was based on its 2009 revenue of $14,288 million (a change of -3 million compared to 2010) and profits of $-1,243 million (a change of 199 million compared to 2010).

Another point of view

To many investors, profits are more important than the revenue a company earns. If the Fortune 500 was ranked by profits instead of revenue then AutoNation, Inc. would be ranked 321st rather than 212th due to its profits of $198 in 2010.

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