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AutoNation, through its subsidiaries, is an automotive retailer. Co. provides a range of automotive products and services, including new vehicles, used vehicles, parts and service, which includes automotive repair and maintenance services as well as wholesale parts and collision businesses, and automotive finance and insurance products, which include vehicle service and other protection products, as well as the arranging of financing for vehicle purchases through third-party finance sources. As of Dec 31 2016, Co. owned and operated 371 new vehicle franchises from 260 stores located in the U.S. As of Dec 31 2016, Co. had three reportable segments: Domestic, Import, and Premium Luxury. According to our AN split history records, AutoNation has had 1 split.
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AutoNation (AN) has 1 split in our AN split history database. The split for AN took place on June 10, 1996. This was a 2 for 1 split, meaning for each share of AN owned pre-split, the shareholder now owned 2 shares. For example, a 1000 share position pre-split, became a 2000 share position following the split.

When a company such as AutoNation splits its shares, the market capitalization before and after the split takes place remains stable, meaning the shareholder now owns more shares but each are valued at a lower price per share. Often, however, a lower priced stock on a per-share basis can attract a wider range of buyers. If that increased demand causes the share price to appreciate, then the total market capitalization rises post-split. This does not always happen, however, often depending on the underlying fundamentals of the business. Looking at the AN split history from start to finish, an original position size of 1000 shares would have turned into 2000 today. Below, we examine the compound annual growth rate — CAGR for short — of an investment into AutoNation shares, starting with a $10,000 purchase of AN, presented on a split-history-adjusted basis factoring in the complete AN split history. AN split adjusted history picture

Growth of $10,000.00
Without Dividends Reinvested

Start date: 01/23/2008
End date: 01/22/2018
Start price/share: $15.47
End price/share: $60.04
Dividends collected/share: $0.00
Total return: 288.11%
Average Annual Total Return: 14.52%
Starting investment: $10,000.00
Ending investment: $38,827.20
Years: 10.01
Date Ratio
06/10/19962 for 1
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