10-Q 1 a20161stquarterform10-q.htm 10-Q 10-Q

UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
 
 
 
 FORM 10-Q
 
 
 
þ
QUARTERLY REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
For the quarterly period ended March 31, 2016
or
¨
TRANSITION REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
For the transition period from                     to                     
Commission File Number: 1-13461
 
 
 
Group 1 Automotive, Inc.
 
 
 
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter) 
 
Delaware
 
76-0506313
 
 
(State or other jurisdiction of
incorporation or organization)
 
(I.R.S. Employer
Identification No.)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
800 Gessner, Suite 500
Houston, Texas 77024
(Address of principal executive offices) (Zip code)
 
 
 
 
(713) 647-5700
(Registrant's telephone number, including area code)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant (1) has filed all reports required to be filed by Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to file such reports), and (2) has been subject to such filing requirements for the past 90 days.    Yes  þ    No  ¨
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant has submitted electronically and posted on its corporate Web site, if any, every Interactive Data File required to be submitted and posted pursuant to Rule 405 of Regulation S-T (§ 232.405 of this Chapter) during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to submit and post such files).    Yes  þ    No  ¨
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a large accelerated filer, an accelerated filer, a non-accelerated filer, or a smaller reporting company. See the definitions of “large accelerated filer,” “accelerated filer” and “smaller reporting company” in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act. (Check one):
Large accelerated filer
þ
 
¨
Accelerated filer
 
 
 
Non-accelerated filer
¨
(Do not check if a smaller reporting company)
¨
Smaller reporting company
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a shell company (as defined in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act).     
Yes  ¨    No  þ
As of April 30, 2016, the registrant had 22,095,331 shares of common stock, par value $0.01, outstanding.




TABLE OF CONTENTS
 

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PART I. FINANCIAL INFORMATION
Item 1. Financial Statements
GROUP 1 AUTOMOTIVE, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS 
 
 
March 31, 2016
 
December 31, 2015
 
 
(Unaudited, in thousands, except per share amounts)
ASSETS
CURRENT ASSETS:
 
 
 
 
Cash and cash equivalents
 
$
22,381

 
$
13,037

Contracts-in-transit and vehicle receivables, net
 
209,542

 
252,438

Accounts and notes receivable, net
 
154,162

 
157,768

Inventories, net
 
1,826,531

 
1,737,751

Prepaid expenses and other current assets
 
41,463

 
27,376

Total current assets
 
2,254,079

 
2,188,370

PROPERTY AND EQUIPMENT, net
 
1,063,852

 
1,033,981

GOODWILL
 
886,293

 
854,915

INTANGIBLE FRANCHISE RIGHTS
 
319,895

 
307,588

OTHER ASSETS
 
9,727

 
11,862

Total assets
 
$
4,533,846

 
$
4,396,716

LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY
CURRENT LIABILITIES:
 
 
 
 
Floorplan notes payable - credit facility and other
 
$
1,239,792

 
$
1,265,719

Offset account related to floorplan notes payable - credit facility
 
(104,081
)
 
(110,759
)
Floorplan notes payable - manufacturer affiliates
 
437,672

 
389,071

Offset account related to floorplan notes payable - manufacturer affiliates
 
(30,000
)
 
(25,500
)
Current maturities of long-term debt and short-term financing
 
37,506

 
54,991

Accounts payable
 
327,594

 
280,423

Accrued expenses
 
194,870

 
185,323

Total current liabilities
 
2,103,353

 
2,039,268

LONG-TERM DEBT, net of current maturities
 
1,256,679

 
1,199,534

DEFERRED INCOME TAXES
 
138,984

 
136,644

LIABILITIES FROM INTEREST RATE RISK MANAGEMENT ACTIVITIES
 
43,122

 
31,153

OTHER LIABILITIES
 
78,915

 
71,865

STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY:
 
 
 
 
Preferred stock, $0.01 par value, 1,000 shares authorized; none issued or outstanding
 

 

Common stock, $0.01 par value, 50,000 shares authorized; 25,708 and 25,706 issued, respectively
 
257

 
257

Additional paid-in capital
 
283,196

 
291,092

Retained earnings
 
955,326

 
926,169

Accumulated other comprehensive loss
 
(144,856
)
 
(137,984
)
Treasury stock, at cost; 2,700 and 2,291 shares, respectively
 
(181,130
)
 
(161,282
)
Total stockholders’ equity
 
912,793

 
918,252

Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity
 
$
4,533,846

 
$
4,396,716


The accompanying notes are an integral part of these consolidated financial statements.
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GROUP 1 AUTOMOTIVE, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS
 
 
Three Months Ended March 31,
 
 
2016
 
2015
 
 
(Unaudited, in thousands, except per share amounts)
REVENUES:
 
 
 
 
New vehicle retail sales
 
$
1,409,851

 
$
1,332,724

Used vehicle retail sales
 
688,171

 
623,193

Used vehicle wholesale sales
 
101,592

 
100,192

Parts and service sales
 
308,592

 
282,189

Finance, insurance and other, net
 
100,149

 
94,556

Total revenues
 
2,608,355

 
2,432,854

COST OF SALES:
 
 
 
 
New vehicle retail sales
 
1,338,124

 
1,262,993

Used vehicle retail sales
 
638,971

 
577,072

Used vehicle wholesale sales
 
100,143

 
97,513

Parts and service sales
 
142,016

 
131,392

Total cost of sales
 
2,219,254

 
2,068,970

GROSS PROFIT
 
389,101

 
363,884

SELLING, GENERAL AND ADMINISTRATIVE EXPENSES
 
293,664

 
271,469

DEPRECIATION AND AMORTIZATION EXPENSE
 
12,464

 
11,684

ASSET IMPAIRMENTS
 
932

 

INCOME FROM OPERATIONS
 
82,041

 
80,731

OTHER EXPENSE:
 
 
 
 
Floorplan interest expense
 
(11,010
)
 
(9,348
)
Other interest expense, net
 
(16,929
)
 
(13,911
)
INCOME BEFORE INCOME TAXES
 
54,102

 
57,472

PROVISION FOR INCOME TAXES
 
(19,811
)
 
(21,657
)
NET INCOME
 
$
34,291

 
$
35,815

BASIC EARNINGS PER SHARE
 
$
1.47

 
$
1.47

Weighted average common shares outstanding
 
22,448

 
23,443

DILUTED EARNINGS PER SHARE
 
$
1.47

 
$
1.47

Weighted average common shares outstanding
 
22,453

 
23,446

CASH DIVIDENDS PER COMMON SHARE
 
$
0.22

 
$
0.20



The accompanying notes are an integral part of these consolidated financial statements.
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GROUP 1 AUTOMOTIVE, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF COMPREHENSIVE INCOME 
 
 
Three Months Ended March 31,
 
 
2016
 
2015
 
 
(Unaudited, in thousands)
NET INCOME
 
$
34,291

 
$
35,815

Other comprehensive loss, net of taxes:
 
 
 
 
Foreign currency translation adjustment
 
2,155

 
(30,594
)
Net unrealized loss on interest rate risk management activities:
 
 
 
 
Unrealized loss arising during the period, net of tax benefit of $6,685 and $3,907, respectively
 
(11,141
)
 
(6,513
)
Reclassification adjustment for loss included in interest expense, net of tax provision of $1,269 and $1,180, respectively
 
2,114

 
1,967

Net unrealized loss on interest rate risk management activities, net of tax
 
(9,027
)
 
(4,546
)
OTHER COMPREHENSIVE LOSS, NET OF TAXES
 
(6,872
)
 
(35,140
)
COMPREHENSIVE INCOME
 
$
27,419

 
$
675



The accompanying notes are an integral part of these consolidated financial statements.
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GROUP 1 AUTOMOTIVE, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY 
 
 
Common Stock
 
Additional
Paid-in Capital
 
Retained Earnings
 
Accumulated
Other
Comprehensive Loss
 
Treasury Stock
 
 
 
 
Shares
 
Amount
 
 
 
 
 
Total
 
 
(Unaudited, in thousands)
BALANCE, December 31, 2015
 
25,706

 
$
257

 
$
291,092

 
$
926,169

 
$
(137,984
)
 
$
(161,282
)
 
$
918,252

Net income
 

 

 

 
34,291

 

 

 
34,291

Other comprehensive loss, net
 

 

 

 

 
(6,872
)
 

 
(6,872
)
Purchases of treasury stock
 

 

 

 

 

 
(31,945
)
 
(31,945
)
Net issuance of treasury shares to employee stock compensation plans
 
2

 

 
(13,340
)
 

 

 
12,097

 
(1,243
)
Stock-based compensation, including tax effect of $53
 

 

 
5,444

 

 

 

 
5,444

Cash dividends, net of estimated forfeitures relative to participating securities
 

 

 

 
(5,134
)
 

 

 
(5,134
)
BALANCE, March 31, 2016
 
25,708

 
$
257

 
$
283,196

 
$
955,326

 
$
(144,856
)
 
$
(181,130
)
 
$
912,793



The accompanying notes are an integral part of these consolidated financial statements.
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GROUP 1 AUTOMOTIVE, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS
 
 
Three Months Ended March 31,
 
 
2016
 
2015
 
 
(Unaudited, in thousands)
CASH FLOWS FROM OPERATING ACTIVITIES:
 
 
 
 
Net income
 
$
34,291

 
$
35,815

Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by operating activities:
 
 
 
 
Depreciation and amortization
 
12,464

 
11,684

Deferred income taxes
 
5,000

 
3,320

Asset impairments
 
932

 

Stock-based compensation
 
5,511

 
4,888

Amortization of debt discount and issue costs
 
484

 
899

Gain on disposition of assets
 
(590
)
 
8

Tax effect from stock-based compensation
 
53

 
(1,004
)
Other
 
666

 
1,729

Changes in operating assets and liabilities, net of effects of acquisitions and dispositions:
 
 
 
 
Accounts payable and accrued expenses
 
32,180

 
(10,329
)
Accounts and notes receivable
 
10,804

 
6,275

Inventories
 
(55,737
)
 
(1,469
)
Contracts-in-transit and vehicle receivables
 
50,262

 
10,487

Prepaid expenses and other assets
 
4,476

 
2,589

Floorplan notes payable - manufacturer affiliates
 
15,410

 
(6,589
)
Deferred revenues
 
(131
)
 
(136
)
Net cash provided by operating activities
 
116,075

 
58,167

CASH FLOWS FROM INVESTING ACTIVITIES:
 
 
 
 
Cash paid in acquisitions, net of cash received
 
(51,110
)
 
(50,142
)
Proceeds from disposition of franchises, property and equipment
 
13,871

 
1,171

Purchases of property and equipment, including real estate
 
(33,702
)
 
(23,157
)
Other
 
(106
)
 
287

Net cash used in investing activities
 
(71,047
)
 
(71,841
)
CASH FLOWS FROM FINANCING ACTIVITIES:
 
 
 
 
Borrowings on credit facility - floorplan line and other
 
1,648,527

 
1,597,034

Repayments on credit facility - floorplan line and other
 
(1,666,103
)
 
(1,641,072
)
Borrowings on credit facility - acquisition line
 
40,000

 
189,933

Repayment on credit facility - acquisition line
 
(40,000
)
 
(135,907
)
Borrowings on other debt
 
7,415

 
13,678

Principal payments on other debt
 
(12,768
)
 
(10,644
)
Borrowings on debt related to real estate, net of debt issue costs
 
30,331

 
17,600

Principal payments on debt related to real estate
 
(5,538
)
 
(6,458
)
Employee stock purchase plan purchases, net of employee tax withholdings
 
(1,243
)
 
(2,140
)
Repurchases of common stock, amounts based on settlement date
 
(31,945
)
 
(16,175
)
Tax effect from stock-based compensation
 
(53
)
 
1,004

Dividends paid
 
(5,148
)
 
(4,892
)
Net cash (used in) provided by financing activities
 
(36,525
)
 
1,961

EFFECT OF EXCHANGE RATE CHANGES ON CASH
 
841

 
(2,983
)
NET INCREASE (DECREASE) IN CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS
 
9,344

 
(14,696
)
CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS, beginning of period
 
13,037

 
40,975

CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS, end of period
 
$
22,381

 
$
26,279

SUPPLEMENTAL CASH FLOW INFORMATION:
 
 
 
 
Purchases of property and equipment, including real estate, accrued in accounts payable
 
$
22,274

 
$
10,035


The accompanying notes are an integral part of these consolidated financial statements.
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GROUP 1 AUTOMOTIVE, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS


1. INTERIM FINANCIAL INFORMATION
Business and Organization
Group 1 Automotive, Inc., a Delaware corporation, is a leading operator in the automotive retailing industry with business activities in 14 states in the United States of America ("U.S."), 19 towns in the United Kingdom ("U.K.") and three states in Brazil. Group 1 Automotive, Inc. and its subsidiaries are collectively referred to as the "Company" in these Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements.
The Company, through its regions, sells new and used cars and light trucks; arranges related vehicle financing; sells service and insurance contracts; provides automotive maintenance and repair services; and sells vehicle parts. As of March 31, 2016, the Company’s U.S. retail network consisted of the following two regions (with the number of dealerships they comprised): (a) the East (37 dealerships in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Mississippi, New Hampshire, New Jersey, and South Carolina), and (b) the West (77 dealerships in California, Kansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, and Texas). The U.S. regional vice presidents report directly to the Company's Chief Executive Officer and are responsible for the overall performance of their regions, as well as for overseeing the market directors and dealership general managers that report to them. In addition, as of March 31, 2016, the Company had two international regions: (a) the U.K. region, which consisted of 29 dealerships in the U.K. and (b) the Brazil region, which consisted of 17 dealerships in Brazil. The operations of the Company's international regions are structured similarly to the U.S. regions, each with a regional vice president reporting directly to the Company's Chief Executive Officer.
The Company's operating results are generally subject to seasonal variations, as well as changes in the economic environment. This seasonality is generally attributable to consumer buying trends and the timing of manufacturer new vehicle model introductions. In addition, in some markets within the U.S., vehicle purchases decline during the winter months due to inclement weather. As a result, U.S. revenues and operating income are typically lower in the first and fourth quarters and higher in the second and third quarters. For the U.K., the first and third calendar quarters tend to be stronger, driven by plate change months of March and September. For Brazil, the Company expects higher volumes in the third and fourth calendar quarters. The first quarter is generally the weakest, driven by heavy consumer vacations and activities associated with Carnival. Other factors unrelated to seasonality, such as changes in economic condition, manufacturer incentive programs, or shifts in governmental taxes or regulations may exaggerate seasonal or cause counter-seasonal fluctuations in the Company's revenues and operating income.
Basis of Presentation
The accompanying unaudited condensed Consolidated Financial Statements have been prepared in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the U.S. ("U.S. GAAP") for interim financial information and with the instructions to Form 10-Q and Article 10 of Regulation S-X. Accordingly, they do not include all of the information and footnotes required by U.S. GAAP for complete financial statements. In the opinion of management, all adjustments of a normal and recurring nature considered necessary for a fair presentation have been included in the accompanying unaudited condensed Consolidated Financial Statements. Due to seasonality and other factors, the results of operations for the interim period are not necessarily indicative of the results that will be realized for any other interim period or for the entire fiscal year. For further information, refer to the Consolidated Financial Statements and footnotes thereto included in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2015 (“2015 Form 10-K”).
All business acquisitions completed during the periods presented have been accounted for using the purchase method of accounting, and their results of operations are included from the effective dates of the closings of the acquisitions. The allocations of purchase price to the assets acquired and liabilities assumed are assigned and recorded based on estimates of fair value and are subject to change within the purchase price allocation period (generally one year from the respective acquisition date). All intercompany balances and transactions have been eliminated in consolidation.
Business Segment Information
The Company, through its regions, conducts business in the automotive retailing industry including selling new and used cars and light trucks, arranging related vehicle financing, selling service and insurance contracts, providing automotive maintenance and repair services and selling vehicle parts. The Company has three reportable segments: the U.S., which includes the activities of the Company's corporate office, the U.K. and Brazil. The reportable segments are the business activities of the Company for which discrete financial information is available and for which operating results are regularly reviewed by its chief operating decision maker to allocate resources and assess performance. The Company's chief operating decision maker is its Chief Executive Officer. See Note 14, "Segment Information," for additional details regarding the Company's reportable segments.

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Variable Interest Entity
In 2013, the Company entered into arrangements to provide a related-party entity, which owns and operates retail automotive dealerships, a fixed-interest-rate working capital loan and various administrative services for a variable fee, both of which constitute variable interests in the entity. The Company's exposure to loss as a result of its involvement in the entity includes the balance outstanding under the loan arrangement. The Company holds an 8% equity ownership interest in the entity. The Company has determined that the entity meets the criteria of a variable interest entity ("VIE"). The terms of the loan and services agreements provide the Company with the right to control the activities of the VIE that most significantly impact the VIE's economic performance, the obligation to absorb potentially significant losses of the VIE and the right to receive potentially significant benefits from the VIE. Accordingly, the Company qualified as the VIE's primary beneficiary and consolidated the assets and liabilities of the VIE as of March 31, 2016 and December 31, 2015, as well as the results of operations of the VIE beginning on the effective date of the variable interests arrangements to March 31, 2016. The floorplan notes payable liability of the VIE is securitized by the new and used vehicle inventory of the VIE. The carrying amounts and classification of assets (which can only be used to settle the liabilities of the VIE) and liabilities (for which creditors do not have recourse to the general credit of the Company) that are included in the Company's consolidated statements of financial position for the consolidated VIE as of March 31, 2016 and December 31, 2015, are as follows (in thousands):
 
 
March 31, 2016
 
December 31, 2015
Current assets
 
$
17,596

 
$
12,849

Non-current assets
 
12,106

 
11,022

Total assets
 
$
29,702

 
$
23,871

Current liabilities
 
$
13,950

 
$
8,257

Non-current liabilities
 
18,820

 
17,064

Total liabilities
 
$
32,770

 
$
25,321

Recently Adopted Accounting Pronouncements
In November 2015, the Financial Accounting Standards Board ("FASB") issued Accounting Standards Update ("ASU") 2015-17, Income Taxes (Topic 740) Balance Sheet Classification of Deferred Taxes. This update requires an entity to classify deferred tax liabilities and assets as non-current within a classified statement of financial position. ASU 2015-17 is effective for annual reporting periods, and interim periods therein, beginning after December 15, 2016. This update may be applied either prospectively to all deferred tax liabilities and assets or retrospectively to all periods presented. Early application is permitted as of the beginning of the interim or annual reporting period. The Company has elected to early adopt ASU 2015-17 during the first quarter of fiscal 2016, with retrospective application. Accordingly, deferred tax assets in the amount of $14.1 million, which were previously classified as current assets at December 31, 2015, were reclassified to non-current deferred income tax liabilities on the Company's Consolidated Balance Sheets to conform to current year presentation.
In April 2015, the FASB issued ASU 2015-03, Interest-Imputation of Interest (Subtopic 835-30) Simplifying the Presentation of Debt Issuance Costs. The amendments in the accounting standard require debt issuance costs to be presented on the balance sheet as a direct reduction from the carrying amount of the related debt liability. The amendments in this ASU are to be applied retrospectively and are effective for interim and annual periods beginning after December 15, 2015. The Company adopted ASU 2015-03 during the first quarter of fiscal 2016, with retrospective application. Accordingly, debt issuance costs in the amounts of $0.5 million and $3.6 million, which were previously classified as current and long-term assets, respectively, at December 31, 2015, were reclassified as a direct reduction from the carrying amount of the related debt liability on the Company's Consolidated Balance Sheets to conform to current year presentation.
In September 2015, the FASB issued ASU 2015-16, Business Combinations (Topic 805) Simplifying the Accounting for Measurement-Period Adjustments. The amendments in the accounting standard eliminate the requirement for an acquirer in a business combination to account for measurement-period adjustments retrospectively. The amendments also require that the acquirer must recognize adjustments to provisional amounts that are identified during the measurement period in the reporting period in which the adjustment amount is determined, including the effect on earnings of any amounts they would have recorded in previous periods if the accounting had been completed at the acquisition date. The amendments in this ASU are to be applied prospectively to adjustments to provisional amounts that occur after the effective date and are effective for interim and annual periods beginning after December 15, 2015. The Company adopted ASU 2015-16 during the first quarter of fiscal 2016. The adoption of this amendment did not materially impact the Company's financial statements.

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Recent Accounting Pronouncements
In May 2014, the FASB issued ASU 2014-09, Revenue from Contracts with Customers (Topic 606), that amends the accounting guidance on revenue recognition. The amendments in this ASU are intended to provide a framework for addressing revenue issues, improve comparability of revenue recognition practices, and improve disclosure requirements. The amendments in this accounting standard update are effective for interim and annual reporting periods beginning after December 15, 2017. The Company is currently evaluating the method of adoption and the impact the provisions of the ASU will have on its consolidated financial statements.
In July 2015, the FASB issued ASU 2015-11, Inventory (Topic 330) Simplifying the Measurement of Inventory. The amendments in the accounting standard replace the lower of cost or market test with a lower of cost and net realizable value test. The amendments in this ASU should be applied prospectively and are effective for interim and annual periods beginning after December 15, 2016. Earlier application is permitted as of the beginning of an interim or annual reporting period. The Company does not expect the adoption to materially impact its consolidated financial statements.
In February 2016, the FASB issued ASU 2016-02, Leases (Topic 842). The amendments in this ASU relate to the accounting of leasing transactions. This standard requires a lessee to record on the balance sheet the assets and liabilities for the rights and obligations created by leases with lease terms of more than 12 months. In addition, this standard requires both lessees and lessors to disclose certain key information about lease transactions. This standard will be effective for fiscal years beginning after December 15, 2018, including interim periods within those fiscal years. The Company is evaluating the impact the adoption of the ASU will have on its consolidated financial statements.
In March 2016, the FASB issued ASU 2016-09, Compensation - Stock Compensation (Topic 718) Improvements to Employee Share-Based Payment Accounting. The amendment addresses several aspects of the accounting for share-based payment award transactions, including: income tax consequences; classification of awards as either equity or liabilities; and classification on the statement of cash flows. This standard will be effective for fiscal years beginning after December 15, 2016, including interim periods within those fiscal years. The Company is currently evaluating the impact the adoption of the ASU will have on its consolidated financial statements.     
2. ACQUISITIONS AND DISPOSITIONS
During the three months ended March 31, 2016, the Company acquired 12 U.K. dealerships, inclusive of 15 franchises. The purchase price for these dealerships totaled $56.1 million, including the associated real estate and goodwill. Also, included in the purchase price of $56.1 million was $3.9 million of cash received in the acquisition of the dealerships and a payable to the seller as of March 31, 2016 of $1.1 million. The purchase price has been allocated based upon the consideration paid and the estimated fair values of the assets acquired and liabilities assumed at the acquisition date. The allocation of the purchase price is preliminary and based on estimates and assumptions that are subject to change within the purchase price allocation period (generally one year from the respective acquisition date). In addition, during the three months ended March 31, 2016, the Company disposed of two U.S. dealerships and two dealerships in Brazil. As a result of these U.S. and Brazil dealership dispositions, a net pretax gain of $0.9 million and a net pretax loss of $1.0 million, respectively, were recognized for the three months ended March 31, 2016.
During the three months ended March 31, 2015, the Company acquired one dealership in the U.S. and disposed of one dealership in the U.S.
3. DERIVATIVE INSTRUMENTS AND RISK MANAGEMENT ACTIVITIES
The periodic interest rates of the Revolving Credit Facility (as defined in Note 8, “Credit Facilities”) and certain variable-rate real estate related borrowings in the U.S. are indexed to the one-month London Inter Bank Offered Rate (“LIBOR”), plus an associated company credit risk rate. In order to minimize the earnings variability related to fluctuations in these rates, the Company employs an interest rate hedging strategy, whereby it enters into arrangements with various financial institutional counterparties with investment grade credit ratings, swapping its variable interest rate exposure for a fixed interest rate over terms not to exceed the related variable-rate debt.
The Company presents the fair value of all derivatives on its Consolidated Balance Sheets. The Company measures the fair value of its interest rate derivative instruments utilizing an income approach valuation technique, converting future amounts of cash flows to a single present value in order to obtain a transfer exit price within the bid and ask spread that is most representative of the fair value of its derivative instruments. In measuring fair value, the Company utilizes the option-pricing Black-Scholes present value technique for all of its derivative instruments. This option-pricing technique utilizes a one-month LIBOR forward yield curve, obtained from an independent external service provider, matched to the identical maturity term of the instrument being measured. Observable inputs utilized in the income approach valuation technique incorporate identical contractual notional amounts, fixed coupon rates, periodic terms for interest payments and contract maturity. The fair value

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estimate of the interest rate derivative instruments also considers the credit risk of the Company for instruments in a liability position or the counterparty for instruments in an asset position. The credit risk is calculated by using the spread between the one-month LIBOR yield curve and the relevant average 10 and 20-year rate according to Standard and Poor’s. The Company has determined the valuation measurement inputs of these derivative instruments to maximize the use of observable inputs that market participants would use in pricing similar or identical instruments and market data obtained from independent sources, which is readily observable or can be corroborated by observable market data for substantially the full term of the derivative instrument. Further, the valuation measurement inputs minimize the use of unobservable inputs. Accordingly, the Company has classified the derivatives within Level 2 of the hierarchy framework as described by Accounting Standards Codification ("ASC") 820, Fair Value Measurement.
The related gains or losses on these interest rate derivatives are deferred in stockholders’ equity as a component of accumulated other comprehensive loss. These deferred gains and losses are recognized in income in the period in which the related items being hedged are recognized in expense. However, to the extent that the change in value of a derivative contract does not perfectly offset the change in the value of the items being hedged, that ineffective portion is immediately recognized in other income or expense. Monthly contractual settlements of these swap positions are recognized as floorplan or other interest expense in the Company’s accompanying Consolidated Statements of Operations. All of the Company’s interest rate hedges are designated as cash flow hedges. At March 31, 2016, all of the Company’s derivative contracts that were in effect were determined to be effective. The Company had no gains or losses related to ineffectiveness or amounts excluded from effectiveness testing recognized in the Consolidated Statements of Operations for the three months ended March 31, 2016 or 2015, respectively.
The Company held interest rate swaps in effect as of March 31, 2016 of $617.5 million in notional value that fixed its underlying one-month LIBOR at a weighted average rate of 2.6%. The Company records the majority of the impact of the periodic settlements of these swaps as a component of floorplan interest expense. For the three months ended March 31, 2016 and 2015, the impact of the Company’s interest rate hedges in effect increased floorplan interest expense by $2.8 million and $2.7 million, respectively. Total floorplan interest expense was $11.0 million and $9.3 million for the three months ended March 31, 2016 and 2015, respectively. For the three months ended March 31, 2016, the Company entered into four interest rate swaps with an aggregate notional value of $36.2 million that were immediately effective.
In addition to the $617.5 million of swaps in effect as of March 31, 2016, the Company held 17 additional interest rate swaps with forward start dates between December 2016 and January 2019 and expiration dates between December 2019 and December 2021. The aggregate notional value of these 17 forward-starting swaps was $850.0 million, and the weighted average interest rate was 2.3%. In addition to the four interest rate swaps entered into during the first quarter of 2016 mentioned above, four forward-starting interest rate swaps with an aggregate notional value of $200.0 million were added in the three months ended March 31, 2016. The combination of the interest rate swaps currently in effect and these forward-starting swaps is structured such that the notional value in effect through March 2023 does not exceed $908.6 million, which is less than the Company's expectation for variable rate debt outstanding during such period.
As of March 31, 2016 and December 31, 2015, the Company reflected liabilities from interest rate risk management activities of $45.6 million and $31.2 million, respectively, in its Consolidated Balance Sheets. Included in Accumulated Other Comprehensive Loss at March 31, 2016 and 2015 were accumulated unrealized losses, net of income taxes, totaling $28.5 million and $22.5 million, respectively, related to these interest rate swaps.

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The following table presents the impact during the current and comparative prior year periods for the Company's derivative financial instruments on its Consolidated Statements of Operations and Consolidated Balance Sheets.
 
 
Amount of Unrealized Loss, Net of Tax, Recognized in Other Comprehensive Income (Loss)

 
 
Three Months Ended March 31,
Derivatives in Cash Flow Hedging Relationship
 
2016
 
2015
 
 
(In thousands)
Interest rate swap contracts
 
$
(11,141
)
 
$
(6,513
)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Amount of Loss Reclassified from Other Comprehensive Income (Loss) into Statements of Operations

Location of Loss Reclassified from Other Comprehensive Income (Loss) into Statements of Operations
 
Three Months Ended March 31,
 
2016
 
2015
 
 
(In thousands)
Floorplan interest expense
 
$
(2,758
)
 
$
(2,708
)
Other interest expense
 
(625
)
 
(439
)
The amount expected to be reclassified out of other comprehensive income (loss) into earnings as additional floorplan interest expense or other interest expense in the next twelve months is $12.9 million.
4. STOCK-BASED COMPENSATION PLANS
The Company provides stock-based compensation benefits to employees and non-employee directors pursuant to its 2014 Long Term Incentive Plan (the "Incentive Plan"), as well as to employees pursuant to its Employee Stock Purchase Plan, as amended (the "Purchase Plan", formerly named the 1998 Employee Stock Purchase Plan).
Long Term Incentive Plan
The Incentive Plan provides for the grant of options (including options qualified as incentive stock options under the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 and options that are non-qualified), restricted stock, performance awards, bonus stock, and phantom stock to the Company's employees, consultants, non-employee directors and officers. The Incentive Plan expires on May 21, 2024. The terms of the awards (including vesting schedules) are established by the Compensation Committee of the Company’s Board of Directors. As of March 31, 2016, there were 1,265,911 shares available for issuance under the Incentive Plan.
Restricted Stock Awards
Under the Incentive Plan, the Company grants to non-employee directors and certain employees restricted stock awards or, at their election, restricted stock units at no cost to the recipient. Restricted stock awards qualify as participating securities as each award contains non-forfeitable rights to dividends. As such, the two-class method is required for the computation of earnings per share. See Note 5, “Earnings Per Share,” for further details. Restricted stock awards are considered outstanding at the date of grant but are subject to vesting periods upon issuance up to five years. Restricted stock units are considered vested at the time of issuance, however, since they cannot vote, they are not considered outstanding when issued. Restricted stock units settle in cash upon the termination of the grantees’ employment or directorship. In the event an employee or non-employee director terminates his or her employment or directorship with the Company prior to the lapse of the restrictions, the shares, in most cases, will be forfeited to the Company. The Company issues new shares or treasury shares, if available, when restricted stock vests. Compensation expense for restricted stock awards is calculated based on the market price of the Company’s common stock at the date of grant and recognized over the requisite service period. Forfeitures are estimated at the time of valuation and reduce expense ratably over the vesting period. This estimate is adjusted annually based on the extent to which actual or expected forfeitures differ from the previous estimate.

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A summary of the restricted stock awards as of March 31, 2016, along with the changes during the three months then ended, is as follows:
 
 
Awards
 
Weighted Average
Grant Date
Fair Value
Nonvested at December 31, 2015
 
893,360

 
$
69.16

Granted
 
193,070

 
52.69

Vested
 
(185,220
)
 
56.51

Forfeited
 
(5,780
)
 
77.32

Nonvested at March 31, 2016
 
895,430

 
$
68.17

Employee Stock Purchase Plan
The Purchase Plan authorizes the issuance of up to 4.5 million shares of common stock and provides that no options to purchase shares may be granted under the Purchase Plan after May 19, 2025. The Purchase Plan is available to all employees of the Company and its participating subsidiaries and is a qualified plan as defined by Section 423 of the Internal Revenue Code. At the end of each fiscal quarter (the “Option Period”) during the term of the Purchase Plan, employees can acquire shares of common stock from the Company at 85% of the fair market value of the common stock on the first or the last day of the Option Period, whichever is lower. As of March 31, 2016, there were 1,373,804 shares available for issuance under the Purchase Plan. During the three months ended March 31, 2016 and 2015, the Company issued 40,877 and 26,280 shares, respectively, of common stock to employees participating in the Purchase Plan. With respect to shares issued under the Purchase Plan, the Company's Board of Directors has authorized specific share repurchases to fund the shares issuable under the Purchase Plan.
The weighted average fair value of employee stock purchase rights issued pursuant to the Purchase Plan was $15.61 and $18.72 during the three months ended March 31, 2016 and 2015, respectively. The fair value of stock purchase rights is calculated using the grant date stock price, the value of the embedded call option and the value of the embedded put option.
Stock-Based Compensation
Total stock-based compensation cost was $5.5 million and $4.9 million for the three months ended March 31, 2016 and 2015, respectively. Cash received from Purchase Plan purchases was $2.0 million and $1.9 million for the three months ended March 31, 2016 and 2015, respectively. The effect of tax deductions for restricted stock vested was less than the associated book expense previously recognized, which reduced additional paid-in capital by $0.1 million for the three months ended March 31, 2016. Comparatively, the tax benefit realized for the tax deductions from vesting of restricted shares totaled $1.0 million and increased additional paid in capital for the three months ended March 31, 2015.
5. EARNINGS PER SHARE
The two-class method is utilized for the computation of the Company's earnings per share (“EPS”). The two-class method requires a portion of net income to be allocated to participating securities, which are unvested awards of share-based payments with non-forfeitable rights to receive dividends or dividend equivalents, including the Company’s restricted stock awards. Income allocated to these participating securities is excluded from net earnings available to common shares, as shown in the table below. Basic EPS is computed by dividing net income available to basic common shares by the weighted average number of basic common shares outstanding during the period. Diluted EPS is computed by dividing net income available to diluted common shares by the weighted average number of dilutive common shares outstanding during the period.

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The following table sets forth the calculation of EPS for the three months ended March 31, 2016 and 2015.
 
 
Three Months Ended March 31,
 
 
2016
 
2015
 
 
(In thousands, except per share amounts)
Weighted average basic common shares outstanding
 
22,448

 
23,443

Dilutive effect of employee stock purchases, net of assumed repurchase of treasury stock
 
5

 
3

Weighted average dilutive common shares outstanding
 
22,453

 
23,446

Basic:
 
 
 
 
Net Income
 
$
34,291

 
$
35,815

Less: Earnings allocated to participating securities
 
1,348

 
1,388

 Earnings available to basic common shares
 
$
32,943

 
$
34,427

 Basic earnings per common share
 
$
1.47

 
$
1.47

Diluted:
 
 
 
 
Net Income
 
$
34,291

 
$
35,815

Less: Earnings allocated to participating securities
 
1,348

 
1,388

 Earnings available to diluted common shares
 
$
32,943

 
$
34,427

 Diluted earnings per common share
 
$
1.47

 
$
1.47

6. INCOME TAXES
The Company is subject to U.S. federal income taxes and income taxes in numerous U.S. states. In addition, the Company is subject to income tax in the U.K. and Brazil relative to its foreign subsidiaries. The Company's effective income tax rate of 36.6% of pretax income for the three months ended March 31, 2016 differed from the U.S. federal statutory rate of 35.0% due primarily to taxes provided for in U.S. state and foreign jurisdictions in which the Company operates, as well as valuation allowances provided for net operating losses in certain U.S. states and in Brazil.
For the three months ended March 31, 2016, the Company's effective tax rate decreased to 36.6% compared to 37.7% for the same period in 2015. This decrease was primarily due to the mixed effect resulting from proportionately more pretax income generated in the Company's U.K. region, partially offset by valuation allowances provided for net operating losses in certain U.S. states and in Brazil.
As of March 31, 2016 and December 31, 2015, the Company had no unrecognized tax benefits with respect to uncertain tax positions and did not incur any interest and penalties nor did it accrue any interest for the three months ended March 31, 2016. When applicable, consistent with prior practice, the Company recognizes interest and penalties related to uncertain tax positions in income tax expense.
Taxable years 2011 and subsequent remain open for examination by the Company’s major taxing jurisdictions.

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7. DETAIL OF CERTAIN BALANCE SHEET ACCOUNTS
Accounts and notes receivable consisted of the following: 
 
 
March 31, 2016
 
December 31, 2015
 
 
(unaudited)
 
 
 
 
(In thousands)
Amounts due from manufacturers
 
$
89,279

 
$
93,206

Parts and service receivables
 
34,793

 
32,479

Finance and insurance receivables
 
19,892

 
22,374

Other
 
12,988

 
12,913

Total accounts and notes receivable
 
156,952

 
160,972

Less allowance for doubtful accounts
 
2,790

 
3,204

Accounts and notes receivable, net
 
$
154,162

 
$
157,768

Inventories consisted of the following: 
 
 
March 31, 2016
 
December 31, 2015
 
 
(unaudited)
 
 
 
 
(In thousands)
New vehicles
 
$
1,304,103

 
$
1,262,797

Used vehicles
 
309,969

 
275,508

Rental vehicles
 
145,780

 
134,509

Parts, accessories and other
 
74,133

 
72,917

Total inventories
 
1,833,985

 
1,745,731

Less lower of cost or market reserves
 
7,454

 
7,980

Inventories, net
 
$
1,826,531

 
$
1,737,751

New and used vehicles are valued at the lower of specific cost or market and are removed from inventory using the specific identification method. Parts and accessories are valued at lower of cost (determined on either a first-in, first-out or an average cost basis) or market.
Property and equipment consisted of the following:
 
 
Estimated Useful Lives in Years
 
March 31, 2016
 
December 31, 2015
 
 
(unaudited)
 
 
 
 
(dollars in thousands)
Land
 
 
$
374,545

 
$
364,475

Buildings
 
30 to 50
 
511,857

 
505,414

Leasehold improvements
 
varies
 
159,267

 
155,585

Machinery and equipment
 
7 to 20
 
95,613

 
90,993

Furniture and fixtures
 
3 to 10
 
86,683

 
82,688

Company vehicles
 
3 to 5
 
11,890

 
11,603

Construction in progress
 
 
68,178

 
58,361

Total
 
 
 
1,308,033

 
1,269,119

Less accumulated depreciation
 
 
 
244,181

 
235,138

Property and equipment, net
 
 
 
$
1,063,852

 
$
1,033,981

During the three months ended March 31, 2016, the Company incurred $20.7 million of capital expenditures for the construction of new or expanded facilities and the purchase of equipment and other fixed assets in the maintenance of the

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Company’s dealerships and facilities, excluding $32.7 million of capital expenditures accrued as of December 31, 2015. As of March 31, 2016, the Company had accrued $22.3 million of capital expenditures. In addition, the Company purchased real estate (including land and buildings) during the three months ended March 31, 2016 associated with existing dealership operations totaling $2.6 million. And, in conjunction with the acquisition of dealerships and franchises in the three months ended March 31, 2016, the Company acquired $26.2 million of real estate and other property and equipment.
As of March 31, 2016 and December 31, 2015, the Company determined that certain real estate investments qualified for held-for-sale treatment. As a result, the Company classified the carrying value after adjustment to estimated fair market value of the real estate, totaling $3.6 million and $1.4 million, respectively, in prepaid and other current assets in its Consolidated Balance Sheets.
8. CREDIT FACILITIES
In the U.S., the Company has a $1.7 billion revolving syndicated credit arrangement that matures on June 20, 2018 and is comprised of 24 financial institutions, including six manufacturer-affiliated finance companies (“Revolving Credit Facility”). The Company also has a $300.0 million floorplan financing arrangement (“FMCC Facility”) with Ford Motor Credit Company (“FMCC”) for financing of new Ford vehicles in the U.S. and other floorplan financing arrangements with several other automobile manufacturers for financing of a portion of its U.S. rental vehicle inventory. In the U.K., the Company has financing arrangements with BMW Financial Services, Volkswagen Finance and FMCC for financing of its new and used vehicles. In Brazil, the Company has financing arrangements for new, used, and rental vehicles with several financial institutions, most of which are manufacturer affiliated. Within the Company's Consolidated Balance Sheets, Floorplan notes payable - credit facility and other primarily reflects amounts payable for the purchase of specific new, used and rental vehicle inventory (with the exception of new and rental vehicle purchases financed through lenders affiliated with the respective manufacturer) whereby financing is provided by the Revolving Credit Facility. Floorplan notes payable - manufacturer affiliates reflects amounts related to the purchase of vehicles whereby financing is provided by the FMCC Facility, the financing of a portion of the Company's rental vehicles in the U.S., as well as the financing of new, used, and rental vehicles in both the U.K. and Brazil. Payments on the floorplan notes payable are generally due as the vehicles are sold. As a result, these obligations are reflected in the accompanying Consolidated Balance Sheets as current liabilities.
Revolving Credit Facility
The Revolving Credit Facility consists of two tranches, providing a maximum of $1.6 billion for U.S. vehicle inventory floorplan financing (“Floorplan Line”), as well as a maximum of $320.0 million and a minimum of $100.0 million for working capital and general corporate purposes, including acquisitions (“Acquisition Line”). The capacity under these two tranches can be re-designated within the overall $1.7 billion commitment, subject to the aforementioned limits. Up to $125.0 million of the Acquisition Line can be borrowed in either euros or British pound sterling. The Revolving Credit Facility can be expanded to a maximum commitment of $1.95 billion, subject to participating lender approval. The Floorplan Line bears interest at rates equal to the LIBOR plus 125 basis points for new vehicle inventory and the LIBOR plus 150 basis points for used vehicle inventory. The Acquisition Line bears interest at the LIBOR plus 150 basis points plus a margin that ranges from zero to 100 basis points, depending on the Company's total adjusted leverage ratio, for borrowings in U.S. dollars and a LIBOR equivalent plus 150 to 250 basis points, depending on the Company's total adjusted leverage ratio, on borrowings in euros or British pound sterling. The Floorplan Line requires a commitment fee of 0.20% per annum on the unused portion. Amounts borrowed by the Company under the Floorplan Line for specific vehicle inventory are to be repaid upon the sale of the vehicle financed, and in no case is a borrowing for a vehicle to remain outstanding for greater than one year. The Acquisition Line also requires a commitment fee ranging from 0.25% to 0.45% per annum, depending on the Company’s total adjusted leverage ratio, based on a minimum commitment of $100.0 million less outstanding borrowings. In conjunction with the Revolving Credit Facility, the Company has $3.4 million of related unamortized costs as of March 31, 2016, which are included in Prepaid expenses and other current assets and Other Assets on the accompanying Consolidated Balance Sheets and amortized over the term of the facility.
After considering the outstanding balance of $1,133.3 million at March 31, 2016, the Company had $246.7 million of available floorplan borrowing capacity under the Floorplan Line. Included in the $246.7 million available borrowings under the Floorplan Line was $104.1 million of immediately available funds. The weighted average interest rate on the Floorplan Line was 1.7% as of March 31, 2016 and December 31, 2015, excluding the impact of the Company’s interest rate swaps. With regards to the Acquisition Line, there were no borrowings outstanding as of March 31, 2016 and December 31, 2015. After considering $37.1 million of outstanding letters of credit and other factors included in the Company’s available borrowing base calculation, there was $282.9 million of available borrowing capacity under the Acquisition Line as of March 31, 2016. The amount of available borrowing capacity under the Acquisition Line is limited from time to time based upon certain debt covenants.

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All of the U.S. dealership-owning subsidiaries are co-borrowers under the Revolving Credit Facility. The Company’s obligations under the Revolving Credit Facility are secured by essentially all of the Company's U.S. personal property (other than equity interests in dealership-owning subsidiaries), including all motor vehicle inventory and proceeds from the disposition of dealership-owning subsidiaries, excluding inventory financed directly with manufacturer-affiliates and other third-party financing institutions. The Revolving Credit Facility contains a number of significant covenants that, among other things, restrict the Company’s ability to make disbursements outside of the ordinary course of business, dispose of assets, incur additional indebtedness, create liens on assets, make investments and engage in mergers or consolidations. The Company is also required to comply with specified financial tests and ratios defined in the Revolving Credit Facility, such as the fixed charge coverage, total adjusted leverage, and senior secured adjusted leverage ratios. Further, the Revolving Credit Facility restricts the Company’s ability to make certain payments, such as dividends or other distributions of assets, properties, cash, rights, obligations or securities (“Restricted Payments”). The Restricted Payments cannot exceed the sum of $125.0 million plus (or minus if negative) (a) one-half of the aggregate consolidated net income for the period beginning on January 1, 2013 and ending on the date of determination and (b) the amount of net cash proceeds received from the sale of capital stock on or after January 1, 2013 and ending on the date of determination less (c) cash dividends and share repurchases (“Credit Facility Restricted Payment Basket”). For purposes of the calculation of the Credit Facility Restricted Payment Basket, net income represents such amounts per the consolidated financial statements adjusted to exclude the Company’s foreign operations, non-cash interest expense, non-cash asset impairment charges, and non-cash stock-based compensation. As of March 31, 2016, the Credit Facility Restricted Payment Basket totaled $122.7 million. As of March 31, 2016, the Company was in compliance with all applicable covenants and ratios under the Revolving Credit Facility.
Ford Motor Credit Company Facility
The FMCC Facility provides for the financing of, and is collateralized by, the Company’s Ford new vehicle inventory in the U.S., including affiliated brands. This arrangement provides for $300.0 million of floorplan financing and is an evergreen arrangement that may be canceled with 30 days' notice by either party. As of March 31, 2016, the Company had an outstanding balance of $182.9 million under the FMCC Facility with an available floorplan borrowing capacity of $117.1 million. Included in the $117.1 million available borrowings under the FMCC Facility was $30.0 million of immediately available funds. This facility bears interest at a rate of Prime plus 150 basis points minus certain incentives. The interest rate on the FMCC Facility was 5.00% before considering the applicable incentives as of March 31, 2016.
Other Credit Facilities
The Company has credit facilities with BMW Financial Services, Volkswagen Finance and FMCC for the financing of new, used and rental vehicle inventories related to its U.K. operations. These facilities are denominated in British pound sterling and are evergreen arrangements that may be canceled with notice by either party and bear interest at a base rate, plus a surcharge that varies based upon the type of vehicle being financed. The annual interest rates charged on borrowings outstanding under these facilities range from 1.73% to 3.95%. As of March 31, 2016. borrowings outstanding under these facilities totaled $103.4 million.
The Company has credit facilities with financial institutions in Brazil, most of which are affiliated with the manufacturers, for the financing of new, used and rental vehicle inventories related to its Brazil operations. These facilities are denominated in Brazilian real and have renewal terms ranging from one month to twelve months. They may be canceled with notice by either party and bear interest at a benchmark rate, plus a surcharge that varies based upon the type of vehicle being financed. The annual interest rates charged on borrowings outstanding under these facilities, after the grace period of zero to 90 days, range from 16.77% to 25.05%. As of March 31, 2016, borrowings outstanding under these facilities totaled $10.0 million.
Excluding rental vehicles financed through the Revolving Credit Facility, financing for U.S. rental vehicles is typically obtained directly from the automobile manufacturers. These financing arrangements generally require small monthly payments and mature in varying amounts over a period of two years. The interest rate charged on borrowings related to the Company’s rental vehicle fleet varies up to 5.00%. Rental vehicles are typically transferred to used vehicle inventory when they are removed from service and repayment of the borrowing is required at that time. As of March 31, 2016. borrowings outstanding under these facilities totaled $111.3 million.

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9. LONG-TERM DEBT
The Company carries its long-term debt at face value, net of applicable discounts and capitalized debt issuance costs. Long-term debt consisted of the following:
 
 
March 31, 2016
 
December 31, 2015
 
 
(dollars in thousands)
5.00% Senior Notes (aggregate principal of $550,000 at March 31, 2016 and December 31, 2015)
 
$
539,309

 
$
538,933

5.25% Senior Notes (aggregate principal of $300,000 at March 31, 2016 and December 31, 2015)
 
295,186

 
295,156

Real Estate Related and Other Long-Term Debt
 
398,509

 
365,564

Capital lease obligations related to real estate, maturing in varying amounts through June 2034 with a weighted average interest rate of 9.7% and 9.8%, respectively
 
50,883

 
51,902

 
 
1,283,887

 
1,251,555

Less current maturities of other long-term debt
 
27,208

 
52,021

 
 
$
1,256,679

 
$
1,199,534

Included in current maturities of long-term debt and short-term financing in the Company's Consolidated Balance Sheets as of March 31, 2016, and December 31, 2015, was $10.3 million and $3.0 million, respectively, of short-term financing that was due within one year.
5.00% Senior Notes
On June 2, 2014, the Company issued $350.0 million aggregate principal amount of its 5.00% Senior Notes due 2022("5.00% Notes") . Subsequently, on September 9, 2014, the Company issued an additional $200.0 million of 5.00% Notes at a discount of 1.5% from face value. The 5.00% Notes will mature on June 1, 2022 and pay interest semiannually, in arrears, in cash on each June 1 and December 1, beginning December 1, 2014. Using proceeds of certain equity offerings, the Company may redeem up to 35.0% of the 5.00% Notes prior to June 1, 2017, subject to certain conditions, at a redemption price equal to 105% of principal amount of the 5.00% Notes plus accrued and unpaid interest. Otherwise, the Company may redeem some or all of the 5.00% Notes prior to June 1, 2017 at a redemption price equal to 100% of the principal amount of the 5.00% Notes redeemed, plus an applicable premium, and plus accrued and unpaid interest. On or after June 1, 2017, the Company may redeem some or all of the 5.00% Notes at specified prices, plus accrued and unpaid interest. The Company may be required to purchase the 5.00% Notes if it sells certain assets or triggers the change in control provisions defined in the 5.00% Notes indenture. The 5.00% Notes are senior unsecured obligations and rank equal in right of payment to all of the Company's existing and future senior unsecured debt and senior in right of payment to all of its future subordinated debt. The 5.00% Notes are guaranteed by substantially all of the Company's U.S. subsidiaries. The U.S. subsidiary guarantees rank equally in the right of payment to all of the Company's U.S. subsidiary guarantor’s existing and future subordinated debt. In addition, the 5.00% Notes are structurally subordinated to the liabilities of its non-guarantor subsidiaries and are subject to customary covenants, including a restricted payment basket and debt limitations. The restricted payment basket under the terms of the 5.00% Notes is less restrictive than the Credit Facility Restricted Payment Basket. The 5.00% Notes were registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission in June 2015.
The underwriters' fees, discount and capitalized debt issuance costs relative to the 5.00% Notes totaled $13.1 million. These amounts are included as a direct reduction of the 5.00% Notes on the accompanying Consolidated Balance Sheets and are being amortized over a period of eight years. The 5.00% Notes are presented net of unamortized underwriters' fees, discount and debt issuance costs of $10.7 million as of March 31, 2016.
5.25% Senior Notes
On December 8, 2015, the Company issued 5.25% senior unsecured notes with a face amount of $300.0 million due to mature on December 15, 2023 (“5.25% Notes”). The 5.25% Notes pay interest semiannually, in arrears, in cash on each June 15 and December 15, beginning June 15, 2016. Using proceeds of certain equity offerings, the Company may redeem up to 35.0% of the 5.25% Notes prior to December 15, 2018, subject to certain conditions, at a redemption price equal to 105.25% of principal amount of the 5.25% Notes plus accrued and unpaid interest. Otherwise, the Company may redeem some or all of the 5.25% Notes prior to December 15, 2018 at a redemption price equal to 100% of the principal amount of the 5.25% Notes redeemed, plus an applicable make-whole premium, and plus accrued and unpaid interest. On or after December 15, 2018, the Company may redeem some or all of the 5.25% Notes at specified prices, plus accrued and unpaid interest. The Company may be required to purchase the 5.25% Notes if it sells certain assets or triggers the change in control provisions defined in the 5.25% Notes indenture. The 5.25% Notes are senior unsecured obligations and rank equal in right of

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payment to all of the Company’s existing and future senior unsecured debt and senior in right of payment to all of its future subordinated debt. The 5.25% Notes are guaranteed by substantially all of the Company’s U.S. subsidiaries. The U.S. subsidiary guarantees rank equally in the right of payment to all of the Company’s U.S. subsidiary guarantor’s existing and future subordinated debt. In addition, the 5.25% Notes are structurally subordinated to the liabilities of its non-guarantor subsidiaries and are subject to customary covenants, including a restricted payment basket and debt limitations. The restricted payment basket under the terms of the 5.25% Notes is less restrictive than the Credit Facility Restricted Payment Basket.
The underwriters' fees and capitalized debt issuance costs relative to the 5.25% Notes totaled $5.0 million. These amounts are included as a direct reduction of the 5.25% Notes on the accompanying Consolidated Balance Sheets and are being amortized over a period of eight years. The 5.25% Notes are presented net of unamortized underwriters' fees and debt issuance costs of $4.8 million as of March 31, 2016.
Acquisition Line
See Note 8, "Credit Facilities," for further discussion on the Company's Revolving Credit Facility and Acquisition Line.
Real Estate Related and Other Long-Term Debt
The Company, as well as certain of its wholly-owned subsidiaries, has entered into separate term mortgage loans in the U.S. with three of its manufacturer-affiliated finance partners, Toyota Motor Credit Corporation (“TMCC”), BMW Financial Services NA, LLC (“BMWFS”) and FMCC, as well as several third-party financial institutions (collectively, “Real Estate Notes”). The Real Estate Notes are on specific buildings and/or properties and are guaranteed by the Company. Each loan was made in connection with, and is secured by mortgage liens on, the real property owned by the Company that is mortgaged under the Real Estate Notes. The Real Estate Notes bear interest at fixed rates between 3.00% and 4.69%, and at variable indexed rates plus a spread between 1.50% and 2.50% per annum. The Company capitalized $2.7 million of related debt issuance costs related to the Real Estate Notes which are included as a direct reduction to the Real Estate Notes on the accompanying Consolidated Balance Sheets and are being amortized over the terms of the notes, $0.8 million of which remained unamortized as of March 31, 2016.
The Real Estate Notes consist of 54 term loans for an aggregate principal amount of $351.1 million. As of March 31, 2016, borrowings outstanding under these notes totaled $323.0 million, with $17.3 million classified as a current maturity of long-term debt. For the three months ended March 31, 2016, the Company made additional net borrowings and principal payments of $30.3 million and $3.4 million, respectively. The agreements provide for monthly payments based on 15 or 20-year amortization schedules and mature between May 2017 and December 2024. These Real Estate Notes are cross-collateralized and cross-defaulted with each other.
During the three months ended March 31, 2016, the Company divided one of the Real Estate Notes with third-party financial institutions into two separate notes, refinancing the mortgages and increasing the collective balance outstanding from $54.3 million to $84.7 million.
The Company has entered into 13 separate term mortgage loans in the U.K. with other third-party financial institutions which are secured by the Company’s U.K. properties. These mortgage loans (collectively, “U.K. Notes”) are being repaid in monthly installments and will mature by September 2034. As of March 31, 2016, borrowings under the U.K. Notes totaled $62.5 million, with $5.0 million classified as a current maturity of long-term debt in the accompanying Consolidated Balance Sheets. For the three months ended March 31, 2016, the Company assumed $8.3 million of term mortgage loans in conjunction with U.K. dealership acquisitions, made no additional borrowings and made principal payments of $1.2 million.
The Company has entered into a separate term mortgage loan in Brazil with a third-party financial institution to finance the purchase and construction of dealership properties (the "Brazil Note"). The Brazil Note is secured by the Company’s Brazilian properties as purchased and/or constructed, as well as a guarantee from the Company. The Brazil Note is being repaid in monthly installments that will mature by April 2025. As of March 31, 2016, borrowings under the Brazil Note totaled $3.8 million, with $0.3 million classified as a current maturity of long-term debt in the accompanying Consolidated Balance Sheets.
The Company also has working capital loan agreements with third-party financial institutions in Brazil. The principal balance on these loans is due by February 2017 with interest only payments being made until the due date. As of March 31, 2016, borrowings under the Brazilian third-party loans totaled $6.1 million. For the three months ended March 31, 2016, the Company made no additional borrowings.
Fair Value of Long-Term Debt
The Company's outstanding 5.00% Notes had a fair value of $545.9 million as of March 31, 2016 and December 31, 2015. The Company's outstanding 5.25% Notes had a fair value of $298.5 million and $297.8 million as of March 31, 2016 and December 31, 2015, respectively. The Company's fixed interest rate borrowings included in real estate related and other long-term debt totaled $99.4 million and $100.7 million as of March 31, 2016 and December 31, 2015, respectively. The fair value of such fixed interest rate borrowings was $100.5 million and $102.4 million as of March 31, 2016 and December 31, 2015,

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respectively. The fair value estimates are based on Level 2 inputs of the fair value hierarchy available as of March 31, 2016 and December 31, 2015. The Company determined the estimated fair value of its long-term debt using available market information and commonly accepted valuation methodologies. Considerable judgment is required in interpreting market data to develop the estimates of fair value. Accordingly, these estimates are not necessarily indicative of the amounts that the Company, or holders of the instruments, could realize in a current market exchange. The use of different assumptions and/or estimation methodologies could have a material effect on estimated fair values. The carrying value of the Company’s variable rate debt approximates fair value due to the short-term nature of the interest rates.
10. FAIR VALUE MEASUREMENTS
ASC 820 defines fair value as the price that would be received in the sale of an asset or paid to transfer a liability in an orderly transaction between market participants at the measurement date; requires disclosure of the extent to which fair value is used to measure financial and non-financial assets and liabilities, the inputs utilized in calculating valuation measurements, and the effect of the measurement of significant unobservable inputs on earnings, or changes in net assets, as of the measurement date; and establishes a three-level valuation hierarchy based upon the transparency of inputs utilized in the measurement and valuation of financial assets or liabilities as of the measurement date:
Level 1 — unadjusted, quoted prices for identical assets or liabilities in active markets;
Level 2 — quoted prices for similar assets and liabilities in active markets, quoted prices for identical or similar assets or liabilities in markets that are not active, and inputs other than quoted market prices that are observable or that can be corroborated by observable market data by correlation; and
Level 3 — unobservable inputs based upon the reporting entity’s internally developed assumptions that market participants would use in pricing the asset or liability.
The Company’s financial instruments consist primarily of cash and cash equivalents, contracts-in-transit and vehicle receivables, accounts and notes receivable, investments in debt and equity securities, accounts payable, credit facilities, long-term debt and interest rate swaps. The fair values of cash and cash equivalents, contracts-in-transit and vehicle receivables, accounts and notes receivable, accounts payable, and credit facilities approximate their carrying values due to the short-term nature of these instruments or the existence of variable interest rates. The Company evaluated its assets and liabilities for those that met the criteria of the disclosure requirements and fair value framework of ASC 820 and identified demand obligations, interest rate derivative instruments, and investment balances in certain financial institutions as having met such criteria.
The Company periodically invests in unsecured, corporate demand obligations with manufacturer-affiliated finance companies, which bear interest at a variable rate and are redeemable on demand by the Company. Therefore, the Company has classified these demand obligations as cash and cash equivalents in the accompanying Consolidated Balance Sheets. The Company determined that the valuation measurement inputs of these instruments include inputs other than quoted market prices, that are observable or that can be corroborated by observable data by correlation. Accordingly, the Company has classified these instruments within Level 2 of the hierarchy framework.
In addition, the Company maintains an investment balance with certain of the financial institutions in Brazil that provide credit facilities for the financing of new, used and rental vehicle inventories. The investment balances bear interest at a variable rate and are redeemable by the Company in the future under certain conditions. The Company has classified these investment balances as other current and long-term assets in the accompanying Consolidated Balance Sheets. The Company determined that the valuation measurement inputs of these instruments include inputs other than quoted market prices, that are observable or that can be corroborated by observable data by correlation. Accordingly, the Company has classified these instruments within Level 2 of the hierarchy framework.
The Company's derivative financial instruments are recorded at fair market value. See Note 3, "Derivative Instruments and Risk Management Activities" for further details regarding the Company's derivative financial instruments. See Note 9, "Long-term Debt" for details regarding the fair value of the Company's long-term debt.

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Assets and liabilities recorded at fair value in the accompanying balance sheets as of March 31, 2016 and December 31, 2015, respectively, were as follows:
 
 
As of March 31, 2016
 
 
Level 1
 
Level 2
 
Total
 
 
(In thousands)
Assets:
 
 
 
 
 
 
Investments
 
$

 
$
4,332

 
$
4,332

Demand obligations
 
$

 
$
131

 
$
131

Total
 
$

 
$
4,463

 
$
4,463

Liabilities:
 
 
 
 
 
 
Interest rate derivative financial instruments
 
$

 
$
45,566

 
$
45,566

Total
 
$

 
$
45,566

 
$
45,566

 
 
As of December 31, 2015
 
 
Level 1
 
Level 2
 
Total
 
 
(In thousands)
Assets:
 
 
 
 
 
 
Investments
 
$

 
$
4,235

 
$
4,235

Demand obligations
 
$

 
$
131

 
$
131

Interest rate derivative financial instruments
 
$

 
$
31

 
$
31

Total
 
$

 
$
4,397

 
$
4,397

Liabilities:
 
 
 
 
 
 
Interest rate derivative financial instruments
 
$

 
$
31,153

 
$
31,153

Total
 
$

 
$
31,153

 
$
31,153

11. COMMITMENTS AND CONTINGENCIES
From time to time, the Company’s dealerships are named in various types of litigation involving customer claims, employment matters, class action claims, purported class action claims, as well as claims involving the manufacturer of automobiles, contractual disputes and other matters arising in the ordinary course of business. Due to the nature of the automotive retailing business, the Company may be involved in legal proceedings or suffer losses that could have a material adverse effect on the Company’s business. In the normal course of business, the Company is required to respond to customer, employee and other third-party complaints. Amounts that have been accrued or paid related to the settlement of litigation are included in selling, general and administrative expenses in the Company’s Consolidated Statements of Operations. In addition, the manufacturers of the vehicles that the Company sells and services have audit rights allowing them to review the validity of amounts claimed for incentive, rebate or warranty-related items and charge the Company back for amounts determined to be invalid payments under the manufacturers’ programs, subject to the Company’s right to appeal any such decision. Amounts that have been accrued or paid related to the settlement of manufacturer chargebacks of recognized incentives and rebates are included in cost of sales in the Company’s Consolidated Statements of Operations, while such amounts for manufacturer chargebacks of recognized warranty-related items are included as a reduction of revenues in the Company’s Consolidated Statements of Operations.
Legal Proceedings
Currently, the Company is not party to any legal proceedings that, individually or in the aggregate, are reasonably expected to have a material adverse effect on the Company's results of operations, financial condition, or cash flows, including class action lawsuits. However, the results of current, or future, matters cannot be predicted with certainty, and an unfavorable resolution of one or more of such matters could have a material adverse effect on the Company's results of operations, financial condition, or cash flows.
Other Matters
The Company, acting through its subsidiaries, is the lessee under many real estate leases that provide for the use by the Company’s subsidiaries of their respective dealership premises. Pursuant to these leases, the Company’s subsidiaries generally agree to indemnify the lessor and other parties from certain liabilities arising as a result of the use of the leased premises, including environmental liabilities, or a breach of the lease by the lessee. Additionally, from time to time, the Company enters into agreements in connection with the sale of assets or businesses in which it agrees to indemnify the purchaser, or other parties, from certain liabilities or costs arising in connection with the assets or business. Also, in the ordinary course of business in connection with purchases or sales of goods and services, the Company enters into agreements that may contain indemnification provisions. In the event that an indemnification claim is asserted, liability would be limited by the terms of the applicable agreement.
From time to time, primarily in connection with dealership dispositions, the Company’s subsidiaries sublet to the dealership purchaser the subsidiaries’ interests in any real property leases associated with such dealerships and continue to be primarily obligated on the lease. In these situations, the Company’s subsidiaries retain primary responsibility for the performance of certain obligations under such leases. To the extent that the Company remains primarily responsible under such leases, a quantification of such lease obligations is included in the Company's disclosure of future minimum lease payments for non-cancelable operating leases in Note 18, Operating Leases of the 2015 Form 10-K.
In certain instances, also in connection with dealership dispositions, the Company’s subsidiaries assign to the dealership purchaser the subsidiaries’ interests in any real property leases associated with such dealerships. The Company’s subsidiaries may retain secondary responsibility for the performance of certain obligations under such leases to the extent that the assignee does not perform, if such performance is required following the assignment of the lease. Additionally, the Company and its subsidiaries may remain subject to the terms of a guaranty made by the Company and its subsidiaries in connection with such leases. In these circumstances, the Company generally has indemnification rights against the assignee in the event of non-performance under these leases, as well as certain defenses. The Company and its subsidiaries also may be called on to perform other obligations under these leases, such as environmental remediation of the leased premises or repair of the leased premises upon termination of the lease. However, potential environmental liabilities are generally known at the time of the sale of the dealership if not previously remediated. The Company does not have any known material environmental commitments or contingencies and presently has no reason to believe that it or its subsidiaries will be called on to so perform. Although not estimated to be material, the Company’s exposure under these leases is difficult to estimate and there can be no assurance that any performance of the Company or its subsidiaries required under these leases would not have a material adverse effect on the Company’s business, financial condition, or cash flows.

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12. INTANGIBLE FRANCHISE RIGHTS AND GOODWILL
The following is a roll-forward of the Company’s intangible franchise rights and goodwill accounts by reportable segment:
 
Intangible Franchise Rights
 
 
U.S.
 
U.K.
 
Brazil
 
Total
 
 
(In thousands)
 
BALANCE, December 31, 2015
$
285,659

 
$
7,773

 
$
14,156

 
$
307,588

 
Additions through acquisitions

 
11,258

 

 
11,258

 
Currency translation

 
(403
)
 
1,452

 
1,049

 
BALANCE, March 31, 2016
$
285,659

 
$
18,628

 
$
15,608

 
$
319,895

 
 
Goodwill
 
 
U.S.
 
U.K.
 
Brazil
 
Total
 
 
(In thousands)
 
BALANCE, December 31, 2015
$
809,775

 
$
35,320

 
$
9,820

 
$
854,915

(1) 
Additions through acquisitions

 
34,123

 

 
34,123

 
Purchase price allocation adjustments
51

 

 

 
51

 
Disposals
(2,035
)
 

 
(191
)
 
(2,226
)
 
Currency translation

 
(1,566
)
 
1,002

 
(564
)
 
Tax adjustments
(6
)
 

 

 
(6
)
 
BALANCE, March 31, 2016
$
807,785

 
$
67,877

 
$
10,631

 
$
886,293

(1) 
(1) Net of accumulated impairment of $97.8 million.

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13. ACCUMULATED OTHER COMPREHENSIVE LOSS
Changes in the balances of each component of accumulated other comprehensive loss for the three months ended March 31, 2016 and 2015 were as follows: 
 
 
Three Months Ended March 31, 2016
 
 
Accumulated foreign currency translation loss
 
Accumulated loss on interest rate swaps
 
Total
 
 
(In thousands)
Balance, December 31, 2015
 
$
(118,532
)
 
$
(19,452
)
 
$
(137,984
)
Other comprehensive income (loss) before reclassifications:
 
 
 
 
 

Pre-tax
 
2,155

 
(17,826
)
 
(15,671
)
Tax effect
 

 
6,685

 
6,685

Amounts reclassified from accumulated other comprehensive loss to:
 
 
 
 
 


Floorplan interest expense
 

 
2,758

 
2,758

Other interest expense
 

 
625

 
625

Tax effect
 

 
(1,269
)
 
(1,269
)
Net current period other comprehensive income (loss)
 
2,155

 
(9,027
)
 
(6,872
)
Balance, March 31, 2016
 
$
(116,377
)
 
$
(28,479
)
 
$
(144,856
)
 
 
Three Months Ended March 31, 2015
 
 
Accumulated foreign currency translation loss
 
Accumulated loss on interest rate swaps
 
Total
 
 
(In thousands)
Balance, December 31, 2014
 
$
(64,075
)
 
$
(17,909
)
 
$
(81,984
)
Other comprehensive income (loss) before reclassifications:
 
 
 
 
 
 
Pre-tax
 
(30,594
)
 
(10,420
)
 
(41,014
)
Tax effect
 

 
3,907

 
3,907

Amounts reclassified from accumulated other comprehensive loss to:
 
 
 
 
 
 
Floorplan interest expense
 

 
2,708

 
2,708

Other interest expense
 

 
439

 
439

Tax effect
 

 
(1,180
)
 
(1,180
)
Net current period other comprehensive loss
 
(30,594
)
 
(4,546
)
 
(35,140
)
Balance, March 31, 2015
 
$
(94,669
)
 
$
(22,455
)
 
$
(117,124
)

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14. SEGMENT INFORMATION
As of March 31, 2016, the Company had three reportable segments: (1) the U.S., (2) the U.K., and (3) Brazil. Each of the reportable segments is comprised of retail automotive franchises, which sell new and used cars and light trucks; arranges related vehicle financing; sells service and insurance contracts; provides automotive maintenance and repair services; and sells vehicle parts. The vast majority of the Company's corporate activities are associated with the operations of the U.S. operating segments and therefore the corporate financial results are included within the U.S. reportable segment.
Reportable segment revenue, income (loss) before income taxes, (provision) benefit for income taxes and net income (loss) were as follows for the three months ended March 31, 2016 and 2015:
 
Three Months Ended March 31, 2016
 
 
U.S.
 
U.K.
 
Brazil
 
Total
 
 
(In thousands)
 
Total revenues
$
2,081,632

 
$
431,896

 
$
94,827

 
$
2,608,355

 
Income (loss) before income taxes
50,204

 
5,520

 
(1,622
)
 
54,102

 
(Provision) benefit for income taxes
(18,830
)
 
(1,170
)
 
189

 
(19,811
)
 
Net income (loss)
$
31,374

(1 
) 
$
4,350

 
$
(1,433
)
 
$
34,291

 
 
Three Months Ended March 31, 2015
 
 
U.S.
 
U.K.
 
Brazil
 
Total
 
 
(In thousands)
 
Total revenues
$
1,998,500

 
$
299,541

 
$
134,813

 
$
2,432,854

 
Income (loss) before income taxes
53,156

 
5,121

 
(805
)
 
57,472

 
Provision for income taxes
(20,361
)
 
(999
)
 
(297
)
 
(21,657
)
 
Net income (loss)
$
32,795

 
$
4,122

 
$
(1,102
)
 
$
35,815

 
(1) Includes the following, after tax: loss due to catastrophic events of $1.7 million.

Reportable segment total assets as of March 31, 2016 and December 31, 2015 were as follows:
 
As of March 31, 2016
 
 
U.S.
 
U.K.
 
Brazil
 
Total
 
 
(In thousands)
 
Total assets
$
3,871,312

 
$
538,473

 
$
124,061

 
$
4,533,846

 
 
As of December 31, 2015
 
 
U.S.
 
U.K.
 
Brazil
 
Total
 
 
(In thousands)
 
Total assets
$
3,923,001

 
$
358,476

 
$
115,239

 
$
4,396,716

 



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15. CONDENSED CONSOLIDATING FINANCIAL INFORMATION
The following tables include condensed consolidating financial information as of March 31, 2016 and December 31, 2015, and for the three months ended March 31, 2016 and 2015, for Group 1 Automotive, Inc.’s (as issuer of the 5.00% Notes), guarantor subsidiaries and non-guarantor subsidiaries (representing foreign entities). The condensed consolidating financial information includes certain allocations of balance sheet, statement of operations and cash flows items that are not necessarily indicative of the financial position, results of operations or cash flows of these entities had they operated on a stand-alone basis.
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEET
March 31, 2016
 
Group 1 Automotive, Inc.
 
Guarantor Subsidiaries
 
Non-Guarantor Subsidiaries
 
Elimination
 
Total Company
 
(In thousands)
ASSETS
CURRENT ASSETS:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Cash and cash equivalents
$

 
$
5,366

 
$
17,015

 
$

 
$
22,381

Contracts-in-transit and vehicle receivables, net

 
160,229

 
49,313

 

 
209,542

Accounts and notes receivable, net

 
115,308

 
38,854

 

 
154,162

Intercompany accounts receivable

 
2,874

 

 
(2,874
)
 

Inventories, net

 
1,573,643

 
252,888

 

 
1,826,531

Prepaid expenses and other current assets
512

 
10,528

 
30,423

 

 
41,463

Total current assets
512

 
1,867,948

 
388,493

 
(2,874
)
 
2,254,079

PROPERTY AND EQUIPMENT, net

 
919,728

 
144,124

 

 
1,063,852

GOODWILL

 
807,785

 
78,508

 

 
886,293

INTANGIBLE FRANCHISE RIGHTS

 
285,660

 
34,235

 

 
319,895

INVESTMENT IN SUBSIDIARIES
2,535,020

 

 

 
(2,535,020
)
 

OTHER ASSETS

 
5,676

 
4,051

 

 
9,727

Total assets
$
2,535,532

 
$
3,886,797

 
$
649,411

 
$
(2,537,894
)
 
$
4,533,846

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY
CURRENT LIABILITIES:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Floorplan notes payable — credit facility and other
$

 
$
1,237,352

 
$
2,440

 
$

 
$
1,239,792

Offset account related to floorplan notes payable - credit facility

 
(104,081
)
 

 

 
(104,081
)
Floorplan notes payable — manufacturer affiliates

 
324,274

 
113,398

 

 
437,672

Offset account related to floorplan notes payable - manufacturer affiliates

 
(30,000
)
 

 

 
(30,000
)
Current maturities of long-term debt and short-term financing

 
21,812

 
15,694

 

 
37,506

Accounts payable

 
167,504

 
160,090

 

 
327,594

Intercompany accounts payable
643,837

 

 
2,874

 
(646,711
)
 

Accrued expenses

 
169,222

 
25,648

 

 
194,870

Total current liabilities
643,837

 
1,786,083

 
320,144

 
(646,711
)
 
2,103,353

LONG-TERM DEBT, net of current maturities
834,495

 
351,901

 
70,283

 

 
1,256,679

LIABILITIES FROM INTEREST RATE RISK MANAGEMENT ACTIVITIES

 
43,122

 

 

 
43,122

DEFERRED INCOME TAXES AND OTHER LIABILITIES
(451
)
 
207,756

 
10,594

 

 
217,899

STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Group 1 stockholders’ equity
1,057,651

 
2,141,772

 
248,390

 
(2,535,020
)
 
912,793

Intercompany note receivable

 
(643,837
)
 

 
643,837

 

Total stockholders’ equity
1,057,651

 
1,497,935

 
248,390

 
(1,891,183
)
 
912,793

Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity
$
2,535,532

 
$
3,886,797

 
$
649,411

 
$
(2,537,894
)
 
$
4,533,846




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CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEET
December 31, 2015
 
Group 1 Automotive, Inc.
 
Guarantor Subsidiaries
 
Non-Guarantor Subsidiaries
 
Elimination
 
Total Company
 
(In thousands)
ASSETS
CURRENT ASSETS:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Cash and cash equivalents
$

 
$
6,338

 
$
6,699

 
$

 
$
13,037

Contracts-in-transit and vehicle receivables, net

 
233,275

 
19,163

 

 
252,438

Accounts and notes receivable, net

 
132,078

 
25,690

 

 
157,768

Intercompany accounts receivable

 
1,192

 

 
(1,192
)
 

Inventories, net

 
1,533,166

 
204,585

 

 
1,737,751

Prepaid expenses and other current assets
5,312

 
8,946

 
13,118

 

 
27,376

Total current assets
5,312

 
1,914,995

 
269,255

 
(1,192
)
 
2,188,370

PROPERTY AND EQUIPMENT, net

 
916,338

 
117,643

 

 
1,033,981

GOODWILL

 
809,775

 
45,140

 

 
854,915

INTANGIBLE FRANCHISE RIGHTS

 
285,659

 
21,929

 

 
307,588

INVESTMENT IN SUBSIDIARIES
2,388,081

 

 

 
(2,388,081
)
 

OTHER ASSETS

 
5,950

 
5,912

 

 
11,862

Total assets
$
2,393,393

 
$
3,932,717

 
$
459,879

 
$
(2,389,273
)
 
$
4,396,716

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY
CURRENT LIABILITIES:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Floorplan notes payable — credit facility and other
$

 
$
1,261,606

 
$
4,113

 
$

 
$
1,265,719

Offset account related to floorplan notes payable - credit facility

 
(110,759
)
 

 

 
(110,759
)
Floorplan notes payable — manufacturer affiliates

 
303,810

 
85,261

 

 
389,071

Offset account related to floorplan notes payable - manufacturer affiliates

 
(25,500
)
 

 

 
(25,500
)
Current maturities of long-term debt and short-term financing

 
47,015

 
7,976

 

 
54,991

Accounts payable

 
178,544

 
101,879

 

 
280,423

Intercompany accounts payable
503,333

 

 
1,192

 
(504,525
)
 

Accrued expenses

 
167,509

 
17,814

 

 
185,323

Total current liabilities
503,333

 
1,822,225

 
218,235

 
(504,525
)
 
2,039,268

LONG-TERM DEBT, net of current maturities
834,090

 
300,788

 
64,656

 

 
1,199,534

LIABILITIES FROM INTEREST RATE RISK MANAGEMENT ACTIVITIES

 
31,153

 

 

 
31,153

DEFERRED INCOME TAXES AND OTHER LIABILITIES
(265
)
 
203,824

 
4,950

 

 
208,509

STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Group 1 stockholders’ equity
1,056,235

 
2,078,060

 
172,038

 
(2,388,081
)
 
918,252

Intercompany note receivable

 
(503,333
)
 

 
503,333

 

Total stockholders’ equity
1,056,235

 
1,574,727

 
172,038

 
(1,884,748
)
 
918,252

Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity
$
2,393,393

 
$
3,932,717

 
$
459,879

 
$
(2,389,273
)
 
$
4,396,716


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NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS – (Continued)

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME
Three Months Ended March 31, 2016
 
Group 1 Automotive, Inc.
 
Guarantor Subsidiaries
 
Non-Guarantor Subsidiaries
 
Elimination
 
Total Company
 
(In thousands)
REVENUES:
$

 
$
2,081,633

 
$
526,722

 
$

 
$
2,608,355

COST OF SALES:

 
1,748,923

 
470,331

 

 
2,219,254

GROSS PROFIT

 
332,710

 
56,391

 

 
389,101

SELLING, GENERAL AND ADMINISTRATIVE EXPENSES
1,203

 
243,014

 
49,447

 

 
293,664

DEPRECIATION AND AMORTIZATION EXPENSE

 
10,596

 
1,868

 

 
12,464

ASSET IMPAIRMENTS

 
509

 
423

 

 
932

INCOME FROM OPERATIONS
(1,203
)
 
78,591

 
4,653

 

 
82,041

OTHER EXPENSE:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Floorplan interest expense

 
(10,048
)
 
(962
)
 

 
(11,010
)