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January 2, 2013
10:34 EDTCAR, HTZ, ZIP, IDSYZipcar, Avis Budget both surge following agreement to merge
Shares of car sharing service operator Zipcar (ZIP) are soaring after it agreed to be acquired by car rental company Avis Budget (CAR) for $12.25 per share in cash, or approximately $500M. Avis Budget's shares also rose after it announced the deal, which it said would be accretive to EPS in the second year. On the companies' conference call related to the deal, Avis Budget said it now sees car sharing as complementary to its traditional business and Zipcar said it expects the deal will "dramatically" reduce its costs associated with buying cars. Avis said it expects the deal will help it reach its growth and profitability targets more quickly and confirmed its guidance for FY12 EPS of $2.35-$2.45 and FY12 revenue of $7.3B. In mid-morning trading, Zipcar surged 48.67% to $12.25, Avis Budget advanced 5.10% to $20.83, and shares of Hertz (HTZ), Avis' primary rival, rose 3.07% to $16.77. Meanwhile, shares of I.D. Systems (IDSY), which struck a partnership agreement with Avis Budget during early 2012 to deploy a new generation of wireless vehicle rental technology, slid 38c, or 6.44% to $5.45, though Avis did state during its conference call that its merger with Zipcar is not expected to impact its existing agreement with I.D. Systems.
News For CAR;ZIP;HTZ;IDSY From The Last 14 Days
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March 2, 2015
07:15 EDTCARAvis Budget agrees to acquire Maggiore Group for $170M
Avis Budget announced that it has agreed to acquire Maggiore Group, Italy's fourth-largest vehicle rental business. The net purchase price will be approximately $170M, and the transaction is scheduled to close in Q2, subject to customary closing conditions. The acquisition is expected to add approximately $160M of annual revenue and $30M of Adjusted EBITDA to Avis Budget Group, once the two businesses have been fully integrated. Avis Budget expects to fund the acquisition with available cash and/or incremental corporate debt borrowings.
February 26, 2015
12:50 EDTCARAvis Budget management to meet with MKM Partners
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February 25, 2015
09:08 EDTHTZOn The Fly: Pre-market Movers
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07:14 EDTHTZHertz reports Q4 revenue $2.55B, consensus $2.52B
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07:12 EDTHTZHertz expects foreign currency rates to negatively impact 2015 revenue by 3%
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07:11 EDTHTZHertz remains committed to separation of equipment rental business
Hertz remains committed to the separation of its equipment rental business and is continuing to advance those plans, although the timing of the actual separation will not occur until after the company has completed its accounting review, filed its financial statements with the SEC, and has completed the audited carve out financial statements for the equipment rental business and requisite SEC filing activities for the separation.
07:10 EDTHTZHertz: Early initiatives increase cost reduction commitment to $200M run rate
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February 24, 2015
07:30 EDTCARJPMorgan to hold a conference
Global High Yield & Leveraged Finance Conference is being held in Miami Beach, FL on February 23-25 with webcasted company presentations to begin on February 24 at 7:40 am; not all company presentations may be webcasted. Webcast Link
February 19, 2015
14:59 EDTCARAvis Budget downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at Avondale
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February 18, 2015
16:42 EDTCARAvis Budget sees FY15 EPS ex-items $3.15-$3.75, consensus $3.56
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16:40 EDTCARAvis Budget reports Q4 EPS ex-items 23c, consensus 20c
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15:35 EDTCARNotable companies reporting after market close
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