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10-Q
PENSKE AUTOMOTIVE GROUP, INC. filed this Form 10-Q on 10/26/2017
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As of September 30, 2017, we had working capital of $166.2 million, including $37.2 million of cash available to fund our operations and capital commitments. In addition, we had $484.0 million, £80.0 million ($107.2 million), and AU $8.6 million ($6.8 million) available for borrowing under our U.S. credit agreement, U.K. credit agreement, and Australian working capital loan agreement, respectively. 

 

Securities Repurchases

 

From time to time, our Board of Directors has authorized securities repurchase programs pursuant to which we may, as market conditions warrant, purchase our outstanding common stock or debt on the open market, in privately negotiated transactions, via a tender offer, or through a pre-arranged trading plan. We have historically funded any such repurchases using cash flow from operations, borrowings under our U.S. credit facility, and borrowings under our U.S. floor plan arrangements. The decision to make repurchases will be based on factors such as the market price of the relevant security versus our view of its intrinsic value, the potential impact of such repurchases on our capital structure, and our consideration of any alternative uses of our capital, such as for acquisitions and strategic investments in our current businesses, in addition to any then-existing limits imposed by our finance agreements and securities trading policy. As of September 30, 2017, we had $19.4 million in repurchase authorization under the securities repurchase program. In October 2017, our Board of Directors increased the authority delegated to management to repurchase our outstanding securities to $200.0 million. Refer to the disclosures provided in Part I, Item 1, Note 10 of the Notes to our Consolidated Condensed Financial Statements for a summary of shares repurchased under our securities repurchase program during the nine months ended September 30, 2017.

 

Dividends

 

We paid the following cash dividends on our common stock in 2016 and 2017:

 

Per Share Dividends

 

 

 

 

 

 

2016

    

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

First Quarter

 

$

0.26

 

Second Quarter

 

 

0.27

 

Third Quarter

 

 

0.28

 

Fourth Quarter

 

 

0.29

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2017

    

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

First Quarter

 

$

0.30

 

Second Quarter

 

 

0.31

 

Third Quarter

 

 

0.32

 

 

We also announced a cash dividend of $0.33 per share payable on December 1, 2017 to shareholders of record on November 10, 2017. Future quarterly or other cash dividends will depend upon a variety of factors considered relevant by our Board of Directors, which may include our earnings, capital requirements, restrictions relating to any then-existing indebtedness, financial condition and other factors.

 

Vehicle Financing

 

We finance substantially all of the commercial vehicles we purchase for distribution, new vehicles for retail sale, and a portion of our used vehicle inventories for retail sale, under floor plan and other revolving arrangements with various lenders, including the captive finance companies associated with automotive manufacturers. In the U.S., the floor plan arrangements are due on demand; however, we have not historically been required to repay floor plan advances prior to the sale of the vehicles that have been financed. We typically make monthly interest payments on the amount financed. Outside of the U.S., substantially all of the floor plan arrangements are payable on demand or have an original maturity

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