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About Dollar Thrifty Automotive Group Inc.
Dollar Thrifty Automotive Group, Inc., through its subsidiaries, rents and leases vehicles through company owned and franchised stores under Dollar and the Thrifty brand names primarily in the United States and Canada. It also operates a franchised retail used car sales network.
The company owns DTG Operations, Inc. (DTG Operations), Dollar Rent A Car, Inc. and Thrifty, Inc. Thrifty, Inc. owns Thrifty Rent-A-Car System, Inc. and Thrifty Car Sales, Inc. (Thrifty Car Sales). Thrifty Rent-A-Car System, Inc. owns Dollar Thrifty Automotive Group Canada Inc. (DTG Canada). DTG Operations operates company-owned stores under the Dollar brand and the Thrifty brand, operates reservation centers for both brands and conducts sales and marketing activities for both brands. Thrifty Rent-A-Car System, Inc. and Dollar Rent A Car, Inc. conduct franchising activities for their respective brands. Thrifty Car Sales operates a franchised retail used car sales network.
The Dollar and Thrifty brands represent a value-priced rental vehicle generally appealing to leisure customers, including foreign tourists, and to small businesses, government business and independent business travelers. As of December 31, 2009, Dollar and Thrifty had 613 locations in the U.S and Canada of which 296 were company-owned stores and 317 were locations operated by franchisees.
Dollar focuses on serving the airport vehicle rental market, which comprises business and leisure travelers. The majority of its locations are on or near airport facilities. As of December 31, 2009, Dollar had 81 company-owned stores at airports and 70 in local markets, and 49 franchised in-terminal airport locations and 82 franchised local market operations in the U.S. and Canada. In Canada, Dollar operates company-owned stores in five of the eight airport markets of Calgary, Toronto, Montreal, Halifax, and Vancouver.
As of December 31, 2009, Dollars vehicle rental system included 282 locations in the U.S. and Canada, consisting of 151 company-owned stores and 131 franchisee locations.
Thrifty serves both the airport and local markets through company-owned stores and its franchisees. As of December 31, 2009, Thrifty had 80 company-owned stores at airports and 65 in local markets, and 60 franchised in-terminal airport locations and 126 franchised local market operations in the U.S. and Canada. As of December 31, 2009, Thriftys vehicle rental system included 331 rental locations in the U.S. and Canada, consisting of 145 company-owned stores and 186 franchisee locations.
Franchisee Services and Products
Dollar and Thrifty provide their U.S. and Canadian franchisees a range of products and services, including vehicle leasing, reservations, marketing programs and assistance, branded supplies, image and standards, training, rental rate management analysis and customer satisfaction programs. Additionally, Dollar and Thrifty offer their respective franchisees centralized corporate account and tour billing and travel agent commission payments.
As of December 31, 2009, exclusive of the U.S. and Canada, Dollar had franchised locations in 60 countries and Thrifty had franchised locations in 75 countries. These locations are in Latin America, Europe, the Middle East, and the Asia-Pacific regions. The company offers franchisees the opportunity to license the rights to operate either the Dollar or the Thrifty brand or both brands in certain markets on a dual franchise or co-brand basis.
Thrifty Car Sales
Thrifty Car Sales provides an opportunity to franchised rental service providers to improve or build their used car operations under national brand name. In addition to the use of the brand name, dealers have access to various products and services offered by Thrifty Car Sales. These products and services include participation in a business development center, a nationally supported Internet strategy and Web site, operational and marketing support, vehicle supply services and customized retail and wholesale financing programs, as well as national accounts and supply programs. As of December 31, 2009, Thrifty Car Sales had 35 franchise locations.
Supplemental Equipment and Optional Products Dollar and Thrifty rent global positioning system (GPS) equipment, ski racks, infant and child seats and other supplemental equipment, offer a Rent-a-Toll product for electronic toll payments, sell pre-paid gasoline and roadside emergency benefit programs (Road Safe and TripSaver) and, subject to availability and applicable local law, make available loss damage waivers and insurance products related to the vehicle rental.
Parking Services Airport parking operations are a natural complement to vehicle rental operations. The company encourages its franchisees that have near-airport locations to add this ancillary business and the Company operates 16 corporate parking operations as well.
Supplies and National Account Programs The company makes bulk purchases of items used by its franchisees.
Dollar and Thrifty and their franchisees principal competitors are Alamo, Avis, Budget, Enterprise, Hertz, and National.
Dollar Thrifty Automotive Group, Inc. was founded in 1989.
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1. DOLLAR THRIFTY AUTOMOTIVE GROUP INC. COMPANY PROFILE
1.1. Key facts
1.2. Financial Performance
1.3. Key Executives
1.4. Ownership and Major Holders
1.5. Company History
2. DOLLAR THRIFTY AUTOMOTIVE GROUP INC. BUSINESS OVERVIEW
2.1. Business Description
2.2. Major Products and Services
2.3. Markets and Sales Activities
2.4. Locations, Subsidiaries, Operating Units
3. DOLLAR THRIFTY AUTOMOTIVE GROUP INC. SWOT ANALYSIS
4. DOLLAR THRIFTY AUTOMOTIVE GROUP INC. FINANCIAL ANALYSIS
4.1. Financial Statements
4.1.1. Income Statement
4.1.2. Balance Sheet
4.1.3. Cash Flow
4.2. Financial Ratios
4.2.2. Margin Analysis
4.2.3. Asset Turnover
4.2.4. Credit Ratios
4.2.5. Long-Term Solvency
4.2.6. Growth Over Prior Year
4.2.7. Financial Ratios Charts
4.3. Stock Market Snapshot
5. DOLLAR THRIFTY AUTOMOTIVE GROUP INC. COMPETITORS AND INDUSTRY ANALYSIS
5.1. Dollar Thrifty Automotive Group Inc. Direct Competitors
5.2. Comparison of Dollar Thrifty Automotive Group Inc. and Direct Competitors Financial Ratios
5.3. Comparison of Dollar Thrifty Automotive Group Inc. and Direct Competitors Stock Charts
5.4. Dollar Thrifty Automotive Group Inc. Industry Analysis
5.4.1. Railroads and Trucking Services Industry Snapshot
5.4.2. Dollar Thrifty Automotive Group Inc. Industry Position Analysis
6. DOLLAR THRIFTY AUTOMOTIVE GROUP INC. NEWS & EVENTS
6.1. News & PR Activity Analysis
6.2. IR Corporate News
6.3. Marketing News
6.4. Corporate Events
7. DOLLAR THRIFTY AUTOMOTIVE GROUP INC. EXPERTS REVIEW1
7.1. Experts Opinion
7.2. Experts Estimates
8. DOLLAR THRIFTY AUTOMOTIVE GROUP INC. ENHANCED SWOT ANALYSIS2
9. UNITED STATES PESTEL ANALYSIS2
9.1. Political Factors
9.2. Economic Factors
9.3. Social Factors
9.4. Technological Factors
9.5. Environmental Factors
9.6. Legal Factors
10. DOLLAR THRIFTY AUTOMOTIVE GROUP INC. IFE, EFE, IE MATRICES2
10.1. Internal Factor Evaluation Matrix
10.2. External Factor Evaluation Matrix
10.3. Internal External Matrix
11. DOLLAR THRIFTY AUTOMOTIVE GROUP INC. PORTER FIVE FORCES ANALYSIS2
12. DOLLAR THRIFTY AUTOMOTIVE GROUP INC. VRIO ANALYSIS2
APPENDIX: RATIO DEFINITIONS
LIST OF TABLES
Dollar Thrifty Automotive Group Inc. Key Facts
Income Statement Key Figures
Balance Sheet Key Figures
Cash Flow Statement Key Figures
Financial Performance Abbreviation Guide
Dollar Thrifty Automotive Group Inc. Key Executives
Key Executives Biographies1
Key Executives Compensations1
Dollar Thrifty Automotive Group Inc. Major Shareholders
Dollar Thrifty Automotive Group Inc. History
Dollar Thrifty Automotive Group Inc. Products
Revenues by Segment
Revenues by Region
Dollar Thrifty Automotive Group Inc. Offices and Representations
Dollar Thrifty Automotive Group Inc. SWOT Analysis
Yearly Income Statement Including Trends
Income Statement Latest 4 Quarters Including Trends
Yearly Balance Sheet Including Trends
Balance Sheet Latest 4 Quarters Including Trends
Yearly Cash Flow Including Trends
Cash Flow Latest 4 Quarters Including Trends
Dollar Thrifty Automotive Group Inc. Profitability Ratios
Margin Analysis Ratios
Asset Turnover Ratios
Long-Term Solvency Ratios
Financial Ratios Growth Over Prior Year
Dollar Thrifty Automotive Group Inc. Capital Market Snapshot
Dollar Thrifty Automotive Group Inc. Direct Competitors Key Facts
Direct Competitors Profitability Ratios
Direct Competitors Margin Analysis Ratios
Direct Competitors Asset Turnover Ratios
Direct Competitors Credit Ratios
Direct Competitors Long-Term Solvency Ratios
Railroads and Trucking Services Industry Statistics
Dollar Thrifty Automotive Group Inc. Industry Position
Company vs. Industry Income Statement Analysis
Company vs. Industry Balance Sheet Analysis
Company vs. Industry Cash Flow Analysis
Company vs. Industry Ratios Comparison
Dollar Thrifty Automotive Group Inc. Consensus Recommendations1
Analyst Recommendation Summary1
Price Target Summary1
Experts Recommendation Trends1
Revenue Estimates Analysis1
Earnings Estimates Analysis1
Revenue Estimates Trend1
Earnings Estimates Trend1
LIST OF FIGURES
Dollar Thrifty Automotive Group Inc. Annual Revenues in Comparison with Cost of Goods Sold and Gross Profit
Profit Margin Chart
Operating Margin Chart
Return on Equity (ROE) Chart
Return on Assets (ROA) Chart
Debt to Equity Chart
Current Ratio Chart
Dollar Thrifty Automotive Group Inc. 1-year Stock Charts
Dollar Thrifty Automotive Group Inc. 5-year Stock Charts
Dollar Thrifty Automotive Group Inc. vs. Main Indexes 1-year Stock Chart
Dollar Thrifty Automotive Group Inc. vs. Direct Competitors 1-year Stock Charts
Dollar Thrifty Automotive Group Inc. Article Density Chart
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Enhanced SWOT Analysis
Enhanced SWOT is a 3×3 grid that arranges strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats into one scheme:
- How to use the strengths to take advantage of the opportunities?
- How to use the strengths to reduce likelihood and impact of the threats?
- How to overcome the weaknesses that obstruct taking advantage of the opportunities?
- How to overcome the weaknesses that can make the threats a reality?
Upon answering these questions a company can develop a project plan to improve its business performance.
PESTEL (also termed as PESTLE) is an ideal tool to strategically analyze what influence different outside factors – political, economic, sociocultural, technological, environmental and legal – exert on a business to later chart its long term targets.
Being part of the external analysis when carrying out a strategic assessment or performing a market study, PESTEL gives an overview of diverse macro-environmental factors that any company should thoughtfully consider. By perceiving these outside environments, businesses can maximally benefit from the opportunities while minimizing the threats to the organization.
Key Factors Examined by PESTEL Analysis:
- Political – What opportunities and pressures are brought by political bodies and what is the degree of public regulations’ impact on the business?
- Economic – What economic policies, trends and structures are expected to affect the organization, what is this influence’s degree?
- Sociological – What cultural and societal aspects will work upon the demand for the business’s products and operations?
- Technological – What impact do the technological aspects, innovations, incentives and barriers have on the organization?
- Environmental – What environmental and ecological facets, both locally and farther afield, are likely to predetermine the business?
- Legal – What laws and legislation will exert influence on the style the business is carried out?
IFE, EFE, IE Matrices
The Internal Factor Evaluation matrix (IFE matrix) is a strategic management tool helping audit or evaluate major weaknesses and strengths in a business’s functional areas. In addition, IFE matrix serves as a basis for identifying and assessing relationships amongst those areas. The IFE matrix is utilised in strategy formulation.
The External Factor Evaluation matrix (EFE matrix) is a tool of strategic management that is typically utilised to assess current market conditions. It is an ideal instrument for visualising and prioritising the threats and opportunities a firm is facing.
The essential difference between the above mentioned matrices lies in the type of factors incorporated in the model; whilst the latter is engaged in internal factors, the former deals exceptionally with external factors – those exposed to social, political, economic, legal, etc. external forces.
Being a continuation of the EFE matrix and IFE matrix models, the Internal External matrix (IE matrix) rests upon an investigation of external and internal business factors integrated into one suggestive model.
Porter Five Forces Analysis
The Porter’s five forces analysis studies the industry of operation and helps the company find new sources of competitive advantage. The analysis surveys an industry through five major questions:
- What composes a threat of substitute products and services?
- Is there a threat of new competitors entering the market?
- What is the intensity of competitive rivalry?
- How big is the bargaining power of buyers?
- How significant is the bargaining power of suppliers?
VRIO stands for Value, Rarity, Imitability, Organization. This analysis helps to evaluate all company’s resources and capabilities and bring them together into one aggregate table that includes:
- Tangible resources
- Intangible resources
- Innovation and Creativity
- Organizational capabilities
The result of the analysis gives a clear picture of company’s competitive and economic implications, answering the questions if the resources mentioned above are:
- Costly to imitate?
- Organized properly?