KAR Auction Services, Inc. reports financial results for the first quarter of 2021

KAR Auction Services, Inc. reports financial results for the first quarter of 2021

The archive of the webcast will also be available following the call and will be available at the investors section of www.karglobal.com for a limited time. Earnings Conference Call InformationKAR will be hosting an earnings conference call and webcast on Wednesday, May 5, 2021 at 8:30 a.m. EDT. The call will be hosted by KAR’s Executive Chairman, Jim Hallett, Chief Executive Officer, Peter Kelly and Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Eric Loughmiller. The conference call may be accessed by calling 1-844-778-4145 and entering participant passcode 8388224, while the live web cast will be available at the investors section of www.karglobal.com. Supplemental financial information for KAR’s first quarter 2021 results is available at the investors section of www.karglobal.com. About KARKAR Auction Services, Inc. d/b/a KAR Global (NYSE: KAR), provides sellers and buyers across the global wholesale used vehicle industry with innovative, technology-driven remarketing solutions. KAR Global’s unique end-to-end platform supports whole car, financing, logistics and other ancillary and related services, including the sale of nearly 3.1 million units valued at over $40 billion through our auctions in 2020. Our integrated physical, online and mobile marketplaces reduce risk, improve transparency and streamline transactions for customers in about 75 countries. Headquartered in Carmel, Indiana, KAR Global has employees across the United States, Canada, Mexico, Uruguay, U.K. and Europe. For more information and the latest KAR Global news, go to www.karglobal.com and follow us on Twitter @KARSpeaks.

Story continues Impact of COVID-19 on Company OperationsThe company has been subject to numerous COVID-19-related orders and directives that have caused us to modify our business practices. All ADESA auction locations in the U.S. and Canada are offering vehicles for sale via ADESA Simulcast, DealerBlock and Simulcast+. Auction locations have resumed offering ancillary and related services, where possible and as permitted by government directives. However, given the evolving health, economic, social and governmental environments, the continuing impact that COVID-19 could have on our business remains uncertain. The broader implications for our business and results of operations remain uncertain and will depend on many factors outside our control, including, without limitation, the timing, extent, trajectory and duration of the pandemic, the imposition of protective public safety measures, the timing and number of people receiving vaccinations and effectiveness, and the timing to which normal economic and operating conditions resumes. Even after the COVID-19 outbreak has subsided, we may continue to experience materially adverse impacts to our business.

2021 GuidanceThe company’s previously stated guidance remains unchanged. The company invests in certain early-stage automotive companies and funds that relate to the automotive industry. We believe these investments have resulted in the expansion of relationships in the vehicle remarketing industry. Realized gains on these investments were $17.0 million for the three months ended March 31, 2021. The company had unrealized gains of $43.5 million for the three months ended March 31, 2021.

(In millions) (Unaudited) Three Months Ended Condensed Consolidated Statements of Income

KAR Auction Services, Inc. Forward-Looking StatementsCertain statements contained in this release include “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 and which are subject to certain risks, trends and uncertainties. In particular, statements made that are not historical facts may be forward-looking statements. Words such as “should,” “may,” “will,” “anticipates,” “expects,” “intends,” “plans,” “believes,” “seeks,” “estimates,” and similar expressions identify forward-looking statements. Such statements are based on management’s current expectations, are not guarantees of future performance and are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from the results projected, expressed or implied by these forward-looking statements. Factors that could cause or contribute to such differences include those uncertainties regarding the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on our business and the economy generally, and those other matters disclosed in the Company’s Securities and Exchange Commission filings. The Company does not undertake any obligation to update any forward-looking statements.

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