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Business Intelligence that gets you inside the automotive retail industry – this is what The Banks Report provides. There is no better resource for people making the decisions in the automotive business:

  • Investors and Analysts
  • Dealer Executives
  • OEM Executives
  • Vendor Executives

Selling cars is the front line of the automotive industry. A dealership’s showroom and service department is where the success of an automaker, a vehicle launch, or a vendor is determined.

The Banks Report gets you beyond the data and the corporate-jargon. With more than 25 years of being involved in the automotive retail space, Founder and President Cliff Banks knows the players, the personalities and the executives who influence and move the industry.

The Banks Report takes seemingly unrelated pieces of information and crafts valuable, accurate and non-biased analysis on what’s happening in the space. Often, The Banks Report predicts the news before it becomes the news.

For Example:

September 23, 2013: Reported that TrueCar is prepping for an IPO for the first quarter of 2014 (Automotive News via Bloomberg reported it on November 25)

June 17, 2013: Predicted Service Repair Solutions would be sold for approximately $450 to $500 million (was acquired in July by Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe in July for $500 million)

June 7: Predicted Edmunds’ Jeremy Anwyl was on his way out (He left the company at the beginning of August)

May 22: Rebutted Wall Street Journal Article saying R. L. Polk acquisition talks had cooled due to dealer lawsuit of CarFax.(TBR wrote the acquisition would happen in a few weeks and even predicted the eventual buyer – IHS acquired it in June)

March 7: Predicted R. L. Polk acquisition would cost between $1.3 billion and $1.5 billion (IHS acquired it in June for $1.4 billion)

February 25: Predicted R. L. Polk would be acquired in 2013 (was put on the market two weeks later)

January 3: Predicted Reynolds and Reynolds would not be sold, despite media reports. (TBR wrote Chairman Bob Brockman would use offer from KKR to refinance Reynold’s debt — which is what did he a few months later)

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