DealerTrack Holdings

Software systems cut wait times -- if they talk

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 16, 2014
Software vendors are helping dealers in the quest for faster vehicle transactions when they are not tripping over each other....
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Autobytel acquires lead wholesaler AutoUSA from AutoNation

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 14, 2014
Autobytel, one of the largest providers of lead prospects to auto dealers, has purchased AutoUSA from AutoNation for $10 million in cash, a $1 million convertible note and other consideration....
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Dealertrack buys into online ad growth

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 21, 2013
Explosive growth in digital advertising by automakers and their dealers was a key consideration in Dealertrack Technologies' decision this week to buy Dealer.com for about $1 billion in cash and stock....
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Dealertrack to buy Dealer.com in $1 billion deal

4:06 pm U.S. ET | Dec. 19, 2013
Dealertrack Technologies, a leading provider of financial services software to auto dealers, has agreed to purchase digital-marketing giant Dealer.com for about $1 billion. The acquisition is subject to regulatory approval and is expected to be completed in the first quarter of 2014....
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JAMES B. TREECE

Numbers suggest mediocre F&I performance

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 2, 2013
On average, the industry is doing a mediocre job of selling F&I products. That's my conclusion, based on Power Information Network numbers on penetration rates for F&I products, plus some insight from Tony Dupaquier, trainer extraordinaire at American Financial & Automotive Services....
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JAMES B. TREECE

Getting to yes on a lease

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 14, 2013
In the F&I office, it's all about getting the customer to say yes and sign. Ideally, that's for a well-structured loan with other F&I products as well. But sometimes it means getting the customer to say yes to a lease....
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JIM HENRY

When a negative number nets a windfall

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 14, 2013
Corporations don't like to see negative numbers in their financial results, but this one may be an exception....
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JIM HENRY

9 lenders per dealership is about right

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 7, 2013
The number of lenders that dealerships use appears to have sought its own level, data from Dealertrack Technologies show. The company said this week that dealerships in its network averaged 9.1 active lender relationships in the second quarter. That was the same as in the first quarter and down a bit from 9.5 in the second quarter of 2012....
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Dealertrack Q2 operating income rises 34% on revenue gains

4:00 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 6, 2013
Automotive software vendor Dealertrack Technologies' net profit dropped 35 percent in the second quarter, reflecting a big gain a year ago, while income from operations rose 34 percent to $7.6 million and revenue advanced 26 percent to $121.8 million....
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Special Report
Fewer bosses, Disney savvy, $2 idea lift stores

Fewer bosses, Disney savvy, $2 idea lift stores

A Chrysler Group dealership chain is stripping away layers of management to sell cars faster. A Chevrolet-Cadillac store is enchanting customers through Disney training. Mon., July 21
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