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<i>Updated:</i> FTC Ruling: What it Means

Who will get the vacated Dollar Thrifty airport counters and what will happen to rates?

November 16, 2012

Who will get the vacated Dollar Thrifty airport counters and what will happen to rates?

Tags: Federal Trade Commission, Hertz, Sixt, FTC, FSNA, Dollar Thrifty Automotive Group, Franchise Services of North America Inc., , Advantage Rent A Car, , Fox Rent-A-Car, , Payless Car Rentals,

Author: Chris Brown | Posted @ Friday, November 16, 2012 12:00 AM | » Comments(0)

Q3 Takeaway: Fleet Costs Will Go Up

Will car rental companies be able to raise prices to compensate?

November 7, 2012

Will car rental companies be able to raise prices to compensate?

Tags: Hertz, Avis Budget Group, Dollar Thrifty Automotive Group

Author: Chris Brown | Posted @ Wednesday, November 7, 2012 12:00 AM | » Comments(0)

8 Questions on the Dollar Thrifty and Hertz Merger

The devil is in the details, especially as it relates to Dollar and Thrifty licensees.

August 30, 2012

The devil is in the details, especially as it relates to Dollar and Thrifty licensees.

Tags: Hertz, franchises, FSNA, merger, Dollar Thrifty Automotive Group, Advantage Rent-A-Car, licensee

Author: Chris Brown | Posted @ Thursday, August 30, 2012 12:00 AM | » Comments(0)

Vetting The Deal — Why So Long, and Is It Ending Soon?

An antitrust litigator sheds some light on the FTC’s process regarding a Hertz merger with Dollar Thrifty.

August 22, 2012

An antitrust litigator sheds some light on the FTC’s process regarding a Hertz merger with Dollar Thrifty.

Tags: Federal Trade Commission, Hertz, FTC, merger, Dollar Thrifty Automotive Group, antitrust laws

Author: Chris Brown | Posted @ Wednesday, August 22, 2012 12:00 AM | » Comments(0)

5 Key Takeaways from the Car Rental Quarterly Reports

Based on the second quarter reports and conference calls from the three public car rental companies, here are some thoughts on rates, Europe, the local market, new remarketing channels and the merger – or lack thereof.

August 6, 2012

Based on the second quarter reports and conference calls from the three public car rental companies, here are some thoughts on rates, Europe, the local market, new remarketing channels and the merger – or lack thereof.

Tags: Remarketing, Hertz, Avis Budget Group, merger, Dollar Thrifty Automotive Group, Rent2Buy, AutoNation

Author: Chris Brown | Posted @ Monday, August 6, 2012 12:00 AM | » Comments(1)

Car Rental: First Quarter Analysis and Outlook

A stronger-than-expected used car market is tempered by competitive pricing in the first quarter. But will the trend continue?

May 17, 2012

A stronger-than-expected used car market is tempered by competitive pricing in the first quarter. But will the trend continue?

Tags: Hertz, Avis Budget Group, Dollar Thrifty Automotive Group

Author: Chris Brown | Posted @ Thursday, May 17, 2012 12:00 AM | » Comments(1)

What’s Next for a Hertz Deal for Dollar Thrifty?

With Hertz’s announcement of a potential buyer for Advantage, how will a Dollar Thrifty deal go down, when, and for how much?

May 4, 2012

With Hertz’s announcement of a potential buyer for Advantage, how will a Dollar Thrifty deal go down, when, and for how much?

Tags: Hertz, Avis Budget Group, merger, Dollar Thrifty Automotive Group, Advantage Rent-A-Car

Author: Chris Brown | Posted @ Friday, May 4, 2012 12:00 AM | » Comments(0)

Car Rental: A Tough Year for Pricing?

With 2011 a record revenue year, 2012 could be tough on revenue per day and pricing.

February 24, 2012

With 2011 a record revenue year, 2012 could be tough on revenue per day and pricing.

Tags: Hertz, Avis Budget Group, Dollar Thrifty Automotive Group

Author: Chris Brown | Posted @ Friday, February 24, 2012 12:00 AM | » Comments(1)

6 Predictions for the Car Rental Industry in 2012

What roles will independent car rental companies, car dealers and car-sharing technology play in 2012? And will Hertz deal anew for Dollar Thrifty?

December 19, 2011

What roles will independent car rental companies, car dealers and car-sharing technology play in the car rental industry in 2012? And will Hertz deal anew for a Dollar Thrifty merger?

Tags: Hertz, Car Sharing, Rental Rates, Advantage Rent A Car, independent operators, Used Car Prices, Peer-to-Peer, Dollar Thrifty Automotive Group

Author: Chris Brown | Posted @ Monday, December 19, 2011 12:00 AM | » Comments(1)

Wholesale Market Drives Q3, But Will Record Rental Revenues Last?

The three public car rental companies posted healthy third quarter results last week. While the quarter was characterized by price competition, healthy volumes and fleet rightsizing, the key driver was the used-car market. But what does the future look like?

November 7, 2011

The three public car rental companies posted healthy third quarter results last week. While the quarter was characterized by price competition, healthy volumes and fleet rightsizing, the key driver was the used-car market. But what does the future look like?

Tags: Depreciation, Hertz, Avis Budget Group, Financial Report, Used Car Market, Avis Europe, Avis On Location, Dollar Thrifty Automotive Group

Author: Chris Brown | Posted @ Monday, November 7, 2011 12:00 AM | » Comments(0)

Digging Deeper into the Acquisition War

What made Avis decide to publicly announce dropping its bid for Dollar Thrifty?

September 14, 2011

What made Avis decide to publicly announce dropping its bid for Dollar Thrifty?

Tags: Hertz, Avis Budget Group, Avis, Dollar Thrifty Automotive Group, merger

Author: Chris Brown | Posted @ Wednesday, September 14, 2011 12:00 AM | » Comments(-6)

Mother Nature Drives the Market in Q2

The public car rental companies adapted to supply disruptions and an unprecedented used car market while suffering through a “frustrating” merger process.

August 10, 2011

The public car rental companies adapted to supply disruptions and an unprecedented used car market while suffering through a “frustrating” merger process.

Tags: Hertz, Avis, Dollar Thrifty Automotive Group, Avis Budget Group, merger

Author: Chris Brown | Posted @ Wednesday, August 10, 2011 12:00 AM | » Comments(0)

Are We Any Closer to a Hertz and Dollar Thrifty Merger?

Between Hertz’s purchase of a major leasing company and Avis Budget Group’s bid for Avis Europe, it’s time reassess the merger landscape.

July 27, 2011

Between Hertz’s purchase of a major leasing company and Avis Budget Group’s bid for Avis Europe, it’s time reassess the merger landscape.

Tags: Hertz, Dollar Thrifty Automotive Group, merger

Author: Chris Brown | Posted @ Wednesday, July 27, 2011 12:00 AM | » Comments(2)

The Q1 Car Rental Crystal Ball

How are high fuel prices and the Japan crisis affecting supply and demand for car rental?

May 11, 2011

How are high fuel prices and the Japan crisis affecting supply and demand for car rental?

Tags: Hertz, Car Sharing, Avis Budget Group, Japan, Used Car Market, Dollar Thrifty Automotive Group

Author: Chris Brown | Posted @ Wednesday, May 11, 2011 12:00 AM | » Comments(0)

Car Rental Majors: the 2011 Crystal Ball

March 2, 2011

On their fourth quarter and full-year conference calls last week, the three public car rental companies—Hertz, Avis Budget and Dollar Thrifty—talk merger, prepaid rentals and plans for growth.

Tags: Hertz, Avis Budget Group, no-show fee, pre-paid rentals, Dollar Thrifty Automotive Group, prepaid rentals

Author: Chris Brown | Posted @ Wednesday, March 2, 2011 12:00 AM | » Comments(1)

JDPA Rental Car Satisfaction Study: Behind the Numbers

November 17, 2010

Stuart Greif, the director of the study for J.D. Power and Associates, drills down past the circle scores to analyze the factors that produced this year’s results. Factor number one—the economy, stupid!

Tags: Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Customer Service, Avis, Airport Rentals, Advantage Rent A Car, Dollar Thrifty Automotive Group

Author: Chris Brown | Posted @ Wednesday, November 17, 2010 9:16 AM | » Comments(1)

Industry Realignment: What Now?

November 3, 2010

Avis is asking the FTC to bless a merger between four out of the seven major brands. Something has to give.

Tags: Hertz, Avis Budget Group, FTC, Dollar Thrifty Automotive Group, merger

Author: Chris Brown | Posted @ Wednesday, November 3, 2010 9:55 AM | » Comments(0)

Avis Releases Car Rental Rate Comparison

September 24, 2010

Analysis ranks weekend pricing for major brands to show how Hertz competes with Dollar and Thrifty through its AAA rate. Will regulators care?

Tags: Hertz, Avis, merger, Avis Budget Group, Dollar Thrifty Automotive Group

Author: Chris Brown | Posted @ Friday, September 24, 2010 12:00 AM | » Comments(2)

And Then There Were Three

May 4, 2010

How will the potential Hertz acquisition of Dollar Thrifty affect franchisees and independents?

Tags: Federal Trade Commission, Hertz, Dollar Thrifty Automotive Group, merger

Author: Chris Brown | Posted @ Tuesday, May 4, 2010 12:00 AM | » Comments(1)

Jim Cramer Gets It Wrong Again

October 13, 2009

Cramer blesses Hertz and damns other car rental stocks for the wrong reasons.

Tags: Hertz, Avis Budget Group, Avis, Budget Rent A Car, Dollar Thrifty Automotive Group

Author: Chris Brown | Posted @ Tuesday, October 13, 2009 2:08 PM | » Comments(1)

Dollar Thrifty’s Scott Thompson Talks Refranchising, Remarketing and Recovery

August 3, 2009

News flash: Dollar Thrifty is refranchising some corporate stores. In an exclusive interview, Scott Thompson and Jeff Cerefice of Dollar Thrifty Automotive Group talk about the refranchising initiative and other burning issues: debt restructuring, fleet financing, car sales and 45,000-mile rentals.

Tags: Dollar Thrifty Automotive Group

Author: Chris Brown | Posted @ Monday, August 3, 2009 11:13 AM | » Comments(0)

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