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Subject:  Re: Earnings soon Date:  8/10/1999  11:37 AM
Author:  TurnerTN Number:  3 of 7

This is a phenomenal company (obviously I'm long). Their valuation is cheap relative to growth, industry, competition, etc. They are the best run auto consolidator from an operational basis because the management team consists of "car guys", not people from Sears, or Waste Management, etc. (poke, nudge)

The stock has fallen lately to around $19.50 per share on concerns about slowing auto sales and competition from the Internet. The risk here is that if the acquisition well dries up, they will not be able to sustain their high rate of growth. This does not mean, however, th