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The U.S. Automotive Industry Show Signs of Optimism in the Third Quarter

By Keith Spacapan

October 5, 2020 – The seasonally adjusted, annualized rate of sales (SAAR) for U.S. deliveries of light-duty vehicles reached 16.4 million vehicles in the month of September. That is a much better result than most expected back in April when the industry slumped to a 50-year low of 8.7 million vehicles.

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The U.S. Automotive Industry Hits Bottom in Second Quarter?

By Keith Spacapan

July 14, 2020 – After a 50% drop in U.S. deliveries of light vehicles, the seasonally adjusted, annualized rate of sales (SAAR) for April had fallen to 8.6 million vehicles. Anxious to generate some cash flow, automakers offered generous incentives to encourage nervous would-be buyers to get back in the market. After all but disappearing in March, zero percent finance offers represented a record high 25.8% of all new financed purchases in the month of May according to Edmunds.com.

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Aftermarket Parts Industry Makes the Most of a Bad Situation

By Keith Spacapan

For the first time, in a very long time, the trailing twelve-month (TTM) net sales for the Hilco Parts Index (HPI) decreased from year-ago levels.

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Online Sales Momentum Foretells Further Challenges for Automotive Aftermarket Industry in Post-Pandemic Environment

By Keith Spacapan

In this article we take a look at ecommerce and its impact on both consumer purchasing behaviors and brick and mortar businesses, with an eye toward what the future after COVID-19 may hold for those competing in the Automotive Aftermarket.

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Aftermarket Parts Industry Beginning to Show its Counter-Cyclical Nature

By Keith Spacapan

Trailing twelve-month (TTM) net sales for the Hilco Parts Index (HPI) totaled $65.1 billion at the end of the first quarter of 2020, a 2.5% increase from one year earlier. However, net sales for just the first quarter were $15.7 billion, a decrease of 2.6% from the first quarter of 2019.

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Absolute Priority: Hilco Automotive Experts on Industry's Response to COVID-19

By Steven Wolf and Keith Spacapan

Debtwire senior legal analyst Richard Goldman sits down with Hilco’s Steven Wolf and Keith Spacapan to discuss the impact that COVID-19 has had on the US automotive industry.

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Aftermarket Parts Industry Exits Fourth Quarter Bracing for COVID-19

By Keith Spacapan

Net sales for the Hilco Parts Index (HPI) totaled $65.5 billion for the fourth quarter of 2019, a 4.4% increase from one year earlier and 0.7% higher than the third quarter of 2019.

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Automotive Industry Braces for Impact, Actively Responds to COVID-19

By Keith Spacapan

In this article we examine the change being forced upon an Auto industry impacted by a deadly virus, the sacrifices being made by all involved, and the positive response of those within the Industry to meet the tough challenges ahead.

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Indications of Underlying Vulnerability in the Motor Coach Industry

By Bryan Courcier

Sitting in my office at Hilco Valuation Services on a brisk March day earlier this year, I put the phone down and headed into the hallway to share some surprising information with a colleague. That day alone, I had received three separate inquiries from around the U.S., all pertaining to potential valuation and liquidation engagements within the Motor Coach industry.

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