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Hilco’s diverse capabilities can address needs ranging from valuing all assets, rationalizing underutilized real estate portfolios, monetizing industrial assets, and more. Read our perspectives for in-depth industry insights from our team of experts.

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Automotive
2022 Outlook Falls Below 14 Million Vehicles

By Keith Spacapan

This quarterly update presents information and insights pertaining to continued inventory, pricing and sales volume challenges being faced by the automotive industry, as supply chain issues persist.

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Automotive
Many Industry Fundamentals Remain Solid

By Keith Spacapan

For the six publicly traded aftermarket parts companies comprising the Hilco Parts Index, net sales for the 12 months ended June 2022 increased by 8.9% as compared with the same period the year prior.

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Automotive
Inventory Shortages, the Hero, or the Goat?

By Keith Spacapan

The U.S. automotive industry sold 1.2 million new cars and light-duty trucks in the month of June, a seasonally adjusted annual rate (SAAR) of 13.0 million vehicles. The June SAAR was marginally better than the prior month but significantly lower than the SAAR of 15.4 million vehicles recorded one year prior. June marks the 12th consecutive month in which the industry’s SAAR fell short of the prior year’s results.

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Automotive
Podcast: Tire Market Rolling With the Changes

By Greg Baldor, Steve Katz (host)

This podcast features a discussion with Greg Baldor of Hilco Valuation Services about the changing tire industry including the impact of reduced production output, increased raw material pricing, shipping delays and higher import costs.

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Automotive
Rising Inflation the Industry’s Primary Headwind

By Keith Spacapan

For the six public companies comprising in the Hilco Parts Index, net sales for the first quarter of 2022 increased 12.5% as compared with performance in the first quarter the year prior.

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Auto Supplies Obsolescence

Automotive
Podcast: Supplier Obsolescence Risks in the Evolving Mobility Market

By Jesse Glossinger, Steve Katz (host)

This podcast features a discussion about the risks and opportunities facing auto manufacturers and suppliers as, among other transformational developments, the industry transitions from internal combustion to electric vehicles.

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Automotive
Over Promising and Underdelivering

By Keith Spacapan

First quarter U.S. sales of light-duty vehicles totaled 3.29 million, one of the worst single quarter tallies in a decade. The only quarter to post a worse result was the second quarter of 2021 at the height of the pandemic.

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Automotive
Changing the Tire in 2022

By Gregory Baldor

In this article we take a look at the changing tire industry and how the impact of ever-changing tariffs prior to the arrival of the pandemic and a precipitous drop in the number of miles driven during its height in 2020 have now been further exacerbated by reduced production output, increased raw material pricing, shipping delays and higher import costs.

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Automotive
Limiting the Potential for Supplier Obsolescence in the Rapidly Evolving Automotive Industry

By Jesse Glossinger

The automotive industry is on a long march toward a future which, will no doubt, look and operate much differently than what we experience today.

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