SOURCE: Carbiz Inc.

October 10, 2008 09:30 ET

Taglich Brothers Initiates Coverage of Carbiz Inc.

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - October 10, 2008) - Taglich Brothers, Inc. announces it initiated coverage of Carbiz Inc. (OTCBB: CBZFF).

Carbiz Inc. (OTCBB: CBZFF), headquartered in Sarasota, Florida, operates used car retail lots on the Buy-Here/Pay-Here model, selling vehicles to customers of limited means and damaged credit histories. The company's used car lots, concentrated mainly in the Midwest US, are located as follows: Indiana (7), Illinois (6), Oklahoma (4), Florida (2), Iowa (2), Nebraska (2), Ohio (1), Kentucky (1) and Texas (1). The markets around each of the lots are broadly defined as a 25-mile radius, within which the company directs print, radio and television at prospective customers. In recent months, selling prices at the Carbiz lots have ranged from $9,000 to $11,000. The company procures its inventory from vehicle auctions.

Carbiz aims to increase auto sales, partly by implementing a Tier 2 lending program centering on higher-price vehicles, and improve its credit loss experience (and operating margins) by upgrading the quality of its loan portfolio. Opportunistic acquisitions are a possibility. Management believes that its prior history in the software and consulting business that served Buy Here-Pay Here auto dealers places the company in a position to make synergistic acquisitions. While current conditions in the credit markets make securitization impractical, management believes that its credit screening will ensure receivables quality that qualifies its portfolio for securitization.

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