Company:  AUTOBYTEL INC (ABTL)
Form Type:  10-K
Filing Date:  3/1/2012 
CIK:  0001023364 
Address:  18872 MACARTHUR BLVD
SUITE 200
 
City, State, Zip:  IRVINE, California 92612-1400 
Telephone:  (949) 225-4500 
Fiscal Year:  12/31 
Last Trade
Last Trade: 
$13.30  
Change: 
-0.34 (-2.49%)  
Trade Time: 
04:00 PM EST  
Market Cap: 
$118.50M
Description of Business
Autobytel Inc. was incorporated in 1996 under the laws of the State of Delaware. Unless specified otherwise, as used in this Annual Report on Form 10-K, the terms "we," "us," "our," the "Company" or "Autobytel" refer to Autobytel Inc. and its subsidiaries. Overview We are an automotive marketing services company that assists automotive retail dealers ("Dealers") and automotive manufacturers ("Manufacturers") market and sell new and used vehicles to consumers through our programs for online lead referrals ("Leads"), Dealer marketing products and services, and online advertising programs and mobile products. Our consumer-facing automotive websites ("Company Websites"), which include our flagship website Autobytel.com�, provide consumers with information and tools to aid them with their automotive purchase decisions and the ability to submit inquiries requesting Dealers to contact the consumers regarding purchasing or leasing vehicles ("Vehicle Leads").
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  FORM 10-K
    PART I
      Item 1. Business
      Item 1A. Risk Factors
        Securities Market Risks
      Item 1B. Unresolved Staff Comments
      Item 2. Properties
      Item 3. Legal Proceedings
      Item 4. Mine Safety Disclosures
    PART II
      Item 5. Market for Registrant's Common Equity, Related ...
      Item 6. Selected Financial Data
      Item 7. Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial ...
        Results of Operations
        Liquidity and Capital Resources
      Item 8. Financial Statements and Supplementary Data
      Item 9. Changes in and Disagreements with Accountants ...
      Item 9A. Controls and Procedures
      Item 9B. Other Information
    PART III
      Item 10 Directors, Executive Officers and Corporate Governance
      Item 11 Executive Compensation
      Item 12 Security Ownership of Certain Beneficial Owners and ...
      Item 13 Certain Relationships and Related Transactions, and ...
      Item 14 Principal Accountant Fees and Services
    PART IV
      Item 15. Exhibits and Financial Statement Schedules
    SIGNATURES
    Report of Independent Registered Public Accounting Firm
    BALANCE SHEET
    INCOME STATEMENT
    STOCKHOLDERS EQUITY
    CASH FLOW
    NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
      BALANCE SHEET
    VALUATION AND QUALIFYING ACCOUNTS
    EXHIBIT INDEX
  EXHIBIT 10.58
  EXHIBIT 10.59
  EXHIBIT 10.60
  EXHIBIT 10.61
  EXHIBIT 10.73
  EXHIBIT 10.74
  EXHIBIT 10.75
  EXHIBIT 10.76
  EXHIBIT 10.77
  EXHIBIT 10.78
  EXHIBIT 10.79
  EXHIBIT 23.1
    Consent of Independent Registered Public Accounting Firm
  EXHIBIT 31.1
    CERTIFICATION
  EXHIBIT 31.2
    CERTIFICATION
  EXHIBIT 32.1
    CERTIFICATION PURSUANT TO
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