CARS:NYE-Cars.com, LLC (USD)

COMMON STOCK | Auto & Truck Dealerships | NYE

Last Closing Price

USD 13.60

Change

+0.13 (+0.97)%

Market Cap

USD 0.91B

Volume

0.33M

Average Target Price

USD 12.50 (-8.09%)
Average Analyst Rating

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Fundamental Analysis

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About

Cars.com, LLC, through its subsidiaries, operates as a digital marketplace, and provides solutions for the automotive industry. Its platform connects car shoppers with sellers and original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) in the United States. The company's platform provides information in the areas of find a car, certified pre-owned cars, sell your car, car book values, car dealers, compare car prices, listings by city, and advertisers. It also offers social media marketing tools, such as cars social that enables automotive dealers to reach an unduplicated, unique audience on social media; social sales drive that enables automotive retailers to maximize the impact of their used car listings with seamless integration on Facebook marketplace; fuel, a digital video solution for OEM's and car dealers to reduce the cost of reaching the target audience; social extension; social link; and social data. In addition, the company offers website platform hosting services; review and reputation management solutions that enable dealers to build, measure, monitor, and manage their review programs; online shopper, a digital retailing solution that allows shoppers to customize and compare payments across multiple vehicles to make real buying decisions with dealers' inventory; Roxanne, an event-based attribution and customer models; PRIZM, a dashboard with proactive data alerts; and AI Chat Tool. Cars.com, LLC was founded in 1998 and is based in Chicago, Illinois.

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ETFs Containing CARS

Symbol Name Weight Mer Price(Change) Market Cap

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Market Performance

  Market Performance vs.
Industry/Classification (Auto & Truck Dealerships)
Market Performance vs. Exchange
  Value Sector Median Percentile Rank Grade Market Median Percentile Rank Grade
YTD  
Capital Gain 20.35% 80% B- 92% A-
Dividend Return N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Total Return 20.35% 80% B- 92% A-
Trailing 12 Months  
Capital Gain 11.11% 10% F 66% D
Dividend Return N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Total Return 11.11% 10% F 64% D
Trailing 5 Years  
Capital Gain N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Dividend Return N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Total Return N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Average Annual (5 Year Horizon)  
Capital Gain -21.59% 10% F 5% F
Dividend Return N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Total Return -21.59% 10% F 4% F
Risk Return Profile  
Volatility (Standard Deviation) 28.50% 60% D- 24% F
Risk Adjusted Return -75.73% 10% F 5% F
Market Capitalization 0.91B 30% F 51% F
Letter Grade Percentage Letter Grade Percentage Letter Grade Percentage
A+ 97%-100% A 93%-96% A- 90%-92%
B+ 97%-89% B 83%-86% B- 80%-82%
C+ 77%-79% C 73%-76% C- 70%-72%
D+ 67%-69% D 63%-66% D- 60%-62%
F 0%-59%

Key Financial Ratios

  Ratio vs. Industry/Classification
(Auto & Truck Dealerships)
Ratio vs. Market
  Value Sector Median Percentile Rank Grade Market Median Percentile Rank Grade
Market Value  
Price / Earning Ratio 86.08 20% F 9% F
Price/Book Ratio 2.54 50% F 37% F
Price / Cash Flow Ratio 8.94 50% F 45% F
EV/EBITDA 7.13 100% A+ 78% C+
Management Effectiveness  
Return on Equity -113.19% 10% F 3% F
Return on Invested Capital 3.22% 30% F 37% F
Return on Assets 0.64% 30% F 29% F
Debt to Equity Ratio 53.57% 89% B+ 59% F
Technical Ratios  
Short Ratio 3.02 80% B- 34% F
Short Percent 3.01% 89% B+ 59% F
Beta 2.41 20% F 7% F
Letter Grade Percentage Letter Grade Percentage Letter Grade Percentage
A+ 97%-100% A 93%-96% A- 90%-92%
B+ 97%-89% B 83%-86% B- 80%-82%
C+ 77%-79% C 73%-76% C- 70%-72%
D+ 67%-69% D 63%-66% D- 60%-62%
F 0%-59%

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Analyst Rating

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Fundamental Analysis Breakdown

This is a composite scorecard based on the application of evaluation criteria deemed most important by analysts. This is not a buy or sell recommendation.

What to like:
Low debt

The company is less leveraged than its peers ,, and is among the top quartile, which makes it more flexible. However, do check the news and look at its sector. Sometimes this is low because the company is not growing and has no growth potential.

Positive cash flow

The company had positive total cash flow in the most recent four quarters.

Positive free cash flow

The company had positive total free cash flow in the most recent four quarters.

Underpriced on free cash flow basis

The stock is trading low compared to its peers on a price to free cash flow basis and is in the top quartile. It may be underpriced but do check its financial performance to make sure there is no specific reason.

What to not like:
Low market capitalization

This is among the smaller entities in its sectors with below median market capitalization. That may make it less stable in the long run unless it has a unique technology or market which can help it grow or get acquired in future.

Poor risk adjusted returns

This company is delivering below median risk adjusted returns in its peers. Even if it is outperforming on returns , the returns are unpredictable. Proceed with caution.

Below median dividend returns

The company’s average income yield over the past 5 years has been low compared to its peers. However, it is not a problem if you are not looking for income.

Overpriced compared to earnings

The stock is trading high compared to its peers on a price to earning basis and is above the sector median.

Overpriced compared to book value

The stock is trading high compared to its peers median on a price to book value basis.

Overpriced on cashflow basis

The stock is trading high compared to its peers on a price to cash flow basis. It is priced above the median for its sectors. Proceed with caution if you are considering to buy.

Poor capital utilization

The company management has delivered below median return on invested capital in the most recent 4 quarters compared to its peers.

Poor return on assets

The company management has delivered below median return on assets in the most recent 4 quarters compared to its peers.

Low Earnings Growth

This stock has shown below median earnings growth in the previous 5 years compared to its sector