CARS:NYE-Cars.com Inc (USD)

COMMON STOCK | Auto & Truck Dealerships | NYE

Last Closing Price

USD 12.15

Change

+0.11 (+0.91)%

Market Cap

USD 0.83B

Volume

0.32M

Avg Analyst Target

USD 20.33 (+67.35%)

Avg User Target

USD
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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. The company, through its marketplace, dealer websites, and other digital products, showcases dealer inventory, elevate and amplify dealers' and automotive manufacturers' (OEMs) brands, connect sellers with ready-to-buy audience, and empower shoppers with the resources and information needed to make car buying decisions. It also offers marketplace products, such as marketplace subscription advertising and social selling services; digital solutions, including Website platform hosting, AI chat tool, digital retailing, and review and reputation management; and advertising comprising display advertising, digital advertising, and in-market audio services. As of December 31, 2020, the company served 18,372 dealer customers in 50 states, which included franchise and independent dealers, with digital and brick-and-mortar stores; and primary automakers selling vehicles in the United States. Its customers are local car dealers, OEMs, and other national advertisers. Cars.com, LLC was founded in 1998 and is based in Chicago, Illinois.

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ETFs Containing CARS

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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 7.52% 10% F 45% F
Dividend Return N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Total Return 7.52% 10% F 42% F
Trailing 12 Months  
Capital Gain 76.34% 50% F 85% B
Dividend Return N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Total Return 76.34% 50% F 85% B
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 -3.78% 10% F 14% F
Dividend Return N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Total Return -3.78% 10% F 10% F
Risk Return Profile  
Volatility (Standard Deviation) 62.08% 50% F 13% F
Risk Adjusted Return -6.09% 10% F 13% F
Market Capitalization 0.83B 30% F 47% F
Letter Grade Percentage Letter Grade Percentage Letter Grade Percentage
A+ 97%-100% A 93%-96% A- 90%-92%
B+ 87%-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 2.47 70% C- 41% F
Price / Cash Flow Ratio 5.96 60% D- 60% D-
EV/EBITDA 9.48 63% D 67% D+
Management Effectiveness  
Return on Equity -7.04% 30% F 25% F
Return on Invested Capital 10.99% 80% B- 79% C+
Return on Assets 2.33% 30% F 52% F
Debt to Equity Ratio 169.37% 30% F 21% F
Technical Ratios  
Short Ratio 3.62 70% C- 26% F
Short Percent 2.57% 80% B- 54% F
Beta 2.36 20% F 8% 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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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:
Superior capital utilization

The company management has delivered better return on invested capital in the most recent 4 quarters than its peers, placing it in the top quartile.

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.

High Gross Profit to Asset Ratio

This stock is in the top quartile compared to its peers on Gross Profit to Asset Ratio. This is a popular measure among value investors for showing superior returns in the long run.

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.

High volatility

The total returns for this company are volatile and above median for its sector over the past 5 years. Make sure you have the risk tolerance for investing in such stock.

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.

Poor return on assets

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

Highly leveraged

The company is in the bottom half compared to its sector peers on debt to equity and is highly leveraged. However, do check the news and look at its sector and management statements. Sometimes this is high because the company is trying to grow aggressively.

Low Earnings Growth

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

Low Revenue Growth

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