CARS:NYE-Cars.com Inc (USD)

COMMON STOCK | Auto & Truck Dealerships | NYE

Last Closing Price

USD 16.60

Change

+0.03 (+0.18)%

Market Cap

USD 1.17B

Volume

1.85M

Avg Analyst Target

USD 19.00 (+14.46%)

Avg User Target

USD
Average Analyst Rating

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Fundamental Analysis

Verdict


Cars.com Inc (CARS) Stock Analysis:
Based on the Cars.com Inc stock forecasts from 3 analysts, the average analyst target price for Cars.com Inc is USD 19.00 over the next 12 months. Cars.com Inc’s average analyst rating is Strong Buy. Stock Target Advisor’s own stock analysis of Cars.com Inc is Bearish, which is based on 3 positive signals and 10 negative signals. At the last closing, Cars.com Inc’s stock price was USD 16.60. Cars.com Inc’s stock price has changed by +3.29 % over the past week, +3.15 % over the past month and +51.18 % over the last year.

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 inv ...Read More

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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 46.90% 45% F 88% B+
Dividend Return N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Total Return 46.90% 45% F 87% B+
Trailing 12 Months  
Capital Gain 51.18% 64% D 87% B+
Dividend Return N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Total Return 51.18% 64% D 87% 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 0.31% 9% F 23% F
Dividend Return N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Total Return 0.31% 9% F 14% F
Risk Return Profile  
Volatility (Standard Deviation) 63.91% 55% F 13% F
Risk Adjusted Return 0.48% 9% F 12% F
Market Capitalization 1.17B 27% F 52% 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 56.36 18% F 11% F
Price/Book Ratio 3.20 55% F 32% F
Price / Cash Flow Ratio 8.46 27% F 49% F
EV/EBITDA 10.11 22% F 60% D-
Management Effectiveness  
Return on Equity 6.07% 27% F 37% F
Return on Invested Capital 10.99% 73% C 78% C+
Return on Assets 4.15% 27% F 65% D
Debt to Equity Ratio 169.37% 27% F 21% F
Technical Ratios  
Short Ratio 3.22 73% C 34% F
Short Percent 2.63% 82% B- 54% F
Beta 2.22 27% 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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Analyst Ratings

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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:
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.

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 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 return on equity

The company management has delivered below median return on equity 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.

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