CARS:NYE-Cars.com Inc (USD)

COMMON STOCK | Auto & Truck Dealerships | NYE

Last Closing Price

USD 8.39

Change

-0.03 (-0.36)%

Market Cap

USD 0.57B

Volume

1.21M

Average Target Price

USD 8.71 (+3.79%)
Average Analyst Rating

Verdict

Fundamental Analysis

Verdict

About

Cars.com Inc., through its subsidiaries, operates as a digital automotive marketplace that connects car shoppers with sellers and original equipment manufacturers in the United States. The company's portfolio of brands includes Cars.com, Dealer Inspire and DealerRater, Auto.com, PickupTrucks.com, and NewCars.com. Its Cars.com platform consists of a website and mobile application with a database of 4.5 million new and used vehicle listings. As of December 31, 2019, it served 18,834 dealer customers, including franchise dealers and independent dealers. The company also offers subscription packages that provide the dealer customer's available new and used vehicle inventory to in-market shoppers on the Cars.com website; display advertising products; Social Selling products, such as Cars Social, Social Sales Drive, Social Extension, Social Link, and Social Data; and FUEL, a digital video solution that delivers relevant ads to local in-market shoppers on their device. In addition, it provides Website Platform Hosting services; reputation management solutions that enable dealers to build, measure, monitor, and manage their review programs; 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 Inc. 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 -31.34% 10% F 22% F
Dividend Return N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Total Return -31.34% 10% F 21% F
Trailing 12 Months  
Capital Gain -8.61% 10% F 45% F
Dividend Return N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Total Return -8.61% 10% F 41% F
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 -22.50% N/A N/A N/A N/A
Dividend Return N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Total Return -22.50% N/A N/A N/A N/A
Risk Return Profile  
Volatility (Standard Deviation) 29.50% N/A N/A N/A N/A
Risk Adjusted Return -76.27% N/A N/A N/A N/A
Market Capitalization 0.57B 30% F 48% 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 7% F
Price/Book Ratio 1.78 60% D- 42% F
Price / Cash Flow Ratio 5.58 50% F 50% F
EV/EBITDA 7.13 100% A+ 75% C
Management Effectiveness  
Return on Equity -130.92% 10% F 3% F
Return on Invested Capital 3.22% 30% F 35% F
Return on Assets 0.15% 30% F 23% F
Debt to Equity Ratio 53.57% 89% B+ 59% F
Technical Ratios  
Short Ratio 4.94 80% B- 20% F
Short Percent 11.16% 67% D+ 35% F
Beta 2.16 40% F 9% 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

Target Price Action Rating Action Analyst Rating Price Date

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.

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 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