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How to buy Americas Car-Mart stock

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America's Car-Mart, Inc is an auto & truck dealerships business based in the US. Americas Car-Mart shares (CRMT) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Americas Car-Mart employs 1,750 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$791.3 million.

How to buy shares in Americas Car-Mart

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  2. Open and fund your brokerage account. Complete an application with your personal and financial details, like your ID and bank information. Fund your account with a bank transfer, credit card or debit card.
  3. Search for Americas Car-Mart. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: CRMT. Research its history to confirm it's a solid investment against your financial goals.
  4. Purchase now or later. Buy today with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until Americas Car-Mart reaches your desired price. To spread out your purchase, look into dollar-cost averaging, which smooths out buying at consistent intervals and amounts.
  5. Decide on how many to buy. Weigh your budget against a diversified portfolio that can minimize risk through the market's ups and downs. You may be able to buy a fractional share of Americas Car-Mart, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Americas Car-Mart. Optimize your portfolio by tracking how your stock — and even the business — performs with an eye on the long term. You may be eligible for dividends and shareholder voting rights on directors and management that can affect your stock.

Americas Car-Mart share price

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Americas Car-Mart shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-12-27.
52-week rangeUSD$35.18 - USD$129.7
50-day moving average USD$106.4668
200-day moving average USD$96.2396
Wall St. target priceUSD$133.5
PE ratio 12.144
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$9.058

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Is it a good time to buy Americas Car-Mart stock?

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Is Americas Car-Mart under- or over-valued?

Valuing Americas Car-Mart stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Americas Car-Mart's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

Americas Car-Mart's P/E ratio

Americas Car-Mart's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 12x. In other words, Americas Car-Mart shares trade at around 12x recent earnings.

That's relatively low compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The low P/E ratio could mean that investors are pessimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're under-valued.

Americas Car-Mart's PEG ratio

Americas Car-Mart's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 2.58. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.

The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into Americas Car-Mart's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Americas Car-Mart's EBITDA

Americas Car-Mart's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$90.7 million.

The EBITDA is a measure of a Americas Car-Mart's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

Americas Car-Mart financials

Revenue TTM USD$791.3 million
Operating margin TTM 10.99%
Gross profit TTM USD$353.8 million
Return on assets TTM 8.42%
Return on equity TTM 20.14%
Profit margin 7.93%
Book value $52.033
Market capitalisation USD$728.7 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Americas Car-Mart shares

There are currently 244,987 Americas Car-Mart shares held short by investors – that's known as Americas Car-Mart's "short interest". This figure is 10.4% down from 273,482 last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Americas Car-Mart shares can be evaluated.

Americas Car-Mart's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Americas Car-Mart's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Americas Car-Mart shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Americas Car-Mart shares traded daily (recently around 50617.148760331). Americas Car-Mart's SIR currently stands at 4.84. In other words for every 100,000 Americas Car-Mart shares traded daily on the market, roughly 4840 shares are currently held short.

However Americas Car-Mart's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Americas Car-Mart shares, or, against the total number of tradable Americas Car-Mart shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Americas Car-Mart's short interest could be expressed as 0.03% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Americas Car-Mart shares in existence, roughly 30 shares are currently held short) or 0.045% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Americas Car-Mart shares, roughly 45 shares are currently held short).

Such a low SIR usually points to an optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against Americas Car-Mart.

Find out more about how you can short Americas Car-Mart stock.

Americas Car-Mart share dividends

We're not expecting Americas Car-Mart to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.

Have Americas Car-Mart's shares ever split?

Americas Car-Mart's shares were split on a 3:2 basis on 15 April 2005. So if you had owned 2 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 3 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Americas Car-Mart shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 33.3% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Americas Car-Mart shares which in turn could have impacted Americas Car-Mart's share price.

Americas Car-Mart share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Americas Car-Mart's shares have ranged in value from as little as $35.18 up to $129.7. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

CRMT.US volatility(beta: 1.43)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NASDAQ average) beta is 1, while Americas Car-Mart's is 1.4336. This would suggest that Americas Car-Mart's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

Americas Car-Mart overview

America's Car-Mart, Inc., through its subsidiaries, operates as an automotive retailer in the United States. The company primarily sells older model used vehicles and provides financing for its customers. As of December 17, 2020, it operated 151 dealerships in the South-Central United States. America's Car-Mart, Inc. was founded in 1981 and is based in Rogers, Arkansas.

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