How to buy CarMax stock
Learn how to easily invest in CarMax stock.
CarMax is an auto & truck dealerships business based in the US. CarMax shares (KMX.US) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Its last market close was $70.73 – an increase of 2.49% over the previous day. CarMax employs 30,000 staff and has a market cap (total outstanding shares value) of $10.9 billion.
How to buy shares in CarMax
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Is CarMax under- or over-valued?
Valuing a stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge value. Check out the CarMax P/E ratio, PEG ratio and EBITDA
CarMax's current stock price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 27x. In other words, CarMax stocks trade at around 27x recent earnings.
That's relatively high compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the United States stock markets on average as of September 25, 2023 (21.29). The high P/E ratio could mean that investors are optimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're over-valued.
CarMax's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 0.9796. A PEG ratio below 1 can be interpreted as meaning the shares are not overvalued given the current rate of growth.
The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into CarMax's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the stock prices of multiple high-growth companies.
CarMax's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $902 million.
The EBITDA is a measure of a CarMax's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
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