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How to buy Cars-com stock
Learn how to easily invest in Cars-com stock.
Cars.com Inc is an auto & truck dealerships business based in the US. Cars-com shares (CARS) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Cars-com employs 1,600 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $635.9 million.
How to buy shares in Cars-com
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- Confirm your payment details. Fund your account.
- Research the stock. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol – CARS – and research it before deciding if it's a good investment for you.
- Purchase now or later. Buy your desired number of shares with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until the stock reaches a desired price.
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Cars-com stock price (NYSE: CARS)Use our graph to track the performance of CARS stocks over time.
Cars-com shares at a glance
|Latest market close||$12.01|
|52-week range||$8.75 - $19.09|
|50-day moving average||$12.25|
|200-day moving average||$12.85|
|Wall St. target price||$18.50|
|Dividend yield||$0 (0%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||$0.09|
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Cars-com price performance over time
|1 week (2022-09-27)||5.07%|
|1 month (2022-09-02)||-2.12%|
|3 months (2022-07-01)||19.15%|
|6 months (2022-03-31)||N/A|
|1 year (2021-09-30)||N/A|
|2 years (2020-10-02)||39.49%|
|3 years (2019-10-04)||29.56%|
|5 years (2017-10-04)||28.04|
Is Cars-com stock undervalued or overvalued?
Valuing Cars-com stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Cars-com's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
Cars-com's P/E ratio
Cars-com's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 128x. In other words, Cars-com shares trade at around 128x recent earnings.
That's relatively high compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The high P/E ratio could mean that investors are optimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're over-valued.
Cars-com's PEG ratio
Cars-com's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 1.22. 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 Cars-com's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.
Cars-com's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $142.2 million.
The EBITDA is a measure of a Cars-com's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
|Revenue TTM||$635.9 million|
|Operating margin TTM||6.87%|
|Gross profit TTM||$432.2 million|
|Return on assets TTM||2.63%|
|Return on equity TTM||1.7%|
|Market capitalisation||$780.4 million|
TTM: trailing 12 months
Cars-com share dividends
We're not expecting Cars-com to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.
Cars-com share price volatility
Over the last 12 months, Cars-com's shares have ranged in value from as little as $8.75 up to $19.09. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".
Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while Cars-com's is 1.9612. This would suggest that Cars-com's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).
Cars. com Inc. 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, instant loan screening and approvals, digital advertising, and in-market audio services. As of December 31, 2021, the company served 19,179 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.
Cars-com in the news
Sonia Jain Returns to CARS as Chief Financial Officer
Cars.com Will Continue Its Growth Streak In 2023, Says Analyst
Frequently asked questionsWhat percentage of Cars-com is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 7.56% of Cars-com shares are held by insiders and 105.111% by institutions. How many people work for Cars-com?
Latest data suggests 1,600 work at Cars-com. When does the fiscal year end for Cars-com?
Cars-com's fiscal year ends in December. Where is Cars-com based?
Cars-com's address is: 300 S. Riverside Plaza, Chicago, IL, United States, 60606 What is Cars-com's ISIN number?
Cars-com's international securities identification number is: US14575E1055 What is Cars-com's CUSIP number?
Cars-com's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: 14575E105
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