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How to buy Copart stock | $123.62

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Copart, Inc
NASDAQ: CPRT - USD
SPECIALTY BUSINESS SERVICES
$146.70
+$1.10 (+0.76%)

Copart, Inc is a specialty business services business based in the US. Copart shares (CPRT) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Copart employs 7,600 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around 0.00.

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Copart stock price (NASDAQ: CPRT)

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Copart shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-07-22.
Latest market close$123.62
52-week range$89.35 - $146.00
50-day moving average $132.49
200-day moving average $120.54
Wall St. target price$144.75
PE ratio 41.3292
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $3.52

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Copart price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $123.62 from 2021-06-03

1 week (2021-07-18) N/A
1 month (2021-06-29) -7.27%
3 months (2021-04-29) -1.63%
6 months (2021-01-25) N/A
1 year (2020-07-25) N/A
2 years (2019-07-25) N/A
3 years (2018-07-25) N/A
5 years (2016-07-25) N/A

Is Copart under- or over-valued?

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

Copart's P/E ratio

Copart's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 41x. In other words, Copart shares trade at around 41x 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.

Copart's PEG ratio

Copart's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 1.14. 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 Copart's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Copart's EBITDA

Copart's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $1.1 billion.

The EBITDA is a measure of a Copart's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

Copart financials

Revenue TTM $2.5 billion
Operating margin TTM 42.14%
Gross profit TTM $1 billion
Return on assets TTM 17.48%
Return on equity TTM 30.6%
Profit margin 34.26%
Book value $13.74
Market capitalisation $34.4 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Copart shares

There are currently 2.1 million Copart shares held short by investors – that's known as Copart's "short interest". This figure is 19% up from 1.7 million last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Copart shares can be evaluated.

Copart's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Copart's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Copart shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Copart shares traded daily (recently around 892941.81034483). Copart's SIR currently stands at 2.32. In other words for every 100,000 Copart shares traded daily on the market, roughly 2320 shares are currently held short.

However Copart's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Copart shares, or, against the total number of tradable Copart shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Copart's short interest could be expressed as 0.01% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Copart shares in existence, roughly 10 shares are currently held short) or 0.0098% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Copart shares, roughly 10 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 Copart.

Find out more about how you can short Copart stock.

Copart's environmental, social and governance track record

Environmental, social and governance (known as ESG) criteria are a set of three factors used to measure the sustainability and social impact of companies like Copart.

When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.

Copart's total ESG risk score

Total ESG risk: 23.93

Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Copart's overall score of 23.93 (as at 12/31/2018) is pretty good – landing it in it in the 33rd percentile of companies rated in the same sector.

ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like Copart is exposed to within the areas of "environmental" (carbon footprint, resource use etc.), "social" (health and safety, human rights etc.), and "governance" (anti-corruption, tax transparency etc.).

Copart's environmental score

Environmental score: 5.52/100

Copart's environmental score of 5.52 puts it squarely in the 2nd percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Copart is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Copart's social score

Social score: 10.46/100

Copart's social score of 10.46 puts it squarely in the 2nd percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Copart is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.

Copart's governance score

Governance score: 6.95/100

Copart's governance score puts it squarely in the 2nd percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that Copart is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Copart's controversy score

Controversy score: 1/5

ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. Copart scored a 1 out of 5 for controversy – the highest score possible, reflecting that Copart has managed to keep its nose clean.

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary

Copart, Inc was last rated for ESG on: 2019-01-01.

Total ESG score 23.93
Total ESG percentile 33.48
Environmental score 5.52
Environmental score percentile 2
Social score 10.46
Social score percentile 2
Governance score 6.95
Governance score percentile 2
Level of controversy 1

Copart share dividends

We're not expecting Copart to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.

Have Copart's shares ever split?

Copart's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 10 April 2017. So if you had owned 1 share the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 2 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Copart shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 50% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Copart shares which in turn could have impacted Copart's share price.

Copart share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Copart's shares have ranged in value from as little as $89.3484 up to $146. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

CPRT.US volatility(beta: 1.02)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 Copart's is 1.0234. This would suggest that Copart's shares are a little bit more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a slightly higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

Copart overview

Copart, Inc. provides online auctions and vehicle remarketing services in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Brazil, the Republic of Ireland, Germany, Finland, the United Arab Emirates, Oman, Bahrain, and Spain. It offers a range of services for processing and selling vehicles over the internet through its virtual bidding third generation internet auction-style sales technology to vehicle sellers, insurance companies, banks and finance companies, charities, and fleet operators and dealers, as well as individuals. The company's services include online seller access, salvage estimation, estimating, end-of-life vehicle processing, virtual insured exchange, transportation, vehicle inspection stations, on-demand reporting, title processing and procurement, loan payoff, flexible vehicle processing programs, buy it now, member network, sales process, and dealer services. Its services also comprise services to sell vehicles through CashForCars. com; U-Pull-It service that allows buyer to remove valuable parts and sell the remaining parts and car body; copart 360, an online technology for posting vehicle images; membership tiers for those registering to buy vehicles through Copart. com; and virtual queue to secure a place in line while visiting one of its locations.

Frequently asked questions

What percentage of Copart is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 10.831% of Copart shares are held by insiders and 83.26% by institutions.
How many people work for Copart?
Latest data suggests 7,600 work at Copart.
When does the fiscal year end for Copart?
Copart's fiscal year ends in July.
Where is Copart based?
Copart's address is: 14185 Dallas Parkway, Dallas, TX, United States, 75254
What is Copart's ISIN number?
Copart's international securities identification number is: US2172041061
What is Copart's CUSIP number?
Copart's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: 217204106

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