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How to buy Karooooo (KARO) stock

Learn how to easily invest in Karooooo stock.

Karooooo Ltd is a software-application business based in the US. Karooooo shares (KARO) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Karooooo employs 2,999 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around 0.00.

How to buy shares in Karooooo

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  4. Research the stock. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol – KARO – and research it before deciding if it's a good investment for you.
  5. 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.
  6. Check in on your investment. Optimize your portfolio by tracking your stock.

Karooooo stock price (NASDAQ: KARO)

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Karooooo shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-07-23.
Latest market close$36.96
52-week range$28.35 - $42.50
50-day moving average $36.75
200-day moving average $36.41
Wall St. target price$47.63
PE ratio 36.5613
Dividend yield $8.26 (22.66%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $1.01

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Is it a good time to buy Karooooo stock?

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Karooooo price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $36.96 from 2021-05-28

1 week (2021-07-16) N/A
1 month (2021-06-25) -0.08%
3 months (2021-04-27) -5.18%
6 months (2021-01-23) N/A
1 year (2020-07-23) N/A
2 years (2019-07-23) N/A
3 years (2018-07-23) N/A
5 years (2016-07-23) N/A

Is Karooooo under- or over-valued?

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

Karooooo's P/E ratio

Karooooo's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 37x. In other words, Karooooo shares trade at around 37x 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.

However, Karooooo's P/E ratio is best considered in relation to those of others within the software-application industry or those of similar companies.

Karooooo's EBITDA

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

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

To put Karooooo's EBITDA into context you can compare it against that of similar companies.

Karooooo financials

Revenue TTM $2.4 billion
Operating margin TTM 29.86%
Gross profit TTM $1.6 billion
Return on assets TTM 19.05%
Return on equity TTM 39.67%
Profit margin 13.38%
Book value $67.28
Market capitalisation $1.1 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Karooooo shares

There are currently 1,383 Karooooo shares held short by investors – that's known as Karooooo's "short interest". This figure is 96.5% down from 38,966 last month.

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

Karooooo's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Karooooo's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Karooooo shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Karooooo shares traded daily (recently around 17287.5). Karooooo's SIR currently stands at 0.08. In other words for every 100,000 Karooooo shares traded daily on the market, roughly 80 shares are currently held short.

To gain some more context, you can compare Karooooo's short interest ratio against those of similar companies.

However Karooooo's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Karooooo shares, or, against the total number of tradable Karooooo shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Karooooo's short interest could be expressed as 0% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Karooooo shares in existence, roughly 0 shares are currently held short) or 0.0004% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Karooooo shares, roughly 0 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 Karooooo.

Find out more about how you can short Karooooo stock.

Karooooo share dividends

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

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Karooooo overview

Karooooo Ltd. provides mobility software-as-a-service (SaaS) platform for connected vehicles in South Africa, rest of Africa, Europe, the Asia-Pacific, the Middle East, and the United States. The company offers comprehensive fleet management SaaS platform that provides real-time insights; LiveVision, which offers comprehensive pro-active risk management and fleet visibility; MiFleet advanced fleet administration and business intelligence that provides cost management and administration capability services; Communicator, a software application enabling mobile device tracking and user management; asset tracking for tracking and tracing moveable assets; asset recovery services that assists vehicle owners and insurance companies with the recovery of vehicles and other assets; and insurance telematics, which allows insurers to tailor premiums for commercial and consumer customers using analytics. It also provides Protector, a safety package for consumer vehicles; and Car Watch, a mobile application that lets users track and watch their vehicles. In addition, the company offers specialist mobility solutions that include Bike Track, a GPS-based solution providing a comprehensive set of fleet management software features for commercial motorbike fleets; Credit Management that predicts payment cycles and facilitate active credit management for asset-based vehicle finance; and electronic monitoring services application, which allows law enforcement agencies to monitor persons of interest. Further, it provides mobility and monitoring solutions, such as Carzuka, cartrack insurance agency, and on-demand rideshare taxi application, as well as smart IoT products. The company offers its solutions through direct sales force to consumers and sole proprietors, small and medium-sized businesses, large enterprises, and other connected devices.

Karooooo in the news

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Frequently asked questions

What percentage of Karooooo is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 77.447% of Karooooo shares are held by insiders and 8.084% by institutions.
How many people work for Karooooo?
Latest data suggests 2,999 work at Karooooo.
When does the fiscal year end for Karooooo?
Karooooo's fiscal year ends in February.
Where is Karooooo based?
Karooooo's address is: 10 Anson Road No. 12-14, Singapore, Singapore, 079903

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