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How to buy CarMax (KMX) stocks in Canada

Learn how to easily invest in CarMax stocks.

CarMax Inc
+ $3.22 ( + 3.36%)

CarMax is an auto & truck dealerships business based in the US. CarMax stocks (KMX.US) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Its last market close was $128.19 – an increase of 5.66% over the previous week. CarMax employs 32,647 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $33.2 billion.

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  4. Research the stock. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol – KMX – and research it before deciding if it's a good investment for you.
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CarMax stock price (NYSE:KMX)

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CarMax shares at a glance

Information last updated 2022-05-23.
Latest market close$95.94
52-week range$85.36 - $155.98
50-day moving average $95.79
200-day moving average $120.36
Wall St. target price$114.21
PE ratio 13.2654
Dividend yield $0 (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $6.97

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Is it a good time to buy CarMax stock?

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CarMax price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $95.94 from 2022-05-25

1 week (2022-05-20) 3.76%
1 month (2022-04-23) N/A
3 months (2022-02-24) -8.76%
6 months (2021-11-23) -34.43%
1 year (2021-05-27) -17.14%
2 years (2020-05-27) 7.54%
3 years (2019-05-24) 25.44%
5 years (2017-05-26) 48.24%

Is CarMax under- or over-valued?

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

CarMax's P/E ratio

CarMax's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 13x. In other words, CarMax shares trade at around 13x 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.

CarMax's PEG ratio

CarMax's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 1.0836. 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 CarMax's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.


CarMax's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $1.8 billion.

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

CarMax financials

Revenue TTM $33.2 billion
Operating margin TTM 4.63%
Gross profit TTM $4.1 billion
Return on assets TTM 4.01%
Return on equity TTM 23.99%
Profit margin 3.47%
Book value $32.51
Market capitalisation $14.8 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

CarMax'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 CarMax.

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

CarMax's total ESG risk score

Total ESG risk: 16.52

Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and CarMax's overall score of 16.52 (as at 01/01/2019) is excellent – landing it in it in the 8th percentile of companies rated in the same sector.

ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like CarMax 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.).

CarMax's environmental score

Environmental score: 3.12/100

CarMax's environmental score of 3.12 puts it squarely in the 4th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that CarMax is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

CarMax's social score

Social score: 8.4/100

CarMax's social score of 8.4 puts it squarely in the 4th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that CarMax is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.

CarMax's governance score

Governance score: 3.99/100

CarMax's governance score puts it squarely in the 4th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that CarMax is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

CarMax's controversy score

Controversy score: 2/5

ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. CarMax scored a 2 out of 5 for controversy – the second-highest score possible, reflecting that CarMax has, for the most part, managed to keep its nose clean.

CarMax share dividends

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

Have CarMax's shares ever split?

CarMax's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 27 March 2007. 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 CarMax shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 50% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for CarMax shares which in turn could have impacted CarMax's share price.

CarMax share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, CarMax's shares have ranged in value from as little as $85.36 up to $155.98. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

KMX.US volatility(beta: 1.44)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while CarMax's is 1.4366. This would suggest that CarMax's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

CarMax overview

CarMax, Inc. , together with its subsidiaries, operates as a retailer of used vehicles in the United States. The company operates through two segments, CarMax Sales Operations and CarMax Auto Finance. It offers customers a range of makes and models of used vehicles, including domestic, imported, and luxury vehicles, as well as hybrid and electric vehicles; and extended protection plans to customers at the time of sale, as well as sells vehicles that are approximately 10 years old and has more than 100,000 miles through wholesale auctions. The company also provides reconditioning and vehicle repair services; and financing alternatives for retail customers across a range of credit spectrum through its CarMax Auto Finance and arrangements with various financial institutions. As of February 28, 2022, it operated approximately 230 used car stores. CarMax, Inc.

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