How to buy CarMax (KMX) shares in the UK

Learn how to easily invest in CarMax shares.

CarMax Inc
+ $2.04 ( + 1.92%)

CarMax Inc (KMX) is a leading auto and truck dealerships business based in the US. It opened the day at $127.4 after a previous close of $128.19. During the day the price has varied from a low of $127.4 to a high of $130.74. The latest price was $130.23 (25 minute delay). CarMax is listed on the NYSE and employs 27,000 staff. All prices are listed in US Dollars.

How to buy shares in CarMax

  1. Choose a platform. If you're a beginner, our share-dealing table below can help you choose.
  2. Open your account. You'll need your ID, bank details and national insurance number.
  3. Confirm your payment details. You'll need to fund your account with a bank transfer, debit card or credit card.
  4. Search the platform for stock code: KMX in this case.
  5. Research CarMax shares. The platform should provide the latest information available.
  6. Buy your CarMax shares. It's that simple.
The whole process can take as little as 15 minutes.

How has coronavirus impacted CarMax's share price?

Since the stock market crash that started in February 2020, CarMax's share price has had significant positive movement.

Its last market close was $108.1, which is 6.37% up on its pre-crash value of $101.21 and 187.58% up on the lowest point reached during the March 2020 crash when the shares fell as low as $37.59.

If you had bought $1,000 worth of CarMax shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth $501.80 at the bottom of the March crash, and if you held on to them, then as of the last market close they'd be worth $1,137.21.

CarMax share price (NYSE:KMX)

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CarMax shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-12-31.
Previous close$128.19
Change %1.5914%
Information last updated 2022-01-23.
52-week range$102.47 - $155.98
50-day moving average$134.5168
200-day moving average$131.3308
Wall St. target price$150.92
PE ratio14.8919
Dividend yieldN/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM)$7.259
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Fees for buying 5x CarMax shares with popular platforms

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eToro Free Stocks logo £0 $10 £2.40
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IG Share Dealing logo £0 £250 £9.81
£490.04 total
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Hargreaves Lansdown Fund and Share Account logo £0 £1 £16.75
£496.98 total
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£495.42 total
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£495.73 total
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Is it a good time to buy CarMax stock?

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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.

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 15x. In other words, CarMax shares trade at around 15x 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.

PEG ratio

CarMax's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 0.886. 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 share prices of multiple high-growth companies.


CarMax's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is a whopping $1.9 billion (£1.4 billion).

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


Revenue TTM $30.6 billion
Operating margin TTM 5.3%
Gross profit TTM $2.9 billion
Return on assets TTM 4.36%
Return on equity TTM 26.01%
Profit margin 3.92%
Book value $31.567
Market capitalisation $17.5 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

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.

Total ESG risk score

CarMax's 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 12/31/2018) 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.).

Environmental score

CarMax's 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.

Social score

CarMax's 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.

Governance score

CarMax's 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.

Controversy score

CarMax's controversy score: 2/5

ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. A high-profile company, 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.

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary

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

Total ESG score 16.52
Total ESG percentile 7.98
Environmental score 3.12
Environmental score percentile 4
Social score 8.4
Social score percentile 4
Governance score 3.99
Governance score percentile 4
Level of controversy 2

CarMax share dividends

We're not expecting CarMax to pay a dividend over the next 12 months. However, you can browse other dividend-paying shares in our guide.

Have CarMax's shares ever split?

CarMax's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 26 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.

Share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, CarMax's shares have ranged in value from as little as $102.47 up to $155.98. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

KMX.US volatility(beta: 1.45)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 1.4501. 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).

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