TrueCar Company Profile (NASDAQ:TRUE)

About TrueCar

TrueCar logoTrueCar, Inc. offers a diverse software ecosystem for buying cars. The Company's software ecosystem is based on a common technology infrastructure, and powered by data and analytics. The Company operates its platform on the TrueCar Website and its branded mobile experience. It customizes and operates its platform on a co-branded basis for its affinity group marketing partners, including financial institutions, membership-based organizations, and employee buying programs for enterprises. Its network of approximately 11,000 TrueCar Certified Dealers consists primarily of new car franchises, as well as independent dealers selling used vehicles. Its subsidiary, ALG, Inc., provides forecasts and consulting services regarding determination of the residual value of an automobile at given future points in time. It obtains automobile purchase data from various sources and uses this data to provide consumers and dealers with geographically specific, real-time pricing information.

Industry, Sector and Symbol:
  • Sector: Computer and Technology
  • Industry: Internet Service Providers
  • Sub-Industry: N/A
  • Exchange: NASDAQ
  • Symbol: TRUE
  • CUSIP:
Key Metrics:
  • Previous Close: $14.41
  • 50 Day Moving Average: $13.23
  • 200 Day Moving Average: $11.33
  • 52-Week Range: $4.92 - $15.26
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: N/A
  • Foreward P/E Ratio: 144.10
  • P/E Growth: -11.78
  • Market Cap: $1.23B
  • Outstanding Shares: 85,697,000
  • Beta: 3.11
  • Net Margins: -22.92%
  • Return on Equity: -22.29%
  • Return on Assets: -17.19%
  • Debt-to-Equity Ratio: 0.13%
  • Current Ratio: 4.42%
  • Quick Ratio: 4.42%
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Analyst Ratings

Consensus Ratings for TrueCar (NASDAQ:TRUE) (?)
Ratings Breakdown: 1 Sell Rating, 3 Hold Ratings, 7 Buy Ratings
Consensus Rating:Buy (Score: 2.55)
Consensus Price Target: $12.99 (9.85% downside)

Analysts' Ratings History for TrueCar (NASDAQ:TRUE)
DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetDetails
2/23/2017B. RileyReiterated RatingBuy$16.50View Rating Details
2/21/2017Loop CapitalReiterated RatingBuy$18.00View Rating Details
2/15/2017RBC Capital MarketsReiterated RatingBuy$17.00 -> $19.00View Rating Details
2/14/2017Cowen and CompanyBoost Price TargetMarket Perform$8.00 -> $10.00View Rating Details
2/6/2017Royal Bank of CanadaUpgradeSector Perform -> Outperform$12.00 -> $17.00View Rating Details
1/9/2017JMP SecuritiesUpgradeMarket Perform -> Outperform$17.00View Rating Details
11/11/2016J P Morgan Chase & CoReiterated RatingNeutral -> HoldView Rating Details
11/4/2016StephensUpgradeEqual Weight -> OverweightView Rating Details
11/4/2016Craig HallumUpgradeHold -> Buy$11.00 -> $14.00View Rating Details
9/12/2016Morgan StanleyDowngradeEqual Weight -> Underweight$5.00 -> $6.40View Rating Details
4/4/2016Topeka Capital MarketsInitiated CoverageHold$6.00View Rating Details
7/24/2015Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The)DowngradeBuy -> Neutral$8.00View Rating Details
4/9/2015WunderlichInitiated CoverageHold$16.00View Rating Details
(Data available from 2/28/2015 forward)


Earnings History for TrueCar (NASDAQ:TRUE)
DateQuarterConsensus EstimateActual EPSRevenue EstimateActual RevenueRelease LinkConference CallDetails
2/16/2017Q416($0.05)($0.01)$71.31 million$74.08 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
11/3/2016Q316($0.06)($0.01)$71.17 million$75.01 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
8/4/2016Q2($0.10)($0.05)$65.52 million$66.42 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/5/2016Q1($0.07)($0.07)$61.13 million$61.86 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/18/2016Q4($0.04)($0.06)$65.43 million$63.59 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
11/5/2015Q315($0.05)($0.03)$66.02 million$72.40 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
8/6/2015Q215($0.05)($0.05)$68.62 million$65.30 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/7/2015Q115($0.11)($0.11)$58.76 million$58.60 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
(Data available from 1/1/2011 forward)


Earnings Estimates for TrueCar (NASDAQ:TRUE)
Current Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $-0.03 EPS
Next Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $0.10 EPS
QuarterNumber of EstimatesLow EstimateHigh EstimateAverage Estimate
Q4 20161($0.14)($0.14)($0.14)
(Data provided by Zacks Investment Research)


Dividend History for TrueCar (NASDAQ:TRUE)
No dividend announcements for this company have been tracked by

Insider Trades

Insider Trading History for TrueCar (NASDAQ:TRUE)
Insider Ownership Percentage: 17.30%
Institutional Ownership Percentage: 63.62%
Transaction DateInsider NameTitleBuy/SellNumber of SharesAverage Share PriceTotal TransactionDetails
11/23/2016Robert BuceDirectorSell40,100$12.61$505,661.00View SEC Filing  
11/22/2016Brian SkuttaEVPSell4,081$12.81$52,277.61View SEC Filing  
11/21/2016John PierantoniSVPSell1,769$12.75$22,554.75View SEC Filing  
11/17/2016Neeraj GunsagarEVPSell5,000$12.77$63,850.00View SEC Filing  
8/9/2016John KrafcikDirectorSell16,541$10.68$176,657.88View SEC Filing  
8/2/2016Services Automobile Ass UnitedMajor ShareholderSell200,000$9.54$1,908,000.00View SEC Filing  
7/6/2016Services Automobile Ass UnitedMajor ShareholderSell30,000$7.92$237,600.00View SEC Filing  
7/5/2016Services Automobile Ass UnitedMajor ShareholderSell170,000$7.91$1,344,700.00View SEC Filing  
6/2/2016Services Automobile Ass UnitedMajor ShareholderSell200,000$7.23$1,446,000.00View SEC Filing  
5/2/2016Services Automobile Ass UnitedMajor ShareholderSell200,000$6.38$1,276,000.00View SEC Filing  
4/5/2016Services Automobile Ass UnitedMajor ShareholderSell10,000$5.23$52,300.00View SEC Filing  
4/4/2016Services Automobile Ass UnitedMajor ShareholderSell190,000$5.32$1,010,800.00View SEC Filing  
3/9/2016Christopher W ClausDirectorBuy5,000$5.70$28,500.00View SEC Filing  
3/3/2016Services Automobile Ass UnitedMajor ShareholderSell200,000$6.01$1,202,000.00View SEC Filing  
3/2/2016Christopher W ClausDirectorBuy5,000$5.80$29,000.00View SEC Filing  
2/2/2016Services Automobile Ass Unitedmajor shareholderSell200,000$6.10$1,220,000.00View SEC Filing  
1/4/2016Services Automobile Ass UnitedMajor ShareholderSell200,000$8.79$1,758,000.00View SEC Filing  
12/1/2015Services Automobile Ass UnitedMajor ShareholderSell200,000$7.83$1,566,000.00View SEC Filing  
11/25/2015Bernard BrennerEVPSell5,000$8.74$43,700.00View SEC Filing  
11/24/2015Bernard BrennerEVPSell10,000$8.62$86,200.00View SEC Filing  
11/3/2015Services Automobile Ass Unitedmajor shareholderSell200,000$6.19$1,238,000.00View SEC Filing  
10/6/2015Services Automobile Ass UnitedMajor ShareholderSell62,580$6.13$383,615.40View SEC Filing  
10/5/2015Services Automobile Ass UnitedMajor ShareholderSell137,420$6.01$825,894.20View SEC Filing  
9/14/2015Services Automobile Ass UnitedMajor ShareholderSell19,347$6.02$116,468.94View SEC Filing  
9/11/2015Services Automobile Ass UnitedMajor ShareholderSell14,220$6.00$85,320.00View SEC Filing  
9/10/2015Services Automobile Ass UnitedMajor ShareholderSell52,821$6.01$317,454.21View SEC Filing  
9/9/2015Services Automobile Ass UnitedMajor ShareholderSell22,619$6.01$135,940.19View SEC Filing  
9/8/2015Services Automobile Ass UnitedMajor ShareholderSell90,993$6.04$549,597.72View SEC Filing  
8/12/2015John PierantoniCAOBuy5,000$5.66$28,300.00View SEC Filing  
5/13/2015Scott PainterCEOBuy13,885$14.24$197,722.40View SEC Filing  
5/12/2015John KrafcikPresidentBuy7,500$13.48$101,100.00View SEC Filing  
2/25/2015Steven J DietzDirectorBuy2,000$17.62$35,240.00View SEC Filing  
2/24/2015Scott PainterCEOBuy70,000$17.53$1,227,100.00View SEC Filing  
11/21/2014Christopher W ClausDirectorBuy10,000$17.80$178,000.00View SEC Filing  
11/17/2014Bernard BrennerEVPSell100,000$17.00$1,700,000.00View SEC Filing  
11/17/2014Ion YadigarogluDirectorSell500,000$17.00$8,500,000.00View SEC Filing  
11/17/2014Scott PainterCEOBuy29,411$17.00$499,987.00View SEC Filing  
11/17/2014Services Automobile Ass UnitedMajor ShareholderSell3,000,000$17.00$51,000,000.00View SEC Filing  
11/17/2014Thomas TairaInsiderSell125,000$17.00$2,125,000.00View SEC Filing  
11/14/2014Christopher W ClausDirectorBuy20,000$16.88$337,600.00View SEC Filing  
11/12/2014John PierantoniCAOBuy3,000$17.00$51,000.00View SEC Filing  
11/12/2014Steven J DietzDirectorBuy7,500$17.52$131,400.00View SEC Filing  
8/18/2014Steven J DietzDirectorBuy1,400$16.06$22,484.00View SEC Filing  
8/13/2014Steven J DietzDirectorBuy1,800$15.12$27,216.00View SEC Filing  
8/12/2014Christopher W ClausDirectorBuy30,000$14.18$425,400.00View SEC Filing  
8/12/2014Scott PainterCEOBuy20,976$14.14$296,600.64View SEC Filing  
5/30/2014John KrafcikPresidentBuy9,041$10.89$98,456.49View SEC Filing  
5/29/2014Scott PainterCEOBuy100,000$10.33$1,033,000.00View SEC Filing  
5/23/2014Thomas TairaInsiderBuy8,000$9.76$78,080.00View SEC Filing  
5/21/2014Scott PainterCEOBuy166,600$9.00$1,499,400.00View SEC Filing  
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)


Latest Headlines for TrueCar (NASDAQ:TRUE)
News IconInvestor Alert: TrueCar, Inc. (NASDAQ:TRUE) Price Target Update - Rockville Register (NASDAQ:TRUE) - February 27 at 5:09 PM logoTrueCar : February Auto Sales Expected to Remain Steady (NASDAQ:TRUE) - February 25 at 3:52 AM logoFebruary Auto Sales Expected to Remain Steady (NASDAQ:TRUE) - February 25 at 3:52 AM logoTrueCar to Participate in Upcoming Conferences (NASDAQ:TRUE) - February 23 at 10:37 PM
News IconDigging Up the Facts on TrueCar, Inc. (TRUE) - StockNewsJournal (NASDAQ:TRUE) - February 22 at 10:28 AM logo4 Graphs That Show TrueCar, Inc.'s Strong Fourth Quarter - Motley Fool (NASDAQ:TRUE) - February 22 at 10:27 AM logoTrueCar, Inc. :TRUE-US: Earnings Analysis: Q4, 2016 By the Numbers : February 22, 2017 (NASDAQ:TRUE) - February 22 at 10:27 AM logoTrueCar Inc. (TRUE) Jumped To A New High After Narrower Than Expected Q4 Loss (NASDAQ:TRUE) - February 21 at 4:37 PM logo4 Graphs That Show TrueCar, Inc.'s Strong Fourth Quarter (NASDAQ:TRUE) - February 21 at 3:16 PM logoTrueCar, Inc Shares Rise On Better Than Expected Earnings - (NASDAQ:TRUE) - February 19 at 8:29 AM logoShares of TrueCar, Inc. Jump 8% as Company Turnaround Gains Traction - Motley Fool (NASDAQ:TRUE) - February 19 at 8:29 AM
News IconTrueCar Inc (TRUE) Releases Earnings Results, Beats Expectations By $0.04 EPS (NASDAQ:TRUE) - February 18 at 9:15 AM logoTrueCar, Inc. (NASDAQ:TRUE) Files An 8-K Results of Operations and Financial Condition (NASDAQ:TRUE) - February 17 at 6:58 PM logoTrueCar : TRUE) Gains on Q4 Results (NASDAQ:TRUE) - February 17 at 6:58 PM
News IconTrueCar Reports $8 Million Loss (NASDAQ:TRUE) - February 17 at 6:58 PM logoEdited Transcript of TRUE earnings conference call or presentation 16-Feb-17 9:30pm GMT (NASDAQ:TRUE) - February 17 at 6:58 PM logoStocks to Watch: Kraft Heinz, Unilever, Deere (NASDAQ:TRUE) - February 17 at 6:58 PM logoTrueCar's Loss Narrows Sharply as Revenue Jumps 17% (NASDAQ:TRUE) - February 17 at 6:58 PM logoTrueCar Shares Accelerate On Strong Q4 (NASDAQ:TRUE) - February 17 at 6:58 PM logoTrueCar Breaks Out, Hits 21-Month High As Earnings, Guidance Beat (NASDAQ:TRUE) - February 17 at 6:58 PM logoShares of TrueCar, Inc. Jump 8% as Company Turnaround Gains Traction (NASDAQ:TRUE) - February 17 at 1:51 PM logoTRUECAR, INC. : Results of Operations and Financial Condition, Change in Directors or Principal Officers, Financial Statements and Exhibits (form 8-K) (NASDAQ:TRUE) - February 16 at 8:11 PM logoTRUECAR, INC. : Results of Operations and Financial Condition, Change in Directors or Principal Officers, Financial Statements and Exhibits (form 8-K) (NASDAQ:TRUE) - February 16 at 8:11 PM
News IconTrueCar Inc (TRUE): Does Low Debt-Load Make It A Financially Strong Company? (NASDAQ:TRUE) - February 16 at 8:11 PM
News IconTrueCar Inc (TRUE): Does Low Debt-Load Make It A Financially Strong Company? (NASDAQ:TRUE) - February 16 at 8:11 PM logoTrueCar Inc. (TRUE) Is Rising On Better Than Expected Q4 Earnings (NASDAQ:TRUE) - February 16 at 8:11 PM logoTrueCar, Inc 2016 Q4 - Results - Earnings Call Slides (NASDAQ:TRUE) - February 16 at 8:11 PM logoQ4 2016 TrueCar Inc Earnings Release - After Market Close (NASDAQ:TRUE) - February 16 at 8:11 PM logoTrueCar Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2016 Financial Results (NASDAQ:TRUE) - February 16 at 8:11 PM logo4:09 pm TrueCar beats by $0.04, beats on revs; guides Q1, FY17 revs above consensus (NASDAQ:TRUE) - February 16 at 8:11 PM logoTRUECAR, INC. Files SEC form 8-K, Results of Operations and Financial Condition, Change in Directors or Principal Off (NASDAQ:TRUE) - February 16 at 8:11 PM logoTrueCar jumps on better-than-expected earnings (NASDAQ:TRUE) - February 16 at 8:11 PM logoTrueCar reports 4Q loss (NASDAQ:TRUE) - February 16 at 8:11 PM logoTrueCar (TRUE) Q4 Earnings: Will it Pull Off a Surprise? (NASDAQ:TRUE) - February 15 at 6:36 AM logoSubaru, Land Rover Win Top Overall Brand Honours in ALG’s 9th Annual Canadian Residual Value Awards (NASDAQ:TRUE) - February 14 at 6:40 AM logoForm 4 TrueCar, Inc. For: Feb 08 Filed by: Buce Robert - (NASDAQ:TRUE) - February 10 at 6:14 AM
News IconGuess Who Picked Up TrueCar Inc. (NASDAQ:TRUE) Shares - Small Cap Exclusive (press release) (NASDAQ:TRUE) - February 10 at 6:14 AM
News IconTrueCar, Inc. (NASDAQ:TRUE)- Stocks Under Profitability Radar ... - Street Wise Report (press release) (blog) (NASDAQ:TRUE) - February 8 at 8:06 AM
News IconNews Impact Score Of TrueCar, Inc. (NASDAQ:TRUE) At 50 - Stock Observer (NASDAQ:TRUE) - February 8 at 8:06 AM logoTrueCar Is Firing On All Cylinders - Seeking Alpha (NASDAQ:TRUE) - February 8 at 8:06 AM logoCabot Oil, FedEx, TrueCar Upgraded (NASDAQ:TRUE) - February 7 at 3:48 AM logoTrueCar upgraded by RBC Capital Mkts (NASDAQ:TRUE) - February 7 at 3:48 AM
News IconRBC Capital Mkts Just Issued ” Outperform” Rating on TrueCar Inc (TRUE) - Highland Mirror (NASDAQ:TRUE) - February 6 at 10:45 PM logoForm 4 TrueCar, Inc. For: Feb 01 Filed by: Krafcik John - (NASDAQ:TRUE) - February 3 at 6:21 AM
News IconCooling Sales Put Auto Makers on the Spot -- WSJ (NASDAQ:TRUE) - February 2 at 6:12 AM logo7:01 am TrueCar projects U.S. revenue from new vehicle sales will reach $37 billion for the month of January, -0.2% Y/Y (NASDAQ:TRUE) - February 2 at 6:12 AM
News IconNoteworthy Tuesday Option Activity: TRUE, MAN, HOG (NASDAQ:TRUE) - February 1 at 7:02 AM
News IconOakmont Corp Lowered Truecar INC (TRUE) Stake as Stock Rose (NASDAQ:TRUE) - February 1 at 7:02 AM logoJanuary New Vehicle Sales Reach $37 Billion (NASDAQ:TRUE) - February 1 at 7:02 AM
News IconTrueCar: The Car Buying App (NASDAQ:TRUE) - January 30 at 10:53 AM


What is TrueCar's stock symbol?

TrueCar trades on the NASDAQ under the ticker symbol "TRUE."

Where is TrueCar's stock going? Where will TrueCar's stock price be in 2017?

11 brokerages have issued 1 year price targets for TrueCar's stock. Their predictions range from $6.00 to $19.00. On average, they expect TrueCar's stock price to reach $12.99 in the next twelve months.

When will TrueCar announce their earnings?

TrueCar is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Wednesday, May, 3rd 2017.

What are analysts saying about TrueCar stock?

Here are some recent quotes from research analysts about TrueCar stock:

  • RBC Capital Markets analysts commented, "Bloomberg/WSJ reported that Verizon and Yahoo have tweaked their agreement. The $250-300M reduction (all else equal) only reduces our SOP- derived PT for core Yahoo by ~$0.25 to $4.30. As a reminder, Verizon and Yahoo agreed to a $4.83B cash deal on July 25, 2016, and the most recent update from the 4Q16 earnings press release noted that Yahoo continues to work with Verizon on integration planning for the sale of its core business," but, given work required to meet closing conditions, the transaction is now expected to close in Q2 of 2017″ (vs. Q1 previously). Importantly, the companies are discussing splitting any future liabilities resulting from the data breaches. Current BABA PT/updated valuation for YJ! more than offsets the reduced price. Updating valuations for BABA and YJ!, and using our $120 BABA PT in our SOP analysis for Yahoo (current price is $101/share), our BABA valuation increases by $1.50 to $36.06/Yahoo share." (2/15/2017)

  • Cowen and Company analysts commented, "We expect another solid quarter as TRUE reaps the benefits from having all the AutoNation dealers back on the platform, despite the seasonal lull in car buying in 4Q. We rolled the model forward to '22 and raised L-T est., as a result Price Target to $10 from $8. With valuation at 3x '17 EV/Sales, we maintain Market Perform." (2/14/2017)
  • According to Zacks Investment Research, "TrueCar Inc. engages in developing and publishing an online automotive information and communications platform. The Company operates its company-branded platform on its Website. It enables users to obtain market-based pricing data on new and used cars, as well as to connect with its network of TrueCar certified dealers. TrueCar, Inc. is based in Santa Monica, California. " (1/5/2017)

Who owns TrueCar stock?

TrueCar's stock is owned by a variety of of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional shareholders include EastBay Asset Management LLC (1.18%), State Street Corp (1.14%), Davidson Kempner Capital Management LP (1.05%), Lucha Capital Management LP (0.42%), Russell Investments Group Ltd. (0.18%) and Marshall Wace LLP (0.11%). Company insiders that own TrueCar stock include Bernard Brenner, Brian Skutta, Christopher W Claus, John Krafcik, John Pierantoni, Neeraj Gunsagar, Robert Buce, Scott Painter and Services Automobile Ass United.

Who bought TrueCar stock? Who is buying TrueCar stock?

TrueCar's stock was purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including EastBay Asset Management LLC, Lucha Capital Management LP, Russell Investments Group Ltd., Marshall Wace LLP, Two Sigma Investments LP, Davidson Kempner Capital Management LP, State Board of Administration of Florida Retirement System and State Street Corp. Company insiders that have bought TrueCar stock in the last two years include Christopher W Claus, John Krafcik, John Pierantoni and Scott Painter.

How do I buy TrueCar stock?

Shares of TrueCar can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.

How much does a share of TrueCar stock cost?

One share of TrueCar stock can currently be purchased for approximately $14.41.

TrueCar (NASDAQ:TRUE) Chart for Tuesday, February, 28, 2017

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Dividend Payments by Quarter for TrueCar (NASDAQ:TRUE)

Last Updated on 2/28/2017 by Staff