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AutoNation (AN) Competitors

$173.61
-2.55 (-1.45%)
(As of 10:55 AM ET)

AN vs. KMX, PAG, LAD, ABG, GPI, AAP, SAH, MNRO, CRMT, and ORLY

Should you be buying AutoNation stock or one of its competitors? The main competitors of AutoNation include CarMax (KMX), Penske Automotive Group (PAG), Lithia Motors (LAD), Asbury Automotive Group (ABG), Group 1 Automotive (GPI), Advance Auto Parts (AAP), Sonic Automotive (SAH), Monro (MNRO), America's Car-Mart (CRMT), and O'Reilly Automotive (ORLY). These companies are all part of the "automotive retail" industry.

AutoNation vs.

CarMax (NYSE:KMX) and AutoNation (NYSE:AN) are both retail/wholesale companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, media sentiment, risk, valuation, institutional ownership, earnings, analyst recommendations, community ranking and profitability.

AutoNation has higher revenue and earnings than CarMax. AutoNation is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than CarMax, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

CompanyGross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
CarMax$26.54B0.48$479.20M$2.5631.96
AutoNation$27.04B0.26$1.02B$21.098.35

AutoNation has a net margin of 3.41% compared to AutoNation's net margin of 1.55%. CarMax's return on equity of 42.44% beat AutoNation's return on equity.

Company Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
CarMax1.55% 6.64% 1.48%
AutoNation 3.41%42.44%8.06%

In the previous week, CarMax had 2 more articles in the media than AutoNation. MarketBeat recorded 28 mentions for CarMax and 26 mentions for AutoNation. AutoNation's average media sentiment score of 0.48 beat CarMax's score of 0.32 indicating that CarMax is being referred to more favorably in the media.

Company Very Positive Positive Neutral Negative Very Negative Overall Sentiment
CarMax
12 Very Positive mention(s)
2 Positive mention(s)
5 Neutral mention(s)
1 Negative mention(s)
0 Very Negative mention(s)
Neutral
AutoNation
11 Very Positive mention(s)
0 Positive mention(s)
6 Neutral mention(s)
4 Negative mention(s)
0 Very Negative mention(s)
Neutral

CarMax has a beta of 1.69, suggesting that its stock price is 69% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, AutoNation has a beta of 1.21, suggesting that its stock price is 21% more volatile than the S&P 500.

CarMax received 315 more outperform votes than AutoNation when rated by MarketBeat users. Likewise, 63.63% of users gave CarMax an outperform vote while only 56.37% of users gave AutoNation an outperform vote.

CompanyUnderperformOutperform
CarMaxOutperform Votes
691
63.63%
Underperform Votes
395
36.37%
AutoNationOutperform Votes
376
56.37%
Underperform Votes
291
43.63%

94.6% of AutoNation shares are held by institutional investors. 1.7% of CarMax shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 0.7% of AutoNation shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

CarMax currently has a consensus target price of $76.25, indicating a potential downside of 6.81%. AutoNation has a consensus target price of $183.71, indicating a potential upside of 4.29%. Given CarMax's stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe AutoNation is more favorable than CarMax.

Company Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
CarMax
2 Sell rating(s)
5 Hold rating(s)
6 Buy rating(s)
0 Strong Buy rating(s)
2.31
AutoNation
0 Sell rating(s)
3 Hold rating(s)
4 Buy rating(s)
0 Strong Buy rating(s)
2.57

Summary

CarMax and AutoNation tied by winning 9 of the 18 factors compared between the two stocks.

New MarketBeat Followers Over Time

This chart shows the number of new MarketBeat users adding AN and its top 5 competitors to their watchlist. Each company is represented with a line over a 90 day period.
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Media Sentiment Over Time

This chart shows the average media sentiment of NYSE and its competitors over the past 90 days as caculated by MarketBeat. The averaged score is equivalent to the following: Very Negative Sentiment <= -1.5, Negative Sentiment > -1.5 and <= -0.5, Neutral Sentiment > -0.5 and < 0.5, Positive Sentiment >= 0.5 and < 1.5, and Very Positive Sentiment >= 1.5.
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AN vs. The Competition

MetricAutoNationAutomotive dealers & gasoline service stations IndustryRetail SectorNYSE Exchange
Market Cap$7.21B$7.66B$21.55B$18.29B
Dividend YieldN/A1.29%174.13%3.46%
P/E Ratio8.3514.8821.1025.28
Price / Sales0.261.062.8015.38
Price / Cash6.1124.2018.6720.69
Price / Book3.392.925.545.07
Net Income$1.02B$365.41M$700.41M$974.25M
7 Day Performance3.33%1.87%-0.52%0.56%
1 Month Performance4.94%4.55%2.44%5.05%
1 Year Performance-2.95%-6.14%-3.87%7.17%

AutoNation Competitors List

CompanyMarketRankShare PriceAnalysts' Price Target1Y Price PerformanceMarket CapRevenueP/E RatioEmployee CountIndicator(s)
KMX
CarMax
3.3114 of 5 stars
3.31 / 5 stars
$84.02
+2.5%
$75.50
-10.1%
-4.6%$13.11B$26.54B32.8229,836Analyst Forecast
Insider Selling
Short Interest ↓
PAG
Penske Automotive Group
2.9522 of 5 stars
2.95 / 5 stars
$161.97
+4.2%
$163.20
+0.8%
-10.5%$10.39B$29.53B11.2644,000Upcoming Earnings
Analyst Revision
News Coverage
Positive News
LAD
Lithia Motors
4.6745 of 5 stars
4.67 / 5 stars
$276.03
+4.0%
$319.45
+15.7%
-17.1%$7.57B$31.04B8.1527,446Short Interest ↓
Analyst Revision
News Coverage
ABG
Asbury Automotive Group
0.8401 of 5 stars
0.84 / 5 stars
$259.62
+4.0%
$231.25
-10.9%
+1.5%$5.24B$14.80B9.4615,000Upcoming Earnings
Short Interest ↓
News Coverage
GPI
Group 1 Automotive
2.722 of 5 stars
2.72 / 5 stars
$314.59
+5.5%
$308.00
-2.1%
+17.1%$4.26B$17.87B7.4316,011Upcoming Earnings
Analyst Revision
Positive News
AAP
Advance Auto Parts
2.9152 of 5 stars
2.92 / 5 stars
$63.65
+2.0%
$64.79
+1.8%
-11.6%$3.79B$11.29B92.2569,000Analyst Forecast
SAH
Sonic Automotive
2.3007 of 5 stars
2.30 / 5 stars
$58.30
+3.2%
$57.60
-1.2%
+11.0%$1.98B$14.37B11.9510,500Upcoming Earnings
Insider Selling
News Coverage
Negative News
MNRO
Monro
3.0139 of 5 stars
3.01 / 5 stars
$24.87
+7.6%
$35.00
+40.7%
-38.0%$744.11M$1.28B21.087,660News Coverage
Positive News
CRMT
America's Car-Mart
0.9175 of 5 stars
0.92 / 5 stars
$70.15
+2.7%
$66.00
-5.9%
-43.9%$448.26M$1.39B-14.172,260Positive News
ORLY
O'Reilly Automotive
3.6666 of 5 stars
3.67 / 5 stars
$1,043.52
+0.1%
$1,115.14
+6.9%
+6.8%$61.45B$15.81B26.4990,302Upcoming Earnings
Analyst Forecast
Analyst Revision

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This page (NYSE:AN) was last updated on 7/19/2024 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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