NYSE:CARS - Cars.com Stock Price, News, & Analysis

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$25.45 -0.48 (-1.85 %)
(As of 09/20/2018 08:00 AM ET)
Previous Close$25.93
Today's Range$25.30 - $25.96
52-Week Range$20.94 - $32.94
Volume596,800 shs
Average Volume595,851 shs
Market Capitalization$1.81 billion
P/E Ratio11.16
Dividend YieldN/A
Beta-0.17
Cars.com logoCars.com Inc., through its subsidiaries, operates as a digital automotive marketplace that connects local car dealers to consumers in the United States. The company offers a suite of digital solutions that creates connections between individuals researching cars or looking to purchase a car with car dealerships and automotive original equipment manufacturers. It also sells online subscription advertising products to car dealerships by its direct sales force, as well as through its affiliate sales channel. In addition, the company sells display advertising to national advertisers. Further, it offers online automotive marketplace service that connects buyers and sellers through Cars.com, Auto.com, DealerRater.com, NewCars.com, PickupTrucks.com, DealerInspire.com, and LaunchDigitalMarketing.com Websites. Its platform hosts approximately 4.9 million new and used vehicle listings and serves approximately 20,000 franchise and independent car dealers. Cars.com Inc. was founded in 1998 and is headquartered in Chicago, Illinois.

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Industry, Sector and Symbol

Stock Exchange NYSE
Industry Data processing & preparation
Sub-IndustryN/A
SectorRetail/Wholesale
SymbolNYSE:CARS
CUSIPN/A
Phone312-601-5000

Debt

Debt-to-Equity Ratio0.43
Current Ratio1.42
Quick Ratio1.42

Price-To-Earnings

Trailing P/E Ratio11.16
Forward P/E Ratio12.79
P/E Growth2.61

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$626.26 million
Price / Sales2.83
Cash Flow$3.1227 per share
Price / Cash8.15
Book Value$23.44 per share
Price / Book1.09

Profitability

EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$2.28
Net Income$224.44 million
Net Margins28.90%
Return on Equity7.78%
Return on Assets4.89%

Miscellaneous

Employees1,100
Outstanding Shares69,730,000
Market Cap$1.81 billion

Cars.com (NYSE:CARS) Frequently Asked Questions

What is Cars.com's stock symbol?

Cars.com trades on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the ticker symbol "CARS."

How were Cars.com's earnings last quarter?

Cars.com Inc. (NYSE:CARS) issued its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, August, 8th. The company reported $0.18 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.57 by $0.39. The company had revenue of $168.50 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $171.75 million. Cars.com had a net margin of 28.90% and a return on equity of 7.78%. Cars.com's revenue was up 7.6% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter last year, the business posted $0.35 earnings per share. View Cars.com's Earnings History.

When is Cars.com's next earnings date?

Cars.com is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Wednesday, November, 14th 2018. View Earnings Estimates for Cars.com.

What price target have analysts set for CARS?

4 analysts have issued twelve-month target prices for Cars.com's stock. Their predictions range from $34.00 to $42.50. On average, they expect Cars.com's stock price to reach $37.50 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 47.3% from the stock's current price. View Analyst Price Targets for Cars.com.

What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for Cars.com?

4 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Cars.com in the last year. There are currently 1 hold rating and 3 buy ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Buy." View Analyst Ratings for Cars.com.

What are Wall Street analysts saying about Cars.com stock?

Here are some recent quotes from research analysts about Cars.com stock:
  • 1. Benchmark Co. analysts commented, "We don’t see Cars competing in the traffic game but rather focusing on higher quality, stickier users, with that push, along with consumer-facing improvements, yielding mid-teens plus improvement in conversion. How this translates against an eyeball moat-builder in the same space remains to be seen." (8/9/2018)
  • 2. According to Zacks Investment Research, "Cars.com Inc. operates an online automotive platform. The Company offers new and used vehicle listings, expert and consumer reviews, research tools and other information. It also engaged in the sale of display advertising to national advertisers. Cars.com Inc. is based in Chicago, United States. " (8/1/2018)

Who are some of Cars.com's key competitors?

Who are Cars.com's key executives?

Cars.com's management team includes the folowing people:
  • Mr. T. Alex Vetter, Co-Founder, CEO, Pres & Director (Age 47)
  • Mr. James F. Rogers, Chief Legal Officer (Age 65)
  • Mr. John Clavadetscher, Chief Revenue Officer (Age 44)
  • Mr. William Swislow, Co-Founder
  • Ms. Becky A. Sheehan, Exec. VP, CFO & Principal Accounting Officer (Age 52)

Has Cars.com been receiving favorable news coverage?

News articles about CARS stock have trended somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment reports. The research group rates the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Cars.com earned a media and rumor sentiment score of 0.18 on Accern's scale. They also assigned news articles about the company an impact score of 46.57 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock's share price in the near future. View Recent Headlines for Cars.com.

Who are Cars.com's major shareholders?

Cars.com's stock is owned by many different of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional investors include BlackRock Inc. (11.27%), Starboard Value LP (8.20%), Dimensional Fund Advisors LP (6.29%), Fairpointe Capital LLC (5.69%), Investec Asset Management LTD (4.44%) and Newport Trust Co (2.48%). Company insiders that own Cars.com stock include Scott E Forbes and Thomas Alex Vetter. View Institutional Ownership Trends for Cars.com.

Which major investors are selling Cars.com stock?

CARS stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including FMR LLC, Starboard Value LP, Kavi Asset Management LP, Newport Trust Co, Silver Point Capital L.P., Investec Asset Management LTD, Pinnacle Associates Ltd. and Northern Trust Corp. View Insider Buying and Selling for Cars.com.

Which major investors are buying Cars.com stock?

CARS stock was bought by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Dimensional Fund Advisors LP, Sei Investments Co., Wells Fargo & Company MN, Rice Hall James & Associates LLC, BlackRock Inc., Sapience Investments LLC, Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. and Bank of America Corp DE. Company insiders that have bought Cars.com stock in the last two years include Scott E Forbes and Thomas Alex Vetter. View Insider Buying and Selling for Cars.com.

How do I buy shares of Cars.com?

Shares of CARS can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages with access to the U.S. stock market include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.

What is Cars.com's stock price today?

One share of CARS stock can currently be purchased for approximately $25.45.

How big of a company is Cars.com?

Cars.com has a market capitalization of $1.81 billion and generates $626.26 million in revenue each year. The company earns $224.44 million in net income (profit) each year or $2.28 on an earnings per share basis. Cars.com employs 1,100 workers across the globe.

How can I contact Cars.com?

Cars.com's mailing address is 300 S. RIVERSIDE PLAZA SUITE 1000, CHICAGO IL, 60606. The company can be reached via phone at 312-601-5000 or via email at [email protected]


MarketBeat Community Rating for Cars.com (NYSE CARS)

Community Ranking:  2.7 out of 5 (star star)
Outperform Votes:  113 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  94 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  207
MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about Cars.com and other stocks. Vote "Outperform" if you believe CARS will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. Vote "Underperform" if you believe CARS will underperform the S&P 500 over the long term. You may vote once every thirty days.
This page was last updated on 9/20/2018 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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