NYSE:CARS - Classified Ventures Stock Price, Price Target & More

$27.50 -0.66 (-2.34 %)
(As of 04/20/2018 04:00 PM ET)
Previous Close$27.50
Today's Range$27.44 - $28.2350
52-Week Range$19.90 - $32.28
Volume1.07 million shs
Average Volume915,534 shs
Market Capitalization$2.02 billion
P/E Ratio12.06
Dividend YieldN/A
BetaN/A

About Classified Ventures (NYSE:CARS)

Classified Ventures 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

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

Debt

Debt-to-Equity Ratio0.33%
Current Ratio1.58%
Quick Ratio1.58%

Price-To-Earnings

Trailing P/E Ratio12.06
Forward P/E Ratio8.46
P/E Growth1.73

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$626.26 million
Price / Sales3.15
Cash Flow$3.1073 per share
Price / Cash8.85
Book Value$23.44 per share
Price / Book1.17

Profitability

EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$2.28
Net Income$224.44 million
Net Margins35.84%
Return on Equity8.16%
Return on Assets5.70%

Miscellaneous

Employees1,100
Outstanding Shares71,630,000

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Classified Ventures (NYSE:CARS) Frequently Asked Questions

What is Classified Ventures' stock symbol?

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

How were Classified Ventures' earnings last quarter?

Classified Ventures (NYSE:CARS) announced its earnings results on Tuesday, March, 6th. The company reported $0.47 earnings per share for the quarter, beating analysts' consensus estimates of $0.31 by $0.16. The business earned $156.57 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $156.30 million. Classified Ventures had a net margin of 35.84% and a return on equity of 8.16%. The firm's quarterly revenue was down 3.2% on a year-over-year basis. View Classified Ventures' Earnings History.

When is Classified Ventures' next earnings date?

Classified Ventures is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Tuesday, June, 5th 2018. View Earnings Estimates for Classified Ventures.

What price target have analysts set for CARS?

5 brokerages have issued 1 year price targets for Classified Ventures' shares. Their predictions range from $25.00 to $42.50. On average, they expect Classified Ventures' stock price to reach $34.3750 in the next year. View Analyst Ratings for Classified Ventures.

Who are some of Classified Ventures' key competitors?

Who are Classified Ventures' key executives?

Classified Ventures' 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 Classified Ventures been receiving favorable news coverage?

Press coverage about CARS stock has trended somewhat positive on Saturday, according to Accern Sentiment. The research firm ranks the sentiment of press coverage by reviewing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Classified Ventures earned a media sentiment score of 0.13 on Accern's scale. They also gave news headlines about the company an impact score of 46.88 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company's share price in the next several days.

Who are Classified Ventures' major shareholders?

Classified Ventures' stock is owned by a variety of of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional investors include STARBOARD VALUE LP (8.90%), STARBOARD VALUE LP (8.90%), STARBOARD VALUE LP (8.90%), STARBOARD VALUE LP (8.90%) and CATALUS CAPITAL MANAGEMENT LLC (4.97%). View Institutional Ownership Trends for Classified Ventures.

How do I buy shares of Classified Ventures?

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 Classified Ventures' stock price today?

One share of CARS stock can currently be purchased for approximately $27.50.

How big of a company is Classified Ventures?

Classified Ventures has a market capitalization of $2.02 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. Classified Ventures employs 1,100 workers across the globe.

How can I contact Classified Ventures?

Classified Ventures' 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 Classified Ventures (CARS)

Community Ranking:  2.9 out of 5 (star star)
Outperform Votes:  77 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  56 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  133
MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about Classified Ventures 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.

Analyst Ratings

Classified Ventures (NYSE:CARS) Price Target and Consensus Rating

  (How are Consensus Ratings Calculated?)
5 Wall Street analysts have issued ratings and price targets for Classified Ventures in the last 12 months. Their average twelve-month price target is $34.3750, suggesting that the stock has a possible upside of 25.00%. The high price target for CARS is $42.50 and the low price target for CARS is $25.00. There are currently 2 hold ratings and 3 buy ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus rating of "Buy."
Today30 Days Ago90 Days Ago180 Days Ago
Consensus Rating: BuyBuyBuyBuy
Consensus Rating Score: 2.602.502.672.67
Ratings Breakdown: 0 Sell Rating(s)
2 Hold Rating(s)
3 Buy Rating(s)
0 Strong Buy Rating(s)
0 Sell Rating(s)
2 Hold Rating(s)
2 Buy Rating(s)
0 Strong Buy Rating(s)
0 Sell Rating(s)
1 Hold Rating(s)
2 Buy Rating(s)
0 Strong Buy Rating(s)
0 Sell Rating(s)
1 Hold Rating(s)
2 Buy Rating(s)
0 Strong Buy Rating(s)
Consensus Price Target: $34.3750$34.50$35.3333$30.50
Price Target Upside: 25.00% upside16.04% upside17.86% upside13.85% upside

Classified Ventures (NYSE:CARS) Consensus Price Target History

Price Target History for Classified Ventures (NYSE:CARS)

Classified Ventures (NYSE:CARS) Analyst Ratings History

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DateBrokerageActionRatingPrice TargetImpact on Share PriceDetails
4/17/2018DA DavidsonSet Price TargetBuy$34.00MediumView Rating Details
3/22/2018BenchmarkInitiated CoverageHold -> HoldLowView Rating Details
3/8/2018Barrington ResearchReiterated RatingBuyMediumView Rating Details
1/31/2018B. RileyReiterated RatingBuy$36.00LowView Rating Details
7/20/2017Craig HallumInitiated CoverageHold$25.00HighView Rating Details
(Data available from 4/21/2016 forward)

Earnings

Classified Ventures (NYSE:CARS) Earnings History and Estimates Chart

Earnings by Quarter for Classified Ventures (NYSE:CARS)

Classified Ventures (NYSE:CARS) Earnings Estimates

2018 EPS Consensus Estimate: $1.10
QuarterNumber of EstimatesLow EstimateHigh EstimateAverage Estimate
Q1 20181$0.16$0.16$0.16
Q2 20181$0.26$0.26$0.26
Q3 20181$0.30$0.30$0.30
Q4 20181$0.38$0.38$0.38

Classified Ventures (NYSE CARS) Earnings History by Quarter

DateQuarterConsensus EstimateActual EPSRevenue EstimateActual RevenueRelease LinkConference CallDetails
6/5/2018        
3/6/2018Q4 2017$0.31$0.47$156.30 million$156.57 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
11/8/2017Q3 2017$0.31$0.47$161.85 million$159.90 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
8/9/2017Q2 2017$0.70$157.00 million$156.62 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
(Earnings results data provided by Zacks Investment Research)

Dividends

Classified Ventures (NYSE:CARS) Dividend History by Quarter

AnnouncedPeriodAmountYieldEx-Dividend DateRecord DatePayable Date
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)

Insider Trades

Classified Ventures (NYSE CARS) Insider Trading and Institutional Ownership History

Insider Trading History for Classified Ventures (NYSE:CARS)
Insider Trading History for Classified Ventures (NYSE:CARS)

Classified Ventures (NYSE CARS) Insider Trading History

Transaction DateInsider NameTitleBuy/SellNumber of SharesAverage Share PriceTotal TransactionShares Held After TransactionDetails
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)

Headlines

Classified Ventures (NYSE CARS) News Headlines

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DateHeadline
Head-To-Head Survey: Proofpoint (PFPT) & Classified Ventures (CARS)Head-To-Head Survey: Proofpoint (PFPT) & Classified Ventures (CARS)
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 21 at 3:52 AM
Cars.com Predicts How Quickly Vehicles Will Sell With Launch of AI Powered "Hot Car"Cars.com Predicts How Quickly Vehicles Will Sell With Launch of AI Powered "Hot Car"
finance.yahoo.com - April 17 at 9:56 AM
Classified Ventures (CARS) Given a $34.00 Price Target at DA DavidsonClassified Ventures (CARS) Given a $34.00 Price Target at DA Davidson
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 17 at 8:11 AM
Classified Ventures (CARS) Expected to Post Quarterly Sales of $154.95 MillionClassified Ventures (CARS) Expected to Post Quarterly Sales of $154.95 Million
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 17 at 4:23 AM
2018 Ford Expedition Takes the Crown in Cars.coms First Full-Size SUV Challenge2018 Ford Expedition Takes the Crown in Cars.com's First Full-Size SUV Challenge
finance.yahoo.com - April 16 at 4:18 PM
Classified Ventures (CARS) Receives Average Recommendation of "Buy" from BrokeragesClassified Ventures (CARS) Receives Average Recommendation of "Buy" from Brokerages
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 16 at 1:21 AM
$0.64 EPS Expected for Classified Ventures (CARS) This Quarter$0.64 EPS Expected for Classified Ventures (CARS) This Quarter
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 15 at 7:15 AM
Cars.com (CARS) Lifted to "Strong-Buy" at ValuEngineCars.com (CARS) Lifted to "Strong-Buy" at ValuEngine
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 6 at 11:39 AM
Cars.com (CARS) Receives New Coverage from Analysts at DA DavidsonCars.com (CARS) Receives New Coverage from Analysts at DA Davidson
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 4 at 12:48 PM
Cars.com Names Lincoln Aviator Best in Show at New York International Auto ShowCars.com Names Lincoln Aviator Best in Show at New York International Auto Show
finance.yahoo.com - April 2 at 4:23 PM
Blog Exposure - Cars.com Announces Agreement with StarBoard; Adds Three New Members to Board of DirectorsBlog Exposure - Cars.com Announces Agreement with StarBoard; Adds Three New Members to Board of Directors
finance.yahoo.com - March 27 at 10:06 AM
Cars.com (CARS) Lifted to Buy at ValuEngineCars.com (CARS) Lifted to Buy at ValuEngine
www.americanbankingnews.com - March 25 at 8:10 PM
Chinas Baidu gets approval to test self-driving cars in Beijing, days after fatal Uber crash in the USChina's Baidu gets approval to test self-driving cars in Beijing, days after fatal Uber crash in the US
www.businessinsider.com - March 23 at 4:15 PM
Cars.com Agrees to Appoint Two Starboard Nominees to BoardCars.com Agrees to Appoint Two Starboard Nominees to Board
www.wsj.com - March 23 at 4:15 PM
The Hydrogen-Powered Cars Big Setback Is a Blow to AutomakersThe Hydrogen-Powered Car's Big Setback Is a Blow to Automakers
www.msn.com - March 23 at 9:34 AM
Cars.com agrees to add activist investor Starboards nominees to its boardCars.com agrees to add activist investor Starboard's nominees to its board
www.marketwatch.com - March 23 at 9:34 AM
Cars.com to add Starboards nominee to boardCars.com to add Starboard's nominee to board
www.reuters.com - March 23 at 9:34 AM
Cars.com Announces Agreement with StarboardCars.com Announces Agreement with Starboard
finance.yahoo.com - March 23 at 9:34 AM
Cars.com (CARS) Research Coverage Started at BenchmarkCars.com (CARS) Research Coverage Started at Benchmark
www.americanbankingnews.com - March 22 at 9:20 PM
Will this futuristic flying car ever get off the ground?Will this futuristic flying car ever get off the ground?
www.nbcnews.com - March 22 at 4:16 PM
Uber Operator of Self-Driving Car in Fatal Crash Had Criminal RecordUber Operator of Self-Driving Car in Fatal Crash Had Criminal Record
www.wsj.com - March 22 at 4:16 PM
BRIEF-Cars.Com Announces $200 Million Share Repurchase ProgramBRIEF-Cars.Com Announces $200 Million Share Repurchase Program
www.reuters.com - March 22 at 9:50 AM
Video Shows Uber Robot Car Rammed Into PedestrianVideo Shows Uber Robot Car Rammed Into Pedestrian
www.wsj.com - March 22 at 9:50 AM
Lawsuit ties car dealership to con mans China export schemeLawsuit ties car dealership to con man's China export scheme
www.usatoday.com - March 22 at 9:50 AM
Cars.com Announces $200 Million Share Repurchase ProgramCars.com Announces $200 Million Share Repurchase Program
finance.yahoo.com - March 22 at 9:50 AM
Cars.com Inc (CARS) Given Consensus Recommendation of "Buy" by AnalystsCars.com Inc (CARS) Given Consensus Recommendation of "Buy" by Analysts
www.americanbankingnews.com - March 22 at 9:32 AM
Self-Driving Car Industry on Back Gear as Uber Crash KillsSelf-Driving Car Industry on Back Gear as Uber Crash Kills
finance.yahoo.com - March 21 at 4:15 PM
Federal Car Safety Officials To Be Grilled About Delays In Fix To Exploding Takata AirbagsFederal Car Safety Officials To Be Grilled About Delays In Fix To Exploding Takata Airbags
www.forbes.com - March 21 at 4:15 PM
DealerRater Enhances Salesperson Connect, Features Employee Profiles on Cars.comDealerRater Enhances Salesperson Connect, Features Employee Profiles on Cars.com
finance.yahoo.com - March 21 at 4:15 PM
Insurers Race to Develop Coverage for Driverless CarsInsurers Race to Develop Coverage for Driverless Cars
www.msn.com - March 21 at 10:47 AM
Did Uber Just Ruin Self-Driving Cars For The Rest Of Us?Did Uber Just Ruin Self-Driving Cars For The Rest Of Us?
www.forbes.com - March 21 at 10:47 AM
Denali Publishing Partners With Skillz Inc. to Announce Guns, Cars and Zombies! Turbo Mobile Game at Game Developers Conference 2018Denali Publishing Partners With Skillz Inc. to Announce Guns, Cars and Zombies! Turbo Mobile Game at Game Developers Conference 2018
www.bizjournals.com - March 21 at 10:47 AM
Uber CEO’s Commitment to Self-Driving Cars Tested by FatalityUber CEO’s Commitment to Self-Driving Cars Tested by Fatality
www.msn.com - March 21 at 10:47 AM
Dealer Inspire Unveils New Voice Search Technology and Inventory Management System for DealersDealer Inspire Unveils New Voice Search Technology and Inventory Management System for Dealers
finance.yahoo.com - March 21 at 10:47 AM
Cars.com Launches Social Targeting Product, Integrates AI Chat Solution at NADA 2018Cars.com Launches Social Targeting Product, Integrates AI Chat Solution at NADA 2018
finance.yahoo.com - March 21 at 10:47 AM
Self-driving Uber car kills Arizona woman crossing streetSelf-driving Uber car kills Arizona woman crossing street
www.reuters.com - March 20 at 9:50 AM
Uber Suspends Driverless-Car Program After Pedestrian Is KilledUber Suspends Driverless-Car Program After Pedestrian Is Killed
www.wsj.com - March 20 at 9:50 AM
Uber Suspends Driverless Car Program After Pedestrian Is Struck and KilledUber Suspends Driverless Car Program After Pedestrian Is Struck and Killed
www.wsj.com - March 19 at 4:14 PM
Cars.com Announces Sachin Gadhvi as Vice President of Growth MarketingCars.com Announces Sachin Gadhvi as Vice President of Growth Marketing
finance.yahoo.com - March 19 at 9:47 AM
Edited Transcript of CARS.N earnings conference call or presentation 6-Mar-18 1:30pm GMTEdited Transcript of CARS.N earnings conference call or presentation 6-Mar-18 1:30pm GMT
finance.yahoo.com - March 18 at 9:32 AM
Tow company operators charged with stealing cars from lots of over half-dozen businessesTow company operators charged with stealing cars from lots of over half-dozen businesses
www.bizjournals.com - March 17 at 4:56 PM
 Analysts Set $34.83 Price Target for Cars.com Inc (CARS) Analysts Set $34.83 Price Target for Cars.com Inc (CARS)
www.americanbankingnews.com - March 16 at 3:28 PM
Democrats cite Tesla probe in raising self-driving car bill concernsDemocrats cite Tesla probe in raising self-driving car bill concerns
www.msn.com - March 15 at 9:33 AM
Avis (CAR) Budget Car Rental Starts Operations in TaiwanAvis' (CAR) Budget Car Rental Starts Operations in Taiwan
www.zacks.com - March 15 at 9:33 AM
How failing 2,000 times helped this local tech exec improve self-driving carsHow failing 2,000 times helped this local tech exec improve self-driving cars
www.bizjournals.com - March 15 at 9:33 AM
How Much Will a Fatal Accident Set Back Self-Driving Cars?How Much Will a Fatal Accident Set Back Self-Driving Cars?
www.msn.com - March 13 at 9:57 AM
Global Connected Cars Market Opportunities 2018: Ford Motor Company, Alcatel Lucent, Volvo Car CorporationGlobal Connected Cars Market Opportunities 2018: Ford Motor Company, Alcatel Lucent, Volvo Car Corporation
www.marketwatch.com - March 13 at 9:57 AM
Elon Musk surprises SXSW — and talks Mars, AI threats and self-driving carsElon Musk surprises SXSW — and talks Mars, AI threats and self-driving cars
www.bizjournals.com - March 13 at 9:57 AM
Brokerages Anticipate Cars.com Inc (CARS) to Announce $0.16 Earnings Per ShareBrokerages Anticipate Cars.com Inc (CARS) to Announce $0.16 Earnings Per Share
www.americanbankingnews.com - March 13 at 1:18 AM
NIC (EGOV) vs. Cars.com (CARS) Financial SurveyNIC (EGOV) vs. Cars.com (CARS) Financial Survey
www.americanbankingnews.com - March 10 at 5:12 AM

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