Cars.com (CARS) Competitors

$16.86
+0.16 (+0.96%)
(As of 04/24/2024 ET)

CARS vs. SBH, GOOS, PTLO, JACK, WINA, KRUS, SCVL, HIBB, HLF, and RVLV

Should you be buying Cars.com stock or one of its competitors? The main competitors of Cars.com include Sally Beauty (SBH), Canada Goose (GOOS), Portillo's (PTLO), Jack in the Box (JACK), Winmark (WINA), Kura Sushi USA (KRUS), Shoe Carnival (SCVL), Hibbett (HIBB), Herbalife (HLF), and Revolve Group (RVLV). These companies are all part of the "retail/wholesale" sector.

Cars.com vs.

Sally Beauty (NYSE:SBH) and Cars.com (NYSE:CARS) are both small-cap retail/wholesale companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their risk, analyst recommendations, valuation, earnings, institutional ownership, profitability, media sentiment, dividends and community ranking.

Sally Beauty has a beta of 1.46, suggesting that its share price is 46% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Cars.com has a beta of 2.05, suggesting that its share price is 105% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Cars.com has a net margin of 17.19% compared to Cars.com's net margin of 4.66%. Cars.com's return on equity of 37.78% beat Sally Beauty's return on equity.

Company Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Sally Beauty4.66% 37.78% 6.86%
Cars.com 17.19%25.78%10.86%

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

CompanyGross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Sally Beauty$3.73B0.31$184.60M$1.576.95
Cars.com$689.18M1.62$118.44M$1.739.75

Sally Beauty received 199 more outperform votes than Cars.com when rated by MarketBeat users. However, 64.71% of users gave Cars.com an outperform vote while only 55.63% of users gave Sally Beauty an outperform vote.

CompanyUnderperformOutperform
Sally BeautyOutperform Votes
430
55.63%
Underperform Votes
343
44.37%
Cars.comOutperform Votes
231
64.71%
Underperform Votes
126
35.29%

Sally Beauty presently has a consensus target price of $12.00, indicating a potential upside of 9.99%. Cars.com has a consensus target price of $24.00, indicating a potential upside of 42.35%. Given Sally Beauty's stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Cars.com is more favorable than Sally Beauty.

Company Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Sally Beauty
1 Sell rating(s)
2 Hold rating(s)
1 Buy rating(s)
0 Strong Buy rating(s)
2.00
Cars.com
0 Sell rating(s)
1 Hold rating(s)
3 Buy rating(s)
0 Strong Buy rating(s)
2.75

89.2% of Cars.com shares are owned by institutional investors. 1.4% of Sally Beauty shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 1.6% of Cars.com shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

In the previous week, Cars.com had 74 more articles in the media than Sally Beauty. MarketBeat recorded 75 mentions for Cars.com and 1 mentions for Sally Beauty. Cars.com's average media sentiment score of 0.10 beat Sally Beauty's score of -0.09 indicating that Sally Beauty is being referred to more favorably in the media.

Company Very Positive Positive Neutral Negative Very Negative Overall Sentiment
Sally Beauty
0 Very Positive mention(s)
1 Positive mention(s)
0 Neutral mention(s)
0 Negative mention(s)
0 Very Negative mention(s)
Neutral
Cars.com
9 Very Positive mention(s)
14 Positive mention(s)
32 Neutral mention(s)
14 Negative mention(s)
6 Very Negative mention(s)
Neutral

Summary

Cars.com beats Sally Beauty on 13 of the 18 factors compared between the two stocks.

New MarketBeat Followers Over Time

This chart shows the number of new MarketBeat users adding CARS 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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CARS vs. The Competition

MetricCars.comData processing & preparation IndustryRetail SectorNYSE Exchange
Market Cap$1.12B$3.72B$22.10B$17.42B
Dividend YieldN/A2.61%175.35%3.56%
P/E Ratio9.7523.2926.3025.15
Price / Sales1.627.146.2211.60
Price / Cash4.9542.2916.4117.62
Price / Book2.276.844.964.91
Net Income$118.44M$47.46M$728.66M$964.49M
7 Day Performance4.33%5.79%2.37%2.27%
1 Month Performance-0.47%-2.54%-4.87%-2.05%
1 Year Performance-11.73%-0.58%2.96%89.06%

Cars.com Competitors List

CompanyMarketRankShare PriceAnalysts' Price Target1Y Price PerformanceMarket CapRevenueP/E RatioEmployee CountIndicator(s)
SBH
Sally Beauty
1.1859 of 5 stars
$10.35
flat
$12.33
+19.2%
-25.2%$1.09B$3.73B6.5927,000Upcoming Earnings
GOOS
Canada Goose
1.3584 of 5 stars
$11.20
+2.4%
$13.83
+23.5%
-41.7%$1.09B$920.63M36.134,760
PTLO
Portillo's
3.4313 of 5 stars
$12.93
+2.0%
$22.43
+73.5%
-40.7%$943.50M$679.91M41.718,180
JACK
Jack in the Box
4.9926 of 5 stars
$60.88
+2.2%
$86.67
+42.4%
-35.6%$1.20B$1.69B10.709,523
WINA
Winmark
0.8474 of 5 stars
$352.67
+1.4%
N/A+6.4%$1.23B$83.24M31.9783Insider Selling
KRUS
Kura Sushi USA
1.4096 of 5 stars
$110.18
+0.1%
$108.86
-1.2%
+63.9%$1.24B$187.43M787.063,219Analyst Report
SCVL
Shoe Carnival
3.0775 of 5 stars
$32.58
+1.3%
$36.50
+12.0%
+43.1%$882.92M$1.18B12.165,300Positive News
HIBB
Hibbett
3.8924 of 5 stars
$70.77
+0.7%
$67.86
-4.1%
+50.3%$835.09M$1.73B8.6412,500Analyst Report
Options Volume
News Coverage
HLF
Herbalife
4.136 of 5 stars
$8.20
-1.2%
$10.50
+28.0%
-36.9%$818.28M$5.06B5.779,200Upcoming Earnings
RVLV
Revolve Group
2.0889 of 5 stars
$18.75
-0.5%
$18.85
+0.5%
-7.9%$1.33B$1.07B49.341,478Upcoming Earnings

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This page (NYSE:CARS) was last updated on 4/25/2024 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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