Cars.com (CARS) and Its Competitors Critical Survey
Cars.com (NYSE: CARS) is one of 43 publicly-traded companies in the “Internet Services” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its peers? We will compare Cars.com to related companies based on the strength of its risk, profitability, institutional ownership, earnings, valuation, dividends and analyst recommendations.
Earnings and Valuation
This table compares Cars.com and its peers revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Net Income||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Cars.com Competitors||$954.98 million||$110.67 million||643.54|
Insider & Institutional Ownership
66.1% of shares of all “Internet Services” companies are held by institutional investors. 21.1% of shares of all “Internet Services” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.
This is a breakdown of recent recommendations for Cars.com and its peers, as reported by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
Cars.com presently has a consensus price target of $34.00, indicating a potential upside of 24.72%. As a group, “Internet Services” companies have a potential downside of 0.82%. Given Cars.com’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Cars.com is more favorable than its peers.
This table compares Cars.com and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
Cars.com peers beat Cars.com on 6 of the 10 factors compared.
Cars.com Inc. owns a digital automotive marketplace business (Cars.com). Cars.com is an online research destination for car shoppers. The Company is engaged in the sale of online subscription advertising products targeting car dealerships. It offers a suite of products and services targeting the automotive needs of its buyer and seller customers. Cars.com offers a digital automotive marketplace search engine that helps car buyers to make informed purchasing decisions and helps sellers to engage with a portion of their target customer base. This online automotive marketplace service connects buyers and sellers across five Websites: Cars.com, Auto.com, DealerRater.com, NewCars.com and PickupTrucks.com. Its automotive marketplace products also include credible user and automotive and dealer reviews. It is also engaged in the sale of display advertising to national advertisers. Car buyers and car owners interface with Cars.com primarily through the Cars.com sites and mobile applications.
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