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Cars.com Inc
NYSE:CARS

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Cars.com Inc
NYSE:CARS
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Price: 17.53 USD -2.61%
Updated: Feb 26, 2024

Intrinsic Value

Cars.com, Inc. engages in the provision of automotive products and services through online automotive classifieds. [ Read More ]

The intrinsic value of one CARS stock under the Base Case scenario is 21.62 USD. Compared to the current market price of 17.53 USD, Cars.com Inc is Undervalued by 19%.

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CARS Intrinsic Value
Base Case
21.62 USD
Undervaluation 19%
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Fundamental Analysis

Robust Gains and Positive Outlook for 2024
2023-Q4 Earnings Call

Robust Gains and Positive Outlook for 2024

The company reported a successful Q4 with revenue growing 7% year-over-year to $180 million, and a 12th consecutive quarter of annual revenue growth. Annual revenue reached $689 million, up 5%, fueled by a 7% increase in dealer revenue. Adjusted EBITDA for Q4 exceeded expectations at $55 million, representing a 31% margin, while full-year adjusted EBITDA was $195 million, 28.3% of revenue. The company added 950 dealers mainly through D2C Media acquisition, ending with 19,504 dealers. 2024 guidance includes 6-8% revenue growth, Q1 adjusted EBITDA margins of 27-29%, improving to 28-30% for the full year, and another year of free cash flow growth.

Financials

Balance Sheet Decomposition
Cars.com Inc

Current Assets 189.3m
Cash & Short-Term Investments 49.1m
Receivables 118.3m
Other Current Assets 21.9m
Non-Current Assets 913.9m
Long-Term Investments 20.4m
PP&E 44m
Intangibles 752m
Other Non-Current Assets 97.5m
Current Liabilities 131m
Accounts Payable 18.7m
Accrued Liabilities 94.2m
Other Current Liabilities 18.1m
Non-Current Liabilities 489.2m
Long-Term Debt 429.7m
Other Non-Current Liabilities 59.5m
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Fundamental Scores

CARS Profitability Score
Profitability Due Diligence

Cars.com Inc's profitability score is 52/100. The higher the profitability score, the more profitable the company is.

52/100
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Cars.com Inc's profitability score is 52/100. The higher the profitability score, the more profitable the company is.

CARS Solvency Score
Solvency Due Diligence

Cars.com Inc's solvency score is 41/100. The higher the solvency score, the more solvent the company is.

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41/100
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Score

Cars.com Inc's solvency score is 41/100. The higher the solvency score, the more solvent the company is.

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Price Targets

CARS Price Targets Summary
Cars.com Inc

Wall Street analysts forecast CARS stock price to rise over the next 12 months.

According to Wall Street analysts, the average 1-year price target for CARS is 23.75 USD with a low forecast of 17.68 USD and a high forecast of 28.35 USD.

Lowest
Price Target
17.68 USD
1% Upside
Average
Price Target
23.75 USD
35% Upside
Highest
Price Target
28.35 USD
62% Upside
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Competitive Landscape

Ownership

CARS Insider Trading
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Shareholder Return

CARS Price
Cars.com Inc

1M 1M
-2%
6M 6M
-6%
1Y 1Y
-8%
3Y 3Y
+50%
5Y 5Y
-29%
10Y 10Y
-29%
Annual Price Range
17.53
52w Low
15.05
52w High
22.81
Price Metrics
Average Annual Return -7.06%
Standard Deviation of Annual Returns 39.9%
Max Drawdown -85%
Shares Statistics
Market Capitalization 1.2B USD
Shares Outstanding 66 229 400
Percentage of Shares Shorted 3.65%

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Company Profile

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Cars.com Inc

Country

United States of America

Industry

Media

Market Cap

1.2B USD

Dividend Yield

0%

Description

Cars.com, Inc. engages in the provision of automotive products and services through online automotive classifieds. The company is headquartered in Chicago, Illinois and currently employs 1,600 full-time employees. The company went IPO on 2017-05-18. Through the marketplace, dealer websites and other digital products, the Company showcases dealer inventory, connects, elevate and amplify the brands of both dealers and automotive original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), connect sellers with the Company's ready-to-buy audience and provides shoppers with the resources and information they needed to make car buying decisions. Through its marketplace product the Company sells marketplace subscription advertising to dealer customers, which allow its dealer customers to showcase their available new and used vehicle inventory to its audience of in-market car shoppers. Through social media platforms it sells cars by launching multiple solutions for both dealers and OEMs to connect with in-market car shoppers on social media platforms, expanding their opportunity to sell more cars.

Contact

ILLINOIS
Chicago
300 S Riverside Plz Ste 1000
+13126015000.0
https://www.cars.com/

IPO

2017-05-18

Employees

1 600

Officers

CEO & Director
Mr. T. Alex Vetter
President & Chief Commercial Officer
Mr. Douglas Neal Miller
Chief Financial Officer
Ms. Sonia Jain
Chief Legal Officer & Secretary
Ms. Angelique Strong Marks
Executive Vice President of Finance and Treasurer
Ms. Jeanette Tomy
Co-Founder
Mr. Mitch Golub
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Chief Technology Officer
Mr. Greg Heidorn
Chief Communications Officer
Ms. Marita Hudson Thomas
Chief Marketing Officer
Ms. Jennifer Vianello
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What is the Intrinsic Value of one CARS stock?

The intrinsic value of one CARS stock under the Base Case scenario is 21.62 USD.

Is CARS stock undervalued or overvalued?

Compared to the current market price of 17.53 USD, Cars.com Inc is Undervalued by 19%.