Should you buy Cars.com stock? (NYSE:CARS). Let's see how it does in our automated value investing analysis system.
Based on historical returns, we believe that Cars.com can grow its free cash at a rate of about 2%. That's positive!
(Cars.com stock price per share)
||CARS Fair Price
(based on intrinsic value)
|CARS Safety Price (based on a variable margin of safety)||$10.16|
|PE Ratio versus Sector||518% higher than other Consumer Goods stocks|
|PE Ratio versus Industry||0% lower than other Auto & Truck Dealerships stocks|
|Free Cash Flow Jitter||28%|
This stock has short interest! This means that people have shorted it.
Why does that matter? They've made a bet that price will decrease from where they bought it. Maybe there are financial problems, or maybe there's a value play.
As of the latest analysis, there are 1,891,214 shares shorted. With 57,995,598 shares available for purchase and an average trading volume over the past 10 trading days of 335,100, it would take at least 5.644 days for all of the short holders to cover their shorts.
We believe that Cars.com may be worth examining further. It's making money, which is a very positive sign. Is it on sale?
Cars.com looks like a price in the fair value range. Based on our analysis—if the company keeps making money the way it has been—you could be looking at a good stock. See Before You Buy for your next steps.
Does Cars.com have a coherent story? Does it have a plan to continue to make money? Is it worth your time? Only you can decide where to go from here. Our investment guide helps you ask the right questions, including how to buy stocks. Use these research links for more information.
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