America’s Car-Mart (CRMT) & Its Peers Head-To-Head Analysis

America’s Car-Mart (NASDAQ: CRMT) is one of 20 public companies in the “Automotive dealers & gasoline service stations” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its rivals? We will compare America’s Car-Mart to similar businesses based on the strength of its profitability, dividends, institutional ownership, risk, valuation, analyst recommendations and earnings.

Analyst Ratings

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This is a breakdown of recent ratings for America’s Car-Mart and its rivals, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
America’s Car-Mart 0 2 0 0 2.00
America’s Car-Mart Competitors 115 620 667 28 2.43

America’s Car-Mart currently has a consensus price target of $47.50, suggesting a potential downside of 7.14%. As a group, “Automotive dealers & gasoline service stations” companies have a potential upside of 16.79%. Given America’s Car-Mart’s rivals stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe America’s Car-Mart has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

82.2% of America’s Car-Mart shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 62.1% of shares of all “Automotive dealers & gasoline service stations” companies are owned by institutional investors. 11.7% of America’s Car-Mart shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 16.5% of shares of all “Automotive dealers & gasoline service stations” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares America’s Car-Mart and its rivals gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
America’s Car-Mart $587.75 million $20.20 million 20.06
America’s Car-Mart Competitors $8.01 billion $220.42 million 12.10

America’s Car-Mart’s rivals have higher revenue and earnings than America’s Car-Mart. America’s Car-Mart is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its rivals, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.

Risk & Volatility

America’s Car-Mart has a beta of 0.86, meaning that its stock price is 14% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, America’s Car-Mart’s rivals have a beta of 9.96, meaning that their average stock price is 896% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares America’s Car-Mart and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
America’s Car-Mart 5.30% 9.91% 5.24%
America’s Car-Mart Competitors 3.22% 33.52% 3.60%

Summary

America’s Car-Mart rivals beat America’s Car-Mart on 9 of the 13 factors compared.

America’s Car-Mart Company Profile

America's Car-Mart, Inc., through its subsidiaries, operates as an automotive retailer in the United States. The company primarily sells older model used vehicles and provides financing for its customers. As of April 30, 2017, it operated 140 dealerships in 11 states in the South-Central United States. America's Car-Mart, Inc. was founded in 1981 and is headquartered in Bentonville, Arkansas.

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