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.
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 Competitors||115||620||667||28||2.43|
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.
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 Competitors||3.22%||33.52%||3.60%|
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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