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GuruFocus Financial Strength Rank measures how strong a company’s financial situation is. It is based on these factors

1. The debt burden that the company has as measured by its Interest coverage (current year).
2. Debt to revenue ratio. The lower, the better
3. Altman Z-score.

A company ranks high with financial strength is likely to withstand any business slowdowns and recessions.

Financial Strength : 10/10

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Cash-to-Debt 0.06
CARS's Cash-to-Debt is ranked lower than
99.99% of the 1262 Companies
in the Global Auto & Truck Dealerships industry.

( Industry Median: 0.59 vs. CARS: 0.06 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash-to-Debt only.
CARS' s Cash-to-Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.06  Med: N/A Max: No Debt
Current: 0.06
Equity-to-Asset 0.58
CARS's Equity-to-Asset is ranked lower than
99.99% of the 1243 Companies
in the Global Auto & Truck Dealerships industry.

( Industry Median: 0.49 vs. CARS: 0.58 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity-to-Asset only.
CARS' s Equity-to-Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.58  Med: 0.95 Max: 0.95
Current: 0.58
0.58
0.95
Interest Coverage 88.73
CARS's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
99.99% of the 1107 Companies
in the Global Auto & Truck Dealerships industry.

( Industry Median: 18.28 vs. CARS: 88.73 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
CARS' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 88.73  Med: No Debt Max: No Debt
Current: 88.73
Altman Z-Score: 1.45
GuruFocus Profitability Rank ranks how profitable a company is and how likely the company’s business will stay that way. It is based on these factors:

1. Operating Margin
2. Trend of the Operating Margin (5-year average). The company with an uptrend profit margin has a higher rank.
••3. Consistency of the profitability
4. Piotroski F-Score
5. Predictability Rank•

The maximum rank is 10. A rank of 7 or higher means a higher profitability and may stay that way. A rank of 3 or lower indicates that the company has had trouble to make a profit.

Profitability Rank is not directly related to the Financial Strength Rank. But if a company is consistently profitable, its financial strength will be stronger.

Profitability & Growth : 5/10

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Operating Margin % 24.78
CARS's Operating Margin % is ranked lower than
99.99% of the 1268 Companies
in the Global Auto & Truck Dealerships industry.

( Industry Median: 5.58 vs. CARS: 24.78 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating Margin % only.
CARS' s Operating Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.5  Med: 21.27 Max: 27.9
Current: 24.78
4.5
27.9
Net Margin % 24.04
CARS's Net Margin % is ranked lower than
99.99% of the 1268 Companies
in the Global Auto & Truck Dealerships industry.

( Industry Median: 4.05 vs. CARS: 24.04 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net Margin % only.
CARS' s Net Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 24.04  Med: 27.16 Max: 119.28
Current: 24.04
24.04
119.28
ROE % 3.36
CARS's ROE % is ranked lower than
99.99% of the 1242 Companies
in the Global Auto & Truck Dealerships industry.

( Industry Median: 9.10 vs. CARS: 3.36 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE % only.
CARS' s ROE % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.36  Med: 8.93 Max: 13.7
Current: 3.36
3.36
13.7
ROA % 6.03
CARS's ROA % is ranked lower than
99.99% of the 1281 Companies
in the Global Auto & Truck Dealerships industry.

( Industry Median: 4.10 vs. CARS: 6.03 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA % only.
CARS' s ROA % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 6.03  Med: 9.9 Max: 12.76
Current: 6.03
6.03
12.76
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % 259.85
CARS's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % is ranked lower than
99.99% of the 1276 Companies
in the Global Auto & Truck Dealerships industry.

( Industry Median: 14.48 vs. CARS: 259.85 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % only.
CARS' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 259.85  Med: 745.55 Max: 1089.92
Current: 259.85
259.85
1089.92
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Q1 2017

CARS Guru Trades in Q1 2017

Joel Greenblatt 237,430 sh (unchged)
John Rogers 1,832,154 sh (unchged)
Murray Stahl 9,257 sh (unchged)
John Hussman 0 sh (unchged)
Jeremy Grantham 0 sh (unchged)
Paul Tudor Jones 7,529 sh (unchged)
Jim Simons 603,929 sh (unchged)
Diamond Hill Capital 2,811,668 sh (unchged)
Scott Black 0 sh (unchged)
David Dreman 6,507 sh (unchged)
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Q2 2017

CARS Guru Trades in Q2 2017

Chuck Royce 20,000 sh (New)
George Soros 484,746 sh (New)
David Einhorn 548,399 sh (New)
David Abrams 2,500,000 sh (New)
Jeremy Grantham 1,912,133 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 367,958 sh (+4787.21%)
Joel Greenblatt 389,328 sh (+63.98%)
Murray Stahl 9,327 sh (+0.76%)
Jim Simons Sold Out
David Dreman Sold Out
Diamond Hill Capital Sold Out
John Rogers 339,686 sh (-81.46%)
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Latest Guru Trades with CARS

(List those with share number changes of more than 20%, or impact to portfolio more than 0.1%)

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
David Einhorn 2017-06-30 New Buy0.24%$24.6 - $29.14 $ 24.19-9%548,399
George Soros 2017-06-30 New Buy0.29%$24.6 - $29.14 $ 24.19-9%484,746
Joel Greenblatt 2017-06-30 Add 63.98%0.06%$24.6 - $29.14 $ 24.19-9%389,328
John Rogers 2017-06-30 Reduce -81.46%$24.6 - $29.14 $ 24.19-9%339,686
David Dreman 2017-06-30 Sold Out $24.6 - $29.14 $ 24.19-9%0
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Business Description

Industry: Autos » Auto & Truck Dealerships    NAICS: 423110    SIC: 5012
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Headquarter Location:USA
Cars.com Inc is an online destination for buying and selling of new and used vehicles. The company also operates Auto.com, DealerRater.com, NewCars.com and PickupTrucks.com, websites directed towards different consumer segments.

Cars.com Inc is an online destination for buying and selling of new and used vehicles. The company also operates Auto.com, DealerRater.com, NewCars.com and PickupTrucks.com, websites directed towards different consumer segments.

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Ratios

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PE Ratio 10.28
CARS's PE Ratio is ranked lower than
99.99% of the 1048 Companies
in the Global Auto & Truck Dealerships industry.

( Industry Median: 17.50 vs. CARS: 10.28 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE Ratio only.
CARS' s PE Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 10.23  Med: 10.77 Max: 12.02
Current: 10.28
10.23
12.02
Forward PE Ratio 18.59
CARS's Forward PE Ratio is ranked lower than
99.99% of the 114 Companies
in the Global Auto & Truck Dealerships industry.

( Industry Median: 10.73 vs. CARS: 18.59 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward PE Ratio only.
N/A
PE Ratio without NRI 10.28
CARS's PE Ratio without NRI is ranked lower than
99.99% of the 1047 Companies
in the Global Auto & Truck Dealerships industry.

( Industry Median: 17.51 vs. CARS: 10.28 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE Ratio without NRI only.
CARS' s PE Ratio without NRI Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 10.22  Med: 10.75 Max: 12
Current: 10.28
10.22
12
PB Ratio 1.17
CARS's PB Ratio is ranked lower than
99.99% of the 1223 Companies
in the Global Auto & Truck Dealerships industry.

( Industry Median: 1.69 vs. CARS: 1.17 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PB Ratio only.
CARS' s PB Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.16  Med: 1.22 Max: 1.36
Current: 1.17
1.16
1.36
PS Ratio 3.66
CARS's PS Ratio is ranked lower than
99.99% of the 1239 Companies
in the Global Auto & Truck Dealerships industry.

( Industry Median: 0.86 vs. CARS: 3.66 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PS Ratio only.
CARS' s PS Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.65  Med: 3.84 Max: 4.29
Current: 3.66
3.65
4.29
Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow 12.93
CARS's Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow is ranked lower than
99.99% of the 440 Companies
in the Global Auto & Truck Dealerships industry.

( Industry Median: 15.46 vs. CARS: 12.93 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow only.
CARS' s Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 12.82  Med: 13.49 Max: 15.06
Current: 12.93
12.82
15.06
Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow 11.13
CARS's Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow is ranked lower than
99.99% of the 592 Companies
in the Global Auto & Truck Dealerships industry.

( Industry Median: 9.12 vs. CARS: 11.13 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow only.
CARS' s Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 11.07  Med: 11.64 Max: 13
Current: 11.13
11.07
13
EV-to-EBIT 15.04
CARS's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
99.99% of the 1087 Companies
in the Global Auto & Truck Dealerships industry.

( Industry Median: 13.69 vs. CARS: 15.04 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
CARS' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 15  Med: 15.55 Max: 16.9
Current: 15.04
15
16.9
EV-to-EBITDA 9.69
CARS's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked lower than
99.99% of the 1129 Companies
in the Global Auto & Truck Dealerships industry.

( Industry Median: 10.32 vs. CARS: 9.69 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
CARS' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 9.67  Med: 10.05 Max: 10.9
Current: 9.69
9.67
10.9
Current Ratio 1.51
CARS's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
99.99% of the 1252 Companies
in the Global Auto & Truck Dealerships industry.

( Industry Median: 1.52 vs. CARS: 1.51 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
CARS' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.11  Med: 1.52 Max: 1.66
Current: 1.51
1.11
1.66
Quick Ratio 1.51
CARS's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
99.99% of the 1252 Companies
in the Global Auto & Truck Dealerships industry.

( Industry Median: 1.08 vs. CARS: 1.51 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
CARS' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.11  Med: 1.52 Max: 1.66
Current: 1.51
1.11
1.66
Days Sales Outstanding 51.87
CARS's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked lower than
99.99% of the 1044 Companies
in the Global Auto & Truck Dealerships industry.

( Industry Median: 62.89 vs. CARS: 51.87 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
CARS' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 51.87  Med: 54.8 Max: 56.67
Current: 51.87
51.87
56.67
Days Payable 15.71
CARS's Days Payable is ranked lower than
99.99% of the 997 Companies
in the Global Auto & Truck Dealerships industry.

( Industry Median: 57.71 vs. CARS: 15.71 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
CARS' s Days Payable Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 15.71  Med: 24.37 Max: 26.68
Current: 15.71
15.71
26.68

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Valuation & Return

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Price-to-Median-PS-Value 0.96
CARS's Price-to-Median-PS-Value is ranked lower than
99.99% of the 1192 Companies
in the Global Auto & Truck Dealerships industry.

( Industry Median: 1.22 vs. CARS: 0.96 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Median-PS-Value only.
CARS' s Price-to-Median-PS-Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.95  Med: 1.06 Max: 1.06
Current: 0.96
0.95
1.06
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % 6.65
CARS's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % is ranked lower than
99.99% of the 1278 Companies
in the Global Auto & Truck Dealerships industry.

( Industry Median: 6.24 vs. CARS: 6.65 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % only.
CARS' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 5.9  Med: 6.4 Max: 6.7
Current: 6.65
5.9
6.7

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $633.77
EPS (TTM) $ 2.35
Short Percentage of Float0.00%
52-Week Range $19.90 - 29.47
Shares Outstanding (Mil)71.59

Analyst Estimate

Dec17 Dec18 Dec19
Revenue (Mil $) 636 666 709
EPS ($) 1.30 0.98 1.10
EPS without NRI ($) 1.30 0.98 1.10
EPS Growth Rate
(Future 3Y To 5Y Estimate)
N/A
Dividends per Share ($)
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