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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 : 5/10

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industry
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history
Cash-to-Debt 0.03
NYSE:CARS's Cash-to-Debt is ranked lower than
97% of the 1245 Companies
in the Global Auto & Truck Dealerships industry.

( Industry Median: 0.53 vs. NYSE:CARS: 0.03 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash-to-Debt only.
NYSE:CARS' s Cash-to-Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.02  Med: 5000.03 Max: No Debt
Current: 0.03
0.02
No Debt
Equity-to-Asset 0.62
NYSE:CARS's Equity-to-Asset is ranked higher than
70% of the 1232 Companies
in the Global Auto & Truck Dealerships industry.

( Industry Median: 0.48 vs. NYSE:CARS: 0.62 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity-to-Asset only.
NYSE:CARS' s Equity-to-Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.58  Med: 0.8 Max: 0.95
Current: 0.62
0.58
0.95
Debt-to-Equity 0.44
NYSE:CARS's Debt-to-Equity is ranked higher than
55% of the 1093 Companies
in the Global Auto & Truck Dealerships industry.

( Industry Median: 0.51 vs. NYSE:CARS: 0.44 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Debt-to-Equity only.
NYSE:CARS' s Debt-to-Equity Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.34  Med: 0.42 Max: 0.45
Current: 0.44
0.34
0.45
Debt-to-EBITDA 3.28
NYSE:CARS's Debt-to-EBITDA is ranked lower than
61% of the 1032 Companies
in the Global Auto & Truck Dealerships industry.

( Industry Median: 2.49 vs. NYSE:CARS: 3.28 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Debt-to-EBITDA only.
NYSE:CARS' s Debt-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.5  Med: 2.5 Max: 3.28
Current: 3.28
2.5
3.28
Interest Coverage 5.06
NYSE:CARS's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
73% of the 1093 Companies
in the Global Auto & Truck Dealerships industry.

( Industry Median: 16.92 vs. NYSE:CARS: 5.06 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
NYSE:CARS' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 5.06  Med: No Debt Max: No Debt
Current: 5.06
5.06
No Debt
Piotroski F-Score: 4
Altman Z-Score: 1.55
Beneish M-Score: -2.28
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 : 6/10

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Operating Margin % 18.80
NYSE:CARS's Operating Margin % is ranked higher than
93% of the 1248 Companies
in the Global Auto & Truck Dealerships industry.

( Industry Median: 5.90 vs. NYSE:CARS: 18.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating Margin % only.
NYSE:CARS' s Operating Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 11.56  Med: 22.87 Max: 29.25
Current: 18.8
11.56
29.25
Net Margin % 28.90
NYSE:CARS's Net Margin % is ranked higher than
98% of the 1248 Companies
in the Global Auto & Truck Dealerships industry.

( Industry Median: 3.84 vs. NYSE:CARS: 28.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net Margin % only.
NYSE:CARS' s Net Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 25.03  Med: 27.86 Max: 119.28
Current: 28.9
25.03
119.28
ROE % 11.66
NYSE:CARS's ROE % is ranked higher than
60% of the 1228 Companies
in the Global Auto & Truck Dealerships industry.

( Industry Median: 8.97 vs. NYSE:CARS: 11.66 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE % only.
NYSE:CARS' s ROE % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 7.47  Med: 10.96 Max: 13.7
Current: 11.66
7.47
13.7
ROA % 7.22
NYSE:CARS's ROA % is ranked higher than
72% of the 1259 Companies
in the Global Auto & Truck Dealerships industry.

( Industry Median: 4.09 vs. NYSE:CARS: 7.22 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA % only.
NYSE:CARS' s ROA % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 7.03  Med: 8.87 Max: 12.76
Current: 7.22
7.03
12.76
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % 139.27
NYSE:CARS's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % is ranked higher than
98% of the 1256 Companies
in the Global Auto & Truck Dealerships industry.

( Industry Median: 14.10 vs. NYSE:CARS: 139.27 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % only.
NYSE:CARS' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 139.27  Med: 420.55 Max: 1136.39
Current: 139.27
139.27
1136.39
3-Year Revenue Growth Rate 8.00
NYSE:CARS's 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate is ranked higher than
68% of the 1190 Companies
in the Global Auto & Truck Dealerships industry.

( Industry Median: 3.80 vs. NYSE:CARS: 8.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate only.
NYSE:CARS' s 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 8  Med: 11.4 Max: 14.8
Current: 8
8
14.8
3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate 39.60
NYSE:CARS's 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate is ranked higher than
92% of the 1101 Companies
in the Global Auto & Truck Dealerships industry.

( Industry Median: 6.70 vs. NYSE:CARS: 39.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate only.
NYSE:CARS' s 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 39.6  Med: 40.65 Max: 41.7
Current: 39.6
39.6
41.7
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Guru Trades

Q3 2017

CARS Guru Trades in Q3 2017

Ruane Cunniff 611,021 sh (New)
First Pacific Advisors 1,274,750 sh (New)
George Soros 810,403 sh (+67.18%)
Paul Tudor Jones 501,276 sh (+36.23%)
Joel Greenblatt 423,830 sh (+8.86%)
Jeremy Grantham 1,921,933 sh (+0.51%)
Murray Stahl 9,338 sh (+0.12%)
David Einhorn 548,399 sh (unchged)
Chuck Royce 20,000 sh (unchged)
David Abrams Sold Out
John Rogers 280,059 sh (-17.55%)
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Q4 2017

CARS Guru Trades in Q4 2017

Steven Cohen 528,900 sh (New)
HOTCHKIS & WILEY 51,532 sh (New)
Chuck Royce Sold Out
First Pacific Advisors Sold Out
Murray Stahl Sold Out
David Einhorn Sold Out
George Soros Sold Out
Ruane Cunniff 610,078 sh (-0.15%)
Jeremy Grantham 1,799,600 sh (-6.37%)
John Rogers 256,499 sh (-8.41%)
Joel Greenblatt 217,809 sh (-48.61%)
Paul Tudor Jones 49,444 sh (-90.14%)
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Q1 2018

CARS Guru Trades in Q1 2018

Ruane Cunniff Sold Out
Steven Cohen Sold Out
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
John Rogers 251,684 sh (-1.88%)
HOTCHKIS & WILEY 41,303 sh (-19.85%)
Joel Greenblatt 108,549 sh (-50.16%)
Jeremy Grantham 588,413 sh (-67.30%)
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Q2 2018

CARS Guru Trades in Q2 2018

Mario Gabelli 10,500 sh (New)
HOTCHKIS & WILEY 69,154 sh (+67.43%)
Joel Greenblatt 151,387 sh (+39.46%)
John Rogers 252,759 sh (+0.43%)
Jeremy Grantham 588,413 sh (unchged)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with NYSE: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
John Rogers 2018-06-30 Add 0.43%$24.01 - $29.99 $ 25.73-7%252,759
Joel Greenblatt 2018-06-30 Add 39.46%0.02%$24.01 - $29.99 $ 25.73-7%151,387
HOTCHKIS & WILEY 2018-06-30 Add 67.43%$24.01 - $29.99 $ 25.73-7%69,154
Mario Gabelli 2018-06-30 New Buy$24.01 - $29.99 $ 25.73-7%10,500
John Rogers 2018-03-31 Reduce -1.88%$26.89 - $31.97 $ 25.73-12%251,684
Joel Greenblatt 2018-03-31 Reduce -50.16%0.05%$26.89 - $31.97 $ 25.73-12%108,549
HOTCHKIS & WILEY 2018-03-31 Reduce -19.85%$26.89 - $31.97 $ 25.73-12%41,303
Ruane Cunniff 2018-03-31 Sold Out 0.14%$26.89 - $31.97 $ 25.73-12%0
Ruane Cunniff 2017-12-31 Reduce -0.15%$22 - $29.98 $ 25.73-1%610,078
John Rogers 2017-12-31 Reduce -8.41%0.01%$22 - $29.98 $ 25.73-1%256,499
Joel Greenblatt 2017-12-31 Reduce -48.61%0.08%$22 - $29.98 $ 25.73-1%217,809
HOTCHKIS & WILEY 2017-12-31 New Buy0.01%$22 - $29.98 $ 25.73-1%51,532
David Einhorn 2017-12-31 Sold Out 0.23%$22 - $29.98 $ 25.73-1%0
George Soros 2017-12-31 Sold Out 0.65%$22 - $29.98 $ 25.73-1%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.

Ratios

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PE Ratio 9.88
CARS's PE Ratio is ranked higher than
72% of the 1032 Companies
in the Global Auto & Truck Dealerships industry.

( Industry Median: 15.55 vs. CARS: 9.88 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE Ratio only.
CARS' s PE Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 8.63  Med: 10.35 Max: 12.39
Current: 9.88
8.63
12.39
Forward PE Ratio 10.85
CARS's Forward PE Ratio is ranked lower than
66% of the 201 Companies
in the Global Auto & Truck Dealerships industry.

( Industry Median: 10.89 vs. CARS: 10.85 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward PE Ratio only.
N/A
PE Ratio without NRI 9.88
CARS's PE Ratio without NRI is ranked higher than
73% of the 1039 Companies
in the Global Auto & Truck Dealerships industry.

( Industry Median: 15.71 vs. CARS: 9.88 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE Ratio without NRI only.
CARS' s PE Ratio without NRI Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 8.63  Med: 10.34 Max: 12.39
Current: 9.88
8.63
12.39
PB Ratio 1.08
CARS's PB Ratio is ranked higher than
59% of the 1218 Companies
in the Global Auto & Truck Dealerships industry.

( Industry Median: 1.45 vs. CARS: 1.08 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PB Ratio only.
CARS' s PB Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.02  Med: 1.2 Max: 1.37
Current: 1.08
1.02
1.37
PS Ratio 2.86
CARS's PS Ratio is ranked lower than
86% of the 1225 Companies
in the Global Auto & Truck Dealerships industry.

( Industry Median: 0.78 vs. CARS: 2.86 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PS Ratio only.
CARS' s PS Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.59  Med: 3.06 Max: 3.58
Current: 2.86
2.59
3.58
Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow 13.20
CARS's Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow is ranked higher than
59% of the 486 Companies
in the Global Auto & Truck Dealerships industry.

( Industry Median: 17.77 vs. CARS: 13.20 )
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: 8.62  Med: 13.41 Max: 16.53
Current: 13.2
8.62
16.53
Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow 11.52
CARS's Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow is ranked lower than
59% of the 734 Companies
in the Global Auto & Truck Dealerships industry.

( Industry Median: 10.35 vs. CARS: 11.52 )
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: 7.69  Med: 11.28 Max: 14.44
Current: 11.52
7.69
14.44
EV-to-EBIT 21.27
CARS's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
77% of the 1071 Companies
in the Global Auto & Truck Dealerships industry.

( Industry Median: 12.56 vs. CARS: 21.27 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
CARS' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 14.4  Med: 19.25 Max: 25.6
Current: 21.27
14.4
25.6
EV-to-EBITDA 11.36
CARS's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked lower than
62% of the 1129 Companies
in the Global Auto & Truck Dealerships industry.

( Industry Median: 9.72 vs. CARS: 11.36 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
CARS' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 9.1  Med: 11.25 Max: 13.6
Current: 11.36
9.1
13.6
EV-to-Revenue 3.87
CARS's EV-to-Revenue is ranked lower than
89% of the 1234 Companies
in the Global Auto & Truck Dealerships industry.

( Industry Median: 0.98 vs. CARS: 3.87 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-Revenue only.
CARS' s EV-to-Revenue Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.5  Med: 4.1 Max: 4.7
Current: 3.87
3.5
4.7
Current Ratio 1.42
CARS's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
56% of the 1238 Companies
in the Global Auto & Truck Dealerships industry.

( Industry Median: 1.52 vs. CARS: 1.42 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
CARS' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.11  Med: 1.5 Max: 1.66
Current: 1.42
1.11
1.66
Quick Ratio 1.42
CARS's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
68% of the 1238 Companies
in the Global Auto & Truck Dealerships industry.

( Industry Median: 1.08 vs. CARS: 1.42 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
CARS' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.11  Med: 1.5 Max: 1.66
Current: 1.42
1.11
1.66
Days Sales Outstanding 59.53
CARS's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
57% of the 1222 Companies
in the Global Auto & Truck Dealerships industry.

( Industry Median: 64.43 vs. CARS: 59.53 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
CARS' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 52.92  Med: 56.67 Max: 59.53
Current: 59.53
52.92
59.53
Days Payable 72.95
CARS's Days Payable is ranked higher than
60% of the 1204 Companies
in the Global Auto & Truck Dealerships industry.

( Industry Median: 61.95 vs. CARS: 72.95 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
CARS' s Days Payable Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 36.65  Med: 50.41 Max: 72.95
Current: 72.95
36.65
72.95

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Valuation & Return

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Price-to-Median-PS-Value 0.93
CARS's Price-to-Median-PS-Value is ranked higher than
51% of the 1171 Companies
in the Global Auto & Truck Dealerships industry.

( Industry Median: 1.02 vs. CARS: 0.93 )
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: 0.93  Med: 1.03 Max: 1.08
Current: 0.93
0.93
1.08
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % 4.73
CARS's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % is ranked lower than
66% of the 1257 Companies
in the Global Auto & Truck Dealerships industry.

( Industry Median: 6.90 vs. CARS: 4.73 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % only.
CARS' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.9  Med: 5.15 Max: 7
Current: 4.73
3.9
7

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $644.93
EPS (TTM) $ 2.60
Volatility29.37%
52-Week Range $20.94 - 32.94
Shares Outstanding (Mil)69.73

Analyst Estimate

Dec18 Dec19 Dec20
Revenue (Mil $) 666 720 788
EBIT (Mil $)
EBITDA (Mil $) 227 248
EPS ($) 0.69 1.02 1.17
EPS without NRI ($) 0.69 1.02 1.17
EPS Growth Rate
(Future 3Y To 5Y Estimate)
5.00%
Dividends per Share ($)

Piotroski F-Score Details

Piotroski F-Score: 44
Positive ROAY
Positive CFROAY
Higher ROA yoyY
CFROA > ROAN
Lower Leverage yoyN
Higher Current Ratio yoyN
Less Shares Outstanding yoyY
Higher Gross Margin yoyN
Higher Asset Turnover yoyN

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