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CarGurus ROIC %

: 33.76% (As of Dec. 2019)
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ROIC % measures how well a company generates cash flow relative to the capital it has invested in its business. It is also called ROC %. CarGurus's annualized return on invested capital (ROIC %) for the quarter that ended in Dec. 2019 was 33.76%.

As of today (2020-03-28), CarGurus's WACC % is 0.00%. CarGurus's ROIC % is 31.29% (calculated using TTM income statement data). CarGurus generates higher returns on investment than it costs the company to raise the capital needed for that investment. It is earning excess returns. A firm that expects to continue generating positive excess returns on new investments in the future will see its value increase as growth increases.


CarGurus ROIC % Historical Data

* All numbers are in millions except for per share data and ratio. All numbers are in their local exchange's currency.

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CarGurus Annual Data
Dec15 Dec16 Dec17 Dec18 Dec19
ROIC % 0.00 0.00 0.00 460.81 39.08

CarGurus Quarterly Data
Dec15 Sep16 Dec16 Mar17 Jun17 Sep17 Dec17 Mar18 Jun18 Sep18 Dec18 Mar19 Jun19 Sep19 Dec19
ROIC % Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only 152.58 48.65 14.50 27.58 33.76

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CarGurus ROIC % Distribution

* The bar in red indicates where CarGurus's ROIC % falls into.



CarGurus ROIC % Calculation

CarGurus's annualized Return on Invested Capital (ROIC %) for the fiscal year that ended in Dec. 2019 is calculated as:

ROIC %(A: Dec. 2019 )
=NOPAT/Average Invested Capital
=Operating Income*(1-Tax Rate)/( (Invested Capital (A: Dec. 2018 ) + Invested Capital (A: Dec. 2019 ))/ count )
=34.322 * ( 1 - -8.89% )/( (36.424 + 154.842)/ 2 )
=37.3732258/95.633
=39.08 %

where

Invested Capital(A: Dec. 2018 )
=Book Value of Debt + Book Value of Equity - Cash
=Long-Term Debt & Capital Lease Obligation + Short-Term Debt & Capital Lease Obligation + Minority Interest + Total Stockholders Equity - Cash
=0 + 0 + 0 + 194.111 - 157.687
=36.424

Invested Capital(A: Dec. 2019 )
=Book Value of Debt + Book Value of Equity - Cash
=Long-Term Debt & Capital Lease Obligation + Short-Term Debt & Capital Lease Obligation + Minority Interest + Total Stockholders Equity - Cash
=60.818 + 8.781 + 0 + 256.855 - 171.612
=154.842

CarGurus's annualized Return on Invested Capital (ROIC %) for the quarter that ended in Dec. 2019 is calculated as:

ROIC %(Q: Dec. 2019 )
=NOPAT/Average Invested Capital
=Operating Income*(1-Tax Rate)/( (Invested Capital (Q: Sep. 2019 ) + Invested Capital (Q: Dec. 2019 ))/ count )
=54.54 * ( 1 - 9.25% )/( (138.409 + 154.842)/ 2 )
=49.49505/146.6255
=33.76 %

where

Invested Capital(Q: Sep. 2019 )
=Book Value of Debt + Book Value of Equity - Cash
=Long-Term Debt & Capital Lease Obligation + Short-Term Debt & Capital Lease Obligation + Minority Interest + Total Stockholders Equity - Cash
=57.806 + 7.823 + 0 + 237.102 - 164.322
=138.409

Invested Capital(Q: {Q1})
=Book Value of Debt + Book Value of Equity - Cash
=Long-Term Debt & Capital Lease Obligation + Short-Term Debt & Capital Lease Obligation + Minority Interest + Total Stockholders Equity - Cash
=60.818 + 8.781 + 0 + 256.855 - 171.612
=154.842

Note: The Operating Income data used here is four times the quarterly (Dec. 2019) data.

* All numbers are in millions except for per share data and ratio. All numbers are in their local exchange's currency.


CarGurus  (NAS:CARG) ROIC % Explanation

ROIC % measures how well a company generates cash flow relative to the capital it has invested in its business. It is also called ROC %. The reason book values of debt and equity are used is because the book values are the capital the company received when issuing the debt or receiving the equity investments.

There are four key components to this definition. The first is the use of operating income or EBIT rather than net income in the numerator. The second is the tax adjustment to this operating income or EBIT, computed as a hypothetical tax based on an effective or marginal tax rate. The third is the use of book values for invested capital, rather than market values. The final is the timing difference; the capital invested is from the end of the prior year whereas the operating income or EBIT is the current year's number.

Why is ROIC % important?

Because it costs money to raise capital. A firm that generates higher returns on investment than it costs the company to raise the capital needed for that investment is earning excess returns. A firm that expects to continue generating positive excess returns on new investments in the future will see its value increase as growth increases, whereas a firm that earns returns that do not match up to its cost of capital will destroy value as it grows.

As of today, CarGurus's WACC % is 0.00%. CarGurus's ROIC % is 31.29% (calculated using TTM income statement data). CarGurus generates higher returns on investment than it costs the company to raise the capital needed for that investment. It is earning excess returns. A firm that expects to continue generating positive excess returns on new investments in the future will see its value increase as growth increases. CarGurus earns returns that do not match up to its cost of capital. It will destroy value as it grows.


Be Aware

Like ROE % and ROA %, ROIC % is calculated with only 12 months of data. Fluctuations in the company's earnings or business cycles can affect the ratio drastically. It is important to look at the ratio from a long term perspective.


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