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CarGurus Operating Margin %

: 17.67% (As of Jun. 2021)
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Operating Margin % is calculated as Operating Income divided by its Revenue. CarGurus's Operating Income for the three months ended in Jun. 2021 was $38.5 Mil. CarGurus's Revenue for the three months ended in Jun. 2021 was $217.7 Mil. Therefore, CarGurus's Operating Margin % for the quarter that ended in Jun. 2021 was 17.67%.

The historical rank and industry rank for CarGurus's Operating Margin % or its related term are showing as below:

NAS:CARG' s Operating Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -2.56   Med: 4.97   Max: 20.53
Current: 20.53

-2.56
20.53

NAS:CARG's Operating Margin % is ranked higher than
78% of the 79 Companies
in the Interactive Media industry.

( Industry Median: 3.71 vs. NAS:CARG: 20.53 )

CarGurus's 5-Year Average Operating Margin % Growth Rate was 0.00% per year.

CarGurus's Operating Income for the three months ended in Jun. 2021 was $38.5 Mil. Its Operating Income for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Jun. 2021 was $141.3 Mil.


CarGurus Operating Margin % Historical Data

The historical data trend for CarGurus's Operating Margin % can be seen below:

* For Operating Data section: All numbers are indicated by the unit behind each term and all currency related amount are in USD.
* For other sections: All numbers are in millions except for per share data, ratio, and percentage. All currency related amount are indicated in the company's associated stock exchange currency.

* Premium members only.

CarGurus Annual Data
Trend Dec15 Dec16 Dec17 Dec18 Dec19 Dec20
Operating Margin %
Premium Member Only 4.33 4.82 5.11 5.83 17.73

CarGurus Quarterly Data
Sep16 Dec16 Mar17 Jun17 Sep17 Dec17 Mar18 Jun18 Sep18 Dec18 Mar19 Jun19 Sep19 Dec19 Mar20 Jun20 Sep20 Dec20 Mar21 Jun21
Operating Margin % 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 Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only 9.19 29.54 22.08 15.05 17.67

Competitive Comparison

For the Internet Content & Information subindustry, CarGurus's Operating Margin %, along with its competitors' market caps and Operating Margin % data, can be viewed below:

* Competitive companies are chosen from companies within the same industry, with headquarter located in same country, with closest market capitalization; x-axis shows the market cap, and y-axis shows the term value; the bigger the dot, the larger the market cap. Note that "N/A" values will not show up in the chart.

   

CarGurus Operating Margin % Distribution

For the Interactive Media industry and Communication Services sector, CarGurus's Operating Margin % distribution charts can be found below:

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



CarGurus Operating Margin % Calculation

Operating Margin % - also known as operating income margin, operating profit margin and return on sales (ROS) - is the ratio of Operating Income divided by net sales or Revenue, usually presented in percent.

CarGurus's Operating Margin % for the fiscal year that ended in Dec. 2020 is calculated as

Operating Margin %=Operating Income (A: Dec. 2020 ) / Revenue (A: Dec. 2020 )
=97.756 / 551.451
=17.73 %

CarGurus's Operating Margin % for the quarter that ended in Jun. 2021 is calculated as

Operating Margin %=Operating Income (Q: Jun. 2021 ) / Revenue (Q: Jun. 2021 )
=38.477 / 217.748
=17.67 %

* For Operating Data section: All numbers are indicated by the unit behind each term and all currency related amount are in USD.
* For other sections: All numbers are in millions except for per share data, ratio, and percentage. All currency related amount are indicated in the company's associated stock exchange currency.


CarGurus  (NAS:CARG) Operating Margin % Explanation

Just like Gross Margin %, it is important to see a company maintains its operating margin over time. Among the same industry, a company with higher operating margin is more efficient in its operation. It is also more stable during industry slowdown or recessions. Peter Lynch prefers those with higher margins than those with lower margins.


Be Aware

Operating Margin % can be manipulated by adjusting the rate of depreciation, depletion and amortization (DDA).

If a company is facing competition, its Operating Margin % may decline. Often the Operating Margin % declines well before the company's Revenue or even profit decline. Therefore, Operating Margin % is a very important indicator of whether the company is facing problems.

For instance, by 2012, Nokia (NOK)'s problems were well known and its stock had lost more than 90% of its market value since 2007. But Nokia’s Operating Margin % had already been in decline since 2002, although its Earnings per Share (Diluted) were still rising. Investors who paid attention to Operating Margin % would have avoided this huge loss. The same can be said for Research-in-Motion (RIMM).

Therefore, Operating Margin % is a very important screening filter for GuruFocus. GuruFocus's Buffett-Munger screener requires that the profit margin is either consistent or expanding. The Model Portfolio of the Buffett-Munger screener has outperformed the market every year since inception in 2009.


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CarGurus Business Description

CarGurus logo
Industry
Traded in Other Exchanges
Address
2 Canal Park, 4th Floor, Cambridge, MA, USA, 02141
CarGurus Inc is a company that acts as an online automotive marketplace connecting buyers and sellers of new and used cars. The company provides three types of marketplace Listing products, Restricted Listings, and Enhanced or Featured Listing through which it offers real-time and historical data analyzing the connections and pricing analysis. It also provides all dealers with a web widget to place Deal Rating Badges, which show deal rating. The listing platforms offer auto manufacturers and others to buy advertising on the company's site and target consumers based on the make, model, and zip code of the cars. The company operates through two geographical segments namely United States and International. Most of the company's revenue comes from the United States.
Executives
Steinert Langley director, 10 percent owner, officer: CEO and Chairman C/O CARGURUS, INC. 2 CANAL PARK, 4TH FLOOR CAMBRIDGE MA 02141
Caputo Thomas Michael officer: Chief Product Officer C/O CARGURUS, INC. 2 CANAL PARK, 4TH FL. CAMBRIDGE MA 02141
Eldridge Andrea Lee officer: Chief People Officer 50 PEMBERTON STREET CAMBRIDGE MA 02140
Patton Kathleen Bender officer: General Counsel and Secretary 2 CANAL PARK 4TH FLOOR CAMBRIDGE MA 02141
Welch Sarah Amory officer: Chief Marketing Officer C/O CARGURUS, INC. 2 CANAL PARK, 4TH FL. CAMBRIDGE MA 02141
Zales Samuel officer: COO and President C/O CARGURUS, INC. 2 CANAL PARK, 4TH FL. CAMBRIDGE MA 02141
Lomeli Kyle officer: Chief Technology Officer 120 SYCAMORE STREET BELMONT MA 02478
Schwartz Greg M director C/O ZILLOW GROUP, INC. 1301 SECOND AVENUE, FLOOR 31 SEATTLE WA 98101
Smith Ian G director C/O CARGURUS, INC. 2 CANAL PARK, 4TH FLOOR CAMBRIDGE MA 02141
Parafestas Anastasios director C/O THE BOLLARD GROUP LLC ONE JOY STREET BOSTON MA 02108
Conine Steven director C/O WAYFAIR INC. 4 COPLEY PLACE BOSTON MA 02116
Hickok Lori A director PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN"> Ownership Information: HICKOK LORI A a.header:link {color: #3b4fae; font-weight: bold; text-decoration: underline;} a.header:visited {color: #3b4fae; font-weight: bold; text-decoration: underline;} a.header:hover {color: #191970;}
Kaufer Stephen director C/O TRIPADVISOR, INC. 141 NEEDHAM STREET NEWTON MA 02464
Chrzan Oliver Ian officer: Chief Technology Officer 86 WASHINGTON ST. NEWTON MA 02458
Argonaut 22 Llc 10 percent owner 1 JOY STREET BOSTON MA 02108

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