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CarGurus PE Ratio

: 36.60 (As of Today)
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The PE Ratio, or Price-to-Earnings ratio, or P/E Ratio, is a financial ratio used to compare a company's market price to its Earnings per Share (Diluted). As of today (2021-10-28), CarGurus's share price is $34.04. CarGurus's Earnings per Share (Diluted) for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Jun. 2021 was $0.93. Therefore, CarGurus's PE Ratio for today is 36.60.


The historical rank and industry rank for CarGurus's PE Ratio or its related term are showing as below:

NAS:CARG' s PE Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 26.01   Med: 69.62   Max: 571.75
Current: 36.46

26.01
571.75

During the past 6 years, the highest PE Ratio of CarGurus was 571.75. The lowest was 26.01. And the median was 69.62.


NAS:CARG's PE Ratio is ranked lower than
99.99% of the 43 Companies
in the Interactive Media industry.

( Industry Median: 30.20 vs. NAS:CARG: 36.46 )

CarGurus's Earnings per Share (Diluted) for the three months ended in Jun. 2021 was $0.23. Its Earnings per Share (Diluted) for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Jun. 2021 was $0.93.

As of today (2021-10-28), CarGurus's share price is $34.04. CarGurus's EPS without NRI for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Jun. 2021 was $0.93. Therefore, CarGurus's PE Ratio without NRI for today is 36.60.

During the past 6 years, CarGurus's highest PE Ratio without NRI was 140.57. The lowest was 26.01. And the median was 64.16.

CarGurus's EPS without NRI for the three months ended in Jun. 2021 was $0.23. Its EPS without NRI for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Jun. 2021 was $0.93.

During the past 12 months, CarGurus's average EPS without NRI Growth Rate was 144.70% per year. During the past 3 years, the average EPS without NRI Growth Rate was 78.30% per year.

During the past 6 years, CarGurus's highest 3-Year average EPS without NRI Growth Rate was 78.30% per year. The lowest was 78.30% per year. And the median was 78.30% per year.

CarGurus's EPS (Basic) for the three months ended in Jun. 2021 was $0.24. Its EPS (Basic) for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Jun. 2021 was $0.94.


CarGurus PE Ratio Historical Data

The historical data trend for CarGurus's PE Ratio 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
PE Ratio
Premium Member Only N/A 249.83 59.18 95.08 46.66

CarGurus Quarterly Data
Sep16 Dec16 Mar17 Jun17 Sep17 Dec17 Mar18 Jun18 Sep18 Dec18 Mar19 Jun19 Sep19 Dec19 Mar20 Jun20 Sep20 Dec20 Mar21 Jun21
PE Ratio 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 66.71 37.29 46.66 31.36 28.20

Competitive Comparison

For the Internet Content & Information subindustry, CarGurus's PE Ratio, along with its competitors' market caps and PE Ratio 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 PE Ratio Distribution

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

* The bar in red indicates where CarGurus's PE Ratio falls into.



CarGurus PE Ratio Calculation

The PE Ratio, or Price-to-Earnings ratio, or P/E Ratio, is a financial ratio used to compare a company's market price to its Earnings per Share (Diluted). It is the most widely used ratio in the valuation of stocks.

CarGurus's PE Ratio for today is calculated as

PE Ratio=Share Price/Earnings per Share (Diluted) (TTM)
=34.04/0.930
=36.60

CarGurus's Share Price of today is $34.04.
CarGurus's Earnings per Share (Diluted) for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Jun. 2021 adds up the quarterly data reported by the company within the most recent 12 months, which was $0.93.

* 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.

It can also be calculated from the numbers for the whole company:


There are at least three kinds of PE Ratios used by different investors. They are Trailing Twelve Month PE Ratio or PE Ratio (TTM), Forward PE Ratio, or PE Ratio without NRI. A new PE Ratio based on inflation-adjusted normalized PE Ratio is called Shiller PE Ratio, after Yale professor Robert Shiller.

In the calculation of PE Ratio, the earnings per share used are the earnings per share over the past 12 months. For Forward PE Ratio, the earnings are the expected earnings for the next twelve months. In the case of PE Ratio without NRI, the reported earnings less the non-recurring items are used.

For Shiller PE Ratio, the earnings of the past 10 years are inflation-adjusted and averaged. Since it looks at the average over the last 10 years, Shiller PE Ratio is also called PE10.


CarGurus  (NAS:CARG) PE Ratio Explanation

The PE Ratio can be viewed as the number of years it takes for the company to earn back the price you pay for the stock. For example, if a company earns $2 a share per year, and the stock is traded at $30, the PE Ratio is 15. Therefore it takes 15 years for the company to earn back the $30 you paid for its stock, assuming the earnings stays constant over the next 15 years.

In real business, earnings never stay constant. If a company can grow its earnings, it takes fewer years for the company to earn back the price you pay for the stock. If a company's earnings decline it takes more years. As a shareholder, you want the company to earn back the price you pay as soon as possible. Therefore, lower P/E stocks are more attractive than higher P/E stocks so long as the PE Ratio is positive. Also for stocks with the same PE Ratio, the one with faster growth business is more attractive.

If a company loses money, the PE Ratio becomes meaningless.

To compare stocks with different growth rates, Peter Lynch invented a ratio called PEG Ratio. PEG Ratio is defined as the PE Ratio divided by the growth ratio. He thinks a company with a PE Ratio equal to its growth rate is fairly valued. Still he said he would rather buy a company growing 20% a year with a PE Ratio of 20, instead of a company growing 10% a year with a PE Ratio of 10.

Because the PE Ratio measures how long it takes to earn back the price you pay, the PE Ratio can be applied to the stocks across different industries. That is why it is the one of the most important and widely used indicators for the valuation of stocks.

Similar to the PE Ratio without NRI or PS Ratio or Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow or Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow , the PE Ratio measures the valuation based on the earning power of the company. This is where it is different from the PB Ratio , which measures the valuation based on the company's balance sheet.


Be Aware

Investors need to be aware that the PE Ratio can be misleading a lot of times, especially when the underlying business is cyclical and unpredictable. As Peter Lynch pointed out, cyclical businesses have higher profit margins at the peaks of the business cycles. Their earnings are high and PE Ratios are artificially low. It is usually a bad idea to buy a cyclical business when the PE Ratio is low. A better ratio to identify the time to buy a cyclical businesses is the PS Ratio .

PE Ratio can also be affected by non-recurring-items such as the sale of part of businesses. This may increase for the current year or quarter dramatically. But it cannot be repeated over and over. Therefore PE Ratio without NRI is a more accurate indication of valuation than PE Ratio.


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CarGurus Business Description

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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
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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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