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CarGurus Sloan Ratio %

: 2.37% (As of Jun. 2021)
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Richard Sloan from the University of Michigan was first to document what is referred to as the "accrual anomaly". His 1996 paper found that shares of companies with small or negative accruals vastly outperform (+10%) those of companies with large ones.

CarGurus's Sloan Ratio for the quarter that ended in Jun. 2021 was 2.37%.

As of Jun. 2021, CarGurus has a Sloan Ratio of 2.37%, indicating the company is in the safe zone and there is no funny business with accruals.


CarGurus Sloan Ratio % Historical Data

The historical data trend for CarGurus's Sloan 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
Sloan Ratio %
Premium Member Only 38.36 0.06 34.93 -1.45 -12.40

CarGurus Quarterly Data
Sep16 Dec16 Mar17 Jun17 Sep17 Dec17 Mar18 Jun18 Sep18 Dec18 Mar19 Jun19 Sep19 Dec19 Mar20 Jun20 Sep20 Dec20 Mar21 Jun21
Sloan 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 -20.34 -37.00 -12.40 -1.88 2.37

Competitive Comparison

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

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

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



CarGurus Sloan Ratio % Calculation

Earnings contain a lot of non cash earnings which is called accruals. The Sloan ratio is a way to identify firms with low non-cash or accrual-derived earnings relative to their cash flow.

CarGurus's Sloan Ratio for the fiscal year that ended in Dec. 2020 is calculated as

Sloan Ratio=(Net Income (A: Dec. 2020 )-Cash Flow from Operations (A: Dec. 2020 )
-Cash Flow from Investing (A: Dec. 2020 ))/Total Assets (A: Dec. 2020 )
=(77.553-156.743
--16.895)/502.298
=-12.40%

CarGurus's Sloan Ratio for the quarter that ended in Jun. 2021 is calculated as

Sloan Ratio=(Net Income (TTM)-Cash Flow from Operations (TTM})
-Cash Flow from Investing (TTM))/Total Assets (Q: Jun. 2021 )
=(105.329-203.15
--116.371)/784.205
=2.37%

CarGurus's Net Income for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Jun. 2021 was 32.563 (Sep. 2020 ) + 25.163 (Dec. 2020 ) + 19.551 (Mar. 2021 ) + 28.052 (Jun. 2021 ) = $105.3 Mil.
CarGurus's Cash Flow from Operations for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Jun. 2021 was 73.878 (Sep. 2020 ) + 47.937 (Dec. 2020 ) + 43.862 (Mar. 2021 ) + 37.473 (Jun. 2021 ) = $203.2 Mil.
CarGurus's Cash Flow from Investing for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Jun. 2021 was 41.437 (Sep. 2020 ) + -101.754 (Dec. 2020 ) + -68.092 (Mar. 2021 ) + 12.038 (Jun. 2021 ) = $-116.4 Mil.

* 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) Sloan Ratio % Explanation

A former University of Michigan researcher, Richard Sloan's 1996 paper found that shares of companies with small or negative accruals vastly outperform (+10%) those of companies with large ones. In fact, for the 40-year period between 1962 and 2001, buying the lowest accrual companies and shorting the highest accrual companies resulted in an average annual compounded return of 18%, more than double the S&P 500's 7.4% annual return over the same period.

According to How to Beat the Market with the Sloan Ratio:

If the Sloan Ratio is between -10% and 10%, the company is in the safe zone and there is no funny business with accruals.

If the Sloan Ratio is less than between -25% and -10% on the negative side, and between 10% and 25% on the positive side, this is a warning stage of accrual build up.

If the Sloan Ratio is less than -25% or greater than 25%, and this ratio is consistent over several quarters or even years, be careful. Earnings are highly likely to be made up of accruals.

As of Jun. 2021, CarGurus has a Sloan Ratio of 2.37%, indicating the company is in the safe zone and there is no funny business with accruals.


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CarGurus Business Description

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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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