CAI International, Inc. (CAI): Price and Financial Metrics

CAI International, Inc. (CAI): $55.88

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  • Sentiment is the dimension where CAI ranks best; there it ranks ahead of 95.6% of US stocks.
  • The strongest trend for CAI is in Momentum, which has been heading up over the past 31 weeks.
  • CAI ranks lowest in Stability; there it ranks in the 33rd percentile.

CAI Stock Summary

  • Price to trailing twelve month operating cash flow for CAI is currently 3.29, higher than just 11.06% of US stocks with positive operating cash flow.
  • Of note is the ratio of CAI International Inc's sales and general administrative expense to its total operating expenses; only 0.09% of US stocks have a lower such ratio.
  • The ratio of debt to operating expenses for CAI International Inc is higher than it is for about just 0.02% of US stocks.
  • Stocks with similar financial metrics, market capitalization, and price volatility to CAI International Inc are CRESY, STRS, MESA, RDI, and ARL.
  • Visit CAI's SEC page to see the company's official filings. To visit the company's web site, go to

CAI Valuation Summary

  • In comparison to the median Industrials stock, CAI's price/sales ratio is 5.88% lower, now standing at 3.2.
  • CAI's price/sales ratio has moved NA NA over the prior 173 months.
  • Over the past 173 months, CAI's price/sales ratio has gone NA NA.

Below are key valuation metrics over time for CAI.

Stock Date P/S P/B P/E EV/EBIT
CAI 2016-03-03 0.7 0.4 6.2 22.9
CAI 2014-06-13 2.3 1.1 7.9 15.3
CAI 2011-09-01 2.7 1.3 6.2 11.9
CAI 2011-03-03 6.4 2.9 20.7 23.3
CAI 2010-12-09 4.8 2.2 15.4 19.2
CAI 2008-10-23 1.5 0.8 4.9 7.2

CAI Growth Metrics

  • The year over year net income to common stockholders growth rate now stands at 1148.03%.
  • Its 4 year net cashflow from operations growth rate is now at 81.32%.
  • Its year over year revenue growth rate is now at -28.31%.
CAI's revenue has moved down $8,997,000 over the prior 49 months.

The table below shows CAI's growth in key financial areas (numbers in millions of US dollars).

Date Revenue Operating Cash Flow Net Income to Common Stock
2021-03-31 299.897 292.68 55.974
2020-12-31 294.013 277.016 18.904
2020-09-30 359.966 264.044 12.507
2020-06-30 388.484 261.73 -7.683
2020-03-31 418.335 259.793 4.485
2019-12-31 416.54 253.997 22.182

CAI Price Target

For more insight on analysts targets of CAI, see our CAI price target page. And for a list of of all stocks sorted by upside potential based on analyst target price, see our Top Price Target page.

Average Price Target $56.00 Average Broker Recommendation 2 (Hold)

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CAI Price/Volume Stats

Current price $55.88 52-week high $56.19
Prev. close $55.73 52-week low $16.72
Day low $55.78 Volume 71,069
Day high $56.03 Avg. volume 316,825
50-day MA $49.40 Dividend yield 2.15%
200-day MA $40.22 Market Cap 966.95M

CAI International, Inc. (CAI) Company Bio

CAI International operates as transportation finance and logistics company in the United States and internationally. It leases, re-leases, and disposes containers, and contracts for the repair, repositioning, and storage of containers. The company was founded in 1989 and is based in San Francisco, California.

CAI Price Forecast Based on DCF Valuation

Current PriceDCF Fair Value Target: Forecasted Gain:
$55.88$353.92 765%

Below please find a table outlining a discounted cash flow forecast for CAI, in which we model out valuation assuming a variety of terminal growth rates. To summarize, we found that CAI International Inc ranked in the 88th percentile in terms of potential gain offered. More precisely, our analysis suggests the stock is undervalued by approximately 769.5% on a DCF basis. The most interesting components of our discounted cash flow analysis for CAI International Inc ended up being:

  • The stock's equity weight, or the proportion of capital from equity relative to debt, is 28. Its equity weight surpasses that of only 4.49% of free cash flow generating stocks in the Industrials sector.
  • CAI International Inc's weighted average cost of capital (WACC) is 9%; for context, that number is higher than only 24.57% of tickers in our DCF set.

Terminal Growth Rate in Free Cash FlowReturn Relative to Current Share Price

LMB, CVLG, AAWW, SPLP, and PKOH can be thought of as valuation peers to CAI, in the sense that they are in the Industrials sector and have a similar price forecast based on DCF valuation.

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CAI International Consensus Indicates Potential .3% Upside

CAI International with ticker code (CAI) have now 2 analysts covering the stock. The analyst consensus points to a rating of ''Hold''. The range between the high target price and low target price is between 56 and 56 with the average target price sitting at 56. With the stocks previous close at 55.83 this would imply there is a potential upside of .3%. The 50 day MA is 51.51 and the 200 day MA is 43.83. The market cap for the company is $973m. You can visit the company''s website by visiting: /> [stock_market_widget type="chart" symbol="CAI" chart="bar" range="6mo" interval="1d" line-color="rgb(49, 125, 189)"] CAI International operates as a transportation finance company in the United States, Switzerland, France, Korea, Singapore, rest of Asia, rest of Europe, and internationally. The ...

DirectorsTalk | July 26, 2021

SHAREHOLDER INVESTIGATION: Halper Sadeh LLP Investigates CAI, SYKE, TGRF, AVCO, LDL; Shareholders are Encouraged to Contact the Firm

Halper Sadeh LLP, a global investor rights law firm, announces it is investigating the following companies:

Yahoo | July 18, 2021

STOCKHOLDER ALERT: Monteverde & Associates Continues to Investigate the Following Merger

NEW YORK , July 16, 2021 PRNewswire/ -- Juan Monteverde , founder and managing partner at Monteverde & Associates PC , a national securities firm rated Top 50 in the 2018-2020 ISS Securities Class Action Services Report and headquartered at the Empire State Building in New York City , is investigating: MMA Capital Holdings, Inc. ( MMAC ) relating to its proposed acquisition by an affiliate of Fundamental Advisors LP. Under the terms of the agreement, MMAC shareholders will receive $27.77 in cash per share they own. Click here for more information: . It is free and there is no cost or obligation to you. CAI International, Inc. ( CAI ) relating to its proposed acquisition by Mitsubishi Full story available on

Benzinga | July 16, 2021

SHAREHOLDER ALERT: WeissLaw LLP Reminds STMP, JAX, CAI, and SYKE Shareholders About Its Ongoing Investigations

If you own shares in any of the companies listed above and would like to discuss our investigations or have any questions concerning this notice or your rights or interests, please contact:

Yahoo | July 16, 2021

INVESTIGATION ALERT: Halper Sadeh LLP Investigates CORE, CAI, BOCH, ADXS; Shareholders are Encouraged to Contact the Firm

NEW YORK, NY / ACCESSWIRE / July 10, 2021 / Halper Sadeh LLP, a global investor rights law firm, announces it is investigating the following companies:Core-Mark Holding Company, Inc. (NASDAQ:CORE)concerning potential violations of the federal securities laws and/or breaches of fiduciary duties relating to its sale to Performance Food Group Company.

Yahoo | July 10, 2021

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CAI Price Returns

1-mo 0.58%
3-mo 32.30%
6-mo 74.53%
1-year 227.62%
3-year 161.83%
5-year 573.18%
YTD 81.40%
2020 9.87%
2019 24.75%
2018 -17.97%
2017 226.64%
2016 -13.99%

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