KAR Auction Services, Inc (KAR): Price and Financial Metrics

KAR Auction Services, Inc (KAR): $14.92

0.36 (+2.47%)

POWR Rating

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  • Growth is the dimension where KAR ranks best; there it ranks ahead of 88.51% of US stocks.
  • KAR's strongest trending metric is Growth; it's been moving up over the last 179 days.
  • KAR ranks lowest in Sentiment; there it ranks in the 11th percentile.

KAR Stock Summary

  • With a year-over-year growth in debt of -74.51%, KAR AUCTION SERVICES INC's debt growth rate surpasses just 3% of about US stocks.
  • Revenue growth over the past 12 months for KAR AUCTION SERVICES INC comes in at -24.01%, a number that bests merely 7.75% of the US stocks we're tracking.
  • Shareholder yield, a measure of how much is returned to shareholders via dividends and share repurchases, for KAR comes in at 96.27% -- higher than that of 98.17% of stocks in our set.
  • If you're looking for stocks that are quantitatively similar to KAR AUCTION SERVICES INC, a group of peers worth examining would be HRT, CNDT, SSP, VRTS, and WRK.
  • Visit KAR's SEC page to see the company's official filings. To visit the company's web site, go to www.karglobal.com.

KAR Valuation Summary

  • KAR's EV/EBIT ratio is 6; this is 56.2% lower than that of the median Consumer Cyclical stock.
  • KAR's EV/EBIT ratio has moved down 18.6 over the prior 160 months.

Below are key valuation metrics over time for KAR.

Stock Date P/S P/B P/E EV/EBIT
KAR 2023-01-26 0.9 1 7.5 6.0
KAR 2023-01-25 0.9 1 7.6 6.1
KAR 2023-01-24 0.9 1 7.5 6.1
KAR 2023-01-23 0.9 1 7.5 6.1
KAR 2023-01-20 0.9 1 7.3 6.0
KAR 2023-01-19 0.9 1 7.1 5.8

KAR Growth Metrics

    Its 4 year net cashflow from operations growth rate is now at -7.89%.
  • The 5 year price growth rate now stands at -70.96%.
  • Its year over year price growth rate is now at -10.58%.
Over the past 49 months, KAR's revenue has gone down $2,035,000,000.

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

Date Revenue Operating Cash Flow Net Income to Common Stock
2022-09-30 1,696 -361.5 209.2
2022-06-30 1,838.2 -183.3 214
2022-03-31 2,039.4 188.7 15.3
2021-12-31 2,251.6 413.2 66.5
2021-09-30 2,231.8 305.1 44.3
2021-06-30 2,290.2 411.2 92.4

KAR's Quality Factors

The “Quality” component of the POWR Ratings focuses on 31 different factors of a companies fundamentals and operational strength. Here are some key insights as we drill into the specifics of these quality attributes.
  • KAR has a Quality Grade of C, ranking ahead of 58.6% of graded US stocks.
  • KAR's asset turnover comes in at 0.316 -- ranking 162nd of 165 Retail stocks.
  • MUSA, ROST, and NSIT are the stocks whose asset turnover ratios are most correlated with KAR.

The table below shows KAR's key quality metrics over time.

Period Asset Turnover Gross Margin ROIC
2021-09-30 0.316 0.417 0.060
2021-06-30 0.327 0.424 0.078
2021-03-31 0.310 0.425 0.059
2020-12-31 0.334 0.413 0.040
2020-09-30 0.359 0.419 0.057
2020-06-30 0.380 0.411 0.055

KAR Price Target

For more insight on analysts targets of KAR, see our KAR 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 $19.33 Average Broker Recommendation 1.65 (Moderate Buy)

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KAR Price/Volume Stats

Current price $14.92 52-week high $22.10
Prev. close $14.56 52-week low $11.15
Day low $14.41 Volume 904,500
Day high $15.07 Avg. volume 630,043
50-day MA $13.52 Dividend yield N/A
200-day MA $14.45 Market Cap 1.62B

KAR Auction Services, Inc (KAR) Company Bio

Kar Auction Services operates worldwide vehicle auction services and provides related services. The company was founded in 2006 and is based in Carmel, Indiana.

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Latest KAR News From Around the Web

Below are the latest news stories about KAR AUCTION SERVICES INC that investors may wish to consider to help them evaluate KAR as an investment opportunity.

Integration of BacklotCars and CARWAVE Provides Dealers the Best of Both Offerings

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Yahoo | December 29, 2022

Is Now The Time To Look At Buying KAR Auction Services, Inc. (NYSE:KAR)?

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KAR Price Returns

1-mo 13.03%
3-mo 9.46%
6-mo -8.35%
1-year 4.78%
3-year -27.19%
5-year -20.89%
YTD 14.33%
2022 -16.45%
2021 -16.07%
2020 -13.44%
2019 24.16%
2018 -3.10%

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