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

KAR Auction Services, Inc (KAR): $15.94

0.12 (+0.76%)

POWR Rating

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  • Sentiment is the dimension where KAR ranks best; there it ranks ahead of 61.1% of US stocks.
  • KAR's strongest trending metric is Quality; it's been moving down over the last 179 days.
  • KAR ranks lowest in Stability; there it ranks in the 22nd percentile.

KAR Stock Summary

  • Price to trailing twelve month operating cash flow for KAR is currently 5.43, higher than only 19.02% of US stocks with positive operating cash flow.
  • Equity multiplier, or assets relative to shareholders' equity, comes in at 4.74 for KAR Auction Services Inc; that's greater than it is for 78.31% of US stocks.
  • Shareholder yield, a measure of how much is returned to shareholders via dividends and share repurchases, for KAR comes in at 7.76% -- higher than that of 80.09% of stocks in our set.
  • Stocks that are quantitatively similar to KAR, based on their financial statements, market capitalization, and price volatility, are BRBR, GNW, CPS, PRAA, and GCI.
  • 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

  • In comparison to the median Consumer Cyclical stock, KAR's price/sales ratio is 70.97% lower, now standing at 0.9.
  • Over the past 143 months, KAR's price/sales ratio has gone up 0.1.
  • KAR's price/sales ratio has moved up 0.1 over the prior 143 months.

Below are key valuation metrics over time for KAR.

Stock Date P/S P/B P/E EV/EBIT
KAR 2021-08-27 0.9 1.3 21.7 13.9
KAR 2021-08-26 0.9 1.3 21.5 13.8
KAR 2021-08-25 0.9 1.4 22.1 14.0
KAR 2021-08-24 0.9 1.4 22.3 14.1
KAR 2021-08-23 0.9 1.4 22.4 14.1
KAR 2021-08-20 0.9 1.3 21.7 13.9

KAR Growth Metrics

    Its 2 year cash and equivalents growth rate is now at 15.96%.
  • Its 5 year price growth rate is now at -68.84%.
  • Its 2 year revenue growth rate is now at -22.7%.
Over the past 52 months, KAR's revenue has gone down $1,175,500,000.

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
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
2021-03-31 2,123.8 598.1 48.6
2020-12-31 2,187.7 384.4 0.5
2020-09-30 2,329.4 526.1 37.4

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 $15.94 52-week high $22.10
Prev. close $15.82 52-week low $11.76
Day low $15.69 Volume 559,100
Day high $16.05 Avg. volume 1,694,049
50-day MA $15.32 Dividend yield N/A
200-day MA $15.70 Market Cap 1.94B

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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KAR Auction Services: Sell To Grow

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Seeking Alpha | February 28, 2022

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Benzinga | February 28, 2022

KAR Auction Services, Inc -- Moody's places the ratings of KAR Auction Services on review for upgrade

Rating Action: Moody's places the ratings of KAR Auction Services on review for upgradeGlobal Credit Research - 28 Feb 2022New York, February 28, 2022 -- Moody's Investors Service ("Moody's") placed the ratings of wholesale used vehicle auction company KAR Auction Services, Inc ("KAR") on review for upgrade, including the B2 corporate family rating, the B2-PD probability of default rating, the Ba3 senior secured rating and the Caa1 senior unsecured rating. KAR's outlook was changed to ratings under review, from stable.

Yahoo | February 28, 2022

KAR Stock Alert: What to Know About the Carvana Deal Lifting KAR Auction Services

KAR stock shot higher after Carvana announced a plan to acquire its physical auction business in an effort to boost sales.

Joel Baglole on InvestorPlace | February 25, 2022

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NEW YORK , Feb. 25, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- InvestorsObserver issues critical PriceWatch Alerts for KAR, FTCH, LPRO, PSO, and PGRE. … Full story available on Benzinga.com

Benzinga | February 25, 2022

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KAR Price Returns

1-mo -1.91%
3-mo -11.74%
6-mo 2.84%
1-year -10.15%
3-year -34.32%
5-year 9.41%
YTD 2.05%
2021 -16.07%
2020 -13.44%
2019 24.16%
2018 -3.10%
2017 21.94%

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