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

KAR Auction Services, Inc (KAR): $14.21

-0.45 (-3.07%)

POWR Rating

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  • KAR scores best on the Quality dimension, with a Quality rank ahead of 57.29% of US stocks.
  • The strongest trend for KAR is in Growth, which has been heading up over the past 168 days.
  • KAR ranks lowest in Sentiment; there it ranks in the 7th percentile.

KAR Stock Summary

  • With a one year PEG ratio of 1,798.59, KAR Auction Services Inc is expected to have a higher PEG ratio (a measure of how expensive a stock is relative to its expected earnings growth) than 98.14% of US stocks.
  • As for revenue growth, note that KAR's revenue has grown -4.19% over the past 12 months; that beats the revenue growth of only 17.74% of US companies in our set.
  • KAR Auction Services Inc's shareholder yield -- a measure of how much capital is returned to stockholders via dividends and buybacks -- is 11.12%, greater than the shareholder yield of 82.91% 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 THS, BRBR, PRAA, TDS, and CLH.
  • 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

    The 2 year net income to common stockholders growth rate now stands at -70.35%.
  • Its 5 year net income to common stockholders growth rate is now at -48.6%.
  • The 4 year net income to common stockholders growth rate now stands at -48.6%.
KAR's revenue has moved down $205,900,000 over the prior 15 months.

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
2021-09-30 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
2020-06-30 2,437.7 493.4 25.6

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 $14.21 52-week high $20.06
Prev. close $14.66 52-week low $13.55
Day low $14.07 Volume 2,184,978
Day high $14.75 Avg. volume 1,195,499
50-day MA $15.61 Dividend yield N/A
200-day MA $16.37 Market Cap 1.72B

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.

KAR Global Licenses Privacy and Security Training Program for Use by NAAA Member Auctions

The National Auto Auction Association (NAAA) along with KAR Auction Services, Inc., d/b/a/ KAR Global (NYSE: KAR), a leading operator of digital marketplaces for wholesale used vehicles, announces the licensing of KAR's Privacy Pam™ privacy and security training program for use by NAAA member auctions. Through NAAA, all member auctions will receive access to the training program that helps KAR and its nearly 10,000 employees safeguard the data, information and business interests of their OEM, de

Yahoo | January 25, 2022

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Yahoo | December 23, 2021

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KAR Price Returns

1-mo -10.35%
3-mo -3.14%
6-mo -13.77%
1-year -25.56%
3-year -24.27%
5-year -9.19%
YTD -9.03%
2021 -16.07%
2020 -13.44%
2019 24.16%
2018 -3.10%
2017 21.94%

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