EPS growth is an important number as it indicates the future prospects of CarGurus. It is typically displayed as a percentage and called the EPS growth rate, which is 21.50%. The higher the EPS growth rate, the higher the value that is added to shareholders and a good reflection on the performance of the management at CarGurus.



CarGurus is part of the technology sector and trades as part of the online media industry. The company CEO is Langley Steinert. CarGurus Inc is an online automotive marketplace connecting buyers and sellers of new and used cars. It operates online marketplaces in Canada, the United Kingdom, and Germany.

Previous Intraday Performance:

The CARG shares had a previous change of -1.28% which opened at 38.85 and closed at 38.60. It moved to an intraday high of 39.44 and a low of 38.37.

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Historical Performance:

Over the last five trading days, CARG shares returned -9.05% and in the past 30 trading days it returned 15.99%. Over three months, it changed -5.60%. In one year it has changed 13.50% and within that year its 52-week high was 57.25 and its 52-week low was 29.19. CARG stock is 32.26% above its 52 Week Low.

Our calculations result in a 200 day moving average of 40.12 and a 50 day moving average of 36.98. Right now, CARG stock is trading -3.79% below its 200 day moving average and may be a great opportunity to buy, but should check other technical indicators to confirm a buy signal.

PR Newswire:  CarGurus Receives Two “Highest Rated” DrivingSales Dealer Satisfaction Awards

Liquidity:

The company has a market cap of $4.2b with 110.1m shares outstanding and a float of 99.5m shares. Trading volume was 761,070 shares and has experienced an average volume of 560,512 shares. Our calculation, using the current average volume and close price, leads me to believe that the liquidity is bad, highly speculative and an investor may want to avoid this stock.

Earnings:

The last annual reported EPS for CarGurus was 0.2 which ended on 31st of December 2017, which according to the previous close, that is a PE of 193.00. Based on 4 analyst estimates, the consensus EPS for the next quarter is 0.04. The trailing twelve month EPS is 0.12, which comes to a trailing twelve month PE of 321.67.

Below was the last reported quarterly earnings per share:
09-30-2018:  0.04
06-30-2018:  0.03
03-31-2018:  0.03
12-31-2017:  0.02

Base on our calculations, the intrinsic value per share is 17.97, which means it might overvalued by -114.79%



Indicators Also to Watch:

Based on the latest filings, there is 9.70% of insider ownership and 102.80% of institutional ownership.

I calculated the beta to be 2.07

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Fundamental Numbers:

Based on last reported financials, the company’s return on equity is 87.51%, return on assets is 28.08%, profit margin is 16.06%, price-to-sales is 14.70 and price-to-book is 24.93.

Company Score Card:

Results are out of six:
 4  : Growth Expectations Result
 6  : Financial Safety Result
 2  : Past Performance Result
 0  : Valuation Result
 0  : Dividend Safety Result
 3  : Overall Result

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Jake McWilliams
I am an independent trader, analyst and algorithmic trading expert, having worked both for the sell side (brokerage) and the buy side (fund administration). I have been trading professionally for about 20 years. I trade stocks and forex and I play both long and short positions in underlying asset or through options. I have experience with discretionary and fully automated systems (Metatrader and Quantshare).

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