Head-To-Head Comparison: Carvana (CVNA) vs. Its Peers

Carvana (NYSE: CVNA) is one of 20 public companies in the “Automotive dealers & gasoline service stations” industry, but how does it compare to its rivals? We will compare Carvana to related companies based on the strength of its profitability, risk, dividends, earnings, valuation, analyst recommendations and institutional ownership.

Valuation & Earnings

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This table compares Carvana and its rivals top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Carvana $858.87 million -$18.31 million -18.93
Carvana Competitors $8.01 billion $218.36 million 12.43

Carvana’s rivals have higher revenue and earnings than Carvana. Carvana is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its rivals, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

14.9% of Carvana shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 64.7% of shares of all “Automotive dealers & gasoline service stations” companies are held by institutional investors. 21.7% of Carvana shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 17.0% of shares of all “Automotive dealers & gasoline service stations” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Profitability

This table compares Carvana and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Carvana -11.17% -74.69% -19.48%
Carvana Competitors 3.22% 33.52% 3.60%

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations and price targets for Carvana and its rivals, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Carvana 1 5 8 0 2.50
Carvana Competitors 116 608 661 28 2.43

Carvana currently has a consensus target price of $20.50, indicating a potential downside of 10.52%. As a group, “Automotive dealers & gasoline service stations” companies have a potential upside of 19.26%. Given Carvana’s rivals higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Carvana has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.

Summary

Carvana rivals beat Carvana on 8 of the 11 factors compared.

Carvana Company Profile

Carvana Co., together with its subsidiaries, operates an e-commerce platform for buying used cars in the United States. The company purchases, reconditions, sells, and delivers vehicles. Its platform allows customers to research and identify a vehicle; inspect it using company's proprietary 360-degree vehicle imaging technology; obtain financing and warranty coverage; purchase the vehicle; and schedule delivery or pick-up. The company was founded in 2012 and is headquartered in Tempe, Arizona.

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