Head to Head Survey: CarLotz (LOTZ) & Its Peers

CarLotz (NASDAQ: LOTZ) is one of 29 publicly-traded companies in the “Automotive dealers & gasoline service stations” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its peers? We will compare CarLotz to similar businesses based on the strength of its valuation, profitability, dividends, analyst recommendations, earnings, risk and institutional ownership.

Profitability

This table compares CarLotz and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
CarLotz N/A -31.76% -6.15%
CarLotz Competitors 3.54% 134.64% 5.39%

Volatility & Risk

CarLotz has a beta of 0.16, meaning that its stock price is 84% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, CarLotz’s peers have a beta of 4.08, meaning that their average stock price is 308% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares CarLotz and its peers gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
CarLotz $118.63 million -$3.54 million -2.67
CarLotz Competitors $6.49 billion $175.08 million 4.97

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

Institutional and Insider Ownership

28.3% of CarLotz shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 55.0% of shares of all “Automotive dealers & gasoline service stations” companies are held by institutional investors. 37.2% of CarLotz shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 18.4% of shares of all “Automotive dealers & gasoline service stations” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings and price targets for CarLotz and its peers, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
CarLotz 0 0 2 0 3.00
CarLotz Competitors 205 1089 1338 46 2.46

CarLotz presently has a consensus target price of $16.00, indicating a potential upside of 164.46%. As a group, “Automotive dealers & gasoline service stations” companies have a potential upside of 7.59%. Given CarLotz’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, equities analysts plainly believe CarLotz is more favorable than its peers.

Summary

CarLotz peers beat CarLotz on 9 of the 13 factors compared.

CarLotz Company Profile

CarLotz, Inc. operates as a consignment-to-retail used vehicle marketplace that provides its corporate vehicle sourcing partners and retail sellers of used vehicles. The company serves corporate vehicle sourcing partners, which include fleet leasing companies, rental car companies, banks, captive finance companies, third-party remarketers, wholesalers, companies that manage their own fleets, and original equipment manufacturers; retail sellers of used vehicles to individuals; and retail customers. It operates ten hubs throughout the Mid-Atlantic, Southeast, Southcentral, Midwest, and West Coast regions of the United States. The company was founded in 2011 and is headquartered in Richmond, Virginia.

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