Carmax third-quarter results fell short of analysts’ expectations, amidst inflationary pressures dampening consumer demand.
The used-car retailer’s earnings fell -85% from a year ago to $0.24 per share in the quarter, missing the $0.70 expectation from Thomson Reuters survey.
Revenue was down -24% year-over-year to $6.51 billion in the quarter, vs. analysts’ expectations of $7.3 billion. Retail used units sold decreased -20.8% to 180,050 in the quarter ending November 30, while same-store used unit sales were down -22.4%. Average selling prices for its used cars were up +1.9% to $28,530.
CarMax CEO Bill Nash indicated that vehicle affordability challenges continued to affect the company’s third quarter unit sales performance amidst widespread inflationary pressures, rising interest rates, and low consumer confidence.
"External title data indicates that we gained market share on a year-to-date basis through October, though we've seen some recent loss of share. We are focused on profitable market share gains that can be sustained for the long-term," CarMax stated.
Citing its quarterly performance and market uncertainties, CarMax has suspended share repurchases.
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The Tickeron PE Growth Rating for this company is (best 1 - 100 worst), pointing to outstanding earnings growth. The PE Growth rating is based on a comparative analysis of stock PE ratio increase over the last 12 months compared against S&P 500 index constituents.
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The Tickeron Valuation Rating of (best 1 - 100 worst) indicates that the company is slightly overvalued in the industry. This rating compares market capitalization estimated by our proprietary formula with the current market capitalization. This rating is based on the following metrics, as compared to industry averages: P/B Ratio (1.843) is normal, around the industry mean (7.334). P/E Ratio (24.390) is within average values for comparable stocks, (24.652). Projected Growth (PEG Ratio) (1.077) is also within normal values, averaging (2.613). KMX has a moderately low Dividend Yield (0.000) as compared to the industry average of (0.036). P/S Ratio (0.410) is also within normal values, averaging (82.789).
The Tickeron Profit vs. Risk Rating rating for this company is (best 1 - 100 worst), indicating that the returns do not compensate for the risks. KMX’s unstable profits reported over time resulted in significant Drawdowns within these last five years. A stable profit reduces stock drawdown and volatility. The average Profit vs. Risk Rating rating for the industry is 78, placing this stock worse than average.
The average fundamental analysis ratings, where 1 is best and 100 is worst, are as follows
a holding company whose subsidiaries sell and finance used motor vehicles
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