TrueCar (TRUE) and (CARS) Critical Survey

TrueCar (NASDAQ: TRUE) and (NASDAQ:CARS) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, valuation, profitability, analyst recommendations, earnings, institutional ownership and dividends.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares TrueCar and ‘s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio NetIncome Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
TrueCar $277.51 million 4.02 -$41.70 million ($0.36) -30.97

has higher revenue, but lower earnings than TrueCar.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent ratings and recommmendations for TrueCar and , as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
TrueCar 0 3 6 0 2.67
0 0 0 0 N/A

TrueCar currently has a consensus price target of $17.44, suggesting a potential upside of 56.45%.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

87.3% of TrueCar shares are owned by institutional investors. 15.5% of TrueCar shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.


This table compares TrueCar and ‘s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
TrueCar -10.29% -10.38% -8.12%


TrueCar beats on 4 of the 7 factors compared between the two stocks.

About TrueCar

TrueCar, Inc. is an Internet-based information, technology, and communication services company. The Company has a data-driven online platform, which features market data and analytics. The Company-branded platform is available on its TrueCar Website and mobile applications. It customizes and operates its platform on a co-branded basis for its affinity group marketing partners, including financial institutions, membership-based organizations, and employee buying programs for a range of enterprises. The Company enables users to obtain market-based pricing data on new and used cars, and to connect with its network of TrueCar Certified Dealers. Its network of over 13,000 TrueCar Certified Dealers consists primarily of new car franchises, as well as independent dealers selling used vehicles. Its subsidiary, ALG, Inc., provides forecasts and consulting services regarding determination of the residual value of an automobile at given future points in time.

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