CarGurus (CARG) & Angie’s List (ANGI) Head-To-Head Review

CarGurus (NASDAQ: CARG) and Angie’s List (NASDAQ:ANGI) are both auto/tires/trucks companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, risk, valuation, institutional ownership, profitability, dividends and analyst recommendations.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations for CarGurus and Angie’s List, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
CarGurus 0 4 1 0 2.20
Angie’s List 1 5 5 0 2.36

CarGurus currently has a consensus target price of $29.50, indicating a potential downside of 2.64%. Angie’s List has a consensus target price of $11.92, indicating a potential upside of 9.83%. Given Angie’s List’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Angie’s List is more favorable than CarGurus.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares CarGurus and Angie’s List’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
CarGurus N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Angie’s List $323.33 million 2.10 -$7.85 million ($0.12) -90.41

CarGurus has higher earnings, but lower revenue than Angie’s List.

Profitability

This table compares CarGurus and Angie’s List’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
CarGurus N/A N/A N/A
Angie’s List -17.04% -25.20% -14.67%

Insider & Institutional Ownership

68.7% of Angie’s List shares are owned by institutional investors. 18.2% of Angie’s List shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Summary

Angie’s List beats CarGurus on 6 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

About CarGurus

CarGurus, Inc. is an online automotive marketplace connecting buyers and sellers of new and used cars. Using proprietary technology, search algorithms, and data analytics. The Company’s marketplace empowers users with unbiased third-party validation on pricing and dealer reputation as well as other information that aids them in finding Great Deals from Great Dealers. In addition to the United States, the Company operates online marketplaces in Canada, the United Kingdom, and Germany. The Company’s products include Consumer Marketplace, Dealer Marketplace, Dealer Dashboard, Dealer Advertising and Customer Acquisition Products, Auto Manufacturer and Other Advertiser Products.

About Angie’s List

ANGI Homeservices Inc. is focused on creating digital marketplace for home services, connecting homeowners across the globe with home service professionals. The Company operates 10 brands including Angie’s List, HomeAdvisor, HomeStars, Instapro, MyBuilder, MyHammer, Travaux, Werkspot, CraftJack and mHelpDesk. The Company’s brand portfolio provides homeowners with tools and resources for home repair, maintenance and improvement projects. Angie’s List is America’s online review platform and provides services ranging from home repair, maintenance and improvement to auto service and health care. HomeAdvisor is the operator of the home services marketplace across the globe. HomeStars is online platform connecting homeowners with home renovators, repairmen and retailers throughout Canada. Instapro is Italy’s home services network connecting homeowners with service professionals for home renovation projects.

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