Both eBay Inc. (NASDAQ:EBAY) and KAR Auction Services Inc. (NYSE:KAR) are Specialty Retail Other companies, competing one another. We will contrast their institutional ownership, profitability, risk, dividends, analyst recommendations, earnings and valuation.
Valuation and Earnings
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|KAR Auction Services Inc.||20||0.85||N/A||2.34||23.27|
Table 1 shows gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation of the two companies. KAR Auction Services Inc. is observed to has lower revenue, but higher earnings than eBay Inc. The business with a lower P/E ratio is presently more affordable of the two stocks. eBay Inc.’s current P/E ratio is lower than that of KAR Auction Services Inc., which means that it is the affordable of the two.
Table 2 provides eBay Inc. and KAR Auction Services Inc.’s return on equity, net margins and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|KAR Auction Services Inc.||0.00%||20.9%||4.2%|
Risk and Volatility
eBay Inc.’s current beta is 1.36 and it happens to be 36.00% more volatile than Standard and Poor’s 500. KAR Auction Services Inc.’s 16.00% more volatile than Standard and Poor’s 500 which is a result of the 1.16 beta.
The Current Ratio and Quick Ratio of eBay Inc. are 1.5 and 1.5 respectively. Its competitor KAR Auction Services Inc.’s Current Ratio is 1.2 and its Quick Ratio is 1.2. eBay Inc. can pay off short and long-term obligations better than KAR Auction Services Inc.
The following table shown below contains the ratings and recommendations for eBay Inc. and KAR Auction Services Inc.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|KAR Auction Services Inc.||0||0||3||3.00|
eBay Inc.’s upside potential currently stands at 6.77% and an $42.28 average price target. On the other hand, KAR Auction Services Inc.’s potential upside is 139.06% and its average price target is $59. The information presented earlier suggests that KAR Auction Services Inc. looks more robust than eBay Inc. as far as analyst opinion.
Insider & Institutional Ownership
The shares of both eBay Inc. and KAR Auction Services Inc. are owned by institutional investors at 92.9% and 0% respectively. eBay Inc.’s share owned by insiders are 5.5%. Comparatively, insiders own roughly 0.7% of KAR Auction Services Inc.’s shares.
Here are the Weekly, Monthly, Quarterly, Half Yearly, Yearly and YTD Performance of both pretenders.
|Performance (W)||Performance (M)||Performance (Q)||Performance (HY)||Performance (Y)||Performance (YTD)|
|KAR Auction Services Inc.||-0.29%||0.37%||0.93%||-3.87%||1.46%||13.89%|
For the past year eBay Inc. was more bullish than KAR Auction Services Inc.
eBay Inc. beats KAR Auction Services Inc. on 7 of the 12 factors.
eBay Inc. operates commerce platforms that connect various buyers and sellers worldwide. Its platforms enable sellers to organize and offer their inventory for sale; and buyers to find and purchase it virtually. The companyÂ’s Marketplace platforms include its online marketplace at ebay.com and the eBay mobile apps; and StubHub platforms comprise its online ticket platform at stubhub.com, and the StubHub mobile apps and Ticketbis platforms that connect fans with their favorite sporting events, shows, and artists, as well as enables them to buy and sell tickets. Its Classifieds platforms include a collection of brands, such as mobile.de, Kijiji, Gumtree, Marktplaats, eBay Kleinanzeigen, and others, which offer online classifieds to enable people find whatever they are looking for in their local communities. The companyÂ’s platforms enable users to find, buy, sell, and pay for items through various online, mobile, and offline channels that include retailers, distributors, liquidators, import and export companies, auctioneers, catalog and mail-order companies, classifieds, directories, search engines, commerce participants, shopping channels, and networks. eBay Inc. was founded in 1995 and is headquartered in San Jose, California.
KAR Auction Services, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides vehicle auction services in the United States, Canada, Mexico, and the United Kingdom. It operates in three segments: ADESA Auctions, IAA, and AFC. The ADESA Auctions segment offers whole car auctions and related services to the vehicle remarketing industry through online auctions and auction facilities. It also provides value-added services, such as auction related, transportation, reconditioning, inspection, title and repossession administration and remarketing, vehicle research, and analytical services. This segment sells its products and services through vehicle manufacturers, fleet companies, rental car companies, finance companies, and others. The IAA segment offers various loss solutions and salvage vehicle auction services that facilitate the remarketing of vehicles for a range of sellers, including insurance companies, dealerships, rental car companies, fleet lease companies, and charitable organizations. This segment also provides catastrophe, vehicle inspection center, and transportation and towing services. The AFC segment offers floorplan financing, a short-term inventory-secured financing, to independent used vehicle dealers. As of December 31, 2016, the company had a network of 77 whole car auction locations and 172 salvage auction sites. The company was formerly known as KAR Holdings, Inc. and changed its name to KAR Auction Services, Inc. in November 2009. KAR Auction Services, Inc. was founded in 2006 and is headquartered in Carmel, Indiana.
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