CarGurus (NASDAQ:CARG) and Longfin (NASDAQ:LFIN) are both auto/tires/trucks companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, profitability, institutional ownership, risk, dividends, valuation and earnings.
This table compares CarGurus and Longfin’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
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This is a summary of recent ratings and recommmendations for CarGurus and Longfin, as provided by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
CarGurus currently has a consensus price target of $49.90, indicating a potential upside of 37.47%. Given CarGurus’ higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe CarGurus is more favorable than Longfin.
Insider and Institutional Ownership
72.1% of CarGurus shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 2.7% of Longfin shares are held by institutional investors. 34.5% of CarGurus shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 55.2% of Longfin shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.
Valuation & Earnings
This table compares CarGurus and Longfin’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|CarGurus||$454.09 million||8.86||$65.17 million||$0.57||63.68|
CarGurus has higher revenue and earnings than Longfin.
CarGurus beats Longfin on 7 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.
CarGurus Company Profile
CarGurus, Inc. operates an online automotive marketplace connecting buyers and sellers of new and used cars in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Germany, Italy, and Spain. The company provides consumers an online automotive marketplace where they can search for new and used car listings from its dealers, as well as sell their car in the United States marketplace. Its marketplace connects dealers to a large audience of informed and engaged consumers. The company was founded in 2005 and is headquartered in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
Longfin Company Profile
Longfin Corp. operates as a finance and technology company in the United States and internationally. The company specializes in structured trade finance solutions and physical commodities finance solutions for finance houses and trading platforms. It offers Blockchain technology solutions for small and medium enterprises, processors, manufacturers, importers, and exporters. Longfin Corp. was incorporated in 2017 and is headquartered in New York, New York.
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