CarMax, Inc., through its subsidiaries, operates as a retailer of used vehicles in the United States.
Reasonable growth potential with questionable track record.
Share Price & News
How has CarMax's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?
Latest Share Price and Events
Stable Share Price: KMX's share price has been volatile over the past 3 months.
7 Day Return
US Specialty Retail
1 Year Return
US Specialty Retail
Return vs Industry: KMX exceeded the US Specialty Retail industry which returned -9.3% over the past year.
Return vs Market: KMX underperformed the US Market which returned 6.7% over the past year.
Price Volatility Vs. Market
How volatile is CarMax's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?
Simply Wall St News
4 days ago | Simply Wall StShould You Think About Buying CarMax, Inc. (NYSE:KMX) Now?
3 months ago | Simply Wall StSome CarMax, Inc. (NYSE:KMX) Analysts Just Made A Major Cut To Next Year's Estimates
3 months ago | Simply Wall StHow Does CarMax's (NYSE:KMX) P/E Compare To Its Industry, After The Share Price Drop?
Is CarMax undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?
Price to Earnings (PE) ratio
Share Price vs. Fair Value
Below Fair Value: KMX ($88.19) is trading above our estimate of fair value ($44.89)
Significantly Below Fair Value: KMX is trading above our estimate of fair value.
Price To Earnings Ratio
PE vs Industry: KMX is poor value based on its PE Ratio (23.1x) compared to the US Specialty Retail industry average (16.9x).
PE vs Market: KMX is poor value based on its PE Ratio (23.1x) compared to the US market (16.2x).
Price to Earnings Growth Ratio
PEG Ratio: KMX is good value based on its PEG Ratio (0.7x)
Price to Book Ratio
PB vs Industry: KMX is overvalued based on its PB Ratio (4x) compared to the US Specialty Retail industry average (1.3x).
How is CarMax forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 16 analysts?
Forecasted annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts
Analyst Future Growth Forecasts
Earnings vs Savings Rate: KMX's forecast earnings growth (31.7% per year) is above the savings rate (2.2%).
Earnings vs Market: KMX's earnings (31.7% per year) are forecast to grow faster than the US market (22.9% per year).
High Growth Earnings: earnings are expected to grow significantly over the next 3 years.
Revenue vs Market: KMX's revenue (12.6% per year) is forecast to grow faster than the US market (9.4% per year).
High Growth Revenue: KMX's revenue (12.6% per year) is forecast to grow slower than 20% per year.
Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts
Future Return on Equity
Future ROE: KMX's Return on Equity is forecast to be low in 3 years time (18.9%).
How has CarMax performed over the past 5 years?
Historical annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue History
Quality Earnings: KMX has high quality earnings.
Growing Profit Margin: KMX's current net profit margins (3.2%) are lower than last year (4.4%).
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: KMX's earnings have grown by 7.3% per year over the past 5 years.
Accelerating Growth: KMX's has had negative earnings growth over the past year, so it can't be compared to its 5-year average.
Earnings vs Industry: KMX had negative earnings growth (-28%) over the past year, making it difficult to compare to the Specialty Retail industry average (-12.9%).
Return on Equity
High ROE: KMX's Return on Equity (17.5%) is considered low.
How is CarMax's financial position?
Financial Position Analysis
Short Term Liabilities: KMX's short term assets ($3.3B) exceed its short term liabilities ($1.2B).
Long Term Liabilities: KMX's short term assets ($3.3B) do not cover its long term liabilities ($15.2B).
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Debt Level: KMX's debt to equity ratio (415.2%) is considered high.
Reducing Debt: KMX's debt to equity ratio has increased from 280.2% to 415.2% over the past 5 years.
Debt Coverage: KMX's debt is not well covered by operating cash flow (6.5%).
Interest Coverage: KMX's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT (9.7x coverage).
What is CarMax current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Dividend Yield vs Market
Notable Dividend: Unable to evaluate KMX's dividend yield against the bottom 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any recent payouts.
High Dividend: Unable to evaluate KMX's dividend yield against the top 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any recent payouts.
Stability and Growth of Payments
Stable Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if KMX's dividends per share have been stable in the past.
Growing Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if KMX's dividend payments have been increasing.
Current Payout to Shareholders
Dividend Coverage: Insufficient data to calculate payout ratio to determine if its dividend payments are covered by earnings.
Future Payout to Shareholders
Future Dividend Coverage: No need to calculate the sustainability of KMX's dividend in 3 years as they are not forecast to pay a notable one for the US market.
How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?
Average management tenure
Bill Nash (51yo)
Mr. William D. Nash, also known as Bill, has been the Chief Executive Officer of CarMax, Inc. since September 2016 and its President since February 1, 2016. Mr. Nash served as an Executive Vice President o ...
CEO Compensation Analysis
Compensation vs Market: Bill's total compensation ($USD9.40M) is about average for companies of similar size in the US market ($USD11.50M).
Compensation vs Earnings: Bill's compensation has been consistent with company performance over the past year.
|Senior VP & CFO||0.75yr||US$1.55m||0.0033% $474.6k|
|Executive VP & COO||1.92yrs||US$3.53m||0.0074% $1.1m|
|Executive VP||12.67yrs||US$2.80m||0.015% $2.2m|
|Executive VP & Chief Marketing Officer||5.92yrs||US$2.34m||0.0052% $745.0k|
|Executive Vice President of Finance||0.75yr||US$3.52m||0.021% $3.1m|
|VP, Chief Accounting Officer & Controller||3.67yrs||no data||0.0043% $621.3k|
|Senior VP and Chief Information & Technology Officer||2.5yrs||no data||0.0053% $755.0k|
|Vice President of Investor Relations||1.5yrs||no data||no data|
|Assistant Vice President of Public Affairs & Communications||no data||no data||no data|
|Vice President of Sales||1.5yrs||no data||no data|
|Senior VP & Chief Human Resources Officer||3.25yrs||no data||0.0050% $723.4k|
Experienced Management: KMX's management team is considered experienced (2.5 years average tenure).
|Non-Executive Chairman||3.92yrs||US$436.38k||0.13% $18.7m|
|Independent Director||12.75yrs||US$291.88k||0.017% $2.4m|
|Independent Director||12.75yrs||US$280.97k||0.017% $2.5m|
|Independent Director||0.75yr||US$128.65k||0.0099% $1.4m|
|Independent Director||1.75yrs||US$265.97k||0.0033% $480.4k|
|Lead Independent Director||1.08yrs||US$322.81k||0.015% $2.1m|
|Independent Director||3.25yrs||US$266.72k||0.0054% $779.5k|
|Independent Director||2.25yrs||US$286.97k||0.0040% $569.5k|
|Independent Director||2.25yrs||US$308.72k||0.0070% $1.0m|
|Independent Director||2.08yrs||US$276.97k||0.0036% $514.9k|
|Independent Director||5.25yrs||US$265.97k||0.0083% $1.2m|
Experienced Board: KMX's board of directors are not considered experienced ( 2.8 years average tenure), which suggests a new board.
Who are the major shareholders and have insiders been buying or selling?
Insider Trading Volume
Insider Buying: KMX insiders have sold more shares than they have bought in the past 3 months.
Recent Insider Transactions
Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have not been meaningfully diluted in the past year.
CarMax, Inc.'s company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources
- Name: CarMax, Inc.
- Ticker: KMX
- Exchange: NYSE
- Founded: 1993
- Industry: Automotive Retail
- Sector: Retail
- Market Cap: US$14.382b
- Shares outstanding: 163.08m
- Website: https://www.carmax.com
Number of Employees
- CarMax, Inc.
- 12800 Tuckahoe Creek Parkway
- United States
|Ticker||Exchange||Primary Security||Security Type||Country||Currency||Listed on|
|KMX||NYSE (New York Stock Exchange)||Yes||Common Stock||US||USD||Feb 1997|
|XA4||DB (Deutsche Boerse AG)||Yes||Common Stock||DE||EUR||Feb 1997|
|KMX *||BMV (Bolsa Mexicana de Valores)||Yes||Common Stock||MX||MXN||Feb 1997|
|0HTQ||LSE (London Stock Exchange)||Yes||Common Stock||GB||USD||Feb 1997|
|K1MX34||BOVESPA (Bolsa de Valores de Sao Paulo)||BDR EACH 2 REPR 1 COM||BR||BRL||Jan 2020|
CarMax, Inc., through its subsidiaries, operates as a retailer of used vehicles in the United States. The company operates in two segments, CarMax Sales Operations and CarMax Auto Finance. It offers customers a range of makes and models of used vehicles, including domestic, imported, and luxury vehicles; vehicles that do not meet its retail standards to licensed dealers through on-site wholesale auctions; and extended protection plans to customers at the time of sale. The company also provides reconditioning and vehicle repair services; and financing alternatives for retail customers across a range of credit spectrum through its CarMax Auto Finance and arrangements with various financial institutions. As of February 29, 2020, it operated approximately 216 stores and 2 new car franchises. CarMax, Inc. was founded in 1993 and is based in Richmond, Virginia.
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
|Data||Last Updated (UTC time)|
|Company Analysis||2020/07/13 07:11|
|End of Day Share Price||2020/07/10 00:00|
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