CarGurus (NASDAQ: CARG) and Sphere 3D (NASDAQ:ANY) are both auto/tires/trucks companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, profitability, risk, analyst recommendations, valuation, earnings and institutional ownership.
This is a breakdown of current ratings for CarGurus and Sphere 3D, as reported by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
CarGurus currently has a consensus price target of $36.00, suggesting a potential upside of 1.87%. Given CarGurus’ higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe CarGurus is more favorable than Sphere 3D.
This table compares CarGurus and Sphere 3D’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
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Institutional and Insider Ownership
50.6% of CarGurus shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 6.6% of Sphere 3D shares are held by institutional investors. 51.0% of CarGurus shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 1.1% of Sphere 3D shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.
Earnings and Valuation
This table compares CarGurus and Sphere 3D’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|CarGurus||$316.86 million||12.04||$13.19 million||$0.12||294.50|
|Sphere 3D||$81.52 million||0.09||-$26.18 million||N/A||N/A|
CarGurus has higher revenue and earnings than Sphere 3D.
CarGurus beats Sphere 3D on 10 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.
CarGurus, Inc. operates an online automotive marketplace connecting buyers and sellers of new and used cars worldwide. The company's marketplace enables users with third-party validation on pricing, dealer reputation, and other information. As of June 30, 2017, it had an active dealer network of approximately 40,000 dealers; and approximately 5.4 million car listings. The company was founded in 2005 and is headquartered in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
About Sphere 3D
Sphere 3D Corp. provides data management, and desktop and application virtualization solutions in the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and the Asia Pacific. It enables organizations to deploy a combination of public, private, or hybrid cloud strategies through containerized applications, virtual desktops, virtual storage, and physical hyper-converged platforms. The company offers RDX removable disk systems that provide scalability, centralized management, encryption and duplication, and reliability for backup, archive, data interchange, and disaster recovery; G-Series Appliance and G-Series Cloud applications; and Glassware Open Virtual Appliance and Open Virtual Format products. It also provides HVE converged and hyper-converged Infrastructure solutions, such as HVE-STACK high density server solution; HVE-VELOCITY high availability dual enclosure storage area network solution; and HVE 3DGFX, a virtualized desktop infrastructure solution. In addition, the company offers SnapServer network attached storage solution, a platform for primary or nearline storage for integration with Windows, UNIX/Linux, and Macintosh environments; NEO tape-based backup and long-term archive solutions, including tape libraries, autoloaders, and drives, as well as linear tape file system solutions; and LTO tape drives and media products. Sphere 3D Corp. markets its products under the RDX, Glassware 2.0, SnapCLOUD, SnapServer, SnapSync, NEO, and V3 brand names. The company sells its products through its distributor and reseller network to small and medium businesses, and distributed enterprises. Sphere 3D Corp. is headquartered in Mississauga, Canada.
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