CarGurus (NASDAQ:CARG) versus GTY Technology (NASDAQ:GTYH) Head to Head Contrast

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

Risk & Volatility

CarGurus has a beta of 1.88, suggesting that its share price is 88% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, GTY Technology has a beta of -0.26, suggesting that its share price is 126% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares CarGurus and GTY Technology’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
CarGurus 7.44% 18.30% 12.02%
GTY Technology N/A -22.48% -14.13%

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares CarGurus and GTY Technology’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 6.18 $65.17 million $0.57 43.95
GTY Technology N/A N/A $1.80 million N/A N/A

CarGurus has higher revenue and earnings than GTY Technology.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current recommendations and price targets for CarGurus and GTY Technology, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
CarGurus 0 3 8 0 2.73
GTY Technology 0 1 1 0 2.50

CarGurus currently has a consensus target price of $49.00, indicating a potential upside of 95.61%. GTY Technology has a consensus target price of $8.50, indicating a potential upside of 18.06%. Given CarGurus’ stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, equities analysts plainly believe CarGurus is more favorable than GTY Technology.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

80.4% of CarGurus shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 28.8% of GTY Technology shares are owned by institutional investors. 34.5% of CarGurus shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 24.7% of GTY Technology shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Summary

CarGurus beats GTY Technology on 12 of the 12 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.

GTY Technology Company Profile

GTY Technology Holdings Inc. provides cloud-based suite of solutions for state and local governments in North America. The company develops software technologies for the procurement and vendor or supplier sourcing industry in government, public sector, and various highly-regulated commercial vertical markets; content, digital, and integrated payment services via a software-as-a-service platform for government agencies and utility companies. It also develops cloud-based grants management and cost allocation software for state, local, and tribal governments; software to streamline municipal permissions and licenses; budgeting software, performance management, and transparency and data visualization solutions; and public sector budgeting and consulting services. GTY Technology Holdings Inc. was founded in 2016 and is based in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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