(NYSE: CARS) and (NYSE:CRCM) are both retail/wholesale companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, profitability, dividends, risk, analyst recommendations, earnings and institutional ownership.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

73.2% of shares are owned by institutional investors. 35.9% of shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.


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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets 19.24% 8.18% 6.29% 4.46% 17.27% 7.46%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent recommendations and price targets for and, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score 0 1 2 0 2.67 0 0 2 0 3.00 currently has a consensus target price of $34.50, indicating a potential upside of 17.31%. has a consensus target price of $16.00, indicating a potential downside of 12.62%. Given’s higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe is more favorable than

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares and’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio $633.10 million 3.33 $176.37 million N/A N/A $161.75 million 3.41 $7.04 million $0.15 122.07 has higher revenue and earnings than

Summary beats on 6 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Inc. owns a digital automotive marketplace business ( is an online research destination for car shoppers. The Company is engaged in the sale of online subscription advertising products targeting car dealerships. It offers a suite of products and services targeting the automotive needs of its buyer and seller customers. offers a digital automotive marketplace search engine that helps car buyers to make informed purchasing decisions and helps sellers to engage with a portion of their target customer base. This online automotive marketplace service connects buyers and sellers across five Websites:,,, and Its automotive marketplace products also include credible user and automotive and dealer reviews. It is also engaged in the sale of display advertising to national advertisers. Car buyers and car owners interface with primarily through the sites and mobile applications.

About, Inc. is an online marketplace for finding and managing family care. As of December 31, 2016, the Company had 22.8 million members, including 12.9 million families and 9.9 million caregivers, spanning 19 countries. Its consumer matching solutions allow families to search for, qualify, vet, connect with and select caregivers. It also provides caregivers with solutions to create personal profiles, describe their skills and experience, and otherwise differentiate and market themselves in a fragmented marketplace. In addition to consumer matching solutions, the Company offers its members products and services to facilitate their interaction with caregivers. It serves employers by providing access to certain of its products and services to employer-sponsored families. In addition, it serves care-related businesses, such as day care centers, nanny agencies and home care agencies, willing to market their services to its care-seeking families and recruit its caregiver members.

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