Avis Budget Group, Inc. [CAR] saw a change by 2.79% with the Thursday trading session, closing the trade at the price of $35.73. The company is holding 75.22M shares with keeping floating shares. With the latest trading session, the stock is set at 65.19% off compared to its 52-week low, sliding -8.74% from high for the same period of time.

Since its 90-day high, the share price saw a move by -4.05%, trading +27.03% in oppose to its 90-day low While during the day, 75.22M shares valued at 1.72 million were bought and sold.

Avis Budget Group, Inc. [NASDAQ:CAR]: Analyst Rating and Earnings

Stock traders often pay close attention what Wall Street analysts have to say about a potential investment. For Avis Budget Group, Inc. [CAR], the latest consensus recommendation available followed its financial results for the fiscal quarter ending in December. On average, stock market experts give CAR an Outperform rating. Its stock price has been found in the range of 21.63 to 39.15. This is compared to its latest closing price of $34.76.

Wall Street analysts provide their ratings on a scale of 1 to 5, and the current average score for Avis Budget Group, Inc. [CAR] is sitting at 2.00. This is compared to 1 month ago, when its average rating was 2.00.

For the quarter ending in Mar-19 Avis Budget Group, Inc. [CAR] generated $1.92 billion in sales. That’s 1.76% lower than the average estimate of $1.95 billion as provided by Wall Street analysts. The three indicators above suggest that on the whole, this stock is not presenting an attractive investment option, as there are too many red flags that don’t point to a high-value ROI.

Keep an eye out for the next scheduled publication date for this company’s financial results, which are expected to be released on Tue 6 Aug (In 26 Days).

Fundamental Analysis of Avis Budget Group, Inc. [CAR]

Now let’s turn to look at profitability: with a current Operating Margin for Avis Budget Group, Inc. [CAR] sitting at +8.40 and its Gross Margin at +24.54, this company’s Net Margin is now 1.80%. These metrics indicate that this company is not generating as much profit, after accounting for expenses, compared to its market peers.

This company’s Return on Total Capital is 5.55, and its Return on Invested Capital has reached 4.40%. Its Return on Equity is 33.43, and its Return on Assets is 0.89. These metrics show a mixed bag, which means that this investment’s attractiveness can be quickly increased or decreased in the short term, depending on future updates CAR financial performance.

Turning to investigate this organization’s capital structure, Avis Budget Group, Inc. [CAR] has generated a Total Debt to Total Equity ratio of 3,329.23. Similarly, its Total Debt to Total Capital is 97.08, while its Total Debt to Total Assets stands at 71.66. Looking toward the future, this publicly-traded company’s Long-Term Debt to Equity is 3,323.67, and its Long-Term Debt to Total Capital is 96.92. This company has a healthy balance between its debt and its current holdings, suggesting it is a reliable investment due to its ability to leverage debt in an efficient way.

What about valuation? This company’s Enterprise Value to EBITDA is 5.28 and its Total Debt to EBITDA Value is 4.60. The Enterprise Value to Sales for this firm is now 1.74, and its Total Debt to Enterprise Value stands at 0.92. Avis Budget Group, Inc. [CAR] has a Price to Book Ratio of 4.13, a Price to Cash Flow Ratio of 0.69 and P/E Ratio of 18.17. These metrics all suggest that Avis Budget Group, Inc. is more likely to generate a positive ROI.

Shifting the focus to workforce efficiency, Avis Budget Group, Inc. [CAR] earns $304,133 for each employee under its payroll. Similarly, this company’s Receivables Turnover is 8.18 and its Total Asset Turnover is 0.49. This publicly-traded organization’s liquidity data is also interesting: its Quick Ratio is 1.27 and its Current Ratio is 1.27. This company, considering these metrics, has a healthy ratio between its short-term liquid assets and its short-term liabilities, making it a less risky investment.

Avis Budget Group, Inc. [CAR] has 75.22M shares outstanding, amounting to a total market cap of $2.61B. Its stock price has been found in the range of 21.63 to 39.15. At its current price, it has moved down by -8.74% from its 52-week high, and it has moved up 65.19% from its 52-week low.

This stock’s Relative Strength Index (RSI) is at 63.83. This RSI score is good, suggesting this stock is neither overbought or oversold.

Conclusion: Is Avis Budget Group, Inc. [CAR] a Reliable Buy?

Shares of Avis Budget Group, Inc. [CAR], on the whole, present investors with both positive and negative signals. Wall Street analysts have mixed reviews when it comes to the 12-month price outlook, and this company’s financials show a combination of strengths and weaknesses. Based on the price performance, this investment is somewhat risky while presenting reasonable potential for ROI.