Contrasting Carvana (CVNA) & Lazydays (LAZY)

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

Analyst Recommendations

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

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Carvana 0 4 9 0 2.69
Lazydays 0 0 2 0 3.00

Carvana currently has a consensus price target of $55.86, indicating a potential upside of 6.08%. Lazydays has a consensus price target of $15.75, indicating a potential upside of 120.28%. Given Lazydays’ stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Lazydays is more favorable than Carvana.

Volatility and Risk

Carvana has a beta of -0.94, suggesting that its share price is 194% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Lazydays has a beta of -0.08, suggesting that its share price is 108% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

26.0% of Carvana shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 57.9% of Lazydays shares are held by institutional investors. 21.4% of Carvana shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 15.6% of Lazydays shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Carvana -5.30% -33.44% -9.75%
Lazydays N/A 7.75% 1.93%

Earnings & Valuation

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

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Carvana $858.87 million 8.59 -$18.31 million ($1.21) -43.52
Lazydays N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

Lazydays has lower revenue, but higher earnings than Carvana.

Summary

Lazydays beats Carvana on 7 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Carvana

Carvana Co., together with its subsidiaries, operates an e-commerce platform for buying used cars in the United States. The company purchases, reconditions, sells, and delivers vehicles. Its platform allows customers to research and identify a vehicle; inspect it using company's proprietary 360-degree vehicle imaging technology; obtain financing and warranty coverage; purchase the vehicle; and schedule delivery or pick-up. The company was founded in 2012 and is headquartered in Tempe, Arizona.

About Lazydays

Lazydays Holdings, Inc., through its subsidiaries, operates recreation vehicle (RV) dealerships in the United States. It provides various products, including RV sales, RV services, financing and insurance products, RV parts and accessories, RV rentals, third-party protection plans, and RV camping for RV owners. The company offers various new and used vehicles; onsite general RV maintenance and repair services; and collision repair services, as well as sells and installs various parts and accessories. It also operates a fleet of vehicles for rent; and Lazydays RV resort at Tampa, Florida. In addition, the company arranges financing for vehicle purchases through third-party finance sources; and offers various third-party protection plans and services to the purchasers of its RVs. It operates five dealership locations in Florida, Arizona, and Colorado. The company was founded in 1976 and is based in Seffner, Florida.

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