AutoNation (AN) & Lazydays (NASDAQ:LAZY) Head to Head Comparison

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

Earnings & Valuation

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

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
AutoNation $21.53 billion 0.16 $434.60 million $3.81 10.23
Lazydays N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

AutoNation has higher revenue and earnings than Lazydays.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings for AutoNation and Lazydays, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
AutoNation 2 5 1 0 1.88
Lazydays 0 0 2 0 3.00

AutoNation currently has a consensus target price of $49.83, indicating a potential upside of 27.84%. Lazydays has a consensus target price of $15.75, indicating a potential upside of 217.06%. Given Lazydays’ stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Lazydays is more favorable than AutoNation.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
AutoNation 2.10% 16.21% 3.95%
Lazydays N/A 7.75% 1.93%

Risk and Volatility

AutoNation has a beta of 1.22, meaning that its stock price is 22% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Lazydays has a beta of 0.5, meaning that its stock price is 50% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

66.0% of AutoNation shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 57.9% of Lazydays shares are owned by institutional investors. 2.8% of AutoNation shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 15.6% of Lazydays shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Summary

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

About AutoNation

AutoNation, Inc., through its subsidiaries, operates as an automotive retailer in the United States. The company operates through three segments: Domestic, Import, and Premium Luxury. It offers a range of automotive products and services, including new and used vehicles; and parts and services, such as automotive repair and maintenance, and wholesale parts and collision services. The company also provides automotive finance and insurance products comprising vehicle services and other protection products, as well as arranges finance for vehicle purchases through third-party finance sources. As of December 31, 2017, it owned and operated 360 new vehicle franchises from 253 stores located primarily in metropolitan markets in the Sunbelt region. The company was founded in 1991 and is headquartered in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

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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