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Carvana shares rise after the company reported an updated outlook for the year. Lucid shares also rose after Reuters reported the company plans to join the EV market in China. Yahoo Finance Live breaks it all down.
Yahoo Finance anchors Julie Hyman and Brad Smith take a look at online used car retailer Carvana's stock performance after the company reported an updated profit outlook.
Shares of Carvana (NYSE: CVNA) were revving up once again this week, primarily on news that management now forecasts that the struggling online used car dealer's second-quarter adjusted earnings will come in above the analysts' consensus expectation. Ahead of an industry conference Thursday morning, Carvana updated its guidance. The used car dealer said it now expects to generate adjusted earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation, and amortization (EBITDA) of $50 million in Q2, and total gross profit per unit of $6,000, which represents a 63% improvement compared to Q2 2022.
Carvana (NYSE: CVNA) stock took off like a rocket early Thursday morning, rising 22.7% through 9:45 a.m. ET, after the company announced a revised -- and improved -- forecast for the second quarter of 2023. Specifically, Carvana said it expects to earn more than $6,000 in gross profit per used vehicle sold in Q2, and to report $50 million in adjusted earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation, and amortization (EBITDA). Carvana noted that if it hits these numbers, this will be the best gross profit margin per car it has ever reported.
Carvana believes it can perform both feats. Carvana, once a symbol of the pandemic-era’s roaring car market, has suffered from the effect of rising interest rates. A perennial loss maker, the company once relied on healthy growth prospects to raise billions in capital.
The stock market has been relatively quiet over the past days, as market participants seem content to digest the big gains that major market benchmarks have seen in recent weeks. Both Carvana (NYSE: CVNA) and Semtech (NASDAQ: SMTC) have suffered big declines, but shareholders hope that the worst might be over and that the two respective businesses might continue to improve from here. Shares of Carvana soared 25% in premarket trading on Thursday morning.
(Reuters) -Shares of used-car retailer Carvana Co closed up 56.0% on Thursday with some help from traders covering their bearish bets after the company forecast second-quarter adjusted earnings above Wall Street expectations due to cost-cutting initiatives. Debt-laden Carvana said it expects to report second-quarter adjusted earnings before interest tax, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) above $50 million. This EBITDA forecast exceeded consensus expectations for a loss of $6 million according to Stephens analyst Daniel Imbro, who had estimated EBITDA of $1.0 million-plus.
PHOENIX, June 08, 2023--Carvana, Nation’s Largest Online Used Auto Retailer, Releases Improved Q2 2023 Financial Outlook
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The company got a credit upgrade on its auto loan securitizations and launched a new national advertising campaign. As of this writing, shares of Carvana are up 33% this week and an astonishing 240% year to date. Carvana's business model is buying and selling used cars on its marketplace, facilitating transactions between consumers and wholesale purchasers.
Shares of Carvana (NYSE: CVNA) were soaring last month as the online used car dealer took a big step on its comeback trail by posting better-than-expected first-quarter results and guiding to an adjusted earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation, and amortization (EBITDA) profit in the second quarter. The update helped reassure investors that the stock would be able to avoid bankruptcy after plunging as much as 99% from its peak in 2021 on slowing growth and mounting losses, especially as interest rates rise and used car prices fell for much of last year. According to data from S&P Global Market Intelligence, Carvana stock finished the month up 86% as a short squeeze seemed to carry the stock following the earnings report.
PHOENIX, June 02, 2023--Carvana Co. Announces Expiration of Private Exchange Offers Relating to Existing Notes
Shares of online used car dealer Carvana (NYSE: CVNA) were jumping double digits for the second time this week. This time the catalyst was a credit rating upgrade by S&P Global on some Carvana-sponsored securitizations. As a result, Carvana stock was up 18.3% as of noon ET.
PHOENIX, June 01, 2023--S&P Global Ratings Upgrades Securitizations Sponsored by Carvana Due to Continued Strength in Loan Performance
PHOENIX, May 31, 2023--Carvana (NYSE: CVNA), an industry pioneer for buying and selling cars online, is recognized by Forbes as one of the Best Employers for Diversity in 2023. Carvana is the largest online used car dealer in the United States, employing thousands of people representing a variety of perspectives and cultural backgrounds. This recognition lands on the heels of Carvana’s recent designation by the publication as one of America’s Best Employers, and celebrates the work of its leader
Shares of Carvana (NYSE: CVNA) were gaining today as the stock seemed to respond along with other growth stocks to a deal to raise the debt ceiling. Carvana also launched a new national ad campaign over the weekend, showing the company beginning to invest in its growth after sharply cutting back on spending to cut its losses. Carvana said yesterday it was launching a new national ad campaign, focusing on five-star reviews from happy customers, a move that shows the company is going on offense again after cutting back on spending to improve its bottom line.
PHOENIX, May 29, 2023--Carvana's new ad campaign celebrates real customers' five-star reviews of the online auto retailer's fast, easy car buying and selling experience.
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Bad companies can survive when times are good, even if their business models fundamentally don't work. Carvana (NYSE: CVNA) and Wayfair (NYSE: W) made the most of the sky-high demand for used cars and home goods during the pandemic, but the bonanza is now over. Both companies are burning cash and are buried in debt, and neither might make it out of a prolonged recession.
The Federal Reserve's aggressive interest rate hikes last year posed a headwind for valuations, but with inflation showing some signs of cooling down, maybe a bull market is on the horizon in the not-too-distant future. No doubt, investors would be happy to see this to happen. In this type of scenario, a speculative stock like Carvana (NYSE: CVNA) might do well.
The used car platform's stock price is up 157% this year, but its future as a publicly traded company is still in jeopardy.
PHOENIX, May 17, 2023--Carvana Co. (NYSE: CVNA) ("Carvana" or the "Company"), the leading e-commerce platform for buying and selling used cars, today announced that it has extended the expiration date and withdrawal deadline for each of its previously announced offers to exchange (each an "Exchange Offer" and, collectively, the "Exchange Offers") its outstanding existing notes listed below (the "Existing Notes") for up to an aggregate principal amount of $1,000,000,000 (subject to increase or de