Analyzing Casey’s General Stores (NASDAQ:CASY) and Cazoo Group (NYSE:CZOO)

Casey’s General Stores (NASDAQ:CASYGet Rating) and Cazoo Group (NYSE:CZOOGet Rating) are both retail/wholesale companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, valuation, earnings, risk, dividends and profitability.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

76.7% of Casey’s General Stores shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 69.5% of Cazoo Group shares are owned by institutional investors. 0.3% of Casey’s General Stores shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Profitability

This table compares Casey’s General Stores and Cazoo Group’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Casey’s General Stores 2.63% 16.73% 6.84%
Cazoo Group N/A N/A N/A

Volatility and Risk

Casey’s General Stores has a beta of 0.81, suggesting that its share price is 19% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Cazoo Group has a beta of 1.03, suggesting that its share price is 3% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and target prices for Casey’s General Stores and Cazoo Group, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Casey’s General Stores 0 1 7 0 2.88
Cazoo Group 0 5 1 0 2.17

Casey’s General Stores presently has a consensus price target of $247.63, suggesting a potential upside of 2.43%. Cazoo Group has a consensus price target of $1.94, suggesting a potential upside of 610.46%. Given Cazoo Group’s higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Cazoo Group is more favorable than Casey’s General Stores.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Casey’s General Stores and Cazoo Group’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Casey’s General Stores $12.95 billion 0.70 $339.79 million $9.99 24.20
Cazoo Group $918.30 million 0.23 -$747.38 million N/A N/A

Casey’s General Stores has higher revenue and earnings than Cazoo Group.

Summary

Casey’s General Stores beats Cazoo Group on 10 of the 12 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Casey’s General Stores

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Casey's General Stores, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, operates convenience stores under the Casey's and Casey's General Store names. Its stores offer a selection of food, including freshly prepared foods, such as pizza, donuts, and sandwiches; beverages; tobacco and nicotine products; health and beauty aids; automotive products; and other nonfood items. The company's stores also provide motor fuel for sale on a self-service basis; and gasoline and diesel fuel. In addition, its stores offer various products, include soft drinks, energy, water, sports drinks, juices, coffee, and tea and dairy products; beer, wine, and spirits; snacks, candy, packaged bakery, and other food items; ice, ice cream, meals, and appetizers; health and beauty aids, electronic accessories, housewares, and pet supplies; and lotto/lottery and prepaid cards. Further, the company operates two stores that sells tobacco and nicotine products; one liquor store; and one grocery store. As of April 30, 2022, it operated 2,452 convenience stores. Casey's General Stores, Inc. was founded in 1959 and is headquartered in Ankeny, Iowa.

About Cazoo Group

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Cazoo Group Ltd operates as an online car retailer in the United Kingdom and rest of Europe. It allows consumers to purchase, finance, and subscribe to a car through online for delivery or collection. The company was founded in 2018 and is headquartered in London, the United Kingdom. Cazoo Group Ltd is a subsidiary of Cazoo Holdings Limited.

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