Is CarMax (KMX) a Smart Long-term Buy?

Alex Smith
·3 min read

On October 12, 2020, Giverny Capital released its Q3 2020 Investor Letter, a copy of which you can download here. The Fund returned 6.50% for the third quarter of 2020. Meanwhile, the benchmark S&P 500 Index gained 8.93%. You should check out Giverny Capital's top 5 stock picks for investors to buy right now, which could be the biggest winners of this year.

In the said letter, Giverny Capital highlighted a few stocks and Carmax Inc (NYSE:KMX) is one of them. Carmax Inc (NYSE:KMX) is a used-car retailer. Year-to-date, Carmax Inc (NYSE:KMX) stock gained 3.7% and on October 23rd it had a closing price of $90.95. Here is what Giverny Capital said:

"We’d note our largest holding Carmax continues to generate admirable performance that is heavily discounted by the market, which believes Internet-based competitors like Carvana and Vroom have superior business models for selling used cars. For its quarter ended August 31, Carmax reported 28% growth in earnings per share and solid unit growth, yet the stock declined after that announcement on concerns that its brick and mortar car lots may soon be obsolete. We’re confident in Carmax’s consumer proposition and in the viability of its omnichannel approach to selling cars, whereby it can serve customers in stores or online."

In Q2 2020, the number of bullish hedge fund positions on Carmax Inc (NYSE:KMX) stock increased by about 24% from the previous quarter (see the chart here), so a number of other hedge fund managers believe in Carmax's growth potential. Our calculations showed that Carmax Inc (NYSE:KMX) isn't ranked among the 30 most popular stocks among hedge funds.

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