Monday, November 24, 2014

* TrueCar (TRUE) - An Introduction in 4 Charts; Unprecedented Gross Margin %

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TRUE closed trading at $19.00, up 5.8% with IV30™ down 2.3%. The Symbol Summary is included below.

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TrueCar, Inc. (TrueCar) is a data-driven online platform operating a technology infrastructure, powered by data and analytics. The Company operates its company-branded platform on its Website.

This is the first day I have heard of this company, so I decided we could do a quick intro.

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We can see the stock is up 90%.

Now, let's introduce ourselves to the firm through some visualizations.

Revenue (TTM) and Gross Margin %
We can see revenue (blue bars) has risen from ~$115M in revenue to now ~$170M, while gross margin % has remained steady and extraordinarily  high.

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Gross Margin % vs. Peers
When taking North American Internet Software & Services firms with market caps [$500M, $3B], we can see TRUE has gross margin 5 higher than everybody else... we're talking over 90%.

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Book Value vs. Total Assets
As assets have risen (red line), so has book value (blue bars).  Good early trend.

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Net Income (TTM)
So this is a young firm and it hasn't created a profit for a full year yet.  Net Income in the trailing twelve months (TTM) is a loss of ~ $38M.

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