Head to Head Survey: IAA (NYSE:IAA) and Murphy USA (NYSE:MUSA)

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IAA (NYSE:IAA) and Murphy USA (NYSE:MUSA) are both auto/tires/trucks companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, dividends, risk, valuation, profitability and earnings.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares IAA and Murphy USA’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
IAA N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Murphy USA $14.36 billion 0.20 $213.60 million $5.41 16.88

Murphy USA has higher revenue and earnings than IAA.

Profitability

This table compares IAA and Murphy USA’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
IAA N/A N/A N/A
Murphy USA 1.13% 20.38% 6.58%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations and price targets for IAA and Murphy USA, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
IAA 0 2 6 0 2.75
Murphy USA 0 2 0 0 2.00

IAA presently has a consensus price target of $47.60, suggesting a potential downside of 0.48%. Murphy USA has a consensus price target of $77.00, suggesting a potential downside of 15.69%. Given IAA’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, research analysts plainly believe IAA is more favorable than Murphy USA.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

85.4% of Murphy USA shares are held by institutional investors. 6.5% of Murphy USA shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Summary

Murphy USA beats IAA on 6 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

IAA Company Profile

IAA, Inc. provides salvage vehicle auctions and related services. It offers salvage auction services, such as inbound transportation logistics, inspection, evaluation, salvage recovery, titling, and settlement administrative services. The company's salvage auctions facilitate the remarketing of damaged vehicles designated as total losses by insurance companies, charity donation vehicles, recovered stolen (or theft) vehicles, and low value used vehicles through live and online auctions. As of December 31, 2018, it operated 179 salvage vehicle auction sites in the United States and Canada; and 14 locations in the United Kingdom. Insurance Auto Auctions, Inc. serves insurance companies, used vehicle dealers, rental car and fleet leasing companies, auto lenders, non-profit organizations, and the general public. The company was founded in 1982 and is headquartered in Westchester, Illinois. IAA, Inc.(NYSE:IAA) operates independently of KAR Auction Services, Inc. as of June 28, 2019.

Murphy USA Company Profile

Murphy USA Inc. operates a chain of retail stores in the United States. The company's retail stores offer motor fuel products and convenience merchandise. It operates retail stores under the Murphy USA and Murphy Express brand names. As of December 31, 2018, the company operated approximately 1,474 retail stores, including 1,160 Murphy USA and 312 are standalone Murphy Express stores located primarily in the Southwest, Southeast, and Midwest United States. Murphy USA Inc. was incorporated in 2013 and is headquartered in El Dorado, Arkansas.

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