Cars.com Reports Strong Growth

By Staff Writer August 03, 2022

Cars.com Inc., a digital automotive platform released its financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2022.

Revenue for the second quarter totaled $162.9 million, an increase of $7.3 million, or 5%, compared to the prior year period. Dealer revenue grew 5% year-over-year, driven by 4% growth in Dealer Customers and 1% growth in ARPD, primarily related to continued penetration of the Company's digital solutions. As anticipated, solid growth in Dealer and Other revenue was offset by a 13% year-over-year decrease in OEM and national revenue, reflecting delayed production by OEMs and lower advertising investments.

"Momentum continued into the second quarter, as we delivered revenue and ARPD growth and robust sequential margin expansion. Our newest integrations are enabling consumers and dealers to connect and facilitate faster sales leveraging technology to speed transactions," said Alex Vetter, chief executive officer of CARS. "We are well-positioned to further our growth in the second half of 2022 and beyond, reflective of our reliable marketplace platform, dealer friendly solutions and the growing opportunity from our recent acquisitions that further expand our end-to-end capabilities."

Total operating expenses for the second quarter were $147.5 million, compared to $139.9 million for the prior year period. Adjusted Operating Expenses for the quarter were $138.9 million, a $6.5 million increase compared to the prior year period driven by increased Product and technology expenses, primarily due to higher compensation and consulting costs related to the Accu-Trade and CreditIQ acquisitions, and increased Marketing and sales investments to help drive traffic generation, partially offset by a decrease in Depreciation and amortization.

Net income for the quarter was $5.5 million, or $0.08 per diluted share, compared to Net income of $6.0 million, or $0.08 per diluted share, in the second quarter of 2021.

Adjusted EBITDA for the quarter totaled $45.3 million, or 28% of revenue, compared to $48.5 million, or 31% of revenue, for the prior year period.

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