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CarMax Will Continue to Dominate Used Car Market as Online Sales Grow (KMX)

Research Question: Will CarMax maintain its market leading position or has the COVID-19-related surge in ecommerce for used car sales fueled the competition? Companies: ABG, AN, BRK.A/B, CARG, CARS, CVNA, GPI, KMX, LAD, PAG, RMBL, SAH, TRUE, VRM By: David Franklin Click here to download report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings CarMax Inc. (KMX) will […]

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Jun 30 2020 Automotive, Consumer Goods

CarMax Idea Proposal (KMX)

CarMax Idea Proposal (KMX)

Will CarMax maintain its market leading position or has the COVID-19-related surge in use of ecommerce for used car sales fueled the competition? Report Available: July 30, 2020   Blueshift’s ongoing research found KMX and the used car market adjusting to the new normal of doing business during a pandemic. KMX’s Q1 was one of […]

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Mar 12 2020 Automotive, Retail, Services

CarMax’s Growth Trend is Sustainable in Strong Used Car Market

Research Question: Can CarMax sustain its growth trend as the former disruptor faces intense competition from both new and old players in the space? Companies: AN, BRK.A/B, CARG, CVNA, KMX, LAD, PAG, SAH By: David Franklin Click here to download report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings CarMax Inc. (KMX) is expected to sustain its growth […]

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CarMax Idea Proposal (KMX)

CarMax Idea Proposal (KMX)

Can CarMax sustain its growth trend as the former disruptor faces intense competition from both new and old players in the space? Report Available: March 11, 2020   Blueshift’s ongoing research found high expectations for KMX as it closes out its fourth fiscal quarter in February. The former used car industry disruptor continues to execute […]

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Profitability Attainable as Carvana is Evolving How Used Cars are Sold (CVNA)

Research Question: Does Carvana truly have a unique business model that will eventually become profitable? Companies: AN, CARG, CARS, COST, CVNA, INFO, KMX, LAD, TRUE By: David Franklin Click here to download report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings Profits are attainable for Carvana Co. (CVNA) and its partially unique business model—if it continues to adjust […]

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Carvana Idea Proposal (CVNA)

Carvana Idea Proposal (CVNA)

Does Carvana truly have a unique business model that will eventually become profitable? Report Available: December 4, 2019   Blueshift’s initial research found CVNA, the technology-driven online used car dealer using car vending machines, posting amazing growth numbers and attempting to disrupt how used cars are bought and sold. Founded in 2012 to modernize and […]

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Sep 11 2019 Automotive, Consumer Goods

VW’s EV Initiative, MEB Platform Get High Praise; Have Significant Potential (VOW.DE)

Research Question: How significant is the Volkswagen MEB platform play and what does it mean for the auto industry? Companies: BMW.DE, F, FCAU, GM, TSLA, VOW.DE, 1211.HK By: David Franklin Click here to download (.pdf)   Summary of Findings Volkswagen AG’s (VW/DE) electric vehicle (EV) initiative—including its modular electric drive matrix (MEB) platform—is in its […]

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CarMax Primed for Additional Growth with Online and New Store Sales (KMX)

Research Question: Can CarMax sustain its growth trend as it continues to add stores and expand its omnichannel sales platform? Companies: AMZN, AN, BRK.A/B, CVNA, KAR, KMX, PAG, SAH By: David Franklin Click here to download report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings CarMax Inc.’s (KMX) growth trend will continue, with its omnichannel and store expansion […]

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Volkswagen/EV Industry Idea Proposal (VOW.DE )

Volkswagen/EV Industry Idea Proposal (VOW.DE )

How significant is the Volkswagen MEB platform play and what does it mean for the auto industry? Report Available: September 11, 2019   Blueshift’s initial research found VOW.DE near or having achieved some major milestones in its transition to battery electric vehicle (BEV) or electric vehicle (EV) production. VOW.DE’s EV program, which includes its modular […]

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CarMax Idea Proposal (KMX)

CarMax Idea Proposal (KMX)

Can CarMax sustain its growth trend as it continues to add stores and expand its omnichannel sales platform? Report Available: August 21, 2019   Blueshift’s initial research found KMX, the nation’s largest used car dealer, building on its FYQ4 2019 sales uptick with a solid FYQ1 2020 performance. CEO Bill Nash cited “strong growth in […]

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