Why Copart Is Poised to Keep Zooming


Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, vehicle auction company Copart has earned a coveted five-star ranking.

With that in mind, let's take a closer look at Copart and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.

Copart facts

Headquarters (founded)

Fairfield, Calif. (1982)

Market Cap

$4.5 billion


Diversified support services

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$937.4 million


$131.4 million/$429.8 million

Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)



$131.4 million/$429.8 million


KAR Auction Services


Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.

On CAPS, 97% of the 1,364 members who have rated Copart believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.

Just last week, one of those Fools, All-Star TMFDeej, brought a couple of the stock's juicy catalysts to our community's attention:

Hmm, I would have liked to have purchased this one prior to [Thursday's] pop, but I still think that there's a lot of upside. Combine the involvement of one of my favorite activist investors, JANA Partners, with the potential to convert into a REIT and I like it.

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