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PR & News Make It or Break It for Carvana??

Jeff Kershner

May 1, 2005
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Carvana stock has decreased 97% in value so far in 2022

Oppenheimer analyst Brian Nagel wrote, “significant nearer-term operational and financial risks for Carvana have emerged and are likely to cloud the CVNA investment story for the foreseeable future.” The analyst said Carvana will likely need more than $6 billion in additional capital through 2025...


Steve Stauning

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Mar 15, 2012
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As to an earlier question in this string, Who will acquire them? The answer is most likely no one. There's far too much debt to make buying this pig before bankruptcy a good idea.

My belief is that bankruptcy has been the plan for at least the last 12-24 months. The bonds Apollo bought were most likely part of this, as these bondholders are senior to the creditors. The shareholders will get $0.

In bankruptcy, the Garcias can come back in with a few billion and buy the whole thing without debt. As a private company, they can shrink their footprint and sell vehicles only where they can scale. Of course, the Garcias could also decide they don't want any of it. They've already made billions selling stock near the highs, so unless there are substantial pieces of Carvana that can help the dad's DriveTime biz, they could also just pass on the whole thing.
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Nov 28, 2022
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The first pump and dump outside of crypto, however done with automotive. Sad for those who will lose jobs that could have been greenpeas at our stores, if you can even call it that.

I would imagine the squeeze of front end from competitors in similar business models such as echo park and others taking hold in more local markets might not soften the landing for them; the trend of covid remote buying fizzled out and I think we are seeing a combined effect of timing and shopper changes. Maybe they have a way out that I am not aware of.
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