Head to Head Analysis: Mister Car Wash (NYSE:MCW) and Monro (NASDAQ:MNRO)

Mister Car Wash (NYSE:MCW) and Monro (NASDAQ:MNRO) are both consumer discretionary companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, risk, valuation, profitability, earnings, analyst recommendations and dividends.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

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95.2% of Mister Car Wash shares are held by institutional investors. 4.4% of Monro shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Mister Car Wash and Monro’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Mister Car Wash N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Monro $1.13 billion 1.69 $34.32 million $1.14 49.72

Monro has higher revenue and earnings than Mister Car Wash.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and recommmendations for Mister Car Wash and Monro, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Mister Car Wash 0 5 3 0 2.38
Monro 0 2 0 0 2.00

Mister Car Wash presently has a consensus price target of $23.63, suggesting a potential upside of 27.22%. Monro has a consensus price target of $57.00, suggesting a potential upside of 0.56%. Given Mister Car Wash’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, research analysts plainly believe Mister Car Wash is more favorable than Monro.


This table compares Mister Car Wash and Monro’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Mister Car Wash N/A N/A N/A
Monro 3.85% 7.02% 2.84%


Monro beats Mister Car Wash on 5 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Mister Car Wash

Mister Car Wash, Inc. provides conveyorized car wash services in the United States. It offers express exterior and interior cleaning services. The company also provides related automotive services, including quick lube services and gasoline sales. As of March 31, 2021, it operated 344 car wash locations in 21 states, which include 263 express exterior locations and 81 interior cleaning locations. The company was formerly known as Hotshine Holdings, Inc. and changed its name to Mister Car Wash, Inc. in March 2021. Mister Car Wash, Inc. was founded in 1969 and is based in Tucson, Arizona.

About Monro

Monro, Inc. engages in the operation of chain stores that provides automotive undercar repair and tire services. The company offers services for brakes; mufflers and exhaust systems; and steering, drive train, suspension and wheel alignment. It operates under the brand names: Monro Auto Service and Tire Centers, Tire Choice Auto Service Centers, Mr. Tire Auto Service Centers, Car-X Tire & Auto, Tire Warehouse Tires for Less, Ken Towery’s Tire & Auto Care, Tire Barn Warehouse, and Free Service Tire & Auto Centers. The company was founded by Charles J. August in 1957 and is headquartered in Rochester, NY.

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