FORBES: Carvana’s Recent Struggles

May 21, 2022

Running Point and its chief investment officer, Michael Ashley Schulman, CFA, were quoted in a Forbes article—by John Hyatt, “Carvana’s ‘Chaotic’ Zoom Firing Caps Company’s Struggles Amid Market Downturn”—regarding managing costs, losses, layoffs, and growth at online used-car retailer Carvana.

Below is the excerpted quote:

“The company seems a classic case of growing so quickly to handle revenue expansion that optimization and efficiency take a backseat,” says Michael Ashley Schulman, chief investment officer at Running Point Capital Advisors, an investment firm for family offices that doesn’t own the stock. “Carvana could have better managed costs and minimized losses by reining in its own topline growth.”

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