Why Is Vroom (VRM) Stock Down 44% Today?


  • Vroom (VRM) stock is falling alongside plans to wind down its business.
  • The company is halting sales of used cars through its website.
  • Instead, Vroom will focus on its automotive lending and data businesses.
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Vroom (NASDAQ:VRM) stock is falling on Tuesday after the used-car selling and buying e-commerce company announced plans to wind down its business.

A press release from Vroom reveals that it will discontinue its e-commerce operations while winding down its used vehicle dealership business. The company is doing so to conserve liquidity and maximize shareholder value.

As a result of this plan, the company intends to halt transactions on vroom.com. It will also sell its current inventory of used vehicles through wholesale channels. The company also plans to lay off employees tied to this business.

Vroom CEO Thomas Shortt said the following about the company’s plans:

“As we previously disclosed, we intended to raise additional capital to fund our operations and support the extension of our vehicle floorplan facility beyond its current expiration date of March 31, 2024. Despite significant efforts to do so, we ultimately were unable to raise the necessary capital in the current market.”

What’s Next for VRM Stock

Vroom notes that this will see the firm focus on United Auto Credit Corporation and CarStory. These are its automotive finance and its automotive retail analytics and digital services businesses.

Today’s news has more than 1.4 million shares of VRM stock changing hands. That’s closing in on the company’s daily average trading volume of about 2.7 million shares as investors sell the stock.

VRM stock is down 44.1% as of Tuesday morning.

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