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  1. Advance Auto Parts Forum

    Advance Auto Parts is headquartered in Roanoke, Virginia and is now the largest retailer of automotive replacement parts and accessories in the United States by store count with over 5,200 company-owned and 1,300 independently owned stores. 

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  2. Amazon Auto Parts Forum

    Amazon.com,  is an American electronic commerce and cloud computing company that was founded by Jeff Bezos. It is the largest Internet-based retailer in the world by total sales and market capitalization now selling auto parts.

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  3. Autopart International Forum

    Autopart International Inc., is a leading provider of premium auto parts for the Professional Service Provider. Autopart International has over 180 stores and is owned by Advance Auto Parts.

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  4. Auto Anything Forum

    AutoAnything is one of America's largest and fastest growing online retailers of specialized automotive products and is owned by Auto Zone. 

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  5. Auto Parts Warehouse Forum

    Auto Parts Warehouse (APW) is an American online retailer of automotive parts and accessories for cars, vans, trucks, and sport utility vehicles. It is one of the flagship websites of U.S. Auto Parts Network.

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  6. Auto Plus Forum

    Auto Plus is a provider of premium auto parts for the Professional Service Provider.The company is currently controlled by investor Carl Icahn and is merged with Pep Boys.

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  7. Auto Value & Bumper to Bumper

    The Auto Value and Bumper to Bumper warehouses, parts stores, and certified service centers are found internationally across the US, Canada, and Mexico, and even into Europe.

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  8. AutoZone Forum

    AutoZone is the second largest retailer of aftermarket automotive parts and accessories in the United States and has over 5,324 stores across the United States, Mexico, and Brazil. The company is based in Memphis, Tennessee.

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  9. BuyAutoParts.com Forum

    BuyAutoParts.com is one of the leading auto parts distributors worldwide. They focus on meeting customer needs through their extensive selection of quality auto parts, American customer service, and industry-leading warranties. 

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  10. CARQUEST Auto Parts Forum

    Carquest Auto Parts is an American automotive parts distribution network that is currently owned and operated by Advance Auto Parts via independent retailers associated with the network. 

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  11. Federated Auto Parts Forum

    Federated Auto Parts is a nationally known distribution network of auto parts and many other products. Many independently owned auto parts stores are part of the Federated Auto Parts distribution program.

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  12. FleetPride Forum

    FleetPride specializes in selling Parts and providing Services for heavy-duty trucks and trailers. Expanding from 37 locations in 1999 to nearly 300 today across 46 states servicing Heavy-Duty vehicles including trucks, buses and HD equipment. 

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  13. JC Whitney Forum

    JC Whitney is a retailer of aftermarket automotive parts and accessories and is a wholly owned subsidiary of U.S. Auto Parts. The company' operates a catalog and website at jcwhitney.com.

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  14. LKQ Corporation Forums

    LKQ Corporation is an American auto parts company. The company is focused on providing wholesale used and refurbished auto parts via its subsidiaries across the United States and the world. 

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  15. Mighty Auto Parts

    Mighty supports a nationwide network of franchises and company operations located in 44 states serving more than 15,000 automotive service facilities. Headquartered just outside of Atlanta in Peachtree Corners, Georgia, Mighty also supports operations in Canada, Mexico, Saudi Arabia, Guatemala, and Puerto Rico. 

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  16. Napa Auto Parts Forum

    The National Automotive Parts Association (NAPA), also known as NAPA Auto Parts, founded in 1925, is an American retailers' cooperative distributing automotive replacement parts, accessories and service items in North America.

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  17. O'Reilly Auto Parts Forum

    O’Reilly Auto Parts is an American auto parts retailer that provides automotive aftermarket parts, tools, supplies, equipment, and accessories in the United States serving both the professional service providers and do-it-yourself customers. 

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  18. Parts Authority Forum

    The Parts Authority is one of the largest distributors of automotive and truck parts on the East Coast. Parts Authority has locations in New York, New Jersey, Washington DC, Arizona, Maryland, Georgia, and California.

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  19. Pep Boys Forum

    Controlled by investor Carl Icahn, Pep Boys sells tires, automotive repair, and auto parts for the Do-It-Yourselfer, has commercial auto parts delivery; and provides fleet maintenance to customers across the U.S. 

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  20. RockAuto Forum

    RockAuto is an online auto parts retailer that ships thousands of parts, from hundreds of manufacturers, to millions of customers all over the world from its network of distribution centers.

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  21. U.S. Auto Parts Forum

    U.S. Auto Parts is a leading online provider of aftermarket auto parts. U.S. Auto Parts' flagship websites are located at autopartswarehouse.com, jcwhitney.com, and automd.com, and usautoparts.net. 

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  22. Worldpac Forum

    WORLDPAC imports and distributes original equipment (OE) and quality aftermarket replacement automotive parts for the independent service professional with scheduled delivery service.

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    • ATLANTA, April 18, 2024 / link hidden, please login to view/ -- Genuine Parts Company (NYSE: GPC), a leading global distributor of automotive and industrial replacement parts, announced today its results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2024. "Our performance in the quarter highlights the value of our business mix paired with our geographic diversity as our teams delivered profits that were ahead of our expectations," said Paul Donahue, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. "We did this by staying focused on both our near- and long-term strategic initiatives to improve our business and drive profitable growth. I want to take a moment to thank our GPC teammates across the globe for their hard work and dedication to delivering value for our customers." First Quarter 2024 Results Sales were $5.8 billion, a 0.3% increase compared to $5.8 billion in the same period of the prior year. The sales result is attributable to a 1.9% benefit from acquisitions, offset by a 0.9% decrease in comparable sales and 0.7% unfavorable impact of foreign currency and other. Net income was $249 million, or $1.78 per diluted earnings per share. This compares to net income of $304 million, or $2.14 per diluted share in the prior year period. Adjusted net income, which excludes a net expense of $62 million after tax adjustments, or $0.44 per diluted share, in non-recurring costs related to our global restructuring, was $311 million. This compares to net income of $304 million for the same three-month period of the prior year, an increase of 2.3%. On a per share diluted basis, adjusted net income was $2.22, an increase of 3.7% compared to diluted earnings per share of $2.14 last year. Refer to the reconciliation of GAAP net income to adjusted net income and GAAP diluted earnings per share to adjusted diluted earnings per share for more information. First Quarter 2024 Segment Highlights Automotive Parts Group ("Automotive") Global Automotive sales were $3.6 billion, up 1.9% from the same period in 2023, reflecting a 0.2% increase in comparable sales and a 2.8% benefit from acquisitions, partially offset by 1.1% unfavorable impact of foreign currency and other. Segment profit of $273 million increased 3.2%, with segment profit margin of 7.6%, up 10 basis points from last year. Industrial Parts Group ("Industrial") Industrial sales were $2.2 billion, down 2.2% from the same period in 2023, with a 0.5% benefit from acquisitions, offset by a 2.6% decrease in comparable sales and 0.1% unfavorable impact of foreign currency. Segment profit of $271 million increased 3.4%, with segment profit margin of 12.3%, up 70 basis points from the same period of the prior year. "We are pleased with the start to 2024, which was highlighted by operating discipline that delivered improved overall earnings against a backdrop of low sales growth," said Will Stengel, President and Chief Operating Officer. "In Industrial, sales decreased low-single-digits, in-line with our expectations, as we were up against our most difficult comparative period for the year. In Automotive, the actions taken in our U.S. Automotive business are gaining traction, and we are encouraged by the sequential improvement in performance. This improvement, coupled with the solid performance of our other businesses, is reflected in our reaffirmed sales growth and improved earnings outlook for 2024." Balance Sheet, Cash Flow and Capital Allocation The company generated cash flow from operations of $318 million for the first three months of 2024. We used $178 million in cash for investing activities, including $116 million for capital expenditures and $135 million for M&A. We also used $175 million in cash for financing activities, including $133 million for quarterly dividends paid to shareholders and $38 million for stock repurchases. Free cash flow was $203 million for the first three months of 2024. Refer to the reconciliation of GAAP net cash provided by operating activities to free cash flow for more information. The company ended the quarter with $2.5 billion in total liquidity, consisting of $1.5 billion availability on the revolving credit facility and $1.0 billion in cash and cash equivalents. 2024 Outlook The company is updating full-year 2024 guidance previously provided in its earnings release on February 15, 2024. The company considered its recent business trends and financial results, current growth plans, strategic initiatives, global economic outlook, geopolitical conflicts and the potential impact on results in updating its guidance, which is outlined in the table below. link hidden, please login to view
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