Advance Auto Parts Value Stock - Dividend - Research SelectionAdvance Auto Parts (ISIN: US00751Y1064, WKN: 982516) Market price date: 19.07.2019 Market price: 156,93 USD
|Market Capitalization||11.611.407.360,00 USD|
|Country||Vereinigte Staaten von Amerika|
|Indices||Russell 3000,S&P 500|
|Raw Data Source||US GAAP in Millionen USD|
|Stock Split||2005-09-26,3.0000/2.0000; 2004-01-05,2.0000/1.0000|
|Last Balance Sheet Update||22.02.2019|
|Fundamental ratios calculated on: 19-07-2019|
Description of the company
We are a leading automotive aftermarket parts provider in North America, serving both professional installers, or "Professional", and "do-it-yourself", or DIY, customers as well as independently-owned operators. Our stores and branches offer a broad selection of brand name, original equipment manufacturer ("OEM") and private label automotive replacement parts, accessories, batteries and maintenance items for domestic and imported cars, vans, sport utility vehicles and light and heavy duty trucks. As of December 31, 2016, the end of our 2016 fiscal year, or 2016, we operated 5,062 total stores and 127 branches primarily under the trade names "Advance Auto Parts", "Autopart International", "Carquest" and "Worldpac".
We were founded in 1929 as Advance Stores Company, Incorporated and operated as a retailer of general merchandise until the 1980s. During the 1980s, we began targeting the sale of automotive parts and accessories to DIY customers. We began our Professional delivery program in 1996 and have steadily increased our sales to Professional customers since 2000. We have grown significantly as a result of comparable store sales growth, new store openings and strategic acquisitions. Our parent company, Advance Auto Parts, Inc., a Delaware corporation, was incorporated in 2001 in conjunction with the acquisition of Discount Auto Parts, Inc.
Our most recent strategic acquisition was on January 2, 2014 when we acquired GPI. GPI, formerly a privately held company, was a leading distributor and supplier of original equipment and aftermarket automotive replacement products for Professional markets operating under the Carquest and Worldpac names. As of the acquisition date, GPI operated 1,233 Carquest stores and 103 Worldpac branches located in 45 states and Canada and serviced approximately 1,400 independently-owned Carquest stores. The acquisition allowed us to expand our geographic presence, Professional capabilities and overall scale to better serve our customers.
Our Internet address is www.AdvanceAutoParts.com. The information on our website is not part of this Annual Report on Form 10-K for our 2016 fiscal year. We make available free of charge through our Internet website our annual reports on Form 10-K, quarterly reports on Form 10-Q, current reports on Form 8-K and amendments to those reports filed or furnished pursuant to the Exchange Act as soon as reasonably practicable after we electronically file such material with, or furnish them to the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC"). The SEC maintains a website that contains reports, proxy statements and other information regarding issuers that file electronically with the SEC. These materials may be obtained electronically by accessing the SEC’s website at www.sec.gov.
During 2016 we operated as a single reportable segment comprised of our store and branch operations. A discussion of our segment structure and disclosure of sales by product category is available in Note 19, Segment and Related Information, of the Notes to the Consolidated Financial Statements, included in Item 15, Exhibits, Financial Statement Schedules, of this Annual Report on Form 10-K.
Through our integrated operating approach, we serve our Professional and DIY customers through a variety of channels ranging from traditional "brick and mortar" store locations to self-service e-commerce sites. We believe we are better able to meet our customers' needs by operating under several store names.
Advance Auto Parts - Consists of 4,273 stores as of December 31, 2016 generally located in freestanding buildings with a heavy focus on both Professional and DIY customers. The average size of an Advance store is approximately 7,500 square feet with the size of our typical new stores ranging from approximately 6,000 to 8,500 square feet. These stores carry a wide variety of products serving aftermarket auto part needs for both domestic and import vehicles. Our Advance Auto Parts stores carry a product offering of approximately 23,000 stock keeping units, or SKUs, generally consisting of a custom mix of product based on each store's respective market. Supplementing the inventory on-hand at our stores, additional less common SKUs are available in many of our larger stores, known as HUB stores. These additional SKUs are available on a same-day or next-day basis.
Carquest - Consists of 608 stores as of December 31, 2016, including 138 stores in Canada. Our Carquest stores are generally located in freestanding buildings with a heavy focus on Professional customers, but also serving DIY customers. The average size of a Carquest store is approximately 7,600 square feet. These stores carry a wide variety of products serving the aftermarket auto part needs for both domestic and import vehicles with a product offering of approximately 23,000 SKUs. We continue to convert or consolidate the U.S. Carquest stores with our Advance Auto Parts stores as part of our multi-year integration plan. As of December 31, 2016, Carquest also served approximately 1,250 independently-owned stores which operate under the Carquest name.
Worldpac - Consists of 127 branches as of December 31, 2016 that principally serve Professional customers utilizing an efficient and sophisticated on-line ordering and fulfillment system. The Worldpac branches are generally larger than our other store locations averaging approximately 27,000 square feet in size. Worldpac specializes in imported, OEM parts. Worldpac's complete product offering includes over 120,000 SKUs for over 40 import and domestic vehicle carlines.
Autopart International ("AI") - Consists of 181 stores as of December 31, 2016 operating primarily in the Northeastern and Mid-Atlantic regions of the United States focusing on the Professional customer. These stores specialize in imported aftermarket and private label branded auto parts. The AI stores offer approximately 41,000 SKUs through routine replenishment from their supply chain.
We acquired the Carquest and Worldpac operations as part of our acquisition of GPI on January 2, 2014. Since the acquisition, we have consolidated or converted approximately 615 Carquest stores into the Advance Auto Parts format, completed support center consolidations, integrated our field teams, harmonized pricing and brands and substantially completed product changeovers. In addition, we have been able to utilize cross-sourcing of inventory between most of our enterprise-wide locations to expand availability and the breadth of our product offerings to better meet the needs of our customers. Under our strategic business plan we will continue integrating the operations of Advance Auto Parts and Carquest.
Through our integrated operating approach, we also serve our customers online at www.AdvanceAutoParts.com and www.Worldpac.com. Our Professional customers, consisting primarily of delivery customers for whom we deliver product from our store or branch locations to our Professional customers’ places of business, can conveniently place their orders online through these websites. Our online websites also allow our DIY customers to pick up merchandise at a conveniently located store or have their purchases shipped directly to them.
We strive to be the leader in the automotive aftermarket industry by providing superior availability and outstanding customer service. We offer our customers quality products which are covered by a solid warranty. Many of our products are offered at a good, better or best recommendation differentiated by price and quality.