$AZO (AutoZone, Inc.)

$AZO {{ '2015-12-17T14:58:06+0000' | timeago}} • SEC

$AZO's gross profit for 1Q16 was $1.253Bil or 52.5% of net sales, compared with $1.177Bil or 52.1% of net sales during the comparable prior year period. The improvement was attributable to higher merchandise margins, partially offset by higher supply chain costs associated with current year inventory initiatives.

$AZO {{ '2017-09-20T13:23:05+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

Encouraged by the sales increase from mega hubs, $AZO opened two new mega hubs during 4Q17, with 16 in operation. The company expects to open about 10 more mega hubs in FY18.

$AZO {{ '2017-09-20T13:22:03+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

During 4Q17, $AZO witnessed an improvement in its web traffic, ship-to-home sales and commercial online orders. The company's buy-online pickup-in-store also continued to grow fairly rapidly. When compared to its in-store, $AZO expects these channels to grow materially faster.

$AZO {{ '2017-09-19T13:37:26+0000' | timeago}} • Infographic

$AZO AutoZone Earnings AlphaGraph: Q4 2017 Highlights

$AZO {{ '2017-09-19T12:04:08+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

During 4Q17, $AZO opened 84 new stores and relocated one store in the U.S., opened 25 new stores in Mexico, and five in Brazil.  As of August 26, 2017, the Company had 5,465 stores in 50 states in the U.S., the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico, 524 stores in Mexico, 26 IMC branches, and 14 stores in Brazil for a total count of 6,029.

$AZO {{ '2017-09-19T11:59:35+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

Automotive retailer $AZO reported 3.3% increase in its 4Q17 net sales to $3.5Bil. Net income was up 1.7% to $433.9MM, or $15.27 per share, compared to $426.7MM,or $14.30 per share during the prior year period. This was mainly due to the adoption of the new accounting standard. Domestic same store sales rose 1%.

$AZO {{ '2017-05-23T15:25:59+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

$AZO stated that the core base business continues to do well. On a local currency basis, the business continues to perform strong. From an FX impact on the EPS growth rate, it was probably a little less than 1%.

$AZO {{ '2017-05-23T15:10:20+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

$AZO said as it increased its investment profile, the sales got weaker. Going forward, the company will change its cost structure where possible. $AZO believes there are some opportunities to decrease the multiple frequency of deliveries that were rolled out over the past few years.

$AZO {{ '2017-05-23T14:40:45+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

$AZO opened one additional mega hub location in 3Q17 and currently has 14 in operation. The company is working on the development of future sites and expects to open two more in 4Q17 with a handful under development. $AZO is developing two new distribution centers in Washington and Florida and expects each of these to cost about $60MM in capital.

$AZO {{ '2017-05-23T14:32:25+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

In 3Q17, $AZO’s maintenance category did not perform well. The maintenance category’s challenges were created during the tax refund delay and only gradually improved as the quarter progressed. The company expects this category to improve its performance during 4Q17. The commercial business expanded by 3.6% while opening 56 net new programs.

$AZO {{ '2017-05-23T14:21:13+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

$AZO decided to accelerate some investments in its business. The company is investing at an increased rate in inventory and Capex, with two new distribution centers under construction. $AZO opened a second distribution center in Mexico in the fall. The company increased its Opex as part of its frequent delivery and megahub efforts.

$AZO {{ '2017-05-23T11:38:57+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

During 3Q17, $AZO opened 35 new stores and relocated two stores in the U.S., opened eight new stores in Mexico, and none in Brazil.  As of May 6, 2017, AutoZone had a total of 5,915 stores. Inventory rose 7.3% over the same period last year, driven by new stores and increased product placement.

$AZO {{ '2017-05-23T11:36:30+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

With same-store sales declining 0.8% in 3Q17, $AZO posted a 1.3% rise in net income of $331.7MM on a 1.0% hike in net sales to $2.6Bil. Diluted EPS was $11.44 vs. $10.77. Higher supply chain costs associated with current year inventory initiatives and higher inventory shrink results pushed the gross profit, as a percentage of sales, down to 52.6%.

$AZO {{ '2017-03-21T20:19:33+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$AZO's BoD  authorized the repurchase of an additional $750MM of its common stock in connection with its ongoing share repurchase program. Since the inception of the repurchase program in 1998, and including the above amount, $AZO's BoD has authorized $18.7Bil.

$AZO {{ '2017-02-28T18:52:18+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

For 2Q17, $AZO’s total auto parts sales, which includes its domestic, retail and commercial businesses, its Mexico and Brazil stores and its 26 IMC branches, increased 1.6%. In 2Q17, commercial represented 19% of total sales.

$AZO {{ '2017-02-28T18:33:33+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

In 2Q17, $AZO rolled out two additional mega hub locations and now has 13 in operation. The company expects to open approx. five more over the remainder of FY17. $AZO is continuing development on its two new distribution centers based in Washington State and Florida and is expanding its distribution center in Illinois.

$AZO {{ '2017-02-28T18:26:41+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

$AZO expects to open approx. 160 new domestic stores in FY17. The commercial business continued to expand in 2Q17 with 7.2% sales growth over 2Q16, while opening 12 net new programs. $AZO expects to open approx. 200 net new commercial programs for FY17 or approx. 150 additional programs in the last two quarters of 2017.

$AZO {{ '2017-02-28T12:42:23+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

During 2Q17, $AZO opened 33 new stores in the U.S., three new stores in Mexico, and one new store in Brazil. At the end of the second quarter 2017, the company had 5,346 stores in 50 states in the U.S., the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico, 491 stores in Mexico, 26 IMC branches, and nine stores in Brazil for a total count of 5,872.

$AZO {{ '2017-02-28T12:35:41+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$AZO reported that its 2Q17 profit increased 3.7% to $237.1MM versus $228.6MM in the same period a year ago. EPS grew 8.8% to $8.08 from $7.43 in the year-ago quarter, helped by the adoption of the new accounting standard. Sales were up by 1.4% to $2.3Bil and domestic same store sales were flat compared to the prior year quarter.

$AZO {{ '2017-02-06T12:39:17+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$AZO said it will hire more than 12,000 new full and part-time employees nationwide through April to ensure its more than 5,300 U.S. stores are ready to provide WOW! Customer Service during the busy selling season as the company continues to expand.

$AZO {{ '2016-12-06T16:29:04+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

$AZO stated that its private label product is around 50-55% while products sourced overseas comes to around 70%.

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