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Advance Auto Parts

Executive Summary

Advance Auto Parts, Inc. provides automotive replacement parts, accessories, batteries, and maintenance items for domestic and imported cars, vans, sport utility vehicles, and light and heavy duty trucks.

Snowflake Analysis

Excellent balance sheet average dividend payer.

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Share Price & News

How has Advance Auto Parts's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?

Latest Share Price and Events

Stable Share Price: AWN's share price has been volatile over the past 3 months.

Market Performance

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1 Year Return




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Return vs Industry: AWN underperformed the German Specialty Retail industry which returned -2.6% over the past year.

Return vs Market: AWN underperformed the German Market which returned 3% over the past year.

Shareholder returns

7 Day-7.1%2.8%-0.6%
30 Day-7.9%5.0%-0.1%
90 Day18.2%25.5%16.4%
1 Year-14.8%-15.2%-0.7%-2.6%5.2%3.0%
3 Year30.5%29.3%-19.0%-23.0%1.0%-6.9%
5 Year-23.8%-24.7%-13.5%-55.7%8.0%-6.4%

Price Volatility Vs. Market

How volatile is Advance Auto Parts's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?

Simply Wall St News

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Is Advance Auto Parts undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?


Undervalued compared to fair value

Share Price vs. Fair Value

Below Fair Value: AWN (€117) is trading below our estimate of fair value (€173.54)

Significantly Below Fair Value: AWN is trading below fair value by more than 20%.

Price To Earnings Ratio

PE vs Industry: AWN is poor value based on its PE Ratio (24.3x) compared to the XE Specialty Retail industry average (12.7x).

PE vs Market: AWN is poor value based on its PE Ratio (24.3x) compared to the German market (21x).

Price to Earnings Growth Ratio

PEG Ratio: AWN is poor value based on its PEG Ratio (1.3x)

Price to Book Ratio

PB vs Industry: AWN is overvalued based on its PB Ratio (2.6x) compared to the DE Specialty Retail industry average (1x).

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Future Growth

How is Advance Auto Parts forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 21 analysts?


Forecasted annual earnings growth

Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts

Analyst Future Growth Forecasts

Earnings vs Savings Rate: AWN's forecast earnings growth (18.6% per year) is above the savings rate (0.2%).

Earnings vs Market: AWN's earnings (18.6% per year) are forecast to grow slower than the German market (22.4% per year).

High Growth Earnings: AWN's earnings are forecast to grow, but not significantly.

Revenue vs Market: AWN's revenue (3.4% per year) is forecast to grow slower than the German market (6% per year).

High Growth Revenue: AWN's revenue (3.4% per year) is forecast to grow slower than 20% per year.

Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts

Future Return on Equity

Future ROE: AWN's Return on Equity is forecast to be high in 3 years time (21.2%)

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Past Performance

How has Advance Auto Parts performed over the past 5 years?


Historical annual earnings growth

Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: AWN has high quality earnings.

Growing Profit Margin: AWN's current net profit margins (4.1%) are lower than last year (4.4%).

Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: AWN's earnings have declined by -1.7% per year over the past 5 years.

Accelerating Growth: AWN's has had negative earnings growth over the past year, so it can't be compared to its 5-year average.

Earnings vs Industry: AWN had negative earnings growth (-9.7%) over the past year, making it difficult to compare to the Specialty Retail industry average (-4.6%).

Return on Equity

High ROE: AWN's Return on Equity (11%) is considered low.

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Financial Health

How is Advance Auto Parts's financial position?

Financial Position Analysis

Short Term Liabilities: AWN's short term assets ($6.6B) exceed its short term liabilities ($4.8B).

Long Term Liabilities: AWN's short term assets ($6.6B) exceed its long term liabilities ($3.7B).

Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Debt Level: AWN's debt to equity ratio (49.2%) is considered high.

Reducing Debt: AWN's debt to equity ratio has reduced from 75.3% to 49.2% over the past 5 years.

Debt Coverage: AWN's debt is well covered by operating cash flow (38.7%).

Interest Coverage: AWN's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT (17x coverage).

Balance Sheet

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What is Advance Auto Parts's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?


Current Dividend Yield

Dividend Yield vs Market

Notable Dividend: AWN's dividend (0.74%) isn’t notable compared to the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the German market (1.25%).

High Dividend: AWN's dividend (0.74%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the German market (3.85%).

Stability and Growth of Payments

Stable Dividend: AWN's dividends per share have been stable in the past 10 years.

Growing Dividend: AWN's dividend payments have increased over the past 10 years.

Current Payout to Shareholders

Dividend Coverage: With its low payout ratio (7.8%), AWN's dividend payments are thoroughly covered by earnings.

Future Payout to Shareholders

Future Dividend Coverage: AWN's dividends in 3 years are forecast to be thoroughly covered by earnings (12.2% payout ratio).

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How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?


Average management tenure


Tom Greco (62yo)





Mr. Thomas R. Greco, also known as Tom, has been the Chief Executive Officer of Advance Auto Parts, Inc. since April 11, 2016 and has been its President since August 14, 2016. Mr. Greco served as the Chief ...

CEO Compensation Analysis

Compensation vs Market: Tom's total compensation ($USD7.69M) is above average for companies of similar size in the German market ($USD3.69M).

Compensation vs Earnings: Tom's compensation has been consistent with company performance over the past year.

Leadership Team

Thomas Greco
President4.25yrsUS$7.69m0.16% $13.0m
Jeffrey Shepherd
Executive VP & CFO2.25yrsUS$1.77m0.0085% $694.9k
Robert Cushing
Executive Vice President of Professional3.92yrsUS$1.96m0.015% $1.2m
Reuben Slone
Executive Vice President of Supply Chain1.75yrsUS$1.86m0.00097% $78.9k
Michael Broderick
Executive VP of Merchandising & Store Operations Support3.08yrsUS$1.65m0.0032% $257.9k
Carlos Saladrigas
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Andrew Page
Senior VP1.17yrsno data0.00087% $70.8k
Sri Donthi
Executive VP & CTO2.25yrsno datano data
Elisabeth Eisleben
Senior Vice President of Communications & Investor Relations0.75yrno datano data
Tammy Finley
Executive VP5.5yrsUS$1.02m0.015% $1.2m


Average Tenure


Average Age

Experienced Management: AWN's management team is considered experienced (2.3 years average tenure).

Board Members

Thomas Greco
President4.25yrsUS$7.69m0.16% $13.0m
Nigel Travis
Independent Director1.92yrsUS$240.00k0.0018% $148.1k
Douglas Pertz
Independent Director2.17yrsUS$240.00k0.0017% $141.6k
Eugene Lee
Independent Chairman0.17yrUS$240.00k0.0045% $369.4k
Sharon McCollam
Independent Director1.42yrsUS$218.75k0.0032% $263.6k
John Bergstrom
Independent Director12.17yrsUS$255.00k0.0075% $610.3k
Brad Buss
Independent Director4.33yrsUS$260.00k0.0017% $141.6k
John Ferraro
Independent Director5.42yrsUS$250.00k0.00073% $59.4k
Jeffrey Jones
Independent Director1.42yrsno data0.0032% $263.6k


Average Tenure


Average Age

Experienced Board: AWN's board of directors are not considered experienced ( 2.2 years average tenure), which suggests a new board.


Who are the major shareholders and have insiders been buying or selling?

Insider Trading Volume

Insider Buying: AWN insiders have bought more shares than they have sold in the past 3 months.

Recent Insider Transactions

Ownership Breakdown

Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have not been meaningfully diluted in the past year.

Top Shareholders

Company Information

Advance Auto Parts, Inc.'s company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources

Key Information

  • Name: Advance Auto Parts, Inc.
  • Ticker: AWN
  • Exchange: DB
  • Founded: 1929
  • Industry: Automotive Retail
  • Sector: Retail
  • Market Cap: US$9.206b
  • Listing Market Cap: US$8.137b
  • Shares outstanding: 68.83m
  • Website: https://www.advanceautoparts.com

Number of Employees


  • Advance Auto Parts, Inc.
  • 2635 East Millbrook Road
  • Raleigh
  • North Carolina
  • 27604
  • United States


TickerExchangePrimary SecuritySecurity TypeCountryCurrencyListed on
AAPNYSE (New York Stock Exchange)YesCommon SharesUSUSDNov 2001
AWNDB (Deutsche Boerse AG)YesCommon SharesDEEURNov 2001
0H9GLSE (London Stock Exchange)YesCommon SharesGBUSDNov 2001
AAP *BMV (Bolsa Mexicana de Valores)YesCommon SharesMXMXNNov 2001
A1AP34BOVESPA (Bolsa de Valores de Sao Paulo)BDR EACH 4 REPR 1 COMBRBRLJan 2020


Advance Auto Parts, Inc. provides automotive replacement parts, accessories, batteries, and maintenance items for domestic and imported cars, vans, sport utility vehicles, and light and heavy duty trucks. The company offers battery accessories; belts and hoses; brakes and brake pads; chassis and climate control parts; clutches and drive shafts; engines and engine parts; exhaust systems and parts; hub assemblies; ignition components and wires; radiators and cooling parts; starters and alternators; and steering and alignment parts. It also offers air conditioning chemicals and accessories; air fresheners; antifreeze and washer fluids; electrical wires and fuses; electronics; floor mats, seat covers, and interior accessories; hand and specialty tools; lighting products; performance parts; sealants, adhesives and compounds; tire repair accessories; vent shades, mirrors and exterior accessories; washes, waxes and cleaning supplies; and wiper blades. In addition, the company offers air filters; fuel and oil additives; fuel filters; grease and lubricants; motor oils; oil filters, part cleaners and treatments; and transmission fluids for engine maintenance. Further, it offers battery and wiper installation; engine light scanning checking; electrical system testing; video clinic; oil and battery recycling; and loaner tool program services. Additionally, the company sells its products through its Website. It serves professional installers and do-it-yourself customers. Advance Auto Parts, Inc. operates its stores under the Advance Auto Parts, Autopart International, Carquest, and Worldpac brand names. As of December 28, 2019, it operated 4,877 stores and 160 branches in the United States, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and Canada; and served 1,253 independently owned Carquest branded stores in Mexico, the Bahamas, Turks and Caicos, and the British Virgin Islands. The company was founded in 1929 and is based in Raleigh, North Carolina. 

Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2020/07/10 21:21
End of Day Share Price2020/07/10 00:00
Annual Earnings2019/12/28

Unless specified all financial data is based on a yearly period but updated quarterly. This is known as Trailing Twelve Month (TTM) or Last Twelve Month (LTM) Data. Learn more here.