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O'Reilly Automotive NasdaqGS:ORLY Stock Report

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16 Aug, 2022


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ORLY fundamental analysis
Snowflake Score
Future Growth2/6
Past Performance2/6
Financial Health2/6

ORLY Stock Overview

O'Reilly Automotive, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, operates as a retailer and supplier of automotive aftermarket parts, tools, supplies, equipment, and accessories in the United States.

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Price History & Performance

Summary of all time highs, changes and price drops for O'Reilly Automotive
Historical stock prices
Current Share PriceUS$742.59
52 Week HighUS$750.88
52 Week LowUS$562.90
1 Month Change8.69%
3 Month Change23.79%
1 Year Change23.81%
3 Year Change93.77%
5 Year Change275.06%
Change since IPO30,760.88%

Recent News & Updates

Aug 05

O'Reilly Automotive: Solid Q2 Performance Despite The Challenging Environment

While comparable store sales of O'Reilly Automotive have increased in the second quarter, margins have been contracting due to elevated fuel costs and rising inflation. In our opinion, many of the macroeconomic headwinds are likely to be temporary, and may be having a smaller impact in the second half of the year. The company’s commitment to share buybacks since 2011 has created significant value to the shareholders. Based on a set of  traditional price multiples, the stock is selling at a premium compared to the consumer discretionary sector median. For these reasons, we currently rate ORLY as “hold”. Despite the challenging macroeconomic environment, including rising inflation, increasing gasoline and raw material prices, O’Reilly Automotive’s (ORLY) stock has substantially outperformed the broader market year to date, by staying essentially flat, while the broader market has declined by 13%. ORLY data by YCharts In this article, we will take a look at the firm’s recent earnings report, and we will analyse what factors could be some of the primary drivers of the financial performance and the stock price in the near term. Second Quarter Financial Results The company’s sales for the 2nd quarter ended June 30, 2022, increased by $205 million, or 6%, to $3.67 billion from $3.47 billion year over year. At the same time, comparable store sales have also grown by 4.3%, additionally to the 9.9% for the same period one year ago. In fact, ORLY has been seeing comparable store sales growth not only for the last quarter, but also for the six months ended June 30, 2022 by as much as 4.5% year over year. In our view, these figures demonstrate that despite the challenging macroeconomic environment and the declining consumer confidence in the United States, the demand for ORLY’s products remain high. Consumer Sentiment Let us actually take a closer look at why ORLY appears to be immune to the low consumer confidence. A low or declining consumer confidence normally signals that the spending behaviour of the people is likely to change in the near future, resulting in reduced spending on durable and discretionary goods. Consumer confidence has been steadily declining in 2022 in the United States, falling even below levels recorded in 2008-2009, during the financial crisis. Reduced spending does not necessarily mean not purchasing certain types of goods or products at all, it may simply mean that a more affordable, lower cost alternative is chosen. Such a behaviour could actually even benefit ORLY’s business, as it also sells aftermarket automotive parts. (Aftermarket parts are usually somewhat cheaper, and made by different manufacturers — often several, giving customers more options to choose from.) Further, the firm also offers several different maintenance services, including e.g.: battery, wiper, and bulb replacement; battery diagnostic testing and electrical & module testing, which may be necessary regardless of the consumer sentiment. For these reasons, in our opinion, ORLY is not likely to be severely impacted by the low consumer confidence in the near future. Gross And Operating Margins Gross profit in Q2 was up by 3% to $1.88 billion (51.3% of sales) from $1.83billion (52.7% of sales) for the same period one year ago. Despite the growing revenue, the gross margin has slightly contracted, primarily driven by rising inflation and elevated fuel prices. We believe, however, that these headwinds are likely to be temporary. The price of crude oil is significantly off its peak, which has been reached in May. While the geopolitical situation remains uncertain in the Eastern European region, causing the oil price to remain potentially elevated for the rest of the year, compared to 2021 levels, in our opinion it is not likely to increase above $120 per barrel in the near future. Also, a promising sign that the FED is actively working on getting the inflation under control by increasing the interest rates. These could lead to improving gross margins and eventually to increasing net income in the second half of 2022, potentially leading to a positive impact on the share price. Moreover, the 5% increase in selling, general and administrative expenses (“SG&A”) during the same period has resulted in a contraction of the operating margin. Operating income in Q2 has reached as much as $799 million (21.8% of sales) from $796 million (23.0% of sales) in the same period one year ago. Net income has decreased by about 1%, in comparison with the year-ago quarter. Although the firm’s second quarter financial performance was negatively impacted by the current macroeconomic headwinds, we believe that continuing strong demand for ORLY’s products indicate that the automotive parts market remains strong. In their quarterly filings, however, the firm has remained more conservative and updated their guidance for the rest of 2022 to account for the potential headwinds: Guidance (ORLY) The firm has also reported on the status of their share repurchase program. Share Buyback Program Important to mention that the firm has repurchased 2.2 million shares of its common stock, at an average price per share of $620.27, for a total investment of $1.38 billion during the second quarter. All together in 2022, the company has already bought back 3.4 million shares of its common stock, at an average price per share of $635.40, for a total investment of $2.15 billion. Since the start of the share repurchase program in 2011, ORLY has bought back as much as 89.4 million shares, for a total investment of $19.16 billion. There is about $1.1 billion left under the current share repurchase authorisation. We believe that the firm’s continuous commitment to share repurchases has created significant value to the shareholders and makes the firm an attractive investment choice. Before concluding on the article, we will take a brief look at the valuation of the firm. Valuation According the traditional price multiples and valuation ratios, ORLY’s stock appears to be significantly overvalued compared to the sector median. According to some of the figures, the stock is trading at a more than 100% premium. On the other hand, ORLY’s stock has been also expensive historically, with its average P/E ratio for the last 5 years being around 22x. But even compared to its own historic average, the firm is trading at a premium currently. Valuation (

Shareholder Returns

ORLYUS Specialty RetailUS Market

Return vs Industry: ORLY exceeded the US Specialty Retail industry which returned -28.7% over the past year.

Return vs Market: ORLY exceeded the US Market which returned -9.6% over the past year.

Price Volatility

Is ORLY's price volatile compared to industry and market?
ORLY volatility
ORLY Average Weekly Movement4.2%
Specialty Retail Industry Average Movement9.0%
Market Average Movement7.6%
10% most volatile stocks in US Market16.8%
10% least volatile stocks in US Market3.1%

Stable Share Price: ORLY is less volatile than 75% of US stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 4% a week.

Volatility Over Time: ORLY's weekly volatility (4%) has been stable over the past year.

About the Company

195782,852Greg Johnson

O'Reilly Automotive, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, operates as a retailer and supplier of automotive aftermarket parts, tools, supplies, equipment, and accessories in the United States. The company provides new and remanufactured automotive hard parts and maintenance items, such as alternators, batteries, brake system components, belts, chassis parts, driveline parts, engine parts, fuel pumps, hoses, starters, temperature control, water pumps, antifreeze, appearance products, engine additives, filters, fluids, lighting products, and oil and wiper blades; and accessories, including floor mats, seat covers, and truck accessories. Its stores offer auto body paint and related materials, automotive tools, and professional service provider service equipment.

O'Reilly Automotive, Inc. Fundamentals Summary

How do O'Reilly Automotive's earnings and revenue compare to its market cap?
ORLY fundamental statistics
Market CapUS$47.02b
Earnings (TTM)US$2.14b
Revenue (TTM)US$13.74b


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Earnings & Revenue

Key profitability statistics from the latest earnings report
ORLY income statement (TTM)
Cost of RevenueUS$6.59b
Gross ProfitUS$7.15b
Other ExpensesUS$5.01b

Last Reported Earnings

Jun 30, 2022

Next Earnings Date


Earnings per share (EPS)33.74
Gross Margin52.01%
Net Profit Margin15.55%
Debt/Equity Ratio-421.7%

How did ORLY perform over the long term?

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