Genuine Parts Company distributes automotive replacement, industrial parts and materials, and business products in North America, Australia, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Poland, and Puerto Rico.
Established dividend payer with adequate balance sheet.
Share Price & News
How has Genuine Parts's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?
Latest Share Price and Events
Stable Share Price: GPC has not had significant price volatility in the past 3 months.
7 Day Return
US Retail Distributors
1 Year Return
US Retail Distributors
Return vs Industry: GPC underperformed the US Retail Distributors industry which returned 4.8% over the past year.
Return vs Market: GPC underperformed the US Market which returned 18% over the past year.
Price Volatility Vs. Market
How volatile is Genuine Parts's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?
Simply Wall St News
1 day ago | Simply Wall StKey Things To Consider Before Buying Genuine Parts Company (NYSE:GPC) For Its Dividend
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3 weeks ago | Simply Wall StHere's Why Genuine Parts (NYSE:GPC) Can Manage Its Debt Responsibly
Is Genuine Parts undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?
Price to Earnings (PE) ratio
Share Price vs. Fair Value
Below Fair Value: GPC ($96.21) is trading above our estimate of fair value ($94.9)
Significantly Below Fair Value: GPC is trading above our estimate of fair value.
Price To Earnings Ratio
PE vs Industry: GPC is poor value based on its PE Ratio (22.6x) compared to the Retail Distributors industry average (19x).
PE vs Market: GPC is poor value based on its PE Ratio (22.6x) compared to the US market (18.2x).
Price to Earnings Growth Ratio
PEG Ratio: GPC is poor value based on its PEG Ratio (1.3x)
Price to Book Ratio
PB vs Industry: GPC is overvalued based on its PB Ratio (3.8x) compared to the US Retail Distributors industry average (2.9x).
How is Genuine Parts forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 13 analysts?
Forecasted annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts
Analyst Future Growth Forecasts
Earnings vs Savings Rate: GPC's forecast earnings growth (17.2% per year) is above the savings rate (1.7%).
Earnings vs Market: GPC's earnings (17.2% per year) are forecast to grow faster than the US market (14.2% per year).
High Growth Earnings: GPC's earnings are forecast to grow, but not significantly.
Revenue vs Market: GPC's revenue (1.3% per year) is forecast to grow slower than the US market (7.6% per year).
High Growth Revenue: GPC's revenue (1.3% per year) is forecast to grow slower than 20% per year.
Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts
Future Return on Equity
Future ROE: GPC's Return on Equity is forecast to be high in 3 years time (22.9%)
How has Genuine Parts performed over the past 5 years?
Historical annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue History
Quality Earnings: GPC has a large one-off loss of $236.9M impacting its December 31 2019 financial results.
Growing Profit Margin: GPC's current net profit margins (3.2%) are lower than last year (4.3%).
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: GPC's earnings have grown by 1% per year over the past 5 years.
Accelerating Growth: GPC's has had negative earnings growth over the past year, so it can't be compared to its 5-year average.
Earnings vs Industry: GPC had negative earnings growth (-23.4%) over the past year, making it difficult to compare to the Retail Distributors industry average (-18.5%).
Return on Equity
High ROE: GPC's Return on Equity (16.8%) is considered low.
Return on Assets
Return on Capital Employed
How is Genuine Parts's financial position?
Financial Position Analysis
Short Term Liabilities: GPC's short term assets ($7.9B) exceed its short term liabilities ($6.4B).
Long Term Liabilities: GPC's short term assets ($7.9B) exceed its long term liabilities ($4.6B).
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Debt Level: GPC's debt to equity ratio (85.3%) is considered high.
Reducing Debt: GPC's debt to equity ratio has increased from 23.1% to 85.3% over the past 5 years.
Debt Coverage: GPC's debt is well covered by operating cash flow (28.3%).
Interest Coverage: GPC's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT (12x coverage).
Inventory Level: GPC has a high level of physical assets or inventory.
Debt Coverage by Assets: GPC's debt is covered by short term assets (assets are 2.5x debt).
What is Genuine Parts's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Current Dividend Yield
Upcoming Dividend Payment
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Dividend Yield vs Market
Current dividend yield vs market & industry
Notable Dividend: GPC's dividend (3.28%) is higher than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the US market (1.45%).
High Dividend: GPC's dividend (3.28%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the US market (3.73%).
Stability and Growth of Payments
Stable Dividend: GPC's dividends per share have been stable in the past 10 years.
Growing Dividend: GPC's dividend payments have increased over the past 10 years.
Current Payout to Shareholders
Dividend Coverage: With its reasonable payout ratio (71.6%), GPC's dividend payments are covered by earnings.
Future Payout to Shareholders
Future Dividend Coverage: GPC's dividends in 3 years are forecast to be covered by earnings (59% payout ratio).
How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?
Average management tenure
Paul Donahue (62yo)
Mr. Paul D. Donahue serves as Director at Truist Financial Corporation. Mr. Donahue has been the Chief Executive Officer and President of Genuine Parts Company since May 1, 2016 and January 1, 2012 respect ...
CEO Compensation Analysis
Compensation vs Market: Paul's total compensation ($USD5.30M) is below average for companies of similar size in the US market ($USD10.79M).
Compensation vs Earnings: Paul's compensation has been consistent with company performance over the past year.
|Executive VP||6.9yrs||US$2.15m||0.030% $4.3m|
|Executive VP & Chief Human Resources Officer||5.8yrs||US$1.08m||0.0056% $809.5k|
|Executive Vice President of U.S. Automotive Parts Group||1.5yrs||US$1.61m||0.037% $5.3m|
|Senior Vice President of Operations & Logistics||10.5yrs||no data||no data|
|Executive VP & Chief Information Officer||4yrs||no data||no data|
|Senior Vice President of Investor Relations||2.8yrs||no data||no data|
|Senior VP & General Counsel||0yrs||no data||no data|
|VP, Compliance & Corporate Secretary||0yrs||no data||no data|
|Executive Vice President of Mergers & Acquisitions||8.1yrs||no data||no data|
Experienced Management: GPC's management team is considered experienced (4.9 years average tenure).
|Independent Director||6.1yrs||US$259.86k||0.0011% $165.1k|
|Lead Independent Director||2.8yrs||US$294.86k||0.0086% $1.2m|
|Independent Director||9.5yrs||US$259.86k||0.014% $2.0m|
|Independent Director||5.5yrs||US$268.86k||0.0011% $159.3k|
|Independent Director||9yrs||US$257.36k||0.0061% $883.3k|
|Independent Director||16.3yrs||US$279.86k||0.0075% $1.1m|
|Chairman of Balkamp Inc||0yrs||no data||no data|
|Chairman of Eis Inc and Director of Eis Inc||0yrs||no data||no data|
Experienced Board: GPC's board of directors are considered experienced (7.5 years average tenure).
Who are the major shareholders and have insiders been buying or selling?
Insider Trading Volume
Insider Buying: Insufficient data to determine if insiders have bought more shares than they have sold in the past 3 months.
Recent Insider Transactions
Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have not been meaningfully diluted in the past year.
Genuine Parts Company's company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources
- Name: Genuine Parts Company
- Ticker: GPC
- Exchange: NYSE
- Founded: 1928
- Industry: Distributors
- Sector: Retail
- Market Cap: US$14.481b
- Shares outstanding: 145.38m
- Website: https://www.genpt.com
Number of Employees
- Genuine Parts Company
- 2999 Wildwood Parkway
- United States
|Ticker||Exchange||Primary Security||Security Type||Country||Currency||Listed on|
|GPC||NYSE (New York Stock Exchange)||Yes||Common Stock||US||USD||Aug 1968|
|GPT||DB (Deutsche Boerse AG)||Yes||Common Stock||DE||EUR||Aug 1968|
|0IUX||LSE (London Stock Exchange)||Yes||Common Stock||GB||USD||Aug 1968|
|G1PC34||BOVESPA (Bolsa de Valores de Sao Paulo)||BDR EACH 2 REPR 1 COM||BR||BRL||Jan 2020|
Genuine Parts Company distributes automotive replacement, industrial parts and materials, and business products in North America, Australia, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Poland, and Puerto Rico. The company distributes automotive replacement parts for imported vehicles, trucks, SUVs, buses, motorcycles, recreational vehicles, farm vehicles, small engines, farm equipment, and heavy duty equipment; and accessory items for automotive aftermarket, such as repair shops, service stations, fleet operators, automobile and truck dealers, leasing companies, bus and truck lines, mass merchandisers, farms, industrial concerns, and individuals. It also distributes industrial replacement parts and related supplies, such as bearings, mechanical and electrical power transmission products, industrial automation products, hoses, hydraulic and pneumatic components, industrial and safety supplies, and material handling products for original equipment manufacturer, as well as maintenance, repair, and operation customers in equipment and machinery, food and beverage, forest product, primary metal, pulp and paper, mining, automotive, oil and gas, petrochemical, pharmaceutical, power generation, alternative energy, transportation, ports, and other industries, as well as for governments. In addition, the company provides a range of services and repairs comprising gearbox and fluid power assembly repair, process pump assembly and repair, hydraulic drive shaft repair, electrical panel assembly and repair, hose and gasket manufacture and assembly, and other services. Further, it distributes office furniture, technology products, general office and school supplies, cleaning, janitorial and breakroom supplies, safety and security items, healthcare products, and disposable food service products to resellers. The company was founded in 1928 and is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia.
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
|Data||Last Updated (UTC time)|
|Company Analysis||2020/02/22 00:32|
|End of Day Share Price||2020/02/21 00:00|
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