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GuruFocus Financial Strength Rank measures how strong a company’s financial situation is. It is based on these factors

1. The debt burden that the company has as measured by its Interest coverage (current year).
2. Debt to revenue ratio. The lower, the better
3. Altman Z-score.

A company ranks high with financial strength is likely to withstand any business slowdowns and recessions.

Financial Strength : 6/10

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industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 0.03
AZO's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
58% of the 1281 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 0.75 vs. AZO: 0.03 )
AZO' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0   Max: 0.47
Current: 0.03

0
0.47
Equity to Asset -0.22
AZO's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
58% of the 1266 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 0.48 vs. AZO: -0.22 )
AZO' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: -0.25   Max: 0.62
Current: -0.22

-0.25
0.62
Interest Coverage 10.81
AZO's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
60% of the 882 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 32.14 vs. AZO: 10.81 )
AZO' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 3.85   Max: 9999.99
Current: 10.81

3.85
9999.99
F-Score: 7
Z-Score: 2.75
M-Score: -2.42
GuruFocus Profitability Rank ranks how profitable a company is and how likely the company’s business will stay that way. It is based on these factors:

1. Operating Margin
2. Trend of the Operating Margin (5-year average). The company with an uptrend profit margin has a higher rank.
••3. Consistency of the profitability
4. Piotroski F-Score
5. Predictability Rank•

The maximum rank is 10. A rank of 7 or higher means a higher profitability and may stay that way. A rank of 3 or lower indicates that the company has had trouble to make a profit.

Profitability Rank is not directly related to the Financial Strength Rank. But if a company is consistently profitable, its financial strength will be stronger.

Profitability & Growth : 9/10

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industry
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history
Operating margin (%) 19.32
AZO's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
96% of the 1281 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 5.03 vs. AZO: 19.32 )
AZO' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 8.05   Max: 19.38
Current: 19.32

8.05
19.38
Net-margin (%) 11.29
AZO's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
93% of the 1281 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 3.32 vs. AZO: 11.29 )
AZO' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: 3.64   Max: 11.29
Current: 11.29

3.64
11.29
ROA (%) 14.83
AZO's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
95% of the 1285 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 4.14 vs. AZO: 14.83 )
AZO' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: 5.19   Max: 15.45
Current: 14.83

5.19
15.45
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 57.85
AZO's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
92% of the 1281 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 16.92 vs. AZO: 57.85 )
AZO' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 21.13   Max: 59.83
Current: 57.85

21.13
59.83
Revenue Growth (%) 14.70
AZO's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
91% of the 1115 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 5.60 vs. AZO: 14.70 )
AZO' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: 10.6   Max: 26.2
Current: 14.7

10.6
26.2
EBITDA Growth (%) 16.40
AZO's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
86% of the 922 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 6.50 vs. AZO: 16.40 )
AZO' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: 10.8   Max: 41.2
Current: 16.4

10.8
41.2
EPS Growth (%) 17.50
AZO's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
84% of the 861 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 6.90 vs. AZO: 17.50 )
AZO' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: 1.3   Max: 62.1
Current: 17.5

1.3
62.1
» AZO's 10-Y Financials

Financials


Revenue & Net Income
Cash & Debt
Oprt. Cash Flow & Free Cash Flow

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Guru Trades

Q4 2013

AZO Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Eric Mindich 17,500 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 504 sh (New)
Jean-Marie Eveillard 138,250 sh (New)
Ray Dalio 8,410 sh (+456.95%)
Mario Gabelli 1,645 sh (+13.84%)
Chris Davis 1,210 sh (unchged)
Diamond Hill Capital Sold Out
Jeremy Grantham 26,404 sh (-1.97%)
Jim Simons 385,700 sh (-2.26%)
Joel Greenblatt 11,581 sh (-17.94%)
Steven Cohen 8,135 sh (-71.85%)
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Q1 2014

AZO Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Pioneer Investments 9,046 sh (New)
Louis Moore Bacon 826 sh (New)
Chris Davis 1,210 sh (unchged)
Jean-Marie Eveillard 138,250 sh (unchged)
Eric Mindich Sold Out
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Mario Gabelli 1,540 sh (-6.38%)
Jim Simons 300,000 sh (-22.22%)
Joel Greenblatt 6,370 sh (-45%)
Jeremy Grantham 12,799 sh (-51.53%)
Steven Cohen 3,930 sh (-51.69%)
Ray Dalio 3,610 sh (-57.07%)
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Q2 2014

AZO Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Joel Greenblatt 9,377 sh (+47.21%)
Jean-Marie Eveillard 141,050 sh (+2.03%)
Louis Moore Bacon Sold Out
Mario Gabelli 1,530 sh (-0.65%)
Pioneer Investments 8,368 sh (-7.5%)
Ray Dalio 2,868 sh (-20.55%)
Jeremy Grantham 10,022 sh (-21.7%)
Jim Simons 214,700 sh (-28.43%)
Chris Davis 730 sh (-39.67%)
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Q3 2014

AZO Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Paul Tudor Jones 918 sh (New)
Joel Greenblatt 25,564 sh (+172.62%)
Ray Dalio 5,968 sh (+108.09%)
Chris Davis 730 sh (unchged)
Jean-Marie Eveillard 141,050 sh (unchged)
Pioneer Investments Sold Out
Mario Gabelli 1,480 sh (-3.27%)
Jim Simons 136,900 sh (-36.24%)
Jeremy Grantham 522 sh (-94.79%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with AZO

(List those with share number changes of more than 20%, or impact to portfolio more than 0.1%)

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
Joel Greenblatt 2014-09-30 Add 172.62%0.08%$504.62 - $540.93 $ 568.988%25564
Ray Dalio 2014-09-30 Add 108.09%0.01%$504.62 - $540.93 $ 568.988%5968
Joel Greenblatt 2014-06-30 Add 47.21%0.02%$511.28 - $543.38 $ 568.988%9377
Chris Davis 2014-06-30 Reduce -39.67%$511.28 - $543.38 $ 568.988%730
Ray Dalio 2014-06-30 Reduce -20.55%$511.28 - $543.38 $ 568.988%2868
Joel Greenblatt 2014-03-31 Reduce -45%0.06%$474.11 - $543.84 $ 568.9810%6370
Ray Dalio 2014-03-31 Reduce -57.07%0.02%$474.11 - $543.84 $ 568.9810%3610
Jean-Marie Eveillard 2013-12-31 New Buy0.18%$415.27 - $479.33 $ 568.9827%138250
Ray Dalio 2013-12-31 Add 456.95%0.03%$415.27 - $479.33 $ 568.9827%8410
Joel Greenblatt 2013-09-30 Add 302.97%0.14%$411.89 - $448.58 $ 568.9833%14112
Ray Dalio 2013-09-30 Reduce -92.85%0.07%$411.89 - $448.58 $ 568.9833%1510
Chris Davis 2013-09-30 New Buy$411.89 - $448.58 $ 568.9833%1210
Mario Gabelli 2013-09-30 Add 70%$411.89 - $448.58 $ 568.9833%1445
Andreas Halvorsen 2013-03-31 Sold Out 1.4%$344.99 - $396.77 $ 568.9852%0
John Hussman 2013-03-31 Sold Out 0.93%$344.99 - $396.77 $ 568.9852%0
John Burbank 2013-03-31 Sold Out 0.21%$344.99 - $396.77 $ 568.9852%0
Edward Lampert 2013-03-31 Sold Out 0.03%$344.99 - $396.77 $ 568.9852%0
Joel Greenblatt 2013-03-31 Add 20.02%0.01%$344.99 - $396.77 $ 568.9852%3153
Ray Dalio 2013-03-31 Add 23.69%0.01%$344.99 - $396.77 $ 568.9852%20884
Steve Mandel 2012-12-31 Sold Out 2%$348.57 - $385.26 $ 568.9853%0
Andreas Halvorsen 2012-12-31 New Buy1.4%$348.57 - $385.26 $ 568.9853%582800
Edward Lampert 2012-12-31 Reduce -98.55%1.28%$348.57 - $385.26 $ 568.9853%2866
John Burbank 2012-12-31 Reduce -66.22%0.5%$348.57 - $385.26 $ 568.9853%15000
Meridian Funds 2012-12-31 Add 29.71%0.27%$348.57 - $385.26 $ 568.9853%89500
Jean-Marie Eveillard 2012-12-31 Sold Out 0.06%$348.57 - $385.26 $ 568.9853%0
Joel Greenblatt 2012-12-31 New Buy0.05%$348.57 - $385.26 $ 568.9853%2627
Ray Dalio 2012-12-31 Reduce -24.57%0.03%$348.57 - $385.26 $ 568.9853%16884
Mario Gabelli 2012-12-31 New Buy$348.57 - $385.26 $ 568.9853%850
Edward Lampert 2012-09-30 Reduce -73.04%3.43%$351.99 - $384.24 $ 568.9855%197052
Meridian Funds 2012-09-30 New Buy0.92%$351.99 - $384.24 $ 568.9855%69000
John Burbank 2012-09-30 New Buy0.75%$351.99 - $384.24 $ 568.9855%44400
John Hussman 2012-09-30 Add 100%0.44%$351.99 - $384.24 $ 568.9855%100000
Jean-Marie Eveillard 2012-09-30 Reduce -86.19%0.38%$351.99 - $384.24 $ 568.9855%42516
Ray Dalio 2012-09-30 Add 176.89%0.07%$351.99 - $384.24 $ 568.9855%22384
George Soros 2012-09-30 Sold Out 0.01%$351.99 - $384.24 $ 568.9855%0
Edward Lampert 2012-06-30 Reduce -62.12%6.9%$357.89 - $397.4 $ 568.9849%730902
John Hussman 2012-06-30 New Buy0.35%$357.89 - $397.4 $ 568.9849%50000
Jean-Marie Eveillard 2012-06-30 Reduce -24.13%0.14%$357.89 - $397.4 $ 568.9849%307896
Ray Dalio 2012-06-30 Reduce -23.62%0.01%$357.89 - $397.4 $ 568.9849%8084
George Soros 2012-06-30 New Buy0.01%$357.89 - $397.4 $ 568.9849%1200
Mario Gabelli 2012-06-30 Sold Out 0.0021%$357.89 - $397.4 $ 568.9849%0
Edward Lampert 2012-03-31 Reduce -35%5.91%$319.79 - $385.23 $ 568.9871%1929579
Steve Mandel 2012-03-31 New Buy2.4%$319.79 - $385.23 $ 568.9871%1064500
John Hussman 2012-03-31 Sold Out 1%$319.79 - $385.23 $ 568.9871%0
Jean-Marie Eveillard 2012-03-31 Add 133.18%0.34%$319.79 - $385.23 $ 568.9871%405820
Ray Dalio 2012-03-31 Add 130.89%0.03%$319.79 - $385.23 $ 568.9871%10584
Joel Greenblatt 2012-03-31 Sold Out 0.03%$319.79 - $385.23 $ 568.9871%0
Edward Lampert 2011-12-31 Reduce -66.74%20.86%$311.88 - $338.97 $ 568.9874%2968544
Jean-Marie Eveillard 2011-12-31 New Buy0.25%$311.88 - $338.97 $ 568.9874%174034
Ray Dalio 2011-12-31 New Buy0.03%$311.88 - $338.97 $ 568.9874%4584
Joel Greenblatt 2011-12-31 New Buy0.03%$311.88 - $338.97 $ 568.9874%639
Mario Gabelli 2011-12-31 Reduce -85.19%0.01%$311.88 - $338.97 $ 568.9874%800
Edward Lampert 2011-09-30 Reduce -5.64%1.55%$268.51 - $331.95 $ 568.9888%8925551
Jean-Marie Eveillard 2011-09-30 Sold Out 0.1523%$268.51 - $331.95 $ 568.9888%0
Mario Gabelli 2011-09-30 Reduce -71.88%0.03%$268.51 - $331.95 $ 568.9888%5400
Ray Dalio 2011-09-30 Sold Out 0.0039%$268.51 - $331.95 $ 568.9889%0
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Ratios

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industry
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history
P/E(ttm) 17.90
AZO's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
80% of the 1357 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 25.00 vs. AZO: 17.90 )
AZO' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 8.98   Max: 18.56
Current: 17.9

8.98
18.56
P/S 2.00
AZO's P/S is ranked higher than
55% of the 1357 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 0.87 vs. AZO: 2.00 )
AZO' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.88   Max: 2.03
Current: 2

0.88
2.03
PFCF 21.50
AZO's PFCF is ranked higher than
83% of the 1357 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 82.58 vs. AZO: 21.50 )
AZO' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 9   Max: 25.36
Current: 21.5

9
25.36
EV-to-EBIT 12.24
AZO's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
81% of the 1357 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 17.88 vs. AZO: 12.24 )
AZO' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 6.8   Max: 12.5
Current: 12.24

6.8
12.5
PEG 0.95
AZO's PEG is ranked higher than
93% of the 1357 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. AZO: 0.95 )
AZO' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.35   Max: 1.24
Current: 0.95

0.35
1.24
Shiller P/E 25.00
AZO's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
82% of the 1357 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 53.43 vs. AZO: 25.00 )
AZO' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 11.24   Max: 29.13
Current: 25

11.24
29.13
Current Ratio 0.79
AZO's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
51% of the 1279 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 1.56 vs. AZO: 0.79 )
AZO' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.79   Max: 1.31
Current: 0.79

0.79
1.31
Quick Ratio 0.10
AZO's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
58% of the 1279 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 0.85 vs. AZO: 0.10 )
AZO' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.04   Max: 0.18
Current: 0.1

0.04
0.18

Valuation & Return

vs
industry
vs
history
Price/DCF (Projected) 1.70
AZO's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
79% of the 1357 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 3.55 vs. AZO: 1.70 )
AZO' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.89   Max: 15.52
Current: 1.7

0.89
15.52
Price/Median PS Value 1.40
AZO's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
60% of the 1357 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 1.11 vs. AZO: 1.40 )
AZO' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.48   Max: 1.53
Current: 1.4

0.48
1.53
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 0.90
AZO's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked higher than
94% of the 1357 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. AZO: 0.90 )
AZO' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 0.46   Max: 1.51
Current: 0.9

0.46
1.51
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 8.20
AZO's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
80% of the 1265 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 6.20 vs. AZO: 8.20 )
AZO' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 8   Max: 14.8
Current: 8.2

8
14.8
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 23.80
AZO's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
93% of the 1036 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 7.40 vs. AZO: 23.80 )
AZO' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: 16.9   Max: 36.1
Current: 23.8

16.9
36.1

Business Description

Industry: Retail - Apparel & Specialty » Specialty Retail
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AutoZone Inc is incorporated in Nevada on 1979. The Company a retailer and distributor of automotive replacement parts and accessories in the United States. Its stores carry product line for cars, sport utility vehicles, vans and light trucks, including new and remanufactured automotive hard parts, maintenance items, accessories and non-automotive products. The Company also sells the ALLDATA brand automotive diagnostic and repair software through www.alldata.com. Additionally, the Company sells automotive hard parts, maintenance items, accessories, and non-automotive products through www.autozone.com, and accessories and performance parts through www.autoanything.com, and its commercial customers can make purchases through www.autozonepro.com. Its competitors include national, regional and local auto parts chains, independently owned parts stores, online parts stores, wholesale distributors, jobbers, repair shops, car washes and auto dealers, in addition to discount and mass merchandise stores, department stores, hardware stores, supermarkets, drugstores, convenience stores, home stores, and other online retailers that sell aftermarket vehicle parts and supplies, chemicals, accessories, tools and maintenance parts. The Company's trademark includes AutoZone, Get in the Zone, Duralast, Duralast Gold, Duralast Platinum, Valucraft, Econocraft, ALLDATA, AutoAnything, Loan-A-Tool and Z-net.
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