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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 : 5/10

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industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 0.03
AZO's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
56% of the 1286 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 0.84 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
57% of the 1280 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 0.47 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
61% of the 880 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 28.57 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: 6
Z-Score: 2.84
M-Score: -2.44
WACC vs ROIC
6.64%
47.78%
WACC
ROIC
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 : 8/10

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industry
vs
history
Operating margin (%) 19.24
AZO's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
96% of the 1288 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 5.00 vs. AZO: 19.24 )
AZO' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 8.05   Max: 19.38
Current: 19.24

8.05
19.38
Net-margin (%) 11.30
AZO's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
94% of the 1288 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 3.24 vs. AZO: 11.30 )
AZO' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: 3.64   Max: 11.29
Current: 11.3

3.64
11.29
ROA (%) 14.77
AZO's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
96% of the 1292 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 4.12 vs. AZO: 14.77 )
AZO' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: 5.19   Max: 15.45
Current: 14.77

5.19
15.45
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 57.59
AZO's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
92% of the 1288 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 16.81 vs. AZO: 57.59 )
AZO' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 21.13   Max: 59.83
Current: 57.59

21.13
59.83
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 14.70
AZO's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
92% of the 1084 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 5.30 vs. AZO: 14.70 )
AZO' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 10.6   Max: 26.2
Current: 14.7

10.6
26.2
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 16.60
AZO's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
88% of the 907 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 5.50 vs. AZO: 16.60 )
AZO' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 10.8   Max: 41.2
Current: 16.6

10.8
41.2
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 17.50
AZO's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
86% of the 852 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 6.90 vs. AZO: 17.50 )
AZO' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 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

Q1 2014

AZO Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Louis Moore Bacon 826 sh (New)
Pioneer Investments 9,046 sh (New)
Chris Davis 1,210 sh (unchged)
Jean-Marie Eveillard 138,250 sh (unchged)
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Eric Mindich 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)
Mario Gabelli 1,480 sh (-3.27%)
Jim Simons 136,900 sh (-36.24%)
Jeremy Grantham 522 sh (-94.79%)
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Q4 2014

AZO Guru Trades in Q4 2014

John Hussman 10,000 sh (New)
Ray Dalio 16,768 sh (+180.97%)
Jim Simons 159,400 sh (+16.44%)
Mario Gabelli 1,480 sh (unchged)
Jeremy Grantham Sold Out
Chris Davis Sold Out
Paul Tudor Jones 826 sh (-10.02%)
Jean-Marie Eveillard 125,550 sh (-10.99%)
Joel Greenblatt 549 sh (-97.85%)
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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
John Hussman 2014-12-31 New Buy0.62%$501.78 - $624.49 $ 642.6814%10000
Joel Greenblatt 2014-12-31 Reduce -97.85%0.13%$501.78 - $624.49 $ 642.6814%549
Ray Dalio 2014-12-31 Add 180.97%0.05%$501.78 - $624.49 $ 642.6814%16768
Chris Davis 2014-12-31 Sold Out $501.78 - $624.49 $ 642.6814%0
Joel Greenblatt 2014-09-30 Add 172.62%0.08%$504.62 - $540.93 $ 642.6822%25564
Ray Dalio 2014-09-30 Add 108.09%0.01%$504.62 - $540.93 $ 642.6822%5968
Joel Greenblatt 2014-06-30 Add 47.21%0.02%$511.28 - $543.38 $ 642.6822%9377
Chris Davis 2014-06-30 Reduce -39.67%$511.28 - $543.38 $ 642.6822%730
Ray Dalio 2014-06-30 Reduce -20.55%$511.28 - $543.38 $ 642.6822%2868
Joel Greenblatt 2014-03-31 Reduce -45%0.06%$474.11 - $543.84 $ 642.6824%6370
Ray Dalio 2014-03-31 Reduce -57.07%0.02%$474.11 - $543.84 $ 642.6824%3610
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Ratios

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industry
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history
P/E(ttm) 19.60
AZO's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
80% of the 1369 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 27.30 vs. AZO: 19.60 )
AZO' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 8.98   Max: 19.71
Current: 19.6

8.98
19.71
Forward P/E 15.31
AZO's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
85% of the 1369 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 24.04 vs. AZO: 15.31 )
N/A
PE(NRI) 19.60
AZO's PE(NRI) is ranked higher than
80% of the 1369 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 27.00 vs. AZO: 19.60 )
AZO' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 8.98   Max: 19.71
Current: 19.6

8.98
19.71
P/S 2.22
AZO's P/S is ranked higher than
56% of the 1369 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 0.90 vs. AZO: 2.22 )
AZO' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.88   Max: 2.23
Current: 2.22

0.88
2.23
PFCF 24.03
AZO's PFCF is ranked higher than
79% of the 1369 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 43.30 vs. AZO: 24.03 )
AZO' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 9   Max: 24.36
Current: 24.03

9
24.36
POCF 15.73
AZO's POCF is ranked higher than
72% of the 1369 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 16.20 vs. AZO: 15.73 )
AZO' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 6.47   Max: 15.79
Current: 15.73

6.47
15.79
EV-to-EBIT 13.37
AZO's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
81% of the 1369 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 18.35 vs. AZO: 13.37 )
AZO' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 6.8   Max: 13.7
Current: 13.37

6.8
13.7
PEG 0.95
AZO's PEG is ranked higher than
94% of the 1369 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 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 27.91
AZO's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
80% of the 1369 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 50.33 vs. AZO: 27.91 )
AZO' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 11.27   Max: 28.84
Current: 27.91

11.27
28.84
Current Ratio 0.73
AZO's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
52% of the 1287 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 1.56 vs. AZO: 0.73 )
AZO' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.73   Max: 1.48
Current: 0.73

0.73
1.48
Quick Ratio 0.08
AZO's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
57% of the 1287 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 0.85 vs. AZO: 0.08 )
AZO' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.05   Max: 0.18
Current: 0.08

0.05
0.18
Days Inventory 246.55
AZO's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
53% of the 1369 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 99.91 vs. AZO: 246.55 )
AZO' s 10-Year Days Inventory Range
Min: 139.61   Max: 241.21
Current: 246.55

139.61
241.21
Days Sales Outstanding 7.40
AZO's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
83% of the 1369 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 22.48 vs. AZO: 7.40 )
AZO' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 1.45   Max: 7.74
Current: 7.4

1.45
7.74

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price/DCF (Projected) 1.86
AZO's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
77% of the 1369 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 3.10 vs. AZO: 1.86 )
AZO' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.77   Max: 38.86
Current: 1.86

0.77
38.86
Price/Median PS Value 1.55
AZO's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
60% of the 1369 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 1.13 vs. AZO: 1.55 )
AZO' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.48   Max: 1.79
Current: 1.55

0.48
1.79
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 1.01
AZO's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked higher than
94% of the 1369 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. AZO: 1.01 )
AZO' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 0.46   Max: 1.9
Current: 1.01

0.46
1.9
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 7.50
AZO's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
79% of the 1286 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 5.80 vs. AZO: 7.50 )
AZO' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 7.3   Max: 14.8
Current: 7.5

7.3
14.8
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 23.21
AZO's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
91% of the 893 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 10.45 vs. AZO: 23.21 )
AZO' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: 17.1   Max: 36.7
Current: 23.21

17.1
36.7

Analyst Estimate

Aug15 Aug16 Aug17
Revenue(Mil) 10,158 10,615 10,974
EPS($) 35.80 40.23 44.97
EPS without NRI($) 35.80 40.23 44.97

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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