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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
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history
Cash to Debt 0.03
AZO's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
62% of the 1083 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 2.50 vs. AZO: 0.03 )
AZO' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0   Max: 17.12
Current: 0.03

0
17.12
Equity to Asset -0.24
AZO's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
63% of the 1073 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 0.52 vs. AZO: -0.24 )
AZO' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: -0.25   Max: 0.62
Current: -0.24

-0.25
0.62
Interest Coverage 9.48
AZO's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
56% of the 771 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 34.17 vs. AZO: 9.48 )
AZO' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 3.85   Max: 9999.99
Current: 9.48

3.85
9999.99
F-Score: 7
Z-Score: 2.60
M-Score: -2.54
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 : 10/10

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industry
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history
Operating margin (%) 19.38
AZO's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
95% of the 1067 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 5.56 vs. AZO: 19.38 )
AZO' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 8.05   Max: 19.38
Current: 19.38

8.05
19.38
Net-margin (%) 11.11
AZO's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
92% of the 1066 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 3.93 vs. AZO: 11.11 )
AZO' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: 3.64   Max: 11.11
Current: 11.11

3.64
11.11
ROA (%) 14.75
AZO's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
95% of the 1065 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 4.71 vs. AZO: 14.75 )
AZO' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: 5.11   Max: 14.85
Current: 14.75

5.11
14.85
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 57.73
AZO's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
90% of the 1066 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 20.96 vs. AZO: 57.73 )
AZO' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 21.97   Max: 57.73
Current: 57.73

21.97
57.73
Revenue Growth (%) 18.70
AZO's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
92% of the 786 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 6.50 vs. AZO: 18.70 )
AZO' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: 10.6   Max: 26.2
Current: 18.7

10.6
26.2
EBITDA Growth (%) 21.10
AZO's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
87% of the 671 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 9.40 vs. AZO: 21.10 )
AZO' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: 10.8   Max: 41.2
Current: 21.1

10.8
41.2
EPS Growth (%) 22.90
AZO's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
83% of the 621 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 11.60 vs. AZO: 22.90 )
AZO' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: 1.3   Max: 62.1
Current: 22.9

1.3
62.1
» AZO's 10-Y Financials

Financials


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Cash & Debt
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Guru Trades

Q1 2013

AZO Guru Trades in Q1 2013

Caxton Associates 16,000 sh (New)
Louis Moore Bacon 185,000 sh (+1056.25%)
Ray Dalio 20,884 sh (+23.69%)
Joel Greenblatt 3,153 sh (+20.02%)
Jeremy Grantham 20,092 sh (+5.31%)
Diamond Hill Capital 849 sh (+0.12%)
Meridian Funds 89,500 sh (unchged)
Mario Gabelli 850 sh (unchged)
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
John Hussman Sold Out
Andreas Halvorsen Sold Out
John Burbank Sold Out
Edward Lampert Sold Out
Jim Simons 324,400 sh (-15.01%)
Murray Stahl 560 sh (-69.21%)
Steven Cohen 11,960 sh (-93.67%)
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Q2 2013

AZO Guru Trades in Q2 2013

Steven Cohen 20,700 sh (+73.08%)
Joel Greenblatt 3,502 sh (+11.07%)
Jeremy Grantham 20,651 sh (+2.78%)
Ray Dalio 21,110 sh (+1.08%)
Mario Gabelli 850 sh (unchged)
Murray Stahl Sold Out
Caxton Associates Sold Out
Louis Moore Bacon Sold Out
Diamond Hill Capital 848 sh (-0.12%)
Jim Simons 315,100 sh (-2.87%)
Meridian Funds 83,000 sh (-7.26%)
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Q3 2013

AZO Guru Trades in Q3 2013

Chris Davis 1,210 sh (New)
Joel Greenblatt 14,112 sh (+302.97%)
Mario Gabelli 1,445 sh (+70%)
Steven Cohen 28,900 sh (+39.61%)
Jeremy Grantham 26,935 sh (+30.43%)
Jim Simons 394,600 sh (+25.23%)
Diamond Hill Capital 523 sh (-38.33%)
Ray Dalio 1,510 sh (-92.85%)
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Q4 2013

AZO Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Jean-Marie Eveillard 138,250 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 504 sh (New)
Eric Mindich 17,500 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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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with AZO

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
Jean-Marie Eveillard 2013-12-31 New Buy0.18%$415.27 - $479.33 $ 526.2517%138250
Ray Dalio 2013-12-31 Add 456.95%0.03%$415.27 - $479.33 $ 526.2517%8410
Joel Greenblatt 2013-09-30 Add 302.97%0.14%$411.89 - $448.58 $ 526.2523%14112
Ray Dalio 2013-09-30 Reduce -92.85%0.07%$411.89 - $448.58 $ 526.2523%1510
Mario Gabelli 2013-09-30 Add 70%$411.89 - $448.58 $ 526.2523%1445
John Hussman 2013-03-31 Sold Out 0.93%$344.99 - $396.77 $ 526.2541%0
John Burbank 2013-03-31 Sold Out 0.21%$344.99 - $396.77 $ 526.2541%0
Edward Lampert 2013-03-31 Sold Out 0.03%$344.99 - $396.77 $ 526.2541%0
Joel Greenblatt 2013-03-31 Add 20.02%0.01%$344.99 - $396.77 $ 526.2541%3153
Ray Dalio 2013-03-31 Add 23.69%0.01%$344.99 - $396.77 $ 526.2541%20884
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Ratios

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industry
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history
P/E(ttm) 17.70
AZO's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
64% of the 887 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 17.80 vs. AZO: 17.70 )
AZO' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 8.98   Max: 18.56
Current: 17.7

8.98
18.56
P/S 2.00
AZO's P/S is ranked lower than
73% of the 1107 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 0.74 vs. AZO: 2.00 )
AZO' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.88   Max: 2.03
Current: 2

0.88
2.03
PFCF 18.70
AZO's PFCF is ranked higher than
63% of the 593 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 19.33 vs. AZO: 18.70 )
AZO' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 9   Max: 24.36
Current: 18.7

9
24.36
EV-to-EBIT 12.00
AZO's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
65% of the 968 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 13.34 vs. AZO: 12.00 )
AZO' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 6.8   Max: 12.5
Current: 12

6.8
12.5
PEG 0.80
AZO's PEG is ranked higher than
79% of the 521 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 1.29 vs. AZO: 0.80 )
AZO' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.35   Max: 1.24
Current: 0.8

0.35
1.24
Shiller P/E 25.80
AZO's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
52% of the 541 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 20.92 vs. AZO: 25.80 )
AZO' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 11.24   Max: 34.6
Current: 25.8

11.24
34.6

Valuation & Return

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industry
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history
Price/DCF (Projected) 1.70
AZO's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
50% of the 551 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 1.20 vs. AZO: 1.70 )
AZO' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.77   Max: 38.86
Current: 1.7

0.77
38.86
Price/Median PS Value 1.40
AZO's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
56% of the 1015 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 1.00 vs. AZO: 1.40 )
AZO' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.49   Max: 1.97
Current: 1.4

0.49
1.97
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 0.80
AZO's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked higher than
80% of the 319 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 1.10 vs. AZO: 0.80 )
AZO' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 0.46   Max: 1.9
Current: 0.8

0.46
1.9
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 8.30
AZO's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
67% of the 983 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 7.40 vs. AZO: 8.30 )
AZO' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 8   Max: 14.8
Current: 8.3

8
14.8
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 25.01
AZO's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
89% of the 727 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 10.63 vs. AZO: 25.01 )
AZO' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: 16.9   Max: 36.2
Current: 25.01

16.9
36.2

Business Description

Industry: Retail - Apparel & Specialty » Specialty Retail
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Traded in other countries:AZ5.Germany
AutoZone Inc is a retailer and distributor of automotive replacement parts and accessories in the United States. The company began operations in 1979 and operating 4,685 stores in the United States, including Puerto Rico, and 321 in Mexico. Each of its stores carries an extensive 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. It has 3,053 of its domestic stores, it also has a commercial sales program that provides commercial credit and prompt delivery of parts and other products to local, regional and national repair garages, dealers, service stations and public sector accounts. It has commercial programs in select stores in Mexico as well. It also sells the ALLDATA brand automotive diagnostic and repair software through www.alldata.com and www.alldatadiy.com. Additionally, it sell automotive hard parts, maintenance items, accessories and non-automotive products through www.autozone.com, and its commercial customers can make purchases through www.autozonepro.com. It does not derive revenue from automotive repair or installation services. It also provides specialty tools through its Loan-A-Tool program. Customers can borrow a specialty tool, such as a steering wheel puller, for which a do-it-yourself ('DIY') customer or a repair shop would have little or no use other than for a single job. AutoZoners also provide other free services, including check engine light readings where allowed by law, battery charging, the collection of used oil for recycling, and the testing of starters, alternators, batteries, sensors and actuators. Its Competitors include national, regional and local auto parts chains, independently owned parts stores, on-line parts stores, jobbers, repair shops, car washes and auto dealers, in addition to discount and mass merchandise stores, department stores, hardware stores, supermarkets, drugstores, convenience stores and home stores that sell aftermarket vehicle parts and supplies, chemicals, accessories, tools and maintenance parts. It has registered several service marks and trademarks in the United States Patent and Trademark office as well as in certain other countries, including its service marks, 'AutoZone' and 'Get in the Zone,' and trademarks, 'AutoZone,' 'Duralast,' 'Duralast Gold,' 'Duralast Platinum,' 'Valucraft,' 'Econocraft,' 'ALLDATA,' 'Loan-A-Tool' and Z-net.

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