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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 : 8/10

vs
industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 0.19
GPC's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
64% of the 1087 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 0.48 vs. GPC: 0.19 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
GPC' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.02   Max: 2.92
Current: 0.19

0.02
2.92
Equity to Asset 0.39
GPC's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
51% of the 1086 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 0.38 vs. GPC: 0.39 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
GPC' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.39   Max: 0.75
Current: 0.39

0.39
0.75
Interest Coverage 44.81
GPC's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
74% of the 1087 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 1.28 vs. GPC: 44.81 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
GPC' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 24.06   Max: 49.96
Current: 44.81

24.06
49.96
F-Score: 5
Z-Score: 4.94
M-Score: -2.53
WACC vs ROIC
9.02%
17.61%
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 : 7/10

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industry
vs
history
Operating margin (%) 7.32
GPC's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
75% of the 1087 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 2.25 vs. GPC: 7.32 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
GPC' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 6.67   Max: 9.53
Current: 7.32

6.67
9.53
Net-margin (%) 4.63
GPC's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
73% of the 1087 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 1.31 vs. GPC: 4.63 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
GPC' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -0.33   Max: 5.77
Current: 4.63

-0.33
5.77
ROE (%) 21.14
GPC's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
87% of the 1086 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 3.57 vs. GPC: 21.14 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
GPC' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -1.23   Max: 22.57
Current: 21.14

-1.23
22.57
ROA (%) 8.70
GPC's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
83% of the 1087 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 1.64 vs. GPC: 8.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
GPC' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -0.67   Max: 12.98
Current: 8.7

-0.67
12.98
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 40.21
GPC's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
82% of the 1087 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 7.34 vs. GPC: 40.21 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
GPC' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 20.88   Max: 60.39
Current: 40.21

20.88
60.39
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 7.90
GPC's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
79% of the 1087 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: -2.90 vs. GPC: 7.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
GPC' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 0.5   Max: 12.7
Current: 7.9

0.5
12.7
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 9.40
GPC's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
82% of the 1087 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: -33.60 vs. GPC: 9.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
GPC' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -4.5   Max: 15.1
Current: 9.4

-4.5
15.1
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 8.80
GPC's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
82% of the 1087 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. GPC: 8.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
GPC' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -4.8   Max: 18.3
Current: 8.8

-4.8
18.3
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Q2 2014

GPC Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Jim Simons 112,700 sh (+373.53%)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 22,173 sh (+87.54%)
Murray Stahl 4,945 sh (+0.77%)
Mario Gabelli 2,665,202 sh (+0.24%)
Pioneer Investments 216,897 sh (+0.13%)
Brian Rogers 1,956,000 sh (unchged)
Bill Frels 14,050 sh (unchged)
Dodge & Cox 32,662 sh (-2.10%)
Jeremy Grantham 1,026,486 sh (-3.89%)
Chuck Royce 103,280 sh (-6.24%)
Joel Greenblatt 2,651 sh (-97.11%)
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GPC Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Joel Greenblatt 175,454 sh (+6518.41%)
Chuck Royce 108,300 sh (+4.86%)
Mario Gabelli 2,701,659 sh (+1.37%)
Murray Stahl 4,945 sh (unchged)
Brian Rogers 1,956,000 sh (unchged)
Bill Frels 14,050 sh (unchged)
Jim Simons Sold Out
Jeremy Grantham 1,018,883 sh (-0.74%)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 21,997 sh (-0.79%)
Dodge & Cox 29,462 sh (-9.80%)
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GPC Guru Trades in Q4 2014

Ken Fisher 2,337 sh (New)
Chuck Royce 113,300 sh (+4.62%)
Brian Rogers 1,956,000 sh (unchged)
Mario Gabelli 2,631,607 sh (-2.59%)
Bill Frels 13,550 sh (-3.56%)
Dodge & Cox 28,362 sh (-3.73%)
Murray Stahl 4,745 sh (-4.04%)
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Jeremy Grantham 929,195 sh (-8.80%)
Joel Greenblatt 2,707 sh (-98.46%)
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GPC Guru Trades in Q1 2015

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Paul Tudor Jones 14,437 sh (New)
Joel Greenblatt 282,470 sh (+10334.80%)
Brian Rogers 1,956,000 sh (unchged)
Bill Frels 13,550 sh (unchged)
Ken Fisher Sold Out
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Murray Stahl 4,295 sh (-9.48%)
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Mario Gabelli Comments on Genuine Parts Co - Jul 25, 2014

Genuine Parts Co. (GPC) (1.5%) (GPC - $87.80 - NYSE) is an Atlanta based distributor of automotive and industrial replacement parts, office products, and electrical and electronic components. We expect GPC’s well known NAPA Auto Parts group to benefit as an aged vehicle population, which includes the highest percentage of off warranty vehicles in history, helps drive sales of automotive aftermarket products over the next several years. Additionally, economic indicators remain supportive of the company’s industrial and electrical parts distribution businesses amid steady economic expansion. Finally, GPC’s management has shown consistent dedication to shareholder value via share repurchases and dividend increases.

From Mario Gabelli (Trades, Portfolio)’s The Gabelli Equity Income Fund Second Quarter 2014 Shareholder Commentary.

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Mario Gabelli Comments on Genuine Parts Co. - Jun 09, 2014

Genuine Parts Co. (1.3%) (GPC)(GPC - $86.85 - NYSE) is an Atlanta based distributor of automotive and industrial replacement parts, office products, and electrical and electronic components. We expect GPC's well known NAPA Auto Parts group to benefit as an aged vehicle population, which includes the highest percentage of off warranty vehicles in history, helps drive sales of automotive aftermarket products over the next several years. Additionally, economic indicators remain supportive of the company's industrial and electrical parts distribution businesses amid steady economic expansion. Finally, GPC's management has shown consistent dedication to shareholder value via share repurchases and dividend increases.



From Mario Gabelli (Trades, Portfolio)'s Gabelli Asset Fund's first quarter 2014 shareholder commentary.

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Mario Gabelli Comments on Genuine Parts Co. - Jan 29, 2014

Genuine Parts Co. (GPC)(1.2%) (GPC - $83.19 - NYSE) is an Atlanta-based distributor of automotive and industrial replacement parts, office products, and electrical and electronic components. We expect GPC's well-known NAPA Auto Parts group to benefit as an aged vehicle population, which includes the highest percentage of off warranty vehicles in history, helps drive sales of automotive aftermarket products over the next several years. Additionally, economic indicators remain supportive of the company's industrial and electrical parts distribution businesses amid steady economic expansion. Finally, GPC's management has shown consistent dedication to shareholder value via share repurchases and dividend increases.

From Mario Gabelli (Trades, Portfolio)’s Gabelli Asset Fund fourth quarter 2013 commentary.

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Mario Gabelli Comments on Genuine Parts Co. - Jan 06, 2014

Genuine Parts Co. (1.3%) (GPC - $80.89 - NYSE)(GPC) is an Atlanta based distributor of automotive and industrial replacement parts, office products, and electrical and electronic components. We expect GPC's well known NAPA Auto Parts group to benefit as an aged vehicle population, which includes the highest percentage of off warranty vehicles in history, helps drive sales of automotive aftermarket products over the next several years.

Additionally, economic indicators remain supportive of the company's industrial and electrical parts distribution businesses amid steady economic expansion. Finally, GPC's management has shown consistent dedication to shareholder value via share repurchases and dividend increases.

From Mario Gabelli (Trades, Portfolio)'s third quarter 2013 commentary.

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Mario Gabelli Comments on Genuine Parts Co
Genuine Parts Co. (GPC) (1.5%) (GPC - $87.80 - NYSE) is an Atlanta based distributor of automotive and industrial replacement parts, office products, and electrical and electronic components. We expect GPC’s well known NAPA Auto Parts group to benefit as an aged vehicle population, which includes the highest percentage of off warranty vehicles in history, helps drive sales of automotive aftermarket products over the next several years. Additionally, economic indicators remain supportive of the company’s industrial and electrical parts distribution businesses amid steady economic expansion. Finally, GPC’s management has shown consistent dedication to shareholder value via share repurchases and dividend increases. Read more...
Mario Gabelli Comments on Genuine Parts Co.
Genuine Parts Co. (1.3%) (GPC)(GPC - $86.85 - NYSE) is an Atlanta based distributor of automotive and industrial replacement parts, office products, and electrical and electronic components. We expect GPC's well known NAPA Auto Parts group to benefit as an aged vehicle population, which includes the highest percentage of off warranty vehicles in history, helps drive sales of automotive aftermarket products over the next several years. Additionally, economic indicators remain supportive of the company's industrial and electrical parts distribution businesses amid steady economic expansion. Finally, GPC's management has shown consistent dedication to shareholder value via share repurchases and dividend increases. Read more...

Ratios

vs
industry
vs
history
P/E(ttm) 20.00
GPC's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
70% of the 1083 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 31.00 vs. GPC: 20.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
GPC' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 9.39   Max: 23.38
Current: 20

9.39
23.38
Forward P/E 17.99
GPC's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
62% of the 1085 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 24.88 vs. GPC: 17.99 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
PE(NRI) 20.20
GPC's PE(NRI) is ranked higher than
73% of the 1083 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 52.00 vs. GPC: 20.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
GPC' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 9.39   Max: 23.4
Current: 20.2

9.39
23.4
P/B 4.50
GPC's P/B is ranked lower than
79% of the 1053 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 1.93 vs. GPC: 4.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
GPC' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 1.74   Max: 4.99
Current: 4.5

1.74
4.99
P/S 0.90
GPC's P/S is ranked lower than
60% of the 1096 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 0.66 vs. GPC: 0.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
GPC' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.39   Max: 1.09
Current: 0.9

0.39
1.09
PFCF 19.20
GPC's PFCF is ranked higher than
71% of the 1093 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 49.40 vs. GPC: 19.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
GPC' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 8.13   Max: 33.67
Current: 19.2

8.13
33.67
POCF 16.92
GPC's POCF is ranked higher than
61% of the 1096 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 30.48 vs. GPC: 16.92 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
GPC' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 6.74   Max: 22.6
Current: 16.92

6.74
22.6
EV-to-EBIT 13.23
GPC's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
74% of the 1096 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 33.28 vs. GPC: 13.23 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
GPC' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 6   Max: 15.4
Current: 13.23

6
15.4
PEG 1.70
GPC's PEG is ranked higher than
87% of the 1093 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. GPC: 1.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PEG only.
GPC' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.94   Max: 18.47
Current: 1.7

0.94
18.47
Shiller P/E 23.70
GPC's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
70% of the 1083 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. GPC: 23.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
GPC' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 9.39   Max: 28.24
Current: 23.7

9.39
28.24
Current Ratio 1.50
GPC's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
60% of the 1087 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 1.29 vs. GPC: 1.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
GPC' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 1.5   Max: 3.76
Current: 1.5

1.5
3.76
Quick Ratio 0.70
GPC's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
55% of the 1087 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 0.62 vs. GPC: 0.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
GPC' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.69   Max: 1.46
Current: 0.7

0.69
1.46
Days Inventory 101.28
GPC's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
55% of the 1096 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 113.84 vs. GPC: 101.28 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
GPC' s 10-Year Days Inventory Range
Min: 96.16   Max: 134.23
Current: 101.28

96.16
134.23
Days Sales Outstanding 46.73
GPC's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked lower than
51% of the 1096 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 43.73 vs. GPC: 46.73 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
GPC' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 39.74   Max: 50.29
Current: 46.73

39.74
50.29

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
vs
history
Dividend Yield 2.50
GPC's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
68% of the 1076 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. GPC: 2.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield only.
GPC' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 2.13   Max: 6.14
Current: 2.5

2.13
6.14
Dividend Payout 0.50
GPC's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
66% of the 1086 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 1.09 vs. GPC: 0.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout only.
GPC' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.39   Max: 1.99
Current: 0.5

0.39
1.99
Dividend growth (3y) 8.50
GPC's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
84% of the 1076 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. GPC: 8.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend growth (3y) only.
GPC' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: 1.7   Max: 9.4
Current: 8.5

1.7
9.4
Yield on cost (5-Year) 3.69
GPC's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
75% of the 1076 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 1.96 vs. GPC: 3.69 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Yield on cost (5-Year) only.
GPC' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 3.14   Max: 9.06
Current: 3.69

3.14
9.06
Share Buyback Rate 0.70
GPC's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
88% of the 1087 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. GPC: 0.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Share Buyback Rate only.
GPC' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 2.5   Max: -0.4
Current: 0.7

Valuation & Return

vs
industry
vs
history
Price/Tangible Book 7.70
GPC's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
81% of the 1078 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. GPC: 7.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
GPC' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 1.85   Max: 6.7
Current: 7.7

1.85
6.7
Price/DCF (Projected) 1.20
GPC's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
76% of the 1093 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 4.00 vs. GPC: 1.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/DCF (Projected) only.
GPC' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.71   Max: 2.16
Current: 1.2

0.71
2.16
Price/Median PS Value 1.20
GPC's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
52% of the 1096 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 1.20 vs. GPC: 1.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
GPC' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.53   Max: 1.46
Current: 1.2

0.53
1.46
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 1.80
GPC's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked higher than
85% of the 1093 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. GPC: 1.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value only.
GPC' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 1.17   Max: 4.02
Current: 1.8

1.17
4.02
Price/Graham Number 2.60
GPC's Price/Graham Number is ranked lower than
51% of the 1078 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 2.40 vs. GPC: 2.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Graham Number only.
GPC' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.83   Max: 2.94
Current: 2.6

0.83
2.94
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 7.60
GPC's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
70% of the 1087 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 4.50 vs. GPC: 7.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) only.
GPC' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 6.5   Max: 16.7
Current: 7.6

6.5
16.7
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 15.79
GPC's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
87% of the 1087 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. GPC: 15.79 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) only.
GPC' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: 1.7   Max: 19.6
Current: 15.79

1.7
19.6

Business Description

Industry: Retail - Apparel & Specialty » Specialty Retail
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Genuine Parts Co is a Georgia corporation incorporated on May 7, 1928. The Company is a service organization engaged in the distribution of automotive replacement parts, industrial replacement parts, office products and electrical/electronic materials through its four operating segments. The Company conducts from approximately 2,600 locations throughout the United States, Canada and Mexico and, effective April 1, 2013, Australia and New Zealand. The Company, as a result of its acquisition of Quaker City Motor Parts Co. in May 2012, is the sole member of the National Automotive Parts Association ("NAPA"), a voluntary trade association formed in 1925 to provide nationwide distribution of automotive parts. The Company operates in four segments: Automotive Parts, Industrial Parts, Office Products, and Electrical/Electronic Materials. The Automotive Parts Group, the division of the Company, distributes automotive parts and accessory items and also offers complete inventory, cataloging, marketing, training and other programs in the automotive aftermarket. The Industrial Parts Group is operated as Motion Industries, Inc. ("Motion"), a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Company headquartered in Birmingham, Alabama. Motion distributes industrial replacement parts and related supplies such as bearings, mechanical and electrical power transmission, industrial automation, hose, hydraulic and pneumatic components, industrial supplies and material handling products to MRO (maintenance, repair and operation) and OEM (original equipment manufacturer) customers throughout the United States, Canada and Mexico. The Office Products Group, operated through S. P. Richards Company ("S. P. Richards"), a wholly owned subsidiary of the Company, is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia. S. P. Richards is engaged in the wholesale distribution of a broad line of office and other business related products through a diverse customer base of resellers. These products are used in homes, businesses, schools, offices, and other institutions. Office products fall into the general categories of computer supplies, imaging products, office furniture, office machines, general office products, school supplies, cleaning, janitorial, sanitation and breakroom supplies, safety and security items, healthcare products and disposable food service products. The Electrical/Electronic Materials Group was formed on July 1, 1998 through the acquisition of EIS, Inc. ("EIS"), a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Company headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia. This Group distributes materials to more than 20,000 electrical and electronic manufacturers, as well as industrial assembly and specialty wire and cable markets in North America. The Company competes with automobile manufacturers automobile dealers, warehouse clubs and large automotive parts retail chains. In addition, the Company competes with the distributing outlets of parts manufacturers, oil companies, mass merchandisers, including nationa
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