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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 : 7/10

vs
industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 0.32
GPC's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
66% of the 917 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 0.78 vs. GPC: 0.32 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
GPC' s Cash to Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.02  Med: 0.30 Max: 1.23
Current: 0.32
0.02
1.23
Equity to Asset 0.39
GPC's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
64% of the 897 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 0.47 vs. GPC: 0.39 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
GPC' s Equity to Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.39  Med: 0.55 Max: 0.71
Current: 0.39
0.39
0.71
F-Score: 5
Z-Score: 4.81
M-Score: -2.75
WACC vs ROIC
9.39%
18.32%
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 (%) 7.35
GPC's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
69% of the 908 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 3.57 vs. GPC: 7.35 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
GPC' s Operating margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 6.67  Med: 7.32 Max: 7.86
Current: 7.35
6.67
7.86
Net-margin (%) 4.60
GPC's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
67% of the 908 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 2.26 vs. GPC: 4.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
GPC' s Net-margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.97  Med: 4.55 Max: 4.98
Current: 4.6
3.97
4.98
ROE (%) 21.67
GPC's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
85% of the 894 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 7.05 vs. GPC: 21.67 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
GPC' s ROE (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 16.16  Med: 19.05 Max: 22.57
Current: 21.67
16.16
22.57
ROA (%) 8.57
GPC's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
80% of the 917 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 3.06 vs. GPC: 8.57 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
GPC' s ROA (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 8.16  Med: 9.59 Max: 10.92
Current: 8.57
8.16
10.92
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 42.87
GPC's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
80% of the 913 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 13.87 vs. GPC: 42.87 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
GPC' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 23.53  Med: 29.00 Max: 40.94
Current: 42.87
23.53
40.94
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 7.90
GPC's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
70% of the 753 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 2.70 vs. GPC: 7.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
GPC' s Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.5  Med: 6.85 Max: 12.7
Current: 7.9
0.5
12.7
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 9.40
GPC's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
67% of the 636 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 2.70 vs. GPC: 9.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
GPC' s EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -4.5  Med: 6.05 Max: 15.1
Current: 9.4
-4.5
15.1
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 8.70
GPC's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
65% of the 590 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 1.10 vs. GPC: 8.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
GPC' s EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -4.7  Med: 5.65 Max: 18.3
Current: 8.7
-4.7
18.3
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Guru Trades

Q1 2015

GPC Guru Trades in Q1 2015

Jim Simons 390,910 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 14,437 sh (New)
Joel Greenblatt 282,470 sh (+10334.80%)
Mairs and Power 13,550 sh (unchged)
T Rowe Price Equity Income Fund 1,956,000 sh (unchged)
Ken Fisher Sold Out
Chuck Royce 112,500 sh (-0.71%)
Mario Gabelli 2,593,377 sh (-1.45%)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 20,086 sh (-2.06%)
Dodge & Cox 27,262 sh (-3.88%)
Murray Stahl 4,295 sh (-9.48%)
Jeremy Grantham 831,624 sh (-10.50%)
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Q2 2015

GPC Guru Trades in Q2 2015

Jim Simons 649,800 sh (+66.23%)
Paul Tudor Jones 15,267 sh (+5.75%)
T Rowe Price Equity Income Fund 1,956,000 sh (unchged)
Murray Stahl 4,295 sh (unchged)
Mairs and Power Sold Out
Joel Greenblatt 279,494 sh (-1.05%)
Chuck Royce 110,000 sh (-2.22%)
Mario Gabelli 2,526,748 sh (-2.57%)
Jeremy Grantham 793,014 sh (-4.64%)
Dodge & Cox 25,462 sh (-6.60%)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 17,504 sh (-12.85%)
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Q3 2015

GPC Guru Trades in Q3 2015

Ray Dalio 3,174 sh (New)
Joel Greenblatt 466,287 sh (+66.83%)
Chuck Royce 113,000 sh (+2.73%)
Murray Stahl 4,295 sh (unchged)
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Dodge & Cox 24,662 sh (-3.14%)
T Rowe Price Equity Income Fund 1,891,900 sh (-3.28%)
Jeremy Grantham 766,291 sh (-3.37%)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 16,832 sh (-3.84%)
Mario Gabelli 2,286,853 sh (-9.49%)
Jim Simons 565,308 sh (-13.00%)
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Q4 2015

GPC Guru Trades in Q4 2015

Mario Gabelli 2,237,113 sh (-2.18%)
Chuck Royce 104,700 sh (-7.35%)
T Rowe Price Equity Income Fund 95,000 sh (-94.98%)
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Mario Gabelli Comments on Genuine Parts Co. - Feb 05, 2016

Genuine Parts Co. (2.0%) (GPC – $85.89 – NYSE)(NYSE:GPC) is an Atlanta, Georgia 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.

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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.



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Ratios

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industry
vs
history
P/E(ttm) 18.61
GPC's P/E(ttm) is ranked lower than
51% of the 1041 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 18.00 vs. GPC: 18.61 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
GPC' s P/E(ttm) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 9.39  Med: 16.99 Max: 23.38
Current: 18.61
9.39
23.38
Forward P/E 16.45
GPC's Forward P/E is ranked lower than
66% of the 677 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 13.99 vs. GPC: 16.45 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
PE(NRI) 18.61
GPC's PE(NRI) is ranked lower than
51% of the 792 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 17.80 vs. GPC: 18.61 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
GPC' s PE(NRI) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 9.39  Med: 16.99 Max: 23.4
Current: 18.61
9.39
23.4
P/B 4.12
GPC's P/B is ranked lower than
88% of the 1157 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 1.42 vs. GPC: 4.12 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
GPC' s P/B Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.74  Med: 2.99 Max: 5
Current: 4.12
1.74
5
P/S 0.86
GPC's P/S is ranked lower than
68% of the 1153 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 0.53 vs. GPC: 0.86 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
GPC' s P/S Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.39  Med: 0.77 Max: 1.09
Current: 0.86
0.39
1.09
PFCF 13.21
GPC's PFCF is ranked higher than
66% of the 730 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 18.35 vs. GPC: 13.21 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
GPC' s PFCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 8.13  Med: 15.26 Max: 33.67
Current: 13.21
8.13
33.67
POCF 12.04
GPC's POCF is ranked lower than
51% of the 978 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 11.57 vs. GPC: 12.04 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
GPC' s POCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 6.74  Med: 13.00 Max: 22.6
Current: 12.04
6.74
22.6
EV-to-EBIT 11.67
GPC's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
60% of the 1106 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 13.16 vs. GPC: 11.67 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
GPC' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 6  Med: 10.60 Max: 15.1
Current: 11.67
6
15.1
EV-to-EBITDA 10.36
GPC's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked higher than
51% of the 1156 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 10.33 vs. GPC: 10.36 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
GPC' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 5.4  Med: 9.60 Max: 13.4
Current: 10.36
5.4
13.4
PEG 1.54
GPC's PEG is ranked higher than
50% of the 321 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 1.50 vs. GPC: 1.54 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PEG only.
GPC' s PEG Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.94  Med: 2.34 Max: 38.96
Current: 1.54
0.94
38.96
Shiller P/E 22.96
GPC's Shiller P/E is ranked lower than
59% of the 339 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 18.72 vs. GPC: 22.96 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
GPC' s Shiller P/E Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 10.83  Med: 21.38 Max: 30.3
Current: 22.96
10.83
30.3
Current Ratio 1.49
GPC's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
52% of the 903 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 1.55 vs. GPC: 1.49 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
GPC' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.49  Med: 3.03 Max: 3.76
Current: 1.49
1.49
3.76
Quick Ratio 0.71
GPC's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
58% of the 903 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 0.84 vs. GPC: 0.71 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
GPC' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.69  Med: 1.25 Max: 1.46
Current: 0.71
0.69
1.46
Days Inventory 101.65
GPC's Days Inventory is ranked lower than
57% of the 863 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 86.91 vs. GPC: 101.65 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
GPC' s Days Inventory Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 96.16  Med: 106.07 Max: 119.93
Current: 101.65
96.16
119.93
Days Sales Outstanding 46.47
GPC's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked lower than
79% of the 692 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 13.65 vs. GPC: 46.47 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
GPC' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 40.58  Med: 42.97 Max: 44.55
Current: 46.47
40.58
44.55
Days Payable 96.23
GPC's Days Payable is ranked higher than
80% of the 712 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 52.46 vs. GPC: 96.23 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
GPC' s Days Payable Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 46.26  Med: 58.04 Max: 86.76
Current: 96.23
46.26
86.76

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
vs
history
Dividend Yield 2.85
GPC's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
62% of the 1050 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 2.31 vs. GPC: 2.85 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield only.
GPC' s Dividend Yield Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.13  Med: 2.95 Max: 6.14
Current: 2.85
2.13
6.14
Dividend Payout 0.52
GPC's Dividend Payout is ranked lower than
61% of the 636 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 0.42 vs. GPC: 0.52 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout only.
GPC' s Dividend Payout Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.39  Med: 0.52 Max: 1.99
Current: 0.52
0.39
1.99
Dividend Growth (3y) 8.50
GPC's Dividend Growth (3y) is ranked higher than
60% of the 398 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 5.30 vs. GPC: 8.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Growth (3y) only.
GPC' s Dividend Growth (3y) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.7  Med: 4.75 Max: 9.4
Current: 8.5
1.7
9.4
Forward Dividend Yield 2.85
GPC's Forward Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
56% of the 945 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 6.56 vs. GPC: 2.85 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Dividend Yield only.
N/A
Yield on cost (5-Year) 4.25
GPC's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
69% of the 1070 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 2.84 vs. GPC: 4.25 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Yield on cost (5-Year) only.
GPC' s Yield on cost (5-Year) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.14  Med: 4.35 Max: 9.06
Current: 4.25
3.14
9.06
3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio 0.70
GPC's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked higher than
78% of the 517 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: -0.50 vs. GPC: 0.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio only.
GPC' s 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -0.4  Med: 0.75 Max: 2.5
Current: 0.7
-0.4
2.5

Valuation & Return

vs
industry
vs
history
Price/Net Current Asset Value 22.45
GPC's Price/Net Current Asset Value is ranked lower than
87% of the 646 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 4.01 vs. GPC: 22.45 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Net Current Asset Value only.
GPC' s Price/Net Current Asset Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.87  Med: 4.40 Max: 25.28
Current: 22.45
2.87
25.28
Price/Tangible Book 7.10
GPC's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
86% of the 1103 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 1.93 vs. GPC: 7.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
GPC' s Price/Tangible Book Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.85  Med: 3.04 Max: 8.52
Current: 7.1
1.85
8.52
Price/Projected FCF 1.11
GPC's Price/Projected FCF is ranked lower than
54% of the 757 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 1.02 vs. GPC: 1.11 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
GPC' s Price/Projected FCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.71  Med: 1.30 Max: 2.16
Current: 1.11
0.71
2.16
Price/DCF (Earnings Based) 1.53
GPC's Price/DCF (Earnings Based) is ranked lower than
67% of the 160 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 1.10 vs. GPC: 1.53 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/DCF (Earnings Based) only.
N/A
Price/Median PS Value 1.11
GPC's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
67% of the 1131 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 0.90 vs. GPC: 1.11 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
GPC' s Price/Median PS Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.53  Med: 0.99 Max: 1.46
Current: 1.11
0.53
1.46
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 1.90
GPC's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked lower than
65% of the 301 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 2.57 vs. GPC: 1.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value only.
GPC' s Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.17  Med: 1.82 Max: 3.94
Current: 1.9
1.17
3.94
Price/Graham Number 2.42
GPC's Price/Graham Number is ranked lower than
74% of the 940 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. GPC: 2.42 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Graham Number only.
GPC' s Price/Graham Number Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.84  Med: 1.50 Max: 2.96
Current: 2.42
0.84
2.96
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 8.54
GPC's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
69% of the 887 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 5.90 vs. GPC: 8.54 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
GPC' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 6.6  Med: 9.50 Max: 16.7
Current: 8.54
6.6
16.7
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) 15.64
GPC's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked higher than
75% of the 509 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 5.77 vs. GPC: 15.64 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
GPC' s Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.3  Med: 11.60 Max: 19.4
Current: 15.64
2.3
19.4

More Statistics

Revenue(Mil) $15421
EPS $ 4.64
Beta1.06
Short Percentage of Float4.31%
52-Week Range $76.50 - 98.48
Shares Outstanding(Mil)150.76

Analyst Estimate

Dec15 Dec16 Dec17 Dec18
Revenue(Mil) 15,391 15,707 16,242 16,870
EPS($) 4.55 4.93 5.24 5.65
EPS without NRI($) 4.55 4.93 5.24 5.65

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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