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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
97% of the 898 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 0.91 vs. AZO: 0.03 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
AZO' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0  Med: 0.03 Max: 0.47
Current: 0.03
0
0.47
Equity to Asset -0.21
AZO's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
99% of the 841 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 0.47 vs. AZO: -0.21 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
AZO' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: -0.25  Med: 0.10 Max: 0.62
Current: -0.21
-0.25
0.62
Interest Coverage 10.81
AZO's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
69% of the 574 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 42.72 vs. AZO: 10.81 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
AZO' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 3.85  Med: 9.50 Max: 9999.99
Current: 10.81
3.85
9999.99
F-Score: 7
Z-Score: 2.83
M-Score: -2.47
WACC vs ROIC
7.48%
46.40%
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 : 9/10

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industry
vs
history
Operating margin (%) 19.24
AZO's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
94% of the 897 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 3.52 vs. AZO: 19.24 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
AZO' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 8.05  Med: 17.03 Max: 19.38
Current: 19.24
8.05
19.38
Net-margin (%) 11.39
AZO's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
90% of the 897 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 2.37 vs. AZO: 11.39 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
AZO' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: 3.64  Med: 9.61 Max: 11.29
Current: 11.39
3.64
11.29
ROA (%) 14.68
AZO's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
91% of the 904 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 3.08 vs. AZO: 14.68 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
AZO' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: 5.19  Med: 12.81 Max: 15.45
Current: 14.68
5.19
15.45
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 57.48
AZO's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
85% of the 900 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 13.69 vs. AZO: 57.48 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
AZO' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 21.13  Med: 50.82 Max: 59.88
Current: 57.48
21.13
59.88
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 14.70
AZO's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
86% of the 728 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 3.00 vs. AZO: 14.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
AZO' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 10.6  Med: 18.90 Max: 26.2
Current: 14.7
10.6
26.2
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 16.60
AZO's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
82% of the 603 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 2.40 vs. AZO: 16.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
AZO' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 10.8  Med: 19.20 Max: 41.2
Current: 16.6
10.8
41.2
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 17.50
AZO's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
79% of the 550 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 0.40 vs. AZO: 17.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
AZO' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 1.3  Med: 17.50 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

Q2 2014

AZO Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Joel Greenblatt 9,377 sh (+47.21%)
First Eagle Investment 141,050 sh (+2.03%)
Louis Moore Bacon Sold Out
Mario Gabelli 1,530 sh (-0.65%)
Pioneer Investments 8,368 sh (-7.50%)
Ray Dalio 2,868 sh (-20.55%)
Jeremy Grantham 10,022 sh (-21.70%)
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%)
First Eagle Investment 141,050 sh (unchged)
Chris Davis 730 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%)
First Eagle Investment 125,550 sh (-10.99%)
Joel Greenblatt 549 sh (-97.85%)
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Q1 2015

AZO Guru Trades in Q1 2015

Mario Gabelli 1,480 sh (unchged)
First Eagle Investment 125,550 sh (unchged)
Joel Greenblatt Sold Out
Jim Simons Sold Out
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Ray Dalio 11,168 sh (-33.40%)
John Hussman 5,000 sh (-50.00%)
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Ratios

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industry
vs
history
P/E(ttm) 19.82
AZO's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
57% of the 664 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 21.90 vs. AZO: 19.82 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
AZO' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 8.98  Med: 14.81 Max: 20.89
Current: 19.82
8.98
20.89
Forward P/E 16.67
AZO's Forward P/E is ranked lower than
57% of the 381 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 14.95 vs. AZO: 16.67 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
PE(NRI) 19.40
AZO's PE(NRI) is ranked higher than
57% of the 662 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 21.80 vs. AZO: 19.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
AZO' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 8.98  Med: 14.82 Max: 20.89
Current: 19.4
8.98
20.89
P/S 2.26
AZO's P/S is ranked lower than
81% of the 899 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 0.71 vs. AZO: 2.26 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
AZO' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.88  Med: 1.48 Max: 2.36
Current: 2.26
0.88
2.36
PFCF 25.11
AZO's PFCF is ranked lower than
58% of the 459 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 20.46 vs. AZO: 25.11 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
AZO' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 9  Med: 15.42 Max: 27.89
Current: 25.11
9
27.89
POCF 16.35
AZO's POCF is ranked lower than
59% of the 615 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 13.45 vs. AZO: 16.35 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
AZO' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 6.47  Med: 10.62 Max: 17.75
Current: 16.35
6.47
17.75
EV-to-EBIT 13.34
AZO's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
59% of the 716 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 15.25 vs. AZO: 13.34 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
AZO' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 6.8  Med: 10.10 Max: 14.4
Current: 13.34
6.8
14.4
PEG 0.94
AZO's PEG is ranked higher than
79% of the 310 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 1.89 vs. AZO: 0.94 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PEG only.
AZO' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.35  Med: 0.80 Max: 1.24
Current: 0.94
0.35
1.24
Shiller P/E 27.23
AZO's Shiller P/E is ranked lower than
61% of the 475 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 21.95 vs. AZO: 27.23 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
AZO' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 11.24  Med: 21.30 Max: 28.98
Current: 27.23
11.24
28.98
Current Ratio 0.84
AZO's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
86% of the 849 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 1.56 vs. AZO: 0.84 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
AZO' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.73  Med: 1.02 Max: 1.48
Current: 0.84
0.73
1.48
Quick Ratio 0.10
AZO's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
99% of the 849 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 0.88 vs. AZO: 0.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
AZO' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.05  Med: 0.10 Max: 0.18
Current: 0.1
0.05
0.18
Days Inventory 253.15
AZO's Days Inventory is ranked lower than
91% of the 858 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 84.42 vs. AZO: 253.15 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
AZO' s 10-Year Days Inventory Range
Min: 139.61  Med: 201.70 Max: 241.21
Current: 253.15
139.61
241.21
Days Sales Outstanding 7.78
AZO's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
62% of the 731 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 13.34 vs. AZO: 7.78 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
AZO' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 1.45  Med: 4.21 Max: 7.74
Current: 7.78
1.45
7.74

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price/Projected FCF 1.86
AZO's Price/Projected FCF is ranked lower than
67% of the 497 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 1.25 vs. AZO: 1.86 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
AZO' s 10-Year Price/Projected FCF Range
Min: 0.77  Med: 1.40 Max: 38.86
Current: 1.86
0.77
38.86
Price/DCF (Earnings Based) 0.75
AZO's Price/DCF (Earnings Based) is ranked higher than
79% of the 85 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 1.18 vs. AZO: 0.75 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/DCF (Earnings Based) only.
N/A
Price/Median PS Value 1.49
AZO's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
74% of the 828 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 1.10 vs. AZO: 1.49 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
AZO' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.47  Med: 0.99 Max: 1.75
Current: 1.49
0.47
1.75
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 1.12
AZO's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked higher than
69% of the 184 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 1.61 vs. AZO: 1.12 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value only.
AZO' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 0.46  Med: 0.79 Max: 1.9
Current: 1.12
0.46
1.9
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 7.49
AZO's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
67% of the 884 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 5.30 vs. AZO: 7.49 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
AZO' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 6.9  Med: 9.90 Max: 14.8
Current: 7.49
6.9
14.8
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) 21.10
AZO's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked higher than
85% of the 504 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 5.61 vs. AZO: 21.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
AZO' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range
Min: 17.1  Med: 25.10 Max: 36.7
Current: 21.1
17.1
36.7

Analyst Estimate

Aug15 Aug16 Aug17 Aug18
Revenue(Mil) 10,145 10,676 11,177 11,968
EPS($) 35.89 40.51 45.39 52.65
EPS without NRI($) 35.89 40.51 45.39 52.65

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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