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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 : 4/10

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industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 0.04
AZO's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
94% of the 949 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 0.72 vs. AZO: 0.04 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
AZO' s Cash to Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.01  Med: 0.03 Max: 0.11
Current: 0.04
0.01
0.11
Equity to Asset -0.21
AZO's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
99% of the 935 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 0.49 vs. AZO: -0.21 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
AZO' s Equity to Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -0.25  Med: 0.06 Max: 0.57
Current: -0.21
-0.25
0.57
Interest Coverage 18.29
AZO's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
55% of the 779 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 26.18 vs. AZO: 18.29 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
AZO' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 8.04  Med: 9.26 Max: 18.29
Current: 18.29
8.04
18.29
F-Score: 6
Z-Score: 2.95
M-Score: -2.51
WACC vs ROIC
6.20%
46.53%
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
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history
Operating margin (%) 19.37
AZO's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
94% of the 948 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 3.24 vs. AZO: 19.37 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
AZO' s Operating margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 17.1  Med: 18.73 Max: 19.38
Current: 19.37
17.1
19.38
Net-margin (%) 11.67
AZO's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
91% of the 949 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 1.97 vs. AZO: 11.67 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
AZO' s Net-margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 9.64  Med: 10.67 Max: 11.67
Current: 11.67
9.64
11.67
ROA (%) 14.86
AZO's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
93% of the 955 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 2.52 vs. AZO: 14.86 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
AZO' s ROA (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 12.43  Med: 14.85 Max: 15.45
Current: 14.86
12.43
15.45
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 57.49
AZO's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
87% of the 951 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 12.26 vs. AZO: 57.49 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
AZO' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 50.04  Med: 57.17 Max: 59.88
Current: 57.49
50.04
59.88
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 11.70
AZO's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
82% of the 793 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 2.30 vs. AZO: 11.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
AZO' s Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 10.6  Med: 15.8 Max: 26.2
Current: 11.7
10.6
26.2
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 12.30
AZO's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
73% of the 665 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 1.90 vs. AZO: 12.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
AZO' s EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 10.7  Med: 19 Max: 41.2
Current: 12.3
10.7
41.2
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 13.60
AZO's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
72% of the 598 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 0.80 vs. AZO: 13.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
AZO' s EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.3  Med: 17.5 Max: 62.1
Current: 13.6
1.3
62.1
» AZO's 10-Y Financials

Financials (Next Earnings Date: 2016-12-06)


Revenue & Net Income
Cash & Debt
Oprt. Cash Flow & Free Cash Flow
Oprt. Cash Flow & Net Income

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Guru Trades

Q4 2015

AZO Guru Trades in Q4 2015

Jeremy Grantham 450 sh (New)
John Burbank 4,489 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 91,300 sh (New)
Jim Simons 127,700 sh (+206.24%)
Joel Greenblatt 2,836 sh (+73.35%)
Mario Gabelli 1,420 sh (+0.35%)
John Hussman 5,000 sh (unchged)
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
First Eagle Investment 64,950 sh (-48.27%)
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Q1 2016

AZO Guru Trades in Q1 2016

PRIMECAP Management 13,800 sh (New)
Ray Dalio 7,968 sh (New)
Leon Cooperman 13,000 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 500 sh (New)
Joel Greenblatt 14,031 sh (+394.75%)
Steven Cohen 187,900 sh (+105.81%)
Mario Gabelli 1,423 sh (+0.21%)
Paul Tudor Jones 1,400 sh (unchged)
John Hussman 5,000 sh (unchged)
Paul Tudor Jones 2,000 sh (unchged)
Jeremy Grantham Sold Out
John Burbank Sold Out
First Eagle Investment Sold Out
Jim Simons 11,500 sh (-90.99%)
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Q2 2016

AZO Guru Trades in Q2 2016

Louis Moore Bacon 456 sh (New)
Jeremy Grantham 350 sh (New)
Jim Simons 29,700 sh (+158.26%)
PRIMECAP Management 24,075 sh (+74.46%)
Joel Greenblatt 14,861 sh (+5.92%)
John Hussman 5,000 sh (unchged)
Ray Dalio Sold Out
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Mario Gabelli 1,419 sh (-0.28%)
Leon Cooperman 12,800 sh (-1.54%)
Steven Cohen 85,700 sh (-54.39%)
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Q3 2016

AZO Guru Trades in Q3 2016

Ray Dalio 3,280 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 2,851 sh (New)
Jim Simons 98,400 sh (+231.31%)
Joel Greenblatt 40,806 sh (+174.58%)
Louis Moore Bacon 592 sh (+29.82%)
Jeremy Grantham 350 sh (unchged)
John Hussman Sold Out
Leon Cooperman Sold Out
PRIMECAP Management 23,775 sh (-1.25%)
Steven Cohen 74,750 sh (-12.78%)
Mario Gabelli 619 sh (-56.38%)
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Business Description

Industry: Retail - Apparel & Specialty » Specialty Retail
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AutoZone Inc is a retailer and distributor of automotive replacement parts and accessories in the United States. The Company's store carry an extensive product line for cars, sport utility vehicles, vans and light trucks.

AutoZone Inc was founded in 1979. The Company is a retailer and distributor of automotive replacement parts and accessories in the United States. Its stores carry products 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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Ratios

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P/E(ttm) 19.30
AZO's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
54% of the 685 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 20.30 vs. AZO: 19.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
AZO' s P/E(ttm) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 9.02  Med: 15.8 Max: 21.76
Current: 19.3
9.02
21.76
Forward P/E 16.98
AZO's Forward P/E is ranked lower than
57% of the 141 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 16.39 vs. AZO: 16.98 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
PE(NRI) 19.30
AZO's PE(NRI) is ranked higher than
54% of the 685 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 20.36 vs. AZO: 19.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
AZO' s PE(NRI) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 9.02  Med: 15.8 Max: 21.76
Current: 19.3
9.02
21.76
Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) 19.98
AZO's Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) is ranked higher than
50% of the 423 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 19.74 vs. AZO: 19.98 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) only.
AZO' s Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 8.3  Med: 14.08 Max: 24.57
Current: 19.98
8.3
24.57
P/S 2.25
AZO's P/S is ranked lower than
83% of the 921 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 0.65 vs. AZO: 2.25 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
AZO' s P/S Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.88  Med: 1.67 Max: 2.5
Current: 2.25
0.88
2.5
PFCF 22.35
AZO's PFCF is ranked lower than
60% of the 392 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 16.34 vs. AZO: 22.35 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
AZO' s PFCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 9.1  Med: 15.9 Max: 28.09
Current: 22.35
9.1
28.09
POCF 15.26
AZO's POCF is ranked lower than
68% of the 493 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 10.50 vs. AZO: 15.26 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
AZO' s POCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 6.53  Med: 11.03 Max: 17.9
Current: 15.26
6.53
17.9
EV-to-EBIT 13.30
AZO's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
56% of the 729 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 14.74 vs. AZO: 13.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
AZO' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 6.8  Med: 10.8 Max: 15.2
Current: 13.3
6.8
15.2
EV-to-EBITDA 11.62
AZO's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked lower than
51% of the 770 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 11.35 vs. AZO: 11.62 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
AZO' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 5.9  Med: 9.5 Max: 13.4
Current: 11.62
5.9
13.4
PEG 1.32
AZO's PEG is ranked higher than
67% of the 293 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 2.03 vs. AZO: 1.32 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PEG only.
AZO' s PEG Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.43  Med: 0.87 Max: 1.37
Current: 1.32
0.43
1.37
Shiller P/E 33.24
AZO's Shiller P/E is ranked lower than
67% of the 240 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 22.21 vs. AZO: 33.24 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
AZO' s Shiller P/E Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 15.15  Med: 29.37 Max: 38.79
Current: 33.24
15.15
38.79
Current Ratio 0.90
AZO's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
83% of the 933 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 1.57 vs. AZO: 0.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
AZO' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.79  Med: 0.97 Max: 1.31
Current: 0.9
0.79
1.31
Quick Ratio 0.13
AZO's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
98% of the 933 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 0.84 vs. AZO: 0.13 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
AZO' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.05  Med: 0.11 Max: 0.18
Current: 0.13
0.05
0.18
Days Inventory 257.87
AZO's Days Inventory is ranked lower than
90% of the 891 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 89.52 vs. AZO: 257.87 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
AZO' s Days Inventory Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 220.22  Med: 230.23 Max: 257.87
Current: 257.87
220.22
257.87
Days Sales Outstanding 9.87
AZO's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
56% of the 718 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 12.85 vs. AZO: 9.87 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
AZO' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.54  Med: 6.81 Max: 9.87
Current: 9.87
3.54
9.87
Days Payable 297.39
AZO's Days Payable is ranked higher than
96% of the 653 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 52.13 vs. AZO: 297.39 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
AZO' s Days Payable Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 219.86  Med: 255.25 Max: 297.39
Current: 297.39
219.86
297.39

Buy Back

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3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio 5.30
AZO's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked higher than
94% of the 499 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: -0.50 vs. AZO: 5.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio only.
AZO' s 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 5.3  Med: 8.7 Max: 12.4
Current: 5.3
5.3
12.4

Valuation & Return

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vs
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Price/Projected FCF 1.96
AZO's Price/Projected FCF is ranked lower than
71% of the 481 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 1.15 vs. AZO: 1.96 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
AZO' s Price/Projected FCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.94  Med: 1.49 Max: 15.52
Current: 1.96
0.94
15.52
Price/DCF (Earnings Based) 0.68
AZO's Price/DCF (Earnings Based) is ranked higher than
79% of the 95 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 1.15 vs. AZO: 0.68 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/DCF (Earnings Based) only.
N/A
Price/Median PS Value 1.36
AZO's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
73% of the 751 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 1.04 vs. AZO: 1.36 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
AZO' s Price/Median PS Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.41  Med: 0.85 Max: 1.37
Current: 1.36
0.41
1.37
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 1.32
AZO's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked higher than
63% of the 152 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 1.70 vs. AZO: 1.32 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value only.
AZO' s Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.45  Med: 0.79 Max: 1.51
Current: 1.32
0.45
1.51
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 7.51
AZO's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
66% of the 932 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 5.40 vs. AZO: 7.51 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
AZO' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 6.6  Med: 9.2 Max: 14.8
Current: 7.51
6.6
14.8
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) 18.18
AZO's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked higher than
85% of the 537 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 3.22 vs. AZO: 18.18 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
AZO' s Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 16.5  Med: 22.7 Max: 33.3
Current: 18.18
16.5
33.3

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $10,636
EPS (TTM) $ 40.73
Beta0.63
Short Percentage of Float12.18%
52-Week Range $681.01 - 819.54
Shares Outstanding (Mil)28.86

Analyst Estimate

Aug17 Aug18 Aug19
Revenue (Mil $) 11,206 11,707 12,201
EPS ($) 45.98 50.95 56.20
EPS w/o NRI ($) 45.98 50.95 56.20
EPS Growth Rate
(3Y to 5Y Estimate)
12.72%
Dividends Per Share ($)
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