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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
vs
history
Cash-to-Debt 0.35
AAP's Cash-to-Debt is ranked lower than
72% of the 964 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 0.99 vs. AAP: 0.35 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash-to-Debt only.
AAP' s Cash-to-Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.02  Med: 0.11 Max: No Debt
Current: 0.35
Equity-to-Asset 0.38
AAP's Equity-to-Asset is ranked lower than
69% of the 952 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 0.49 vs. AAP: 0.38 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity-to-Asset only.
AAP' s Equity-to-Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.13  Med: 0.32 Max: 0.42
Current: 0.38
0.13
0.42
Debt-to-Equity 0.32
AAP's Debt-to-Equity is ranked higher than
63% of the 716 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 0.49 vs. AAP: 0.32 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Debt-to-Equity only.
AAP' s Debt-to-Equity Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.16  Med: 0.5 Max: 3.43
Current: 0.32
0.16
3.43
Debt-to-EBITDA 1.22
AAP's Debt-to-EBITDA is ranked higher than
69% of the 668 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 2.36 vs. AAP: 1.22 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Debt-to-EBITDA only.
AAP' s Debt-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.34  Med: 0.92 Max: 1.44
Current: 1.22
0.34
1.44
Interest Coverage 9.98
AAP's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
66% of the 815 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 29.86 vs. AAP: 9.98 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
AAP' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 9.98  Med: 15.59 Max: 21.78
Current: 9.98
9.98
21.78
Piotroski F-Score: 5
Altman Z-Score: 2.82
Beneish M-Score: -2.57
WACC vs ROIC
4.77%
9.88%
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 : 8/10

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industry
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history
Operating Margin % 6.26
AAP's Operating Margin % is ranked higher than
67% of the 964 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 3.62 vs. AAP: 6.26 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating Margin % only.
AAP' s Operating Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 6.26  Med: 8.63 Max: 10.77
Current: 6.26
6.26
10.77
Net Margin % 3.75
AAP's Net Margin % is ranked higher than
63% of the 964 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 2.37 vs. AAP: 3.75 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net Margin % only.
AAP' s Net Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.75  Med: 5.01 Max: 6.4
Current: 3.75
3.75
6.4
ROE % 11.66
AAP's ROE % is ranked higher than
69% of the 944 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 6.73 vs. AAP: 11.66 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE % only.
AAP' s ROE % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 11.66  Med: 25.64 Max: 41.83
Current: 11.66
11.66
41.83
ROA % 4.20
AAP's ROA % is ranked higher than
61% of the 972 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 2.98 vs. AAP: 4.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA % only.
AAP' s ROA % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.2  Med: 8.47 Max: 11.26
Current: 4.2
4.2
11.26
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % 21.04
AAP's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % is ranked higher than
65% of the 965 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 13.48 vs. AAP: 21.04 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % only.
AAP' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 21.04  Med: 37.66 Max: 50.79
Current: 21.04
21.04
50.79
3-Year Revenue Growth Rate 13.60
AAP's 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate is ranked higher than
85% of the 862 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 1.30 vs. AAP: 13.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate only.
AAP' s 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 5.3  Med: 11.5 Max: 18.8
Current: 13.6
5.3
18.8
3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate 6.50
AAP's 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate is ranked higher than
61% of the 750 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 1.50 vs. AAP: 6.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate only.
AAP' s 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 6.5  Med: 15.85 Max: 100.3
Current: 6.5
6.5
100.3
3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate 5.20
AAP's 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate is ranked higher than
58% of the 681 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 0.50 vs. AAP: 5.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate only.
AAP' s 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 5.2  Med: 15.6 Max: 135.6
Current: 5.2
5.2
135.6
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Guru Trades

Q4 2016

AAP Guru Trades in Q4 2016

Ron Baron 97,745 sh (New)
Joel Greenblatt 13,018 sh (New)
NWQ Managers 261,731 sh (New)
Jim Simons 68,950 sh (New)
Sarah Ketterer 980,248 sh (+25.20%)
Paul Tudor Jones 4,873 sh (+24.34%)
Caxton Associates 25,000 sh (unchged)
Steven Cohen 1,017,800 sh (-7.69%)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 136,490 sh (-28.48%)
Pioneer Investments 313,804 sh (-33.89%)
Caxton Associates 25,000 sh (-37.50%)
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Q1 2017

AAP Guru Trades in Q1 2017

Mario Gabelli 3,922 sh (New)
Jim Simons 198,550 sh (+187.96%)
Steven Cohen 1,538,878 sh (+51.20%)
Sarah Ketterer 1,415,672 sh (+44.42%)
NWQ Managers 338,695 sh (+29.41%)
Pioneer Investments 315,703 sh (+0.61%)
Ron Baron 97,745 sh (unchged)
Joel Greenblatt Sold Out
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Caxton Associates Sold Out
Louis Moore Bacon 45,000 sh (-10.00%)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 84,210 sh (-38.30%)
Signature Select Canadian Fund 15,200 sh (-61.22%)
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Q2 2017

AAP Guru Trades in Q2 2017

Steve Mandel 2,048,852 sh (New)
Lee Ainslie 18,870 sh (New)
Mario Gabelli 5,650 sh (+44.06%)
Sarah Ketterer 1,692,617 sh (+19.56%)
NWQ Managers 361,832 sh (+6.83%)
Steven Cohen 25,000 sh (unchged)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc Sold Out
Jim Simons Sold Out
Ron Baron Sold Out
Louis Moore Bacon Sold Out
Pioneer Investments 85,863 sh (-72.80%)
Steven Cohen 254,200 sh (-83.48%)
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Q3 2017

AAP Guru Trades in Q3 2017

Barrow, Hanley, Mewhinney & Strauss 167,100 sh (New)
Jim Simons 115,350 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 14,701 sh (New)
Joel Greenblatt 255,120 sh (New)
Charles Brandes 48,528 sh (New)
Sarah Ketterer 2,014,616 sh (+19.02%)
Steve Mandel 2,358,917 sh (+15.13%)
Pioneer Investments Sold Out
Lee Ainslie Sold Out
Mario Gabelli 5,000 sh (-11.50%)
NWQ Managers 315,639 sh (-12.77%)
Steven Cohen 72,800 sh (-71.36%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with AAP

(List those with share number changes of more than 20%, or impact to portfolio more than 0.1%)

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
Steve Mandel 2017-09-30 Add 15.13%0.15%$87.08 - $118.41 $ 89.62-11%2,358,917
NWQ Managers 2017-09-30 Reduce -12.77%0.07%$87.08 - $118.41 $ 89.62-11%315,639
Joel Greenblatt 2017-09-30 New Buy0.37%$87.08 - $118.41 $ 89.62-11%255,120
Barrow, Hanley, Mewhinney & Strauss 2017-09-30 New Buy0.02%$87.08 - $118.41 $ 89.62-11%167,100
Charles Brandes 2017-09-30 New Buy0.1%$87.08 - $118.41 $ 89.62-11%48,528
Mario Gabelli 2017-09-30 Reduce -11.50%$87.08 - $118.41 $ 89.62-11%5,000
Steve Mandel 2017-06-30 New Buy1.21%$116.05 - $151.47 $ 89.62-35%2,048,852
NWQ Managers 2017-06-30 Add 6.83%0.04%$116.05 - $151.47 $ 89.62-35%361,832
Mario Gabelli 2017-06-30 Add 44.06%$116.05 - $151.47 $ 89.62-35%5,650
Ron Baron 2017-06-30 Sold Out 0.08%$116.05 - $151.47 $ 89.62-35%0
NWQ Managers 2017-03-31 Add 29.41%0.15%$147.8 - $174.79 $ 89.62-44%338,695
Mario Gabelli 2017-03-31 New Buy$147.8 - $174.79 $ 89.62-44%3,922
Joel Greenblatt 2017-03-31 Sold Out 0.03%$147.8 - $174.79 $ 89.62-44%0
NWQ Managers 2016-12-31 New Buy0.6%$136.19 - $176.78 $ 89.62-43%261,731
Ron Baron 2016-12-31 New Buy0.09%$136.19 - $176.78 $ 89.62-43%97,745
Joel Greenblatt 2016-12-31 New Buy0.03%$136.19 - $176.78 $ 89.62-43%13,018
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