AutoZone Inc. is a US based retailer of automotive parts and accessories. It is headquartered in Memphis, Tennessee.
The company owns and operates 5,391 stores in the US, Puerto Rico, Mexico, and Brazil.
Its stores focus on selling new and remanufactured automotive hard parts, maintenance items, accessories, and non-automotive products.
The first store openeed in Forrest City, Arkansas, on July 4, 1979, under the name “Auto Shack”. On August 17, 2012, AutoZone celebrated the opening of their 5,000th store – in Wasilla, Alaska.
According to the company’s 2013 Annual Report, around 85% to 90% of each store’s square footage is selling space, of which approximately 40% to 45% is dedicated to hard parts inventory.
It also sells the ALLDATA brand automotive diagnostic and repair software through the website “www.alldata.com“.
In 1991 AutoZone Inc went public on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the stock ticker symbol “AZO” at price of $27.50 per share – at the time the company was valued at $1 billion.
All support functions are centralized in at support centers in Memphis, Tennessee; Monterrey, Mexico; Chihuahua, Mexico and Sao Paulo, Brazil.
The company has over 76,000 employees, of whom 57 percent work full-time.
- Chairman, President and CEO: William C. Rhodes III
- Industry: Automotive parts and accessories
- Type: Public
- Listed on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE)
- NYSE stock symbol: AZO
- S&P 500 Component
- Founded: 1979
- Founder: Joseph Reeves Hyde III
- Net sales: $9.475 billion USD (2014)
- Net income: $1,069 million USD (2014)
- Diluted earnings per share: $31.57 USD (2014)
- Company head office: 123, S. Front Street, Memphis, TN 38103-3607, USA
- Employees: 76,000 (2014)
- Website: http://www.autozone.com/
- Contact number: (901) 495-6500
AutoZone Inc Financial Results, Year Ended August 30, 2014
|Operating data (in $ thousands)||2014||2013|
|Cost of sales, including warehouse and delivery expenses||$4,540,406||$4,406,595|
|Operating, selling, general and administrative expenses||$3,104,684||$2,967,837|
|Interest expense, net||$167,509||$185,415|
|Income before income taxes||$1,662,714||$1,587,683|
|Income tax expense||$592,970||$571,203|
|Balance sheet data (in $ thousands)|
|Total stockholders’ deficit||$(1,621,857)||$(1,687,319)|
|Common share data (in $)|
|Basic earnings per share||$32.16||$28.23|
|Diluted earnings per share||$31.57||$27.79|
|Cash flow data (in $ thousands)|
|Cash provided by operating activities||$1,341,234||$1,415,011|
|Cash (used in) investing activities||$(447,968)||$(527,295)|
|Cash (used in) financing activities||$(911,557)||$(847,022)|
|Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of fiscal year||$142,191||$103,093|
|Cash and cash equivalents at end of fiscal year||$124,485||$142,191|
Source: “AutoZone Inc Form 10-K 2014”