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O'Reilly Automotive reports record fourth quarter, full-year 2016 results

Wednesday, February 8, 2017 - 08:00
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O’Reilly Automotive announced record revenues and earnings for its fourth quarter and full year ended December 31, 2016. The results represent 24 consecutive years of comparable store sales growth and record revenue and operating income for O’Reilly since becoming a public company in April 1993.

Fourth quarter financial results

Sales for the fourth quarter ended December 31, 2016, increased $150 million, or 8%, to $2.10 billion from $1.95 billion for the same period one year ago. Gross profit for the fourth quarter increased to $1.11 billion (or 53.1% of sales) from $1.03 billion (or 52.7% of sales) for the same period one year ago, representing an increase of 8%. Selling, general and administrative expenses (“SG&A”) for the fourth quarter increased to $707 million (or 33.7% of sales) from $665 million (or 34.1% of sales) for the same period one year ago, representing an increase of 6%. Operating income for the fourth quarter increased to $408 million (or 19.4% of sales) from $363 million (or 18.6% of sales) for the same period one year ago, representing an increase of 12%.

Net income for the fourth quarter ended December 31, 2016, increased $27 million, or 13%, to $246 million (or 11.7% of sales) from $219 million (or 11.2% of sales) for the same period one year ago. Diluted earnings per common share for the fourth quarter increased 18% to $2.59 on 95 million shares versus $2.19 on 100 million shares for the same period one year ago.

“We are very pleased to once again report another profitable quarter and a solid finish to 2016,” said Greg Henslee, O’Reilly’s CEO. “Our team’s dedication to providing consistent, unsurpassed levels of customer service drove our comparable store sales growth of 4.8% for the quarter, which is on top of a very strong increase of 7.7% in 2015. Our relentless focus on profitable growth translated this strong top-line performance into a fourth quarter record operating margin of 19.4%, and generated an 18% increase in fourth quarter diluted earnings per share to $2.59, which exceeded the top end of our guidance range for the quarter. I would like to thank our over 74,000 team members for their continued hard work and unrelenting focus on providing consistently excellent service to our customers.”

Full-year financial results

Sales for the year ended December 31, 2016, increased $626 million, or 8%, to $8.59 billion from $7.97 billion for the same period one year ago. Gross profit for the year ended December 31, 2016, increased to $4.51 billion (or 52.5% of sales) from $4.16 billion (or 52.3% of sales) for the same period one year ago, representing an increase of 8%. SG&A for the year ended December 31, 2016, increased to $2.81 billion (or 32.7% of sales) from $2.65 billion (or 33.2% of sales) for the same period one year ago, representing an increase of 6%. Operating income for the year ended December 31, 2016, increased to $1.70 billion (or 19.8% of sales) from $1.51 billion (or 19.0% of sales) for the same period one year ago, representing an increase of 12%.

Net income for the year ended December 31, 2016, increased $106 million, or 11%, to $1.04 billion (or 12.1% of sales) from $931 million (or 11.7% of sales) for the same period one year ago. Diluted earnings per common share for the year ended December 31, 2016, increased 17% to $10.73 on 97 million shares versus $9.17 on 102 million shares for the same period one year ago.

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