• A dark horse in a down economy. Cautiously optimistic. Sporting green shoots. Many characterizations can encompass how people see the automotive aftermarket, but in one area in particular — the industry’s investment environment — th
  • The investment brilliance of many industries has faded as the economy has faced turmoil and instability; yet investors continue to see the aftermarket as a precious gem ? an attractive, long-term and valuable undertaking.
  • Consolidated net sales for the third quarter of 2009 were $205.6 million, compared to consolidated net sales of $202.9 million during the comparable quarter in 2008.
  • Santa has been watching. For the aftermarket, 2009 started with cautious optimism and ended with an overall sense of relief. Resiliency and the industry's overall defensive nature overcame financial crisis. In 2009 it was one of the top performing in
  • We recently upgraded shares of Advance Auto Parts from hold to buy. It?s always tough to gauge the sentiment of the street as investors rely on visibility ? confidence on execution ? and time horizons for some are not always as longterm in nature as
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  • The company reported first-quarter profit of $10.9 million, or 21 cents per share, compared with $4.7 million, or 9 cents a share, in the year-ago quarter.
  • Sales for the three months ended June 30, 2009, totaled $1.25 billion, up 78 percent from $0.70 billion for the same period a year ago.
  • One recent aftermarket trend that has been noted as a historical result of the poor credit market is the increase in "minority deals," according to the Capstone Financial Group.
  • Carousel Capital can attest to a simple but valuable business lesson for investing: eliminating guesswork by starting with a growing market is the first step to success.
  • Automotive Experience sales in the quarter declined 14% to $3.5 billion versus $4.1 billion last year due to lower production volumes in North America and Europe.
  • Well, as I said in my column last month, 2009 certainly turned out to be a very solid year for the aftermarket. But sometimes it becomes difficult to really look beyond the next quarter.
  • A just-completed national survey shows American consumers are skeptical of the U.S. government?s involvement in the auto industry, with 81 percent of respondents agreeing that the faster the government gets out of the auto business, the better.
  • Advance Auto Parts, a retailer of automotive aftermarket parts, accessories, batteries, and maintenance items, has reported a 7 percent rise in total sales for the second quarter of 2009.
  • If current trends bear out, the automotive aftermarket is in favorable standing with the investment community.
  • Some investors like heavy involvement with the management decisions of their companies. But Jeremy Thompson, managing director with ONCAP Management Partners, assumes what he calls a "board level" management style, in which a hands-off philosophy can
  • Aftermarket Business is taking an extensive, detailed look at investments in the aftermarket. We analyze what historically has happened to shape the market, the present market performance and expectations for what is to come in the future.
  • GM and Chrysler dealership closings are expected to bring an estimated $1 billion into the independent aftermarket.
  • Although the program has boosted sales, BB&T maintains the aftermarket has not been greatly affected by Cash for Clunkers.
  • Trico Products is ready for changing driving conditions and getting others ready to with its new promotion, ?It?s Raining Rebates,? running for two months this fall. The promotion, which starts Oct. 1 and continues through Nov. 30, offers the opportu
  • For a while, the market surge in 2010 seemed too good to be true. But now fears of contagion from the issues plaguing Greece spreading throughout Europe have developed into a general uneasiness for most investors, resulting in meaningful market corre
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