Articles by Tony Cristello

It is a bit too early to discuss how the December quarterly earnings shaped up for our public aftermarket companies. In general, the DIFM side of the business continues to fare better than the DIY.
Aftermarket World Auto Parts Distribution
It is a bit too early to discuss how the December quarterly earnings shaped up for our public aftermarket companies. In general, the DIFM side of the business continues to fare better than the DIY.
Aftermarket World Auto Parts Distribution
I am not an economist, don?t play one on TV, and didn?t spend the night in a Holiday Inn Express. Still, I think that 2012 will be another good year for the aftermarket ? for the one simple reason that the average age of the fleet continues to trump
Aftermarket World Auto Parts Distribution
It had been our fear that the tough Q3 2011 comparisons would be the catalyst for a potential misstep from an industry perspective. While only a mild speedbump if you will, given what remain still favorable fundamentals, we were concerned that result
Aftermarket World Auto Parts Distribution
When Midas reported its 2011 Q2 results, management was quite candid with respect to its disappointment surrounding the stock price. Following the settlement of Midas? European arbitration and Q2 earnings, management announced that its board would co
Aftermarket World Auto Parts Distribution
On October 1, LKQ acquired Euro Car Parts (ECP), the largest distributor of automotive aftermarket parts in the United Kingdom, which generated $420 million in revenue in 2010. The company operates 89 branch locations throughout the UK, including 8 r
Aftermarket World Auto Parts Distribution
Looking back at our August automotive aftermarket investor conference, we would say the sentiment of those management teams participating was positive, perhaps even more so than we would have expected given the deterioration in consumer confidence ov
Aftermarket World Auto Parts Distribution
Midas reported stronger than expected Q2?11 results, with EPS of $0.15 coming in ahead of our estimate and consensus of $0.13 on stronger than expected revenue and gross profit.
Aftermarket World Auto Parts Distribution