Advance Auto Parts, Inc. (AAP) - Financial and Strategic SWOT Analysis Review

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					       Advance Auto Parts, Inc. (AAP) - Financial and Strategic SWOT Analysis
                                       Review
        Reference Code: GDRT27044FSA                                                                                             Publication Date: JUL 2012

          5008 Airport Road                                Phone             +1 540 3624911                         Revenue          6,170.5 (million USD)
          Roanoke, VA                                      Fax               +1 302 6745266                         Net Profit       394.68 (million USD)
          24019                                            Website           shop.advanceautoparts.com              Employees        29,000
                                                                             AAP [New          York     Stock
          United States                                    Exchange                                                 Industry         Retailing
                                                                             Exchange]

       Company Overview
       Advance Auto Parts, Inc. (Advance Auto Parts) is one of the leading specialty automotive retailer in the US. The company offers
       parts, accessories, batteries and maintenance products. The company serves principally in the do-it-yourself and professional
       installer markets. Advance Auto Parts provides parts and accessories for cars, pickup trucks, vans, minivans and sport utility
       vehicles. Advance Auto Parts sells its merchandise principally through the company owned stores. Its stores operate under the
       trade names Advance Auto Parts, Advance Discount Auto Parts and Western Auto. The company along with its subsidiaries,
       operates in the US, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands.
       Key Executives                                                                SWOT Analysis
                      Name                                 Title                      Advance Auto Parts, Inc., SWOT Analysis
         John C. Brouillard                  Chairman                                 Strengths                             Weaknesses
         Darren R. Jackson                   Chief Executive Officer
                                                                                      Broad Product Portfolio               Limited Liquidity Position
         John F. Bergstrom                   Director
                                                                                      Advanced Technology Platform
         William S. Oglesby                  Director
         Gilbert T. Ray                      Director
        Source: Annual Report, Company Website, Primary and Secondary
                                                                                      Opportunities                         Threats
        Research, GlobalData
                                                                                      Growth of Web-Based Stores            Seasonal Business
       Share Data
                                                                                      Intellectual Property                 Market Competition
         Advance Auto Parts, Inc.
        Share Price (USD) as on 17-Jul-                                72.10
        2012                                                                         Source: Annual Report, Company Website, Primary and Secondary Research,
                                                                                     GlobalData
        EPS (USD)                                                        5.11
        Market Cap (million USD)                                       4,942
        Enterprise Value (million USD)                                 5,179
        Shares Outstanding (million)                                       74
       Source: Annual Report, Company Website, Primary and Secondary
       Research, GlobalData

       Financial Performance




       Source: Annual Report, Company Website, Primary and Secondary
       Research, GlobalData




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       Table of Contents
       Table of Contents ............................................................................................................................................................................... 2
          List of Tables .................................................................................................................................................................................. 3
          List of Figures ................................................................................................................................................................................. 3
       Section 1 - About the Company.......................................................................................................................................................... 4
       Advance Auto Parts, Inc. - Key Facts ................................................................................................................................................. 4
       Advance Auto Parts, Inc. - Key Employees ........................................................................................................................................ 5
       Advance Auto Parts, Inc. - Key Employee Biographies ...................................................................................................................... 7
       Advance Auto Parts, Inc. - Major Products and Services ................................................................................................................... 8
       Advance Auto Parts, Inc. - History .................................................................................................................................................... 10
       Advance Auto Parts, Inc. - Company Statement .............................................................................................................................. 12
       Advance Auto Parts, Inc. - Locations And Subsidiaries.................................................................................................................... 15
          Head Office ................................................................................................................................................................................... 15
          Other Locations & Subsidiaries ..................................................................................................................................................... 15
       Section 2 – Company Analysis ......................................................................................................................................................... 17
       Advance Auto Parts, Inc. - Business Description ............................................................................................................................. 17
       Advance Auto Parts, Inc. - Corporate Strategy................................................................................................................................. 18
       Advance Auto Parts, Inc. - SWOT Analysis ...................................................................................................................................... 19
          SWOT Analysis - Overview........................................................................................................................................................... 19
          Advance Auto Parts, Inc. - Strengths ............................................................................................................................................ 19
             Strength - Broad Product Portfolio ............................................................................................................................................ 19
             Strength - Advanced Technology Platform ................................................................................................................................ 19
             Strength - Sound Profitability Indicators .................................................................................................................................... 19
             Strength - Strong Market Presence ........................................................................................................................................... 19
          Advance Auto Parts, Inc. - Weaknesses ....................................................................................................................................... 20
             Weakness - Limited Liquidity Position ....................................................................................................................................... 20
          Advance Auto Parts, Inc. - Opportunities ...................................................................................................................................... 20
             Opportunity - Growth of Web-Based Stores .............................................................................................................................. 20
             Opportunity - Intellectual Property ............................................................................................................................................. 20
          Advance Auto Parts, Inc. - Threats ............................................................................................................................................... 20
             Threat - Seasonal Business ...................................................................................................................................................... 20
             Threat - Market Competition...................................................................................................................................................... 20
             Threat - Stringent Regulations .................................................................................................................................................. 21
             Threat - Legal Proceedings ....................................................................................................................................................... 21
       Advance Auto Parts, Inc. - Key Competitors .................................................................................................................................... 22
       Section 3 – Company Financial Ratios ............................................................................................................................................. 23
       Financial Ratios - Capital Market Ratios........................................................................................................................................... 23
       Financial Ratios - Annual Ratios ...................................................................................................................................................... 23
       Performance Chart ........................................................................................................................................................................... 25
       Financial Performance...................................................................................................................................................................... 25
       Financial Ratios - Inte
				
DOCUMENT INFO
Description: Advance Auto Parts, Inc. (Advance Auto Parts) is one of the leading specialty automotive retailer in the US. The company offers parts, accessories, batteries and maintenance products. The company serves principally in the do-it-yourself and professional installer markets. Advance Auto Parts provides parts and accessories for cars, pickup trucks, vans, minivans and sport utility vehicles. Advance Auto Parts sells its merchandise principally through the company owned stores. Its stores operate under the trade names Advance Auto Parts, Advance Discount Auto Parts and Western Auto. The company along with its subsidiaries, operates in the US, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. Advance is headquartered in Virginia, the US. Recently, the company launched Wearever Platinum, a premium ceramic brake pad, in a strategic intent to extend its product portfolio and cater to the needs of the customers.
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