Enter multiple symbols separated by commas

AutoZone Third-Quarter Earnings Rise 5%

AutoZone, the largest U.S. auto parts retail chain, posted a 5% rise in quarterly earnings Tuesday as sales at existing U.S. stores edged higher.

Net income increased to $151.6 million, or $2.17 per share, in its fiscal third quarter ended May 5, from $144.4 million, or $1.89 per share, a year earlier. Sales rose 4% to $1.47 billion.

Analysts, on average, expected Memphis, Tennessee-based AutoZone to report earnings of $2.15 per share on revenue of $1.48 billion, according to Reuters Estimates.

Sales at domestic stores open at least one year, a key retail measure known as same-store sales, rose 0.4% in the quarter. AutoZone had nearly 3,900 domestic stores and 110 stores in Mexico at the end of the quarter.

At its domestic stores, sales to retail customers rose 3.8% to $1.23 billion in the quarter, while sales to commercial customers such as body shops fell 0.4% to $169.2 million.

AutoZone repurchased 1.9 million shares for $244.8 million in its third quarter at an average price of $128 per share.

Contact U.S. News


    Get the best of CNBC in your inbox

    Please choose a subscription

    Please enter a valid email address
    To learn more about how we use your information,
    please read our Privacy Policy.

Don't Miss

U.S. Video

  • CNBC update: Taliban Meeting

    White House spokesman Josh Earnest says talks in Vienna on Iran's nuclear program are close to a deal and worth continuing; and an Afghan official says a government delegation has met with Taliban representatives in Pakistan for the first time since 2001, reports CNBC's Sue Herera.

  • Starbucks: Buy, sell or hold?

    RJ Hottovy, Morningstar, senior restaurant and retail analyst, weighs in Starbucks as the company raises prices.

  • How to play the chip slide

    Chris Rolland, FBR Capital Markets analyst, gives perspective to the semiconductor index as the space takes a hit and analyzes where he sees opportunity.