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O'Reilly Automotive: Business Continues To Outperform, But Valuation Is High

Sep. 02, 2023 2:22 AM ETO'Reilly Automotive, Inc. (ORLY)3 Comments


  • ORLY has strong Q2 comparable store sales, but expects moderation in the second half of 2023.
  • ORLY continues to gain market share in the DIFM sector, primarily at the expense of smaller players.
  • The increase in SG&A expenses shows a commitment to enhancing service quality and long-term growth.
  • ORLY is trading at a high premium (in terms of forward PE) relative to its historical trading range and peer group.
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ORLY stands as a prominent player in the automotive aftermarket industry in the United States. Renowned for its wide range of automotive parts, tools, supplies, equipment, and accessories, the company caters to two distinct customer segments: do-it-yourself [DIY] and Do-It-For-Myself [DIFM]. My recommendation for O'Reilly Automotive (

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Comments (3)

Good 👍 read , and yes , supply chain is a concern, ie China invading Taiwan which is a war XI cannot possibly win ! Great companies are expensive for a reason , management are the best on the planet !! Long ORLY since $36 .
Definitely a little pricey but so is everything else. Investors are paying up for growth.
AZO stock price is high, too but it's not stopping its stock rise, either. Longz ORLY AZO! :-)
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