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Auto parts retailer AutoZone released its earnings of $13.42 for its third quarter financial results this year. The data has also surpassed the market estimates of $12.99 during the same period – a 17.3% surge in a year over year basis.

The company also reported that its profit recorded a at $75 million increase to $0.45 per share during the period. This is an improvement from last year’s $66 million to $0.39 per share record. Additionally, the operating profit (EBIT) saw a $545.8 million from $529.6million increase likewise.

“As we entered the third quarter, we were optimistic about our sales prospects for Q3 since we were coming off the first reasonably severe winter in the last three years.  Unfortunately, we had a very cold, wet spring through March and much of April and our sales didn’t respond until spring-like weather arrived in late April.” President and Chief Executive Officer Bill Rhodes told reports.

Apart from items, AutoZone Inc. added that the adjusted earnings came around $107 million for the quarter or $0.64 per share generally.

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AutoZone is the largest retailer of aftermarket automotive parts and accessories in the United States.

Furthermore, the company also noted that the revenues surged during the period with a 1.6% growth year over year to $2.66 billion. Despite the surge, the data missed the market estimates of $2.71 billion. Also, the domestic same-store sales also noted a 0.6% increase as well.

Lastly, the company’s revenue noted a 3.4% increase to $4.21 billion from the preceding year’s data of $4.07 billion.

“When the conditions improved, our performance improved significantly which reinforces our optimism about the balance of the selling season.  Our ongoing initiatives, which include enhanced inventory availability, further commercial acceleration and new omni-channel selling initiatives, continue to gain traction as we roll them further across our chain.  As we continue to invest in our business, we remain committed to our disciplined approach of increasing operating earnings and cash flow, and utilizing our balance sheet and capital effectively,” Rhodes added.

Trading Performance

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The share performance of Autozone Inc. plunged deeply during the release of its third quarter earnings report. However, the company managed to recover from the fall after indicating strong bullish movements respectively.

Regardless of the bullish indications, the stock is still expected to decline however.  The Coppock curve of the retail company did not indicate any potential recovery despite the bullish candles. With that, a sell would be much more advised for AutoZone.

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