June 21, 2011 09:08 ET

Equity Research on Advance Auto Parts Inc. and AutoZone Inc. - Fuel Costs Weigh on Aftermarket Auto Parts

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Increased fuel costs are threatening revenues of aftermarket auto parts retailers in a few ways. Consumers paying more at the pump appear less inclined to reach into their wallet again for repairs that can be delayed. Additionally, higher fuel costs are making it more expensive for stores to get parts delivered. Get instant analyses of Advance Auto Parts Inc. and AutoZone Inc. from live, real-time experts standing by at There is no commitment to join. is the Ultimate Trading Environment for investors. If you are considering owning Advance Auto Parts Inc. and AutoZone Inc. then you should sign up for a free membership and our complimentary reports today at Over the last 5 years our returns outpaced any of the major indexes. Sign up today to find out what you are missing.

Despite the headwinds created by high fuel costs, a few companies continue to grow. AutoZone saw its 3rd quarter revenue climb to $227.4 million, up from $202.7 million in the same period last year. Increased sales and expansion efforts appear primarily responsible for the impressive quarter. AutoZone Inc. report is accessible for free by registering today at

To a lesser extent, AutoZone rival, Advance Auto Parts Inc. has had a good run despite the higher fuel costs as well. The company saw same store sales increase 1.4% in their most recently reported quarter. Advance Auto Parts Inc. report is accessible for free by registering today at

Overall, while increased fuel costs are adversely affecting the industry as whole, they are by no means completely impeding growth. Companies demonstrating ability to grow sales and widen margins in the face of higher fuel costs could be well positioned for growth if gas and oil prices come down.

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