Auto Stock Watch: O’Reilly Automotive Inc (NASDAQ:ORLY)

[Globe Newswire] O’Reilly Automotive Inc (NASDAQ:ORLY) a leading retailer in the automotive aftermarket industry, announces the release date for its fourth quarter and full-year 2014 results as Wednesday, February 4, 2015, with a conference call to follow on Thursday, February 5, 2015.

The Company’s fourth quarter and full-year 2014 results will be released after 3:30 p.m. central time on Wednesday, February 4, 2015, and can be viewed, at that time, on the Company’s website at www.oreillyauto.com by clicking on “Investor Relations” and then “News Room.” To view the full article click here.

O’Reilly Automotive Inc (NASDAQ:ORLY), On 10/22/2014, ORLY reported 3 quarter 2014 earnings of $2.06 per share. This result beat the $1.95 consensus of the 23 analysts covering the company and beat last year’s 3 quarter results by 21.89%. The next confirmed earnings announcement is expected on 02/04/2015.

ORLY’s PE ratio is among the highest of any stock in the Auto & Truck Parts industry and signals that investors have high hopes for this company’s future business prospects. However, during the past year, earnings growth has lagged its historical five year growth rate.

O’Reilly Automotive Inc (ORLY)‘s PE ratio is among the lowest of any stock in the Semiconductors industry and signals that investors have not been willing to pay a premium for this company’s business prospects. Additionally, during the past year, earnings growth has outpaced its historical five year growth rate.

In terms of ratings, there are twenty four analysts that cover the stock which have provided Q4 2014 earnings per share estimates. The consensus anticipated number for the upcoming quarter is $1.67. The highest estimate is $1.73 while the lowest is $1.72. The company has a one year EPS growth rate of 11.07% and a five year EPS growth rate of 32.36%.

O’Reilly Automotive Inc (ORLY) together with its subsidiaries, is a specialty retailer and supplier of automotive aftermarket parts, tools, supplies, equipment and accessories. The Company’s stores carry a product line, including new and remanufactured automotive hard parts, maintenance items and various automotive accessories. As of December 31, 2013, the Company owned and operated 4,166 stores in 42 states, servicing both do-it-yourself (DIY) customers and professional service providers. The Company’s stores offer new and remanufactured automotive hard parts, such as alternators, starters, fuel pumps, water pumps, batteries, and belts; maintenance items, such as oil, antifreeze, fluids, filters, wiper blades, lighting, engine additives and appearance products, and accessories, such as floor mats, seat covers and truck accessories. In 2013, the Company derived approximately 58% of its sales from DIY customers and approximately 42% of its sales from professional service provider customers.