Bear of the Day: Advance Auto Parts Inc. (AAP)

The Zacks Retail and Wholesale sector has modestly underperformed relative to the S&P 500 over the last year, down roughly 15%.

One company residing in the sector, Advance Auto Parts AAP, has seen its earnings outlook shift negative over the last several months, pushing the stock into a Zacks Rank #5 (Strong Sell).

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Advance Auto Parts primarily sells replacement parts (excluding tires), accessories, batteries, and maintenance items for domestic and imported cars, vans, sport utility vehicles, and light and heavy-duty trucks.

Let’s take a deeper dive into how the company shapes up.

Share Performance

Over the last year, AAP shares have widely lagged behind the S&P 500, down more than 30%.

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And over the last three months, sellers have remained in control, with shares down 13% and again lagging behind the general market.

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Quarterly Results

Advance Auto has struggled to find consistency within its quarterly results, falling short of the Zacks Consensus EPS Estimate in back-to-back quarters. Top-line results have also left some to be desired, with AAP missing revenue expectations in three consecutive quarters.

Just in its latest release, the company fell short of earnings expectations by roughly 15% and reported sales marginally below estimates.

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Growth Outlook

Despite its earnings outlook coming under pressure, AAP still carries a respectable growth profile, with earnings forecasted to climb 5% in its current fiscal year (FY22) and a further 5.4% in FY23.

The projected earnings growth comes on top of forecasted Y/Y revenue upticks of 1% in FY22 and 2.6% in FY23.

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Bottom Line

Inconsistent quarterly results and negative earnings estimate revisions from analysts paint a challenging picture for the company in the near term.

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Advance Auto Parts Inc. (AAP)

The Zacks Retail and Wholesale sector has modestly underperformed relative to the S&P 500 over the last year, down roughly 15%.

One company residing in the sector, Advance Auto Parts AAP, has seen its earnings outlook shift negative over the last several months, pushing the stock into a Zacks Rank #5 (Strong Sell).

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Advance Auto Parts primarily sells replacement parts (excluding tires), accessories, batteries, and maintenance items for domestic and imported cars, vans, sport utility vehicles, and light and heavy-duty trucks.

Let’s take a deeper dive into how the company shapes up.

Share Performance

Over the last year, AAP shares have widely lagged behind the S&P 500, down more than 30%.

Zacks Investment Research

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And over the last three months, sellers have remained in control, with shares down 13% and again lagging behind the general market.

Zacks Investment Research

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Quarterly Results

Advance Auto has struggled to find consistency within its quarterly results, falling short of the Zacks Consensus EPS Estimate in back-to-back quarters. Top-line results have also left some to be desired, with AAP missing revenue expectations in three consecutive quarters.

Just in its latest release, the company fell short of earnings expectations by roughly 15% and reported sales marginally below estimates.

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Growth Outlook

Despite its earnings outlook coming under pressure, AAP still carries a respectable growth profile, with earnings forecasted to climb 5% in its current fiscal year (FY22) and a further 5.4% in FY23.

The projected earnings growth comes on top of forecasted Y/Y revenue upticks of 1% in FY22 and 2.6% in FY23.

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Bottom Line

Inconsistent quarterly results and negative earnings estimate revisions

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