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AutoZone, Inc (AZO) is a leading specialty retail business with stocks listed in the US. It opened the day at US$1378.8199 after a previous close of US$1374.53. During the day the price has varied from a low of USD1375.66 to a high of USD1395.83. The latest price was USD1394.61 (25 minute delay). AutoZone is listed on the NYSE. All prices are listed in US Dollars.
How to buy shares in AutoZone
- Compare share trading platforms. To buy shares in a US company from Australia you'll need to find a trading platform that offers access to US stock markets. If you're just starting out, look for a platform with low brokerage and foreign exchange fees.
- Open and fund your brokerage account. Complete an application with your personal and financial details, like your ID and tax file number. Fund your account with a bank transfer, credit card or debit card.
- Search for AutoZone. Find the share by name or ticker symbol: AZO. Research its history to confirm it's a solid investment against your financial goals.
- Purchase now or later. Buy today with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until AutoZone reaches your desired price. To spread out your risk, look into dollar-cost averaging, which smooths out buying at consistent intervals and amounts.
- Decide on how many to buy. At last close price of US$1387.21, weigh your budget against a diversified portfolio that can minimise risk through the market's ups and downs. You may be able to buy a fractional share of AutoZone, depending on your broker.
- Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of AutoZone. Optimise your portfolio by tracking how your stock — and even the business — performs with an eye on the long term. You may be eligible for dividends and shareholder voting rights on directors and management that can affect your stock.
What's in this guide?
- AutoZone key stats
- Compare share trading platforms
- Is AutoZone stock a buy or sell?
- AutoZone performance over time
- Can I short AutoZone shares?
- Is AutoZone suitable for ethical investing?
- Are AutoZone shares over-valued?
- AutoZone's financials
- How volatile are AutoZone shares?
- Does AutoZone pay a dividend?
- Have AutoZone shares ever split?
- Other common questions
AutoZone share priceUse our graph to track the performance of AZO stocks over time.
AutoZone shares at a glance
|52-week range||US$1074.45 - US$1542.3|
|50-day moving average||US$1457.9077|
|200-day moving average||US$1299.7172|
|Dividend yield||N/A (0%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||US$91.057|
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AutoZone price performance over time
|1 week (2021-06-03)||0.17%|
|1 month (2021-05-14)||-8.70%|
|3 months (2021-03-12)||8.49%|
|6 months (2020-12-14)||21.15%|
|1 year (2020-06-12)||26.72%|
|2 years (2019-06-14)||24.53%|
|3 years (2018-06-14)||104.19%|
|5 years (2016-06-14)||86.35%|
Is AutoZone under- or over-valued?
Valuing AutoZone stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of AutoZone's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
AutoZone's P/E ratio
AutoZone's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 15x. In other words, AutoZone shares trade at around 15x recent earnings.
That's relatively low compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The low P/E ratio could mean that investors are pessimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're under-valued.
AutoZone's PEG ratio
AutoZone's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 1.2094. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.
The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into AutoZone's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.
AutoZone's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is US$3.4 billion.
The EBITDA is a measure of a AutoZone's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
|Revenue TTM||US$14.3 billion|
|Operating margin TTM||20.85%|
|Gross profit TTM||US$6.8 billion|
|Return on assets TTM||13.75%|
|Return on equity TTM||0%|
|Market capitalisation||US$29.7 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
Shorting AutoZone shares
There are currently 438,909 AutoZone shares held short by investors – that's known as AutoZone's "short interest". This figure is 11.2% up from 394,550 last month.
There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting AutoZone shares can be evaluated.
AutoZone's "short interest ratio" (SIR)
AutoZone's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of AutoZone shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of AutoZone shares traded daily (recently around 203198.61111111). AutoZone's SIR currently stands at 2.16. In other words for every 100,000 AutoZone shares traded daily on the market, roughly 2160 shares are currently held short.
However AutoZone's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of AutoZone shares, or, against the total number of tradable AutoZone shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case AutoZone's short interest could be expressed as 0.02% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 AutoZone shares in existence, roughly 20 shares are currently held short) or 0.0204% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable AutoZone shares, roughly 20 shares are currently held short).
Such a low SIR usually points to an optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against AutoZone.
Find out more about how you can short AutoZone stock.
AutoZone's environmental, social and governance track record
Environmental, social and governance (known as ESG) criteria are a set of three factors used to measure the sustainability and social impact of companies like AutoZone.
When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.
AutoZone's total ESG risk score
Total ESG risk: 7.49
Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and AutoZone's overall score of 7.49 (as at 12/31/2018) is excellent – landing it in it in the 2nd percentile of companies rated in the same sector.
ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like AutoZone is exposed to within the areas of "environmental" (carbon footprint, resource use etc.), "social" (health and safety, human rights etc.), and "governance" (anti-corruption, tax transparency etc.).
AutoZone's environmental score
Environmental score: 4.41/100
AutoZone's social score
Social score: 7.12/100
AutoZone's governance score
Governance score: 0.27/100
AutoZone's controversy score
Controversy score: 2/5
ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. AutoZone scored a 2 out of 5 for controversy – the second-highest score possible, reflecting that AutoZone has, for the most part, managed to keep its nose clean.
Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary
|Total ESG score||7.49|
|Total ESG percentile||2.08|
|Level of controversy||2|
AutoZone share dividends
We're not expecting AutoZone to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.
Have AutoZone's shares ever split?
AutoZone's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 20 April 1994. So if you had owned 1 share the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 2 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your AutoZone shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 50% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for AutoZone shares which in turn could have impacted AutoZone's share price.
AutoZone share price volatility
Over the last 12 months, AutoZone's shares have ranged in value from as little as US$1074.45 up to US$1542.3. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".
Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while AutoZone's is 0.9484. This would suggest that AutoZone's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).
AutoZone, Inc. retails and distributes automotive replacement parts and accessories. The company offers various products for cars, sport utility vehicles, vans, and light trucks, including new and remanufactured automotive hard parts, maintenance items, accessories, and non-automotive products. Its products include A/C compressors, batteries and accessories, bearings, belts and hoses, calipers, chassis, clutches, CV axles, engines, fuel pumps, fuses, ignition and lighting products, mufflers, radiators, starters and alternators, thermostats, and water pumps. The company also offers maintenance products, such as antifreeze and windshield washer fluids; brake drums, rotors, shoes, and pads; brake and power steering fluids, and oil and fuel additives; oil and transmission fluids; oil, cabin, air, fuel, and transmission filters; oxygen sensors; paints and accessories; refrigerants and accessories; shock absorbers and struts; spark plugs and wires; and windshield wipers, as well as air fresheners, cell phone accessories, drinks and snacks, floor mats and seat covers, interior and exterior accessories, mirrors, performance products, protectants and cleaners, sealants and adhesives, steering wheel covers, stereos and radios, tools, and wash and wax products. In addition, it provides a sales program that offers commercial credit and delivery of parts and other products; and towing and tire repair services. Further, it sells automotive diagnostic and repair software under the ALLDATA brand through alldata.com and alldatadiy.com; and automotive hard parts, maintenance items, accessories, and non-automotive products through autozone.com. As of August 29, 2020, it operated 5,885 stores in the United States; 621 stores in Mexico; and 43 stores in Brazil. AutoZone, Inc. was founded in 1979 and is based in Memphis, Tennessee.
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