AutoZone, Inc.

Industry: Speciality Stores

Fortune Rank: 329

AutoZone is a specialty retailer of auto and truck parts, chemicals and accessories through 3,219 AutoZone stores in the United States and 49 in Mexico. For the 52 weeks ended 8/27/05, net sales rose 1% to $5.71B. Net income rose 1% to $571M. Revenues reflect higher sales from new stores, ALLDATA and Mexico operations. Higher income also reflects improved gross margins and lower income tax expenses.

Autozone, Inc. is a specialty retailer of automotive parts and accessories, with most of its sales to do-it-yourself (DIY) customers. During the fiscal year ended August 28, 2004 (fiscal 2004), the Company operated 3,420 auto parts stores in the United States and 63 in Mexico. Each of its stores carries a product line for cars, sport utility vehicles, vans and light trucks, including new and re-manufactured automotive hard parts, maintenance items, accessories and non-automotive products. The Company has a commercial sales program that provides commercial credit and prompt delivery of parts and other products to local, regional and national repair garages, dealers and service stations. In addition, it also sells the ALLDATA brand automotive diagnostic and repair software. On the Web at, the Company sells diagnostic and repair information, auto and light truck parts, and accessories.

AutoZone, Inc.

AutoZone, Inc. is a Fortune 500 company. In 2010 AutoZone, Inc. was ranked number 329 on the Fortune 500 list, making it the 329th largest company in the United States when judged by revenue.

AutoZone, Inc. achieved revenue of $6,816.80 million in 2010 and earned a profit of $657.00 million.

AutoZone, Inc.' rank improves

The company ranking improved in 2010, moving up the Fortune 500 list to 329th compared to 380th in 2009. This was based on its 2009 revenue of $6,523 million (a change of 0 million compared to 2010) and profits of $642 million (a change of $15 million compared to 2009).

Another point of view

To many investors, profits are more important than the revenue a company earns. If the Fortune 500 was ranked by profits instead of revenue then AutoZone, Inc. would be ranked 185th rather than 329th due to its profits of $657 in 2010.

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