Advance Auto Parts Inc

Industry: Speciality Stores

Fortune Rank: 389

Advance Auto Parts, Inc. sells automotive parts, accessories and maintenance items to "do-it-yourself" (DIY) customers. For the 28 weeks ended 7/16/05, revenues rose 12% to $2.28B. Net income from continuing operations rose 29% to $134.6M. Revenues reflect higher DIY and DIFM comparable store sales. Net income benefited from the absence of loss on debt extinguishment and improved operating margins.

Advance Auto Parts, Inc. (Advance) is a specialty retailer of automotive parts, accessories and maintenance items to do-it-yourself (DIY) customers in the United States. It operates primarily within the United States automotive aftermarket industry, which includes replacement parts (excluding tires), accessories, maintenance items, batteries and automotive chemicals for cars and light trucks (pickup trucks, vans, minivans and sport utility vehicles). At January 1, 2005, Advance operated 2,652 stores within the United States, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. The Company provides customers online shopping and access to over one million stock keeping units (SKUs).

Advance Auto Parts Inc

Advance Auto Parts Inc is a Fortune 500 company. In 2010 Advance Auto Parts Inc was ranked number 389 on the Fortune 500 list, making it the 389th largest company in the United States when judged by revenue.

Advance Auto Parts Inc achieved revenue of $5,412.60 million in 2010 and earned a profit of $270.40 million.

Advance Auto Parts Inc' rank improves

The company ranking improved in 2010, moving up the Fortune 500 list to 389th compared to 461st in 2009. This was based on its 2009 revenue of $5,142 million (a change of 0 million compared to 2010) and profits of $238 million (a change of $32 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 Advance Auto Parts Inc would be ranked 288th rather than 389th due to its profits of $270 in 2010.

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