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How to buy Advance Auto Parts (AAP) shares
Learn how to easily invest in Advance Auto Parts shares.
Advance Auto Parts is a specialty retail business based in the US. Advance Auto Parts stocks (AAP.US) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Its last market close was $234.62 – a decrease of 5.49% over the previous week. Advance Auto Parts employs 41,000 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $11 billion.
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What's in this guide?
- Can I buy shares in Advance Auto Parts?
- Has coronavirus impacted Advance Auto Parts shares?
- Advance Auto Parts shares summary
- Compare share dealing platforms
- Is Advance Auto Parts stock a buy or sell?
- Advance Auto Parts performance over time
- Is Advance Auto Parts suitable for ethical investing?
- Are Advance Auto Parts shares over-valued?
- Advance Auto Parts's financials
- How volatile are Advance Auto Parts shares?
- Does Advance Auto Parts pay a dividend?
- Have Advance Auto Parts shares ever split?
- Other common questions
Advance Auto Parts stock price (NYSE:AAP)Use our graph to track the performance of AAP stocks over time.
Advance Auto Parts shares at a glance
|Latest market close||$185.31|
|52-week range||$183.20 - $242.78|
|50-day moving average||$211.42|
|200-day moving average||$218.82|
|Wall St. target price||$250.94|
|Dividend yield||$3.25 (2.77%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||$9.55|
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Is it a good time to buy Advance Auto Parts stock?
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Advance Auto Parts price performance over time
|1 week (2022-05-20)||1.88%|
|1 month (2022-04-23)||N/A|
|3 months (2022-02-25)||-9.86%|
|6 months (2021-11-26)||-18.27%|
|1 year (2021-05-27)||-1.77%|
|2 years (2020-05-27)||30.77%|
|3 years (2019-05-24)||17.22%|
|5 years (2017-05-26)||38.13%|
Is Advance Auto Parts under- or over-valued?
Valuing Advance Auto Parts stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Advance Auto Parts's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
Advance Auto Parts's P/E ratio
Advance Auto Parts's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 20x. In other words, Advance Auto Parts shares trade at around 20x 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.
Advance Auto Parts's PEG ratio
Advance Auto Parts's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 1.1345. 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 Advance Auto Parts's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.
Advance Auto Parts's EBITDA
Advance Auto Parts's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $1.2 billion.
The EBITDA is a measure of a Advance Auto Parts's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
Advance Auto Parts financials
|Revenue TTM||$11 billion|
|Operating margin TTM||8.2%|
|Gross profit TTM||$4.9 billion|
|Return on assets TTM||4.69%|
|Return on equity TTM||18.43%|
|Market capitalisation||$11.9 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
Advance Auto Parts'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 Advance Auto Parts.
When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.
Advance Auto Parts's total ESG risk score
Total ESG risk: 17.4
Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Advance Auto Parts's overall score of 17.4 (as at 01/01/2019) is excellent – landing it in it in the 9th percentile of companies rated in the same sector.
ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like Advance Auto Parts 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.).
Advance Auto Parts's environmental score
Environmental score: 6.6/100
Advance Auto Parts's environmental score of 6.6 puts it squarely in the 7th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Advance Auto Parts is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.
Advance Auto Parts's social score
Social score: 12.17/100
Advance Auto Parts's social score of 12.17 puts it squarely in the 7th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Advance Auto Parts is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.
Advance Auto Parts's governance score
Governance score: 9.13/100
Advance Auto Parts's governance score puts it squarely in the 7th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that Advance Auto Parts is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.
Advance Auto Parts's controversy score
Controversy score: 2/5
ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. Advance Auto Parts scored a 2 out of 5 for controversy – the second-highest score possible, reflecting that Advance Auto Parts has, for the most part, managed to keep its nose clean.
Advance Auto Parts share dividends
Dividend payout ratio: 51.84% of net profits
Recently Advance Auto Parts has paid out, on average, around 51.84% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 2.77% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Advance Auto Parts shareholders could enjoy a 2.77% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Advance Auto Parts's case, that would currently equate to about $3.25 per share.
Advance Auto Parts's payout ratio would broadly be considered high, and as such this stock could appeal to those looking to generate an income. Bear in mind however that companies should normally also look to re-invest a decent amount of net profits to ensure future growth.
Advance Auto Parts's most recent dividend payout was on 1 April 2022. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 17 March 2022 (the "ex-dividend date").
Have Advance Auto Parts's shares ever split?
Advance Auto Parts's shares were split on a 3:2 basis on 26 September 2005. So if you had owned 2 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 3 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Advance Auto Parts shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 33.3% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Advance Auto Parts shares which in turn could have impacted Advance Auto Parts's share price.
Advance Auto Parts share price volatility
Over the last 12 months, Advance Auto Parts's shares have ranged in value from as little as $183.1978 up to $242.7824. 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 Advance Auto Parts's is 1.2853. This would suggest that Advance Auto Parts's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).
Advance Auto Parts overview
Advance Auto Parts, Inc. provides automotive replacement parts, accessories, batteries, and maintenance items for domestic and imported cars, vans, sport utility vehicles, and light and heavy duty trucks. The company offers battery accessories; belts and hoses; brakes and brake pads; chassis and climate control parts; clutches and drive shafts; engines and engine parts; exhaust systems and parts; hub assemblies; ignition components and wires; radiators and cooling parts; starters and alternators; and steering and alignment parts. It also offers air conditioning chemicals and accessories; air fresheners; antifreeze and washer fluids; electrical wires and fuses; electronics; floor mats, seat covers, and interior accessories; hand and specialty tools; lighting products; performance parts; sealants, adhesives and compounds; tire repair accessories; vent shades, mirrors and exterior accessories; washes, waxes and cleaning supplies; and wiper blades. In addition, the company offers air filters; fuel and oil additives; fuel filters; grease and lubricants; motor oils; oil filters, part cleaners and treatments; and transmission fluids for engine maintenance. Further, it offers battery and wiper installation; engine light scanning and checking; electrical system testing; video clinic; oil and battery recycling; and loaner tool program services. Additionally, the company sells its products through its website.
Advance Auto Parts in the news
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