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How to buy Genuine Parts stock (GPC)

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Genuine Parts is an auto parts business based in the US. Genuine Parts shares (GPC) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Genuine Parts employs 60,000 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $23.1 billion.

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Genuine Parts stock price (NYSE: GPC)

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Genuine Parts shares at a glance

Information last updated 2024-07-13.
Latest market close$144.06
52-week range$123.76 - $164.35
50-day moving average $144.45
200-day moving average $143.56
Wall St. target price$166.82
PE ratio 15.3998
Dividend yield $3.85 (2.89%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $8.98

Is it a good time to buy Genuine Parts stock?

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Genuine Parts price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $144.06 from 2024-07-17

1 week (2024-07-11) 5.53%
1 month (2024-06-18) 3.39%
3 months (2024-04-18) -10.09%
6 months (2024-01-18) 3.31%
1 year (2023-07-18) -13.88%
2 years (2022-07-14) 5.39%
3 years (2021-07-16) 12.89%
5 years (2019-07-18) 57.24%

Is Genuine Parts stock undervalued or overvalued?

Valuing Genuine Parts stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Genuine Parts's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

Genuine Parts's P/E ratio

Genuine 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 15x. In other words, Genuine Parts 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.

Genuine Parts's PEG ratio

Genuine Parts's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 3.0244. 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 Genuine 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.

Genuine Parts's EBITDA

Genuine Parts's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $2.1 billion.

The EBITDA is a measure of a Genuine Parts's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

Genuine Parts financials

Revenue TTM $23.1 billion
Operating margin TTM 7.23%
Gross profit TTM $7.7 billion
Return on assets TTM 6.36%
Return on equity TTM 30.19%
Profit margin 5.46%
Book value $31.60
Market Capitalization $19.3 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Genuine Parts share dividends

41%

Dividend payout ratio: 41.45% of net profits

Recently Genuine Parts has paid out, on average, around 41.45% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 2.89% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Genuine Parts shareholders could enjoy a 2.89% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Genuine Parts's case, that would currently equate to about $3.85 per share.

While Genuine Parts's payout ratio might seem fairly standard, it's worth remembering that Genuine Parts may be investing much of the rest of its net profits in future growth.

Genuine Parts's most recent dividend payout was on 30 June 2024. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 6 June 2024 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have Genuine Parts's shares ever split?

Genuine Parts's shares were split on a 3:2 basis on 14 April 1997. 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 Genuine Parts shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 33.3% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Genuine Parts shares which in turn could have impacted Genuine Parts's share price.

Genuine Parts share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Genuine Parts's shares have ranged in value from as little as $123.7647 up to $164.3502. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

GPC.US volatility(beta: 0.93)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while Genuine Parts's is 0.929. This would suggest that Genuine Parts's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

Genuine Parts overview

Genuine Parts Company distributes automotive replacement parts, and industrial parts and materials. It operates in two segments: Automotive Parts Group and Industrial Parts Group segments. The company distributes automotive replacement parts for hybrid and electric vehicles, trucks, SUVs, buses, motorcycles, recreational vehicles, farm vehicles, small engines, farm equipment, marine equipment, and heavy duty equipment; and equipment and parts used by repair shops, service stations, fleet operators, automobile and truck dealers, leasing companies, bus and truck lines, mass merchandisers, farms, and individuals. It also distributes industrial replacement parts and related supplies, such as abrasives, adhesives, sealants and tape, bearings, chemicals, cutting tools, electrical, facility maintenance, hose and fittings, hydraulics, janitorial, mechanical power transmission, pneumatics, process pumps and equipment, safety, seals and gaskets, and tools and testing instruments, as well as maintenance, repair, and operation customers in aggregate and cement, automotive, chemical and allied products, equipment and machinery, equipment rental and leasing, fabricated metals, food and beverage, iron and steel, lumber and wood, oil and gas, pulp and paper, and rubber products. In addition, the company provides various services and repairs comprising gearbox and fluid power and process pump assembly and repair, hydraulic drive shaft repair, electrical panel assembly and repair, hose and gasket manufacture and assembly. It operates in the United States, Canada, France, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Germany, Poland, the Netherlands, Belgium, Spain, Portugal, Australia, New Zealand, Mexico, Indonesia, and Singapore. The company was incorporated in 1928 and is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia.

Frequently asked questions

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What percentage of Genuine Parts is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 0.34% of Genuine Parts shares are held by insiders and 81.078% by institutions.
How many people work for Genuine Parts?
Latest data suggests 60,000 work at Genuine Parts.
When does the fiscal year end for Genuine Parts?
Genuine Parts's fiscal year ends in December.
Where is Genuine Parts based?
Genuine Parts's address is: 2999 Wildwood Parkway, Atlanta, GA, United States, 30339
What is Genuine Parts's ISIN number?
Genuine Parts's international securities identification number is: US3724601055
What is Genuine Parts's CUSIP number?
Genuine Parts's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: 372460105

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