O’Reilly Automotive, Inc. Reports First Quarter 2019 Results

Wednesday, 24. April 2019 22:30

 

  • First quarter comparable store sales increase of 3.2%
  • 5% increase in operating profit dollars
  • 12% increase in first quarter diluted earnings per share to $4.05

SPRINGFIELD, Mo., April 24, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- O’Reilly Automotive, Inc. (the “Company” or “O’Reilly”) (Nasdaq: ORLY), a leading retailer in the automotive aftermarket industry, today announced record revenues and earnings for its first quarter ended March 31, 2019.

1st Quarter Financial Results
Greg Johnson, O’Reilly’s CEO and Co-President, commented, “Team O’Reilly’s commitment to consistently providing excellent customer service resulted in another solid, profitable quarter, highlighted by a 5% increase in operating profit dollars and a 12% increase in diluted earnings per share to $4.05, which also benefited from a lower tax rate, and exceeded the top end of our first quarter guidance range.  Weather in the first quarter has historically driven volatility in our business, and we experienced significant demand volatility this quarter.  While we saw a fair amount of frigid, snowy weather that drove business during the quarter, and should help drive demand for the remainder of the year, we also experienced abnormally high levels of rain, which is not conducive to our business.  Additionally, delays in tax refunds and a reduction of total refund dollars during the quarter were a headwind to our business.  However, March finished strong, and we remain confident in the underlying business trends in our industry.  As a result, we are establishing our second quarter comparable store sales guidance at a range of 3% to 5% and are also reiterating our full-year comparable stores sales guidance at a range of 3% to 5%.  I would like to take this opportunity to thank each of our over 80,000 Team Members for their hard work and dedication to O’Reilly’s continued success.”

Sales for the first quarter ended March 31, 2019, increased $128 million, or 6%, to $2.41 billion from $2.28 billion for the same period one year ago.  Gross profit for the first quarter increased 6% to $1.28 billion (or 53.1% of sales) from $1.20 billion (or 52.6% of sales) for the same period one year ago.  Selling, general and administrative expenses for the first quarter increased 7% to $835 million (or 34.6% of sales) from $778 million (or 34.1% of sales) for the same period one year ago.  Operating income for the first quarter increased 5% to $445 million (or 18.5% of sales) from $423 million (or 18.5% of sales) for the same period one year ago.

Net income for the first quarter ended March 31, 2019, increased $16 million, or 5%, to $321 million (or 13.3% of sales) from $305 million (or 13.4% of sales) for the same period one year ago.  Diluted earnings per common share for the first quarter increased 12% to $4.05 on 79 million shares versus $3.61 on 85 million shares for the same period one year ago.

Mr. Johnson continued, “During the first quarter, we opened 62 net, new stores across 27 states, and we continue to be pleased with the performance of our new store openings.  We are also very happy to announce the purchase of a 580,000 square foot building in northern Mississippi during the first quarter, which will be the location for our newest distribution center project.  This facility will allow us to provide an even higher level of service to the Memphis area markets, while also adding capacity for additional store growth throughout the central and southern regions of the country.  Our industry leading parts availability and highly trained and technically proficient Team Members are our greatest strengths, and we continue to be pleased with the opportunities to profitably grow and gain share in new and existing markets.”

Share Repurchase Program
During the first quarter ended March 31, 2019, the Company repurchased 0.9 million shares of its common stock, at an average price per share of $347.09, for a total investment of $322 million.  Subsequent to the end of the first quarter and through the date of this release, the Company did not repurchase any additional shares of its common stock.  The Company has repurchased a total of 73.2 million shares of its common stock under its share repurchase program since the inception of the program in January of 2011 and through the date of this release, at an average price of $151.16, for a total aggregate investment of $11.07 billion.  As of the date of this release, the Company had approximately $680 million remaining under its current share repurchase authorization.

1st Quarter Comparable Store Sales Results
Comparable store sales are calculated based on the change in sales for stores open at least one year and exclude sales of specialty machinery, sales to independent parts stores and sales to Team Members.  Online sales, resulting from ship-to-home orders and pick-up-in-store orders, for stores open at least one year, are included in the comparable store sales calculation.  Comparable store sales increased 3.2% for the first quarter ended March 31, 2019, on top of 3.4% for the same period one year ago.

2nd Quarter and Updated Full-Year 2019 Guidance
The table below outlines the Company’s guidance for selected second quarter and updated full-year 2019 financial data:

 For the Three Months Ending
June 30, 2019
 For the Year Ending
December 31, 2019
Comparable store sales3% to 5% 3% to 5%
Total revenue  $10.0 billion to $10.3 billion
Gross profit as a percentage of sales  52.7% to 53.2%
Operating income as a percentage of sales  18.7% to 19.2%
Effective income tax rate  23.5%
Diluted earnings per share (1)$4.55 to $4.65 $17.37 to $17.47
Net cash provided by operating activities  $1.6 billion to $1.8 billion
Capital expenditures  $625 million to $675 million
Free cash flow (2)  $1.0 billion to $1.1 billion

(1) Weighted-average shares outstanding, assuming dilution, used in the denominator of this calculation, includes share repurchases made by the Company through the date of this release.

(2) Free cash flow is a non-GAAP financial measure.  The table below reconciles Free cash flow guidance to Net cash provided by operating activities guidance, the most directly comparable GAAP financial measure:

(in millions)For the Year Ending
December 31, 2019
Net cash provided by operating activities$1,635 to$1,790 
Less:Capital expenditures625 to675 
 Excess tax benefit from share-based compensation payments10 to15 
Free cash flow$1,000 to$1,100 

Non-GAAP Information
This release contains certain financial information not derived in accordance with United States generally accepted accounting principles (“GAAP”).  These items include adjusted debt to earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation, amortization, share-based compensation and rent (“EBITDAR”) and free cash flow.  The Company does not, nor does it suggest investors should, consider such non-GAAP financial measures in isolation from, or as a substitute for, GAAP financial information.  The Company believes that the presentation of adjusted debt to EBITDAR and free cash flow provide meaningful supplemental information to both management and investors that is indicative of the Company’s core operations.  The Company has included a reconciliation of this additional information to the most comparable GAAP measure in the table above and the selected financial information below.

Earnings Conference Call Information
The Company will host a conference call on Thursday, April 25, 2019, at 10:00 a.m. Central Time to discuss its results as well as future expectations.  Investors may listen to the conference call live on the Company’s website at www.OReillyAuto.com by clicking on “Investor Relations” and then “News Room.”  Interested analysts are invited to join the call.  The dial-in number for the call is (847) 619-6396; the conference call identification number is 48386877.  A replay of the conference call will be available on the Company’s website through Friday, April 24, 2020.

About O’Reilly Automotive, Inc.
O’Reilly Automotive, Inc. was founded in 1957 by the O’Reilly family and is one of the largest specialty retailers of automotive aftermarket parts, tools, supplies, equipment and accessories in the United States, serving both the do-it-yourself and professional service provider markets.  Visit the Company’s website at www.OReillyAuto.com for additional information about O’Reilly, including access to online shopping and current promotions, store locations, hours and services, employment opportunities and other programs.  As of March 31, 2019, the Company operated 5,306 stores in 47 states.

Forward-Looking Statements
The Company claims the protection of the safe-harbor for forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995.  You can identify these statements by forward-looking words such as “estimate,” “may,” “could,” “will,” “believe,” “expect,” “would,” “consider,” “should,” “anticipate,” “project,” “plan,” “intend” or similar words.  In addition, statements contained within this press release that are not historical facts are forward-looking statements, such as statements discussing, among other things, expected growth, store development, integration and expansion strategy, business strategies, future revenues and future performance.  These forward-looking statements are based on estimates, projections, beliefs and assumptions and are not guarantees of future events and results.  Such statements are subject to risks, uncertainties and assumptions, including, but not limited to, the economy in general, inflation, tariffs, product demand, the market for auto parts, competition, weather, risks associated with the performance of acquired businesses, our ability to hire and retain qualified employees, consumer debt levels, our increased debt levels, credit ratings on public debt, governmental regulations, information security and cyber-attacks, terrorist activities, war and the threat of war.  Actual results may materially differ from anticipated results described or implied in these forward-looking statements.  Please refer to the “Risk Factors” section of the annual report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2018, and subsequent Securities and Exchange Commission filings for additional factors that could materially affect the Company’s financial performance.  Forward-looking statements speak only as of the date they were made and the Company undertakes no obligation to publicly update any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by applicable law.

For further information contact:Investor & Media Contact
 Mark Merz (417) 829-5878

O’REILLY AUTOMOTIVE, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
(In thousands, except share data)

 March 31, 2019 (1) March 31, 2018 December 31, 2018
 (Unaudited) (Unaudited) (Note)
Assets     
Current assets:     
Cash and cash equivalents$56,717  $38,525  $31,315 
Accounts receivable, net250,680  224,386  192,026 
Amounts receivable from suppliers66,452  78,232  78,155 
Inventory3,228,901  3,052,748  3,193,344 
Other current assets46,896  52,520  48,262 
Total current assets3,649,646  3,446,411  3,543,102 
      
Property and equipment, at cost5,761,729  5,292,431  5,645,552 
Less: accumulated depreciation and amortization2,085,019  1,902,668  2,058,550 
Net property and equipment3,676,710  3,389,763  3,587,002 
      
Operating lease, right-of-use assets1,886,364     
Goodwill808,717  789,104  807,260 
Other assets, net40,125  41,379  43,425 
Total assets$10,061,562  $7,666,657  $7,980,789 
      
Liabilities and shareholders’ equity     
Current liabilities:     
Accounts payable$3,438,679  $3,222,785  $3,376,403 
Self-insurance reserves77,359  74,826  77,012 
Accrued payroll94,192  84,579  86,520 
Accrued benefits and withholdings65,106  62,435  89,082 
Income taxes payable92,816  66,618  11,013 
Current portion of operating lease liabilities296,605     
Other current liabilities261,575  236,938  253,990 
Total current liabilities4,326,332  3,748,181  3,894,020 
      
Long-term debt3,460,921  3,193,066  3,417,122 
Operating lease liabilities, less current portion1,629,311     
Deferred income taxes109,480  89,776  105,566 
Other liabilities163,153  211,806  210,414 
      
Shareholders’ equity:     
Common stock, $0.01 par value:     
Authorized shares – 245,000,000     
Issued and outstanding shares –     
78,262,099 as of March 31, 2019,     
82,267,885 as of March 31, 2018, and     
79,043,919 as of December 31, 2018783  823  790 
Additional paid-in capital1,268,032  1,247,366  1,262,063 
Retained deficit(896,450) (824,361) (909,186)
Total shareholders’ equity372,365  423,828  353,667 
      
Total liabilities and shareholders’ equity$10,061,562  $7,666,657  $7,980,789 

Note: The balance sheet at December 31, 2018, has been derived from the audited consolidated financial statements at that date but does not include all of the information and footnotes required by United States generally accepted accounting principles for complete financial statements.

(1) The Company adopted Accounting Standard Codification 842 - Leases (“ASC 842”) during the first quarter ended March 31, 2019, using the additional, optional transition method, which does not require prior periods to be restated.


O’REILLY AUTOMOTIVE, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME
(Unaudited)
(In thousands, except per share data)

 For the Three Months Ended
 March 31,
 2019 2018
Sales$2,410,608  $2,282,681 
Cost of goods sold, including warehouse and distribution expenses1,131,318  1,081,423 
Gross profit1,279,290  1,201,258 
    
Selling, general and administrative expenses834,504  778,412 
Operating income444,786  422,846 
    
Other income (expense):   
Interest expense(34,291) (28,217)
Interest income554  572 
Other, net3,103  205 
Total other expense(30,634) (27,440)
    
Income before income taxes414,152  395,406 
Provision for income taxes93,000  90,500 
Net income$321,152  $304,906 
    
Earnings per share-basic:   
Earnings per share$4.09  $3.65 
Weighted-average common shares outstanding – basic78,484  83,530 
    
Earnings per share-assuming dilution:   
Earnings per share$4.05  $3.61 
Weighted-average common shares outstanding – assuming dilution79,297  84,523 

O’REILLY AUTOMOTIVE, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS
(Unaudited)
 (In thousands)

 For the Three Months Ended
 March 31,
 2019 2018
    
Operating activities:   
Net income$321,152  $304,906 
Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by operating activities:   
Depreciation and amortization of property, equipment and intangibles63,964  69,920 
Amortization of debt discount and issuance costs918  795 
Deferred income taxes4,312  4,370 
Share-based compensation programs5,424  5,176 
Other2,245  2,244 
Changes in operating assets and liabilities:   
Accounts receivable(60,914) (10,421)
Inventory(35,405) (42,643)
Accounts payable60,918  32,756 
Income taxes payable82,476  79,380 
Other(4,468) (14,206)
Net cash provided by operating activities440,622  432,277 
    
Investing activities:   
Purchases of property and equipment(152,914) (114,843)
Proceeds from sale of property and equipment1,811  752 
Other(295) (375)
Net cash used in investing activities(151,398) (114,466)
    
Financing activities:   
Proceeds from borrowings on revolving credit facility874,000  755,000 
Payments on revolving credit facility(831,000) (541,000)
Repurchases of common stock(321,856) (549,450)
Net proceeds from issuance of common stock15,224  11,972 
Other(190) (2,156)
Net cash used in financing activities(263,822) (325,634)
    
Net increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents25,402  (7,823)
Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of the period31,315  46,348 
Cash and cash equivalents at end of the period$56,717  $38,525 
    
Supplemental disclosures of cash flow information:   
Income taxes paid$5,335  $7,939 
Interest paid, net of capitalized interest47,796  48,763 

O’REILLY AUTOMOTIVE, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
SELECTED FINANCIAL INFORMATION
 (Unaudited)

 For the Twelve Months Ended
March 31,
Adjusted Debt to EBITDAR:2019 2018
(In thousands, except adjusted debt to EBITDAR ratio)   
GAAP debt$3,460,921  $3,193,066 
Add:Letters of credit39,201  36,943 
 Discount on senior notes4,090  3,548 
 Debt issuance costs14,989  13,386 
 Six-times rent expense1,937,286  1,810,932 
Adjusted debt$5,456,487  $5,057,875 
     
GAAP net income$1,340,733  $1,173,776 
Add:Interest expense128,203  100,162 
 Provision for income taxes372,100  474,210 
 Depreciation and amortization252,981  246,757 
 Share-based compensation expense20,424  19,149 
 Rent expense (i)322,881  301,822 
EBITDAR$2,437,322  $2,315,876 
     
Adjusted debt to EBITDAR2.24
  2.18 

(i) The table below outlines the calculation of Rent expense and reconciles Rent expense to Total lease cost, per ASC 842, the most directly comparable GAAP financial measure, for the three and twelve months ended March 31, 2019 (in thousands):

Total lease cost, per ASC 842, for the three months ended March 31, 2019$98,293 
Less:Variable non-contract operating lease components, related to property taxes and insurance, for the three months ended March 31, 201914,567 
Rent expense for the three months ended March 31, 201983,726 
Add:Rent expense for the nine months ended December 31, 2018, as previously reported prior to the adoption of ASC 842239,155 
Rent expense for the twelve months ended March 31, 2019$322,881 


 March 31,
 2019 2018
Selected Balance Sheet Ratios:   
Inventory turnover (1)1.4  1.4 
Average inventory per store (in thousands) (2)$609  $599 
Accounts payable to inventory (3)106.5% 105.6%
Return on assets (4)15.9% 15.6%


 For the Three Months Ended
 March 31,
 2019 2018
Reconciliation of Free Cash Flow (in thousands):   
Net cash provided by operating activities$440,622  $432,277 
Less:Capital expenditures152,914  114,843 
 Excess tax benefit from share-based compensation payments8,513  6,318 
Free cash flow$279,195  $311,116 


Store and Team Member Information:    
      
 For the Three Months Ended
 March 31,
 For the Twelve Months Ended
March 31,
 2019 2018 2019 2018
Beginning store count5,219  5,019  5,097  4,888 
New stores opened64  78  192  216 
Bennett stores acquired, net of stores merged (5)25    25   
Stores closed(2)   (8) (7)
Ending store count5,306  5,097  5,306  5,097 


 For the Three Months Ended
 March 31,
 For the Twelve Months Ended
March 31,
 2019 2018 2019 2018
Total employment80,366  76,946     
Square footage (in thousands)39,110  37,339     
Sales per weighted-average square foot (6)$61.41  $61.15  $251.29  $248.58 
Sales per weighted-average store (in thousands) (7)$452  $447  $1,847  $1,814 


(1) Calculated as cost of goods sold for the last 12 months divided by average inventory.  Average inventory is calculated as the average of inventory for the trailing four quarters used in determining the denominator.
(2) Calculated as inventory divided by store count at the end of the reported period.
(3) Calculated as accounts payable divided by inventory.
(4) Calculated as net income for the last 12 months divided by average total assets.  Average total assets is calculated as the average of total assets for the trailing four quarters used in determining the denominator.
(5) O’Reilly acquired 33 Bennett Auto Supply, Inc. (“Bennett”) stores after the close of business on December 31, 2018.  During the first quarter ended March 31, 2019, O’Reilly merged eight of the acquired Bennett stores into existing O’Reilly locations and plans to merge an additional five acquired Bennett stores into existing O’Reilly locations during the second quarter ending June 30, 2019.
(6) Calculated as sales less jobber sales, divided by weighted-average square footage.  Weighted-average square footage is determined by weighting store square footage based on the approximate dates of store openings, acquisitions, expansions or closures.
(7) Calculated as sales less jobber sales, divided by weighted-average stores.  Weighted-average stores is determined by weighting stores based on their approximate dates of openings, acquisitions or closures.

 

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