Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, automotive aftermarket parts specialist Advance Auto Parts
With that in mind, let's take a closer look at Advance Auto's business and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.
Advance Auto facts
|Headquarters (founded)||Roanoke, Va. (1929)|
|Market Cap||$6.7 billion|
|Trailing-12-Month Revenue||$6.2 billion|
|Management||CEO Darren Jackson (since 2008)
CFO Michael Norona (since 2008)
|Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)||31.5%|
|Cash/Debt||$57.9 million / $432.2 million|
Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.
On CAPS, 91% of the 258 members who have rated Advance Auto believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.
In 1995, the average passenger car in operation in the U.S. was 8.4 years old, compared to 11 years old nowadays. Although new sales are starting to pick up, it will take a while before the average age comes back down. These older cars will be around for while and will need more frequent repairs; [Advance Auto] has a good business model and fills a niche to meet that demand.
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