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Genuine Parts Co (GPC) Files 10-K for the Fiscal Year Ended on December 31, 2018

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Genuine Parts Co (GPC) files its latest 10-K with SEC for the fiscal year ended on December 31, 2018. Genuine Parts Co sells automotive parts, industrial and electrical components, and office products. The company sells bearings, power transmission, hydraulic and other products to its commercial and retail customers. Genuine Parts Co has a market cap of $16.26 billion; its shares were traded at around $110.81 with a P/E ratio of 20.15 and P/S ratio of 0.87. The dividend yield of Genuine Parts Co stocks is 2.60%. Genuine Parts Co had annual average EBITDA growth of 6.50% over the past ten years. GuruFocus rated Genuine Parts Co the business predictability rank of 3.5-star.

For the last quarter Genuine Parts Co reported a revenue of $4.6 billion, compared with the revenue of $4.2 billion during the same period a year ago. For the latest fiscal year the company reported a revenue of $18.7 billion, an increase of 14.9% from last year. For the last five years Genuine Parts Co had an average revenue growth rate of 4.7% a year.

The reported diluted earnings per share was $5.5 for the year, an increase of 31.6% from previous year. Over the last five years Genuine Parts Co had an EPS growth rate of 2.4% a year. The Genuine Parts Co had an operating margin of 5.92%, compared with the operating margin of 6.25% a year before. The 10-year historical median operating margin of Genuine Parts Co is 7.16%. The profitability rank of the company is 7 (out of 10).

At the end of the fiscal year, Genuine Parts Co has the cash and cash equivalents of $333.5 million, compared with $314.9 million in the previous year. The long term debt was $2.4 billion, compared with $2.6 billion in the previous year. The interest coverage to the debt is at a comfortable level of 10.9. Genuine Parts Co has a financial strength rank of 6 (out of 10).

At the current stock price of $110.81, Genuine Parts Co is traded at 10.3% premium to its historical median P/S valuation band of $100.49. The P/S ratio of the stock is 0.87, while the historical median P/S ratio is 0.79. The intrinsic value of the stock is $65.58 a share, according to GuruFocus DCF Calculator. The stock gained 22.34% during the past 12 months.

For the complete 20-year historical financial data of GPC, click here.

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