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O’Reilly Automotive, Inc. Reports Third Quarter 2020 Results and Announces Additional $1.0 Billion Share Repurchase Authorization

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  • Third quarter comparable store sales increase of 16.9%, total sales growth of 20.3%

  • 39% increase in third quarter diluted earnings per share to $7.07

  • Net cash provided by operating activities increased $859 million or 57.7%

SPRINGFIELD, Mo., Oct. 28, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- O’Reilly Automotive, Inc. (the “Company” or “O’Reilly”) (Nasdaq: ORLY), a leading retailer in the automotive aftermarket industry, today announced record revenue and earnings for its third quarter ended September 30, 2020.

3rd Quarter Financial Results
Greg Johnson, O’Reilly’s CEO and Co-President, commented, “The COVID-19 pandemic continues to present a significant challenge to consumers, and our number one priority continues to be protecting the health and wellness of our Team Members and customers. We are extremely proud of Team O’Reilly’s ongoing hard work and dedication to serving each community where we do business, as well as their ability to deliver another outstanding quarter while providing excellent customer service during these difficult times. Our Team’s tireless efforts resulted in our second consecutive quarter of over 16% comparable store sales growth. Our DIY business was again a larger contributor to our comparable store sales growth; however, our professional business performed very well, again generating comparable store sales above our expectations during the quarter. We were pleased with our strong sales performance throughout the third quarter, and our business has continued to perform very well through the first three weeks of October, generating robust comparable store sales in the low double digits.”

Mr. Johnson further commented, “Our Team’s hard work and commitment to expense control resulted in another extremely profitable quarter, exemplified by our 22.6% operating profit margin, which represents a 249 basis point improvement over the prior year, and a 39.2% increase in diluted earnings per share to $7.07. Through the first nine months of 2020, we also generated significant growth in cash provided by operations and free cash flow, increasing both metrics by over $850 million. We continue to maintain a cautious approach to managing our operating costs in these uncertain economic conditions and remain steadfastly focused on providing the excellent customer service that drives long-term profitable growth. Finally, we would like to thank all of Team O’Reilly for your tremendous determination and relentless dedication to taking care of our customers each day – your countless contributions are absolutely the driver to our ongoing success.”

Sales for the third quarter ended September 30, 2020, increased $541 million, or 20%, to $3.21 billion from $2.67 billion for the same period one year ago. Gross profit for the third quarter increased 18% to $1.68 billion (or 52.4% of sales) from $1.42 billion (or 53.3% of sales) for the same period one year ago. Selling, general and administrative expenses (“SG&A”) for the third quarter increased 8% to $955 million (or 29.8% of sales) from $886 million (or 33.2% of sales) for the same period one year ago. Operating income for the third quarter increased 35% to $725 million (or 22.6% of sales) from $536 million (or 20.1% of sales) for the same period one year ago.

Net income for the third quarter ended September 30, 2020, increased $136 million, or 35%, to $527 million (or 16.4% of sales) from $391 million (or 14.7% of sales) for the same period one year ago. Diluted earnings per common share for the third quarter increased 39% to $7.07 on 75 million shares versus $5.08 on 77 million shares for the same period one year ago.

Year-to-Date Financial Results
Sales for the first nine months of 2020 increased $1.11 billion, or 14%, to $8.78 billion from $7.67 billion for the same period one year ago. Gross profit for the first nine months of 2020 increased 13% to $4.61 billion (or 52.6% of sales) from $4.07 billion (or 53.1% of sales) for the same period one year ago. SG&A for the first nine months of 2020 increased 5% to $2.73 billion (or 31.1% of sales) from $2.59 billion (or 33.8% of sales) for the same period one year ago. Operating income for the first nine months of 2020 increased 27% to $1.89 billion (or 21.5% of sales) from $1.48 billion (or 19.3% of sales) for the same period one year ago.

Net income for the first nine months of 2020 increased $293 million, or 28%, to $1.36 billion (or 15.5% of sales) from $1.07 billion (or 13.9% of sales) for the same period one year ago. Diluted earnings per common share for the first nine months of 2020 increased 33% to $18.12 on 75 million shares versus $13.63 on 78 million shares for the same period one year ago.

3rd Quarter Comparable Store Sales Results
Comparable store sales are calculated based on the change in sales for U.S. stores open at least one year and exclude sales of specialty machinery, sales to independent parts stores and sales to Team Members, as well as sales from Leap Day in the nine months ended September 30, 2020. Online sales, resulting from ship-to-home orders and pick-up-in-store orders, for U.S. stores open at least one year, are included in the comparable store sales calculation. Comparable store sales increased 16.9% for the third quarter ended September 30, 2020, on top of 5.0% for the same period one year ago. Comparable store sales increased 10.7% for the nine months ended September 30, 2020, on top of 3.9% for the same period one year ago.

Share Repurchase Program
During the third quarter ended September 30, 2020, the Company repurchased 1.0 million shares of its common stock, at an average price per share of $458.70, for a total investment of $443 million. During the first nine months ended of 2020, the Company repurchased 2.6 million shares of its common stock, at an average price per share of $415.28, for a total investment of $1.09 billion. Subsequent to the end of the third quarter and through the date of this release, the Company repurchased an additional 0.7 million shares of its common stock, at an average price per share of $458.97, for a total investment of $313 million. The Company has repurchased a total of 79.5 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 $170.92, for a total aggregate investment of $13.59 billion.

Today, the Company also announced that its Board of Directors (the “Board”) approved a resolution to increase the authorization amount under its share repurchase program by an additional $1.0 billion, raising the aggregate authorization under the program to $14.75 billion. The additional $1.0 billion authorization is effective for a three-year period, beginning on October 28, 2020. Stock repurchases under the program may be made from time to time, as the Company deems appropriate, solely through open market repurchases effected through a broker dealer at prevailing market prices, based on a variety of factors such as price, corporate requirements and overall market conditions. There can be no assurance as to the number of shares the Company will purchase, if any. The share repurchase program may be increased or otherwise modified, renewed, suspended or terminated by the Company at any time, without prior notice. As of the date of this release, the Company had approximately $1.16 billion remaining under its current share repurchase authorizations.

Continued Suspension of Guidance
As previously announced, the Company withdrew all previously issued 2020 guidance, and given the ongoing uncertainty related to COVID-19, the Company is not resuming guidance at this time.

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 selected financial information below.

Earnings Conference Call Information
The Company will host a conference call on Thursday, October 29, 2020, 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 (703) 375-5524; the conference call identification number is 3669318. A replay of the conference call will be available on the Company’s website through Thursday, October 28, 2021.

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 September 30, 2020, the Company operated 5,592 stores in 47 U.S. states and 21 stores in Mexico.

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 COVID-19 pandemic or other public health crisis, 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, 2019, 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 Contacts

Mark Merz (417) 829-5878

Eric Bird (417) 868-4259

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

September 30, 2020

September 30, 2019

December 31, 2019

(Unaudited)

(Unaudited)

(Note)

Assets

Current assets:

Cash and cash equivalents

$

1,627,098

$

42,804

$

40,406

Accounts receivable, net

243,192

224,033

214,915

Amounts receivable from suppliers

90,341

76,107

79,492

Inventory

3,527,495

3,348,631

3,454,092

Other current assets

45,315

32,914

44,757

Total current assets

5,533,441

3,724,489

3,833,662

Property and equipment, at cost

6,497,065

6,053,306

6,191,427

Less: accumulated depreciation and amortization

2,424,168

2,182,599

2,243,224

Net property and equipment

4,072,897

3,870,707

3,948,203

Operating lease, right-of-use assets

1,913,897

1,908,931

1,928,369

Goodwill

873,717

808,259

936,814

Other assets, net

109,999

60,338

70,112

Total assets

$

12,503,951

$

10,372,724

$

10,717,160

Liabilities and shareholders’ equity

Current liabilities:

Accounts payable

$

4,083,805

$

3,606,571

$

3,604,722

Self-insurance reserves

91,118

75,158

79,079

Accrued payroll

127,841

104,161

100,816

Accrued benefits and withholdings

202,198

87,386

98,539

Income taxes payable

4,553

100,472

Current portion of operating lease liabilities

318,533

308,726

316,061

Other current liabilities

341,553

298,380

270,210

Current portion of long-term debt

499,783

Total current liabilities

5,669,384

4,580,854

4,469,427

Long-term debt

4,122,424

3,703,628

3,890,527

Operating lease liabilities, less current portion

1,640,646

1,642,178

1,655,297

Deferred income taxes

174,177

117,551

133,280

Other liabilities

188,095

162,294

171,289

Shareholders’ equity:

Common stock, $0.01 par value:

Authorized shares – 245,000,000

Issued and outstanding shares –

73,272,379 as of September 30, 2020,

75,727,781 as of September 30, 2019, and

75,618,659 as of December 31, 2019

733

757

756

Additional paid-in capital

1,303,699

1,259,544

1,280,760

Retained deficit

(578,172

)

(1,094,082

)

(889,066

)

Accumulated other comprehensive (loss) income

(17,035

)

4,890

Total shareholders’ equity

709,225

166,219

397,340

Total liabilities and shareholders’ equity

$

12,503,951

$

10,372,724

$

10,717,160

Note: The balance sheet at December 31, 2019, 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.


O’REILLY AUTOMOTIVE, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME
(In thousands, except per share data)

For the Three Months Ended

For the Nine Months Ended

September 30,

September 30,

2020

2019

2020

2019

Sales

$

3,207,638

$

2,666,528

$

8,775,720

$

7,667,010

Cost of goods sold, including warehouse and distribution expenses

1,527,170

1,243,998

4,162,166

3,596,903

Gross profit

1,680,468

1,422,530

4,613,554

4,070,107

Selling, general and administrative expenses

955,455

886,167

2,728,490

2,590,884

Operating income

725,013

536,363

1,885,064

1,479,223

Other income (expense):

Interest expense

(41,668

)

(35,858

)

(122,777

)

(104,687

)

Interest income

582

656

1,892

1,813

Other, net

2,479

732

2,297

4,667

Total other expense

(38,607

)

(34,470

)

(118,588

)

(98,207

)

Income before income taxes

686,406

501,893

1,766,476

1,381,016

Provision for income taxes

159,154

110,600

407,119

314,890

Net income

$

527,252

$

391,293

$

1,359,357

$

1,066,126

Earnings per share-basic:

Earnings per share

$

7.13

$

5.14

$

18.28

$

13.77

Weighted-average common shares outstanding – basic

73,916

76,172

74,377

77,415

Earnings per share-assuming dilution:

Earnings per share

$

7.07

$

5.08

$

18.12

$

13.63

Weighted-average common shares outstanding – assuming dilution

74,586

76,969

75,026

78,220


O’REILLY AUTOMOTIVE, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS
(In thousands)

For the Nine Months Ended

September 30,

2020

2019

Operating activities:

Net income

$

1,359,357

$

1,066,126

Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by operating activities:

Depreciation and amortization of property, equipment and intangibles

231,510

200,382

Amortization of debt discount and issuance costs

3,300

2,898

Deferred income taxes

32,249

12,383

Share-based compensation programs

17,062

16,578

Other

2,576

5,830

Changes in operating assets and liabilities:

Accounts receivable

(34,970

)

(38,892

)

Inventory

(76,239

)

(154,986

)

Accounts payable

481,431

228,943

Income taxes payable

123,581

90,383

Other

209,272

60,031

Net cash provided by operating activities

2,349,129

1,489,676

Investing activities:

Purchases of property and equipment

(363,425

)

(481,207

)

Proceeds from sale of property and equipment

11,690

5,479

Investment in tax credit equity investments

(95,292

)

(17,988

)

Other

(312

)

661

Net cash used in investing activities

(447,339

)

(493,055

)

Financing activities:

Proceeds from borrowings on revolving credit facility

1,162,000

2,192,000

Payments on revolving credit facility

(1,423,000

)

(2,404,000

)

Proceeds from the issuance of long-term debt

997,515

499,955

Payment of debt issuance costs

(7,779

)

(3,991

)

Repurchases of common stock

(1,094,000

)

(1,307,983

)

Net proceeds from issuance of common stock

51,174

39,077

Other

(253

)

(190

)

Net cash used in financing activities

(314,343

)

(985,132

)

Effect of exchange rate changes on cash

(755

)

Net increase in cash and cash equivalents

1,586,692

11,489

Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of the period

40,406

31,315

Cash and cash equivalents at end of the period

$

1,627,098

$

42,804

Supplemental disclosures of cash flow information:

Income taxes paid

$

250,484

$

218,386

Interest paid, net of capitalized interest

118,397

110,014


O’REILLY AUTOMOTIVE, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

SELECTED FINANCIAL INFORMATION
(Unaudited)

For the Twelve Months Ended

September 30,

Adjusted Debt to EBITDAR:

2020

2019

(In thousands, except adjusted debt to EBITDAR ratio)

GAAP debt

$

4,622,207

$

3,703,628

Add:

Letters of credit

66,527

39,104

Discount on senior notes

5,352

3,723

Debt issuance costs

22,441

17,649

Six-times rent expense

2,093,556

2,005,494

Adjusted debt

$

6,810,083

$

5,769,598

GAAP net income

$

1,684,273

$

1,366,483

Add:

Interest expense

158,065

136,155

Provision for income taxes

491,516

407,690

Depreciation and amortization

302,003

266,001

Share-based compensation expense

22,405

21,610

Rent expense (i)

348,926

334,249

EBITDAR

$

3,007,188

$

2,532,188

Adjusted debt to EBITDAR

2.26

2.28

(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 twelve months ended September 30, 2020 and for the nine and twelve months ended September 30, 2019 (in thousands):

Total lease cost, per ASC 842, for the twelve months ended September 30, 2020

$

413,314

Less:

Variable non-contract operating lease components, related to property taxes and insurance, for the
twelve months ended September 30, 2020

64,388

Rent expense for the twelve months ended September 30, 2020

$

348,926

Total lease cost, per ASC 842, for the nine months ended September 30, 2019

$

298,185

Less:

Variable non-contract operating lease components, related to property taxes and insurance, for the
nine months ended September 30, 2019

44,531

Rent expense for the nine months ended September 30, 2019

253,654

Add:

Rent expense for the three months ended December 31, 2018, as previously reported prior to the
adoption of ASC 842

80,595

Rent expense for the twelve months ended September 30, 2019

$

334,249


September 30,

2020

2019

Selected Balance Sheet Ratios:

Inventory turnover (1)

1.5

1.4

Average inventory per store (in thousands) (2)

$

628

$

618

Accounts payable to inventory (3)

115.8

%

107.7

%


For the Three Months Ended

For the Nine Months Ended

September 30,

September 30,

2020

2019

2020

2019

Reconciliation of Free Cash Flow (in thousands):

Net cash provided by operating activities

$

790,051

$

642,672

$

2,349,129

$

1,489,676

Less:

Capital expenditures

118,954

185,599

363,425

481,207

Excess tax benefit from share-based compensation payments

8,326

2,337

14,786

13,059

Investment in tax credit equity investments

16,271

95,292

17,988

Free cash flow

$

662,771

$

438,465

$

1,875,626

$

977,422


For the Three Months Ended

For the Nine Months Ended

For the Twelve Months Ended

September 30,

September 30,

September 30,

2020

2019

2020

2019

2020

2019

Store Count:

Beginning store count

5,562

5,344

5,439

5,219

5,420

5,190

New stores opened

36

76

162

183

181

212

Bennett stores acquired, net of stores merged (4)

20

20

Stores closed

(6

)

(9

)

(2

)

(9

)

(2

)

Ending domestic store count

5,592

5,420

5,592

5,420

5,592

5,420

Mexico stores (5)

21

21

21

Ending total store count

5,613

5,420

5,613

5,420

5,613

5,420


For the Three Months Ended

For the Twelve Months Ended

September 30,

September 30,

2020

2019

2020

2019

Store and Team Member Information: (6)

Total employment

76,027

82,163

Square footage (in thousands)

41,591

40,070

Sales per weighted-average square foot (7)

$

76.14

$

66.73

$

271.62

$

253.82

Sales per weighted-average store (in thousands) (8)

$

566

$

493

$

2,014

$

1,871


(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) O’Reilly acquired 33 Bennett Auto Supply, Inc. (“Bennett”) stores after the close of business on December 31, 2018, which were not included in the December 31, 2018, store count, as they were not operated by the Company for any portion of 2018. During the first quarter ended March 31, 2019, O’Reilly merged eight of the acquired Bennett stores into existing O’Reilly locations, and during the second quarter ended June 30, 2019, O’Reilly merged an additional five acquired Bennett stores into existing O’Reilly locations.
(5) O’Reilly acquired Mayoreo de Autopartes y Aceites, S.A. de C.V. (“Mayasa”), headquartered in Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico, after the close of business on November 29, 2019.
(6) Represents O’Reilly’s U.S. operations only.
(7) 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.
(8) 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.