SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) _ O'Reilly Automotive Inc. (ORLY) on Wednesday reported fourth-quarter net income of $324.9 million.
The Springfield, Missouri-based company said it had profit of $4.25 per share.
The results fell short of Wall Street expectations. The average estimate of eight analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of $4.26 per share.
The auto parts retailer posted revenue of $2.48 billion in the period, exceeding Street forecasts. Five analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $2.47 billion.
For the year, the company reported profit of $1.39 billion, or $17.88 per share. Revenue was reported as $10.15 billion.
O'Reilly Automotive expects full-year earnings to be $19.03 to $19.13 per share, with revenue in the range of $10.7 billion to $11 billion.
O'Reilly Automotive shares have fallen slightly more than 4% since the beginning of the year, while the Standard & Poor's 500 index has climbed 3%. In the final minutes of trading on Wednesday, shares hit $419.21, a climb of 17% in the last 12 months.