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logoMorningstarOctober 21, 2021

Genuine Parts Company: Strength in Both Segments Propels Genuine Parts to a Solid Third Quarter, but Its Shares Seem Rich

Symbols
GPC
Sector(s)
Consumer Cyclical
Rating
Current Price
$133.79
Fair Value
Economic Moat
Stewardship
Summary

Genuine Parts sells automotive parts (about two-thirds of net sales) and industrial components. The company sells vehicle parts to commercial and retail customers through roughly 9,800 stores worldwide, most of which are independently owned. Its industrial unit, primarily operating under the Motion Industries banner in the United States, supplies bearings, power transmission, industrial automation, hydraulic, and pneumatic components to maintenance, repair, and OEM clients.

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Analyst Profile

Zain Akbari

Equity Analyst
Zain Akbari, CFA, is an equity analyst for Morningstar Research Services LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Morningstar, Inc. He covers food companies, auto parts retailers, and information services firms.Before joining Morningstar in 2015, Akbari spent several years at UBS, most recently leading the firm’s Liability Management, Americas team. During his time at UBS, Akbari structured and executed bond buybacks, exchange offers, and covenant modifications for investment-grade, high-yield, and convertible securities issued by American and Asian companies.Akbari holds a bachelor’s degree in finance and real estate from The Wharton School of The University of Pennsylvania and master’s degree in business administration from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.