O'Reilly's in the Pole Position
We think its distribution network sets it up for success in the race for professional and DIY sales.
We believe the market underappreciates the distribution advantage that the auto-parts retailers we cover-- Advance Auto Parts (AAP), AutoZone (AZO), Genuine Parts (GPC), and O'Reilly Automotive (ORLY)--have over their smaller rivals. This strength is a key contributor to our narrow economic moat rating for these companies.
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