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What is ORLY's Retained Earnings?

  O'Reilly Automotive Inc ( ORLY ) |
1996 - 2021 (26 years)

Retained Earnings is 
-$4.4B (1Y +14.2% )

ORLY Stock Price & Retained Earnings

Retained Earnings for ORLY competitors.
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Historical (All-Time) Stats for Retained Earnings

chevron_right 2021 -$2.4B +7.1x *
( +8.4% / year avg)
chevron_left 1996 $297.5M
vertical_align_top Peak $7.9B +2.96x *
vertical_align_bottom Bottom -$4.0B
arrow_drop_up # Up Years 17 17 of 26
years up.
arrow_drop_down # Down Years 9
Up Years = Positive (0%+) YoY change
Down Years = Zero or Negative (0% or less) YoY change

Key Points (Stonk Price Comparison)

  • ORLY's stock price has rallied +20,269% from $2.34 in 1996 , or -22.2x faster than it's retained earnings over the same period.
  • If ORLY grows it's stock at the same rate as it's retained earnings (+8.4%/year) , it's stock price will grow +224% and hit $1069.51 over the next 10 years.
  • ORLY's stock price has gone up 13 of the 17 years (+76%) it's retained earnings were also up.
* A modified method (see: here) is used to calculate changes that involve negative numbers.
  • ORLY Historical Retained Earnings Table
    in $ million
    * A modified method (see: here) is used to calculate changes that involve negative numbers.
    Year Retained Earnings YoY % Change* Stock Price YoY % Change (Stock Price)
    4/1/2021 $-2,414 -26.5% $477.41 14.4%
    4/1/2020 $-3,284 -18.2% $417.24 12.4%
    4/1/2019 $-4,014 30.8% $371.37 37.8%
    4/1/2018 $-3,069 336.6% $269.41 11.3%
    4/1/2017 $-702 -131.2% $242.08 -8.5%
    4/1/2016 $2,256 -29.3% $264.43 20.5%
    4/1/2015 $3,189 -11.4% $219.53 48.4%
    4/1/2014 $3,601 -5.7% $147.95 35.9%
    4/1/2013 $3,818 -37.8% $108.85 13.6%
    4/1/2012 $6,134 -22.0% $95.79 59.4%
    4/1/2011 $7,865 9.1% $60.11 17.8%
    4/1/2010 $7,208 23.9% $51.02 41.5%
    4/1/2009 $5,817 18.3% $36.05 37.9%
    4/1/2008 $4,917 18.4% $26.15 -31.2%
    4/1/2007 $4,151 21.9% $37.99 19.9%
    4/1/2006 $3,405 25.4% $31.69 23.5%
    4/1/2005 $2,715 34.2% $25.66 13.5%
    4/1/2004 $2,023 15.9% $22.6 18.4%
    4/1/2003 $1,746 71.9% $19.08 18.7%
    4/1/2002 $1,016 -6.8% $16.08 36.0%
    4/1/2001 $1,089 27.4% $11.82 73.6%
    4/1/2000 $855 31.5% $6.81 -40.4%
    4/1/1999 $650 32.5% $11.44 40.8%
    4/1/1998 $490 28.0% $8.12 85.7%
    4/1/1997 $383 28.9% $4.38 -10.8%
    4/1/1996 $297 - $4.91 -

  • About
    Industry: Specialty Retail
    Sector: Consumer Cyclical
    Country: US
    IPO Date: 4/22/1993
    Stonk Exchange: NASDAQ
    • O'Reilly Automotive, Inc
    • owns and operates retail outlets in the United States.
    • The company is headquartered in Springfield, Missouri and currently employs 49,476 full-time employees.
    • The firm sells its products to both do-it-yourself (DIY) and professional service provider customers.
    • The firm's product line includes new and remanufactured automotive hard parts, such as alternators, starters, fuel pumps, water pumps, brake system components, batteries, belts, hoses, temperature control, chassis parts, driveline parts and engine parts; maintenance items, such as oil, antifreeze, fluids, filters, wiper blades, lighting, engine additives and appearance products, and accessories, such as floor mats, seat covers and truck accessories.
    • The firm's stores offer various services and programs to its customers, such as used oil, oil filter and battery recycling; battery diagnostic testing; electrical and module testing; check engine light code extraction; loaner tool program; custom hydraulic hoses, and machine shops.

  • Retained earnings (RE) is the amount of net income left over for the business after it has paid out dividends to its shareholders. A business generates earnings that can be positive (profits) or negative (losses).

    For more detailed definitions, please see Investopedia.