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What is ORLY's Change in Working Capital?

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

Change in Working Capital is 
$31.9M (1Y -50.8% )

ORLY Stock Price & Change in Working Capital

Change in Working Capital for ORLY competitors.
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Historical (All-Time) Stats for Change in Working Capital

chevron_right 2021 -$336.2M +56.0x
( +16.8% / year avg)
chevron_left 1996 -$5.9M
vertical_align_top Peak $720.4M +1.97x *
vertical_align_bottom Bottom -$740.6M
arrow_drop_up # Up Years 9 9 of 26
years up.
arrow_drop_down # Down Years 17
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 +3.6x faster than it's change in working capital over the same period.
  • If ORLY grows it's stock at the same rate as it's change in working capital (+16.8%/year) , it's stock price will grow +472% and hit $2255.9 over the next 10 years.
  • ORLY's stock price has gone up 6 of the 9 years (+66%) it's change in working capital were also up.
* A modified method (see: here) is used to calculate changes that involve negative numbers.
  • ORLY Historical Change in Working Capital Table
    in $ million
    * A modified method (see: here) is used to calculate changes that involve negative numbers.
    Year Change in Working Capital YoY % Change* Stock Price YoY % Change (Stock Price)
    4/1/2021 $-336 -146.7% $477.41 14.4%
    4/1/2020 $720 -240.9% $417.24 12.4%
    4/1/2019 $-511 194.2% $371.37 37.8%
    4/1/2018 $-173 -76.5% $269.41 11.3%
    4/1/2017 $-740 -591.5% $242.08 -8.5%
    4/1/2016 $150 -160.2% $264.43 20.5%
    4/1/2015 $-250 -19.8% $219.53 48.4%
    4/1/2014 $-311 106.9% $147.95 35.9%
    4/1/2013 $-150 -78.0% $108.85 13.6%
    4/1/2012 $-684 -757.2% $95.79 59.4%
    4/1/2011 $104 -435.8% $60.11 17.8%
    4/1/2010 $-31 -114.9% $51.02 41.5%
    4/1/2009 $208 14.7% $36.05 37.9%
    4/1/2008 $181 730.1% $26.15 -31.2%
    4/1/2007 $21 -84.4% $37.99 19.9%
    4/1/2006 $140 -452.0% $31.69 23.5%
    4/1/2005 $-39 62.3% $25.66 13.5%
    4/1/2004 $-24 -419.6% $22.6 18.4%
    4/1/2003 $7 -83.4% $19.08 18.7%
    4/1/2002 $46 -65.3% $16.08 36.0%
    4/1/2001 $133 62.2% $11.82 73.6%
    4/1/2000 $82 43.0% $6.81 -40.4%
    4/1/1999 $57 -49.9% $11.44 40.8%
    4/1/1998 $114 497.4% $8.12 85.7%
    4/1/1997 $19 -425.4% $4.38 -10.8%
    4/1/1996 $-5 - $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.

  • Change in Working Capital Summary: On the Cash Flow Statement, the Change in Working Capital is defined as Old Working Capital – New Working Capital, where Working Capital = Current Operational Assets – Current Operational Liabilities.

    It’s defined this way on the Cash Flow Statement because Working Capital is a Net Asset, and when an Asset increases, the company must spend cash to do so. For example, think about Inventory: if it goes up, and no other items change, the company must have spent some of its cash to purchase this Inventory.

    Therefore, if Working Capital increases, the company’s cash flow decreases, and if Working Capital decreases, the company’s cash flow increases.

    That explains why the Change in Working Capital has a negative sign when Working Capital increases, while it has a positive sign when Working Capital decreases.

    The Change in Working Capital gives you an idea of how much a company’s cash flow will differ from its Net Income (i.e., after-tax profits), and companies with more power to collect cash quickly from customers and delay payments to suppliers tend to have more positive Change in Working Capital figures.

    For more detailed definitions, please see Investopedia.