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What is ORLY's Operating Cash Flow?

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

Operating Cash Flow is 
$3.1B (1Y +24.5% )

ORLY Stock Price & Operating Cash Flow

Operating Cash Flow for ORLY competitors.
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Historical (All-Time) Stats for Operating Cash Flow

chevron_right 2021 $1.4B +280x
( +24.2% / year avg)
chevron_left 1996 $4.9M
vertical_align_top Peak $2.6B +135x *
vertical_align_bottom Bottom -$19.1M
arrow_drop_up # Up Years 16 16 of 26
years up.
arrow_drop_down # Down Years 10
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 +0.72x the rate relative to it's operating cash flow over the same period.
  • If ORLY grows it's stock at the same rate as it's operating cash flow (+24.2%/year) , it's stock price will grow +873% and hit $4169.73 over the next 10 years.
  • ORLY's stock price has gone up 14 of the 16 years (+87%) it's operating cash flow were also up.
* A modified method (see: here) is used to calculate changes that involve negative numbers.
  • ORLY Historical Operating Cash Flow Table
    in $ million
    * A modified method (see: here) is used to calculate changes that involve negative numbers.
    Year Operating Cash Flow YoY % Change* Stock Price YoY % Change (Stock Price)
    4/1/2021 $1,378 -46.3% $477.41 14.4%
    4/1/2020 $2,567 36.9% $417.24 12.4%
    4/1/2019 $1,875 13.1% $371.37 37.8%
    4/1/2018 $1,658 20.7% $269.41 11.3%
    4/1/2017 $1,373 -1.0% $242.08 -8.5%
    4/1/2016 $1,386 9.2% $264.43 20.5%
    4/1/2015 $1,270 8.5% $219.53 48.4%
    4/1/2014 $1,171 24.8% $147.95 35.9%
    4/1/2013 $938 -28.5% $108.85 13.6%
    4/1/2012 $1,311 37.9% $95.79 59.4%
    4/1/2011 $951 61.6% $60.11 17.8%
    4/1/2010 $588 97.4% $51.02 41.5%
    4/1/2009 $298 -2.8% $36.05 37.9%
    4/1/2008 $306 -0.4% $26.15 -31.2%
    4/1/2007 $308 62.1% $37.99 19.9%
    4/1/2006 $190 -10.9% $31.69 23.5%
    4/1/2005 $213 -15.9% $25.66 13.5%
    4/1/2004 $253 7.8% $22.6 18.4%
    4/1/2003 $235 123.9% $19.08 18.7%
    4/1/2002 $105 110.1% $16.08 36.0%
    4/1/2001 $50 757.8% $11.82 73.6%
    4/1/2000 $5 -80.4% $6.81 -40.4%
    4/1/1999 $29 -255.5% $11.44 40.8%
    4/1/1998 $-19 -206.7% $8.12 85.7%
    4/1/1997 $17 265.3% $4.38 -10.8%
    4/1/1996 $4 - $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.

  • Operating cash flow (OCF) is a measure of the amount of cash generated by a company's normal business operations. Operating cash flow indicates whether a company can generate sufficient positive cash flow to maintain and grow its operations, otherwise, it may require external financing for capital expansion.

    For more detailed definitions, please see Investopedia.