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Advance Auto Parts, Inc. – SWOT Framework Analysis

June 2011 | 45 pages | ID: A743001029AEN
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Being the second biggest dealer of automotive replacement parts and accessories in the US, Advance Auto Parts (AAP), has over 3,400 stores and is present in over 30 states in the country. In a big move, Advance Auto Parts in 2005 purchased Autopart International, which was a big player in the Atlantic Seaboard. AAP has now also taken over the 195 stores of Autopart International, thus increasing its presence across the United States further.

The company’s latest financials include:
  • Revenues of $5,412.6 million in FY 2009
  • Operating profit of the company was $454.4 million
  • Net profit was $270.4 million in FY2009
A SWOT Analysis is a strategic planning tool used to evaluate:
  • Strengths
  • Weaknesses
  • Opportunities
  • Threats
Involved in a project or in a business venture. It involves identifying the internal and external factors that are favorable and unfavorable to achieving that objective.

Advance Auto Parts surely faces a difficult time as the worldwide economic recession put a hold on the growth of the automotive industry. However, it has been observed that global automotive volumes are recovering and it is expected that the automotive replacement parts’ market is going to witness a growth of 0.7% by the end of 2010 worldwide.

However, there is much to be done to ensure a uniform recovery, as short-term scrappage schemes have left vacuums of demand. The natural consensus is that the automotive aftermarket will recover, but the fundamental question remains when. Datamonitor expects the global aftermarket to reach E640 billion in 2011 following growth of 2.1% over 2010, as automotive players shift their focus away from Western markets and toward high growth emerging economies.

Aruvian’s R’search analyzes the company Advance Auto Parts in the SWOT Framework Analysis. The report includes the following:
  • Business segment analysis of Advance Auto Parts
  • Major products & services of Advance Auto Parts
  • Profile of the industry Advance Auto Parts operates in
  • Profile of its major competitors – AutoZone, Inc., CARQUEST Corporation, and Genuine Parts Company
  • SWOT Analysis of Advance Auto Parts
  • Future Perspective of Advance Auto Parts
Aruvian’s R’search’s report Advance Auto Parts – SWOT Framework Analysis has a broad ranging content suitable for industry experts as well as logically initiating the industry beginners.
A. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

B. PROFILE OF ADVANCE AUTO PARTS

B.1 Industry Profile
B.2 Corporate Profile
B.3 Business Segment Analysis
B.4 Major Products & Services
B.5 Future Perspective: Advance Auto Parts

C. COMPETITOR PROFILES

C.1 AutoZone, Inc.
C.1.1 Corporate Profile
C.1.2 Business Segment Analysis
C.2 CARQUEST Corporation
C.2.1 Corporate Profile
C.2.2 Business Segment Analysis
C.3 Genuine Parts Company
C.3.1 Corporate Profile
C.3.2 Business Segment Analysis

D. SWOT FRAMEWORK ANALYSIS

D.1 Strengths to Build Upon
D.2 Weaknesses to Overcome
D.3 Opportunities to Exploit
D.4 Threats to Overcome

E. GLOSSARY OF TERMS


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