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Here's How O'Reilly Performed In 2014

On Feb. 4 automotive retailer O'Reilly Automotive (NASDAQ: [[ORLY]]) came out with its FY 2014 earnings statement. The company performed very well last year and even beat the Wall Street expectations game both on the top and bottom lines. Let's take a look to see how the company performed.

Revenue and profitability expanded

In 2014, O'Reilly Automotive saw its revenue, net income and free cash flow increase 9%, 16% and 49% respectively year-over-year. The success of any retailing venture comes from two major sources-getting customers to spend money and expansion. O'Reilly Automotive wins on both counts. O'Reilly Automotive saw its same store sales increase 6% year-over-year. In addition the company opened 200 stores in 2014 bringing the total store count to 4,366 vs. 4,166 at the end of 2013 and representing a 5% increase year-over-year.

In the highly competitive world of retailing keeping costs under control is a must.… Read More …