S&P 500   4,538.43
DOW   34,580.08
QQQ   383.13
S&P 500   4,538.43
DOW   34,580.08
QQQ   383.13
S&P 500   4,538.43
DOW   34,580.08
QQQ   383.13
S&P 500   4,538.43
DOW   34,580.08
QQQ   383.13

AutoZone Stock Competitors

-5.29 (-0.28%)
(As of 12/3/2021 12:00 AM ET)
Today's Range
50-Day Range
52-Week Range
175,547 shs
Average Volume
137,115 shs
Market Capitalization
$39.07 billion
P/E Ratio
Dividend Yield


Should you be buying AutoZone stock or one of its competitors? The main competitors of AutoZone include O'Reilly Automotive (ORLY), CarMax (KMX), Advance Auto Parts (AAP), Lithia Motors (LAD), AutoNation (AN), Penske Automotive Group (PAG), Asbury Automotive Group (ABG), Group 1 Automotive (GPI), Sonic Automotive (SAH), and Monro (MNRO). These companies are all part of the "automotive retail" industry.

AutoZone vs.

AutoZone (NYSE:AZO) and CarMax (NYSE:KMX) are both large-cap retail/wholesale companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, earnings, community ranking, valuation, analyst recommendations, media sentiment, dividends, profitability and risk.

AutoZone currently has a consensus target price of $1,729.13, indicating a potential downside of 7.19%. CarMax has a consensus target price of $151.55, indicating a potential upside of 6.21%. Given CarMax's stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe CarMax is more favorable than AutoZone.

Company Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
1 Sell rating(s)
5 Hold rating(s)
10 Buy rating(s)
0 Strong Buy rating(s)
0 Sell rating(s)
4 Hold rating(s)
8 Buy rating(s)
0 Strong Buy rating(s)

AutoZone has higher earnings, but lower revenue than CarMax. AutoZone is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than CarMax, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

CompanyGross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
AutoZone$14.63 billion2.67$2.17 billion$95.7419.46
CarMax$18.95 billion1.22$746.92 million$7.0420.27

87.4% of AutoZone shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 95.9% of CarMax shares are held by institutional investors. 2.6% of AutoZone shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 1.8% of CarMax shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

AutoZone has a net margin of 14.84% compared to CarMax's net margin of 4.48%. CarMax's return on equity of 25.78% beat AutoZone's return on equity.

Company Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
AutoZone 14.84% -142.05% 15.13%
CarMax 4.48% 25.78% 5.20%

In the previous week, AutoZone had 3 more articles in the media than CarMax. MarketBeat recorded 16 mentions for AutoZone and 13 mentions for CarMax. AutoZone's average media sentiment score of 0.39 beat CarMax's score of 0.26 indicating that AutoZone is being referred to more favorably in the media.

Company Very Positive Positive Neutral Negative Very Negative Overall Sentiment
7 Very Positive mention(s)
3 Positive mention(s)
4 Neutral mention(s)
0 Negative mention(s)
0 Very Negative mention(s)
2 Very Positive mention(s)
2 Positive mention(s)
3 Neutral mention(s)
0 Negative mention(s)
0 Very Negative mention(s)

AutoZone has a beta of 0.85, meaning that its share price is 15% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, CarMax has a beta of 1.49, meaning that its share price is 49% more volatile than the S&P 500.

AutoZone received 41 more outperform votes than CarMax when rated by MarketBeat users. Likewise, 68.91% of users gave AutoZone an outperform vote while only 68.02% of users gave CarMax an outperform vote.

AutoZoneOutperform Votes
Underperform Votes
CarMaxOutperform Votes
Underperform Votes


AutoZone beats CarMax on 11 of the 18 factors compared between the two stocks.

New MarketBeat Followers Over Time

This chart shows the number of new MarketBeat users adding AZO and its top 5 competitors to their watchlist. Each company is represented with a line over a 90 day period.
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Media Sentiment Over Time

This chart shows the average media sentiment of NYSE and its competitors over the past 90 days as caculated by MarketBeat. The averaged score is equivalent to the following: Very Negative Sentiment <= -1.5, Negative Sentiment >-1.5 and <= -0.5, Neutral Sentiment > -0.5 and < 0.5, Positive Sentiment >= 0.5 and < 1.5, and Very Positive Sentiment >= 1.5.
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AutoZone (NYSE:AZO) vs. Its Competitors

TypeAutoZoneAuto & home supply stores IndustryRetail SectorNYSE Exchange
Market Cap$39.07B$14.43B$20.68B$15.21B
Dividend YieldN/A1.70%190.76%3.18%
P/E Ratio19.4613.6226.2522.96
Price / Sales2.671.5853.4031.24
Price / Cash15.5430.28166.7488.67
Price / Book-22.333.7410.117.60
Net Income$2.17B$665.16M$539.37M$374.73M
7 Day Performance2.69%-0.86%-5.43%-3.09%
1 Month Performance2.48%-3.10%-9.99%-7.77%
1 Year Performance60.24%41.76%42.99%21.41%

AutoZone Competitors List

CompanyMarketRankShare PriceAnalysts' Price Target1Y Price PerformanceMarket CapRevenueP/E RatioEmployee CountIndicator(s)
O'Reilly Automotive
2.1026 of 5 stars
+46.5%$44.41B$11.60B22.8470,179Short Interest ↓
1.9564 of 5 stars
+47.9%$23.13B$18.95B20.2726,889Analyst Revision
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Advance Auto Parts
2.7831 of 5 stars
Lithia Motors
3.2639 of 5 stars
2.1001 of 5 stars
Penske Automotive Group
2.9531 of 5 stars
Asbury Automotive Group
2.3631 of 5 stars
+21.2%$3.88B$7.13B6.757,900Analyst Upgrade
Group 1 Automotive
2.9265 of 5 stars
Sonic Automotive
2.5715 of 5 stars
2.4498 of 5 stars
America's Car-Mart
2.3932 of 5 stars
-4.2%$685.26M$918.61M6.571,850News Coverage
This page was last updated on 12/5/2021 by MarketBeat.com Staff


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