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ORLY O`Reilly Automotive

Filed: 7 May 21, 4:31pm

UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549

FORM 10-Q

QUARTERLY REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

For the quarterly period ended March 31, 2021

OR

TRANSITION REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

For the transition period from ________ to ________

O’REILLY AUTOMOTIVE, INC.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

Missouri

    

000-21318

    

27-4358837

(State or other jurisdiction of

Commission file number

(I.R.S. Employer Identification No.)

incorporation or organization)

233 South Patterson Avenue

Springfield, Missouri 65802

(Address of principal executive offices, Zip code)

(417) 862-6708

(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)

Not applicable

(Former name, former address and former fiscal year, if changed since last report)

Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:

Title of Each Class

    

Trading Symbol(s)

    

Name of Each Exchange on which Registered

Common Stock

$0.01 par value

ORLY

The NASDAQ Stock Market LLC

(NASDAQ Global Select Market)

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant (1) has filed all reports required to be filed by Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to file such reports), and (2) has been subject to such filing requirements for the past 90 days. Yes     No  

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant has submitted electronically every Interactive Data File required to be submitted pursuant to Rule 405 of Regulation S-T during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to submit such files). Yes     No  

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a large accelerated filer, an accelerated filer, a non-accelerated filer, smaller reporting company, or an emerging growth company. See definitions of “large accelerated filer,” “accelerated filer,” “smaller reporting company,” and “emerging growth company” in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act.

Large accelerated filer

Accelerated filer

Emerging growth company

Non-accelerated filer

Smaller reporting company

If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act.  

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a shell company (as defined in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act). Yes     No  

Indicate the number of shares outstanding of each of the issuer’s classes of common stock as of the latest practicable date:  Common stock, $0.01 par value - 69,761,656 shares outstanding as of May 3, 2021.  

PART I. FINANCIAL INFORMATION

Item 1. Financial Statements

O’REILLY AUTOMOTIVE, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

(In thousands, except share data)

    

March 31, 2021

    

December 31, 2020

(Unaudited)

(Note)

Assets

 

  

 

  

Current assets:

 

  

 

  

Cash and cash equivalents

$

610,880

$

465,640

Accounts receivable, net

 

265,914

 

229,679

Amounts receivable from suppliers

 

114,697

 

100,615

Inventory

 

3,622,201

 

3,653,195

Other current assets

 

73,947

 

50,658

Total current assets

 

4,687,639

 

4,499,787

Property and equipment, at cost

 

6,651,068

 

6,559,911

Less: accumulated depreciation and amortization

 

2,538,171

 

2,464,993

Net property and equipment

 

4,112,897

 

4,094,918

Operating lease, right-of-use assets

2,041,096

1,995,127

Goodwill

 

879,466

 

881,030

Other assets, net

 

129,789

 

125,780

Total assets

$

11,850,887

$

11,596,642

Liabilities and shareholders’ equity (deficit)

 

  

 

  

Current liabilities:

 

  

 

  

Accounts payable

$

4,318,462

$

4,184,662

Self-insurance reserves

 

116,628

 

109,199

Accrued payroll

 

131,927

 

88,875

Accrued benefits and withholdings

 

195,563

 

242,724

Income taxes payable

 

155,491

 

16,786

Current portion of operating lease liabilities

329,334

322,778

Other current liabilities

 

355,793

 

297,393

Current portion of long-term debt

 

299,880

 

0

Total current liabilities

 

5,903,078

 

5,262,417

Long-term debt, less current portion

 

3,824,288

 

4,123,217

Operating lease liabilities, less current portion

1,761,732

��

1,718,691

Deferred income taxes

 

165,396

 

155,899

Other liabilities

 

203,370

 

196,160

Shareholders’ equity (deficit):

 

  

 

  

Common stock, $0.01 par value:

 

Authorized shares – 245,000,000

Issued and outstanding shares –

69,734,990 as of March 31, 2021, and

71,123,109 as of December 31, 2020

697

 

711

Additional paid-in capital

 

1,274,033

 

1,280,841

Retained deficit

 

(1,275,409)

 

(1,139,139)

Accumulated other comprehensive loss

(6,298)

(2,155)

Total shareholders’ (deficit) equity

 

(6,977)

 

140,258

Total liabilities and shareholders’ equity (deficit)

$

11,850,887

$

11,596,642

Note:  The balance sheet at December 31, 2020, has been derived from the audited consolidated financial statements at that date but does not include all of the information and footnotes required by United States generally accepted accounting principles for complete financial statements.

See accompanying Notes to condensed consolidated financial statements.

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O’REILLY AUTOMOTIVE, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME

(Unaudited)

(In thousands, except per share data)

For the Three Months Ended

March 31, 

    

2021

    

2020

Sales

$

3,090,899

$

2,476,487

Cost of goods sold, including warehouse and distribution expenses

 

1,450,104

 

1,180,581

Gross profit

 

1,640,795

 

1,295,906

Selling, general and administrative expenses

 

949,690

 

872,345

Operating income

 

691,105

 

423,561

Other income (expense):

 

  

 

  

Interest expense

 

(37,506)

 

(39,386)

Interest income

 

537

 

675

Other, net

 

1,691

 

(5,190)

Total other expense

 

(35,278)

 

(43,901)

Income before income taxes

 

655,827

 

379,660

Provision for income taxes

 

154,218

 

79,222

Net income

$

501,609

$

300,438

Earnings per share-basic:

 

  

 

  

Earnings per share

$

7.13

$

4.00

Weighted-average common shares outstanding – basic

 

70,383

 

75,022

Earnings per share-assuming dilution:

 

  

 

  

Earnings per share

$

7.06

$

3.97

Weighted-average common shares outstanding – assuming dilution

 

71,015

 

75,663

See accompanying Notes to condensed consolidated financial statements.

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O’REILLY AUTOMOTIVE, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF COMPREHENSIVE INCOME

(Unaudited)

(In thousands)

For the Three Months Ended

March 31, 

    

2021

    

2020

Net income

$

501,609

$

300,438

Other comprehensive income (loss):

Foreign currency translation adjustments

 

(4,143)

 

(30,646)

Total other comprehensive loss

(4,143)

(30,646)

 

Comprehensive income

$

497,466

$

269,792

See accompanying Notes to condensed consolidated financial statements.

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O’REILLY AUTOMOTIVE, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF SHAREHOLDERS’ EQUITY (DEFICIT)

(Unaudited)

(In thousands)

For the Three Months Ended March 31, 2021

 

 

 

Accumulated

 

Additional

Other

Common Stock

Paid-In

Retained

Comprehensive

    

Shares

    

Par Value

    

Capital

    

Deficit

Income (Loss)

    

Total

Balance at December 31, 2020

 

71,123

$

711

$

1,280,841

$

(1,139,139)

$

(2,155)

$

140,258

Net income

 

 

 

 

501,609

 

501,609

Total other comprehensive loss

(4,143)

(4,143)

Issuance of common stock under employee benefit plans, net of forfeitures and shares withheld to cover taxes

 

11

 

 

4,090

 

 

4,090

Net issuance of common stock upon exercise of stock options

 

76

 

1

 

9,844

 

 

9,845

Share-based compensation

 

 

 

5,912

 

 

5,912

Share repurchases, including fees

 

(1,475)

 

(15)

 

(26,654)

 

(637,879)

 

(664,548)

Balance at March 31, 2021

 

69,735

$

697

$

1,274,033

$

(1,275,409)

$

(6,298)

$

(6,977)

For the Three Months Ended March 31, 2020

 

 

 

Accumulated

 

Additional

Other

Common Stock

Paid-In

Retained

Comprehensive

    

Shares

    

Par Value

    

Capital

    

Deficit

Income (Loss)

    

Total

Balance at December 31, 2019

 

75,619

$

756

$

1,280,760

$

(889,066)

$

4,890

$

397,340

Net income

 

 

 

 

300,438

 

300,438

Total other comprehensive loss

(30,646)

(30,646)

Issuance of common stock under employee benefit plans, net of forfeitures and shares withheld to cover taxes

 

12

 

 

4,104

 

 

4,104

Net issuance of common stock upon exercise of stock options

 

52

 

1

 

6,135

 

 

6,136

Share-based compensation

 

 

 

5,524

 

 

5,524

Share repurchases, including fees

 

(1,484)

 

(15)

 

(25,273)

 

(548,764)

 

(574,052)

Balance at March 31, 2020

 

74,199

$

742

$

1,271,250

$

(1,137,392)

$

(25,756)

$

108,844

See accompanying Notes to condensed consolidated financial statements.

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O’REILLY AUTOMOTIVE, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS

(Unaudited)

(In thousands)

For the Three Months Ended

March 31, 

    

2021

    

2020

Operating activities:

 

  

 

  

Net income

$

501,609

$

300,438

Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by operating activities:

 

  

 

  

Depreciation and amortization of property, equipment and intangibles

 

79,757

 

73,963

Amortization of debt discount and issuance costs

 

1,070

 

1,035

Deferred income taxes

 

10,551

 

(58,732)

Share-based compensation programs

 

6,292

 

5,875

Other

 

920

 

1,739

Changes in operating assets and liabilities:

 

 

Accounts receivable

 

(37,917)

 

(12,208)

Inventory

 

30,915

 

(106,937)

Accounts payable

 

134,091

 

156,584

Income taxes payable

 

138,196

 

131,949

Other

 

25,188

 

(34,613)

Net cash provided by operating activities

 

890,672

 

459,093

Investing activities:

 

  

 

  

Purchases of property and equipment

 

(94,879)

 

(133,284)

Proceeds from sale of property and equipment

 

2,097

 

1,901

Investment in tax credit equity investments

(6)

(95,259)

Other

 

(969)

 

0

Net cash used in investing activities

 

(93,757)

 

(226,642)

Financing activities:

 

  

 

  

Proceeds from borrowings on revolving credit facility

 

0

 

1,052,000

Payments on revolving credit facility

 

0

 

(969,000)

Proceeds from the issuance of long-term debt

 

0

 

499,795

Payment of debt issuance costs

 

0

 

(2,990)

Repurchases of common stock

 

(664,548)

 

(574,052)

Net proceeds from issuance of common stock

 

13,557

 

9,800

Other

 

(313)

 

(253)

Net cash (used in) provided by financing activities

 

(651,304)

 

15,300

Effect of exchange rate changes on cash

(371)

(1,090)

Net increase in cash and cash equivalents

 

145,240

 

246,661

Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of the period

 

465,640

 

40,406

Cash and cash equivalents at end of the period

$

610,880

$

287,067

Supplemental disclosures of cash flow information:

 

  

 

  

Income taxes paid

$

5,567

$

4,975

Interest paid, net of capitalized interest

 

37,485

 

46,282

See accompanying Notes to condensed consolidated financial statements.

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O’REILLY AUTOMOTIVE, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

(Unaudited)

March 31, 2021

NOTE 1 – BASIS OF PRESENTATION

The accompanying unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements of O’Reilly Automotive, Inc. and its subsidiaries (the “Company” or “O’Reilly”) have been prepared in accordance with United States generally accepted accounting principles (“U.S. GAAP”) for interim financial information and the instructions to Form 10-Q and Article 10 of Regulation S-X.  Accordingly, they do not include all of the information and footnotes required by U.S. GAAP for complete financial statements.  In the opinion of management, all adjustments (consisting of normal recurring accruals) considered necessary for a fair presentation have been included.  Operating results for the three months ended March 31, 2021, are not necessarily indicative of the results that may be expected for the year ended December 31, 2021.  For further information, refer to the consolidated financial statements and footnotes thereto included in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2020.

Principles of consolidation:

The condensed consolidated financial statements include the accounts of the Company and its wholly-owned subsidiaries.  All inter-company balances and transactions have been eliminated in consolidation.

Variable Interest Entities:

The Company invests in certain tax credit funds that promote renewable energy.  These investments generate a return primarily through the realization of federal tax credits and other tax benefits.  The Company accounts for the tax attributes of its renewable energy investments using the deferral method.  Under this method, realized investment tax credits and other tax benefits are recognized as a reduction of the renewable energy investments.

The Company determined its investment in these tax credit funds was an investment in a variable interest entity (“VIE”).  The Company analyzes any investments in VIEs at inception and again if certain triggering events are identified to determine if it is the primary beneficiary.  The Company considers a variety of factors in identifying the entity that holds the power to direct matters that most significantly impact the VIE’s economic performance including, but not limited to, the ability to direct financing, leasing, construction and other operating decisions and activities.  As of March 31, 2021, the Company invested in three unconsolidated tax credit fund entities that were considered to be VIEs and concluded it was not the primary beneficiary of any of the entities, as it did not have the power to control the activities that most significantly impact the entities, and has accounted for these investments using the equity method.  The Company’s maximum exposure to losses associated with these VIEs is limited to its net investment, which was $19.4 million as of March 31, 2021, and was included in “Other assets, net” on the accompanying Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets.

NOTE 2 – FAIR VALUE MEASUREMENTS

The Company uses the fair value hierarchy, which prioritizes the inputs used to measure the fair value of certain of its financial instruments.  The hierarchy gives the highest priority to unadjusted quoted prices in active markets for identical assets or liabilities (Level 1 measurement) and the lowest priority to unobservable inputs (Level 3 measurement).  The Company uses the income and market approaches to determine the fair value of its assets and liabilities.  The three levels of the fair value hierarchy are set forth below:

Level 1 – Quoted prices (unadjusted) in active markets for identical assets or liabilities that the reporting entity can access at the measurement date.
Level 2 – Inputs other than quoted prices in active markets included within Level 1 that are observable for the asset or liability, either directly or indirectly.
Level 3 – Unobservable inputs for the asset or liability.

Financial assets and liabilities measured at fair value on a recurring basis:

The Company invests in various marketable securities with the intention of selling these securities to fulfill its future unsecured obligation under the Company’s nonqualified deferred compensation plan.  See Note 10 for further information concerning the Company’s benefit plans.

The Company’s marketable securities were accounted for as trading securities and the carrying amount of its marketable securities were included in “Other assets, net” on the accompanying Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets as of March 31, 2021, and December 31, 2020.  The Company recorded an increase in fair value related to its marketable securities in the amount of $1.5 million and a decrease in fair value related to its marketable securities in the amount of $5.2 million for the three months ended March 31, 2021

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and 2020, respectively, which were included in “Other income (expense)” on the accompanying Condensed Consolidated Statements of Income.

The tables below identify the estimated fair value of the Company’s marketable securities, determined by reference to quoted market prices (Level 1), as of March 31, 2021, and December 31, 2020 (in thousands):

March 31, 2021

Quoted Priced in Active Markets

Significant Other

Significant

for Identical Instruments

Observable Inputs

Unobservable Inputs

    

(Level 1)

    

(Level 2)

    

(Level 3)

    

Total

Marketable securities

$

46,876

$

$

$

46,876

December 31, 2020

Quoted Prices in Active Markets

Significant Other

Significant

for Identical Instruments

Observable Inputs

Unobservable Inputs

    

(Level 1)

    

(Level 2)

    

(Level 3)

    

Total

Marketable securities

$

40,411

$

$

$

40,411

Non-financial assets and liabilities measured at fair value on a nonrecurring basis:

Certain long-lived non-financial assets and liabilities may be required to be measured at fair value on a nonrecurring basis in certain circumstances, including when there is evidence of impairment.  These non-financial assets and liabilities may include assets acquired in a business combination or property and equipment that are determined to be impaired.  As of March 31, 2021, and December 31, 2020, the Company did not have any non-financial assets or liabilities that had been measured at fair value subsequent to initial recognition.

Fair value of financial instruments:

The carrying amounts of the Company’s senior notes and unsecured revolving credit facility borrowings are included in “Long-term debt, less current portion” and “Current portion of long-term debt” on the accompanying Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets as of March 31, 2021, and December 31, 2020.  See Note 5 for further information concerning the Company’s senior notes and unsecured revolving credit facility.

The table below identifies the estimated fair value of the Company’s senior notes, using the market approach.  The fair value as of March 31, 2021, and December 31, 2020, was determined by reference to quoted market prices of the same or similar instruments (Level 2) (in thousands):

March 31, 2021

December 31, 2020

Carrying Amount

Estimated Fair Value

Carrying Amount

Estimated Fair Value

Senior Notes

$

4,124,168

$

4,402,833

$

4,123,217

$

4,647,595

The carrying amount of the Company’s unsecured revolving credit facility approximates fair value (Level 2), as borrowings under the facility bear variable interest at current market rates.

The accompanying Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets include other financial instruments, including cash and cash equivalents, accounts receivable, amounts receivable from suppliers and accounts payable.  Due to the short-term nature of these financial instruments, the Company believes that the carrying values of these instruments approximate their fair values.

NOTE 3 – ALLOWANCE FOR DOUBTFUL ACCOUNTS

The Company maintains allowances for doubtful accounts for estimated losses resulting from the inability of the Company’s customers to make required payments.  The Company considers the following factors when determining if collection is reasonably assured: customer creditworthiness, past transaction history with the customer, current expectations of future economic and industry trends, changes in customer payment terms and management’s expectations.  Allowances for doubtful accounts are determined based on historical experience and an evaluation of the current composition of accounts receivable.  The Company grants credit to certain professional service provider and jobber customers who meet the Company’s pre-established credit requirements.  Concentrations of credit risk with respect to these receivables are limited because the Company’s customer base consists of a large number of small customers, spreading the credit risk across a broad base regarded as a single class of financing receivable by the Company.  The Company also controls this credit risk through credit approvals, credit limits and accounts receivable and credit monitoring procedures.  Generally, the Company does not require security when credit is granted to customers.  Credit is granted to customers on a short-term basis, consisting primarily of daily, weekly or monthly accounts.  Credit losses are provided for in the Company’s condensed consolidated financial statements and have consistently been within management’s expectations.

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The Company’s allowance for doubtful accounts are included in “Accounts receivable, net” on the accompanying Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets as of March 31, 2021, and December 31, 2020.  The following table identifies the changes in the Company’s allowance for doubtful accounts for the three months ended March 31, 2021 (in thousands):

Allowance for doubtful accounts, balance at December 31, 2020

$

12,670

Reserve accruals

 

1,259

Uncollectable accounts written-off

(1,511)

Foreign currency translation

 

(19)

Allowance for doubtful accounts, balance at March 31, 2021

$

12,399

The Company receives concessions from its suppliers through a variety of programs and arrangements, including allowances for new stores and warranties, volume purchase rebates and co-operative advertising.  Co-operative advertising allowances that are incremental to the Company’s advertising program, specific to a product or event and identifiable for accounting purposes are reported as a reduction of advertising expense in the period in which the advertising occurred.  All other supplier concessions are recognized as a reduction to the cost of sales.  Amounts receivable from suppliers also include amounts due to the Company for changeover merchandise and product returns.  The Company regularly reviews supplier receivables for collectability and assesses the need for a reserve for uncollectable amounts based on an evaluation of the Company’s suppliers’ financial positions and corresponding abilities to meet financial obligations.  Management does not believe there is a reasonable likelihood that the Company will be unable to collect the aggregate amounts receivable from suppliers and the Company did not record a reserve for uncollectable amounts from suppliers in the condensed consolidated financial statements as of March 31, 2021, and December 31, 2020.    

NOTE 4 – LEASES

The Company leases certain office space, retail stores, distribution centers and equipment under long-term, non-cancelable operating leases.  The following table summarizes Total lease cost for the three months ended March 31, 2021 and 2020, which were primarily included in “Selling, general and administrative expenses” on the accompanying Condensed Consolidated Statements of Income (in thousands):

For the Three Months Ended

March 31, 

    

2021

2020

Operating lease cost

$

87,219

$

83,195

Short-term operating lease cost

 

1,933

 

1,784

Variable operating lease cost

 

21,944

 

20,333

Sublease income

 

(1,198)

 

(1,175)

Total lease cost

$

109,898

$

104,137

The following table summarizes other lease related information for the three months ended March 31, 2021:

    

For the Three Months Ended

March 31, 

2021

2020

Cash paid for amounts included in the measurement of operating lease liabilities:

 

  

Operating cash flows from operating leases

$

84,415

$

82,607

Right-of-use assets obtained in exchange for new operating lease liabilities

110,567

71,131

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NOTE 5 – FINANCING

The following table identifies the amounts included in “Current portion of long-term debt” and “Long-term debt, less current portion” on the accompanying Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets as of March 31, 2021, and December 31, 2020 (in thousands):

    

March 31, 2021

    

December 31, 2020

4.625% Senior Notes due 2021, effective interest rate of 4.638%

$

300,000

$

300,000

3.800% Senior Notes due 2022, effective interest rate of 3.845%

 

300,000

 

300,000

3.850% Senior Notes due 2023, effective interest rate of 3.851%

 

300,000

 

300,000

3.550% Senior Notes due 2026, effective interest rate of 3.570%

 

500,000

 

500,000

3.600% Senior Notes due 2027, effective interest rate of 3.619%

 

750,000

 

750,000

4.350% Senior Notes due 2028, effective interest rate of 4.383%

 

500,000

 

500,000

3.900% Senior Notes due 2029, effective interest rate of 3.901%

500,000

500,000

4.200% Senior Notes due 2030, effective interest rate of 4.205%

500,000

500,000

1.750% Senior Notes due 2031, effective interest rate of 1.798%

500,000

500,000

Total principal amount of debt

4,150,000

4,150,000

Less: Unamortized discount and debt issuance costs

25,832

26,783

Total debt

4,124,168

4,123,217

Less: Current portion of long-term debt

299,880

Total long-term debt, less current portion

$

3,824,288

$

4,123,217

Unsecured revolving credit facility:

On April 5, 2017, the Company entered into a credit agreement (the “Credit Agreement”).  The Credit Agreement provides for a $1.2 billion unsecured revolving credit facility (the “Revolving Credit Facility”) arranged by JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A., which is scheduled to mature in April 2022.  The Credit Agreement includes a $200 million sub-limit for the issuance of letters of credit and a $75 million sub-limit for swing line borrowings under the Revolving Credit Facility.  As described in the Credit Agreement governing the Revolving Credit Facility, the Company may, from time to time, subject to certain conditions, increase the aggregate commitments under the Revolving Credit Facility by up to $600 million, provided that the aggregate amount of the commitments does not exceed $1.8 billion at any time.

As of March 31, 2021, and December 31, 2020, the Company had outstanding letters of credit, primarily to support obligations related to workers’ compensation, general liability and other insurance policies, in the amounts of $84.0 million and $66.4 million, respectively, reducing the aggregate availability under the Credit Agreement by those amounts.  As of March 31, 2021, and December 31, 2020, the Company had 0 outstanding borrowings under its Revolving Credit Facility.

Borrowings under the Revolving Credit Facility (other than swing line loans) bear interest, at the Company’s option, at either an Alternate Base Rate or an Adjusted LIBO Rate (both as defined in the Credit Agreement) plus an applicable margin.  Swing line loans made under the Revolving Credit Facility bear interest at an Alternate Base Rate plus the applicable margin for Alternate Base Rate loans.  In addition, the Company pays a facility fee on the aggregate amount of the commitments under the Credit Agreement in an amount equal to a percentage of such commitments.  The interest rate margins and facility fee are based upon the better of the ratings assigned to the Company’s debt by Moody’s Investor Service, Inc. and Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services, subject to limited exceptions.  As of March 31, 2021, based upon the Company’s current credit ratings, its margin for Alternate Base Rate loans was 0.000%, its margin for Eurodollar Revolving Loans was 0.900% and its facility fee was 0.100%.

The Credit Agreement contains certain covenants, including limitations on subsidiary indebtedness, a minimum consolidated fixed charge coverage ratio of 2.50:1.00 and a maximum consolidated leverage ratio of 3.50:1.00.  The consolidated fixed charge coverage ratio includes a calculation of earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation, amortization, rent and non-cash share-based compensation expense to fixed charges.  Fixed charges include interest expense, capitalized interest and rent expense.  The consolidated leverage ratio includes a calculation of adjusted debt to earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation, amortization, rent and non-cash share-based compensation expense.  Adjusted debt includes outstanding debt, outstanding stand-by letters of credit and similar instruments, five-times rent expense and excludes any premium or discount recorded in conjunction with the issuance of long-term debt.  In the event that the Company should default on any covenant (subject to customary grace periods, cure rights and materiality thresholds) contained in the Credit Agreement, certain actions may be taken, including, but not limited to, possible termination of commitments, immediate payment of outstanding principal amounts plus accrued interest and other amounts payable under the Credit Agreement and litigation from lenders.  As of March 31, 2021, the Company remained in compliance with all covenants under the Credit Agreement.

Senior notes:

As of March 31, 2021, the Company has issued and outstanding a cumulative $4.2 billion aggregate principal amount of unsecured senior notes, which are due between 2021 and 2031, with UMB Bank, N.A. and U.S. Bank as trustees. Interest on the senior notes,

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ranging from 1.750% to 4.625%, is payable semi-annually and is computed on the basis of a 360-day year.  The 4.625% Senior Notes due 2021 were included in “Current portion of long-term debt” on the accompanying Consolidated Balance Sheet as of March 31, 2021, as the Company anticipates it will have adequate cash available at the time of redemption to repay the notes and the decision to refinance the notes on a long-term basis would be dependent on market conditions and available cash at the time of redemption.  None of the Company’s subsidiaries is a guarantor under the senior notes.  Each of the senior notes is subject to certain customary covenants, with which the Company complied as of March 31, 2021.      

NOTE 6 – WARRANTIES

The Company provides warranties on certain merchandise it sells with warranty periods ranging from 30 days to limited lifetime warranties. The risk of loss arising from warranty claims is typically the obligation of the Company’s suppliers. Certain suppliers provide upfront allowances to the Company in lieu of accepting the obligation for warranty claims.  For this merchandise, when sold, the Company bears the risk of loss associated with the cost of warranty claims.  Differences between supplier allowances received by the Company, in lieu of warranty obligations and estimated warranty expense, are recorded as an adjustment to cost of sales.  Estimated warranty costs, which are recorded as obligations at the time of sale, are based on the historical failure rate of each individual product line.  The Company’s historical experience has been that failure rates are relatively consistent over time and that the ultimate cost of warranty claims to the Company has been driven by volume of units sold as opposed to fluctuations in failure rates or the variation of the cost of individual claims.

The Company’s product warranty liabilities are included in “Other current liabilities” on the accompanying Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets as of March 31, 2021, and December 31, 2020; the following table identifies the changes in the Company’s aggregate product warranty liabilities for the three months ended March 31, 2021 (in thousands):

Warranty liabilities, balance at December 31, 2020

$

65,886

Warranty claims

 

(27,498)

Warranty accruals

 

30,109

Foreign currency translation

(14)

Warranty liabilities, balance at March 31, 2021

$

68,483

NOTE 7 – SHARE REPURCHASE PROGRAM

In January of 2011, the Company’s Board of Directors approved a share repurchase program. Under the program, the Company may, from time to time, repurchase shares of its common stock, solely through open market purchases effected through a broker dealer at prevailing market prices, based on a variety of factors such as price, corporate trading policy requirements and overall market conditions.  The Company’s Board of Directors may increase or otherwise modify, renew, suspend or terminate the share repurchase program at any time, without prior notice.  As announced on February 10, 2021, the Company’s Board of Directors approved a resolution to increase the authorization amount under the share repurchase program by an additional $1.0 billion, resulting in a cumulative authorization amount of $15.8 billion.  The additional authorization is effective for three years, beginning on its respective announcement date.

The following table identifies shares of the Company’s common stock that have been repurchased as part of the Company’s publicly announced share repurchase program for the three months ended March 31, 2021 and 2020 (in thousands, except per share data):

For the Three Months Ended

March 31, 

    

2021

    

2020

Shares repurchased

 

1,475

1,484

Average price per share

$

450.65

$

386.71

Total investment

$

664,533

$

574,037

As of March 31, 2021, the Company had $817.0 million remaining under its share repurchase program.  Subsequent to the end of the first quarter and through May 7, 2021, the Company repurchased less than 0.1 million additional shares of its common stock under its share repurchase program, at an average price of $556.69, for a total investment of $8.0 million.  The Company has repurchased a total of 82.5 million shares of its common stock under its share repurchase program since the inception of the program in January of 2011 and through May 7, 2021, at an average price of $181.09, for a total aggregate investment of $14.9 billion.

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NOTE 8 – ACCUMULATED OTHER COMPREHENSIVE INCOME (LOSS)

Accumulated other comprehensive income (loss) includes adjustments for foreign currency translations. The tables below summarize activity for changes in accumulated other comprehensive income (loss) for the three months ended March 31, 2021 and 2020 (in thousands):

Foreign

Total Accumulated Other

Currency (1)

Comprehensive Loss

Accumulated other comprehensive loss, balance at December 31, 2020

$

(2,155)

$

(2,155)

Change in accumulated other comprehensive loss

(4,143)

(4,143)

Accumulated other comprehensive loss, balance at March 31, 2021

$

(6,298)

$

(6,298)

Foreign

Total Accumulated Other

Currency (1)

Comprehensive Income (Loss)

Accumulated other comprehensive income, balance at December 31, 2019

$

4,890

$

4,890

Change in accumulated other comprehensive loss

(30,646)

(30,646)

Accumulated other comprehensive loss, balance at March 31, 2020

$

(25,756)

$

(25,756)

(1)Foreign currency translation is not shown net of additional U.S. tax, as other basis differences of non-U.S. subsidiaries are intended to be permanently reinvested.

NOTE 9 – REVENUE

The table below identifies the Company’s revenues disaggregated by major customer type for the three months ended March 31, 2021 and 2020 (in thousands):

For the Three Months Ended

March 31, 

    

2021

    

2020

Sales to do-it-yourself customers

$

1,781,166

$

1,345,482

Sales to professional service provider customers

 

1,239,086

 

1,070,199

Other sales and sales adjustments

 

70,647

 

60,806

Total sales

$

3,090,899

$

2,476,487

As of March 31, 2021, and December 31, 2020, the Company had recorded a deferred revenue liability of $4.9 million and $4.5 million, respectively, related to its loyalty program, which were included in “Other liabilities” on the accompanying Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets. During the three months ended March 31, 2021 and 2020, the Company recognized $3.4 million and $3.2 million, respectively, of deferred revenue related to its loyalty program, which were included in “Sales” on the accompanying Condensed Consolidated Statements of Income.

See Note 6 for information concerning the expected costs associated with the Company’s assurance warranty obligations.

NOTE 10 – SHARE-BASED COMPENSATION AND BENEFIT PLANS

The Company recognizes share-based compensation expense based on the fair value of the grants, awards or shares at the time of the grant, award or issuance.  Share-based compensation includes stock option awards, restricted stock awards and stock appreciation rights issued under the Company’s incentive plans and stock issued through the Company’s employee stock purchase plan.

Stock options:

The Company’s incentive plans provide for the granting of stock options for the purchase of common stock of the Company to certain key employees of the Company.  Employee stock options are granted at an exercise price that is equal to the closing market price of the Company’s common stock on the date of the grant.  Employee stock options granted under the plans expire after 10 years and typically vest 25% per year, over four years.  The Company records compensation expense for the grant date fair value of the option awards evenly over the vesting period or minimum required service period.

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The table below identifies stock option activity under these plans during the three months ended March 31, 2021 (in thousands, except per share data):

Shares

Weighted- Average

(in thousands)

Exercise Price

Outstanding at December 31, 2020

 

1,500

$

248.52

Granted

 

99

 

459.47

Exercised

 

(76)

 

129.13

Forfeited or expired

 

(4)

 

325.26

Outstanding at March 31, 2021

 

1,519

$

268.10

Exercisable at March 31, 2021

 

1,063

$

222.51

The fair value of each stock option award is estimated on the date of the grant using the Black-Scholes option pricing model. The Black-Scholes model requires the use of assumptions, including the risk free rate, expected life, expected volatility and expected dividend yield.

Risk-free interest rate – The United States Treasury rates in effect at the time the options are granted for the options’ expected life.
Expected life – Represents the period of time that options granted are expected to be outstanding. The Company uses historical experience to estimate the expected life of options granted.
Expected volatility – Measure of the amount, by which the Company’s stock price is expected to fluctuate, based on a historical trend.
Expected dividend yield – The Company has not paid, nor does it have plans in the foreseeable future to pay, any dividends.

The table below identifies the weighted-average assumptions used for grants awarded during the three months ended March 31, 2021 and 2020:

March 31, 

    

2021

2020

Risk free interest rate

 

0.85

%  

1.02

%  

Expected life

 

6.4

Years

6.4

Years

Expected volatility

 

29.9

%  

25.5

%  

Expected dividend yield

 

0

%  

0

%  

The following table summarizes activity related to stock options awarded by the Company for the three months ended March 31, 2021 and 2020 (in thousands, except per share data):

For the Three Months Ended

March 31, 

    

2021

    

2020

Compensation expense for stock options awarded

$

5,262

$

4,878

Income tax benefit from compensation expense related to stock options

 

1,296

 

1,276

Weighted-average grant-date fair value of options awarded

$

144.30

$

107.26

The remaining unrecognized compensation expense related to unvested stock option awards at March 31, 2021, was $41.3 million, and the weighted-average period of time over which this cost will be recognized is 2.7 years.

Other share-based compensation plans:

The Company sponsors other share-based compensation plans:  an employee stock purchase plan and incentive plans that provide for the awarding of shares of restricted stock to certain key employees and directors.  The Company’s employee stock purchase plan (the “ESPP”) permits eligible employees to purchase shares of the Company’s common stock at 85% of the fair market value.  The fair value of shares issued under the ESPP is based on the average of the high and low market prices of the Company’s common stock during the offering periods, and compensation expense is recognized based on the discount between the fair value and the employee purchase price for the shares sold to employees.  Restricted stock awarded under the incentive plans to certain key employees and directors vests evenly over a three-year period and is held in escrow until such vesting has occurred.  The fair value of shares awarded under the incentive plans is based on the closing market price of the Company’s common stock on the date of the award, and compensation expense is recorded evenly over the vesting period or the minimum required service period.

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The table below summarizes activity related to the Company’s other share-based compensation plans for the three months ended March 31, 2021 and 2020 (in thousands):

For the Three Months Ended

March 31, 

    

2021

    

2020

Compensation expense for shares issued under the ESPP

$

650

$

646

Income tax benefit from compensation expense related to shares issued under the ESPP

160

169

Compensation expense for restricted shares awarded

380

351

Income tax benefit from compensation expense related to restricted awards

$

94

$

92

Profit sharing and savings plan:

The Company sponsors a contributory profit sharing and savings plan (the “401(k) Plan”) that covers substantially all employees who are at least 21 years of age and have completed one year of service.  The Company makes matching contributions equal to 100% of the first 2% of each employee’s wages that are contributed and 25% of the next 4% of each employee’s wages that are contributed.  An employee generally must be employed on December 31 to receive that year’s Company matching contribution, with the matching contribution funded annually at the beginning of the subsequent year following the year in which the matching contribution was earned.  The Company may also make additional discretionary profit sharing contributions to the plan on an annual basis as determined by the Board of Directors.  The Company did not make any discretionary contributions to the 401(k) Plan during the three months ended March 31, 2021 or 2020.  The Company expensed matching contributions under the 401(k) Plan in the amounts of $7.2 million and $7.0 million for the three months ended March 31, 2021 and 2020, respectively, which were included in “Selling, general and administrative expenses” on the accompanying Condensed Consolidated Statements of Income.  

Nonqualified deferred compensation plan:

The Company sponsors a nonqualified deferred compensation plan (the “Deferred Compensation Plan”) for highly compensated employees whose contributions to the 401(k) Plan are limited due to the application of the annual limitations under the Internal Revenue Code. The Deferred Compensation Plan provides these employees with the opportunity to defer the full 6% of matched compensation, including salary and incentive based compensation that was precluded under the Company’s 401(k) Plan, which is then matched by the Company using the same formula as the 401(k) Plan. An employee generally must be employed on December 31 to receive that year’s Company matching contribution, with the matching contribution funded annually at the beginning of the subsequent year following the year in which the matching contribution was earned. In the event of bankruptcy, the assets of this plan are available to satisfy the claims of general creditors. The Company has an unsecured obligation to pay, in the future, the value of the deferred compensation and Company match, adjusted to reflect the performance, whether positive or negative, of selected investment measurement options chosen by each participant during the deferral period. The liability for compensation deferred under the Deferred Compensation Plan was $46.9 million and $40.4 million as of March 31, 2021, and December 31, 2020, respectively, which was included in “Other liabilities” on the accompanying Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets. The Company expensed matching contributions under the Deferred Compensation Plan in the amount of $0.1 million for each of the three months ended March 31, 2021 and 2020, which was included in “Selling, general and administrative expenses” on the accompanying Condensed Consolidated Statements of Income.  

Stock appreciation rights:

The Company’s incentive plans provide for the granting of stock appreciation rights, which expire after 10 years and vest 25% per year, over four years, and are settled in cash.  As of March 31, 2021, there were 9,576 stock appreciation rights outstanding, and during the three months ended March 31, 2021, there were 1,427 stock appreciation rights granted.  The liability for compensation to be paid for redeemed stock appreciation rights was $0.5 million and $0.3 million as of March 31, 2021, and December 31, 2020, respectively, which were included in “Other liabilities” on the Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets.  Compensation expense for stock appreciation rights was $0.2 million and less than $0.1 million for the three months ended March 31, 2021 and 2020, respectively, which were included in “Selling, general and administrative expenses” on the accompanying Condensed Consolidated Statements of Income.

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NOTE 11 – EARNINGS PER SHARE

The following table illustrates the computation of basic and diluted earnings per share for the three months ended March 31, 2021 and 2020 (in thousands, except per share data):

For the Three Months Ended

March 31, 

    

2021

    

2020

Numerator (basic and diluted):

 

  

 

  

Net income

$

501,609

$

300,438

Denominator:

 

  

 

  

Weighted-average common shares outstanding – basic

 

70,383

 

75,022

Effect of stock options (1)

 

632

 

641

Weighted-average common shares outstanding – assuming dilution

 

71,015

 

75,663

Earnings per share:

 

  

 

  

Earnings per share-basic

$

7.13

$

4.00

Earnings per share-assuming dilution

$

7.06

$

3.97

Antidilutive potential common shares not included in the calculation of diluted earnings per share:

 

  

 

  

Stock options (1)

 

211

 

349

Weighted-average exercise price per share of antidilutive stock options (1)

$

437.90

$

377.41

(1)See Note 10 for further information concerning the terms of the Company’s share-based compensation plans.

For the three months ended March 31, 2021 and 2020, the computation of diluted earnings per share did not include certain securities. These securities represent underlying stock options not included in the computation of diluted earnings per share, because the inclusion of such equity awards would have been antidilutive.

Subsequent to the end of the first quarter and through May 7, 2021, the Company repurchased less than 0.1 million additional shares of its common stock under its share repurchase program, at an average price of $556.69, for a total investment of 8.0 million.  

NOTE 12 – LEGAL MATTERS

O’Reilly is currently involved in litigation incidental to the ordinary conduct of the Company’s business. The Company accrues for litigation losses in instances where a material adverse outcome is probable and the Company is able to reasonably estimate the probable loss. The Company accrues for an estimate of material legal costs to be incurred in pending litigation matters. Although the Company cannot ascertain the amount of liability that it may incur from any of these matters, it does not currently believe that, in the aggregate, these matters, taking into account applicable insurance and accruals, will have a material adverse effect on its consolidated financial position, results of operations or cash flows in a particular quarter or annual period.

NOTE 13 – RECENT ACCOUNTING PRONOUNCEMENTS

No recent accounting pronouncements or changes in accounting pronouncements have occurred since those discussed in the Company’s

Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2020, that are of material significance, or have potential material significance, to the Company.  

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Item 2. Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations

Unless otherwise indicated, “we,” “us,” “our” and similar terms, as well as references to the “Company” or “O’Reilly,” refer to O’Reilly Automotive, Inc. and its subsidiaries.

In Management’s Discussion and Analysis, we provide a historical and prospective narrative of our general financial condition, results of operations, liquidity and certain other factors that may affect our future results, including

recent developments within our Company;
an overview of the key drivers of the automotive aftermarket industry;
our results of operations for the three months ended March 31, 2021 and 2020;
our liquidity and capital resources;
any contractual obligations, to which we are committed;
our critical accounting estimates;
the inflation and seasonality of our business; and
recent accounting pronouncements that may affect our Company.

The review of Management’s Discussion and Analysis should be made in conjunction with our condensed consolidated financial statements, related notes and other financial information, forward-looking statements and other risk factors included elsewhere in this quarterly report.

FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS

We claim the protection of the safe-harbor for forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995.  You can identify these statements by forward-looking words such as “estimate,” “may,” “could,” “will,” “believe,” “expect,” “would,” “consider,” “should,” “anticipate,” “project,” “plan,” “intend” or similar words.  In addition, statements contained within this quarterly report that are not historical facts are forward-looking statements, such as statements discussing, among other things, expected growth, store development, integration and expansion strategy, business strategies, future revenues and future performance.  These forward-looking statements are based on estimates, projections, beliefs and assumptions and are not guarantees of future events and results.  Such statements are subject to risks, uncertainties and assumptions, including, but not limited to, the COVID-19 pandemic or other public health crises; the economy in general; inflation; consumer debt levels; product demand; the market for auto parts; competition; weather; tariffs; availability of key products; business interruptions, including terrorist activities, war and the threat of war; failure to protect our brand and reputation; challenges in international markets; volatility of the market price of our common stock; our increased debt levels; credit ratings on public debt; historical growth rate sustainability; our ability to hire and retain qualified employees; risks associated with the performance of acquired businesses; information security and cyber-attacks; and governmental regulations.  Actual results may materially differ from anticipated results described or implied in these forward-looking statements.  Please refer to the “Risk Factors” section of our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2020, and subsequent Securities and Exchange Commission filings, for additional factors that could materially affect our financial performance.  Forward-looking statements speak only as of the date they were made, and we undertake no obligation to publicly update any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by applicable law.

RECENT DEVELOPMENTS

We continue to prioritize the safety and wellness of our Team Members and our customers as we navigate the ongoing challenges resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic in the current environment.  Vaccine availability, effectiveness and distribution, gradual reopening processes across many of our markets, government stimulus payments and enhanced unemployment benefits have positively impacted demand for the products we sell.  We continue to keep our stores open and operating to meet our customers’ critical needs, while also ensuring the safety of our Team Members and customers through strict adherence to our safety protocols; however, we cannot predict how long the current crisis will last or the extent of its impact on our customers, our Team Members and overall industry demand.

For additional risks related to the COVID-19 pandemic, please refer to the “Risk Factors” section of our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2020.     

OVERVIEW

We are a specialty retailer of automotive aftermarket parts, tools, supplies, equipment and accessories in the United States and Mexico.  We are one of the largest U.S. automotive aftermarket specialty retailers, selling our products to both DIY customers and professional

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service providers – our “dual market strategy.”  Our stores carry an extensive product line consisting of new and remanufactured automotive hard parts, maintenance items, accessories, a complete line of auto body paint and related materials, automotive tools and professional service provider service equipment.  

Our extensive product line includes an assortment of products that are differentiated by quality and price for most of the product lines we offer.  For many of our product offerings, this quality differentiation reflects “good,” “better,” and “best” alternatives.  Our sales and total gross profit dollars are, generally, highest for the “best” quality category of products.  Consumers’ willingness to select products at a higher point on the value spectrum is a driver of sales and profitability in our industry.  We have ongoing initiatives focused on marketing and training to educate customers on the advantages of ongoing vehicle maintenance, as well as “purchasing up” on the value spectrum.

Our stores also offer enhanced services and programs to our customers, including used oil, oil filter and battery recycling; battery, wiper and bulb replacement; battery diagnostic testing; electrical and module testing; check engine light code extraction; loaner tool program; drum and rotor resurfacing; custom hydraulic hoses; professional paint shop mixing and related materials; and machine shops.  As of March 31, 2021, we operated 5,660 stores in 47 U.S. states and 22 stores in Mexico.

We are influenced by a number of general macroeconomic factors that impact both our industry and our consumers, including, but not limited to, fuel costs, unemployment trends, interest rates and other economic factors.  Due to the nature of these macroeconomic factors, we are unable to determine how long current conditions will persist and the degree of impact future changes may have on our business.  Macroeconomic factors, such as increases in the U.S. unemployment rate, and demand drivers specific to the automotive aftermarket, such as U.S. miles driven, have been pressured as a result of responses to the COVID-19 pandemic, such as stay at home orders, work from home arrangements, and reduced travel.  However, government stimulus and unemployment benefits and the reopening processes have positively impacted our performance.  We are unable to predict the ongoing and future impact of the pandemic on broader economic conditions or our industry.

We believe the key drivers of current and future long-term demand for the products sold within the automotive aftermarket include the number of U.S. miles driven, number of U.S. registered vehicles, new light vehicle registrations and average vehicle age.

Number of Miles Driven 

The number of total miles driven in the U.S. influences the demand for repair and maintenance products sold within the automotive aftermarket.  In total, vehicles in the U.S. are driven approximately three trillion miles per year, resulting in ongoing wear and tear and a corresponding continued demand for the repair and maintenance products necessary to keep these vehicles in operation.  According to the Department of Transportation, the number of total miles driven in the U.S. decreased 13.2%, increased 0.9% and increased 0.4% in 2020, 2019 and 2018, respectively, and through February of 2021, year-to-date miles driven decreased 11.7%.  Miles driven dramatically declined in 2020, as a result of responses to the COVID-19 Pandemic, and have remained below pre-pandemic levels.  Further government measures or consumer and business behavior could continue to have a negative impact on miles driven, but we are unable to predict the duration and severity of the impact to our business.  

Size and Age of the Vehicle Fleet

The total number of vehicles on the road and the average age of the vehicle population heavily influence the demand for products sold within the automotive aftermarket industry.  As reported by The Auto Care Association, the total number of registered vehicles increased 10.4% from 2009 to 2019, bringing the number of light vehicles on the road to 278 million by the end of 2019.  For the year ended December 31, 2020, the seasonally adjusted annual rate of light vehicle sales in the U.S. (“SAAR”) was approximately 16.3 million, and for 2021, the SAAR is estimated to be approximately 17.8 million, contributing to the continued growth in the total number of registered vehicles on the road.  In the past decade, vehicle scrappage rates have remained relatively stable, ranging from 4.1% to 5.7% annually.  As a result, over the past decade, the average age of the U.S. vehicle population has increased, growing 18.0%, from 10.0 years in 2009 to 11.8 years in 2019.  The outlook for SAAR is highly uncertain, as the severity and duration of the COVID-19 crisis is indeterminable; however, the rate of new vehicle sales in any given year represents a small percentage of the total light vehicle population and has a muted impact on the total number of vehicles on the road and average age of vehicles over the short term.

We believe the increase in average age can be attributed to better engineered and manufactured vehicles, which can be reliably driven at higher mileages due to better quality power trains, interiors and exteriors, and the consumer’s willingness to invest in maintaining these higher-mileage, better built vehicles.  As the average age of vehicles on the road increases, a larger percentage of miles are being driven by vehicles that are outside of a manufacturer warranty.  These out-of-warranty, older vehicles generate strong demand for automotive aftermarket products as they go through more routine maintenance cycles, have more frequent mechanical failures and generally require more maintenance than newer vehicles.  We believe consumers will continue to invest in these reliable, higher-quality, higher-mileage vehicles and these investments, along with an increasing total light vehicle fleet, will support continued demand for automotive aftermarket products.

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We remain confident in our ability to gain market share in our existing markets and grow our business in new markets by focusing on our dual market strategy and the core O’Reilly values of hard work and excellent customer service.

RESULTS OF OPERATIONS

Sales:

Sales for the three months ended March 31, 2021, increased $614 million or 25% to $3.09 billion from $2.48 billion for the same period one year ago.  Comparable store sales for stores open at least one year increased 24.8% and decreased 1.9% for the three months ended March 31, 2021 and 2020, respectively.  Comparable store sales are calculated based on the change in sales for stores open at least one year and exclude sales of specialty machinery, sales to independent parts stores and sales to Team Members, as well as sales from Leap Day in the three months ended March 31, 2020. Online sales, resulting from ship-to-home orders and pickup in-store orders, for stores open at least one year, are included in the comparable store sales calculation.

The following table presents the components of the increase in sales for the three months ended March 31, 2021 (in millions):

Increase in Sales for the Three Months Ended

March 31, 2021

Compared to the Same Period in 2020

Store sales:

  

Comparable store sales

$

589

Non-comparable store sales:

 

  

Sales for stores opened throughout 2020, excluding stores open at least one year that are included in comparable store sales, and Mayasa store sales

 

40

Sales for stores opened throughout 2021

 

12

Sales from Leap Day in 2020

(34)

Decline in sales for stores that have closed

 

(3)

Non-store sales:

 

  

Includes sales of machinery and sales to independent parts stores and Team Members

 

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Total increase in sales

$

614

We believe the increased sales are the result of store growth, the high levels of customer service provided by our well-trained and technically proficient Team Members, superior inventory availability, including same day and over-night access to inventory in our regional distribution centers, enhanced services and programs offered in our stores, a broader selection of product offerings in most stores with a dynamic catalog system to identify and source parts, a targeted promotional and advertising effort through a variety of media and localized promotional events, continued improvement in the merchandising and store layouts of our stores, compensation programs for all store Team Members that provide incentives for performance and our continued focus on serving both DIY and professional service provider customers.  The government stimulus payments, enhanced unemployment benefits, lifting of stay at home orders and associated market reopening and recovery plans when combined with favorable industry dynamics, such as consumers investing in existing vehicles, led to strong demand for our products in the first quarter.  

Our comparable store sales increase for the three months ended March 31, 2021, was driven by increases in average ticket values and transaction counts for both DIY and professional service provider customers.  Average ticket values benefited from consumers spending additional time and money repairing and maintaining their vehicles in response to the COVID-19 and economic environment.  In addition, the improvement in average ticket values was the result of the increasing complexity and cost of replacement parts necessary to maintain the current population of better-engineered and more technically advanced vehicles.  These better-engineered, more technically advanced vehicles require less frequent repairs, as the component parts are more durable and last for longer periods of time.  This decrease in repair frequency creates pressure on customer transaction counts; however, when repairs are needed, the cost of replacement parts is, on average, greater, which is a benefit to average ticket values.  

Improvement in transaction counts during the three months ended March 31, 2021, compared to the same period in the prior year, were primarily due to COVID-19 stay at home orders and business restrictions enacted during March of 2020 and resulted in immediate pressure to transaction counts for both DIY and professional service provider customers.  The continued market reopening and recovery plans, ongoing government stimulus and favorable winter and spring weather conditions all benefited transaction counts in the current period.

We opened 66 net, new U.S. stores during the three months ended March 31, 2021, compared to opening 73 net, new U.S. stores during the three months ended March 31, 2020.  As of March 31, 2021, we operated 5,660 stores in 47 U.S. states and 22 stores in Mexico compared to 5,512 stores in 47 U.S. states and 21 stores in Mexico at March 31, 2020.  

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Gross profit:

Gross profit for the three months ended March 31, 2021, increased 27% to $1.64 billion (or 53.1% of sales) from $1.30 billion (or 52.3% of sales) for the same period one year ago.  The increase in gross profit dollars for the three months ended March 31, 2021, was primarily the result of new stores and the increase in comparable store sales at existing stores.  The increase in gross profit as a percentage of sales for the three months ended March 31, 2021, was due to a mix benefit driven by greater percentage of total sales generated from DIY customers, which carry a higher gross margin than professional service provider sales and leverage of fixed distribution costs, as a result of strong comparable store sales growth.

Selling, general and administrative expenses:

Selling, general and administrative expenses (“SG&A”) for the three months ended March 31, 2021, increased 9% to $950 million (or 30.7% of sales) from $872 million (or 35.2% of sales) for the same period one year ago.  The increase in total SG&A dollars for the three months ended March 31, 2021, was the result of additional facilities and vehicles to support our increased sales and store count, partially offset by prior year incremental SG&A expenses incurred from one additional day due to Leap Day.  The decrease in SG&A as a percentage of sales for the three months ended March 31, 2021, was due to leverage of store operating costs on strong comparable store sales growth.

Operating income:

As a result of the impacts discussed above, operating income for the three months ended March 31, 2021, increased 63% to $691 million (or 22.4% of sales) from $424 million (or 17.1% of sales) for the same period one year ago.  

Other income and expense:

Total other expense for the three months ended March 31, 2021, decreased 20% to $35 million (or 1.1% of sales) from $44 million (or 1.8% of sales) for the same period one year ago.  The decrease in total other expense for the three months ended March 31, 2021, was the result of an increase in the value of our trading securities, as compared to a decrease in the value of our trading securities in the same period one year ago, and decreased interest expense on lower average outstanding borrowings and lower average cost of borrowings.    

Income taxes:

Our provision for income taxes for the three months ended March 31, 2021, increased 95% to $154 million (23.5% effective tax rate) from $79 million (20.9% effective tax rate) for the same period one year ago.  The increase in our provision for income taxes for the three months ended March 31, 2021, was the result of higher taxable income and lower benefits from renewable energy investment tax credits, partially offset by higher excess tax benefits from share-based compensation.  The increase in our effective tax rate for the three months ended March 31, 2021, was the result of the benefit from investments in renewable energy tax credit funds in the prior period, partially offset by higher excess tax benefits from share-based compensation in the current period, as compared to the same period in the prior year.

Net income:

As a result of the impacts discussed above, net income for the three months ended March 31, 2021, increased 67% to $502 million (or 16.2% of sales) from $300 million (or 12.1% of sales) for the same period one year ago.  

Earnings per share:

Our diluted earnings per common share for the three months ended March 31, 2021, increased 78% to $7.06 on 71 million shares from $3.97 on 76 million shares for the same period one year ago.  

LIQUIDITY AND CAPITAL RESOURCES

Our long-term business strategy requires capital to open new stores, fund strategic acquisitions, expand distribution infrastructure, operate and maintain existing stores and may include the opportunistic repurchase of shares of our common stock through our Board-approved share repurchase program.  The primary sources of our liquidity are funds generated from operations and borrowed under our unsecured revolving credit facility.  Decreased demand for our products or changes in customer buying patterns could negatively impact our ability to generate funds from operations.  Additionally, decreased demand or changes in buying patterns could impact our ability to meet the debt covenants of our credit agreement and, therefore, negatively impact the funds available under our unsecured revolving credit facility.  We believe that cash expected to be provided by operating activities and availability under our unsecured revolving credit facility will be sufficient to fund both our short-term and long-term capital and liquidity needs for the foreseeable future.  However, there can be no assurance that we will continue to generate cash flows at or above recent levels, and we are unable to predict the impact of the uncertainty and disruption caused by the COVID-19 pandemic on our ability to generate funds or maintain liquidity.

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The following table identifies cash provided by/(used in) our operating, investing and financing activities for the three months ended March 31, 2021 and 2020 (in thousands):

For the Three Months Ended

March 31, 

Liquidity:

    

2021

    

2020

Total cash provided by/(used in):

 

  

 

  

Operating activities

$

890,672

$

459,093

Investing activities

 

(93,757)

 

(226,642)

Financing activities

 

(651,304)

 

15,300

Effect of exchange rate changes on cash

(371)

(1,090)

Net increase in cash and cash equivalents

$

145,240

$

246,661

Capital expenditures

$

94,879

$

133,284

Free cash flow (1)

789,780

227,170

(1)Calculated as net cash provided by operating activities, less capital expenditures and excess tax benefit from share-based compensation payments, and investment in tax credit equity investments for the period.

Operating activities:

The increase in net cash provided by operating activities during the three months ended March 31, 2021, compared to the same period in 2020, was primarily due to an increase in net income, a larger decrease in net inventory investment and a larger increase in a net taxes payable position.  The larger decrease in net inventory investment in the current period, as compared to the same period in the prior year, was primarily attributable to the strong comparable store sales growth and the resulting benefit to inventory turns.  The larger increase in the net taxes payable position was primarily due to higher taxable income in the current period, as compared to the same period in the prior year, partially offset by the realization of renewable energy investment tax credits in the prior period.  

Investing activities:

The decrease in net cash used in investing activities during the three months ended March 31, 2021, compared to the same period in 2020, was the result of a decrease in investments in renewable energy tax credit investment funds and a decrease in capital expenditures.  The decrease in investments in renewable energy tax credit funds was the result of entering into tax credit equity investments in the comparable period in the prior year, and no investments in the current period, which are primarily for the purpose of receiving renewable energy investment tax credits.  The decrease in capital expenditures was primarily due to the lower level of distribution expansion projects and new store project development in the current period, as compared to the same period in the prior year.  

Financing activities:

The net cash used in financing activities during the three months ended March 31, 2021, versus net cash provided by financing activities during the three months ended March 31, 2020, was attributable to the net proceeds from the issuance of long-term debt and the net borrowings on our revolving credit facility in the comparable period in the prior year and an increase in repurchases of our common stock during the current period, as compared to same period in the prior year.

Unsecured revolving credit facility:

On April 5, 2017, the Company entered into a credit agreement (the “Credit Agreement”).  The Credit Agreement provides for a five-year $1.2 billion unsecured revolving credit facility (the “Revolving Credit Facility”) arranged by JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A., which is scheduled to mature in April 2022.  The Credit Agreement includes a $200 million sub-limit for the issuance of letters of credit and a $75 million sub-limit for swing line borrowings.  As described in the Credit Agreement governing the Revolving Credit Facility, the Company may, from time to time, subject to certain conditions, increase the aggregate commitments under the Revolving Credit Facility by up to $600 million, provided that the aggregate amount of the commitments does not exceed $1.8 billion at any time.

As of March 31, 2021, we had outstanding letters of credit, primarily to support obligations related to workers’ compensation, general liability and other insurance policies, in the amount of $84.0 million, reducing the aggregate availability under the Credit Agreement by that amount.  As of March 31, 2021, we did not have any outstanding borrowings under our Revolving Credit Facility.

Senior Notes:

As of March 31, 2021, we have issued and outstanding a cumulative $4.2 billion aggregate principal amount of unsecured senior notes, which are due between 2021 and 2031, with UMB Bank, N.A. and U.S. Bank as trustees.  Interest on the senior notes, ranging from 1.750% to 4.625%, is payable semi-annually and is computed on the basis of a 360-day year.  None of our subsidiaries is a guarantor under our senior notes.

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Debt covenants:

The indentures governing our senior notes contain covenants that limit our ability and the ability of certain of our subsidiaries to, among other things, create certain liens on assets to secure certain debt and enter into certain sale and leaseback transactions, and limit our ability to merge or consolidate with another company or transfer all or substantially all of our property, in each case as set forth in the indentures.  These covenants are, however, subject to a number of important limitations and exceptions.  As of March 31, 2021, we were in compliance with the covenants applicable to our senior notes.

The Credit Agreement contains certain covenants, including limitations on indebtedness, a minimum consolidated fixed charge coverage ratio of 2.50:1.00 and a maximum consolidated leverage ratio of 3.50:1.00.  The consolidated fixed charge coverage ratio includes a calculation of earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation, amortization, rent and non-cash share-based compensation expense to fixed charges.  Fixed charges include interest expense, capitalized interest and rent expense.  The consolidated leverage ratio includes a calculation of adjusted debt to earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation, amortization, rent and non-cash share-based compensation expense.  Adjusted debt includes outstanding debt, outstanding stand-by letters of credit and similar instruments, five-times rent expense and excludes any premium or discount recorded in conjunction with the issuance of long-term debt.  In the event that we should default on any covenant contained within the Credit Agreement, certain actions may be taken, including, but not limited to, possible termination of commitments, immediate payment of outstanding principal amounts plus accrued interest and other amounts payable under the Credit Agreement and litigation from our lenders.

We had a consolidated fixed charge coverage ratio of 6.46 times and 5.08 times as of March 31, 2021 and 2020, respectively, and a consolidated leverage ratio of 1.77 times and 2.45 times as of March 31, 2021 and 2020, respectively, remaining in compliance with all covenants related to the borrowing arrangements.

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The table below outlines the calculations of the consolidated fixed charge coverage ratio and consolidated leverage ratio covenants, as defined in the Credit Agreement governing the Revolving Credit Facility, for the twelve months ended March 31, 2021 and 2020 (dollars in thousands):

For the Twelve Months Ended

March 31, 

    

2021

    

2020

GAAP net income

$

1,953,473

$

1,370,328

Add:

Interest expense

 

159,246

 

145,070

Rent expense (1)

 

358,653

 

342,908

Provision for income taxes

 

589,099

 

385,509

Depreciation expense

 

311,037

 

279,103

Amortization expense

 

9,392

 

1,771

Non-cash share-based compensation

 

23,164

 

22,372

Non-GAAP EBITDAR

$

3,404,064

$

2,547,061

Interest expense

$

159,246

$

145,070

Capitalized interest

 

9,324

 

13,197

Rent expense (1)

 

358,653

 

342,908

Total fixed charges

$

527,223

$

501,175

Consolidated fixed charge coverage ratio

 

6.46

 

5.08

GAAP debt

$

4,124,168

$

4,471,248

Add:

Stand-by letters of credit

 

84,045

 

39,083

Discount on senior notes

 

4,892

 

3,510

Debt issuance costs

 

20,940

 

19,242

Five-times rent expense

 

1,793,265

 

1,714,540

Non-GAAP adjusted debt

$

6,027,310

$

6,247,623

Consolidated leverage ratio

 

1.77

 

2.45

(1)The table below outlines the calculation of Rent expense and reconciles Rent expense to Total lease cost, per Accounting Standard Codification 842 (“ASC 842”) the most directly comparable GAAP financial measure, for the twelve months ended March 31, 2021 and 2020 (in thousands):

Total lease cost, per ASC 842, for the twelve months ended March 31, 2021

    

$

426,126

Less:

Variable non-contract operating lease components, related to property taxes and insurance, for the twelve months ended March 31, 2021

 

67,473

Rent expense for the twelve months ended March 31, 2021

$

358,653

Total lease cost, per ASC 842, for the twelve months ended March 31, 2020

$

404,138

Less:

Variable non-contract operating lease components, related to property taxes and insurance, for the twelve months ended March 31, 2020

61,230

Rent expense for the twelve months ended March 31, 2020

$

342,908

The table below outlines the calculation of Free cash flow and reconciles Free cash flow to Net cash provided by operating activities, the most directly comparable GAAP financial measure, for the three months ended March 31, 2021 and 2020 (in thousands):

For the Three Months Ended

March 31, 

    

2021

    

2020

Cash provided by operating activities

$

890,672

$

459,093

Less:

Capital expenditures

 

94,879

 

133,284

Excess tax benefit from share-based compensation payments

 

6,007

 

3,380

Investment in tax credit equity investments

 

6

 

95,259

Free cash flow

$

789,780

$

227,170

Free cash flow, the consolidated fixed charge coverage ratio and the consolidated leverage ratio discussed and presented in the tables above are not derived in accordance with United States generally accepted accounting principles (“GAAP”).  We do not, nor do we suggest investors should, consider such non-GAAP financial measures in isolation from, or as a substitute for, GAAP financial information.  We believe that the presentation of our free cash flow, consolidated fixed charge coverage ratio and consolidated leverage ratio provides meaningful supplemental information to both management and investors and reflects the required covenants under the

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Credit Agreement.  We include these items in judging our performance and believe this non-GAAP information is useful to investors as well.  Material limitations of these non-GAAP measures are that such measures do not reflect actual GAAP amounts.  We compensate for such limitations by presenting, in the tables above, a reconciliation to the most directly comparable GAAP measures.

Share repurchase program:

In January of 2011, our Board of Directors approved a share repurchase program.  Under the program, we may, from time to time, repurchase shares of our common stock, solely through open market purchases effected through a broker dealer at prevailing market prices, based on a variety of factors such as price, corporate trading policy requirements and overall market conditions.  Our Board of Directors may increase or otherwise modify, renew, suspend or terminate the share repurchase program at any time, without prior notice.  As announced on February 10, 2021, our Board of Directors approved a resolution to increase the authorization amount under our share repurchase program by an additional $1.0 billion, resulting in a cumulative authorization amount of $15.8 billion.  The additional authorization is effective for a three-year period, beginning on its respective announcement date.  

The following table identifies shares of our common stock that have been repurchased as part of our publicly announced share repurchase program for the three months ended March 31, 2021 and 2020 (in thousands, except per share data):

For the Three Months Ended

March 31, 

    

2021

    

2020

Shares repurchased

 

1,475

 

1,484

Average price per share

$

450.65

$

386.71

Total investment

$

664,533

$

574,037

As of March 31, 2021, we had $817.0 million remaining under our share repurchase program.  Subsequent to the end of the first quarter and through May 7, 2021, we repurchased less than 0.1 million additional shares of our common stock under our share repurchase program, at an average price of $556.69, for a total investment of $8.0 million.  We have repurchased a total of 82.5 million shares of our common stock under our share repurchase program since the inception of the program in January of 2011 and through May 7, 2021, at an average price of $181.09, for a total aggregate investment of $14.9 billion.

CONTRACTUAL OBLIGATIONS

There have been no material changes to the contractual obligations, to which we are committed, since those discussed in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2020.

CRITICAL ACCOUNTING ESTIMATES

The preparation of our financial statements in accordance with GAAP requires the application of certain estimates and judgments by management. Management bases its assumptions, estimates, and adjustments on historical experience, current trends and other factors believed to be relevant at the time the condensed consolidated financial statements are prepared. There have been no material changes in the critical accounting estimates since those discussed in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2020.

INFLATION AND SEASONALITY

We have been successful, in many cases, in reducing the effects of merchandise cost increases principally by taking advantage of supplier incentive programs, economies of scale resulting from increased volume of purchases and selective forward buying. To the extent our acquisition costs increased due to base commodity price increases industry-wide, we have typically been able to pass along these increased costs through higher retail prices for the affected products. As a result, we do not believe inflation has had a material adverse effect on our operations.

To some extent, our business is seasonal primarily as a result of the impact of weather conditions on customer buying patterns. While we have historically realized operating profits in each quarter of the year, our store sales and profits have historically been higher in the second and third quarters (April through September) than in the first and fourth quarters (October through March) of the year.

RECENT ACCOUNTING PRONOUNCEMENTS

See Note 13 “Recent Accounting Pronouncements” to the Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements for information about recent accounting pronouncements.

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INTERNET ADDRESS AND ACCESS TO SEC FILINGS

Our Internet address is www.OReillyAuto.com. Interested readers can access, free of charge, our annual reports on Form 10-K, quarterly reports on Form 10-Q, current reports on Form 8-K, and any amendments to those reports filed or furnished pursuant to Section 13(a) or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, through the Securities and Exchange Commission’s (“SEC”) website at www.sec.gov and searching with our ticker symbol “ORLY.”  Such reports are generally available the day they are filed. Upon request, we will furnish interested readers a paper copy of such reports free of charge.  The information on our website is not part of this report and is not incorporated by reference into this report or any of the Company’s other filings with the SEC.

Item 3. Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures about Market Risk

Interest rate risk:

We are subject to interest rate risk to the extent we borrow against our unsecured revolving credit facility (the “Revolving Credit Facility”) with variable interest rates based on either a Base Rate or Eurodollar Rate, as defined in the credit agreement governing the Revolving Credit Facility.  As of March 31, 2021, we did not have any outstanding borrowings under our Revolving Credit Facility.

Cash equivalents risk:

We invest certain of our excess cash balances in short-term, highly-liquid instruments with maturities of 90 days or less.  We do not expect any material losses from our invested cash balances and we believe that our interest rate exposure is minimal.  As of March 31, 2021, our cash and cash equivalents totaled $610.9 million.

Foreign currency risk:

Foreign currency exposures arising from transactions include firm commitments and anticipated transactions denominated in a currency other than our entities’ functional currencies.  To minimize our risk, we generally enter into transactions denominated in the respective functional currencies. Our foreign currency exposure arises from Mexican peso-denominated revenues and profits and their translation into U.S. dollars.

We view our investments in Mexican subsidiaries as long-term.  The net asset exposure in the Mexican subsidiaries translated into U.S. dollars using the period-end exchange rates was $147.0 million at March 31, 2021.  The period-end exchange rates of the Mexican peso with respect to the U.S. dollar decreased by approximately 3% from December 31, 2020.  The potential loss in value of our net assets in the Mexican subsidiaries resulting from a 10% change in quoted foreign currency exchange rates at March 31, 2021, would be approximately $13.4 million.  Any changes in our net assets in the Mexican subsidiaries relating to foreign currency exchange rates would be reflected in the financial statement through the foreign currency translation component of accumulated other comprehensive income, unless the Mexican subsidiaries are sold or otherwise disposed.  A 10% change in average exchange rates would not have had a material impact on our results of operations.

Our market risks have not materially changed since those discussed in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2020.

Item 4. Controls and Procedures

EVALUATION OF DISCLOSURE CONTROLS AND PROCEDURES

As of the end of the period covered by this report, the management of the Company, under the supervision and with the participation of its Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer, evaluated the effectiveness of the design and operation of the Company’s disclosure controls and procedures pursuant to Rule 13a-15(b) and as defined in Rule 13a-15(e) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (“the Exchange Act”).  Based on that evaluation, the Chief Executive Officer and the Chief Financial Officer concluded that the Company’s disclosure controls and procedures as of the end of the period covered by this report are functioning effectively to provide reasonable assurance that the information required to be disclosed by the Company, including its consolidated subsidiaries, in reports filed under the Exchange Act is recorded, processed, summarized and reported within the time periods specified in the Securities and Exchange Commission’s rules and forms and is accumulated and communicated to management, including the Company’s Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer, as appropriate to allow timely decisions regarding required disclosure.

CHANGES IN INTERNAL CONTROLS

There were no changes in the Company’s internal control over financial reporting during the fiscal quarter ended March 31, 2021, that have materially affected, or are reasonably likely to materially affect, the Company’s internal control over financial reporting.

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PART II. OTHER INFORMATION

Item 1. Legal Proceedings

The Company is currently involved in litigation incidental to the ordinary conduct of the Company’s business.  The Company accrues for litigation losses in instances where a material adverse outcome is probable and the Company is able to reasonably estimate the probable loss.  The Company accrues for an estimate of material legal costs to be incurred in pending litigation matters.  Although the Company cannot ascertain the amount of liability that it may incur from any of these matters, it does not currently believe that, in the aggregate, these matters, taking into account applicable insurance and accruals, will have a material adverse effect on its consolidated financial position, results of operations or cash flows in a particular quarter or annual period.

Item 1A. Risk Factors

As of March 31, 2021, there have been no material changes to the risk factors set forth in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2020.  

Item 2. Unregistered Sales of Equity Securities and Use of Proceeds

The Company had no sales of unregistered securities during the three months ended March 31, 2021. The following table identifies all repurchases during the three months ended March 31, 2021, of any of the Company’s securities registered under Section 12 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, by or on behalf of the Company or any affiliated purchaser (in thousands, except per share data):

    

    

    

Total Number of

    

Maximum Dollar Value

Total

Average

Shares Purchased as

of Shares that May Yet

Number of

Price Paid

Part of Publicly

Be Purchased Under the

Period

Shares Purchased

per Share

Announced Programs

Programs (1)

January 1, 2021, to January 31, 2021

 

346

$

452.85

 

346

$

324,982

February 1, 2021, to February 28, 2021

 

723

 

444.93

 

723

 

1,003,137

March 1, 2021, to March 31, 2021

 

406

 

458.98

 

406

$

817,005

Total as of March 31, 2021

 

1,475

$

450.65

 

1,475

 

  

(1)Under the Company’s share repurchase program, as approved by its Board of Directors, the Company may, from time to time, repurchase shares of its common stock, solely through open market purchases effected through a broker dealer at prevailing market prices, based on a variety of factors such as price, corporate trading policy requirements and overall market conditions.  The Company’s Board of Directors may increase or otherwise modify, renew, suspend or terminate the share repurchase program at any time, without prior notice.  As announced on February 10, 2021, the Company’s Board of Directors approved a resolution to increase the authorization amount under the share repurchase program by an additional $1.0 billion, resulting in a cumulative authorization amount of $15.8 billion.  The additional authorization is effective for a three-year period, beginning on its respective announcement date.  The authorization under the share repurchase program that currently has capacity is scheduled to expire on February 10, 2024.  No other share repurchase programs existed during the three months ended March 31, 2021.

Subsequent to the end of the first quarter and through May 7, 2021, the Company repurchased less than 0.1 million additional shares of its common stock under its share repurchase program, at an average price of $556.69, for a total investment of $8.0 million.  The Company has repurchased a total of 82.5 million shares of its common stock under its share repurchase program since the inception of the program in January of 2011 and through May 7, 2021, at an average price of $181.09, for a total aggregate investment of $14.9 billion.

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Item 6. Exhibits

Exhibit No.

    

Description

3.1

Second Amended and Restated Articles of Incorporation of the Registrant, filed as Exhibit 3.1 to the Registrant’s Current Report on Form 8-K dated May 19, 2020, is incorporated herein by this reference.

3.2

Fourth Amended and Restated Bylaws of the Registrant, filed as Exhibit 3.3 to the Registrant’s Current Report on Form 8-K dated May 19, 2020, is incorporated herein by this reference.

10.1

O’Reilly Automotive, Inc. Deferred Compensation Plan, as amended and restated effective as of January 1, 2021, filed as Exhibit 10.23(a) to the Registrant’s Annual Report on Form 10-K dated February 26, 2021, is incorporated herein by this reference.

31.1

Certificate of the Chief Executive Officer pursuant to Section 302 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002, filed herewith.

31.2

Certificate of the Chief Financial Officer pursuant to Section 302 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002, filed herewith.

32.1 *

Certificate of the Chief Executive Officer pursuant to 18 U.S.C. Section 1350, as adopted pursuant to Section 906 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002, furnished herewith.

32.2 *

Certificate of the Chief Financial Officer pursuant to 18 U.S.C. Section 1350, as adopted pursuant to Section 906 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002, furnished herewith.

101.INS

iXBRL Instance Document - the instance document does not appear in the Interactive Data File because its XBRL tags are embedded within the Inline XBRL document.

101.SCH

iXBRL Taxonomy Extension Schema.

101.CAL

iXBRL Taxonomy Extension Calculation Linkbase.

101.DEF

iXBRL Taxonomy Extension Definition Linkbase.

101.LAB

iXBRL Taxonomy Extension Label Linkbase.

101.PRE

iXBRL Taxonomy Extension Presentation Linkbase.

104

Cover Page Interactive Data File, formatted as Inline XBRL, contained in Exhibit 101 attachments.

*

Furnished (and not filed) herewith pursuant to Item 601(b)(32)(ii) of Regulation S-K.

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SIGNATURES

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, the Registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized.

O’REILLY AUTOMOTIVE, INC.

May 7, 2021

/s/

Gregory D. Johnson

Date

Gregory D. Johnson

Chief Executive Officer and Co-President

(Principal Executive Officer)

May 7, 2021

/s/

Thomas McFall

Date

Thomas McFall

Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

(Principal Financial and Accounting Officer)

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