Head-To-Head Comparison: O’Reilly Automotive (ORLY) vs. HALFORDS Grp PL/ADR (HLFDY)

O’Reilly Automotive (NASDAQ:ORLY) and HALFORDS Grp PL/ADR (OTCMKTS:HLFDY) are both retail/wholesale companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, dividends, institutional ownership, valuation, analyst recommendations, profitability and earnings.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

86.0% of O’Reilly Automotive shares are owned by institutional investors. 3.1% of O’Reilly Automotive shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.


This table compares O’Reilly Automotive and HALFORDS Grp PL/ADR’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
O’Reilly Automotive 14.09% 259.86% 16.49%

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares O’Reilly Automotive and HALFORDS Grp PL/ADR’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
O’Reilly Automotive $8.98 billion 2.92 $1.13 billion $11.84 27.47
HALFORDS Grp PL/ADR $1.51 billion 0.53 $72.57 million $0.78 10.29

O’Reilly Automotive has higher revenue and earnings than HALFORDS Grp PL/ADR. HALFORDS Grp PL/ADR is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than O’Reilly Automotive, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent recommendations and price targets for O’Reilly Automotive and HALFORDS Grp PL/ADR, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
O’Reilly Automotive 0 7 8 2 2.71

O’Reilly Automotive currently has a consensus target price of $340.33, suggesting a potential upside of 4.64%. Given O’Reilly Automotive’s higher possible upside, equities analysts plainly believe O’Reilly Automotive is more favorable than HALFORDS Grp PL/ADR.


HALFORDS Grp PL/ADR pays an annual dividend of $0.55 per share and has a dividend yield of 6.8%. O’Reilly Automotive does not pay a dividend. HALFORDS Grp PL/ADR pays out 70.5% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Risk & Volatility

O’Reilly Automotive has a beta of 1.07, suggesting that its share price is 7% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, HALFORDS Grp PL/ADR has a beta of 0.74, suggesting that its share price is 26% less volatile than the S&P 500.


O’Reilly Automotive beats HALFORDS Grp PL/ADR on 15 of the 16 factors compared between the two stocks.

O’Reilly Automotive Company Profile

O'Reilly Automotive, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, engages in the retail of automotive aftermarket parts, tools, supplies, equipment, and accessories in the United States. The company provides new and remanufactured automotive hard parts, such as alternators, starters, fuel pumps, water pumps, brake system components, batteries, belts, hoses, temperature controls, chassis parts, driveline parts, and engine parts; maintenance items comprising oil, antifreeze products, fluids, filters, wiper blades, lighting products, engine additives, and appearance products; and accessories, such as floor mats, seat covers, and truck accessories. Its stores offer auto body paint and related materials, automotive tools, and professional service provider service equipment. The company's stores also offer enhanced services and programs comprising 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. Its stores provide do-it-yourself and professional service provider customers a selection of brand name, house brands, and private label products for domestic and imported automobiles, vans, and trucks. As of December 31, 2017, the company operated 5,019 stores in 47 states. O'Reilly Automotive, Inc. was founded in 1957 and is headquartered in Springfield, Missouri.

HALFORDS Grp PL/ADR Company Profile

Halfords Group plc, through its subsidiaries, retails automotive, leisure, and cycling products. It operates in two segments, Retail and Car Servicing. The company offers car parts, cycling products, technology products, kids products, and camping and leisure equipment; and car service, repair, and MOTs to retail and fleet customers. It also engages in the sale and fitting of bulbs, blades, and batteries; and offers bicycle replacement for insurance companies under the Wheelies brand. As of March 31, 2017, the company operated 479 retail stores in the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland. It also operates 15 Cycle Republic stores, as well as 313 car servicing centers in the United Kingdom; and sells 165,000 product lines through online. Halfords Group plc was founded in 1892 and is based in Redditch, the United Kingdom.

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