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Making Do With More Mileage

The recession put the brakes on consumer spending, and made credit harder to come by. As a result, fewer people bought new cars, which boosted the average age of US cars to a record 11.4 years in 2012.[1] Spending on car maintenance increased, and that helped companies that serve the aftermarket for replacement parts and services. Additionally, more consumers started fishing for deals on used cars. That increased sales of pre-owned vehicles by 4.4% from 2011 to 2012[2], while the average price of a used car(up to eight years old) increased 1.2%.[3] All of which revs the engines of car dealers, who earn higher margins on used car sales vs. new cars. This motif provides exposure to the companies that may benefit from the surge in the auto aftermarket business caused by the extended use of aging cars. See more
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Weight Segment & Stocks Symbol 1 MO / 1 YR Return
65.3% Auto Parts Retailer 42.0%
21.0% AutoZone Inc. AZO 44.7%
17.5% O Reilly Automotive Inc. ORLY 69.0%
10.8% Advance Auto Parts Inc. AAP 40.0%
9.1% Genuine Parts Co. GPC 2.0%
4.7% LKQ Corporation LKQ 10.7%
1.2% Pep Boys-Manny Moe & Jack PBY 50.4%
0.9% Motorcar Parts of America Inc. MPAA 33.9%
14.6% Diversified 36.7%
10.2% Monro Muffler Brake Inc. MNRO 44.3%
2.8% Dorman Products Inc. DORM 24.4%
1.6% Standard Motor Products Inc. SMP 9.7%
12.7% Car Dealer 24.7%
5.1% CarMax Inc. KMX 29.5%
2.2% Copart Inc. CPRT 11.9%
1.9% Lithia Motors Inc. Cl A LAD 38.6%
1.2% KAR Auction Services KAR 40.7%
1.0% Asbury Automotive Group Inc. ABG 27.5%
0.7% Sonic Automotive Inc. Cl A SAH 8.1%
0.6% America's Car-Mart Inc CRMT 10.6%
7.4% Tires 52.5%
4.3% Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. CTB 51.7%
3.1% Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. GT 53.6%