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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
64.5% Auto Parts Retailer 27.6%
20.2% AutoZone Inc. AZO 25.8%
16.9% O Reilly Automotive Inc. ORLY 52.1%
10.2% Genuine Parts Co. GPC 6.2%
9.8% Advance Auto Parts Inc. AAP 21.4%
5.3% LKQ Corporation LKQ 14.5%
1.3% Pep Boys-Manny Moe & Jack PBY 6.9%
0.9% Motorcar Parts of America Inc. MPAA 24.3%
14.8% Car Dealer 19.1%
6.2% CarMax Inc. KMX 27.5%
2.4% Copart Inc. CPRT 0.7%
2.1% Lithia Motors Inc. Cl A LAD 20.2%
1.2% KAR Auction Services KAR 20.6%
1.2% Asbury Automotive Group Inc. ABG 31.5%
0.8% America's Car-Mart Inc CRMT 21.9%
0.8% Sonic Automotive Inc. Cl A SAH 11.6%
13.9% Diversified 9.9%
9.6% Monro Muffler Brake Inc. MNRO 18.6%
2.6% Dorman Products Inc. DORM 2.4%
1.7% Standard Motor Products Inc. SMP 20.8%
6.7% Tires 12.7%
3.6% Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. CTB 14.7%
3.1% The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company GT 10.5%