Financial Results, Conference Participations, and Technical Updates - Analyst Notes on AutoZone, Jacobs Engineering, Advance Auto Parts, Air Methods and Penske Automotive

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Financial Results, Conference Participations, and Technical Updates - Analyst Notes on AutoZone, Jacobs Engineering, Advance Auto Parts, Air Methods and Penske Automotive

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Today, Analysts Review released its analysts' notes regarding AutoZone, Inc. (NYSE: AZO), Jacobs Engineering Group Inc (NYSE: JEC), Advance Auto Parts, Inc. (NYSE: AAP), Air Methods Corp (NASDAQ: AIRM) and Penske Automotive Group, Inc. (NYSE: PAG). Private wealth members receive these notes ahead of publication. To reserve complementary membership, limited openings are available at:

AutoZone, Inc. Analyst Notes
On May 27, 2014, AutoZone, Inc. (AutoZone) reported its Q3 FY 2014 financial results (period ended May 10, 2014). For the quarter, net sales increased 6.2% YoY to $2.3 billion. Net income was $285.2 million or $8.46 per diluted share in Q3 FY 2014, compared with $265.6 million, or $7.27 per diluted share diluted in Q3 FY 2013. Gross profit as a percentage of sales and operating expenses as a percentage of sales slightly increased to 52.0% and 31.5% in Q3 FY 2014, from 51.8% and 31.1%, respectively, in Q3 FY 2013. The improvement in gross profit was attributable to higher merchandise margins and lower shrinks expense. Meanwhile, the increase in operating expenses was due to higher store payroll and annualizing the benefit recorded last year for the net gain on disposal of certain assets. The full analyst notes on AutoZone are available to download free of charge at:

Jacobs Engineering Group Inc Analyst Notes
On May 27, 2014, Jacobs Engineering Group Inc (Jacobs Engineering) reported that it will participate at the Credit Suisse Engineering & Construction Conference to be held in New York. Jacobs Engineering's CFO, John Prosser will be initiating the discussion on June 5, 2014, at 8:00 a.m. ET. A live webcast of the conference will be made available on the Company's Investor Relations website. The full analyst notes on Jacobs Engineering are available to download free of charge at:

Advance Auto Parts, Inc. Analyst Notes
On May 15, 2014, Advance Auto Parts, Inc. (Advance Auto Parts) announced its Q1 FY 2014 financial results (period ended April 19, 2014). For the quarter, sales increased 47.3% YoY to $3.0 million, driven by the acquisition of General Parts, solid execution delivering a comparable same store sales increase of 2.4%, and the addition of new stores over the 12 month period. Q1 FY 2014 comparable cash earnings per share were $2.25, compared with $1.66 in Q1 FY 2013. Meanwhile, the Company's comparable operating income increased 38.2% YoY to $284.4 million during the quarter. The full analyst notes on Advance Auto Parts are available to download free of charge at:

Air Methods Corp Analyst Notes
On May 8, 2014, Air Methods Corp (Air Methods) reported its Q1 2014 financial results. Revenues increased 24.5% YoY to $223.1 million. Q1 2014 net income was $10.8 million, or $0.28 per diluted share, compared with net loss of $5.7 million, or $0.15 per diluted share in Q1 2013. Commenting on the results, Aaron Todd, CEO, Air Methods, said, "As anticipated, our first quarter results reflect a return to more normalized levels as weather was less severe and seasonality variations in payer mix between summer and winter months less extreme. We are also pleased that our tourism operations since the acquisition of Blue Hawaiian continue to show accretive results in line with expectations." The full analyst notes on Air Methods are available to download free of charge at:

Penske Automotive Group, Inc. Analyst Notes
On May 27, 2014, Penske Automotive Group, Inc.'s (Penske Automotive) stock increased 1.20%, ending the day $47.07. Over the previous three trading sessions, shares of the Company increased 2.55% compared with S&P 500 which also increased 1.26%, during the same trading period. The full analyst notes on Penske Automotive are available to download free of charge at:

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