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Genuine Parts Q1 sales $4.6 billion

Christian Fernsby ▼ | May 8, 2020
Genuine Parts Company announced its results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2020.
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Genuine Parts   Net income for the first quarter was $136.5 million
Sales for the first quarter ended March 31, 2020 were $4.6 billion, a 3.7% decrease compared to $4.7 billion for the same period in 2019.

Topics: Genuine Parts

Total sales for the first quarter included the contribution of 5.3% from prior year acquisitions, offset by a 3.5% comparable sales decrease, a 0.9% negative impact from foreign currency translation and a 4.8% impact due to the divestiture of certain businesses.

Excluding divestitures, net sales were up 1.1% in the first quarter.

Net income for the first quarter was $136.5 million and diluted earnings per share were $0.94.

Excluding the impact of certain transaction, restructuring and other costs and income, adjusted net income was $133.4 million, or $0.92 per diluted share compared to $1.28 per diluted share last year(1).

The Company estimates that coronavirus was an approximate 3.0% headwind to sales and had a 0.7% impact on total segment operating margin, or $0.21 per diluted share in the first quarter.

In addition, a non-cash mark-to-market expense related to a retirement plan valuation adjustment, incurred due to the extraordinary decline in the financial markets during the quarter, was an additional $0.10 headwind to earnings per share.

First quarter sales for the Automotive Group were down 1.6%, or down 1.0% excluding divestitures.

This includes a 5.7% contribution from acquisitions and other adjustments, less a 5.0% comparable sales decrease and an unfavorable foreign currency translation of 1.7%.

Sales for the Industrial Parts Group were down 7.7%, or up 4.7% excluding the EIS divestiture.

The increase in sales reflects a 7.8% benefit from acquisitions, offset by a 3.1% comparable sales decrease.

Sales for the Business Products Group were down 2.3%, including a 3.8% decrease related to the sale of SPR Canada and other divestitures.

Excluding these divestitures, sales for Business Products were up 1.5% for the quarter.