Genuine Parts Co. (GPC) reported second-quarter sales of $5.9 billion, up 5.6% compared to second-quarter 2022.
GPC reported a 4.9% increase in comparable sales. A 1.8% benefit from acquisitions contributed to the quarterly results, the company noted.
Net income jumped 10% to $344 million. On a per-share diluted basis, net income was $2.44, an increase of nearly 11% compared to adjusted diluted earnings per share of $2.20 last year.
“We are pleased to report another solid quarter, which includes record sales and double-digit adjusted earnings growth,” said Paul Donahue, chairman and CEO. “Our second-quarter performance, once again, highlights the value and benefit of our global Automotive and Industrial business mix and geographic diversity, which we believe are competitive advantages that differentiate GPC in the marketplace.”
Sales for the Automotive Parts Group, which includes NAPA Auto Parts, increased 5.4% to $3.7 billion. The results include a 4.3% increase in comparable sales and a 2.6% benefit from acquisitions, according to the company.
“Global Automotive sales continue to benefit from our global diversification, as our businesses outside the U.S. posted mid-single-digit to double-digit growth in local currency in the second quarter,” said Will Stengel, president and chief operating officer.
“Our Industrial sales growth was broad based, with all product categories and major industries served growing from the prior year, allowing the Industrial team to post its 12th consecutive quarter of margin expansion. The global GPC team delivered a solid second quarter and our teams remain focused on the consistent execution of our strategic initiatives. We believe our investments in our people, customer solutions, technology, supply chain and emerging technology will continue to enhance our capabilities and leadership positions.”