AutoZone

Rank: No. 43
Latest 12-Month Sales: $8.2 billion
Estimated EPS Current Fiscal Year: $23.04
Estimated EPS Next Fiscal Year: $26.72

AutoZone has experienced increasing sales and profit as aging cars require repairs. The company is now building up a business in which it hasn't been a big factor: selling to professional mechanics. Expanding beyond the U.S. and Mexico, AutoZone plans to open its first Brazil store in 2012.

Photograph by: Emile Wamsteker/Bloomberg
 
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