- 19% increase in diluted earnings per share to $1.36
- Record high first quarter gross margin of 50.4%
- Comparable store sales increase of 0.6%, excluding Leap Day in 2012 of 1.9%
Advance Auto Parts is ripe for the picking, and it would give Walmart an even bigger physical presence in a new arena.
There is only an official statement. No press conference, no new projections.