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O'Reilly Automotive has the Highest Return on Equity in the Automotive Retail Industry (ORLY, ABG, LAD, AAP, AN)

By James Quinn

Below are the three companies in the Automotive Retail industry with the highest return on equity. The ROE is a general indication of the company's efficiency; investors usually look for companies with ROEs that are high and are growing.

O'Reilly Automotive ranks highest with a ROE of 45.0%. Asbury Automotive is next with a ROE of 33.4%. Lithia Motors ranks third highest with a ROE of 25.0%.

Advance Auto Parts follows with a ROE of 23.1%, and AutoNation rounds out the top five with a ROE of 21.6%.

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