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The Greenlight: Big Tesla’s Sneaky Spy Game

Car Parts: Bits and pieces of the latest automotive news

Dashboard: Your Twin Choice of Auto Stocks- April 2023

Around the Car: First Look: Accurate Renders of Next-Gen Dacia Duster Revealed After Initial Spy Shots


Big Tesla’s Sneaky Spy Game: Camera Controversy Unleashes Privacy Pandemonium

Pica Boo

Brace yourselves for some Tesla tea! Turns out their camera systems have been doing some sneaky spying. Ex-employees let it slip that from 2019-2022, they were sharing videos and images of Tesla drivers that they shouldn’t have had. Some were pretty hilarious, like a guy in his birthday suit strolling to his car, while others were straight-up shocking, like a Tesla slamming into a kid on a bike.

Tesla’s all like, “Don’t worry, it’s anonymous,” but the cameras also record vehicle location, so that’s like saying, “I promise not to peek while you change, but I’ve got X-ray vision.” Privacy, who? Big Tesla’s out here putting Big Brother to shame! 🚘😂🕵️‍♂️

Car Parts!

1- ‘Electrifying!’- Toyota plans factory overhaul for new electric vehicle platform after leadership jolt.

2- ‘Revving-riches!’- Roger Penske, Norman Braman, and Herb Chambers Among Six U.S. Auto Retailers on 2023 Forbes Billionaires List.

3- ‘Thrifty-Thrills’– Subaru reveals tougher 2023 Crosstrek Wilderness for off-road enthusiasts.

4- ‘Go Green!’– kia charges up: plans to sell one million electric vehicles annually by 2026!

5- ‘UK-Top10– Here are the top 10 best-seller cars in the UK for 2023.


Your Twin Choice of Auto Stocks- April 2023

  • Inflation has led consumers to prefer used cars over brand-new ones, simultaneously boosting used car sales.
  • AutoZone and Genuine Parts are two stocks that stand to benefit from this trend in auto sales.
  • Both companies are expanding their offerings as providers of automotive re-placement parts
  • AutoZone, with over 6,000 stores across the Americas, offers a wide range of products for various types of vehicles.
  • AutoZone stock is up +1% year to date, while Genuine Parts is down -6%, both trailing the S&P 500’s +7%.
  • Over the last three years, AutoZone stock has soared +186%, while Genuine Parts has climbed +142%, outperforming the benchmark.
  • AutoZone stock is trading around $2,500 per share and is only 4% away from its 52-week high. 
  • AutoZone’s forward price-to-earnings ratio (P/E) is 19.5X.
  • Genuine Parts stock is trading at $162 per share and is 14% lower than its 52-week high.
  • Genuine Parts’ forward P/E ratio is 18.4X.
  • Genuine Parts has a P/E valuation below the S&P 500’s at 18.4X but above the Automotive-Replacement Parts industry at 14.5X.
  • Genuine Parts trades 21% below its decade high of 23.4X and slightly below the median of 18.9X.
  • AutoZone has a P/E valuation just above the benchmark at 19.5X but slightly below its Automotive-Retail and Wholesale Parts industry average of 21X.
  • AutoZone trades 6% below its decade-long high of 20.7X, but 15% above the median of 16.9X

Growth Analysis: Automotive earnings are expected to rise by 9% in FY23 and 12% in FY24 with increasing earnings estimate revisions, while sales are forecasted to increase by 7% this year and rise another 4% in FY24, reaching a 53% increase from pre-pandemic levels in 201

Bottom Line: Both AutoZone and Genuine Parts have P/E valuations below the S&P 500, but above the Automotive-Replacement Parts industry average, with Genuine Parts trading 21% below its decade high and AutoZone slightly above its industry median

Around The Car

Spy Shot

drifters! Dacia’s gearing up to drop a new generation of their fan-favorite Duster SUV, and we’ve got the inside scoop (and some spicy spy shots) to whet your automotive appetite. This bad boy will be rollin’ on the Renault-Nissan Mitsubishi CMF-B architecture, which might just give us a hint of a hybrid powertrain in the mix. Let’s not forget that the Duster was Dacia’s second-best-selling model last year and Europe’s top retail SUV. Keep your eyes peeled for the sales launch of this game-changer, expected to hit the streets in early 2024. 🚗💨

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