Casey’s General Stores: Fueling Convenience - [Business Breakdowns, EP.125]
Today we are going into the land of convenience stores to break down Casey's General Stores. Casey's currently operates in 16 states in the Midwest and Southern US. As of this recording, they have close to a $10 billion market cap and are the number three player in their market.
To break down Casey's, Matt Reustle is joined by Markus Hansen, portfolio manager and senior analyst at Vontobel Asset Management. We cover the industry of convenience stores, including the competition that exists in this market and the unique geographical considerations. We also discuss the financial model, drivers of gasoline performance versus in-store purchases, and margin profiles across the different segments of this business. This is another fascinating story hidden in plain sight. Please enjoy this breakdown of Casey's.
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(00:02:42) - (First question) - The concept of Casey’s General Stores
(00:06:04) - Casey’s competitors and the market share in different regions
(00:10:52) - The main differences between Casey’s and a regular gas station
(00:14:09) - A brief history on Casey’s beginnings and its founder
(00:17:25) - A breakdown of the business’ revenue
(00:19:14) - Casey's growth despite the changing environment standards raising operational costs
(00:23:52) - The business’ margin profile
(00:26:53) - How Casey’s General competes with its peers and fuel pricing
(00:29:33) - The focus for Casey’s with regards to expansion opportunities
(00:33:06) - The hurdles involved with building new gas stations versus acquiring existing stores
(00:35:08) - Casey’s stance on franchising
(00:38:02) - The company’s attractiveness to buyers
(00:40:52) - Casey’s General’s average stock performance
(00:44:26) - Key risks of Casey’s
(00:47:30) - The main lessons learned from Casey’s General Stores
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