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    It's now above my (2nd) purchase price.
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    US AUTO PARTS – (PRTS) @ $2.44 ==> “INDUSTRY REPORT” => On e-Commerce “Auto Aftermarket Parts” Trends…. E-Commerce Auto Parts Industry expected to Grow at +18.50% / “CAGR” -over- Next 5 YEARS… MOBILE to Grow +25.00% “CAGR”


    PRTS management is betting the company’s “Entire Future” on the success -of- CarParts.com
    PRTS management has recently consolidated => “18” Websites -&- Mobile Platforms
    And are now migrating nearly “15 Million” monthly website visitors…
    Directly to their “Brand New” => CarParts.com / Platform
    CarParts.com is a “Web -&- App” based platform
    And the Early results have been extremely good…
    Conversion Rates are Up +33.00% since the new platform was launched less than 6 Months Ago
    I have been following the Platform’s => Progress … Especially in “Mobile”
    This platform is just getting => Better -&- Better -&- Better
    And the platform is expected to get even “Better -&- Better -&- Better” in the future… For many years to come
    If you are invested in (PRTS) today.. Or you are Considering an Investment -in- (PRTS)
    Get intimately familiar with ==> CarParts.com
    This is where => 100.00% of your Investment will be Riding .. At all Times
    I highly recommend those interested….
    You should “Click” -on- The “LINK” that I have posted Below
    Welcome to the “NEW” and “GREATLY IMPROVED” => CarParts.com
    REFERENCE LINK:
    https://www.carparts.com/





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    Don't you think the evolution of the EV automobile engine will have less moving parts that do not wear out , and the evolution of printing will decrease the demand ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by smartmoneyfollower View Post
    Don't you think the evolution of the EV automobile engine will have less moving parts that do not wear out , and the evolution of printing will decrease the demand ?
    Maybe, but how about this as an offsset ?


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    US AUTO PARTS – (PRTS) @ $1.98 ==> ( VIDEO ) ==> CarParts.com is “Rapidly Expanding” their Sales Force -&- Call Center Operations -for- 2020 and Future Out Years => Very Positive Signal for Future Revenue Growth -&- Cash Flows




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    Stock analysts at Craig Hallum started coverage on shares of U.S. Auto Parts Network (NASDAQ:PRTS) in a research report issued on Wednesday, The Fly reports. The brokerage set a “buy” rating and a $4.00 price target on the specialty retailer’s stock. Craig Hallum’s price target indicates a potential upside of 71.67% from the company’s current price.
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    "Hires" Carl Icahn's Top Auto Exec=> Dave Morris
    Will Run Global Supply Chain -as- CMO
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    HALLUM initiates w/ "BUY" Rating
    Says shares could be worth:
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    Over Next few Years @ 20.00%+ CAGR
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    CarParts.com Unveils New Brand Identity that Drives Customer Experience

    Customer-Informed Redesign Takes Stress Out of Automotive Issues

    February 24, 2020 10:00 AM Eastern Standard Time
    CARSON, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--(NASDAQ: PRTS). As it seeks to simplify and improve the car parts buying and vehicle ownership experience, CarParts.com—a division of US Auto Parts Network and one of the largest online providers of automotive aftermarket parts and accessories—debuted a new website, logo and tagline. The rebrand is the culmination of detailed user testing and research as well as an extensive review of customer feedback, and will reflect the company’s comprehensive offerings, value and mission to make online parts shopping even easier.
    “The driving experience is evolving and so is CarParts.com,” said Lev Peker, CEO of US Auto Parts Network. “Drivers have made clear what they are looking for: a streamlined experience tailored to their individual needs. While our name remains the same, our logo, website and tagline have changed to reflect a modernized approach that’s representative of the company’s evolving products and services.”
    The redesign focused on user experience, optimizing the vehicle selector and overall interface to help customers find the right parts for their vehicle more quickly, regardless of customers’ automotive expertise. In response to customer feedback, the new website also features streamlined checkout and returns processes, expedited delivery options, and competitive pricing.
    The new visual identity conveys the company’s commitment to car owners while maintaining its 22-year history as a trusted and knowledgeable resource for drivers when automotive issues arise. The brand includes a new tagline, “Right Parts, Guaranteed,” referencing how any part purchased from CarParts.com is guaranteed to fit your car or your money back. The refreshed logo and tagline will appear on the company’s website, social channels, advertising, and packaging.
    CarParts.com also released its first official ad on YouTube, Facebook, and Instagram, an example of its new branding initiative, with a spirit of approachability and more personal feel that highlights the company’s driver-first mindset.
    “A brand is so much more than just a redesign,” said Houman Akhavan, Chief Marketing Officer of US Auto Parts Network. “It reflects who we are as a company, our mission, values, and all we offer our customers. Our customers should always know that we are here for them. The new brand makes our commitment clear.”
    The new branding is part of CarParts.com's multifaceted approach to growth — which also includes a great focus on high-margin products, operational efficiency, and careful investments-- that is transforming the company into the go-to aftermarket parts brand.
    CarParts.com executives are available to discuss the new brand. To arrange an interview or learn more, please contact Sasha Trosman at press@usautoparts.com.
    About CarParts.com
    Established in 1999, CarParts.com, a division of US Auto Parts Network, is an e-commerce auto parts retailer. With over 10 million orders shipped, we’ve helped millions of customers across the United States find the right part for their vehicle and get back on the road, hassle-free.
    Our vast catalog provides a one-stop shop for quality, discount auto parts and car accessories across a large selection of vehicle makes, including but not limited to Ford, Dodge, Toyota, Honda, Chevy, Volkswagen and more. All of our parts are sourced by industry veterans with a combined 100+ years’ experience in automotive mechanics with rigorous quality control.

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    Q4 Private Label Sales up 15%; Drives Strongest Level of Gross Margin Since 2011 -
    CARSON, Calif., March 9, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- U.S. Auto Parts Network, Inc. (NASDAQ: PRTS), one of the largest online providers of aftermarket automotive parts and accessories, is reporting results for the fourth quarter and full year ended December 31, 2019.

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    Fourth Quarter 2019 Summary vs. Year-Ago Quarter

    • Private label sales increased 15% Y/Y.
    • Gross profit increased 28% to $21.2 million, with gross margin up 800 basis points to 33.7%.
    • Net sales declined as expected to $63.0 million compared to $64.7 million due to reduction of unprofitable business lines.
    • Net loss was $(25.1) million or $(0.70) per share, compared to a net loss of $(4.5) million or $(0.13) per share. Q4 2019 includes a $(21.5) million deferred tax valuation allowance.
    • Adjusted EBITDA increased 137% to $1.7 million.
    • Ended the quarter with no revolver debt.

    Full Year 2019 Summary vs. 2018

    • Private label sales increased 6% Y/Y.
    • Gross profit increased 7% to $84.2 million, with gross margin up 280 basis points to 30.0%.
    • Net sales declined as expected to $280.7 million compared to $289.5 million due to reduction of unprofitable business lines.
    • Net loss was $(31.5) million or $(0.89) per share, compared to a net loss of $(4.9) million or $(0.14) per share. The change was driven by the deferred tax valuation allowance and transition cost and detention related costs.
    • Adjusted EBITDA was $4.5 million vs. $10.4 million.

    Management Commentary
    "The fourth quarter marked a key inflection point in our business, as the strategies and initiatives we deployed over the course of 2019 began to materialize in our results," said Lev Peker, CEO of U.S. Auto Parts. "Our elimination of unprofitable revenue and strict focus on private label sales led to our strongest level of gross margin in eight years. Further, our implementation of various cost reduction initiatives has created a leaner and more efficient operating model, which enabled us to more than double adjusted EBITDA to $1.7 million during the quarter. We began our turn-around strategy roughly one year ago, and these exceptional improvements tell us that our strategy is working.
    "While we are very proud of our work last year and the improvements we have made. We view these recent results as a guidepost. They are proof we are moving in the right direction, but we do not for a minute think our work is done. There is still plenty we want to accomplish and improve upon, and we have taken concrete steps in 2019 to position U.S. Auto Parts to make further improvements in 2020. In fact, through the first two months of this year, we are currently on pace to generate more than 30% growth in private label sales compared to Q1 2019, resulting in double digit growth in the overall business, while maintaining our strong level of gross margin. We are still in the early innings of taking U.S. Auto Parts to its full potential."
    Fourth Quarter 2019 Financial Results
    Net sales in the fourth quarter of 2019 were $63.0 million compared to $64.7 million in the year-ago quarter. As expected, the decline was driven by a proactive reduction of low-margin and unprofitable branded sales, partially offset by a 15% increase in higher-margin private label sales. Private label sales accounted for approximately 90%of sales in the fourth quarter of 2019 compared to 76% in the year ago period.
    Gross profit in the fourth quarter increased 28% to $21.2 million compared to $16.6 million last year, with gross margin up 800 bps to 33.7% compared to 25.6%. These improvements were driven by strong growth in private label sales, as well as inventory mix and higher in-stock rates.
    Total operating expenses in the fourth quarter were $23.3 million compared to $21.3 million in the fourth quarter last year. The increase was driven by personnel costs related to the new DC & marketing spend.
    Net loss in the fourth quarter increased to $(25.1) million compared to $(4.5) million in the fourth quarter last year. This was driven by a valuation allowance of $(21.5) million related to our tax deferred assets.
    Adjusted EBITDA in the fourth quarter increased to $1.7 million compared to $0.7M in the year-ago quarter, with the improvements driven by the aforementioned increase in higher-margin private label sales and prudent cost and inventory management.

    At fiscal year-end December 28, 2019, the company had no revolver debt and a cash balance of $2.3 million compared to no debt and a $2.0 million cash balance at December 29, 2018.
    Key Operating Metrics
    Q4 2019 Q4 2018 Q3 2019
    Conversion Rate 1 2.8 % 2.5 % 3.2 %
    Unique Visitors (millions) 1 13.3 16.5 13.8
    Number of Orders - E-commerce only (thousands) 375 415 441
    Number of Orders - Online Marketplace (thousands) 432 346 412
    Total Number of Internet Orders (thousands) 807 761 853
    Revenue Capture (% Sales) 2 90.7 % 86.7 % 89.3 %
    Average Order Value - Total Internet Orders $ 77 $ 85 $ 78

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    1. Excludes online marketplaces.
    2. Revenue capture is the amount of actual dollars retained after taking into consideration returns, credit card declines and product fulfillment and excludes online marketplaces.

    Conference Call
    U.S. Auto Parts CEO Lev Peker and CFO/COO David Meniane will host the conference call, followed by a question and answer period.
    Date: Monday, March 9, 2020
    Time: 5:00 p.m. Eastern time (2:00 p.m. Pacific time)
    Toll-free dial-in number: 877‑407‑9039
    International dial-in number: 201‑689‑8470
    Conference ID: 13698758
    Please call the conference telephone number 5‑10 minutes prior to the start time. An operator will register your name and organization. If you have any difficulty connecting with the conference call, please contact Gateway Investor Relations at 1‑949‑574‑3860.
    The conference call will be broadcast live. A telephone replay of the conference call will also be available on the same day through March 23, 2020.
    Toll-free replay number: 844‑512‑2921
    International replay number: 412‑317‑6671
    Replay ID: 13698758
    About U.S. Auto Parts Network, Inc.
    Established in 1995, U.S. Auto Parts is a leading online provider of automotive aftermarket parts, including collision, engine, and performance parts and accessories. Through the Company's network of websites, U.S. Auto Parts provides consumers with a broad selection of competitively priced products, all mapped by a proprietary database with applications based on vehicle makes, models and years. U.S. Auto Parts' flagship websites include www.carparts.com, www.jcwhitney.com, and www.autopartswarehouse.com as well as the Company's corporate website at www.usautoparts.com.
    U.S. Auto Parts is headquartered in Carson, California.
    Non-GAAP Financial Measures
    Regulation G, and other provisions of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, define and prescribe the conditions for use of certain non-GAAP financial information. We provide "Adjusted EBITDA," which is a non-GAAP financial measure. Adjusted EBITDA consists of net income before (a) interest expense, net; (b) income tax provision; (c) depreciation and amortization expense; (d) amortization of intangible assets; (e) share-based compensation expense; (f) costs associated with our customs issue; and (g) costs associated with the executive transitions.
    The Company believes that this non-GAAP financial measure provides important supplemental information to management and investors. This non-GAAP financial measure reflects an additional way of viewing aspects of the Company's operations that, when viewed with the GAAP results and the accompanying reconciliation to corresponding GAAP financial measures, provides a more complete understanding of factors and trends affecting the Company's business and results of operations.
    Management uses Adjusted EBITDA as one measure of the Company's operating performance because it assists in comparing the Company's operating performance on a consistent basis by removing the impact of stock compensation expense and the costs associated with the customs issue, as well as other items that we do not believe are representative of our ongoing operating performance. Internally, this non-GAAP measure is also used by management for planning purposes, including the preparation of internal budgets; for allocating resources to enhance financial performance; and for evaluating the effectiveness of operational strategies. The Company also believes that analysts and investors use Adjusted EBITDA as a supplemental measure to evaluate the ongoing operations of companies in our industry.
    This non-GAAP financial measure is used in addition to and in conjunction with results presented in accordance with GAAP and should not be relied upon to the exclusion of GAAP financial measures. Management strongly encourages investors to review the Company's consolidated financial statements in their entirety and to not rely on any single financial measure. Because non-GAAP financial measures are not standardized, it may not be possible to compare these financial measures with other companies' non-GAAP financial measures having the same or similar names. In addition, the Company expects to continue to incur expenses similar to the non-GAAP adjustments described above, and exclusion of these items from the Company's non-GAAP measures should not be construed as an inference that these costs are all unusual, infrequent or non-recurring.
    Safe Harbor Statement
    This press release contains statements which are based on management's current expectations, estimates and projections about the Company's business and its industry, as well as certain assumptions made by the Company. These statements are forward looking statements for the purposes of the safe harbor provided by Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended and Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended. Words such as "anticipates," "could," "expects," "intends," "plans," "potential," "believes," "predicts," "projects," "seeks," "estimates," "may," "will," "would," "will likely continue" and variations of these words or similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements. These statements include, but are not limited to, its future operating results and financial condition, the impact of changes in our key operating metrics, and our potential growth and our liquidity requirements. We undertake no obligation to revise or update publicly any forward-looking statements for any reason. These statements are not guarantees of future performance and are subject to certain risks, uncertainties and assumptions that are difficult to predict. Therefore, our actual results could differ materially and adversely from those expressed in any forward-looking statements as a result of various factors.
    Important factors that may cause such a difference include, but are not limited to, competitive pressures, our dependence on search engines to attract customers, demand for the Company's products, the online market and channel mix for aftermarket auto parts, the economy in general, increases in commodity and component pricing that would increase the Company's product costs, the operating restrictions in its credit agreement, the weather, the impact of the customs issues and any other factors discussed in the Company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC"), including the Risk Factors contained in the Company's Annual Report on Form 10‑K and Quarterly Reports on Form 10‑Q, which are available at www.usautoparts.net and the SEC's website at www.sec.gov. You are urged to consider these factors carefully in evaluating the forward-looking statements in this release and are cautioned not to place undue reliance on such forward-looking statements, which are qualified in their entirety by this cautionary statement. Unless otherwise required by law, the Company expressly disclaims any obligation to update publicly any forward-looking statements, whether as result of new information, future events or otherwise.
    Investor Relations:
    Sean Mansouri, CFA or Cody Slach
    Gateway Investor Relations
    949‑574‑3860
    PRTS@gatewayir.com

    Summarized information for our continuing operations for the periods presented is as follows (in millions):
    Thirteen Weeks Ended Fifty-two Weeks Ended
    December 28, 2019 December 29, 2018 December 28, 2019 December 29, 2018
    Net sales $ 62.96 $ 64.65 $ 280.66 $ 289.47
    Gross profit $ 21.19 $ 16.57 $ 84.22 $ 78.72
    33.7 % 25.6 % 30.0 % 27.2 %
    Operating expenses $ 23.33 $ 21.26 $ 92.47 $ 83.73
    37.1 % 32.9 % 32.9 % 28.9 %
    (Loss) income from operations $ (2.14) $ (4.69) $ (8.25) $ (5.01)
    (3.4) % (7.3) % (2.9) % (1.7) %
    Net loss $ (25.09) $ (4.48) $ (31.55) $ (4.89)
    (39.8) % (6.9) % (11.2) % (1.7) %
    Adjusted EBITDA $ 1.69 $ 0.71 $ 4.53 $ 10.38
    2.7 % 1.1 % 1.6 % 3.6 %


    The table below reconciles net loss to Adjusted EBITDA for the periods presented (in thousands):
    Thirteen Weeks Ended Fifty-two Weeks Ended
    December 28, 2019 December 29, 2018 December 28, 2019 December 29, 2018
    Net loss (25,087) (4,480) (31,548) (4,889)
    Depreciation & amortization 1,680 1,390 6,247 5,802
    Amortization of intangible assets 25 45 100 185
    Interest expense, net 486 380 1,897 1,595
    Taxes 22,455 (600) 21,437 (329)
    EBITDA $ (441) $ (3,265) $ (1,867) $ 2,364
    Stock comp expense 1,701 1,891 3,656 3,595
    Employee transition costs(1) 387 1,315 2,274 774
    Customs costs(2) 46 774 464 5,046
    Proceeds from AutoMD sale (1,400)
    Adjusted EBITDA $ 1,693 $ 715 $ 4,527 $ 10,379

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    (1) We incurred costs related to the transition of executive management related to severance, recruiting, hiring bonuses, and relocation costs.
    (2) We incurred port and carrier fees and legal costs associated with our customs related issues.


    U.S. AUTO PARTS NETWORK, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
    CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF COMPREHENSIVE OPERATIONS
    (Unaudited, in Thousands, Except Per Share Data)
    Fiscal Year Ended
    December 28, December 29,
    2019 2018
    Net sales $ 280,657 $ 289,467
    Cost of sales (1) 196,434 210,746
    Gross profit 84,223 78,721
    Operating expenses:
    Marketing 44,341 38,081
    General and administrative 17,744 19,964
    Fulfillment 24,946 21,310
    Technology 5,342 4,188
    Amortization of intangible assets 100 185
    Total operating expenses 92,473 83,728
    Loss from operations (8,250) (5,007)
    Other income (expense):
    Other, net 36 1,387
    Interest expense (1,897) (1,598)
    Total other expense, net (1,861) (211)
    Loss before income taxes (10,111) (5,218)
    Income tax (benefit) provision 21,437 (329)
    Net loss (31,548) (4,889)
    Other comprehensive income:
    Foreign currency translation adjustments (52) 22
    Actuarial loss on defined benefit plan (313)
    Total other comprehensive income (365) 22
    Comprehensive loss $ (31,913) $ (4,867)
    Loss per share:
    Basic and diluted net loss per share $ (0.89) $ (0.14)
    Weighted average common shares outstanding:
    Shares used in computation of basic and diluted net loss per share 35,720 34,941

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    (1) Excludes depreciation and amortization expense which is included in marketing, general and administrative and fulfillment expense.


    U.S. AUTO PARTS NETWORK, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
    CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
    (Unaudited, In Thousands, Except Par and Liquidation Value)
    December 28, December 29,
    2019 2018
    ASSETS
    Current assets:
    Cash and cash equivalents $ 2,273 $ 2,031
    Accounts receivable, net 2,669 3,727
    Inventory 52,500 49,626
    Other current assets 4,931 3,401
    Total current assets 62,373 58,785
    Deferred income taxes 21,833
    Property and equipment, net 9,650 15,184
    Right-of-use - assets - operating leases, net 4,544
    Right-of-use - assets - financing leases, net 9,011
    Other non-current assets 2,368 2,163
    Total assets $ 87,946 $ 97,965
    LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY
    Current liabilities:
    Accounts payable $ 44,433 $ 34,039
    Accrued expenses 9,519 10,247
    Current portion of capital leases payable 594
    Customer deposits 652 521
    Notes payable, current 729
    Right-of-use - obligation - operating, current 1,368
    Right-of-use - obligation - finance, current 640
    Other current liabilities 2,605 2,918
    Total current liabilities 59,946 48,319
    Capital leases payable, net of current 8,559
    Notes payable, non-current 1,060
    Right-of-use - obligation - operating, non-current 3,419
    Right-of-use - obligation - finance, non-current 8,627
    Other non-current liabilities 2,514 2,265
    Total liabilities 75,566 59,143
    Commitments and contingencies
    Stockholders' equity:
    Series A convertible preferred stock, $0.001 par value; $1.45 per share liquidation value or aggregate of $6,017; 4,150 shares authorized; 2,771 shares issued and outstanding at both December 28, 2019 and December 29, 2018 3 3
    Common stock, $0.001 par value; 100,000 shares authorized; 36,167 and 34,992 shares issued and outstanding at December 28, 2019 and December 29, 2018 (of which 2,525 are treasury stock) 38 38
    Treasury stock (7,146) (7,146)
    Additional paid-in capital 187,147 183,139
    Accumulated other comprehensive income 214 579
    Accumulated deficit (167,876) (137,791)
    Total stockholders' equity 12,380 38,822
    Total liabilities and stockholders' equity $ 87,946 $ 97,965


    U.S. AUTO PARTS NETWORK, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
    CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS
    (Unaudited, In Thousands)
    Fiscal Year Ended
    December 28, December 29,
    2019 2018
    Operating activities
    Net loss $ (31,548) $ (4,889)
    Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by operating activities:
    Depreciation and amortization expense 6,252 5,802
    Amortization of intangible assets 100 185
    Deferred income taxes 21,287 (446)
    Share-based compensation expense 3,656 3,595
    Stock awards issued for non-employee director service 19 14
    Amortization of deferred financing costs 1 4
    Loss from disposition of assets 1
    Changes in operating assets and liabilities:
    Accounts receivable 1,058 (1,257)
    Inventory (2,874) 4,605
    Other current assets (1,527) (1,326)
    Other non-current assets 166 150
    Accounts payable and accrued expenses 9,953 742
    Other current liabilities (99) (1,135)
    Right-of-Use Obligation - Operating Leases - Current 1,364
    Right-of-Use Obligation - Operating Leases - Long-term (1,121)
    Other non-current liabilities 190 136
    Net cash provided by operating activities 6,877 6,181
    Investing activities
    Additions to property and equipment (6,160) (5,689)
    Proceeds from sale of property and equipment 1
    Net cash used in investing activities (6,160) (5,688)
    Financing activities
    Borrowings from revolving loan payable 14,626 3,316
    Payments made on revolving loan payable (14,626) (3,316)
    Proceeds from notes payable 257
    Payment of notes payable (130)
    Payments on capital leases (670) (598)
    Statutory tax withholding payment for share-based compensation (302) (430)
    Proceeds from exercise of stock options 460 6
    Payment of liabilities related to financing activities (100)
    Preferred stock dividends paid (80) (161)
    Net cash used in financing activities (465) (1,283)
    Effect of exchange rate changes on cash (10) (29)
    Net change in cash and cash equivalents 242 (819)
    Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of period 2,031 2,850
    Cash and cash equivalents, end of period $ 2,273 $ 2,031
    Supplemental disclosure of non-cash investing and financing activities:
    Right-of-use operating asset acquired $ 1,098 $
    Right-of-use financed asset acquired $ 947 $
    Accrued asset purchases $ 720 $ 1,008
    Fixed asset purchased through note payable $ 1,919 $
    Supplemental disclosure of cash flow information:
    Cash paid during the period for income taxes $ 95 $ 81
    Cash paid during the period for interest $ 1,896 $ 1,606



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    US AUTO PARTS – (PRTS) @ $1.90 ==> Carparts.com Web Traffic…. Was Up a Massive => +34.00% -in- March … The Company’s Biggest Growth Rate -in- Decades


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    Source: comScore

    Web Traffic data and analytics researchers “ComScore” … Released their March web traffic data yesterday
    “ComScore” reports that Carparts.com unique visitor traffic…. Was up a massive +34.00% -in- March
    Further evidence that the PRTS business is gaining => Significant Momentum -&- Traction
    Also… PRTS is very likely benefiting handsomely from this COVID nightmare
    Triggering an accelerated “dynamics shift” …
    A clear change in the manner that Americans are purchasing their aftermarket car parts these days
    Appears that folks are shifting away, if not shunning the big box brick-and-mortar car parts retailers of late
    Amid the Federal “Shelter-in-Place” restrictions and the general fears about going outdoors…
    All brought about by the COVID pandemic
    Based upon these robust web visitation growth patterns that are emerging -for- CarParts.com
    I think there should be “plenty of upside” in the upcoming Q’1 PRTS earnings estimates… Which should be out in early May
    And I would further expect very strong forward looking commentary -for- The Q’2 period and beyond
    The PRTS shares remain extremely, extremely cheap
    Trading at just 4.6x times EV/EBITDA… And just 0.20x EV/Sales
    Ridiculously cheap multiples for an “Online Retailer” beginning to see explosive web traffic patterns and record gross profit margins
    There aren’t a ton of American Companies that are actually benefiting from this COVID crisis right now
    So PRTS really has an opportunity here … To execute … And then just let their business fundamentals really shine through
    PRTS stock now looks poised to be heading => Much, Much Higher -in- Share Price















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    ORRANCE, Calif., May 6, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- U.S. Auto Parts Network, Inc. (NASDAQ: PRTS), one of the largest online providers of aftermarket automotive parts and accessories, is reporting results for the first quarter ended March 28, 2020.
    Q1 2020 and Current QTD Highlights vs. Year-Ago Period

    • Q1 net sales increased 18% to a company record $87.8 million, with a 42% increase in private label sales.
    • Q1 gross profit increased 48% to $29.8 million, the highest quarterly gross profit in nearly a decade, with gross margin up 700 basis points to 33.9%.
    • Q1 net loss improved to $(1.0) million or $(0.03) per share, compared to a net loss of $(3.6) million or $(0.10) per share.
    • Q1 adjusted EBITDA increased significantly to $4.3 million compared to $(0.1) million.
    • Net sales through the first five weeks of Q2 were up more than 40%.


    https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/us-auto-parts-reports-record-sales-for-first-quarter-2020-301054229.html
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    U.S. Auto Parts price target raised to $10 from $5 at Barrington
    Barrington analyst Gary Prestopino raised the firm's price target on U.S. Auto Parts to $10 from $5 and keeps an Outperform rating on the shares. The analyst raised estimates for the company to reflect its better than expected Q1 results and the positive impact of management's efforts at driving growth and efficiencies. U.S. Auto Parts continues to expect strong growth in adjusted EBITDA in 2020, Prestopino tells investors in a research note.
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    You said this was a $5 stock, and here we are...Nice job!

    I'm still holding with a $1.74 average. May cash out and ride free shares, but this thing still looks pretty, so...
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    Quote Originally Posted by MattyMatt View Post
    You said this was a $5 stock, and here we are...Nice job!

    I'm still holding with a $1.74 average. May cash out and ride free shares, but this thing still looks pretty, so...
    Very optimistic going forward. Index buying will support PRTS short term. You see price targets being raised now, and look for new coverage from some other firms shortly
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    The Dallas Morning News:

    Auto parts firm opening new shipping hub in Grand Prairie

    https://www.dallasnews.com/business/real-estate/2020/05/27/auto-parts-firm-opening-new-shipping-hub-in-grand-prairie/
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    Bruce-I thought of you seeing a 52 wk high scroll on my alerts. I have held this since 2017 haha!!! Let's make some money now. Also, still have Gden!! Hope all is well. Cheers
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    PRTS now became option-able Significant development as now should generate more interest for speculators and the ability to hedge for institutions

    Glad to see Im not alone as PRTS needed time, but we are on our way now

    Still long GDEN, and ERI hella of ride its been for all the casino stocks
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    TDameritrade lists agencies rating each stock among its info. One of them has had Reduce since 2018. It's up 255%+10% today since then.
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    CarParts.com to Open Cutting-Edge Grand Prairie, Texas Distribution Center
    June 01 2020 - 08:00AM
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    Center Will Create 150 Jobs and $10 Million in Economic Impact in First 18 Months, Enable Faster Delivery for Customers
    U.S. Auto Parts Network, Inc. (NASDAQ: PRTS), one of the largest online providers of automotive aftermarket parts and accessories, today announced it would open a new 210,000 square foot distribution center in Grand Prairie, Texas. The distribution center, slated to begin operations in late 2020, will create a minimum of 150 new jobs and $10 million in economic impact in its first 18 months alone. When operational, the facility will deliver new parts to customers across the South and Southwest servicing all of the brands U.S. Auto Parts Network has to offer, including CarParts.com and JC Whitney.
    “CarParts.com has been experiencing exponential growth, and we needed to build this distribution center to stay ahead of demand,” said U.S. Auto Parts Network CEO Lev Peker. “We expect this trend to accelerate as customers become ever more comfortable buying car parts online. For so many of our customers, getting a part quickly is not optional – it is essential to keeping their vehicle on the road and helping them get to work. Thanks to this distribution center, we will be able to reach 64% of the country in one day or less.”
    “Everything is bigger in Texas, physical distances included,” he continued. “If we want to get our Texan customers their parts quickly, we had to build a distribution center here!”
    The facility will include a “will call” window where local residents who have ordered online can pick up their parts on-site.
    The mayor of Grand Prairie, Ron Jensen, was happy to welcome the new members of the community. “We are proud to be working closely with companies like U.S. Auto Parts Network to bring jobs to Texas,” he said. “Texas has seen far too many job losses recently, so we are humbled to see a growing company like U.S. Auto Parts Network put down roots and create jobs here in Grand Prairie.”
    For David Meniane, U.S. Auto Parts Network’s COO, building the distribution center in Grand Prairie was an easy decision. “Grand Prairie had everything we needed – a skilled workforce, a friendly business climate, and proximity to many of our best customers. As ecommerce – and the online automotive aftermarket in particular – grow exponentially, we are counting on this distribution center to ensure we get parts to our customers as quickly as possible.”
    People interested in employment at the Grand Prairie distribution center should visit https://www.carparts.com/careers/ for updates.
    About CarParts.com
    Established in 1999, CarParts.com is an e-commerce auto parts retailer that specializes in OE replacement collision, repair, and maintenance parts. With over 50 million parts delivered, we've helped millions of drivers across the United States find the right parts to fix their cars and keep their vehicles on the road. Our vehicle selector and easy-to-navigate, mobile-friendly website offers customers guaranteed fitment and a convenient online shopping experience. Paired with our 90-day return policy and satisfaction guarantee, CarParts.com makes it easier than ever to get the parts you need delivered straight to your door.
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    The information provided herein may include forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. Such statements include statements regarding our plans, strategies, business prospects, growth opportunities, changes and trends in our business and expansion into new markets. These forward-looking statements are based on management's current expectations, estimates, forecasts and projections about the Company and are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results and events to differ materially from those stated in the forward-looking statements, including without limitation, the following, our future operating and financial results, financial expectations, expected growth and strategies, key operating metrics and current business indicators, capital needs and deployment, liquidity, product offerings, customers and suppliers and competition, and other risks and uncertainties discussed under Item 1A - Risk Factors in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 28, 2019, as updated by our subsequent periodic reports. Forward-looking statements contained in this press release are made only as of the date hereof, and we undertake no obligation to update or revise the forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

    View source version on businesswire.com: https://www.businesswire.com/news/ho...0601005156/en/
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    (424) 702-1455 ext. 258
    press@usautoparts.com

    Investor Relations:
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    (949) 574-3860
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    Still holding...
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    Still holding most. Cashed in buy-in + a little profit.
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