Atlanta, GA-based Genuine Parts Company (NYSE: GPC) reported sales
for the third quarter ended Sept. 30, 2009, were down 10% to $2.6 billion from the prior-year period. Profit for the quarter
was $107.6 million, a decrease of 18%.
For the nine months ended Sept. 30, 2009,
sales were $7.6 billion, down 11% compared with the same period in 2008. Profit for the nine months was $300.4
million, a decrease of 23%.
Sales for Motion Industries, GPC's industrial unit, were
down 22% for the quarter, and EIS, the Electrical Group, was down 30%.
Sales for the Automotive
Group were down 1%, and S.P. Richards, the Office Products Group, was down 5%.