Genuine Parts Company, Atlanta, GA, reported sales of $2.87 billion for the second quarter ended June 30, 2008, up 4% from the prior-year period. Profit for the quarter was $133.1 million, up 2%.
EIS, the Electrical Group, recorded sales growth of 11% for the quarter. Motion Industries saw a sales jump of 7%. And the Automotive Group reported a 2% sales increase. S.P. Richards, the Office Products Group, reported flat sales relative to the second quarter last year.
For the first six months, sales were $5.61 billion, up 4% from the same period in 2007. Profit was $256.6 million, an increase of 2%.