Nick E. Mitchell, CFA, CMT

Senior Vice President, Equity Research Analyst


Nick joined Northcoast Research in April 2009 as a Senior Vice President and Equity Research Analyst covering the Automotive Aftermarket, Discount Retail, Rent-To-Own Retail, and Tire and Rubber Manufacturing sectors. Prior to joining Northcoast Research, Nick was with Ardor Capital LLC from 2004-2008, FTN Midwest Securities Corp. from 2002-2004, and McDonald Investments, Inc. in 2002. Nick and his team have developed an extensive network of industry contacts to draw from, including privately held tire installers, wholesale tire distributors, privately held rent-to-own dealers, virtual rent-to-own operators, rent-to-own vendors, privately held independent auto repair facilities, parts suppliers, and wholesalers. Additionally, Nick has developed a proprietary Dollar Store Pricing Survey to gauge industry competitive pricing dynamics, and a proprietary Miles Driven Index to track the miles traveled by light vehicles in the United States. Nick has been quoted, and has had his work cited, by The Wall Street Journal, Barron’s, Investor’s Business Daily, Bloomberg, Marketplace, Reuters, USA Today, Modern Tire Dealer, and RTOHQ The Magazine. He has received the Best on the Street Award from The Wall Street Journal and #3 Stock Picker award for 2010 from StarMine for the Multiline Retail Sector. Nick holds the Chartered Financial Analyst and Chartered Market Technician designations.

Automotive Aftermarket Retailers

Rent-to-Own Retailers

Advance Auto Parts - AAP

Aaron’s Inc. - AAN

AutoZone, Inc. - AZO

Rent-A-Center, Inc. RCII

O’Reilly Automotive, Inc. - ORLY

Monroe Muffler Brake, Inc. - MNRO

Discount Retailers

Tire & Rubber Manufacturers

Dollar General – DG

Cooper Tire & Rubber Company - CTB

Dollar Tree, Inc. – DLTR

Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company - GT

Fred’s Inc. – FRED

Off-Price Retail

Big Lots, Inc. – BIG

Ross Stories, Inc. – ROST

The TJX Companies, Inc. - TJX

Contact Information

phone    216.468.6902 (direct)
mobile  216.533.6360
email     nick.mitchell@northcoastresearch.com