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LKQ NasdaqGS:LKQ Stock Report

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24 Sep, 2022


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Price History & Performance

Summary of all time highs, changes and price drops for LKQ
Historical stock prices
Current Share PriceUS$47.11
52 Week HighUS$60.43
52 Week LowUS$42.36
1 Month Change-15.56%
3 Month Change-5.63%
1 Year Change-9.94%
3 Year Change50.37%
5 Year Change30.90%
Change since IPO2,412.53%

Recent News & Updates

Sep 19

LKQ appoints CEO for Europe, CFO for group

Alternative and specialty parts provider LKQ (NASDAQ:LKQ) said Varun Laroyia is appointed CEO and MD of LKQ Europe and Rick Galloway the group's senior vice president and CFO. The appointments are effective immediately. Laroyia, who serves as CFO and executive vice president of the group, succeeds Arnd Franz. Franz is leaving the company to join Mahle Group as CEO. Galloway serves as CFO of LKQ Wholesale, North America and self service segments. Source: Press Release

Sep 09
With EPS Growth And More, LKQ (NASDAQ:LKQ) Makes An Interesting Case

With EPS Growth And More, LKQ (NASDAQ:LKQ) Makes An Interesting Case

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Aug 28
Why LKQ Corporation (NASDAQ:LKQ) Could Be Worth Watching

Why LKQ Corporation (NASDAQ:LKQ) Could Be Worth Watching

Let's talk about the popular LKQ Corporation ( NASDAQ:LKQ ). The company's shares saw a double-digit share price rise...

Aug 16
LKQ (NASDAQ:LKQ) Seems To Use Debt Quite Sensibly

LKQ (NASDAQ:LKQ) Seems To Use Debt Quite Sensibly

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Shareholder Returns

LKQUS Retail DistributorsUS Market

Return vs Industry: LKQ underperformed the US Retail Distributors industry which returned -5.1% over the past year.

Return vs Market: LKQ exceeded the US Market which returned -23.1% over the past year.

Price Volatility

Is LKQ's price volatile compared to industry and market?
LKQ volatility
LKQ Average Weekly Movement4.0%
Retail Distributors Industry Average Movement7.4%
Market Average Movement6.9%
10% most volatile stocks in US Market15.9%
10% least volatile stocks in US Market2.8%

Stable Share Price: LKQ is less volatile than 75% of US stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 4% a week.

Volatility Over Time: LKQ's weekly volatility (4%) has been stable over the past year.

About the Company

199846,000Nick Zarcone

LKQ Corporation distributes replacement parts, components, and systems used in the repair and maintenance of vehicles. It operates through three segments: North America, Europe, and Specialty. The company distributes bumper covers, automotive body panels, and lights, as well as automotive glass products, such as windshields; salvage products, including mechanical and collision parts comprising engines; transmissions; door assemblies; sheet metal products, such as trunk lids, fenders, and hoods; lights and bumper assemblies; scrap metal and other materials to metals recyclers; and brake pads, discs and sensors, clutches, steering and suspension products, filters, and oil and automotive fluids, as well as electrical products, including spark plugs and batteries.

LKQ Fundamentals Summary

How do LKQ's earnings and revenue compare to its market cap?
LKQ fundamental statistics
Market CapUS$12.93b
Earnings (TTM)US$1.21b
Revenue (TTM)US$13.17b


P/E Ratio


P/S Ratio

Earnings & Revenue

Key profitability statistics from the latest earnings report
LKQ income statement (TTM)
Cost of RevenueUS$7.83b
Gross ProfitUS$5.34b
Other ExpensesUS$4.13b

Last Reported Earnings

Jun 30, 2022

Next Earnings Date

Oct 27, 2022

Earnings per share (EPS)4.40
Gross Margin40.52%
Net Profit Margin9.17%
Debt/Equity Ratio41.1%

How did LKQ perform over the long term?

See historical performance and comparison



Current Dividend Yield


Payout Ratio
We’ve recently updated our valuation analysis.


Is LKQ undervalued compared to its fair value, analyst forecasts and its price relative to the market?

Valuation Score


Valuation Score 6/6

  • Price-To-Earnings vs Peers

  • Price-To-Earnings vs Industry

  • Price-To-Earnings vs Fair Ratio

  • Below Fair Value

  • Significantly Below Fair Value

  • Analyst Forecast

Key Valuation Metric

Which metric is best to use when looking at relative valuation for LKQ?

Other financial metrics that can be useful for relative valuation.

LKQ key valuation metrics and ratios. From Price to Earnings, Price to Sales and Price to Book to Price to Earnings Growth Ratio, Enterprise Value and EBITDA.
Key Statistics
Enterprise Value/Revenue1.2x
Enterprise Value/EBITDA9.6x
PEG Ratio-7.5x

Price to Earnings Ratio vs Peers

How does LKQ's PE Ratio compare to its peers?

LKQ PE Ratio vs Peers
The above table shows the PE ratio for LKQ vs its peers. Here we also display the market cap and forecasted growth for additional consideration.
CompanyPEEstimated GrowthMarket Cap
Peer Average37.7x
GPC Genuine Parts
FNKO Funko
FHAI Microalliance Group

Price-To-Earnings vs Peers: LKQ is good value based on its Price-To-Earnings Ratio (10.7x) compared to the peer average (37.7x).

Price to Earnings Ratio vs Industry

How does LKQ's PE Ratio compare vs other companies in the Global Retail Distributors Industry?

Price-To-Earnings vs Industry: LKQ is good value based on its Price-To-Earnings Ratio (10.7x) compared to the Global Retail Distributors industry average (14.8x)

Price to Earnings Ratio vs Fair Ratio

What is LKQ's PE Ratio compared to its Fair PE Ratio? This is the expected PE Ratio taking into account the company's forecast earnings growth, profit margins and other risk factors.

LKQ PE Ratio vs Fair Ratio.
Fair Ratio
Current PE Ratio10.7x
Fair PE Ratio12.3x

Price-To-Earnings vs Fair Ratio: LKQ is good value based on its Price-To-Earnings Ratio (10.7x) compared to the estimated Fair Price-To-Earnings Ratio (12.3x).

Share Price vs Fair Value

What is the Fair Price of LKQ when looking at its future cash flows? For this estimate we use a Discounted Cash Flow model.

Below Fair Value: LKQ ($47.11) is trading below our estimate of fair value ($86.43)

Significantly Below Fair Value: LKQ is trading below fair value by more than 20%.

Analyst Price Targets

What is the analyst 12-month forecast and do we have any statistical confidence in the consensus price target?

Analyst Forecast: Target price is more than 20% higher than the current share price and analysts are within a statistically confident range of agreement.

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Future Growth

How is LKQ forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 12 analysts?

Future Growth Score


Future Growth Score 0/6

  • Earnings vs Savings Rate

  • Earnings vs Market

  • High Growth Earnings

  • Revenue vs Market

  • High Growth Revenue

  • Future ROE


Forecasted annual earnings growth

Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts

Analyst Future Growth Forecasts

Earnings vs Savings Rate: LKQ's earnings are forecast to decline over the next 3 years (-1.4% per year).

Earnings vs Market: LKQ's earnings are forecast to decline over the next 3 years (-1.4% per year).

High Growth Earnings: LKQ's earnings are forecast to decline over the next 3 years.

Revenue vs Market: LKQ's revenue (2.8% per year) is forecast to grow slower than the US market (7.6% per year).

High Growth Revenue: LKQ's revenue (2.8% per year) is forecast to grow slower than 20% per year.

Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts

Future Return on Equity

Future ROE: LKQ's Return on Equity is forecast to be low in 3 years time (17.9%).

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Past Performance

How has LKQ performed over the past 5 years?

Past Performance Score


Past Performance Score 5/6

  • Quality Earnings

  • Growing Profit Margin

  • Earnings Trend

  • Accelerating Growth

  • Earnings vs Industry

  • High ROE


Historical annual earnings growth

Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: LKQ has high quality earnings.

Growing Profit Margin: LKQ's current net profit margins (9.2%) are higher than last year (7.5%).

Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: LKQ's earnings have grown by 19.3% per year over the past 5 years.

Accelerating Growth: LKQ's earnings growth over the past year (27.9%) exceeds its 5-year average (19.3% per year).

Earnings vs Industry: LKQ earnings growth over the past year (27.9%) underperformed the Retail Distributors industry 39.3%.

Return on Equity

High ROE: LKQ's Return on Equity (21.5%) is considered high.

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Financial Health

How is LKQ's financial position?

Financial Health Score


Financial Health Score 6/6

  • Short Term Liabilities

  • Long Term Liabilities

  • Debt Level

  • Reducing Debt

  • Debt Coverage

  • Interest Coverage

Financial Position Analysis

Short Term Liabilities: LKQ's short term assets ($4.3B) exceed its short term liabilities ($2.5B).

Long Term Liabilities: LKQ's short term assets ($4.3B) exceed its long term liabilities ($4.0B).

Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Debt Level: LKQ's net debt to equity ratio (36.4%) is considered satisfactory.

Reducing Debt: LKQ's debt to equity ratio has reduced from 78.4% to 41.1% over the past 5 years.

Debt Coverage: LKQ's debt is well covered by operating cash flow (50.6%).

Interest Coverage: LKQ's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT (24.1x coverage).

Balance Sheet

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What is LKQ current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?

Dividend Score


Dividend Score 3/6

  • Notable Dividend

  • High Dividend

  • Stable Dividend

  • Growing Dividend

  • Earnings Coverage

  • Cash Flow Coverage


Current Dividend Yield

Dividend Yield vs Market

Notable Dividend: LKQ's dividend (2.12%) is higher than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the US market (1.65%).

High Dividend: LKQ's dividend (2.12%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the US market (4.57%).

Stability and Growth of Payments

Stable Dividend: Too early to tell whether LKQ's dividend payments have been stable as they only just started paying a dividend.

Growing Dividend: Too early to tell if LKQ's dividend payments are increasing as they only just started paying a dividend.

Earnings Payout to Shareholders

Earnings Coverage: With its low payout ratio (17.9%), LKQ's dividend payments are well covered by earnings.

Cash Payout to Shareholders

Cash Flow Coverage: With its reasonably low cash payout ratio (31.7%), LKQ's dividend payments are well covered by cash flows.

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How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?


Average management tenure


Nick Zarcone (64 yo)





Mr. Dominick Paul Zarcone, also known as Nick, has been the Chief Executive Officer and President of LKQ Corporation since May 2017 and has been its Director since May 8, 2017. Mr. Zarcone served as Chief...

CEO Compensation Analysis

Compensation vs Market: Nick's total compensation ($USD9.45M) is about average for companies of similar size in the US market ($USD13.05M).

Compensation vs Earnings: Nick's compensation has increased by more than 20% in the past year.

Leadership Team

Experienced Management: LKQ's management team is considered experienced (4 years average tenure).

Board Members

Experienced Board: LKQ's board of directors are considered experienced (4.1 years average tenure).


Who are the major shareholders and have insiders been buying or selling?

Insider Trading Volume

Insider Buying: LKQ insiders have only sold shares in the past 3 months.

Recent Insider Transactions

NasdaqGS:LKQ Recent Insider Transactions by Companies or Individuals
DateValueNameEntityRoleSharesMax Price
04 Aug 22SellUS$88,304John MendelIndividual1,617US$54.61
29 Jul 22SellUS$3,820,418Joseph HolstenIndividual70,000US$54.58
17 May 22SellUS$251,750,000ValueAct Capital Management, L.P.Company5,000,000US$50.35

Ownership Breakdown

Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have not been meaningfully diluted in the past year.

Top Shareholders

Top 25 shareholders own 66.73% of the company
OwnershipNameSharesCurrent ValueChange %Portfolio %
The Vanguard Group, Inc.
BlackRock, Inc.
Massachusetts Financial Services Company
ValueAct Capital Management, L.P.
Boston Partners Global Investors, Inc.
State Street Global Advisors, Inc.
Allspring Global Investments, LLC
Eaton Vance Management
Lazard Asset Management LLC
Geode Capital Management, LLC
Goldman Sachs Asset Management, L.P.
Norges Bank Investment Management
J.P. Morgan Asset Management, Inc.
Wellington Management Group LLP
River Road Asset Management, LLC
Dimensional Fund Advisors LP
Arrowstreet Capital, Limited Partnership
Northern Trust Global Investments
Southpoint Capital Advisors LP
BNY Mellon Asset Management
Nordea Investment Management AB
UBS Asset Management
Legal & General Investment Management Limited
AllianceBernstein L.P.

Company Information

LKQ Corporation's employee growth, exchange listings and data sources

Key Information

  • Name: LKQ Corporation
  • Ticker: LKQ
  • Exchange: NasdaqGS
  • Founded: 1998
  • Industry: Distributors
  • Sector: Retail
  • Implied Market Cap: US$12.927b
  • Shares outstanding: 274.39m
  • Website:

Number of Employees


  • LKQ Corporation
  • 500 West Madison Street
  • Suite 2800
  • Chicago
  • Illinois
  • 60661
  • United States


TickerExchangePrimary SecuritySecurity TypeCountryCurrencyListed on
LKQNasdaqGS (Nasdaq Global Select)YesCommon StockUSUSDOct 2003
LKQ1DB (Deutsche Boerse AG)YesCommon StockDEEUROct 2003
0JSJLSE (London Stock Exchange)YesCommon StockGBUSDOct 2003
L1KQ34BOVESPA (Bolsa de Valores de Sao Paulo)BDR EACH 1 REPR 1 SHS UNSPONBRBRLJan 2020

Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2022/09/24 00:00
End of Day Share Price2022/09/23 00:00
Annual Earnings2021/12/31

Unless specified all financial data is based on a yearly period but updated quarterly. This is known as Trailing Twelve Month (TTM) or Last Twelve Month (LTM) Data. Learn more here.