LKQ CORP's gross profit margin for the third quarter of its fiscal year 2014 is essentially unchanged when compared to the same period a year ago. The company managed to grow both sales and net income at a faster pace than the average competitor in its industry this quarter as compared to the same quarter a year ago. LKQ CORP has average liquidity. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 1.11 which shows that technically this company has the ability to cover short-term cash needs. The company's liquidity has increased from the same period last year, indicating improving cash flow.
During the same period, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has increased by 18.34% from the same quarter last year. Together, the key liquidity measurements indicate that it is relatively unlikely that the company will face financial difficulties in the near future.
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|Income Statement||Q3 FY14||Q3 FY13|
|Net Sales ($mil)||1721.02||1298.09|
|Net Income ($mil)||91.52||73.45|
|Balance Sheet||Q3 FY14||Q3 FY13|
|Cash & Equiv. ($mil)||244.65||107.34|
|Total Assets ($mil)||5534.58||4361.06|
|Total Debt ($mil)||1898.04||1312.06|
|Profitability||Q3 FY14||Q3 FY13|
|Gross Profit Margin||38.68||40.0|
|Return on Assets||6.84||6.78|
|Return on Equity||14.2||13.12|
|Debt||Q3 FY14||Q3 FY13|
|Share Data||Q3 FY14||Q3 FY13|
|Shares outstanding (mil)||303.03||300.55|
|Div / share||0.0||0.0|
|Book value / share||8.8||7.5|
|Institutional Own %||n/a||n/a|
|Avg Daily Volume||1270203.0||1460739.0|
BUY. The current P/E ratio indicates a discount compared to an average of 22.81 for the Distributors industry and a premium compared to the S&P 500 average of 19.80. Conducting a second comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 3.10 indicates a premium versus the S&P 500 average of 2.79 and a significant discount versus the industry average of 4.76. The current price-to-sales ratio is well below the S&P 500 average, but above the industry average. Upon assessment of these and other key valuation criteria, LKQ CORP proves to trade at a discount to investment alternatives within the industry.
|LKQ 22.02||Peers 22.81||LKQ 20.18||Peers 19.85|
Average. An average P/E ratio can signify an industry neutral price for a stock and an average growth expectation.
LKQ is trading at a valuation on par with its peers.
Average. The P/CF ratio, a stock’s price divided by the company's cash flow from operations, is useful for comparing companies with different capital requirements or financing structures.
LKQ is trading at a valuation on par to its peers.
|LKQ 16.70||Peers 21.19||LKQ 0.72||Peers 2.85|
Average. An average price-to-projected earnings ratio can signify an industry neutral stock price and average future growth expectations.
LKQ is trading at a valuation on par with its peers.
Discount. The PEG ratio is the stock’s P/E divided by the consensus estimate of long-term earnings growth. Faster growth can justify higher price multiples.
LKQ trades at a significant discount to its peers.
|LKQ 3.10||Peers 4.76||LKQ 26.53||Peers 12.62|
Discount. A lower price-to-book ratio makes a stock more attractive to investors seeking stocks with lower market values per dollar of equity on the balance sheet.
LKQ is trading at a significant discount to its peers.
Higher. Elevated earnings growth rates can lead to capital appreciation and justify higher price-to-earnings ratios.
LKQ is expected to have an earnings growth rate that significantly exceeds its peers.
|LKQ 1.30||Peers 1.06||LKQ 32.38||Peers 15.52|
Premium. In the absence of P/E and P/B multiples, the price-to-sales ratio can display the value investors are placing on each dollar of sales.
LKQ is trading at a premium to its industry on this measurement.
Higher. A sales growth rate that exceeds the industry implies that a company is gaining market share.
LKQ has a sales growth rate that significantly exceeds its peers.
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