LKQ CORP's gross profit margin for the first quarter of its fiscal year 2015 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 1.06 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 12.50% 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||Q1 FY15||Q1 FY14|
|Net Sales ($mil)||1773.91||1625.78|
|Net Income ($mil)||107.1||104.65|
|Balance Sheet||Q1 FY15||Q1 FY14|
|Cash & Equiv. ($mil)||175.49||113.25|
|Total Assets ($mil)||5522.47||5209.83|
|Total Debt ($mil)||1734.64||1730.73|
|Profitability||Q1 FY15||Q1 FY14|
|Gross Profit Margin||39.5||40.17|
|Return on Assets||6.95||6.36|
|Return on Equity||13.81||13.42|
|Debt||Q1 FY15||Q1 FY14|
|Share Data||Q1 FY15||Q1 FY14|
|Shares outstanding (mil)||304.16||301.81|
|Div / share||0.0||0.0|
|Book value / share||9.14||8.19|
|Institutional Own %||n/a||n/a|
|Avg Daily Volume||1545825.0||2388597.0|
BUY. LKQ CORP's P/E ratio indicates a premium compared to an average of 22.56 for the Distributors industry and a premium compared to the S&P 500 average of 20.31. To use another comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 3.35 indicates a premium versus the S&P 500 average of 2.80 and a discount versus the industry average of 4.80. The current price-to-sales ratio is below the S&P 500 average, but above the industry average. The valuation analysis reveals that, LKQ CORP seems to be trading at a premium to investment alternatives within the industry.
|LKQ 24.48||Peers 22.56||LKQ 20.49||Peers 19.44|
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 18.21||Peers 20.97||LKQ 1.97||Peers 3.73|
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 3.35||Peers 4.80||LKQ 14.67||Peers 10.65|
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 1.35||Peers 1.05||LKQ 25.41||Peers 12.87|
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 significant premium to its industry.
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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