LKQ CORP's gross profit margin for the second 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 1.09 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 13.50% 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||Q2 FY15||Q2 FY14|
|Net Sales ($mil)||1838.07||1709.13|
|Net Income ($mil)||119.72||104.88|
|Balance Sheet||Q2 FY15||Q2 FY14|
|Cash & Equiv. ($mil)||143.42||109.56|
|Total Assets ($mil)||5634.54||5498.85|
|Total Debt ($mil)||1691.44||1951.32|
|Profitability||Q2 FY15||Q2 FY14|
|Gross Profit Margin||39.45||39.33|
|Return on Assets||7.07||6.56|
|Return on Equity||13.49||13.86|
|Debt||Q2 FY15||Q2 FY14|
|Share Data||Q2 FY15||Q2 FY14|
|Shares outstanding (mil)||304.44||302.19|
|Div / share||0.0||0.0|
|Book value / share||9.7||8.61|
|Institutional Own %||n/a||n/a|
|Avg Daily Volume||1461197.0||2557682.0|
BUY. LKQ CORP's P/E ratio indicates a premium compared to an average of 21.60 for the Distributors industry and a premium compared to the S&P 500 average of 20.51. To use another comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 3.13 indicates a premium versus the S&P 500 average of 2.73 and a discount versus the industry average of 4.44. 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 23.40||Peers 21.60||LKQ 18.47||Peers 19.74|
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 19.01||Peers 20.69||LKQ 1.83||Peers 6.84|
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 3.13||Peers 4.44||LKQ 10.16||Peers 9.99|
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.
Average. Elevated earnings growth rates can lead to capital appreciation and justify higher price-to-earnings ratios.
LKQ is expected to keep pace with its peers on the basis of earnings growth.
|LKQ 1.32||Peers 1.02||LKQ 17.94||Peers 9.56|
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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