LKQ CorpFind Ratings Reports
LKQ CORP's gross profit margin for the third quarter of its fiscal year 2016 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 1.07 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.
During the same period, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has increased by 12.86% 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 FY16||Q3 FY15|
|Net Sales ($mil)||2386.83||1831.73|
|Net Income ($mil)||122.69||101.35|
|Balance Sheet||Q3 FY16||Q3 FY15|
|Cash & Equiv. ($mil)||271.85||137.09|
|Total Assets ($mil)||8203.95||5704.03|
|Total Debt ($mil)||3264.17||1607.23|
|Profitability||Q3 FY16||Q3 FY15|
|Gross Profit Margin||37.27||39.03|
|Return on Assets||5.76||7.16|
|Return on Equity||13.79||13.45|
|Debt||Q3 FY16||Q3 FY15|
|Share Data||Q3 FY16||Q3 FY15|
|Shares outstanding (mil)||307.49||305.47|
|Div / share||0.0||0.0|
|Book value / share||11.15||9.94|
|Institutional Own %||n/a||n/a|
|Avg Daily Volume||2014473.0||1827773.0|
BUY. This stock's P/E ratio indicates a discount compared to an average of 22.83 for the Distributors industry and a discount compared to the S&P 500 average of 25.37. To use another comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 2.93 indicates valuation on par with the S&P 500 average of 2.81 and a significant discount versus the industry average of 5.34. 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 21.21||Peers 22.83||LKQ 17.85||Peers 16.34|
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 15.86||Peers 21.64||LKQ 0.68||Peers 0.94|
Discount. A lower price-to-projected earnings ratio than its peers can signify a less expensive stock or lower future growth expectations.
LKQ is trading at a discount to 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 2.93||Peers 5.34||LKQ 15.78||Peers 4.41|
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 1.18||Peers 1.08||LKQ 19.36||Peers 8.39|
Average. 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 valuation on par with 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.