LKQ : NASDAQ : Consumer Goods
$34.29 | %
Today's Range: 33.51 - 34.3
Avg. Daily Volume: 2070300.0
12/09/16 - 4:00 PM ET

Financial Analysis

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 ($mil)2386.831831.73
EBITDA ($mil)270.51204.3
EBIT ($mil)211.02171.32
Net Income ($mil)122.69101.35

Balance Sheet Q3 FY16 Q3 FY15
Cash & Equiv. ($mil)271.85137.09
Total Assets ($mil)8203.955704.03
Total Debt ($mil)3264.171607.23
Equity ($mil)3427.283036.71

Profitability Q3 FY16 Q3 FY15
Gross Profit Margin37.2739.03
EBITDA Margin11.3311.15
Operating Margin8.849.35
Sales Turnover1.041.25
Return on Assets5.767.16
Return on Equity13.7913.45
Debt Q3 FY16 Q3 FY15
Current Ratio2.872.99
Interest Expense27.0615.08
Interest Coverage7.811.36

Share Data Q3 FY16 Q3 FY15
Shares outstanding (mil)307.49305.47
Div / share0.00.0
Book value / share11.159.94
Institutional Own % n/a n/a
Avg Daily Volume2014473.01827773.0


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.

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  Price/Cash Flow
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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.

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  Price to
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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.

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  Earnings Growth
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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.

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  Sales Growth
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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.



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