LKQ : NASDAQ : Consumer Durables
$37.91 -1.6 | -4.0%
Today's Range: 37.87 - 39.26
Avg. Daily Volume: 1587100.0
03/22/18 - 3:59 PM ET

Financial Analysis

LKQ CORP's gross profit margin for the fourth quarter of its fiscal year 2017 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 weak liquidity. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 0.99 which shows a lack of 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 21.93% from the same quarter last year. Overall, the key liquidity measurements indicate that the company is in a position in which financial difficulties could develop in the future.

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Income Statement Q4 FY17 Q4 FY16
Net Sales ($mil)2469.862150.41
EBITDA ($mil)244.53224.99
EBIT ($mil)180.84168.83
Net Income ($mil)124.1786.33

Balance Sheet Q4 FY17 Q4 FY16
Cash & Equiv. ($mil)279.77227.4
Total Assets ($mil)9366.878303.2
Total Debt ($mil)3403.983341.77
Equity ($mil)4198.173442.95

Profitability Q4 FY17 Q4 FY16
Gross Profit Margin38.6538.69
EBITDA Margin9.910.46
Operating Margin7.327.85
Sales Turnover1.041.03
Return on Assets5.695.58
Return on Equity12.8713.24
Debt Q4 FY17 Q4 FY16
Current Ratio2.892.95
Interest Expense27.1423.86
Interest Coverage6.667.08

Share Data Q4 FY17 Q4 FY16
Shares outstanding (mil)309.13307.55
Div / share0.00.0
Book value / share13.5811.19
Institutional Own % n/a n/a
Avg Daily Volume1643826.01411539.0


BUY. This stock's P/E ratio indicates a discount compared to an average of 23.98 for the Distributors industry and a discount compared to the S&P 500 average of 25.66. To use another comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 2.88 indicates a discount versus the S&P 500 average of 3.28 and a significant discount versus the industry average of 7.23. 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 22.57 Peers 23.98   LKQ 23.26 Peers 21.61

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 15.19 Peers 18.02   LKQ 0.65 Peers 0.76

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 discount to its peers.

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  Earnings Growth
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LKQ 2.88 Peers 7.23   LKQ 16.89 Peers 7.19

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 1.24 Peers 1.17   LKQ 13.43 Peers 9.23

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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