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GuruFocus Financial Strength Rank measures how strong a company’s financial situation is. It is based on these factors

1. The debt burden that the company has as measured by its Interest coverage (current year).
2. Debt to revenue ratio. The lower, the better
3. Altman Z-score.

A company ranks high with financial strength is likely to withstand any business slowdowns and recessions.

Financial Strength : 9/10

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industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 0.09
LKQ's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
89% of the 1192 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 0.69 vs. LKQ: 0.09 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
LKQ' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.03  Med: 0.09 Max: N/A
Current: 0.09
Equity to Asset 0.52
LKQ's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
58% of the 1044 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 0.48 vs. LKQ: 0.52 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
LKQ' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.47  Med: 0.59 Max: 0.9
Current: 0.52
0.47
0.9
Interest Coverage 10.07
LKQ's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
67% of the 696 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 26.77 vs. LKQ: 10.07 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
LKQ' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 5.11  Med: 12.56 Max: 9999.99
Current: 10.07
5.11
9999.99
F-Score: 5
Z-Score: 4.49
M-Score: -2.48
WACC vs ROIC
5.00%
10.08%
WACC
ROIC
GuruFocus Profitability Rank ranks how profitable a company is and how likely the company’s business will stay that way. It is based on these factors:

1. Operating Margin
2. Trend of the Operating Margin (5-year average). The company with an uptrend profit margin has a higher rank.
••3. Consistency of the profitability
4. Piotroski F-Score
5. Predictability Rank•

The maximum rank is 10. A rank of 7 or higher means a higher profitability and may stay that way. A rank of 3 or lower indicates that the company has had trouble to make a profit.

Profitability Rank is not directly related to the Financial Strength Rank. But if a company is consistently profitable, its financial strength will be stronger.

Profitability & Growth : 7/10

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industry
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history
Operating margin (%) 9.81
LKQ's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
77% of the 1194 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 4.86 vs. LKQ: 9.81 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
LKQ' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 2.04  Med: 9.78 Max: 12.06
Current: 9.81
2.04
12.06
Net-margin (%) 5.68
LKQ's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
65% of the 1194 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 3.63 vs. LKQ: 5.68 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
LKQ' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -13.55  Med: 5.64 Max: 6.85
Current: 5.68
-13.55
6.85
ROE (%) 14.53
LKQ's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
69% of the 1177 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 9.37 vs. LKQ: 14.53 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
LKQ' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -27.66  Med: 11.46 Max: 15.05
Current: 14.53
-27.66
15.05
ROA (%) 7.18
LKQ's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
71% of the 1210 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 4.25 vs. LKQ: 7.18 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
LKQ' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -19.26  Med: 7.56 Max: 8.85
Current: 7.18
-19.26
8.85
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 32.92
LKQ's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
82% of the 1207 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 12.59 vs. LKQ: 32.92 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
LKQ' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 26.23  Med: 34.42 Max: 43.95
Current: 32.92
26.23
43.95
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 26.00
LKQ's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
96% of the 973 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 4.50 vs. LKQ: 26.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
LKQ' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 11.8  Med: 23.10 Max: 34.4
Current: 26
11.8
34.4
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 22.00
LKQ's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
84% of the 872 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 4.00 vs. LKQ: 22.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
LKQ' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 19.5  Med: 23.30 Max: 36.8
Current: 22
19.5
36.8
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 20.70
LKQ's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
74% of the 771 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 4.60 vs. LKQ: 20.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
LKQ' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 20.7  Med: 26.70 Max: 58.7
Current: 20.7
20.7
58.7
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Q3 2014

LKQ Guru Trades in Q3 2014

David Rolfe 8,379,275 sh (+54.93%)
Columbia Wanger 6,748,000 sh (+19.01%)
Pioneer Investments 488,155 sh (unchged)
RS Investment Management Sold Out
Ray Dalio Sold Out
Steven Cohen 2,737,400 sh (-23.06%)
Ron Baron 4,089,900 sh (-25.41%)
Jim Simons 188,360 sh (-72.27%)
Chuck Royce 40,000 sh (-88.14%)
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Q4 2014

LKQ Guru Trades in Q4 2014

Joel Greenblatt 20,322 sh (New)
Jeremy Grantham 35,900 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 12,958 sh (New)
Ray Dalio 41,605 sh (New)
Pioneer Investments 564,301 sh (+15.60%)
David Rolfe 9,422,474 sh (+12.45%)
Columbia Wanger 6,929,000 sh (+2.68%)
Chuck Royce 40,000 sh (unchged)
Ron Baron 3,747,058 sh (-8.38%)
Jim Simons 118,260 sh (-37.22%)
Steven Cohen 1,505,052 sh (-45.02%)
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Q1 2015

LKQ Guru Trades in Q1 2015

Ruane Cunniff 250,000 sh (New)
Jana Partners 300,000 sh (New)
Jim Simons 697,160 sh (+489.51%)
Steven Cohen 2,414,800 sh (+60.45%)
Columbia Wanger 9,615,000 sh (+38.76%)
David Rolfe 10,017,255 sh (+6.31%)
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Joel Greenblatt Sold Out
Pioneer Investments Sold Out
Jeremy Grantham 32,600 sh (-9.19%)
Ron Baron 2,594,604 sh (-30.76%)
Ray Dalio 26,322 sh (-36.73%)
Chuck Royce 20,000 sh (-50.00%)
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Q2 2015

LKQ Guru Trades in Q2 2015

Chuck Akre 700,000 sh (New)
Joel Greenblatt 154,576 sh (New)
David Rolfe 10,629,217 sh (+6.11%)
David Rolfe 10,629,217 sh (+6.11%)
Chuck Royce 20,000 sh (unchged)
Ruane Cunniff 250,000 sh (unchged)
Jana Partners Sold Out
Jim Simons Sold Out
Ray Dalio Sold Out
Jeremy Grantham 32,200 sh (-1.23%)
Columbia Wanger 8,797,927 sh (-8.50%)
Ron Baron 2,177,223 sh (-16.09%)
Steven Cohen 854,000 sh (-64.63%)
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Meridian Funds Comments on LKQ Corp - Jun 19, 2014

LKQ Corp. (LKQ) was the Fund’s top contributor in the six-month period ending December 31, 2013. The company is a leading distributor of alternative collision repair parts in a market estimated to be $59 billion. During the period, LKQ reported strong second quarter earnings growth and announced the acquisition of Keystone Automotive Operations, which benefited performance. While we continue to believe that LKQ has further growth potential in a large fragmented market, we trimmed the stock meaningfully in the period as it approached our price target.



From Meridian Funds's semi-annual report ended December 31, 2013.



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Baron Funds Comments on LKQ Corp - May 02, 2014

Shares of LKQ Corp. (NASDAQ:LKQ), a seller and distributor of alternative vehicle parts, fell in the first quarter after a critical report recommended investors sell the security. The report made assertions which we believe are untrue. LKQ continues to take share in the growing domestic alternative parts market and enter ancillary lines of business with existing customers. Additionally, it is gaining traction in providing these same services internationally. Baron Growth Fund has earned about four times its money in the past seven years. (Michael Baron



From Baron Funds' first quarter 2014 letter to investors.



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David Rolfe Comments on LKQ Corporation - Apr 18, 2014

LKQ Corporation (LKQ) is the world's largest procurer and distributor of alternative and aftermarket collision replacement parts for automobiles and other vehicles. The Company has grown rapidly since its inception in 1998, by executing an expansion strategy that has included aggressive organic and inorganic investments. To date, LKQ's strategy has resulted in a business with unparalleled scale, at over $5 billion in revenues across three continents, compared with aftermarket and salvage parts competitors that routinely post less then $100 million in sales, usually with the largest footprints limited to regional geographies.

LKQ has a very clear, defensible value proposition that we believe should continue to generate superior business results for many years to come. Consider vehicle owners and collision repair shops have three options when sourcing replacement collision parts: the original equipment manufacturer (also known as "OEMs" – think GM, Chrysler, Toyota or Honda), aftermarket manufacturers (generic car parts, similar in quality to OEM -­‐ "off-­‐brand") or alternative parts, which includes recycled, remanufactured and refurbished OEM parts (usually from the purchase and dismantling of salvage vehicles). LKQ specializes in procuring and distributing the latter two categories – alternative and aftermarket replacement collision parts – which is a $15 billion market opportunity in the U.S. These alternative parts are 13 typically 20% to 50% cheaper than OEM parts, with headlamp assemblies, hoods, as well as rear and front bumper covers rounding out some of the most popular products.

So popular have alternative parts been that in 2013, nearly a third of all collision replacement parts were alternative, compared to the turn of the century – when less than a quarter of replacement collision parts were alternative. We give a lot of credit to LKQ for driving this secular trend, as their rapidly increasing scale has improved the availability and reliability of alternative parts, with nearly 100,000 SKU's available to most U.S. collision shops within 24 hours, compared to a few thousand SKU's offered at most OEM dealerships. A vast North American network of over 300 LKQ facilities, including dismantling plants, warehouses and cross-­‐ docking platforms, are the backbone for procuring recycled, refurbished and remanufactured parts from over 270,000 salvage vehicles per year (as of 2013). When alternative parts are not available, LKQ has a deep inventory of aftermarket parts, with the ultimate value-­‐added goal of achieving fulfillment rates consistently in excess of 90%, compared to OEMs that are at 60-­‐70% fulfillment, and regional players that are even lower.

LKQ's North American operation is its most mature at 75% of revenues. As recent as 2010, all of the Company's revenues came from this region. This changed in late 2011, when LKQ entered the European market, specifically the UK, with the purchase of EuroCarParts, which is a national distributor of aftermarket mechanical parts. Roughly 18 months later, LKQ purchased Sator Beheer, also an automotive aftermarket parts distributor, but in the Benelux region of mainland Western Europe. While LKQ's European presence is nascent, they are quickly building scale, as both acquisitions represent businesses that have top, second or third positioning in regional market share.

We expect LKQ to continue their consolidating acquisition strategy, especially overseas, as there is a vacuum of supply for alternative parts in the European Union. Much of this has to do with long-­‐standing legislation that made it difficult to utilize or even forbade the use of aftermarket collision parts. More expensive, OEM parts have dominated the collision replacement parts market, with European alternative parts utilization (APU) in the single-­‐digit percentages (recall APU is ~1/3rd in the U.S.). However, as the region began overturning restrictive legislation during the middle of the last decade, a healthier supply and demand dynamic for alternative parts has emerged.

With a proven strategy that has driven a much higher APU in North America, we think LKQ should be able to use a similar playbook in Europe. A particularly important facet of this strategy is LKQ's excellent relationship with property and casualty insurers. The industry estimates that P&C insurers are involved, in the form of paying claims, for nearly 85% of all collision repair work in the U.S. As a result, North American P&C insurers have been fierce advocates for higher APU rates, as cheaper parts with similar efficacy helps contain the cost of an auto 14 insurance claim. LKQ has been keen to partner with all of the top North American auto insurers, investing heavily in IT capabilities that help insurers incentivize consumers and auto body shops to use alternative parts, when at all possible. (In fact, "LKQ" is an acronym for the insurance industry jargon, "Like in Kind and Quality.") We expect LKQ to use a similar strategy in the U.K. and rest of Western Europe, where aftermarket addressable opportunity – both mechanical and collision – is well in excess of LKQ's current North American addressable market, where they are primarily focused on collision. When combined with the current, very low APU rates, we think LKQ's opportunity for growth in the E.U. is extremely compelling.

LKQ's E.U. purchases are new, in the sense that it is a new geography, but the Company has a rich history of growth through acquisition, with over 170 made since its founding in 1998 – most located in North America. The salvage parts industry in North America is extremely fragmented, and very mature, so we think LKQ's "roll-­‐ up" strategy makes imminent sense, here, especially considering that the Company's market multiple is typically two to three times higher than its targets (which often go out at 4X-­‐6X EBITDA). This cost of capital advantage is a byproduct of the Company's scale, which increases along with each purchase – and represents a virtuous cycle of growth and reinvestment. In addition, LKQ has expanded its share count by just a single digit percentage over the past five years. While they carry about $1.2 billion in debt, the Company threw off over $400 million in operating cash flow during 2013, so there are ample financial resources available to continue reinvesting in both organic and inorganic growth.

We initiated a position in LKQ only after a steep sell-­‐off in the shares towards the latter half of January 2014. The roughly 20% correction in shares, along with the potential for 20% growth in 2014 (and beyond), saw LKQ's P/E multiple contract to very attractive levels, historically and relatively speaking. We look forward to more opportunistic purchases in the coming months and years.

In conclusion, LKQ's scale benefits should continue to compound, particularly as the business expands into new, under-­‐penetrated geographies, such as Europe, which should lead to several years of high teens to low-­‐20% growth. The Company's solid financial positioning and cost of capital advantage are important elements that reinforce our conviction in LKQ's expansion and profit opportunities. If (though we hope "when") the stock trades at attractive multiples, we will be looking to add to positions, as we expect LKQ's domestic dominance and international expansion will yield a favorable, multi-­‐year investment opportunity.



From David Rolfe (Trades, Portfolio)'s Wedgewood Partners first quarter 2014 commentary.

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Baron Funds Comments on LKQ Corp. - Nov 06, 2013

Shares of LKQ Corp. (NASDAQ:LKQ), a seller and distributor or alternative vehicle parts, rose 23.8% in the third quarter. Strong revenue growth continued, while investments in its expanding international division temporarily hurt margins. North America had high organic sales growth as insurers continued to use more alternative parts. Euro Car Parts (ECP), which the company acquired in 2011, continued to grow at an accelerated pace. As expected, LKQ is bringing its collision parts expertise to U.K-based ECP, providing another leg for growth. (Michael Baron)

From Ron Baron's Baron Funds third quarter 2013 report.


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Ratios

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industry
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history
P/E(ttm) 23.15
LKQ's P/E(ttm) is ranked lower than
69% of the 954 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 15.20 vs. LKQ: 23.15 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
LKQ' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 11.72  Med: 23.46 Max: 41.02
Current: 23.15
11.72
41.02
Forward P/E 18.66
LKQ's Forward P/E is ranked lower than
77% of the 390 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 11.72 vs. LKQ: 18.66 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
PE(NRI) 23.00
LKQ's PE(NRI) is ranked lower than
69% of the 950 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 15.30 vs. LKQ: 23.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
LKQ' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 11.63  Med: 23.18 Max: 41.37
Current: 23
11.63
41.37
P/B 3.08
LKQ's P/B is ranked lower than
78% of the 1084 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 1.40 vs. LKQ: 3.08 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
LKQ' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 1.24  Med: 2.84 Max: 4.43
Current: 3.08
1.24
4.43
P/S 1.32
LKQ's P/S is ranked lower than
71% of the 1189 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 0.68 vs. LKQ: 1.32 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
LKQ' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.68  Med: 1.39 Max: 2.43
Current: 1.32
0.68
2.43
PFCF 25.75
LKQ's PFCF is ranked lower than
58% of the 513 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 21.40 vs. LKQ: 25.75 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
LKQ' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 16.8  Med: 35.65 Max: 251.3
Current: 25.75
16.8
251.3
POCF 18.37
LKQ's POCF is ranked lower than
70% of the 839 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 10.39 vs. LKQ: 18.37 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
LKQ' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 10  Med: 21.44 Max: 49.7
Current: 18.37
10
49.7
EV-to-EBIT 15.51
LKQ's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
59% of the 976 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 12.51 vs. LKQ: 15.51 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
LKQ' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 8.5  Med: 15.80 Max: 29.6
Current: 15.51
8.5
29.6
PEG 1.09
LKQ's PEG is ranked higher than
54% of the 487 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 1.29 vs. LKQ: 1.09 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PEG only.
LKQ' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.27  Med: 0.83 Max: 1.65
Current: 1.09
0.27
1.65
Shiller P/E 32.35
LKQ's Shiller P/E is ranked lower than
78% of the 598 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 16.08 vs. LKQ: 32.35 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
LKQ' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 20.61  Med: 34.26 Max: 50.35
Current: 32.35
20.61
50.35
Current Ratio 3.27
LKQ's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
88% of the 1059 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 1.55 vs. LKQ: 3.27 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
LKQ' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 2.09  Med: 3.41 Max: 6.63
Current: 3.27
2.09
6.63
Quick Ratio 1.34
LKQ's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
64% of the 1059 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 1.09 vs. LKQ: 1.34 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
LKQ' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.69  Med: 1.21 Max: 4.36
Current: 1.34
0.69
4.36
Days Inventory 117.81
LKQ's Days Inventory is ranked lower than
86% of the 1176 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 55.32 vs. LKQ: 117.81 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
LKQ' s 10-Year Days Inventory Range
Min: 63.49  Med: 112.89 Max: 130.7
Current: 117.81
63.49
130.7
Days Sales Outstanding 33.88
LKQ's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
76% of the 992 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 60.59 vs. LKQ: 33.88 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
LKQ' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 22.77  Med: 27.60 Max: 40.68
Current: 33.88
22.77
40.68

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price/Tangible Book 20.92
LKQ's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
97% of the 1051 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 1.49 vs. LKQ: 20.92 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
LKQ' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 2.87  Med: 12.38 Max: 175.67
Current: 20.92
2.87
175.67
Price/Projected FCF 1.76
LKQ's Price/Projected FCF is ranked lower than
66% of the 556 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 1.22 vs. LKQ: 1.76 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
LKQ' s 10-Year Price/Projected FCF Range
Min: 1.53  Med: 1.84 Max: 2.81
Current: 1.76
1.53
2.81
Price/DCF (Earnings Based) 0.81
LKQ's Price/DCF (Earnings Based) is ranked higher than
60% of the 50 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 1.00 vs. LKQ: 0.81 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/DCF (Earnings Based) only.
N/A
Price/Median PS Value 0.95
LKQ's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
68% of the 1110 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 1.16 vs. LKQ: 0.95 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
LKQ' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.61  Med: 0.98 Max: 1.63
Current: 0.95
0.61
1.63
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 1.12
LKQ's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked lower than
62% of the 292 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 0.86 vs. LKQ: 1.12 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value only.
LKQ' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 0.65  Med: 0.94 Max: 1.56
Current: 1.12
0.65
1.56
Price/Graham Number 4.62
LKQ's Price/Graham Number is ranked lower than
92% of the 813 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 1.00 vs. LKQ: 4.62 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Graham Number only.
LKQ' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 1.75  Med: 3.30 Max: 13.8
Current: 4.62
1.75
13.8
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 6.47
LKQ's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
52% of the 1191 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 6.30 vs. LKQ: 6.47 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
LKQ' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 3.4  Med: 6.30 Max: 11.7
Current: 6.47
3.4
11.7
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) 22.99
LKQ's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked higher than
84% of the 643 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 6.38 vs. LKQ: 22.99 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
LKQ' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range
Min: 0.6  Med: 26.20 Max: 50
Current: 22.99
0.6
50

Analyst Estimate

Dec15 Dec16
Revenue(Mil) 7,283 7,941
EPS($) 1.42 1.62
EPS without NRI($) 1.42 1.62

Business Description

Industry: Autos » Auto Parts
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LKQ Corp was established in 1998. The Company provides replacement parts, components and systems needed to repair cars and trucks. Buyers of vehicle replacement products have the option to purchase from five sources: new products produced by original equipment manufacturers, commonly known as OEM products; new products produced by companies other than the OEMs, referred to as aftermarket products; recycled products obtained from salvage vehicles; used products that have been refurbished; and used products that have been remanufactured. It distributes products to collision and mechanical repair shops, including aftermarket collision and mechanical products, recycled collision and mechanical products, refurbished collision products such as wheels, bumper covers and lights, and remanufactured engines. The Company operates self-service retail facilities across the U.S. that sells recycled automotive products. The Company has three operating segments: Wholesale - North America; Wholesale - Europe; and Self Service. The Company's wholesale automobile product operations in North America are organized by geographic regions serving the U.S. and Canada that sell all four product types - aftermarket, recycled, refurbished and remanufactured parts to collision and mechanical automobile repair businesses. The Company's recycled products include engines, transmissions, door assemblies, sheet metal products such as trunk lids, fenders and hoods, lights and bumper assemblies. The Company's wholesale recycled product operations generate scrap metal and other materials that it sells to recyclers. It also extracts and sells the precious metals contained in certain of its salvage parts such as catalytic converters. The Company's self-service retail operations sell parts from older cars and light-duty trucks directly to consumers. The Company considers all suppliers of vehicle collision and mechanical products to be competitors, including aftermarket suppliers, recycling businesses, refurbishing operations, parts re-manufacturers, OEMs and internet-based suppliers.
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