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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 : 8/10

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Cash to Debt 0.07
LKQ's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
66% of the 237 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 1.31 vs. LKQ: 0.07 )
LKQ' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.03   Max: No Debt
Current: 0.07

Equity to Asset 0.47
LKQ's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
62% of the 243 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 0.47 vs. LKQ: 0.47 )
LKQ' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.47   Max: 0.9
Current: 0.47

0.47
0.9
Interest Coverage 10.36
LKQ's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
53% of the 163 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 15.48 vs. LKQ: 10.36 )
LKQ' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 5.11   Max: 9999.99
Current: 10.36

5.11
9999.99
F-Score: 5
Z-Score: 3.77
M-Score: -2.12
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 : 8/10

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Operating margin (%) 10.47
LKQ's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
88% of the 227 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 4.46 vs. LKQ: 10.47 )
LKQ' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 2.04   Max: 12.06
Current: 10.47

2.04
12.06
Net-margin (%) 6.16
LKQ's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
85% of the 227 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 2.99 vs. LKQ: 6.16 )
LKQ' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -13.55   Max: 6.85
Current: 6.16

-13.55
6.85
ROE (%) 13.26
LKQ's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
84% of the 226 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 7.23 vs. LKQ: 13.26 )
LKQ' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -32.11   Max: 13.3
Current: 13.26

-32.11
13.3
ROA (%) 6.90
LKQ's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
85% of the 227 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 3.38 vs. LKQ: 6.90 )
LKQ' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -22.01   Max: 7.87
Current: 6.9

-22.01
7.87
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 34.00
LKQ's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
86% of the 227 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 15.62 vs. LKQ: 34.00 )
LKQ' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 21.62   Max: 34
Current: 34

21.62
34
Revenue Growth (%) 25.30
LKQ's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
98% of the 211 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 5.60 vs. LKQ: 25.30 )
LKQ' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: 11.8   Max: 34.4
Current: 25.3

11.8
34.4
EBITDA Growth (%) 20.00
LKQ's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
84% of the 174 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 8.80 vs. LKQ: 20.00 )
LKQ' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: 19.5   Max: 38.7
Current: 20

19.5
38.7
EPS Growth (%) 20.70
LKQ's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
80% of the 167 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 4.40 vs. LKQ: 20.70 )
LKQ' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: 20.7   Max: 58.7
Current: 20.7

20.7
58.7
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Q2 2013

LKQ Guru Trades in Q2 2013

Steven Cohen 19,692 sh (+82.81%)
Jim Simons 298,760 sh (+57.28%)
Ron Baron 10,829,518 sh (+0.26%)
Jean-Marie Eveillard 28,000 sh (unchged)
Columbia Wanger 2,790,000 sh (unchged)
Bill Frels Sold Out
Chuck Royce 642,800 sh (-1.5%)
Meridian Funds 2,734,400 sh (-5.35%)
Pioneer Investments 637,500 sh (-5.79%)
RS Investment Management 276,040 sh (-8.3%)
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Q3 2013

LKQ Guru Trades in Q3 2013

Steven Cohen 70,873 sh (+259.91%)
Ron Baron 10,854,571 sh (+0.23%)
Jean-Marie Eveillard 28,000 sh (unchged)
Columbia Wanger 2,790,000 sh (unchged)
Jim Simons Sold Out
Chuck Royce 566,500 sh (-11.87%)
Pioneer Investments 514,176 sh (-19.34%)
RS Investment Management 182,640 sh (-33.84%)
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Q4 2013

LKQ Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Bill Frels 14,000 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 135,710 sh (+91.48%)
Jean-Marie Eveillard 28,000 sh (unchged)
Ron Baron 10,708,457 sh (-1.35%)
Pioneer Investments 491,753 sh (-4.36%)
RS Investment Management 163,640 sh (-10.4%)
Columbia Wanger 2,482,000 sh (-11.04%)
Chuck Royce 337,200 sh (-40.48%)
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Q1 2014

LKQ Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Jim Simons 781,673 sh (New)
David Rolfe 5,090,458 sh (New)
Joel Greenblatt 30,979 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 25,023 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 1,369,472 sh (+909.12%)
RS Investment Management 344,496 sh (+110.52%)
Columbia Wanger 3,140,000 sh (+26.51%)
Jean-Marie Eveillard 28,000 sh (unchged)
Chuck Royce 337,200 sh (unchged)
Bill Frels Sold Out
Ron Baron 7,857,701 sh (-26.62%)
Pioneer Investments 258,343 sh (-47.46%)
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GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
Ron Baron 2014-03-31 Reduce -26.62%0.4%$24.77 - $32.9 $ 25.71-9%7857701
Joel Greenblatt 2014-03-31 New Buy0.01%$24.77 - $32.9 $ 25.71-9%30979
Meridian Funds 2013-06-30 Reduce -5.35%0.12%$20.54 - $26.385 $ 25.718%2734400
Meridian Funds 2013-03-31 Reduce -20.3%0.61%$20.17 - $23.73 $ 25.7116%2889000
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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. (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. (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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Ron Baron Comments on LKQ Corp - Aug 05, 2013

LKQ Corp. (LKQ), a distributor of alternative replacement vehicle parts, rose 18.3% in the second quarter. In our opinion, LKQ is in an exciting growth mode, with the increase in salvage vehicle purchases, market share gains resulting from its distribution network, and steady growth in the heavy duty truck business.The company's European business continued to grow rapidly. It announced an acquisition in Europe, its first on the continent. We think ultimately LKQ will have an opportunity to sell car parts from Europe in America and expand its salvage business in Europe. (Michael Baron)

From Baron Funds’ second quarter 2013 commentary.


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

LKQ Corp. (LKQ), the country's largest distributor of alternative vehicle parts, rose 14.2% in the quarter. Alternative parts continue to gain market share from original equipment manufacturers in both North America and the UK, while LKQ is growing faster than competitors due to its national distribution footprint. (Michael Baron)

From Baron Funds' fourth quarter letter.


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Meridian Funds Comments on LKQ Corp
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. Read more...
Baron Funds Comments on LKQ Corp
Shares of LKQ Corp. (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 Read more...
David Rolfe Comments on LKQ Corporation
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. Read more...
Baron Funds Comments on LKQ Corp.
Shares of LKQ Corp. (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) Read more...
Ron Baron Comments on LKQ Corp
LKQ Corp. (LKQ), a distributor of alternative replacement vehicle parts, rose 18.3% in the second quarter. In our opinion, LKQ is in an exciting growth mode, with the increase in salvage vehicle purchases, market share gains resulting from its distribution network, and steady growth in the heavy duty truck business.The company's European business continued to grow rapidly. It announced an acquisition in Europe, its first on the continent. We think ultimately LKQ will have an opportunity to sell car parts from Europe in America and expand its salvage business in Europe. (Michael Baron) Read more...

Ratios

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P/E(ttm) 23.90
LKQ's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
59% of the 255 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 21.00 vs. LKQ: 23.90 )
LKQ' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 11.72   Max: 41.02
Current: 23.9

11.72
41.02
P/B 3.20
LKQ's P/B is ranked lower than
57% of the 255 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 1.43 vs. LKQ: 3.20 )
LKQ' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 1.25   Max: 4.43
Current: 3.2

1.25
4.43
P/S 1.43
LKQ's P/S is ranked lower than
56% of the 255 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 0.75 vs. LKQ: 1.43 )
LKQ' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.68   Max: 2.43
Current: 1.43

0.68
2.43
PFCF 24.90
LKQ's PFCF is ranked higher than
72% of the 255 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 35.36 vs. LKQ: 24.90 )
LKQ' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 16.8   Max: 156.21
Current: 24.9

16.8
156.21
EV-to-EBIT 16.74
LKQ's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
63% of the 255 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 16.49 vs. LKQ: 16.74 )
LKQ' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 8.5   Max: 36.1
Current: 16.74

8.5
36.1
PEG 1.20
LKQ's PEG is ranked higher than
84% of the 255 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 30.33 vs. LKQ: 1.20 )
LKQ' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.29   Max: 1.65
Current: 1.2

0.29
1.65
Shiller P/E 34.90
LKQ's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
80% of the 255 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. LKQ: 34.90 )
LKQ' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 20.61   Max: 50.35
Current: 34.9

20.61
50.35
Current Ratio 2.70
LKQ's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
84% of the 244 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 1.86 vs. LKQ: 2.70 )
LKQ' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 2.09   Max: 6.63
Current: 2.7

2.09
6.63
Quick Ratio 1.08
LKQ's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
56% of the 244 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 1.18 vs. LKQ: 1.08 )
LKQ' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.69   Max: 4.36
Current: 1.08

0.69
4.36

Valuation & Return

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Price/Tangible Book 171.40
LKQ's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
64% of the 255 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 1.84 vs. LKQ: 171.40 )
LKQ' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 2.87   Max: 175.67
Current: 171.4

2.87
175.67
Price/DCF (Projected) 1.90
LKQ's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
81% of the 255 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. LKQ: 1.90 )
LKQ' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 1.49   Max: 2.76
Current: 1.9

1.49
2.76
Price/Median PS Value 1.00
LKQ's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
73% of the 255 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 1.16 vs. LKQ: 1.00 )
LKQ' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.61   Max: 1.61
Current: 1

0.61
1.61
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 1.10
LKQ's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked higher than
87% of the 255 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. LKQ: 1.10 )
LKQ' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 0.65   Max: 1.56
Current: 1.1

0.65
1.56
Price/Graham Number 13.50
LKQ's Price/Graham Number is ranked lower than
54% of the 255 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 1.82 vs. LKQ: 13.50 )
LKQ' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 1.75   Max: 13.8
Current: 13.5

1.75
13.8
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 6.10
LKQ's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
58% of the 227 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 7.30 vs. LKQ: 6.10 )
LKQ' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 2.8   Max: 11.7
Current: 6.1

2.8
11.7
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 22.42
LKQ's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
82% of the 179 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 6.61 vs. LKQ: 22.42 )
LKQ' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: 0.3   Max: 44.6
Current: 22.42

0.3
44.6

Business Description

Industry: Industrial Distribution » Industrial Distribution
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LKQ Corporation was established in 1998. It is a holding company and all operations are conducted by subsidiaries. It provides replacement systems, components, and parts needed to repair vehicles. The Company distributes a variety of products to collision and mechanical repair shops, including aftermarket collision and mechanical products, recycled collision and mechanical products, refurbished collision replacement products such as wheels, bumper covers and lights, and re-manufactured engines. Collectively, it refers to its products as alternative parts. The Company is the nation's largest provider of alternative vehicle collision replacement products, and a provider of alternative vehicle mechanical replacement products. The Company's sales, processing, and distribution facilities reach most major markets in the U.S. and Canada. It expanded its wholesale operations effective October 1, 2011 with its acquisition of Euro Car Parts Holdings Ltd, the largest distributor of automotive aftermarket products in the United Kingdom. The Company also sells recycled heavy-duty truck products and used heavy-duty trucks. As of December 31, 2012, Euro Car Parts Holdings Limited operated out of 130 branches, supported by a national distribution center and nine regional hubs from which multiple deliveries are made each day. It has organized its businesses into four operating segments namely Wholesale—North America; Wholesale—Europe; Self Service; and Heavy-Duty Truck. The Company's wholesale Europe operating segment marks its entry into the European automotive aftermarket business, and is presented as a separate reportable segment. Although the Wholesale—Europe operating segment shares many of the characteristics of its North American operations, the Company has provided separate financial information as it believes this data would be beneficial to users in understanding its results. The Company's self-service retail operations sell parts from older cars and light trucks directly to consumers. Its self service facilities typically consist of a fenced or enclosed area of several acres with vehicles stored outdoors and a retail building through which customers are able to access the yard. It also operates two other call centers, one to support national accounts, and the other to support insurance adjusters' needs and questions. It faces intense competition from local, national, and internet based vehicle products providers, and this competition could negatively affect its business.
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[video] Bottom-up stock picking May 29 2014
LKQ CORP Files SEC form 8-K, Regulation FD Disclosure, Financial Statements and Exhibits May 29 2014
LKQ Corporation to Present at Upcoming Investor Conferences May 28 2014
Advance Auto Tops Earnings Views, Raises Guidance May 15 2014
Gabelli & Company’s 38th Annual Automotive Aftermarket Symposium May 14 2014
LKQ CORP Financials May 09 2014
LKQ CORP Files SEC form 8-K, Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders May 09 2014

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