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LKQ GF Value Rank

: 3 (As of Today)
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LKQ has the GF Value Rank of 3.

The GF Value Rank is determined by the price-to-GF-Value (P/GF Value) ratio, a proprietary metric calculated based on historical multiples along with an adjustment factor based on a company's past returns and growth and future estimates of the business' performance.

GuruFocus found that for valuation, we cannot simply give stocks a better GF Value rank simply because they have a lower P/GF Value ratio. Backtesting shows that over the long term, the two worst-performing groups are the most expensive group (with the highest P/GF Value ratio) and the least expensive group (with the lowest P/GF Value ratio).

We can understand why the most expensive group underperforms. We were initially puzzled by the underperformance of the least expensive group, but we realized there is a reason why some stocks are super cheap. If they look too undervalued, it is often because the businesses behind them are poor quality. The market realized this and gave them low valuations. In a way, the market is efficient.

After multiple backtesting analyses, we granted the stocks in third-cheapest percentile the highest GF Value rank, as they have performed the best over a full market cycle. Stock performance is actually not as sensitive to valuation as it is to growth and profitability. On average, the companies in the 20%-50% valuation groups have similar performances. Therefore, we should avoid the most expensive and the least expensive stocks. We can be more tolerant of valuation.

Please click GF Score to see more details on the GF Score's 5 Key Aspects of Analysis.


Competitive Comparison

For the Auto Parts subindustry, LKQ's GF Value Rank, along with its competitors' market caps and GF Value Rank data, can be viewed below:

* Competitive companies are chosen from companies within the same industry, with headquarter located in same country, with closest market capitalization; x-axis shows the market cap, and y-axis shows the term value; the bigger the dot, the larger the market cap. Note that "N/A" values will not show up in the chart.

   

LKQ GF Value Rank Distribution

For the Vehicles & Parts industry and Consumer Cyclical sector, LKQ's GF Value Rank distribution charts can be found below:

* The bar in red indicates where LKQ's GF Value Rank falls into.



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LKQ Business Description

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Traded in Other Exchanges
Address
500 West Madison Street, Suite 2800, Chicago, IL, USA, 60661
LKQ is a leading global distributor of non-OEM automotive parts. Initially formed in 1998 as a consolidator of auto salvage operations in the United States, it has since greatly expanded its scope to include distribution of new mechanical and collision parts, specialty auto equipment, and remanufactured and recycled parts in both Europe and North America. It still maintains its auto salvage business and owns over 70 LKQ pick-your-part junkyards. Separate from the self-service business, LKQ purchases over 300,000 salvage automobiles annually that are used to extract parts for resale. Globally, LKQ maintains approximately 1,700 facilities.
Executives
Dombrowski Genevieve L officer: SVP -- Human Resources 500 WEST MADISON STREET SUITE 2800 CHICAGO IL 60661
Valueact Capital Management, L.p. director, other: See Remarks ONE LETTERMAN DRIVE BUILDING D, 4TH FLOOR SAN FRANCISCO CA 94129
Valueact Holdings Ii, L.p. director, other: See Remarks ONE LETTERMAN DRIVE BUILDING D, FOURTH FLOOR SAN FRANCISCO CA 94129
Welch Jacob H. director 1 LETTERMAN DRIVE BUILDING D, 4TH FLOOR SAN FRANCISCO CA 94129
Valueact Capital Master Fund, L.p. director, other: See Remarks ONE LETTERMAN DRIVE BUILDING D, 4TH FLOOR SAN FRANCISCO CA 94129
Valueact Capital Management, Llc director, other: See Remarks ONE LETTERMAN DRIVE BUILDING D, 4TH FLOOR SAN FRANCISCO CA 94129
Valueact Holdings, L.p. director, other: See Remarks ONE LETTERMAN DRIVE BUILDING D, 4TH FLOOR SAN FRANCISCO CA 94129
Va Partners I, Llc director, other: See Remarks ONE LETTERMAN DRIVE BUILDING D, 4TH FLOOR SAN FRANCISCO CA 94129
Valueact Holdings Gp, Llc director, other: See Remarks ONE LETTERMAN DRIVE BUILDING D, 4TH FLOOR SAN FRANCISCO CA 94129
Brooks Michael T. officer: SVP -- CIO 500 WEST MONROE STREET CHICAGO IL 60661
Urbain Xavier director 500 W. MADISON STREET SUITE 2800 CHICAGO IL 60661
Berard Patrick director 500 W. MADISON STREET SUITE 2800 CHICAGO IL 60661
Franz Arnd officer: SVP -Issuer and CEO-LKQ Europe 500 W. MADISON STREET SUITE 2800 CHICAGO IL 60661
Clark Michael S. officer: VP of Finance and Controller 120 NORTH LASALLE STREET SUITE 3300 CHICAGO IL 60602
Brooks Ash T officer: SVP -- CIO 500 WEST MADISON STREET SUITE 2800 CHICAGO IL 60661

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