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How to buy LKQ Corporation stock | $50.45

Learn how to easily invest in LKQ Corporation stock.

LKQ Corporation is an auto parts business based in the US. LKQ Corporation shares (LKQ) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. LKQ Corporation employs 44,000 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around 0.00.

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LKQ Corporation stock price (NASDAQ: LKQ)

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LKQ Corporation shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-07-29.
Latest market close$50.45
52-week range$26.73 - $52.99
50-day moving average $49.53
200-day moving average $44.79
Wall St. target price$57.75
PE ratio 20.6458
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $2.49

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Is it a good time to buy LKQ Corporation stock?

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LKQ Corporation price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $50.45 from 2021-06-04

1 week (2021-07-22) N/A
1 month (2021-07-02) 0.12%
3 months (2021-04-30) 8.01%
6 months (2021-01-29) N/A
1 year (2020-07-29) N/A
2 years (2019-07-29) N/A
3 years (2018-07-29) N/A
5 years (2016-07-29) N/A

Is LKQ Corporation under- or over-valued?

Valuing LKQ Corporation stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of LKQ Corporation's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

LKQ Corporation's P/E ratio

LKQ Corporation's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 21x. In other words, LKQ Corporation shares trade at around 21x recent earnings.

That's relatively low compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The low P/E ratio could mean that investors are pessimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're under-valued.

LKQ Corporation's PEG ratio

LKQ Corporation's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 1.6037. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.

The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into LKQ Corporation's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

LKQ Corporation's EBITDA

LKQ Corporation's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $1.5 billion.

The EBITDA is a measure of a LKQ Corporation's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

LKQ Corporation financials

Revenue TTM $11.8 billion
Operating margin TTM 9.97%
Gross profit TTM $4.6 billion
Return on assets TTM 5.88%
Return on equity TTM 13.95%
Profit margin 6.44%
Book value $19.32
Market capitalisation $15.6 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting LKQ Corporation shares

There are currently 4.7 million LKQ Corporation shares held short by investors – that's known as LKQ Corporation's "short interest". This figure is 7.2% up from 4.4 million last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting LKQ Corporation shares can be evaluated.

LKQ Corporation's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

LKQ Corporation's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of LKQ Corporation shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of LKQ Corporation shares traded daily (recently around 1.7 million). LKQ Corporation's SIR currently stands at 2.83. In other words for every 100,000 LKQ Corporation shares traded daily on the market, roughly 2830 shares are currently held short.

However LKQ Corporation's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of LKQ Corporation shares, or, against the total number of tradable LKQ Corporation shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case LKQ Corporation's short interest could be expressed as 0.02% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 LKQ Corporation shares in existence, roughly 20 shares are currently held short) or 0.0168% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable LKQ Corporation shares, roughly 17 shares are currently held short).

Such a low SIR usually points to an optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against LKQ Corporation.

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LKQ Corporation's environmental, social and governance track record

Environmental, social and governance (known as ESG) criteria are a set of three factors used to measure the sustainability and social impact of companies like LKQ Corporation.

When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.

LKQ Corporation's total ESG risk score

Total ESG risk: 19.45

Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and LKQ Corporation's overall score of 19.45 (as at 12/31/2018) is excellent – landing it in it in the 12nd percentile of companies rated in the same sector.

ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like LKQ Corporation is exposed to within the areas of "environmental" (carbon footprint, resource use etc.), "social" (health and safety, human rights etc.), and "governance" (anti-corruption, tax transparency etc.).

LKQ Corporation's environmental score

Environmental score: 9.07/100

LKQ Corporation's environmental score of 9.07 puts it squarely in the 8th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that LKQ Corporation is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

LKQ Corporation's social score

Social score: 10.46/100

LKQ Corporation's social score of 10.46 puts it squarely in the 8th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that LKQ Corporation is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.

LKQ Corporation's governance score

Governance score: 10.92/100

LKQ Corporation's governance score puts it squarely in the 8th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that LKQ Corporation is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

LKQ Corporation's controversy score

Controversy score: 1/5

ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. LKQ Corporation scored a 1 out of 5 for controversy – the highest score possible, reflecting that LKQ Corporation has managed to keep its nose clean.

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary

LKQ Corporation was last rated for ESG on: 2019-01-01.

Total ESG score 19.45
Total ESG percentile 11.72
Environmental score 9.07
Environmental score percentile 8
Social score 10.46
Social score percentile 8
Governance score 10.92
Governance score percentile 8
Level of controversy 1

LKQ Corporation share dividends

We're not expecting LKQ Corporation to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.

Have LKQ Corporation's shares ever split?

LKQ Corporation's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 18 September 2012. So if you had owned 1 share the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 2 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your LKQ Corporation shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 50% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for LKQ Corporation shares which in turn could have impacted LKQ Corporation's share price.

LKQ Corporation share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, LKQ Corporation's shares have ranged in value from as little as $26.725 up to $52.99. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

LKQ.US volatility(beta: 1.66)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NASDAQ average) beta is 1, while LKQ Corporation's is 1.66. This would suggest that LKQ Corporation's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

LKQ Corporation overview

LKQ Corporation distributes replacement parts, components, and systems used in the repair and maintenance of vehicles. It operates through three segments: North America, Europe, and Specialty. The company distributes bumper covers, automotive body panels, and lights, as well as automotive glass products, such as windshields; salvage products, including mechanical and collision parts comprising engines; transmissions; door assemblies; sheet metal products, such as trunk lids, fenders, and hoods; lights and bumper assemblies; scrap metal and other materials to metals recyclers; and brake pads, discs and sensors, clutches, steering and suspension products, filters, and oil and automotive fluids, as well as electrical products, including spark plugs and batteries. It also operates self-service retail operations under the LKQ Pick Your Part name; and designs, manufactures, and markets vehicle equipment and accessories. In addition, the company distributes recreational vehicle appliances and air conditioners, towing hitches, truck bed covers, vehicle protection products, cargo management products, wheels, tires, and suspension products. It serves collision and mechanical repair shops, and new and used car dealerships, as well as retail customers. The company operates in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Germany, Belgium, the Netherlands, Luxembourg, Italy, Poland, Slovakia, Austria, Taiwan, and various other European countries.

Frequently asked questions

What percentage of LKQ Corporation is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 0.783% of LKQ Corporation shares are held by insiders and 97.985% by institutions.
How many people work for LKQ Corporation?
Latest data suggests 44,000 work at LKQ Corporation.
When does the fiscal year end for LKQ Corporation?
LKQ Corporation's fiscal year ends in December.
Where is LKQ Corporation based?
LKQ Corporation's address is: 500 West Madison Street, Chicago, IL, United States, 60661
What is LKQ Corporation's ISIN number?
LKQ Corporation's international securities identification number is: US5018892084
What is LKQ Corporation's CUSIP number?
LKQ Corporation's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: 501889208

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