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How to buy LKQ Corporation (LKQ) shares

Learn how to easily invest in LKQ Corporation shares.

LKQ Corporation is an auto parts business based in the US. LKQ Corporation stocks (LKQ.US) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Its last market close was $57.26 – a decrease of 5.17% over the previous week. LKQ Corporation employs 44,000 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $12.9 billion.

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LKQ Corporation stock price (NASDAQ:LKQ)

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LKQ Corporation shares at a glance

Information last updated 2022-01-23.
Latest market close$53.75
52-week range$34.64 - $60.43
50-day moving average $57.60
200-day moving average $52.30
Wall St. target price$65.89
PE ratio 15.6432
Dividend yield $1 (1.87%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $3.44

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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 $53.75 from 2022-01-21

1 week (2022-01-13) -6.52%
1 month (2021-12-20) N/A
3 months (2021-10-20) N/A
6 months (2021-07-23) 5.89%
1 year (2021-01-22) 44.68%
2 years (2020-01-24) 59.92%
3 years (2019-01-24) 104.84%
5 years (2017-01-24) 70.74%

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 16x. In other words, LKQ Corporation shares trade at around 16x 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 1.0795. 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 $1.8 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 $12.9 billion
Operating margin TTM 11.6%
Gross profit TTM $4.6 billion
Return on assets TTM 7.57%
Return on equity TTM 18.21%
Profit margin 8.06%
Book value $20.20
Market capitalisation $15.7 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

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 01/01/2019) 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.

LKQ Corporation share dividends

7%

Dividend payout ratio: 6.61% of net profits

Recently LKQ Corporation has paid out, on average, around 6.61% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 1.87% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), LKQ Corporation shareholders could enjoy a 1.87% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In LKQ Corporation's case, that would currently equate to about $1 per share.

While LKQ Corporation's payout ratio might seem low, this can signify that LKQ Corporation is investing more in its future growth.

LKQ Corporation's most recent dividend payout was on 2 December 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 9 November 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have LKQ Corporation's shares ever split?

LKQ Corporation's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 19 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 $34.6388 up to $60.43. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

LKQ.US volatility(beta: 1.62)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 1.6224. 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.

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