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How to buy LKQ Corporation stock (LKQ)

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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 49,000 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $14.2 billion.

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LKQ Corporation stock price (NASDAQ: LKQ)

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LKQ Corporation shares at a glance

Information last updated 2024-07-12.
Latest market close$43.81
52-week range$39.72 - $57.82
50-day moving average $42.61
200-day moving average $46.81
Wall St. target price$59.03
PE ratio 13.7613
Dividend yield $1.15 (2.81%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $3.10

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 $43.81 from 2024-07-15

1 week (2024-07-09) 6.21%
1 month (2024-06-14) 8.74%
3 months (2024-04-16) -9.56%
6 months (2024-01-16) -7.61%
1 year (2023-07-14) -24.71%
2 years (2022-07-15) -12.29%
3 years (2021-07-16) 49.47
5 years (2019-07-16) 64.71%

Is LKQ Corporation stock undervalued or overvalued?

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 14x. In other words, LKQ Corporation shares trade at around 14x 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 1.6652. 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 $1.7 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 $14.2 billion
Operating margin TTM 8.83%
Gross profit TTM $5.2 billion
Return on assets TTM 6.16%
Return on equity TTM 13.98%
Profit margin 5.8%
Book value $23.07
Market Capitalization $11.4 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

LKQ Corporation share dividends

33%

Dividend payout ratio: 32.55% of net profits

Recently LKQ Corporation has paid out, on average, around 32.55% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 2.81% 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 2.81% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In LKQ Corporation's case, that would currently equate to about $1.15 per share.

While LKQ Corporation's payout ratio might seem fairly standard, it's worth remembering that LKQ Corporation may be investing much of the rest of its net profits in future growth.

LKQ Corporation's most recent dividend payout was on 29 May 2024. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 14 May 2024 (the "ex-dividend date").

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 $39.72 up to $57.8227. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

LKQ.US volatility(beta: 1.29)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 1.29. 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 engages in the distribution of replacement parts, components, and systems used in the repair and maintenance of vehicles and specialty vehicle aftermarket products and accessories. It operates through four segments: Wholesale-North America, Europe, Specialty, and Self Service. The company distributes bumper covers, automotive body panels, and lights, as well as mechanical automotive parts and accessories; 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. In addition, the company distributes recreational vehicle appliances and air conditioners, towing hitches, truck bed covers, vehicle protection products, marine electronics, 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, the Czech Republic, Austria, Poland, Slovakia, Taiwan, and other European countries. LKQ Corporation was incorporated in 1998 and is headquartered in Chicago, Illinois.

Frequently asked questions

What percentage of LKQ Corporation is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 0.512% of LKQ Corporation shares are held by insiders and 101.984% by institutions.
How many people work for LKQ Corporation?
Latest data suggests 49,000 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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