LKQ Corporation (LKQ) is a leading auto parts business based in the US. It opened the day at $36.17 after a previous close of $36.57. During the day the price has varied from a low of $36.08 to a high of $36.75. The latest price was $36.66 (25 minute delay). LKQ Corporation is listed on the NASDAQ and employs 51,000 staff. All prices are listed in US Dollars.
Since the stock market crash in March caused by coronavirus, LKQ Corporation's share price has had significant negative movement.
Its last market close was $31.89, which is 3.48% down on its pre-crash value of $33.04 and 139.59% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the shares fell as low as $13.31.
If you had bought $1,000 worth of LKQ Corporation shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth $426.73 at the bottom of the March crash, and if you held on to them, then as of the last market close they'd be worth $979.02.
|52-week range||$13.31 - $38.38|
|50-day moving average||$35.0503|
|200-day moving average||$30.5951|
|Wall St. target price||$41.56|
|Dividend yield||N/A (0%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||$1.958|
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|1 week (2021-01-12)||-7.94%|
|1 month (2020-12-22)||1.89%|
|3 months (2020-10-22)||13.74%|
|6 months (2020-07-22)||28.59%|
|2 years (2019-01-18)||39.66%|
|3 years (2018-01-19)||-14.66%|
|5 years (2016-01-20)||40.68%|
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 current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 19x. In other words, LKQ Corporation shares trade at around 19x 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 "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 1.4789. 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 (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is a whopping $1.3 billion (£0.0 million).
The EBITDA is a measure of a LKQ Corporation's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
|Revenue TTM||$11.7 billion|
|Operating margin TTM||8.43%|
|Gross profit TTM||$4.9 billion|
|Return on assets TTM||5.01%|
|Return on equity TTM||11.64%|
|Market capitalisation||$11.2 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
There are currently 6.0 million LKQ Corporation shares held short by investors – that's known as LKQ Corporation's "short interest". This figure is 12.1% down from 6.8 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) is the quantity of LKQ Corporation shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of LKQ Corporation shares traded daily (recently around 2.0 million). LKQ Corporation's SIR currently stands at 3.03. In other words for every 100,000 LKQ Corporation shares traded daily on the market, roughly 3030 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 0.0221% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable LKQ Corporation shares, roughly 22 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.
Find out more about how you can short LKQ Corporation stock.
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.
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.).
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.
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.
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.
Controversy score: 1/5
ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. A high-profile company, 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.
|Total ESG score||19.45|
|Total ESG percentile||11.72|
|Environmental score percentile||8|
|Social score percentile||8|
|Governance score percentile||8|
|Level of controversy||1|
We're not expecting LKQ Corporation to pay a dividend over the next 12 months. However, you can browse other dividend-paying shares in our guide.
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.
Over the last 12 months, LKQ Corporation's shares have ranged in value from as little as $13.31 up to $38.38. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".
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 1.6682. 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, together with its subsidiaries, distributes replacement parts, components, and systems used in the repair and maintenance of vehicles. It operates in 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, the Czech Republic, Poland, Slovakia, Austria, Taiwan, and various other European countries. LKQ Corporation was founded in 1998 and is headquartered in Chicago, Illinois.
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