How to buy LKQ Corporation (LKQ) shares in the UK

Learn how to easily invest in LKQ Corporation shares.

LKQ Corporation (LKQ) is a leading auto parts business based in the US. It opened the day at $57.6 after a previous close of $57.26. During the day the price has varied from a low of $57.22 to a high of $58.02. The latest price was $57.97 (25 minute delay). LKQ Corporation is listed on the NASDAQ and employs 44,000 staff. All prices are listed in US Dollars.

How to buy shares in LKQ Corporation

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  2. Open your account. You'll need your ID, bank details and national insurance number.
  3. Confirm your payment details. You'll need to fund your account with a bank transfer, debit card or credit card.
  4. Search the platform for stock code: LKQ in this case.
  5. Research LKQ Corporation shares. The platform should provide the latest information available.
  6. Buy your LKQ Corporation shares. It's that simple.
The whole process can take as little as 15 minutes.

How has coronavirus impacted LKQ Corporation's share price?

Since the stock market crash that started in February 2020, LKQ Corporation's share price has had significant positive movement.

Its last market close was $53.75, which is 38.53% up on its pre-crash value of $33.04 and 303.83% up on the lowest point reached during the March 2020 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 $1,650.13.

LKQ Corporation share price (NASDAQ:LKQ)

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LKQ Corporation shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-12-10.
Open$57.6
High$58.02
Low$57.22
Close$57.97
Previous close$57.26
Change$0.71
Change %1.24%
Volume1,268,017
Information last updated 2022-01-23.
52-week range$34.6388 - $60.43
50-day moving average$57.5996
200-day moving average$52.3015
Wall St. target price$65.89
PE ratio15.6432
Dividend yield$1 (1.87%)
Earnings per share (TTM)$3.436
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Is it a good time to buy LKQ Corporation stock?

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Is LKQ Corporation under- or over-valued?

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

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.

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 PEG ratio close to 1 can be interpreted as meaning shares offer reasonable value for the current rate of growth.

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.

EBITDA

LKQ Corporation's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is a whopping $1.8 billion (£1.3 billion).

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

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 $20.195
Market capitalisation $15.7 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

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.

Total ESG risk score

LKQ Corporation's 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.).

Environmental score

LKQ Corporation's 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

LKQ Corporation's 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

LKQ Corporation's 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

LKQ Corporation's 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.

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

1.9%

Dividend yield: 1.87% of stock value

1.9%

Forward annual dividend yield: 1.87% of stock value

6.6%

Dividend payout ratio: 6.61% of net profits

LKQ Corporation has recently paid out dividends equivalent to 1.87% of its share value annually.

LKQ Corporation has paid out, on average, around 6.61% of recent 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), 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 the company is investing more in its future growth.

LKQ Corporation's most recent dividend payout was on 1 December 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 8 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 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.

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).

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