LKQ (NASDAQ: LKQX) and LKQ Corporation (NASDAQ:LKQ) are both cyclical consumer goods & services companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, dividends, analyst recommendations, profitabiliy, risk, institutional ownership and valuation.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares LKQ and LKQ Corporation’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
LKQ N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
LKQ Corporation $9.01 billion 1.07 $1.06 billion $1.58 19.87

LKQ Corporation has higher revenue and earnings than LKQ.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings and recommmendations for LKQ and LKQ Corporation, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
LKQ 0 0 0 0 N/A
LKQ Corporation 0 0 6 0 3.00

LKQ Corporation has a consensus target price of $39.60, indicating a potential upside of 26.15%. Given LKQ Corporation’s higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe LKQ Corporation is more favorable than LKQ.

Profitability

This table compares LKQ and LKQ Corporation’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
LKQ 6.00% 16.02% 6.87%
LKQ Corporation 5.21% 16.54% 6.95%

Insider and Institutional Ownership

92.7% of LKQ Corporation shares are held by institutional investors. 1.1% of LKQ Corporation shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Summary

LKQ Corporation beats LKQ on 7 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.

LKQ Company Profile

LKQ Corporation (LKQ) is a distributor of vehicle products, including replacement parts, components and systems used in the repair and maintenance of vehicles, as well as specialty vehicle products and accessories, and automotive glass products. The Company’s segments include Wholesale-North America; Europe; Specialty, and Self Service. It offers its customers a range of replacement systems, components, equipment and parts to repair and accessorize automobiles, trucks, and recreational and performance vehicles. It distributes a range of products to collision and mechanical repair shops, including aftermarket collision and mechanical products, recycled collision and mechanical products, refurbished collision products, such as wheels, bumper covers and lights, and re-manufactured engines. It also has operations in North America, Europe and Taiwan. It is a provider of alternative vehicle collision replacement products and alternative vehicle mechanical replacement products.

LKQ Corporation Company Profile

LKQ Corporation (LKQ) is a distributor of vehicle products, including replacement parts, components and systems used in the repair and maintenance of vehicles, as well as specialty vehicle products and accessories, and automotive glass products. The Company’s segments include Wholesale-North America; Europe; Specialty, and Self Service. It offers its customers a range of replacement systems, components, equipment and parts to repair and accessorize automobiles, trucks, and recreational and performance vehicles. It distributes a range of products to collision and mechanical repair shops, including aftermarket collision and mechanical products, recycled collision and mechanical products, refurbished collision products, such as wheels, bumper covers and lights, and re-manufactured engines. It also has operations in North America, Europe and Taiwan. It is a provider of alternative vehicle collision replacement products and alternative vehicle mechanical replacement products.

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