How to buy LKQ Corporation (LKQ) shares in Australia
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LKQ Corporation (LKQ) is a leading auto parts business with stocks listed in the US. It opened the day at US$56.51 after a previous close of US$56.08. During the day the price has varied from a low of USD56.28 to a high of USD57.57. The latest price was USD57.37 (25 minute delay). LKQ Corporation is listed on the NASDAQ. All prices are listed in US Dollars.
How to buy shares in LKQ Corporation
- Compare share trading platforms. To buy shares in a US company from Australia you'll need to find a trading platform that offers access to US stock markets. If you're just starting out, look for a platform with low brokerage and foreign exchange fees.
- Open and fund your brokerage account. Complete an application with your personal and financial details, like your ID and tax file number. Fund your account with a bank transfer, credit card or debit card.
- Search for LKQ Corporation. Find the share by name or ticker symbol: LKQ. Research its history to confirm it's a solid investment against your financial goals.
- Purchase now or later. Buy today with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until LKQ Corporation reaches your desired price. To spread out your risk, look into dollar-cost averaging, which smooths out buying at consistent intervals and amounts.
- Decide on how many to buy. At last close price of US$56.08, weigh your budget against a diversified portfolio that can minimise risk through the market's ups and downs. You may be able to buy a fractional share of LKQ Corporation, depending on your broker.
- Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of LKQ Corporation. Optimise your portfolio by tracking how your stock — and even the business — performs with an eye on the long term. You may be eligible for dividends and shareholder voting rights on directors and management that can affect your stock.
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- LKQ Corporation key stats
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- Is LKQ Corporation stock a buy or sell?
- LKQ Corporation performance over time
- Is LKQ Corporation suitable for ethical investing?
- Are LKQ Corporation shares over-valued?
- LKQ Corporation's financials
- How volatile are LKQ Corporation shares?
- Does LKQ Corporation pay a dividend?
- Have LKQ Corporation shares ever split?
- Other common questions
LKQ Corporation stock price (NASDAQ:LKQ)Use our graph to track the performance of LKQ stocks over time.
LKQ Corporation shares at a glance
|52-week range||US$33.9618 - US$60.05|
|50-day moving average||US$54.9026|
|200-day moving average||US$49.2858|
|Dividend yield||US$1 (1.68%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||US$3.436|
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LKQ Corporation price performance over time
|1 week (2021-11-24)||-3.47%|
|3 months (2021-09-02)||11.92%|
|1 year (2020-12-02)||60.07%|
|2 years (2019-12-02)||62.43%|
|3 years (2018-11-30)||106.07%|
|5 years (2016-12-02)||77.95%|
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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 17x. In other words, LKQ Corporation shares trade at around 17x 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 1.0718. 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 US$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.
LKQ Corporation financials
|Revenue TTM||US$12.9 billion|
|Operating margin TTM||11.6%|
|Gross profit TTM||US$4.6 billion|
|Return on assets TTM||7.57%|
|Return on equity TTM||18.21%|
|Market capitalisation||US$16.8 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 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.).
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.
Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary
|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|
LKQ Corporation share dividends
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 1.68% 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 1.68% 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 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.
LKQ Corporation share price volatility
Over the last 12 months, LKQ Corporation's shares have ranged in value from as little as US$33.9618 up to US$60.05. 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 1.6177. 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. LKQ Corporation was incorporated in 1998 and is headquartered in Chicago, Illinois.
LKQ Corporation in the news
LKQ CORP : Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement, Financial Statements and Exhibits (form 8-K)
LKQ Corporation Announces Inaugural 'LKQ Cares Holiday Vote' Charitable Program
LKQ Corp. stock rises Monday, still underperforms market
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