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LKQ Corporation Announces Results for Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2019 and Guidance for 2020


Source: LKQ Corporation

February 20, 2020

  • Annual revenue growth of 5.3% to $12.5 billion; fourth quarter growth of 0.2%
  • Annual organic revenue growth for parts and services of 0.3%; fourth quarter organic revenue growth for parts and services of 0.9%
  • Annual diluted EPS from continuing operations attributable to LKQ stockholders of $1.74 (up 14%); adjusted diluted EPS of $2.37 (up 8%)
  • Fourth quarter 2019 diluted EPS from continuing operations attributable to LKQ stockholders of $0.46 (up 254%); adjusted diluted EPS of $0.54 (up 13%);
  • Annual operating cash flow of $1.06 billion (up 50%) and free cash flow of $798 million (up 73%)

CHICAGO — LKQ Corporation (Nasdaq:LKQ) today reported revenue for the fourth quarter of 2019 of $3.01 billion, an increase of 0.2% as compared to $3.00 billion in the fourth quarter of 2018. For the fourth quarter of 2019, parts and services organic revenue increased 0.9%, and acquisition revenue growth was 0.2%, while the impact of exchange rates was (1.0%), for total parts and services revenue growth of 0.1%.

Net income1 for the fourth quarter of 2019 was $140 million compared to $40 million for the same period in 2018, an increase of 247% year-over-year. Diluted earnings per share for the fourth quarter was $0.46 as compared to $0.13 for the same period of 2018, an increase of 254% year-over-year.

On an adjusted basis, net income was $167 million, an increase of 10% as compared to $151 million for the same period of 2018. Adjusted diluted earnings per share for the fourth quarter was $0.54 as compared to $0.48 for the same period of 2018, a 13% increase.

“Looking back on 2019, our team worked hard to deliver on our three key initiatives of focusing on profitable revenue growth, sustainable margin expansion, and enhancing levels of cash flow. In 2019, our effective working capital management allowed us to produce the highest annual operating and free cash flow figures in the Company’s history. I am also pleased with our North America segment, which improved year-over-year segment EBITDA margins by 100 basis points,” stated Dominick Zarcone, President and Chief Executive Officer of LKQ Corporation. “In fiscal 2020, we will continue to focus on our productivity initiatives across each operating segment while managing the ongoing macro headwinds in Europe and the uncertainties relating to other geopolitical events.”

For the full year of 2019, revenue was $12.5 billion, an increase of 5.3% from $11.9 billion for the comparable period of 2018. Parts and services organic revenue growth for the full year of 2019 was 0.3%.

Net income for the full year of 2019 was $541 million, an increase of 12% as compared to $485 million for the same period of 2018. Diluted earnings per share for the full year of 2019 was $1.74, an increase of 14% as compared to $1.53 for the same period of 2018.

On an adjusted basis for the full year of 2019, net income was $736 million, an increase of 7% as compared to $691 million for the same period of 2018. Adjusted diluted earnings per share for the full year of 2019 was $2.37 as compared to $2.19 for the same period of 2018, an 8% increase.

Cash Flow and Balance Sheet

In 2019, cash flow from operations totaled $1.06 billion, up 50% from 2018. Free cash flow totaled $798 million, up 73% year-over-year. The Company paid down $301 million of borrowings during the year, and as of December 31, 2019, the Company’s balance sheet reflected net debt of $3.5 billion. Net leverage as defined in the credit facility was 2.6x EBITDA.

On December 13, 2019, we announced the early redemption of our $600 million U.S. Senior Notes due 2023 (the “Notes”) with a coupon of 4.75%. We redeemed the Notes on January 10, 2020.

About LKQ Corporation

LKQ Corporation (www.lkqcorp.com) is a leading provider of alternative and specialty parts to repair and accessorize automobiles and other vehicles. LKQ has operations in North America, Europe and Taiwan. LKQ offers its customers a broad range of replacement systems, components, equipment and parts to repair and accessorize automobiles, trucks, and recreational and performance vehicles.

For additional details, including financial and supplementary data, view the full Press Release on the LKQ Investor Relations website.

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