Investors hope LKQ (NAS: LKQX) will top analyst estimates once again after beating predictions by $0.02 cents in the previous quarter. The company will unveil its latest earnings on Thursday, Feb. 23. LKQ provides replacement systems, components, and parts needed to repair vehicles.
What analysts say:
Buy, sell, or hold?: Analysts strongly back LKQ, with eight of 11 rating it a buy and the remainder rating it a hold. Analysts like LKQ better than competitor Genuine Parts Company overall. Analysts still rate the stock a moderate buy, but they are a bit more wary about it compared to three months ago.
Revenue forecasts: On average, analysts predict $915.2 million in revenue this quarter. That would represent a rise of 35.8% from the year-ago quarter.
Wall Street earnings expectations: The average analyst estimate is earnings of $0.37 per share. Estimates range from $0.36 to $0.39.
What our community says:
CAPS All-Stars are in strong support of the stock, with 97.6% awarding it an "outperform" rating. Most of the community concurs with the All-Stars, with 95.1% assigning it a rating of "outperform." Despite the majority sentiment in favor of LKQ, the stock has a middling CAPS rating of three out of five stars.
LKQ's profit has risen year-over-year by an average of 19.8% over the past five quarters.
Now, a look at how efficient management has been at running the business. Margins illustrate how efficiently a company captures portions of sales dollars. LKQ has seen decreasing gross margin year-over-year for the last four quarters. Gross margin reflects the total sales revenue retained after costs. See how LKQ has been doing for the last four quarters:
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