LKQ Corp.: Buy At $50 And Reap The Business Integration Rewards

Nov. 30, 2022 11:50 PM ETLKQ Corporation (LKQ)2 Comments
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  • LKQ offers its customers quick delivery on a broad range of OEM recycled and non-OEM aftermarket parts, replacement systems, components, equipment, and services to repair vehicles.
  • LKQ has shifted its focus to integrating its businesses and improving its cost structure and will aim to make smaller tuck-in acquisitions as opposed to larger deals.
  • FX rates and divestitures caused Q3 revenues to be 5.9% below last year, and 2022 EPS guidance was reduced from $3.95 to $3.90 due to rising costs, FX, and taxes.
  • LKQ trends in EPS, P/E Ratio, and Operating Margin provide good indications for stock price direction.
  • Wait and buy LKQ at $50 and then sell the May 19th $50 call to boost your return while collecting dividends.
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Investment Thesis

LKQ Corporation (NASDAQ:LKQ) will see higher stock prices due to cost reductions from business integration and growing demand as more cars are on the road each year, and the average age is increasing. The company helps collision and mechanical

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