LKQ Corporation Announces Results for Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2013

  • Annual revenue growth of 23% to a record $5.1 billion
  • Fourth quarter 2013 diluted EPS increases 24%
  • Annual organic revenue growth for parts and services of 11%
  • Announces 20 new Euro Car Parts branches for 2014

CHICAGO, Feb. 27, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- LKQ Corporation (Nasdaq:LKQ) today announced results for its fourth quarter and full year ended December 31, 2013. Net income for the fourth quarter was $77.9 million and diluted earnings per share was $0.26, a 23.8% increase over the $0.21 reported for the fourth quarter in 2012. For the full year 2013, net income was $311.6 million and diluted earnings per share was $1.02, a 17.2% increase over the $0.87 reported for 2012. The Company noted that full year 2013 diluted earnings per share included charges equal to $0.04 per share resulting from restructuring and acquisition related expenses, a loss on debt extinguishment and the change in fair value of contingent consideration liabilities. Additionally, full year 2012 diluted earnings per share included a $0.04 per share gain from the settlement of a previously disclosed lawsuit and a $0.01 per share loss related to restructuring and acquisition related expenses and the change in fair value of contingent consideration.

"We reached a major milestone in 2013 by surpassing $5 billion in annual revenue for the first time. We also delivered double digit revenue, diluted earnings per share, and parts and services organic revenue growth in 2013 while simultaneously expanding our footprint and product offerings in North America and Europe. I am particularly proud of the 24% growth in our diluted earnings per share for the fourth quarter and the record full year results," stated Robert Wagman, President and Chief Executive Officer of LKQ Corporation.

Fourth Quarter 2013 Reported Results

For the fourth quarter of 2013, revenue was $1.32 billion compared with $1.07 billion for the fourth quarter of 2012, an increase of 23.3%. Net income for the fourth quarter was $77.9 million compared with $62.2 million in the prior year, an increase of 25.2%. For the fourth quarter, total organic revenue growth was 7.7%, including parts and services revenue growth of 9.9%. Acquisition revenue growth for the fourth quarter was 15.8%.

Full Year 2013 Reported Results

For the full year of 2013, revenue was $5.06 billion compared with $4.12 billion in 2012, an increase of 22.8%. Net income for the full year was $311.6 million compared with $261.2 million for the prior year, an increase of 19.3%. For the full year of 2013, total organic revenue growth was 9.3%, including parts and services revenue growth of 11.0%. Acquisition revenue growth for 2013 was 13.8%, while changes in foreign exchange rates had a 0.4% negative impact on revenue.

Balance Sheet and Liquidity

As of December 31, 2013, LKQ's balance sheet reflected cash and equivalents of $150 million and outstanding debt of $1.31 billion, including obligations outstanding under the Company's credit facility of $673 million ($439 million of term loans and $234 million of revolver borrowings) and senior notes of $600 million. Total availability under the credit facility at December 31, 2013 was approximately $1.1 billion, and availability under the Company's asset securitization program was $80 million.

Other Events

During the fourth quarter of 2013, LKQ acquired an aftermarket parts and remanufactured bumper distributor in Wisconsin; a new and refurbished wheel distribution business in New York; and a self service yard in Indiana. LKQ's European operations opened ten Euro Car Parts branches in the fourth quarter of 2013 and plans to open 20 new branches during 2014. As of December 31, 2013, the Company operated from 145 Euro Car Parts branches in the United Kingdom and 26 paint distribution branches.

On January 3, 2014, the Company completed its acquisition of Keystone Automotive Operations, Inc., a leading distributor and marketer of specialty aftermarket equipment and accessories in North America, for approximately $450 million. After drawing the funds for the Keystone acquisition, availability under the Company's credit facility and asset securitization program was approximately $700 million.

Company Outlook

  2014 Guidance
Organic revenue growth for parts & services 8.0% to 10.0%
Net income $400 million to $430 million
Diluted EPS $1.30 to $1.40
Cash flow from operations Approximately $375 million
Capital expenditures $110 million to $140 million

Guidance for 2014 is based on current conditions (including 2014 acquisitions completed to date) and excludes the impact of restructuring and acquisition related expenses; gains or losses related to acquisitions or divestitures (including changes in the fair value of contingent consideration liabilities); and capital spending related to future business acquisitions.

Quarterly Conference Call

LKQ will host a conference call and Webcast on February 27, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. Eastern Time (9:00 a.m. Central Time) with members of senior management to discuss the Company's results.

To access the investor conference call, please dial (877) 407-0668. International access to the call may be obtained by dialing (201) 689-8558. The audio webcast can be accessed via the Company's website at www.lkqcorp.com in the Investor Relations section.

A replay of the conference call will be available by telephone at (877) 660-6853 or (201) 612-7415 for international calls. The telephone replay will require you to enter conference ID: 425950#. An online replay of the audio webcast will be available on the Company's website. Both formats of replay will be available through March 21, 2014. Please allow approximately two hours after the live presentation before attempting to access the replay.

About LKQ Corporation

LKQ Corporation (www.lkqcorp.com) is North America's largest provider of alternative collision parts, and a leading provider of recycled and remanufactured mechanical parts including engines and transmissions, all in connection with the repair of automobiles and other vehicles. LKQ is also a leading distributor and marketer of specialty aftermarket equipment and accessories in North America. LKQ is the largest distributor of mechanical and collision alternative parts in the United Kingdom, and the largest distributor of mechanical parts in the Netherlands. LKQ also has operations in Taiwan, Belgium and France. LKQ operates more than 570 facilities, offering its customers a broad range of replacement systems, components, equipment, and parts to repair and accessorize automobiles, trucks, recreational and performance vehicles.

Forward Looking Statements

The statements in this press release that are not historical in nature are forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These include statements regarding our outlook or guidance, expectations, beliefs, hopes, intentions or strategies. Forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties, some of which are not currently known to us. Actual events or results may differ materially from those expressed or implied in the forward looking statements as a result of various factors.

These factors include:

  • uncertainty as to changes in North American and European general economic activity and the impact of these changes on the demand for our products and our ability to obtain financing for operations;
  • fluctuations in the pricing of new original equipment manufacturer ("OEM") replacement products;
  • the availability and cost of our inventory;
  • variations in the number of vehicles sold, vehicle accident rates, miles driven and the age profile of vehicles in accidents;
  • changes in state or federal laws or regulations affecting our business;
  • changes in the types of replacement parts that insurance carriers will accept in the repair process;
  • inaccuracies in the data relating to our industry published by independent sources upon which we rely;
  • changes in the level of acceptance and promotion of alternative automotive parts by insurance companies and auto repairers;
  • changes in the demand for our products and the supply of our inventory due to severity of weather and seasonality of weather patterns;
  • increasing competition in the automotive parts industry;
  • uncertainty as to the impact on our industry of any terrorist attacks or responses to terrorist attacks;
  • our ability to satisfy our debt obligations and to operate within the limitations imposed by financing agreements;
  • our ability to obtain financing on acceptable terms to finance our growth;
  • declines in the values of our assets;
  • fluctuations in fuel and other commodity prices;
  • fluctuations in the prices of scrap metal and other metals;
  • our ability to develop and implement the operational and financial systems needed to manage our operations;
  • our ability to identify sufficient acquisition candidates at reasonable prices to maintain our growth objectives;
  • our ability to integrate, realize expected synergies, and successfully operate acquired companies and any companies acquired in the future, and the risks associated with these companies;
  • claims by OEMs or others that attempt to restrict or eliminate the sale of alternative automotive products;
  • termination of business relationships with insurance companies that promote the use of our products;
  • product liability claims by the end users of our products or claims by other parties who we have promised to indemnify for product liability matters;
  • costs associated with recalls of the products we sell;
  • currency fluctuations in the U.S. dollar, pound sterling and euro versus other currencies;
  • instability in regions in which we operate that can affect our supply of certain products;
  • interruptions, outages or breaches of our operational systems, security systems, or infrastructure as a result of attacks on, or malfunctions of, our systems; and
  • other risks that are described in our Form 10-K filed March 1, 2013 and in other reports filed by us from time to time with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

You should not place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements. All of these forward-looking statements are based on our expectations as of the date of this press release. We undertake no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by law.

LKQ CORPORATION AND SUBSIDIARIES
Unaudited Consolidated Condensed Statements of Income
(In thousands, except per share data)
Three Months EndedYear Ended
December 31,December 31,
2013201220132012
Revenue  $ 1,316,689  $ 1,067,915  $ 5,062,528  $ 4,122,930
Cost of goods sold (1)  771,016  622,794  2,987,126  2,398,790
Gross margin  545,673  445,121  2,075,402  1,724,140
Facility and warehouse expenses  113,601  93,878  425,081  347,917
Distribution expenses  111,914  98,444  431,947  375,835
Selling, general and administrative expenses  160,438  131,130  597,052  495,591
Restructuring and acquisition related expenses  2,782  193  10,173  2,751
Depreciation and amortization  23,119  17,132  80,969  64,093
Operating income  133,819  104,344  530,180  437,953
Other expense (income):
Interest expense  14,644  8,611  51,184  31,429
Loss on debt extinguishment  --   --   2,795  -- 
Change in fair value of contingent consideration liabilities  739  (144)  2,504  1,643
Interest and other income, net  (140)  (742)  (2,130)  (4,286)
Total other expense, net  15,243  7,725  54,353  28,786
Income before provision for income taxes  118,576  96,619  475,827  409,167
Provision for income taxes   40,712  34,431  164,204  147,942
Net income  $ 77,864  $ 62,188  $ 311,623  $ 261,225
Earnings per share:
Basic  $ 0.26  $ 0.21  $ 1.04  $ 0.88
Diluted  $ 0.26  $ 0.21  $ 1.02  $ 0.87
Weighted average common shares outstanding:
Basic  300,644  297,213  299,574  295,810
Diluted  305,199  302,075  304,131  300,693
(1) Cost of goods sold for the three months and year ended December 31, 2012 included gains of $0.7 million and $17.9 million, respectively, resulting from certain settlements of a class action lawsuit against several of our suppliers.
LKQ CORPORATION AND SUBSIDIARIES
Unaudited Consolidated Condensed Balance Sheets
(In thousands, except share and per share data)
December 31,December 31,
20132012
Assets
Current Assets:
Cash and equivalents  $ 150,488  $ 59,770
Receivables, net  458,094  311,808
Inventory  1,076,952  900,803
Deferred income taxes  63,938  53,485
Prepaid income taxes  8,069  29,537
Prepaid expenses and other current assets  42,276  28,948
 Total Current Assets  1,799,817  1,384,351
Property and Equipment, net  546,651  494,379
Intangibles  2,091,183  1,796,999
Other Assets  81,123  47,727
 Total Assets  $ 4,518,774  $ 3,723,456
Liabilities and Stockholders' Equity
Current Liabilities:
Accounts payable  $ 349,069  $ 219,335
Accrued expenses  198,769  134,822
Income taxes payable  17,440  2,748
Contingent consideration liabilities  52,465  42,255
Other current liabilities  18,675  17,068
Current portion of long-term obligations   41,535  71,716
 Total Current Liabilities  677,953  487,944
Long-Term Obligations, Excluding Current Portion  1,264,246  1,046,762
Deferred Income Taxes  133,822  102,275
Contingent Consideration Liabilities  3,188  47,754
Other Noncurrent Liabilities  88,820  74,627
Commitments and Contingencies
Stockholders' Equity:
Common stock, $0.01 par value, 1,000,000,000 and 
500,000,000 shares authorized, 300,805,276 and 
297,810,896 shares issued and outstanding at 
December 31, 2013 and 2012, respectively  3,008  2,978
Additional paid-in capital  1,006,084  950,338
Retained earnings  1,321,642  1,010,019
Accumulated other comprehensive income   20,011  759
 Total Stockholders' Equity  2,350,745  1,964,094
 Total Liabilities and Stockholders' Equity  $ 4,518,774  $ 3,723,456
LKQ CORPORATION AND SUBSIDIARIES
Unaudited Consolidated Condensed Statements of Cash Flows
(In thousands)
Year Ended
December 31,
20132012
CASH FLOWS FROM OPERATING ACTIVITIES:
Net income  $ 311,623  $ 261,225
Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash
provided by operating activities:
Depreciation and amortization  86,463  70,165
Stock-based compensation expense  22,036  15,634
Deferred income taxes  4,279  4,222
Excess tax benefit from stock-based payments  (18,348)  (15,737)
Other  9,630  4,515
Changes in operating assets and liabilities, net of
 effects from acquisitions:
 Receivables  (44,670)  (12,813)
 Inventory  (69,222)  (95,042)
 Prepaid income taxes/income taxes payable  49,993  (774)
 Accounts payable  49,641  (15,097)
 Other operating assets and liabilities  26,631  (10,108)
 Net cash provided by operating activities  428,056  206,190
CASH FLOWS FROM INVESTING ACTIVITIES:
Purchases of property and equipment  (90,186)  (88,255)
Proceeds from sales of property and equipment  2,100  1,057
Investment in unconsolidated subsidiary  (9,136)  -- 
Acquisitions, net of cash acquired  (408,384)  (265,336)
Net cash used in investing activities  (505,606)  (352,534)
CASH FLOWS FROM FINANCING ACTIVITIES:
Proceeds from exercise of stock options  15,392  17,693
Excess tax benefit from stock-based payments  18,348  15,737
Debt issuance costs  (16,940)  (253)
Net borrowings of long-term obligations  149,141  123,895
Net cash provided by financing activities  165,941  157,072
Effect of exchange rate changes on cash and equivalents  2,327  795
Net increase in cash and equivalents  90,718  11,523
Cash and equivalents, beginning of period  59,770  48,247
Cash and equivalents, end of period  $ 150,488  $ 59,770
LKQ CORPORATION AND SUBSIDIARIES
Unaudited Supplementary Data
(In thousands, except per share data)
Three Months Ended December 31,
Operating Highlights20132012
% of% of
RevenueRevenueChange% Change
Revenue  $ 1,316,689 100.0%  $ 1,067,915 100.0%  $ 248,774 23.3%
Cost of goods sold  771,016 58.6%  622,794 58.3%  148,222 23.8%
Gross margin  545,673 41.4%  445,121 41.7%  100,552 22.6%
Facility and warehouse expenses  113,601 8.6%  93,878 8.8%  19,723 21.0%
Distribution expenses  111,914 8.5%  98,444 9.2%  13,470 13.7%
Selling, general and administrative expenses  160,438 12.2%  131,130 12.3%  29,308 22.4%
Restructuring and acquisition related expenses  2,782 0.2%  193 0.0%  2,589 n/m
Depreciation and amortization  23,119 1.8%  17,132 1.6%  5,987 34.9%
Operating income  133,819 10.2%  104,344 9.8%  29,475 28.2%
Other expense (income):
Interest expense  14,644 1.1%  8,611 0.8%  6,033 70.1%
Change in fair value of contingent consideration liabilities  739 0.1%  (144) (0.0%)  883 613.2%
Interest and other income, net  (140) (0.0%)  (742) (0.1%)  602 81.1%
Total other expense, net  15,243 1.2%  7,725 0.7%  7,518 97.3%
Income before provision for income taxes  118,576 9.0%  96,619 9.0%  21,957 22.7%
Provision for income taxes   40,712 3.1%  34,431 3.2%  6,281 18.2%
Net income  $ 77,864 5.9%  $ 62,188 5.8%  $ 15,676 25.2%
Earnings per share:
Basic  $ 0.26  $ 0.21  $ 0.05 23.8%
Diluted  $ 0.26  $ 0.21  $ 0.05 23.8%
Weighted average common shares outstanding:
Basic  300,644  297,213  3,431 1.2%
Diluted  305,199  302,075  3,124 1.0%
LKQ CORPORATION AND SUBSIDIARIES
Unaudited Supplementary Data
(In thousands, except per share data)
Year Ended December 31,
Operating Highlights20132012
% of% of
RevenueRevenueChange% Change
Revenue  $ 5,062,528 100.0%  $ 4,122,930 100.0%  $ 939,598 22.8%
Cost of goods sold (1)  2,987,126 59.0%  2,398,790 58.2%  588,336 24.5%
Gross margin  2,075,402 41.0%  1,724,140 41.8%  351,262 20.4%
Facility and warehouse expenses  425,081 8.4%  347,917 8.4%  77,164 22.2%
Distribution expenses  431,947 8.5%  375,835 9.1%  56,112 14.9%
Selling, general and administrative expenses  597,052 11.8%  495,591 12.0%  101,461 20.5%
Restructuring and acquisition related expenses  10,173 0.2%  2,751 0.1%  7,422 269.8%
Depreciation and amortization  80,969 1.6%  64,093 1.6%  16,876 26.3%
Operating income  530,180 10.5%  437,953 10.6%  92,227 21.1%
Other expense (income):
Interest expense  51,184 1.0%  31,429 0.8%  19,755 62.9%
Loss on debt extinguishment  2,795 0.1%  --  0.0%  2,795 n/m
Change in fair value of contingent consideration liabilities  2,504 0.0%  1,643 0.0%  861 52.4%
Interest and other income, net  (2,130) (0.0%)  (4,286) (0.1%)  2,156 50.3%
Total other expense, net  54,353 1.1%  28,786 0.7%  25,567 88.8%
Income before provision for income taxes  475,827 9.4%  409,167 9.9%  66,660 16.3%
Provision for income taxes   164,204 3.2%  147,942 3.6%  16,262 11.0%
Net income  $ 311,623 6.2%  $ 261,225 6.3%  $ 50,398 19.3%
Earnings per share:
Basic  $ 1.04  $ 0.88  $ 0.16 18.2%
Diluted  $ 1.02  $ 0.87  $ 0.15 17.2%
Weighted average common shares outstanding:
Basic  299,574  295,810  3,764 1.3%
Diluted  304,131  300,693  3,438 1.1%
(1) Cost of goods sold for the year ended December 31, 2012 included gains of $17.9 million resulting from certain settlements of a class action lawsuit against several of our suppliers.
 The following unaudited table reconciles net income to EBITDA: 
Three Months EndedYear Ended
December 31,December 31,
2013201220132012
(In thousands)
Net income  $ 77,864  $ 62,188  $ 311,623  $ 261,225
Depreciation and amortization  24,595  18,591  86,463 70,165
Interest expense, net  14,538  8,528  50,825  31,215
Loss on debt extinguishment (1)  --   --   2,795  -- 
Provision for income taxes   40,712  34,431  164,204 147,942
Earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation
and amortization (EBITDA)   $ 157,709  $ 123,738  $ 615,910  $ 510,547
 EBITDA as a percentage of revenue  12.0% 11.6% 12.2% 12.4%
(1) Loss on debt extinguishment is considered a component of interest in calculating EBITDA, as the write-off of debt issuance costs is similar to the treatment of debt issuance cost amortization.
We provide a reconciliation of Net Income to EBITDA as we believe it offers investors, securities analysts and other interested parties useful information regarding our results of operations because it assists in analyzing our performance and the value of our business. EBITDA provides insight into our profitability trends, and allows management and investors to analyze our operating results with and without the impact of depreciation, amortization, interest and income tax expense. We believe EBITDA is used by securities analysts, investors, and other interested parties in evaluating companies, many of which present EBITDA when reporting their results. EBITDA should not be construed as an alternative to operating income, net income or net cash provided by (used in) operating activities, as determined in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States. In addition, not all companies that report EBITDA information calculate EBITDA in the same manner as we do and, accordingly, our calculation is not necessarily comparable to similarly named measures of other companies and may not be an appropriate measure for performance relative to other companies.
The following unaudited tables compare certain revenue categories:
Three Months Ended
December 31,
20132012Change% Change
(In thousands)
Included in Unaudited Consolidated Condensed
Statements of Income of LKQ Corporation
North America  $ 790,916  $ 732,195  $ 58,721 8.0%
Europe  378,974  188,425  190,549 101.1%
Parts and services  1,169,890  920,620  249,270 27.1%
Other   146,799  147,295  (496) (0.3%)
Total  $ 1,316,689  $ 1,067,915  $ 248,774 23.3%
Revenue changes by category for the three months ended December 31, 2013 vs. 2012:
Revenue Change Attributable to:
AcquisitionOrganicForeign Exchange% Change
North America 2.6% 5.9% (0.4%) 8.0%
Europe 75.1% 25.2% 0.8% 101.1%
Parts and services 17.4% 9.9% (0.2%) 27.1%
Other  5.5% (5.7%) (0.1%) (0.3%)
Total 15.8% 7.7% (0.2%) 23.3%
Year Ended
December 31,
20132012Change% Change
(In thousands)
Included in Unaudited Consolidated Condensed 
Statements of Income of LKQ Corporation
North America  $ 3,171,733  $ 2,868,980  $ 302,753 10.6%
Europe  1,257,847  694,896  562,951 81.0%
Parts and services  4,429,580 3,563,876 865,704 24.3%
Other   632,948 559,054 73,894 13.2%
Total  $ 5,062,528  $ 4,122,930  $ 939,598 22.8%
Revenue changes by category for the year ended December 31, 2013 vs. 2012:
Revenue Change Attributable to:
AcquisitionOrganicForeign Exchange% Change
North America 4.8% 6.0% (0.2%) 10.6%
Europe 50.5% 31.8% (1.3%) 81.0%
Parts and services 13.7% 11.0% (0.4%) 24.3%
Other  14.8% (1.5%) (0.1%) 13.2%
Total 13.8% 9.3% (0.4%) 22.8%
The following unaudited table compares our revenue and EBITDA by reportable segment:
Three Months EndedYear Ended
December 31,December 31,
2013201220132012
(In thousands)
Revenue
North America  $ 937,316  $ 879,115  $ 3,802,929  $ 3,426,858
Europe  379,373  188,800  1,259,599  696,072
Total revenue  $ 1,316,689  $ 1,067,915  $ 5,062,528  $ 4,122,930
EBITDA
North America (1)  $ 122,543  $ 109,308  $ 484,824  $ 440,448
Europe (2) (3)  35,166  14,430  131,086  70,099
Total EBITDA  $ 157,709  $ 123,738  $ 615,910  $ 510,547
(1) For the three months and year ended December 31, 2012, North America EBITDA included gains of $0.7 million and $17.9 million, respectively, resulting from certain settlements of a class action lawsuit against several of our suppliers. North America EBITDA during the three months and year ended December 31, 2012 also included net gains of $1.8 million and $2.0 million, respectively, from the change in fair value of contingent consideration liabilities related to certain of our acquisitions.
(2) Included within EBITDA of our European segment are losses of $0.6 million and $1.7 million during the three months ended December 31, 2013 and 2012, respectively, from the change in fair value of contingent consideration liabilities, primarily related to our 2011 ECP acquisition. During the years ended December 31, 2013 and 2012, our European segment recognized losses of $3.2 million and $3.6 million, respectively, related to the remeasurement of these contingent consideration liabilities. 
(3) For the three months and year ended December 31, 2013, Europe EBITDA included restructuring and acquisition related expenses of $2.1 million and $7.4 million, respectively, related primarily to the acquisitions of Sator Beheer and five automotive paint distribution businesses in the U.K.
CONTACT: Joseph P. Boutross-Director, Investor Relations
         LKQ Corporation
         (312) 621-2793
         jpboutross@lkqcorp.com
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