LKQ Corporation Announces Results for Second Quarter 2021

  • Second quarter 2021 revenue of $3.4 billion (up 30.8% year-over-year)
  • Diluted EPS1 of $1.01 (up 159.0%); adjusted diluted EPS1 of $1.13 (up 113.2%)
  • Second quarter 2021 Segment EBITDA margin of 20.8% for North America; 14.9% for Specialty; and 10.7% for Europe
  • Second quarter operating cash flow of $411 million; free cash flow of $365 million
  • Net leverage decreased to 1.2x EBITDA
  • Repurchased 6.2 million shares for $304 million in the quarter
  • Stock repurchase program expanded by a further $1 billion, raising aggregate authorization to $2 billion
  • 2021 outlook raised

CHICAGO, July 29, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- LKQ Corporation (Nasdaq:LKQ) today reported second quarter 2021 results that reflect strength for the Company in a number of key metrics including total revenue, segment margins and free cash flow. In other second quarter developments, MSCI increased the Company's ESG rating from A to AA, and Fitch Ratings, Inc. assigned LKQ an initial rating of ‘BBB-’ (outlook stable).

"We were able to produce yet another record performance in the second quarter. This performance marks two key milestones as the first quarterly period with EPS of over $1 and the highest quarterly Segment EBITDA in the Company’s history. The North America and Specialty segments achieved record Segment EBITDA margins in the quarter, and Europe delivered a double-digit margin for the first time since the second quarter of 2016. The European performance further validates the margin targets provided at the start of the 1 LKQ Europe program and gives us confidence that we are on track with the overall goals of the program,” noted Dominick Zarcone, President and Chief Executive Officer.

Second Quarter 2021 Financial Results

Revenue for the second quarter of 2021 was $3.4 billion, an increase of 30.8% as compared to $2.6 billion in the second quarter of 2020, reflecting the annualization of the pandemic impact during the second quarter of 2020. For the second quarter of 2021, parts and services organic revenue increased 21.9%, while the net impact of acquisitions and divestitures decreased revenue 0.3% and foreign exchange rates increased revenue 5.4%, for a total parts and services revenue increase of 27.0%. Other revenue grew 108.5% in the second quarter of 2021, driven by higher scrap steel and precious metals prices.

Net income1 for the second quarter of 2021 was $305 million as compared to $119 million for the same period in 2020, an increase of 157.0%. Diluted earnings per share1 for the second quarter was $1.01 as compared to $0.39 for the same period of 2020, an increase of 159.0%.

On an adjusted basis, net income1 in the second quarter was $340 million compared to $161 million in the same period of 2020, a 110.7% increase. Adjusted diluted earnings per share1 for the second quarter was $1.13 as compared to $0.53 for the same period of 2020, a 113.2% increase.

1 References in this release to Net income and Diluted earnings per share, and the corresponding adjusted figures, reflect amounts from continuing operations attributable to LKQ stockholders.

Cash Flow and Balance Sheet

Cash flow from operations totaled $411 million during the second quarter of 2021, and free cash flow in the quarter was $365 million. Cash flow from operations for the six months ended June 30, 2021 was $933 million, and free cash flow for the six months ended June 30, 2021 was $845 million. Net repayments on borrowings totaled $264 million during the quarter and, as of June 30, 2021, net debt was $2.1 billion. Net leverage, as defined in our credit facility, decreased to 1.2x EBITDA. 

On April 1, 2021, the €750 million 3.625% Senior Notes due 2026 were redeemed. The redemption was financed by lower cost revolver borrowings and cash on hand.

Stock Repurchase Program

In the second quarter of 2021, we repurchased a quarterly record of 6.2 million shares of common stock. Since initiating the stock repurchase plan in October 2018, 25.0 million shares have been repurchased for a total consideration of $830 million through June 30, 2021.

On July 28, 2021, the Board of Directors authorized a $1 billion increase to the existing share repurchase program and extended the duration through October 25, 2024. Under the repurchase program, we are authorized to repurchase shares in the open market as well as in privately negotiated transactions. The timing and the amount of any repurchases of common stock will be determined by LKQ management based on its evaluation of market conditions and other factors. The repurchase program will be effected in compliance with SEC Rule 10b-18 and other applicable legal requirements. The repurchase program does not obligate us to acquire any specific number of shares and may be suspended or discontinued at any time. Stock purchased as part of this program will be held as treasury stock.

2021 Outlook

Varun Laroyia, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer commented, “Based on the strong performance in the second quarter and the expected sustainability of the operational excellence initiatives, we are raising the full year outlook for profitability and free cash flow. While inflationary pressures will continue to be a headwind in the second half of the year, we are cautiously optimistic that we have the ability to mitigate these pressures.”

For 2021, management is anticipating the following revised outlook:

  • Diluted EPS attributable to LKQ stockholders in the range of $3.23 to $3.43 (a)
  • Adjusted diluted EPS attributable to LKQ stockholders in the range of $3.55 to $3.75 (a)(b)
  • Free cash flow in the range of $0.95 billion to $1.05 billion (b)
  • Full year 2021 Segment EBITDA margin targets for Europe provided at the September 10, 2020 investor day updated to a range of 9.5% to 10.3%

(a) Amounts reflect continuing operations

(b) Non-GAAP measure. See the table accompanying this release that reconciles the forecasted U.S. GAAP measure to the forecasted adjusted measure, which is non-GAAP.

Our outlook for the full year 2021 is based on current conditions and recent trends, and it assumes current U.S. federal tax legislation remains unchanged, exchange rates for the Canadian dollar, euro, and pound sterling hold near recent levels, and the price of scrap and precious metals trend lower in the second half of the year. Our outlook is also based on management’s current expectations regarding the recovery from the coronavirus outbreak. Changes in these conditions may impact our ability to achieve the estimates. Adjusted figures exclude (to the extent applicable) the impact of restructuring and acquisition related expenses; amortization expense related to acquired intangibles; excess tax benefits and deficiencies from stock-based payments; losses on debt extinguishment; impairment charges; and gains and losses related to acquisitions or divestitures (including changes in the fair value of contingent consideration liabilities).

Non-GAAP Financial Measures

This release contains and management’s presentation on the related conference call will refer to non-GAAP financial measures within the meaning of Regulation G promulgated by the Securities and Exchange Commission. Included with this release are reconciliations of each non-GAAP financial measure with the most directly comparable financial measure calculated in accordance with GAAP.

Conference Call Details

LKQ will host a conference call and webcast on July 29, 2021 at 8:00 a.m. Eastern Time (7:00 a.m. Central Time) with members of senior management to discuss the Company's results. To access the investor conference call, please dial (833) 236-5754. International access to the call may be obtained by dialing (647) 689-4182. The investor conference call will require you to enter conference ID: 5091036#.

Webcast and Presentation Details

The audio webcast and accompanying slide presentation can be accessed at (www.lkqcorp.com) in the Investor Relations section.

A replay of the conference call will be available by telephone at (800) 585-8367 or (416) 621-4642 for international calls. The telephone replay will require you to enter conference ID: 5091036#. An online replay of the audio webcast will be available on the Company's website. Both formats of replay will be available through August 12, 2021. Please allow approximately two hours after the live presentation before attempting to access the replay.

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 OEM recycled and aftermarket parts, replacement systems, components, equipment, and services to repair and accessorize automobiles, trucks, and recreational and performance vehicles.

Forward Looking Statements

Statements and information in this press release and on the related conference call, including our outlook for 2021, as well as remarks by the Chief Executive Officer and other members of management, that are not historical are forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 and are made pursuant to the “safe harbor” provisions of such Act.

Forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, statements regarding our outlook, guidance, expectations, beliefs, hopes, intentions and strategies. These statements are subject to a number of risks, uncertainties, assumptions and other factors including those identified below.  

All forward-looking statements are based on information available to us at the time the statements are made. We undertake no obligation to update any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by law.

You should not place undue reliance on our forward-looking statements. Actual events or results may differ materially from those expressed or implied in the forward-looking statements. The risks, uncertainties, assumptions and other factors that could cause actual events or results to differ from the events or results predicted or implied by our forward-looking statements include the factors set forth below, and other factors discussed in our filings with the SEC, including those disclosed under the captions “Risk Factors” and “Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations” in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2020 and in our subsequent Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q. These reports are available on our investor relations website at lkqcorp.com and on the SEC website at sec.gov.

These factors include the following (not necessarily in order of importance):

  • effects on our business from the disruption to economic activity caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, including a substantial decrease in the demand for our products and services, interruptions to supply chains, and the inability of customers to pay for products and services;
  • employment-related issues arising from the COVID-19 pandemic, including employment law claims resulting from the layoffs and furloughs of employees to reduce costs during the period of decreased demand, increased healthcare costs, workforce shortages, and health and safety issues at the workplace;
  • changes in economic, political and social conditions in the U.S. and other countries in which we are located or do business, including the U.K. withdrawal from the European Union (also known as Brexit), and the impact of these changes on our businesses, the demand for our products and our ability to obtain financing for operations;
  • increasing competition in the automotive parts industry, including parts sold on online marketplaces and the potential competitive advantage to original equipment manufacturers ("OEMs") with "connected car" technology, as well as the various efforts by OEMs to restrict or prohibit the sale of aftermarket or recycled parts;
  • changes to our business relationships with insurance companies or changes by insurance companies to their business practices relating to the use of our products as well as changes in the level of acceptance and promotion of alternative automotive parts by insurance companies and vehicle repairers;
  • restrictions or prohibitions on selling or importing aftermarket products through enforcement by OEMs or governmental agencies of intellectual property rights or import laws;
  • variations in the number of vehicles manufactured and sold, vehicle accident rates, miles driven, and the age profile of vehicles in accidents, the increase of accident avoidance systems being installed in vehicles, the potential loss of sales of certain mechanical parts due to the rise of electric vehicle sales, or changes in the demand for our products and the supply of our inventory due to severity of weather and seasonality of weather patterns;
  • fluctuations in the prices of fuel, scrap metal and other commodities;
  • changes in our relationships with our suppliers, disruption to our supply of inventory, or the misconduct, performance failures or negligence of our third party vendors or service providers could increase our expenses, impede our ability to serve our customers, or expose us to liability; as well as price increases, interruptions or disruptions to the supply of vehicle parts from aftermarket suppliers and vehicles from salvage auctions;
  • if our goodwill or other intangible assets become impaired, or there are declines in the values of our assets, including as a result of the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on our business, we may incur significant charges to our pre-tax income;
  • 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 and costs associated with recalls of the products we sell;
  • our ability to identify acquisition candidates at reasonable prices and our ability to successfully divest underperforming businesses and 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;
  • our ability to satisfy our debt obligations and to operate within the limitations imposed by financing arrangements, including the possibility of not satisfying one or more of the financial covenants in our credit facility or the terms of the indentures governing our senior notes;
  • our senior notes are subject to risks that could affect the value of the notes, require holders of the notes to return payments received from us or the guarantors, or affect our ability to repurchase the notes upon a change of control or pursuant to an asset sale offer;
  • our ability to obtain financing on acceptable terms to finance our growth;
  • changes in laws or regulations affecting our business;
  • our operations are subject to environmental regulations and we may incur costs relating to environmental matters;
  • our bylaws provide that the courts in the State of Delaware are the exclusive forums for substantially all disputes between us and our stockholders;
  • changes to applicable U.S. and foreign tax laws, changes to interpretations of tax laws, and changes in our mix of earnings among the jurisdictions in which we operate;
  • the implementation of a border tax or tariff on imports and the negative impact on our business due to the amount of inventory we import;
  • governmental agencies may refuse to grant or renew our operating licenses and permits for our salvage, self service and refurbishing businesses;
  • loss of key management personnel may affect our ability to successfully manage our business and achieve our objectives;
  • the risks associated with operating in foreign jurisdictions, including foreign laws and economic and political instabilities and currency fluctuations in the U.S. dollar, pound sterling and euro versus other currencies;
  • additional unionization efforts, new collective bargaining agreements, and work stoppages;
  • our ability to develop and implement the operational and financial systems needed to manage our operations; and interruptions, outages or breaches of our operational systems, security systems, or infrastructure as a result of attacks on, or malfunctions of, our systems;
  • costs of complying with laws relating to the security of personal information;
  • business interruptions affecting our distribution centers, computer systems and the availability of inventory;
  • problems with our fleet of trucks and other vehicles could affect our business;
  • potential losses of our right to operate at key locations if we are not able to negotiate lease renewals or due to environmental issues; and
  • disruptions to the management and operations of our business and the uncertainties caused by activist investors.

Contact:
Joseph P. Boutross - Vice President, Investor Relations
LKQ Corporation
(312) 621-2793
jpboutross@lkqcorp.com


LKQ CORPORATION AND SUBSIDIARIES
Unaudited Condensed Consolidated
Statements of Income, with Supplementary Data
(In thousands, except per share data)

 Three Months Ended June 30,
 2021 2020    
   % of
Revenue
(1)
   % of
Revenue
(1)
 $ Change % Change
Revenue$3,435,114  100.0%  $2,626,323  100.0%  $808,791  30.8%
Cost of goods sold2,019,405  58.8%  1,609,614  61.3%  409,791  25.5%
Restructuring expenses - cost of goods sold  0.0%  5,705  0.2%  (5,705)  n/m
Gross margin1,415,709  41.2%  1,011,004  38.5%  404,705  40.0%
Selling, general and administrative expenses901,667  26.2%  737,369  28.1%  164,298  22.3%
Restructuring and acquisition related expenses5,069  0.1%  24,950  0.9%  (19,881)  (79.7%)
(Gain) loss on disposal of businesses and impairment of net assets held for sale(597)  (0.0%)  2,485  0.1%  (3,082)  n/m
Depreciation and amortization64,896  1.9%  65,747  2.5%  (851)  (1.3%)
Operating income444,674  12.9%  180,453  6.9%  264,221  146.4%
Other expense (income):           
Interest expense, net of interest income16,172  0.5%  25,616  1.0%  (9,444)  (36.9%)
Loss on debt extinguishment23,564  0.7%    0.0%  23,564  n/m
Other income, net(4,311)  (0.1%)  (8,174)  (0.3%)  3,863  (47.3%)
Total other expense, net35,425  1.0%  17,442  0.7%  17,983  n/m
Income from continuing operations before provision for income taxes409,249  11.9%  163,011  6.2%  246,238  151.1%
Provision for income taxes107,719  3.1%  41,869  1.6%  65,850  157.3%
Equity in earnings (losses) of unconsolidated subsidiaries3,478  0.1%  (2,649)  (0.1%)  6,127  n/m
Income from continuing operations305,008  8.9%  118,493  4.5%  186,515  157.4%
Net income from discontinued operations  0.0%  277  0.0%  (277)  n/m
Net income305,008  8.9%  118,770  4.5%  186,238  156.8%
Less: net income (loss) attributable to continuing noncontrolling interest384  0.0%  (22)  (0.0%)  406  n/m
Less: net income attributable to discontinued noncontrolling interest  0.0%    0.0%    n/m
Net income attributable to LKQ stockholders$304,624  8.9%  $118,792  4.5%  $185,832  156.4%
            
Basic earnings per share: (2)           
Income from continuing operations$1.01    $0.39    $0.62  159.0%
Net income from discontinued operations    0.00    (0.00)  n/m
Net income1.01    0.39    0.62  159.0%
Less: net income (loss) attributable to continuing noncontrolling interest0.00    (0.00)    0.00  n/m
Less: net income attributable to discontinued noncontrolling interest          n/m
Net income attributable to LKQ stockholders$1.01    $0.39    $0.62  159.0%
            
Diluted earnings per share: (2)           
Income from continuing operations$1.01    $0.39    $0.62  159.0%
Net income from discontinued operations    0.00    (0.00)  n/m
Net income1.01    0.39    0.62  159.0%
Less: net income (loss) attributable to continuing noncontrolling interest0.00    (0.00)    0.00  n/m
Less: net income attributable to discontinued noncontrolling interest          n/m
Net income attributable to LKQ stockholders$1.01    $0.39    $0.62  159.0%
            
Weighted average common shares outstanding:           
Basic300,581    304,001    (3,420)  (1.1%)
Diluted301,467    304,190    (2,723)  (0.9%)
            
(1) The sum of the individual percentage of revenue components may not equal the total due to rounding.
(2) The sum of the individual earnings per share amounts may not equal the total due to rounding.


LKQ CORPORATION AND SUBSIDIARIES
Unaudited Condensed Consolidated
Statements of Income, with Supplementary Data
(In thousands, except per share data)

 Six Months Ended June 30,
 2021 2020    
   % of
Revenue
(1)
   % of
Revenue
(1)
 $ Change % Change
Revenue$6,605,900  100.0% $5,627,258  100.0% $978,642  17.4%
Cost of goods sold3,896,640  59.0% 3,396,637  60.4% 500,003  14.7%
Restructuring expenses - cost of goods sold(163)  (0.0%) 5,741  0.1% (5,904)  n/m
Gross margin2,709,423  41.0% 2,224,880  39.5% 484,543  21.8%
Selling, general and administrative expenses1,750,232  26.5% 1,637,180  29.1% 113,052  6.9%
Restructuring and acquisition related expenses12,954  0.2% 31,920  0.6% (18,966)  (59.4%)
(Gain) loss on disposal of businesses and impairment of net assets held for sale(582)  (0.0%) 2,236  0.0% (2,818)  n/m
Depreciation and amortization130,697  2.0% 131,242  2.3% (545)  (0.4%)
Operating income816,122  12.4% 422,302  7.5% 393,820  93.3%
Other expense (income):           
Interest expense, net of interest income40,351  0.6% 51,547  0.9% (11,196)  (21.7%)
Loss on debt extinguishment23,564  0.4% 12,751  0.2% 10,813  84.8%
Other income, net(10,524)  (0.2%) (11,796)  (0.2%) 1,272  (10.8%)
Total other expense, net53,391  0.8% 52,502  0.9% 889  1.7%
Income from continuing operations before provision for income taxes762,731  11.5% 369,800  6.6% 392,931  106.3%
Provision for income taxes200,688  3.0% 102,280  1.8% 98,408  96.2%
Equity in earnings (losses) of unconsolidated subsidiaries9,297  0.1% (2,133)  (0.0%) 11,430  n/m
Income from continuing operations571,340  8.6% 265,387  4.7% 305,953  115.3%
Net loss from discontinued operations  0.0% (638)  (0.0%) 638  n/m
Net income571,340  8.6% 264,749  4.7% 306,591  115.8%
Less: net income attributable to continuing noncontrolling interest803  0.0% 718  0.0% 85  11.8%
Less: net income attributable to discontinued noncontrolling interest  0.0% 103  0.0% (103)  n/m
Net income attributable to LKQ stockholders$570,537  8.6% $263,928  4.7% $306,609  116.2%
            
Basic earnings per share: (2)           
Income from continuing operations$1.89    $0.87    $1.02  117.2%
Net loss from discontinued operations    (0.00)    0.00  n/m
Net income1.89    0.87    1.02  117.2%
Less: net income attributable to continuing noncontrolling interest0.00    0.00    0.00  n/m
Less: net income attributable to discontinued noncontrolling interest    0.00    (0.00)  n/m
Net income attributable to LKQ stockholders$1.89    $0.86    $1.03  119.8%
            
Diluted earnings per share: (2)           
Income from continuing operations$1.89    $0.87    $1.02  117.2%
Net loss from discontinued operations    (0.00)    0.00  n/m
Net income1.89    0.87    1.02  117.2%
Less: net income attributable to continuing noncontrolling interest0.00    0.00    0.00  n/m
Less: net income attributable to discontinued noncontrolling interest    0.00    (0.00)  n/m
Net income attributable to LKQ stockholders$1.89    $0.86    $1.03  119.8%
            
Weighted average common shares outstanding:           
Basic301,805    305,123    (3,318)  (1.1%)
Diluted302,609    305,477    (2,868)  (0.9%)
            
(1) The sum of the individual percentage of revenue components may not equal the total due to rounding.
(2) The sum of the individual earnings per share amounts may not equal the total due to rounding.


LKQ CORPORATION AND SUBSIDIARIES
Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets
(In thousands, except share and per share data)

 June 30,
2021
 December 31,
2020
Assets   
Current assets:   
Cash and cash equivalents$328,700  $312,154 
Receivables, net1,225,735  1,073,389 
Inventories2,394,147  2,414,612 
Prepaid expenses and other current assets219,952  233,877 
Total current assets4,168,534  4,034,032 
Property, plant and equipment, net1,207,156  1,248,703 
Operating lease assets, net1,368,143  1,353,124 
Intangible assets:   
Goodwill4,568,087  4,591,569 
Other intangibles, net768,471  814,219 
Equity method investments168,467  155,224 
Other noncurrent assets189,201  163,662 
Total assets$12,438,059  $12,360,533 
Liabilities and Stockholders’ Equity   
Current liabilities:   
Accounts payable$1,191,250  $932,406 
Accrued expenses:   
Accrued payroll-related liabilities214,288  208,718 
Refund liability106,331  102,148 
Other accrued expenses363,891  334,890 
Other current liabilities110,500  130,021 
Current portion of operating lease liabilities201,071  221,811 
Current portion of long-term obligations90,825  58,497 
Total current liabilities2,278,156  1,988,491 
Long-term operating lease liabilities, excluding current portion1,215,279  1,197,963 
Long-term obligations, excluding current portion2,360,685  2,812,641 
Deferred income taxes285,426  291,421 
Other noncurrent liabilities380,427  374,640 
Commitments and contingencies   
Redeemable noncontrolling interest24,077  24,077 
Stockholders’ equity:   
Common stock, $0.01 par value, 1,000,000,000 shares authorized, 321,260,012 shares issued and 296,287,913 shares outstanding at June 30, 2021; 320,867,602 shares issued and 303,553,000 shares outstanding at December 31, 20203,212  3,208 
Additional paid-in capital1,458,993  1,444,584 
Retained earnings5,346,577  4,776,040 
Accumulated other comprehensive loss(101,090)  (99,009) 
Treasury stock, at cost; 24,972,099 shares at June 30, 2021 and 17,314,602 shares at December 31, 2020(829,768)  (469,105) 
Total Company stockholders’ equity5,877,924  5,655,718 
Noncontrolling interest16,085  15,582 
Total stockholders’ equity5,894,009  5,671,300 
Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity$12,438,059  $12,360,533 
    
    

LKQ CORPORATION AND SUBSIDIARIES
Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows
(In thousands)

 Six Months Ended
 June 30,
 2021 2020
CASH FLOWS FROM OPERATING ACTIVITIES:   
Net income$571,340  $264,749 
Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by operating activities:   
Depreciation and amortization142,340  144,309 
Stock-based compensation expense16,793  15,763 
Loss on debt extinguishment23,564  12,751 
Other(24,516)  (1,318) 
Changes in operating assets and liabilities, net of effects from acquisitions and dispositions:   
Receivables, net(161,334)  (5,111) 
Inventories7,284  445,493 
Prepaid income taxes/income taxes payable(18,800)  84,125 
Accounts payable284,472  (172,140) 
Other operating assets and liabilities91,947  124,431 
Net cash provided by operating activities933,090  913,052 
CASH FLOWS FROM INVESTING ACTIVITIES:   
Purchases of property, plant and equipment(87,854)  (77,301) 
Proceeds from disposals of property, plant and equipment11,820  6,110 
Acquisitions, net of cash acquired(29,480)  (5,465) 
Other investing activities, net(3,502)  685 
Net cash used in investing activities(109,016)  (75,971) 
CASH FLOWS FROM FINANCING ACTIVITIES:   
Early-redemption premium(16,014)  (9,498) 
Repayment of Euro Notes (2026)(883,275)   
Repayment of U.S. Notes (2023)  (600,000) 
Borrowings under revolving credit facilities3,613,568  494,485 
Repayments under revolving credit facilities(2,792,867)  (601,480) 
Repayments under term loans(323,750)  (8,750) 
Borrowings under receivables securitization facility  111,300 
Repayments under receivables securitization facility  (111,300) 
Borrowings (repayments) of other debt, net39,533  (66,073) 
Settlement of derivative instruments, net(88,743)   
Purchase of treasury stock(343,830)  (88,006) 
Other financing activities, net(13,329)  (10,832) 
Net cash used in financing activities(808,707)  (890,154) 
Effect of exchange rate changes on cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash1,179  (5,358) 
Net increase (decrease) in cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash16,546  (58,431) 
Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash of continuing operations, beginning of period312,154  528,387 
Add: Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash of discontinued operations, beginning of period  6,470 
Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash of continuing and discontinued operations, beginning of period312,154  534,857 
Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash, end of period$328,700  $476,426 


The following unaudited tables compare certain third party revenue categories:

 Three Months Ended  
 June 30,  
 2021 2020 $ Change % Change
 (In thousands)    
Included in Unaudited Condensed Consolidated       
Statements of Income of LKQ Corporation       
North America$1,077,171  $892,826  $184,345  20.6%
Europe1,569,697  1,206,330  363,367  30.1%
Specialty531,403  404,002  127,401  31.5%
Parts and services3,178,271  2,503,158  675,113  27.0%
Other256,843  123,165  133,678  108.5%
Total$3,435,114  $2,626,323  $808,791  30.8%


Revenue changes by category for the three months ended June 30, 2021 vs. 2020:

 Revenue Change Attributable to:  
 Organic (1) Acquisition and
Divestiture
 Foreign
Exchange
 Total Change (2)
North America19.7% 0.2% 0.7% 20.6%
Europe20.7% (0.9%) 10.3% 30.1%
Specialty30.1% 0.4% 1.1% 31.5%
Parts and services21.9% (0.3%) 5.4% 27.0%
Other108.0% 0.0% 0.5% 108.5%
Total25.9% (0.3%) 5.2% 30.8%


The following unaudited tables compare certain third party revenue categories:

 Six Months Ended  
 June 30,  
 2021 2020 $ Change % Change
 (In thousands)    
Included in Unaudited Condensed Consolidated       
Statements of Income of LKQ Corporation       
North America$2,095,608 $2,000,168 $95,440 4.8%
Europe3,025,067 2,564,299 460,768 18.0%
Specialty989,362 751,408 237,954 31.7%
Parts and services6,110,037 5,315,875 794,162 14.9%
Other495,863 311,383 184,480 59.2%
Total$6,605,900 $5,627,258 $978,642 17.4%


Revenue changes by category for the six months ended June 30, 2021 vs. 2020:

 Revenue Change Attributable to:  
 Organic (1) Acquisition and
Divestiture
 Foreign
Exchange
 Total Change (2)
North America4.1% 0.1% 0.5% 4.8%
Europe9.9% (1.2%) 9.2% 18.0%
Specialty30.5% 0.4% 0.8% 31.7%
Parts and services10.6% (0.5%) 4.8% 14.9%
Other58.8% 0.0% 0.4% 59.2%
Total13.3% (0.4%) 4.5% 17.4%

(1) We define organic revenue growth as total revenue growth from continuing operations excluding the effects of acquisitions and divestitures (i.e., revenue generated from the date of acquisition to the first anniversary of that acquisition, net of reduced revenue due to the disposal of businesses) and foreign currency movements (i.e., impact of translating revenue at prior period exchange rates). Organic revenue growth includes incremental sales from both existing and new (i.e., opened within the last twelve months) locations and is derived from expanding business with existing customers, securing new customers and offering additional products and services. We believe that organic revenue growth is a key performance indicator as this statistic measures our ability to serve and grow our customer base successfully.

(2) The sum of the individual revenue change components may not equal the total percentage change due to rounding.

The following unaudited table reconciles revenue growth for parts & services to constant currency revenue growth for the same measure:

  Three Months Ended Six Months Ended
  June 30, 2021 June 30, 2021
  Consolidated Europe Consolidated Europe
Parts & Services        
Revenue growth as reported 27.0% 30.1% 14.9% 18.0%
Less: Currency impact 5.4% 10.3% 4.8% 9.2%
Revenue growth at constant currency 21.6% 19.8% 10.1% 8.8%


We have presented the growth of our revenue on both an as reported and a constant currency basis. The constant currency presentation, which is a non-GAAP financial measure, excludes the impact of fluctuations in foreign currency exchange rates. We believe providing constant currency revenue information provides valuable supplemental information regarding our growth, consistent with how we evaluate our performance, as this statistic removes the translation impact of exchange rate fluctuations, which are outside of our control and do not reflect our operational performance. Constant currency revenue results are calculated by translating prior year revenue in local currency using the current year's currency conversion rate. This non-GAAP financial measure has limitations as an analytical tool and should not be considered in isolation or as a substitute for an analysis of our results as reported under GAAP. Our use of this term may vary from the use of similarly-named measures by other issuers due to the potential inconsistencies in the method of calculation and differences due to items subject to interpretation. In addition, not all companies that report revenue growth on a constant currency basis calculate such measure in the same manner as we do and, accordingly, our calculations are not necessarily comparable to similarly-named measures of other companies and may not be appropriate measures for performance relative to other companies.

The following unaudited table compares revenue and Segment EBITDA by reportable segment:

 Three Months Ended Six Months Ended
 June 30,  June 30,
 2021 2020 2021 2020
(In thousands) % of
Revenue
  % of
Revenue
  % of
Revenue
  % of
Revenue
Revenue           
North America$1,327,694   $1,011,395   $2,577,387   $2,301,590  
Europe1,576,661   1,211,185   3,040,114   2,574,779  
Specialty532,279   404,874   991,218   753,456  
Eliminations(1,520)   (1,131)   (2,819)   (2,567)  
Total revenue$3,435,114   $2,626,323   $6,605,900   $5,627,258  
Segment EBITDA           
North America$276,186 20.8% $149,554 14.8% $525,353 20.4% $360,992 15.7%
Europe168,106 10.7% 89,387 7.4% 309,064 10.2% 167,649 6.5%
Specialty79,399 14.9% 52,233 12.9% 140,881 14.2% 84,465 11.2%
Total Segment EBITDA$523,691 15.2% $291,174 11.1% $975,298 14.8% $613,106 10.9%


We have presented Segment EBITDA solely as a supplemental disclosure that offers investors, securities analysts and other interested parties useful information to evaluate our segment profit and loss and underlying trends in our ongoing operations. We calculate Segment EBITDA as EBITDA excluding restructuring and acquisition related expenses (which includes restructuring expenses recorded in Cost of goods sold); change in fair value of contingent consideration liabilities; other gains and losses related to acquisitions, equity method investments or divestitures; equity in losses and earnings of unconsolidated subsidiaries; equity investment mark to market adjustments; and impairment charges. EBITDA, which is the basis for Segment EBITDA, is calculated as net income attributable to LKQ stockholders excluding discontinued operations and discontinued noncontrolling interest, depreciation, amortization, interest (which includes gains and losses on debt extinguishment) and income tax expense. Our chief operating decision maker, who is our Chief Executive Officer, uses Segment EBITDA as the key measure of our segment profit or loss. We use Segment EBITDA to compare profitability among our segments and evaluate business strategies. This financial measure is included in the metrics used to determine incentive compensation for our senior management. We also consider Segment EBITDA to be a useful financial measure in evaluating our operating performance, as it provides investors, securities analysts and other interested parties with supplemental information regarding the underlying trends in our ongoing operations. Segment EBITDA includes revenue and expenses that are controllable by the segment. Corporate general and administrative expenses are allocated to the segments based on usage, with shared expenses apportioned based on the segment's percentage of consolidated revenue. Refer to the table on the following page for a reconciliation of net income to EBITDA and Segment EBITDA.

The following unaudited table reconciles Net Income to EBITDA and Segment EBITDA:

 Three Months Ended Six Months Ended
 June 30, June 30,
 2021 2020 2021 2020
(In thousands)       
Net income$305,008  $118,770  $571,340  $264,749 
Less: net income (loss) attributable to continuing noncontrolling interest384  (22)  803  718 
Less: net income attributable to discontinued noncontrolling interest      103 
Net income attributable to LKQ stockholders304,624  118,792  570,537  263,928 
Subtract:       
Net income (loss) from discontinued operations  277    (638) 
Net income attributable to discontinued noncontrolling interest      (103) 
Net income from continuing operations attributable to LKQ stockholders304,624  118,515  570,537  264,669 
Add:       
Depreciation and amortization64,896  65,747  130,697  131,242 
Depreciation and amortization - cost of goods sold5,649  4,010  11,264  9,095 
Depreciation and amortization - restructuring expenses (1)198  3,173  379  3,972 
Interest expense, net of interest income16,172  25,616  40,351  51,547 
Loss on debt extinguishment23,564    23,564  12,751 
Provision for income taxes107,719  41,869  200,688  102,280 
EBITDA522,822  258,930  977,480  575,556 
Subtract:       
Equity in earnings (losses) of unconsolidated subsidiaries3,478  (2,649)  9,297  (2,133) 
Equity investment mark to market adjustments1,061    5,800   
Add:       
Restructuring and acquisition related expenses (1)4,871  21,777  12,575  27,948 
Restructuring expenses - cost of goods sold  5,665  (163)  5,661 
(Gain) loss on disposal of businesses and impairment of net assets held for sale(597)  2,485  (582)  2,236 
Change in fair value of contingent consideration liabilities1,134  (332)  1,085  (428) 
Segment EBITDA$523,691  $291,174  $975,298  $613,106 
        
Net income from continuing operations attributable to LKQ stockholders as a percentage of revenue8.9%  4.5%  8.6%  4.7% 
        
EBITDA as a percentage of revenue15.2%  9.9%  14.8%  10.2% 
        
Segment EBITDA as a percentage of revenue15.2%  11.1%  14.8%  10.9% 
        
(1) The sum of these two captions represents the total amount that is reported in Restructuring and acquisition related expenses in the Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Statements of Income.


We have presented EBITDA solely as a supplemental disclosure that offers investors, securities analysts and other interested parties useful information to evaluate our operating performance and the value of our business. We calculate EBITDA as net income attributable to LKQ stockholders excluding discontinued operations and discontinued noncontrolling interest, depreciation, amortization, interest (which includes gains and losses on debt extinguishment) and income tax expense. We believe EBITDA provides insight into our profitability trends and allows management and investors to analyze our operating results with the impact of continuing noncontrolling interest and without the impact of discontinued noncontrolling interest, discontinued operations, depreciation, amortization, interest (which includes gains and losses on debt extinguishment) and income tax expense. We believe EBITDA is used by investors, securities analysts and other interested parties in evaluating the operating performance and the value of other companies, many of which present EBITDA when reporting their results.

We have presented Segment EBITDA solely as a supplemental disclosure that offers investors, securities analysts and other interested parties useful information to evaluate our segment profit and loss and underlying trends in our ongoing operations. We calculate Segment EBITDA as EBITDA excluding restructuring and acquisition related expenses (which includes restructuring expenses recorded in Cost of goods sold); change in fair value of contingent consideration liabilities; other gains and losses related to acquisitions, equity method investments or divestitures; equity in losses and earnings of unconsolidated subsidiaries; equity investment mark to market adjustments; and impairment charges. Our chief operating decision maker, who is our Chief Executive Officer, uses Segment EBITDA as the key measure of our segment profit or loss. We use Segment EBITDA to compare profitability among our segments and evaluate business strategies. This financial measure is included in the metrics used to determine incentive compensation for our senior management. Segment EBITDA includes revenue and expenses that are controllable by the segment. Corporate general and administrative expenses are allocated to the segments based on usage, with shared expenses apportioned based on the segment's percentage of consolidated revenue.

EBITDA and Segment EBITDA should not be construed as alternatives to operating income, net income or net cash provided by operating activities, as determined in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States. In addition, not all companies that report EBITDA or Segment EBITDA information calculate EBITDA or Segment EBITDA in the same manner as we do and, accordingly, our calculations are not necessarily comparable to similarly-named measures of other companies and may not be appropriate measures for performance relative to other companies.

The following unaudited table reconciles Net Income and Diluted Earnings per Share to Adjusted Net Income from Continuing Operations Attributable to LKQ Stockholders and Adjusted Diluted Earnings per Share from Continuing Operations Attributable to LKQ Stockholders, respectively:

 Three Months Ended Six Months Ended
 June 30, June 30,
 2021 2020 2021 2020
(In thousands, except per share data)       
Net income$305,008  $118,770  $571,340  $264,749 
Less: net income (loss) attributable to continuing noncontrolling interest384  (22)  803  718 
Less: net income attributable to discontinued noncontrolling interest      103 
Net income attributable to LKQ stockholders304,624  118,792  570,537  263,928 
Subtract:       
Net income (loss) from discontinued operations  277    (638) 
Net income attributable to discontinued noncontrolling interest      (103) 
Net income from continuing operations attributable to LKQ stockholders304,624  118,515  570,537  264,669 
Adjustments - continuing operations attributable to LKQ stockholders:       
Amortization of acquired intangibles19,646  23,903  40,086  48,322 
Restructuring and acquisition related expenses5,069  24,950  12,954  31,920 
Restructuring expenses - cost of goods sold  5,705  (163)  5,741 
Change in fair value of contingent consideration liabilities1,134  (332)  1,085  (428) 
Loss on debt extinguishment23,564    23,564  12,751 
(Gain) loss on disposal of businesses and impairment of net assets held for sale(597)  2,485  (582)  2,236 
Excess tax (benefit) expense from stock-based payments(290)  11  (860)  (701) 
Tax effect of adjustments(13,055)  (13,788)  (20,503)  (26,960) 
Adjusted net income from continuing operations attributable to LKQ stockholders$340,095  $161,449  $626,118  $337,550 
        
Weighted average diluted common shares outstanding301,467  304,190  302,609  305,477 
        
Diluted earnings per share from continuing operations attributable to LKQ stockholders       
Reported$1.01  $0.39  $1.89  $0.87 
        
Adjusted$1.13  $0.53  $2.07  $1.10 


We have presented Adjusted Net Income and Adjusted Diluted Earnings per Share from Continuing Operations Attributable to LKQ Stockholders as we believe these measures are useful for evaluating the core operating performance of our continuing business across reporting periods and in analyzing our historical operating results. We define Adjusted Net Income and Adjusted Diluted Earnings per Share from Continuing Operations Attributable to LKQ Stockholders as Net Income and Diluted Earnings per Share adjusted to eliminate the impact of continuing and discontinued noncontrolling interest, discontinued operations, restructuring and acquisition related expenses, amortization expense related to all acquired intangible assets, gains and losses on debt extinguishment, the change in fair value of contingent consideration liabilities, other gains and losses related to acquisitions, equity method investments or divestitures, impairment charges, excess tax benefits and deficiencies from stock-based payments and any tax effect of these adjustments. The tax effect of these adjustments is calculated using the effective tax rate for the applicable period or for certain discrete items the specific tax expense or benefit for the adjustment. Given the variability and volatility of the amount and frequency of costs related to acquisitions, management believes that these costs are not normal operating expenses and should be adjusted in our calculation of Adjusted Net Income from Continuing Operations Attributable to LKQ Stockholders. Our adjustment of the amortization of all acquisition-related intangible assets does not exclude the amortization of other assets, which represents expense that is directly attributable to ongoing operations. Management believes that the adjustment relating to amortization of acquisition-related intangible assets supplements the GAAP information with a measure that can be used to assess the comparability of operating performance. The acquired intangible assets were recorded as part of purchase accounting and contribute to revenue generation. Amortization of intangible assets that relate to past acquisitions will recur in future periods until such intangible assets have been fully amortized. Any future acquisitions may result in the amortization of additional intangible assets. These financial measures are used by management in its decision making and overall evaluation of our operating performance and are included in the metrics used to determine incentive compensation for our senior management. Adjusted Net Income and Adjusted Diluted Earnings per Share from Continuing Operations Attributable to LKQ Stockholders should not be construed as alternatives to Net Income or Diluted Earnings per Share as determined in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States. In addition, not all companies that report measures similar to Adjusted Net Income and Adjusted Diluted Earnings per Share from Continuing Operations Attributable to LKQ Stockholders calculate such measures in the same manner as we do and, accordingly, our calculations are not necessarily comparable to similarly-named measures of other companies and may not be appropriate measures for performance relative to other companies.

The following unaudited table reconciles Forecasted Net Income and Diluted Earnings per Share from Continuing Operations Attributable to LKQ Stockholders to Forecasted Adjusted Net Income from Continuing Operations Attributable to LKQ Stockholders and Adjusted Diluted Earnings per Share from Continuing Operations Attributable to LKQ Stockholders, respectively:


 Forecasted
 Fiscal Year 2021
 Minimum
Outlook
 Maximum
Outlook
(In millions, except per share data)   
Net income from continuing operations attributable to LKQ stockholders$967  $1,027 
Adjustments:   
Amortization of acquired intangibles77  77 
Restructuring expenses28  28 
Loss on debt extinguishment24  24 
Other adjustments(1)  (1) 
Tax effect of adjustments(34)  (34) 
Adjusted net income from continuing operations attributable to LKQ stockholders$1,061  $1,121 
    
Weighted average diluted common shares outstanding299  299 
    
Diluted earnings per share from continuing operations attributable to LKQ stockholders:   
U.S. GAAP$3.23  $3.43 
Non-GAAP (Adjusted)$3.55  $3.75 


We have presented forecasted Adjusted Net Income and forecasted Adjusted Diluted Earnings per Share from Continuing Operations Attributable to LKQ Stockholders in our financial outlook. Refer to the discussion of Adjusted Net Income and Adjusted Diluted Earnings per Share from Continuing Operations Attributable to LKQ Stockholders for details on the calculation of these non-GAAP financial measures. In the calculation of forecasted Adjusted Net Income and forecasted Adjusted Diluted Earnings per Share from Continuing Operations Attributable to LKQ Stockholders, we included estimates of income from continuing operations attributable to LKQ stockholders, amortization of acquired intangibles for the full fiscal year 2021, restructuring expenses under previously announced plans, the loss on debt extinguishment related to the April 1, 2021 redemption of the Euro Notes 2026 and the related tax effect; we included for all other components the amounts incurred through June 30, 2021.

The following unaudited table reconciles Net Cash Provided by Operating Activities to Free Cash Flow:

 Three Months Ended  Six Months Ended
 June 30,  June 30,
 2021 2020 2021 2020
(In thousands)       
Net cash provided by operating activities$410,578  $718,489  $933,090  $913,052 
Less: purchases of property, plant and equipment46,075  32,763   87,854  77,301 
Free cash flow$364,503  $685,726  $845,236  $835,751 


We have presented free cash flow solely as a supplemental disclosure that offers investors, securities analysts and other interested parties useful information to evaluate our liquidity. We calculate free cash flow as net cash provided by operating activities, less purchases of property, plant and equipment. We believe free cash flow provides insight into our liquidity and provides useful information to management and investors concerning our cash flow available to meet future debt service obligations and working capital requirements, make strategic acquisitions and repurchase stock. We believe free cash flow is used by investors, securities analysts and other interested parties in evaluating the liquidity of other companies, many of which present free cash flow when reporting their results. This financial measure is included in the metrics used to determine incentive compensation for our senior management. Free cash flow should not be construed as an alternative to net cash provided by operating activities, as determined in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States. In addition, not all companies that report free cash flow information calculate free cash flow 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 liquidity relative to other companies.

The following unaudited table reconciles Forecasted Net Cash Provided by Operating Activities to Forecasted Free Cash Flow:

 Forecasted
 Fiscal Year 2021
 Minimum
Outlook
 Maximum
Outlook
(In thousands)   
Net cash provided by operating activities$1,185,000  $1,310,000 
Less: purchases of property, plant and equipment235,000  260,000 
Free cash flow$950,000  $1,050,000 


We have presented forecasted free cash flow in our financial outlook. Refer to the paragraph above for details on the calculation of free cash flow.

The following unaudited tables reconcile Gross Margin to Adjusted Gross Margin:

Consolidated Adjusted Gross MarginThree Months Ended  Six Months Ended
 June 30,  June 30,
 2021 2020 2021 2020
(In thousands)       
Gross margin$1,415,709 $1,011,004 $2,709,423 $2,224,880
Add: Restructuring expenses - cost of goods sold 5,705 (163) 5,741
Adjusted gross margin$1,415,709 $1,016,709 $2,709,260 $2,230,621
        
Gross margin %41.2% 38.5% 41.0% 39.5%
        
Adjusted gross margin %41.2% 38.7% 41.0% 39.6%


North America Adjusted Gross MarginThree Months Ended  Six Months Ended
 June 30,  June 30,
 2021 2020 2021 2020
(In thousands)       
Gross margin$651,182 $453,733 $1,250,674 $1,065,347
Add: Restructuring expenses - cost of goods sold 3,082 (163) 3,118
Adjusted gross margin$651,182 $456,815 $1,250,511 $1,068,465
        
Gross margin %49.0% 44.9% 48.5% 46.3%
        
Adjusted gross margin %49.0% 45.2% 48.5% 46.4%


Europe Adjusted Gross MarginThree Months Ended  Six Months Ended
 June 30,  June 30,
 2021 2020 2021 2020
(In thousands)       
Gross margin$605,324 $445,223 $1,167,326 $952,470
Add: Restructuring expenses - cost of goods sold 2,623  2,623
Adjusted gross margin$605,324 $447,846 $1,167,326 $955,093
        
Gross margin %38.4% 36.8% 38.4% 37.0%
        
Adjusted gross margin %38.4% 37.0% 38.4% 37.1%


We have presented adjusted gross margin solely as a supplemental disclosure that offers investors, securities analysts and other interested parties useful information to evaluate the operating performance of our continuing business across reporting periods and in analyzing our historical operating results. We calculate adjusted gross margin as gross margin plus restructuring expenses recorded in cost of goods sold. We believe adjusted gross margin provides insight into our operating performance and provides useful information to management and investors concerning our gross margins. We believe adjusted gross margin is used by investors, securities analysts and other interested parties in evaluating the operating performance of other companies, many of which present adjusted gross margin when reporting their results. Adjusted gross margin should not be construed as an alternative to gross margin, as determined in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States. In addition, not all companies that report adjusted gross margin information calculate adjusted gross margin 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 table reconciles Total Debt to Net Debt:

 June 30, 2021  December 31, 2020
(In thousands)   
Current portion of long-term obligations$90,825  $58,497 
Long-term obligations, excluding current portion2,360,685  2,812,641 
Total debt, net of debt issuance costs2,451,510  2,871,138 
Add: Debt issuance costs14,630  25,538 
Total debt2,466,140  2,896,676 
Less: Cash and cash equivalents328,700  312,154 
Net debt$2,137,440  $2,584,522 


We have presented net debt solely as a supplemental disclosure that offers investors, securities analysts and other interested parties useful information to evaluate our liquidity and financial position. We calculate net debt as total debt less cash and cash equivalents. We believe net debt provides insight into our liquidity and provides useful information to management and investors concerning our financial position. We believe net debt is used by investors, securities analysts and other interested parties in evaluating the liquidity and financial position of other companies, many of which present net debt when reporting their results. Net debt should not be construed as an alternative to total debt, as determined in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States. In addition, not all companies that report net debt information calculate net debt 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.


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