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LKQ Corporation Announces Results for Third Quarter 2014

  • Revenue growth of 32.6% to a quarterly record of $1.72 billion
  • Diluted EPS of $0.30 ($0.31, as adjusted)
  • Net income growth of 24.6% to $91.5 million
  • Organic revenue growth for parts and services of 8.9%
  • Annual guidance updated

CHICAGO, Oct. 30, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- LKQ Corporation (Nasdaq:LKQ) today reported record revenue for the third quarter of 2014 of $1.72 billion, an increase of 32.6% as compared to $1.30 billion in the third quarter of 2013. Net income for the third quarter of 2014 was $91.5 million, an increase of 24.6% as compared to $73.4 million for the same period of 2013. Diluted earnings per share of $0.30 for the third quarter ended September 30, 2014 increased 25.0% from $0.24 for the third quarter of 2013. The Company noted that adjusted diluted earnings per share would have been $0.31 for the third quarter of 2014 compared to $0.25 for the third quarter of 2013 after adjusting for any net losses resulting from restructuring and acquisition related expenses and changes in fair value of contingent consideration liabilities.

"We are pleased with our financial and operational performance in the quarter," stated Robert Wagman, President and Chief Executive Officer of LKQ Corporation. "We are particularly pleased to see the Company deliver organic revenue growth for parts and services of 8.9% and our North American segment report strong organic revenue growth of 6.7% for parts and services."

On a nine month year-to-date basis, revenue was $5.06 billion, an increase of 35.0% from $3.75 billion for the comparable period of 2013. Parts and services organic revenue growth for the first nine months of 2014 was 9.1%. Net income for the first nine months of 2014 was $301.1 million, as compared to $233.8 million for the first nine months of 2013. Diluted earnings per share was $0.98 for the first nine months of 2014, as compared to $0.77 for the comparable period of 2013.

Balance Sheet and Liquidity

As of September 30, 2014, LKQ's balance sheet reflected cash and equivalents of $245 million and outstanding debt of $1.90 billion, including obligations outstanding under the Company's credit facility of $1.13 billion ($439 million of term loans and $693 million of revolver borrowings), senior notes of $600 million, and outstanding borrowings under the Company's asset securitization facility of $80 million. Total availability under the Company's credit facilities at September 30, 2014 was approximately $1.1 billion.

On September 29, 2014, the Company amended its existing three-year asset securitization facility. The amendment, among other items, extended the termination date of the facility from September 28, 2015 to October 2, 2017 and increased the maximum amount available under the facility from $80 million to $97 million.

Other Events

On August 7, 2014, the Company assumed the leases of 27 former Unipart Automotive branch locations in the United Kingdom, of which 18 are expected to be permanent locations that will be rebranded as Euro Car Parts upon opening. The remaining locations will be used on a temporary basis and then returned to Unipart's insolvency administrators.

LKQ's European operations opened 15 Euro Car Parts branches, including 12 converted Unipart Automotive branches, in the third quarter of 2014. As of September 30, 2014, the Company operated from 179 Euro Car Parts branches and 25 paint distribution branches in the United Kingdom.

During the third quarter of 2014, LKQ made three acquisitions: a salvage yard in Nova Scotia, Canada; a heavy duty truck salvage yard in Illinois; and an automotive aftermarket products distributor with 11 locations in the Netherlands.

On October 3, 2014, the Company acquired Stag Parkway Holding Company, a leading supplier of replacement parts, supplies and accessories for recreational vehicles ("RVs") to RV dealers, supply stores and service centers.

Company Outlook

The Company updated its guidance for 2014.

Updated Guidance Prior Guidance
Organic revenue growth (parts & services) 8.0% to 10.0% 8.0% to 10.0%
Adjusted net income $405 to $417 million $405 million to $430 million
Adjusted diluted EPS $1.32 to $1.36 $1.32 to $1.40
Cash flow from operations Approximately $375 million Approximately $375 million
Capital expenditures $110 million to $140 million $110 million to $140 million

Guidance is based on current conditions (including acquisitions completed through October 30, 2014) and excludes any 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); loss on debt extinguishment; and capital spending related to future business acquisitions.

Quarterly Conference Call

LKQ will host a conference call and webcast on October 30, 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: 13591919#. An online replay of the audio webcast will be available on the Company's website. Both formats of replay will be available through November 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 a leading provider of alternative and specialty parts to repair and accessorize automobiles and other vehicles. LKQ has operations in North America, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, Belgium, France, Australia 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.

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:

  • changes in the economic and political activity in the U.S. and other countries in which we do business and the impact of these changes on the demand for our products and our ability to obtain financing for our 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;
  • 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;
  • 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 that 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;
  • increased costs and decreased operational flexibility caused by the unionization of our workforce to the extent union efforts are successful;
  • uncertainty as to the impact on our industry of any terrorist attacks or responses to terrorist attacks; and
  • other risks that are described in our Form 10-K filed March 3, 2014 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 Condensed Consolidated Statements of Income
( In thousands, except per share data )
Three Months Ended Nine Months Ended
September 30, September 30,
2014 2013 2014 2013
Revenue $ 1,721,024 $ 1,298,094 $ 5,055,933 $ 3,745,839
Cost of goods sold 1,056,613 780,187 3,068,579 2,216,110
Gross margin 664,411 517,907 1,987,354 1,529,729
Facility and warehouse expenses 133,330 108,349 387,995 311,480
Distribution expenses 148,572 109,593 432,445 320,033
Selling, general and administrative expenses 192,229 153,546 563,344 436,614
Restructuring and acquisition related expenses 3,594 2,206 12,816 7,391
Depreciation and amortization 30,498 20,818 87,136 57,850
Operating income 156,188 123,395 503,618 396,361
Other expense (income):
Interest expense, net 16,394 15,200 48,140 36,287
Loss on debt extinguishment -- -- 324 2,795
Change in fair value of contingent consideration liabilities 12 712 (2,000) 1,765
Other income, net (18) (1,562) (1,021) (1,737)
Total other expense, net 16,388 14,350 45,443 39,110
Income before provision for income taxes 139,800 109,045 458,175 357,251
Provision for income taxes 47,564 35,600 155,926 123,492
Equity in earnings of unconsolidated subsidiaries (721) -- (1,199) --
Net income $ 91,515 $ 73,445 $ 301,050 $ 233,759
Earnings per share:
Basic $ 0.30 $ 0.24 $ 1.00 $ 0.78
Diluted $ 0.30 $ 0.24 $ 0.98 $ 0.77
Weighted average common shares outstanding:
Basic 302,724 300,223 302,058 299,213
Diluted 306,206 304,685 305,857 303,771
LKQ CORPORATION AND SUBSIDIARIES
Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets
( In thousands, except share and per share data )
September 30, December 31,
2014 2013
Assets
Current Assets:
Cash and equivalents $244,646 $150,488
Receivables, net 609,434 458,094
Inventory 1,341,325 1,076,952
Deferred income taxes 73,997 63,938
Prepaid expenses and other current assets 76,136 50,345
Total Current Assets 2,345,538 1,799,817
Property and Equipment, net 612,292 546,651
Intangibles 2,478,202 2,091,183
Other Assets 98,546 81,123
Total Assets $5,534,578 $4,518,774
Liabilities and Stockholders' Equity
Current Liabilities:
Accounts payable $403,587 $349,069
Accrued expenses 261,018 198,769
Contingent consideration liabilities 2,288 52,465
Other current liabilities 31,587 36,115
Current portion of long-term obligations 72,908 41,535
Total Current Liabilities 771,388 677,953
Long-Term Obligations, Excluding Current Portion 1,825,133 1,264,246
Deferred Income Taxes 159,270 133,822
Other Noncurrent Liabilities 111,093 92,008
Commitments and Contingencies
Stockholders' Equity:
Common stock, $0.01 par value, 1,000,000,000 shares authorized, 303,031,358 and 300,805,276 shares issued and outstanding at September 30, 2014 and December 31, 2013, respectively 3,030 3,008
Additional paid-in capital 1,044,004 1,006,084
Retained earnings 1,622,692 1,321,642
Accumulated other comprehensive (loss) income (2,032) 20,011
Total Stockholders' Equity 2,667,694 2,350,745
Total Liabilities and Stockholders' Equity $5,534,578 $4,518,774
LKQ CORPORATION AND SUBSIDIARIES
Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows
( In thousands )
Nine Months Ended
September 30,
2014 2013
CASH FLOWS FROM OPERATING ACTIVITIES:
Net income $301,050 $233,759
Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by operating activities:
Depreciation and amortization 90,647 61,868
Stock-based compensation expense 16,967 16,292
Excess tax benefit from stock-based payments (14,455) (15,998)
Other 3,440 7,424
Changes in operating assets and liabilities, net of effects from acquisitions:
Receivables (69,680) (35,287)
Inventory (55,266) (18,207)
Prepaid income taxes/income taxes payable 20,858 40,551
Accounts payable 1,433 1,641
Other operating assets and liabilities 27,648 48,886
Net cash provided by operating activities 322,642 340,929
CASH FLOWS FROM INVESTING ACTIVITIES:
Purchases of property and equipment (100,191) (61,126)
Proceeds from sales of property and equipment 3,174 1,459
Investments in unconsolidated subsidiaries (2,240) (9,136)
Acquisitions, net of cash acquired (650,614) (395,974)
Net cash used in investing activities (749,871) (464,777)
CASH FLOWS FROM FINANCING ACTIVITIES:
Proceeds from exercise of stock options 6,520 13,647
Excess tax benefit from stock-based payments 14,455 15,998
Net borrowings of long-term and other obligations 509,316 156,586
Other financing activities, net (6,881) (16,912)
Net cash provided by financing activities 523,410 169,319
Effect of exchange rate changes on cash and equivalents (2,023) 2,096
Net increase in cash and equivalents 94,158 47,567
Cash and equivalents, beginning of period 150,488 59,770
Cash and equivalents, end of period $244,646 $107,337
LKQ CORPORATION AND SUBSIDIARIES
Unaudited Supplementary Data
( In thousands, except per share data )
Three Months Ended September 30,
Operating Highlights 2014 2013
% of % of
Revenue Revenue Change % Change
Revenue $ 1,721,024 100.0% $ 1,298,094 100.0% $ 422,930 32.6%
Cost of goods sold 1,056,613 61.4% 780,187 60.1% 276,426 35.4%
Gross margin 664,411 38.6% 517,907 39.9% 146,504 28.3%
Facility and warehouse expenses 133,330 7.7% 108,349 8.3% 24,981 23.1%
Distribution expenses 148,572 8.6% 109,593 8.4% 38,979 35.6%
Selling, general and administrative expenses 192,229 11.2% 153,546 11.8% 38,683 25.2%
Restructuring and acquisition related expenses 3,594 0.2% 2,206 0.2% 1,388 62.9%
Depreciation and amortization 30,498 1.8% 20,818 1.6% 9,680 46.5%
Operating income 156,188 9.1% 123,395 9.5% 32,793 26.6%
Other expense (income):
Interest expense, net 16,394 1.0% 15,200 1.2% 1,194 7.9%
Loss on debt extinguishment -- 0.0% -- 0.0% -- n/m
Change in fair value of contingent consideration liabilities 12 0.0% 712 0.1% (700) (98.3%)
Other income, net (18) (0.0%) (1,562) (0.1%) 1,544 98.8%
Total other expense, net 16,388 1.0% 14,350 1.1% 2,038 14.2%
Income before provision for income taxes 139,800 8.1% 109,045 8.4% 30,755 28.2%
Provision for income taxes 47,564 2.8% 35,600 2.7% 11,964 33.6%
Equity in earnings of unconsolidated subsidiaries (721) (0.0%) -- 0.0% (721) n/m
Net income $ 91,515 5.3% $ 73,445 5.7% $ 18,070 24.6%
Earnings per share:
Basic $ 0.30 $ 0.24 $ 0.06 25.0%
Diluted $ 0.30 $ 0.24 $ 0.06 25.0%
Weighted average common shares outstanding:
Basic 302,724 300,223 2,501 0.8%
Diluted 306,206 304,685 1,521 0.5%
LKQ CORPORATION AND SUBSIDIARIES
Unaudited Supplementary Data
( In thousands, except per share data )
Nine Months Ended September 30,
Operating Highlights 2014 2013
% of % of
Revenue Revenue Change % Change
Revenue $ 5,055,933 100.0% $ 3,745,839 100.0% $ 1,310,094 35.0%
Cost of goods sold 3,068,579 60.7% 2,216,110 59.2% 852,469 38.5%
Gross margin 1,987,354 39.3% 1,529,729 40.8% 457,625 29.9%
Facility and warehouse expenses 387,995 7.7% 311,480 8.3% 76,515 24.6%
Distribution expenses 432,445 8.6% 320,033 8.5% 112,412 35.1%
Selling, general and administrative expenses 563,344 11.1% 436,614 11.7% 126,730 29.0%
Restructuring and acquisition related expenses 12,816 0.3% 7,391 0.2% 5,425 73.4%
Depreciation and amortization 87,136 1.7% 57,850 1.5% 29,286 50.6%
Operating income 503,618 10.0% 396,361 10.6% 107,257 27.1%
Other expense (income):
Interest expense, net 48,140 1.0% 36,287 1.0% 11,853 32.7%
Loss on debt extinguishment 324 0.0% 2,795 0.1% (2,471) (88.4%)
Change in fair value of contingent consideration liabilities (2,000) (0.0%) 1,765 0.0% (3,765) n/m
Other income, net (1,021) (0.0%) (1,737) (0.0%) 716 41.2%
Total other expense, net 45,443 0.9% 39,110 1.0% 6,333 16.2%
Income before provision for income taxes 458,175 9.1% 357,251 9.5% 100,924 28.3%
Provision for income taxes 155,926 3.1% 123,492 3.3% 32,434 26.3%
Equity in earnings of unconsolidated subsidiaries (1,199) (0.0%) -- 0.0% (1,199) n/m
Net income $ 301,050 6.0% $ 233,759 6.2% $ 67,291 28.8%
Earnings per share:
Basic $ 1.00 $ 0.78 $ 0.22 28.2%
Diluted $ 0.98 $ 0.77 $ 0.21 27.3%
Weighted average common shares outstanding:
Basic 302,058 299,213 2,845 1.0%
Diluted 305,857 303,771 2,086 0.7%
The following unaudited tables compare certain third party revenue categories:
Three Months Ended
September 30,
2014 2013 Change % Change
(In thousands)
Included in Unaudited Condensed Consolidated
Statements of Income of LKQ Corporation
North America $ 847,626 $ 773,986 $ 73,640 9.5%
Europe 495,300 369,350 125,950 34.1%
Specialty 200,412 -- 200,412 n/m
Parts and services 1,543,338 1,143,336 400,002 35.0%
Other 177,686 154,758 22,928 14.8%
Total $ 1,721,024 $ 1,298,094 $ 422,930 32.6%
Revenue changes by category for the three months ended September 30, 2014 vs. 2013:
Revenue Change Attributable to:
Acquisition Organic Foreign
Exchange
% Change
North America 3.2% 6.7% (0.3%) 9.5%
Europe 15.3% 13.4% 5.3% 34.1%
Specialty n/m n/m n/m n/m
Parts and services 24.6% 8.9% 1.5% 35.0%
Other 8.8% 6.1% (0.1%) 14.8%
Total 22.7% 8.5% 1.3% 32.6%
Nine Months Ended
September 30,
2014 2013 Change % Change
(In thousands)
Included in Unaudited Condensed Consolidated
Statements of Income of LKQ Corporation
North America $ 2,579,598 $ 2,380,817 $ 198,781 8.3%
Europe 1,378,975 878,873 500,102 56.9%
Specialty 595,179 -- 595,179 n/m
Parts and services 4,553,752 3,259,690 1,294,062 39.7%
Other 502,181 486,149 16,032 3.3%
Total $ 5,055,933 $ 3,745,839 $ 1,310,094 35.0%
Revenue changes by category for the nine months ended September 30, 2014 vs. 2013:
Revenue Change Attributable to:
Acquisition Organic Foreign
Exchange
% Change
North America 2.7% 6.1% (0.5%) 8.3%
Europe 33.2% 17.0% 6.7% 56.9%
Specialty n/m n/m n/m n/m
Parts and services 29.2% 9.1% 1.4% 39.7%
Other 9.5% (6.2%) (0.1%) 3.3%
Total 26.6% 7.1% 1.3% 35.0%
The following unaudited table reconciles Net Income to EBITDA:
Three Months Ended Nine Months Ended
September 30, September 30,
2014 2013 2014 2013
(In thousands)
Net income $ 91,515 $ 73,445 $ 301,050 $ 233,759
Depreciation and amortization 31,754 22,157 90,647 61,868
Interest expense, net 16,394 15,200 48,140 36,287
Loss on debt extinguishment (1) -- -- 324 2,795
Provision for income taxes 47,564 35,600 155,926 123,492
Earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) $ 187,227 $ 146,402 $ 596,087 $ 458,201
EBITDA as a percentage of revenue 10.9% 11.3% 11.8% 12.2%
(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 table compares revenue and Segment EBITDA by reportable segment:
Three Months Ended Nine Months Ended
September 30, September 30,
2014 2013 2014 2013
(In thousands)
Revenue
North America $ 1,024,967 $ 928,307 $ 3,080,356 $ 2,865,613
Europe 495,776 369,787 1,380,663 880,226
Specialty 201,007 -- 596,430 --
Eliminations (726) -- (1,516) --
Total revenue $ 1,721,024 $ 1,298,094 $ 5,055,933 $ 3,745,839
Segment EBITDA
North America $ 131,851 $ 108,863 $ 415,139 $ 363,411
Europe 41,726 40,457 128,826 103,946
Specialty 17,977 -- 64,137 --
Total Segment EBITDA 191,554 149,320 608,102 467,357
Deduct:
Restructuring and acquisition related expenses 3,594 2,206 12,816 7,391
Change in fair value of contingent consideration liabilities 12 712 (2,000) 1,765
Add:
Equity in earnings of unconsolidated subsidiaries (721) -- (1,199) --
Earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) $ 187,227 $ 146,402 $ 596,087 $ 458,201
The key measure of segment profit or loss reviewed by our chief operating decision maker, who is our Chief Executive Officer, is Segment EBITDA. Segment EBITDA includes revenue and expenses that are controllable by the segment. Corporate and administrative expenses are allocated to the segments based on usage, with shared expenses apportioned based on the segment's percentage of consolidated revenue. Segment EBITDA excludes restructuring and acquisition related expenses, depreciation, amortization, interest, change in fair value of contingent consideration liabilities, taxes and equity in earnings of unconsolidated subsidiaries. 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.
The following unaudited table reconciles Net Income and Diluted Earnings per Share to Adjusted Net Income and Adjusted Diluted Earnings per Share, respectively:
Three Months Ended Nine Months Ended
September 30, September 30,
2014 2013 2014 2013
(In thousands, except per share data)
Net income $ 91,515 $ 73,445 $ 301,050 $ 233,759
Adjustments:
Restructuring and acquisition related expenses, net of tax 2,372 1,427 8,459 4,776
Loss on debt extinguishment, net of tax -- -- 214 1,808
Change in fair value of contingent consideration liabilities 12 712 (2,000) 1,765
Adjusted net income $ 93,899 $ 75,584 $ 307,723 $ 242,108
Weighted average diluted common shares outstanding 306,206 304,685 305,857 303,771
Diluted earnings per share $ 0.30 $ 0.24 $ 0.98 $ 0.77
Adjusted diluted earnings per share $ 0.31 $ 0.25 $ 1.01 $ 0.80
We provide a reconciliation of Net Income and Diluted Earnings per Share ("EPS") to Adjusted Net Income and Adjusted Diluted EPS 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. Adjusted Net Income and Adjusted Diluted EPS are presented as supplemental measures of our performance that management believes are useful for evaluating and comparing our operating activities across reporting periods. In 2014 and 2013, the Company defines Adjusted Net Income and Adjusted Diluted EPS as Net Income and Diluted EPS adjusted to eliminate the impact of restructuring and acquisition related expenses, net of tax, loss on debt extinguishment, net of tax, and the change in fair value of contingent consideration liabilities. Adjusted Net Income and Adjusted Diluted EPS should not be construed as alternatives to Net Income or Diluted EPS as determined in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States. In addition, because not all companies use identical calculations, this presentation of Adjusted Net Income and Adjusted Diluted EPS may not be comparable to similarly titled measures of other companies.

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

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