LKQ CORPORATION ANNOUNCES RESULTS FOR FOURTH QUARTER AND FULL YEAR 2014
•Annual revenue growth of 33% to a record $6.74 billion
•Full year 2014 diluted EPS increases 22%
•Annual organic revenue growth for parts and services of 9%
•Announces 13 new Euro Car Parts branches for 2015
Chicago, IL (February 26, 2015) - LKQ Corporation (Nasdaq:LKQ) today announced results for its fourth quarter and full year ended December 31, 2014. For the fourth quarter, net income was $80.5 million, an increase of 3.3% compared to the fourth quarter of 2013, and diluted earnings per share was $0.26, flat year over year. For the full year 2014, net income was $381.5 million, an increase of 22.4% compared to 2013, and diluted earnings per share was $1.25, a 22.5% increase over the $1.02 reported for 2013. The Company noted that full year 2014 and 2013 diluted earnings per share included charges equal to $0.02 and $0.04, respectively, per share resulting from restructuring and acquisition related expenses, losses on debt extinguishment and the change in fair value of contingent consideration liabilities.
"Despite the worse than expected headwinds of deteriorating scrap prices and currency devaluations we faced during the fourth quarter and their negative effects on our fourth quarter earnings, we delivered solid results for full year 2014 with double digit revenue and diluted earnings per share growth. I am particularly pleased with our parts and services growth of 8.7% for the fourth quarter and 9% for the full year. We also reached a major milestone in 2014 by surpassing $6 billion in annual revenue for the first time,” stated Robert Wagman, President and Chief Executive Officer of LKQ Corporation.
Fourth Quarter 2014 Reported Results
For the fourth quarter of 2014, revenue was $1.68 billion compared with $1.32 billion for the fourth quarter of 2013, an increase of 27.9%. Net income for the fourth quarter was $80.5 million compared with $77.9 million in the prior year, an increase of 3.3%. For the fourth quarter, total organic revenue growth was 7.1%, including parts and services revenue growth of 8.7%. Acquisition revenue growth for the fourth quarter was 22.2%.
Full Year 2014 Reported Results
For the full year of 2014, revenue was $6.74 billion compared with $5.06 billion in 2013, an increase of 33.1%. Net income for the full year was $381.5 million compared with $311.6 million for the prior year, an increase of 22.4%. For the full year, total organic revenue growth was 7.1%, including parts and services revenue growth of 9.0%. Acquisition revenue growth for 2014 was 25.5%.
Balance Sheet and Liquidity
The following information was filed by Lkq Corp (LKQ) on Thursday, February 26, 2015 as an 8K 2.02 statement, which is an earnings press release pertaining to results of operations and financial condition. It may be helpful to assess the quality of management by comparing the information in the press release to the information in the accompanying 10-K Annual Report statement of earnings and operation as management may choose to highlight particular information in the press release.