LKQ CORPORATION ANNOUNCES RESULTS FOR FOURTH QUARTER AND FULL YEAR 2019
AND GUIDANCE FOR 2020
Annual revenue growth of 5.3% to $12.5 billion; fourth quarter growth of 0.2%
Annual organic revenue growth for parts and services of 0.3%; fourth quarter organic revenue growth for parts and services of 0.9%
Annual diluted EPS from continuing operations attributable to LKQ stockholders of $1.74 (up 14%); adjusted diluted EPS of $2.37 (up 8%)
Fourth quarter 2019 diluted EPS from continuing operations attributable to LKQ stockholders of $0.46 (up 254%); adjusted diluted EPS of $0.54 (up 13%);
Annual operating cash flow of $1.06 billion (up 50%) and free cash flow of $798 million (up 73%)
Chicago, IL (February 20, 2020) -- LKQ Corporation (Nasdaq:LKQ) today reported revenue for the fourth quarter of 2019 of $3.01 billion, an increase of 0.2% as compared to $3.00 billion in the fourth quarter of 2018. For the fourth quarter of 2019, parts and services organic revenue increased 0.9%, and acquisition revenue growth was 0.2%, while the impact of exchange rates was (1.0%), for total parts and services revenue growth of 0.1%.
Net income1 for the fourth quarter of 2019 was $140 million compared to $40 million for the same period in 2018, an increase of 247% year-over-year. Diluted earnings per share for the fourth quarter was $0.46 as compared to $0.13 for the same period of 2018, an increase of 254% year-over-year.
On an adjusted basis, net income was $167 million, an increase of 10% as compared to $151 million for the same period of 2018. Adjusted diluted earnings per share for the fourth quarter was $0.54 as compared to $0.48 for the same period of 2018, a 13% increase.
“Looking back on 2019, our team worked hard to deliver on our three key initiatives of focusing on profitable revenue growth, sustainable margin expansion, and enhancing levels of cash flow. In 2019, our effective working capital management allowed us to produce the highest annual operating and free cash flow figures in the Company’s history. I am also pleased with our North America segment, which improved year-over-year segment EBITDA margins by 100 basis points,” stated Dominick Zarcone, President and Chief Executive Officer of LKQ Corporation. “In fiscal 2020, we will continue to focus on our productivity initiatives across each operating segment while managing the ongoing macro headwinds in Europe and the uncertainties relating to other geopolitical events.”
For the full year of 2019, revenue was $12.5 billion, an increase of 5.3% from $11.9 billion for the comparable period of 2018. Parts and services organic revenue growth for the full year of 2019 was 0.3%.
Net income for the full year of 2019 was $541 million, an increase of 12% as compared to $485 million for the same period of 2018. Diluted earnings per share for the full year of 2019 was $1.74, an increase of 14% as compared to $1.53 for the same period of 2018.
1 References to Net income and Diluted earnings per share, and the corresponding adjusted figures, in this release reflect amounts from continuing operations attributable to LKQ stockholders.