Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, vehicle replacement parts distributor LKQ (Nasdaq: LKQ) has earned a respected four-star ranking.

With that in mind, let's take a closer look at LKQ's business and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.

LKQ facts

Headquarters (founded) Chicago (1998)
Market Cap $5.5 billion
Industry Auto parts wholesale
Trailing-12-Month Revenue $3.8 billion
Management CEO Robert Wagman (since January 2012)
CFO John Quinn (since November 2009)
Return on Equity (average, past 3 years) 13.6%
Cash/Debt $59.4 million / $1.0 billion
Competitors Fastenal
Genuine Parts Company
O'Reilly Automotive

Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.

On CAPS, 95% of the 388 members who have rated LKQ believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.

Just yesterday, one of those Fools, Jkspotr62, succinctly summed up the bull case for our community:

LKQ has shown strong consistent growth for a number of years. Additionally, the company has been an industry leader and continues to own the market in the after-market auto part sector. LKQ has great management and should be able to maintain stability through depressed markets. LKQ is definitely a company for the long haul.

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