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
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.
|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|
Genuine Parts Company
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.
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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