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LKQ Corporation Announces Financial Results for Second Quarter 2017

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  • Revenue growth of 6.7% to $2.46 billion
  • Organic revenue growth for parts and services of 3.8%; 4.9% on a same day basis
  • Income from continuing operations growth of 9.5% to $151 million
  • Second quarter 2017 diluted EPS from continuing operations of $0.49; adjusted diluted EPS of $0.53
  • Annual guidance updated

CHICAGO, July 27, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- LKQ Corporation (NASDAQ:LKQ) today reported revenue for the second quarter of 2017 of $2.46 billion, an increase of 6.7% as compared to $2.30 billion in the second quarter of 2016. Income from continuing operations for the second quarter of 2017 was $150.9 million, an increase of 9.5% as compared to $137.8 million for the same period of 2016. On an adjusted basis, income from continuing operations was $163.3 million, an increase of 2.1% as compared to the $159.9 million for the same period of 2016. Diluted earnings per share from continuing operations for the second quarter of 2017 was $0.49, an increase of 8.9% as compared to the $0.45 for the same period of 2016. On an adjusted basis, diluted earnings per share from continuing operations was $0.53 in the second quarter of 2017, as compared to the $0.52 for the same period of 2016.

"We had solid operating results during the quarter," stated Dominick Zarcone, President and Chief Executive Officer of LKQ Corporation. "We were particularly pleased to see our North American segment report an improvement in organic revenue growth for parts and services to 2.8%, despite the ongoing headwinds of the mild weather witnessed in the first quarter of 2017. We also delivered strong parts and services organic revenue growth during the quarter in our European segment of 4.1% on a reported basis and 7.1% on a same day basis. Additionally, our Specialty segment continued to show solid improvement in the second quarter, realizing organic growth of 5.9% while its segment EBITDA margins increased 80 basis points year-over-year."

On a six month year-to-date basis, revenue was $4.80 billion, an increase of 13.6% from $4.23 billion for the comparable period of 2016. Parts and services organic revenue growth for the first six months of 2017 was 4.1%. Income from continuing operations for the first six months of 2017 was $291.7 million, an increase of 16.7% as compared to $250.0 million for the first half of 2016. Diluted earnings per share from continuing operations was $0.94 for the first six months of 2017, reflecting a 16.0% increase as compared to $0.81 for the comparable period of 2016. On an adjusted basis, diluted earnings per share from continuing operations was $1.02 in the first six months of 2017 reflecting a 9.7% increase over $0.93 for the same period of 2016.

During the second quarter of 2017 LKQ acquired seven companies, including a full service salvage yard in Pennsylvania, a remanufactured transmission business in Georgia, distributors of automotive aftermarket parts in Ireland and Northern Ireland, a distributor of motorcycle parts in Italy, a paint distributor in Sweden, and a specialty products business in the United Kingdom.   Also, in the second quarter, LKQ's European operations opened one new branch in the United Kingdom and 12 new branches in Eastern Europe.

Balance Sheet and Liquidity

Cash flow from operations totaled $362 million on a six month year-to-date basis, of which approximately $88 million was invested in capital expenditures and other long term assets for continuing operations and $101 million was used for acquisitions. As of June 30, 2017, the balance sheet reflected cash and equivalents of $304 million and outstanding debt of $3.0 billion. Total availability under the Company's credit facility at June 30, 2017 was approximately $1.4 billion.

Other Events

On May 31, 2017, Dominick Zarcone's previously-announced promotion to President and Chief Executive Officer of LKQ Corporation became effective. Robert L. Wagman, the Company's President and Chief Executive Officer from January 2012 until May 2017, became a part-time employee of the Company serving as Executive Strategic Advisor primarily relating to mergers and acquisitions. On May 8, 2017, at the Annual Meeting of Stockholders, Mr. Zarcone was elected as a member of the LKQ Board of Directors.

Company Outlook

The Company updated its guidance for 2017.

  Updated Guidance Prior Guidance
Organic revenue growth for parts & services 4.00% to 5.25% 4.00% to 6.00%
Income from continuing operations $515 million to $540 million $511 million to $541 million
Adjusted income from continuing operations* $570 million to $595 million $565 million to $595 million
Diluted EPS from continuing operations $1.66 to $1.74 $1.65 to $1.74
Adjusted diluted EPS from continuing operations* $1.84 to $1.92 $1.82 to $1.92
Cash flow from operations $620 million to $650 million $615 million to $645 million
Capital expenditures $200 million to $225 million $200 million to $225 million

*Non-GAAP measures. See the table accompanying this release that reconciles forecasted income from continuing operations and diluted EPS from continuing operations to forecasted adjusted income from continuing operations and adjusted diluted EPS from continuing operations.

Our revised 2017 guidance is based on current conditions (including acquisitions completed through July 27, 2017) and adjusted figures exclude (to the extent applicable) the impact of restructuring and acquisition related expenses; amortization expense related to acquired intangibles; excess tax benefits and deficiencies from stock-based payments; losses on debt extinguishment; and gains or losses related to acquisitions or divestitures (including changes in the fair value of contingent consideration liabilities). The updated guidance for 2017 is based on scrap prices remaining at current prices and exchange rates for the British pound, Euro and Canadian dollar holding near current levels. Changes in these figures may impact our ability to achieve the updated guidance.

Non-GAAP Financial Measures

This release contains and management's presentation on the conference call will refer to non-GAAP financial measures within the meaning of Regulation G promulgated by the Securities and Exchange Commission. Included with this release are reconciliations of the difference between each non-GAAP financial measure with the most directly comparable financial measure calculated in accordance with GAAP.

Conference Call Details

LKQ will host a conference call and webcast on July 27, 2017 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 (844) 579-6824. International access to the call may be obtained by dialing (763) 488-9145.

 Webcast and Presentation Details

The audio webcast and accompanying slide presentation can be accessed at www.lkqcorp.com in the Investor Relations section.

A replay of the conference call will be available by telephone at (404) 537-3406 or (855) 859-2056 for international calls. The telephone replay will require you to enter conference ID: 49166939#. An online replay of the audio webcast will be available on the Company's website. Both formats of replay will be available through August 10, 2017. 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, Europe 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

Statements and information in this press release that are not historical are forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 and are made pursuant to the "safe harbor" provisions of such Act.

Forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, statements regarding our outlook, guidance, expectations, beliefs, hopes, intentions and strategies. These statements are subject to a number of risks, uncertainties, assumptions and other factors including those identified below.  All forward-looking statements are based on information available to us at the time the statements are made. We undertake no obligation to update any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by law.

You should not place undue reliance on our forward-looking statements. Actual events or results may differ materially from those expressed or implied in the forward-looking statements. The risks, uncertainties, assumptions and other factors that could cause actual results to differ from the results predicted or implied by our forward-looking statements include the factors set forth below, and other factors discussed in our filings with the SEC, including those disclosed under the captions "Risk Factors" and "Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations" in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2016 and in our subsequent Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q. These reports are available on our investor relations website at lkqcorp.com and on the SEC website at sec.gov.

These factors include the following (not necessarily in order of importance):

  • changes in economic and political activity in the U.S. and other countries in which we are located or do business, including the U.K. withdrawal from the European Union, and the impact of these changes on our businesses, the demand for our products and our ability to obtain financing for operations;
  • increasing competition in the automotive parts industry (including the potential competitive advantage to OEMs with "connected car" technology);
  • fluctuations in the pricing of new OEM replacement products;
  • changes in the level of acceptance and promotion of alternative automotive parts by insurance companies and auto repairers;
  • changes to our business relationships with insurance companies or changes by insurance companies to their business practices relating to the use of our products;
  • 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; 
  • the implementation of a border tax or tariff on imports and the negative impact on our business due to the amount of inventory we import;
  • restrictions or prohibitions on selling certain aftermarket products to the extent OEMs seek and obtain more design patents than they have in the past and are successful in asserting infringement of these patents and defending their validity;
  • variations in the number of vehicles manufactured and sold, vehicle accident rates, miles driven, and the age profile of vehicles in accidents;
  • the increase of accident avoidance systems being installed in vehicles;
  • the potential loss of sales of certain mechanical parts due to the rise of electric vehicle sales;
  • fluctuations in the prices of fuel, scrap metal and other commodities;
  • changes in laws or regulations affecting our business;
  • higher costs and the resulting potential inability to service our customers to the extent that our suppliers decide to discontinue business relationships with us;
  • price increases, interruptions or disruptions to the supply of vehicles or vehicle parts from aftermarket suppliers and from salvage auctions;
  • changes in the demand for our products and the supply of our inventory due to severity of weather and seasonality of weather patterns;
  • the risks associated with operating in foreign jurisdictions, including foreign laws and economic and political instabilities;
  • declines in the values of our assets;
  • additional unionization efforts, new collective bargaining agreements, and work stoppages;
  • our ability to develop and implement the operational and financial systems needed to manage our operations;
  • interruptions, outages or breaches of our operational systems, security systems, or infrastructure as a result of attacks on, or malfunctions of, our systems;
  • product liability claims by the end users of our products or claims by other parties who we have promised to indemnify for product liability matters;
  • costs associated with recalls of the products we sell;
  • inaccuracies in the data relating to our industry published by independent sources upon which we rely;
  • currency fluctuations in the U.S. dollar, pound sterling and euro versus other currencies;
  • our ability to obtain financing on acceptable terms to finance our growth;
  • our ability to satisfy our debt obligations and to operate within the limitations imposed by financing arrangements; and
  • other risks that are described in our Form 10-K filed February 27, 2017 and in other reports filed by us from time to time with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

 

LKQ CORPORATION AND SUBSIDIARIES  
Unaudited Condensed Consolidated  
Statements of Income, with Supplementary Data  
( In thousands, except per share data )  
                             
                             
        Three Months Ended June 30,  
                             
          2017       2016          
            % of       % of        
            Revenue (1)       Revenue (1)   $ Change % Change  
                             
  Revenue   $ 2,458,411     100.0 %   $ 2,304,806     100.0 %   $ 153,605   6.7 %  
                             
  Cost of goods sold     1,493,402     60.7 %     1,398,990     60.7 %     94,412   6.7 %  
                             
    Gross margin     965,009     39.3 %     905,816     39.3 %     59,193   6.5 %  
                             
  Facility and warehouse expenses     190,936     7.8 %     177,378     7.7 %     13,558   7.6 %  
                             
  Distribution expenses     194,392     7.9 %     184,326     8.0 %     10,066   5.5 %  
                             
  Selling, general and administrative expenses     278,942     11.3 %     250,086     10.9 %     28,856   11.5 %  
                             
  Restructuring and acquisition related expenses     2,521     0.1 %     9,080     0.4 %     (6,559 ) (72.2 %)  
                             
  Depreciation and amortization     53,645     2.2 %     52,501     2.3 %     1,144   2.2 %  
                             
    Operating income     244,573     9.9 %     232,445     10.1 %     12,128   5.2 %  
                             
  Other expense (income):                        
    Interest expense, net     24,596     1.0 %     24,649     1.1 %     (53 ) (0.2 %)  
    Gain on bargain purchase     (3,077 )   (0.1 %)     -     0.0 %     (3,077 ) n/m    
    Other income, net     (2,731 )   (0.1 %)     (462 )   (0.0 %)     (2,269 ) n/m    
                             
    Total other expense, net     18,788     0.8 %     24,187     1.0 %     (5,399 ) (22.3 %)  
                             
    Income from continuing operations before provision for income taxes     225,785     9.2 %     208,258     9.0 %     17,527   8.4 %  
                             
  Provision for income taxes     75,862     3.1 %     70,262     3.0 %     5,600   8.0 %  
                             
  Equity in earnings (loss) of unconsolidated subsidiaries     991     0.0 %     (186 )   (0.0 %)     1,177   n/m    
                             
    Income from continuing operations     150,914     6.1 %     137,810     6.0 %     13,104   9.5 %  
                             
  Income from discontinued operations, net of tax     -     0.0 %     4,975     0.2 %     (4,975 ) (100.0 %)  
                             
    Net income   $ 150,914     6.1 %   $ 142,785     6.2 %   $ 8,129   5.7 %  
                             
                             
  Basic earnings per share(2):                        
    Income from continuing operations   $ 0.49         $ 0.45         $ 0.04   8.9 %  
    Income from discontinued operations     -           0.02           (0.02 ) (100.0 %)  
    Net income   $ 0.49         $ 0.47         $ 0.02   4.3 %  
                             
  Diluted earnings per share(2):                        
    Income from continuing operations   $ 0.49         $ 0.45         $ 0.04   8.9 %  
    Income from discontinued operations     -           0.02           (0.02 ) (100.0 %)  
    Net income   $ 0.49         $ 0.46         $ 0.03   6.5 %  
                             
  Weighted average common shares outstanding:                        
    Basic     308,407           306,718           1,689   0.6 %  
                             
    Diluted     310,396           309,778           618   0.2 %  
                             
                             
  (1 ) The sum of the individual percentage of revenue components may not equal the total due to rounding.
 
  (2 ) The sum of the individual earnings per share amounts may not equal the total due to rounding.
 

 

LKQ CORPORATION AND SUBSIDIARIES  
Unaudited Condensed Consolidated  
Statements of Income, with Supplementary Data  
( In thousands, except per share data )  
                             
                             
        Six Months Ended June 30,  
                             
          2017       2016          
            % of       % of        
            Revenue (1)       Revenue (1)   $ Change % Change  
                             
  Revenue   $ 4,801,254     100.0 %   $ 4,226,282     100.0 %   $ 574,972   13.6 %  
                             
  Cost of goods sold     2,906,152     60.5 %     2,560,029     60.6 %     346,123   13.5 %  
                             
    Gross margin     1,895,102     39.5 %     1,666,253     39.4 %     228,849   13.7 %  
                             
  Facility and warehouse expenses     380,716     7.9 %     334,983     7.9 %     45,733   13.7 %  
                             
  Distribution expenses     380,202     7.9 %     336,669     8.0 %     43,533   12.9 %  
                             
  Selling, general and administrative expenses     546,169     11.4 %     468,404     11.1 %     77,765   16.6 %  
                             
  Restructuring and acquisition related expenses     5,449     0.1 %     23,891     0.6 %     (18,442 ) (77.2 %)  
                             
  Depreciation and amortization     102,301     2.1 %     84,189     2.0 %     18,112   21.5 %  
                             
    Operating income     480,265     10.0 %     418,117     9.9 %     62,148   14.9 %  
                             
  Other expense (income):                        
    Interest expense, net     48,584     1.0 %     39,241     0.9 %     9,343   23.8 %  
    Loss on debt extinguishment     -     0.0 %     26,650     0.6 %     (26,650 ) (100.0 %)  
    Gains on foreign exchange contracts - acquisition related     -     0.0 %     (18,342 )   (0.4 %)     18,342   (100.0 %)  
    Gain on bargain purchase     (3,077 )   (0.1 %)     -     0.0 %     (3,077 ) n/m    
    Other income, net     (3,777 )   (0.1 %)     (3,351 )   (0.1 %)     (426 ) 12.7 %  
                             
    Total other expense, net     41,730     0.9 %     44,198     1.0 %     (2,468 ) (5.6 %)  
                             
    Income from continuing operations before provision for income taxes     438,535     9.1 %     373,919     8.8 %     64,616   17.3 %  
                             
  Provision for income taxes     148,017     3.1 %     123,390     2.9 %     24,627   20.0 %  
                             
  Equity in earnings (loss) of unconsolidated subsidiaries     1,205     0.0 %     (548 )   (0.0 %)     1,753   n/m    
                             
    Income from continuing operations     291,723     6.1 %     249,981     5.9 %     41,742   16.7 %  
                             
  (Loss) income from discontinued operations, net of tax     (4,531 )   (0.1 %)     4,975     0.1 %     (9,506 ) n/m    
                             
    Net income   $ 287,192     6.0 %   $ 254,956     6.0 %   $ 32,236   12.6 %  
                             
                             
  Basic earnings per share(2):                        
    Income from continuing operations   $ 0.95         $ 0.82         $ 0.13   15.9 %  
    (Loss) income from discontinued operations     (0.01 )         0.02           (0.03 ) n/m    
    Net income   $ 0.93         $ 0.83         $ 0.10   12.0 %  
                             
  Diluted earnings per share(2):                        
    Income from continuing operations   $ 0.94         $ 0.81         $ 0.13   16.0 %  
    (Loss) income from discontinued operations     (0.01 )         0.02           (0.03 ) n/m    
    Net income   $ 0.93         $ 0.82         $ 0.11   13.4 %  
                             
  Weighted average common shares outstanding:                        
    Basic     308,218           306,437           1,781   0.6 %  
                             
    Diluted     310,349           309,486           863   0.3 %  
                             
                             
  (1 ) The sum of the individual percentage of revenue components may not equal the total due to rounding.   
  (2 ) The sum of the individual earnings per share amounts may not equal the total due to rounding.   

 

LKQ CORPORATION AND SUBSIDIARIES    
Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets    
( In thousands, except share and per share data )    
                 
                 
        June 30,   December 31,    
          2017       2016      
    Assets            
                 
Current assets:            
  Cash and cash equivalents   $ 303,544     $ 227,400      
  Receivables, net     1,001,246       860,549      
  Inventories     2,063,462       1,935,237      
  Prepaid expenses and other current assets     132,483       87,768      
  Assets of discontinued operations     -       456,640      
    Total current assets     3,500,735       3,567,594      
                 
Property and equipment, net     841,608       811,576      
Intangible assets:            
  Goodwill     3,191,613       3,054,769      
  Other intangibles, net     595,333       584,231      
Equity method investments     181,996       183,467      
Other assets     119,657       101,562      
                 
    Total assets   $ 8,430,942     $ 8,303,199      
                 
    Liabilities and Stockholders' Equity            
                 
Current liabilities:            
  Accounts payable   $ 724,201     $ 633,773      
  Accrued expenses:            
    Accrued payroll-related liabilities     106,811       118,755      
    Other accrued expenses     246,747       209,101      
  Other current liabilities     47,041       37,943      
  Current portion of long-term obligations     96,860       66,109      
  Liabilities of discontinued operations     -       145,104      
                 
    Total current liabilities     1,221,660       1,210,785      
                 
Long-term obligations, excluding current portion     2,890,708       3,275,662      
Deferred income taxes     225,262       199,657      
Other noncurrent liabilities     236,627       174,146      
                 
Commitments and contingencies            
                 
Stockholders' equity:            
                 
    Common stock, $0.01 par value, 1,000,000,000            
    shares authorized, 308,620,187 and 307,544,759            
    shares issued and outstanding at June 30, 2017            
    and December 31, 2016, respectively     3,086       3,075      
  Additional paid-in capital     1,130,318       1,116,690      
  Retained earnings     2,877,551       2,590,359      
  Accumulated other comprehensive loss     (154,270 )     (267,175 )    
                 
    Total stockholders' equity     3,856,685       3,442,949      
                 
    Total liabilities and stockholders' equity   $ 8,430,942     $ 8,303,199      
                 

 

  LKQ CORPORATION AND SUBSIDIARIES      
  Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows      
( In thousands )      
                 
          Six Months Ended      
          June 30,      
            2017       2016        
                     
  CASH FLOWS FROM OPERATING ACTIVITIES:              
    Net income   $ 287,192     $ 254,956        
    Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash              
      provided by operating activities:              
      Depreciation and amortization     106,606       90,882        
      Stock-based compensation expense     12,443       11,425        
      Loss on debt extinguishment     -       26,650        
      Loss on sale of business     8,580       -        
      Gains on foreign exchange contracts - acquisition related     -       (18,342 )      
      Other     (4,740 )     7,193        
      Changes in operating assets and liabilities, net of              
      effects from acquisitions and dispositions:              
      Receivables, net     (98,362 )     (83,515 )      
      Inventories     (20,378 )     42,548        
      Prepaid income taxes/income taxes payable     4,418       16,542        
      Accounts payable     63,589       31,004        
      Other operating assets and liabilities     2,749       (17,428 )      
                     
      Net cash provided by operating activities     362,097       361,915        
                     
  CASH FLOWS FROM INVESTING ACTIVITIES:              
    Purchases of property and equipment     (91,545 )     (102,319 )      
    Acquisitions, net of cash acquired     (100,728 )     (1,268,841 )      
    Proceeds from disposal of business/investment     301,297       10,304        
    Proceeds from foreign exchange contracts     -       18,342        
    Other investing activities, net     4,712       1,009        
                     
      Net cash provided by (used in) investing activities     113,736       (1,341,505 )      
                     
  CASH FLOWS FROM FINANCING ACTIVITIES:              
    Proceeds from exercise of stock options     5,151       4,889        
    Taxes paid related to net share settlements of stock-based compensation awards     (3,955 )     (2,281 )      
    Debt issuance costs     -       (16,171 )      
    Proceeds from issuance of Euro notes     -       563,450        
    Borrowings under revolving credit facilities     162,794       1,822,020        
    Repayments under revolving credit facilities     (585,454 )     (1,012,362 )      
    Borrowing under term loans     -       338,478        
    Repayments under term loans     (18,590 )     (4,721 )      
    Borrowings under receivables securitization facility     150       97,000        
    Repayments under receivables securitization facility     (5,000 )     (66,480 )      
    Borrowings of other debt, net     19,591       (7,824 )      
    Payments of Rhiag debt and related payments     -       (543,347 )      
    Payments of other obligations     (2,079 )     (1,436 )      
    Other financing activities, net     4,316       65        
                     
      Net cash (used in) provided by financing activities     (423,076 )     1,171,280        
                     
  Effect of exchange rate changes on cash and cash equivalents   16,271       (5,884 )      
                     
  Net increase in cash and cash equivalents     69,028       185,806        
  Cash and cash equivalents of continuing operations, beginning of period     227,400       87,397        
      Add: Cash and cash equivalents of discontinued operations, beginning of period     7,116       -        
  Cash and cash equivalents of continuing and discontinued operations, beginning of period     234,516       87,397        
  Cash and cash equivalents of continuing and discontinued operations, end of period     303,544       273,203        
      Less: Cash and cash equivalents of discontinued operations, end of period     -       21,340        
                     
  Cash and cash equivalents, end of period   $ 303,544     $ 251,863        
                     

 

The following unaudited tables compare certain third party revenue categories:
     
                         
      Three Months Ended              
      June 30,              
                         
        2017       2016     $ Change   % Change      
      (In thousands)              
Included in Unaudited Condensed Consolidated                    
Statements of Income of LKQ Corporation                    
                         
North America   $ 1,075,656     $ 1,019,766     $ 55,890     5.5 %      
Europe       887,872       822,959       64,913     7.9 %      
Specialty     362,355       343,377       18,978     5.5 %      
Parts and services   2,325,883       2,186,102       139,781     6.4 %      
Other       132,528       118,704       13,824     11.6 %      
Total     $ 2,458,411     $ 2,304,806     $ 153,605     6.7 %      
                         
Revenue changes by category for the three months ended June 30, 2017 vs. 2016:      
                         
                     
      Revenue Change Attributable to:          
      Organic   Acquisition   Foreign Exchange   Total Change (1)      
                         
North America     2.8 %     2.9 %     (0.2 %)   5.5 %      
Europe       4.1 %     10.0 %     (6.2 %)   7.9 %      
Specialty     5.9 %     0.1 %     (0.5 %)   5.5 %      
Parts and services   3.8 %     5.1 %     (2.5 %)   6.4 %      
Other       11.4 %     0.4 %     (0.2 %)   11.6 %      
Total       4.2 %     4.9 %     (2.4 %)   6.7 %      
                         
                         
      Six Months Ended              
      June 30,              
                         
        2017       2016     $ Change   % Change      
      (In thousands)              
Included in Unaudited Condensed Consolidated                    
Statements of Income of LKQ Corporation                    
                         
North America   $ 2,155,531     $ 1,998,265     $ 157,266     7.9 %      
Europe       1,707,039       1,368,666       338,373     24.7 %      
Specialty     676,254       637,496       38,758     6.1 %      
Parts and services   4,538,824       4,004,427       534,397     13.3 %      
Other       262,430       221,855       40,575     18.3 %      
Total     $ 4,801,254     $ 4,226,282     $ 574,972     13.6 %      
                         
Revenue changes by category for the six months ended June 30, 2017 vs. 2016:      
                         
                     
      Revenue Change Attributable to:          
      Organic   Acquisition   Foreign Exchange   Total Change (1)      
                         
North America     2.3 %     5.6 %     (0.0 %)   7.9 %      
Europe       5.8 %     26.5 %     (7.7 %)   24.7 %      
Specialty     6.1 %     0.1 %     (0.1 %)   6.1 %      
Parts and services   4.1 %     11.9 %     (2.6 %)   13.3 %      
Other       18.1 %     0.3 %     (0.1 %)   18.3 %      
Total       4.9 %     11.3 %     (2.5 %)   13.6 %      
                         
(1) The sum of the individual revenue change components may not equal the total percentage change due to rounding.
     
                         

 

The following unaudited table reconciles consolidated revenue growth for parts & services to constant currency revenue growth for the same measure:  
                     
    Three Months Ended   Six Months Ended    
    June 30, 2017   June 30, 2017    
    Consolidated   Europe   Consolidated   Europe    
Parts & Services                    
Revenue growth as reported   6.4 %   7.9 %   13.3 %   24.7 %    
Less: Currency impact   (2.5 %)   (6.2 %)   (2.6 %)   (7.7 %)    
Revenue growth at constant currency   8.9 %   14.1 %   15.9 %   32.4 %    
                     
                     
We have presented the growth of our revenue on both an as reported and a constant currency basis. The constant currency presentation, which is a non-GAAP financial measure, excludes the impact of fluctuations in foreign currency exchange rates. We believe providing constant currency revenue information provides valuable supplemental information regarding our growth, consistent with how we evaluate our performance, as this statistic removes the translation impact of exchange rate fluctuations, which are outside of our control and do not reflect our operational performance. Constant currency revenue results are calculated by translating prior year revenue in local currency using the current year's currency conversion rate. This non-GAAP financial measure has limitations as an analytical tool and should not be considered in isolation or as a substitute for an analysis of our results as reported under GAAP. Our use of this term may vary from the use of similarly-titled measures by other issuers due to the potential inconsistencies in the method of calculation and differences due to items subject to interpretation. In addition, not all companies that report revenue growth on a constant currency basis calculate such measure in the same manner as we do and, accordingly, our calculations are not necessarily comparable to similarly-named measures of other companies and may not be appropriate measures for performance relative to other companies.  

 

The following unaudited table compares revenue and Segment EBITDA by reportable segment:        
                                   
                                   
      Three Months Ended   Six Months Ended        
      June 30,   June 30,        
                                   
        2017       2016       2017       2016          
(In thousands)       % of
Revenue
    % of
Revenue
    % of
Revenue
    % of
Revenue
       
                                   
Revenue                                  
North America     $ 1,206,514       $ 1,137,406       $ 2,414,754       $ 2,218,226            
Europe       889,751         824,206         1,710,648         1,370,967            
Specialty       363,470         344,471         678,404         639,541            
Eliminations       (1,324 )       (1,277 )       (2,552 )       (2,452 )          
                                   
Total revenue     $ 2,458,411       $ 2,304,806       $ 4,801,254       $ 4,226,282            
                                   
Segment EBITDA                               
North America     $ 173,732   14.4 %   $ 166,075   14.6 %   $ 349,867   14.5 %   $ 311,766   14.1 %        
Europe       83,549   9.4 %     89,982   10.9 %     162,243   9.5 %     147,480   10.8 %        
Specialty       48,578   13.4 %     43,546   12.6 %     84,019   12.4 %     76,968   12.0 %        
                                   
Total Segment EBITDA     $ 305,859   12.4 %   $ 299,603   13.0 %   $ 596,129   12.4 %   $ 536,214   12.7 %        
                                   
                                   
We have presented Segment EBITDA solely as a supplemental disclosure that offers investors, securities analysts and other interested parties useful information to evaluate our segment profit and loss. We calculate Segment EBITDA as EBITDA excluding restructuring and acquisition related expenses, change in fair value of contingent consideration liabilities, other acquisition related gains and losses and equity in earnings of unconsolidated subsidiaries. EBITDA, which is the basis for Segment EBITDA, is calculated as net income excluding discontinued operations, depreciation, amortization, interest (which includes loss on debt extinguishment) and income tax expense. Our chief operating decision maker, who is our Chief Executive Officer, uses Segment EBITDA as the key measure of our segment profit or loss. We use Segment EBITDA to compare profitability among our segments and evaluate business strategies. We also consider Segment EBITDA to be a useful financial measure in evaluating our operating performance, as it provides investors, securities analysts and other interested parties with supplemental information regarding the underlying trends in our ongoing operations. 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.        
       
       
       
       
       
                                   

 

 The following unaudited table reconciles Net Income to EBITDA and Segment EBITDA:     
                         
        Three Months Ended   Six Months Ended    
        June 30,   June 30,    
                         
          2017       2016       2017       2016      
        (In thousands)    
                         
Net income     $ 150,914     $ 142,785     $ 287,192     $ 254,956      
                         
Subtract:                      
  Income (loss) from discontinued operations, net of tax     -       4,975       (4,531 )     4,975      
                         
Income from continuing operations       150,914       137,810       291,723       249,981      
                         
Add:                      
  Depreciation and amortization       56,002       53,968       106,606       87,134      
  Interest expense, net       24,596       24,649       48,584       39,241      
  Loss on debt extinguishment (1)       -       -       -       26,650      
  Provision for income taxes       75,862       70,262       148,017       123,390      
                         
Earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation                      
  and amortization (EBITDA)       307,374       286,689       594,930       526,396      
                         
Subtract:                      
  Equity in earnings (loss) of unconsolidated subsidiaries     991       (186 )     1,205       (548 )    
  Gains on foreign exchange contracts - acquisition related     -       -       -       18,342      
  Gain on bargain purchase       3,077       -       3,077       -      
Add:                      
  Restructuring and acquisition related expenses       2,521       9,080       5,449       23,891      
  Inventory step-up adjustment - acquisition related       -       3,602       -       3,602      
  Change in fair value of contingent consideration liabilities     32       46       32       119      
                         
Segment EBITDA     $ 305,859     $ 299,603     $ 596,129     $ 536,214      
                         
EBITDA as a percentage of revenue       12.5 %     12.4 %     12.4 %     12.5 %    
                         
Segment EBITDA as a percentage of revenue       12.4 %     13.0 %     12.4 %     12.7 %    
                         
                         
                         
(1 ) Loss on debt extinguishment is considered a component of interest in calculating EBITDA.     
                         
  We have presented EBITDA solely as a supplemental disclosure that offers investors, securities analysts and other interested parties useful information to evaluate our operating performance and the value of our business. We calculate EBITDA as net income excluding discontinued operations, depreciation, amortization, interest (which includes loss on debt extinguishment) and income tax expense. EBITDA provides insight into our profitability trends and allows management and investors to analyze our operating results with and without the impact of discontinued operations, depreciation, amortization, interest (which includes loss on debt extinguishment) and income tax expense. We believe EBITDA is used by investors, securities analysts and other interested parties in evaluating the operating performance and the value of other companies, many of which present EBITDA when reporting their results.

We have presented Segment EBITDA solely as a supplemental disclosure that offers investors, securities analysts and other interested parties useful information to evaluate our segment profit and loss and underlying trends in our ongoing operations. We calculate Segment EBITDA as EBITDA excluding restructuring and acquisition related expenses, change in fair value of contingent consideration liabilities, other acquisition related gains and losses and equity in earnings of unconsolidated subsidiaries. Our chief operating decision maker, who is our Chief Executive Officer, uses Segment EBITDA as the key measure of our segment profit or loss. We use Segment EBITDA to compare profitability among our segments and evaluate business strategies. 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.

EBITDA and Segment EBITDA should not be construed as an alternatives 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 or Segment EBITDA information calculate EBITDA or Segment EBITDA in the same manner as we do and, accordingly, our calculations are not necessarily comparable to similarly named measures of other companies and may not be appropriate measures for performance relative to other companies.
   
       


The following unaudited table reconciles Net Income and Diluted Earnings per Share to Adjusted Net Income and Adjusted Diluted Earnings per Share from Continuing Operations, respectively:  
                     
      Three Months Ended   Six Months Ended  
      June 30,   June 30,  
                     
        2017       2016       2017       2016    
(In thousands, except per share data)                    
                     
Net income     $ 150,914     $ 142,785     $ 287,192     $ 254,956    
                     
Subtract:                    
                     
Income (loss) from discontinued operations, net of tax       -       4,975       (4,531 )     4,975    
                     
Income from continuing operations       150,914       137,810       291,723       249,981    
                     
Adjustments - continuing operations:                    
                     
Amortization of acquired intangibles       24,779       24,250       46,079       33,151    
Restructuring and acquisition related expenses       2,521       9,080       5,449       23,891    
Loss on debt extinguishment       -       -       -       26,650    
Inventory step-up adjustment – acquisition related       -       3,602       -       3,602    
Change in fair value of contingent consideration liabilities       32       46       32       119    
Gains on foreign exchange contracts - acquisition related       -       -       -       (18,342 )  
Gain on bargain purchase       (3,077 )     -       (3,077 )     -    
Excess tax benefit from stock-based payments       (2,289 )     (2,048 )     (5,545 )     (6,487 )  
Tax effect of adjustments       (9,572 )     (12,834 )     (18,112 )     (23,961 )  
                     
Adjusted net income from continuing operations     $ 163,308     $ 159,906     $ 316,549     $ 288,604    
                     
                     
Weighted average diluted common shares outstanding       310,396       309,778       310,349       309,486    
                     
Diluted earnings per share - continuing operations     $ 0.49     $ 0.45     $ 0.94     $ 0.81    
                     
Adjusted diluted earnings per share - continuing operations     $ 0.53     $ 0.52     $ 1.02     $ 0.93    
                     
                     
We have presented Adjusted Net Income and Adjusted Diluted Earnings per Share from Continuing Operations as we believe these measures are useful for evaluating the core operating performance of our continuing business across reporting periods and in analyzing the company's historical operating results. We define Adjusted Net Income and Adjusted Diluted Earnings per Share from Continuing Operations as Net Income and Diluted Earnings per Share adjusted to eliminate the impact of discontinued operations, restructuring and acquisition related expenses, loss on debt extinguishment, amortization expense related to acquired intangibles, the change in fair value of contingent consideration liabilities, other acquisition-related gains and losses, excess tax benefits and deficiencies from stock-based payments, and any tax effect of these adjustments. The tax effect of these adjustments is calculated using the effective tax rate for the applicable period or for certain discrete items the specific tax expense or benefit for the adjustment. These financial measures are used by management in its decision making and overall evaluation of operating performance of the company and are included in the metrics used to determine incentive compensation for our senior management. Adjusted Net Income and Adjusted Diluted Earnings per Share from Continuing Operations should not be construed as alternatives to Net Income or Diluted Earnings per Share as determined in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States. In addition, not all companies that report Adjusted Net Income and Adjusted Diluted Earnings per Share from Continuing Operations calculate such measures in the same manner as we do and, accordingly, our calculations are not necessarily comparable to similarly-named measures of other companies and may not be appropriate measures for performance relative to other companies.  
                     

  

The following unaudited table reconciles Forecasted Income and Diluted Earnings per Share from Continuing Operations to Forecasted Adjusted Income from Continuing Operations and Adjusted Diluted Earnings per Share from Continuing Operations, respectively:  
             
       Forecasted
Fiscal Year 2017

 
      Minimum
Guidance
  Maximum
Guidance
 
(In millions, except per share data)            
             
Income from continuing operations     $ 515     $ 540    
             
Adjustments:            
             
Amortization of acquired intangibles       93       93    
Restructuring and acquisition related expenses       5       5    
Gain on bargain purchase       (3 )     (3 )  
Excess tax benefit from stock-based payments       (6 )     (6 )  
Tax effect of adjustments       (34 )     (34 )  
             
Adjusted income from continuing operations     $ 570     $ 595    
             
             
Weighted average diluted common shares outstanding       311       311    
             
Diluted earnings per share - continuing operations     $ 1.66     $ 1.74    
             
Adjusted diluted earnings per share - continuing operations   $ 1.84     $ 1.92    
             
             
In the calculation of forecasted Adjusted Net Income and forecasted Adjusted Diluted Earnings Per Share from Continuing Operations, we included estimates of income from continuing operations and amortization of acquired intangibles for the full fiscal year 2017 and the related tax effect; we included for all other components the amounts incurred as of June 30, 2017.  

  

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

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