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LKQ (LKQ) Q1 Earnings Report Preview: What To Look For

StockStory - Mon Apr 22, 2:01AM CDT

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Automotive parts company LKQ (NASDAQ:LKQ) will be announcing earnings results tomorrow before the bell. Here's what you need to know.

Last quarter LKQ reported revenues of $3.50 billion, up 16.7% year on year, missing analyst expectations by 0.4%. It was a slower quarter for the company, with a miss of analysts' revenue estimates. On the other hand, EPS came in ahead od expectations. 

Is LKQ buy or sell heading into the earnings? Read our full analysis here, it's free.

This quarter analysts are expecting LKQ's revenue to grow 12.5% year on year to $3.77 billion, improving on the flat year-over-year increase in revenue the company had recorded in the same quarter last year. Adjusted earnings are expected to come in at $0.95 per share.

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Majority of analysts covering the company have reconfirmed their estimates over the last thirty days, suggesting they are expecting the business to stay the course heading into the earnings. The company missed Wall St's revenue estimates four times over the last two years.

Looking at LKQ's peers in the consumer discretionary segment, some of them have already reported Q1 earnings results, giving us a hint of what we can expect. Nike delivered top-line growth of 0.3% year on year, beating analyst estimates by 1.1% and Carnival reported revenues up 22% year on year, inline with analysts' estimates. Nike traded down 7% on the results, and Carnival was down 4.1%.

Read our full analysis of Nike's results here and Carnival's results here.

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