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|LKQ Corporation Announces Results for First Quarter 2013|
"I was particularly pleased with our results this quarter because, adjusting for the legal settlement in 2012 and other charges, diluted earnings per share grew by 16% compared to the prior year quarter. We also delivered strong organic revenue growth for parts and services of 9.6% despite the quarter having one less selling day in the US and two less selling days in the
Sator Beheer Acquisition
"This strategically significant acquisition further increases LKQ's European footprint and market share, and provides a platform for future growth on the continent. Sator should also complement our existing Euro Car Parts operations in the
The purchase price is expected to be approximately €210.0 million and will be funded by drawing on the Company's revolving credit facility. The transaction is expected to close the first week of
Balance Sheet and Liquidity
After drawing the funds for the Sator acquisition, availability under our credit agreement will be approximately
The Company is in discussions with certain of its lenders and other parties concerning changes to its existing credit facility, which changes, if agreed to by the lenders, would include, among other things, an increase in the amounts available under the revolving credit facility and term loan borrowings under the credit agreement. These discussions are still ongoing so there are no assurances that these discussions will be successful or that a definitive amendment will be executed, or that the credit facility will be increased or extended or as to the specific terms of any amendment.
During the first quarter of 2013, the Company acquired a distributor of collision repair parts and products primarily for automotive climate control systems in the
The Company increased its organic revenue growth guidance and reaffirmed its guidance on diluted earnings per share, operating cash flows and capital expenditures for 2013. The guidance does not include the effect of the pending acquisition of Sator, which is expected to be completed in the second quarter, or any possible changes to our credit agreement as described above.
Guidance for 2013 is based on current conditions and excludes the impact of restructuring and acquisition related expenses and gains or losses (including changes in fair value of contingent consideration liabilities) and capital spending related to acquisitions or divestitures. Organic revenue guidance refers only to parts and services revenue.
Quarterly Conference Call
LKQ will host a conference call and Webcast on
To access the investor conference call, please dial (877) 407-0668. International access to the call may be obtained by dialing (201) 689-8558. The audio webcast can be accessed via the Company's website at www.lkqcorp.com in the Investor Relations section.
A replay of the conference call will be available by telephone at (877) 660-6853 or (201) 612-7415 for international calls. The telephone replay will require you to enter conference ID: 411459 #. An online replay of the audio webcast will be available on the Company's website. Both formats of replay will be available through
Forward Looking Statements
The statements in this press release that are not historical in nature are forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These include statements regarding our expectations, beliefs, hopes, intentions or strategies. Forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties, some of which are not currently known to us. Actual events or results may differ materially from those expressed or implied in the forward looking statements as a result of various factors.
These factors include:
You should not place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements. All of these forward-looking statements are based on our expectations as of the date of this press release. We undertake no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by law.
We provide a reconciliation of Net Income to EBITDA as we believe it offers investors, securities analysts and other interested parties useful information regarding our results of operations because it assists in analyzing our performance and the value of our business. EBITDA provides insight into our profitability trends, and allows management and investors to analyze our operating results with and without the impact of depreciation, amortization, interest and income tax expense. We believe EBITDA is used by securities analysts, investors, and other interested parties in evaluating companies, many of which present EBITDA when reporting their results. EBITDA should not be construed as an alternative to operating income, net income or net cash provided by (used in) operating activities, as determined in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in