LKQ Corporation (LKQ) and Douglas Dynamics Inc. (NYSE:PLOW) Comparing side by side

Since LKQ Corporation (NASDAQ:LKQ) and Douglas Dynamics Inc. (NYSE:PLOW) are part of the Auto Parts industry, they are influenced by contrast. The influences particularly affect the profitability, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, risk, dividends, earnings and valuation of both companies.

Valuation & Earnings

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
LKQ Corporation 11.34B 0.75 570.45M 1.58 16.19
Douglas Dynamics Inc. 510.21M 1.60 62.90M 3.77 9.70

Table 1 highlights LKQ Corporation and Douglas Dynamics Inc.’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation. Douglas Dynamics Inc. seems to has lower revenue, but higher earnings compared to LKQ Corporation. The company that Presently has a higher P/E ratio is considered the more expensive of the two businesses. LKQ Corporation has been trading at a higher P/E ratio than Douglas Dynamics Inc., which means that it is at the moment the more expensive of the two companies.


Table 2 hightlights the return on assets, net margins and return on equity of the two companies.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
LKQ Corporation 5.03% 12.5% 5.4%
Douglas Dynamics Inc. 12.33% 10.2% 4%

Volatility & Risk

LKQ Corporation is 30.00% more volatile than Standard and Poor’s 500 due to its 1.3 beta. Douglas Dynamics Inc.’s 1.00% more volatile than Standard and Poor’s 500 volatility due to the company’s 1.01 beta.


2.6 and 1 are the respective Current Ratio and a Quick Ratio of LKQ Corporation. Its rival Douglas Dynamics Inc.’s Current and Quick Ratios are 2.5 and 1.4 respectively. LKQ Corporation has a better chance of clearing its pay short and long-term debts than Douglas Dynamics Inc.


On the other side, $1.03 per share with a dividend yield of 2.87% for Douglas Dynamics Inc. No dividend is paid out for LKQ Corporation.

Analyst Ratings

In next table is delivered LKQ Corporation and Douglas Dynamics Inc.’s ratings and recommendations.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Rating Score
LKQ Corporation 0 0 1 3.00
Douglas Dynamics Inc. 0 0 0 0.00

The consensus price target of LKQ Corporation is $35, with potential upside of 30.84%.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

Institutional investors owned 93.8% of LKQ Corporation shares and 89.3% of Douglas Dynamics Inc. shares. Insiders owned 0.4% of LKQ Corporation shares. Insiders Comparatively, owned 1.1% of Douglas Dynamics Inc. shares.


In this table we show the Weekly, Monthly, Quarterly, Half Yearly, Yearly and YTD Performance of both pretenders.

Performance (W) Performance (M) Performance (Q) Performance (HY) Performance (Y) Performance (YTD)
LKQ Corporation -7.94% -9.72% -22.82% -21.64% -35.52% -36.98%
Douglas Dynamics Inc. -1.85% -9.34% -22.58% -22.34% -5.11% -3.23%

For the past year Douglas Dynamics Inc. has weaker performance than LKQ Corporation


LKQ Corporation beats Douglas Dynamics Inc. on 9 of the 15 factors.

LKQ Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, distributes replacement parts, components, and systems used in the repair and maintenance of vehicles in North America, Europe, and Taiwan. It operates in three segments: North America, Europe, and Specialty. The company distributes bumper covers, automotive body panels, lights, and automotive glass products, such as windshields; salvage products, including mechanical and collision parts comprising engines, transmissions, door assemblies, sheet metal products, lights, and bumper assemblies; scrap metal and other materials to metals recyclers; and brake pads, discs and sensors, clutches, steering and suspension products, filters, and oil and automotive fluids, as well as electrical products, including spark plugs and batteries. It also operates self service retail operations under the LKQ Pick Your Part name. In addition, the company distributes recreational vehicle appliances and air conditioners, towing hitches, truck bed covers, vehicle protection products, cargo management products, wheels, tires, and suspension products. It primarily serves collision and mechanical repair shops, new and used car dealerships, as well as retail customers. The company was founded in 1998 and is headquartered in Chicago, Illinois.