Reviewing LKQ Corporation (LKQ)’s and UQM Technologies Inc. (NYSEAMERICAN:UQM)’s results

Both LKQ Corporation (NASDAQ:LKQ) and UQM Technologies Inc. (NYSEAMERICAN:UQM) compete on a level playing field in the Auto Parts industry. We will evaluate their performance with regards to dividends, analyst recommendations, profitability, risk, institutional ownership, earnings and valuation.

Earnings & Valuation

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
LKQ Corporation 12.26B 0.69 429.60M 1.58 17.75
UQM Technologies Inc. 14.17M 6.62 6.50M -0.13 0.00

In table 1 we can see LKQ Corporation and UQM Technologies Inc.’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.


Table 2 represents LKQ Corporation (NASDAQ:LKQ) and UQM Technologies Inc. (NYSEAMERICAN:UQM)’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
LKQ Corporation 3.50% 12.3% 5.3%
UQM Technologies Inc. -45.87% -105.8% -51.5%

Volatility and Risk

LKQ Corporation’s current beta is 1.27 and it happens to be 27.00% more volatile than Standard & Poor’s 500. In other hand, UQM Technologies Inc. has beta of 1.6 which is 60.00% more volatile than Standard & Poor’s 500.


The current Quick Ratio of LKQ Corporation is 1 while its Current Ratio is 2.6. Meanwhile, UQM Technologies Inc. has a Current Ratio of 1 while its Quick Ratio is 0.5. LKQ Corporation is better positioned to pay off its short-term and long-term debts than UQM Technologies Inc.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

LKQ Corporation and UQM Technologies Inc. has shares held by institutional investors as follows: 94.4% and 8.2%. LKQ Corporation’s share held by insiders are 0.5%. Comparatively, UQM Technologies Inc. has 25.98% of it’s share held by insiders.


In this table we provide 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 2.11% 7.17% 0.25% -19% -28.64% 18.42%
UQM Technologies Inc. 0% 0.91% 43.97% 45.22% 23.7% 96.47%

For the past year LKQ Corporation was less bullish than UQM Technologies Inc.


On 9 of the 11 factors LKQ Corporation beats UQM Technologies Inc.

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.

UQM Technologies, Inc. develops, manufactures, and sells electric motors, generators, power electronic controllers, and fuel cell compressors in the United states and internationally. The company offers propulsion motors and generators, auxiliary motors, and electronic controls and DC-to-DC converters for electric, hybrid electric, plug-in hybrid electric, and fuel cell applications. It also provides research, development, and application engineering contract services for strategic partners, customers, and the United States government. The company sells its products to original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), tier 1 suppliers of OEMs, and vehicle integrators in various markets, including passenger buses, mining vehicles, marine, military, aircraft HVAC, automobiles, and other markets, as well as commercial trucks, vans, and shuttles. UQM Technologies, Inc. has a strategic alliance with Meritor, Inc. to develop full electric axle systems. The company was founded in 1967 and is headquartered in Longmont, Colorado.

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