LKQ Corporation Announces Financial Results for Third Quarter 2017

October 26, 2017
  • Revenue growth of 11.7% to $2.47 billion
  • Organic revenue growth for parts and services of 3.2%; 4.7% on a per day basis
  • Income from continuing operations growth of 11.4% to $122 million
  • Third quarter 2017 diluted EPS from continuing operations of $0.39; adjusted diluted EPS of $0.45
  • Annual guidance updated

CHICAGO, Oct. 26, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- LKQ Corporation (Nasdaq:LKQ) today reported revenue for the third quarter of 2017 of $2.47 billion, an increase of 11.7% as compared to $2.21 billion in the third quarter of 2016. Income from continuing operations for the third quarter of 2017 was $122 million, an increase of 11.4% as compared to $110 million for the same period of 2016. On an adjusted basis, income from continuing operations was $140 million, an increase of 11.1% as compared to the $126 million for the same period of 2016. Diluted earnings per share from continuing operations for the third quarter of 2017 was $0.39, an increase of 11.4% as compared to the $0.35 for the same period of 2016. On an adjusted basis, diluted earnings per share from continuing operations was $0.45 in the third quarter of 2017, as compared to the $0.41 for the same period of 2016.

"We had solid operating results across all of our segments during the quarter," stated Dominick Zarcone, President and Chief Executive Officer of LKQ Corporation. “Our North American segment generated organic revenue growth for parts and services of 2.5% on a reported basis and 4.0% on a per day basis, while increasing segment EBITDA margin by 40 basis points year over year. We also delivered strong parts and services organic revenue growth during the quarter in our European segment of 4.4% on a reported basis and 5.6% on a per day basis. Additionally, our Specialty segment realized organic revenue growth of 2.7% on a reported basis and 4.4% on a per day basis.”

On a nine month year-to-date basis, revenue was $7.27 billion, an increase of 13.0% from $6.43 billion for the comparable period of 2016. Parts and services organic revenue growth for the first nine months of 2017 was 3.8%. Income from continuing operations for the first nine months of 2017 was $414 million, an increase of 15.1% as compared to $360 million for the first nine months of 2016. Diluted earnings per share from continuing operations was $1.33 for the first nine months of 2017, reflecting a 14.7% increase as compared to $1.16 for the comparable period of 2016. On an adjusted basis, diluted earnings per share from continuing operations was $1.47 in the first nine months of 2017 reflecting a 9.7% increase over $1.34 for the same period of 2016.

During the third quarter of 2017, LKQ acquired 11 businesses to complement the Company’s business lines, including two in the U.S. and nine in Europe.  Also in the third quarter, LKQ’s European operations opened two new branches in the United Kingdom and four new branches in Eastern Europe.

Balance Sheet and Liquidity

Cash flow from operations totaled $449 million on a nine month year-to-date basis, of which approximately $132 million was invested in capital expenditures and other long term assets for continuing operations and $253 million was used for acquisitions. As of September 30, 2017, LKQ’s balance sheet reflected cash and equivalents of $275 million and outstanding debt of $3.1 billion. Total availability under the Company’s credit facility at September 30, 2017 was approximately $1.3 billion.

Other Events

Varun Laroyia joined the Company as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer effective as of October 1, 2017. Mr. Laroyia brings an extensive array of diverse financial experience to LKQ, including a background with global public companies in corporate finance, operations management, systems, and mergers and acquisitions.

Company Outlook

The Company updated its guidance for 2017.

 Updated GuidancePrior Guidance
Organic revenue growth for parts & services4.0% to 4.5%4.0% to 5.25%
Income from continuing operations$517 million to $537 million$515 million to $540 million
Adjusted income from continuing operations*$575 million to $595 million$570 million to $595 million
Diluted EPS from continuing operations$1.67 to $1.73$1.66 to $1.74
Adjusted diluted EPS from continuing operations*$1.86 to $1.92$1.84 to $1.92
Cash flow from operations$600 million to $625 million$620 million to $650 million
Capital expenditures$175 million to $200 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 October 26, 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 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 October 26, 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: 96162946#. An online replay of the audio webcast will be available on the Company's website. Both formats of replay will be available through November 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.

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

LKQ CORPORATION AND SUBSIDIARIES 
Unaudited Condensed Consolidated 
Statements of Income, with Supplementary Data 
( In thousands, except per share data ) 
               
               
    Three Months Ended September 30, 
               
     2017   2016     
      % of   % of    
      Revenue (1)   Revenue (1) $ Change% Change 
               
 Revenue $  2,465,800  100.0% $  2,207,343  100.0% $  258,457 11.7% 
               
 Cost of goods sold    1,508,924  61.2%    1,351,899  61.2%    157,025 11.6% 
               
  Gross margin    956,876  38.8%    855,444  38.8%    101,432 11.9% 
               
 Facility and warehouse expenses    202,514  8.2%    181,244  8.2%    21,270 11.7% 
               
 Distribution expenses    202,829  8.2%    172,565  7.8%    30,264 17.5% 
               
 Selling, general and administrative expenses    290,635  11.8%    258,332  11.7%    32,303 12.5% 
               
 Restructuring and acquisition related expenses    4,922  0.2%    6,923  0.3%    (2,001)(28.9%) 
               
 Depreciation and amortization    56,877  2.3%    52,979  2.4%    3,898 7.4% 
               
  Operating income    199,099  8.1%    183,401  8.3%    15,698 8.6% 
               
 Other expense (income):            
  Interest expense, net    25,222  1.0%    24,761  1.1%    461 1.9% 
  Gains on bargain purchases    (913) (0.0%)    -   0.0%    (913)n/m  
  Other income, net    (3,107) (0.1%)    (1,010) (0.0%)    (2,097)n/m  
               
  Total other expense, net    21,202  0.9%    23,751  1.1%    (2,549)(10.7%) 
               
  Income from continuing operations before provision for income taxes    177,897  7.2%    159,650  7.2%    18,247 11.4% 
               
 Provision for income taxes     58,189  2.4%    49,835  2.3%    8,354 16.8% 
               
 Equity in earnings of unconsolidated subsidiaries    2,673  0.1%    29  0.0%    2,644 n/m  
               
  Income from continuing operations    122,381  5.0%    109,844  5.0%    12,537 11.4% 
               
 Income from discontinued operations, net of tax    -   0.0%    12,844  0.6%    (12,844)(100.0%) 
               
  Net income $  122,381  5.0% $  122,688  5.6% $  (307)(0.3%) 
               
               
 Basic earnings per share(2):            
  Income from continuing operations $  0.40    $  0.36    $  0.04 11.1% 
  Income from discontinued operations    -        0.04       (0.04)(100.0%) 
  Net income $  0.40    $  0.40    $  -  0.0% 
               
 Diluted earnings per share(2):            
  Income from continuing operations $  0.39    $  0.35    $  0.04 11.4% 
  Income from discontinued operations    -        0.04       (0.04)(100.0%) 
  Net income $  0.39    $  0.40    $  (0.01)(2.5%) 
               
 Weighted average common shares outstanding:            
  Basic    308,909       307,190       1,719 0.6% 
               
  Diluted    310,779       310,036       743 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 ) 
               
               
    Nine Months Ended September 30, 
               
     2017   2016     
      % of   % of    
      Revenue (1)   Revenue (1) $ Change% Change 
               
 Revenue $  7,267,054  100.0% $  6,433,625  100.0% $  833,429 13.0% 
               
 Cost of goods sold    4,415,076  60.8%    3,911,928  60.8%    503,148 12.9% 
               
  Gross margin    2,851,978  39.2%    2,521,697  39.2%    330,281 13.1% 
               
 Facility and warehouse expenses    583,230  8.0%    516,227  8.0%    67,003 13.0% 
               
 Distribution expenses    583,031  8.0%    509,234  7.9%    73,797 14.5% 
               
 Selling, general and administrative expenses    836,804  11.5%    726,736  11.3%    110,068 15.1% 
               
 Restructuring and acquisition related expenses    10,371  0.1%    30,814  0.5%    (20,443)(66.3%) 
               
 Depreciation and amortization    159,178  2.2%    137,168  2.1%    22,010 16.0% 
               
  Operating income    679,364  9.3%    601,518  9.3%    77,846 12.9% 
               
 Other expense (income):            
  Interest expense, net    73,806  1.0%    64,002  1.0%    9,804 15.3% 
  Loss on debt extinguishment    -   0.0%    26,650  0.4%    (26,650)(100.0%) 
  Gains on foreign exchange contracts - acquisition related    -   0.0%    (18,342) (0.3%)    18,342 (100.0%) 
  Gains on bargain purchases    (3,990) (0.1%)    -   0.0%    (3,990)n/m  
  Other income, net    (6,884) (0.1%)    (4,361) (0.1%)    (2,523)57.9% 
               
  Total other expense, net    62,932  0.9%    67,949  1.1%    (5,017)(7.4%) 
               
  Income from continuing operations before provision for income taxes    616,432  8.5%    533,569  8.3%    82,863 15.5% 
               
 Provision for income taxes     206,206  2.8%    173,225  2.7%    32,981 19.0% 
               
 Equity in earnings (loss) of unconsolidated subsidiaries    3,878  0.1%    (519) (0.0%)    4,397 n/m  
               
  Income from continuing operations    414,104  5.7%    359,825  5.6%    54,279 15.1% 
               
 (Loss) income from discontinued operations, net of tax    (4,531) (0.1%)    17,819  0.3%    (22,350)n/m  
               
  Net income $  409,573  5.6% $  377,644  5.9% $  31,929 8.5% 
               
               
 Basic earnings per share(2):            
  Income from continuing operations $  1.34    $  1.17    $  0.17 14.5% 
  (Loss) income from discontinued operations    (0.01)      0.06       (0.07)n/m  
  Net income $  1.33    $  1.23    $  0.10 8.1% 
               
 Diluted earnings per share(2):            
  Income from continuing operations $  1.33    $  1.16    $  0.17 14.7% 
  (Loss) income from discontinued operations    (0.01)      0.06       (0.07)n/m  
  Net income $  1.32    $  1.22    $  0.10 8.2% 
               
 Weighted average common shares outstanding:            
  Basic    308,451       306,690       1,761 0.6% 
               
  Diluted    310,495       309,671       824 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 )  
         
         
    September 30, December 31,  
     2017   2016   
  Assets      
         
Current assets:      
 Cash and cash equivalents $  275,077  $  227,400   
 Receivables, net    1,021,728     860,549   
 Inventories    2,236,376     1,935,237   
 Prepaid expenses and other current assets    135,192     87,768   
 Assets of discontinued operations    -      456,640   
    Total current assets    3,668,373     3,567,594   
         
Property and equipment, net    867,972     811,576   
Intangible assets:      
 Goodwill    3,392,363     3,054,769   
 Other intangibles, net    602,424     584,231   
Equity method investments    199,246     183,467   
Other assets    133,560     101,562   
         
    Total assets $  8,863,938  $  8,303,199   
         
  Liabilities and Stockholders' Equity      
         
Current liabilities:      
 Accounts payable $  749,852  $  633,773   
 Accrued expenses:      
  Accrued payroll-related liabilities    120,575     118,755   
  Other accrued expenses    253,241     209,101   
 Other current liabilities    51,783     37,943   
 Current portion of long-term obligations     126,887     66,109   
 Liabilities of discontinued operations    -      145,104   
         
    Total current liabilities    1,302,338     1,210,785   
         
Long-term obligations, excluding current portion    3,021,717     3,275,662   
Deferred income taxes    241,544     199,657   
Other noncurrent liabilities    257,302     174,146   
         
Commitments and contingencies      
         
Stockholders' equity:      
         
  Common stock, $0.01 par value, 1,000,000,000      
  shares authorized, 309,018,211 and 307,544,759      
  shares issued and outstanding at September 30, 2017      
  and December 31, 2016, respectively    3,090     3,075   
 Additional paid-in capital    1,135,627     1,116,690   
 Retained earnings    2,999,932     2,590,359   
 Accumulated other comprehensive loss    (97,612)    (267,175)  
         
    Total stockholders' equity    4,041,037     3,442,949   
         
    Total liabilities and stockholders' equity $  8,863,938  $  8,303,199   
         

 

 LKQ CORPORATION AND SUBSIDIARIES   
 Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows   
( In thousands )   
         
     Nine Months Ended   
     September 30,   
      2017   2016    
           
 CASH FLOWS FROM OPERATING ACTIVITIES:       
  Net income $  409,573  $  377,644    
  Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash       
   provided by operating activities:       
   Depreciation and amortization    166,508     150,370    
   Stock-based compensation expense    17,582     17,062    
   Loss on debt extinguishment    -      26,650    
   Loss on sale of business    8,580     -     
   Gains on foreign exchange contracts - acquisition related    -      (18,342)   
   Other    (11,982)    6,711    
   Changes in operating assets and liabilities, net of       
     effects from acquisitions and dispositions:       
     Receivables, net    (75,444)    (46,376)   
     Inventories    (97,584)    27,070    
     Prepaid income taxes/income taxes payable    (928)    4,134    
     Accounts payable    42,175     (12,412)   
     Other operating assets and liabilities    (9,237)    (8,360)   
           
     Net cash provided by operating activities    449,243     524,151    
           
 CASH FLOWS FROM INVESTING ACTIVITIES:       
  Purchases of property and equipment    (135,537)    (152,746)   
  Acquisitions, net of cash acquired    (252,667)    (1,301,127)   
  Proceeds from disposal of business/investment    301,297     10,304    
  Proceeds from foreign exchange contracts    -      18,342    
  Other investing activities, net    2,750     537    
           
   Net cash used in investing activities    (84,157)    (1,424,690)   
           
 CASH FLOWS FROM FINANCING ACTIVITIES:       
  Proceeds from exercise of stock options    6,465     7,525    
  Taxes paid related to net share settlements of stock-based       
    compensation awards    (5,095)    (4,440)   
  Debt issuance costs    -      (16,404)   
  Proceeds from issuance of Euro notes    -      563,450    
  Borrowings under revolving credit facilities    424,976     1,961,702    
  Repayments under revolving credit facilities    (770,884)    (1,239,234)   
  Borrowing under term loans    -      338,478    
  Repayments under term loans    (27,884)    (9,461)   
  Borrowings under receivables securitization facility    8,525     100,480    
  Repayments under receivables securitization facility    (9,925)    (66,500)   
  Borrowings (repayments) of other debt, net    24,522     (2,362)   
  Payments of Rhiag debt and related payments    -      (543,347)   
  Payments of other obligations    (2,079)    (1,405)   
  Other financing activities, net    4,316     -     
           
   Net cash (used in) provided by financing activities    (347,063)    1,088,482    
           
 Effect of exchange rate changes on cash and cash equivalents   22,538     (3,489)   
           
 Net increase in cash and cash equivalents    40,561     184,454    
 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    275,077     271,851    
  Less: Cash and cash equivalents of discontinued operations,      
   end of period    -      13,826    
           
 Cash and cash equivalents, end of period $  275,077  $  258,025    
           

 

The following unaudited tables compare certain third party revenue categories:       
             
   Three Months Ended       
   September 30,       
             
    2017   2016  $ Change % Change   
   (In thousands)       
Included in Unaudited Condensed Consolidated          
Statements of Income of LKQ Corporation          
             
North America $  1,051,470  $  1,007,801  $  43,669  4.3%   
Europe     952,765     769,332     183,433  23.8%   
Specialty    329,522     318,703     10,819  3.4%   
Parts and services   2,333,757     2,095,836     237,921  11.4%   
Other      132,043     111,507     20,536  18.4%   
Total  $  2,465,800  $  2,207,343  $  258,457  11.7%   
             
Revenue changes by category for the three months ended September 30, 2017 vs. 2016:     
             
           
   Revenue Change Attributable to:     
   Organic Acquisition Foreign Exchange Total Change (1)   
             
North America  2.5%  1.6%  0.2% 4.3%   
Europe   4.4%  16.5%  3.0% 23.8%   
Specialty  2.7%  0.2%  0.5% 3.4%   
Parts and services 3.2%  6.8%  1.3% 11.4%   
Other    17.5%  0.9%  0.1% 18.4%   
Total   4.0%  6.5%  1.2% 11.7%   
             
             
   Nine Months Ended       
   September 30,       
             
    2017   2016  $ Change % Change   
   (In thousands)       
Included in Unaudited Condensed Consolidated          
Statements of Income of LKQ Corporation          
             
North America $  3,207,001  $  3,006,066  $  200,935  6.7%   
Europe     2,659,804     2,137,998     521,806  24.4%   
Specialty    1,005,776     956,199     49,577  5.2%   
Parts and services   6,872,581     6,100,263     772,318  12.7%   
Other      394,473     333,362     61,111  18.3%   
Total  $  7,267,054  $  6,433,625  $  833,429  13.0%   
             
Revenue changes by category for the nine months ended September 30, 2017 vs. 2016:       
             
           
   Revenue Change Attributable to:     
   Organic Acquisition Foreign Exchange Total Change (1)   
             
North America  2.4%  4.2%  0.1% 6.7%   
Europe   5.3%  22.9%  (3.8%) 24.4%   
Specialty  5.0%  0.1%  0.1% 5.2%   
Parts and services 3.8%  10.1%  (1.3%) 12.7%   
Other    17.9%  0.5%  (0.1%) 18.3%   
Total   4.5%  9.6%  (1.2%) 13.0%   
             
(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 Nine Months Ended  
  September 30, 2017 September 30, 2017  
  Consolidated Europe Consolidated Europe  
Parts & Services          
Revenue growth as reported 11.4% 23.8% 12.7% 24.4%  
Less: Currency impact 1.3% 3.0% (1.3%) (3.8%)  
Revenue growth at constant currency 10.1% 20.8% 14.0% 28.2%  
           
           
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 Nine Months Ended    
   September 30, September 30,    
                  
    2017   2016   2017   2016     
(In thousands)   % of Revenue  % of Revenue  % of Revenue  % of Revenue    
                  
Revenue                 
North America  $  1,181,943   $  1,118,621   $  3,596,697   $  3,336,847      
Europe     954,522      770,219      2,665,170      2,141,186      
Specialty     330,594      319,672      1,008,998      959,213      
Eliminations     (1,259)     (1,169)     (3,811)     (3,621)     
                  
  Total revenue  $  2,465,800   $  2,207,343   $  7,267,054   $  6,433,625      
                  
Segment EBITDA                 
North America  $  152,627 12.9% $  139,738 12.5% $  502,494 14.0% $  451,504 13.5%    
Europe     79,294 8.3%    72,586 9.4%    241,537 9.1%    220,066 10.3%    
Specialty     35,114 10.6%    34,115 10.7%    119,133 11.8%    111,083 11.6%    
                  
  Total Segment EBITDA  $  267,035 10.8% $  246,439 11.2% $  863,164 11.9% $  782,653 12.2%    
                  
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 Nine Months Ended  
    September 30, September 30,  
             
     2017   2016   2017   2016   
    (In thousands)  
             
Net income  $  122,381  $  122,688  $  409,573  $  377,644   
             
 Subtract:            
 Income (loss) from discontinued operations, net of tax    -      12,844     (4,531)    17,819   
             
Income from continuing operations     122,381     109,844     414,104     359,825   
             
 Add:            
 Depreciation and amortization     59,902     55,036     166,508     142,170   
 Interest expense, net     25,222     24,761     73,806     64,002   
 Loss on debt extinguishment (1)     -      -      -      26,650   
 Provision for income taxes      58,189     49,835     206,206     173,225   
             
Earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation           
 and amortization (EBITDA)      265,694     239,476     860,624     765,872   
             
 Subtract:            
 Equity in earnings (loss) of unconsolidated subsidiaries    2,673     29     3,878     (519)  
 Gains on foreign exchange contracts - acquisition related    -      -      -      18,342   
 Gains on bargain purchases     913     -      3,990     -    
 Add:            
 Restructuring and acquisition related expenses     4,922     6,923     10,371     30,814   
 Inventory step-up adjustment - acquisition related     -      12     -      3,614   
 Change in fair value of contingent consideration liabilities    5     57     37     176   
             
Segment EBITDA  $  267,035  $  246,439  $  863,164  $  782,653   
             
EBITDA as a percentage of revenue   10.8%  10.8%  11.8%  11.9%  
             
Segment EBITDA as a percentage of revenue   10.8%  11.2%  11.9%  12.2%  
             
(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 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 Income and Adjusted Diluted Earnings per Share from Continuing Operations, respectively: 
 
 
           
   Three Months Ended Nine Months Ended 
   September 30, September 30, 
           
    2017   2016   2017   2016  
(In thousands, except per share data)          
           
Net income  $  122,381  $  122,688  $  409,573  $  377,644  
           
Subtract:          
           
Income (loss) from discontinued operations, net of tax     -      12,844     (4,531)    17,819  
           
Income from continuing operations     122,381     109,844     414,104     359,825  
           
Adjustments - continuing operations:          
           
Amortization of acquired intangibles     25,084     25,040     71,163     58,191  
Restructuring and acquisition related expenses     4,922     6,923     10,371     30,814  
Loss on debt extinguishment     -      -      -      26,650  
Inventory step-up adjustment – acquisition related     -      12     -      3,614  
Change in fair value of contingent consideration liabilities     5     57     37     176  
Gains on foreign exchange contracts - acquisition related     -      -      -      (18,342) 
Gains on bargain purchases     (913)    -      (3,990)    -   
Excess tax benefit from stock-based payments     (1,513)    (4,984)    (7,058)    (11,471) 
Tax effect of adjustments     (10,221)    (11,111)    (28,333)    (35,072) 
           
Adjusted income from continuing operations  $  139,745  $  125,781  $  456,294  $  414,385  
           
           
Weighted average diluted common shares outstanding     310,779     310,036     310,495     309,671  
           
Diluted earnings per share - continuing operations  $  0.39  $  0.35  $  1.33  $  1.16  
           
Adjusted diluted earnings per share - continuing operations  $  0.45  $  0.41  $  1.47  $  1.34  
           
           
We have presented Adjusted 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 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 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 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  $  517  $  537  
       
Adjustments:      
       
Amortization of acquired intangibles     95     95  
Restructuring and acquisition related expenses     10     10  
Gains on bargain purchases     (4)    (4) 
Excess tax benefit from stock-based payments     (7)    (7) 
Tax effect of adjustments     (36)    (36) 
       
Adjusted income from continuing operations  $  575  $  595  
       
       
Weighted average diluted common shares outstanding     311     311  
       
Diluted earnings per share - continuing operations  $  1.67  $  1.73  
       
Adjusted diluted earnings per share - continuing operations $  1.86  $  1.92  
       
In the calculation of forecasted Adjusted 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 September 30, 2017.

 

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