| LKQ is a holding company. Through its subsidiaries, Co. is engaged in providing alternative vehicle collision replacement products and a provider of alternative vehicle mechanical replacement products. Co. is also a provider of alternative vehicle replacement and maintenance products in the U.K., Germany, the Benelux region (Belgium, Netherlands, and Luxembourg), Italy, Czech Republic, Poland, Slovakia, Austria, and other European countries. In addition to its wholesale operations, Co. operates self service retail facilities across the U.S. that sell recycled automotive products from end-of-life-vehicles. Co. is also a distributor of other vehicle aftermarket equipment and accessories. The LKQ YTD return is shown above.
The YTD Return on the LKQ YTD return page and across the coverage universe of our site,
is a measure of the total return for a given investment year-to-date for the current calendar year
(up to the end of prior trading session). Arguably, choosing the current calendar year for a measurement
period is on the one hand completely arbitrary, but on the other hand a year-to-date look can be extremely
useful in the context of our country's tax system which taxes gains and income on a calendar year basis.
Thus, researching Year-To-Date Returns is good practice for investors — whether LKQ YTD return or other benchmarks/peers
— and when doing so it is also important to factor in dividends, because a financial instrument's YTD return is
more than just the change in price if that instrument pays a dividend or coupon. Our website aims to empower investors
by performing the LKQ YTD return calculation (with any dividends reinvested as applicable), and to provide a
coverage universe of many stocks and ETFs to be able to compare YTD returns.