| LKQ is a holding company. Through its subsidiaries, Co. is a global distributor of vehicle products, including replacement parts, components, and systems used in the repair and maintenance of vehicles, and specialty products and accessories. Co. distributes a variety of products to collision and mechanical repair shops, including aftermarket collision and mechanical products; recycled collision and mechanical products; refurbished collision products such as wheels, bumper covers and lights; and remanufactured engines and transmissions. In addition to its wholesale operations, Co. operates self service retail facilities that sell recycled automotive products from end-of-life vehicles. We show 58 historical shares outstanding datapoints in our coverage of LKQ's shares outstanding history.
Understanding the changing numbers of LKQ shares outstanding — and
comprehending the concept of differing number of shares outstanding in general comparing companies like LKQ versus peers —
is critical for investors. Many "beginner" or "novice" investors will look at one stock trading at a price of $10 per share and another trading at
a price of $20 per share and think the latter company is worth twice as much. Of course, that is a completely meaningless comparison without also knowing how many shares outstanding there are for each of the two companies.
Furthermore, via issuance of new shares over time, or the repurchase of existing shares, the number of shares outstanding can fluctuate over the course of history.
With this page we aim to empower investors researching LKQ by allowing them to research LKQ shares outstanding history
as well as any other stock in our coverage universe.