LKQ Europe has reported a year-on-year rise in revenue for Q4 2020, despite the impact that numerous lockdowns across the Continent have had on the industry.
The corporation has attributed the rise on strict cost cutting and supply chain management as well as the ‘One LKQ Europe’ programme implementation that has seen brands, systems and logistics merged across the business.
Revenue for the fourth quarter of 2020 was $1.43 billion, an increase of 0.6% as compared to $1.42 billion in the fourth quarter of 2019. Revenue for the full year of 2020 was $5.49 billion, a decrease of 5.9% as compared to $5.83 billion for the same period of 2019. The segment EBITDA margin targets for Europe provided at the September 10, 2020 investor day remain unchanged.
“Our main focus during the pandemic has been the health and safety of our approximately 26,000 European employees. We were prepared since the early days of the pandemic to protect our business, employees and customers. Based on Covid-19’s impact on our business, we quickly implemented consistent cost-cutting measures and were able to address almost all cost structures. Our teams continued to fully focus on our customers to support them during a challenging time. Looking ahead, we expect a recovery starting in the second quarter of 2021 in Europe, depending on the vaccination progress. 2021 will be an important year for our European integration,” said Arnd Franz, CEO of LKQ Europe.
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