Baron Funds Comments on Home Depot Inc.
We recently attended Home Depot's management investor conference. We believe the company is "best-in-class" and has several competitive advantages including scale, distribution efficiencies, great management, interconnected retail through stores and the Internet, excellent customer service, and a rock-solid balance sheet. In the next few years, we believe the company will continue to benefit from an improvement in home sales and repair and remodel activity. We see a path to generating mid-teen annual returns in the next few years.
From Ron Baron (Trades, Portfolio)'s Baron Funds' fourth quarter 2013 commentary.