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GuruFocus Financial Strength Rank measures how strong a company’s financial situation is. It is based on these factors

1. The debt burden that the company has as measured by its Interest coverage (current year).
2. Debt to revenue ratio. The lower, the better
3. Altman Z-score.

A company ranks high with financial strength is likely to withstand any business slowdowns and recessions.

Financial Strength : 8/10

vs
industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 0.11
LOW's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
86% of the 917 Companies
in the Global Home Improvement Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.78 vs. LOW: 0.11 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
LOW' s Cash to Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.03  Med: 0.21 Max: 0.55
Current: 0.11
0.03
0.55
Equity to Asset 0.25
LOW's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
82% of the 897 Companies
in the Global Home Improvement Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.47 vs. LOW: 0.25 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
LOW' s Equity to Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.25  Med: 0.50 Max: 0.58
Current: 0.25
0.25
0.58
Interest Coverage 6.80
LOW's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
72% of the 644 Companies
in the Global Home Improvement Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 33.31 vs. LOW: 6.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
LOW' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 7.69  Med: 10.36 Max: 25.01
Current: 6.8
7.69
25.01
F-Score: 7
Z-Score: 4.19
M-Score: -2.77
WACC vs ROIC
8.33%
16.79%
WACC
ROIC
GuruFocus Profitability Rank ranks how profitable a company is and how likely the company’s business will stay that way. It is based on these factors:

1. Operating Margin
2. Trend of the Operating Margin (5-year average). The company with an uptrend profit margin has a higher rank.
••3. Consistency of the profitability
4. Piotroski F-Score
5. Predictability Rank•

The maximum rank is 10. A rank of 7 or higher means a higher profitability and may stay that way. A rank of 3 or lower indicates that the company has had trouble to make a profit.

Profitability Rank is not directly related to the Financial Strength Rank. But if a company is consistently profitable, its financial strength will be stronger.

Profitability & Growth : 8/10

vs
industry
vs
history
Operating margin (%) 9.17
LOW's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
76% of the 908 Companies
in the Global Home Improvement Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 3.57 vs. LOW: 9.17 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
LOW' s Operating margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 6.53  Med: 7.81 Max: 10.98
Current: 9.17
6.53
10.98
Net-margin (%) 5.11
LOW's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
70% of the 908 Companies
in the Global Home Improvement Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 2.26 vs. LOW: 5.11 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
LOW' s Net-margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.66  Med: 4.42 Max: 6.62
Current: 5.11
3.66
6.62
ROE (%) 31.62
LOW's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
93% of the 894 Companies
in the Global Home Improvement Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 7.05 vs. LOW: 31.62 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
LOW' s ROE (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 9.61  Med: 15.27 Max: 24.73
Current: 31.62
9.61
24.73
ROA (%) 8.95
LOW's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
81% of the 917 Companies
in the Global Home Improvement Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 3.06 vs. LOW: 8.95 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
LOW' s ROA (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 5.43  Med: 6.95 Max: 12.06
Current: 8.95
5.43
12.06
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 27.90
LOW's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
69% of the 913 Companies
in the Global Home Improvement Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 13.87 vs. LOW: 27.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
LOW' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 12.75  Med: 17.26 Max: 28.96
Current: 27.9
12.75
28.96
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 12.90
LOW's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
82% of the 753 Companies
in the Global Home Improvement Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 2.70 vs. LOW: 12.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
LOW' s Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.5  Med: 15.50 Max: 18.5
Current: 12.9
2.5
18.5
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 19.10
LOW's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
83% of the 636 Companies
in the Global Home Improvement Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 2.70 vs. LOW: 19.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
LOW' s EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -6.9  Med: 19.30 Max: 27.8
Current: 19.1
-6.9
27.8
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 23.50
LOW's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
86% of the 590 Companies
in the Global Home Improvement Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.10 vs. LOW: 23.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
LOW' s EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -15.1  Med: 23.30 Max: 30
Current: 23.5
-15.1
30
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Q1 2015

LOW Guru Trades in Q1 2015

George Soros 106,681 sh (New)
Ken Heebner 180,000 sh (New)
Steve Mandel 5,916,304 sh (New)
Lee Ainslie 3,630 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 7,600 sh (+63.13%)
Ken Fisher 9,583 sh (+9.51%)
Third Avenue Management 1,267,576 sh (+0.74%)
Chris Davis 292,206 sh (+0.02%)
Tom Gayner 540,000 sh (unchged)
Ruane Cunniff 10,114 sh (unchged)
David Dreman 3,600 sh (unchged)
Stanley Druckenmiller Sold Out
Jeff Auxier 39,020 sh (-1.01%)
Ron Baron 489,492 sh (-1.79%)
Mario Gabelli 27,111 sh (-2.87%)
Mairs and Power 6,076 sh (-7.60%)
Joel Greenblatt 637,747 sh (-8.74%)
Robert Olstein 82,000 sh (-15.46%)
Pioneer Investments 1,314,221 sh (-18.90%)
HOTCHKIS & WILEY 898,000 sh (-20.66%)
First Eagle Investment 2,626,965 sh (-21.83%)
Dodge & Cox 4,960 sh (-30.92%)
Ray Dalio 82,553 sh (-31.75%)
Steven Cohen 235,190 sh (-53.42%)
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Q2 2015

LOW Guru Trades in Q2 2015

Jim Simons 346,200 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 46,479 sh (+511.57%)
Steve Mandel 7,053,887 sh (+19.23%)
Robert Olstein 93,000 sh (+13.41%)
Mairs and Power 6,419 sh (+5.65%)
Third Avenue Management 1,272,976 sh (+0.43%)
Tom Gayner 540,000 sh (unchged)
Caxton Associates 75,000 sh (unchged)
Lee Ainslie 3,630 sh (unchged)
David Dreman 3,600 sh (unchged)
Dodge & Cox 4,960 sh (unchged)
Mario Gabelli 27,111 sh (unchged)
Ron Baron 489,492 sh (unchged)
Ken Heebner Sold Out
Ray Dalio Sold Out
George Soros 105,068 sh (-1.51%)
HOTCHKIS & WILEY 875,000 sh (-2.56%)
Joel Greenblatt 610,467 sh (-4.28%)
Ken Fisher 9,056 sh (-5.50%)
Jeff Auxier 36,820 sh (-5.64%)
Ruane Cunniff 9,214 sh (-8.90%)
First Eagle Investment 2,170,440 sh (-17.38%)
Pioneer Investments 1,058,848 sh (-19.43%)
Chris Davis 189,628 sh (-35.10%)
Steven Cohen 45,400 sh (-80.70%)
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Q3 2015

LOW Guru Trades in Q3 2015

Ray Dalio 40,692 sh (New)
Jeremy Grantham 745,499 sh (New)
Louis Moore Bacon 305,000 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 658,400 sh (+1350.22%)
Jim Simons 443,300 sh (+28.05%)
Ken Fisher 9,900 sh (+9.32%)
Robert Olstein 97,000 sh (+4.30%)
Ruane Cunniff 9,477 sh (+2.85%)
Third Avenue Management 1,290,176 sh (+1.35%)
Dodge & Cox 4,960 sh (unchged)
Tom Gayner 540,000 sh (unchged)
First Eagle Investment 2,170,440 sh (unchged)
David Dreman 3,600 sh (unchged)
Lee Ainslie 3,630 sh (unchged)
Jeff Auxier 36,820 sh (unchged)
Steve Mandel Sold Out
HOTCHKIS & WILEY Sold Out
Ron Baron 483,792 sh (-1.16%)
Mairs and Power 6,319 sh (-1.56%)
Joel Greenblatt 594,328 sh (-2.64%)
Mario Gabelli 25,611 sh (-5.53%)
Chris Davis 175,514 sh (-7.44%)
George Soros 73,313 sh (-30.22%)
Pioneer Investments 211,380 sh (-80.04%)
Paul Tudor Jones 6,273 sh (-86.50%)
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Q4 2015

LOW Guru Trades in Q4 2015

Ken Fisher 17,266 sh (+74.40%)
Jeff Auxier 36,820 sh (unchged)
Mario Gabelli 25,311 sh (-1.17%)
Robert Olstein 66,000 sh (-31.96%)
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Guru Investment Theses on Lowe's Companies Inc

First Eagle Comments on Lowe's - Nov 02, 2015

The company also completed the spinoff of its insulation business, TopBuild. Lowe (NYSE:LOW)’s corporation reacted to better than expected earnings and the continued positive outlook for housing.



From the First Eagle Fund of America Q3 commentary.



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Lountzis Asset Management Comments on Lowe's - Mar 21, 2014

LOWE’S (NYSE:LOW) is a leading home improvement retailer that generated revenues of over $53.4 billion in fiscal 2014 with net income of $2.3 billion. Diluted earnings per share should be $2.10 and we see that rising in 2015 to $2.60/share. The company continues to generate significant free cash flow exceeding $3 billion in 2013 providing for a solid dividend yield of just under 2% and continued share repurchases. While Home Depot continues to perform better than Lowe’s, as measured by same store sales, we believe that Lowe’s will continue to improve its merchandising operations and continue to buy back significant amounts of stock and improve its performance relative to Home Depot. Lowe’s stock price appreciated 40% in both 2012 and 2013 and we believe the stock price is nearing its intrinsic value. Lowe’s continues to aggressively repurchase stock and we anticipate that from the 1st quarter of 2011 with $1.3 billion fully diluted shares, that by 2016 the number of shares will be under 800 million resulting in a buyback of almost 40% of their shares outstanding.



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Ratios

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industry
vs
history
P/E(ttm) 20.16
LOW's P/E(ttm) is ranked lower than
53% of the 1050 Companies
in the Global Home Improvement Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 18.36 vs. LOW: 20.16 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
LOW' s P/E(ttm) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 9.04  Med: 18.55 Max: 27.67
Current: 20.16
9.04
27.67
Forward P/E 16.00
LOW's Forward P/E is ranked lower than
63% of the 666 Companies
in the Global Home Improvement Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 14.33 vs. LOW: 16.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
PE(NRI) 20.16
LOW's PE(NRI) is ranked lower than
56% of the 795 Companies
in the Global Home Improvement Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 18.20 vs. LOW: 20.16 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
LOW' s PE(NRI) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 8.99  Med: 18.39 Max: 27.66
Current: 20.16
8.99
27.66
P/B 6.99
LOW's P/B is ranked lower than
99% of the 1158 Companies
in the Global Home Improvement Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.45 vs. LOW: 6.99 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
LOW' s P/B Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.09  Med: 2.82 Max: 8.46
Current: 6.99
1.09
8.46
P/S 1.06
LOW's P/S is ranked lower than
73% of the 1156 Companies
in the Global Home Improvement Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.56 vs. LOW: 1.06 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
LOW' s P/S Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.41  Med: 0.88 Max: 1.38
Current: 1.06
0.41
1.38
PFCF 16.57
LOW's PFCF is ranked higher than
58% of the 733 Companies
in the Global Home Improvement Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 18.61 vs. LOW: 16.57 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
LOW' s PFCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 8.77  Med: 17.80 Max: 594.2
Current: 16.57
8.77
594.2
POCF 12.59
LOW's POCF is ranked lower than
51% of the 981 Companies
in the Global Home Improvement Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 11.83 vs. LOW: 12.59 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
LOW' s POCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.78  Med: 10.30 Max: 15.47
Current: 12.59
4.78
15.47
EV-to-EBIT 12.47
LOW's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
56% of the 1124 Companies
in the Global Home Improvement Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 13.61 vs. LOW: 12.47 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
LOW' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 6.5  Med: 11.60 Max: 16.9
Current: 12.47
6.5
16.9
EV-to-EBITDA 9.74
LOW's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked higher than
57% of the 1158 Companies
in the Global Home Improvement Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 10.73 vs. LOW: 9.74 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
LOW' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.6  Med: 8.20 Max: 12.6
Current: 9.74
4.6
12.6
PEG 1.48
LOW's PEG is ranked higher than
51% of the 322 Companies
in the Global Home Improvement Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.52 vs. LOW: 1.48 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PEG only.
LOW' s PEG Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.56  Med: 1.30 Max: 14.72
Current: 1.48
0.56
14.72
Shiller P/E 31.86
LOW's Shiller P/E is ranked lower than
71% of the 341 Companies
in the Global Home Improvement Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 18.88 vs. LOW: 31.86 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
LOW' s Shiller P/E Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 10.22  Med: 20.68 Max: 42.9
Current: 31.86
10.22
42.9
Current Ratio 1.02
LOW's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
78% of the 903 Companies
in the Global Home Improvement Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.55 vs. LOW: 1.02 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
LOW' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.94  Med: 1.34 Max: 1.69
Current: 1.02
0.94
1.69
Quick Ratio 0.16
LOW's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
97% of the 903 Companies
in the Global Home Improvement Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.84 vs. LOW: 0.16 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
LOW' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.13  Med: 0.23 Max: 0.57
Current: 0.16
0.13
0.57
Days Inventory 94.83
LOW's Days Inventory is ranked lower than
53% of the 863 Companies
in the Global Home Improvement Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 86.91 vs. LOW: 94.83 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
LOW' s Days Inventory Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 80.93  Med: 91.79 Max: 97.66
Current: 94.83
80.93
97.66
Days Payable 70.39
LOW's Days Payable is ranked higher than
69% of the 712 Companies
in the Global Home Improvement Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 52.46 vs. LOW: 70.39 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
LOW' s Days Payable Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 36.33  Med: 49.25 Max: 52.31
Current: 70.39
36.33
52.31

Dividend & Buy Back

vs
industry
vs
history
Dividend Yield 1.68
LOW's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
65% of the 1050 Companies
in the Global Home Improvement Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 2.31 vs. LOW: 1.68 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield only.
LOW' s Dividend Yield Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.26  Med: 1.46 Max: 2.5
Current: 1.68
0.26
2.5
Dividend Payout 0.32
LOW's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
65% of the 636 Companies
in the Global Home Improvement Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.42 vs. LOW: 0.32 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout only.
LOW' s Dividend Payout Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.03  Med: 0.12 Max: 0.78
Current: 0.32
0.03
0.78
Dividend Growth (3y) 18.00
LOW's Dividend Growth (3y) is ranked higher than
79% of the 398 Companies
in the Global Home Improvement Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 5.30 vs. LOW: 18.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Growth (3y) only.
LOW' s Dividend Growth (3y) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 6  Med: 18.00 Max: 57
Current: 18
6
57
Forward Dividend Yield 1.76
LOW's Forward Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
68% of the 945 Companies
in the Global Home Improvement Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 6.56 vs. LOW: 1.76 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Dividend Yield only.
N/A
Yield on cost (5-Year) 4.06
LOW's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
64% of the 1070 Companies
in the Global Home Improvement Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 2.84 vs. LOW: 4.06 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Yield on cost (5-Year) only.
LOW' s Yield on cost (5-Year) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.63  Med: 3.53 Max: 6.04
Current: 4.06
0.63
6.04
3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio 8.00
LOW's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked higher than
97% of the 517 Companies
in the Global Home Improvement Stores industry.

( Industry Median: -0.50 vs. LOW: 8.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio only.
LOW' s 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -5.4  Med: 1.40 Max: 8.9
Current: 8
-5.4
8.9

Valuation & Return

vs
industry
vs
history
Price/Tangible Book 7.02
LOW's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
85% of the 1148 Companies
in the Global Home Improvement Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.99 vs. LOW: 7.02 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
LOW' s Price/Tangible Book Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.49  Med: 3.36 Max: 8.08
Current: 7.02
1.49
8.08
Price/Projected FCF 1.16
LOW's Price/Projected FCF is ranked lower than
54% of the 818 Companies
in the Global Home Improvement Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.05 vs. LOW: 1.16 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
LOW' s Price/Projected FCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.97  Med: 1.60 Max: 49.19
Current: 1.16
0.97
49.19
Price/DCF (Earnings Based) 2.12
LOW's Price/DCF (Earnings Based) is ranked lower than
78% of the 182 Companies
in the Global Home Improvement Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.26 vs. LOW: 2.12 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/DCF (Earnings Based) only.
N/A
Price/Median PS Value 1.18
LOW's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
71% of the 1158 Companies
in the Global Home Improvement Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.91 vs. LOW: 1.18 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
LOW' s Price/Median PS Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.64  Med: 1.11 Max: 1.94
Current: 1.18
0.64
1.94
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 1.19
LOW's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked higher than
62% of the 343 Companies
in the Global Home Improvement Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 2.55 vs. LOW: 1.19 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value only.
LOW' s Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.6  Med: 1.01 Max: 4.39
Current: 1.19
0.6
4.39
Price/Graham Number 2.51
LOW's Price/Graham Number is ranked lower than
75% of the 1003 Companies
in the Global Home Improvement Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 2.23 vs. LOW: 2.51 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Graham Number only.
LOW' s Price/Graham Number Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.9  Med: 1.77 Max: 3.34
Current: 2.51
0.9
3.34
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 7.99
LOW's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
63% of the 887 Companies
in the Global Home Improvement Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 5.90 vs. LOW: 7.99 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
LOW' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 5.9  Med: 8.60 Max: 15.3
Current: 7.99
5.9
15.3
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) 21.36
LOW's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked higher than
85% of the 509 Companies
in the Global Home Improvement Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 5.77 vs. LOW: 21.36 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
LOW' s Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -0.7  Med: 15.50 Max: 25.6
Current: 21.36
-0.7
25.6

More Statistics

Revenue(Mil) $58378
EPS $ 3.18
Beta0.98
Short Percentage of Float0.71%
52-Week Range $62.62 - 78.13
Shares Outstanding(Mil)915.10

Analyst Estimate

Jan16 Jan17 Jan18 Jan19
Revenue(Mil) 58,870 61,794 64,131 66,215
EPS($) 3.30 3.97 4.64 5.37
EPS without NRI($) 3.30 3.97 4.64 5.37

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Business Description

Industry: Retail - Apparel & Specialty » Home Improvement Stores
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Lowe's Companies Inc was incorporated in North Carolina in 1952 and has been publicly held since 1961. It is a Fortune(r) 100 company and a home improvement retailer. As of January 31, 2014, Lowe's operated 1,832 home improvement and hardware stores in the United States, Canada and Mexico representing approximately 200 million square feet of retail selling space. The Company serves homeowners, renters and commercial business customers (Pro customer). Individual homeowners and renters complete projects and vary along the spectrum of do-it-yourself (DIY) and do-it-for-me (DIFM). The Pro customer consists of two categories, construction trade and maintenance & repair organizations. The Company is among, the many businesses, including home centers, paint stores, hardware stores, lumber yards and garden centers, whose revenues are included in the Building Material and Garden Equipment and Supplies Dealers Subsector (444) of the Retail Trade Sector of the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS), the standard used by Federal statistical agencies in classifying business establishments for the purpose of collecting, analyzing, and publishing statistical data related to the U.S. business economy. The Company offers home improvement products in categories such as Kitchens & Appliances; Lumber & Building Materials; Tools & Hardware; Fashion Fixtures; Rough Plumbing & Electrical; Lawn & Garden; Seasonal Living; Paint; Home Fashions, Storage & Cleaning; Flooring; Millwork; and Outdoor Power Equipment. Lowe's store carries a selection of national brand-name merchandise such as Whirlpool(r) appliances and water heaters, GE(r) and Samsung(r), appliances, Stainmaster(r) carpets, Valspar(r) paints and stains, Pella(r) windows and doors, Sylvania(r) light bulbs, Dewalt(r) power tools, Owens Corning(r) roofing, Johns Manville(r) insulation, James Hardie(r) fiber cement siding, Husqvarna(r)outdoor power equipment, Werner(r)ladders and many more. Its merchandise selection provides the DIY, DIFM and Pro customer a one-stop shop for national brand name merchandise needed to complete home improvement, repair, maintenance or construction projects. The Company sources its products from over 7,000 vendors. It has multiple channels through which the company engages its customers and sells products and services, including in-store, online, on-site and contact centers. It competes with other home improvement warehouse chains and lumberyards in its trade areas. It also competes with traditional hardware, plumbing, electrical and home supply retailers. In addition, it competes, with respect to some of its products, with general merchandise retailers, mail order firms, warehouse clubs, online and other specialty retailers.
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