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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 : 5/10

vs
industry
vs
history
Cash-to-Debt 0.04
LOW's Cash-to-Debt is ranked lower than
96% of the 928 Companies
in the Global Home Improvement Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.97 vs. LOW: 0.04 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash-to-Debt only.
LOW' s Cash-to-Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.04  Med: 0.16 Max: 0.43
Current: 0.04
0.04
0.43
Equity-to-Asset 0.19
LOW's Equity-to-Asset is ranked lower than
89% of the 913 Companies
in the Global Home Improvement Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.49 vs. LOW: 0.19 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity-to-Asset only.
LOW' s Equity-to-Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.19  Med: 0.51 Max: 0.58
Current: 0.19
0.19
0.58
Interest Coverage 8.91
LOW's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
67% of the 784 Companies
in the Global Home Improvement Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 25.75 vs. LOW: 8.91 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
LOW' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 7.76  Med: 9.04 Max: 19.69
Current: 8.91
7.76
19.69
Piotroski F-Score: 6
Altman Z-Score: 4.22
Beneish M-Score: -2.36
WACC vs ROIC
8.44%
17.26%
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

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industry
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history
Operating Margin % 8.99
LOW's Operating Margin % is ranked higher than
77% of the 924 Companies
in the Global Home Improvement Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 3.40 vs. LOW: 8.99 )
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: 9.74
Current: 8.99
6.53
9.74
Net Margin % 4.76
LOW's Net Margin % is ranked higher than
71% of the 924 Companies
in the Global Home Improvement Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 2.06 vs. LOW: 4.76 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net Margin % only.
LOW' s Net Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.66  Med: 4.3 Max: 5.82
Current: 4.76
3.66
5.82
ROE % 43.96
LOW's ROE % is ranked higher than
97% of the 906 Companies
in the Global Home Improvement Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 6.04 vs. LOW: 43.96 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE % only.
LOW' s ROE % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 9.61  Med: 15.23 Max: 43.96
Current: 43.96
9.61
43.96
ROA % 8.85
LOW's ROA % is ranked higher than
81% of the 931 Companies
in the Global Home Improvement Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 2.74 vs. LOW: 8.85 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA % only.
LOW' s ROA % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 5.43  Med: 6.95 Max: 9.58
Current: 8.85
5.43
9.58
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % 29.16
LOW's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % is ranked higher than
72% of the 928 Companies
in the Global Home Improvement Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 12.00 vs. LOW: 29.16 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % only.
LOW' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 12.75  Med: 17.25 Max: 29.16
Current: 29.16
12.75
29.16
3-Year Revenue Growth Rate 13.60
LOW's 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate is ranked higher than
86% of the 775 Companies
in the Global Home Improvement Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 2.20 vs. LOW: 13.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate only.
LOW' s 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.5  Med: 15.5 Max: 19
Current: 13.6
2.5
19
3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate 16.30
LOW's 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate is ranked higher than
76% of the 655 Companies
in the Global Home Improvement Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 2.90 vs. LOW: 16.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate only.
LOW' s 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -13  Med: 18.9 Max: 61.3
Current: 16.3
-13
61.3
3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate 17.50
LOW's 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate is ranked higher than
74% of the 591 Companies
in the Global Home Improvement Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.70 vs. LOW: 17.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate only.
LOW' s 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -48.3  Med: 21.1 Max: 179.1
Current: 17.5
-48.3
179.1
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Q1 2016

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Ray Dalio 42,992 sh (New)
David Dreman 3,600 sh (New)
Daniel Loeb 3,000,000 sh (New)
Leon Cooperman 94,600 sh (New)
George Soros 73,695 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 2,074,200 sh (+507.91%)
Lee Ainslie 7,160 sh (+110.59%)
Paul Tudor Jones 6,500 sh (+91.18%)
Dodge & Cox 7,310 sh (+63.90%)
Joel Greenblatt 42,407 sh (+26.68%)
Ken Fisher 19,795 sh (+14.65%)
First Eagle Investment 2,170,440 sh (unchged)
Tom Gayner 540,000 sh (unchged)
Robert Olstein 66,000 sh (unchged)
Jeff Auxier 36,820 sh (unchged)
Paul Tudor Jones 56,900 sh (unchged)
Paul Tudor Jones 45,200 sh (unchged)
Ken Heebner Sold Out
Chris Davis Sold Out
Jim Simons Sold Out
Louis Moore Bacon Sold Out
David Carlson 930,000 sh (-3.13%)
Mairs and Power 5,769 sh (-5.72%)
Pioneer Investments 469,128 sh (-5.86%)
Jeremy Grantham 656,429 sh (-6.66%)
Ruane Cunniff 9,194 sh (-10.83%)
Mario Gabelli 22,131 sh (-12.56%)
Third Avenue Management 943,411 sh (-20.71%)
Ron Baron 422,394 sh (-23.38%)
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Louis Moore Bacon 2,700 sh (New)
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Joel Greenblatt 332,113 sh (+683.16%)
Ray Dalio 53,800 sh (+25.14%)
Ken Fisher 23,920 sh (+20.84%)
Lee Ainslie 7,630 sh (+6.56%)
Tom Gayner 540,000 sh (unchged)
Jeff Auxier 36,820 sh (unchged)
Daniel Loeb 3,000,000 sh (unchged)
David Dreman 3,600 sh (unchged)
George Soros 73,695 sh (unchged)
David Carlson 930,000 sh (unchged)
Ruane Cunniff Sold Out
Caxton Associates Sold Out
Pioneer Investments 466,784 sh (-0.50%)
Leon Cooperman 93,300 sh (-1.37%)
Mairs and Power 5,520 sh (-4.32%)
Robert Olstein 63,000 sh (-4.55%)
Ron Baron 387,312 sh (-8.31%)
Mario Gabelli 20,145 sh (-8.97%)
Paul Tudor Jones 5,600 sh (-13.85%)
Dodge & Cox 4,910 sh (-32.83%)
Third Avenue Management 632,011 sh (-33.01%)
First Eagle Investment 1,384,210 sh (-36.22%)
Steven Cohen 620,000 sh (-70.11%)
Jeremy Grantham 160,029 sh (-75.62%)
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Q3 2016

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Chuck Royce 33,000 sh (New)
Andreas Halvorsen 2,707,580 sh (New)
Jim Chanos 46,914 sh (New)
Caxton Associates 150,000 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 44,510 sh (+694.82%)
Jim Simons 1,626,800 sh (+607.00%)
Steven Cohen 2,160,700 sh (+248.50%)
Ray Dalio 144,000 sh (+167.66%)
Joel Greenblatt 609,632 sh (+83.56%)
Louis Moore Bacon 3,549 sh (+31.44%)
Ken Fisher 26,168 sh (+9.40%)
Lee Ainslie 7,900 sh (+3.54%)
Robert Olstein 65,000 sh (+3.17%)
PRIMECAP Management 929,300 sh (+1.46%)
David Carlson 930,000 sh (unchged)
Tom Gayner 540,000 sh (unchged)
David Dreman 3,600 sh (unchged)
Mairs and Power 5,520 sh (unchged)
Dodge & Cox 4,910 sh (unchged)
Daniel Loeb Sold Out
Leon Cooperman Sold Out
George Soros Sold Out
Jeff Auxier 36,770 sh (-0.14%)
Pioneer Investments 464,969 sh (-0.39%)
Mario Gabelli 19,820 sh (-1.61%)
Third Avenue Management 584,611 sh (-7.50%)
First Eagle Investment 1,235,970 sh (-10.71%)
Ron Baron 330,273 sh (-14.73%)
Jeremy Grantham 53,463 sh (-66.59%)
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Q4 2016

LOW Guru Trades in Q4 2016

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Larry Robbins 4,076,119 sh (New)
Ken Fisher 28,923 sh (+10.53%)
Robert Olstein 71,000 sh (+9.23%)
Jim Chanos 51,226 sh (+9.19%)
Chuck Royce 35,500 sh (+7.58%)
David Carlson 930,000 sh (unchged)
Tom Gayner 540,000 sh (unchged)
PRIMECAP Management 929,300 sh (unchged)
David Dreman Sold Out
Lee Ainslie Sold Out
Andreas Halvorsen Sold Out
Jeff Auxier 36,470 sh (-0.82%)
Mairs and Power 5,312 sh (-3.77%)
Third Avenue Management 560,911 sh (-4.05%)
Mario Gabelli 16,550 sh (-16.50%)
First Eagle Investment 1,004,920 sh (-18.69%)
Caxton Associates 120,000 sh (-20.00%)
Dodge & Cox 3,910 sh (-20.37%)
Steven Cohen 1,527,400 sh (-29.31%)
Jim Simons 1,120,500 sh (-31.12%)
Ron Baron 217,322 sh (-34.20%)
Jeremy Grantham 31,090 sh (-41.85%)
Paul Tudor Jones 25,000 sh (-43.83%)
Joel Greenblatt 314,601 sh (-48.39%)
Pioneer Investments 113,651 sh (-75.56%)
Ray Dalio 19,200 sh (-86.67%)
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Business Description

Industry: Retail - Apparel & Specialty » Home Improvement Stores    NAICS: 444110    SIC: 5211
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Traded in other countries:LWE.Germany,
Headquarter Location:USA
Lowe's Companies Inc is a home improvement retailer. It serves home-owners, renters and commercial business customers.

Lowe's is the second-largest home-improvement retailer in the world and operates more than 2,100 stores throughout the United States, Canada, and Mexico. The firm's stores offer products and services for home decorating, maintenance, repair, and remodeling. Lowe's targets retail do-it-yourself and do-it-for-me customers as well as commercial business clients. We estimate that Lowe's captures around 12% share of the domestic home-improvement market, based on U.S. census estimates for market size.

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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Lowe's Receives Investment Canada Approval and Competition Bureau Clearance for Its Pending Acquisition of Rona

Transaction clears final regulatory hurdles; Lowe's sets expected closing date for the transaction

MOORESVILLE, NORTH CAROLINA and BOUCHERVILLE, QUEBEC--(Marketwired - May 13, 2016) - Lowe's Companies, Inc. (NYSE:LOW) ("Lowe's" or the "Company") announced today that it has been granted approval under the Investment Canada Act and clearance from the Competition Bureau with respect to its pending acquisition of RONA inc. (TSX:RON)(TSX:RON.PR.A)(TSX:RON.PR.B) ("RONA"). "We are very pleased that Canadian regulatory agencies have authorized the transaction and we look forward to the benefits it will bring to stakeholders across the country," said Lowe's Canada President Sylvain Prud'homme. "We have made significant commitments to the Canadian market overall, to Quebec and to the communities in which the company operates. We believe these commitments will serve customers, employees, dealer owners and our partners well on a long-term basis." RONA President and CEO Robert Sawyer added, "Today we have completed a major step toward the closing of the transaction, which will be very positive for the future of RONA, its employees and all of its stakeholders." Given that the transaction has previously been approved by RONA common shareholders, this announcement represents the last major milestone in the process and clears the way for final closing of the transaction. The Company expects to close on May 20. About Lowe's Lowe's Companies, Inc. (NYSE:LOW) is a FORTUNE® 50 home improvement company serving more than 16 million customers a week in the United States, Canada and Mexico through its stores and online at Lowes.com and Lowes.ca. With fiscal year 2015 sales of $59.1 billion, Lowe's has more than 1,855 home improvement and hardware stores and 270,000 employees. Founded in 1946 and based in Mooresville, N.C., Lowe's supports the communities it serves through programs that focus on K-12 public education and community improvement projects. For more information, visit Lowes.com. About RONA RONA inc. is a major Canadian retailer and distributor of hardware, building materials and home renovation products. The Corporation operates a network of close to 500 corporate and independent affiliate dealer stores in a number of complementary formats. With its nine distribution centres, RONA serves its network of stores and several independent dealers operating under other banners, including Ace, for which RONA owns the licensing rights and is the exclusive distributor in Canada. With more than 17,000 employees in corporate stores and more than 5,000 employees in the stores of its independent affiliate dealers, the Corporation generates annual consolidated sales of $4.2 billion. For more information, visit rona.ca. FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS - Lowe's Companies, Inc. This news release includes "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 including those regarding the proposed acquisition by Lowe's Companies, Inc. of RONA, inc. and the expected impact of the transaction on Lowe's strategic and operational plans and financial results. Statements including words such as "may", "will", "could", "should", "would", "plan", "potential", "intend", "anticipate", "believe", "estimate" or "expect" and other words, terms and phrases of similar meaning are forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements involve estimates, expectations, projections, goals, forecasts, assumptions, risks and uncertainties. Such forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, statements or implications about the benefits of the transaction, including future financial and operating results, Lowe's plans, objectives, expectations and intentions, expectations for sales growth, comparable sales, earnings and performance, shareholder value, capital expenditures, cash flows, the housing market, the home improvement industry, demand for services, Lowe's strategic initiatives, any statement of an assumption underlying any of the foregoing and other statements that are not historical facts. Although we believe that the expectations, opinions, projections, and comments reflected in these forward-looking statements are reasonable, we can give no assurance that such statements will prove to be correct. A wide variety of potential risks, uncertainties, and other factors could materially affect our ability to achieve the results either expressed or implied by these forward-looking statements including, but not limited to, changes in general economic conditions, such as the rate of unemployment, interest rate and currency fluctuations, fuel and other energy costs, slower growth in personal income, changes in consumer spending, changes in the rate of housing turnover, the availability of consumer credit and of mortgage financing, inflation or deflation of commodity prices, and other factors which can negatively affect our customers, as well as our ability to: (i) respond to adverse trends in the housing industry, such as a demographic shift from single family to multi-family housing, a reduced rate of growth in household formation, and slower rates of growth in housing renovation and repair activity, as well as uneven recovery in commercial building activity; (ii) secure, develop, and otherwise implement new technologies and processes necessary to realize the benefits of our strategic initiatives and enhance our efficiency; (iii) attract, train, and retain highly-qualified associates; (iv) manage our business effectively as we adapt our traditional operating model to meet the changing expectations of our customers; (v) maintain, improve, upgrade and protect our critical information systems from data security breaches and other cyber threats; (vi) respond to fluctuations in the prices and availability of services, supplies, and products; (vii) respond to the growth and impact of competition; (viii) address changes in existing or new laws or regulations that affect consumer credit, employment/labor, trade, product safety, transportation/logistics, energy costs, health care, tax or environmental issues; and (ix) respond appropriately to unanticipated failures to maintain a high level of product and service quality that could result in a negative impact on customer confidence and adversely affect sales. In addition, we could experience additional impairment losses if either the actual results of our operating stores are not consistent with the assumptions and judgments we have made in estimating future cash flows and determining asset fair values, or we are required to reduce the carrying amount of our investment in certain unconsolidated entities that are accounted for under the equity method. With respect to the transaction discussed herein specifically, potential risks include the possibility that the transaction will not close or that the closing may be delayed; the effect of the announcement of the transaction on Lowe's and RONA's strategic relationships, operating results and businesses generally; significant transaction costs or unknown liabilities; failure to realize the expected benefits of the transaction; and general economic conditions. For more information about these and other risks and uncertainties that we are exposed to, you should read the "Risk Factors" and "Critical Accounting Policies and Estimates" included in our most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K to the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC") and the description of material changes therein or updated version thereof, if any, included in our Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q or subsequent filings with the SEC. The forward-looking statements contained in this news release are expressly qualified in their entirety by the foregoing cautionary statements. All such forward-looking statements are based upon data available as of the date of this release or other specified date and speak only as of such date. All subsequent written and oral forward-looking statements attributable to us or any person acting on our behalf about any of the matters covered in this release are qualified by these cautionary statements and in the "Risk Factors" included in our most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K to the SEC and the description of material changes, if any, therein included in our Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q or subsequent filings with the SEC. We expressly disclaim any obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, change in circumstances, future events, or otherwise.





SOURCE: Lowe's Companies, Inc.
Shareholder/Analyst Inquiries:
Tiffany Mason
SVP Corporate Finance & Treasurer
704-758-2033
[email protected]
Media Inquiries:
Canada:
Andrea Danielle Wong
NATIONAL Public Relations
514-686-9891
[email protected]
U.S.: Connie Bryant
Director, Public Relations
704-758-2403
[email protected]
SOURCE: RONA, Inc.
Shareholder/Analyst Inquiries:
Stephane Milot, Vice President
Real Estate and Investor Relations
514.599.5951
[email protected]
Media Inquiries:
Valerie Gonzalo
Communications and Public Affairs
514.599.5900 ext. 5271
[email protected]
SOURCE: Lowe's Companies, Inc.
Shareholder/Analyst Inquiries:
Tiffany Mason
SVP Corporate Finance & Treasurer
704-758-2033
[email protected]




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industry
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history
PE Ratio 24.33
LOW's PE Ratio is ranked lower than
58% of the 689 Companies
in the Global Home Improvement Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 21.22 vs. LOW: 24.33 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE Ratio only.
LOW' s PE Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 9.05  Med: 18.9 Max: 27.76
Current: 24.33
9.05
27.76
Forward PE Ratio 18.15
LOW's Forward PE Ratio is ranked lower than
63% of the 334 Companies
in the Global Home Improvement Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 15.08 vs. LOW: 18.15 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward PE Ratio only.
N/A
PE Ratio without NRI 24.33
LOW's PE Ratio without NRI is ranked lower than
59% of the 679 Companies
in the Global Home Improvement Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 20.85 vs. LOW: 24.33 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE Ratio without NRI only.
LOW' s PE Ratio without NRI Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 9.05  Med: 18.9 Max: 27.76
Current: 24.33
9.05
27.76
Price-to-Owner-Earnings 18.51
LOW's Price-to-Owner-Earnings is ranked higher than
54% of the 429 Companies
in the Global Home Improvement Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 18.91 vs. LOW: 18.51 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Owner-Earnings only.
LOW' s Price-to-Owner-Earnings Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 11.77  Med: 20.9 Max: 116.48
Current: 18.51
11.77
116.48
PB Ratio 11.91
LOW's PB Ratio is ranked lower than
95% of the 908 Companies
in the Global Home Improvement Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.71 vs. LOW: 11.91 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PB Ratio only.
LOW' s PB Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.09  Med: 2.81 Max: 11.91
Current: 11.91
1.09
11.91
PS Ratio 1.15
LOW's PS Ratio is ranked lower than
66% of the 906 Companies
in the Global Home Improvement Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.68 vs. LOW: 1.15 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PS Ratio only.
LOW' s PS Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.41  Med: 0.87 Max: 1.33
Current: 1.15
0.41
1.33
Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow 16.91
LOW's Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow is ranked higher than
51% of the 403 Companies
in the Global Home Improvement Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 17.41 vs. LOW: 16.91 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow only.
LOW' s Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 8.77  Med: 16.68 Max: 167.07
Current: 16.91
8.77
167.07
Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow 13.36
LOW's Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow is ranked lower than
58% of the 496 Companies
in the Global Home Improvement Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 11.04 vs. LOW: 13.36 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow only.
LOW' s Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.79  Med: 10.31 Max: 15.28
Current: 13.36
4.79
15.28
EV-to-EBIT 14.60
LOW's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
51% of the 1045 Companies
in the Global Home Improvement Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 14.87 vs. LOW: 14.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
LOW' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 6.5  Med: 12 Max: 16.9
Current: 14.6
6.5
16.9
EV-to-EBITDA 11.48
LOW's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked lower than
52% of the 1089 Companies
in the Global Home Improvement Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 11.23 vs. LOW: 11.48 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
LOW' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.6  Med: 8.2 Max: 12.9
Current: 11.48
4.6
12.9
PEG Ratio 1.44
LOW's PEG Ratio is ranked higher than
65% of the 300 Companies
in the Global Home Improvement Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 2.25 vs. LOW: 1.44 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PEG Ratio only.
LOW' s PEG Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.57  Med: 1.47 Max: 15.1
Current: 1.44
0.57
15.1
Shiller PE Ratio 39.26
LOW's Shiller PE Ratio is ranked lower than
74% of the 243 Companies
in the Global Home Improvement Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 20.72 vs. LOW: 39.26 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller PE Ratio only.
LOW' s Shiller PE Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 10.22  Med: 22.82 Max: 39.8
Current: 39.26
10.22
39.8
Current Ratio 1.00
LOW's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
78% of the 876 Companies
in the Global Home Improvement Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.58 vs. LOW: 1.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
LOW' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1  Med: 1.42 Max: 2.38
Current: 1
1
2.38
Quick Ratio 0.13
LOW's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
98% of the 875 Companies
in the Global Home Improvement Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.85 vs. LOW: 0.13 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
LOW' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.1  Med: 0.26 Max: 0.77
Current: 0.13
0.1
0.77
Days Inventory 90.18
LOW's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
50% of the 868 Companies
in the Global Home Improvement Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 89.83 vs. LOW: 90.18 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
LOW' s Days Inventory Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 85.33  Med: 91.79 Max: 97.66
Current: 90.18
85.33
97.66
Days Payable 57.05
LOW's Days Payable is ranked higher than
54% of the 657 Companies
in the Global Home Improvement Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 53.24 vs. LOW: 57.05 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
LOW' s Days Payable Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 42.95  Med: 50.94 Max: 57.05
Current: 57.05
42.95
57.05

Dividend & Buy Back

vs
industry
vs
history
Dividend Yield % 1.66
LOW's Dividend Yield % is ranked lower than
68% of the 974 Companies
in the Global Home Improvement Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 2.31 vs. LOW: 1.66 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield % only.
LOW' s Dividend Yield % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.47  Med: 1.53 Max: 2.5
Current: 1.66
0.47
2.5
Dividend Payout Ratio 0.38
LOW's Dividend Payout Ratio is ranked higher than
50% of the 557 Companies
in the Global Home Improvement Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.49 vs. LOW: 0.38 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout Ratio only.
LOW' s Dividend Payout Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.16  Med: 0.32 Max: 0.39
Current: 0.38
0.16
0.39
3-Year Dividend Growth Rate 23.90
LOW's 3-Year Dividend Growth Rate is ranked higher than
84% of the 428 Companies
in the Global Home Improvement Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 4.60 vs. LOW: 23.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Dividend Growth Rate only.
LOW' s 3-Year Dividend Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4  Med: 13.1 Max: 57
Current: 23.9
4
57
Forward Dividend Yield % 1.66
LOW's Forward Dividend Yield % is ranked lower than
68% of the 936 Companies
in the Global Home Improvement Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 2.42 vs. LOW: 1.66 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Dividend Yield % only.
N/A
5-Year Yield-on-Cost % 3.96
LOW's 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % is ranked higher than
67% of the 1183 Companies
in the Global Home Improvement Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 2.69 vs. LOW: 3.96 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % only.
LOW' s 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.93  Med: 3.83 Max: 6.3
Current: 3.96
0.93
6.3
3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio 4.00
LOW's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked higher than
89% of the 495 Companies
in the Global Home Improvement Stores industry.

( Industry Median: -0.40 vs. LOW: 4.00 )
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: -13.8  Med: 0.1 Max: 10.4
Current: 4
-13.8
10.4

Valuation & Return

vs
industry
vs
history
Price-to-Tangible-Book 14.31
LOW's Price-to-Tangible-Book is ranked lower than
93% of the 827 Companies
in the Global Home Improvement Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.97 vs. LOW: 14.31 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Tangible-Book only.
LOW' s Price-to-Tangible-Book Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.15  Med: 3.25 Max: 14.31
Current: 14.31
1.15
14.31
Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF 1.34
LOW's Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF is ranked lower than
51% of the 453 Companies
in the Global Home Improvement Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.24 vs. LOW: 1.34 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF only.
LOW' s Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.16  Med: 4.02 Max: 112.15
Current: 1.34
1.16
112.15
Price-to-Median-PS-Value 1.29
LOW's Price-to-Median-PS-Value is ranked lower than
67% of the 729 Companies
in the Global Home Improvement Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.04 vs. LOW: 1.29 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Median-PS-Value only.
LOW' s Price-to-Median-PS-Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.34  Med: 1.02 Max: 1.9
Current: 1.29
0.34
1.9
Price-to-Peter-Lynch-Fair-Value 1.42
LOW's Price-to-Peter-Lynch-Fair-Value is ranked higher than
58% of the 154 Companies
in the Global Home Improvement Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.68 vs. LOW: 1.42 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Peter-Lynch-Fair-Value only.
LOW' s Price-to-Peter-Lynch-Fair-Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.72  Med: 1.08 Max: 2.41
Current: 1.42
0.72
2.41
Price-to-Graham-Number 3.93
LOW's Price-to-Graham-Number is ranked lower than
86% of the 561 Companies
in the Global Home Improvement Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.50 vs. LOW: 3.93 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Graham-Number only.
LOW' s Price-to-Graham-Number Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.79  Med: 1.77 Max: 3.93
Current: 3.93
0.79
3.93
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % 6.85
LOW's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % is ranked higher than
60% of the 1260 Companies
in the Global Home Improvement Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 5.60 vs. LOW: 6.85 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % only.
LOW' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 5.9  Med: 8.3 Max: 15.3
Current: 6.85
5.9
15.3
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % 21.25
LOW's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % is ranked higher than
88% of the 539 Companies
in the Global Home Improvement Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 4.62 vs. LOW: 21.25 )
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: 15.2 Max: 24.8
Current: 21.25
-0.7
24.8

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $65,017
EPS (TTM) $ 3.46
Beta1.23
Short Percentage of Float1.18%
52-Week Range $64.87 - 84.47
Shares Outstanding (Mil)857.33

Analyst Estimate

Jan18 Jan19 Jan20
Revenue (Mil $) 68,079 70,739 72,573
EPS ($) 4.62 5.21 6.02
EPS without NRI ($) 4.62 5.21 6.02
EPS Growth Rate
(Future 3Y To 5Y Estimate)
14.92%
Dividends per Share ($) 1.56 1.79 2.00
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