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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 0.14
LOW's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
82% of the 941 Companies
in the Global Home Improvement Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.94 vs. LOW: 0.14 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
LOW' s Cash to Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.03  Med: 0.22 Max: 0.55
Current: 0.14
0.03
0.55
Equity to Asset 0.19
LOW's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
88% of the 903 Companies
in the Global Home Improvement Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.48 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: 0.5 Max: 0.58
Current: 0.19
0.19
0.58
Interest Coverage 6.16
LOW's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
72% of the 804 Companies
in the Global Home Improvement Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 27.18 vs. LOW: 6.16 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
LOW' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 6.16  Med: 9.7 Max: 25.01
Current: 6.16
6.16
25.01
F-Score: 7
Z-Score: 3.82
M-Score: -3.01
WACC vs ROIC
8.44%
16.00%
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 (%) 8.84
LOW's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
77% of the 941 Companies
in the Global Home Improvement Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 3.12 vs. LOW: 8.84 )
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: 8.84
6.53
10.98
Net-margin (%) 4.58
LOW's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
71% of the 941 Companies
in the Global Home Improvement Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.91 vs. LOW: 4.58 )
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: 6.62
Current: 4.58
3.66
6.62
ROE (%) 35.93
LOW's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
94% of the 924 Companies
in the Global Home Improvement Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 6.26 vs. LOW: 35.93 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
LOW' s ROE (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 9.61  Med: 15.23 Max: 35.93
Current: 35.93
9.61
35.93
ROA (%) 8.17
LOW's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
79% of the 945 Companies
in the Global Home Improvement Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 2.74 vs. LOW: 8.17 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
LOW' s ROA (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 5.43  Med: 6.95 Max: 11.85
Current: 8.17
5.43
11.85
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 28.60
LOW's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
71% of the 942 Companies
in the Global Home Improvement Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 12.47 vs. LOW: 28.60 )
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: 28.6
Current: 28.6
12.75
28.6
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 13.20
LOW's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
85% of the 793 Companies
in the Global Home Improvement Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 2.50 vs. LOW: 13.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
LOW' s Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.5  Med: 13.2 Max: 18.5
Current: 13.2
2.5
18.5
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 16.00
LOW's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
80% of the 661 Companies
in the Global Home Improvement Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 2.00 vs. LOW: 16.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
LOW' s EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -6.9  Med: 18.9 Max: 27.6
Current: 16
-6.9
27.6
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 17.30
LOW's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
78% of the 600 Companies
in the Global Home Improvement Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.50 vs. LOW: 17.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
LOW' s EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -15.3  Med: 21.1 Max: 30
Current: 17.3
-15.3
30
» LOW's 10-Y Financials

Financials (Next Earnings Date: Est. 2016-11-18)


Revenue & Net Income
Cash & Debt
Oprt. Cash Flow & Free Cash Flow
Oprt. Cash Flow & Net Income

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Guru Trades

Q3 2015

LOW Guru Trades in Q3 2015

Louis Moore Bacon 305,000 sh (New)
Jeremy Grantham 745,499 sh (New)
Ray Dalio 40,692 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%)
David Dreman 3,600 sh (unchged)
Dodge & Cox 4,960 sh (unchged)
Tom Gayner 540,000 sh (unchged)
First Eagle Investment 2,170,440 sh (unchged)
Lee Ainslie 3,630 sh (unchged)
David Carlson 1,220,000 sh (unchged)
Jeff Auxier 36,820 sh (unchged)
HOTCHKIS & WILEY Sold Out
Steve Mandel 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 Heebner 230,000 sh (New)
Caxton Associates 135,000 sh (New)
Pioneer Investments 498,333 sh (+135.75%)
Ken Fisher 17,266 sh (+74.40%)
Ron Baron 551,308 sh (+13.96%)
Ruane Cunniff 10,311 sh (+8.80%)
Tom Gayner 540,000 sh (unchged)
Jeff Auxier 36,820 sh (unchged)
Paul Tudor Jones 93,200 sh (unchged)
Paul Tudor Jones 69,900 sh (unchged)
First Eagle Investment 2,170,440 sh (unchged)
Jerome Dodson Sold Out
Ray Dalio Sold Out
David Dreman Sold Out
George Soros Sold Out
Chris Davis 174,063 sh (-0.83%)
Mario Gabelli 25,311 sh (-1.17%)
Mairs and Power 6,119 sh (-3.17%)
Louis Moore Bacon 295,000 sh (-3.28%)
Jeremy Grantham 703,299 sh (-5.66%)
Lee Ainslie 3,400 sh (-6.34%)
Third Avenue Management 1,189,851 sh (-7.78%)
Dodge & Cox 4,460 sh (-10.08%)
David Carlson 960,000 sh (-21.31%)
Robert Olstein 66,000 sh (-31.96%)
Paul Tudor Jones 3,400 sh (-45.80%)
Steven Cohen 341,200 sh (-48.18%)
Jim Simons 74,800 sh (-83.13%)
Joel Greenblatt 33,475 sh (-94.37%)
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Q1 2016

LOW Guru Trades in Q1 2016

Daniel Loeb 3,000,000 sh (New)
Leon Cooperman 94,600 sh (New)
George Soros 73,695 sh (New)
Ray Dalio 42,992 sh (New)
David Dreman 3,600 sh (New)
PRIMECAP Management 66,300 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%)
Jeff Auxier 36,820 sh (unchged)
Robert Olstein 66,000 sh (unchged)
Tom Gayner 540,000 sh (unchged)
First Eagle Investment 2,170,440 sh (unchged)
Paul Tudor Jones 56,900 sh (unchged)
Paul Tudor Jones 45,200 sh (unchged)
Chris Davis Sold Out
Ken Heebner Sold Out
Louis Moore Bacon Sold Out
Jim Simons 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%)
Caxton Associates 10,000 sh (-92.59%)
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Q2 2016

LOW Guru Trades in Q2 2016

Louis Moore Bacon 2,700 sh (New)
Jim Simons 230,100 sh (New)
PRIMECAP Management 915,900 sh (+1281.45%)
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%)
David Carlson 930,000 sh (unchged)
Daniel Loeb 3,000,000 sh (unchged)
George Soros 73,695 sh (unchged)
Tom Gayner 540,000 sh (unchged)
David Dreman 3,600 sh (unchged)
Jeff Auxier 36,820 sh (unchged)
Caxton Associates Sold Out
Ruane Cunniff 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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Business Description

Industry: Retail - Apparel & Specialty » Home Improvement Stores
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Traded in other countries:LWE.Germany,
Lowe's Companies Inc is a home improvement retailer, which serves home-owners, renters and Commercial Business Customers.

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 29, 2016, Lowe's operated approximately 1,857 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 7,500 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.

Ratios

vs
industry
vs
history
P/E(ttm) 24.65
LOW's P/E(ttm) is ranked lower than
63% of the 695 Companies
in the Global Home Improvement Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 19.58 vs. LOW: 24.65 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
LOW' s P/E(ttm) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 9.05  Med: 18.67 Max: 27.76
Current: 24.65
9.05
27.76
Forward P/E 19.19
LOW's Forward P/E is ranked lower than
63% of the 152 Companies
in the Global Home Improvement Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 17.33 vs. LOW: 19.19 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
PE(NRI) 24.65
LOW's PE(NRI) is ranked lower than
64% of the 695 Companies
in the Global Home Improvement Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 19.63 vs. LOW: 24.65 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
LOW' s PE(NRI) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 9.05  Med: 18.64 Max: 27.76
Current: 24.65
9.05
27.76
Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) 19.16
LOW's Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) is ranked higher than
54% of the 410 Companies
in the Global Home Improvement Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 20.77 vs. LOW: 19.16 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) only.
LOW' s Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 11.77  Med: 21.13 Max: 116.48
Current: 19.16
11.77
116.48
P/B 9.86
LOW's P/B is ranked lower than
94% of the 884 Companies
in the Global Home Improvement Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.60 vs. LOW: 9.86 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
LOW' s P/B Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.09  Med: 2.85 Max: 10.21
Current: 9.86
1.09
10.21
P/S 1.18
LOW's P/S is ranked lower than
68% of the 920 Companies
in the Global Home Improvement Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.63 vs. LOW: 1.18 )
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: 1.36
Current: 1.18
0.41
1.36
PFCF 16.06
LOW's PFCF is ranked higher than
55% of the 368 Companies
in the Global Home Improvement Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 18.11 vs. LOW: 16.06 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
LOW' s PFCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 8.77  Med: 17.08 Max: 167.07
Current: 16.06
8.77
167.07
POCF 12.69
LOW's POCF is ranked lower than
58% of the 484 Companies
in the Global Home Improvement Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 11.05 vs. LOW: 12.69 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
LOW' s POCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.79  Med: 10.31 Max: 15.28
Current: 12.69
4.79
15.28
EV-to-EBIT 14.08
LOW's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
51% of the 724 Companies
in the Global Home Improvement Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 14.37 vs. LOW: 14.08 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
LOW' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 6.5  Med: 11.7 Max: 16.9
Current: 14.08
6.5
16.9
EV-to-EBITDA 10.98
LOW's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked higher than
51% of the 769 Companies
in the Global Home Improvement Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 11.20 vs. LOW: 10.98 )
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: 10.98
4.6
12.9
PEG 1.69
LOW's PEG is ranked higher than
58% of the 299 Companies
in the Global Home Improvement Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 2.00 vs. LOW: 1.69 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PEG only.
LOW' s PEG Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.57  Med: 1.44 Max: 15.1
Current: 1.69
0.57
15.1
Shiller P/E 37.74
LOW's Shiller P/E is ranked lower than
74% of the 238 Companies
in the Global Home Improvement Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 20.79 vs. LOW: 37.74 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
LOW' s Shiller P/E Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 10.22  Med: 20.65 Max: 40.36
Current: 37.74
10.22
40.36
Current Ratio 1.17
LOW's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
70% of the 886 Companies
in the Global Home Improvement Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.57 vs. LOW: 1.17 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
LOW' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.94  Med: 1.29 Max: 1.68
Current: 1.17
0.94
1.68
Quick Ratio 0.38
LOW's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
80% of the 885 Companies
in the Global Home Improvement Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.85 vs. LOW: 0.38 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
LOW' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.1  Med: 0.23 Max: 0.57
Current: 0.38
0.1
0.57
Days Inventory 93.81
LOW's Days Inventory is ranked lower than
54% of the 887 Companies
in the Global Home Improvement Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 87.33 vs. LOW: 93.81 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
LOW' s Days Inventory Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 81.83  Med: 91.79 Max: 97.66
Current: 93.81
81.83
97.66
Days Payable 70.42
LOW's Days Payable is ranked higher than
70% of the 661 Companies
in the Global Home Improvement Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 48.49 vs. LOW: 70.42 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
LOW' s Days Payable Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 41.86  Med: 50.52 Max: 53.4
Current: 70.42
41.86
53.4

Dividend & Buy Back

vs
industry
vs
history
Dividend Yield 1.55
LOW's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
67% of the 921 Companies
in the Global Home Improvement Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 2.34 vs. LOW: 1.55 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield only.
LOW' s Dividend Yield Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.29  Med: 1.48 Max: 2.5
Current: 1.55
0.29
2.5
Dividend Payout 0.37
LOW's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
57% of the 575 Companies
in the Global Home Improvement Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.42 vs. LOW: 0.37 )
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: 9.33
Current: 0.37
0.03
9.33
Dividend Growth (3y) 19.90
LOW's Dividend Growth (3y) is ranked higher than
82% of the 423 Companies
in the Global Home Improvement Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 5.30 vs. LOW: 19.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Growth (3y) only.
LOW' s Dividend Growth (3y) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 6  Med: 18.6 Max: 57
Current: 19.9
6
57
Forward Dividend Yield 1.82
LOW's Forward Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
65% of the 882 Companies
in the Global Home Improvement Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 2.67 vs. LOW: 1.82 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Dividend Yield only.
N/A
Yield on cost (5-Year) 3.81
LOW's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
64% of the 1104 Companies
in the Global Home Improvement Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 2.87 vs. LOW: 3.81 )
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: 0.71  Med: 3.64 Max: 6.14
Current: 3.81
0.71
6.14
3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio 7.60
LOW's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked higher than
97% of the 494 Companies
in the Global Home Improvement Stores industry.

( Industry Median: -0.50 vs. LOW: 7.60 )
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: -3.3  Med: 1.5 Max: 9
Current: 7.6
-3.3
9

Valuation & Return

vs
industry
vs
history
Price/Tangible Book 11.67
LOW's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
93% of the 815 Companies
in the Global Home Improvement Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.86 vs. LOW: 11.67 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
LOW' s Price/Tangible Book Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.49  Med: 3.49 Max: 9.42
Current: 11.67
1.49
9.42
Price/Projected FCF 1.32
LOW's Price/Projected FCF is ranked lower than
60% of the 486 Companies
in the Global Home Improvement Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.10 vs. LOW: 1.32 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
LOW' s Price/Projected FCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.97  Med: 1.52 Max: 49.19
Current: 1.32
0.97
49.19
Price/Median PS Value 1.34
LOW's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
75% of the 841 Companies
in the Global Home Improvement Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.00 vs. LOW: 1.34 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
LOW' s Price/Median PS Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.63  Med: 1.15 Max: 1.92
Current: 1.34
0.63
1.92
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 1.43
LOW's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked higher than
60% of the 171 Companies
in the Global Home Improvement Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.89 vs. LOW: 1.43 )
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: 1.03 Max: 4.49
Current: 1.43
0.6
4.49
Price/Graham Number 3.29
LOW's Price/Graham Number is ranked lower than
82% of the 561 Companies
in the Global Home Improvement Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.39 vs. LOW: 3.29 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Graham Number only.
LOW' s Price/Graham Number Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.9  Med: 1.79 Max: 3.29
Current: 3.29
0.9
3.29
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 7.10
LOW's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
62% of the 927 Companies
in the Global Home Improvement Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 5.40 vs. LOW: 7.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
LOW' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 5.9  Med: 8.6 Max: 15.3
Current: 7.1
5.9
15.3
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) 22.43
LOW's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked higher than
89% of the 526 Companies
in the Global Home Improvement Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 3.05 vs. LOW: 22.43 )
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: 15.3 Max: 25.3
Current: 22.43
-0.7
25.3

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $61,090
EPS (TTM) $ 3.12
Beta1.05
Short Percentage of Float0.81%
52-Week Range $62.62 - 83.65
Shares Outstanding (Mil)886.10

Analyst Estimate

Jan17 Jan18 Jan19
Revenue (Mil $) 64,500 67,806 70,720
EPS ($) 4.02 4.70 5.52
EPS w/o NRI ($) 4.02 4.70 5.52
EPS Growth Rate
(3Y to 5Y Estimate)
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