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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 0.13
LOW's Cash-to-Debt is ranked lower than
83% of the 940 Companies
in the Global Home Improvement Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.95 vs. LOW: 0.13 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash-to-Debt only.
LOW' s Cash-to-Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 0.17 Max: N/A
Current: 0.13
Equity-to-Asset 0.15
LOW's Equity-to-Asset is ranked lower than
93% of the 929 Companies
in the Global Home Improvement Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.49 vs. LOW: 0.15 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity-to-Asset only.
LOW' s Equity-to-Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.15  Med: 0.49 Max: 0.58
Current: 0.15
0.15
0.58
Interest Coverage 8.87
LOW's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
69% of the 795 Companies
in the Global Home Improvement Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 28.32 vs. LOW: 8.87 )
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: 8.87
7.76
19.69
Piotroski F-Score: 5
Altman Z-Score: 3.62
Beneish M-Score: -2.27
WACC vs ROIC
7.86%
17.39%
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 : 7/10

vs
industry
vs
history
Operating Margin % 8.73
LOW's Operating Margin % is ranked higher than
76% of the 941 Companies
in the Global Home Improvement Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 3.50 vs. LOW: 8.73 )
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: 8.73
6.53
9.74
Net Margin % 4.22
LOW's Net Margin % is ranked higher than
66% of the 942 Companies
in the Global Home Improvement Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 2.26 vs. LOW: 4.22 )
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: 4.22
3.66
5.82
ROE % 42.54
LOW's ROE % is ranked higher than
97% of the 923 Companies
in the Global Home Improvement Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 6.44 vs. LOW: 42.54 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE % only.
LOW' s ROE % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 9.61  Med: 15.23 Max: 43.47
Current: 42.54
9.61
43.47
ROA % 7.76
LOW's ROA % is ranked higher than
77% of the 947 Companies
in the Global Home Improvement Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 2.82 vs. LOW: 7.76 )
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: 7.76
5.43
9.58
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % 26.77
LOW's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % is ranked higher than
69% of the 944 Companies
in the Global Home Improvement Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 12.91 vs. LOW: 26.77 )
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: 28.81
Current: 26.77
12.75
28.81
3-Year Revenue Growth Rate 13.60
LOW's 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate is ranked higher than
87% of the 794 Companies
in the Global Home Improvement Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.20 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 684 Companies
in the Global Home Improvement Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.50 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
76% of the 606 Companies
in the Global Home Improvement Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.50 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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Guru Trades

Q3 2016

LOW Guru Trades in Q3 2016

Andreas Halvorsen 2,707,580 sh (New)
Chuck Royce 33,000 sh (New)
Caxton Associates 150,000 sh (New)
Jim Chanos 46,914 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 Dreman 3,600 sh (unchged)
Dodge & Cox 4,910 sh (unchged)
Tom Gayner 540,000 sh (unchged)
Mairs and Power 5,520 sh (unchged)
David Carlson 930,000 sh (unchged)
George Soros Sold Out
Leon Cooperman Sold Out
Daniel Loeb 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

Barrow, Hanley, Mewhinney & Strauss 7,397,173 sh (New)
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%)
Tom Gayner 540,000 sh (unchged)
PRIMECAP Management 929,300 sh (unchged)
David Carlson 930,000 sh (unchged)
David Dreman Sold Out
Andreas Halvorsen Sold Out
Lee Ainslie 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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Q1 2017

LOW Guru Trades in Q1 2017

Leon Cooperman 150,000 sh (New)
Louis Moore Bacon 225,000 sh (+6239.81%)
Pioneer Investments 241,665 sh (+112.64%)
Chuck Royce 50,000 sh (+40.85%)
Larry Robbins 5,452,659 sh (+33.77%)
Barrow, Hanley, Mewhinney & Strauss 8,249,599 sh (+11.52%)
Tom Gayner 563,000 sh (+4.26%)
Ray Dalio 19,612 sh (+2.15%)
Ken Fisher 29,291 sh (+1.27%)
Jeff Auxier 36,670 sh (+0.55%)
PRIMECAP Management 929,300 sh (unchged)
Steven Cohen 30,000 sh (unchged)
Dodge & Cox Sold Out
Jim Simons Sold Out
Third Avenue Management 557,911 sh (-0.53%)
Mairs and Power 5,112 sh (-3.77%)
Jim Chanos 49,096 sh (-4.16%)
Robert Olstein 68,000 sh (-4.23%)
Paul Tudor Jones 23,707 sh (-5.17%)
Mario Gabelli 15,350 sh (-7.25%)
David Carlson 760,000 sh (-18.28%)
Caxton Associates 95,000 sh (-20.83%)
Steven Cohen 1,163,600 sh (-23.82%)
Ron Baron 113,122 sh (-47.95%)
First Eagle Investment 493,840 sh (-50.86%)
Joel Greenblatt 49,017 sh (-84.42%)
Jeremy Grantham 2,775 sh (-91.07%)
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Q2 2017

LOW Guru Trades in Q2 2017

Jim Simons 153,500 sh (New)
Andreas Halvorsen 736,048 sh (New)
Lee Ainslie 26,290 sh (New)
Joel Greenblatt 711,505 sh (+1351.55%)
Paul Tudor Jones 31,135 sh (+31.33%)
Barrow, Hanley, Mewhinney & Strauss 10,792,190 sh (+30.82%)
Chuck Royce 62,000 sh (+24.00%)
Larry Robbins 6,621,609 sh (+21.44%)
Steven Cohen 1,402,596 sh (+20.54%)
Robert Olstein 81,000 sh (+19.12%)
Mairs and Power 5,369 sh (+5.03%)
Tom Gayner 570,000 sh (+1.24%)
Ron Baron 113,122 sh (unchged)
First Eagle Investment Sold Out
Ray Dalio Sold Out
Jeremy Grantham Sold Out
Louis Moore Bacon Sold Out
Caxton Associates Sold Out
Jeff Auxier 36,620 sh (-0.14%)
PRIMECAP Management 926,700 sh (-0.28%)
Mario Gabelli 14,950 sh (-2.61%)
Third Avenue Management 475,011 sh (-14.86%)
David Carlson 580,000 sh (-23.68%)
Ken Fisher 21,829 sh (-25.48%)
Jim Chanos 26,537 sh (-45.95%)
Pioneer Investments 111,663 sh (-53.79%)
Leon Cooperman 50,000 sh (-66.67%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with LOW

(List those with share number changes of more than 20%, or impact to portfolio more than 0.1%)

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
Barrow, Hanley, Mewhinney & Strauss 2017-06-30 Add 30.82%0.3%$76.07 - $86.06 $ 73.64-10%10,792,190
Joel Greenblatt 2017-06-30 Add 1351.55%0.72%$76.07 - $86.06 $ 73.64-10%711,505
Tom Gayner 2017-06-30 Add 1.24%0.01%$76.07 - $86.06 $ 73.64-10%570,000
Third Avenue Management 2017-06-30 Reduce -14.86%0.31%$76.07 - $86.06 $ 73.64-10%475,011
Robert Olstein 2017-06-30 Add 19.12%0.13%$76.07 - $86.06 $ 73.64-10%81,000
Leon Cooperman 2017-06-30 Reduce -66.67%0.33%$76.07 - $86.06 $ 73.64-10%50,000
Ken Fisher 2017-06-30 Reduce -25.48%$76.07 - $86.06 $ 73.64-10%21,829
Mario Gabelli 2017-06-30 Reduce -2.61%$76.07 - $86.06 $ 73.64-10%14,950
First Eagle Investment 2017-06-30 Sold Out 0.1%$76.07 - $86.06 $ 73.64-10%0
Barrow, Hanley, Mewhinney & Strauss 2017-03-31 Add 11.52%0.11%$70.95 - $83.53 $ 73.64-4%8,249,599
Tom Gayner 2017-03-31 Add 4.26%0.04%$70.95 - $83.53 $ 73.64-4%563,000
Third Avenue Management 2017-03-31 Reduce -0.53%0.01%$70.95 - $83.53 $ 73.64-4%557,911
First Eagle Investment 2017-03-31 Reduce -50.86%0.09%$70.95 - $83.53 $ 73.64-4%493,840
Leon Cooperman 2017-03-31 New Buy0.5%$70.95 - $83.53 $ 73.64-4%150,000
Ron Baron 2017-03-31 Reduce -47.95%0.04%$70.95 - $83.53 $ 73.64-4%113,122
Robert Olstein 2017-03-31 Reduce -4.23%0.03%$70.95 - $83.53 $ 73.64-4%68,000
Joel Greenblatt 2017-03-31 Reduce -84.42%0.24%$70.95 - $83.53 $ 73.64-4%49,017
Ken Fisher 2017-03-31 Add 1.27%$70.95 - $83.53 $ 73.64-4%29,291
Mario Gabelli 2017-03-31 Reduce -7.25%$70.95 - $83.53 $ 73.64-4%15,350
Dodge & Cox 2017-03-31 Sold Out $70.95 - $83.53 $ 73.64-4%0
Barrow, Hanley, Mewhinney & Strauss 2016-12-31 New Buy0.79%$65.63 - $76.4 $ 73.644%7,397,173
First Eagle Investment 2016-12-31 Reduce -18.69%0.04%$65.63 - $76.4 $ 73.644%1,004,920
Third Avenue Management 2016-12-31 Reduce -4.05%0.08%$65.63 - $76.4 $ 73.644%560,911
Joel Greenblatt 2016-12-31 Reduce -48.39%0.28%$65.63 - $76.4 $ 73.644%314,601
Ron Baron 2016-12-31 Reduce -34.20%0.04%$65.63 - $76.4 $ 73.644%217,322
Robert Olstein 2016-12-31 Add 9.23%0.05%$65.63 - $76.4 $ 73.644%71,000
Ken Fisher 2016-12-31 Add 10.53%$65.63 - $76.4 $ 73.644%28,923
Mario Gabelli 2016-12-31 Reduce -16.50%$65.63 - $76.4 $ 73.644%16,550
Dodge & Cox 2016-12-31 Reduce -20.37%$65.63 - $76.4 $ 73.644%3,910
David Dreman 2016-12-31 Sold Out 0.16%$65.63 - $76.4 $ 73.644%0
First Eagle Investment 2016-09-30 Reduce -10.71%0.03%$70.81 - $82.94 $ 73.64-5%1,235,970
Joel Greenblatt 2016-09-30 Add 83.56%0.26%$70.81 - $82.94 $ 73.64-5%609,632
Third Avenue Management 2016-09-30 Reduce -7.50%0.17%$70.81 - $82.94 $ 73.64-5%584,611
Ron Baron 2016-09-30 Reduce -14.73%0.02%$70.81 - $82.94 $ 73.64-5%330,273
Robert Olstein 2016-09-30 Add 3.17%0.02%$70.81 - $82.94 $ 73.64-5%65,000
Ken Fisher 2016-09-30 Add 9.40%$70.81 - $82.94 $ 73.64-5%26,168
Mario Gabelli 2016-09-30 Reduce -1.61%$70.81 - $82.94 $ 73.64-5%19,820
Leon Cooperman 2016-09-30 Sold Out 0.21%$70.81 - $82.94 $ 73.64-5%0
George Soros 2016-09-30 Sold Out 0.18%$70.81 - $82.94 $ 73.64-5%0
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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, LOW.Mexico,
Headquarter Location:USA
Lowe's Companies Inc is a home-improvement products dealer. The firm's stores offer products and services for home decorating, maintenance, repair, and remodeling.

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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Ratios

vs
industry
vs
history
PE Ratio 23.16
LOW's PE Ratio is ranked lower than
60% of the 705 Companies
in the Global Home Improvement Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 20.25 vs. LOW: 23.16 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE Ratio only.
LOW' s PE Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 9.05  Med: 19.45 Max: 27.76
Current: 23.16
9.05
27.76
Forward PE Ratio 15.87
LOW's Forward PE Ratio is ranked lower than
58% of the 155 Companies
in the Global Home Improvement Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 14.58 vs. LOW: 15.87 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward PE Ratio only.
N/A
PE Ratio without NRI 23.16
LOW's PE Ratio without NRI is ranked lower than
59% of the 708 Companies
in the Global Home Improvement Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 20.25 vs. LOW: 23.16 )
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: 19.45 Max: 27.76
Current: 23.16
9.05
27.76
Price-to-Owner-Earnings 17.36
LOW's Price-to-Owner-Earnings is ranked higher than
54% of the 433 Companies
in the Global Home Improvement Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 20.35 vs. LOW: 17.36 )
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: 20.52 Max: 116.48
Current: 17.36
11.77
116.48
PB Ratio 11.42
LOW's PB Ratio is ranked lower than
96% of the 908 Companies
in the Global Home Improvement Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.67 vs. LOW: 11.42 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PB Ratio only.
LOW' s PB Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.09  Med: 2.97 Max: 13.34
Current: 11.42
1.09
13.34
PS Ratio 0.96
LOW's PS Ratio is ranked lower than
61% of the 913 Companies
in the Global Home Improvement Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.70 vs. LOW: 0.96 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PS Ratio only.
LOW' s PS Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.41  Med: 0.88 Max: 1.32
Current: 0.96
0.41
1.32
Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow 14.07
LOW's Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow is ranked higher than
54% of the 381 Companies
in the Global Home Improvement Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 15.71 vs. LOW: 14.07 )
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: 8.8  Med: 16.4 Max: 167.97
Current: 14.07
8.8
167.97
Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow 11.22
LOW's Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow is ranked lower than
55% of the 474 Companies
in the Global Home Improvement Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 10.26 vs. LOW: 11.22 )
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: 10.36 Max: 15.26
Current: 11.22
4.79
15.26
EV-to-EBIT 14.21
LOW's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
50% of the 737 Companies
in the Global Home Improvement Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 14.76 vs. LOW: 14.21 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
LOW' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 6.5  Med: 12.2 Max: 16.9
Current: 14.21
6.5
16.9
EV-to-EBITDA 10.95
LOW's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked higher than
52% of the 779 Companies
in the Global Home Improvement Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 11.75 vs. LOW: 10.95 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
LOW' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.6  Med: 8.3 Max: 12.6
Current: 10.95
4.6
12.6
PEG Ratio 1.37
LOW's PEG Ratio is ranked higher than
64% of the 292 Companies
in the Global Home Improvement Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 2.04 vs. LOW: 1.37 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PEG Ratio only.
LOW' s PEG Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.59  Med: 1.5 Max: 306.86
Current: 1.37
0.59
306.86
Shiller PE Ratio 34.01
LOW's Shiller PE Ratio is ranked lower than
76% of the 255 Companies
in the Global Home Improvement Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 18.75 vs. LOW: 34.01 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller PE Ratio only.
LOW' s Shiller PE Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 10.22  Med: 22.9 Max: 40.02
Current: 34.01
10.22
40.02
Current Ratio 1.04
LOW's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
77% of the 929 Companies
in the Global Home Improvement Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.64 vs. LOW: 1.04 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
LOW' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.94  Med: 1.39 Max: 2.38
Current: 1.04
0.94
2.38
Quick Ratio 0.21
LOW's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
93% of the 929 Companies
in the Global Home Improvement Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.92 vs. LOW: 0.21 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
LOW' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.1  Med: 0.28 Max: 0.77
Current: 0.21
0.1
0.77
Days Inventory 92.45
LOW's Days Inventory is ranked lower than
51% of the 884 Companies
in the Global Home Improvement Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 90.95 vs. LOW: 92.45 )
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: 92.45
85.33
97.66
Days Payable 82.70
LOW's Days Payable is ranked higher than
73% of the 701 Companies
in the Global Home Improvement Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 50.04 vs. LOW: 82.70 )
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: 82.7
42.95
57.05

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
vs
history
Dividend Yield % 1.98
LOW's Dividend Yield % is ranked lower than
56% of the 1005 Companies
in the Global Home Improvement Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 2.06 vs. LOW: 1.98 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield % only.
LOW' s Dividend Yield % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.51  Med: 1.55 Max: 2.5
Current: 1.98
0.51
2.5
Dividend Payout Ratio 0.44
LOW's Dividend Payout Ratio is ranked higher than
62% of the 551 Companies
in the Global Home Improvement Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.43 vs. LOW: 0.44 )
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: 0.44
0.16
0.39
3-Year Dividend Growth Rate 23.90
LOW's 3-Year Dividend Growth Rate is ranked higher than
88% of the 436 Companies
in the Global Home Improvement Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 3.70 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 % 2.23
LOW's Forward Dividend Yield % is ranked lower than
55% of the 971 Companies
in the Global Home Improvement Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 2.44 vs. LOW: 2.23 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Dividend Yield % only.
N/A
5-Year Yield-on-Cost % 4.99
LOW's 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % is ranked higher than
72% of the 1233 Companies
in the Global Home Improvement Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 2.83 vs. LOW: 4.99 )
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: 1.28  Med: 3.91 Max: 6.3
Current: 4.99
1.28
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 505 Companies
in the Global Home Improvement Stores industry.

( Industry Median: -0.50 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: -5.4  Med: 0.6 Max: 9
Current: 4
-5.4
9

Valuation & Return

vs
industry
vs
history
Price-to-Tangible-Book 14.20
LOW's Price-to-Tangible-Book is ranked lower than
94% of the 839 Companies
in the Global Home Improvement Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.94 vs. LOW: 14.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Tangible-Book only.
LOW' s Price-to-Tangible-Book Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.03  Med: 3.27 Max: 16.37
Current: 14.2
1.03
16.37
Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF 1.10
LOW's Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF is ranked higher than
54% of the 523 Companies
in the Global Home Improvement Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.25 vs. LOW: 1.10 )
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: 0.97  Med: 3.76 Max: 112.15
Current: 1.1
0.97
112.15
Price-to-Median-PS-Value 1.09
LOW's Price-to-Median-PS-Value is ranked lower than
58% of the 830 Companies
in the Global Home Improvement Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.06 vs. LOW: 1.09 )
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: 0.27  Med: 1.02 Max: 1.92
Current: 1.09
0.27
1.92
Price-to-Peter-Lynch-Fair-Value 1.43
LOW's Price-to-Peter-Lynch-Fair-Value is ranked lower than
51% of the 173 Companies
in the Global Home Improvement Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.50 vs. LOW: 1.43 )
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: 0.6  Med: 1 Max: 4.38
Current: 1.43
0.6
4.38
Price-to-Graham-Number 3.83
LOW's Price-to-Graham-Number is ranked lower than
88% of the 612 Companies
in the Global Home Improvement Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.49 vs. LOW: 3.83 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Graham-Number only.
LOW' s Price-to-Graham-Number Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.63  Med: 1.78 Max: 4.41
Current: 3.83
0.63
4.41
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % 7.04
LOW's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % is ranked higher than
61% of the 952 Companies
in the Global Home Improvement Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 5.23 vs. LOW: 7.04 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % only.
LOW' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 5.9  Med: 8.2 Max: 15.3
Current: 7.04
5.9
15.3
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % 21.77
LOW's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % is ranked higher than
88% of the 554 Companies
in the Global Home Improvement Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 3.68 vs. LOW: 21.77 )
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: 15.45 Max: 24.4
Current: 21.77
-0.7
24.4

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $66,643.00
EPS (TTM) $ 3.18
Beta1.14
Short Percentage of Float0.81%
52-Week Range $64.87 - 86.25
Shares Outstanding (Mil)844.23

Analyst Estimate

Jan18 Jan19 Jan20
Revenue (Mil $) 68,331 70,945 73,056
EPS ($) 4.57 5.29 5.97
EPS without NRI ($) 4.57 5.29 5.97
EPS Growth Rate
(Future 3Y To 5Y Estimate)
16.21%
Dividends per Share ($) 1.47 1.72 2.12
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