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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 : 6/10

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industry
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history
Cash-to-Debt 0.11
NYSE:LOW's Cash-to-Debt is ranked lower than
87% of the 979 Companies
in the Global Home Improvement Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.99 vs. NYSE:LOW: 0.11 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash-to-Debt only.
NYSE:LOW' s Cash-to-Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 0.16 Max: 0.55
Current: 0.11
0
0.55
Equity-to-Asset 0.15
NYSE:LOW's Equity-to-Asset is ranked lower than
92% of the 961 Companies
in the Global Home Improvement Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.49 vs. NYSE:LOW: 0.15 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity-to-Asset only.
NYSE: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
Debt-to-Equity 2.76
NYSE:LOW's Debt-to-Equity is ranked lower than
94% of the 744 Companies
in the Global Home Improvement Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.43 vs. NYSE:LOW: 2.76 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Debt-to-Equity only.
NYSE:LOW' s Debt-to-Equity Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.23  Med: 0.46 Max: 2.91
Current: 2.76
0.23
2.91
Debt-to-EBITDA 1.97
NYSE:LOW's Debt-to-EBITDA is ranked higher than
56% of the 662 Companies
in the Global Home Improvement Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 2.50 vs. NYSE:LOW: 1.97 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Debt-to-EBITDA only.
NYSE:LOW' s Debt-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.05  Med: 1.76 Max: 2.21
Current: 1.97
1.05
2.21
Interest Coverage 10.00
NYSE:LOW's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
65% of the 814 Companies
in the Global Home Improvement Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 27.47 vs. NYSE:LOW: 10.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
NYSE:LOW' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 8.24  Med: 9.06 Max: 11.83
Current: 10
8.24
11.83
Piotroski F-Score: 7
Altman Z-Score: 4.03
Beneish M-Score: -2.59
WACC vs ROIC
9.66%
20.76%
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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Operating Margin % 9.39
NYSE:LOW's Operating Margin % is ranked higher than
78% of the 978 Companies
in the Global Home Improvement Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 3.64 vs. NYSE:LOW: 9.39 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating Margin % only.
NYSE:LOW' s Operating Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 6.53  Med: 7.81 Max: 9.6
Current: 9.39
6.53
9.6
Net Margin % 5.55
NYSE:LOW's Net Margin % is ranked higher than
74% of the 980 Companies
in the Global Home Improvement Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 2.32 vs. NYSE:LOW: 5.55 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net Margin % only.
NYSE:LOW' s Net Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.66  Med: 4.3 Max: 5.55
Current: 5.55
3.66
5.55
ROE % 67.21
NYSE:LOW's ROE % is ranked higher than
98% of the 962 Companies
in the Global Home Improvement Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 6.49 vs. NYSE:LOW: 67.21 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE % only.
NYSE:LOW' s ROE % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 9.61  Med: 15.23 Max: 67.21
Current: 67.21
9.61
67.21
ROA % 10.38
NYSE:LOW's ROA % is ranked higher than
85% of the 986 Companies
in the Global Home Improvement Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 2.90 vs. NYSE:LOW: 10.38 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA % only.
NYSE:LOW' s ROA % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 5.43  Med: 6.95 Max: 10.38
Current: 10.38
5.43
10.38
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % 32.55
NYSE:LOW's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % is ranked higher than
73% of the 982 Companies
in the Global Home Improvement Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 13.80 vs. NYSE:LOW: 32.55 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % only.
NYSE:LOW' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 12.75  Med: 17.26 Max: 32.55
Current: 32.55
12.75
32.55
3-Year Revenue Growth Rate 12.90
NYSE:LOW's 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate is ranked higher than
82% of the 874 Companies
in the Global Home Improvement Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 2.20 vs. NYSE:LOW: 12.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate only.
NYSE:LOW' s 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.5  Med: 15.5 Max: 19
Current: 12.9
2.5
19
3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate 12.40
NYSE:LOW's 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate is ranked higher than
71% of the 764 Companies
in the Global Home Improvement Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 3.90 vs. NYSE:LOW: 12.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate only.
NYSE:LOW' s 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -6.6  Med: 19 Max: 30.5
Current: 12.4
-6.6
30.5
3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate 14.70
NYSE:LOW's 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate is ranked higher than
67% of the 673 Companies
in the Global Home Improvement Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 4.90 vs. NYSE:LOW: 14.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate only.
NYSE: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: 14.7
-48.3
179.1
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Q3 2017

LOW Guru Trades in Q3 2017

Louis Moore Bacon 1,025,000 sh (New)
First Pacific Advisors 22,900 sh (New)
Caxton Associates 151,700 sh (New)
John Buckingham 54,782 sh (New)
Pioneer Investments 2,509,600 sh (+2147.48%)
Jim Simons 1,827,900 sh (+1090.81%)
Lee Ainslie 156,540 sh (+495.44%)
Paul Tudor Jones 105,529 sh (+238.94%)
Barrow, Hanley, Mewhinney & Strauss 15,144,020 sh (+40.32%)
Robert Olstein 105,000 sh (+29.63%)
Chuck Royce 79,500 sh (+28.23%)
Jim Chanos 30,729 sh (+15.80%)
Joel Greenblatt 820,267 sh (+15.29%)
Ken Fisher 22,574 sh (+3.41%)
Third Avenue Management 475,611 sh (+0.13%)
Tom Gayner 570,000 sh (unchged)
Mario Gabelli 14,950 sh (unchged)
Mairs and Power 5,369 sh (unchged)
Jim Chanos 77,400 sh (unchged)
Caxton Associates 150,000 sh (unchged)
Leon Cooperman Sold Out
Andreas Halvorsen Sold Out
Ron Baron Sold Out
Jeff Auxier 36,570 sh (-0.14%)
PRIMECAP Management 871,200 sh (-5.99%)
Steven Cohen 1,142,878 sh (-18.52%)
Larry Robbins 4,191,810 sh (-36.69%)
David Carlson 220,000 sh (-62.07%)
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Q4 2017

LOW Guru Trades in Q4 2017

David Dreman 7,726 sh (New)
Julian Robertson 15,000 sh (New)
Dodge & Cox 2,310 sh (New)
Andreas Halvorsen 514,470 sh (New)
Tom Russo 300 sh (New)
David Einhorn 68,100 sh (New)
Lee Ainslie 999,925 sh (+538.77%)
Pioneer Investments 3,486,909 sh (+38.94%)
Ken Fisher 28,982 sh (+28.39%)
Chuck Royce 93,000 sh (+16.98%)
John Buckingham 55,011 sh (+0.42%)
Tom Gayner 570,000 sh (unchged)
Mairs and Power 5,369 sh (unchged)
Third Avenue Management 474,216 sh (-0.29%)
Jeff Auxier 36,420 sh (-0.41%)
Barrow, Hanley, Mewhinney & Strauss 12,506,080 sh (-17.42%)
Steven Cohen 886,066 sh (-22.47%)
Jim Simons 1,383,500 sh (-24.31%)
Paul Tudor Jones 75,869 sh (-28.11%)
David Carlson 150,000 sh (-31.82%)
Joel Greenblatt 506,617 sh (-38.24%)
Jim Chanos 18,589 sh (-39.51%)
First Pacific Advisors 13,500 sh (-41.05%)
Robert Olstein 57,000 sh (-45.71%)
Mario Gabelli 4,950 sh (-66.89%)
Larry Robbins 1,351,331 sh (-67.76%)
PRIMECAP Management 247,700 sh (-71.57%)
Louis Moore Bacon 275,000 sh (-73.17%)
Caxton Associates 15,336 sh (-89.89%)
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Q1 2018

LOW Guru Trades in Q1 2018

John Hussman 10,000 sh (New)
Jeremy Grantham 2,572 sh (New)
Ray Dalio 44,566 sh (New)
Caxton Associates 35,000 sh (+128.22%)
Lee Ainslie 2,074,670 sh (+107.48%)
Larry Robbins 2,205,920 sh (+63.24%)
Robert Olstein 83,000 sh (+45.61%)
Steven Cohen 1,259,824 sh (+42.18%)
Mario Gabelli 6,150 sh (+24.24%)
Ken Fisher 32,530 sh (+12.24%)
John Buckingham 56,089 sh (+1.96%)
Third Avenue Management 478,713 sh (+0.95%)
Tom Gayner 570,000 sh (unchged)
David Dreman 7,726 sh (unchged)
First Pacific Advisors 13,500 sh (unchged)
Jeff Auxier 36,420 sh (unchged)
Mairs and Power 5,369 sh (unchged)
David Carlson Sold Out
Tom Russo Sold Out
Dodge & Cox Sold Out
Julian Robertson Sold Out
Louis Moore Bacon Sold Out
Andreas Halvorsen Sold Out
Jim Simons Sold Out
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
David Einhorn Sold Out
Pioneer Investments 3,423,802 sh (-1.81%)
Barrow, Hanley, Mewhinney & Strauss 12,038,085 sh (-3.74%)
Chuck Royce 82,250 sh (-11.56%)
Jim Chanos 16,410 sh (-11.72%)
PRIMECAP Management 41,000 sh (-83.45%)
Joel Greenblatt 28,234 sh (-94.43%)
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Q2 2018

LOW Guru Trades in Q2 2018

Paul Tudor Jones 41,093 sh (New)
Louis Moore Bacon 100,000 sh (New)
Bill Ackman 7,715,501 sh (New)
Joel Greenblatt 334,394 sh (+1084.37%)
Caxton Associates 100,000 sh (+185.71%)
Barrow, Hanley, Mewhinney & Strauss 14,496,760 sh (+20.42%)
Ken Fisher 34,263 sh (+5.33%)
Lee Ainslie 2,148,213 sh (+3.54%)
Third Avenue Management 479,719 sh (+0.21%)
John Hussman 10,000 sh (unchged)
Tom Gayner 570,000 sh (unchged)
Mario Gabelli 6,150 sh (unchged)
PRIMECAP Management 41,000 sh (unchged)
First Pacific Advisors 13,500 sh (unchged)
Mairs and Power 5,369 sh (unchged)
Jeff Auxier 36,420 sh (unchged)
Jeremy Grantham Sold Out
Jim Chanos Sold Out
Ray Dalio Sold Out
Steven Cohen Sold Out
John Buckingham 55,332 sh (-1.35%)
Pioneer Investments 3,321,852 sh (-2.98%)
Chuck Royce 79,500 sh (-3.34%)
Larry Robbins 1,792,707 sh (-18.73%)
Robert Olstein 64,000 sh (-22.89%)
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Latest Guru Trades with NYSE: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 2018-06-30 Add 20.42%0.38%$81.48 - $100.5 $ 97.898%14,496,760
Bill Ackman 2018-06-30 New Buy12.7%$81.48 - $100.5 $ 97.898%7,715,501
Third Avenue Management 2018-06-30 Add 0.21%$81.48 - $100.5 $ 97.898%479,719
Joel Greenblatt 2018-06-30 Add 1084.37%0.42%$81.48 - $100.5 $ 97.898%334,394
Robert Olstein 2018-06-30 Reduce -22.89%0.21%$81.48 - $100.5 $ 97.898%64,000
Ken Fisher 2018-06-30 Add 5.33%$81.48 - $100.5 $ 97.898%34,263
Barrow, Hanley, Mewhinney & Strauss 2018-03-31 Reduce -3.74%0.06%$83.77 - $107.4 $ 97.893%12,038,085
Third Avenue Management 2018-03-31 Add 0.95%0.02%$83.77 - $107.4 $ 97.893%478,713
Robert Olstein 2018-03-31 Add 45.61%0.29%$83.77 - $107.4 $ 97.893%83,000
Ken Fisher 2018-03-31 Add 12.24%$83.77 - $107.4 $ 97.893%32,530
Joel Greenblatt 2018-03-31 Reduce -94.43%0.64%$83.77 - $107.4 $ 97.893%28,234
Mario Gabelli 2018-03-31 Add 24.24%$83.77 - $107.4 $ 97.893%6,150
David Einhorn 2018-03-31 Sold Out 0.12%$83.77 - $107.4 $ 97.893%0
Julian Robertson 2018-03-31 Sold Out 0.22%$83.77 - $107.4 $ 97.893%0
Dodge & Cox 2018-03-31 Sold Out $83.77 - $107.4 $ 97.893%0
Barrow, Hanley, Mewhinney & Strauss 2017-12-31 Reduce -17.42%0.32%$76.65 - $92.94 $ 97.8918%12,506,080
Joel Greenblatt 2017-12-31 Reduce -38.24%0.37%$76.65 - $92.94 $ 97.8918%506,617
Third Avenue Management 2017-12-31 Reduce -0.29%0.01%$76.65 - $92.94 $ 97.8918%474,216
David Einhorn 2017-12-31 New Buy0.12%$76.65 - $92.94 $ 97.8918%68,100
Robert Olstein 2017-12-31 Reduce -45.71%0.49%$76.65 - $92.94 $ 97.8918%57,000
Ken Fisher 2017-12-31 Add 28.39%$76.65 - $92.94 $ 97.8918%28,982
Julian Robertson 2017-12-31 New Buy0.22%$76.65 - $92.94 $ 97.8918%15,000
David Dreman 2017-12-31 New Buy0.4%$76.65 - $92.94 $ 97.8918%7,726
Mario Gabelli 2017-12-31 Reduce -66.89%0.01%$76.65 - $92.94 $ 97.8918%4,950
Dodge & Cox 2017-12-31 New Buy$76.65 - $92.94 $ 97.8918%2,310
Barrow, Hanley, Mewhinney & Strauss 2017-09-30 Add 40.32%0.52%$72.56 - $79.94 $ 97.8928%15,144,020
Joel Greenblatt 2017-09-30 Add 15.29%0.13%$72.56 - $79.94 $ 97.8928%820,267
Third Avenue Management 2017-09-30 Add 0.13%$72.56 - $79.94 $ 97.8928%475,611
Robert Olstein 2017-09-30 Add 29.63%0.25%$72.56 - $79.94 $ 97.8928%105,000
Ken Fisher 2017-09-30 Add 3.41%$72.56 - $79.94 $ 97.8928%22,574
Leon Cooperman 2017-09-30 Sold Out 0.16%$72.56 - $79.94 $ 97.8928%0
Ron Baron 2017-09-30 Sold Out 0.04%$72.56 - $79.94 $ 97.8928%0
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Business Description

Industry: Retail - Apparel & Specialty » Home Improvement Stores    NAICS: 444110    SIC: 5211
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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

Bill Ackman Comments on Lowe’s Companies - Aug 10, 2018

Lowe’s Companies, Inc. (NYSE:LOW)

Lowe’s is a leading U.S. home improvement retailer with an advantaged business model in a category that is positioned for continued growth. The home improvement category operates as an oligopoly, and Lowe’s significant market presence results in a scale advantage that allows it to be a convenient and low-cost provider of home improvement products across its more than 2,000 stores and fully integrated mobile and online platform. We believe that Lowe’s has strong future growth prospects as continued growth of the housing market should drive home improvement spending over the next several years. The increasing repair and maintenance requirements of the aging U.S. housing stock should contribute to sales growth over the longer term.

We have avoided investing in retail for nearly five years, but we believe the home improvement category is well insulated from the threat of online competitors, as a significant amount of the company’s products are either difficult and/or expensive to ship due to their size (e.g., lumber and building materials, live plants), regulatory constraints (e.g., paint), installation requirements (e.g., appliances) or are uneconomic to ship due to the combination of their low price point and heavy weight (e.g., nuts and bolts, concrete). Moreover, a physical store presence is a competitive advantage in the home improvement category as customers frequently consult with store employees as part of their purchase process. Customers often prefer to see the product before they purchase it, or they drive to the store because they have an immediate need for the product. As a result, the home improvement category has one of the lowest levels of e-commerce penetration in retail. While we expect overall e-commerce competition in the category to remain relatively limited in the future, Lowe’s online business is growing rapidly with a market share similar to its overall market share.

We previously invested in Lowe’s in 2011 due to our belief that the market did not appreciate the rapid earnings growth that would likely result from an improvement in the housing market following the financial crisis. Shortly after we initiated our investment in 2011, the stock price appreciated significantly, and we exited our position to allocate capital to other opportunities. While Lowe’s earnings and share price continued to increase thereafter, since that time, Lowe’s has materially underperformed its closest competitor, Home Depot.

Prior to the financial crisis, Lowe’s same-store sales growth outpaced Home Depot’s and had similar profit margins to its direct competitor. Since the crisis, Lowe’s has fallen far behind. Lowe’s has averaged 3% same-store sales growth compared with 5% at Home Depot, resulting in a sales gap which has widened to nearly 20%. Lowe’s profit margins are now nearly 500 basis points less than Home Depot.

In response to growing shareholder dissatisfaction earlier this year, Lowe’s appointed three new directors to its board, and announced a search for a new CEO. One of the new directors, David Batchelder, formerly a board member at Home Depot, was appointed to lead the CEO search committee. We initiated our investment shortly after Lowe’s announced the CEO search process, premised on our belief that there were several strong CEO candidates available, including a number with experience in the Home Depot transformation. At the end of May, Lowe’s announced that Marvin Ellison, a former senior executive at Home Depot, would become CEO. Marvin was the leading candidate on our list of potential CEO recruits as we believe he has the relevant experience leadership qualities, and skill set to close the operational gap. Marvin started at Lowe’s in July and has already redesigned the organizational structure to more closely resemble Home Depot’s, and has hired several former senior Home Depot executives for key roles. We expect Marvin will announce a detailed plan to improve performance, likely at the company’s Analyst Day in December.

After appreciating 15% from our cost, Lowe’s currently trades at ~18 times our estimate of this year’s earnings, which do not yet reflect any impact from the management change. Home Depot trades at more than 21 times analyst estimates of this year’s earnings, as the market has rewarded the company’s historically strong execution with a premium multiple. We believe there is large upside potential to Lowe’s if it can narrow the performance gap with Home Depot as it is likely that closing the performance gap will cause the market to reward the company with an increased multiple on higher earnings that reflect the company’s underlying business quality and growth potential.

We believe that the Lowe’s situation is reminiscent of our investment in Canadian Pacific. At the time of our investment in CP, it had underperformed Canadian National for more than a decade, and management claimed that structural differences and weather explained the company’s underperformance. We disagreed, believing that a different management approach would substantially improve the company’s performance. We were able to recruit Hunter Harrison, the former CEO of CN, to CP, who in a few short years turned CP into one of the best performing railroads in North America, rivalling CN. Mr. Ellison is off to a fast start assembling a new senior executive team to organize the Lowe’s turnaround. We look forward to watching him perform.

From Bill Ackman (Trades, Portfolio)'s second quarter 2018 Pershing Square shareholder letter.

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Ratios

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PE Ratio 21.34
LOW's PE Ratio is ranked lower than
54% of the 724 Companies
in the Global Home Improvement Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 19.95 vs. LOW: 21.34 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE Ratio only.
LOW' s PE Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 9.05  Med: 20.62 Max: 27.85
Current: 21.34
9.05
27.85
Forward PE Ratio 17.76
LOW's Forward PE Ratio is ranked higher than
50% of the 195 Companies
in the Global Home Improvement Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 17.89 vs. LOW: 17.76 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward PE Ratio only.
N/A
PE Ratio without NRI 21.34
LOW's PE Ratio without NRI is ranked lower than
54% of the 727 Companies
in the Global Home Improvement Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 19.89 vs. LOW: 21.34 )
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: 20.62 Max: 27.85
Current: 21.34
9.05
27.85
Price-to-Owner-Earnings 19.75
LOW's Price-to-Owner-Earnings is ranked lower than
51% of the 440 Companies
in the Global Home Improvement Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 19.71 vs. LOW: 19.75 )
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: 20.05 Max: 116.48
Current: 19.75
11.77
116.48
PB Ratio 14.07
LOW's PB Ratio is ranked lower than
96% of the 952 Companies
in the Global Home Improvement Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.63 vs. LOW: 14.07 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PB Ratio only.
LOW' s PB Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.09  Med: 3.46 Max: 15.18
Current: 14.07
1.09
15.18
PS Ratio 1.19
LOW's PS Ratio is ranked lower than
68% of the 951 Companies
in the Global Home Improvement Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.68 vs. LOW: 1.19 )
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: 1.19
0.41
1.32
Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow 20.08
LOW's Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow is ranked lower than
55% of the 437 Companies
in the Global Home Improvement Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 18.20 vs. LOW: 20.08 )
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: 16.2 Max: 130.36
Current: 20.08
8.8
130.36
Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow 15.66
LOW's Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow is ranked lower than
65% of the 552 Companies
in the Global Home Improvement Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 10.71 vs. LOW: 15.66 )
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: 10.74 Max: 18.08
Current: 15.66
4.79
18.08
EV-to-EBIT 14.45
LOW's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
51% of the 758 Companies
in the Global Home Improvement Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 14.76 vs. LOW: 14.45 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
LOW' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 6.5  Med: 13.15 Max: 17.4
Current: 14.45
6.5
17.4
EV-to-EBITDA 11.68
LOW's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked higher than
51% of the 794 Companies
in the Global Home Improvement Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 11.82 vs. LOW: 11.68 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
LOW' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.6  Med: 9.5 Max: 13.7
Current: 11.68
4.6
13.7
EV-to-Revenue 1.37
LOW's EV-to-Revenue is ranked lower than
68% of the 961 Companies
in the Global Home Improvement Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.77 vs. LOW: 1.37 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-Revenue only.
LOW' s EV-to-Revenue Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.5  Med: 1 Max: 1.5
Current: 1.37
0.5
1.5
PEG Ratio 1.38
LOW's PEG Ratio is ranked higher than
65% of the 320 Companies
in the Global Home Improvement Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 2.07 vs. LOW: 1.38 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PEG Ratio only.
LOW' s PEG Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.59  Med: 1.54 Max: 153.43
Current: 1.38
0.59
153.43
Shiller PE Ratio 39.41
LOW's Shiller PE Ratio is ranked lower than
81% of the 321 Companies
in the Global Home Improvement Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 18.09 vs. LOW: 39.41 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller PE Ratio only.
LOW' s Shiller PE Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 10.14  Med: 23.03 Max: 45.51
Current: 39.41
10.14
45.51
Current Ratio 1.02
LOW's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
78% of the 972 Companies
in the Global Home Improvement Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.63 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: 1.38 Max: 2.02
Current: 1.02
0.94
2.02
Quick Ratio 0.18
LOW's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
96% of the 972 Companies
in the Global Home Improvement Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.94 vs. LOW: 0.18 )
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: 0.74
Current: 0.18
0.1
0.74
Days Inventory 97.31
LOW's Days Inventory is ranked lower than
56% of the 938 Companies
in the Global Home Improvement Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 83.79 vs. LOW: 97.31 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
LOW' s Days Inventory Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 85.42  Med: 91.79 Max: 97.66
Current: 97.31
85.42
97.66
Days Payable 81.06
LOW's Days Payable is ranked higher than
73% of the 925 Companies
in the Global Home Improvement Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 52.44 vs. LOW: 81.06 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
LOW' s Days Payable Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 47.27  Med: 51.11 Max: 81.06
Current: 81.06
47.27
81.06

Dividend & Buy Back

vs
industry
vs
history
Dividend Yield % 1.75
LOW's Dividend Yield % is ranked lower than
66% of the 1058 Companies
in the Global Home Improvement Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 2.29 vs. LOW: 1.75 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield % only.
LOW' s Dividend Yield % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.89  Med: 1.61 Max: 2.5
Current: 1.75
0.89
2.5
Dividend Payout Ratio 0.36
LOW's Dividend Payout Ratio is ranked higher than
56% of the 608 Companies
in the Global Home Improvement Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.40 vs. LOW: 0.36 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout Ratio only.
LOW' s Dividend Payout Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.23  Med: 0.35 Max: 0.39
Current: 0.36
0.23
0.39
3-Year Dividend Growth Rate 22.00
LOW's 3-Year Dividend Growth Rate is ranked higher than
83% of the 416 Companies
in the Global Home Improvement Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 4.10 vs. LOW: 22.00 )
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: 16.3 Max: 57
Current: 22
4
57
Forward Dividend Yield % 1.98
LOW's Forward Dividend Yield % is ranked lower than
63% of the 1037 Companies
in the Global Home Improvement Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 2.29 vs. LOW: 1.98 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Dividend Yield % only.
N/A
5-Year Yield-on-Cost % 4.66
LOW's 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % is ranked higher than
71% of the 1055 Companies
in the Global Home Improvement Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 3.12 vs. LOW: 4.66 )
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: 2.36  Med: 4.26 Max: 6.62
Current: 4.66
2.36
6.62
3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio 4.40
LOW's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked higher than
92% of the 568 Companies
in the Global Home Improvement Stores industry.

( Industry Median: -0.70 vs. LOW: 4.40 )
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: 4.4
-5.4
9

Valuation & Return

vs
industry
vs
history
Price-to-Tangible-Book 18.13
LOW's Price-to-Tangible-Book is ranked lower than
94% of the 871 Companies
in the Global Home Improvement Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.91 vs. LOW: 18.13 )
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: 3.38 Max: 19.04
Current: 18.13
1.03
19.04
Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF 1.32
LOW's Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF is ranked lower than
53% of the 558 Companies
in the Global Home Improvement Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.23 vs. LOW: 1.32 )
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: 3.03 Max: 389
Current: 1.32
0.97
389
Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-DCF (Earnings Based) 1.35
LOW's Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-DCF (Earnings Based) is ranked lower than
58% of the 101 Companies
in the Global Home Improvement Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.16 vs. LOW: 1.35 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-DCF (Earnings Based) only.
LOW' s Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-DCF (Earnings Based) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.41  Med: 0.84 Max: 2.34
Current: 1.35
0.41
2.34
Price-to-Median-PS-Value 1.34
LOW's Price-to-Median-PS-Value is ranked lower than
76% of the 854 Companies
in the Global Home Improvement Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.00 vs. LOW: 1.34 )
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: 1.04 Max: 1.92
Current: 1.34
0.27
1.92
Price-to-Peter-Lynch-Fair-Value 1.48
LOW's Price-to-Peter-Lynch-Fair-Value is ranked lower than
52% of the 185 Companies
in the Global Home Improvement Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.36 vs. LOW: 1.48 )
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: 1.07 Max: 4.44
Current: 1.48
0.6
4.44
Price-to-Graham-Number 4.14
LOW's Price-to-Graham-Number is ranked lower than
89% of the 619 Companies
in the Global Home Improvement Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.36 vs. LOW: 4.14 )
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: 1.88 Max: 4.65
Current: 4.14
0.63
4.65
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % 6.92
LOW's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % is ranked higher than
63% of the 988 Companies
in the Global Home Improvement Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 5.31 vs. LOW: 6.92 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % only.
LOW' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 5.8  Med: 7.6 Max: 15.3
Current: 6.92
5.8
15.3
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % 19.14
LOW's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % is ranked higher than
83% of the 595 Companies
in the Global Home Improvement Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 5.78 vs. LOW: 19.14 )
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: -0.4  Med: 15.4 Max: 22.2
Current: 19.14
-0.4
22.2

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $69,119.00
EPS (TTM) $ 4.59
Beta1.38
Volatility30.03%
52-Week Range $70.76 - 108.98
Shares Outstanding (Mil)816.15

Analyst Estimate

Jan19 Jan20 Jan21
Revenue (Mil $) 71,786 74,369 77,432
EBIT (Mil $) 6,561 7,152 7,852
EBITDA (Mil $) 8,082 8,730 9,595
EPS ($) 5.43 6.17 7.07
EPS without NRI ($) 5.43 6.17 7.07
EPS Growth Rate
(Future 3Y To 5Y Estimate)
15.24%
Dividends per Share ($) 1.74 1.95 1.87

Piotroski F-Score Details

Piotroski F-Score: 77
Positive ROAY
Positive CFROAY
Higher ROA yoyY
CFROA > ROAY
Lower Leverage yoyY
Higher Current Ratio yoyN
Less Shares Outstanding yoyY
Higher Gross Margin yoyN
Higher Asset Turnover yoyY

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