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Lowe's Cash Ratio

: 0.17 (As of Apr. 2022)
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The Cash Ratio measures a company’s ability to meet its short-term obligations with cash and near-cash resources. It is calculated as a company's Cash, Cash Equivalents, Marketable Securities divides by its Total Current Liabilities. Lowe's's Cash Ratio for the quarter that ended in Apr. 2022 was 0.17.

Lowe's has a Cash Ratio of 0.17. It indicates that there are more current liabilities than Cash, Cash Equivalents, Marketable Securities, and the company does not have sufficient cash on hand to pay off its short-term debt.

The historical rank and industry rank for Lowe's's Cash Ratio or its related term are showing as below:

LOW' s Cash Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.01   Med: 0.13   Max: 0.54
Current: 0.17

During the past 13 years, Lowe's's highest Cash Ratio was 0.54. The lowest was 0.01. And the median was 0.13.

LOW's Cash Ratio is ranked worse than
75.59% of 1102 companies
in the Retail - Cyclical industry
Industry Median: 0.42 vs LOW: 0.17

Lowe's Cash Ratio Historical Data

The historical data trend for Lowe's's Cash Ratio can be seen below:

* For Operating Data section: All numbers are indicated by the unit behind each term and all currency related amount are in USD.
* For other sections: All numbers are in millions except for per share data, ratio, and percentage. All currency related amount are indicated in the company's associated stock exchange currency.

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Lowe's Annual Data
Trend Jan13 Jan14 Jan15 Jan16 Jan17 Jan18 Jan19 Jan20 Jan21 Jan22
Cash Ratio
Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only 0.05 0.04 0.05 0.28 0.07

Lowe's Quarterly Data
Jul17 Oct17 Jan18 Apr18 Jul18 Oct18 Jan19 Apr19 Jul19 Oct19 Jan20 Apr20 Jul20 Oct20 Jan21 Apr21 Jul21 Oct21 Jan22 Apr22
Cash Ratio Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only 0.29 0.29 0.32 0.07 0.17

Competitive Comparison

For the Home Improvement Retail subindustry, Lowe's's Cash Ratio, along with its competitors' market caps and Cash Ratio data, can be viewed below:

* Competitive companies are chosen from companies within the same industry, with headquarter located in same country, with closest market capitalization; x-axis shows the market cap, and y-axis shows the term value; the bigger the dot, the larger the market cap. Note that "N/A" values will not show up in the chart.

   

Lowe's Cash Ratio Distribution

For the Retail - Cyclical industry and Consumer Cyclical sector, Lowe's's Cash Ratio distribution charts can be found below:

* The bar in red indicates where Lowe's's Cash Ratio falls into.



Lowe's Cash Ratio Calculation

The Cash Ratio measures a company's ability to meet its short-term obligations with its cash and near-cash resources.

Lowe's's Cash Ratio for the fiscal year that ended in Jan. 2022 is calculated as:

Cash Ratio (A: Jan. 2022 )=Cash, Cash Equivalents, Marketable Securities/Total Current Liabilities
=1404/19668
=0.07

Lowe's's Cash Ratio for the quarter that ended in Apr. 2022 is calculated as:

Cash Ratio (Q: Apr. 2022 )=Cash, Cash Equivalents, Marketable Securities/Total Current Liabilities
=3782/21831
=0.17

* For Operating Data section: All numbers are indicated by the unit behind each term and all currency related amount are in USD.
* For other sections: All numbers are in millions except for per share data, ratio, and percentage. All currency related amount are indicated in the company's associated stock exchange currency.


Lowe's  (NYSE:LOW) Cash Ratio Explanation

The cash ratio is more conservative than other liquidity ratios, such as Quick Ratio and Current Ratio, because it only considers a company's most liquid resources. The numerator of cash ratio only considers Cash, Cash Equivalents and marketable securities. Other current assets, such as accounts receivable and inventories, are not included. The rationale is that these assets may require time to be transformed into cash, and the amount of money received is also uncertain.

The cash ratio shows a company’s ability to pay all current liabilities immediately without selling or liquidating other assets. Generally speaking, a higher cash ratio suggests the company has a stronger ability to cover its short-term debt. However, a high cash ratio could also indicate inefficient management: the company is inefficient in making full utilization of cash to invest protential profitable project. It may also suggest that the company is not confident about future profitability.

In general, the higher the cash ratio, the better the company's liquidity position.


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Lowe's Business Description

Lowe's logo
Address
1000 Lowe's Boulevard, Mooresville, NC, USA, 28117
Lowe's is the second- largest home improvement retailer in the world (behind wide-moat Home Depot), operating 1,971 stores and servicing 230 dealer-owned stores throughout the United States and Canada. 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 Lowe's captures a low-double-digit share of the $900 billion domestic home improvement market, based on Lowe's estimate for market size.
Executives
Taylor Colleen director C/O BILL.COM HOLDINGS, INC. 1800 EMBARCADERO ROAD PALO ALTO CA 94303
Sink Brandon J officer: EVP, Chief Financial Officer 1000 LOWE'S BOULEVARD MOORESVILLE NC 28117
Stone West Mary E director C/O HASBRO, INC. 1011 NEWPORT AVENUE PAWTUCKET RI 02861
Heinrich Daniel J director CLOROX CO 1221 BROADWAY OAKLAND CA 94612
Griggs Dan Clayton Jr officer: Vice President, CAO 1000 LOWES BOULEVARD MOORESVILLE NC 28117
Little Janice Dupre officer: EVP Human Resources 1000 LOWES BOULEVARD MOORESVILLE NC 28117
Thalberg Marisa F officer: EVP Chief Brand & Mktg Officer 1000 LOWE'S BOULEVARD MOORESVILLE NC 28117
Denton David M officer: EVP, Chief Financial Officer 1000 LOWE'S BOULEVARD MOORESVILLE NC 28117
Godbole Seemantini officer: EVP, Chief Information Officer 1000 LOWE'S BOULEVARD MOORESVILLE NC 28117
Mason Tiffany L officer: Interim CFO & SVP 440 S. CHURCH STREET SUITE 700 CHARLOTTE NC 28202
Boltz William P officer: EVP, Merchandising 1000 LOWE'S BOULEVARD MOORESVILLE NC 28117
Mcfarland Joseph Michael officer: EVP, Stores 1000 LOWE'S BOULEVARD MOORESVILLE NC 28117
Frieson Donald officer: EVP, Supply Chain 1000 LOWE'S BOULEVARD MOORESVILLE NC 28117
Ellison Marvin R director, officer: President and CEO 1000 LOWE'S BOULEVARD MOORESVILLE NC 28117
Rogers Brian C director T ROWE PRICE GROUP INC 100 E PRATT ST BALTIMORE MD 21202

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