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Lowe's Quick Ratio

: 0.25 (As of Apr. 2022)
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The quick ratio measures a company's ability to meet its short-term obligations with its most liquid assets. It is calculated as a company's Total Current Assets excludes Total Inventories divides by its Total Current Liabilities. Lowe's's quick ratio for the quarter that ended in Apr. 2022 was 0.25.

Lowe's has a quick ratio of 0.25. It indicates that the company cannot currently fully pay back its current liabilities.

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

LOW' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.1   Med: 0.27   Max: 0.97
Current: 0.25

During the past 13 years, Lowe's's highest Quick Ratio was 0.97. The lowest was 0.10. And the median was 0.27.

LOW's Quick Ratio is ranked worse than
91.14% of 1129 companies
in the Retail - Cyclical industry
Industry Median: 0.91 vs LOW: 0.25

Lowe's Quick Ratio Historical Data

The historical data trend for Lowe's's Quick 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
Quick Ratio
Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only 0.11 0.11 0.14 0.33 0.12

Lowe's Quarterly Data
Jul17 Oct17 Jan18 Apr18 Jul18 Oct18 Jan19 Apr19 Jul19 Oct19 Jan20 Apr20 Jul20 Oct20 Jan21 Apr21 Jul21 Oct21 Jan22 Apr22
Quick 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 0.37 0.36 0.39 0.12 0.25

Competitive Comparison

For the Home Improvement Retail subindustry, Lowe's's Quick Ratio, along with its competitors' market caps and Quick 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 Quick Ratio Distribution

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

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



Lowe's Quick Ratio Calculation

The quick ratio measures a company's ability to meet its short-term obligations with its most liquid assets. For this reason, the ratio excludes inventories from current assets.

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

Quick Ratio (A: Jan. 2022 )=(Total Current Assets-Total Inventories)/Total Current Liabilities
=(20060-17605)/19668
=0.12

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

Quick Ratio (Q: Apr. 2022 )=(Total Current Assets-Total Inventories)/Total Current Liabilities
=(25611-20239)/21831
=0.25

* 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) Quick Ratio Explanation

The quick ratio is more conservative than the Current Ratio because it excludes inventories from current assets. The ratio derives its name presumably from the fact that assets such as cash and marketable securities are quick sources of cash. Inventories generally take time to be converted into cash, and if they have to be sold quickly, the company may have to accept a lower price than book value of these inventories. As a result, they are justifiably excluded from assets that are ready sources of immediate cash.

In general, low or decreasing quick ratios generally suggest that a company is over-leveraged, struggling to maintain or grow sales, paying bills too quickly or collecting receivables too slowly. On the other hand, a high or increasing quick ratio generally indicates that a company is experiencing solid top-line growth, quickly converting receivables into cash, and easily able to cover its financial obligations. Such companies often have faster inventory turnover and cash conversion cycles.

The higher the quick 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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