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Lowe's (NYSE:LOW) GF Value Rank

: 6 (As of Today)
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Lowe's has the GF Value Rank of 6.

The GF Value Rank is determined by the price-to-GF-Value (P/GF Value) ratio, a proprietary metric calculated based on historical multiples along with an adjustment factor based on a company's past returns and growth and future estimates of the business' performance.

GuruFocus found that for valuation, we cannot simply give stocks a better GF Value rank simply because they have a lower P/GF Value ratio. Backtesting shows that over the long term, the two worst-performing groups are the most expensive group (with the highest P/GF Value ratio) and the least expensive group (with the lowest P/GF Value ratio).

We can understand why the most expensive group underperforms. We were initially puzzled by the underperformance of the least expensive group, but we realized there is a reason why some stocks are super cheap. If they look too undervalued, it is often because the businesses behind them are poor quality. The market realized this and gave them low valuations. In a way, the market is efficient.

After multiple backtesting analyses, we granted the stocks in third-cheapest percentile the highest GF Value rank, as they have performed the best over a full market cycle. Stock performance is actually not as sensitive to valuation as it is to growth and profitability. On average, the companies in the 20%-50% valuation groups have similar performances. Therefore, we should avoid the most expensive and the least expensive stocks. We can be more tolerant of valuation.

Please click GF Score to see more details on the GF Score's 5 Key Aspects of Analysis.

Competitive Comparison

For the Home Improvement Retail subindustry, Lowe's's GF Value Rank, along with its competitors' market caps and GF Value Rank 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 GF Value Rank Distribution

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

* The bar in red indicates where Lowe's's GF Value Rank falls into.

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Lowe's (NYSE:LOW) Business Description

1000 Lowes Boulevard, Mooresville, NC, USA, 28117
Lowe's is the second-largest home improvement retailer in the world, operating more than 1,700 stores in the United States, after the 2023 divestiture of its Canadian locations (RONA, Lowe's Canada, Réno-Dépôt, and Dick's Lumber). The firm's stores offer products and services for home decorating, maintenance, repair, and remodeling, with maintenance and repair accounting for two thirds of products sold. Lowe's targets retail do-it-yourself (around 75% of sales) and do-it-for-me customers as well as commercial and professional business clients (around 25% of sales). We estimate Lowe's captures a low-double-digit share of the domestic home improvement market, based on U.S. Census data and management's market size estimates.
Quonta D Vance officer: EVP, Pro & Home Services 1000 LOWE'S BOULEVARD, MOORESVILLE NC 28117
Juliette Williams Pryor officer: EVP, CLO & Corp. Sec. 1000 LOWE'S BOULEVARD, MOORESVILLE NC 28117
Scott H Baxter director 400 NORTH ELM STREET, GREENSBORO NC 27401
Taylor Colleen director C/O BILL.COM HOLDINGS, INC., 1800 EMBARCADERO ROAD, PALO ALTO CA 94303
Brandon J Sink 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
Daniel J Heinrich director CLOROX CO, 1221 BROADWAY, OAKLAND CA 94612
Griggs Dan Clayton Jr officer: Vice President, CAO 1000 LOWES BOULEVARD, MOORESVILLE NC 28117
Janice Dupre Little officer: EVP Human Resources 1000 LOWES BOULEVARD, MOORESVILLE NC 28117
Marisa F Thalberg officer: EVP Chief Brand & Mktg Officer 1000 LOWE'S BOULEVARD, MOORESVILLE NC 28117
David M Denton officer: EVP, Chief Financial Officer 1000 LOWE'S BOULEVARD, MOORESVILLE NC 28117
Seemantini Godbole officer: EVP, Chief Information Officer 1000 LOWE'S BOULEVARD, MOORESVILLE NC 28117
Tiffany L Mason officer: Interim CFO & SVP 440 S. CHURCH STREET, SUITE 700, CHARLOTTE NC 28202
Joseph Michael Mcfarland officer: EVP, Stores 1000 LOWE'S BOULEVARD, MOORESVILLE NC 28117
William P Boltz officer: EVP, Merchandising 1000 LOWE'S BOULEVARD, MOORESVILLE NC 28117