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Lowe’s Companies, Inc. operates as a home improvement retailer. It offers products for maintenance, repair, remodeling, and home decorating. The company provides home improvement products under the categories of kitchens and appliances; lumber and building materials; tools and hardware; fashion fixtures; rough plumbing and electrical; lawn and garden; seasonal living; paint; home fashions, storage, and cleaning; flooring; millwork; and outdoor power equipment. It also offers installation services through independent contractors in various product categories; repair services; and MyLowes, an online tool that manages, maintains, and enhances homes. The company serves homeowners and renters consisting of do-it-yourself customers and do-it-for-me customers; and professional customers comprising construction trade, as well as maintenance, repair, and operations. As of October 27, 2014, it operated 1,835 home improvement and hardware stores in the United States, Canada, and Mexico. The company also offers its products through online sites, such as,, and Lowe’s Companies, Inc. was founded in 1946 and is based in Mooresville, North Carolina.

260,000 Employees
Last Reported Date: 11/19/14
Founded in 1946

lowe's cos inc (LOW) Top Compensated Officers

Chairman, Chief Executive Officer, President ...
Total Annual Compensation: $1.2M
Chief Financial Officer
Total Annual Compensation: $712.0K
Chief Operating Officer
Total Annual Compensation: $765.0K
Chief Human Resources Officer
Total Annual Compensation: $512.0K
U.S. Home Improvement Strategy and Experience...
Total Annual Compensation: $582.0K
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2013.

lowe's cos inc (LOW) Key Developments

Lowe's Companies Inc. Reports Unaudited Consolidated Earnings Results for the Third Quarter and Nine Months Ended November 1, 2014; Provides Earnings Guidance for the Fiscal Year 2014

Lowe's Companies Inc. reported unaudited consolidated earnings results for the third quarter and nine months ended Nov. 1, 2014. For the quarter, the company reported net sales of USD 13,681 million compared to USD 12,957 million a year ago. Pre tax earnings were USD 954 million compared to USD 799 million a year ago. Net earnings were USD 585 million compared to USD 499 million a year ago. Basic and diluted earnings per share were USD 0.59 compared to USD 0.47 a year ago. For the nine months, the company reported net sales of USD 43,682 million compared to USD 41,757 million a year ago. Pre-tax earnings were USD 3,589 million compared to USD 3,174 million a year ago. Net earnings were USD 2,248 million compared to USD 1,980 million a year ago. Basic and diluted earnings per share were USD 2.24 compared to USD 1.84 per diluted share a year ago. Net cash provided by operating activities was USD 4,684 million compared to USD 3,859 million a year ago. Capital expenditures were USD 587 million compared to USD 610 million a year ago. Fiscal year 2014, the company total sales are expected to increase 4.5% to 5%. Comparable sales are expected to increase 3.5% to 4%. Earnings before interest and taxes as a percentage of sales are expected to increase 70 to 75 basis points. The effective income tax rate is expected to be approximately 37.2%. Diluted earnings per share of approximately USD 2.68 are expected for the fiscal year ending January 30, 2015. The company is forecasting cash flows from operations to be approximately USD 4.2 billion. CapEx forecast for 2014 is approximately USD 1 billion. This will result in estimated free cash flow of USD 3.2 billion for 2014. CapEx forecast for 2014 is less than originally planned.

Lowe's Companies Inc. Announces Executive Changes

Lowe's Companies Inc. announced that Ross W. (Bill) McCanless will be joining the company as general counsel, secretary and chief compliance officer, effective January 12, 2015. McCanless will replace Gaither M. Keener, who announced plans to retire from the company following 30 years of service. McCanless is returning to Lowe's top legal role, a position he held from 2003 to 2006, after serving as chief legal officer, general counsel and secretary for Extended Stay America Inc. and ESH Hospitality Inc. In his new role, McCanless will be responsible for directing all legal matters for Lowe's and its subsidiaries as well as advising the chairman and board of directors on corporate governance matters. In addition to his previous legal experience, McCanless served in a number of executive management positions with Delhaize/Food Lion, including SVP, general counsel, secretary and chief administrative officer. Gaither Keener began his career at Lowe's in 1985 as corporate counsel after serving as a member of a private law firm for which Lowe's was a client. He served as chief legal officer, chief compliance officer and secretary since 2006. Keener has served on the board of directors of the Lowe's Charitable and Educational Foundation since 2005.

Lowe's Companies, Inc. Declares Quarterly Cash Dividend, Payable February 4, 2015

The Board of Directors for Lowe's Companies Inc. has declared a quarterly cash dividend of twenty three cents ($0.23) per share, payable February 4, 2015, to shareholders of record as of January 21, 2015.


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