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lowe's cos inc (LOW) Snapshot

Open
$66.88
Previous Close
$66.62
Day High
$67.19
Day Low
$66.06
52 Week High
12/11/14 - $67.27
52 Week Low
05/15/14 - $44.13
Market Cap
65.1B
Average Volume 10 Days
6.5M
EPS TTM
$2.56
Shares Outstanding
972.9M
EX-Date
01/16/15
P/E TM
26.1x
Dividend
$0.92
Dividend Yield
1.22%
Current Stock Chart for LOWE'S COS INC (LOW)

lowe's cos inc (LOW) Details

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 Lowes.com, Lowes.ca, and ATGstores.com. Lowe’s Companies, Inc. was founded in 1946 and is based in Mooresville, North Carolina.

167,000 Employees
Last Reported Date: 03/31/14
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 Plan to Open New Stores Between 2015 and 2017

Lowe's announced that between 2015 and 2017, the company plan to open a total of 25 stores. To this end, the joint venture is planning to slow the pace of expansion over the next few years, with approximately 10 stores planned each year between 2015 and 2017. The intent is to strategically fill in gaps where Masters stores are already located. Over the next 3 years, the company will continue this balance of remodeling the existing fleet and opening new stores, remodeling up to 35 locations and opening up to 40 new stores. In addition to the comp growth, The company expects to open approximately 30 stores annually in North America, split evenly between home improvement and Orchard stores with a few city center stores sprinkled in. The company plan to open 5 stores over the next 3 years.

Lowe's Companies Affirms Earnings Guidance for the Fiscal 2014

Lowe's Companies (LOW) has reiterated sales and earnings guidance for the 2014 fiscal year. GAAP diluted earnings per share of approximately $2.68 are expected for the fiscal year. Total sales for the year are expected to increase 4.5% to 5%, while 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 basis points to 75 basis points. The effective income tax rate is expected to be approximately 37.2%.

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.

 

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