Home Depot Vs. Lowe’s – Both have done great!

Since the great recession of 2008-2009, this economy has come a long way.  If you need proof, you need to look no further than the big two home improvement stores – Home Depot and Lowe’s.  They have both done very well.  All data is presented for fiscal years for both companies.

Here are the numbers:

Exhibit 1: Home Depot and Lowe’s Annual Revenues 2012 – 2014 (In Millions of USD)

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Exhibit 2: Home Depot and Lowe’s Year-over-Year Revenue Growth (%)

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Exhibit 3: Home Depot and Lowe’s Annual Net Earnings (In Millions of USD)

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Exhibit 4: Home Depot and Lowe’s Net Earnings Growth Rate (%)

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The growth rate of earnings have been very impressive for both Home Depot and Lowe’s.

Exhibit 5: Home Depot and Lowe’s Net Profit Margin (%)

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Both Home Depot and Lowe’s have expanded their net profit margins.  Home Depot has expanded its margin by 1.56% in two years, while Lowe’s has increased its margins by 0.92%.  That’s an extremely impressive feat.  But, I am surprised that Lowe’s net profit margin is so much lower than Home Depot’s.  I was expecting both companies, given that they operate within the same industry segment to have close to same margins.

Exhibit 6: Home Depot and Lowe’s Quarterly Revenue (in Millions of USD)

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Exhibit 7: Quarterly Year-over-Year Revenue Growth (%)

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Exhibit 8: Home Depot and Lowe’s Quarterly Earnings Per Share Basic (in USD)

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Exhibit 9: Earnings Per Share Basic Quarterly Year-over-Year Growth Rate (%)

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Exhibit 10: Home Depot and Lowe’s Average Basic Shares Outstanding (in Millions)

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Data Source: SEC.GOV
Disclaimer:  I just love learning about companies.  I am not an investment advisor and this blog post should not be considered investment advice.  

 

 

 

 

2 thoughts on “Home Depot Vs. Lowe’s – Both have done great!

  1. Roy Perez-Daple

    You should know thst home depot color is Orange, Lowes Blue. .you reversed them. Very distracting to a long time Lowes guy like myself.

    Reply

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