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Lowe’s

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A perennial laggard to larger rival Home Depot, do-it-yourself retailer Lowe’s turnaround finally started to take hold last year. Under its new CEO since July, former J.C. Penney chief Marvin Ellison, Lowe’s has closed dozens of underperforming stores, including a big chunk of its Canadian locations, improved on out-of-stocks, added brands like Craftsman tools, gussied up stores, and done a better job of wooing the professional contractor market that tends to flock to Home Depot. The result has been accelerating sales gains in recent quarters, setting it up to better face the challenges coming from a housing market that is starting to cool off.

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CEO

Marvin R. Ellison

CEO Title

President, Chief Executive Officer & Director

Sector

Retailing

Industry

Specialty Retailers: Other

HQ Location

Mooresville, N.C.

Years on Fortune 500 List

25

Employees

245,000

Figures are for fiscal year ended Jan. 31, 2019.
Key Financials (Last Fiscal Year)
$ millions% change
Revenues ($M)$71,3093.9%
Profits ($M)$2,314.0-32.9%
Assets ($M)$34,508
Total Stockholder Equity ($M)$3,644
Profit Ratios
Profit as % of Revenues3.2%
Profits as % of Assets6.7%
Profits as % of Stockholder Equity63.5%
Earnings Per Share (Last Fiscal Year)
Earnings Per Share ($)2.84
EPS % Change (from 2017)-30.6%
EPS % Change (5 year annual rate)5.8%
EPS % Change (10 year annual rate)6.7%
Total Return
Total Return to Investors (2018)1.2%
Total Return to Investors (5 year, annualized)15.2%
Total Return to Investors (10 year, annualized)17.8%
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