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Lowe’s

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Home improvement chain Lowe’s has not been immune to the forces turning the retail world upside down as more consumers make their purchases digitally. The ever-changing industry led the company to lay off close to 3,000 employees last year. At the same time, Lowe’s is shifting resources to invest in innovation. Lowe’s Innovation Labs partners with outside organizations like Google and Microsoft to develop technology that will improve store operations and customer experience.

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CEO

Robert A. Niblock

CEO Title

Chairman, President & Chief Executive Officer

Sector

Retailing

Industry

Specialty Retailers: Other

HQ Location

Mooresville, N.C.

Years on Fortune 500 List

24

Employees

255,000

Figures are for fiscal year ended Jan. 31, 2018.
Key Financials (Last Fiscal Year)
$ millions% change
Revenues ($M)$68,6195.5%
Profits ($M)$3,447.011.4%
Assets ($M)$35,291
Total Stockholder Equity ($M)$5,873
Market Value — as of March 29, 2018 ($M)$72,812
Profit Ratios
Profit as % of Revenues5.0%
Profits as % of Assets9.8%
Profits as % of Stockholder Equity58.7%
Earnings Per Share (Last Fiscal Year)
Earnings Per Share ($)4.09
EPS % Change (from 2016)17.9%
EPS % Change (5 year annual rate)19.3%
EPS % Change (10 year annual rate)8.2%
Total Return
Total Return to Investors (2017)33.2%
Total Return to Investors (5 year, annualized)23.2%
Total Return to Investors (10 year, annualized)17.2%
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