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Lowe’s

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U.S.

Like its bigger rival Home Depot, home improvement retailer Lowe’s is benefitting big time from the ongoing housing boom. Household formation is up and millions of Americans are renovating their homes. Though Lowe’s has trailed its rival in terms of profitability, the company has been making big strides on other fronts, becoming one of the biggest beneficiaries of Sears’ shrinking appliance business and proving deft at winning the business of millennials. And Lowe’s looks to have snagged home improvement chain Rona in Canada, finally turning it into a serious player in that market overnight. Still, Lowe’s results have been choppy. And like Home Depot, a significant increase in interest rates would likely be bad for Lowe’s, potentially shutting the door on the housing boom and hurting sales as well.

CEO

Robert A. Niblock

Sector

Retailing

Industry

Specialty Retailers

HQ Location

Mooresville, NC

Employees

225,000

Years on Global 500 List

19

Figures are for fiscal year ended Jan. 31, 2016.
Key Financials (last fiscal year)
($ Millions)% change
Revenues ($M)$59,0745.1%
Profits ($M)$2,546-5.6%
Assets ($M)$31,266
Total Stockholder Equity ($M)$7,654
Profit Ratios
Profit as % of Revenues4.3%
Profits as % of Assets8.1%
Profits as % of Stockholder Equity33.3%
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News about Lowe’s

Home Depot Revenue Beats Forecasts as Homeowners Splurge

The do-it-yourself chain just keeps taking market share.

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Lowe's Shutting Down 20 More U.S. Stores

And 31 stores in Canada are also being closed.

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J.C. Penney Hires Joann Stores' Jill Soltau as Its New CEO

Her appointment brings the number of female CEO's in the Fortune 500 to 25.

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Retailers May Be Retreating From Starting Black Friday on Thanksgiving

The number of stores that will be closed increases, according to one site.

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Videos about Lowe’s

Lowe’s CEO Robert Niblock to Retire

The search for a replacement is on.

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The Q2 blues

Target, Staples and Lowe’s all posted either drops or lower-than-expected sales in second quarter earnings.

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