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  • Previous Rank52
  • Revenues ($M)56,223
  • Revenue Percent Change5.3%
  • Profits ($M)2,698
  • Profits Percent Change18%
  • Market Value (as of March 31, 2015)70,797

Lowe’s, the No. 2 home improvement chain after Home Depot, has benefited from the boom in the housing market and drop in gas prices that has given consumers more money to spend on their homes. But CEO Robert Niblock has said he is concerned that potential higher interest rates later this year, as well as soaring home prices that block out new buyers, could stunt sales growth in the sector. Lowe’s has consistently underperformed larger rival Home Depot, which has more reach with the professional market and a wider array of its own brands. Still, Lowe’s financial results have been on the upswing, with few doubts on Wall Street that sales will continue to rise.

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Company Info

CEO
Robert A. Niblock
Industry
Specialty Retailers: Other
Sector
Retailing
HQ Location
Mooresville, NC
Websitehttp://www.lowes.com
Years on List21

Key Financials (last fiscal year)

$ millions% change
Revenues ($M)56,2235.3%
Profits ($M)2,69818%
Total Stockholder Equity9,968-
Employees220,500-
Market Value (as of March 31, 2015)70,797-

Profit Ratios

Profit as % of Revenues4.8%
Profits as % of Assets8.5%
Profits as % of Stockholder Equity27.1%

Earnings Per Share (last fiscal year)

Earnings Per Share ($)2.71
EPS % Change (from 2013)26.6%
EPS % Change (5 year annual rate)17.5%
EPS % Change (10 year annual rate)7.2%

Total Return

Total Return to Investors (2014)41.2%
Total Return to Investors (5 year, annualized)26.4%
Total Return to Investors (10 year, annualized)10.7%