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  • Revenues ($M)$59,074
  • Revenue Percent Change5.1%
  • Profits ($M)$2,546
  • Profits Percent Change-5.6%
  • Assets ($M)$31,266
  • Employees225,000
  • Market Value — as of March 31, 2016 ($M)$67,981
  • Previous Rank50
  • Morning Consult Brand Index
    A+

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.

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Company Info

CEO
Robert A. Niblock
Sector
Retailing
Industry
Specialty Retailers: Other
HQ Location
Mooresville, NC
Websitehttp://www.lowes.com
Years on Fortune 500 List22
Employees225,000
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)$7,654-
Market Value — as of March 31, 2016 ($M)$67,981-

Profit Ratios

Profit as % of Revenues4.3%
Profits as % of Assets8.1%
Profits as % of Stockholder Equity33.3%

Earnings Per Share (Last Fiscal Year)

Earnings Per Share ($)2.73
EPS % Change (from 2014)0.7%
EPS % Change (5 year annual rate)14%
EPS % Change (10 year annual rate)4.7%

Total Return

Total Return to Investors (2015)12.1%
Total Return to Investors (5 year, annualized)27.1%
Total Return to Investors (10 year, annualized)10.3%