Courtesy of Lowe's
  • Previous Rank
    47
  • Revenues ($M)
    65017
  • Revenue Percent Change
    10.1
  • Profits ($M)
    3093
  • Profits Percent Change
    21.5
  • Assets ($M)
    34408
  • Employees
    240000
  • Market Value — as of March 31, 2017 ($M)
    70481

Lowe's made big strides in the Great White North last year thanks to the completion of its acquisition of Canadian retailer RONA. The deal helped the home improvement chain boost sales 10%. Lowe's is trying to entice customers through an army of experts who will meet with customers in their homes to help with DIY projects. The company has benefited from the housing rebound, but not to the same extent as bigger rival Home Depot; in November it cut its profit forecast for the year on soft store traffic. Lowe's also has not been immune to the forces turning the retail world upside down as more consumers make their purchases digitally. Last year it improved its website and in January shifted around employees' jobs to better respond to customer needs.

Company Info

CEORobert A. Niblock
CEO TitleChairman, President & Chief Executive Officer
SectorRetailing
IndustrySpecialty Retailers: Other
HQ LocationMooresville, NC
Websitewww.lowes.com
Years on Fortune 500 List23
Employees240,000

Key Financials (Last Fiscal Year)

Revenues ($M)$65,017
Profits ($M)$3,093
Assets ($M)$34,408
Total Stockholder Equity ($M)$6,434
Market Value — as of March 31, 2017 ($M)$70,481

Profit Ratios

Profit as % of Revenues4.8%
Profits as % of Assets9%
Profits as % of Stockholder Equity48.1%

Earnings Per Share (Last Fiscal Year)

Earnings Per Share ($)3
EPS % Change (from 2015)27.1%
EPS % Change (5 year annual rate)19.4%
EPS % Change (10 year annual rate)5.7%

Total Return

Total Return to Investors (2016)-4.8%
Total Return to Investors (5 year, annualized)25%
Total Return to Investors (10 year, annualized)10.4%