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Home Depot


Home Depot is a rare gem in a troubled retail world. The do-it-yourself home improvement chain has benefitted big time from the rebound in the housing market, which has spurred consumers to invest in their homes. The result: a year of record sales and net earnings. Same store sales, an important industry metric, were also up 5.6%. The sales growth got a boost by its 2015 purchase of Interline Brands the company’s biggest acquisition in nearly a decade. The deal gives the company more exposure to commercial markets like hospitality and healthcare, whose spending far outweighs the size of the customer base. Home Depot has still been able to attract customers to its stores in an Amazon era, but it’s investing in its digital operations. Last year 5.9% of its total sales came from online, but 45% of those purchases were picked up in store.

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Craig A. Menear

CEO Title

Chairman, President & Chief Executive Officer




Specialty Retailers: Other

HQ Location

Atlanta, GA

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Figures are for fiscal year ended Jan. 31, 2017.Profile provided by S&P Global.
Key Financials (Last Fiscal Year)
$ millions% change
Revenues ($M)$94,5956.9%
Profits ($M)$7,957.013.5%
Assets ($M)$42,966
Total Stockholder Equity ($M)$4,333
Market Value — as of March 31, 2017 ($M)$176,368
Profit Ratios
Profit as % of Revenues8.4%
Profits as % of Assets18.5%
Profits as % of Stockholder Equity183.6%
Earnings Per Share (Last Fiscal Year)
Earnings Per Share ($)6.45
EPS % Change (from 2015)18.1%
EPS % Change (5 year annual rate)21.2%
EPS % Change (10 year annual rate)8.7%
Total Return
Total Return to Investors (2016)3.6%
Total Return to Investors (5 year, annualized)28.8%
Total Return to Investors (10 year, annualized)15.7%
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