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Lowes Companies Inc

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Retail-Lumber & Other Building Materials Dealers

Mkt Cap

$130.1B

PE

17.02

Debt

$35.92B

Cash

$1.21B

EV

$164.8B

FCF

$5.4B

Market Cap

$130.1B

P/E Ratio

17.02

Debt

$35.92B

Cash

$1.21B

EV

$164.8B

FCF

$5.4B
Charts data: {"Earnings":[{"time":"2015-01-29","value":2682000000},{"time":"2016-01-28","value":2534000000},{"time":"2017-02-02","value":3062000000},{"time":"2018-02-01","value":3436000000},{"time":"2019-01-31","value":2307000000},{"time":"2020-01-30","value":4268000000},{"time":"2021-01-28","value":5811000000},{"time":"2022-01-27","value":8409000000},{"time":"2023-02-02","value":6416000000}],"Sales":[{"time":"2015-01-29","value":56223000000},{"time":"2016-01-28","value":59074000000},{"time":"2017-02-02","value":65017000000},{"time":"2018-02-01","value":68619000000},{"time":"2019-01-31","value":71309000000},{"time":"2020-01-30","value":72148000000},{"time":"2021-01-28","value":89597000000},{"time":"2022-01-27","value":96250000000},{"time":"2023-02-02","value":97059000000}],"Net Margins":[{"time":"2015-01-29","value":0.04770289739074756},{"time":"2016-01-28","value":0.04289535159291736},{"time":"2017-02-02","value":0.047095375055754646},{"time":"2018-02-01","value":0.05007359477695682},{"time":"2019-01-31","value":0.03235215751167454},{"time":"2020-01-30","value":0.05915617896545989},{"time":"2021-01-28","value":0.06485708226837952},{"time":"2022-01-27","value":0.08736623376623377},{"time":"2023-02-02","value":0.06610412223492927}],"Assets":[{"time":"2015-01-29","value":31827000000},{"time":"2016-01-28","value":31266000000},{"time":"2017-02-02","value":34408000000},{"time":"2018-02-01","value":35291000000},{"time":"2019-01-31","value":34508000000},{"time":"2020-01-30","value":39471000000},{"time":"2021-01-28","value":46735000000},{"time":"2022-01-27","value":44640000000},{"time":"2023-02-02","value":43708000000}],"Stockholders Equity":[{"time":"2015-01-29","value":9968000000},{"time":"2016-01-28","value":7654000000},{"time":"2017-02-02","value":6434000000},{"time":"2018-02-01","value":5873000000},{"time":"2019-01-31","value":3644000000},{"time":"2020-01-30","value":1972000000},{"time":"2021-01-28","value":1437000000},{"time":"2022-01-27","value":-4816000000},{"time":"2023-02-02","value":-14254000000}],"ROE":[{"time":"2015-01-29","value":0.2690609951845907},{"time":"2016-01-28","value":0.33106872223673894},{"time":"2017-02-02","value":0.4759092322039167},{"time":"2018-02-01","value":0.5850502298654862},{"time":"2019-01-31","value":0.6330954994511526},{"time":"2020-01-30","value":2.1643002028397564},{"time":"2021-01-28","value":4.04384133611691},{"time":"2022-01-27","value":-1.7460548172757475},{"time":"2023-02-02","value":-0.45011926476778447}],"ROA":[{"time":"2015-01-29","value":0.15056398655229836},{"time":"2016-01-28","value":0.158990596814431},{"time":"2017-02-02","value":0.1699023482910951},{"time":"2018-02-01","value":0.18661981808393074},{"time":"2019-01-31","value":0.11643676828561493},{"time":"2020-01-30","value":0.15996554432368068},{"time":"2021-01-28","value":0.20641917192682144},{"time":"2022-01-27","value":0.2709005376344086},{"time":"2023-02-02","value":0.23242884597785302}]}

Lowe's Companies, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, operates as a home improvement retailer in the United States. The company offers a line of products for construction, maintenance, repair, remodeling, and decorating. It also provides home improvement products, such as appliances, seasonal and outdoor living, lawn and garden, lumber, kitchens and bath, tools, paint, millwork, hardware, flooring, rough plumbing, building materials, décor, and electrical. In addition, the company offers installation services through independent contractors in various product categories; and extended protection plans and repair services. It sells its national brand-name merchandise and private brand products to professional customers, homeowners, and renters. The company also sells its products through Lowes.com website; and through mobile applications. Lowe's Companies, Inc. was founded in 1921 and is based in Mooresville, North Carolina.

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Years012345678910TV
FCF$5.4B$5.845B$6.306B$6.781B$7.267B$7.761B$8.261B$8.764B$9.265B$9.762B$10.25B$102.5B
DCF$5.083B$4.769B$4.459B$4.155B$3.859B$3.572B$3.295B$3.029B$2.775B$2.534B$25.34B
Value$62.86B

In the chart Earnings are multiplied by this value.

Earnings Growth 16%
Earnings Stability 74%


Competitiveness and MOAT

High margins render the company resilient under dire circumstances, hence able to drive competitors out or acquire them. ROE and ROA measure the average flow generated by each invested dollar. Their marginal value is a forecast of future growth, and it is considered by Buffett and Munger the most important single indicator.

Years01-201501-201602-201702-201801-201901-202001-202101-202202-2023TTM
Net Margin4.8%4.3%4.7%5%3.2%5.9%6.5%8.7%6.6%8.5%
ROA15%16%17%19%12%16%21%27%23%27%
ROE27%33%48%59%63%220%400%-170%-45%-50%

What is the average Net Margin?

The average Net Margin over the past 5 years is +6%.

What is the trend of Net Margin?

The trend of Net Margin over the past 5 years is +0.72%.

What is the average Return on Assets (ROA)?

The average ROA over the past 5 years is +19.55%.

What is the trend of Return on Assets (ROA)?

The trend of ROA over the past 5 years is +2.11%.

What is the average Return on Equity (ROE)?

The average ROE over the past 5 years is +87.17%.

What is the trend of Return on Equity (ROE)?

The trend of ROE over the past 5 years is -29.81%.


Safety & Stabiliy

Being debt the number one cause of investment losses and company death, the ratio Debt/FCF is of utmost importance to guarantee safety. On the other hand the Graham’s stability measures the drawdown of earnings, hence indicating the reliability of the flow generated by the company.

Years01-201501-201602-201702-201801-201901-202001-202101-202202-2023TTM
Debt FCF-3.813.594.313.316.872.473.105.046.65
Debt Equity1.201.792.482.894.569.7915.93-5.31-2.39-2.37
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Graham Stability---100%77%100%100%100%100%77%

What is the Debt/FCF?

The Debt/FCF trailing twelve month is 6.65.

What is the trend of Debt/FCF?

The trend of Debt/FCF over the past 5 years is -0.04.

What is the Graham’s Stability?

Graham’s Stability measure stands at 0.77.


Growth

Growth can be dangerous when forecasting, simply projecting the current growth is in general wrong. A company passes through multiple phases, from being young and unprofitable, to the first periods of profitability and high growth, until it arrives at a period of regime with limited growth. Identifying in which phase the company is in may help forecasting.

Years01-201602-201801-202001-2022Trend
Revenue7.4%7.2%10%0.84%0.12%
Net Income14%13%15%-24%2.2%
Stockholders Equity-----4%
FCF9.5%11%34%-18%5.1%

What is the 5 year Revenue CAGR?

The Revenue CAGR over the past 5 years is +7.18%.

What is the trend of Revenue growth?

The trend of Revenue growth rate over the past 5 years is +0.12%.

What is the 5 year Earnings CAGR?

The Earnings CAGR over the past 5 years is +13.3%.

What is the trend of Earnings growth?

The trend of Earnings growth rate over the past 5 years is +2.16%.

What is the 5 year Equity CAGR?

The Equity CAGR over the past 5 years is -.

What is the trend of Equity growth?

The trend of Equity growth rate over the past 5 years is -3.96%.

What is the 5 year FCF CAGR?

The FCF CAGR over the past 5 years is +11.39%.

What is the trend of FCF growth?

The trend of FCF growth rate over the past 5 years is +5.11%.