LOW Stock Overview
Lowe's Companies, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, operates as a home improvement retailer in the United States and internationally.
Lowe's Companies Competitors
Price History & Performance
|Historical stock prices|
|Current Share Price||US$243.40|
|52 Week High||US$263.31|
|52 Week Low||US$150.84|
|1 Month Change||-1.89%|
|3 Month Change||9.19%|
|1 Year Change||42.06%|
|3 Year Change||156.26%|
|5 Year Change||235.35%|
|Change since IPO||26,528.57%|
Recent News & Updates
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|LOW||US Specialty Retail||US Market|
Return vs Industry: LOW exceeded the US Specialty Retail industry which returned -0.3% over the past year.
Return vs Market: LOW exceeded the US Market which returned 13.7% over the past year.
|LOW Average Weekly Movement||2.9%|
|Specialty Retail Industry Average Movement||7.3%|
|Market Average Movement||6.6%|
|10% most volatile stocks in US Market||15.9%|
|10% least volatile stocks in US Market||2.4%|
Stable Share Price: LOW is less volatile than 75% of US stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 3% a week.
Volatility Over Time: LOW's weekly volatility (3%) has been stable over the past year.
About the Company
Lowe's Companies, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, operates as a home improvement retailer in the United States and internationally. The company offers a line of products for construction, maintenance, repair, remodeling, and decorating. It provides home improvement products in various categories, such as appliances, décor, paint, hardware, millwork, lawn and garden, lighting, lumber and building materials, flooring, kitchens and bath, rough plumbing and electrical, seasonal and outdoor living, and tools.
Lowe's Companies Fundamentals Summary
|LOW fundamental statistics|
Is LOW overvalued?See Fair Value and valuation analysis
Earnings & Revenue
|LOW income statement (TTM)|
|Cost of Revenue||US$63.73b|
Last Reported Earnings
Oct 29, 2021
Next Earnings Date
Feb 23, 2022
|Earnings per share (EPS)||12.14|
|Net Profit Margin||8.59%|
How did LOW perform over the long term?See historical performance and comparison
1.3%Current Dividend Yield
Does LOW pay a reliable dividends?See LOW dividend history and benchmarks
|Lowe's Companies dividend dates|
|Ex Dividend Date||Jan 18 2022|
|Dividend Pay Date||Feb 02 2022|
|Days until Ex dividend||0 days|
|Days until Dividend pay date||15 days|
Does LOW pay a reliable dividends?See LOW dividend history and benchmarks
Is Lowe's Companies undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?
Undervalued compared to fair value
Share Price vs. Fair Value
Below Fair Value: LOW ($243.4) is trading below our estimate of fair value ($257.99)
Significantly Below Fair Value: LOW is trading below fair value, but not by a significant amount.
Price To Earnings Ratio
PE vs Industry: LOW is poor value based on its PE Ratio (20x) compared to the US Specialty Retail industry average (8.6x).
PE vs Market: LOW is poor value based on its PE Ratio (20x) compared to the US market (17.4x).
Price to Earnings Growth Ratio
PEG Ratio: LOW is poor value based on its PEG Ratio (5.5x)
Price to Book Ratio
PB vs Industry: LOW has negative assets, so we can't compare its PB Ratio to the US Specialty Retail industry average.
How is Lowe's Companies forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 26 analysts?
Forecasted annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts
Analyst Future Growth Forecasts
Earnings vs Savings Rate: LOW's forecast earnings growth (3.6% per year) is above the savings rate (2%).
Earnings vs Market: LOW's earnings (3.6% per year) are forecast to grow slower than the US market (13% per year).
High Growth Earnings: LOW's earnings are forecast to grow, but not significantly.
Revenue vs Market: LOW's revenue (2.6% per year) is forecast to grow slower than the US market (9.3% per year).
High Growth Revenue: LOW's revenue (2.6% per year) is forecast to grow slower than 20% per year.
Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts
Future Return on Equity
Future ROE: Insufficient data to determine if LOW's Return on Equity is forecast to be high in 3 years time
How has Lowe's Companies performed over the past 5 years?
Historical annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue History
Quality Earnings: LOW has high quality earnings.
Growing Profit Margin: LOW's current net profit margins (8.6%) are higher than last year (6.3%).
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: LOW's earnings have grown significantly by 21.2% per year over the past 5 years.
Accelerating Growth: LOW's earnings growth over the past year (52.9%) exceeds its 5-year average (21.2% per year).
Earnings vs Industry: LOW earnings growth over the past year (52.9%) underperformed the Specialty Retail industry 151.5%.
Return on Equity
High ROE: LOW's liabilities exceed its assets, so it is difficult to calculate its Return on Equity.
How is Lowe's Companies's financial position?
Financial Position Analysis
Short Term Liabilities: LOW has negative shareholder equity, which is a more serious situation than short term assets not covering short term liabilities.
Long Term Liabilities: LOW has negative shareholder equity, which is a more serious situation than short term assets not covering long term liabilities.
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Debt Level: LOW has negative shareholder equity, which is a more serious situation than a high debt level.
Reducing Debt: LOW's has negative shareholder equity, so we do not need to check if its debt has reduced over time.
Debt Coverage: LOW's debt is well covered by operating cash flow (33.9%).
Interest Coverage: LOW's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT (15.2x coverage).
What is Lowe's Companies's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Current Dividend Yield
Dividend Yield vs Market
Notable Dividend: LOW's dividend (1.31%) isn’t notable compared to the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the US market (1.32%).
High Dividend: LOW's dividend (1.31%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the US market (3.44%).
Stability and Growth of Payments
Stable Dividend: LOW's dividends per share have been stable in the past 10 years.
Growing Dividend: LOW's dividend payments have increased over the past 10 years.
Current Payout to Shareholders
Dividend Coverage: With its low payout ratio (24.3%), LOW's dividend payments are well covered by earnings.
Future Payout to Shareholders
Future Dividend Coverage: LOW's dividends in 3 years are forecast to be well covered by earnings (27.6% payout ratio).
How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?
Average management tenure
Marvin Ellison (56 yo)
Mr. Marvin R. Ellison has been a Director of FedEx Corporation since 2014. Mr. Ellison serves as the President, Chief Executive Officer and Director of Lowe’s Companies, Inc since July 2, 2018. He serves a...
CEO Compensation Analysis
Compensation vs Market: Marvin's total compensation ($USD23.08M) is above average for companies of similar size in the US market ($USD11.18M).
Compensation vs Earnings: Marvin's compensation has increased by more than 20% in the past year.
Experienced Management: LOW's management team is considered experienced (3.4 years average tenure).
Experienced Board: LOW's board of directors are considered experienced (4.9 years average tenure).
Who are the major shareholders and have insiders been buying or selling?
Insider Trading Volume
Insider Buying: Insufficient data to determine if insiders have bought more shares than they have sold in the past 3 months.
Recent Insider Transactions
Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have not been meaningfully diluted in the past year.
Lowe's Companies, Inc.'s employee growth, exchange listings and data sources
- Name: Lowe's Companies, Inc.
- Ticker: LOW
- Exchange: NYSE
- Founded: 1921
- Industry: Home Improvement Retail
- Sector: Retail
- Implied Market Cap: US$163.990b
- Shares outstanding: 673.75m
- Website: https://www.lowes.com
Number of Employees
- Lowe's Companies, Inc.
- 1000 Lowe’s Boulevard
- North Carolina
- United States
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
|Data||Last Updated (UTC time)|
|Company Analysis||2022/01/17 23:28|
|End of Day Share Price||2022/01/14 00:00|
Unless specified all financial data is based on a yearly period but updated quarterly. This is known as Trailing Twelve Month (TTM) or Last Twelve Month (LTM) Data. Learn more here.