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LOW

Lowe's CompaniesNYSE:LOW Stock Report

Last Price

US$243.40

Market Cap

US$164.0b

7D

-1.7%

1Y

42.1%

Updated

17 Jan, 2022

Data

Company Financials +
LOW fundamental analysis
Snowflake Score
Valuation1/6
Future Growth1/6
Past Performance4/6
Financial Health2/6
Dividends4/6

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

Home Depot

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LL Flooring Holdings

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Tile Shop Holdings

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Price History & Performance

Summary of all time highs, changes and price drops for Lowe's Companies
Historical stock prices
Current Share PriceUS$243.40
52 Week HighUS$263.31
52 Week LowUS$150.84
Beta1.29
1 Month Change-1.89%
3 Month Change9.19%
1 Year Change42.06%
3 Year Change156.26%
5 Year Change235.35%
Change since IPO26,528.57%

Recent News & Updates

Jan 17

Lowe's Is A Buffett-Style 'Wonderful Company At A Fair Price'

Buying a company as high quality and fast-growing as Lowe's at fair value is an excellent long-term idea. Wondering how to take advantage of the recent market downturn? Lowe's is a potentially reasonable and prudent idea. Scroll to the bottom to get "Brad's Take".

Jan 15
With EPS Growth And More, Lowe's Companies (NYSE:LOW) Is Interesting

With EPS Growth And More, Lowe's Companies (NYSE:LOW) Is Interesting

Some have more dollars than sense, they say, so even companies that have no revenue, no profit, and a record of falling...

Dec 29

Lowe's Stock: This Rally Looks Tired

Lowe's continues to levitate near its highs. But the rally looks tired to me. And given natural headwinds from pandemic comparables, I don't see the fundamentals powering the stock just yet.

Shareholder Returns

LOWUS Specialty RetailUS Market
7D-1.7%-3.1%-0.3%
1Y42.1%-0.3%13.7%

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.

Price Volatility

Is LOW's price volatile compared to industry and market?
LOW volatility
LOW Average Weekly Movement2.9%
Specialty Retail Industry Average Movement7.3%
Market Average Movement6.6%
10% most volatile stocks in US Market15.9%
10% least volatile stocks in US Market2.4%

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

FoundedEmployeesCEOWebsite
1921280,000Marvin Ellisonhttps://www.lowes.com

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

How do Lowe's Companies's earnings and revenue compare to its market cap?
LOW fundamental statistics
Market CapUS$163.99b
Earnings (TTM)US$8.18b
Revenue (TTM)US$95.22b

20.0x

P/E Ratio

1.7x

P/S Ratio

Earnings & Revenue

Key profitability statistics from the latest earnings report
LOW income statement (TTM)
RevenueUS$95.22b
Cost of RevenueUS$63.73b
Gross ProfitUS$31.50b
ExpensesUS$23.31b
EarningsUS$8.18b

Last Reported Earnings

Oct 29, 2021

Next Earnings Date

Feb 23, 2022

Earnings per share (EPS)12.14
Gross Margin33.07%
Net Profit Margin8.59%
Debt/Equity Ratio-1,636.7%

How did LOW perform over the long term?

See historical performance and comparison

Dividends

1.3%

Current Dividend Yield

24%

Payout Ratio

Does LOW pay a reliable dividends?

See LOW dividend history and benchmarks
When do you need to buy LOW by to receive an upcoming dividend?
Lowe's Companies dividend dates
Ex Dividend DateJan 18 2022
Dividend Pay DateFeb 02 2022
Days until Ex dividend0 days
Days until Dividend pay date15 days

Does LOW pay a reliable dividends?

See LOW dividend history and benchmarks

Valuation

Is Lowe's Companies undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?

5.7%

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.


Future Growth

How is Lowe's Companies forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 26 analysts?

3.6%

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


Past Performance

How has Lowe's Companies performed over the past 5 years?

21.2%

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.


Financial Health

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).


Balance Sheet


Dividend

What is Lowe's Companies's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?

1.31%

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).


Next Steps

Management

How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?

3.4yrs

Average management tenure


CEO

Marvin Ellison (56 yo)

3.5yrs

Tenure

US$23,075,881

Compensation

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.


Leadership Team

Experienced Management: LOW's management team is considered experienced (3.4 years average tenure).


Board Members

Experienced Board: LOW's board of directors are considered experienced (4.9 years average tenure).


Ownership

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

Ownership Breakdown

Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have not been meaningfully diluted in the past year.


Top Shareholders

Company Information

Lowe's Companies, Inc.'s employee growth, exchange listings and data sources


Key Information

  • 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


Location

  • Lowe's Companies, Inc.
  • 1000 Lowe’s Boulevard
  • Mooresville
  • North Carolina
  • 28117
  • United States

Listings


Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2022/01/17 23:28
End of Day Share Price2022/01/14 00:00
Earnings2021/10/29
Annual Earnings2021/01/29


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.