Lowe's Companies, Inc. : Retail - Company Profile, SWOT & Financial Report by Canadean

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									Lowe's Companies, Inc. : Retail - Company Profile,
          SWOT & Financial Report




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TABLE OF CONTENTS

1     Business Analysis ................................................................................................................................... 5
    1.1       Company Overview ................................................................................................................................................5
    1.2       Business Description ..............................................................................................................................................5
    1.3       Major Products and Services .................................................................................................................................6
2     Analysis of Key Performance Indicators ............................................................................................... 8
    2.1       Five Year Snapshot: Overview of Financial and Operational Performance Indicators ..........................................8
    2.2       Key Financial Performance Indicators .................................................................................................................11
      2.2.1       Revenue and Operating Profit .........................................................................................................................11
      2.2.2       Asset and Liabilities .........................................................................................................................................12
      2.2.3       Operational Efficiency ......................................................................................................................................13
      2.2.4       Solvency ..........................................................................................................................................................14
      2.2.5       Valuation ..........................................................................................................................................................15
    2.3       Key Competitors ...................................................................................................................................................16
3     Mergers & Acquisitions and Partnerships ........................................................................................... 17
    3.1       M&A and Partnerships Strategy ...........................................................................................................................17
4     Recent Developments ........................................................................................................................... 18
5     SWOT Analysis ...................................................................................................................................... 20
    5.1       SWOT Analysis - Overview ..................................................................................................................................20
    5.2       Strengths ..............................................................................................................................................................20
    5.3       Weaknesses .........................................................................................................................................................21
    5.4       Opportunities ........................................................................................................................................................21
    5.5       Threats .................................................................................................................................................................22
6     Company Statement .............................................................................................................................. 23
7     History .................................................................................................................................................... 25
8     Key Employees ...................................................................................................................................... 26
9     Key Employee Biographies................................................................................................................... 28
10    Locations and Subsidiaries .................................................................................................................. 29
    10.1      Head Office ..........................................................................................................................................................29
    10.2      Other Locations and Subsidiaries ........................................................................................................................29
11    Appendix ................................................................................................................................................ 31
    11.1      Methodology .........................................................................................................................................................31
    11.2      Ratio Definitions ...................................................................................................................................................31
    11.3      Disclaimer.............................................................................................................................................................35




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List of Tables

Table 1: Major Products and Services....................................................................................................................................6
Table 2: Key Ratios - Annual ..................................................................................................................................................8
Table 3: Key Ratios - Interim ................................................................................................................................................10
Table 4: Key Capital Market Indicators ................................................................................................................................10
Table 5: History.....................................................................................................................................................................25
Table 6: Key Employees .......................................................................................................................................................26
Table 7: Key Employee Biographies ....................................................................................................................................28
Table 8: Subsidiaries ............................................................................................................................................................29
Table 9: Locations ................................................................................................................................................................30




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List of Figures

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