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Industry Analysis




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Lowe's Companies Inc. Fundamental Company Report Including
Financial, SWOT, Competitors and Industry Analysis
Business Analytic Center (BAC)

Date: Aug, 2011
Pages: 50
Price: US$ 499.00
ID: L82B2E6E34CEN




Lowe's Companies Inc. Fundamental Company Report provides a complete overview of the company’s
affairs. All available data is presented in a comprehensive and easily accessed format. The report includes
financial and SWOT information, industry analysis, opinions, estimates, plus annual and quarterly forecasts
made by stock market experts. The report also enables direct comparison to be made between Lowe's
Companies Inc. and its competitors. This provides our Clients with a clear understanding of Lowe's
Companies Inc. position in the Retail Industry.

Scope

           The report contains the company’s profile and data about the owners, senior executives, locations,
           subsidiaries, markets, products, and company history.
           The SWOT-analysis provides information about the company’s strengths, weaknesses,
           opportunities, and possible threats against it.
           The report outlines the main financial ratios pertaining to profitability, margin analysis, asset
           turnover, credit ratios, and company’s long-term solvency.
           It also shows the company’s income statement and ratio trend-charts, with balance sheets and
           cash flows presented on an annual and quarterly basis.
           Company’s financial ratios are directly compared with those of its competitors through industry
           averages.
           The report provides relevant news, an analysis of PR-activity, and stock price movements.
           The latter are correlated with pertinent news and press releases, and annual and quarterly forecasts
           are given by a variety of experts and market research firms.

The benefits of buying the Report are as follows:

           Readers will gain an unrivalled in-depth knowledge about the company.
           The report will help the management of your business environment. This will be achieved through
           the report’s unique analysis of both the market and company’s competitors, and by providing
           detailed information about the internal and external factors that affect the relevant industry.
           Your company’s business and sales activities will be boosted by gaining an insight into your
           competitors’ businesses.
           The report will help you to find prospective partners and suppliers.
           The annual profitability data provided in the report will assist and strengthen your company’s
           decision-making processes.

About Lowe's Companies Inc.

Lowe’s Companies, Inc. operates as a home improvement retailer. As of January 29, 2010, the company
operated 1,710 stores, comprised of 1,694 stores across 50 U.S. states and 16 stores in Canada. Its 1,710
stores represent approximately 193 million square feet of retail selling space. Products and Services
Products The company offers a line of products for home decorating, maintenance, repair, remodeling, and
property maintenance. It offers home improvement products in the following categories: appliances, paint,
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lumber, flooring, building materials, millwork, lawn & landscape products, hardware, fashion plumbing,
tools, lighting, seasonal living, rough plumbing, nursery, outdoor power equipment, cabinets & countertops,
rough electrical, home environment, home organization, and windows & walls. A typical Lowe's store stocks
approximately 40,000 items. Its Special Order Sales product offerings provide customers the opportunity to
select an assortment of product options beyond the items that it carries in stores through electronic product
catalogs and Lowes.com. National Brand Name Merchandise Lowe’s store carries a selection of national
brand name merchandise such as Whirlpool, Stainmaster, Valspar, and Pella. Its merchandise selection
provides the DIY, DIFM and Commercial Business Customer a one-stop shop for a variety of national
brand name merchandise needed to complete home improvement, repair, maintenance or construction
projects. Proprietary Brands The company also sells brands that cover several categories, including
lighting, flooring, and tools. Brand names in the Lowe’s are Aquasource, Garden Treasures, Harbor
Breeze, Kobalt, Portfolio, Reliabilt, Top-Choice, and Utilitech. Service Offerings Installed Sales The
company offers installation services through independent contractors in various product categories, with
flooring, millwork and cabinets & countertops. Commercial Business Customers These programs focus on
in-stock and special order merchandise, contractor packs, business credit, and other convenience services
such as fast ordering and 7-day delivery. The company also offers a Quote Support Program which
provides quotes to Commercial Business Customers for larger projects. It also has a web site for the
customers, LowesForPros.com. Credit Financing The company offers a proprietary credit card for retail
customers. In addition, it offers a Lowe’s Project Card in all stores. The Lowe’s Project Card provides a
major project, in-store financing solution to complement Lowe’s Consumer Revolving Credit Card. The
company also offers proprietary credit programs for Commercial Business Customers. They include a
Lowe’s Business Account, which is used for small- to medium-size businesses and offers minimum monthly
payments, and Lowe’s Accounts Receivable, which is used for medium- to large-size businesses that pay
in full each month. The company also offers the Lowe’s Business Rewards Card from American Express,
which is a business credit card with a rewards program that enables business owners to earn points on
virtually all card purchases. Customers The company serves homeowners, renters, and commercial
business customers. Homeowners and renters primarily consist of do-it-yourself (DIY) customers and
do-it-for-me (DIFM) customers who utilize installed sales programs, as well as others buying for personal
and family use. Commercial business customers include those who work in the construction,
repair/remodel, commercial and residential property management, or business maintenance professions.
History Lowe’s Companies, Inc. was founded in 1952.



Table of Content

RESEARCH METHODOLOGY

DISCLAIMER

1. LOWE'S COMPANIES INC. COMPANY PROFILE

1.1. Key facts
1.2. Financial Performance
1.3. Key Executives
1.4. Ownership and Major Holders
1.5. Company History

2. LOWE'S COMPANIES INC. BUSINESS OVERVIEW

2.1. Business Description
2.2. Major Products and Services
2.3. Markets and Sales Activities
2.4. Locations, Subsidiaries, Operating Units



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3. LOWE'S COMPANIES INC. SWOT ANALYSIS

3.1. Overview
3.2. Strengths
3.3. Weaknesses
3.4. Opportunities
3.5. Threats

4. LOWE'S COMPANIES INC. FINANCIAL ANALYSIS

4.1. Financial Statements
 4.1.1. Income Statement
 4.1.2. Balance Sheet
 4.1.3. Cash Flow
4.2. Financial Ratios
 4.2.1. Profitability
 4.2.2. Margin Analysis
 4.2.3. Asset Turnover
 4.2.4. Credit Ratios
 4.2.5. Long-Term Solvency
 4.2.6. Growth Over Prior Year
 4.2.7. Financial Ratios Charts
4.3. Stock Market Snapshot

5. LOWE'S COMPANIES INC. COMPETITORS AND INDUSTRY ANALYSIS

5.1. Lowe's Companies Inc. Direct Competitors
5.2. Comparison of Lowe's Companies Inc. and Direct Competitors Financial Ratios
5.3. Comparison of Lowe's Companies Inc. and Direct Competitors Stock Charts
5.4. Lowe's Companies Inc. Industry Analysis
 5.4.1. Retail Industry Snapshot
 5.4.2. Lowe's Companies Inc. Industry Position Analysis

6. LOWE'S COMPANIES INC. NEWS & EVENTS

6.1. News & PR Activity Analysis
6.2. IR Corporate News
6.3. Marketing News
6.4. Corporate Events

7. LOWE'S COMPANIES INC. EXPERTS REVIEW

7.1. Experts Opinion
7.2. Experts Estimates

APPENDIX 1: RATIO DEFINITIONS

LIST OF TABLES

Table 1. Lowe's Companies Inc. Key Facts
Table 2. Lowe's Companies Inc. Profitability
Table 3. Lowe's Companies Inc. Management Effectiveness
Table 4. Lowe's Companies Inc. Income Statement Key Figures
Table 5. Lowe's Companies Inc. Balance Sheet Key Figures
Table 6. Lowe's Companies Inc. Cash Flow Statement Key Figures
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Table 7. Financial Performance Abbreviation Guide
Table 8. Lowe's Companies Inc. Key Executives
Table 9. Lowe's Companies Inc. Key Executives Biographies *
Table 10. Lowe's Companies Inc. Key Executives Compensations *
Table 11. Lowe's Companies Inc. Key Executives Stock Options *
Table 12. Lowe's Companies Inc. Major Direct Holders
Table 13. Lowe's Companies Inc. Major Direct Holders: Breakdown
Table 14. Lowe's Companies Inc. Top Institutional Holders *
Table 15. Lowe's Companies Inc. Top Mutual Fund Holders *
Table 16. Lowe's Companies Inc. History
Table 17. Lowe's Companies Inc. Products
Table 18. Lowe's Companies Inc. Revenues by Product
Table 19. Lowe's Companies Inc. Revenues by Region
Table 20. Lowe's Companies Inc. Offices and Representations
Table 21. Lowe's Companies Inc. SWOT Analysis
Table 22. Lowe's Companies Inc. Income Statement 2007-2010 Including 4-years Trends
Table 23. Lowe's Companies Inc. Income Statement Latest 4 Quarters Including Trends
Table 24. Lowe's Companies Inc. Balance Sheet 2007-2010 Including Trends
Table 25. Lowe's Companies Inc. Balance Sheet Latest 4 Quarters Including Trends
Table 26. Lowe's Companies Inc. Cash Flow 2007-2010 Including Trends
Table 27. Lowe's Companies Inc. Cash Flow Latest 4 Quarters Including Trends
Table 28. Lowe's Companies Inc. Profitability Ratios
Table 29. Lowe's Companies Inc. Margin Analysis Ratios
Table 30. Lowe's Companies Inc. Asset Turnover Ratios
Table 31. Lowe's Companies Inc. Credit Ratios
Table 32. Lowe's Companies Inc. Long-Term Solvency Ratios
Table 33. Lowe's Companies Inc. Financial Ratios Growth Over Prior Year
Table 34. Lowe's Companies Inc. Capital Market Snapshot
Table 35. Lowe's Companies Inc. Direct Competitors Key Facts
Table 36. Lowe's Companies Inc. Direct Competitors Profitability Ratios
Table 37. Lowe's Companies Inc. Direct Competitors Margin Analysis Ratios
Table 38. Lowe's Companies Inc. Direct Competitors Asset Turnover Ratios
Table 39. Lowe's Companies Inc. Direct Competitors Credit Ratios
Table 40. Lowe's Companies Inc. Direct Competitors Long-Term Solvency Ratios
Table 41. Retail Industry Statistics
Table 42. Lowe's Companies Inc. Industry Position
Table 43. Lowe's Companies Inc. vs. Industry Income Statement Analysis
Table 44. Lowe's Companies Inc. vs. Industry Balance Sheet Analysis
Table 45. Lowe's Companies Inc. vs. Industry Cash Flow Analysis
Table 46. Lowe's Companies Inc. vs. Industry Ratios Comparison
Table 47. Analyst Recommendation Summary *
Table 48. Lowe's Companies Inc. Price Target Summary *
Table 49. Experts Opinion Upgrades & Downgrades History *
Table 50. Experts Recommendation Trends *
Table 51. Lowe's Companies Inc. Earnings Estimates *
Table 52. Lowe's Companies Inc. Revenue Estimates *
Table 53. Lowe's Companies Inc. EPS Trends *
Table 54. Lowe's Companies Inc. EPS Revisions *
Table 55. Lowe's Companies Inc. Growth Estimates *

LIST OF FIGURES

Figure 1. Lowe's Companies Inc. Annual Revenues in Comparison with Cost of Goods Sold and Gross
Profit
Figure 2. Lowe's Companies Inc. Profit Margin Chart
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Figure 3. Lowe's Companies Inc. Operating Margin Chart
Figure 4. Lowe's Companies Inc. Return on Equity (ROE) Chart
Figure 5. Lowe's Companies Inc. Return on Assets (ROA) Chart
Figure 6. Lowe's Companies Inc. Debt to Equity Chart
Figure 7. Lowe's Companies Inc. Current Ratio Chart
Figure 8. Lowe's Companies Inc. 1-year Stock Charts
Figure 9. Lowe's Companies Inc. 5-year Stock Charts
Figure 10. Lowe's Companies Inc. vs. Main Indexes 1-year Stock Chart
Figure 11. Lowe's Companies Inc. vs. Direct Competitors 1-year Stock Charts
Figure 12. Retail Industry Performance Chart
Figure 13. Lowe's Companies Inc. Article Density Chart

* – Data availability depends on company’s security policy.
The complete financial data is available for public traded companies.


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