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Lowe's Companies, Inc.: Company Profile and SWOT Analysis

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This SWOT analysis and company profile is a crucial resource for industry executives and anyone looking to gain a better understanding of the company's business. ICD Research's "Lowe's Companies, Inc.: Company Profile and SWOT Analysis" report utilizes a wide range of primary and secondary sources, which are analyzed and presented in a consistent and easily accessible format. ICD Research strictly follows a standardized research methodology to ensure high levels of data quality and these characteristics guarantee a unique report.

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									Lowe's Companies, Inc.

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Lowe's Companies, Inc.                                                     Financial Snapshot

                                                                           Operating Performance
Fast Facts
                                     1000 Lowe's Boulevard, Mooresville,   The company reported revenues of US$48,815.00
Headquarters Address
                                     28117,United States of America        million during 2011, with a CAGR of 0.99% during
                                                                           2007–2011. Its revenue grew at an annual rate of
Telephone                            + 1 704 7581000
                                                                           3.38% over the previous fiscal year. In 2011, the
                                                                           company recorded an operating margin of 6.61%, as
Fax                                  + 1 336 6584766                       against 5.98% in 2010.

Website                              www.lowes.com
                                                                           Revenue and Margins
Ticker Symbol, Stock Exchange        LOW, New York Stock Exchange

Number of Employees                  161,000

Fiscal Year End                      January

Revenue (in US$ million)             48,815.00




SWOT Analysis

Strengths                            Weaknesses

Environmentally responsible          Geographic concentration

Improving profitability              Legal proceedings

Strong product and brand portfolio

Opportunities                        Threats

Expansion of store network           Increase in organized retail crime

Growth in online shopping            Rise in online theft

Joint Venture with Woolworths        Rising manpower costs

Strategic growth initiatives




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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, Liabilities and Capex .............................................................................................................................12
      2.2.3       Net Debt vs. Gearing Ratio ..............................................................................................................................13
      2.2.4       Operational Efficiency ......................................................................................................................................14
      2.2.5       Solvency ..........................................................................................................................................................15
      2.2.6       Valuation ..........................................................................................................................................................16
    2.3       Key Competitors ...................................................................................................................................................17
3     Mergers & Acquisitions and Partnerships ........................................................................................... 18
    3.1       M&A and Partnerships Strategy ...........................................................................................................................18
4     Recent Developments ........................................................................................................................... 19
5     SWOT Analysis ...................................................................................................................................... 21
    5.1       SWOT Analysis - Overview ..................................................................................................................................21
    5.2       Strengths ..............................................................................................................................................................21
    5.3       Weaknesses .........................................................................................................................................................21
    5.4       Opportunities ........................................................................................................................................................22
    5.5       Threats .................................................................................................................................................................22
6     Company Statement .............................................................................................................................. 24
7     History .................................................................................................................................................... 25
8     Lowe's Companies, Inc. - 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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Lowe's Companies, Inc. - SWOT Profile                                                                                                                                       Page 2
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List of Tables

Table 1: Major Pro
								
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