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Last $69.58 USD
Change Today +0.04 / 0.06%
Volume 6.8M
As of 8:04 PM 05/26/15 All times are local (Market data is delayed by at least 15 minutes).

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lowe's cos inc (LOW) Details

Lowe’s Companies, Inc. operates as a home improvement retailer. The company offers products for maintenance, repair, remodeling, and home decorating. It provides home improvement products under the categories of kitchens and appliances; lumber and building materials; tools and hardware; fashion fixtures; rough plumbing and electrical; lawn and garden; seasonal living; paint; home fashions; storage and cleaning; flooring; millwork; and outdoor power equipment. The company also offers installation services through independent contractors in various product categories; extended protection plans; and in-warranty and out-of-warranty repair services. It provides national brand-name merchandise and private branded products. The company serves individual homeowners and renters, including do-it-yourself customers and do-it-for-me customers; and professional customers, such as construction trades, as well as maintenance, repair, and operations. As of May 21, 2015, it operated approximately 1,840 home improvement and hardware stores in North America. The company also sells its products through online sites comprising,, and, as well as through mobile applications. Lowe’s Companies, Inc. was founded in 1946 and is based in Mooresville, North Carolina.

265,000 Employees
Last Reported Date: 05/20/15
Founded in 1946

lowe's cos inc (LOW) Top Compensated Officers

Chairman, Chief Executive Officer, President ...
Total Annual Compensation: $1.3M
Chief Financial Officer
Total Annual Compensation: $726.0K
Chief Operating Officer
Total Annual Compensation: $780.0K
Chief Customer Officer
Total Annual Compensation: $583.8K
Chief Human Resources Officer
Total Annual Compensation: $527.0K
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

lowe's cos inc (LOW) Key Developments

Lowe's to Establish Presence on Vancouver Island

Lowe's is planning to establish a presence on Vancouver Island by moving into empty Target Canada stores in Tillicum shopping centre and Nanaimo North Town Centre. The company is aiming to buy 13 Target Canada leases plus a distribution centre near Toronto for about $151 million. Tillicum's former Target location, which was remodeled before the store's May 2013 opening, is two levels and 122,000 square feet.

Lowe's Companies, Inc. Reports Consolidated Unaudited Earnings Results for the First Quarter Ended May 1, 2015; Provides Earnings Guidance for the Full Year Ending January 29, 2016; Expects to Open 15 to 20 Home Improvement and Hardware Stores by the Full Year Ending January 29, 2016; Announces Long-Lived Asset Impairment Charges for First Quarter

Lowe's Companies Inc. reported consolidated unaudited earnings results for the first quarter ended May 1, 2015. The company reported net earnings of $673 million for the quarter ended May 1, 2015, a 7.8% increase over $624 million reported for the same period a year ago. Diluted earnings per share increased 14.8% to $0.70 from $0.61 in the first quarter of 2014. Sales for the first quarter increased 5.4% to $14.1 billion from $13.4 billion in the first quarter of 2014. Pre-tax earnings were $1,098 million against $942 million a year ago. Net cash provided by operating activities was $2,478 million against $1,994 million a year ago. Capital expenditures were $232 million against $194 million a year ago. The company announced that in the quarter, the company had $8 million of long-lived asset impairment compared with $23 million in last year's first quarter, resulting in 11 basis points of leverage. For the fiscal year ending January 29, 2016, the company reported that total sales are expected to increase 4.5 to 5%. Comparable sales are expected to increase 4 to 4.5%. Earnings before interest and taxes as a percentage of sales (operating margin) are expected to increase 80 to 100 basis points. The effective income tax rate is expected to be approximately 38.1%. Diluted earnings per share of approximately $3.29. The company forecast cash flows from operations to be approximately $5.1 billion. The company also reported that it expects to open 15 to 20 home improvement and hardware stores by the full year ending January 29, 2016.

Lowe's Innovation Labs Introduces In-Store and Online 3D Printing and Scanning Services

Lowe's Innovation Labs introducing in-store and online 3D printing and scanning services to provide homeowners a simple, fun experience designing and producing hard-to-find replacement parts and unique decor items for personal expression throughout their home. Items can be printed in-store in plastic, or ordered in materials ranging from metal to ceramic for shipment direct to the customer. A dedicated 3D print and design specialist will assist customers in the store throughout the process and facilitate the pickup of printed items.


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