Hardware Retailing

DEC 2017

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HARDWARE RETAILING | December 2017 34 Financial Profile of Leading Publicly Held DIY Chains 2016 Operating and Productivity Profile Home Depot Lowe's Cos. Number of Stores (at end of 2016) 2,278 2,129 Average Size of Selling Area (sq. ft.) 104,000 100,000 Total Sales $94.6 billion $65.0 billion Total Asset Investment $43.0 billion $34.4 billion Total Inventory $12.5 billion $10.5 billion Sales Per Square Foot $398.46 $305.24 Inventory Turnover 4.9x 4.1x Net Sales to Inventory 7.5x 6.2x Total Sales Per Employee $232,993 $270,904 Average Size of Transaction $60.35 $68.82 Gross Margin Return on Inventory 257.50% 214.80% Income Statement Home Depot Lowe's Cos. Net Sales 100.0% 100.0% Cost of Goods Sold 65.8% 65.4% Gross Margin 34.2% 34.6% Total Operating Expenses 20.0% 23.3% Net Income (Before Taxes) 13.2% 8.0% Balance Sheet Home Depot Lowe's Cos. Total Current Assets 41.3% 34.9% Cash 5.9% 1.6% Receivables 4.7% 0.3% Inventory 29.2% 30.4% Other 1.4% 2.6% Fixed Assets 58.7% 65.1% Total Assets 100.0% 100.0% Current Liabilities 32.9% 34.7% Long-Term Liabilities 57.0% 41.8% Net Worth 10.1% 18.7% Total Liabilities and Net Worth 100.0% 100.0% Source: Home Depot and Lowe's annual reports Financial Profiles

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