$HD (The Home Depot, Inc.)

$HD {{ '2015-11-20T11:38:16+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

Home improvement retailer $HD said its BoD declared 3Q cash dividend of 59 cents per share. The dividend is payable on Dec. 17 to shareholders of record on Dec. 3. This is the 115th consecutive quarter $HD has paid a cash dividend.

$HD {{ '2017-11-15T17:55:49+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

$HD certainly expects to see continued sales increase from the hurricane as it moves into 2018, specifically till 1H18. Based on the first two weeks of its sales in November, $HD's forecast would appear to be conservative. When looking at the year-on-year impact, $HD expects that there would be no comp DWIT next year as a result of the hurricanes.

$HD {{ '2017-11-15T17:50:28+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

For the balance of 2017, $HD continues to see underlying strength and momentum in its core business. The macro environment remains supportive, and the company believes housing is a tailwind for its business. In addition, $HD expects the hurricane recovery efforts to continue across a number of its markets.

$HD {{ '2017-11-15T17:48:54+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

For 4Q17, $HD continued to demonstrate the product authority with lithium-ion cordless power tools. $HD introduced Dewalt Flexvolt cordless air compressor. Adding to the lineup of professional-grade power tools, the company introduced a new product lineup from Makita that offers 36-volt power.

$HD {{ '2017-11-15T17:42:01+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

$HD has five departments record double-digit comps in 3Q17. This included lumber, appliances, electrical, indoor garden and tools. Building materials and flooring were also above $HD's average comp. Decor, hardware, paint, millwork, plumbing, kitchen, bath and outdoor garden were positive, but below average. Lighting was slightly negative.

$HD {{ '2017-11-15T17:39:24+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

$HD said its solid performance in 3Q17 was driven by outstanding execution across the entire organization, though the results were not solely due to storm-related activities. The company saw a broad-based growth across its geographies. Internationally, both Mexico and Canada posted another quarter of positive comps in local currency.

$DKS {{ '2017-11-14T18:14:20+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

$DKS said Paul Gaffney, who has held senior leadership positions at $HD, will join the company as EVP and Chief Technology Officer to lead the digital transformation. With an array of new products getting ready for launch next year, Dick’s Sporting expects the value of its private brands business to reach $1Bil in the near term.

$HD {{ '2017-11-14T12:39:46+0000' | timeago}} • Infographic

$HD The Home Depot Earnings AlphaGraphic: Q3 2017 Highlights

$HD {{ '2017-11-14T11:46:23+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$HD estimates that hurricane-related sales positively impacted comparable store sales growth by about $282MM in 3Q17. The gross margin on these hurricane-related sales was considerably less than its average. In 3Q, the company also incurred about $104MM of hurricane-related expense and operating profit was negatively impacted by about $51MM.

$HD {{ '2017-11-14T11:44:00+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

At the end of 3Q17, $HD operated a total of 2,283 retail stores in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam, 10 Canadian provinces and Mexico. The number of customer transaction rose 2.5% to 389.5MM and average ticket increased 5.1% to $62.84. Sales per square foot grew 7.9% to $412.49.

$HD {{ '2017-11-14T11:41:12+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$HD lifted its 2017 sales growth outlook to about 6.5% from about 5.3% and its comp sales growth estimate to about 6.5% from about 5.5%. The company now expects 2017 EPS growth of about 14% from FY16 to $7.36, compared to prior forecast of up 13% to $7.29. The EPS estimate includes the impact of $8Bil of share repurchases for FY17.

$HD {{ '2017-11-14T11:40:58+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$HD reported a 10% growth in 3Q17 earnings driven by higher sales and an increase in global comparable store sales. Net income rose to $2.17Bil or $1.84 per share from $1.97Bil or $1.60 per share last year. Net sales grew 8.1% to $25.03Bil. Comparable store sales were positive 7.9% and comp sales for U.S. stores were positive 7.7%.

$LOW {{ '2017-08-28T14:46:22+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$LOW's comparable-store sales improved 4.5% for 2Q17, a solid acceleration over the prior quarter's 2%. However, this growth only implies that $LOW lost more market share to its rival $HD, which grew comps by over 6% in its recent quarter. $LOW now sees its full-year comps to grow 3.5%, whereas $HD sees a 5.5% growth.

$WMT {{ '2017-08-17T11:24:55+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

Multi-format retailer $WMT posted a 1.8% rise in US comparable sales in 2Q18 helped by strong traffic, marking the 12th consecutive growth. Profit plunged 23% annually to $2.9Bil, owing mainly to higher expenses, despite a 2.1% gain in revenues. Sales of Wal-Mart’s peers $TGT and $HD rose 6% and 2% respectively in their most recent quarter.

$HD {{ '2017-08-15T19:23:02+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

$HD said Flooring is a very big category and there are actually lot of competitors. $HD sees consumer demand very strong and the consumer is responding to its value proposition. The company has new technology and exclusive launches. And $HD has worked very hard on in-store selling model as seen from the double-digit comps for the category.

$HD {{ '2017-08-15T19:18:01+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

In 2Q17, $HD repurchased $2.6Bil or about 17.3MM shares of outstanding stock bringing its year-to-date share buyback to about $3.9Bil. Also, during 2Q17, $HD took advantage of attractive interest rate and raised $2Bil of incremental long-term debt. $HD will use proceeds to repurchase shares, lifting 2017 share repurchase target to $7Bil from $5Bil.

$HD {{ '2017-08-15T19:12:00+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

$HD saw broad-based store growth as all of its merchandising departments posted positive comps. Lumber, Electrical, Tools and Flooring had double-digit comps in 2Q17. Building Materials, Appliances, Indoor Garden and Decor were above average. Plumbing Millwork, Kitchen and Bath, Outdoor Garden, Hardware, Paint and Lighting were below average.

$HD {{ '2017-08-15T19:09:07+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

$HD continues to see broad-based growth across the store in all geographies. In the U.S. all three of its divisions posted positive comps in 2Q17 as did all 19 regions and top 40 markets. This was driven by outstanding execution of store and merchant teams delivering value and service for customers across multiple events both in store and online.

$HD {{ '2017-08-15T11:03:25+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

At the end of 2Q17, $HD operated a total of 2,282 retail stores in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam, 10 Canadian provinces and Mexico. The number of customer transaction rose 2.8% to 441.8MM and average ticket increased 3.6% to $63.05. Sales per square foot grew 5.9% to $464.38.

$HD {{ '2017-08-15T11:00:58+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$HD lifted its 2017 sales growth outlook to about 5.3% from about 4.6% and its comp sales growth estimate to about 5.5% from about 4.6%. The company now expects 2017 EPS growth of about 13% from FY16 to $7.29, compared to prior forecast of up 11% to $7.15. The EPS estimate includes the impact of $7Bil of share repurchases for FY17.

$HD {{ '2017-08-15T10:57:51+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

Home improvement giant $HD reported a jump in 2Q17 earnings driven by higher sales and an increase in global comparable store sales. Net income rose to $2.7Bil or $2.25 per share from $2.4Bil or $1.97 per share last year. Sales grew 6.2% to $28.1Bil. Comparable store sales increased 6.3% and comp sales for U.S. store were positive 6.6%.

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