$HD (The Home Depot, Inc.)

$HD {{ '2015-11-17T15:09:26+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

$HD said that 3Q15 sales exceeded its expectations. Online sales grew about 25% in 3Q15, representing about 5.1% of overall sales. Pro heavy categories showed strength as well as maintenance and repair categories. During 3Q15, $HD opened and began shipping from its third new direct fulfillment center in Troy Township, Ohio.

$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%.

$HD {{ '2017-08-15T10:30:06+0000' | timeago}} • Infographic

$HD Home Depot Earnings AlphaGraphic: Q2 2017 Highlights

$HD {{ '2017-05-16T14:11:27+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

$HD stated that with regards to inventory on an unrounded basis, inventory turns were slightly better than a year ago for 1Q17. Additionally, for FY17, the company is expecting inventory turns to be up YoY.

$HD {{ '2017-05-16T13:36:01+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

$HD said it saw sales and earnings better than planned for 1Q17. Going forward, the company is seeing housing to be a growing asset class and sales for the company in May have been impressive. However, the company does anticipate some foreign exchange pressure for the rest of the year.

$HD {{ '2017-05-16T13:32:46+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

$HD's 1Q17 online traffic growth was robust and online sales grew about 23%. Comps for US stores were positive 6% for 1Q17, with positive comps of 6.3% in Feb., 4.6% in March and 6.8% in April. In 1Q17, the company repurchased $1.25Bil of outstanding stock and intends to repurchase about $3.75Bil of outstanding stock for the remaining of 2017.

$HD {{ '2017-05-16T12:33:11+0000' | timeago}} • Infographic

$HD The Home Depot Earnings AlphaGraphics: Q1 2017 Highlights

$HD {{ '2017-05-16T10:54:06+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$HD reaffirmed its FY17 sales growth guidance. It expects both sales and comp sales to be up approx 4.6%. $HD also raised its EPS growth guidance, which is now predicted to be up 11% from FY16 to $7.15.

$HD {{ '2017-05-16T10:49:46+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

Home improvement retailer $HD reported sales of $23.9Bil for 1Q17, up 4.9% YoY, as comparable store sales grew 5.5%. Comp sales for US stores were up 6% during the quarter. Net earnings were $2Bil, or $1.67 per share, compared with $1.8Bil, or $1.44 per share during the same period last year.

$HD {{ '2017-02-21T15:02:41+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

$HD expects the Interline business to grow faster than the company average in 2017. Interline is less than 2% of total sales. $HD believes Interline is a $50Bil market opportunity across multi-family, hospitality and institutional and the company owns about 5% of this market.

$HD {{ '2017-02-21T14:55:44+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

$HD intends to lean into growth in lower margin rate categories like appliances as the company’s professional business continues to grow with categories in building materials. The GM is expected to decline approx. 15BP in 2017 and this is a 12BP decline compared to the trend seen over the past two years. $HD considers this trend to be flat.

$HD {{ '2017-02-21T14:37:08+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

During 2016, $HD opened four new stores in Mexico, bringing the total store count to 2,278 and selling square footage to 237MM square feet. Total sales per square foot increased 5.5% to $391 in FY16. At the end of 4Q16, merchandise inventories were $12.5Bil.

$HD {{ '2017-02-21T14:25:47+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

During 4Q16, $HD’s online business posted sales growth of approx. 19%. The company saw a balanced growth between transactions and average ticket. Total comp transactions increased 2.8% while comp average ticket grew by 2.9%. The average ticket increase was slightly impacted by commodity price inflation and foreign currency.

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