#### The Company Profile

Basic information about Lowe’s Cos. Inc.

#### Stock Price Trends

Lowe’s Cos. Inc. stock price trends estimated using linear regression.

## Financial Statements

#### Income Statement

The income statement (statement of earnings) reports on the performance of Lowe’s Cos. Inc., the result of its operating activities.

#### Statement of Comprehensive Income

Comprehensive income is the change in equity (net assets) of Lowe’s Cos. Inc. during a period from transactions and other events and circumstances from non-owners sources. It includes all changes in equity during a period except those resulting from investments by owners and distributions to owners.

#### Balance Sheet: Assets

The assets reports major classes and amounts of resources owned or controlled by Lowe’s Cos. Inc..

#### Balance Sheet: Liabilities and Stockholders’ Equity

The liabilities and stockholders’ equity reports major classes and amounts of external claims on assets and owners’ capital contributions, and other internally generated sources of capital.

#### Cash Flow Statement

The cash flow statement provides information about Lowe’s Cos. Inc. cash receipts and cash payments during an accounting period, showing how these cash flows link the ending cash balance to the beginning balance shown on Lowe’s Cos. Inc. balance sheet.

## Common-Size Financial Statements

#### Common-Size Income Statement

Income statement components (revenues and expenses) shown as percentage of total sales.

#### Common-Size Balance Sheet: Assets

Assets components shown as percentage of total assets.

#### Common-Size Balance Sheet: Liabilities and Stockholders’ Equity

Liabilities and stockholders’ equity components shown as percentage of total liabilities and stockholders’ equity.

## Analysis of Financial Ratios

#### Analysis of Profitability Ratios

Measures the income of Lowe’s Cos. Inc. relative to its revenues and invested capital.

#### Analysis of Liquidity Ratios

Measures the adequacy of Lowe’s Cos. Inc. cash resources to meet its near-term cash obligations.

#### Analysis of Solvency Ratios

Examines Lowe’s Cos. Inc. capital structure in terms of the mix of its financing sources and the ability of the firm to satisfy its longer-term debt and investment obligations.

#### Analysis of Short-term (Operating) Activity Ratios

Evaluates revenues and output generated by the Lowe’s Cos. Inc. assets. Operating performance ratios describe the relationship between the Lowe’s Cos. Inc. level of operations and the assets needed to sustain operating activities.

#### Analysis of Long-term (Investment) Activity Ratios

Measures how efficiently Lowe’s Cos. Inc. generates revenues from its investments in fixed or total assets.

#### DuPont Analysis: Disaggregation of ROE, ROA, and Net Profit Margin

An approach to decomposing Lowe’s Cos. Inc. return on equity, return on assets, and net profit margin ratio as the product of other financial ratios.

## Relative Valuation

#### Common Stock Valuation Ratios

Relative valuation technique determine the value of Lowe’s Cos. Inc. by comparing it to similar entities (like industry or sector) on the basis of several relative ratios that compare its stock price to relevant variables that affect the stock value, such as earnings, book value, and sales.

#### Enterprise Value (EV)

Enterprise value is total company value (the market value of common equity, debt, and preferred equity) minus the value of cash and short-term investments.

#### Enterprise Value to EBITDA (EV/EBITDA)

To calculate EBITDA analysts start with net earnings. To that earnings number, interest, taxes, depreciation, and amortization are added. EBITDA as a pre-interest number is a flow to all providers of capital.

#### Enterprise Value to FCFF (EV/FCFF)

Free cash flow to the firm is the cash flow available to the Lowe’s Cos. Inc. suppliers of capital after all operating expenses have been paid and necessary investments in working and fixed capital have been made.

#### Price to FCFE (P/FCFE)

Free cash flow to equity is the cash flow available to Lowe’s Cos. Inc. equity holders after all operating expenses, interest, and principal payments have been paid and necessary investments in working and fixed capital have been made.

## Discounted Cash Flow (DCF) Valuation

#### Capital Asset Pricing Model (CAPM)

CAPM is a theory concentrated with deriving the expected rates of return on risky assets based on the assets’ systematic risk levels. Systematic risk is the variability of returns that is due to macroeconomic factors that affect all risky assets. It cannot be eliminated by diversification.

#### Dividend Discount Model (DDM)

The dividend discount model (DDM) is a technique for estimating the value of a share of Lowe’s Cos. Inc. common stock issue as the present value of all future dividends.

#### Present Value of Free Cash Flow to Equity (FCFE)

The FCFE valuation approach estimates the value of equity as the present value of future FCFE discounted at the required rate of return on equity.

## Long-term Trends

#### Selected Financial Data

since 2005

Main items of Lowe’s Cos. Inc. financial statements.

#### Net Profit Margin

since 2005

Lowe’s Cos. Inc. indicator of profitability, calculated as net income divided by revenue.

#### Operating Profit Margin

since 2005

Lowe’s Cos. Inc. profitability ratio calculated as operating income divided by revenue.

#### Return on Equity (ROE)

since 2005

Lowe’s Cos. Inc. profitability ratio calculated as net income divided by shareholders’ equity.

#### Return on Assets (ROA)

since 2005

Lowe’s Cos. Inc. profitability ratio calculated as net income divided by total assets.

#### Current Ratio

since 2005

Lowe’s Cos. Inc. liquidity ratio calculated as current assets divided by current liabilities.

#### Debt to Equity

since 2005

Lowe’s Cos. Inc. solvency ratio calculated as total debt divided by total shareholders’ equity.

#### Total Asset Turnover

since 2005

Lowe’s Cos. Inc. activity ratio calculated as total revenue divided by total assets.

#### Price to Earnings (P/E)

since 2005

The P/E ratio tells analyst how much an investor in Lowe’s Cos. Inc. common stock pays per dollar of current earnings.

#### Price to Operating Profit (P/OP)

since 2005

Because P/E ratio is calculated using net income, the ratio can be sensitive to nonrecurring earnings and capital structure, analysts may use price to operating profit.

#### Price to Book Value (P/BV)

since 2005

The P/BV ratio is interpreted as an indicator of market judgment about the relationship between a company required rate of return and its actual rate of return.

#### Price to Sales (P/S)

since 2005

An rationale for the P/S ratio is that sales, as the top line in an income statement, are generally less subject to distortion or manipulation than other fundamentals such as EPS or book value. Sales are also more stable than earnings and never negative.

## Analysis of Components of Financial Statements

## Financial Reporting Quality

#### Aggregate Accruals

Financial reporting quality relates to the accuracy with which Lowe’s Cos. Inc. reported financial statements reflect its operating performance and to their usefulness for forecasting future cash flows.

Aggregate accruals deriving measures of the accrual component of Lowe’s Cos. Inc. earnings.