Stock Analysis on Net
Stock Analysis on Net

Lowe’s Cos. Inc. (NYSE:LOW)

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Analysis of Goodwill and Intangible Assets

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Adjustments to Financial Statements: Removal of Goodwill

Lowe’s Cos. Inc., adjustments to financial statements

US$ in millions

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Jan 29, 2021 Jan 31, 2020 Feb 1, 2019 Feb 2, 2018 Feb 3, 2017 Jan 29, 2016
Adjustment to Total Assets
Total assets (as reported)
Less: Goodwill
Total assets (adjusted)
Adjustment to Shareholders’ Equity
Shareholders’ equity (as reported)
Less: Goodwill
Shareholders’ equity (adjusted)
Adjustment to Net Earnings
Net earnings (as reported)
Add: Goodwill impairment
Net earnings (adjusted)

Based on: 10-K (filing date: 2021-03-22), 10-K (filing date: 2020-03-23), 10-K (filing date: 2019-04-02), 10-K (filing date: 2018-04-02), 10-K (filing date: 2017-04-04), 10-K (filing date: 2016-03-29).


Lowe’s Cos. Inc., Financial Data: Reported vs. Adjusted


Adjusted Financial Ratios: Removal of Goodwill (Summary)

Lowe’s Cos. Inc., adjusted financial ratios

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Jan 29, 2021 Jan 31, 2020 Feb 1, 2019 Feb 2, 2018 Feb 3, 2017 Jan 29, 2016
Net Profit Margin
Reported net profit margin
Adjusted net profit margin
Total Asset Turnover
Reported total asset turnover
Adjusted total asset turnover
Financial Leverage
Reported financial leverage
Adjusted financial leverage
Return on Equity (ROE)
Reported ROE
Adjusted ROE
Return on Assets (ROA)
Reported ROA
Adjusted ROA

Based on: 10-K (filing date: 2021-03-22), 10-K (filing date: 2020-03-23), 10-K (filing date: 2019-04-02), 10-K (filing date: 2018-04-02), 10-K (filing date: 2017-04-04), 10-K (filing date: 2016-03-29).

Financial ratio Description The company
Adjusted net profit margin An indicator of profitability, calculated as adjusted net income divided by revenue. Lowe’s Cos. Inc.’s adjusted net profit margin ratio improved from 2019 to 2020 and from 2020 to 2021.
Adjusted total asset turnover An activity ratio calculated as total revenue divided by adjusted total assets. Lowe’s Cos. Inc.’s adjusted total asset turnover ratio deteriorated from 2019 to 2020 but then slightly improved from 2020 to 2021.
Adjusted financial leverage A measure of financial leverage calculated as adjusted total assets divided by adjusted total equity.
Financial leverage is the extent to which a company can effect, through the use of debt, a proportional change in the return on common equity that is greater than a given proportional change in operating income.
Lowe’s Cos. Inc.’s adjusted financial leverage ratio increased from 2019 to 2020 and from 2020 to 2021.
Adjusted ROE A profitability ratio calculated as adjusted net income divided by adjusted shareholders’ equity. Lowe’s Cos. Inc.’s adjusted ROE improved from 2019 to 2020 and from 2020 to 2021.
Adjusted ROA A profitability ratio calculated as adjusted net income divided by adjusted total assets. Lowe’s Cos. Inc.’s adjusted ROA improved from 2019 to 2020 and from 2020 to 2021.

Lowe’s Cos. Inc., Financial Ratios: Reported vs. Adjusted


Adjusted Net Profit Margin

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Jan 29, 2021 Jan 31, 2020 Feb 1, 2019 Feb 2, 2018 Feb 3, 2017 Jan 29, 2016
As Reported
Selected Financial Data (US$ in millions)
Net earnings
Net sales
Profitability Ratio
Net profit margin1
Adjusted for Goodwill
Selected Financial Data (US$ in millions)
Adjusted net earnings
Net sales
Profitability Ratio
Adjusted net profit margin2

Based on: 10-K (filing date: 2021-03-22), 10-K (filing date: 2020-03-23), 10-K (filing date: 2019-04-02), 10-K (filing date: 2018-04-02), 10-K (filing date: 2017-04-04), 10-K (filing date: 2016-03-29).

2021 Calculations

1 Net profit margin = 100 × Net earnings ÷ Net sales
= 100 × ÷ =

2 Adjusted net profit margin = 100 × Adjusted net earnings ÷ Net sales
= 100 × ÷ =

Profitability ratio Description The company
Adjusted net profit margin An indicator of profitability, calculated as adjusted net income divided by revenue. Lowe’s Cos. Inc.’s adjusted net profit margin ratio improved from 2019 to 2020 and from 2020 to 2021.

Adjusted Total Asset Turnover

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Jan 29, 2021 Jan 31, 2020 Feb 1, 2019 Feb 2, 2018 Feb 3, 2017 Jan 29, 2016
As Reported
Selected Financial Data (US$ in millions)
Net sales
Total assets
Activity Ratio
Total asset turnover1
Adjusted for Goodwill
Selected Financial Data (US$ in millions)
Net sales
Adjusted total assets
Activity Ratio
Adjusted total asset turnover2

Based on: 10-K (filing date: 2021-03-22), 10-K (filing date: 2020-03-23), 10-K (filing date: 2019-04-02), 10-K (filing date: 2018-04-02), 10-K (filing date: 2017-04-04), 10-K (filing date: 2016-03-29).

2021 Calculations

1 Total asset turnover = Net sales ÷ Total assets
= ÷ =

2 Adjusted total asset turnover = Net sales ÷ Adjusted total assets
= ÷ =

Activity ratio Description The company
Adjusted total asset turnover An activity ratio calculated as total revenue divided by adjusted total assets. Lowe’s Cos. Inc.’s adjusted total asset turnover ratio deteriorated from 2019 to 2020 but then slightly improved from 2020 to 2021.

Adjusted Financial Leverage

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Jan 29, 2021 Jan 31, 2020 Feb 1, 2019 Feb 2, 2018 Feb 3, 2017 Jan 29, 2016
As Reported
Selected Financial Data (US$ in millions)
Total assets
Shareholders’ equity
Solvency Ratio
Financial leverage1
Adjusted for Goodwill
Selected Financial Data (US$ in millions)
Adjusted total assets
Adjusted shareholders’ equity
Solvency Ratio
Adjusted financial leverage2

Based on: 10-K (filing date: 2021-03-22), 10-K (filing date: 2020-03-23), 10-K (filing date: 2019-04-02), 10-K (filing date: 2018-04-02), 10-K (filing date: 2017-04-04), 10-K (filing date: 2016-03-29).

2021 Calculations

1 Financial leverage = Total assets ÷ Shareholders’ equity
= ÷ =

2 Adjusted financial leverage = Adjusted total assets ÷ Adjusted shareholders’ equity
= ÷ =

Solvency ratio Description The company
Adjusted financial leverage A measure of financial leverage calculated as adjusted total assets divided by adjusted total equity.
Financial leverage is the extent to which a company can effect, through the use of debt, a proportional change in the return on common equity that is greater than a given proportional change in operating income.
Lowe’s Cos. Inc.’s adjusted financial leverage ratio increased from 2019 to 2020 and from 2020 to 2021.

Adjusted Return on Equity (ROE)

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Jan 29, 2021 Jan 31, 2020 Feb 1, 2019 Feb 2, 2018 Feb 3, 2017 Jan 29, 2016
As Reported
Selected Financial Data (US$ in millions)
Net earnings
Shareholders’ equity
Profitability Ratio
ROE1
Adjusted for Goodwill
Selected Financial Data (US$ in millions)
Adjusted net earnings
Adjusted shareholders’ equity
Profitability Ratio
Adjusted ROE2

Based on: 10-K (filing date: 2021-03-22), 10-K (filing date: 2020-03-23), 10-K (filing date: 2019-04-02), 10-K (filing date: 2018-04-02), 10-K (filing date: 2017-04-04), 10-K (filing date: 2016-03-29).

2021 Calculations

1 ROE = 100 × Net earnings ÷ Shareholders’ equity
= 100 × ÷ =

2 Adjusted ROE = 100 × Adjusted net earnings ÷ Adjusted shareholders’ equity
= 100 × ÷ =

Profitability ratio Description The company
Adjusted ROE A profitability ratio calculated as adjusted net income divided by adjusted shareholders’ equity. Lowe’s Cos. Inc.’s adjusted ROE improved from 2019 to 2020 and from 2020 to 2021.

Adjusted Return on Assets (ROA)

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Jan 29, 2021 Jan 31, 2020 Feb 1, 2019 Feb 2, 2018 Feb 3, 2017 Jan 29, 2016
As Reported
Selected Financial Data (US$ in millions)
Net earnings
Total assets
Profitability Ratio
ROA1
Adjusted for Goodwill
Selected Financial Data (US$ in millions)
Adjusted net earnings
Adjusted total assets
Profitability Ratio
Adjusted ROA2

Based on: 10-K (filing date: 2021-03-22), 10-K (filing date: 2020-03-23), 10-K (filing date: 2019-04-02), 10-K (filing date: 2018-04-02), 10-K (filing date: 2017-04-04), 10-K (filing date: 2016-03-29).

2021 Calculations

1 ROA = 100 × Net earnings ÷ Total assets
= 100 × ÷ =

2 Adjusted ROA = 100 × Adjusted net earnings ÷ Adjusted total assets
= 100 × ÷ =

Profitability ratio Description The company
Adjusted ROA A profitability ratio calculated as adjusted net income divided by adjusted total assets. Lowe’s Cos. Inc.’s adjusted ROA improved from 2019 to 2020 and from 2020 to 2021.