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Lowe’s Cos. Inc. (NYSE:LOW)

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Analysis of Solvency Ratios

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Solvency Ratios (Summary)

Lowe’s Cos. Inc., solvency ratios

Microsoft Excel LibreOffice Calc
Jan 31, 2020 Feb 1, 2019 Feb 2, 2018 Feb 3, 2017 Jan 29, 2016 Jan 30, 2015
Debt Ratios
Debt to equity
Debt to equity (including operating lease liability)
Debt to capital
Debt to capital (including operating lease liability)
Debt to assets
Debt to assets (including operating lease liability)
Financial leverage
Coverage Ratios
Interest coverage
Fixed charge coverage

Based on: 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), 10-K (filing date: 2015-03-31).

Solvency ratio Description The company
Debt to equity ratio A solvency ratio calculated as total debt divided by total shareholders’ equity. Lowe’s Cos. Inc.’s debt to equity ratio deteriorated from 2018 to 2019 and from 2019 to 2020.
Debt to equity ratio (including operating lease liability) A solvency ratio calculated as total debt (including operating lease liability) divided by total shareholders’ equity. Lowe’s Cos. Inc.’s debt to equity ratio (including operating lease liability) deteriorated from 2018 to 2019 and from 2019 to 2020.
Debt to capital ratio A solvency ratio calculated as total debt divided by total debt plus shareholders’ equity. Lowe’s Cos. Inc.’s debt to capital ratio deteriorated from 2018 to 2019 and from 2019 to 2020.
Debt to capital ratio (including operating lease liability) A solvency ratio calculated as total debt (including operating lease liability) divided by total debt (including operating lease liability) plus shareholders’ equity. Lowe’s Cos. Inc.’s debt to capital ratio (including operating lease liability) deteriorated from 2018 to 2019 and from 2019 to 2020.
Debt to assets ratio A solvency ratio calculated as total debt divided by total assets. Lowe’s Cos. Inc.’s debt to assets ratio improved from 2018 to 2019 but then deteriorated significantly from 2019 to 2020.
Debt to assets ratio (including operating lease liability) A solvency ratio calculated as total debt (including operating lease liability) divided by total assets. Lowe’s Cos. Inc.’s debt to assets ratio (including operating lease liability) improved from 2018 to 2019 but then deteriorated significantly from 2019 to 2020.
Financial leverage ratio A solvency ratio calculated as total assets divided by total shareholders’ equity. Lowe’s Cos. Inc.’s financial leverage ratio increased from 2018 to 2019 and from 2019 to 2020.

Solvency ratio Description The company
Interest coverage ratio A solvency ratio calculated as EBIT divided by interest payments. Lowe’s Cos. Inc.’s interest coverage ratio deteriorated from 2018 to 2019 but then improved from 2019 to 2020 not reaching 2018 level.
Fixed charge coverage ratio A solvency ratio calculated as earnings before fixed charges and tax divided by fixed charges. Lowe’s Cos. Inc.’s fixed charge coverage ratio deteriorated from 2018 to 2019 but then improved from 2019 to 2020 not reaching 2018 level.

Debt to Equity

Lowe’s Cos. Inc., debt to equity calculation, comparison to benchmarks

Microsoft Excel LibreOffice Calc
Jan 31, 2020 Feb 1, 2019 Feb 2, 2018 Feb 3, 2017 Jan 29, 2016 Jan 30, 2015
Selected Financial Data (US$ in millions)
Short-term borrowings
Current maturities of long-term debt
Long-term debt, excluding current maturities
Total debt
 
Shareholders’ equity
Solvency Ratio
Debt to equity1
Benchmarks
Debt to Equity, Competitors2
Amazon.com Inc.
Costco Wholesale Corp.
Dollar General Corp.
Home Depot Inc.
Target Corp.
TJX Cos. Inc.
Walmart Inc.
Debt to Equity, Sector
General Retailers
Debt to Equity, Industry
Consumer Services

Based on: 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), 10-K (filing date: 2015-03-31).

1 2020 Calculation
Debt to equity = Total debt ÷ Shareholders’ equity
= ÷ =

2 Click competitor name to see calculations.

Solvency ratio Description The company
Debt to equity ratio A solvency ratio calculated as total debt divided by total shareholders’ equity. Lowe’s Cos. Inc.’s debt to equity ratio deteriorated from 2018 to 2019 and from 2019 to 2020.

Debt to Equity (including Operating Lease Liability)

Lowe’s Cos. Inc., debt to equity (including operating lease liability) calculation, comparison to benchmarks

Microsoft Excel LibreOffice Calc
Jan 31, 2020 Feb 1, 2019 Feb 2, 2018 Feb 3, 2017 Jan 29, 2016 Jan 30, 2015
Selected Financial Data (US$ in millions)
Short-term borrowings
Current maturities of long-term debt
Long-term debt, excluding current maturities
Total debt
Current operating lease liabilities
Noncurrent operating lease liabilities
Total debt (including operating lease liability)
 
Shareholders’ equity
Solvency Ratio
Debt to equity (including operating lease liability)1
Benchmarks
Debt to Equity (including Operating Lease Liability), Competitors2
Amazon.com Inc.
Dollar General Corp.
Home Depot Inc.
Target Corp.
TJX Cos. Inc.
Walmart Inc.
Debt to Equity (including Operating Lease Liability), Sector
General Retailers
Debt to Equity (including Operating Lease Liability), Industry
Consumer Services

Based on: 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), 10-K (filing date: 2015-03-31).

1 2020 Calculation
Debt to equity (including operating lease liability) = Total debt (including operating lease liability) ÷ Shareholders’ equity
= ÷ =

2 Click competitor name to see calculations.

Solvency ratio Description The company
Debt to equity ratio (including operating lease liability) A solvency ratio calculated as total debt (including operating lease liability) divided by total shareholders’ equity. Lowe’s Cos. Inc.’s debt to equity ratio (including operating lease liability) deteriorated from 2018 to 2019 and from 2019 to 2020.

Debt to Capital

Lowe’s Cos. Inc., debt to capital calculation, comparison to benchmarks

Microsoft Excel LibreOffice Calc
Jan 31, 2020 Feb 1, 2019 Feb 2, 2018 Feb 3, 2017 Jan 29, 2016 Jan 30, 2015
Selected Financial Data (US$ in millions)
Short-term borrowings
Current maturities of long-term debt
Long-term debt, excluding current maturities
Total debt
Shareholders’ equity
Total capital
Solvency Ratio
Debt to capital1
Benchmarks
Debt to Capital, Competitors2
Amazon.com Inc.
Costco Wholesale Corp.
Dollar General Corp.
Home Depot Inc.
Target Corp.
TJX Cos. Inc.
Walmart Inc.
Debt to Capital, Sector
General Retailers
Debt to Capital, Industry
Consumer Services

Based on: 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), 10-K (filing date: 2015-03-31).

1 2020 Calculation
Debt to capital = Total debt ÷ Total capital
= ÷ =

2 Click competitor name to see calculations.

Solvency ratio Description The company
Debt to capital ratio A solvency ratio calculated as total debt divided by total debt plus shareholders’ equity. Lowe’s Cos. Inc.’s debt to capital ratio deteriorated from 2018 to 2019 and from 2019 to 2020.

Debt to Capital (including Operating Lease Liability)

Lowe’s Cos. Inc., debt to capital (including operating lease liability) calculation, comparison to benchmarks

Microsoft Excel LibreOffice Calc
Jan 31, 2020 Feb 1, 2019 Feb 2, 2018 Feb 3, 2017 Jan 29, 2016 Jan 30, 2015
Selected Financial Data (US$ in millions)
Short-term borrowings
Current maturities of long-term debt
Long-term debt, excluding current maturities
Total debt
Current operating lease liabilities
Noncurrent operating lease liabilities
Total debt (including operating lease liability)
Shareholders’ equity
Total capital (including operating lease liability)
Solvency Ratio
Debt to capital (including operating lease liability)1
Benchmarks
Debt to Capital (including Operating Lease Liability), Competitors2
Amazon.com Inc.
Dollar General Corp.
Home Depot Inc.
Target Corp.
TJX Cos. Inc.
Walmart Inc.
Debt to Capital (including Operating Lease Liability), Sector
General Retailers
Debt to Capital (including Operating Lease Liability), Industry
Consumer Services

Based on: 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), 10-K (filing date: 2015-03-31).

1 2020 Calculation
Debt to capital (including operating lease liability) = Total debt (including operating lease liability) ÷ Total capital (including operating lease liability)
= ÷ =

2 Click competitor name to see calculations.

Solvency ratio Description The company
Debt to capital ratio (including operating lease liability) A solvency ratio calculated as total debt (including operating lease liability) divided by total debt (including operating lease liability) plus shareholders’ equity. Lowe’s Cos. Inc.’s debt to capital ratio (including operating lease liability) deteriorated from 2018 to 2019 and from 2019 to 2020.

Debt to Assets

Lowe’s Cos. Inc., debt to assets calculation, comparison to benchmarks

Microsoft Excel LibreOffice Calc
Jan 31, 2020 Feb 1, 2019 Feb 2, 2018 Feb 3, 2017 Jan 29, 2016 Jan 30, 2015
Selected Financial Data (US$ in millions)
Short-term borrowings
Current maturities of long-term debt
Long-term debt, excluding current maturities
Total debt
 
Total assets
Solvency Ratio
Debt to assets1
Benchmarks
Debt to Assets, Competitors2
Amazon.com Inc.
Costco Wholesale Corp.
Dollar General Corp.
Home Depot Inc.
Target Corp.
TJX Cos. Inc.
Walmart Inc.
Debt to Assets, Sector
General Retailers
Debt to Assets, Industry
Consumer Services

Based on: 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), 10-K (filing date: 2015-03-31).

1 2020 Calculation
Debt to assets = Total debt ÷ Total assets
= ÷ =

2 Click competitor name to see calculations.

Solvency ratio Description The company
Debt to assets ratio A solvency ratio calculated as total debt divided by total assets. Lowe’s Cos. Inc.’s debt to assets ratio improved from 2018 to 2019 but then deteriorated significantly from 2019 to 2020.

Debt to Assets (including Operating Lease Liability)

Lowe’s Cos. Inc., debt to assets (including operating lease liability) calculation, comparison to benchmarks

Microsoft Excel LibreOffice Calc
Jan 31, 2020 Feb 1, 2019 Feb 2, 2018 Feb 3, 2017 Jan 29, 2016 Jan 30, 2015
Selected Financial Data (US$ in millions)
Short-term borrowings
Current maturities of long-term debt
Long-term debt, excluding current maturities
Total debt
Current operating lease liabilities
Noncurrent operating lease liabilities
Total debt (including operating lease liability)
 
Total assets
Solvency Ratio
Debt to assets (including operating lease liability)1
Benchmarks
Debt to Assets (including Operating Lease Liability), Competitors2
Amazon.com Inc.
Dollar General Corp.
Home Depot Inc.
Target Corp.
TJX Cos. Inc.
Walmart Inc.
Debt to Assets (including Operating Lease Liability), Sector
General Retailers
Debt to Assets (including Operating Lease Liability), Industry
Consumer Services

Based on: 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), 10-K (filing date: 2015-03-31).

1 2020 Calculation
Debt to assets (including operating lease liability) = Total debt (including operating lease liability) ÷ Total assets
= ÷ =

2 Click competitor name to see calculations.

Solvency ratio Description The company
Debt to assets ratio (including operating lease liability) A solvency ratio calculated as total debt (including operating lease liability) divided by total assets. Lowe’s Cos. Inc.’s debt to assets ratio (including operating lease liability) improved from 2018 to 2019 but then deteriorated significantly from 2019 to 2020.

Financial Leverage

Lowe’s Cos. Inc., financial leverage calculation, comparison to benchmarks

Microsoft Excel LibreOffice Calc
Jan 31, 2020 Feb 1, 2019 Feb 2, 2018 Feb 3, 2017 Jan 29, 2016 Jan 30, 2015
Selected Financial Data (US$ in millions)
Total assets
Shareholders’ equity
Solvency Ratio
Financial leverage1
Benchmarks
Financial Leverage, Competitors2
Amazon.com Inc.
Costco Wholesale Corp.
Dollar General Corp.
Home Depot Inc.
Target Corp.
TJX Cos. Inc.
Walmart Inc.
Financial Leverage, Sector
General Retailers
Financial Leverage, Industry
Consumer Services

Based on: 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), 10-K (filing date: 2015-03-31).

1 2020 Calculation
Financial leverage = Total assets ÷ Shareholders’ equity
= ÷ =

2 Click competitor name to see calculations.

Solvency ratio Description The company
Financial leverage ratio A solvency ratio calculated as total assets divided by total shareholders’ equity. Lowe’s Cos. Inc.’s financial leverage ratio increased from 2018 to 2019 and from 2019 to 2020.

Interest Coverage

Lowe’s Cos. Inc., interest coverage calculation, comparison to benchmarks

Microsoft Excel LibreOffice Calc
Jan 31, 2020 Feb 1, 2019 Feb 2, 2018 Feb 3, 2017 Jan 29, 2016 Jan 30, 2015
Selected Financial Data (US$ in millions)
Net earnings
Add: Income tax expense
Add: Interest expense, net of amount capitalized
Earnings before interest and tax (EBIT)
Solvency Ratio
Interest coverage1
Benchmarks
Interest Coverage, Competitors2
Amazon.com Inc.
Costco Wholesale Corp.
Dollar General Corp.
Home Depot Inc.
Target Corp.
TJX Cos. Inc.
Walmart Inc.
Interest Coverage, Sector
General Retailers
Interest Coverage, Industry
Consumer Services

Based on: 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), 10-K (filing date: 2015-03-31).

1 2020 Calculation
Interest coverage = EBIT ÷ Interest expense
= ÷ =

2 Click competitor name to see calculations.

Solvency ratio Description The company
Interest coverage ratio A solvency ratio calculated as EBIT divided by interest payments. Lowe’s Cos. Inc.’s interest coverage ratio deteriorated from 2018 to 2019 but then improved from 2019 to 2020 not reaching 2018 level.

Fixed Charge Coverage

Lowe’s Cos. Inc., fixed charge coverage calculation, comparison to benchmarks

Microsoft Excel LibreOffice Calc
Jan 31, 2020 Feb 1, 2019 Feb 2, 2018 Feb 3, 2017 Jan 29, 2016 Jan 30, 2015
Selected Financial Data (US$ in millions)
Net earnings
Add: Income tax expense
Add: Interest expense, net of amount capitalized
Earnings before interest and tax (EBIT)
Add: Operating lease cost
Earnings before fixed charges and tax
 
Interest expense, net of amount capitalized
Operating lease cost
Fixed charges
Solvency Ratio
Fixed charge coverage1
Benchmarks
Fixed Charge Coverage, Competitors2
Amazon.com Inc.
Costco Wholesale Corp.
Dollar General Corp.
Home Depot Inc.
Target Corp.
TJX Cos. Inc.
Walmart Inc.
Fixed Charge Coverage, Sector
General Retailers
Fixed Charge Coverage, Industry
Consumer Services

Based on: 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), 10-K (filing date: 2015-03-31).

1 2020 Calculation
Fixed charge coverage = Earnings before fixed charges and tax ÷ Fixed charges
= ÷ =

2 Click competitor name to see calculations.

Solvency ratio Description The company
Fixed charge coverage ratio A solvency ratio calculated as earnings before fixed charges and tax divided by fixed charges. Lowe’s Cos. Inc.’s fixed charge coverage ratio deteriorated from 2018 to 2019 but then improved from 2019 to 2020 not reaching 2018 level.