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Lowe’s Cos. Inc. (NYSE:LOW)

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Analysis of Profitability Ratios

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Profitability Ratios (Summary)

Lowe’s Cos. Inc., profitability ratios

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Jan 28, 2022 Jan 29, 2021 Jan 31, 2020 Feb 1, 2019 Feb 2, 2018 Feb 3, 2017
Return on Sales
Gross profit margin
Operating profit margin
Net profit margin
Return on Investment
Return on equity (ROE)
Return on assets (ROA)

Based on: 10-K (reporting date: 2022-01-28), 10-K (reporting date: 2021-01-29), 10-K (reporting date: 2020-01-31), 10-K (reporting date: 2019-02-01), 10-K (reporting date: 2018-02-02), 10-K (reporting date: 2017-02-03).

Profitability ratio Description The company
Gross profit margin Gross profit margin indicates the percentage of revenue available to cover operating and other expenditures. Lowe’s Cos. Inc. gross profit margin ratio improved from 2020 to 2021 and from 2021 to 2022.
Operating profit margin A profitability ratio calculated as operating income divided by revenue. Lowe’s Cos. Inc. operating profit margin ratio improved from 2020 to 2021 and from 2021 to 2022.
Net profit margin An indicator of profitability, calculated as net income divided by revenue. Lowe’s Cos. Inc. net profit margin ratio improved from 2020 to 2021 and from 2021 to 2022.

Profitability ratio Description The company
ROA A profitability ratio calculated as net income divided by total assets. Lowe’s Cos. Inc. ROA improved from 2020 to 2021 and from 2021 to 2022.

Gross Profit Margin

Lowe’s Cos. Inc., gross profit margin calculation, comparison to benchmarks

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Jan 28, 2022 Jan 29, 2021 Jan 31, 2020 Feb 1, 2019 Feb 2, 2018 Feb 3, 2017
Selected Financial Data (US$ in millions)
Gross margin
Net sales
Profitability Ratio
Gross profit margin1
Benchmarks
Gross Profit Margin, Competitors2
Amazon.com Inc.
Booking Holdings Inc.
Dollar Tree Inc.
Home Depot Inc.
Target Corp.
Ulta Beauty Inc.

Based on: 10-K (reporting date: 2022-01-28), 10-K (reporting date: 2021-01-29), 10-K (reporting date: 2020-01-31), 10-K (reporting date: 2019-02-01), 10-K (reporting date: 2018-02-02), 10-K (reporting date: 2017-02-03).

1 2022 Calculation
Gross profit margin = 100 × Gross margin ÷ Net sales
= 100 × ÷ =

2 Click competitor name to see calculations.

Profitability ratio Description The company
Gross profit margin Gross profit margin indicates the percentage of revenue available to cover operating and other expenditures. Lowe’s Cos. Inc. gross profit margin ratio improved from 2020 to 2021 and from 2021 to 2022.

Operating Profit Margin

Lowe’s Cos. Inc., operating profit margin calculation, comparison to benchmarks

Microsoft Excel
Jan 28, 2022 Jan 29, 2021 Jan 31, 2020 Feb 1, 2019 Feb 2, 2018 Feb 3, 2017
Selected Financial Data (US$ in millions)
Operating income
Net sales
Profitability Ratio
Operating profit margin1
Benchmarks
Operating Profit Margin, Competitors2
Amazon.com Inc.
Booking Holdings Inc.
Dollar Tree Inc.
Home Depot Inc.
Target Corp.
Ulta Beauty Inc.
Operating Profit Margin, Sector
Retailing
Operating Profit Margin, Industry
Consumer Discretionary

Based on: 10-K (reporting date: 2022-01-28), 10-K (reporting date: 2021-01-29), 10-K (reporting date: 2020-01-31), 10-K (reporting date: 2019-02-01), 10-K (reporting date: 2018-02-02), 10-K (reporting date: 2017-02-03).

1 2022 Calculation
Operating profit margin = 100 × Operating income ÷ Net sales
= 100 × ÷ =

2 Click competitor name to see calculations.

Profitability ratio Description The company
Operating profit margin A profitability ratio calculated as operating income divided by revenue. Lowe’s Cos. Inc. operating profit margin ratio improved from 2020 to 2021 and from 2021 to 2022.

Net Profit Margin

Lowe’s Cos. Inc., net profit margin calculation, comparison to benchmarks

Microsoft Excel
Jan 28, 2022 Jan 29, 2021 Jan 31, 2020 Feb 1, 2019 Feb 2, 2018 Feb 3, 2017
Selected Financial Data (US$ in millions)
Net earnings
Net sales
Profitability Ratio
Net profit margin1
Benchmarks
Net Profit Margin, Competitors2
Amazon.com Inc.
Booking Holdings Inc.
Dollar Tree Inc.
Home Depot Inc.
Target Corp.
Ulta Beauty Inc.
Net Profit Margin, Sector
Retailing
Net Profit Margin, Industry
Consumer Discretionary

Based on: 10-K (reporting date: 2022-01-28), 10-K (reporting date: 2021-01-29), 10-K (reporting date: 2020-01-31), 10-K (reporting date: 2019-02-01), 10-K (reporting date: 2018-02-02), 10-K (reporting date: 2017-02-03).

1 2022 Calculation
Net profit margin = 100 × Net earnings ÷ Net sales
= 100 × ÷ =

2 Click competitor name to see calculations.

Profitability ratio Description The company
Net profit margin An indicator of profitability, calculated as net income divided by revenue. Lowe’s Cos. Inc. net profit margin ratio improved from 2020 to 2021 and from 2021 to 2022.

Return on Equity (ROE)

Lowe’s Cos. Inc., ROE calculation, comparison to benchmarks

Microsoft Excel
Jan 28, 2022 Jan 29, 2021 Jan 31, 2020 Feb 1, 2019 Feb 2, 2018 Feb 3, 2017
Selected Financial Data (US$ in millions)
Net earnings
Shareholders’ equity (deficit)
Profitability Ratio
ROE1
Benchmarks
ROE, Competitors2
Amazon.com Inc.
Booking Holdings Inc.
Dollar Tree Inc.
Home Depot Inc.
Target Corp.
Ulta Beauty Inc.
ROE, Sector
Retailing
ROE, Industry
Consumer Discretionary

Based on: 10-K (reporting date: 2022-01-28), 10-K (reporting date: 2021-01-29), 10-K (reporting date: 2020-01-31), 10-K (reporting date: 2019-02-01), 10-K (reporting date: 2018-02-02), 10-K (reporting date: 2017-02-03).

1 2022 Calculation
ROE = 100 × Net earnings ÷ Shareholders’ equity (deficit)
= 100 × ÷ =

2 Click competitor name to see calculations.


Return on Assets (ROA)

Lowe’s Cos. Inc., ROA calculation, comparison to benchmarks

Microsoft Excel
Jan 28, 2022 Jan 29, 2021 Jan 31, 2020 Feb 1, 2019 Feb 2, 2018 Feb 3, 2017
Selected Financial Data (US$ in millions)
Net earnings
Total assets
Profitability Ratio
ROA1
Benchmarks
ROA, Competitors2
Amazon.com Inc.
Booking Holdings Inc.
Dollar Tree Inc.
Home Depot Inc.
Target Corp.
Ulta Beauty Inc.
ROA, Sector
Retailing
ROA, Industry
Consumer Discretionary

Based on: 10-K (reporting date: 2022-01-28), 10-K (reporting date: 2021-01-29), 10-K (reporting date: 2020-01-31), 10-K (reporting date: 2019-02-01), 10-K (reporting date: 2018-02-02), 10-K (reporting date: 2017-02-03).

1 2022 Calculation
ROA = 100 × Net earnings ÷ Total assets
= 100 × ÷ =

2 Click competitor name to see calculations.

Profitability ratio Description The company
ROA A profitability ratio calculated as net income divided by total assets. Lowe’s Cos. Inc. ROA improved from 2020 to 2021 and from 2021 to 2022.