Stock Analysis on Net
Stock Analysis on Net

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 29, 2021 Jan 31, 2020 Feb 1, 2019 Feb 2, 2018 Feb 3, 2017 Jan 29, 2016
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 (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).

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.’s gross profit margin ratio deteriorated from 2019 to 2020 but then improved from 2020 to 2021 exceeding 2019 level.
Operating profit margin A profitability ratio calculated as operating income divided by revenue. Lowe’s Cos. Inc.’s operating profit margin ratio improved from 2019 to 2020 and from 2020 to 2021.
Net profit margin An indicator of profitability, calculated as net income divided by revenue. Lowe’s Cos. Inc.’s net profit margin ratio improved from 2019 to 2020 and from 2020 to 2021.

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

Gross Profit Margin

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

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Jan 29, 2021 Jan 31, 2020 Feb 1, 2019 Feb 2, 2018 Feb 3, 2017 Jan 29, 2016
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.
Home Depot Inc.
Target Corp.
TJX Cos. Inc.

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).

1 2021 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.’s gross profit margin ratio deteriorated from 2019 to 2020 but then improved from 2020 to 2021 exceeding 2019 level.

Operating Profit Margin

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

Microsoft Excel LibreOffice Calc
Jan 29, 2021 Jan 31, 2020 Feb 1, 2019 Feb 2, 2018 Feb 3, 2017 Jan 29, 2016
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.
Home Depot Inc.
Target Corp.
TJX Cos. Inc.
Operating Profit Margin, Sector
Retailing
Operating Profit Margin, Industry
Consumer Discretionary

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).

1 2021 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.’s operating profit margin ratio improved from 2019 to 2020 and from 2020 to 2021.

Net Profit Margin

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

Microsoft Excel LibreOffice Calc
Jan 29, 2021 Jan 31, 2020 Feb 1, 2019 Feb 2, 2018 Feb 3, 2017 Jan 29, 2016
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.
Home Depot Inc.
Target Corp.
TJX Cos. Inc.
Net Profit Margin, Sector
Retailing
Net Profit Margin, Industry
Consumer Discretionary

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).

1 2021 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.’s net profit margin ratio improved from 2019 to 2020 and from 2020 to 2021.

Return on Equity (ROE)

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

Microsoft Excel LibreOffice Calc
Jan 29, 2021 Jan 31, 2020 Feb 1, 2019 Feb 2, 2018 Feb 3, 2017 Jan 29, 2016
Selected Financial Data (US$ in millions)
Net earnings
Shareholders’ equity
Profitability Ratio
ROE1
Benchmarks
ROE, Competitors2
Amazon.com Inc.
Booking Holdings Inc.
Home Depot Inc.
Target Corp.
TJX Cos. Inc.
ROE, Sector
Retailing
ROE, Industry
Consumer Discretionary

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).

1 2021 Calculation
ROE = 100 × Net earnings ÷ Shareholders’ equity
= 100 × ÷ =

2 Click competitor name to see calculations.

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

Return on Assets (ROA)

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

Microsoft Excel LibreOffice Calc
Jan 29, 2021 Jan 31, 2020 Feb 1, 2019 Feb 2, 2018 Feb 3, 2017 Jan 29, 2016
Selected Financial Data (US$ in millions)
Net earnings
Total assets
Profitability Ratio
ROA1
Benchmarks
ROA, Competitors2
Amazon.com Inc.
Booking Holdings Inc.
Home Depot Inc.
Target Corp.
TJX Cos. Inc.
ROA, Sector
Retailing
ROA, Industry
Consumer Discretionary

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).

1 2021 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.’s ROA improved from 2019 to 2020 and from 2020 to 2021.