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Profitability Analysis
Quarterly Data

Difficulty: Beginner


Ratios (Summary)

Lowe’s Cos. Inc., profitability ratios (quarterly data)

Microsoft Excel LibreOffice Calc
Nov 2, 2018 Aug 3, 2018 May 4, 2018 Feb 2, 2018 Nov 3, 2017 Aug 4, 2017 May 5, 2017 Feb 3, 2017 Oct 28, 2016 Jul 29, 2016 Apr 29, 2016 Jan 29, 2016 Oct 30, 2015 Jul 31, 2015 May 1, 2015 Jan 30, 2015 Oct 31, 2014 Aug 1, 2014 May 2, 2014 Jan 31, 2014 Nov 1, 2013 Aug 2, 2013 May 3, 2013 Feb 1, 2013 Nov 2, 2012 Aug 3, 2012 May 4, 2012
Return on Sales
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Operating profit margin hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Net profit margin hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Return on Investment
Return on equity (ROE) hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Return on assets (ROA) hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden

Based on: 10-Q (filing date: 2018-12-06), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-09-04), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-06-05), 10-K (filing date: 2018-04-02), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-12-05), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-09-05), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-06-06), 10-K (filing date: 2017-04-04), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-11-29), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-09-02), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-05-31), 10-K (filing date: 2016-03-29), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-12-02), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-09-01), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-06-02), 10-K (filing date: 2015-03-31), 10-Q (filing date: 2014-12-02), 10-Q (filing date: 2014-09-02), 10-Q (filing date: 2014-06-03), 10-K (filing date: 2014-03-31), 10-Q (filing date: 2013-12-03), 10-Q (filing date: 2013-09-03), 10-Q (filing date: 2013-06-04), 10-K (filing date: 2013-04-02), 10-Q (filing date: 2012-12-04), 10-Q (filing date: 2012-09-04), 10-Q (filing date: 2012-06-06).

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 improved from Q1 2019 to Q2 2019 but then deteriorated significantly from Q2 2019 to Q3 2019.
Operating profit margin A profitability ratio calculated as operating income divided by revenue. Lowe’s Cos. Inc.’s operating profit margin deteriorated from Q1 2019 to Q2 2019 and from Q2 2019 to Q3 2019.
Net profit margin An indicator of profitability, calculated as net income divided by revenue. Lowe’s Cos. Inc.’s net profit margin improved from Q1 2019 to Q2 2019 but then deteriorated significantly from Q2 2019 to Q3 2019.

Ratio Description The company
ROE A profitability ratio calculated as net income divided by shareholders’ equity. Lowe’s Cos. Inc.’s ROE improved from Q1 2019 to Q2 2019 and from Q2 2019 to Q3 2019.
ROA A profitability ratio calculated as net income divided by total assets. Lowe’s Cos. Inc.’s ROA improved from Q1 2019 to Q2 2019 but then slightly deteriorated from Q2 2019 to Q3 2019 not reaching Q1 2019 level.

Gross Profit Margin

Lowe’s Cos. Inc., gross profit margin calculation (quarterly data)

Microsoft Excel LibreOffice Calc
Nov 2, 2018 Aug 3, 2018 May 4, 2018 Feb 2, 2018 Nov 3, 2017 Aug 4, 2017 May 5, 2017 Feb 3, 2017 Oct 28, 2016 Jul 29, 2016 Apr 29, 2016 Jan 29, 2016 Oct 30, 2015 Jul 31, 2015 May 1, 2015 Jan 30, 2015 Oct 31, 2014 Aug 1, 2014 May 2, 2014 Jan 31, 2014 Nov 1, 2013 Aug 2, 2013 May 3, 2013 Feb 1, 2013 Nov 2, 2012 Aug 3, 2012 May 4, 2012
Selected Financial Data (USD $ in millions)
Gross margin hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Net sales hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Ratio
Gross profit margin1 hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden

Based on: 10-Q (filing date: 2018-12-06), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-09-04), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-06-05), 10-K (filing date: 2018-04-02), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-12-05), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-09-05), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-06-06), 10-K (filing date: 2017-04-04), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-11-29), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-09-02), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-05-31), 10-K (filing date: 2016-03-29), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-12-02), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-09-01), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-06-02), 10-K (filing date: 2015-03-31), 10-Q (filing date: 2014-12-02), 10-Q (filing date: 2014-09-02), 10-Q (filing date: 2014-06-03), 10-K (filing date: 2014-03-31), 10-Q (filing date: 2013-12-03), 10-Q (filing date: 2013-09-03), 10-Q (filing date: 2013-06-04), 10-K (filing date: 2013-04-02), 10-Q (filing date: 2012-12-04), 10-Q (filing date: 2012-09-04), 10-Q (filing date: 2012-06-06).

Q3 2019 Calculations

1 Gross profit margin = 100 × (Gross marginQ3 2019 + Gross marginQ2 2019 + Gross marginQ1 2019 + Gross marginQ4 2018) ÷ (Net salesQ3 2019 + Net salesQ2 2019 + Net salesQ1 2019 + Net salesQ4 2018)
= 100 × (hidden + hidden + hidden + hidden) ÷ (hidden + hidden + hidden + hidden) = hidden

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 improved from Q1 2019 to Q2 2019 but then deteriorated significantly from Q2 2019 to Q3 2019.

Operating Profit Margin

Lowe’s Cos. Inc., operating profit margin calculation (quarterly data)

Microsoft Excel LibreOffice Calc
Nov 2, 2018 Aug 3, 2018 May 4, 2018 Feb 2, 2018 Nov 3, 2017 Aug 4, 2017 May 5, 2017 Feb 3, 2017 Oct 28, 2016 Jul 29, 2016 Apr 29, 2016 Jan 29, 2016 Oct 30, 2015 Jul 31, 2015 May 1, 2015 Jan 30, 2015 Oct 31, 2014 Aug 1, 2014 May 2, 2014 Jan 31, 2014 Nov 1, 2013 Aug 2, 2013 May 3, 2013 Feb 1, 2013 Nov 2, 2012 Aug 3, 2012 May 4, 2012
Selected Financial Data (USD $ in millions)
Operating income hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Net sales hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Ratio
Operating profit margin1 hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden

Based on: 10-Q (filing date: 2018-12-06), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-09-04), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-06-05), 10-K (filing date: 2018-04-02), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-12-05), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-09-05), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-06-06), 10-K (filing date: 2017-04-04), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-11-29), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-09-02), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-05-31), 10-K (filing date: 2016-03-29), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-12-02), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-09-01), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-06-02), 10-K (filing date: 2015-03-31), 10-Q (filing date: 2014-12-02), 10-Q (filing date: 2014-09-02), 10-Q (filing date: 2014-06-03), 10-K (filing date: 2014-03-31), 10-Q (filing date: 2013-12-03), 10-Q (filing date: 2013-09-03), 10-Q (filing date: 2013-06-04), 10-K (filing date: 2013-04-02), 10-Q (filing date: 2012-12-04), 10-Q (filing date: 2012-09-04), 10-Q (filing date: 2012-06-06).

Q3 2019 Calculations

1 Operating profit margin = 100 × (Operating incomeQ3 2019 + Operating incomeQ2 2019 + Operating incomeQ1 2019 + Operating incomeQ4 2018) ÷ (Net salesQ3 2019 + Net salesQ2 2019 + Net salesQ1 2019 + Net salesQ4 2018)
= 100 × (hidden + hidden + hidden + hidden) ÷ (hidden + hidden + hidden + hidden) = hidden

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 deteriorated from Q1 2019 to Q2 2019 and from Q2 2019 to Q3 2019.

Net Profit Margin

Lowe’s Cos. Inc., net profit margin calculation (quarterly data)

Microsoft Excel LibreOffice Calc
Nov 2, 2018 Aug 3, 2018 May 4, 2018 Feb 2, 2018 Nov 3, 2017 Aug 4, 2017 May 5, 2017 Feb 3, 2017 Oct 28, 2016 Jul 29, 2016 Apr 29, 2016 Jan 29, 2016 Oct 30, 2015 Jul 31, 2015 May 1, 2015 Jan 30, 2015 Oct 31, 2014 Aug 1, 2014 May 2, 2014 Jan 31, 2014 Nov 1, 2013 Aug 2, 2013 May 3, 2013 Feb 1, 2013 Nov 2, 2012 Aug 3, 2012 May 4, 2012
Selected Financial Data (USD $ in millions)
Net earnings hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Net sales hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Ratio
Net profit margin1 hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden

Based on: 10-Q (filing date: 2018-12-06), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-09-04), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-06-05), 10-K (filing date: 2018-04-02), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-12-05), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-09-05), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-06-06), 10-K (filing date: 2017-04-04), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-11-29), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-09-02), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-05-31), 10-K (filing date: 2016-03-29), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-12-02), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-09-01), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-06-02), 10-K (filing date: 2015-03-31), 10-Q (filing date: 2014-12-02), 10-Q (filing date: 2014-09-02), 10-Q (filing date: 2014-06-03), 10-K (filing date: 2014-03-31), 10-Q (filing date: 2013-12-03), 10-Q (filing date: 2013-09-03), 10-Q (filing date: 2013-06-04), 10-K (filing date: 2013-04-02), 10-Q (filing date: 2012-12-04), 10-Q (filing date: 2012-09-04), 10-Q (filing date: 2012-06-06).

Q3 2019 Calculations

1 Net profit margin = 100 × (Net earningsQ3 2019 + Net earningsQ2 2019 + Net earningsQ1 2019 + Net earningsQ4 2018) ÷ (Net salesQ3 2019 + Net salesQ2 2019 + Net salesQ1 2019 + Net salesQ4 2018)
= 100 × (hidden + hidden + hidden + hidden) ÷ (hidden + hidden + hidden + hidden) = hidden

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 improved from Q1 2019 to Q2 2019 but then deteriorated significantly from Q2 2019 to Q3 2019.

Return on Equity (ROE)

Lowe’s Cos. Inc., ROE calculation (quarterly data)

Microsoft Excel LibreOffice Calc
Nov 2, 2018 Aug 3, 2018 May 4, 2018 Feb 2, 2018 Nov 3, 2017 Aug 4, 2017 May 5, 2017 Feb 3, 2017 Oct 28, 2016 Jul 29, 2016 Apr 29, 2016 Jan 29, 2016 Oct 30, 2015 Jul 31, 2015 May 1, 2015 Jan 30, 2015 Oct 31, 2014 Aug 1, 2014 May 2, 2014 Jan 31, 2014 Nov 1, 2013 Aug 2, 2013 May 3, 2013 Feb 1, 2013 Nov 2, 2012 Aug 3, 2012 May 4, 2012
Selected Financial Data (USD $ in millions)
Net earnings hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Total Lowe’s Companies, Inc. shareholders’ equity hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Ratio
ROE1 hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden

Based on: 10-Q (filing date: 2018-12-06), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-09-04), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-06-05), 10-K (filing date: 2018-04-02), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-12-05), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-09-05), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-06-06), 10-K (filing date: 2017-04-04), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-11-29), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-09-02), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-05-31), 10-K (filing date: 2016-03-29), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-12-02), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-09-01), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-06-02), 10-K (filing date: 2015-03-31), 10-Q (filing date: 2014-12-02), 10-Q (filing date: 2014-09-02), 10-Q (filing date: 2014-06-03), 10-K (filing date: 2014-03-31), 10-Q (filing date: 2013-12-03), 10-Q (filing date: 2013-09-03), 10-Q (filing date: 2013-06-04), 10-K (filing date: 2013-04-02), 10-Q (filing date: 2012-12-04), 10-Q (filing date: 2012-09-04), 10-Q (filing date: 2012-06-06).

Q3 2019 Calculations

1 ROE = 100 × (Net earningsQ3 2019 + Net earningsQ2 2019 + Net earningsQ1 2019 + Net earningsQ4 2018) ÷ Total Lowe’s Companies, Inc. shareholders’ equity
= 100 × (hidden + hidden + hidden + hidden) ÷ hidden = hidden

Ratio Description The company
ROE A profitability ratio calculated as net income divided by shareholders’ equity. Lowe’s Cos. Inc.’s ROE improved from Q1 2019 to Q2 2019 and from Q2 2019 to Q3 2019.

Return on Assets (ROA)

Lowe’s Cos. Inc., ROA calculation (quarterly data)

Microsoft Excel LibreOffice Calc
Nov 2, 2018 Aug 3, 2018 May 4, 2018 Feb 2, 2018 Nov 3, 2017 Aug 4, 2017 May 5, 2017 Feb 3, 2017 Oct 28, 2016 Jul 29, 2016 Apr 29, 2016 Jan 29, 2016 Oct 30, 2015 Jul 31, 2015 May 1, 2015 Jan 30, 2015 Oct 31, 2014 Aug 1, 2014 May 2, 2014 Jan 31, 2014 Nov 1, 2013 Aug 2, 2013 May 3, 2013 Feb 1, 2013 Nov 2, 2012 Aug 3, 2012 May 4, 2012
Selected Financial Data (USD $ in millions)
Net earnings hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Total assets hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Ratio
ROA1 hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden

Based on: 10-Q (filing date: 2018-12-06), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-09-04), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-06-05), 10-K (filing date: 2018-04-02), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-12-05), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-09-05), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-06-06), 10-K (filing date: 2017-04-04), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-11-29), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-09-02), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-05-31), 10-K (filing date: 2016-03-29), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-12-02), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-09-01), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-06-02), 10-K (filing date: 2015-03-31), 10-Q (filing date: 2014-12-02), 10-Q (filing date: 2014-09-02), 10-Q (filing date: 2014-06-03), 10-K (filing date: 2014-03-31), 10-Q (filing date: 2013-12-03), 10-Q (filing date: 2013-09-03), 10-Q (filing date: 2013-06-04), 10-K (filing date: 2013-04-02), 10-Q (filing date: 2012-12-04), 10-Q (filing date: 2012-09-04), 10-Q (filing date: 2012-06-06).

Q3 2019 Calculations

1 ROA = 100 × (Net earningsQ3 2019 + Net earningsQ2 2019 + Net earningsQ1 2019 + Net earningsQ4 2018) ÷ Total assets
= 100 × (hidden + hidden + hidden + hidden) ÷ hidden = hidden

Ratio Description The company
ROA A profitability ratio calculated as net income divided by total assets. Lowe’s Cos. Inc.’s ROA improved from Q1 2019 to Q2 2019 but then slightly deteriorated from Q2 2019 to Q3 2019 not reaching Q1 2019 level.