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Lowe’s Cos. Inc. (NYSE:LOW)

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Price to FCFE (P/FCFE)

Intermediate level


Free Cash Flow to Equity (FCFE)

Lowe’s Cos. Inc., FCFE calculation

US$ in millions

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12 months ended: Jan 31, 2020 Feb 1, 2019 Feb 2, 2018 Feb 3, 2017 Jan 29, 2016 Jan 30, 2015
Net earnings
Net noncash charges
Changes in operating assets and liabilities
Net cash provided by operating activities
Capital expenditures
Net change in commercial paper
Net proceeds from issuance of debt
Repayment of long-term debt
Free cash flow to equity (FCFE)

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).

Item Description The company
FCFE Free cash flow to equity is the cash flow available to Lowe’s Cos. Inc.’s equity holders after all operating expenses, interest, and principal payments have been paid and necessary investments in working and fixed capital have been made. Lowe’s Cos. Inc.’s FCFE decreased from 2018 to 2019 but then increased from 2019 to 2020 exceeding 2018 level.

Price to FCFE Ratio, Current

Lowe’s Cos. Inc., current P/FCFE calculation, comparison to benchmarks

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No. shares of common stock outstanding
Selected Financial Data (US$)
Free cash flow to equity (FCFE) (in millions)
FCFE per share
Current share price (P)
Valuation Ratio
P/FCFE
Benchmarks
P/FCFE, Competitors1
Amazon.com Inc.
Costco Wholesale Corp.
Dollar General Corp.
Home Depot Inc.
Target Corp.
TJX Cos. Inc.
Walmart Inc.
P/FCFE, Sector
General Retailers
P/FCFE, Industry
Consumer Services

Based on: 10-K (filing date: 2020-03-23).

1 Click competitor name to see calculations.

If the company P/FCFE is lower then the P/FCFE of benchmark then company is relatively undervalued.
Otherwise, if the company P/FCFE is higher then the P/FCFE of benchmark then company is relatively overvalued.


Price to FCFE Ratio, Historical

Lowe’s Cos. Inc., historical P/FCFE calculation, comparison to benchmarks

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Jan 31, 2020 Feb 1, 2019 Feb 2, 2018 Feb 3, 2017 Jan 29, 2016 Jan 30, 2015
No. shares of common stock outstanding1
Selected Financial Data (US$)
Free cash flow to equity (FCFE) (in millions)2
FCFE per share3
Share price1, 4
Valuation Ratio
P/FCFE5
Benchmarks
P/FCFE, Competitors6
Amazon.com Inc.
Costco Wholesale Corp.
Dollar General Corp.
Home Depot Inc.
Target Corp.
TJX Cos. Inc.
Walmart Inc.
P/FCFE, Sector
General Retailers
P/FCFE, 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 Data adjusted for splits and stock dividends.

2 See details »

3 2020 Calculation
FCFE per share = FCFE ÷ No. shares of common stock outstanding
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4 Closing price as at the filing date of Lowe’s Cos. Inc.’s Annual Report.

5 2020 Calculation
P/FCFE = Share price ÷ FCFE per share
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6 Click competitor name to see calculations.

Valuation ratio Description The company
P/FCFE Price to free cash flow to equity is cash valuation indicator of stockholders’ equity. Lowe’s Cos. Inc.’s P/FCFE ratio increased from 2018 to 2019 but then decreased significantly from 2019 to 2020.