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Microsoft Excel LibreOffice Calc

Lowe’s Cos. Inc. (LOW)


Common Stock Valuation Ratios (Price Multiples)

Difficulty: Beginner


Current Valuation Ratios

Lowe’s Cos. Inc., current price multiples

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Lowe’s Cos. Inc. Amazon.com Inc. Costco Wholesale Corp. eBay Inc. Home Depot Inc. Netflix Inc. Target Corp. TJX Cos. Inc. Walmart Inc. General Retailers Consumer Services
Selected Financial Data
Current share price (P) $ hidden
No. shares of common stock outstanding hidden
Growth rate (g) hidden
 
Earnings per share (EPS) $ hidden
Next year expected EPS $ hidden
Operating profit per share $ hidden
Sales per share $ hidden
Book value per share (BVPS) $ hidden
Ratios (Price Multiples)
Price to earnings (P/E) hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Price to next year expected earnings hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Price-earnings-growth (PEG) hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Price to operating profit (P/OP) hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Price to sales (P/S) hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Price to book value (P/BV) hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden

Based on: 10-K (filing date: 2019-04-02).

If company price multiple is lower then the price multiple of benchmark then company stock is relatively undervalued.

Otherwise, if company price multiple is higher then the price multiple of benchmark then company stock is relatively overvalued.


Historical Valuation Ratios (Summary)

Lowe’s Cos. Inc., historical price multiples

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Feb 1, 2019 Feb 2, 2018 Feb 3, 2017 Jan 29, 2016 Jan 30, 2015 Jan 31, 2014
Price to earnings (P/E) hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Price to operating profit (P/OP) hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Price to sales (P/S) hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Price to book value (P/BV) hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden

Based on: 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), 10-K (filing date: 2014-03-31).

Ratio Description The company
P/E ratio The P/E ratio tells analyst how much an investor in common stock pays per dollar of current earnings. Lowe’s Cos. Inc.’s P/E ratio declined from 2017 to 2018 but then increased from 2018 to 2019 exceeding 2017 level.
P/OP ratio Because P/E ratio is calculated using net income, the ratio can be sensitive to nonrecurring earnings and capital structure, analysts may use price to operating profit. Lowe’s Cos. Inc.’s P/OP ratio declined from 2017 to 2018 but then increased from 2018 to 2019 exceeding 2017 level.
P/S ratio An rationale for the P/S ratio is that sales, as the top line in an income statement, are generally less subject to distortion or manipulation than other fundamentals such as EPS or book value. Sales are also more stable than earnings and never negative. Lowe’s Cos. Inc.’s P/S ratio declined from 2017 to 2018 but then increased from 2018 to 2019 exceeding 2017 level.
P/BV ratio The P/BV ratio is interpreted as an indicator of market judgment about the relationship between a company’s required rate of return and its actual rate of return. Lowe’s Cos. Inc.’s P/BV ratio increased from 2017 to 2018 and from 2018 to 2019.

Price to Earnings (P/E)

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

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Feb 1, 2019 Feb 2, 2018 Feb 3, 2017 Jan 29, 2016 Jan 30, 2015 Jan 31, 2014
No. shares of common stock outstanding1 hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Selected Financial Data (USD $)
Net earnings (in millions) hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Earnings per share (EPS)3 hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Share price1, 2 hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Ratio
P/E ratio4 hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Benchmarks
P/E Ratio, Competitors
Amazon.com Inc. hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Costco Wholesale Corp. hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
eBay Inc. hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Home Depot Inc. hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Netflix Inc. hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Target Corp. hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
TJX Cos. Inc. hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Walmart Inc. hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
P/E Ratio, Sector
General Retailers hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
P/E Ratio, Industry
Consumer Services hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden

Based on: 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), 10-K (filing date: 2014-03-31).

1 Data adjusted for splits and stock dividends.

2 Close price on the filing date of Lowe’s Cos. Inc.’s Annual Report.

2019 Calculations

3 EPS = Net earnings ÷ No. shares of common stock outstanding
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4 P/E ratio = Share price ÷ EPS
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Ratio Description The company
P/E ratio The P/E ratio tells analyst how much an investor in common stock pays per dollar of current earnings. Lowe’s Cos. Inc.’s P/E ratio declined from 2017 to 2018 but then increased from 2018 to 2019 exceeding 2017 level.

Price to Operating Profit (P/OP)

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

Microsoft Excel LibreOffice Calc
Feb 1, 2019 Feb 2, 2018 Feb 3, 2017 Jan 29, 2016 Jan 30, 2015 Jan 31, 2014
No. shares of common stock outstanding1 hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Selected Financial Data (USD $)
Operating income (in millions) hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Operating profit per share3 hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Share price1, 2 hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Ratio
P/OP ratio4 hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Benchmarks
P/OP Ratio, Competitors
Amazon.com Inc. hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Costco Wholesale Corp. hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
eBay Inc. hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Home Depot Inc. hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Netflix Inc. hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Target Corp. hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
TJX Cos. Inc. hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Walmart Inc. hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
P/OP Ratio, Sector
General Retailers hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
P/OP Ratio, Industry
Consumer Services hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden

Based on: 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), 10-K (filing date: 2014-03-31).

1 Data adjusted for splits and stock dividends.

2 Close price on the filing date of Lowe’s Cos. Inc.’s Annual Report.

2019 Calculations

3 Operating profit per share = Operating income ÷ No. shares of common stock outstanding
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4 P/OP ratio = Share price ÷ Operating profit per share
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Ratio Description The company
P/OP ratio Because P/E ratio is calculated using net income, the ratio can be sensitive to nonrecurring earnings and capital structure, analysts may use price to operating profit. Lowe’s Cos. Inc.’s P/OP ratio declined from 2017 to 2018 but then increased from 2018 to 2019 exceeding 2017 level.

Price to Sales (P/S)

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

Microsoft Excel LibreOffice Calc
Feb 1, 2019 Feb 2, 2018 Feb 3, 2017 Jan 29, 2016 Jan 30, 2015 Jan 31, 2014
No. shares of common stock outstanding1 hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Selected Financial Data (USD $)
Net sales (in millions) hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Sales per share3 hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Share price1, 2 hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Ratio
P/S ratio4 hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Benchmarks
P/S Ratio, Competitors
Amazon.com Inc. hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Costco Wholesale Corp. hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
eBay Inc. hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Home Depot Inc. hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Netflix Inc. hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Target Corp. hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
TJX Cos. Inc. hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Walmart Inc. hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
P/S Ratio, Sector
General Retailers hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
P/S Ratio, Industry
Consumer Services hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden

Based on: 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), 10-K (filing date: 2014-03-31).

1 Data adjusted for splits and stock dividends.

2 Close price on the filing date of Lowe’s Cos. Inc.’s Annual Report.

2019 Calculations

3 Sales per share = Net sales ÷ No. shares of common stock outstanding
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4 P/S ratio = Share price ÷ Sales per share
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Ratio Description The company
P/S ratio An rationale for the P/S ratio is that sales, as the top line in an income statement, are generally less subject to distortion or manipulation than other fundamentals such as EPS or book value. Sales are also more stable than earnings and never negative. Lowe’s Cos. Inc.’s P/S ratio declined from 2017 to 2018 but then increased from 2018 to 2019 exceeding 2017 level.

Price to Book Value (P/BV)

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

Microsoft Excel LibreOffice Calc
Feb 1, 2019 Feb 2, 2018 Feb 3, 2017 Jan 29, 2016 Jan 30, 2015 Jan 31, 2014
No. shares of common stock outstanding1 hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Selected Financial Data (USD $)
Shareholders’ equity (in millions) hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Book value per share (BVPS)3 hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Share price1, 2 hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Ratio
P/BV ratio4 hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Benchmarks
P/BV Ratio, Competitors
Amazon.com Inc. hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Costco Wholesale Corp. hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
eBay Inc. hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Home Depot Inc. hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Netflix Inc. hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Target Corp. hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
TJX Cos. Inc. hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Walmart Inc. hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
P/BV Ratio, Sector
General Retailers hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
P/BV Ratio, Industry
Consumer Services hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden

Based on: 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), 10-K (filing date: 2014-03-31).

1 Data adjusted for splits and stock dividends.

2 Close price on the filing date of Lowe’s Cos. Inc.’s Annual Report.

2019 Calculations

3 BVPS = Shareholders’ equity ÷ No. shares of common stock outstanding
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4 P/BV ratio = Share price ÷ BVPS
= hidden ÷ hidden = hidden

Ratio Description The company
P/BV ratio The P/BV ratio is interpreted as an indicator of market judgment about the relationship between a company’s required rate of return and its actual rate of return. Lowe’s Cos. Inc.’s P/BV ratio increased from 2017 to 2018 and from 2018 to 2019.