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Lowe’s Cos. Inc. (NYSE:LOW)

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Common Stock Valuation Ratios (Price Multiples)
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Historical Valuation Ratios (Summary)

Lowe’s Cos. Inc., historical price multiples (quarterly data)

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Jul 31, 2020 May 1, 2020 Jan 31, 2020 Nov 1, 2019 Aug 2, 2019 May 3, 2019 Feb 1, 2019 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
Price to earnings (P/E)
Price to operating profit (P/OP)
Price to sales (P/S)
Price to book value (P/BV)

Based on: 10-Q (filing date: 2020-08-26), 10-Q (filing date: 2020-05-28), 10-K (filing date: 2020-03-23), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-12-04), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-09-03), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-06-03), 10-K (filing date: 2019-04-02), 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).

Valuation 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 increased from Q4 2020 to Q1 2021 and from Q1 2021 to Q2 2021.
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 increased from Q4 2020 to Q1 2021 and from Q1 2021 to Q2 2021.
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 increased from Q4 2020 to Q1 2021 and from Q1 2021 to Q2 2021.
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 Q4 2020 to Q1 2021 but then slightly decreased from Q1 2021 to Q2 2021 not reaching Q4 2020 level.

Price to Earnings (P/E)

Lowe’s Cos. Inc., historical P/E calculation (quarterly data)

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Jul 31, 2020 May 1, 2020 Jan 31, 2020 Nov 1, 2019 Aug 2, 2019 May 3, 2019 Feb 1, 2019 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
No. shares of common stock outstanding1
Selected Financial Data (US$)
Net earnings (in millions)
Earnings per share (EPS)2
Share price1, 3
Valuation Ratio
P/E ratio4
Benchmarks
P/E Ratio, Competitors5
Amazon.com Inc.
Costco Wholesale Corp.
Dollar General Corp.
Home Depot Inc.
Target Corp.
TJX Cos. Inc.
Walmart Inc.

Based on: 10-Q (filing date: 2020-08-26), 10-Q (filing date: 2020-05-28), 10-K (filing date: 2020-03-23), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-12-04), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-09-03), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-06-03), 10-K (filing date: 2019-04-02), 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).

1 Data adjusted for splits and stock dividends.

2 Q2 2021 Calculation
EPS = (Net earningsQ2 2021 + Net earningsQ1 2021 + Net earningsQ4 2020 + Net earningsQ3 2020) ÷ No. shares of common stock outstanding
= ( + + + ) ÷ =

3 Closing price as at the filing date of Lowe’s Cos. Inc.’s Quarterly or Annual Report.

4 Q2 2021 Calculation
P/E ratio = Share price ÷ EPS
= ÷ =

5 Click competitor name to see calculations.

Valuation 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 increased from Q4 2020 to Q1 2021 and from Q1 2021 to Q2 2021.

Price to Operating Profit (P/OP)

Lowe’s Cos. Inc., historical P/OP calculation (quarterly data)

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Jul 31, 2020 May 1, 2020 Jan 31, 2020 Nov 1, 2019 Aug 2, 2019 May 3, 2019 Feb 1, 2019 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
No. shares of common stock outstanding1
Selected Financial Data (US$)
Operating income (in millions)
Operating profit per share2
Share price1, 3
Valuation Ratio
P/OP ratio4
Benchmarks
P/OP Ratio, Competitors5
Amazon.com Inc.
Costco Wholesale Corp.
Dollar General Corp.
Home Depot Inc.
Target Corp.
TJX Cos. Inc.
Walmart Inc.

Based on: 10-Q (filing date: 2020-08-26), 10-Q (filing date: 2020-05-28), 10-K (filing date: 2020-03-23), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-12-04), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-09-03), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-06-03), 10-K (filing date: 2019-04-02), 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).

1 Data adjusted for splits and stock dividends.

2 Q2 2021 Calculation
Operating profit per share = (Operating incomeQ2 2021 + Operating incomeQ1 2021 + Operating incomeQ4 2020 + Operating incomeQ3 2020) ÷ No. shares of common stock outstanding
= ( + + + ) ÷ =

3 Closing price as at the filing date of Lowe’s Cos. Inc.’s Quarterly or Annual Report.

4 Q2 2021 Calculation
P/OP ratio = Share price ÷ Operating profit per share
= ÷ =

5 Click competitor name to see calculations.

Valuation 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 increased from Q4 2020 to Q1 2021 and from Q1 2021 to Q2 2021.

Price to Sales (P/S)

Lowe’s Cos. Inc., historical P/S calculation (quarterly data)

Microsoft Excel LibreOffice Calc
Jul 31, 2020 May 1, 2020 Jan 31, 2020 Nov 1, 2019 Aug 2, 2019 May 3, 2019 Feb 1, 2019 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
No. shares of common stock outstanding1
Selected Financial Data (US$)
Net sales (in millions)
Sales per share2
Share price1, 3
Valuation Ratio
P/S ratio4
Benchmarks
P/S Ratio, Competitors5
Amazon.com Inc.
Costco Wholesale Corp.
Dollar General Corp.
Home Depot Inc.
Target Corp.
TJX Cos. Inc.
Walmart Inc.

Based on: 10-Q (filing date: 2020-08-26), 10-Q (filing date: 2020-05-28), 10-K (filing date: 2020-03-23), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-12-04), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-09-03), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-06-03), 10-K (filing date: 2019-04-02), 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).

1 Data adjusted for splits and stock dividends.

2 Q2 2021 Calculation
Sales per share = (Net salesQ2 2021 + Net salesQ1 2021 + Net salesQ4 2020 + Net salesQ3 2020) ÷ No. shares of common stock outstanding
= ( + + + ) ÷ =

3 Closing price as at the filing date of Lowe’s Cos. Inc.’s Quarterly or Annual Report.

4 Q2 2021 Calculation
P/S ratio = Share price ÷ Sales per share
= ÷ =

5 Click competitor name to see calculations.

Valuation 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 increased from Q4 2020 to Q1 2021 and from Q1 2021 to Q2 2021.

Price to Book Value (P/BV)

Lowe’s Cos. Inc., historical P/BV calculation (quarterly data)

Microsoft Excel LibreOffice Calc
Jul 31, 2020 May 1, 2020 Jan 31, 2020 Nov 1, 2019 Aug 2, 2019 May 3, 2019 Feb 1, 2019 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
No. shares of common stock outstanding1
Selected Financial Data (US$)
Total Lowe’s Companies, Inc. shareholders’ equity (in millions)
Book value per share (BVPS)2
Share price1, 3
Valuation Ratio
P/BV ratio4
Benchmarks
P/BV Ratio, Competitors5
Amazon.com Inc.
Costco Wholesale Corp.
Dollar General Corp.
Home Depot Inc.
Target Corp.
TJX Cos. Inc.
Walmart Inc.

Based on: 10-Q (filing date: 2020-08-26), 10-Q (filing date: 2020-05-28), 10-K (filing date: 2020-03-23), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-12-04), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-09-03), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-06-03), 10-K (filing date: 2019-04-02), 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).

1 Data adjusted for splits and stock dividends.

2 Q2 2021 Calculation
BVPS = Total Lowe’s Companies, Inc. shareholders’ equity ÷ No. shares of common stock outstanding
= ÷ =

3 Closing price as at the filing date of Lowe’s Cos. Inc.’s Quarterly or Annual Report.

4 Q2 2021 Calculation
P/BV ratio = Share price ÷ BVPS
= ÷ =

5 Click competitor name to see calculations.

Valuation 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 Q4 2020 to Q1 2021 but then slightly decreased from Q1 2021 to Q2 2021 not reaching Q4 2020 level.