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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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Apr 30, 2021 Jan 29, 2021 Oct 30, 2020 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
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: 2021-05-27), 10-K (filing date: 2021-03-22), 10-Q (filing date: 2020-11-25), 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).

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 Q3 2021 to Q4 2021 but then decreased significantly from Q4 2021 to Q1 2022.
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 Q3 2021 to Q4 2021 but then slightly decreased from Q4 2021 to Q1 2022 not reaching Q3 2021 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 increased from Q3 2021 to Q4 2021 but then slightly decreased from Q4 2021 to Q1 2022.
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 Q3 2021 to Q4 2021 and from Q4 2021 to Q1 2022.

Price to Earnings (P/E)

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

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Apr 30, 2021 Jan 29, 2021 Oct 30, 2020 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
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.
Booking Holdings Inc.
Home Depot Inc.
Target Corp.
TJX Cos. Inc.

Based on: 10-Q (filing date: 2021-05-27), 10-K (filing date: 2021-03-22), 10-Q (filing date: 2020-11-25), 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).

1 Data adjusted for splits and stock dividends.

2 Q1 2022 Calculation
EPS = (Net earningsQ1 2022 + Net earningsQ4 2021 + Net earningsQ3 2021 + Net earningsQ2 2021) ÷ 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 Q1 2022 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 Q3 2021 to Q4 2021 but then decreased significantly from Q4 2021 to Q1 2022.

Price to Operating Profit (P/OP)

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

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Apr 30, 2021 Jan 29, 2021 Oct 30, 2020 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
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.
Booking Holdings Inc.
Home Depot Inc.
Target Corp.
TJX Cos. Inc.

Based on: 10-Q (filing date: 2021-05-27), 10-K (filing date: 2021-03-22), 10-Q (filing date: 2020-11-25), 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).

1 Data adjusted for splits and stock dividends.

2 Q1 2022 Calculation
Operating profit per share = (Operating incomeQ1 2022 + Operating incomeQ4 2021 + Operating incomeQ3 2021 + Operating incomeQ2 2021) ÷ 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 Q1 2022 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 Q3 2021 to Q4 2021 but then slightly decreased from Q4 2021 to Q1 2022 not reaching Q3 2021 level.

Price to Sales (P/S)

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

Microsoft Excel LibreOffice Calc
Apr 30, 2021 Jan 29, 2021 Oct 30, 2020 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
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.
Booking Holdings Inc.
Home Depot Inc.
Target Corp.
TJX Cos. Inc.

Based on: 10-Q (filing date: 2021-05-27), 10-K (filing date: 2021-03-22), 10-Q (filing date: 2020-11-25), 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).

1 Data adjusted for splits and stock dividends.

2 Q1 2022 Calculation
Sales per share = (Net salesQ1 2022 + Net salesQ4 2021 + Net salesQ3 2021 + Net salesQ2 2021) ÷ 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 Q1 2022 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 Q3 2021 to Q4 2021 but then slightly decreased from Q4 2021 to Q1 2022.

Price to Book Value (P/BV)

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

Microsoft Excel LibreOffice Calc
Apr 30, 2021 Jan 29, 2021 Oct 30, 2020 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
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.
Booking Holdings Inc.
Home Depot Inc.
Target Corp.
TJX Cos. Inc.

Based on: 10-Q (filing date: 2021-05-27), 10-K (filing date: 2021-03-22), 10-Q (filing date: 2020-11-25), 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).

1 Data adjusted for splits and stock dividends.

2 Q1 2022 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 Q1 2022 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 Q3 2021 to Q4 2021 and from Q4 2021 to Q1 2022.