Hardware Retailing

DEC 2018

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HARDWARE RETAILING | December 2018 34 Financial Profile of Leading Publicly Held DIY Chains 2017 Operating and Productivity Profile Home Depot Lowe's Cos. Number of Stores (at end of 2017) 2,284* 2,152* Average Size of Selling Area (sq. ft.) 104,000 112,000 Total Sales $100.9 billion $68.6 billion Total Asset Investment $44.5 billion $35.3 billion Total Inventory $12.7 billion $11.4 billion Sales Per Square Foot $417.02 $319.07 Inventory Turnover 5.1x 4.0x Net Sales to Inventory 7.9x 6.0x Total Sales Per Employee $244,320 $269,094 Average Size of Transaction $63.06 $72.00 Gross Margin Return on Inventory 269.7% 205.5% Income Statement Home Depot Lowe's Cos. Net Sales 100.0% 100.0% Cost of Goods Sold 66.0% 65.9% Gross Margin 34.0% 34.1% Total Operating Expenses 19.5% 22.4% Net Income (Before Taxes) 13.6% 8.0% Balance Sheet Home Depot Lowe's Cos. Total Current Assets 42.5% 36.2% Cash 8.1% 1.7% Receivables 4.4% 0.3% Inventory 28.6% 32.3% Other 1.4% 2.0% Fixed Assets 57.5% 63.8% Total Assets 100.0% 100.0% Current Liabilities 36.4% 34.3% Long-Term Liabilities 60.4% 49.1% Net Worth 3.2% 16.6% Total Liabilities and Net Worth 100.0% 100.0% Source: Home Depot and Lowe's annual reports *Figure represents companies' total store count in the U.S. and other countries. Financial Profiles

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