Quarterly Sales and EPS Roundup:
Lowe’s Companies, Inc. (LOW) reported sales (ttm) of 66.64 Billion, whereas, 22 number of analysts estimated the mean sale of 16484.7 million. The analysts estimated sales for the higher end at 16644 million and lower end at 16290 million while the year ago reported sale was 15961 million.
25 number of analysts have estimated the sales of the company for the quarter, analysts estimated mean sale target of 15385.6 million while high and low sale targets are estimated at 15764.1 million and 14898.7 million respectively.
Lowe’s Companies, Inc. (LOW) reported earning per shares for the quarter ending Aug 23 BMO, whereas, 26 number of analysts estimated the mean EPS at 1.07. The analysts estimated EPS for the higher end at 1.14 and lower end at 1.03 while the year ago reported earnings per share was 1.14.
The company has mean EPS estimate of 0.79 reported by 27 number of analyst for the quarter ending Current Qtr.(Jul2017). The analysts estimated mean EPS at 0.79 while the high and low EPS estimate stand at 0.86 and 0.74 respectively. In contrast to the year ago quarter EPS was at 0. EPS long term mean growth rate estimated by 28 analysts is at 5.29%, whereas, the high and low Long term growth rate estimated at 6.07 and 4.64.
Valuation Ratios of Lowe’s Companies, Inc. (LOW) versus the Industry and Sector:
Let’s have a look at some of the important valuation ratios of the Lowe’s Companies, Inc. (LOW). These ratios are important while doing valuation of the company or the shares of the company.
Lowe’s Companies, Inc. (LOW) currently has P/E (Price to Earnings) ratio of 23.89 while the company’s industry has 20.99 P/E and the sector P/E is 21.99. Similarly, the company’s last 5 years high P/E ratio is 26.27 and low P/E is 21.09, whereas, the industry’s and sector’s high P/E for the past year is 26.65 and 35.99 respectively and low P/E ratio for the last 5 years is 12.58 for the industry and 13.94 for the Sector.
Beta is also an important valuation ratio for analyzing the stock of the company, LOW has Beta of 1.08 while its industry and Sector’s beta remains at 0.68 and 1.34 respectively.
Price to Sale ratio of LOW stands at 0.96 while Price to Book Ratio stands at 11.73. Its Price to Cash Flow ratio shows the value of 14.57, whereas, the industry and sector ratio of Price to Cash Flow ticked at 11.09 and 510844.2 respectively.
5 Year Growth Rate Analysis:
Growth rates are very important while analyzing the long term growth and valuation of a certain company.
5 year sales growth rate is an important factor for valuation analysis, the 5 year sales growth of Lowe’s Companies, Inc. (LOW) stands at 5.31 while the industry’s and the sector’s growth for next 5 years ticked at 12.72 and 3.84 respectively. The company’s 5 year Earnings per share growth and Capital Spending growth remains at 19.39 and -8.59.
Lowe’s Companies, Inc. (LOW) Trading Statistics:
The company declined -0.6% and closed its last trading session at $76.52. The market capitalization of the company is at $64.6 Billion. The stock touched 52-week High of $86.25 on 05/09/17 and 52-week Low of $64.87 on 11/09/16. The stock currently has Weekly Volatility of 1.10% and Monthly Volatility of 1.41%. The Beta for the company stands at 1.08 and its Average True Range (ATR) shows a value of 1.08.