Briefing on the Fundamentals of Home Depot

Join us for a quick overview of Home Depot, a Home Improvement Retail company whose shares moved 1.3% today. Here are some facts about the stock that should help you see the bigger picture:

  • Home Depot has moved -0.5% over the last year, and the S&P 500 logged a change of 15.4%

  • HD has an average analyst rating of buy and is 1.05% away from its mean target price of $327.39 per share

  • Its trailing earnings per share (EPS) is $15.61

  • Home Depot has a trailing 12 month Price to Earnings (P/E) ratio of 21.2 while the S&P 500 average is 15.97

  • Its forward earnings per share (EPS) is $15.59 and its forward P/E ratio is 21.2

  • The company has a Price to Book (P/B) ratio of 230.37 in contrast to the S&P 500's average ratio of 2.95

  • Home Depot is part of the Consumer Discretionary sector, which has an average P/E ratio of 22.96 and an average P/B of 4.24

  • HD has reported YOY quarterly earnings growth of -10.1% and gross profit margins of 0.3%

  • The company has a free cash flow of $14.71 Billion, which refers to the total sum of all its inflows and outflows of cash over the last quarter

  • The Home Depot, Inc. operates as a home improvement retailer. It sells various building materials, home improvement products, lawn and garden products, and décor products, as well as facilities maintenance, repair, and operations products. The company also offers installation services for flooring, water heaters, bath, garage doors, cabinets, cabinet makeovers, countertops, sheds, furnaces and central air systems, and windows. In addition, it provides tool and equipment rental services. The company primarily serves homeowners; and professional renovators/remodelers, general contractors, maintenance professionals, handymen, property managers, and building service contractors, as well as specialty tradesmen, such as electricians, plumbers, and painters. It also sells its products through websites, including homedepot.com; homedepot.ca and homedepot.com.mx; blinds.com, an online site for custom window coverings; and thecompanystore.com, an online site for textiles and décor products, as well as through The Home Depot stores. The Home Depot, Inc. was incorporated in 1978 and is based in Atlanta, Georgia.

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