Lowe's Companies, Inc. (LOW) - Financial and Strategic SWOT Analysis Review

 Published On: Sep, 2015 |    No of Pages: 40 |  Published By: GlobalData | Format: PDF
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Lowe's Companies, Inc. (LOW) - Financial and Strategic SWOT Analysis Review provides you an in-depth strategic SWOT analysis of the company’s businesses and operations. The profile has been compiled by GlobalData to bring to you a clear and an unbiased view of the company’s key strengths and weaknesses and the potential opportunities and threats. The profile helps you formulate strategies that augment your business by enabling you to understand your partners, customers and competitors better.

The profile contains critical company information including:

- Business description – A detailed description of the company’s operations and business divisions.
- Corporate strategy – Analyst’s summarization of the company’s business strategy.
- SWOT Analysis – A detailed analysis of the company’s strengths, weakness, opportunities and threats.
- Company history – Progression of key events associated with the company.
- Major products and services – A list of major products, services and brands of the company.
- Key competitors – A list of key competitors to the company.
- Key employees – A list of the key executives of the company.
- Executive biographies – A brief summary of the executives’ employment history.
- Key operational heads – A list of personnel heading key departments/functions.
- Important locations and subsidiaries – A list and contact details of key locations and subsidiaries of the company.
- Detailed financial ratios for the past five years – The latest financial ratios derived from the annual financial statements published by the company with 5 years history.
- Interim ratios for the last five interim periods – The latest financial ratios derived from the quarterly/semi-annual financial statements published by the company for 5 interims history.


Lowe's Companies, Inc. (Lowe’s) is a retail home improvement supplier that offers varied products for maintenance, repair, remodeling, and decorating. It is the world’s second largest home improvement retailer. The product offerings include kitchens and appliances, lumber and building materials, tools and hardware, fashion fixtures, rough plumbing and electrical, lawn and garden, seasonal living, paint, home fashions, storage and cleaning, flooring, millwork, outdoor power equipment and other. Lowe’s procures the products from original manufacturers and distributes through a network of distribution centers. It sells its products through in-store, online, on-site, and contact centers. It offers various services on interior projects and exterior projects. The company caters to retail and commercial customers in the US, Canada and Mexico. It has owned, operated and leased interests in regional distribution centers, coastal holding facilities, transload facilities, and flatbed facilities. Lowe's is headquartered in Mooresville, North Carolina, the US.

Lowe's Companies, Inc. Key Recent Developments

Oct 21, 2013: Osram Sylvania And Lowe's Debut Ultra SE LED Lightbulb Family Featuring Sunset Effects Dimming In Stores

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Table of Contents

Table of Contents 2
List of Tables 4
List of Figures 5
Section 1 - About the Company 6
Lowe's Companies, Inc. - Key Facts 6
Lowe's Companies, Inc. - Key Employees 7
Lowe's Companies, Inc. - Key Employee Biographies 9
Lowe's Companies, Inc. - Major Products and Services 12
Lowe's Companies, Inc. - History 14
Lowe's Companies, Inc. - Company Statement 16
Lowe's Companies, Inc. - Locations And Subsidiaries 18
Head Office 18
Other Locations & Subsidiaries 18
Section 2 – Company Analysis 19
Lowe's Companies, Inc. - Business Description 19
Lowe's Companies, Inc. - Corporate Strategy 20
Lowe's Companies, Inc. - SWOT Analysis 21
SWOT Analysis - Overview 21
Lowe's Companies, Inc. - Strengths 21
Strength - Broad Products Portfolio 21
Strength - Strong Financial Performance 21
Strength - Wide Services Offerings 21
Strength - Efficient Supply Chain 22
Lowe's Companies, Inc. - Weaknesses 23
Weakness - Substantial Debt Levels 23
Weakness - Declining Working Capital 23
Lowe's Companies, Inc. - Opportunities 24
Opportunity - Business Initiatives 24
Opportunity - Strategic Acquisitions 24
Opportunity - Private Label Products 24
Lowe's Companies, Inc. - Threats 25
Threat - Competitive Landscape 25
Threat - Changing Consumer Preferences 25
Threat - Counterfeit Goods Market 25
Lowe's Companies, Inc. - Key Competitors 26
Section 3 – Company Financial Ratios 27
Financial Ratios - Capital Market Ratios 27
Financial Ratios - Annual Ratios 28
Performance Chart 30
Financial Performance 30
Financial Ratios - Interim Ratios 31
Financial Ratios - Ratio Charts 32
Lowe's Companies, Inc., Recent Deals Summary 33
Section 4 – Company’s Recent Developments 34
Sep 23, 2014: Lowe's Wins 2014 Smartway Excellence Award, U.S. EPA's Top Honor For Transportation Leadership 34
Jul 29, 2014: Osram Sylvania Reinvents The LED Bulb 35
Section 5 – Appendix 36
Methodology 36
Ratio Definitions 36
About GlobalData 40
Contact Us 40
Disclaimer 40

List of Tables

Lowe's Companies, Inc., Key Facts 6
Lowe's Companies, Inc., Key Employees 7
Lowe's Companies, Inc., Key Employee Biographies 9
Lowe's Companies, Inc., Major Products and Services 12
Lowe's Companies, Inc., History 14
Lowe's Companies, Inc., Subsidiaries 18
Lowe's Companies, Inc., Key Competitors 26
Lowe's Companies, Inc., Ratios based on current share price 27
Lowe's Companies, Inc., Annual Ratios 28
Lowe's Companies, Inc., Interim Ratios 31
Lowe's Companies, Inc., Recent Deals Summary 33
Currency Codes 36
Capital Market Ratios 36
Equity Ratios 37
Profitability Ratios 37
Cost Ratios 38
Liquidity Ratios 38
Leverage Ratios 39
Efficiency Ratios 39

List of Figures

Lowe's Companies, Inc., Performance Chart (2011 - 2015) 30
Lowe's Companies, Inc., Ratio Charts 32

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