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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.HighlightsLowe'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 DevelopmentsOct 21, 2013: Osram Sylvania And Lowe's Debut Ultra SE LED Lightbulb Family Featuring Sunset Effects Dimming In StoresKey benefits of buying this profile include:You get detailed information about the company and its operations to identify potential customers and suppliers.- The profile analyzes the company’s business structure, operations, major products and services, prospects, locations and subsidiaries, key executives and their biographies and key competitors.Understand and respond to your competitors’ business structure and strategies, and capitalize on their weaknesses. Stay up to date on the major developments affecting the company.- The company’s core strengths and weaknesses and areas of development or decline are analyzed and presented in the profile objectively. Recent developments in the company covered in the profile help you track important events.Equip yourself with information that enables you to sharpen your strategies and transform your operations profitably.- Opportunities that the company can explore and exploit are sized up and its growth potential assessed in the profile. Competitive and/or technological threats are highlighted.Scout for potential investments and acquisition targets, with detailed insight into the companies’ strategic, financial and operational performance.- Financial ratio presented for major public companies in the profile include the revenue trends, profitability, growth, margins and returns, liquidity and leverage, financial position and efficiency ratios.Gain key insights into the company for academic or business research.- Key elements such as SWOT analysis, corporate strategy and financial ratios and charts are incorporated in the profile to assist your academic or business research needs.Note: Some sections may be missing if data is unavailable for the company
Table of ContentsTable of Contents 2List of Tables 4List of Figures 5Section 1 - About the Company 6Lowe's Companies, Inc. - Key Facts 6Lowe's Companies, Inc. - Key Employees 7Lowe's Companies, Inc. - Key Employee Biographies 9Lowe's Companies, Inc. - Major Products and Services 12Lowe's Companies, Inc. - History 14Lowe's Companies, Inc. - Company Statement 16Lowe's Companies, Inc. - Locations And Subsidiaries 18Head Office 18Other Locations & Subsidiaries 18Section 2 – Company Analysis 19Lowe's Companies, Inc. - Business Description 19Lowe's Companies, Inc. - Corporate Strategy 20Lowe's Companies, Inc. - SWOT Analysis 21SWOT Analysis - Overview 21Lowe's Companies, Inc. - Strengths 21Strength - Broad Products Portfolio 21Strength - Strong Financial Performance 21Strength - Wide Services Offerings 21Strength - Efficient Supply Chain 22Lowe's Companies, Inc. - Weaknesses 23Weakness - Substantial Debt Levels 23Weakness - Declining Working Capital 23Lowe's Companies, Inc. - Opportunities 24Opportunity - Business Initiatives 24Opportunity - Strategic Acquisitions 24Opportunity - Private Label Products 24Lowe's Companies, Inc. - Threats 25Threat - Competitive Landscape 25Threat - Changing Consumer Preferences 25Threat - Counterfeit Goods Market 25Lowe's Companies, Inc. - Key Competitors 26Section 3 – Company Financial Ratios 27Financial Ratios - Capital Market Ratios 27Financial Ratios - Annual Ratios 28Performance Chart 30Financial Performance 30Financial Ratios - Interim Ratios 31Financial Ratios - Ratio Charts 32Lowe's Companies, Inc., Recent Deals Summary 33Section 4 – Company’s Recent Developments 34Sep 23, 2014: Lowe's Wins 2014 Smartway Excellence Award, U.S. EPA's Top Honor For Transportation Leadership 34Jul 29, 2014: Osram Sylvania Reinvents The LED Bulb 35Section 5 – Appendix 36Methodology 36Ratio Definitions 36About GlobalData 40Contact Us 40Disclaimer 40List of TablesLowe's Companies, Inc., Key Facts 6Lowe's Companies, Inc., Key Employees 7Lowe's Companies, Inc., Key Employee Biographies 9Lowe's Companies, Inc., Major Products and Services 12Lowe's Companies, Inc., History 14Lowe's Companies, Inc., Subsidiaries 18Lowe's Companies, Inc., Key Competitors 26Lowe's Companies, Inc., Ratios based on current share price 27Lowe's Companies, Inc., Annual Ratios 28Lowe's Companies, Inc., Interim Ratios 31Lowe's Companies, Inc., Recent Deals Summary 33Currency Codes 36Capital Market Ratios 36Equity Ratios 37Profitability Ratios 37Cost Ratios 38Liquidity Ratios 38Leverage Ratios 39Efficiency Ratios 39List of FiguresLowe's Companies, Inc., Performance Chart (2011 - 2015) 30Lowe's Companies, Inc., Ratio Charts 32