The Home Depot Announces Second Quarter Results; Updates Fiscal Year 2017 Guidance

ATLANTA, Aug. 15, 2017 /CNW/ -- The Home Depot®, the world's largest home improvement retailer, today reported sales of $28.1 billion for the second quarter of fiscal 2017, a 6.2 percent increase from the second quarter of fiscal 2016. Comparable store sales for the second quarter of fiscal 2017 were positive 6.3 percent, and comp sales for U.S. stores were positive 6.6 percent.

Net earnings for the second quarter of fiscal 2017 were $2.7 billion, or $2.25 per diluted share, compared with net earnings of $2.4 billion, or $1.97 per diluted share, in the same period of fiscal 2016. For the second quarter of fiscal 2017, diluted earnings per share increased 14.2 percent from the same period in the prior year.

"We were pleased with our results this quarter as our customers rewarded us with the highest quarterly sales in company history," said Craig Menear, chairman, CEO and president. "We also achieved the highest quarterly net earnings in company history. These results were made possible by our hard working associates and the outstanding values brought forth by our supplier partners."

Updated Fiscal 2017 Guidance

Based on its year-to-date performance, the Company updated its fiscal 2017 sales growth guidance and now expects sales will be up approximately 5.3 percent and comp sales will be up approximately 5.5 percent. The Company also raised its diluted earnings-per-share growth guidance for the year and now expects diluted earnings-per-share growth of approximately 13.0 percent from fiscal 2016 to $7.29. The Company's diluted earnings-per-share growth guidance includes the impact of $7 billion of share repurchases for fiscal 2017.

The Home Depot will conduct a conference call today at 9 a.m. ET to discuss information included in this news release and related matters. The conference call will be available in its entirety through a webcast and replay at ir.homedepot.com/events-and-presentations.

At the end of the second quarter, the Company operated a total of 2,282 retail stores in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam, 10 Canadian provinces and Mexico. The Company employs more than 400,000 associates. The Home Depot's stock is traded on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: HD) and is included in the Dow Jones industrial average and Standard & Poor's 500 index.

Certain statements contained herein constitute "forward-looking statements" as defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements may relate to, among other things, the demand for our products and services; net sales growth; comparable store sales; effects of competition; state of the economy; state of the residential construction, housing and home improvement markets; state of the credit markets, including mortgages, home equity loans and consumer credit; demand for credit offerings; inventory and in-stock positions; implementation of store, interconnected retail, supply chain and technology initiatives; management of relationships with our suppliers and vendors; the impact and expected outcome of investigations, inquiries, claims and litigation, including those related to the 2014 data breach; issues related to the payment methods we accept; continuation of share repurchase programs; net earnings performance; earnings per share; dividend targets; capital allocation and expenditures; liquidity; return on invested capital; expense leverage; stock-based compensation expense; commodity price inflation and deflation; the ability to issue debt on terms and at rates acceptable to us; the effect of accounting charges; the effect of adopting certain accounting standards; store openings and closures; guidance for fiscal 2017 and beyond; financial outlook; and the integration of acquired companies into our organization and the ability to recognize the anticipated synergies and benefits of those acquisitions. Forward-looking statements are based on currently available information and our current assumptions, expectations and projections about future events. You should not rely on our forward-looking statements. These statements are not guarantees of future performance and are subject to future events, risks and uncertainties – many of which are beyond our control or are currently unknown to us – as well as potentially inaccurate assumptions that could cause actual results to differ materially from our expectations and projections. These risks and uncertainties include but are not limited to those described in Item 1A, "Risk Factors," and elsewhere in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for our fiscal year ended January 29, 2017 and in our subsequent Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q.

Forward-looking statements speak only as of the date they are made, and we do not undertake to update these statements other than as required by law. You are advised, however, to review any further disclosures we make on related subjects in our periodic filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

 

 

THE HOME DEPOT, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF EARNINGS

FOR THE THREE AND SIX MONTHS ENDED JULY 30, 2017 AND JULY 31, 2016

(Unaudited)



Three Months Ended




Six Months Ended



amounts in millions, except per share data

July 30,
2017


July 31,
 2016


% Increase

(Decrease)


July 30,
2017


July 31,
 2016


% Increase
(Decrease)

NET SALES

$

28,108



$

26,472



6.2

%


$

51,995



$

49,234



5.6

%

Cost of Sales

18,647



17,545



6.3



34,380



32,516



5.7


GROSS PROFIT

9,461



8,927



6.0



17,615



16,718



5.4














Operating Expenses:












Selling, General and Administrative

4,549



4,388



3.7



8,910



8,669



2.8


Depreciation and Amortization

449



436



3.0



893



869



2.8


Total Operating Expenses

4,998



4,824



3.6



9,803



9,538



2.8














OPERATING INCOME

4,463



4,103



8.8



7,812



7,180



8.8














Interest and Other (Income) Expense:












Interest and Investment Income

(16)



(8)



100.0



(29)



(15)



93.3


Interest Expense

265



236



12.3



519



480



8.1


Interest and Other, net

249



228



9.2



490



465



5.4














EARNINGS BEFORE PROVISION FOR
INCOME TAXES

4,214



3,875



8.7



7,322



6,715



9.0


Provision for Income Taxes

1,542



1,434



7.5



2,636



2,471



6.7


NET EARNINGS

$

2,672



$

2,441



9.5

%


$

4,686



$

4,244



10.4

%













Basic Weighted Average Common Shares

1,183



1,235



(4.2)

%


1,191



1,242



(4.1)

%

BASIC EARNINGS PER SHARE

$

2.26



$

1.98



14.1



$

3.93



$

3.42



14.9














Diluted Weighted Average Common Shares

1,189



1,240



(4.1)

%


1,197



1,247



(4.0)

%

DILUTED EARNINGS PER SHARE

$

2.25



$

1.97



14.2



$

3.91



$

3.40



15.0















Three Months Ended




Six Months Ended



SELECTED SALES DATA(1)

July 30,
2017


July 31,
 2016


% Increase

(Decrease)


July 30,
2017


July 31,
2016


% Increase

(Decrease)

Number of Customer Transactions

441.8



430.0



2.8

%


822.6



804.8



2.2

%

Average Ticket (actual)

$

63.05



$

60.87



3.6



$

62.74



$

60.48



3.7


Sales per Square Foot (actual)

$

464.38



$

438.61



5.9



$

429.17



$

407.64



5.3



—————

(1)  Selected Sales Data does not include results for Interline Brands, Inc., which was acquired in the third quarter of fiscal 2015.

 

 


THE HOME DEPOT, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

AS OF JULY 30, 2017, JULY 31, 2016 AND JANUARY 29, 2017

(Unaudited)


amounts in millions

July 30,
2017


July 31,
 2016


January 29,
 2017

ASSETS






Cash and Cash Equivalents

$

4,830



$

4,018



$

2,538


Receivables, net

2,187



1,995



2,029


Merchandise Inventories

12,868



12,323



12,549


Other Current Assets

626



605



608


Total Current Assets

20,511



18,941



17,724


 

Net Property and Equipment

22,035



21,975



21,914


Goodwill

2,235



2,106



2,093


Other Assets

1,178



1,225



1,235


TOTAL ASSETS

$

45,959



$

44,247



$

42,966








LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY






Short-Term Debt

$



$



$

710


Accounts Payable

8,541



8,273



7,000


Accrued Salaries and Related Expenses

1,503



1,453



1,484


Current Installments of Long-Term Debt

545



43



542


Other Current Liabilities

5,234



4,756



4,397


Total Current Liabilities

15,823



14,525



14,133


 

Long-Term Debt, excluding current installments

24,422



20,900



22,349


Other Liabilities

2,160



2,165



2,151


Total Liabilities

42,405



37,590



38,633


 

Total Stockholders' Equity

3,554



6,657



4,333


TOTAL LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY

$

45,959



$

44,247



$

42,966


 

 


THE HOME DEPOT, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS

FOR THE SIX MONTHS ENDED JULY 30, 2017 AND JULY 31, 2016

(Unaudited)



Six Months Ended

amounts in millions

July 30,
2017


July 31,
 2016

CASH FLOWS FROM OPERATING ACTIVITIES:




Net Earnings

$

4,686



$

4,244


Reconciliation of Net Earnings to Net Cash Provided by Operating Activities:




Depreciation and Amortization

1,015



978


Stock-Based Compensation Expense

148



133


Changes in Working Capital and Other, net of the effects of acquisitions

2,013



1,522


Net Cash Provided by Operating Activities

7,862



6,877


 

CASH FLOWS FROM INVESTING ACTIVITIES:




Capital Expenditures

(846)



(697)


Payments for Business Acquired, net

(268)




Proceeds from Sales of Property and Equipment

23



23


Net Cash Used in Investing Activities

(1,091)



(674)


 

CASH FLOWS FROM FINANCING ACTIVITIES:




Repayments of Short-Term Debt, net

(710)



(350)


Proceeds from Long-Term Debt, net of discounts

1,994



2,989


Repayments of Long-Term Debt

(21)



(3,023)


Repurchases of Common Stock

(3,921)



(2,441)


Proceeds from Sales of Common Stock

137



121


Cash Dividends Paid to Stockholders

(2,130)



(1,718)


Other Financing Activities

2



1


Net Cash Used in Financing Activities

(4,649)



(4,421)


 

Change in Cash and Cash Equivalents

2,122



1,782


Effect of Exchange Rate Changes on Cash and Cash Equivalents

170



20


Cash and Cash Equivalents at Beginning of Period

2,538



2,216


Cash and Cash Equivalents at End of Period

$

4,830



$

4,018


 

 

 

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SOURCE The Home Depot

For further information: For more information, contact: Financial Community, Diane Dayhoff, Vice President of Investor Relations, 770-384-2666, diane_dayhoff@homedepot.com; News Media, Stephen Holmes, Director of Corporate Communications, 770-384-5075, stephen_holmes@homedepot.com, http://www.homedepot.com


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