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29. Home Depot
Home Depot
Rank: 29 (Previous rank: 25)
CEO: Francis S. Blake
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Tight credit, a dormant housing market, and near-double digit unemployment have put a damper on Home Depot's revenue growth. In an effort to boost sales this spring, the company slashed prices on many of its plant and patio furniture offerings and turned up the star wattage of its vendors, striking a deal with Martha Stewart to sell branded paint and other home accoutrements.

CEO Frank Blake also is slowing down Home Depot's expansion plans -- the retailer will open only a dozen new stores this year, compared with the hundred-plus it used to add in years past -- and focusing on customer service, something its rival Lowe's is better known for. --P.N.

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Key financials $ millions % change
from 2008
Revenues 66,176.0 -7.2
Profits 2,661.0 17.7
Assets 40,877.0
Stockholders' equity 19,393.0
Market value (3/26/2010) 55,457.0
Profits as % of  
Revenues 4.0
Assets 6.5
Stockholders' equity 13.7
Earnings per share  
2009 $ 1.57
% change from 2008 17.2
1999-2009 annual growth rate % 4.6
Total return to investors %
2009 30.1
1999-2009 annual rate -6.9
Rank Company 500
rank
Revenues
($ millions)
1 Costco Wholesale 25 71,422.0
2 Home Depot 29 66,176.0
3 Lowe's 42 47,220.0
4 Best Buy 45 45,015.0
5 Staples 101 24,275.5
6 TJX 119 20,288.4
7 Gap 162 14,197.0
8 Toys "R" Us 171 13,568.0
9 Office Depot 192 12,144.5
10 BJ's Wholesale Club 232 10,187.0
11 GameStop 255 9,078.0
12 Limited Brands 269 8,632.5
13 OfficeMax 313 7,212.1
14 Bed Bath & Beyond 314 7,208.3
15 Ross Stores 316 7,184.2
16 AutoZone 329 6,816.8
17 Barnes & Noble 372 5,596.3
18 Pantry 382 5,472.0
19 Advance Auto Parts 389 5,412.6
20 PetSmart 393 5,336.4
21 Dollar Tree 397 5,231.2
22 Foot Locker 428 4,854.0
23 O'Reilly Automotive 429 4,847.1
24 Big Lots 436 4,726.8
25 TravelCenters of America 440 4,699.8
26 Dick's Sporting Goods 466 4,412.8
27 RadioShack 481 4,276.0
28 Casey's General Stores 485 4,251.5
29 Blockbuster 500 4,161.8
Issue date: May 3, 2010.
Figures are for fiscal year ended Jan. 31, 2010.
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Headquarters
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Home Depot
2455 Paces Ferry Rd. N.W.
Atlanta, GA 30339
770-433-8211
www.homedepot.com
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