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50. Lowe's
Lowe's
Financials: Latest Results
Rank: 50 (Previous rank: 42)
CEO: Robert A. Niblock
Compare tool: Lowe's vs. Top 10
Like competitor Home Depot, Lowe's was able to make money off homeowners' new focus on remodeling. Executives have still had to cut costs, though -- the home improvement chain laid off about 1,700 managers in stores across the country this January.

But sales are growing, and Lowe's CEO Robert Niblock is optimistic for a rebound, saying in a recent earnings call: "While uncertainty in the market remains, the economic recovery is continuing." --S.D.

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Key financials $ millions % change
from 2009
Revenues 48,815.0 3.4
Profits 2,010.0 12.7
Assets 33,699.0
Stockholders' equity 18,112.0
Market value (3/25/2011) 35,845.1
Profits as % of  
Revenues 4.1
Assets 6.0
Stockholders' equity 11.1
Earnings per share  
2010 $ 1.42
% change from 2009 17.4
2000-2010 annual growth rate % 10.4
Total return to investors %
2010 9.1
2000-2010 annual rate 9.3
Rank Company 500
rank
Revenues
($ millions)
1 Costco Wholesale 28 77,946.0
2 Home Depot 30 67,997.0
3 Best Buy 47 49,694.0
4 Lowe's 50 48,815.0
5 Staples 108 24,545.1
6 Toys "R" Us 176 13,864.0
7 Office Depot 211 11,633.1
8 BJ's Wholesale Club 221 11,024.8
9 GameStop 262 9,473.7
10 Bed Bath & Beyond 304 7,828.8
11 AutoZone 322 7,362.6
12 OfficeMax 330 7,150.0
13 Pantry 363 6,367.8
14 TravelCenters of America 385 5,962.5
15 Advance Auto Parts 387 5,925.2
16 Dollar Tree 390 5,882.4
17 Barnes & Noble 395 5,810.6
18 PetSmart 400 5,693.8
19 O'Reilly Automotive 424 5,397.5
20 Big Lots 453 4,952.2
21 Dick's Sporting Goods 464 4,871.5
22 RadioShack 492 4,472.7
Issue date: May 23, 2011
Figures are for fiscal year ended Jan. 31, 2011.
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1000 Lowe's Blvd.
Mooresville, NC 28117
704-758-1000
www.lowes.com
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