The Home Depot Announces Second Quarter Results; Updates Fiscal Year 2019 Guidance

The Home Depot Announces Second Quarter Results; Updates Fiscal Year 2019 Guidance



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ATLANTA, Aug. 20, 2019 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — The Home Depot®, the world’s largest home improvement retailer, today reported sales of $30.8 billion for the second quarter of fiscal 2019, a 1.2 percent increase from the second quarter of fiscal 2018. Comparable sales for the second quarter of fiscal 2019 were positive 3.0 percent, and comparable sales in the U.S. were positive 3.1 percent. In the second quarter, the principal difference between the Company’s sales growth and comparable sales performance reflects a shift in the fiscal calendar base due to 53 weeks of sales in fiscal 2018.

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Net earnings for the second quarter of fiscal 2019 were $3.5 billion, or $3.17 per diluted share, compared with net earnings of $3.5 billion, or $3.05 per diluted share, in the same period of fiscal 2018. For the second quarter of fiscal 2019, diluted earnings per share increased 3.9 percent from the same period in the prior year.

“We were pleased with our results as we delivered accelerating comp performance throughout the quarter,” said Craig Menear, chairman, CEO and president. “I would like to thank our associates for their hard work and continued dedication to our customers.”

“We are encouraged by the momentum we are seeing from our strategic investments and believe that the current health of the U.S. consumer and a stable housing environment continue to support our business. That being said, lumber prices have declined significantly compared to last year, which impacts our sales growth. As a result, today we are updating our sales guidance to account primarily for continued lumber price deflation, as well as potential impacts to the U.S. consumer arising from recently announced tariffs. We are reaffirming our earnings-per-share growth guidance for fiscal 2019.”

Fiscal 2019 Guidance

The Company updated its guidance for fiscal 2019, a 52-week year compared to fiscal 2018, a 53-week year. The Company expects its fiscal 2019 sales to grow by approximately 2.3 percent and comp sales for the comparable 52-week period to be up approximately 4.0 percent. The Company reaffirmed its diluted earnings-per-share growth guidance for the year and expects diluted earnings-per-share growth of approximately 3.1 percent from fiscal 2018 to $10.03.

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 http://ir.homedepot.com/events-and-presentations.

At the end of the second quarter, the Company operated a total of 2,291 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 sales; effects of competition; implementation of store, interconnected retail, supply chain and technology initiatives; inventory and in-stock positions; state of the economy; state of the housing and home improvement markets; state of the credit markets, including mortgages, home equity loans and consumer credit; impact of tariffs; issues related to the payment methods we accept; demand for credit offerings; management of relationships with our associates, suppliers and vendors; 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 impact and expected outcome of investigations, inquiries, claims and litigation; the effect of accounting charges; the effect of adopting certain accounting standards; the impact of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 and other regulatory changes; store openings and closures; guidance for fiscal 2019 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, dependent on the actions of third parties, 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 February 3, 2019 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.
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF EARNINGS
(Unaudited)

Three Months Ended

Six Months Ended

in millions, except per share data

August 4,
2019

July 29,
2018

% Change

August 4,
2019

July 29,
2018

% Change

Net sales

$

30,839

$

30,463

1.2

%

$

57,220

$

55,410

3.3

%

Cost of sales

20,407

20,098

1.5

37,771

36,428

3.7

Gross profit

10,432

10,365

0.6

19,449

18,982

2.5

Operating expenses:

Selling, general and administrative

5,044

5,004

0.8

9,984

9,783

2.1

Depreciation and amortization

492

460

7.0

972

917

6.0

Total operating expenses

5,536

5,464

1.3

10,956

10,700

2.4

Operating income

4,896

4,901

(0.1)

8,493

8,282

2.5

Interest and other (income) expense:

Interest and investment income

(19)

(26)

(26.9)

(34)

(48)

(29.2)

Interest expense

302

272

11.0

590

533

10.7

Interest and other, net

283

246

15.0

556

485

14.6

Earnings before provision for income taxes

4,613

4,655

(0.9)

7,937

7,797

1.8

Provision for income taxes

1,134

1,149

(1.3)

1,945

1,887

3.1

Net earnings

$

3,479

$

3,506

(0.8)

%

$

5,992

$

5,910

1.4

%

Basic weighted average common shares

1,095

1,144

(4.3)

%

1,098

1,148

(4.4)

%

Basic earnings per share

$

3.18

$

3.06

3.9

$

5.46

$

5.15

6.0

Diluted weighted average common shares

1,099

1,149

(4.4)

%

1,103

1,154

(4.4)

%

Diluted earnings per share

$

3.17

$

3.05

3.9

$

5.43

$

5.12

6.1

Three Months Ended

Six Months Ended

Selected Sales Data (1)

August 4,
2019

July 29,
2018

% Change

August 4,
2019

July 29,
2018

% Change

Customer transactions (in millions)

455.5

455.4

%

845.5

831.2

1.7

%

Average ticket

$

67.31

$

66.20

1.7

$

67.31

$

66.12

1.8

Sales per square foot

$

509.55

$

504.20

1.1

$

472.22

$

458.07

3.1

——————————

(1)

Selected Sales Data does not include results for the legacy Interline Brands business, now operating as a part of The Home Depot Pro.

 

 

THE HOME DEPOT, INC.
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
(Unaudited)

in millions

August 4,
2019

July 29,
2018

February 3,
2019

Assets

Cash and cash equivalents

$

2,547

$

3,490

$

1,778

Receivables, net

2,274

2,164

1,936

Merchandise inventories

14,741

14,044

13,925

Other current assets

1,137

1,104

890

Total current assets

20,699

20,802

18,529

Net property and equipment

22,387

21,909

22,375

Operating lease right-of-use assets

5,789

Goodwill

2,254

2,251

2,252

Other assets

881

1,270

847

Total assets

$

52,010

$

46,232

$

44,003

Liabilities and Stockholders’ Equity

Short-term debt

$

$

$

1,339

Accounts payable

9,494

9,407

7,755

Accrued salaries and related expenses

1,478

1,535

1,506

Current installments of long-term debt

1,315

2,203

1,056

Current operating lease liabilities

831

Other current liabilities

5,680

5,281

5,060

Total current liabilities

18,798

18,426

16,716

Long-term debt, excluding current installments

27,064

23,295

26,807

Long-term operating lease liabilities

5,263

Other liabilities

2,045

2,502

2,358

Total liabilities

53,170

44,223

45,881

Total stockholders’ (deficit) equity

(1,160)

2,009

(1,878)

Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity

$

52,010

$

46,232

$

44,003

 

 

THE HOME DEPOT, INC.
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS
(Unaudited)

Six Months Ended

in millions

August 4,
2019

July 29,
2018

Cash Flows from Operating Activities:

Net earnings

$

5,992

$

5,910

Reconciliation of net earnings to net cash provided by operating activities:

Depreciation and amortization

1,107

1,062

Stock-based compensation expense

139

144

Changes in working capital

1,122

910

Changes in deferred income taxes

58

(120)

Other operating activities

79

1

Net cash provided by operating activities

8,497

7,907

Cash Flows from Investing Activities:

Capital expenditures, net of non-cash capital expenditures

(1,246)

(1,091)

Proceeds from sales of property and equipment

11

16

Other investing activities

(14)

Net cash used in investing activities

(1,249)

(1,075)

Cash Flows from Financing Activities:

Repayments of short-term debt, net

(1,339)

(1,559)

Proceeds from long-term debt, net of discounts and premiums

 

1,404

Repayments of long-term debt

(1,030)

(28)

Repurchases of common stock

(2,619)

(3,121)

Proceeds from sales of common stock

157

125

Cash dividends

(2,991)

(2,373)

Other financing activities

(70)

142

Net cash used in financing activities

(6,488)

(6,814)

Change in cash and cash equivalents

760

18

Effect of exchange rate changes on cash and cash equivalents

9

(123)

Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period

1,778

3,595

Cash and cash equivalents at end of period

$

2,547

$

3,490

 

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The Home Depot Announces Second Quarter Results; Updates Fiscal Year 2019 Guidance