The Home Depot Earnings: Here’s Why Investors Like These Results

The Home Depot, Inc. (NYSE:HD) delivered a profit and beat Wall Street’s expectations, AND beat the revenue expectation. The revenue beat is a positive sign to shareholders seeking high growth out of the company. Shares are up 3.5%.

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The Home Depot, Inc. Earnings Cheat Sheet

Results: Adjusted Earnings Per Share increased 27.69% to $0.83 in the quarter versus EPS of $0.65 in the year-earlier quarter.

Revenue: Rose 7.39% to $19.12 billion from the year-earlier quarter.

Actual vs. Wall St. Expectations: The Home Depot, Inc. reported adjusted EPS income of $0.83 per share. By that measure, the company beat the mean analyst estimate of $0.77. It beat the average revenue estimate of $18.68 billion.

Quoting Management: “In the first quarter, we saw less favorable weather compared to last year, but we continue to see benefit from a recovering housing market that drove a stronger-than-expected start to the year for our business,” said Frank Blake , chairman & CEO. “I would like to thank our associates for their hard work and commitment to our customers.”

Key Stats (on next page)…

Revenue increased 4.81% from $18.25 billion in the previous quarter. EPS increased 23.88% from $0.67 in the previous quarter.

Looking Forward: Analysts have a more positive outlook for the company’s next-quarter performance. Over the past three months, the average estimate for next quarter’s earnings has risen from a profit of $1.18 to a profit $1.19. For the current year, the average estimate has moved up from a profit of $3.48 to a profit of $3.54 over the last ninety days.

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(Company fundamentals provided by Xignite Financials. Email any earnings discrepancies to earnings [at] wallstcheatsheet.com)

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