Financial Analysis : Lowe 's Corporation

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Abstract A financial analysis will be conducted on Lowe’s Corporation (Low). I will focus on finance-related entities, ratios and how the company is performing. There will be several ratios discussed based on their relevancy to the company’s current financial conditions. Lowes’ previous financial performance will be compared to their current financial performance, inferring the company’s future performance outcome. The purpose of the financial analysis is to assist in capturing the necessary fundamentals to describe the company. It is severely important to establish and evaluate the key drivers of a company to help determine the future goals and success. Introduction Lowe’s Companies Incorporated was incorporated in 1952, as of January 2014 Lowe’s has assisted in the operation of 1,832 home improvement and hardware stores in the United States, Canada and Mexico (Thomson Reuters, 2014, p.1). Lowe’s offers a variety of merchandise and products for maintenance, repair, remodeling and decorating. There are also a variety of products being offered by the company such as appliances, outside and inside garden, home décor, flooring, lumber, fashion and bath, millwork, paint and seasonal (p.1). Lowe’s generally carries over 36,000 items from brands such as whirlpool, GE, LG, Valspar, Stainmaster and Samsung, throughout their 1,717 stores located within the United States (p.1). “The company markets various private brands for various product categories, including
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