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ATLANTA, Aug. 18, 2020 (Canada NewsWire via COMTEX) —
The Home Depot(®), the world’s largest home improvement retailer, today reported sales of $38.1 billion for the second quarter of fiscal 2020, a 23.4 percent increase from the second quarter of fiscal 2019. Comparable sales for the second quarter of fiscal 2020 were positive 23.4 percent, and comparable sales in the U.S. were positive 25.0 percent.
Net earnings for the second quarter of fiscal 2020 were $4.3 billion, or $4.02 per diluted share, compared with net earnings of $3.5 billion, or $3.17 per diluted share, in the same period of fiscal 2019. For the second quarter of fiscal 2020, diluted earnings per share increased 26.8 percent from the same period in the prior year.
“The investments we have made across the business have significantly increased our agility, allowing us to respond quickly to changes while continuing to promote a safe operating environment. This enhanced our team’s ability to work cross-functionally to better serve our customers and deliver record-breaking sales in the quarter,” said Craig Menear, chairman, CEO and president. “We remain focused on continuing the momentum of our One Home Depot investment strategy that we believe will position us for continued growth over the long-term, while at the same time maintaining flexibility to navigate the demands of the current environment. Through it all, we will continue to lead with our values by doing the right thing and taking care of our people.”
In the second quarter, the Company invested approximately $480 million in additional benefits for associates, including weekly bonuses for hourly associates in stores and distribution centers. Year-to-date, the Company has spent approximately $1.3 billion on enhanced pay and benefits in response to COVID-19. Additionally, the Company’s first half performance resulted in a record payout for Success Sharing, the Company’s profit-sharing program for hourly associates.
“I want to thank our associates for their continued focus on serving our customers and communities as we navigate these extraordinary circumstances together,” said Menear.
The Company today announced that its board of directors declared a second quarter cash dividend of $1.50 per share. The dividend is payable on September 17, 2020, to shareholders of record on the close of business on September 3, 2020. This is the 134(th) consecutive quarter the Company has paid a cash dividend.
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 ir.homedepot.com/events-and-presentations.
At the end of the second quarter, the Company operated a total of 2,293 retail stores in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the 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 impact on our business, operations and financial results of the COVID-19 pandemic (which, among other things, may affect many of the items listed below); 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; international trade disputes, natural disasters, public health issues (including pandemics and related quarantines, shelter-in-place and other governmental orders, and similar restrictions), and other business interruptions that could disrupt supply or delivery of, or demand for, the Company’s products or services; 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 regulatory changes; store openings and closures; guidance for fiscal 2020 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 2, 2020 and our Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the fiscal quarter ended May 3, 2020.
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 2, August 4, % Change August 2, August 4, % Change 2020 2019 2020 2019 Net sales $ 38,053 $ 30,839 23.4 $ 66,313 $ 57,220 15.9 % % Cost of sales 25,112 20,407 23.1 43,747 37,771 15.8 Gross profit 12,941 10,432 24.1 22,566 19,449 16.0 Operating expenses: Selling, general and administrative 6,355 5,044 26.0 12,184 9,984 22.0 Depreciation and amortization 519 492 5.5 1,039 972 6.9 Total operating expenses 6,874 5,536 24.2 13,223 10,956 20.7 Operating income 6,067 4,896 23.9 9,343 8,493 10.0 Interest and other (income) expense: Interest and investment income (9) (19) (52.6) (26) (34) (23.5) Interest expense 346 302 14.6 670 590 13.6 Interest and other, net 337 283 19.1 644 556 15.8 Earnings before provision for income taxes 5,730 4,613 24.2 8,699 7,937 9.6 Provision for income taxes 1,398 1,134 23.3 2,122 1,945 9.1 Net earnings $ 4,332 $ 3,479 24.5 $ 6,577 $ 5,992 9.8 % % Basic weighted average common 1,073 1,095 (2.0) 1,073 1,098 (2.3) shares % % Basic earnings per share $ 4.04 $ 3.18 27.0 $ 6.13 $ 5.46 12.3 Diluted weighted average common 1,077 1,099 (2.0) 1,077 1,103 (2.4) shares % % Diluted earnings per share $ 4.02 $ 3.17 26.8 $ 6.11 $ 5.43 12.5 Three Months Ended Six Months Ended Selected Sales Data (1) August 2, August 4, % Change August 2, August 4, % Change 2020 2019 2020 2019 --- Customer transactions (in 511.5 455.5 12.3 886.3 845.5 4.8 millions) % % Average ticket $ 74.12 $ 67.31 10.1 $ 74.37 $ 67.31 10.5 Sales per retail square foot $ 629.38 $ 509.55 23.5 $ 547.94 $ 472.22 16.0 (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 2, August 4, February 2, 2020 2019 2020 Assets Current assets: Cash and cash equivalents $ 14,139 $ 2,547 $ 2,133 Receivables, net 2,562 2,274 2,106 Merchandise inventories 13,498 14,741 14,531 Other current assets 1,162 1,137 1,040 Total current assets 31,361 20,699 19,810 Net property and equipment 23,387 22,387 22,770 Operating lease right-of-use assets 5,436 5,789 5,595 Goodwill 2,233 2,254 2,254 Other assets 932 881 807 Total assets $ 63,349 $ 52,010 $ 51,236 Liabilities and Stockholders' Equity Current liabilities: Short-term debt $ $ $ 974 Accounts payable 11,691 9,494 7,787 Accrued salaries and related expenses 2,402 1,478 1,494 Current installments of long-term debt 2,476 1,315 1,839 Current operating lease liabilities 831 831 828 Other current liabilities 6,799 5,680 5,453 Total current liabilities 24,199 18,798 18,375 Long-term debt, excluding current installments 32,370 27,064 28,670 Long-term operating lease liabilities 4,895 5,263 5,066 Other liabilities 2,299 2,045 2,241 Total liabilities 63,763 53,170 54,352 Total stockholders' (deficit) equity (414) (1,160) (3,116) Total liabilities and stockholders' equity $ 63,349 $ 52,010 $ 51,236
THE HOME DEPOT, INC. CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS (Unaudited) Six Months Ended in millions August 2, August 4, 2020 2019 Cash Flows from Operating Activities: Net earnings $ 6,577 $ 5,992 Reconciliation of net earnings to net cash provided by operating activities: Depreciation and amortization 1,222 1,107 Stock-based compensation expense 155 139 Changes in working capital 6,834 1,168 Changes in deferred income taxes 13 58 Other operating activities 28 79 Net cash provided by operating activities 14,829 8,543 Cash Flows from Investing Activities: Capital expenditures (1,032) (1,246) Proceeds from sales of property and equipment 12 11 Other investing activities - (14) Net cash used in investing activities (1,020) (1,249) Cash Flows from Financing Activities: Repayments of short- term debt, net (974) (1,339) Proceeds from long- term debt, net of discounts and premiums 4,960 1,404 Repayments of long- term debt (1,806) (1,030) Repurchases of common stock (791) (2,619) Proceeds from sales of common stock 164 157 Cash dividends (3,223) (2,991) Other financing activities (127) (116) Net cash used in financing activities (1,797) (6,534) Change in cash and cash equivalents 12,012 760 Effect of exchange rate changes on cash and cash equivalents (6) 9 Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period 2,133 1,778 Cash and cash equivalents at end of period $ 14,139 $ 2,547
_________ Note: Effective February 3, 2020, we reclassified cash flows relating to book overdrafts from financing to operating activities for all periods presented on the Condensed Consolidated Statement of Cash Flows. The amounts of these reclassifications were not material.
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Financial Community: Isabel Janci, Vice President of Investor Relations and Treasurer, 770-384-2666, [email protected]; News Media: Sara Gorman, Sr. Director of Corporate Communications, 770-384-2852, [email protected], http://www.homedepot.com
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