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Lowe’s shares tumble as earnings fall brief, regardless of sturdy gross sales positive factors


A consumer visits a Lowe’s ironmongery shop in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, November 4, 2020.

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Lowe’s on Wednesday reported quarterly same-store gross sales progress of greater than 30%, together with a doubling of on-line gross sales, because the coronavirus pandemic pushed extra folks to its shops and web site to put money into their houses.

Its shares have been falling greater than 6% in premarket buying and selling.

This is how the house enchancment firm did throughout its fiscal third quarter in contrast with what analysts have been anticipating, based mostly on Refinitiv information:

  • Earnings per share: $1.98, adjusted, vs. $1.99 anticipated
  • Income: $22.31 billion vs. $21.25 billion anticipated

For the quarter ended Oct. 30, Lowe’s internet earnings fell to $692 million, or 91 cents a share, from $1.05 billion, or $1.36 per share, a yr earlier. Excluding a $1.1 billion pretax loss on extinguishment of debt, the corporate earned $1.98 per share, a penny in need of analysts’ estimates, based mostly on Refinitiv information.

Gross sales rose to $22.31 billion from $17.39 billion a yr earlier, beating expectations for $21.25 billion.

Identical-store gross sales, which observe gross sales on-line and at Lowe’s shops open for at the very least 12 months, surged 30.1%, topping estimates for 22.8% progress.

The outcomes from Lowe’s come in the future after its bigger rival Home Depot reported third-quarter earnings that beat estimates, as shoppers continued to give attention to house enchancment through the coronavirus pandemic and gross sales surged 24% from a yr in the past.

As of Tuesday’s market shut, Lowe’s shares are up roughly 33% this yr. The corporate has a market cap of $120.8 billion.

Find the full earnings press release from Lowe’s here.

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