Exhibit 99.1
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The Home Depot Announces Third Quarter Results;
Updates Fiscal Year 2019 Guidance

ATLANTA, November 19, 2019 -- The Home Depot®, the world's largest home improvement retailer, today reported third quarter fiscal 2019 sales of $27.2 billion, an increase of 3.5 percent, or $921 million, compared to the third quarter of fiscal 2018. Comparable sales for the third quarter of fiscal 2019 were positive 3.6 percent, and comparable sales in the U.S. were positive 3.8 percent.

Net earnings for the third quarter of fiscal 2019 were $2.8 billion, or $2.53 per diluted share, compared with net earnings of $2.9 billion, or $2.51 per diluted share, in the same period of fiscal 2018. For the third quarter of fiscal 2019, diluted earnings per share increased 0.8 percent from the same period in the prior year.

“Our third quarter results reflected broad-based growth across our business, yet sales were below our expectations driven by the timing of certain benefits associated with our One Home Depot strategic investments,” said Craig Menear, chairman, CEO and president. “We are largely on track with these investments and have seen positive results, but some of the benefits anticipated for fiscal 2019 will take longer to realize than our initial assumptions. As a result, today we are updating our fiscal 2019 sales guidance, and we are reaffirming our fiscal 2019 earnings-per-share guidance. We are encouraged by the momentum in our business as we invest to extend our competitive advantages. I would like to thank our associates for their hard work and continued dedication to our customers.”

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 1.8 percent and comp sales for the comparable 52-week period to increase approximately 3.5 percent. This compares to the Company’s prior fiscal 2019 sales growth guidance of 2.3 percent and comp sales growth of 4.0 percent. The Company reaffirmed its diluted earnings-per-share 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 third quarter, the Company operated a total of 2,290 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.







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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.


For more information, contact:
 
 
Financial Community
 
News Media
Isabel Janci
 
Stephen Holmes
Vice President of Investor Relations and Treasurer
 
Vice President of Corporate Communications
770-384-2666
 
770-384-5075
isabel_janci@homedepot.com
 
stephen_holmes@homedepot.com
 
 
 




THE HOME DEPOT, INC.
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF EARNINGS
(Unaudited)
 
Three Months Ended


 
Nine Months Ended
 
 
in millions, except per share data
November 3,
2019

October 28,
2018

% Change
 
November 3,
2019
 
October 28,
2018
 
% Change
Net sales
$
27,223


$
26,302


3.5
 %
 
$
84,443

 
$
81,712

 
3.3
 %
Cost of sales
17,836


17,151


4.0

 
55,607

 
53,579

 
3.8

Gross profit
9,387


9,151


2.6

 
28,836

 
28,133

 
2.5

Operating expenses:




 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Selling, general and administrative
4,942


4,808


2.8

 
14,926

 
14,591

 
2.3

Depreciation and amortization
498


473


5.3

 
1,470

 
1,390

 
5.8

Total operating expenses
5,440


5,281


3.0

 
16,396

 
15,981

 
2.6

Operating income
3,947


3,870


2.0

 
12,440

 
12,152

 
2.4

Interest and other (income) expense:




 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Interest and investment income
(22
)

(25
)

(12.0
)
 
(56
)
 
(73
)
 
(23.3
)
Interest expense
302


249


21.3

 
892

 
782

 
14.1

Interest and other, net
280


224


25.0

 
836

 
709

 
17.9

Earnings before provision for income taxes
3,667


3,646


0.6

 
11,604

 
11,443

 
1.4

Provision for income taxes
898


779


15.3

 
2,843

 
2,666

 
6.6

Net earnings
$
2,769


$
2,867


(3.4
)%
 
$
8,761

 
$
8,777

 
(0.2
)%







 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Basic weighted average common shares
1,089


1,135


(4.1
)%
 
1,096

 
1,144

 
(4.2
)%
Basic earnings per share
$
2.54

 
$
2.53


0.4

 
$
7.99

 
$
7.67

 
4.2








 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Diluted weighted average common shares
1,094


1,141


(4.1
)%
 
1,100

 
1,150

 
(4.3
)%
Diluted earnings per share
$
2.53

 
$
2.51


0.8

 
$
7.96

 
$
7.63

 
4.3

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Three Months Ended
 
 
 
Nine Months Ended
 
 
Selected Sales Data (1)
November 3,
2019
 
October 28,
2018
 
% Change
 
November 3,
2019
 
October 28,
2018
 
% Change
Customer transactions (in millions)
400.9

 
394.8

 
1.5
 %
 
1,246.4

 
1,226.0

 
1.7
 %
Average ticket
$
66.36

 
$
65.11

 
1.9

 
$
67.00

 
$
65.79

 
1.8

Sales per square foot
$
449.17

 
$
433.99

 
3.5

 
$
464.68

 
$
449.94

 
3.3

 —————
(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
November 3,
2019
 
October 28,
2018
 
February 3,
2019
Assets
 
 
 
 
 
Cash and cash equivalents
$
2,193

 
$
1,764

 
$
1,778

Receivables, net
2,231

 
2,171

 
1,936

Merchandise inventories
15,711

 
14,754

 
13,925

Other current assets
1,039

 
1,120

 
890

Total current assets
21,174

 
19,809

 
18,529

Net property and equipment
22,472

 
22,054

 
22,375

Operating lease right-of-use assets
5,638

 

 

Goodwill
2,253

 
2,258

 
2,252

Other assets
772

 
1,079

 
847

Total assets
$
52,309

 
$
45,200

 
$
44,003

 
 
 
 
 
 
Liabilities and Stockholders' Equity
 
 
 
 
 
Short-term debt
$
695

 
$
1,398

 
$
1,339

Accounts payable
9,240

 
9,054

 
7,755

Accrued salaries and related expenses
1,467

 
1,495

 
1,506

Current installments of long-term debt
1,818

 
1,054

 
1,056

Current operating lease liabilities
828

 

 

Other current liabilities
5,517

 
5,195

 
5,060

Total current liabilities
19,565

 
18,196

 
16,716

Long-term debt, excluding current installments
26,597

 
23,332

 
26,807

Long-term operating lease liabilities
5,113

 

 

Other liabilities
2,116

 
2,352

 
2,358

Total liabilities
53,391

 
43,880

 
45,881

Total stockholders’ (deficit) equity
(1,082
)
 
1,320

 
(1,878
)
Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity
$
52,309

 
$
45,200

 
$
44,003






THE HOME DEPOT, INC.
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS
(Unaudited)
 
Nine Months Ended
in millions
November 3,
2019

October 28,
2018
Cash Flows from Operating Activities:



Net earnings
$
8,761


$
8,777

Reconciliation of net earnings to net cash provided by operating activities:
 
 
 
Depreciation and amortization
1,701

 
1,603

Stock-based compensation expense
197

 
204

Changes in working capital
(166
)
 
(366
)
Changes in deferred income taxes
107

 
(64
)
Other operating activities
64

 
(118
)
Net cash provided by operating activities
10,664

 
10,036

 
 
 
 
Cash Flows from Investing Activities:
 
 
 
Capital expenditures, net of non-cash capital expenditures
(1,891
)
 
(1,711
)
Proceeds from sales of property and equipment
21

 
21

Other investing activities
(10
)
 
(3
)
Net cash used in investing activities
(1,880
)
 
(1,693
)
 
 
 
 
Cash Flows from Financing Activities:
 
 
 
Repayments of short-term debt, net
(644
)
 
(161
)
Proceeds from long-term debt, net of discounts and premiums

1,404

 

Repayments of long-term debt
(1,046
)
 
(1,192
)
Repurchases of common stock
(3,909
)
 
(5,518
)
Proceeds from sales of common stock
185

 
140

Cash dividends
(4,477
)
 
(3,548
)
Other financing activities
9

 
99

Net cash used in financing activities
(8,478
)
 
(10,180
)
Change in cash and cash equivalents
306

 
(1,837
)
Effect of exchange rate changes on cash and cash equivalents
109

 
6

Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period
1,778

 
3,595

Cash and cash equivalents at end of period
$
2,193

 
$
1,764