ATLANTA - The Home Depot®, the world's largest home improvement retailer, today reported sales of $20.5 billion for the third quarter of fiscal 2014, a 5.4 percent increase from the third quarter of fiscal 2013. Comparable store sales for the third quarter of fiscal 2014 were positive 5.2 percent, and comp sales for U.S. stores were positive 5.8 percent.

Net earnings for the third quarter were $1.5 billion, or $1.15 per diluted share, compared with net earnings of $1.4 billion, or $0.95 per diluted share, for the same period of fiscal 2013. For the third quarter of fiscal 2014, diluted earnings per share increased 21.1 percent from the same period in the prior year.

Third quarter of fiscal 2014 results reflect a pretax gain on sale of $100 million related to the sale of a portion of the Company's equity ownership in HD Supply Holdings, Inc. and pretax net expenses of $28 million related to the Company's data breach.

"During the quarter we saw strong performance across all geographies led by growth in transactions and continued strength in the core of the store," said Craig Menear, CEO and president. "I would like to thank our associates for their hard work and dedication to our customers, and I would like to thank our customers for their continued confidence in The Home Depot."

Reaffirmed Fiscal 2014 Guidance

The Company confirmed that it expects fiscal 2014 sales growth of approximately 4.8 percent. The Company also confirmed that it expects fiscal 2014 diluted earnings per share to grow by 21 percent to approximately $4.54. This earnings-per-share guidance includes the benefit of the Company's year-to-date share repurchases of $5.74 billion and the Company's intent to repurchase an additional $1.26 billion of shares in the fourth quarter. The earnings-per-share guidance also includes an estimate of net breach-related costs of approximately $34 million for the year.

The Company's fiscal 2014 diluted earnings-per-share guidance does not include an accrual for other probable losses related to the breach that cannot be estimated at this time. Other than the breach-related costs contained in the Company's updated fiscal 2014 diluted earnings-per-share guidance, at this time the Company is not able to estimate the costs, or a range of costs, related to the breach. Costs related to the breach may include liabilities to payment card networks for reimbursements of credit card fraud and card reissuance costs; liabilities related to the Company's private label credit card fraud and card reissuance; liabilities from current and future civil litigation, governmental investigations and enforcement proceedings; future expenses for legal, investigative and consulting fees; and incremental expenses and capital investments for remediation activities. Those costs may have a material adverse effect on the Company's financial results in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2014 and/or future periods.

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 earnings.homedepot.com.

At the end of the third quarter, the Company operated a total of 2,266 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 300,000 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.

THE HOME DEPOT, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF EARNINGS

FOR THE THREE AND NINE MONTHS ENDED NOVEMBER 2, 2014 AND NOVEMBER 3, 2013

(Unaudited)

(Amounts in Millions Except Per Share Data and as Otherwise Noted)

Three Months Ended

Nine Months Ended

November 2,
2014

November 3,
2013

% Increase

(Decrease)

November 2,
2014

November 3,
2013

% Increase
(Decrease)

NET SALES

$

20,516

$

19,470

5.4

%

$

64,014

$

61,116

4.7

%

Cost of Sales

13,331

12,672

5.2

41,783

39,918

4.7

GROSS PROFIT

7,185

6,798

5.7

22,231

21,198

4.9

Operating Expenses:

Selling, General and Administrative

4,217

4,096

3.0

12,709

12,573

1.1

Depreciation and Amortization

415

409

1.5

1,244

1,220

2.0

Total Operating Expenses

4,632

4,505

2.8

13,953

13,793

1.2

OPERATING INCOME

2,553

2,293

11.3

8,278

7,405

11.8

Interest and Other (Income) Expense:

Interest and Investment Income

(105)

(3)

N/M

(222)

(8)

N/M

Interest Expense

218

191

14.1

617

529

16.6

Interest and Other, net

113

188

(39.9)

395

521

(24.2)

EARNINGS BEFORE PROVISION FOR

INCOME TAXES

2,440

2,105

15.9

7,883

6,884

14.5

Provision for Income Taxes

903

754

19.8

2,917

2,512

16.1

NET EARNINGS

$

1,537

$

1,351

13.8

%

$

4,966

$

4,372

13.6

%

Weighted Average Common Shares

1,327

1,408

(5.8)

%

1,348

1,438

(6.3)

%

BASIC EARNINGS PER SHARE

$

1.16

$

0.96

20.8

$

3.68

$

3.04

21.1

Diluted Weighted Average Common Shares

1,334

1,417

(5.9)

%

1,356

1,448

(6.4)

%

DILUTED EARNINGS PER SHARE

$

1.15

$

0.95

21.1

$

3.66

$

3.02

21.2

Three Months Ended

Nine Months Ended

SELECTED HIGHLIGHTS

November 2,
2014

November 3,
2013

% Increase

(Decrease)

November 2,
2014

November 3,
2013

% Increase

(Decrease)

Number of Customer Transactions

355.4

344.3

3.2

%

1,109.5

1,074.6

3.3

%

Average Ticket (actual)

$

57.55

$

56.27

2.3

$

57.90

$

56.99

1.6

Sales per Square Foot (actual)

$

347.79

$

328.69

5.8

$

361.73

$

346.64

4.4

N/M – Not Meaningful

 

THE HOME DEPOT, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

AS OF NOVEMBER 2, 2014, NOVEMBER 3, 2013 AND FEBRUARY 2, 2014

(Unaudited)

(Amounts in Millions)

November 2,
2014

November 3,
2013

February 2,
2014

ASSETS

Cash and Cash Equivalents

$

2,181

$

4,853

$

1,929

Receivables, net

1,611

1,606

1,398

Merchandise Inventories

12,008

11,348

11,057

Other Current Assets

949

791

895

Total Current Assets

16,749

18,598

15,279

Property and Equipment, net

22,940

23,557

23,348

Goodwill

1,283

1,172

1,289

Other Assets

540

487

602

TOTAL ASSETS

$

41,512

$

43,814

$

40,518

LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY

Accounts Payable

$

6,897

$

6,366

$

5,797

Accrued Salaries and Related Expenses

1,303

1,315

1,428

Current Installments of Long-Term Debt

34

1,317

33

Other Current Liabilities

4,026

3,531

3,491

Total Current Liabilities

12,260

12,529

10,749

Long-Term Debt, excluding current installments

16,693

14,692

14,691

Other Long-Term Liabilities

2,449

2,379

2,556

Total Liabilities

31,402

29,600

27,996

Total Stockholders' Equity

10,110

14,214

12,522

TOTAL LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY

$

41,512

$

43,814

$

40,518

 

 

THE HOME DEPOT, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS

FOR THE NINE MONTHS ENDED NOVEMBER 2, 2014 AND NOVEMBER 3, 2013

(Unaudited)

(Amounts in Millions)

 

Nine Months Ended

November 2,
 2014

November 3,
 2013

CASH FLOWS FROM OPERATING ACTIVITIES:

Net Earnings

$

4,966

$

4,372

Reconciliation of Net Earnings to Net Cash Provided by Operating Activities:

Depreciation and Amortization

1,345

1,317

Stock-Based Compensation Expense

174

169

Changes in Working Capital and Other

(238)

123

Net Cash Provided by Operating Activities

6,247

5,981

 

CASH FLOWS FROM INVESTING ACTIVITIES:

Capital Expenditures

(999)

(964)

Proceeds from Sales of Investments

212

Payments for Businesses Acquired, net

(15)

Proceeds from Sales of Property and Equipment

20

34

Net Cash Used in Investing Activities

(767)

(945)

 

CASH FLOWS FROM FINANCING ACTIVITIES:

Proceeds from Long-Term Borrowings, net of discount

1,981

5,222

Repayments of Long-Term Debt

(30)

(25)

Repurchases of Common Stock

(5,578)

(6,446)

Proceeds from Sales of Common Stock

178

164

Cash Dividends Paid to Stockholders

(1,912)

(1,699)

Other Financing Activities

150

104

Net Cash Used in Financing Activities

(5,211)

(2,680)

 

Change in Cash and Cash Equivalents

 

269

2,356

Effect of Exchange Rate Changes on Cash and Cash Equivalents

(17)

3

Cash and Cash Equivalents at Beginning of Period

1,929

2,494

 

Cash and Cash Equivalents at End of Period

$

2,181

$

4,853

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