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Home Depot (HD) 1Q17 Results: Company’s Momentum Continues

Executive Summary

  • Home Depot reported 1Q17 EPS of $1.67, up 16% from the year-ago quarter and beating the $1.61 consensus estimate. Total revenues for 1Q17 were $23.89 billion versus expectations of $23.73 billion, and were up 4.9% year over year.
  • Comps rose by 5.5% during the quarter, beating the 4.4% consensus estimate. US comps were up 6% in the quarter. Total comps were driven by a 3.9% increase in average ticket and a 1.5% increase in customer transactions. All merchandising departments posted positive comps, led by appliances, lumber and flooring, all of which posted double-digit comp growth.
  • Management reiterated its FY17 guidance for net revenues to increase by 4.6%, to about $96.16 billion. The company expects full-year comp growth of 4.6%. The consensus estimate calls for sales growth of 4.8% and comp growth of 4.8%. Home Depot raised its FY17 EPS guidance to $7.15 from $7.13, citing expected stock repurchases of $5 billion; consensus calls for full-year EPS of $7.20.

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