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Home Depot (HD) 2Q17 Results: Highest Quarterly Sales in Company History

Executive Summary

  • Home Depot reported 2Q17 EPS of $2.25, up 14% from the year-ago quarter and beating the $2.21 consensus estimate. Total revenues for 2Q17 were $28.1 billion, versus expectations of $27.8 billion, and were up 6.2% year over year. The results represent the highest quarterly sales and net earnings in the company’s history.
  • Comps rose by 6.3% during the quarter, beating the 4.9% consensus estimate. US comps were up 6.6% in the quarter. Total comps were driven by a 3.6% increase in average ticket and a 2.6% increase in customer transactions. All merchandising departments posted positive comps, with lumber, electrical, tools and flooring registering double-digit comps in the quarter.
  • Management increased its FY17 guidance for net revenues, which it now expects to increase by 5.3%, versus the 5.1% consensus estimate. Management expects full-year comp growth of 5.5%, versus the consensus estimate of 5.1%. Home Depot raised its FY17 EPS guidance from $7.15 to $7.29, citing expected stock repurchases of $7 billion; consensus calls for full-year EPS of $7.28.

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