Even with uncertainty in the economy, and continued pressure to compete for market share, Lowe’s (LOW) strategy of “investing in ways that will better position itself for success” has had, and will continue to have a positive impact on sales, and profits going into fiscal year 2012.
For the period ending February 3rd, 2012, Lowe’s revenue increased 11.0% to $11.6 billion, up from $10.5 billion in Q4 2010. Lowe’s reported earnings of $322 million, or 26 cents per share, is
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Looking at profitability is a very important step in understanding a company. Profitability is essentially why the company exists, and a key component of deciding to invest or to remain invested in a company. There are many metrics involved in calculating profitability, but for this article, I will look at PepsiCo’s (PEP) earnings and earnings growth, profit margins, profitability ratios, and cash flow.
Through the above-mentioned four main metrics, we will be able to understand more about the company’s profitability.
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1. Estimated Sales = $49.63 billion
2. Estimated Profit Margin = 18.30%
3. Earnings = $9.085 billion
4. Shares Outstanding = 2.26 billion
5. Estimated EPS = $4.02
6. Forward P/E = 18.6
KO – The Coca-Cola Company – Stock Price Target for 2012 = $74.77 USD
Action Analyst Rating Price Date Maintain S&P Research Strong Buy $87.00 06/13/12 Downgrade JP Morgan Neutral $76.00 06/07/12 Target S&P Research Strong Buy $87.00 « $86.00 05/11/12
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