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A mecca for the do-it-yourselfer, Home Depot is the world’s largest home-improvement retailer.
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we all wants to improve our living spaces. easily done w/ Paint & woodwork.
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Great company, awful price. Even if we graciously say that we're midway through an economic cycle, 25x free cash flow for a mature retailer is simply too much.
DIY business booming with self home renovations taking off rather than relocating.
As the housing market recovers you will see more home construction which will benefit Home Depot. Lead by solid executive management, I see Home Depot as a long-term winner.
experiment beginning 11-14
Housing sector is topping out.
These ratios are high: P/E, P/S AND P/B
Home depot is a leader within its industry with only one sole "main" competitor (Lowes). It is considered to be the world's largest home improvement store (as of fiscal year ended 2/2/14).The company offers a comprehensive mix of products tailored to customers looking to do work for themselves all the way to individual contractors. Although HD faces competition from similar retailers within the different segments that it serves; it is still considered a "one stop shop" and this is part of its competitive advantage. Its brand is also paramount.HD has been placing strong emphasis on customer service by rolling out different programs to facilitate the purchase of products and ensure prompt services via "BOPIS", "BOSS" and the soon to be introduced "BODFS". As per Euromotor international; the company has a market share of 18.7% in the industry in comparison to 15.2% for lowes. The number is said to continue increasing ahead of Lowes.Current dividend yield is at: 2.40% which is also a nice bonus.
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HD is levels above Lowes.
Next temporary housing boom is underway and they will ride the wave.
HD is benefiting from improving housing starts which will have to increase to meet demand and the backlog of the last 5 years. People will always improve their homes to get more efficient fixtures, appliances and other items. New windows, doors and insulation help improve a home. Outdated or worn out items create a constant need which has been bottled up over the last few years. Partnering with Solar City is another excellent move as alternative energy offers reduced costs over time, again people will improve their home to take advantage of long term energy savings and increase home value. Dividends rule!
This will be an interesting pick. I may be totally wrong here, but I would think Home Depot will do very well in the coming years, due to high demand for new furniture, supplies, etc.
It will outperform as long as the housing market continues to improve. If the interest rates raise considerable it will drop.
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