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 The Home Depot Announces Second Quarter Results; Updates Fiscal Year 2017 Guidance
   Tuesday, August 15, 2017 6:00:00 AM ET

The Home Depot?, the world’s largest home improvement retailer, today reported sales of $28.1 billion for the second quarter of fiscal 2017, a 6.2 percent increase from the second quarter of fiscal 2016. Comparable store sales for the second quarter of fiscal 2017 were positive 6.3 percent, and comp sales for U.S. stores were positive 6.6 percent.

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Net earnings for the second quarter of fiscal 2017 were $2.7 billion, or $2.25 per diluted share, compared with net earnings of $2.4 billion, or $1.97 per diluted share, in the same period of fiscal 2016. For the second quarter of fiscal 2017, diluted earnings per share increased 14.2 percent from the same period in the prior year.

"We were pleased with our results this quarter as our customers rewarded us with the highest quarterly sales in company history," said Craig Menear, chairman, CEO and president. "We also achieved the highest quarterly net earnings in company history. These results were made possible by our hard working associates and the outstanding values brought forth by our supplier partners."

Updated Fiscal 2017 Guidance

Based on its year-to-date performance, the Company updated its fiscal 2017 sales growth guidance and now expects sales will be up approximately 5.3 percent and comp sales will be up approximately 5.5 percent. The Company also raised its diluted earnings-per-share growth guidance for the year and now expects diluted earnings-per-share growth of approximately 13.0 percent from fiscal 2016 to $7.29. The Company’s diluted earnings-per-share growth guidance includes the impact of $7 billion of share repurchases for fiscal 2017.

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 ir.homedepot.com/events-and-presentations.

At the end of the second quarter, the Company operated a total of 2,282 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 400,000 associates. The Home Depot’s stock is traded on the New York Stock Exchange (HD ) and is included in the Dow Jones industrial average and Standard & Poor’s 500 index.

Certain statements contained herein constitute "forward-looking statements" as defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements may relate to, among other things, the demand for our products and services; net sales growth; comparable store sales; effects of competition; state of the economy; state of the residential construction, housing and home improvement markets; state of the credit markets, including mortgages, home equity loans and consumer credit; demand for credit offerings; inventory and in-stock positions; implementation of store, interconnected retail, supply chain and technology initiatives; management of relationships with our suppliers and vendors; the impact and expected outcome of investigations, inquiries, claims and litigation, including those related to the 2014 data breach; issues related to the payment methods we accept; continuation of share repurchase programs; net earnings performance; earnings per share; dividend targets; capital allocation and expenditures; liquidity; return on invested capital; expense leverage; stock-based compensation expense; commodity price inflation and deflation; the ability to issue debt on terms and at rates acceptable to us; the effect of accounting charges; the effect of adopting certain accounting standards; store openings and closures; guidance for fiscal 2017 and beyond; financial outlook; and the integration of acquired companies into our organization and the ability to recognize the anticipated synergies and benefits of those acquisitions. Forward-looking statements are based on currently available information and our current assumptions, expectations and projections about future events. You should not rely on our forward-looking statements. These statements are not guarantees of future performance and are subject to future events, risks and uncertainties - many of which are beyond our control or are currently unknown to us - as well as potentially inaccurate assumptions that could cause actual results to differ materially from our expectations and projections. These risks and uncertainties include but are not limited to those described in Item 1A, "Risk Factors," and elsewhere in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for our fiscal year ended January 29, 2017 and in our subsequent Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q.

Forward-looking statements speak only as of the date they are made, and we do not undertake to update these statements other than as required by law. You are advised, however, to review any further disclosures we make on related subjects in our periodic filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

THE HOME DEPOT, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF EARNINGS
FOR THE THREE AND SIX MONTHS ENDED JULY 30, 2017 AND JULY 31, 2016
(Unaudited)
                                           Three Months Ended                          Six Months Ended
amounts in millions, except per share data July 30,        July 31,        % Increase  July 30,        July 31,        % Increase
                                           2017            2016            (Decrease)  2017            2016            (Decrease)
NET SALES                                  $      28,108   $      26,472   6.2    %    $      51,995   $      49,234   5.6    %
Cost of Sales                              18,647          17,545          6.3         34,380          32,516          5.7
GROSS PROFIT                               9,461           8,927           6.0         17,615          16,718          5.4
Operating Expenses:
Selling, General and Administrative        4,549           4,388           3.7         8,910           8,669           2.8
Depreciation and Amortization              449             436             3.0         893             869             2.8
Total Operating Expenses                   4,998           4,824           3.6         9,803           9,538           2.8
OPERATING INCOME                           4,463           4,103           8.8         7,812           7,180           8.8
Interest and Other (Income) Expense:
Interest and Investment Income             (16)            (8)             100.0       (29)            (15)            93.3
Interest Expense                           265             236             12.3        519             480             8.1
Interest and Other, net                    249             228             9.2         490             465             5.4
EARNINGS BEFORE PROVISION FOR              4,214           3,875           8.7         7,322           6,715           9.0
INCOME TAXES
Provision for Income Taxes                 1,542           1,434           7.5         2,636           2,471           6.7
NET EARNINGS                               $      2,672    $      2,441    9.5    %    $      4,686    $      4,244    10.4   %
Basic Weighted Average Common Shares       1,183           1,235           (4.2)  %    1,191           1,242           (4.1)  %
BASIC EARNINGS PER SHARE                   $      2.26     $      1.98     14.1        $      3.93     $      3.42     14.9
Diluted Weighted Average Common Shares     1,189           1,240           (4.1)  %    1,197           1,247           (4.0)  %
DILUTED EARNINGS PER SHARE                 $      2.25     $      1.97     14.2        $      3.91     $      3.40     15.0
                                           Three Months Ended                          Six Months Ended
SELECTED SALES DATA(1)                     July 30,        July 31,        % Increase  July 30,        July 31,        % Increase
                                           2017            2016            (Decrease)  2017            2016            (Decrease)
Number of Customer Transactions            441.8           430.0           2.8    %    822.6           804.8           2.2    %
Average Ticket (actual)                    $      63.05    $      60.87    3.6         $      62.74    $      60.48    3.7
Sales per Square Foot (actual)             $      464.38   $      438.61   5.9         $      429.17   $      407.64   5.3
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(1)  Selected Sales Data does not include results for Interline Brands, Inc., which was acquired in the third quarter of fiscal 2015.
THE HOME DEPOT, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
AS OF JULY 30, 2017, JULY 31, 2016 AND JANUARY 29, 2017
(Unaudited)
amounts in millions                            July 30,      July 31,      January 29,
                                               2017          2016          2017
ASSETS
Cash and Cash Equivalents                      $    4,830    $    4,018    $    2,538
Receivables, net                               2,187         1,995         2,029
Merchandise Inventories                        12,868        12,323        12,549
Other Current Assets                           626           605           608
Total Current Assets                           20,511        18,941        17,724
Net Property and Equipment                     22,035        21,975        21,914
Goodwill                                       2,235         2,106         2,093
Other Assets                                   1,178         1,225         1,235
TOTAL ASSETS                                   $    45,959   $    44,247   $    42,966
LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY
Short-Term Debt                                $    --       $    --       $    710
Accounts Payable                               8,541         8,273         7,000
Accrued Salaries and Related Expenses          1,503         1,453         1,484
Current Installments of Long-Term Debt         545           43            542
Other Current Liabilities                      5,234         4,756         4,397
Total Current Liabilities                      15,823        14,525        14,133
Long-Term Debt, excluding current installments 24,422        20,900        22,349
Other Liabilities                              2,160         2,165         2,151
Total Liabilities                              42,405        37,590        38,633
Total Stockholders’ Equity                     3,554         6,657         4,333
TOTAL LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY     $    45,959   $    44,247   $    42,966
THE HOME DEPOT, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS
FOR THE SIX MONTHS ENDED JULY 30, 2017 AND JULY 31, 2016
(Unaudited)
                                                                             Six Months Ended
amounts in millions                                                          July 30,          July 31,
                                                                             2017              2016
CASH FLOWS FROM OPERATING ACTIVITIES:
Net Earnings                                                                 $       4,686     $       4,244
Reconciliation of Net Earnings to Net Cash Provided by Operating Activities:
Depreciation and Amortization                                                1,015             978
Stock-Based Compensation Expense                                             148               133
Changes in Working Capital and Other, net of the effects of acquisitions     2,013             1,522
Net Cash Provided by Operating Activities                                    7,862             6,877
CASH FLOWS FROM INVESTING ACTIVITIES:
Capital Expenditures                                                         (846)             (697)
Payments for Business Acquired, net                                          (268)             --
Proceeds from Sales of Property and Equipment                                23                23
Net Cash Used in Investing Activities                                        (1,091)           (674)
CASH FLOWS FROM FINANCING ACTIVITIES:
Repayments of Short-Term Debt, net                                           (710)             (350)
Proceeds from Long-Term Debt, net of discounts                               1,994             2,989
Repayments of Long-Term Debt                                                 (21)              (3,023)
Repurchases of Common Stock                                                  (3,921)           (2,441)
Proceeds from Sales of Common Stock                                          137               121
Cash Dividends Paid to Stockholders                                          (2,130)           (1,718)
Other Financing Activities                                                   2                 1
Net Cash Used in Financing Activities                                        (4,649)           (4,421)
Change in Cash and Cash Equivalents                                          2,122             1,782
Effect of Exchange Rate Changes on Cash and Cash Equivalents                 170               20
Cash and Cash Equivalents at Beginning of Period                             2,538             2,216
Cash and Cash Equivalents at End of Period                                   $       4,830     $       4,018

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