Home Depot, Inc.

Industry: Home Improvement Stores

Fortune Rank: 29

The Home Depot owns and operates 1,471 do-it-yourself warehouse retail stores offering building materials, home improvement products and related furnishings. For the 26 weeks ended 7/31/05, revenues rose 10% to $41.28B. Net income rose 14% to $3.02B. Revenues reflect increased sales due to the opening of new stores. Net income also reflects improved gross profit margins due to lower cost of merchandise sold as a percentage of revenue.

The Home Depot, Inc. (Home Depot) is a home improvement retailer. During the fiscal year ended January 30, 2005 (fiscal 2004), the Company was operating 1,890 stores. Most of the stores are either Home Depot stores or EXPO Design Center stores. Home Depot stores sell a wide assortment of building materials, home improvement and lawn and garden products and provide a number of services. Home Depot stores average approximately 106,000 square feet of enclosed space, with approximately 22,000 additional square feet in the outside garden area. EXPO Design Center stores sell products and services primarily for home decorating and remodeling projects. EXPO Design Center stores offer interior design products, such as kitchen and bathroom cabinetry, soft and hard flooring, window treatments and lighting fixtures. EXPO Design Center stores average approximately 100,000 square feet of enclosed space.

Home Depot, Inc.

Home Depot, Inc. is a Fortune 500 company. In 2010 Home Depot, Inc. was ranked number 29 on the Fortune 500 list, making it the 29th largest company in the United States when judged by revenue.

Home Depot, Inc. achieved revenue of $66,176.00 million in 2010 and earned a profit of $2,661.00 million.

Home Depot, Inc.'s rank changes

The company's ranking in 2010 was a decline from 2009 when it was ranked 25th on the Fortune 500. The Previous ranking was based on its 2009 revenue of $71,288 million (a change of -5 million compared to 2010) and profits of $2,260 million (a change of 0 million compared to 2010).

Another point of view

To many investors, profits are more important than the revenue a company earns. If the Fortune 500 was ranked by profits instead of revenue then Home Depot, Inc. would be ranked 52nd rather than 29th due to its profits of $2,661 in 2010.

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