Home Depot had a rocky third quarter, with revenue and a key sales figure missing analysts’ expectations
MICHELLE CHAPMAN AP Business Writer
November 19, 2019, 11:26 AM
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Home Depot had a rocky third quarter, with revenue and a key sales figure missing analysts’ expectations.
The home improvement company also cut its forecasts for full-year revenue and comparable sales.
Shares dropped 5.8% before the market open on Tuesday.
For the three months ended Nov. 3, Home Depot Inc. earned $2.77 billion, or 2.53 per share. A year earlier, the Atlanta-based company earned $2.87 billion, or $2.51 per share.
The profit figure met the expectations of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research.
Revenue, however, totaled $27.22 billion, below the $27.47 billion that Wall Street was looking for.
Comparable sales rose 3.6%, whereas analysts polled by FactSet had predicted a 4.7% increase.
Home Depot said it now anticipates fiscal 2019 sales will grow by approximately 1.8% and comparable sales will climb about 3.5%. Its previous guidance was for sales growth of 2.3% and comparable sales growth of 4%.
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