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Home Depot

THIS AIN’T YOUR daddy’s Home Depot anymore. The housing boom along with an efficiency push at its 2,047 stores have helped the Atlanta home improvement giant turn in stellar financial results. Sales shot up from $46 billion in 2000 to $81.5 billion last year, and profits have more than doubled. Now, Nardelli is looking beyond the big-box store, to the $410 billion market to supply professional contractors. He has spent billions, rolling up more than 35 companies, to build out the Home Depot Supply unit. But the stock price, at about $43, hasn’t followed suit: It has barely budged since Nardelli took over in December, 2000.

Company Info

2005 Rank

89

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COMPANY INFO

HD

Market Value
$ Million

89,526.6

Total Return
$ Million
(1-yr.) 6.4
(3-yr.) 84.7
2005 Sales
$ Billion

81.5

Sales Growth
$ Million
(1-yr.) 12
(3-yr.) 11.9
Long-Term Growth Est. %

13.0

Net income
$ Million

5,838.0

Net Income Growth
$ Million
(1-yr.) 17
(3-yr.) 16.7
Net Margin %*

7.2

Return on Inv. Capital (%)*

19.7

Share Price
12-Mo. Hi/Lo

44/35

P/E Ratio

15

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Company data as of 2/28/06 provided by Standard & Poor's Compustat

Robert L. Nardelli

Robert L. Nardelli, 57

CEO since 2000


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