Home Depot Financial Analysis

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Home Depot, Inc Financial Statements Cari Tenan ACC/497 October 1, 2012 Teresa Jenkinson Home Depot, Inc Financial Statements In 1978 Home Depot, Incorporated was incorporated. Home Depot, Incorporated is the world’s largest home improvement retailer selling an assortment of building materials, home improvement, lawn and garden products plus numerous services. In 2008, Home Depot, Incorporated had 2,233 stores throughout the United States, Puerto Rico, the United States Virgin Islands, Guam, Canada, China, and Mexico plus a website on the Internet. The fiscal year for 2008 ended on February 1, 2009, and the financial statements give an individual an idea of how the corporation did during that fiscal year compared to the previous fiscal…show more content…
The elimination of short-term debt shows that Home Depot, Incorporated is not using such debt to meet short-term cash requirements. The cause of the elimination of short term debt may be caused by the improved cash position and the economy. Home Depot, Incorporated’s financial position and ratios look good. In fiscal year 2008, the long-term debt-to-equity ratio was 54.4% compared to fiscal year 2007’s 64.3%. In fiscal year 2008, the return on invested capital of continuing operations was 9.5% compared to fiscal year 2007’s 13.9%. The decrease reflects the decrease in operating profit that also impacts the rationalization charges. If the rationalization charges are excluded the return on invested capital for continuing operations would have been 11.4% (Phillips, Libby, Libby, 2011). The cash flow statement shows the movement of cash within a company. The cash flow statement is split into three categories: operating activities, investing activities, and financing activities. Operating activities converts the items from the income statement to cash. Investing activities shows the purchasing and selling of long-term investments, plants, property and equipment. Financing activities shows the issuance and repurchase of bonds and stocks plus the payment of…show more content…
If the cash is higher than the net income, the company’s net income is of high quality. If the cash is lower than the net income, the company’s net income is not turning into cash and a red flag should go up. Having more cash than the net income can mean shareholders will receive an increase in dividends can reduce debt, buy back stocks, or purchase another company. According to, the cash flow statement Home Depot, Incorporated is similar to fiscal year 2007. In fiscal year 2008, Home Depot Incorporated generated $5.5 billion of cash flow from operations and used $2.0 billion to repay short-term debt and other obligations plus $1.8 billion for capital expenditures and $1.5 billion in dividends. Investment activities did change significantly. The purchasing and sale of investments was reduced along with capital expenditures. There was net outflow of cash in terms of investing activities (Phillips, Libby, Libby,

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