Home Depot excels Q2 earnings, maintains full year outlook

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Home Depot, the popular home improvement retailer, reported stronger-than-expected second quarter earnings on Tuesday. The company’s earnings for the three months ending in July were $4.65 per share, down 7.9% from the same period last year but still beating the Street consensus forecast by 20 cents. Despite the decline in earnings, Home Depot’s revenues fell only 2% from last year at $42.916 billion, surpassing analysts’ estimates.

However, Home Depot did experience some challenges during the quarter. Same store sales were down 2% from last year, slightly ahead of expectations, and comparable sales in the U.S. also declined by 2%. The average ticket per trip increased by 0.05% to $90.07, but the number of individual transactions slowed by around 1.8%.

Looking ahead to the 2023 fiscal year, Home Depot reiterated its earnings forecast of a decline between 7% and 13%, with comparable sales expected to be down between 2% and 5%. Despite these projections, CEO Ted Decker remains positive about the company’s long-term outlook, stating that they are confident in their ability to grow their share in the large and fragmented home improvement market.

Home Depot’s performance in the second quarter was driven by strength in categories associated with smaller projects. However, the company faced continued pressure in certain big-ticket, discretionary categories. CEO Ted Decker expressed his appreciation for the dedication and hard work of Home Depot’s associates in delivering value and service to customers.

Following the earnings release, Home Depot’s shares, which are a component of the Dow, were down 0.3% in pre-market trading, indicating an opening bell price of $329.00 each.

Overall, Home Depot’s stronger-than-expected earnings in the second quarter demonstrate the resilience of the home improvement industry despite ongoing challenges. The company’s ability to adapt to changing customer preferences and navigate the impact of the pandemic will be crucial factors in its future success.


  1. Home Depot reported stronger-than-expected second quarter earnings, beating analysts’ estimates.
  2. Same store sales and comparable sales in the U.S. declined, but average ticket prices increased slightly.
  3. Home Depot reiterated its earnings forecast for the fiscal year 2023, expecting a decline in earnings and comparable sales.
  4. The company remains positive about the long-term outlook for the home improvement industry.
  5. Home Depot’s ability to adapt to changing customer preferences will be key to its future success.
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