Nov 14 (Reuters) – Dwelling Depot Inc (HD.N) and Lowe’s Cos Inc (LOW.N) are prone to report rising gross sales within the third quarter as Individuals proceed to spend on residence enhancements in distinction to different retailers dealing with declining discretionary spending as a result of surging costs.
Wall Avenue analysts see the biggest U.S. residence enchancment chains benefiting as rising rates of interest encourage residence homeowners to renovate current properties moderately than transfer on, whereas skilled contractors have a backlog of labor to clear.
“Whereas the prevailing narrative would counsel in any other case, the sky is just not but falling throughout housing retail,” Wells Fargo analyst Zachary Fadem stated in a be aware.
Dwelling enchancment chains noticed gross sales and earnings surge throughout the pandemic as Individuals hunkered down at residence revamped their dwelling areas.
Whereas demand is anticipated to chill, increased mortgage charges and residential costs are offering a brand new motive for households to transform their current properties.
“Dwelling Depot and Lowe’s now not have the extra captive shopper base they’d all through 2020. But customers very a lot proceed to spend on the house,” stated MKM Companions analyst David Bellinger.
Paint and coatings maker Sherwin-Williams Co (SHW.N) stated final month that skilled contractors nonetheless had backlogs that might take them by way of the tip of the 12 months and even longer.
“The growing older residence continues to require extra transforming, extra updates, individuals growing older in place, and we see that,” Sherwin-Williams Chief Govt John Morikis stated.
** Dwelling Depot is anticipated to report Q3 income of $37.96 billion, up greater than 3% from final 12 months, whereas Lowe’s is estimated to point out an increase of about 1% to $23.13 billion
** Analysts count on Dwelling Depot to publish a revenue of $4.12 per share, whereas Lowe’s is anticipated to report earnings of $3.10 per share
WALL STREET SENTIMENT
** Dwelling Depot is rated “purchase” on common amongst 36 brokerages; Lowe’s has a consensus score of “purchase” amongst 33 analysts
** The median worth goal for Dwelling Depot is $345.50, whereas that of Lowe’s is $235
** Dwelling Depot shares have shed about 24% YTD, with Lowe’s down over 19%, owing to worries of a requirement slowdown
Reporting by Deborah Sophia in Bengaluru; Enhancing by Sriraj Kalluvila
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