Home Depot Has Strong Q4, FY2005

Share this article:
Sales for the fourth quarter at The Home Depot Inc. jumped 15.9 percent to reach $19.5 billion, the company said yesterday. Comparable-store sales rose 5.5 percent during the same period.


The multichannel home improvement merchant also said diluted earnings per share rose 27.7 percent to a record $0.60 on net earnings of $1.3 billion during the fourth quarter. In comparison, diluted earnings per share were $0.47 on net earnings of $1 billion during the same fiscal period in 2004.


Sales for the full year totaled $81.5 billion, an 11.5 percent increase. Same-store sales for the year grew 3.8 percent.


Home Depot's average ticket grew to a record $57.98 for fiscal year 2005, an increase of 5.6 percent over the prior year. For the fourth quarter, the average ticket was $57.20, an increase of 5.7 percent. In addition, several technology initiatives were introduced or completed in 2005, including: the rollout of back-end scanned receiving to all U.S. and Canadian stores; the continued installation of self-checkout registers, which are now in 1,272 stores; centralized automated replenishment grew to 20 percent of store sales, and the implementation of a special order services initiative pilot in 285 stores and at the Tampa call center.


Chantal Todé covers catalog and retail news and BTB marketing for DM News and DM News.com. To keep up with the latest developments in these areas, subscribe to our daily and weekly e-mail newsletters by visiting www.dmnews.com/newsletters
Share this article:
You must be a registered member of Direct Marketing News to post a comment.
close

Next Article in Multichannel Marketing

Sign up to our newsletters

Follow us on Twitter @dmnews

Latest Jobs:

More in Multichannel Marketing

Wine.com Uncorks New Digital Marketing Opportunities

Wine.com Uncorks New Digital Marketing Opportunities

The online wine retailer's strategy incorporates different flavors and depths.

93% of Companies Are Ineffective at Cross-Channel Marketing

93% of Companies Are Ineffective at Cross-Channel Marketing ...

Companies point to a lack of resources as the most common reason for lackluster marketing integration, a study says.

Metal Mulisha Races Towards Customization

Metal Mulisha Races Towards Customization

The motocross apparel company boosts mobile and Web conversions through product recommendations and personalized search.

Copyright © 2014 Haymarket Media, Inc. All Rights Reserved
This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed in any form without prior authorization.
Your use of this website constitutes acceptance of Haymarket Media's Privacy Policy and Terms & Conditions.