Home Depot’s three- and five-year earnings growth rates are 21% and 22%, respectively. Revenue growth over the same periods are 5% and 6%. Few dividend stocks can boast EPS growth like Home Depot’s, but many can match the revenue growth rate. HD’s annualized dividend yield is 2.1%.
In fiscal 2016 ended in January, Home Depot earnings grew 17% on a 6% pop in revenue. The Street expects earnings of 15% this fiscal year and 14% in the following year. Revenue growth is estimated at 6% and 5%, respectively.
Home Depot same-store sales in the most recent quarter rose 7.1% vs. the year-ago period. Online sales grew 23% and now make up about 5% of total revenue. The company spent $7 billion on share buybacks last year.
HD is a Cabot Dividend Investor stock.