Home Depot (HD) Q4 earnings 2022

A buyer hundreds plywood to a truck exterior a Dwelling Depot retailer in Galveston, Texas, on Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2020.Scott Dalton | Bloomberg | Getty ImagesHome Depot reported fourth-quarter earnings earlier than the bell Tuesday.Here is what the corporate posted, in comparison with what Wall Avenue was anticipating, primarily based on a survey of analysts by Refinitiv:Earnings per share: $3.30 vs. $3.28 expectedRevenue: $35.83 billion vs. $35.97 billion expectedIn the quarter ended Jan. 29, Dwelling Depot reported $35.83 billion in gross sales, up 0.3% from the yr in the past interval, which noticed $35.72 billion in income. The retailer’s reported web earnings of $3.36 billion was additionally 0.3% increased than the yr in the past interval, which was $3.35 billion, or $3.21 per share.Amid file ranges of inflation, a shift in shopper habits and a housing market slowdown, the house enchancment retailer has repeatedly beat the Avenue’s expectations over the past yr however fell a bit brief in gross sales estimates.The corporate attributed that solely to a drop in lumber prices, which had surged in value as a result of nationwide shortages in fiscal 2021. The drop in lumber negatively impacted comparable gross sales by 0.7%, the corporate mentioned. The corporate offered a muted outlook for fiscal 2023 and expects gross sales and comparable gross sales to be roughly flat. They challenge an working margin charge of about 14.5%, which is impacted by a $1 billion funding Dwelling Depot is making in wage progress. Dwelling Depot expects a mid-single digit p.c decline in diluted earnings-per-share.Dwelling Depot CFO Richard McPhail mentioned the corporate expects shopper spending to be flat within the coming quarters and a few strain within the items sector, which is what led to the flat outlook steering. Today, customers are utilizing their discretionary {dollars} in the direction of experiences and journey as many burn by their financial savings amid constant inflation.Nonetheless, with record-high rates of interest maintaining many individuals from shopping for new properties, some customers might look to renovate the homes they’re at the moment in as a substitute of transferring, which may show helpful for the retailer.The corporate will host an earnings name with traders at 9 a.m. ET.