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The Home Depot

Team Project #1 Home Depot, Inc. in the New Millennium (HBS 9-101-117) Question 1. Assess Home Depot’s financial performance from 1986 to 1999. What explains the decline in performance in 2000? (See Question #1 Exhibit) The slowing economy in 2000 combined with Home Depot’s aggressive expansion efforts was the reason for Home Depot’s poor financial performance. Between June 1999 and May 2000, the FED had raised interest rates six times – or a total of 1.75 percentage points – in an effort...

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The Home Depot

David McGee Jr. BUS 482 Strategic Analysis Professor Bevensee The Home Depot The Home Depot, Inc. (The Home Depot), based in Georgia, US, is a home improvement retailer. The Company operates The Home Depot stores, which are full-service, warehouse-style stores. The Home Depot stores sell an assortment of building materials, home improvement and lawn and garden products and provide a number of services. The Home Depot stores average approximately 104,000 square feet of enclosed space, with...

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Home Depot

attached:[pic][pic][pic] ----------------------- Today, The Home Depot is the world's largest home improvement specialty retailer, with 2274 retail stores in the United States (including Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands), Canada, Mexico and China. The Home Depot"! stock is traded on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: HD) and is included in the Dow Jonenited States (including Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands), Canada, Mexico and China. The Home Depot™ stock is traded on the New York Stock Exchange...

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Home Depot Case Study

Home Depot Case Study Bernie Marcus and Arthur Blank opened the first Home Depot in Atlanta, Georgia in 1979. They had big plans for the hardware and home improvement industry. Today, Home Depot is extremely successful with over 22 million customers shopping weekly and 66 billion in revenue, which makes them the largest home improvement retailer in the world. Home Depot employs over 300,000 people and operates over 2200 stores in the US, Mexico, Puerto Rico, China, the Virgin Islands, Guam and...

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Home Depot Essay

Home Depot STRENGTHS - Strong market position - Higher returns than competitors - Balanced brand mix - WEAKNESSES Sub optimal capital structure - Product recall OPPORTUNITIES - International presence - Growing popularity of power tools - Increasing online sales THREATS - Intense competition - Slowdown in US housing market - Rising labor wages in the US |The Home Depot Inc. (HD) ...

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Home Depot History

The Home Depot "You Can Do It. We Can Help." History of The Home Depot As you can see the stock that we charted for this project was the Home Depot's stock. The Home Depot was founded by two men Bernie Marcus and Arthur Blank. Their original partnership was called MB associates and they officially incorporated on June 29, 1978. They did change their company name obviously to The Home Depot. They opened their first store on June 22, 1979 in Atlanta Georgia. They have been growing ever since then...

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Home Depot and Bob Nardelli

1.What are the internal resources, capabilities, or competences of Home Depot that seem to need upgrading or improvement as Bob Nardelli becomes the CEO and why are they important? The internal resources, capabilities, or competencies of Home Depot that seem to need upgrading or improvement as Bob Nardelli becomes the CFO are the saturation of stores in suburban areas from accelerated growth, the lack of IT resources and service deficiencies, and the layout of the stores. In terms of the "Internal...

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Home Depot Case Study

Home Depot's Customer Service Case Study Home Depot is an American based retailer of home improvement and construction products. Home Depot also offers services to its consumers. With its headquarters in Cobb County, Georgia, the company employs more than three-hundred fifty five-thousand people and operates two-thousand one-hundred sixty-four big-box stores across the world including, all fifty states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, Guam, Canada, Mexico and China (wikipedia...

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Home Depot vs. Lowes

October 18, 2011 HOME DEPOT V. LOWES An industry of competition, and tight margins The Home Depot and Lowes Company are still at the tip of their game. Both of these companies stand now as the industry standard for the home improvement sector. Both companies have extremely strong financial positions and a long future in the home improvement industry. Competition is good for the retailer, but even better for the customer. Each company has its strengths and limitations. The Home Leader –vs- Improving...

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Home Depot Swot Analysis

Strengths Home Depot has many competitive strengths that make them a very difficult company to compete against. Home Depot’s strengths include: • Business model • Well known brand name • Extensive product offerings • Ability to grow Home Depot’s business model, the first of its kind in the home improvement industry has revolutionized the way customers shop for home improvement products. Their business model is simple. Sell home improvement products and services to DIY, BIY, and professional...

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