Exhibit 99.1

The Home Depot Announces First Quarter Results

ATLANTA, May 18, 2021 -- The Home Depot®, the world's largest home improvement retailer, today reported sales of $37.5 billion for the first quarter of fiscal 2021, an increase of $9.2 billion, or 32.7 percent from the first quarter of fiscal 2020. Comparable sales for the first quarter of fiscal 2021 increased 31.0 percent, and comparable sales in the U.S. increased 29.9 percent.

Net earnings for the first quarter of fiscal 2021 were $4.1 billion, or $3.86 per diluted share, compared with net earnings of $2.2 billion, or $2.08 per diluted share, in the same period of fiscal 2020. For the first quarter of fiscal 2021, diluted earnings per share increased 85.6 percent from the same period in the prior year.

“Fiscal 2021 is off to a strong start as we continue to build on the momentum from our strategic investments and effectively manage the unprecedented demand for home improvement projects,” said Craig Menear, chairman and CEO. “I am proud of the resilience and strength our associates have continued to demonstrate, and I would like to thank them and our supplier partners for their hard work and dedication to our customers.”

The Home Depot will conduct a conference call today at 9 a.m. ET to discuss information included in this news release and related matters. The conference call will be available in its entirety through a webcast and replay at ir.homedepot.com/events-and-presentations.

At the end of the first quarter, the Company operated a total of 2,298 retail stores in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam, 10 Canadian provinces and Mexico. The Company employs approximately 500,000 associates. The Home Depot's stock is traded on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: HD) and is included in the Dow Jones industrial average and Standard & Poor's 500 index.


Certain statements contained herein constitute “forward-looking statements” as defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements may relate to, among other things, the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and the related recovery on our business, operations and financial results (which, among other things, may affect many of the items listed below); the demand for our products and services; net sales growth; comparable sales; effects of competition; our brand and reputation; implementation of store, interconnected retail, supply chain and technology initiatives; inventory and in-stock positions; state of the economy; state of the housing and home improvement markets; state of the credit markets, including mortgages, home equity loans and consumer credit; impact of tariffs; issues related to the payment methods we accept; demand for credit offerings; management of relationships with our associates, suppliers and service providers; international trade disputes, natural disasters, public health issues (including pandemics and quarantines, related shut-downs and other governmental orders, and similar restrictions, as well as subsequent re-openings), and other business interruptions that could disrupt supply or delivery of, or demand for, the Company’s products or services; continuation or suspension of share repurchases; net earnings

performance; earnings per share; dividend targets; capital allocation and expenditures; liquidity; return on invested capital; expense leverage; stock-based compensation expense; commodity price inflation and deflation; the ability to issue debt on terms and at rates acceptable to us; the impact and expected outcome of investigations, inquiries, claims and litigation, including compliance with related settlements; the effect of accounting charges; the effect of adopting certain accounting standards; the impact of regulatory changes, including changes to tax laws and regulations; store openings and closures; guidance for fiscal 2021 and beyond; financial outlook; and the impact of acquired companies, including HD Supply Holdings, Inc., on our organization and the ability to recognize the anticipated benefits of those acquisitions. Forward-looking statements are based on currently available information and our current assumptions, expectations and projections about future events. You should not rely on our forward-looking statements. These statements are not guarantees of future performance and are subject to future events, risks and uncertainties – many of which are beyond our control, dependent on the actions of third parties, or are currently unknown to us – as well as potentially inaccurate assumptions that could cause actual results to differ materially from our expectations and projections. These risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, those described in Item 1A, “Risk Factors,” and elsewhere in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for our fiscal year ended January 31, 2021 and in our subsequent Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q.

Forward-looking statements speak only as of the date they are made, and we do not undertake to update these statements other than as required by law. You are advised, however, to review any further disclosures we make on related subjects in our periodic filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

For more information, contact:
Financial Community News Media
Isabel Janci Sara Gorman
Vice President of Investor Relations and Treasurer Senior Director of Corporate Communications
770-384-2666 770-384-2852

 Three Months Ended
in millions, except per share dataMay 2,
May 3,
% Change
Net sales$37,500 $28,260 32.7 %
Cost of sales24,758 18,635 32.9 
Gross profit12,742 9,625 32.4 
Operating expenses:
Selling, general and administrative6,374 5,829 9.3 
Depreciation and amortization587 520 12.9 
Total operating expenses6,961 6,349 9.6 
Operating income5,781 3,276 76.5 
Interest and other (income) expense:
Interest and investment income(6)(17)(64.7)
Interest expense339 324 4.6 
Interest and other, net333 307 8.5 
Earnings before provision for income taxes
5,448 2,969 83.5 
Provision for income taxes1,303 724 80.0 
Net earnings$4,145 $2,245 84.6 %
Basic weighted average common shares1,071 1,073 (0.2)%
Basic earnings per share$3.87 $2.09 85.2 
Diluted weighted average common shares1,075 1,077 (0.2)%
Diluted earnings per share$3.86 $2.08 85.6 
Three Months Ended
Selected Sales Data (1)
May 2,
May 3,
% Change
Customer transactions (in millions)447.2 374.8 19.3 %
Average ticket $82.37 $74.70 10.3 
Sales per retail square foot
$605.60 $466.58 29.8 
(1)Selected Sales Data does not include results for the legacy Interline Brands business or results for HD Supply Holdings, Inc.


in millionsMay 2,
May 3,
January 31,
Current assets:
Cash and cash equivalents$6,648 $8,696 $7,895 
Receivables, net3,624 2,610 2,992 
Merchandise inventories19,178 14,989 16,627 
Other current assets1,222 982 963 
Total current assets30,672 27,277 28,477 
Net property and equipment24,673 22,697 24,705 
Operating lease right-of-use assets5,864 5,634 5,962 
Goodwill7,137 2,220 7,126 
Other assets4,221 909 4,311 
Total assets$72,567 $58,737 $70,581 
Liabilities and Stockholders' Equity
Current liabilities:
Accounts payable$14,494 $10,056 $11,606 
Accrued salaries and related expenses2,167 1,974 2,463 
Current installments of long-term debt1,164 4,200 1,416 
Current operating lease liabilities803 853 828 
Other current liabilities9,130 6,265 6,853 
Total current liabilities27,758 23,348 23,166 
Long-term debt, excluding current installments34,697 31,622 35,822 
Long-term operating lease liabilities5,279 5,075 5,356 
Other liabilities3,085 2,182 2,938 
Total liabilities70,819 62,227 67,282 
Total stockholders’ equity (deficit)1,748 (3,490)3,299 
Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity$72,567 $58,737 $70,581 

 Three Months Ended
in millionsMay 2,
May 3,
Cash Flows from Operating Activities:
Net earnings$4,145 $2,245 
Reconciliation of net earnings to net cash provided by operating activities:
Depreciation and amortization703 607 
Stock-based compensation expense146 88 
Changes in working capital1,301 2,834 
Changes in deferred income taxes(87)(68)
Other operating activities102 31 
Net cash provided by operating activities6,310 5,737 
Cash Flows from Investing Activities:
Capital expenditures(524)(586)
Other investing activities(4)
Net cash used in investing activities(528)(578)
Cash Flows from Financing Activities:
Repayments of short-term debt, net— (974)
Proceeds from long-term debt, net of discounts and premiums— 4,960 
Repayments of long-term debt(1,390)(27)
Repurchases of common stock(3,788)(791)
Proceeds from sales of common stock13 18 
Cash dividends(1,775)(1,611)
Other financing activities(130)(125)
Net cash (used in) provided by financing activities(7,070)1,450 
Change in cash and cash equivalents(1,288)6,609 
Effect of exchange rate changes on cash and cash equivalents41 (46)
Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period7,895 2,133 
Cash and cash equivalents at end of period$6,648 $8,696 

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