Lowe's Companies (LOW)

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Lowe's Companies Total Expenses (TTM):

49.27B for Jan. 31, 2014

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Lowe's Companies Historical Total Expenses (TTM) Data

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Jan. 31, 2014 49.27B
Oct. 31, 2013 48.72B
July 31, 2013 48.01B
April 30, 2013 46.87B
Jan. 31, 2013 46.96B
Oct. 31, 2012 47.25B
July 31, 2012 47.43B
April 30, 2012 47.60B
Jan. 31, 2012 46.84B
Oct. 31, 2011 46.01B
July 31, 2011 45.36B
   
April 30, 2011 45.18B
Jan. 31, 2011 45.26B
Oct. 31, 2010 45.11B
July 31, 2010 45.02B
April 30, 2010 44.63B
Jan. 31, 2010 44.11B
Oct. 31, 2009 43.97B
July 31, 2009 44.09B
April 30, 2009 44.48B
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About Expenses

A company's expenses are how much a company is spending before its net income. This is a useful metric to compare a company spending habits over time. Starting from the income statement, a company may have a considerable amount of revenues. As an investor goes down the Income Statement, gradually line items such as

Cost of Goods Sold,
Research and Development,
Selling, General & Admin,
Depreciation,
and other Expenses

will be subtracted from Revenues. After the aforementioned expenses have been subtracted, we are now at EBIT.

Interest,
Taxes

will be subtracted from EBIT to achieve Net Income. As you can see, there are quite a lot of expenses that are subtracted from a company's revenues before it achieves net income. We've summed the expenses for you to better understand how much a company is spending from its revenues before it hits net income, "the bottom line".

Bear in mind, increasing expenses are not a bad thing at all! If a company's revenues are increasing, there is an almost certain likelihood that expenses are increasing (Think of the phrase "it takes money to make money"). These costs are attributable to selling costs, or just the costs of the goods sold of a manufacturer. A car company might report additional revenues of a car for $30,000, but it will still cost them $15,000 to make! Situations where revenues are not increasing, but expenses are increasing rapidly can be a red flag of potential issues at a company. This metric is often used to compare a specific company over time to see the size of expenses grow quarter by quarter or year by year. Using expenses to compare against competitors can be tricky and not as useful)

This can also be referred to as "total expenses"
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LOW Total Expenses (TTM) Benchmarks

Companies
Home Depot 69.65B
McDonald's 19.44B
Lumber Liquidators 874.22M

LOW Total Expenses (TTM) Range, Past 5 Years

Minimum 43.97B Oct 2009
Maximum 49.27B Jan 2014
Average 46.11B
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