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Lowe’s (LOW 0.51%)
Q2 2022 Earnings Name
Aug 17, 2022, 9:00 a.m. ET
Operator
Good morning, everybody, and welcome to Lowe’s Corporations second quarter 2022 earnings convention name. My title is Rob, and I will be your operator for in the present day’s name. As a reminder, this convention is being recorded. I’ll now flip the decision over to Kate Pearlman, vice chairman of investor relations.
Please go forward.
Kate PearlmanVice President, Investor Relations
Thanks, and good morning. Right here with me in the present day are Marvin Ellison, chairman and chief govt officer; Invoice Boltz, our govt vice chairman, Merchandising; Joe McFarland, our govt vice chairman, shops; and Brandon Sink, our govt vice chairman and chief monetary officer. I want to remind you that our discover relating to forward-looking statements is included in our press launch this morning, which could be discovered on Lowe’s Investor Relations web site. Throughout this name, we shall be making feedback which might be forward-looking, together with our expectations for fiscal 2022.
Precise outcomes might differ materially from these expressed or implied on account of numerous dangers, uncertainties, and essential elements, together with these mentioned within the threat elements, MD&A, and different sections of our annual report on Kind 10-Okay and our different SEC filings. Moreover, we’ll be discussing sure non-GAAP monetary measures. A reconciliation of these things to U.S. GAAP could be discovered within the quarterly earnings part of our Investor Relations web site.

Now I am going to flip the decision over to Marvin.
Marvin EllisonPresident and Chief Government Officer
Thanks, Kate, and good morning, everybody. Within the second quarter, our whole firm comparable gross sales declined 0.3%, whereas U.S. comps elevated 0.2%. For the quarter, Professional gross sales remained sturdy.
In truth, that is the ninth consecutive quarter that we have pushed double-digit Professional development. As a reminder, at Lowe’s, 75% of our gross sales are pushed by the DIY buyer whereas 25% of our gross sales is from the Professional. And whereas underlying dwelling enchancment tendencies stay sturdy, our DIY gross sales have been decrease than anticipated within the second quarter and the primary half of the 12 months. As I discussed on our earlier name, the timing of spring disproportionately impacts DIY gross sales as many seasonal classes like garden and backyard are closely concentrated in DIY.
Along with spring arriving late, it additionally ended early, rapidly shifting from a chilly winter to a scorching summer time in some areas. This confirmed within the planting season and pressured garden and backyard gross sales. Additionally, whereas we plan for a modest sector pullback this 12 months as we lap outsized DIY shopper demand, we now imagine that sure classes like patio and grills are disproportionately impacted by the unprecedented demand from 2020 and 2021. This unprecedented demand was possible fueled by the mixture of three rounds of presidency stimulus, a rise in shopper financial savings charge, and a brief shift away from spending on providers towards spending on items, together with dwelling enchancment merchandise.
These elements drove extra discretionary purchases over the previous two years then it was attainable to exactly measure on the time. And a few of you have got requested whether or not we’re seeing shoppers commerce down of their buy exercise. At this level, we’re not seeing indications of fabric commerce down. If something, we’re seeing the alternative with continued sturdy demand for our new and revolutionary merchandise at increased worth factors.
Invoice will present extra contexts on our buyer spending tendencies later within the name. To summarize, our DIY tendencies, regardless of slower gross sales in choose discretionary classes like patios and grills, the DIY buyer stays resilient, which displays continued sturdy dwelling enchancment demand tendencies. Now turning to Professional. We proceed to outperform the market, delivering development of 13% and 37% on a two-year foundation.
We’re significantly happy with the momentum we’re seeing with our Professional loyalty program, MVP’s Professional Rewards, which is designed to make each Professional really feel like an MVP whatever the dimension of their enterprise. As a result of time is cash for Professionals, one of the crucial beneficial ways in which we are able to serve them is by saving them time with enhanced achievement. Due to this fact, we’re actively piloting handy achievement choices, together with a brand new Professional achievement middle in Charlotte, and gig community options that provide same-day supply for each Professional and DIY. Joe will present an extra replace on our strategic initiatives to enhance Professional penetration afterward the decision.
On Lowes. com, gross sales grew 7% this quarter, representing a gross sales penetration of practically 10%. We’re persevering with to put money into omnichannel capabilities as a result of we imagine there’s nonetheless super runway for additional development forward. In Canada, Q2 efficiency lagged the U.S.
And as a reminder, as a result of our Canadian enterprise is extra closely weighted towards lumber, it disproportionately benefited from report excessive lumber costs final 12 months. Let me now talk about our working efficiency for the second quarter. I am significantly happy with the working self-discipline that we have developed throughout our enterprise, which is demonstrated by our capability to enhance working margin as soon as once more regardless of decrease gross sales. In the course of the quarter, working margin expanded 12 foundation factors, and we delivered diluted earnings per share of $4.67, which is a rise of practically 10% versus final 12 months.
The progress additionally displays our workforce’s disciplined give attention to our perpetual productiveness initiatives or PPI. Not solely did PPI help our first half working margin enchancment, it is going to additionally assist to drive working leverage for the steadiness of the 12 months and for the following a number of years. Joe will talk about the success of our PPI initiatives in additional element later within the name. Now I might like to handle some issues that I’ve heard from our shareholders in regards to the dwelling enchancment market.
I need to start by clarifying that the market dynamics that strain the house builder are usually not essentially the identical market dynamics that strain the house enchancment retailer. At Lowe’s, the three highest correlating elements of dwelling enchancment demand are dwelling worth appreciation, the age of the housing inventory and disposable private revenue. Whereas housing turnover is essential, it doesn’t index on the similar charge as dwelling worth appreciation, housing age and disposable private revenue. And whereas we acknowledge that housing turnover has slowed, dwelling costs and residential fairness stays at report highs, which supplies clients confidence that they’ll get a return on the funding that they make of their houses.
And likewise importantly, these houses preserve getting older. Greater than half of the houses within the U.S. are over 40 years outdated and thousands and thousands extra constructed on the peak of the housing growth within the early 2000s at the moment are beginning to flip 20 years outdated, which is a key inflection level for large ticket repairs. When it comes to disposable private revenue, family wealth continues to be at an all-time excessive.
Shopper financial savings are roughly $2.6 trillion increased than they have been pre-pandemic. And 75% of that extra financial savings is concentrated in middle- and high-income households who usually tend to be owners, which highlights one other key advantage of our business. Our core buyer is the home-owner. Along with having considerably extra disposable revenue, most householders are benefiting from decrease fastened mortgage charges.
And as low housing provide and high-interest charges make shifting much less fascinating, owners are motivated to put money into their present houses to suit their wants. This is likely one of the key causes that dwelling enchancment can win in markets when housing turnover is powerful and when it slows as we noticed within the mid-Nineties when dwelling enchancment spend grew regardless of rising rates of interest and a slowdown in housing turnover. Now shifting to tendencies in Professional. We constantly survey our Professionals and their confidence of their job prospects is the best it has been in years.
The Professional is busier than ever, and the power of the Professional backlog speaks to the numerous pent-up demand for his or her providers. Briefly, we’re lucky to function on this retail sector and regardless of the macro uncertainty and unprecedented seasonal demand previously two years, our long-term outlook for the house enchancment business and the Professional buyer stays optimistic. As I shut, I want to personally thank our associates for his or her arduous work and dedication. In recognition of a number of the price pressures they’re going through as a result of excessive inflation, we’re offering an incremental $55 million in bonuses to our hourly frontline associates this quarter.
These associates have a very powerful jobs in our firm, and we deeply recognize all the things they do to serve our clients to ship a best-in-class expertise. And with that, I am going to flip the decision over to Invoice.
Invoice BoltzGovernment Vice President, Merchandising
Thanks, Marvin, and good morning, everybody. Within the second quarter, U.S. comparable gross sales have been up 0.2%. I might wish to stroll you thru the tendencies that we’re seeing within the enterprise, starting with our DIY outcomes.
As Marvin talked about, we had a brief spring shifting instantly from winter to summer time in lots of areas of the nation, impacting demand for out of doors backyard merchandise like fertilizer, chemical substances, and reside nursery. After two years of outsized development in home-related gross sales, we plan for gross sales to sluggish in sure classes this 12 months. And our disciplined planning course of enabled us to mitigate lots of the stock pressures you are seeing throughout the retail business. However sure classes have been nonetheless down greater than anticipated, like patio furnishings and out of doors grills, which is per tendencies throughout the broader market.
However even inside patio, our newly designed Origin 21 objects bought out first in most shops, like our unique Benfield ag chair that retailed at $628. One other attention-grabbing pattern from the quarter is the continuing demand for innovation, reflecting underlying shopper power. Moderately than seeing commerce down, in lots of circumstances, we’re seeing clients commerce up, spending extra to buy the most recent expertise like battery-powered merchandise out there within the EGO, Kobalt, Craftsman, and Talent manufacturers. In truth, one in every of our top-performing merchandise this quarter was an EGO 56-volt self-propelled mower that retailed for over $700.
This unit dramatically outperformed our gross sales forecast regardless of being one of the crucial costly battery mowers in our assortment, confirmed what we now have mentioned earlier than that worth would not must be low priced. In refrigeration, we proceed to see shoppers commerce as much as higher-priced merchandise in manufacturers like KitchenAid, Samsung, and LG, with options and advantages that serve a busy household’s way of life. And whereas shopper gross sales have been beneath our expectations, we proceed to take incremental share and lead the market because the primary equipment retailer within the U.S. We additionally proceed to supply new merchandise that make initiatives simpler for our DIY savvy clients, like our expanded STAINMASTER lineup, together with laminate flooring, sheet vinyl, and tile that are getting overwhelmingly optimistic buyer suggestions as a result of how simple they’re to put in and preserve clear.
Or how about our new BUILD and BATTEN product, a Lowe’s unique. This new pre-sized and miter molding makes it simple and cost-effective for the do-it-yourself or to do extremely intricate designs like wanes coating. And for the Professional, it saves them time on these jobs as nicely. Prospects can rework a wall in a day for lower than $300.
And throughout the shop and inside every of our merchandising classes, we provide worth in any respect worth factors and have main merchandise from our all-star manufacturers like Trex, Owens Corning, John Deere, EGO, Honda, KitchenAid, Samsung, LG, Kohler, Moen, Whirlpool, Husqvarna and Aaron’s. Shifting gears now to our Professional buyer, we delivered broad-based and powerful outcomes with optimistic comps throughout tough plumbing, constructing supplies, paint, electrical, millwork and {hardware}. We’re happy with the traction that we’re making with this essential buyer and we proceed to optimize our Professional assortments to make sure we provide the merchandise Professionals want from the manufacturers that they know and belief. This quarter, we launched EdenCrete, a liquid additive that improves the standard, sturdiness and sustainability of concrete initiatives.
We additionally launched the brand new stack lithium battery expertise in our line of FLEX cordless energy instruments, making Lowe’s now the one vacation spot to have this new battery expertise out there in each FLEX and Dewalt, which brings extra energy in a smaller package deal. And in millwork, we additionally have been the primary to market with our personal dependable inventory exterior black trim vinyl window, an more and more standard pattern to present houses a extra premium look, with some Professionals even shopping for pallets of those merchandise earlier than they even hit our cabinets. We additionally added JELD-WEN prefinished inside doorways, which come pre-painted from the manufacturing facility, saving Professionals the time and expense required to color the door. These additions have additional strengthened our portfolio of trusted applications like Bosch, Crescent, Dewalt, Eaton, Estwing, FastenMaster, FLEX, GRK, ITW, Lesco, Little Large, Lufkin, Mansfield, Marshalltown, Metabo, SharkBite, Simpson Sturdy-Tie, SPAX, Spyder, and Werner.
In our lumber enterprise, comps declined modestly as we cycled over report excessive costs within the earlier 12 months. Nonetheless, unit volumes have been up considerably 12 months over 12 months, which displays the sturdy underlying undertaking demand. Turning now to Lowes.com, gross sales grew 7%, constructing on high of the super development we now have seen over the previous few years. We proceed to put money into the net person expertise by increasing and enhancing our assortments, constructing out and enhancing our visualizer and configurator instruments, and enhancing the supply expertise to make it simpler for our clients to trace their orders.
As I shut, I might wish to thank my complete merchandising workforce, together with our finance, stock, and provide chain groups for his or her disciplined stock administration and planning course of in a posh retail surroundings. And lastly, I might additionally wish to thank our vendor companions for his or her continued partnership and arduous work to make sure our clients have the merchandise they want for each dwelling enchancment undertaking they deal with. Thanks and I am going to now flip the decision over to Joe.
Joe McFarlandGovernment Vice President, Shops
Thanks, Invoice, and good morning, everybody. Let me start by expressing my appreciation for our associates. They delivered sturdy customer support and profitability this quarter as a result of their dedication to our perpetual productiveness enchancment initiatives or PPI. Over the primary half of the 12 months, we now have made significant strides.
I might wish to spend a while now discussing what we’re centered on for the rest of 2022, together with how we proceed to simplify our retailer processes. Earlier this 12 months, we launched what we name Mission Easy in our shops, one in every of our many PPI initiatives with a give attention to additional lowering each day duplicative duties that distract from customer support and drive unnecessary expense. In truth, as we proceed rolling out Mission Easy, we count on that it’s going to get rid of over 80 nonproductive hours per retailer per week within the second half. In February, I mentioned the launch of our game-changing, new retailer stock administration system, or SIMS.
Whereas we’re simply six months into the implementation, we’re already seeing sturdy outcomes. With the improved stock visibility, we’re lowering nonproductive hours the associates spend looking for product whereas additionally enhancing the client buying expertise in-store and on-line. And within the second half, we are going to leverage SIMS for an thrilling new characteristic, prescriptive pack down. This new course of will present particular down-stocking directions to our associates based mostly on sell-through charges.
So, they know whether or not the product must go instantly onto the shelf or the top cap bypassing the highest inventory altogether. This drives a extra environment friendly, proactive replenishment and stock planning course of. As these examples illustrate, PPI isn’t a static set of initiatives that may expire at a predetermined date. PPI’s perpetual means of ongoing initiatives that may proceed to ship productiveness, not solely within the second half, however for a lot of quarters to come back.
Now shifting our focus to the Professional. We proceed to ship unimaginable outcomes with Professional comps of over 13% within the quarter. In truth, that is the ninth quarter in a row that we now have pushed double-digit Professional comps. Even in 1 / 4 that’s historically our most DIY-heavy, we noticed Professional penetration of over 23% within the U.S., a rise of over 500 foundation factors from 2019.
And we’re additional enhancing our Professional providing with our new MVPs Professional Rewards and partnership program. This Professional loyalty program launched within the first quarter, and it continues to outperform our expectations. In July, we launched MVP’s bonus factors together with our first-ever Lowe’s MVP bonus days occasion with a give attention to the merchandise that Professionals use every single day. Professionals earn further bonus factors on our main manufacturers comparable to Dewalt, Valspar, FLEX, Metabo, A.O.
Smith, and Frigidaire. Our Professionals can redeem their factors for different merchandise or present playing cards within the MVP Professional Reward Heart. It’s their selection, and we made it simple for all Professionals to learn. As our MVP’s Professional Rewards program continues to mature within the second half, we’re excited to current our Professionals with compelling provides that shall be tailor-made only for them.
Earlier than I shut, let me talk about the investments that we’re making in our most essential asset, our associates, as we attempt to turn into the employer of selection in retail. We lately introduced expanded scheduling choices for our full-time associates. Most full-time associates can now request a hard and fast four-day work week, fastened days off and even select their most popular shift offering them with predictability on their phrases. This can be a vital enchancment in our associates’ high quality of life, and it’s one other approach that we’re differentiating ourselves from different retailers.
As Marvin talked about, to assist our frontline hourly associates throughout this era of excessive inflation, we’re awarding an incremental bonus of $55 million. Additionally for a chosen time-frame, we’re offering our associates with an extra 10% low cost on on a regular basis family and cleansing objects. Associates can now buy these merchandise at a 20% low cost, which we hope will ease the burden of inflation impacting a lot of these things. We are going to proceed to search for significant methods to enhance our associates’ work-life steadiness, whereas offering them with the instruments to construct a profession at Lowe’s.
I want to thank our associates as soon as once more for his or her dedication to Lowe’s and to our clients. Now, I am going to flip the decision over to Brandon.
Brandon SinkGovernment Vice President and Chief Monetary Officer
Thanks, Joe. Let me start with our Q2 outcomes. We delivered diluted earnings per share of $4.67, a rise of 9.9% in comparison with prior 12 months as we drove productiveness in a dynamic working surroundings. Q2 gross sales have been $27.5 billion, with comparable gross sales down 0.3%.
Comparable common ticket elevated 6.1% as increased Professional gross sales and product inflation drove increased common ticket. This was offset by comp transactions declining 6.4% as we cycle over two years of outsized development in DIY gross sales. Comp transactions improved over 650 foundation factors sequentially from Q1. U.S.
comp gross sales have been up 0.2% within the quarter. Our gross sales have been impacted by the shortened spring season, decrease demand in sure DIY discretionary classes and lower-than-expected lumber costs. This was partially offset by a 13% improve in Professional buyer gross sales. On Lowes.com, gross sales elevated 7% within the quarter.
Our U.S. month-to-month comps have been down 1.5% in Could, up 0.9% in June, and up 1.1% in July. Gross margin was 33.24% of gross sales within the second quarter, down 54 foundation factors from final 12 months. That is per the expectations that we mentioned in Could.
As anticipated, product margin charge was down 35 foundation factors versus the prior 12 months. Lumber costs declined considerably from late April by mid-June. As we bought by our higher-cost stock layers, product margin charge was pressured. Increased transportation prices, each import and home in addition to the growth of our provide chain community, additionally drove 35 foundation factors of strain.
Moreover, we skilled 10 foundation factors of shrink strain largely as a result of reside items broken by unseasonable climate. These impacts have been partly offset by 30 foundation factors associated to extra favorable product combine. Regardless of the product price pressures within the quarter, gross margin for the primary half was up barely in comparison with the primary half of 2021. This mirrored our capability to successfully navigate a risky lumber market over the primary half of the 12 months in addition to product price inflation.
I am very happy with the sturdy cross-functional collaboration from the groups in addition to our diligent planning efforts. SG&A of 16.22% levered 80 foundation factors relative to Q2 2021. We drove substantial productiveness throughout the enterprise within the quarter towards barely decrease gross sales. Working revenue was $4.2 billion, up barely versus the prior 12 months.
Working margin charge of 15.39% of gross sales levered 12 foundation factors as SG&A leverage was partly offset by decrease gross margin charge. The efficient tax charge was 24.5%, in step with prior 12 months. Stock ended the quarter at $19.3 billion, up $2 billion or 11.6% from Q2 final 12 months pushed by product price inflation of 15%, whereas items have been down low single digits. This morning, we’re affirming our full 12 months 2022 monetary outlook.
We now count on that our 2022 gross sales shall be close to the underside of our vary of roughly $97 billion to $99 billion for the 12 months, representing comparable gross sales towards the underside finish of the vary of down 1% to up 1% for the 12 months. This displays our first half outcomes and our second half expectations of continued Professional momentum and enhancing DIY gross sales tendencies. We proceed to count on Professional to outperform DIY for the rest of the 12 months. As a reminder, our 2022 gross sales outlook features a 53rd week, which equates to roughly $1 billion to $1.5 billion in gross sales.
We proceed to count on gross margin charge to be up barely as in comparison with the prior 12 months. Given our better-than-expected flow-through within the first half, we now count on working margin to be on the high finish of our vary of 12.8% to 13% for the total 12 months. Our capability to lever gross margin and SG&A regardless of lower-than-expected gross sales displays the Firm’s focus, arduous work and efficient investments during the last a number of years. Taking all of this into consideration, we now count on diluted earnings per share for the 12 months to be on the high finish of the vary of $13.10 to $13.60.
At Lowe’s, we stay dedicated to our best-in-class capital allocation technique. For 2022, we proceed to count on roughly $2 billion in capital expenditures and $12 billion in share repurchases. Lastly, we’re affirming our outlook of return on invested capital above 36% for the 12 months. Turning to our shareholder-focused capital allocation technique.
In Q2, the corporate generated $2.7 billion in free money circulation. And thru a mixture of each dividends and share repurchases, we returned $4.5 billion to our shareholders. In the course of the quarter, we repurchased 21.6 million shares for $4 billion. We additionally paid $524 million in dividends at $0.80 per share, and we introduced a 31% improve to $1.05 per share in help of our 35% goal dividend payout ratio.
Capital expenditures totaled $344 million within the quarter as we put money into the enterprise to help our strategic development initiatives. We proceed to make progress towards our goal of two.75 occasions adjusted debt-to-EBITDAR, ending the quarter at 2.23 occasions, and we stay dedicated to sustaining our BBB+ score. Lastly, we delivered return on invested capital of 34.5% within the quarter, up 548 foundation factors versus final 12 months. As I look forward, I am extremely assured that we’re making the fitting investments in our folks and capabilities to help our enterprise and drive significant long-term shareholder worth.
And with that, we are going to open it up for questions.
Operator
Thanks. [Operator Instructions] Our first query comes from the road of Simeon Gutman with Morgan Stanley. Please proceed together with your query.
Simeon GutmanMorgan Stanley — Analyst
Sorry. Good morning. My first query is DIY comps are unfavorable and items are down. The items look like bottoming or nonetheless decelerating.
And do you have got a view if we rebaseline this 12 months or there’s extra to go in ’23?
Brandon SinkGovernment Vice President and Chief Monetary Officer
Sure. So, Simeon, that is Brandon. Simply as we take a look at DIY particularly, the enterprise was closely weighted to DIY seasonal within the first half of the 12 months. I feel, underperformed a bit simply as a result of climate, the pull ahead that we talked about in patio and grills.
Second half of the 12 months, transitioning extra to the core the inside of the shop, and specifically, submit July 4th, during the last six weeks, we have seen continued momentum constructing in these classes. We have seen a transparent step-change within the enterprise, one- to three-year comps enhancing, once more, specifically, in Professional and core inside. After which, I am going to level again to transactions, Q1, Simeon, down 13. We noticed enchancment in Q2 down six.
So, we just like the momentum we’re seeing and optimistic across the step-changes once more that we’re seeing within the second half.
Marvin EllisonPresident and Chief Government Officer
Simeon, that is Marvin. I feel it is essential to notice that whenever you take a look at the primary half of the 12 months, the primary half is clearly extra seasonal. And so we had climate impacts that drove numerous our unfavorable items, if you consider out of doors garden and backyard, chemical substances, and so forth. After which if you consider what we talked in regards to the unprecedented demand we noticed the final couple of years in a few of these DIY discretionary classes, particularly, patio and grills.
We’re not going to expertise the seasonality of the enterprise within the second half of the 12 months, and we’re not going to expertise that unprecedented overlap in these two extremely seasonal discretionary classes.
Simeon GutmanMorgan Stanley — Analyst
And perhaps, Marvin, if I can ask you a follow-up. I do know we now have this Analyst Day later within the 12 months, and also you’re coming off of a few years of historic top-line development, and you have been in a position to get to margin objectives a lot quicker. Do you sense or do you’re feeling that these good points preserve going so long as gross sales productiveness retains rising? Or do you’re feeling like there’s any a part of you that claims, hey, we may pause, reinvest, after which we are able to even drive quicker development within the out years?
Marvin EllisonPresident and Chief Government Officer
Simeon, it is a actually good query. I feel it is dependent upon the monetary class. So I am going to remind you that dwelling enchancment is a $900 billion market. And I feel it is simple to only give attention to the 2 largest gamers and decide the general market share acquire simply based mostly on that, however it is a actually fragmented market.
So on the income aspect, we completely imagine that we now have an unimaginable mistaken strategy to proceed to develop, simply focus particularly on the truth that our Professional penetration is hovering round 23% to 25%. And we all know we are able to get that quantity considerably increased. Now the excellent news is, as Joe talked about, is elevated 500 foundation factors since 2019. So, on the gross sales income aspect, we predict we now have an unimaginable alternative to proceed to develop.
On working margin, I imply, we mentioned persistently that 12% was not a plateau. It was a baseline. Now we’ll say the identical factor about 13%. We expect after we hit that plateau, it is simply going to be one other baseline that we are able to proceed to develop from.
Joe talked in regards to the significance of our PPI initiatives that isn’t a static record, however that is one thing that we see profit in future quarters and candidly future years. So in each these areas, we predict that we now have room to develop, and we look ahead to offering a really detailed outlook on the December convention.
Simeon GutmanMorgan Stanley — Analyst
Thanks, everybody. Good luck. Thanks.
Marvin EllisonPresident and Chief Government Officer
Thanks.
Operator
Subsequent query comes from the road of Kate McShane with Goldman Sachs. Please proceed together with your query.
Kate McShaneGoldman Sachs — Analyst
Hello. Good morning. Thanks for taking our query. We puzzled for those who may discuss a bit bit extra about your stock composition price per unit versus items? After which this stock appeared to be decrease than your competitor.
Simply what’s your view on present in-stocks? And are you chasing any classes?
Marvin EllisonPresident and Chief Government Officer
So, Kate, I am going to take the primary a part of that, and I am going to let Brandon and Invoice soar in. I’d say, initially, I’m extraordinarily happy with the disciplined collaboration and planning that is taken place to place us in a extremely good stock place vis-a-vis the retail business. Any time you could possibly have items declining on this surroundings with provide chain constraints and simply unimaginable difficulties in forecasting, it factors to numerous arduous work. So, the headline is we really feel actually good about our present stock place, and we be ok with our in-stock place within the second half of the 12 months versus final 12 months.
So I will let Brandon discuss a bit bit in regards to the monetary expression and I am going to let Invoice speak about the place we’re and the place we really feel like that we’re in a a lot better place versus what we have been in previous years and previous quarters.
Brandon SinkGovernment Vice President and Chief Monetary Officer
Hey, Kate. That is Brandon. The one factor I’d add within the ready remarks, we talked about items being down. I feel it has allowed us to make the wanted investments, specifically, within the Professional area as we have seen momentum there.
To proceed to help demand, we have had improved in-stocks in sure areas that we struggled a bit by the pandemic. In order Marvin mentioned, actually happy the place we’re from a list place. We’re managing seasonal identical to we might yearly and inventory ranges are higher than they have been right here during the last two and a half years. And any anticipated exit of seasonal absolutely included within the margin expectations that we now have for second half.
Invoice BoltzGovernment Vice President, Merchandising
And Brandon, the one factor I’d add is that the standard stage of the stock is nice, though there are nonetheless classes throughout the shop that we need to see enhancements in. And so, we’re persevering with to work with our vendor companions to try this, working with our provide chain groups so as to expedite that product to the shop into the shelf and the groups are engaged on these. And — however the high quality stage of stock this 12 months versus final 12 months is dramatically higher than it has been.
Kate McShaneGoldman Sachs — Analyst
Thanks.
Operator
Our subsequent query is from the road of Peter Benedict with Baird. Please proceed together with your query.
Peter BenedictRobert W. Baird and Firm — Analyst
Hey, guys. Good morning. First query, identical to the working agility you guys have proven has been spectacular, clearly. How do you make sure you’re not sacrificing service ranges as you handle these SG&A {dollars}? Any metrics that you could share that perhaps offer you confidence that service ranges within the shops are nonetheless holding up?
Marvin EllisonPresident and Chief Government Officer
Peter, it is a actually good query. Clearly, we pay very shut consideration to what we describe as service ranges versus as job ranges. And the factor that Joe and the shop operators have finished an unimaginable job is investing in service whereas taking hour away from duties. So whenever you see that SG& A leverage, it isn’t just like the outdated days the place you simply sort of rip pay roll out and also you threat service.
What Joe and his workforce have finished a masterful job of is pulling our hours away from non-customer-facing elements of the shop, taking a few of these {dollars} to the underside line, however then reinvesting {dollars} on the service aspect. So I am going to let Joe offer you some specifics. However the headline is chance to advocate up for each DIY and Professional within the quarter with SG&A leverage, and that isn’t simple to do. So, Joe, you could possibly present some element.
Joe McFarlandGovernment Vice President, Shops
Thanks, Marvin. And pay attention, I feel it goes again to the main focus that we have had on our associates. And once more, with the PPI initiatives, we’re shifting pointless daunting duties changing them with and simply enabling the associates’ time on the ground to be extra productive. We have finished issues, the versatile scheduling.
We have talked many occasions previously about our new labor administration engine. And so, as we proceed shifting ahead, we measure each single day, each single week, and we’re very happy with the progress we have made each within the operational expense and the client expertise.
Peter BenedictRobert W. Baird and Firm — Analyst
That is useful. That is nice. Thanks. After which simply I suppose — subsequent query would simply be round what sort of metrics do you guys watch internally that will perhaps sign to you perhaps a softening of demand, whether or not it might be Professional or DIY relative to pattern? Are there any classes? Are there any behaviors? I do know you are watching it always.
However simply curious sort of what you have got your eyes on as you sort of navigate this risky surroundings. Thanks.
Marvin EllisonPresident and Chief Government Officer
Look, as you may think about, there are fairly a couple of issues that we take a look at. And I feel the factor that I am most happy with, after I look across the desk, of my workforce is there’s numerous expertise, lots of people who reside by fairly a couple of completely different iterations of macro slowdowns within the dwelling enchancment area. So we now have some fairly efficient playbooks on the merchandising aspect, on the shop operations aspect, on managing price and stock. I feel it is one of many the reason why we have demonstrated fairly a little bit of agility in a few of these distinctive occasions.
Having mentioned that, I am going to let Brandon offer you a bit little bit of the issues that we take a look at simply to make it possible for we now have our fin on the pause of the well being of the enterprise.
Brandon SinkGovernment Vice President and Chief Monetary Officer
Yeah, Peter. I’d simply name out simply on this dynamic surroundings, I feel actually essential for us to have a look at unit tendencies specifically. So between the service provider groups, the finance groups, week in, week out, we’re down at a really detailed class assortment stage. We’re one-, two- and three-year tendencies and what — how a lot of the enterprise is being pushed by inflation, ticket, the offset, how a lot we’re driving when it comes to items and demand.
We have talked about a few of these classes in seasonal the place we have seen items get again to pre-pandemic ranges. We talked about patio and grills. So beginning to perceive and get snug and the flip aspect is we’re seeing nice unit development in different areas just like the Professional enterprise that we need to proceed to feed. So wanting throughout the assortment, these impacts, how that impacts stock replenishment ordering and the drivers of the enterprise groups are actually centered on that.
Peter BenedictRobert W. Baird and Firm — Analyst
OK. Nice. Thanks a lot, guys. Good luck.
Marvin EllisonPresident and Chief Government Officer
Thanks.
Operator
Our subsequent query comes from the road of Steven Forbes with Guggenheim Securities. Please proceed together with your query.
Steven ForbesGuggenheim Companions — Analyst
Good morning. I wished to begin with the Professional. So Marvin or Joe, you talked about Lowe’s MVP loyalty program, and I notice it is new, however curious for those who can be aware what tier the vast majority of your Professionals sit in in the present day and whether or not you noticed any form of early indicators of Professionals gearing up in the course of the quarter as we glance out to the again half?
Marvin EllisonPresident and Chief Government Officer
Hey, Steve. So let me simply — I am not going to reply that query particular, let me say that first. So however I am going to offer you just a few ideas on the Professional loyalty program. We talked in regards to the 30% comp development in Professional and 37% development on a two-year foundation.
And we predict that the muse of what is driving that’s actually monetizing the investments we have already constructed from a service staffing and expertise. I feel the second cause why you are seeing development is the funding in model that Invoice talked about in his ready feedback, and that is an ongoing course of. Achievement is improved as a 3rd sort of part of enchancment. And we all know that we now have work to do to proceed to make achievement simpler for our Professional clients.
And that is one of many issues that, as I discussed, that we’re piloting a achievement middle gig community, and we’re excited in regards to the potentialities. After which the final foundational level is what you requested is loyalty. And we predict our new MVP program is extremely profitable within the early levels. And so, how do I outline that? Prospects which might be engaged in Professional loyalty and credit score spend thrice greater than Professionals that do not.
I imply, to me, that is the important thing metric that we take a look at. Will we perceive the extent of Professionals that is tiering up we do, we do not need to talk about that externally. However what I’ll let you know is all of the occasions that we have launched this 12 months, leveraging factors and Professional loyalty have exceeded our expectations, and we now have much more to come back. And we’ll present some stage of granularity sooner or later, however it’s too early to share it externally, however I’ll let you know that we’re happy with the progress.
Steven ForbesGuggenheim Companions — Analyst
I recognize the colour, Marvin. After which perhaps only a fast follow-up for Brandon. Primarily based on the gross margin steerage, it form of implies a comparatively flattish outlook for the again half. Clearly, we acquired the availability chain build-out and transportation price strain.
So perhaps there’s any assistance on the offset if it is from combine or simply product margin power?
Brandon SinkGovernment Vice President and Chief Monetary Officer
Yeah. Now we have — we really feel like we now have a fairly good deal with on the gross margin drivers of the enterprise right here over the second half. We count on modest product margin enchancment, as you talked about, offset by increased provide chain prices. That is inclusive of distribution, transportation.
We talked about the drag in Q2 and the expanded community. Shrink credit score, pretty impartial as we glance throughout the second half because it pertains to different contributors to margin. So full-year unchanged because it pertains to guiding to barely up from a gross margin standpoint. We really feel actually, actually good about our capability to ship that.
Steven ForbesGuggenheim Companions — Analyst
Thanks.
Brandon SinkGovernment Vice President and Chief Monetary Officer
You are welcome.
Operator
Our subsequent query is from the road of Scot Ciccarelli with Truist Securities. Please proceed together with your query.
Scot CiccarelliTruist Securities — Analyst
Good morning, guys. So one other DIY query. I do know you bounced round this a bit bit, however we — the biking of little bit, however we — the biking of is, what offers you confidence that the softer tendencies you have seen in DIY over the previous couple of months, is not the start of the slowdown following a number of years of accelerated demand?
Marvin EllisonPresident and Chief Government Officer
It is a honest query. So, Scot, I am going to take the primary half, and I am going to let Brandon present some context. So whenever you take a look at DIY and also you take a look at the primary half, I feel it is essential to know that numerous the unfavorable impacts have been comparatively remoted in discretionary classes. We talked lots about patio and grills.
However candidly, for the final two or three years with the shortage of mobility that we have all had and the period of time we spend at dwelling, when you make an funding for patio furnishings and grill is actually not an overriding demand to do it once more a 12 months or two later, and we perceive that. And likewise, we talked fairly a bit in regards to the shortened climate season of spring and the way that put numerous strain on garden and backyard exterior classes, and that is virtually completely for us, DIY-specific. So after we attempt to put in characterization, what drove the DIY slowness within the first half, we could be very particular on that. However as we take a look at the again half, we all know {that a} shift is coming based mostly on our enterprise tendencies.
And I am going to let Brandon simply present a bit context on the tendencies we’re seeing. And after we look to the inside of the shop, what we imagine will occur within the again half of the 12 months.
Brandon SinkGovernment Vice President and Chief Monetary Officer
Yeah. So, Scot, I feel confidence simply given the primary half remoted impacts that Marvin known as out across the climate, the DIY discretionary, I discussed earlier simply momentum that we’re seeing within the enterprise, specifically submit July 4th and once more, one-year and three-year comps, clear step-change that we’re seeing within the enterprise there. After which I feel final, simply as we take a look at the second half and the structural form of setup of the enterprise, it is much less seasonal. It is positively interior-focused as we get into the core classes.
And we predict that, simply coupled with the momentum, once more, that we’re seeing with the Professional, we really feel like that performs rather well after we take a look at the second half outlook that we now have on the enterprise.
Joe McFarlandGovernment Vice President, Shops
Yeah, Scot. Simply add one factor to that. So in a recessionary surroundings, as you take a look at the DIY, that tends to shift extra to the restore classes versus the large ticket. So, there’s numerous indicators on the market that we watch on a really common foundation.
Scot CiccarelliTruist Securities — Analyst
Bought it. Thanks lots, guys.
Joe McFarlandGovernment Vice President, Shops
Thanks, Scot.
Operator
Subsequent query comes from the road of Michael Lasser with UBS. Please proceed together with your query.
Michael LasserUBS — Analyst
Good morning. Thanks lots for taking my query. The decrease the comp outlook to the decrease finish of the vary, however articulated the view that your earnings shall be on the excessive finish of the vary, how low may your comps be within the again half of the 12 months and you continue to hit the EPS steerage for the total 12 months?
Brandon SinkGovernment Vice President and Chief Monetary Officer
Yeah. So, Michael, that is Brandon. I’d simply let you know, we’re very centered on delivering what the almost definitely situation that we now have with the enterprise, which that is up to date in our outlook. So, we’re high line being down 1%.
We’re actually assured given the flexibility to handle gross margin, the step-up that we’re seeing with SG&A leverage, and the way that is translating to revenue growth and EPS. Assured in that situation, assured delivering on what we now have within the information, and that is the place we’re at this time limit.
Marvin EllisonPresident and Chief Government Officer
And Michael, that is Marvin. The factor that we frequently speak about internally is that, expense is often relative to gross sales. And expense as a p.c of gross sales and p.c of income. And so, we now have confirmed that we now have levers that we are able to pull in order that we are able to be sure that as income goes down, then we are able to, on the similar level, carry our charge of expense down.
And that is one thing that we really feel very assured in our capability to ship upon. And I feel Q1 and Q2 of this 12 months ought to signify that.
Michael LasserUBS — Analyst
OK. Thanks very a lot, guys. And my follow-up query is on the character of the place gross sales stands in the present day versus the place they have been in 2019. Marvin known as out patio furnishings and grills as classes which were nicely above the pattern line in demand.
Seasonal and out of doors is about 20 — excuse me, 10% of the enterprise, equipment is one other 10% to fifteen% of the enterprise. Is that the fitting approach to consider the chance of these gross sales being sort of over-earning from the final couple of years? And the way a lot threat is there that this above pattern efficiency in these classes begin to leak into different areas of the enterprise, lighting, flooring, different areas that could possibly be extra episodic in nature?
Marvin EllisonPresident and Chief Government Officer
Michael, it is a actually good query. I feel you may recognize that this has been one of the crucial troublesome environments to forecast and to construct any sort of constant modeling on. So what I’ll say to you is we pay shut consideration to all of the tendencies and we’re clearly now what we name pre-pandemic sale charges and understanding the place we now have reverted again by class to these pre-pandemic ranges. And so we all know the place we’re and what classes are in these particular run charges, and we all know which classes are usually not.
And our job is to pay actually shut consideration to these merchandising classes to make sure that we’re in a great perception place, that we now have good presentation, that have been priced proper. And that is our greatest try to attempt to handle it. We’ll have a a lot better reply for you as we wrap up the sort of the again finish of the 12 months. Due to the distinctiveness of those overlaps, it is actually powerful to reply that query with any precision simply popping out of the second quarter.
Michael LasserUBS — Analyst
Understood. Thanks very a lot and good luck.
Operator
Our subsequent query is from the road of Eric Bosshard with Cleveland Analysis. Please proceed together with your query.
Eric BosshardCleveland Analysis Firm — Analyst
Good morning. Thanks. Curious to your technique with reference to promotions and pricing as we transfer into the again half, contemplating what you are seeing with items and the place you sit with stock for those who’re altering relative to the primary half?
Marvin EllisonPresident and Chief Government Officer
Hey, Eric. That is Marvin. Brief reply isn’t any plans to vary any of our philosophical method to promotions and pricing. Our secret is to be aggressive.
And once more, we have invested in some subtle instruments that give us real-time visibility to our opponents so we could be worth proper each single day. I am going to let Invoice discuss extra about his ideas on promotion and pricing simply to strengthen that we now have a constant philosophy that we plan to stay with.
Invoice BoltzGovernment Vice President, Merchandising
Yeah. Good morning, Eric, and thanks for the query. Simply a few issues and simply a few reminders. We have been on this journey for our merchandising technique, pricing technique over actually the final three-plus years.
And that has the playbook that we’re working to observe and actually making an attempt to unwind from what was a high-low pricing technique to an on a regular basis aggressive worth technique. And so, the work that we have finished between the retailers, the finance workforce to prop up, the sources to handle and monitor worth on a each day, weekly foundation is actually permitting us to try this. And we really feel actually good about being very aggressive, good line of sight on these key SKUs that matter. After which from a promotion perspective, it is all about being there when the client expects us to be there.
So clearly, we have got Labor Day occasion developing right here within the subsequent couple of weeks. You go into the vacation season, Black Friday. And so, we’ll proceed to complement these occasions with key provides and be there with worth for the client after which work actually arduous to supply that worth day in and time out within the retailer with the modifications that we have made by our finish cap methods, flex methods, and so forth.
Eric BosshardCleveland Analysis Firm — Analyst
Only a follow-up inside that. What have you ever seen when you have got run occasions, you ran some July 4th occasions. And I am simply curious, have you ever seen completely different shopper engagement with promotions on this surroundings? Or now relative to the previous, are these resonating? Once more, I am simply asking, as you take a look at unfavorable items and a bit softer gross sales and a bit extra stock. Traditionally, you promote extra, I perceive the brand new Lowe’s is much less centered on that, however is the payback from these issues related or completely different? Is the patron responding related, completely different on these?
Invoice BoltzGovernment Vice President, Merchandising
Yeah. I feel there’s a few issues, there’s — first, there is a time and a possibility to place stuff on worth. And so if you consider first half of the 12 months and you consider mulch and reside items promotions and people varieties of issues that get the client within the door and drive visitors, they play a sure function for us within the function of the class of sure merchandising companies. After which you have got new and innovation, as I mentioned in my ready remarks, the place the client is discovering worth in that.
And a great instance is that Eagle lawnmower that I talked about in my opening remarks, it is a $700 unit, and it was by far one in every of our best-selling merchandise, finest unit driving merchandise within the assortment. So it isn’t low priced. It is not on promotion, and it was simply on the market and the patron has adopted that battery platform, they usually love the product. So, it is actually a mixture of each, and that is the mix that we’re making an attempt to handle.
And within the equipment enterprise, as , a whole lot of hundreds of home equipment break every single day. So, you have to be on the market with a suggestion within the equipment enterprise day in and time out. In order that’s how we’re enjoying it.
Marvin EllisonPresident and Chief Government Officer
Eric, that is Marvin. And I actually recognize the query as a result of we’re on this distinctive surroundings with buyer demand, particularly popping out of that oversized demand in sure discretionary classes in the course of the pandemic. So, we’re carefully monitoring any of our — we name it, Tier 1 vacation promotions simply to see our clients reply. The largest distinction at Lowe’s in the present day versus after I arrived about 4 years in the past is that there’s a rigorous analytical course of that we go to popping out of all varieties of promotions simply to have a look at, did we get the return on funding.
And so, what we’re not going to do, to Invoice’s level, is simply sort of observe historic tendencies simply because we’ll consider whether or not or not we acquired a return when the client responded and we’ll regulate accordingly. And we have been doing fairly a little bit of adjusting as a result of the shoppers are responding otherwise as a result of that is such a novel surroundings. However as I mentioned earlier, we’re anxious now take a look at the again half of the 12 months, we be ok with the tendencies as Brandon outlined. We be ok with how the client is shifting on the inside elements of the shop as a result of that is the place we’re actually sturdy and we really feel we’re well-positioned.
And we’ll have a a lot better evaluation wanting on the full 12 months going into subsequent 12 months relative to a few of these buyer engagements to a few of these occasions.
Eric BosshardCleveland Analysis Firm — Analyst
Thanks.
Operator
Our subsequent query comes from the road of Christopher Horvers with J.P. Morgan. Please proceed together with your query.
Christopher HorversJPMorgan Chase and Firm — Analyst
Thanks. Good morning, all people. So my first query can also be a follow-up on the DIY aspect. Marvin, there have been some headlines that talked in regards to the enchancment persevering with into August and Brandon’s feedback definitely echo that.
Have you ever seen DIY flip to a optimistic pattern? After which as a follow-up, final 12 months, submit Labor Day, you talked about that shopper getting back from form of trip and reengaging in DIY. So how are you occupied with the flexibility for that to maintain — what you are seeing now to maintain towards the step-up you noticed final 12 months?
Marvin EllisonPresident and Chief Government Officer
Effectively, I am going to repeat what Brandon mentioned. We have seen a step change submit July 4th in our enterprise, and that continues into the month of August. However it’s early, however early signifies that the tendencies that we anticipated, we’re seeing these tendencies, and we’re seeing even higher than we anticipated in sure classes. In order that’s a excellent news.
However I am going to simply let Brandon sort of reiterate why we now have confidence within the DIY shopper as we take a look at the again a part of the 12 months.
Brandon SinkGovernment Vice President and Chief Monetary Officer
Yeah, Chris. I am not going to get into an excessive amount of element simply particularly on DIY comps. However I’d say only a response, as I discussed during the last six weeks, particularly as we have moved extra to the inside of the core, the DIY enterprise throughout the dwelling decor classes, I feel, has been notable, and that is the place we’re seeing momentum. After which I might additionally simply name on the market’s different areas, lumber goes to be a mixture between Professional and DIY, however form of simply given the place pricing is at that time, too, we’re seeing good response there, and we’re seeing exercise that we proceed to see momentum constructing as we get into August right here.
Christopher HorversJPMorgan Chase and Firm — Analyst
Bought it. After which a number of the commodities of — a number of the enter commodities for lots of your merchandise have come down lately. You’ve got — Marvin, because you got here on board, you have launched some very subtle pricing and price deconstructing capabilities? How are you occupied with your intent within the close to time period to return on the distributors from — for some worth rollbacks?
Marvin EllisonPresident and Chief Government Officer
Effectively, earlier than Brandon was elevated to his extra prestigious place, he did that work for us in merchandising with Invoice. So I am going to let him offer you some specifics on that.
Brandon SinkGovernment Vice President and Chief Monetary Officer
Thanks, Marvin. So sure, Chris, I’d say, simply given charge tightening that we’re seeing from the Fed, monitoring the commodity markets, we’re positively anticipating some normalization as we transfer throughout the second half and into subsequent 12 months. Now we have constructed as Marvin has talked about, the disciplined product price administration course of. We really feel like we now have the insights to the fee drivers throughout our suppliers.
We perceive the place it is coming from when it comes to commodities, labor, transportation. And as uncooked supplies down, we’re positioned and ready to renegotiate costs with our suppliers. We’re truly very a lot underway in sure areas with Invoice and his workforce. After which from a pricing perspective, like we all the time do, we’ll leverage a portfolio method if and after we name again the {dollars}, however we’re all the time going to make sure that we’ll be aggressive there as we method pricing.
Christopher HorversJPMorgan Chase and Firm — Analyst
Thanks. Better of luck.
Brandon SinkGovernment Vice President and Chief Monetary Officer
Thanks.
Operator
Subsequent query is coming from the road of Michael Baker with D.A. Davidson. Please proceed together with your query.
Michael BakerD.A. Davidson — Analyst
Hello. Thanks. Possibly a follow-up. I did need to query the Professional enterprise a bit bit and two questions.
One, Professional enterprise, up double digits for Professional, that is nice, however it did sluggish a bit bit from final quarter on a one-year and a two-year foundation. So questioning what to make of that. After which these feedback on this being a bit bit higher. I suppose DIY, however any touch upon how the Professional enterprise is doing within the final six weeks or so? Thanks.
Marvin EllisonPresident and Chief Government Officer
Yeah. Thanks, Mike. That is Marvin. We be ok with the general gross sales quantity within the Professional enterprise.
And as Joe famous, second quarter is often our highest DIY penetrating quarter of the 12 months. However after we take a look at the Professional enterprise, we really feel extremely optimistic on the momentum and simply the each day quantity we’re seeing throughout all geographies relative to what we have been seeing two or three years in the past. And we predict it is very sustainable and it is confirmed to be. And we predict as we get into the again half of the 12 months with our new Professional loyalty program, with improved job like amount in shares with a number of the manufacturers that Invoice outlined that we’ll see this momentum proceed.
And as I mentioned, it isn’t nearly Professional loyalty. Professional loyalty is likely one of the foundational items of the technique along with all of the investments we have made within the retailer, the manufacturers, the achievement enchancment. And likewise, simply as a reminder, our U.S. reset undertaking final 12 months, actually improved all of the adjacencies, particularly for the Professional buyer, and we predict these issues are paying dividends.
So, that enterprise is performing rather well and is performing rather well vis-à-vis the DIY and the identical tendencies we’re seeing submit July 4th for DIY. Professional can also be taking these we’re seeing submit July 4th for DIY. Professional can also be taking these
Michael BakerD.A. Davidson — Analyst
Thanks. That is useful. I recognize the colour.
Marvin EllisonPresident and Chief Government Officer
Thanks.
Kate PearlmanVice President, Investor Relations
Thanks all for becoming a member of us in the present day. We look ahead to talking with you on our third quarter earnings name in November.
Operator
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Kate PearlmanVice President, Investor Relations
Marvin EllisonPresident and Chief Government Officer
Invoice BoltzGovernment Vice President, Merchandising
Joe McFarlandGovernment Vice President, Shops
Brandon SinkGovernment Vice President and Chief Monetary Officer
Simeon GutmanMorgan Stanley — Analyst
Kate McShaneGoldman Sachs — Analyst
Peter BenedictRobert W. Baird and Firm — Analyst
Steven ForbesGuggenheim Companions — Analyst
Scot CiccarelliTruist Securities — Analyst
Michael LasserUBS — Analyst
Eric BosshardCleveland Analysis Firm — Analyst
Christopher HorversJPMorgan Chase and Firm — Analyst
Michael BakerD.A. Davidson — Analyst
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