On the surface, Home Depot’s 13.9% sales gain stands in stark contrast to Lowe’s and its fourth-quarter sales decline of 5.0%. But Home Depot had an extra week in its fourth quarter calendar, while Lowe’s had one less week compared with the previous year.
Here are the side-by-side key business metrics, adjusted to uniform 13-week periods.
Q4 total sales
Home Depot: $17.0 billion
Lowe’s: $11.0 billi