In your role as financial analyst, a client seeks your guidance regarding an investment opportunity. The client is interested in investing in one of two competitors: The Home Depot, Inc. or Lowe's Companies, Inc. You inform the client that you will need a ratio analysis report.
For each company, calculate the following ratios for the most current and previous fiscal year ending.
● Gross Profit Margin
● Net Profit Margin
● Return on Assets (ROA)
● Return on Equity (ROE)
● Price-Earnings Ratio (P/E)
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