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In your role as financial analyst, a client seeks your guidance regarding an investment opportunity. The client is interested in investing in one of...

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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