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The Home Depot

Home Depot
Company nameThe Home Depot, Inc.
Company typePublic
FoundedMarietta, Georgia, U.S. (1978)
HeadquartersCobb County, Georgia, U.S.
No. of locations2,248 (January 2011)
Area servedUnited States
Key peopleFrank Blake
(Chairman and CEO)
ProductsHome appliances, tools, hardware, lumber, building materials, paint, plumbing, flooring, garden supplies & plants
Revenue(+) US$ 67.997 billion (FY 2011) 
Operating income(+) US$ 5.839 billion (FY 2011)
Net income(+) US$ 3.338 billion (FY 2011)
Total assets(-) US$ 40.125 billion (FY 2011)
Total equity(-) US$ 18.889 billion (FY 2011)
Employees321,000 (January 2011)

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The Home Depot (or simply Home Depot) (Nyse - HD) is an American retailer of home improvement and construction products and services.

The Home Depot operates 2,248 big-box format stores across the United States (including all 50 U.S. states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands and Guam), Canada (all ten provinces), Mexico and China, with a 12-store chain. The Home Depot is headquartered at the Atlanta Store Support Center in Cobb County, Georgia, in Greater Atlanta.

In terms of overall revenue reported to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, The Home Depot is the largest home improvement retailer in the United States, ahead of rival Lowe's, and the fourth largest general retailer. The store operates out of large warehouse style buildings averaging 105,000 ft2 (9,755 m2) with megastores operating in larger facilities (the company's largest store, located in Union, New Jersey is 225,000 ft2).

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