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Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Home Depot: "Home-improvement conditions worsened"

by Calculated Risk on 5/20/2008 09:04:00 AM

From the WSJ: Home Depot's Net Falls 66% As Homeowners Cut Projects

Home Depot Inc. reported a 66% drop in fiscal first-quarter net income, thanks in part to restructuring charges, as it continues to suffer amid economic conditions that have been discouraging homeowners from spending on home-improvement projects.
"The housing and home-improvement markets remained difficult in the first quarter. In fact, conditions worsened in many areas of the country," Chairman and Chief Executive Frank Blake said.
This is not a surprise. And it could get much worse.