The Home Depot, Inc is an American home improvement chain based in Atlanta. It operates 2,284 DIY stores (as of April 2018) in North America (USA, Canada, Mexico, Puerto Rico) and claims to be the largest DIY store chain in the world. The company has over 400,000 employees.
The Home Depot also owns home improvement stores and user stores, such as the EXPO Design Center, Landscape Supply Garden Center, and a number of specialized stores.
The company was founded in Atlanta in 1978 by Bernie Marcus and Arthur Blank. It grew rapidly, with annual sales of $1 billion in 1986. In fiscal 2017, sales were $ 100.9 billion.
According to Home Depot's latest financial reports the company has a price-to-book ratio of 188.
The price-to-book ratio is a way to measure how much the stock market thinks a company is worth compared to how much the company says its assets are worth on paper.