Investor FAQ

1.When and where was The Home Depot incorporated?
2.When did The Home Depot open its first store?
3.What is The Home Depot's mission statement?
4.Is The Home Depot a publicly-traded company?
5.Do you have a direct stock purchase plan?
6.Does the Company's Direct Stock Purchase Plan have an IRA vehicle?
7.When was the Initial Public Offering of Home Dept stock, and what was the price at that time?
8.Has there ever been a stock split?
9.When was the last stock split?
10.Do you have a record of my stock trading activity?
11.Where can I find the latest company presentation and earnings call information?
12.Do you have another question for Investor Relations that hasn't been answered?
1.When and where was The Home Depot incorporated?
 In the state of Delaware on June 29, 1978.

2.When did The Home Depot open its first store?
 June 22, 1979.

3.What is The Home Depot's mission statement?
 

The Home Depot is in the home improvement business and our goal is to provide the highest level of service, the broadest selection of products and the most competitive prices. We are a values-driven company and our eight core values include the following:

  • Excellent customer service
  • Taking care of our people
  • Giving back
  • Doing the "right" thing
  • Creating shareholder value
  • Respect for all people
  • Entrepreneurial spirit
  • Building strong relationships

4.Is The Home Depot a publicly-traded company?
 Yes, the company's stock is publicly traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the trading symbol "HD" and is included in the Dow Jones Industrial Average and the Standard & Poor's 500 Index. It has traded on the NYSE since April 19, 1984.

5.Do you have a direct stock purchase plan?
 Yes, the Home Depot Direct Stock Purchase Plan is a low-cost, convenient way for you to purchase shares of the common stock of The Home Depot, Inc. It is a program designed for individual investors who otherwise might avoid long-term purchase because of large minimum brokerage fees. For complete information, including rules and enrollment, go to the Purchase Home Depot Stock section of this site.

6.Does the Company's Direct Stock Purchase Plan have an IRA vehicle?
 No.

7.When was the Initial Public Offering of Home Dept stock, and what was the price at that time?
 The Initial Public Offering of Home Depot Common Stock was on September 22, 1981. The price at that time was $12 per share. The stock traded on the Nasdaq Stock Market at that time under the ticker symbol "HOMD".

8.Has there ever been a stock split?
 There have been 13 splits of Home Depot Common Stock since the Initial Public Offering. For complete information, go to the "Stock Splits" section of this site.

9.When was the last stock split?
 A 3:2 split was paid on December 30, 1999 at the close of trading. We do not comment on the possibility of stock splits in the future.

10.Do you have a record of my stock trading activity?
 If you hold your shares through a broker, we do not, but your broker should. If you possess the stock certificate or you participate in our DepotDirect plan, please contact our transfer agent, Computershare, at 1-800-577-0177.

11.Where can I find the latest company presentation and earnings call information?
 You may find this information on our Events & Presentations page.

12.Do you have another question for Investor Relations that hasn't been answered?
 Please email investor_relations@homedepot.com or call the Investor Relations coordinator at 770-384-2871. For all other corporate inquiries including Customer Care issues please call The Home Depot Store Support Center at 770-433-8211, or toll free 1-800-654-0688.