Home Depot Supply News: 12 Things for HDS Stock Investors to Know About the Home Depot Deal

HD Supply (NASDAQ:HDS) news for Monday includes Home Depot (NYSE:HD) announcing plans to acquire the company.

Home Depot (HD) storefront on a sunny day
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Here’s what news investors need to know about the deal between HD Supply and Home Depot.

  • Home Depot plans to acquire HD Supply for a total of $8 billion.
  • It will do so by purchasing all outstanding shares of HDS stock for $56 each.
  • That offer price is a 25% premium over the closing price for HDS stock on Friday.
  • HD will be paying owners cash for their shares of HDS stock.
  • It plans to use cash on hand and debt to fund the transaction.
  • A Home Depot news release notes that the company expects the acquisition of HD Supply to be accretive to earnings per share starting in fiscal 2021.
  • The deal still needs approval from regulators and shareholders before it can close.
  • Home Depot says it expects to complete the deal in its fiscal fourth quarter of 2020, which ends on Jan. 31, 2021.
  • It’s worth noting that Home Depot is acquiring HD supply after selling the company off back in 2007.
  • This came after buying the company 10 years prior when it was under the Maintenance Warehouse name.
  • Following the sale, HD Supply went public just a few years later in 2013.
  • Home Depot says that its acquisition of HD Supply will make it “a premier provider in the MRO marketplace.”

HDS stock was up 24.3% and HD stock was up almost 1% as of Monday morning.

On the date of publication, William White did not have (either directly or indirectly) any positions in the securities mentioned in this article.

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