Home Depot’s fourth-quarter profit surged past financial backers’ assumptions on Tuesday, as buyers kept on putting resources into their homes because of the pandemic and strength of the housing market.

Offers are down over 1% in premarket exchanging, after the organization didn’t give a viewpoint to the year.

Home Depot Chief Financial Officer Richard McPhail said the retailer isn’t sure how long the pandemic will last and how that may impact purchaser spending. He said if request from the second 50% of a year ago proceeds, it would prompt somewhat sure same-store deals development and a working edge of in any event 14% this year.

Here’s what the company reported for the quarter ended Jan. 31 compared with what Wall Street was expecting, based on a survey of analysts by Refinitiv:

Earnings per share: $2.65. vs. $2.62 expected
Revenue: $32.26 billion vs. $30.73 billion expected

Home Depot’s overall gain rose to $2.86 billion, or $2.65 per share, up from $2.48 billion, or $2.28 per share, a year sooner. Examiners reviewed by Refinitiv expected income per portion of $2.62.

Net deals rose 25% to $32.26 billion from $25.78 billion every year prior, and dominating evaluations of $30.73 billion.

Its U.S. same-store deals bounced by 25%. Its general same-store deals developed by 24.5%, higher than the 19.2% development that experts expected, as per a StreetAccount overview. The development is in accordance with what Home Depot revealed during the second and second from last quarter, when it profited by keeping entryways open as a fundamental retailer.

Home Depot additionally reported Tuesday that its board endorsed a 10% expansion in its quarterly profit to $1.65 per share.

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