Home Depot proved there is definitely still demand for home improvement. The company announced on Tuesday that its revenue climbed 5.8% to $22.2 billion in the fourth quarter, beating earnings estimates. The largest home-improvement retailer is benefiting from a yearslong rebound in housing prices that has made homeowners more willing to spend on their properties because they see them as a sound investment.

Home Depot Beats Earnings Estimates

Home Depot beats earnings estimates as revenue surges to $22B

Home Depot recorded a strong fourth quarter in 2016, thanks to homeowners continuing to value spending money on their properties, according to an article in Bloomberg by Matthew Townsend. The home improvement store’s profits increased to $1.44 a share last quarter… Read more at Housingwire.com

Home Depot said it plans to funnel more cash back to shareholders. The board boosted the company’s quarterly dividend 29 percent to 89 cents a share. The company increased its targeted dividend-payout ratio to 55 percent of net earnings, up from 50 percent.

Home Depot Profit Tops Estimates As Fix-Up Spending Marches On

Home Depot Profit Tops Estimates As Fix-up Spending Marches On

The largest home-improvement retailer is benefiting from a yearslong rebound in housing prices that has made homeowners more willing to spend on their properties because they see them as a sound investment. That’s helped Home Depot avoid the malaise that has spread across much of retail, where… Read more at SentinelSource.com

Profit increased to $1.44 a share last quarter, the Atlanta-based company said Tuesday. That topped analysts’ estimates and came along with strong sales and a plan to return more cash to shareholders… Watch here