This retailer is Amazon-proof

Brian Feroldi (Home Depot): Retailers offer investors a simple business model that makes them a great place for new investors to search for their first stock. However, the retail world has recently been turned on its head as e-commerce companies continue to take market share. That’s why it is important as ever for investors to be choosy about which retailer they buy.

One retailer that continues to thrive is today’s ever-changing environment is Home Depot. The home-improvement king sells products that are bulky and often needed immediately, which helps to protect its business from internet competition. When combined with Home Depot’s operational excellence, strong brand, and knack for offering helpful customer service, it has had no problem cranking out strong quarterly results.

Despite its massive size, there are reasons to believe that Home Depot’s growth engine will continue to hum along from here. The housing market remains strong and the company’s digital business continues to grow rapidly. When combined with its healthy share repurchase program and continued margin improvements, Home Depot’s bottom line looks poised for double-digit growth. That’s a compelling story for a company that dominates its industry and offers up a juicy dividend yield of 2.3%.

Anders Bylund owns shares of Amazon and Walt Disney. Brian Feroldi also owns shares of Amazon and Walt Disney. Chuck Saletta has no position in any stocks mentioned. The Motley Fool owns shares of and recommends Amazon, Verizon Communications, and Walt Disney. Furthermore, The Motley Fool recommends Home Depot. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy.

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