Home Depot's Q3 profit up 12%

Atlanta -- Home Depot Inc. reported Tuesday that net income in the third quarter rose 12% to $934 million, compared with $834 million in the year-ago period. Storm-related repairs and spending on home projects gave the home-improvement retailer a third-quarter boost.

Revenue rose 4% to $17.33 billion from $16.6 billion last year, beating Wall Street’s expected $17.11 billion in revenue.

Same-store sales rose 4.2% globally and 3.8% in the United States.