Home Depot sees U.S. sales growth, continued housing market recovery in FY14 Says weather impacted sales in the U.S. during Q1. Says the "good news" is that company's southern and western divisions exceeded positive comparable store sales expectations and offset the weather impact. Says expect total company sales growth to be 4.8%. Expects SSS growth for the year to be 4.6%. Sees 7 new store openings in FY14. Anticipate FY14 diluted EPS growth of 17.6% based on earnings growth and share repurchases. Sees $7B of share repurchases in FY14. Expects a return on invested capital of 24% by the end of the year. Says targeting dividend payout ratio of approximately 50% of earnings. Says intends to increase its dividend every year. Comments made at the Oppenheimer 14th Annual Consumer conference.