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GuruFocus Financial Strength Rank measures how strong a company’s financial situation is. It is based on these factors

1. The debt burden that the company has as measured by its Interest coverage (current year).
2. Debt to revenue ratio. The lower, the better
3. Altman Z-score.

A company ranks high with financial strength is likely to withstand any business slowdowns and recessions.

Financial Strength : 6/10

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industry
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history
Cash to Debt 0.11
WMT's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
54% of the 518 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.47 vs. WMT: 0.11 )
WMT' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0   Max: 0.21
Current: 0.11

0
0.21
Equity to Asset 0.38
WMT's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
68% of the 523 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.42 vs. WMT: 0.38 )
WMT' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.34   Max: 0.43
Current: 0.38

0.34
0.43
Interest Coverage 11.51
WMT's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
66% of the 381 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 13.78 vs. WMT: 11.51 )
WMT' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 4.63   Max: 15.09
Current: 11.51

4.63
15.09
F-Score: 6
Z-Score: 4.42
M-Score: -2.63
GuruFocus Profitability Rank ranks how profitable a company is and how likely the company’s business will stay that way. It is based on these factors:

1. Operating Margin
2. Trend of the Operating Margin (5-year average). The company with an uptrend profit margin has a higher rank.
••3. Consistency of the profitability
4. Piotroski F-Score
5. Predictability Rank•

The maximum rank is 10. A rank of 7 or higher means a higher profitability and may stay that way. A rank of 3 or lower indicates that the company has had trouble to make a profit.

Profitability Rank is not directly related to the Financial Strength Rank. But if a company is consistently profitable, its financial strength will be stronger.

Profitability & Growth : 7/10

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industry
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Operating margin (%) 5.53
WMT's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
88% of the 524 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 3.53 vs. WMT: 5.53 )
WMT' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 4.2   Max: 6.08
Current: 5.53

4.2
6.08
Net-margin (%) 3.30
WMT's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
85% of the 524 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 2.15 vs. WMT: 3.30 )
WMT' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: 2.91   Max: 3.89
Current: 3.3

2.91
3.89
ROE (%) 21.30
WMT's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
94% of the 514 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 10.04 vs. WMT: 21.30 )
WMT' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: 19.16   Max: 23.58
Current: 21.3

19.16
23.58
ROA (%) 7.75
WMT's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
90% of the 524 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 4.13 vs. WMT: 7.75 )
WMT' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: 7.79   Max: 9.34
Current: 7.75

7.79
9.34
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 22.63
WMT's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
83% of the 523 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 18.29 vs. WMT: 22.63 )
WMT' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 16.13   Max: 29.92
Current: 22.63

16.13
29.92
Revenue Growth (%) 8.10
WMT's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
84% of the 462 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 4.90 vs. WMT: 8.10 )
WMT' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: 7.3   Max: 17.8
Current: 8.1

7.3
17.8
EBITDA Growth (%) 6.30
WMT's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
78% of the 423 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 4.10 vs. WMT: 6.30 )
WMT' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: 6.3   Max: 21.1
Current: 6.3

6.3
21.1
EPS Growth (%) 5.10
WMT's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
75% of the 403 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 7.00 vs. WMT: 5.10 )
WMT' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: 5.1   Max: 21.8
Current: 5.1

5.1
21.8
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Guru Trades

Q4 2013

WMT Guru Trades in Q4 2013

John Rogers 84,882 sh (+427.61%)
James Barrow 5,935,100 sh (+365.93%)
Richard Pzena 1,024,768 sh (+49.53%)
Joel Greenblatt 115,590 sh (+29.04%)
Dodge & Cox 16,727,023 sh (+17.72%)
Ken Fisher 138,832 sh (+6.1%)
Bill Gates 11,603,000 sh (+4.5%)
Tom Gayner 1,130,000 sh (+1.39%)
Bill Frels 11,257 sh (+0.93%)
John Buckingham 70,682 sh (+0.77%)
Jean-Marie Eveillard 2,459,786 sh (+0.65%)
Mark Hillman 8,737 sh (+0.51%)
Warren Buffett 49,483,733 sh (+0.48%)
First Pacific Advisors 1,286,700 sh (+0.16%)
Yacktman Fund 1,700,000 sh (unchged)
Bill Nygren 1,265,000 sh (unchged)
Yacktman Focused Fund 1,000,000 sh (unchged)
John Hussman 6,700 sh (unchged)
Louis Moore Bacon 25,000 sh (unchged)
Steven Romick 1,220,400 sh (unchged)
Jeff Auxier 101,134 sh (unchged)
Donald Yacktman 3,250,604 sh (-0.01%)
Tweedy Browne 1,263,205 sh (-0.08%)
Tom Russo 22,509 sh (-0.22%)
Mario Gabelli 162,715 sh (-1.87%)
Ruane Cunniff 2,241,354 sh (-2.99%)
HOTCHKIS & WILEY 5,917,485 sh (-4.81%)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 527,381 sh (-4.86%)
Jeremy Grantham 14,425,556 sh (-5.94%)
Jim Simons 3,397,000 sh (-10.35%)
Steven Cohen 12,251 sh (-49.37%)
Chris Davis 76,501 sh (-52.68%)
Pioneer Investments 41,779 sh (-88.83%)
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Q1 2014

WMT Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Paul Tudor Jones 3,425 sh (New)
Louis Moore Bacon 5,508 sh (New)
Joel Greenblatt 266,309 sh (+130.39%)
James Barrow 11,449,952 sh (+92.92%)
Steven Cohen 19,257 sh (+57.19%)
Bill Nygren 1,965,000 sh (+55.34%)
Richard Pzena 1,288,713 sh (+25.76%)
HOTCHKIS & WILEY 7,126,291 sh (+20.43%)
Warren Buffett 58,052,412 sh (+17.32%)
Dodge & Cox 18,053,842 sh (+7.93%)
Jeff Auxier 107,034 sh (+5.83%)
John Buckingham 74,359 sh (+5.2%)
Jean-Marie Eveillard 2,480,278 sh (+0.83%)
First Pacific Advisors 1,290,900 sh (+0.33%)
Donald Yacktman 3,251,604 sh (+0.03%)
John Rogers 84,904 sh (+0.03%)
Yacktman Fund 1,700,000 sh (unchged)
John Hussman 6,700 sh (unchged)
Bill Gates 11,603,000 sh (unchged)
Steven Romick 1,220,400 sh (unchged)
Yacktman Focused Fund 1,000,000 sh (unchged)
Chris Davis Sold Out
Ruane Cunniff 2,234,238 sh (-0.32%)
Pioneer Investments 41,284 sh (-1.18%)
Bill Frels 11,057 sh (-1.78%)
Tom Gayner 1,098,000 sh (-2.83%)
Tom Russo 21,009 sh (-6.66%)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 491,821 sh (-6.74%)
Mario Gabelli 149,323 sh (-8.23%)
Tweedy Browne 1,087,540 sh (-13.91%)
Jeremy Grantham 10,230,272 sh (-29.08%)
Ken Fisher 82,326 sh (-40.7%)
Jim Simons 361,194 sh (-89.37%)
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Q2 2014

WMT Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Richard Snow 18,816 sh (New)
David Dreman 3,069 sh (New)
Jim Simons 1,435,200 sh (+297.35%)
John Rogers 165,321 sh (+94.72%)
Ken Fisher 149,687 sh (+81.82%)
Dodge & Cox 27,562,842 sh (+52.67%)
James Barrow 14,585,155 sh (+27.38%)
Bill Nygren 2,430,000 sh (+23.66%)
Bill Frels 12,057 sh (+9.04%)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 531,249 sh (+8.02%)
Richard Pzena 1,365,763 sh (+5.98%)
HOTCHKIS & WILEY 7,405,312 sh (+3.92%)
Joel Greenblatt 272,847 sh (+2.46%)
Jean-Marie Eveillard 2,529,109 sh (+1.97%)
John Buckingham 75,673 sh (+1.77%)
Warren Buffett 58,797,259 sh (+1.28%)
Donald Yacktman 3,271,212 sh (+0.6%)
Tom Russo 21,009 sh (unchged)
Yacktman Focused Fund 1,000,000 sh (unchged)
Bill Gates 11,603,000 sh (unchged)
Tom Gayner 1,098,000 sh (unchged)
Yacktman Fund 1,700,000 sh (unchged)
Louis Moore Bacon Sold Out
Steven Romick Sold Out
First Pacific Advisors Sold Out
Tweedy Browne 1,087,150 sh (-0.04%)
Ruane Cunniff 2,229,021 sh (-0.23%)
Paul Tudor Jones 3,400 sh (-0.73%)
Jeff Auxier 105,834 sh (-1.12%)
Pioneer Investments 40,484 sh (-1.94%)
Mario Gabelli 140,798 sh (-5.71%)
Jeremy Grantham 7,768,440 sh (-24.06%)
John Hussman 3,350 sh (-50%)
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Q3 2014

WMT Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Yacktman Focused Fund 1,000,000 sh (unchged)
Yacktman Fund 1,700,000 sh (unchged)
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Latest Guru Trades with WMT

(List those with share number changes of more than 20%, or impact to portfolio more than 0.1%)

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
Dodge & Cox 2014-06-30 Add 52.67%0.69%$74.91 - $79.76 $ 75.14-2%27562842
James Barrow 2014-06-30 Add 27.38%0.32%$74.91 - $79.76 $ 75.14-2%14585155
Bill Nygren 2014-06-30 Add 23.66%0.25%$74.91 - $79.76 $ 75.14-2%2430000
John Rogers 2014-06-30 Add 94.72%0.07%$74.91 - $79.76 $ 75.14-2%165321
Richard Snow 2014-06-30 New Buy0.05%$74.91 - $79.76 $ 75.14-2%18816
David Dreman 2014-06-30 New Buy0.02%$74.91 - $79.76 $ 75.14-2%3069
John Hussman 2014-06-30 Reduce -50%0.02%$74.91 - $79.76 $ 75.14-2%3350
Ken Fisher 2014-06-30 Add 81.82%0.01%$74.91 - $79.76 $ 75.14-2%149687
James Barrow 2014-03-31 Add 92.92%0.63%$72.66 - $78.91 $ 75.140%11449952
Warren Buffett 2014-03-31 Add 17.32%0.62%$72.66 - $78.91 $ 75.140%58052412
Bill Nygren 2014-03-31 Add 55.34%0.43%$72.66 - $78.91 $ 75.140%1965000
HOTCHKIS & WILEY 2014-03-31 Add 20.43%0.34%$72.66 - $78.91 $ 75.140%7126291
Tweedy Browne 2014-03-31 Reduce -13.91%0.32%$72.66 - $78.91 $ 75.140%1087540
Joel Greenblatt 2014-03-31 Add 130.39%0.18%$72.66 - $78.91 $ 75.140%266309
Richard Pzena 2014-03-31 Add 25.76%0.11%$72.66 - $78.91 $ 75.140%1288713
Chris Davis 2014-03-31 Sold Out 0.02%$72.66 - $78.91 $ 75.140%0
Ken Fisher 2014-03-31 Reduce -40.7%0.01%$72.66 - $78.91 $ 75.140%82326
James Barrow 2013-12-31 Add 365.93%0.53%$71.87 - $81.21 $ 75.14-3%5935100
Dodge & Cox 2013-12-31 Add 17.72%0.21%$71.87 - $81.21 $ 75.14-3%16727023
Bill Gates 2013-12-31 Add 4.5%0.2%$71.87 - $81.21 $ 75.14-3%11603000
Richard Pzena 2013-12-31 Add 49.53%0.16%$71.87 - $81.21 $ 75.14-3%1024768
John Rogers 2013-12-31 Add 427.61%0.07%$71.87 - $81.21 $ 75.14-3%84882
Joel Greenblatt 2013-12-31 Add 29.04%0.05%$71.87 - $81.21 $ 75.14-3%115590
Chris Davis 2013-12-31 Reduce -52.68%0.02%$71.87 - $81.21 $ 75.14-3%76501
HOTCHKIS & WILEY 2013-09-30 Add 46.33%0.66%$72.38 - $78.77 $ 75.14-1%6216266
Prem Watsa 2013-09-30 Sold Out 0.66%$72.38 - $78.77 $ 75.14-1%0
George Soros 2013-09-30 Sold Out 0.33%$72.38 - $78.77 $ 75.14-1%0
Richard Pzena 2013-09-30 Add 8264.68%0.33%$72.38 - $78.77 $ 75.14-1%685318
Joel Greenblatt 2013-09-30 Add 105%0.11%$72.38 - $78.77 $ 75.14-1%89578
James Barrow 2013-09-30 Add 141.44%0.09%$72.38 - $78.77 $ 75.14-1%1273823
Ray Dalio 2013-09-30 Sold Out 0.05%$72.38 - $78.77 $ 75.14-1%0
Ken Fisher 2013-09-30 Reduce -65.61%0.05%$72.38 - $78.77 $ 75.14-1%130849
John Rogers 2013-09-30 New Buy0.02%$72.38 - $78.77 $ 75.14-1%16088
Chris Davis 2013-09-30 Reduce -25%0.01%$72.38 - $78.77 $ 75.14-1%161653
John Hussman 2013-09-30 Add 42.55%0.01%$72.38 - $78.77 $ 75.14-1%6700
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Guru Investment Theses on Wal-Mart Stores Inc

Steve Romick Comments on Walmart - Oct 30, 2012

Walmart: Walmart's earnings met or exceeded expectations in the last year a nd concerns about its ability to grow dissipated, triggering renewed investor interest in the company. Not much changed in Walmart's fundamentals, but the stock price and P/E 2 moved higher. With our investment having exceeded our return expectations and greater downside risk accompanying the higher stock price, we scaled back our stake. We'll use Walmart to illustrate how an investment can come full circle – from buy to sell. Our original thesis, laidout in our 2010 Q4 commentary, is reprinted below.

Walmart (WMT) seems anomalous in a world where stocks have rebounded so dramatically from the stock market's 2009 bottom. Walmart's stock averaged $48.59 in February 2009…. At that price, it traded at a TTM 3 and Forward P/E 4 of 14.5 and 13.0x, respectively. Walmart closed 2010 at $53.93 per share – more dear in price but cheaper in valuation – trading at a lower TTM and Forward P/E of 13.3 and 12.1x, respectively.

With more than 8,000 stores in 15 countries, in excess of 2 million employees, and more than 200 million customers each week, most everyone has heard of Walmart. And yet it seems relatively ignored by investors – a big change from a decade ago, when the market deemed its growth expansive enough to justify it trading ~40x earnings (both trailing forward). Investors may be disappointe d in its stock price over the last decade, but we don't feel there's much to complain about as far as its revenues and earnings growth go. Revenues grew at a 9.4% rate, while earnings per share compounded at 11.5%.

So where does that leave us, and how do you make money in a company that already has revenues exceeding $400billion and a market capitalization approaching $200 billion? We now feel that Walmart has grown its way (via earnings) into its stock price. We view Walmart as an infinite duration bond with a rising coupon – a "bond -like equity." We believe Walmart can grow at an acceptable rate well into the future and that the company will pay a fair dividend, as well as opportunistically repurchase shares, which should provide a high single-digit to low double- digit total return over time – not bad in the context of low single-digit interest rates.

We do not know if the above scenario will play out as exhibited, but we take comfort in the following:

Revenues have grown 5%, 8% and 9% in the last 3, 5, and 10 years, respectively. More than 25% of Walmart's sales come from overseas, and we expect foreign economies to continue to grow better than our own.
After dividends and share repurchases, we expect there to be additional free cash flow that will be used to drive the top line.
 Operating margins are unusually stable, ranging between 5.6% and 6.1% over the past decade. Walmart has exhibited tremendous margin stability, in part due to their stated goal of delivering cost savings to their customers in the form of lower prices. By not taking price into margin, we expect they will be able to pass through price increases in an inflationary environment – an advantage vis-à-vis competitors that keep efficiencies for themselves.We also note that extremely high inflation would hurt unit sales.
 Shares outstanding have declined by an average 2.2% per year since 2001 and have accelerated in recent years. In the first nine months of 2010, shares outstanding declined by 5.4%.
 The dividend payout ratio has increased in each of the last 10 years, from 17% in 2001 to 29% today.
 Incremental returns on capital have been quite good as management proudly exhibited in the company's most recent 10-Q. 6 Return on investment for the trailing twelve month period, adjusted to include rent, increased from 18.4%to 18.6%, and return on assets increased from 8.2% to 8.8%.

We continued to build our position in Walmart into the early fall of 2011. The stock price declined, reflecting a weak stock market, fears of dollar store competition at the low end, and concerns that Walmart's customers were among the hardest hit by the continued economic weakness. Ultimately, Walmart became a 3.8% 7 position because we believed the company was an excellent "compounder" as we communicated at the end of 2010. Since then, its business has continued to perform as expected, but its stock price has increased ~50% – a significant jump for the largest retailer in the world and a company with a market value now ~$250 billion.

In the last year, operating income has grown 5.7% and the company has repurchased 2.6% of their shares,allowing earnings per share to increase 7.5%. In addition, the company has paid dividends that provided a 3.0% dividend yield on the 2011 Q3 ending price. The sum of these metrics fell into the range of expectations listed in the table included in our 2010 Q4 commentary. Our original estimate of a 9% to 14%compounded return did not include P/E expansion (or contraction). A higher P/E was always the free option, and that option ended up in the money, with Walmart's forward P/E increasing from 11.8x to 14.9xtoday. 8 However, with a higher P/E comes greater risk of multiple contraction, and we therefore believe it's prudent to maintain a smaller position. Walmart is now just 1.6% of Crescent's portfolio. 9

From Steve Romick's third quarter commentary.
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Ratios

vs
industry
vs
history
P/E(ttm) 15.40
WMT's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
84% of the 537 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 20.40 vs. WMT: 15.40 )
WMT' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 10.56   Max: 29.61
Current: 15.4

10.56
29.61
P/B 3.12
WMT's P/B is ranked higher than
61% of the 537 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.93 vs. WMT: 3.12 )
WMT' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 2.54   Max: 6.05
Current: 3.12

2.54
6.05
P/S 0.51
WMT's P/S is ranked higher than
68% of the 537 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.48 vs. WMT: 0.51 )
WMT' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.41   Max: 1.08
Current: 0.51

0.41
1.08
PFCF 20.76
WMT's PFCF is ranked higher than
85% of the 537 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 51.47 vs. WMT: 20.76 )
WMT' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 12.6   Max: 123.15
Current: 20.76

12.6
123.15
EV-to-EBIT 11.05
WMT's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
85% of the 537 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 15.21 vs. WMT: 11.05 )
WMT' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 8.8   Max: 20
Current: 11.05

8.8
20
PEG 1.96
WMT's PEG is ranked higher than
88% of the 535 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 188.69 vs. WMT: 1.96 )
WMT' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 1.05   Max: 2.43
Current: 1.96

1.05
2.43
Shiller P/E 16.02
WMT's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
91% of the 537 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 31.09 vs. WMT: 16.02 )
WMT' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 13.48   Max: 39.04
Current: 16.02

13.48
39.04
Current Ratio 0.89
WMT's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
60% of the 524 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.17 vs. WMT: 0.89 )
WMT' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.8   Max: 1.64
Current: 0.89

0.8
1.64
Quick Ratio 0.21
WMT's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
52% of the 524 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.68 vs. WMT: 0.21 )
WMT' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.12   Max: 0.28
Current: 0.21

0.12
0.28

Dividend & Buy Back

vs
industry
vs
history
Dividend Yield 2.54
WMT's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
70% of the 450 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.87 vs. WMT: 2.54 )
WMT' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.59   Max: 3.24
Current: 2.54

0.59
3.24
Dividend Payout 0.40
WMT's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
100% of the 537 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.54 vs. WMT: 0.40 )
WMT' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.09   Max: 0.87
Current: 0.4

0.09
0.87
Dividend growth (3y) 15.80
WMT's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
89% of the 373 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 4.90 vs. WMT: 15.80 )
WMT' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: 11.2   Max: 26
Current: 15.8

11.2
26
Yield on cost (5-Year) 5.14
WMT's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
81% of the 455 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 2.15 vs. WMT: 5.14 )
WMT' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 1.17   Max: 6.4
Current: 5.14

1.17
6.4
Share Buyback Rate 3.60
WMT's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
92% of the 360 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: -0.20 vs. WMT: 3.60 )
WMT' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 4.4   Max: 0
Current: 3.6

Valuation & Return

vs
industry
vs
history
Price/Tangible Book 4.18
WMT's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
65% of the 537 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 3.40 vs. WMT: 4.18 )
WMT' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 3.14   Max: 17.43
Current: 4.18

3.14
17.43
Price/DCF (Projected) 1.18
WMT's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
88% of the 537 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 2.17 vs. WMT: 1.18 )
WMT' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 1.09   Max: 6.1
Current: 1.18

1.09
6.1
Price/Median PS Value 0.94
WMT's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
84% of the 537 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.09 vs. WMT: 0.94 )
WMT' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.8   Max: 3.02
Current: 0.94

0.8
3.02
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 2.01
WMT's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked higher than
84% of the 537 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. WMT: 2.01 )
WMT' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 1.11   Max: 3.57
Current: 2.01

1.11
3.57
Price/Graham Number 1.67
WMT's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
76% of the 537 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 2.17 vs. WMT: 1.67 )
WMT' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 1.4   Max: 6.12
Current: 1.67

1.4
6.12
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 9.00
WMT's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
82% of the 503 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 7.10 vs. WMT: 9.00 )
WMT' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 5   Max: 11.4
Current: 9

5
11.4
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 11.62
WMT's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
76% of the 430 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 10.22 vs. WMT: 11.62 )
WMT' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: 12.2   Max: 15.9
Current: 11.62

12.2
15.9

Business Description

Industry: Retail - Defensive » Discount Stores
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Traded in other countries:WMT.Germany, WALM34.Brazil, WMT.Mexico, WMT.Argentina, WMT.Chile
Wal-Mart Stores Inc, a Delaware corporation was incorporated in October 1969. The Company operates retail stores located throughout the U.S.; its wholly-owned subsidiaries in Argentina, Brazil, Canada, China, Japan and the United Kingdom; its majority-owned subsidiaries in Africa, Central America, Chile, China and Mexico; its joint ventures in India and China; and other controlled subsidiaries in China. Its operations comprise three reportable business segments: Walmart U.S., Walmart International and Sam's Club. The Walmart U.S. segment includes the Company's mass merchant concept in the U.S., operating under the 'Walmart' or 'Wal-Mart' brand, as well as walmart.com. Walmart U.S. does business in six strategic merchandise units namely, Grocery , Entertainment , Health and wellness, Hardlines , Apparel and Home. The Walmart International segment consists of the Company's operations outside of the U.S., including various retail websites. The Sam's Club segment includes the warehouse membership clubs in the U.S., as well as samsclub.com. Hours of operation for nearly all supercenters and an increasing number of discount stores and Neighborhood Markets are 24 hours each day. Hours of operation for the remaining supercenters, discount stores, Neighborhood Markets and other small store formats vary by location, but are generally 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 or 11:00 p.m., seven days a week. The Walmart U.S. segment competes with a variety of local, national and global chains in the supermarket, discount, grocery, department, dollar, drug, variety and specialty stores, supercenter-type stores, hypermarkets, internet-based retailers and catalog businesses. It also competes with others for desirable sites for new retail units. The Walmart International segment competes with a variety of local, national and global chains in the supermarket, discount, grocery, department, drug, variety and specialty stores, supercenter-type stores, hypermarkets, wholesale clubs, internet-based retailers and catalog businesses in each of the countries in which it operates. Sam's Club competes with other warehouse clubs, as well as with discount retailers, retail and wholesale grocers, general merchandise wholesalers and distributors, gasoline stations, internet-based retailers and catalog businesses.
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