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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

vs
industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 0.13
WMT's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
78% of the 358 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.48 vs. WMT: 0.13 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
WMT' s Cash to Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 0.13 Max: 0.21
Current: 0.13
0
0.21
Equity to Asset 0.39
WMT's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
58% of the 358 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.44 vs. WMT: 0.39 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
WMT' s Equity to Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.34  Med: 0.39 Max: 0.43
Current: 0.39
0.34
0.43
Interest Coverage 9.75
WMT's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
70% of the 268 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 18.87 vs. WMT: 9.75 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
WMT' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 10.44  Med: 11.48 Max: 13.18
Current: 9.75
10.44
13.18
F-Score: 7
Z-Score: 4.35
M-Score: -2.97
WACC vs ROIC
4.50%
13.95%
WACC
ROIC
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

vs
industry
vs
history
Operating margin (%) 5.25
WMT's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
75% of the 360 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 3.01 vs. WMT: 5.25 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
WMT' s Operating margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 5.59  Med: 5.88 Max: 6.05
Current: 5.25
5.59
6.05
Net-margin (%) 3.12
WMT's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
68% of the 360 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.84 vs. WMT: 3.12 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
WMT' s Net-margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.24  Med: 3.44 Max: 3.89
Current: 3.12
3.24
3.89
ROE (%) 19.07
WMT's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
83% of the 352 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 8.24 vs. WMT: 19.07 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
WMT' s ROE (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 19.67  Med: 21.09 Max: 23.58
Current: 19.07
19.67
23.58
ROA (%) 7.43
WMT's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
80% of the 360 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 3.19 vs. WMT: 7.43 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
WMT' s ROA (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 7.79  Med: 8.30 Max: 9.34
Current: 7.43
7.79
9.34
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 21.87
WMT's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
65% of the 359 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 15.23 vs. WMT: 21.87 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
WMT' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 23.01  Med: 24.41 Max: 25.97
Current: 21.87
23.01
25.97
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 5.20
WMT's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
54% of the 309 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 4.30 vs. WMT: 5.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
WMT' s Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 5.2  Med: 11.70 Max: 17.8
Current: 5.2
5.2
17.8
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 3.80
WMT's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
53% of the 274 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 5.20 vs. WMT: 3.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
WMT' s EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.8  Med: 11.30 Max: 21.1
Current: 3.8
3.8
21.1
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 3.20
WMT's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
56% of the 235 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 5.10 vs. WMT: 3.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
WMT' s EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.2  Med: 12.90 Max: 21.8
Current: 3.2
3.2
21.8
» WMT's 10-Y Financials

Financials (Next Earnings Date: 2016-02-18)


Revenue & Net Income
Cash & Debt
Oprt. Cash Flow & Free Cash Flow

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Guru Trades

Q1 2015

WMT Guru Trades in Q1 2015

Jim Simons 1,627,400 sh (New)
John Burbank 63,359 sh (New)
John Hussman 77,000 sh (+3750.00%)
Joel Greenblatt 687,059 sh (+58.07%)
Ray Dalio 87,404 sh (+19.07%)
John Rogers 162,937 sh (+17.80%)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 495,975 sh (+1.82%)
First Eagle Investment 2,640,989 sh (+0.85%)
John Buckingham 78,071 sh (+0.76%)
Dodge & Cox 30,876,839 sh (+0.37%)
Yacktman Focused Fund 1,000,000 sh (unchged)
Tom Gayner 1,098,000 sh (unchged)
Warren Buffett 60,385,293 sh (unchged)
Bill Gates 11,603,000 sh (unchged)
Caxton Associates 1,000,000 sh (unchged)
Andreas Halvorsen Sold Out
Bill Nygren Sold Out
Ruane Cunniff 2,205,630 sh (-0.45%)
Ken Fisher 128,966 sh (-0.68%)
Tweedy Browne 976,725 sh (-1.34%)
James Barrow 16,164,306 sh (-1.64%)
Richard Pzena 1,334,049 sh (-2.06%)
Jeff Auxier 100,142 sh (-2.14%)
Tom Russo 20,024 sh (-2.84%)
Yacktman Fund 1,650,000 sh (-2.94%)
Donald Yacktman 3,135,871 sh (-4.19%)
Mairs and Power 10,557 sh (-8.26%)
Paul Tudor Jones 32,968 sh (-20.85%)
Mario Gabelli 74,298 sh (-28.76%)
Jeremy Grantham 4,742,681 sh (-32.20%)
Richard Snow 24,042 sh (-37.69%)
HOTCHKIS & WILEY 3,695,584 sh (-38.22%)
Jeff Auxier 42,892 sh (-58.09%)
Pioneer Investments 41,744 sh (-76.57%)
Caxton Associates 85,000 sh (-93.86%)
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Q2 2015

WMT Guru Trades in Q2 2015

Steven Cohen 50,000 sh (New)
Charles Brandes 106,105 sh (New)
Louis Moore Bacon 50,000 sh (New)
David Dreman 9,120 sh (New)
NWQ Managers 911,502 sh (New)
Richard Pzena 5,180,794 sh (+288.35%)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 983,781 sh (+98.35%)
Jeremy Grantham 8,308,781 sh (+75.19%)
Jim Simons 2,721,200 sh (+67.21%)
Ray Dalio 116,104 sh (+32.84%)
John Rogers 200,401 sh (+22.99%)
Richard Snow 25,512 sh (+6.11%)
James Barrow 16,630,170 sh (+2.88%)
John Buckingham 80,078 sh (+2.57%)
HOTCHKIS & WILEY 3,767,825 sh (+1.95%)
First Eagle Investment 2,652,179 sh (+0.42%)
Warren Buffett 60,385,293 sh (unchged)
Paul Tudor Jones 28,400 sh (unchged)
Bill Gates 11,603,000 sh (unchged)
Tom Gayner 1,098,000 sh (unchged)
John Burbank 75,000 sh (unchged)
Paul Tudor Jones 11,100 sh (unchged)
Mario Gabelli 74,298 sh (unchged)
Caxton Associates Sold Out
Yacktman Focused Fund Sold Out
John Burbank Sold Out
Tweedy Browne 975,585 sh (-0.12%)
Dodge & Cox 30,689,864 sh (-0.61%)
Ruane Cunniff 2,176,040 sh (-1.34%)
Tom Russo 19,474 sh (-2.75%)
Yacktman Fund 1,600,000 sh (-3.03%)
Ken Fisher 124,734 sh (-3.28%)
Mairs and Power 10,062 sh (-4.69%)
Jeff Auxier 91,392 sh (-8.74%)
Joel Greenblatt 501,059 sh (-27.07%)
John Hussman 52,000 sh (-32.47%)
Donald Yacktman 2,077,532 sh (-33.75%)
Paul Tudor Jones 19,360 sh (-41.28%)
Pioneer Investments 4,647 sh (-88.87%)
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Q3 2015

WMT Guru Trades in Q3 2015

T Rowe Price Equity Income Fund 1,925,000 sh (New)
Pioneer Investments 422,844 sh (+8999.29%)
Richard Snow 598,140 sh (+2244.54%)
David Dreman 11,923 sh (+30.73%)
Richard Pzena 6,323,926 sh (+22.06%)
John Rogers 234,213 sh (+16.87%)
Joel Greenblatt 560,296 sh (+11.82%)
Charles Brandes 113,397 sh (+6.87%)
Ray Dalio 118,088 sh (+1.71%)
John Buckingham 81,342 sh (+1.58%)
James Barrow 16,816,158 sh (+1.12%)
Dodge & Cox 30,896,914 sh (+0.67%)
Jeff Auxier 91,642 sh (+0.27%)
Tom Gayner 1,098,000 sh (unchged)
Tom Russo 19,474 sh (unchged)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 983,781 sh (unchged)
Paul Tudor Jones 34,900 sh (unchged)
Paul Tudor Jones 21,400 sh (unchged)
Bill Gates 11,603,000 sh (unchged)
Steven Cohen 801,500 sh (unchged)
Zeke Ashton 36,500 sh (unchged)
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Louis Moore Bacon Sold Out
Steven Cohen Sold Out
Ruane Cunniff 2,174,799 sh (-0.06%)
NWQ Managers 910,823 sh (-0.07%)
Tweedy Browne 973,785 sh (-0.18%)
Mario Gabelli 73,875 sh (-0.57%)
First Eagle Investment 2,612,191 sh (-1.51%)
HOTCHKIS & WILEY 3,634,157 sh (-3.55%)
Yacktman Fund 1,500,000 sh (-6.25%)
Warren Buffett 56,185,293 sh (-6.96%)
Donald Yacktman 1,927,191 sh (-7.24%)
Jeremy Grantham 7,448,322 sh (-10.36%)
Ken Fisher 110,304 sh (-11.57%)
Mairs and Power 8,362 sh (-16.90%)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 373,881 sh (-62.00%)
John Hussman 2,000 sh (-96.15%)
Jim Simons 40,300 sh (-98.52%)
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Q4 2015

WMT Guru Trades in Q4 2015

Arnold Van Den Berg 150 sh (New)
Ken Fisher 251,770 sh (+128.25%)
T Rowe Price Equity Income Fund 2,807,500 sh (+45.84%)
Mario Gabelli 74,935 sh (+1.43%)
John Hussman 2,000 sh (unchged)
Yacktman Fund 1,500,000 sh (unchged)
Donald Yacktman 1,876,066 sh (-2.65%)
Richard Pzena 6,145,803 sh (-2.82%)
James Barrow 4,771,345 sh (-71.63%)
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Walmart and the Importance of Capacity to Reinvest - Oct 08, 2015

Walmart (NYSE:WMT) is owned by many value investors, or at least has been on many value investor’s target list. I’ve followed Walmart, studied the history of the business as well as the stock and admired Sam Walton for what he achieved. At this point, while the stock looks cheap, it lacks one important characteristic of a compounding machine – capacity to reinvest. In my previous article, I posted my notes on Chuck Akre (Trades, Portfolio)’s interview on Wealth Track where he talked about what he calls the compounding machines. When answering the question of why not favor dividends-paying companies, Akre offered the following insight:



“Our goal is to compound our capital. There is no free lunch. Management only has three to four choices to do with all the free cash they generate. They can pay dividends, they can buy back stocks, they can invest back in the business or they can acquire other business. In order to compound their capital, the most efficient way is to invest in their own business or other businesses where they earn above average rate of return. If they pay dividends, they no longer have the dividend to do that. So it’s a marginally less efficient way for us to compound our capital.”



He then talked about the requirements of a great business:



“The requirement for a great business for us has three components. First of all, we spend a lot of time trying to understand what’s causing this above average rate of return to occur. Is it getting better or worse? Secondly, we want to see a shareholder friendly management. Lastly, we look for a history of reinvesting the free cash flow as well as the opportunities to reinvest the free cash flow at above average rates. None of these is constant. Business models get better or worse. People’s behavior changes from time to time. The ability to reinvest varies from time to time.”



Walmart almost passes all the requirements. The company earns a very high return on equity, has a shareholder-friendly management and has a history of reinvesting the free cash flow. However, it lacks the most important ingredients of a compounding machine – the opportunity to reinvest the free cash flow at above average rates.



How do I know that? This is not perfect but a very simple yet effective way is to look at the statement of cash flows. Fifteen years ago, Walmart generated $9.6 billion operating cash flows that it can redeploy. Of this $9.6 billion, Walmart reinvested $8 billion, or almost 85%, in the business and returned only $1.2 billion, or 13%, to shareholders through dividends and share repurchases. For the next few years until 2007, Walmart was able to reinvest most of the operating cash flows in the business and generate higher than average returns.



Things started to change in 2008 when Walmart only reinvested 70% of the operating cash flow in the business and returned the rest to the shareholders through dividends and share repurchases. The reinvest ratio has steadily declined from 85% in 2001 to 70% in 2007 and only 43% in 2015. Meanwhile, Walmart has been deploying capital in less efficient ways such as paying down debt and returning capital to shareholders. For instance, in 2011, Walmart returned a whopping $19 billion or almost 80% of operating cash flow to shareholders. In 2014, Walmart returned $13 billion, or almost 55%, of operating cash flow to shareholders.



With the reinvesting opportunities between 2001 and 2007 came faster revenue growth, earnings growth and the compounding of shareholders equity. Walmart revenue almost doubled and earnings more than tripled during those years. The lack of reinvesting opportunities since 2007 coincides with the much slower revenue growth and earnings growth, which ultimately translated into slower compounding of shareholders’ capital.



Some may cheer for Walmart’s management decision to return a massive amount of capital to shareholders and argue that it deserves a higher valuation. I think as long as the lack of reinvesting opportunities exists, Walmart deserves a low multiple.



I am not saying that Walmart is not a good investment from here. The risk of permanent loss of capital is low and the dividend yield may be attractive to income seekers. Personally I am much more willing to invest in businesses with higher multiples, lower dividend yield and much better reinvestment opportunities. In the future, Walmart may become a compounding machine again when it finds a way to rekindle its capacity to reinvest.



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Ratios

vs
industry
vs
history
P/E(ttm) 14.31
WMT's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
78% of the 458 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 20.40 vs. WMT: 14.31 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
WMT' s P/E(ttm) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 10.56  Med: 15.24 Max: 19.85
Current: 14.31
10.56
19.85
Forward P/E 16.16
WMT's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
99% of the 320 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 15.38 vs. WMT: 16.16 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
PE(NRI) 14.31
WMT's PE(NRI) is ranked higher than
76% of the 364 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 22.10 vs. WMT: 14.31 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
WMT' s PE(NRI) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 11.23  Med: 15.28 Max: 19.78
Current: 14.31
11.23
19.78
P/B 2.73
WMT's P/B is ranked lower than
71% of the 458 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.62 vs. WMT: 2.73 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
WMT' s P/B Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.28  Med: 3.17 Max: 4.38
Current: 2.73
2.28
4.38
P/S 0.45
WMT's P/S is ranked higher than
97% of the 458 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.43 vs. WMT: 0.45 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
WMT' s P/S Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.38  Med: 0.52 Max: 0.72
Current: 0.45
0.38
0.72
PFCF 13.59
WMT's PFCF is ranked higher than
72% of the 355 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 22.94 vs. WMT: 13.59 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
WMT' s PFCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 11.44  Med: 19.93 Max: 123.15
Current: 13.59
11.44
123.15
POCF 7.72
WMT's POCF is ranked higher than
73% of the 458 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 11.74 vs. WMT: 7.72 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
WMT' s POCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 6.5  Med: 9.59 Max: 13.61
Current: 7.72
6.5
13.61
EV-to-EBIT 10.31
WMT's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
77% of the 458 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 14.11 vs. WMT: 10.31 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
WMT' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 8.7  Med: 10.80 Max: 13.3
Current: 10.31
8.7
13.3
EV-to-EBITDA 7.54
WMT's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked higher than
76% of the 458 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 10.62 vs. WMT: 7.54 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
WMT' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 6.6  Med: 8.30 Max: 10.7
Current: 7.54
6.6
10.7
PEG 2.12
WMT's PEG is ranked higher than
50% of the 161 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 2.12 vs. WMT: 2.12 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PEG only.
WMT' s PEG Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.05  Med: 1.42 Max: 3.45
Current: 2.12
1.05
3.45
Shiller P/E 15.43
WMT's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
67% of the 129 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 19.11 vs. WMT: 15.43 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
WMT' s Shiller P/E Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 12.97  Med: 19.66 Max: 29.56
Current: 15.43
12.97
29.56
Current Ratio 0.92
WMT's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
70% of the 356 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.19 vs. WMT: 0.92 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
WMT' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.8  Med: 0.90 Max: 1.64
Current: 0.92
0.8
1.64
Quick Ratio 0.20
WMT's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
94% of the 356 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.74 vs. WMT: 0.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
WMT' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.12  Med: 0.21 Max: 0.28
Current: 0.2
0.12
0.28
Days Inventory 47.98
WMT's Days Inventory is ranked lower than
60% of the 350 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 39.56 vs. WMT: 47.98 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
WMT' s Days Inventory Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 40  Med: 43.83 Max: 47.36
Current: 47.98
40
47.36
Days Sales Outstanding 3.78
WMT's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
77% of the 277 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 14.08 vs. WMT: 3.78 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
WMT' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.98  Med: 4.06 Max: 5.27
Current: 3.78
2.98
5.27
Days Payable 40.77
WMT's Days Payable is ranked lower than
59% of the 296 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 46.87 vs. WMT: 40.77 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
WMT' s Days Payable Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 34.63  Med: 38.62 Max: 39.87
Current: 40.77
34.63
39.87

Dividend & Buy Back

vs
industry
vs
history
Dividend Yield 2.93
WMT's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
74% of the 457 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 2.08 vs. WMT: 2.93 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield only.
WMT' s Dividend Yield Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.1  Med: 2.13 Max: 3.46
Current: 2.93
1.1
3.46
Dividend Payout 0.42
WMT's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
100% of the 297 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.38 vs. WMT: 0.42 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout only.
WMT' s Dividend Payout Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.11  Med: 0.23 Max: 0.95
Current: 0.42
0.11
0.95
Dividend Growth (3y) 9.60
WMT's Dividend Growth (3y) is ranked higher than
60% of the 165 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 6.50 vs. WMT: 9.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Growth (3y) only.
WMT' s Dividend Growth (3y) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 9.6  Med: 16.60 Max: 26
Current: 9.6
9.6
26
Forward Dividend Yield 2.93
WMT's Forward Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
72% of the 447 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.96 vs. WMT: 2.93 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Dividend Yield only.
N/A
Yield on cost (5-Year) 5.36
WMT's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
83% of the 457 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 2.50 vs. WMT: 5.36 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Yield on cost (5-Year) only.
WMT' s Yield on cost (5-Year) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.02  Med: 3.91 Max: 6.35
Current: 5.36
2.02
6.35
3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio 2.30
WMT's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked higher than
88% of the 213 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: -0.50 vs. WMT: 2.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio only.
WMT' s 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 1.70 Max: 4.4
Current: 2.3
0
4.4

Valuation & Return

vs
industry
vs
history
Price/Tangible Book 3.44
WMT's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
57% of the 445 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 2.54 vs. WMT: 3.44 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
WMT' s Price/Tangible Book Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.94  Med: 4.66 Max: 17.38
Current: 3.44
2.94
17.38
Price/Projected FCF 1.09
WMT's Price/Projected FCF is ranked higher than
67% of the 359 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.47 vs. WMT: 1.09 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
WMT' s Price/Projected FCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.93  Med: 1.90 Max: 6.1
Current: 1.09
0.93
6.1
Price/DCF (Earnings Based) 1.11
WMT's Price/DCF (Earnings Based) is ranked higher than
69% of the 83 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 2.82 vs. WMT: 1.11 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/DCF (Earnings Based) only.
N/A
Price/Median PS Value 0.86
WMT's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
70% of the 456 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.02 vs. WMT: 0.86 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
WMT' s Price/Median PS Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.74  Med: 1.15 Max: 3.13
Current: 0.86
0.74
3.13
Price/Graham Number 1.46
WMT's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
62% of the 393 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.76 vs. WMT: 1.46 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Graham Number only.
WMT' s Price/Graham Number Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.24  Med: 1.85 Max: 6.09
Current: 1.46
1.24
6.09
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 9.68
WMT's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
78% of the 357 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 5.70 vs. WMT: 9.68 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
WMT' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 7.5  Med: 9.20 Max: 11.5
Current: 9.68
7.5
11.5
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) 9.58
WMT's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked higher than
58% of the 222 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 6.95 vs. WMT: 9.58 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
WMT' s Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 9.6  Med: 13.90 Max: 16.2
Current: 9.58
9.6
16.2

More Statistics

Revenue(Mil) $471464
EPS $ 4.67
Beta0.38
Short Percentage of Float1.95%
52-Week Range $56.30 - 88.00
Shares Outstanding(Mil)3205.94

Analyst Estimate

Jan16 Jan17 Jan18
Revenue(Mil) 482,379 490,656 503,261
EPS($) 4.57 4.15 4.30
EPS without NRI($) 4.57 4.15 4.30

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Business Description

Industry: Retail - Defensive » Discount Stores
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Traded in other countries:WMT.Argentina, WALM34.Brazil, WMT.Chile, WMT.Germany, WMT.Mexico, WMT.Peru, WMT.Switzerland, 0R1W.UK,
Wal-Mart Stores Inc is a Delaware corporation was incorporated in October 1969. The Company operates retail stores located throughout the U.S., Africa, Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Central America, Chile, China, India, Japan, Mexico and the United Kingdom. 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., and includes numerous formats divided into three categories: retail, wholesale and other. These categories consist of numerous formats, including supercenters, supermarkets, hypermarkets, warehouse clubs, including Sam's Clubs, cash & carry, home improvement, specialty electronics, restaurants, apparel stores, drug stores and convenience stores, as well as digital retail. The Sam's Club segment includes the warehouse membership clubs in the U.S., as well as samsclub.com. Walmart U.S. segment's purchases of merchandise were shipped through its 134 distribution facilities, which are located strategically throughout the U.S. The remaining merchandise it purchased was shipped directly from suppliers. It utilizes a total of 156 distribution facilities located in Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Central America, Chile, China, Japan, Mexico, South Africa and the United Kingdom. Through these facilities, it processes and distributes both imported and domestic products to the operating units of the Walmart International segment. The main focus of Sam's Club's distribution operations is on cross-docking merchandise, while stored inventory is minimized. Cross-docking is a distribution process under which shipments are directly transferred from inbound to outbound trailers. Shipments typically spend less than 24 hours in a cross-dock facility, and sometimes less than an hour. The Walmart U.S. segment competes with a variety of local and national 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 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 including Costco Wholesale and BJ's Wholesale Club, as well as with discount retailers, retail and wholesale grocers, general merchandis
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