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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 : 7/10

vs
industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 0.18
WMT's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
78% of the 343 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.64 vs. WMT: 0.18 )
WMT' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.01   Max: 0.2
Current: 0.18

0.01
0.2
Equity to Asset 0.40
WMT's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
56% of the 328 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.45 vs. WMT: 0.40 )
WMT' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.37   Max: 0.43
Current: 0.4

0.37
0.43
Interest Coverage 11.03
WMT's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
65% of the 248 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 22.80 vs. WMT: 11.03 )
WMT' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 4.63   Max: 15.09
Current: 11.03

4.63
15.09
F-Score: 9
Z-Score: 4.60
M-Score: -2.77
WACC vs ROIC
3.95%
14.73%
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 : 8/10

vs
industry
vs
history
Operating margin (%) 5.59
WMT's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
78% of the 344 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 2.68 vs. WMT: 5.59 )
WMT' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 4.2   Max: 6.08
Current: 5.59

4.2
6.08
Net-margin (%) 3.37
WMT's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
73% of the 344 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.72 vs. WMT: 3.37 )
WMT' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: 2.91   Max: 3.89
Current: 3.37

2.91
3.89
ROE (%) 21.11
WMT's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
85% of the 335 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 8.76 vs. WMT: 21.11 )
WMT' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: 19.16   Max: 23.58
Current: 21.11

19.16
23.58
ROA (%) 8.00
WMT's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
81% of the 345 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 3.66 vs. WMT: 8.00 )
WMT' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: 7.79   Max: 9.34
Current: 8

7.79
9.34
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 23.07
WMT's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
68% of the 344 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 14.20 vs. WMT: 23.07 )
WMT' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 18.67   Max: 32.5
Current: 23.07

18.67
32.5
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 5.20
WMT's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
54% of the 282 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 4.50 vs. WMT: 5.20 )
WMT' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 5.2   Max: 17.8
Current: 5.2

5.2
17.8
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 3.80
WMT's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
51% of the 250 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 4.00 vs. WMT: 3.80 )
WMT' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 3.8   Max: 21.1
Current: 3.8

3.8
21.1
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 3.20
WMT's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
55% of the 218 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 6.80 vs. WMT: 3.20 )
WMT' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 3.2   Max: 21.8
Current: 3.2

3.2
21.8
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Financials


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Cash & Debt
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Guru Trades

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%)
First Eagle Investment 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 (+0.60%)
Yacktman Fund 1,700,000 sh (unchged)
Bill Gates 11,603,000 sh (unchged)
Tom Gayner 1,098,000 sh (unchged)
Yacktman Focused Fund 1,000,000 sh (unchged)
Tom Russo 21,009 sh (unchged)
Steven Romick Sold Out
First Pacific Advisors Sold Out
Louis Moore Bacon 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 (-50.00%)
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Q3 2014

WMT Guru Trades in Q3 2014

George Soros 117,509 sh (New)
Richard Snow 37,701 sh (+100.37%)
Bill Nygren 3,105,000 sh (+27.78%)
Joel Greenblatt 319,583 sh (+17.13%)
James Barrow 16,080,458 sh (+10.25%)
Dodge & Cox 30,282,752 sh (+9.87%)
David Dreman 3,299 sh (+7.49%)
First Eagle Investment 2,609,915 sh (+3.20%)
John Rogers 168,550 sh (+1.95%)
John Buckingham 76,928 sh (+1.66%)
Donald Yacktman 3,272,616 sh (+0.04%)
Bill Gates 11,603,000 sh (unchged)
Yacktman Fund 1,700,000 sh (unchged)
Tom Gayner 1,098,000 sh (unchged)
Pioneer Investments 39,430 sh (unchged)
John Hussman 3,350 sh (unchged)
Warren Buffett 60,385,293 sh (unchged)
Yacktman Focused Fund 1,000,000 sh (unchged)
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Richard Pzena 1,362,638 sh (-0.23%)
Bill Frels 11,972 sh (-0.70%)
Ruane Cunniff 2,209,841 sh (-0.86%)
Tom Russo 20,759 sh (-1.19%)
HOTCHKIS & WILEY 7,261,652 sh (-1.94%)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 517,923 sh (-2.51%)
Jeff Auxier 102,559 sh (-3.09%)
Jeremy Grantham 7,402,638 sh (-4.71%)
Tweedy Browne 991,542 sh (-8.79%)
Ken Fisher 130,116 sh (-13.07%)
Mario Gabelli 114,298 sh (-18.82%)
Jim Simons 1,127,000 sh (-21.47%)
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Q4 2014

WMT Guru Trades in Q4 2014

Andreas Halvorsen 1,843,145 sh (New)
Ray Dalio 73,404 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 41,650 sh (New)
Caxton Associates 1,385,200 sh (New)
Pioneer Investments 178,134 sh (+351.77%)
Joel Greenblatt 434,643 sh (+36.00%)
Richard Snow 38,587 sh (+2.35%)
James Barrow 16,434,581 sh (+2.20%)
Dodge & Cox 30,762,239 sh (+1.58%)
John Buckingham 77,481 sh (+0.72%)
First Eagle Investment 2,618,633 sh (+0.33%)
Ruane Cunniff 2,215,675 sh (+0.26%)
Donald Yacktman 3,273,133 sh (+0.02%)
Yacktman Fund 1,700,000 sh (unchged)
Bill Gates 11,603,000 sh (unchged)
Tom Gayner 1,098,000 sh (unchged)
Bill Nygren 3,105,000 sh (unchged)
Yacktman Focused Fund 1,000,000 sh (unchged)
Warren Buffett 60,385,293 sh (unchged)
David Dreman Sold Out
George Soros Sold Out
Jim Simons Sold Out
Richard Pzena 1,362,063 sh (-0.04%)
Tweedy Browne 989,978 sh (-0.16%)
Ken Fisher 129,845 sh (-0.21%)
Jeff Auxier 102,334 sh (-0.22%)
Tom Russo 20,609 sh (-0.72%)
Bill Frels 11,508 sh (-3.88%)
Jeremy Grantham 6,995,064 sh (-5.51%)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 487,096 sh (-5.95%)
Mario Gabelli 104,298 sh (-8.75%)
HOTCHKIS & WILEY 5,982,138 sh (-17.62%)
John Rogers 138,311 sh (-17.94%)
John Hussman 2,000 sh (-40.30%)
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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%)
Tom Gayner 1,098,000 sh (unchged)
Bill Gates 11,603,000 sh (unchged)
Yacktman Focused Fund 1,000,000 sh (unchged)
Caxton Associates 1,000,000 sh (unchged)
Warren Buffett 60,385,293 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%)
Tom Russo 20,024 sh (-2.84%)
Yacktman Fund 1,650,000 sh (-2.94%)
Donald Yacktman 3,135,871 sh (-4.19%)
Bill Frels 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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Ratios

vs
industry
vs
history
P/E(ttm) 15.00
WMT's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
71% of the 273 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 21.50 vs. WMT: 15.00 )
WMT' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 10.56   Max: 24.86
Current: 15

10.56
24.86
Forward P/E 15.48
WMT's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
98% of the 177 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 15.63 vs. WMT: 15.48 )
N/A
PE(NRI) 15.20
WMT's PE(NRI) is ranked higher than
73% of the 273 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 23.10 vs. WMT: 15.20 )
WMT' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 11.23   Max: 24.83
Current: 15.2

11.23
24.83
P/B 3.00
WMT's P/B is ranked lower than
79% of the 331 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.60 vs. WMT: 3.00 )
WMT' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 2.54   Max: 5.37
Current: 3

2.54
5.37
P/S 0.50
WMT's P/S is ranked lower than
62% of the 318 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. WMT: 0.50 )
WMT' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.41   Max: 0.87
Current: 0.5

0.41
0.87
PFCF 14.90
WMT's PFCF is ranked lower than
52% of the 204 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. WMT: 14.90 )
WMT' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 12.6   Max: 123.15
Current: 14.9

12.6
123.15
POCF 8.61
WMT's POCF is ranked higher than
59% of the 283 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 10.03 vs. WMT: 8.61 )
WMT' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 6.88   Max: 16.22
Current: 8.61

6.88
16.22
EV-to-EBIT 10.69
WMT's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
76% of the 296 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 15.81 vs. WMT: 10.69 )
WMT' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 8.8   Max: 16.4
Current: 10.69

8.8
16.4
PEG 2.27
WMT's PEG is ranked higher than
50% of the 141 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 2.23 vs. WMT: 2.27 )
WMT' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 1.05   Max: 2.87
Current: 2.27

1.05
2.87
Shiller P/E 15.60
WMT's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
63% of the 180 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. WMT: 15.60 )
WMT' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 13.45   Max: 32.12
Current: 15.6

13.45
32.12
Current Ratio 0.97
WMT's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
67% of the 331 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.17 vs. WMT: 0.97 )
WMT' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.82   Max: 1.64
Current: 0.97

0.82
1.64
Quick Ratio 0.28
WMT's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
89% of the 331 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.74 vs. WMT: 0.28 )
WMT' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.12   Max: 0.28
Current: 0.28

0.12
0.28
Days Inventory 46.44
WMT's Days Inventory is ranked lower than
62% of the 336 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 37.24 vs. WMT: 46.44 )
WMT' s 10-Year Days Inventory Range
Min: 40   Max: 70.93
Current: 46.44

40
70.93
Days Sales Outstanding 5.09
WMT's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
71% of the 283 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 11.55 vs. WMT: 5.09 )
WMT' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 1.77   Max: 5.27
Current: 5.09

1.77
5.27

Dividend & Buy Back

vs
industry
vs
history
Dividend Yield 2.60
WMT's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
60% of the 235 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 3.09 vs. WMT: 2.60 )
WMT' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.81   Max: 3.24
Current: 2.6

0.81
3.24
Dividend Payout 0.38
WMT's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
100% of the 239 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.30 vs. WMT: 0.38 )
WMT' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.16   Max: 0.39
Current: 0.38

0.16
0.39
Dividend growth (3y) 9.60
WMT's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
58% of the 153 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 7.70 vs. WMT: 9.60 )
WMT' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: 9.6   Max: 26
Current: 9.6

9.6
26
Yield on cost (5-Year) 4.77
WMT's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
64% of the 232 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. WMT: 4.77 )
WMT' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 1.49   Max: 5.94
Current: 4.77

1.49
5.94
Share Buyback Rate 2.30
WMT's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
85% of the 194 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: -0.30 vs. WMT: 2.30 )
WMT' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 4.4   Max: 0
Current: 2.3

Valuation & Return

vs
industry
vs
history
Price/Tangible Book 3.80
WMT's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
82% of the 292 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.80 vs. WMT: 3.80 )
WMT' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 3.14   Max: 17.43
Current: 3.8

3.14
17.43
Price/DCF (Projected) 1.10
WMT's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
55% of the 184 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. WMT: 1.10 )
WMT' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 1.17   Max: 5.05
Current: 1.1

1.17
5.05
Price/Median PS Value 0.90
WMT's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
76% of the 331 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.10 vs. WMT: 0.90 )
WMT' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.87   Max: 2.84
Current: 0.9

0.87
2.84
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 2.40
WMT's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked lower than
104% of the 80 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.30 vs. WMT: 2.40 )
WMT' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 1.17   Max: 3.57
Current: 2.4

1.17
3.57
Price/Graham Number 1.60
WMT's Price/Graham Number is ranked lower than
57% of the 250 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.40 vs. WMT: 1.60 )
WMT' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 1.45   Max: 5.37
Current: 1.6

1.45
5.37
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 9.40
WMT's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
78% of the 343 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 6.10 vs. WMT: 9.40 )
WMT' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 6.1   Max: 11.4
Current: 9.4

6.1
11.4
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 10.99
WMT's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
58% of the 211 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 8.62 vs. WMT: 10.99 )
WMT' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: 10.3   Max: 16.1
Current: 10.99

10.3
16.1

Analyst Estimate

Jan16 Jan17 Jan18
Revenue(Mil) 490,119 506,417 526,061
EPS($) 4.84 5.15 5.51
EPS without NRI($) 4.84 5.15 5.51

Business Description

Industry: Retail - Defensive » Discount Stores
Compare:WMMVY, DG, FDO, DLTR, COST » details
Traded in other countries:WMT.Germany, WALM34.Brazil, WMT.Mexico, WMT.Argentina, WMT.Chile, WMT.Switzerland,
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 mer
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