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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 0.15
WMT's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
81% of the 351 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.69 vs. WMT: 0.15 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
WMT' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0  Med: 0.13 Max: 0.21
Current: 0.15
0
0.21
Equity to Asset 0.38
WMT's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
60% of the 335 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.45 vs. WMT: 0.38 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
WMT' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.34  Med: 0.39 Max: 0.43
Current: 0.38
0.34
0.43
Interest Coverage 11.03
WMT's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
67% of the 245 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 22.80 vs. WMT: 11.03 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
WMT' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 4.63  Med: 11.18 Max: 15.09
Current: 11.03
4.63
15.09
F-Score: 9
Z-Score: 4.40
M-Score: -2.81
WACC vs ROIC
6.85%
14.69%
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

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industry
vs
history
Operating margin (%) 5.49
WMT's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
76% of the 353 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 2.95 vs. WMT: 5.49 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
WMT' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 4.2  Med: 5.69 Max: 6.08
Current: 5.49
4.2
6.08
Net-margin (%) 3.32
WMT's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
72% of the 353 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.77 vs. WMT: 3.32 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
WMT' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: 2.91  Med: 3.36 Max: 3.89
Current: 3.32
2.91
3.89
ROE (%) 20.77
WMT's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
86% of the 345 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 8.52 vs. WMT: 20.77 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
WMT' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: 19.16  Med: 21.34 Max: 23.58
Current: 20.77
19.16
23.58
ROA (%) 7.91
WMT's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
81% of the 354 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 3.43 vs. WMT: 7.91 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
WMT' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: 7.79  Med: 8.48 Max: 9.34
Current: 7.91
7.79
9.34
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 22.81
WMT's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
67% of the 353 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 14.82 vs. WMT: 22.81 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
WMT' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 23.01  Med: 24.99 Max: 42.24
Current: 22.81
23.01
42.24
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 5.20
WMT's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
56% of the 290 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 4.10 vs. WMT: 5.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
WMT' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
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 higher than
50% of the 261 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 3.80 vs. WMT: 3.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
WMT' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
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 224 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 5.50 vs. WMT: 3.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
WMT' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 3.2  Med: 12.90 Max: 21.8
Current: 3.2
3.2
21.8
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Guru Trades

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%)
John Hussman 3,350 sh (unchged)
Tom Gayner 1,098,000 sh (unchged)
Yacktman Focused Fund 1,000,000 sh (unchged)
Yacktman Fund 1,700,000 sh (unchged)
Warren Buffett 60,385,293 sh (unchged)
Pioneer Investments 39,430 sh (unchged)
Bill Gates 11,603,000 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

Paul Tudor Jones 41,650 sh (New)
Caxton Associates 1,385,200 sh (New)
Ray Dalio 73,404 sh (New)
Andreas Halvorsen 1,843,145 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%)
Tom Gayner 1,098,000 sh (unchged)
Bill Nygren 3,105,000 sh (unchged)
Warren Buffett 60,385,293 sh (unchged)
Bill Gates 11,603,000 sh (unchged)
Yacktman Focused Fund 1,000,000 sh (unchged)
Yacktman Fund 1,700,000 sh (unchged)
David Dreman Sold Out
Jim Simons Sold Out
George Soros 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)
Caxton Associates 1,000,000 sh (unchged)
Bill Gates 11,603,000 sh (unchged)
Warren Buffett 60,385,293 sh (unchged)
Yacktman Focused Fund 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%)
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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Q2 2015

WMT Guru Trades in Q2 2015

Louis Moore Bacon 50,000 sh (New)
David Dreman 9,120 sh (New)
NWQ Managers 911,502 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 50,000 sh (New)
Charles Brandes 106,105 sh (New)
Richard Pzena 5,180,794 sh (+288.35%)
Jeff Auxier 91,392 sh (+113.07%)
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%)
John Burbank 75,000 sh (unchged)
Mario Gabelli 74,298 sh (unchged)
Bill Gates 11,603,000 sh (unchged)
Warren Buffett 60,385,293 sh (unchged)
Tom Gayner 1,098,000 sh (unchged)
Paul Tudor Jones 28,400 sh (unchged)
Paul Tudor Jones 11,100 sh (unchged)
Caxton Associates Sold Out
John Burbank Sold Out
Yacktman Focused Fund 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%)
Bill Frels 10,062 sh (-4.69%)
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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Ratios

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industry
vs
history
P/E(ttm) 13.10
WMT's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
78% of the 279 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 23.00 vs. WMT: 13.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
WMT' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 10.56  Med: 15.45 Max: 24.86
Current: 13.1
10.56
24.86
Forward P/E 14.06
WMT's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
56% of the 163 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 15.38 vs. WMT: 14.06 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
PE(NRI) 13.20
WMT's PE(NRI) is ranked higher than
79% of the 279 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 22.90 vs. WMT: 13.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
WMT' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 11.23  Med: 15.46 Max: 24.83
Current: 13.2
11.23
24.83
P/B 2.74
WMT's P/B is ranked lower than
64% of the 333 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.88 vs. WMT: 2.74 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
WMT' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 2.54  Med: 3.22 Max: 5.36
Current: 2.74
2.54
5.36
P/S 0.43
WMT's P/S is ranked higher than
56% of the 351 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.50 vs. WMT: 0.43 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
WMT' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.41  Med: 0.53 Max: 0.87
Current: 0.43
0.41
0.87
PFCF 14.15
WMT's PFCF is ranked higher than
60% of the 197 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 18.51 vs. WMT: 14.15 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
WMT' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 12.6  Med: 20.79 Max: 123.15
Current: 14.15
12.6
123.15
POCF 7.78
WMT's POCF is ranked higher than
68% of the 264 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 12.22 vs. WMT: 7.78 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
WMT' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 6.88  Med: 9.71 Max: 15.62
Current: 7.78
6.88
15.62
EV-to-EBIT 9.55
WMT's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
80% of the 300 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 15.56 vs. WMT: 9.55 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
WMT' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 8.8  Med: 11.00 Max: 16.4
Current: 9.55
8.8
16.4
PEG 1.97
WMT's PEG is ranked higher than
53% of the 141 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.99 vs. WMT: 1.97 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PEG only.
WMT' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 1.05  Med: 1.44 Max: 3
Current: 1.97
1.05
3
Shiller P/E 13.33
WMT's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
77% of the 210 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 22.91 vs. WMT: 13.33 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
WMT' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 13.31  Med: 17.42 Max: 32.12
Current: 13.33
13.31
32.12
Current Ratio 0.89
WMT's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
72% of the 340 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.21 vs. WMT: 0.89 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
WMT' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.8  Med: 0.90 Max: 1.64
Current: 0.89
0.8
1.64
Quick Ratio 0.23
WMT's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
94% of the 340 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.75 vs. WMT: 0.23 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
WMT' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.12  Med: 0.21 Max: 0.28
Current: 0.23
0.12
0.28
Days Inventory 46.76
WMT's Days Inventory is ranked lower than
60% of the 346 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 38.45 vs. WMT: 46.76 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
WMT' s 10-Year Days Inventory Range
Min: 40  Med: 46.84 Max: 70.93
Current: 46.76
40
70.93
Days Sales Outstanding 4.37
WMT's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
72% of the 287 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 11.10 vs. WMT: 4.37 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
WMT' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 1.77  Med: 3.35 Max: 5.27
Current: 4.37
1.77
5.27

Dividend & Buy Back

vs
industry
vs
history
Dividend Yield 3.00
WMT's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
74% of the 451 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.93 vs. WMT: 3.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield only.
WMT' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.84  Med: 2.06 Max: 3.24
Current: 3
0.84
3.24
Dividend Payout 0.40
WMT's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
100% of the 283 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.39 vs. WMT: 0.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout only.
WMT' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.11  Med: 0.22 Max: 0.95
Current: 0.4
0.11
0.95
Dividend growth (3y) 9.60
WMT's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
62% of the 156 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 6.60 vs. WMT: 9.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend growth (3y) only.
WMT' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: 9.6  Med: 16.60 Max: 26
Current: 9.6
9.6
26
Yield on cost (5-Year) 5.50
WMT's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
84% of the 450 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 2.28 vs. WMT: 5.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Yield on cost (5-Year) only.
WMT' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 1.54  Med: 3.78 Max: 5.94
Current: 5.5
1.54
5.94
Share Buyback Rate 2.30
WMT's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
87% of the 206 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

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

Valuation & Return

vs
industry
vs
history
Price/Tangible Book 3.55
WMT's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
66% of the 297 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 2.20 vs. WMT: 3.55 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
WMT' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 3.16  Med: 4.68 Max: 17.38
Current: 3.55
3.16
17.38
Price/Projected FCF 1.03
WMT's Price/Projected FCF is ranked higher than
66% of the 217 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.44 vs. WMT: 1.03 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
WMT' s 10-Year Price/Projected FCF Range
Min: 1.09  Med: 1.91 Max: 6.1
Current: 1.03
1.09
6.1
Price/DCF (Earnings Based) 1.02
WMT's Price/DCF (Earnings Based) is ranked higher than
75% of the 28 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.11 vs. WMT: 1.02 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/DCF (Earnings Based) only.
N/A
Price/Median PS Value 0.82
WMT's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
81% of the 336 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.13 vs. WMT: 0.82 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
WMT' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.82  Med: 1.13 Max: 3.07
Current: 0.82
0.82
3.07
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 2.41
WMT's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked lower than
78% of the 83 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.62 vs. WMT: 2.41 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value only.
WMT' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 1.11  Med: 1.64 Max: 3.57
Current: 2.41
1.11
3.57
Price/Graham Number 1.42
WMT's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
57% of the 242 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.64 vs. WMT: 1.42 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Graham Number only.
WMT' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 1.4  Med: 1.86 Max: 6.09
Current: 1.42
1.4
6.09
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 10.50
WMT's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
83% of the 352 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 5.60 vs. WMT: 10.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
WMT' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 6.1  Med: 9.10 Max: 11.4
Current: 10.5
6.1
11.4
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) 11.38
WMT's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked higher than
58% of the 224 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 7.39 vs. WMT: 11.38 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
WMT' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range
Min: 10.2  Med: 13.95 Max: 16.1
Current: 11.38
10.2
16.1

Analyst Estimate

Jan16 Jan17 Jan18
Revenue(Mil) 484,900 498,637 519,222
EPS($) 4.62 4.89 5.06
EPS without NRI($) 4.62 4.89 5.06

Business Description

Industry: Retail - Defensive » Discount Stores
Compare:WMMVY, DG, FDO, DLTR, COST » details
Traded in other countries:WMT.Germany, WMT.Chile, WMT.Switzerland, WMT.Argentina, WMT.Mexico, 0R1W.UK, WALM34.Brazil,
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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