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Wal-Mart Stores Inc (NYSE:WMT)
Book Value Per Share
$22.63 (As of Apr. 2014)

Wal-Mart Stores Inc's book value per share for the quarter that ended in Apr. 2014 was $22.63.

During the past 12 months, Wal-Mart Stores Inc's average Book Value Per Share Growth Rate was 6.00% per year. During the past 3 years, the average Book Value Per Share Growth Rate was 6.60% per year. During the past 5 years, the average Book Value Per Share Growth Rate was 6.60% per year. During the past 10 years, the average Book Value Per Share Growth Rate was 8.20% per year.

During the past 13 years, the highest 3-Year average Book Value Per Share Growth Rate of Wal-Mart Stores Inc was 19.60% per year. The lowest was 6.60% per year. And the median was 12.65% per year.

Wal-Mart Stores Inc's current price is $75.71. Its book value per share for the quarter that ended in Apr. 2014 was $22.63. Hence, today's P/B Ratio of Wal-Mart Stores Inc is 3.30.

During the past 13 years, the highest P/B Ratio of Wal-Mart Stores Inc was 6.05. The lowest was 2.54. And the median was 3.30.

Good Sign:

Wal-Mart Stores Inc stock P/B Ratio (=3.35) is close to 1-year low of 3.1


Definition

Wal-Mart Stores Inc's Book Value Per Share for the fiscal year that ended in Jan. 2014 is calculated as:

Book Value Per Share=(Total Equity-Preferred Stock)/Total Shares Outstanding
=(76,255-0)/3,233
=23.59

Wal-Mart Stores Inc's Book Value Per Share for the quarter that ended in Apr. 2014 is calculated as:

Book Value Per Share=(Total Equity-Preferred Stock)/Total Shares Outstanding
=(73,088-0)/3,230
=22.63

* All numbers are in millions except for per share data and ratio. All numbers are in their own currency.

Theoretically it is what the shareholders will receive if the company is liquidated. Total equity is a balance sheet item and equal to total assets less total liabilities of the company.

Book value may include intangible items which may come from the company’s past acquisitions. Book value less intangibles is called Tangible Book.


Explanation

Usually a company’s book value and Tangible Book Value per Share may not reflect its true value. The assets may be carried on the balance sheets at the original cost minus depreciation. This may underestimate the true economic values of the assets. It also may over-estimate their true economic value because the assets can become obsolete.

For financial companies such as banks and insurance companies, their assets may be reported in current market value of the assets owned. Book values of financial companies are more accurate indicator of the economic value of the company.


Related Terms

Total Equity, Preferred Stock, Total Shares Outstanding, Tangible Book Value per Share


Historical Data

* All numbers are in millions except for per share data and ratio. All numbers are in their own currency.

Wal-Mart Stores Inc Annual Data

Jan05Jan06Jan07Jan08Jan09Jan10Jan11Jan12Jan13Jan14
Book Value Per Share 11.5912.7014.7715.8716.5218.6119.4920.8623.0423.59

Wal-Mart Stores Inc Quarterly Data

Jan12Apr12Jul12Oct12Jan13Apr13Jul13Oct13Jan14Apr14
Book Value Per Share 20.8620.2820.8422.0023.0421.3521.9422.6223.5922.63
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