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Wal-Mart Stores Inc (NYSE:WMT)
Book Value Per Share
\$24.71 (As of Jul. 2016)

Wal-Mart Stores Inc's book value per share for the quarter that ended in Jul. 2016 was \$24.71.

During the past 12 months, Wal-Mart Stores Inc's average Book Value Per Share Growth Rate was 1.30% per year. During the past 3 years, the average Book Value Per Share Growth Rate was 3.40% per year. During the past 5 years, the average Book Value Per Share Growth Rate was 5.70% per year. During the past 10 years, the average Book Value Per Share Growth Rate was 7.00% per year. Please click Growth Rate Calculation Example (GuruFocus) to see how GuruFocus calculates Wal-Mart Stores Inc (WMT)'s revenue growth rate. You can apply the same method to get the book value growth rate using book value per share data.

During the past 13 years, the highest 3-Year average Book Value Per Share Growth Rate of Wal-Mart Stores Inc was 19.30% per year. The lowest was 3.40% per year. And the median was 11.70% per year.

Wal-Mart Stores Inc's current price is \$70.88. Its book value per share for the quarter that ended in Jul. 2016 was \$24.71. Hence, today's P/B Ratio of Wal-Mart Stores Inc is 2.87.

During the past 13 years, the highest P/B Ratio of Wal-Mart Stores Inc was 3.88. The lowest was 2.28. And the median was 3.09.

Definition

Wal-Mart Stores Inc's Book Value Per Share for the fiscal year that ended in Jan. 2016 is calculated as:

 Book Value Per Share = (Total Equity - Preferred Stock) / Shares Outstanding (EOP) = (80,546 - 0) / 3,162 = 25.47

Wal-Mart Stores Inc's Book Value Per Share for the quarter that ended in Jul. 2016 is calculated as:

 Book Value Per Share = (Total Equity - Preferred Stock) / Shares Outstanding (EOP) = (76,525 - 0) / 3,097 = 24.71

* All numbers are in millions except for per share data and ratio. All numbers are in their local exchange's 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.

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Historical Data

* All numbers are in millions except for per share data and ratio. All numbers are in their local exchange's currency.

Wal-Mart Stores Inc Annual Data

 Jan07 Jan08 Jan09 Jan10 Jan11 Jan12 Jan13 Jan14 Jan15 Jan16 Book Value Per Share 14.91 16.26 16.52 18.61 19.49 20.87 23.04 23.59 25.22 25.47

Wal-Mart Stores Inc Quarterly Data

 Jul14 Oct14 Jan15 Apr15 Jul15 Oct15 Jan16 Apr16 Jul16 Oct16 Book Value Per Share 24.09 24.52 25.22 23.73 24.53 24.79 25.47 24.06 24.71 25.12
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