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Wal-Mart Stores Inc (NYSE:WMT)
Total Equity
\$77,798 Mil (As of Jan. 2017)

Wal-Mart Stores Inc's total equity for the quarter that ended in Jan. 2017 was \$77,798 Mil.

Total equity is used to calculate book value per share. Wal-Mart Stores Inc's book value per share for the quarter that ended in Jan. 2017 was \$25.52. The ratio of a companys debt over equity can be used to measure how leveraged this company is. Wal-Mart Stores Inc's debt to equity ratio for the quarter that ended in Jan. 2017 was 0.59.

Definition

Total Equity refers to the net assets owned by shareholders.

Total Equity and Total Liabilities are the two components for Total Assets.

Wal-Mart Stores Inc's Total Equity for the fiscal year that ended in Jan. 2017 is calculated as

 Total Equity = Total Assets(Q: Jan. 2017 ) - Total Liabilities(Q: Jan. 2017 ) = 198825 - 121027 = 77,798

Wal-Mart Stores Inc's Total Equity for the quarter that ended in Jan. 2017 is calculated as

 Total Equity = Total Assets(Q: Jan. 2017 ) - Total Liabilities(Q: Jan. 2017 ) = 198825 - 121027 = 77,798

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

Explanation

1. Total equity is used to calculate book value per share.

Wal-Mart Stores Inc's Book Value Per Share for the quarter that ended in Jan. 2017 is

 Book Value per Share = (Total Shareholders Equity - Preferred Stock) / Total Shares Outstanding = (77798 - 0) / 3048.00 = 25.52

2. The ratio of a companys debt over equity can be used to measure how leveraged this company is.

Wal-Mart Stores Inc's Debt to Equity Ratio for the quarter that ended in Jan. 2017 is

 Debt to Equity = Total Debt / Total Equity = (Current Portion of Long-Term Debt + Long-Term Debt) / Total Equity = (3920 + 42018) / 77798 = 0.59

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

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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

 Jan08 Jan09 Jan10 Jan11 Jan12 Jan13 Jan14 Jan15 Jan16 Jan17 Total Equity 64,608 65,285 70,468 68,542 71,315 76,343 76,255 81,394 80,546 77,798

Wal-Mart Stores Inc Quarterly Data

 Oct14 Jan15 Apr15 Jul15 Oct15 Jan16 Apr16 Jul16 Oct16 Jan17 Total Equity 79,109 81,394 76,574 78,871 79,571 80,546 75,183 76,525 77,693 77,798
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