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Walmart (NYSE:WMT) Cash, Cash Equivalents, Marketable Securities

: $9,867 Mil (As of Jan. 2024)
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Walmart's quarterly cash, cash equivalents, marketable securities declined from Jul. 2023 ($13,888.00 Mil) to Oct. 2023 ($12,154.00 Mil) but then stayed the same from Oct. 2023 ($12,154.00 Mil) to Jan. 2024 ($9,867.00 Mil).

Walmart's annual cash, cash equivalents, marketable securities declined from Jan. 2022 ($14,760.00 Mil) to Jan. 2023 ($8,625.00 Mil) but then increased from Jan. 2023 ($8,625.00 Mil) to Jan. 2024 ($9,867.00 Mil).


Walmart Cash, Cash Equivalents, Marketable Securities Historical Data

The historical data trend for Walmart's Cash, Cash Equivalents, Marketable Securities can be seen below:

* For Operating Data section: All numbers are indicated by the unit behind each term and all currency related amount are in USD.
* For other sections: All numbers are in millions except for per share data, ratio, and percentage. All currency related amount are indicated in the company's associated stock exchange currency.

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Walmart Annual Data
Trend Jan15 Jan16 Jan17 Jan18 Jan19 Jan20 Jan21 Jan22 Jan23 Jan24
Cash, Cash Equivalents, Marketable Securities
Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only 9,465.00 17,741.00 14,760.00 8,625.00 9,867.00

Walmart Quarterly Data
Apr19 Jul19 Oct19 Jan20 Apr20 Jul20 Oct20 Jan21 Apr21 Jul21 Oct21 Jan22 Apr22 Jul22 Oct22 Jan23 Apr23 Jul23 Oct23 Jan24
Cash, Cash Equivalents, Marketable Securities Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only 8,625.00 10,575.00 13,888.00 12,154.00 9,867.00

Walmart Cash, Cash Equivalents, Marketable Securities Calculation

Cash and cash equivalents are the most liquid assets on the balance sheet. Cash equivalents are assets that are readily convertible into cash, such as money market holdings, short-term government bonds or Treasury bills, marketable securities and commercial paper.

Marketable Securities are very liquid securities that can be converted into cash quickly at a reasonable price.


Walmart  (NYSE:WMT) Cash, Cash Equivalents, Marketable Securities Explanation

Marketable securities are very liquid as they tend to have maturities of less than one year. Furthermore, the rate at which these securities can be bought or sold has little effect on their prices.

A high number means either:

1) The company has competitive advantage generating lots of cash

2) Just sold a business or bonds (not necessarily good)

A low stockpile of cash usually means poor to mediocre economics.

There are 3 ways to create large cash reserve.

1) Sell new bonds or equity to public

2) Sell business or asset

3) It has an ongoing business generating more cash than it burns (usually means durable competitive advantage)

When a company is suffering a short term problem, Buffett looks at cash or marketable securities to see whether it has the financial strength to ride it out.

Important: Lots of cash and marketable securities + little debt = good chance that the business will sail on through tough times.

Test to see what is creating cash by looking at past 7 yrs of balance sheets. This will reveal how the cash was created.


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Walmart (NYSE:WMT) Business Description

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Address
702 S.W. 8th Street, Bentonville, AR, USA, 72716
Walmart serves as the preeminent retailer in the United States, with its strategy predicated on superior operating efficiency and offering the lowest priced goods to consumers to drive robust store traffic and product turnover. Walmart augmented its low-price business strategy by offering a convenient one-stop shopping destination with the opening of its first supercenter in 1988.Today, Walmart operates over 4,700 stores in the United States (5,300 including Sam's Club) and over 10,000 stores globally. Walmart generated over $420 billion in domestic namesake sales last year, with Sam's Club contributing another $84 billion to the firm's top line. Internationally, Walmart generated $100 billion in sales. The company serves around 240 million customers globally each week.
Executives
John D Rainey officer: Executive Vice President C/O PAYPAL HOLDINGS, INC., 2211 NORTH FIRST STREET, SAN JOSE CA 95131
Jim C Walton director, other: Director C/O WALTON ENTERPRISES, INC., P.O. BOX 1860, BENTONVILLE AR 72712
S Robson Walton director, 10 percent owner, officer: Chairman of the Board C/O WALTON ENTERPRISES, INC., P.O. BOX 1860, BENTONVILLE AR 72716-0105
Alice L Walton 10 percent owner 110 N.W. SECOND STREET, SUITE 300, BENTONVILLE AR 72712
C Douglas Mcmillon officer: Executive Vice President 702 SW 8TH STREET, BENTONVILLE AR 72716
John R. Furner officer: Executive Vice President 702 SW 8TH STREET, BENTONVILLE AR 72716
Rachel L Brand officer: Executive Vice President 702 S.W. 8TH STREET, BENTONVILLE AR 72716
Christopher James Nicholas officer: Executive Vice President 702 SW 8TH STREET, BENTONVILLE AR 72716
David Chojnowski officer: Senior Vice President 5505 BLUE LAGOON DRIVE, MIAMI FL 33126
Daniel J Bartlett officer: Executive Vice President 702 SW 8TH STREET, BENTONVILLE AR 72716
Randall L Stephenson director 208 S. AKARD ST., DALLAS TX 75202
Judith J Mckenna officer: Executive Vice President 702 S.W. 8TH STREET, BENTONVILLE AR 72716
M. Brett Biggs officer: Executive Vice President 702 SW 8TH STREET, BENTONVILLE AR 72716
Marc E. Lore officer: Executive Vice President 443 GREENWICH STREET, PHA, NEW YORK NY 10013
Kathryn J. Mclay officer: Executive Vice President 702 S.W. 8TH STREET, BENTONVILLE AR 72716