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Wal-Mart Stores Inc  (NYSE:WMT) Effective Interest Rate on Debt %: 5.21% (As of Jul. 2017)

Effective interest rate on debt is the usage rate that a borrower actually pays on a debt. It is calculated as the positive value of Interest Expense divided by its average total debt. Total debt equals to Long-Term Debt & Capital Lease Obligation plus Current Portion of Long-Term Debt. Wal-Mart Stores Inc's annualized positive value of Interest Expense for the quarter that ended in Jul. 2017 was \$2,452 Mil. Wal-Mart Stores Inc's average total debt for the quarter that ended in Jul. 2017 was \$47,070 Mil. Therefore, Wal-Mart Stores Inc's annualized effective interest rate on debt for the quarter that ended in Jul. 2017 was 5.21%.

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 Effective Interest Rate on Debt % 4.18 4.22 4.61 5.09 4.93

Wal-Mart Stores Inc Quarterly Data

 Jan13 Apr13 Jul13 Oct13 Jan14 Apr14 Jul14 Oct14 Jan15 Apr15 Jul15 Oct15 Jan16 Apr16 Jul16 Oct16 Jan17 Apr17 Jul17 Oct17 Effective Interest Rate on Debt % 5.00 4.88 5.18 5.21 4.78

Competitive Comparison
* Competitive companies are chosen from companies within the same industry, with headquarter located in same country, with closest market capitalization; x-axis shows the market cap, and y-axis shows the term value; the bigger the dot, the larger the market cap.

Calculation

Wal-Mart Stores Inc's annualized Effective Interest Rate on Debt for the fiscal year that ended in Jan. 2017 is calculated as

 Effective Interest Rate on Debt = -1  *  Interest Expense / ( (Total Debt  (A: {A2}) + Total Debt  (A: Jan. 2017 )) / 2 ) = -1  *  -2367 / ( (50034 + 45938) / 2 ) = -1  *  -2367 / 47986 = 4.93 %

where

 Total Debt  (A: Jan. 2016 ) = Long-Term Debt & Capital Lease Obligation + Current Portion of Long-Term Debt = 44030 + 6004 = 50034

 Total Debt  (A: Jan. 2017 ) = Long-Term Debt & Capital Lease Obligation + Current Portion of Long-Term Debt = 42018 + 3920 = 45938

Wal-Mart Stores Inc's annualized Effective Interest Rate on Debt for the quarter that ended in Jul. 2017 is calculated as

 Effective Interest Rate on Debt = -1  *  Interest Expense / ( (Total Debt  (Q: Apr. 2017 ) + Total Debt  (Q: Jul. 2017 )) / 2 ) = -1  *  -2452 / ( (46497 + 47643) / 2 ) = -1  *  -2452 / 47070 = 5.21 %

where

 Total Debt  (Q: Apr. 2017 ) = Long-Term Debt & Capital Lease Obligation + Current Portion of Long-Term Debt = 40025 + 6472 = 46497

 Total Debt  (Q: Jul. 2017 ) = Long-Term Debt & Capital Lease Obligation + Current Portion of Long-Term Debt = 40469 + 7174 = 47643

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

In the calculation of annual effective interest rate on debt, the Interest Expense of the last fiscal year and the average total debt over the fiscal year are used. In calculating the quarterly data, the Interest Expense data used here is four times the quarterly (Jul. 2017) interest expense data. Effective Interest Rate on Debt is displayed in the 30-year financial page.

Explanation

Effective interest rate on debt measures the usage rate that a borrower actually pays on a debt.

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