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Wal-Mart Stores Inc  (NYSE:WMT) Inventory Turnover: 2.11 (As of Jul. 2017)

Inventory turnover measures how fast the company turns over its inventory within a year. It is calculated as Cost of Goods Sold divided by Total Inventories. Wal-Mart Stores Inc's Cost of Goods Sold for the three months ended in Jul. 2017 was $91,521 Mil. Wal-Mart Stores Inc's Total Inventories for the quarter that ended in Jul. 2017 was $43,402 Mil. Wal-Mart Stores Inc's inventory turnover for the quarter that ended in Jul. 2017 was 2.11.

Days Inventory indicates the number of days of goods in sales that a company has in the inventory. Wal-Mart Stores Inc's Days Inventory for the three months ended in Jul. 2017 was 43.27.

Total Inventories can be measured by Days Sales of Inventory (DSI). Wal-Mart Stores Inc's days sales of inventory (DSI) for the three months ended in Jul. 2017 was 32.11.

Inventory-to-Revenue determines the ability of a company to manage their inventory levels. It measures the percentage of Inventories the company currently has on hand to support the current amount of Revenue. Wal-Mart Stores Inc's Inventory-to-Revenue for the quarter that ended in Jul. 2017 was 0.35.


Historical Data

* 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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Wal-Mart Stores Inc Annual Data

Jan08 Jan09 Jan10 Jan11 Jan12 Jan13 Jan14 Jan15 Jan16 Jan17
Inventory Turnover Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only 8.34 8.08 8.11 8.06 8.26

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
Inventory Turnover 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 1.88 2.10 2.03 2.11 1.96

Calculation

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

Inventory Turnover (A: Jan. 2017 )
=Cost of Goods Sold / Total Inventories
=Cost of Goods Sold (A: Jan. 2017 ) / ((Total Inventories (A: Jan. 2016 ) + Total Inventories (A: Jan. 2017 )) / 2 )
=361256 / ((44469 + 43046) / 2 )
=361256 / 43757.5
=8.26

Wal-Mart Stores Inc's Inventory Turnover for the quarter that ended in Jul. 2017 is calculated as

Inventory Turnover (Q: Jul. 2017 )
=Cost of Goods Sold / Total Inventories
=Cost of Goods Sold (Q: Jul. 2017 ) / ((Total Inventories (Q: Apr. 2017 ) + Total Inventories (Q: Jul. 2017 )) / 2 )
=91521 / ((43361 + 43442) / 2 )
=91521 / 43401.5
=2.11

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


Explanation

Inventory Turnover measures how fast the company turns over its inventory within a year. A higher inventory turnover means the company has light inventory. Therefore the company spends less money on storage, write downs, and obsolete inventory. If the inventory is too light, it may affect sales because the company may not have enough to meet demand.

1. Days Inventory indicates the number of days of goods in sales that a company has in the inventory.

Wal-Mart Stores Inc's Days Inventory for the three months ended in Jul. 2017 is calculated as:

Days Inventory =Total Inventories (Q: Jul. 2017 )/Cost of Goods Sold (Q: Jul. 2017 )*Days in Period
=43401.5/91521*365 / 4
=43.27

2. Total Inventories can be measured by Days Sales of Inventory (DSI).

Wal-Mart Stores Inc's Days Sales of Inventory for the three months ended in Jul. 2017 is calculated as:

Days Sales of Inventory (DSI)=Total Inventories (Q: Jul. 2017 )/Revenue (Q: Jul. 2017 )*Days in Period
=43401.5/123355*365 / 4
=32.11

3. Inventory-to-Revenue determines the ability of a company to manage their inventory levels. It measures the percentage of Inventories the company currently has on hand to support the current amount of Revenue.

Wal-Mart Stores Inc's Inventory to Revenue for the quarter that ended in Jul. 2017 is calculated as

Inventory-to-Revenue=Total Inventories (Q: Jul. 2017 ) / Revenue (Q: Jul. 2017 )
=43401.5 / 123355
=0.35

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


Be Aware

Usually retailers pile up their inventories at holiday seasons to meet the stronger demand. Therefore, the inventory of a particular quarter of a year should not be used to calculate inventory turnover. An average inventory is a better indication.


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