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Walmart (NYSE:WMT) Property, Plant and Equipment

: $130,338 Mil (As of Jan. 2024)
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Walmart's quarterly net PPE increased from Jul. 2023 ($123,995 Mil) to Oct. 2023 ($126,824 Mil) and increased from Oct. 2023 ($126,824 Mil) to Jan. 2024 ($130,338 Mil).

Walmart's annual net PPE increased from Jan. 2022 ($112,624 Mil) to Jan. 2023 ($119,234 Mil) and increased from Jan. 2023 ($119,234 Mil) to Jan. 2024 ($130,338 Mil).


Walmart Property, Plant and Equipment Historical Data

The historical data trend for Walmart's Property, Plant and Equipment 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
Property, Plant and Equipment
Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only 127,049.00 109,848.00 112,624.00 119,234.00 130,338.00

Walmart Quarterly Data
Apr19 Jul19 Oct19 Jan20 Apr20 Jul20 Oct20 Jan21 Apr21 Jul21 Oct21 Jan22 Apr22 Jul22 Oct22 Jan23 Apr23 Jul23 Oct23 Jan24
Property, Plant and Equipment 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 119,234.00 121,138.00 123,995.00 126,824.00 130,338.00

Walmart Property, Plant and Equipment Calculation

Property, Plant and Equipment (PPE) are the fixed assets of the companyFixed assets are also known as non-current assets.

Property, plant, and equipment includes assets that will - in the normal course of business - neither be used up in the next year nor will become a part of any product sold to customers.

Some of the most common parts of property, plant, and equipment are:


Land
Buildings (and leasehold improvements)
Transportation equipment
Manufacturing equipment
Office equipment
Office furniture

Companies with lots of property, plant, and equipment often have special categories. For example, railroad property includes:


Track
Ties
Ballast
Bridges
Tunnels
Signals
Locomotives
Freight Cars

There is often a note in the financial statements - found in a company's 10-K - that will explain the different categories of property a company owns.

The market value of property, plant, and equipment can differ tremendously from the book value of property, plant, and equipment.

For example, when Berkshire Hathaway liquidated its textile mills, it had to pay the buyers of the company's manufacturing equipment to haul the equipment away. That property, plant, and equipment was literally worth less than zero. On the other hand, some companies own thousands of acres of land.

All property, plant, and equipment other than land is depreciated. Land is never depreciated. However, land is not marked up to market value either. Under Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), land is shown on the balance sheet at cost.

The property, plant, and equipment line shown on the balance sheet is usually net property, plant, and equipment. This means it is the cost of the property, plant, and equipment less accumulated depreciation.


Walmart  (NYSE:WMT) Property, Plant and Equipment Explanation

A company with durable competitive advantage doesn't need to constantly upgrade its equipment to stay competitive. The company replaces when it wears out. On the other hand, a company without any advantages must replace to keep pace.

Difference between a company with a moat and one without is that the company with the competitive advantage finances new equipment through internal cash flows, whereas the no advantage company requires debt to finance.

Producing a consistent product that doesn't change equates to consistent profits. There is no need to upgrade plants which frees up cash for other ventures. Think Coca Cola, Johnson & Johnson etc.


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Walmart (NYSE:WMT) Business Description

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