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Wal-Mart Stores Inc  (NYSE:WMT) Cash-to-Debt: 0.14 (As of Jul. 2017)

Cash to Debt Ratio measures the financial strength of a company. It is calculated as a company's cash, cash equivalents, and marketable securities divide by its debt. Wal-Mart Stores Inc's cash to debt ratio for the quarter that ended in Jul. 2017 was 0.14.

If Cash to Debt ratio is greater than 1, the company can pay off its debt using the cash in hand. Here we can see, Wal-Mart Stores Inc couldn't pay off its debt using the cash in hand for the quarter that ended in Jul. 2017.

NYSE:WMT' s Cash-to-Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0   Max: 0.21
Current: 0.14

0
0.21

During the past 13 years, Wal-Mart Stores Inc's highest Cash to Debt Ratio was 0.21. The lowest was 0.00. And the median was 0.12.

NYSE:WMT's Cash-to-Debt is ranked lower than
79% of the 374 Companies
in the Global industry.

( Industry Median: 0.51 vs. NYSE:WMT: 0.14 )

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
Cash-to-Debt Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only 0.14 0.13 0.18 0.17 0.15

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
Cash-to-Debt 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 0.12 0.15 0.14 0.14 0.14

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

This is the ratio of a company's Cash, Cash Equivalents, Marketable Securities to its debt. The debt includes the Current Portion of Long-Term Debt and Long-Term Debt & Capital Lease Obligation. This ratio measures the financial strength of a company. This ratio is updated quarterly.

Wal-Mart Stores Inc's Cash to Debt Ratio for the fiscal year that ended in Jan. 2017 is calculated as:

Wal-Mart Stores Inc's Cash to Debt Ratio for the quarter that ended in Jul. 2017 is calculated as:

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


Explanation

If Cash to Debt ratio is greater than 1, the company can pay off its debt using the cash in hand. If it is smaller than 1, it means the company has more debt than the cash in hands. In this case, it is important to look the the company's Interest Coverage. Ben Graham requires that a company must have an Interest Coverage of at least 5.


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