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Walmart Debt-to-Equity

: 0.78 (As of Jan. 2021)
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Walmart's Short-Term Debt & Capital Lease Obligation for the quarter that ended in Jan. 2021 was $5,296 Mil. Walmart's Long-Term Debt & Capital Lease Obligation for the quarter that ended in Jan. 2021 was $57,950 Mil. Walmart's Total Stockholders Equity for the quarter that ended in Jan. 2021 was $80,925 Mil. Walmart's debt to equity for the quarter that ended in Jan. 2021 was 0.78.

A high debt to equity ratio generally means that a company has been aggressive in financing its growth with debt. This can result in volatile earnings as a result of the additional interest expense.

NYSE:WMT' s Debt-to-Equity Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.37   Med: 0.63   Max: 1
Current: 0.78

0.37
1

During the past 13 years, the highest Debt-to-Equity Ratio of Walmart was 1.00. The lowest was 0.37. And the median was 0.63.

NYSE:WMT's Debt-to-Equity is ranked higher than
53% of the 265 Companies
in the Retail - Defensive industry.

( Industry Median: 0.85 vs. NYSE:WMT: 0.78 )

Walmart Debt-to-Equity Historical Data

* All numbers are in millions except for per share data and ratio. All numbers are indicated in the company's associated stock exchange currency.

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Walmart Annual Data
Jan12 Jan13 Jan14 Jan15 Jan16 Jan17 Jan18 Jan19 Jan20 Jan21
Debt-to-Equity Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only 0.59 0.60 0.80 0.97 0.78

Walmart Quarterly Data
Apr16 Jul16 Oct16 Jan17 Apr17 Jul17 Oct17 Jan18 Apr18 Jul18 Oct18 Jan19 Apr19 Jul19 Oct19 Jan20 Apr20 Jul20 Oct20 Jan21
Debt-to-Equity 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 0.97 1.11 0.92 0.84 0.78

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.


Walmart Debt-to-Equity Distribution

* The bar in red indicates where Walmart's Debt-to-Equity falls into.



Walmart Debt-to-Equity Calculation

Debt to Equity measures the financial leverage a company has.

Walmart's Debt to Equity Ratio for the fiscal year that ended in Jan. 2021 is calculated as

Walmart's Debt to Equity Ratio for the quarter that ended in Jan. 2021 is calculated as

* All numbers are in millions except for per share data and ratio. All numbers are indicated in the company's associated stock exchange currency.


Walmart  (NYSE:WMT) Debt-to-Equity Explanation

In the calculation of Debt to Equity, we use the total of Short-Term Debt & Capital Lease Obligation and Long-Term Debt & Capital Lease Obligation divided by Total Stockholders Equity. In some calculations, Total Liabilities is used to for calculation.


Be Aware

Because a company can increase its ROE % by having more financial leverage, it is important to watch the leverage ratio when investing in high ROE % companies.


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