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Walmart Inc  (NYSE:WMT) Debt-to-Equity: 0.61 (As of Apr. 2018)

Walmart Inc's Current Portion of Long-Term Debt for the quarter that ended in Apr. 2018 was $10,038 Mil. Walmart Inc's Long-Term Debt & Capital Lease Obligation for the quarter that ended in Apr. 2018 was $36,305 Mil. Walmart Inc's Total Stockholders Equity for the quarter that ended in Apr. 2018 was $75,552 Mil. Walmart Inc's debt to equity for the quarter that ended in Apr. 2018 was 0.61.

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   Max: 1.33
Current: 0.61

0.37
1.33

During the past 13 years, the highest Debt-to-Equity Ratio of Walmart Inc was 1.33. The lowest was 0.37. And the median was 0.69.

NYSE:WMT's Debt-to-Equity is ranked lower than
51% of the 292 Companies
in the Global industry.

( Industry Median: 0.55 vs. NYSE:WMT: 0.61 )

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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Walmart Inc Annual Data

Jan09 Jan10 Jan11 Jan12 Jan13 Jan14 Jan15 Jan16 Jan17 Jan18
Debt-to-Equity Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only 0.74 0.62 0.62 0.59 0.60

Walmart Inc Quarterly Data

Jul13 Oct13 Jan14 Apr14 Jul14 Oct14 Jan15 Apr15 Jul15 Oct15 Jan16 Apr16 Jul16 Oct16 Jan17 Apr17 Jul17 Oct17 Jan18 Apr18
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 0.63 0.62 0.66 0.60 0.61

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 Inc Distribution

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



Calculation

Debt to Equity measures the financial leverage a company has.

Walmart Inc's Debt to Equity Ratio for the fiscal year that ended in Jan. 2018 is calculated as

Walmart Inc's Debt to Equity Ratio for the quarter that ended in Apr. 2018 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

In the calculation of Debt to Equity, we use the total of Current Portion of Long-Term Debt 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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