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Wal-Mart Stores Inc  (NYSE:WMT) Net Margin %: 2.35% (As of Jul. 2017)

Net margin is calculated as Net Income divided by its Revenue. Wal-Mart Stores Inc's Net Income for the three months ended in Jul. 2017 was $2,899 Mil. Wal-Mart Stores Inc's Revenue for the three months ended in Jul. 2017 was $123,355 Mil. Therefore, Wal-Mart Stores Inc's net margin for the quarter that ended in Jul. 2017 was 2.35%.

NYSE:WMT' s Net Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.31   Max: 3.89
Current: 2.31

2.31
3.89

NYSE:WMT's Net Margin % is ranked higher than
61% of the 376 Companies
in the Global industry.

( Industry Median: 1.98 vs. NYSE:WMT: 2.31 )

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
Net Margin % Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only 3.63 3.36 3.37 3.05 2.81

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
Net Margin % 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 2.57 2.87 2.59 2.35 1.42

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

Net margin - also known as net profit margin is the ratio of Net Income divided by net sales or Revenue, usually presented in percent.

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

Net Margin=Net Income (A: Jan. 2017 )/Revenue (A: Jan. 2017 )
=13643/485873
=2.81 %

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

Net Margin=Net Income (Q: Jul. 2017 )/Revenue (Q: Jul. 2017 )
=2899/123355
=2.35 %

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


Explanation

Although Net Income and Earnings-per-Share (EPS) are the most widely used parameter in measuring a company's profitability and valuation, it is the least reliable. The reason is that reported earnings can be manipulated easily by adjusting any numbers such as Depreciation, Depletion and Amotorization and non-recurring items.

But the long term trend of the net margin is a good indicator of the competitiveness and health of the business.


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