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Wal-Mart Stores Incorporation Shares

Wal-Mart Stores Incorporation Shares. Wal-Mart Stores Incorporation operates in the retail sector, including both wholesale and retail formats. The company’s operations are divided into three main segments:

Walmart U.S. is the largest segment of the retail store network, operating in the United States and Puerto Rico, and it accounts for approximately 69% of total revenue. This segment also has the highest overall profitability. Walmart International operates in 28 countries worldwide in the retail and wholesale trade sectors. The segment generates about 17% of the company’s total revenue and is the second largest operating segment.

The Sam’s Club segment is based on membership in discount clubs. It operates in 48 US states, Puerto Rico, and online. It accounts for about 14% of the corporation’s revenue. The company serves approximately 270 million customers per week across 11,700+ stores with 63 different names in 28 countries and through e-commerce websites in 26 countries.

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The company is very well-known and recognized as the largest retail company in the United States. It is a market leader. In 2016-17, it acquired JET.com and JD.com.

Finances

Finance is managed by assuming risk. All obligations amount to 190% of Equity. In order to cover Long-term Debt with Net Income for the year 2022/23, it would take 4.48 years. The profit dynamics of the corporation are already unstable. The average annual growth rate of EPS over the past 10 years was -1.61%, while the average annual growth rate of EPS over the past 5 years was only 5.42%.

With a very stable overall profitability, the indicators of net profitability deteriorate as General and Administrative expenses increase. This may be the second side of development, where increased assets do not generate the same return as before, although Inventory turnover remains stable. However, Working Capital is consistently negative. This indicates that the company may not be able to efficiently utilize its assets and generate sufficient profit.

The company buys back its own shares. At the end of the financial year, there was still over 19 billion USD unused for share repurchases. In total, the company returned 16.034 million USD to shareholders for the 2022/23 financial year through dividends and repurchased shares. This amount represents a whopping 131% of the total net profit for the year.

However, the return on undistributed profit still decreases and is 3.51%. The average ROAE over 10 years has decreased to 15.67%. It is still a good return in a highly competitive environment.

Wal-Mart Stores Incorporation’s operations require continuous capital investments. However, the investments pay off well. One U.S. dollar invested in IMT earns 1.09 EPS.

If the owners of the company wanted to sell shares and invest today in 10-year US Treasury bonds to achieve the same return as the company provided in 2022/23, they should sell the shares for $114 per share.

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Wal-Mart Stores Incorporation shares

The company’s stocks are listed on the NYSE stock exchange. The ticker is WMT. It belongs to the S&P 500 index. This indicates that the company is sufficiently large and stable to be included in this important index.

Taking into account the provided information, several conclusions can be drawn:

1. The company has been paying dividends for 50 consecutive years, but the dividend yield is only about 1.5%. This is a relatively low level compared to other dividend-paying companies. Additionally, the average dividend growth rate over 10 years is only 3.5%. It is evident that investing in this company as a dividend stock may not yield attractive returns.

2. The GRAPES method calculated that the company’s stock price reaches 160 USD. This means that the average annual growth rate is about 1.80%. However, the standard deviation of the stock price is 15%, indicating that the stocks are currently ‘expensive’ and associated with a high level of risk.

3. Since the announcement of the idea, the investment in this company’s shares has already yielded a pre-tax return of 137%, which averages about 9.28% per year. In the future, it is forecasted that the shares may fluctuate between -7% and 10%, which means that the investment carries a significant level of risk.

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We do not change the recommendation to reduce the portion of Wal-Mart Stores Incorporated shares in the portfolio or sell the shares and reinvest in a more profitable position.


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