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Walmart Inc WMT

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$70.75 −0.07 (0.10%)
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Company Report

Low Prices and Digital Investments Position Walmart for Growth Despite Tepid Spending Environment

Wide-moat Walmart’s unrivaled scale relative to its brick-and-mortar retail peers provides the firm with the rare ability to formidably adapt to a dynamic retail landscape. Walmart benefits from an expansive physical footprint and entrenched position in the communities it serves, putting the retailer in close proximity to the vast majority of US consumers. The firm’s unique promise of a wide assortment of goods at low prices has allowed Walmart to retain its status as the nation’s preeminent retailer for over 30 years.

Price vs Fair Value

WMT is trading at a 580% premium.
Price
$70.75
Fair Value
$95.00
Uncertainty
Medium
1-Star Price
$39.10
5-Star Price
$16.40
Economic Moat
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Capital Allocation
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Bulls Say, Bears Say

Bulls

Margin pressure should abate as Walmart’s recent investments in omnichannel fulfillment and its third-party marketplace continue to scale.

Bears

Walmart’s third-party marketplace and third-party fulfilment capacity pale relative to Amazon’s scale. We posit Amazon can underprice Walmart on commissions, listing fees, and fulfillment services related to its marketplace.

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Trading Information

Previous Close Price
$70.82
Day Range
$70.6571.33
52-Week Range
$49.8571.33
Bid/Ask
$70.70 / $70.75
Market Cap
$569.08 Bil
Volume/Avg
11.7 Mil / 15.4 Mil

Key Statistics

Price/Earnings (Normalized)
30.47
Price/Sales
0.87
Dividend Yield (Trailing)
1.12%
Dividend Yield (Forward)
1.17%
Total Yield
1.68%

Company Profile

Walmart serves as the preeminent retailer in the United States, with its strategy predicated on superior operating efficiency and offering the lowest priced goods to consumers to drive robust store traffic and product turnover. Walmart augmented its low-price business strategy by offering a convenient one-stop shopping destination with the opening of its first supercenter in 1988.Today, Walmart operates over 4,600 stores in the United States (5,200 including Sam’s Club) and over 10,000 stores globally. Walmart generated over $440 billion in domestic namesake sales in fiscal 2024, with Sam’s Club contributing another $86 billion to the firm’s top line. Internationally, Walmart generated $115 billion in sales. The retailer serves around 240 million customers globally each week.
Sector
Consumer Defensive
Industry
Discount Stores
Stock Style Box
Large Core
Total Number of Employees
2.1 Mil

Competitors

Valuation

Metric
WMT
KR
COST
Price/Earnings (Normalized)
30.4711.5752.95
Price/Book Value
7.013.1717.07
Price/Sales
0.870.261.47
Price/Cash Flow
16.446.8635.29
Price/Earnings
WMT
KR
COST

Financial Strength

Metric
WMT
KR
COST
Quick Ratio
0.190.370.40
Current Ratio
0.800.860.94
Interest Coverage
10.387.7851.73
Quick Ratio
WMT
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COST

Profitability

Metric
WMT
KR
COST
Return on Assets (Normalized)
7.77%6.44%11.34%
Return on Equity (Normalized)
24.81%28.12%33.24%
Return on Invested Capital (Normalized)
14.14%11.42%22.77%
Return on Assets
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COST
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