WMT
$86.98
Wal-Mart Stores
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Earnings Details
4th Quarter January 2018
Tuesday, February 20, 2018 6:32:00 AM
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Summary

Wal-Mart Stores Misses

Wal-Mart Stores (WMT) reported 4th Quarter January 2018 earnings of $1.33 per share on revenue of $136.3 billion. The consensus earnings estimate was $1.36 per share on revenue of $135.0 billion. The Earnings Whisper number was $1.38 per share. Revenue grew 4.1% on a year-over-year basis.

The company said it expects fiscal year earnings of $4.75 to $5.00 per share. The current consensus earnings estimate is $4.97 per share for the year ending January 31, 2019.

Wal-Mart Stores Inc, operates retail stores in various formats under various banners. Its operations comprise of three reportable business segments, Walmart U.S., Walmart International and Sam' Club in three categories retail, wholesale and others.

Results
Reported Earnings
$1.33
Earnings Whisper
$1.38
Consensus Estimate
$1.36
Reported Revenue
$136.27 Bil
Revenue Estimate
$135.01 Bil
Growth
Earnings Growth
Revenue Growth
Power Rating
Grade
Earnings Release

Walmart U.S. Q4 comps grew 2.6% and Walmart U.S. eCommerce sales grew 23%, Walmart U.S. full year comps grew 2.1% and Walmart U.S. eCommerce sales grew 44%, Fiscal year 2018 GAAP EPS of $3.28; Adjusted EPS of $4.42

Walmart Inc. (WMT):

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Fourth-quarter highlights

-- GAAP EPS was $0.73 and adjusted EPS was $1.33.

Total revenue was $136.3 billion, an increase of $5.3 billion, or 4.1%. Excluding currency, total revenue was $135.1 billion, an increase of $4.1 billion, or 3.1%.

Walmart U.S. comp sales increased 2.6%, and comp traffic increased 1.6%. On a two-year stack, comp sales growth of 4.4% marked the best performance in eight years.

eCommerce sales and GMV at Walmart U.S. increased 23% and 24%, respectively.

Sam’s Club comp sales, excluding fuel, increased 2.4% led by comp traffic growth of 4.3%.

Net sales at Walmart International were $33.1 billion, an increase of 6.7%. Excluding currency, net sales were $31.9 billion, an increase of 2.8%. Nine of eleven markets posted positive comp sales, including our four largest markets.

Consolidated operating income was $4.5 billion, a decrease of 28%. Excluding the impact of discrete charges detailed in this press release, operating income would have decreased less than 1.0 percent.

Fiscal 2018 highlights

Total revenue was $500.3 billion, an increase of $14.5 billion, or 3.0%. Excluding currency, total revenue was $500.9 billion, an increase of $15.1 billion, or 3.1%.

eCommerce sales and GMV at Walmart U.S. increased 44% and 47%, respectively.

Consolidated operating income was $20.4 billion, a decrease of 10.2%. Excluding the impact of discrete charges detailed in this press release, operating income would have been relatively flat.

The company generated $28.3 billion in operating cash flow and returned $14.4 billion to shareholders through dividends and share repurchases.

Walmart Inc. (WMT) helps people around the world save money and live better - anytime and anywhere - in retail stores, online, and through their mobile devices. Each week, nearly 270 million customers and members visit our more than 11,700 stores under 59 banners in 28 countries and eCommerce websites. With fiscal year 2018 revenue of $500.3 billion, Walmart employs approximately 2.3 million associates worldwide. Walmart continues to be a leader in sustainability, corporate philanthropy and employment opportunity. Additional information about Walmart can be found by visiting http://corporate.walmart.com, on Facebook at http://facebook.com/walmart and on Twitter at http://twitter.com/walmart.

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