Walmart Inc. engages in the operation of retail, wholesale, and other units worldwide. More Details
Established dividend payer with adequate balance sheet.
Share Price & News
How has Walmart's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?
Latest Share Price and Events
Stable Share Price: WMT is less volatile than 75% of US stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 3% a week.
Volatility Over Time: WMT's weekly volatility (3%) has been stable over the past year.
7 Day Return
US Consumer Retailing
1 Year Return
US Consumer Retailing
Return vs Industry: WMT underperformed the US Consumer Retailing industry which returned 15% over the past year.
Return vs Market: WMT underperformed the US Market which returned 57.5% over the past year.
Long-Term Price Volatility Vs. Market
How volatile is Walmart's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?
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Is Walmart undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?
Undervalued compared to fair value
Share Price vs. Fair Value
Below Fair Value: WMT ($140.16) is trading below our estimate of fair value ($154.66)
Significantly Below Fair Value: WMT is trading below fair value, but not by a significant amount.
Price To Earnings Ratio
PE vs Industry: WMT is poor value based on its PE Ratio (29.4x) compared to the US Consumer Retailing industry average (14.4x).
PE vs Market: WMT is poor value based on its PE Ratio (29.4x) compared to the US market (22.3x).
Price to Earnings Growth Ratio
PEG Ratio: WMT is poor value based on its PEG Ratio (4.1x)
Price to Book Ratio
PB vs Industry: WMT is overvalued based on its PB Ratio (4.9x) compared to the US Consumer Retailing industry average (2.8x).
How is Walmart forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 24 analysts?
Forecasted annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts
Analyst Future Growth Forecasts
Earnings vs Savings Rate: WMT's forecast earnings growth (7.1% per year) is above the savings rate (2%).
Earnings vs Market: WMT's earnings (7.1% per year) are forecast to grow slower than the US market (18.4% per year).
High Growth Earnings: WMT's earnings are forecast to grow, but not significantly.
Revenue vs Market: WMT's revenue (1.9% per year) is forecast to grow slower than the US market (9.4% per year).
High Growth Revenue: WMT's revenue (1.9% per year) is forecast to grow slower than 20% per year.
Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts
Future Return on Equity
Future ROE: WMT's Return on Equity is forecast to be low in 3 years time (19%).
How has Walmart performed over the past 5 years?
Historical annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue History
Quality Earnings: WMT has high quality earnings.
Growing Profit Margin: WMT's current net profit margins (2.4%) are lower than last year (2.8%).
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: WMT's earnings have grown by 2.4% per year over the past 5 years.
Accelerating Growth: WMT's has had negative earnings growth over the past year, so it can't be compared to its 5-year average.
Earnings vs Industry: WMT had negative earnings growth (-9.2%) over the past year, making it difficult to compare to the Consumer Retailing industry average (72.3%).
Return on Equity
High ROE: WMT's Return on Equity (15.7%) is considered low.
How is Walmart's financial position?
Financial Position Analysis
Short Term Liabilities: WMT's short term assets ($90.1B) do not cover its short term liabilities ($92.6B).
Long Term Liabilities: WMT's short term assets ($90.1B) exceed its long term liabilities ($72.3B).
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Debt Level: WMT's debt to equity ratio (51.4%) is considered high.
Reducing Debt: WMT's debt to equity ratio has reduced from 53.2% to 51.4% over the past 5 years.
Debt Coverage: WMT's debt is well covered by operating cash flow (80.2%).
Interest Coverage: WMT's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT (12.3x coverage).
What is Walmart current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Current Dividend Yield
Upcoming Dividend Payment
Dividend Yield vs Market
Notable Dividend: WMT's dividend (1.57%) is higher than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the US market (1.24%).
High Dividend: WMT's dividend (1.57%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the US market (3.48%).
Stability and Growth of Payments
Stable Dividend: WMT's dividends per share have been stable in the past 10 years.
Growing Dividend: WMT's dividend payments have increased over the past 10 years.
Current Payout to Shareholders
Dividend Coverage: With its reasonably low payout ratio (45.3%), WMT's dividend payments are well covered by earnings.
Future Payout to Shareholders
Future Dividend Coverage: WMT's dividends in 3 years are forecast to be well covered by earnings (35.7% payout ratio).
How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?
Average management tenure
Doug McMillon (54 yo)
Mr. C. Douglas McMillon, also known as Doug, has been the Chief Executive Officer and President of Walmart Inc. (formerly known as Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.) since February 1, 2014. Mr. McMillon served as the ...
CEO Compensation Analysis
Compensation vs Market: Doug's total compensation ($USD22.11M) is above average for companies of similar size in the US market ($USD11.02M).
Compensation vs Earnings: Doug's compensation has been consistent with company performance over the past year.
Experienced Management: WMT's management team is considered experienced (2.8 years average tenure).
Experienced Board: WMT's board of directors are considered experienced (5.3 years average tenure).
Who are the major shareholders and have insiders been buying or selling?
Insider Trading Volume
Insider Buying: WMT insiders have bought more shares than they have sold in the past 3 months.
Recent Insider Transactions
Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have not been meaningfully diluted in the past year.
Walmart Inc.'s company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources
- Name: Walmart Inc.
- Ticker: WMT
- Exchange: NYSE
- Founded: 1945
- Industry: Hypermarkets and Super Centers
- Sector: Consumer Retailing
- Market Cap: US$398.067b
- Shares outstanding: 2.82b
- Website: https://www.stock.walmart.com
Number of Employees
- Walmart Inc.
- 702 SW 8th Street
- United States
Walmart Inc. engages in the operation of retail, wholesale, and other units worldwide. The company operates through three segments: Walmart U.S., Walmart International, and Sam's Club. It operates supercen...
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
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