Walmart Inc. engages in the retail and wholesale operations in various formats worldwide.
Proven track record average dividend payer.
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 has not had significant price volatility in the past 3 months.
7 Day Return
US Consumer Retailing
1 Year Return
US Consumer Retailing
Return vs Industry: WMT exceeded the US Consumer Retailing industry which returned 9.2% over the past year.
Return vs Market: WMT exceeded the US Market which returned -14.9% over the past year.
Price Volatility Vs. Market
How volatile is Walmart's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?
Simply Wall St News
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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 ($119.48) is trading below our estimate of fair value ($155.46)
Significantly Below Fair Value: WMT is trading below fair value by more than 20%.
Price To Earnings Ratio
PE vs Industry: WMT is poor value based on its PE Ratio (22.9x) compared to the Consumer Retailing industry average (16.2x).
PE vs Market: WMT is poor value based on its PE Ratio (22.9x) compared to the US market (12.5x).
Price to Earnings Growth Ratio
PEG Ratio: WMT is poor value based on its PEG Ratio (6.9x)
Price to Book Ratio
PB vs Industry: WMT is overvalued based on its PB Ratio (4.5x) compared to the US Consumer Retailing industry average (1.2x).
How is Walmart forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 17 analysts?
Forecasted annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts
Analyst Future Growth Forecasts
Earnings vs Savings Rate: WMT's forecast earnings growth (3.3% per year) is above the savings rate (1.7%).
Earnings vs Market: WMT's earnings (3.3% per year) are forecast to grow slower than the US market (12.2% per year).
High Growth Earnings: WMT's earnings are forecast to grow, but not significantly.
Revenue vs Market: WMT's revenue (2.7% per year) is forecast to grow slower than the US market (7.1% per year).
High Growth Revenue: WMT's revenue (2.7% 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 (18.4%).
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 (2.8%) are higher than last year (1.3%).
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: WMT's earnings have declined by -10.6% per year over the past 5 years.
Accelerating Growth: WMT's earnings growth over the past year (123.1%) exceeds its 5-year average (-10.6% per year).
Earnings vs Industry: WMT earnings growth over the past year (123.1%) exceeded the Consumer Retailing industry -0.6%.
Return on Equity
High ROE: WMT's Return on Equity (18.6%) is considered low.
How is Walmart's financial position?
Financial Position Analysis
Short Term Liabilities: WMT's short term assets ($61.8B) do not cover its short term liabilities ($77.8B).
Long Term Liabilities: WMT's short term assets ($61.8B) do not cover its long term liabilities ($77.2B).
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Debt Level: WMT's debt to equity ratio (61.7%) is considered high.
Reducing Debt: WMT's debt to equity ratio has increased from 55.7% to 61.7% over the past 5 years.
Debt Coverage: WMT's debt is well covered by operating cash flow (50.2%).
Interest Coverage: WMT's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT (8.9x coverage).
Inventory Level: WMT has a high level of physical assets or inventory.
Debt Coverage by Assets: WMT's debt is covered by short term assets (assets are 1.2x debt).
What is Walmart's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Current Dividend Yield
Upcoming Dividend Payment
Dividend Yield vs Market
Notable Dividend: WMT's dividend (1.81%) isn’t notable compared to the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the US market (2.04%).
High Dividend: WMT's dividend (1.81%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the US market (5.7%).
Stability and Growth of Payments
Stable Dividend: WMT's dividends per share have been stable in the past 10 years.
Growing Dividend: WMT's dividend payments have increased over the past 10 years.
Current Payout to Shareholders
Dividend Coverage: With its reasonably low payout ratio (40.6%), WMT's dividend payments are well covered by earnings.
Future Payout to Shareholders
Future Dividend Coverage: WMT's dividends in 3 years are forecast to be well covered by earnings (41.9% payout ratio).
How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?
Average management tenure
Doug McMillon (53yo)
Mr. C. Douglas McMillon, also known as Doug, has been the Chief Executive Officer and President of Walmart Inc. (formerly known as Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.) since February 1, 2014. He is Chief Executive Offic ...
CEO Compensation Analysis
Compensation vs Market: Doug's total compensation ($USD23.62M) is above average for companies of similar size in the US market ($USD11.87M).
Compensation vs Earnings: Doug's compensation has been consistent with company performance over the past year.
|Executive VP & CFO||4.25yrs||US$9.42m||0.011% $36.2m|
|Executive VP||2.17yrs||US$12.92m||0.0075% $25.5m|
|Executive VP||7.25yrs||US$9.29m||0.0032% $10.9m|
|CTO, Chief Development Officer & Executive VP||0.92yr||no data||0.0041% $13.9m|
|Vice President of Investor Relations||1.75yrs||no data||no data|
|Executive VP||1.25yrs||no data||no data|
|Executive VP of Global Governance||1.67yrs||no data||0.0051% $17.3m|
|Head of Sales||1.83yrs||no data||no data|
|Executive VP of Global People & Chief People Officer||0.17yr||no data||0.00014% $473.8k|
Experienced Management: WMT's management team is not considered experienced ( 1.8 years average tenure), which suggests a new team.
|Lead Independent Director||1.83yrs||US$369.04k||0.00042% $1.4m|
|Independent Director||10.25yrs||US$296.63k||0.00090% $3.0m|
|Independent Director||7.75yrs||US$387.14k||0.0016% $5.5m|
|Independent Director||2.17yrs||US$361.67k||0.00024% $812.2k|
|Independent Director||8.25yrs||US$270.81k||0.0010% $3.5m|
|Independent Director||2.83yrs||US$270.74k||0.00026% $879.8k|
Experienced Board: WMT's board of directors are considered experienced (5.6 years average tenure).
Who are the major shareholders and have insiders been buying or selling?
Insider Trading Volume
Insider Buying: WMT insiders have only sold shares 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$338.400b
- Shares outstanding: 2.83b
- Website: https://www.stock.walmart.com
Number of Employees
- Walmart Inc.
- 702 SW 8th Street
- United States
|Ticker||Exchange||Primary Security||Security Type||Country||Currency||Listed on|
|WMT||NYSE (New York Stock Exchange)||Yes||Common Shares||US||USD||Apr 1972|
|WMT||BVL (Bolsa de Valores de Lima)||Yes||Common Shares||PE||USD||Apr 1972|
|WMT||DB (Deutsche Boerse AG)||Yes||Common Shares||DE||EUR||Apr 1972|
|WMT *||BMV (Bolsa Mexicana de Valores)||Yes||Common Shares||MX||MXN||Apr 1972|
|WMT||SWX (SIX Swiss Exchange)||Yes||Common Shares||CH||CHF||Apr 1972|
|WMT||XTRA (XETRA Trading Platform)||Yes||Common Shares||DE||EUR||Apr 1972|
|0R1W||LSE (London Stock Exchange)||Yes||Common Shares||GB||USD||Apr 1972|
|WMT||BVC (Bolsa de Valores de Colombia)||Yes||Common Shares||CO||COP||Apr 1972|
|WMT||SNSE (Santiago Stock Exchange)||Yes||Common Shares||CL||USD||Apr 1972|
|WMT-U||ETLX (Eurotlx)||Yes||Common Shares||IT||EUR||Apr 1972|
|WMT||WBAG (Wiener Boerse AG)||Yes||Common Shares||AT||EUR||Apr 1972|
|WMT||BASE (Buenos Aires Stock Exchange)||CEDEARS 3 REP 1 COM USD0.10||AR||ARS||Jul 2001|
|WALM34||BOVESPA (Bolsa de Valores de Sao Paulo)||BDR REPR 1/4 COM STK NPV||BR||BRL||Dec 2011|
Walmart Inc. engages in the retail and wholesale operations in various formats worldwide. The company operates through three segments: Walmart U.S., Walmart International, and Sam's Club. It operates supercenters, supermarkets, hypermarkets, warehouse clubs, cash and carry stores, discount stores, drugstores, and convenience stores; membership-only warehouse clubs; e-commerce Websites, such as walmart.com, jet.com, shoes.com, and samsclub.com; and mobile commerce applications. The company offers grocery products, including meat, produce, natural and organics, deli and bakery, dairy, frozen foods, alcoholic and nonalcoholic beverages, floral and dry grocery, as well as consumables, such as health and beauty aids, baby products, household chemicals, paper goods, and pet supplies; and health and wellness products. It also provides electronics, cameras and supplies, photo processing services, wireless, movies, music, video games, and books; stationery, automotive, hardware and paint, sporting goods, and outdoor living and horticulture; apparel for women, girls, men, boys, and infants, as well as shoes, jewelry, and accessories; and home furnishings, housewares and small appliances, bedding, home decor, toys, fabrics, crafts, and seasonal merchandise, as well as brand name merchandise. In addition, the company offers fuel and financial services and related products, including money orders, prepaid cards, wire and money transfers, check cashing, and bill payment. It operates approximately 11,300 stores and various e-commerce Websites under the 58 banners in 27 countries. The company was formerly known as Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. and changed its name to Walmart Inc. in February 2018. Walmart Inc. was founded in 1945 and is based in Bentonville, Arkansas.
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
|Data||Last Updated (UTC time)|
|Company Analysis||2020/04/04 00:04|
|End of Day Share Price||2020/04/03 00:00|
Unless specified all financial data is based on a yearly period but updated quarterly. This is known as Trailing Twelve Month (TTM) or Last Twelve Month (LTM) Data. Learn more here.