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Walmart

WMT

Walmart continues to make progress adapting its brick-and-mortar business to a digital future, investing heavily in technology and using its largesse as the world’s largest company to push down prices in a bid to win market share away from rivals Target and Amazon. Its Sam’s Club unit is still slugging it out with Costco in the big box category but earlier investments in groceries from meat and produce to floral and pharmacy appear to be paying off. Walmart operates more than 11,000 physical stores in 28 countries and e-commerce websites in 11 countries. It was founded in 1945 and is headquartered in Bentonville, Ark.

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CEO

C. Douglas McMillon

CEO Title

President, Chief Executive Officer & Director

Sector

Retailing

Industry

General Merchandisers

HQ Location

Bentonville, AR

Years on Fortune 500 List

23

Employees

2,300,000

Figures are for fiscal year ended Jan. 31, 2017.Profile provided by S&P Global.
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Key Financials (Last Fiscal Year)
$ millions% change
Revenues ($M)$485,8730.8%
Profits ($M)$13,643.0-7.2%
Assets ($M)$198,825
Total Stockholder Equity ($M)$77,798
Market Value — as of March 31, 2017 ($M)$218,619
Profit Ratios
Profit as % of Revenues2.8%
Profits as % of Assets6.9%
Profits as % of Stockholder Equity17.5%
Earnings Per Share (Last Fiscal Year)
Earnings Per Share ($)4.38
EPS % Change (from 2015)-4.2%
EPS % Change (5 year annual rate)-0.6%
EPS % Change (10 year annual rate)4.9%
Total Return
Total Return to Investors (2016)16.1%
Total Return to Investors (5 year, annualized)5.6%
Total Return to Investors (10 year, annualized)6.5%
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