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- CEOMichael T. Duke
- Address702 S.W. Eighth St., Bentonville, AR 72716
Wal-Mart reclaimed the top spot in the Fortune 500 in 2012 after slipping to No. 2 last year. The retailer’s refocus on low prices continued to attract frugal shoppers into the discounter’s U.S. stores.
For fiscal year 2012, sales rose 5.9%, to $443.9 billion. Despite relatively strong sales, Wal-Mart must hold onto its U.S. shoppers, which make up 62% of the chain’s net sales.
Beyond the U.S., Wal-Mart continues to investigate allegations that executives in Mexico paid more than $24 million in bribes to speed the retailer’s expansion there. The probe has widened to Brazil, India and China.
|$ Millions||% change|
|Total Shareholder Equity||76,343||-|
|Market Value (on March 29, 2013)||246,373.5||-|
Profit as a % of
|Profit Percent Sales||246,373.5|
|Profit Percent Assets||8.4|
|Profit Percent Shareholder Equity||22.3|
Earnings Per Share
|Earnings Per Share||5.02|
|EPS % Change (from 2012)||11.1|
|EPS Change (5 year)||9.9|
|EPS Change (10 year)||10.7|
Total Return to Investors
|Total Return to Investors||17.6|
|Total Return to Investors (5 year)||10|
|Total Return to Investors (10 year)|