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  • Previous Rank1
  • Revenues ($M)$485,873
  • Revenue Percent Change0.8%
  • Profits ($M)$13,643
  • Profits Percent Change-7.2%
  • Assets ($M)$198,825
  • Employees2,300,000
  • Market Value — as of March 31, 2017 ($M)$218,619

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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Company Info

CEO
C. Douglas McMillon
CEO Title
President, Chief Executive Officer & Director
Sector
Retailing
Industry
General Merchandisers
HQ Location
Bentonville, AR
Websitehttp://www.walmart.com
Years on Fortune 500 List23
Employees2,300,000
Figures are for fiscal year ended Jan. 31, 2017.

Walmart Rank History

Key Financials (Last Fiscal Year)

$ millions% change
Revenues ($M)$485,8730.8%
Profits ($M)$13,643-7.2%
Assets ($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%