Walmart

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IMAGE DISTRIBUTED FOR WALMART - Customers leave happy from a Walmart store in Bentonville, AR, with their Black Friday items on Thursday, Nov. 24, 2016. This year, Walmart stocked its digital and physical aisles with more than 1.5 million televisions, nearly two million tablets and computers and three million video games. (Gunnar Rathbun/AP Images for Walmart)Gunnar Rathbun — AP
  • Previous Rank
    1
  • Revenues ($M)
    485873
  • Revenue Percent Change
    0.8
  • Profits ($M)
    13643
  • Profits Percent Change
    -7.2
  • Assets ($M)
    198825
  • Employees
    2300000
  • Market Value — as of March 31, 2017 ($M)
    218619

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.

Company Info

CEOC. Douglas McMillon
CEO TitlePresident, Chief Executive Officer & Director
SectorRetailing
IndustryGeneral Merchandisers
HQ LocationBentonville, AR
Websitewww.walmart.com
Years on Fortune 500 List23
Employees2,300,000

Key Financials (Last Fiscal Year)

Revenues ($M)$485,873
Profits ($M)$13,643
Assets ($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
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%