Walmart Inc.Find Ratings Reports
WALMART INC's gross profit margin for the first quarter of its fiscal year 2018 is essentially unchanged when compared to the same period a year ago. Even though sales increased, the net income has decreased. WALMART INC has very weak liquidity. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 0.15 which clearly shows a lack of ability to cover short-term cash needs. The company's liquidity decreased from the same period a year ago, despite already having very weak liquidity to begin with. This would indicate deteriorating cash flow.
At the same time, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has remained virtually unchanged only increasing by 2.52% from the same quarter last year. The key liquidity measurements indicate that the company is in a position in which financial difficulties could develop in the near future.
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|Income Statement||Q1 FY18||Q1 FY17|
|Net Sales ($mil)||122690.0||117542.0|
|Net Income ($mil)||2134.0||3039.0|
|Balance Sheet||Q1 FY18||Q1 FY17|
|Cash & Equiv. ($mil)||7885.0||6545.0|
|Total Assets ($mil)||204927.0||199718.0|
|Total Debt ($mil)||46343.0||46497.0|
|Profitability||Q1 FY18||Q1 FY17|
|Gross Profit Margin||27.44||27.57|
|Return on Assets||4.37||6.81|
|Return on Equity||11.85||18.45|
|Debt||Q1 FY18||Q1 FY17|
|Share Data||Q1 FY18||Q1 FY17|
|Shares outstanding (mil)||2952.0||3023.0|
|Div / share||0.52||0.51|
|Book value / share||25.59||24.38|
|Institutional Own %||n/a||n/a|
|Avg Daily Volume||1.2280477E7||8915489.0|
BUY. WALMART INC's P/E ratio indicates a premium compared to an average of 25.64 for the Food & Staples Retailing industry and a premium compared to the S&P 500 average of 24.76. To use another comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 3.30 indicates valuation on par with the S&P 500 average of 3.22 and a discount versus the industry average of 4.60. The current price-to-sales ratio is well below the S&P 500 average and is also below the industry average, indicating a discount.
|WMT 28.26||Peers 25.64||WMT 8.83||Peers 10.54|
Premium. A higher P/E ratio than its peers can signify a more expensive stock or higher growth expectations.
WMT is trading at a premium to its peers.
Discount. The P/CF ratio, a stock’s price divided by the company's cash flow from operations, is useful for comparing companies with different capital requirements or financing structures.
WMT is trading at a discount to its peers.
|WMT 16.25||Peers 18.85||WMT 0.58||Peers 0.84|
Average. An average price-to-projected earnings ratio can signify an industry neutral stock price and average future growth expectations.
WMT is trading at a valuation on par with its peers.
Discount. The PEG ratio is the stock’s P/E divided by the consensus estimate of long-term earnings growth. Faster growth can justify higher price multiples.
WMT trades at a significant discount to its peers.
|WMT 3.30||Peers 4.60||WMT -32.20||Peers -13.05|
Discount. A lower price-to-book ratio makes a stock more attractive to investors seeking stocks with lower market values per dollar of equity on the balance sheet.
WMT is trading at a significant discount to its peers.
Lower. Elevated earnings growth rates can lead to capital appreciation and justify higher price-to-earnings ratios.
However, WMT is expected to significantly trail its peers on the basis of its earnings growth rate.
|WMT 0.49||Peers 0.51||WMT 3.72||Peers 6.07|
Average. In the absence of P/E and P/B multiples, the price-to-sales ratio can display the value investors are placing on each dollar of sales.
WMT is trading at a valuation on par with its industry on this measurement.
Lower. A sales growth rate that trails the industry implies that a company is losing market share.
WMT significantly trails its peers on the basis of sales growth