U.S. comparable store sales review and guidance

The company reported U.S. comparable store sales based on its 13-week and 39-week retail calendar periods ended Oct. 26, 2012 and Oct. 28, 2011, as follows:
    Without Fuel         With Fuel         Fuel Impact
Thirteen Weeks Ended Thirteen Weeks Ended Thirteen Weeks Ended
10/26/12     10/28/11 10/26/12     10/28/11 10/26/12     10/28/11
           
Walmart U.S. 1.5 % 1.3 % 1.5 % 1.3 % 0.0 % 0.0 %
Sam's Club 2.7 %     5.7 % 3.8 %     9.0 % 1.1 %     3.3 %
Total U.S. 1.7 % 1.9 % 1.9 % 2.6 % 0.2 % 0.7 %
 
    Without Fuel       With Fuel       Fuel Impact
Thirty-Nine Weeks Ended Thirty-Nine Weeks Ended Thirty-Nine Weeks Ended
10/26/12     10/28/11 10/26/12     10/28/11 10/26/12     10/28/11
           
Walmart U.S. 2.1 % -0.3 % 2.1 % -0.3 % 0.0 % 0.0 %
Sam's Club 4.1 %     5.0 % 4.4 %     9.0 % 0.3 %     4.0 %
Total U.S. 2.4 % 0.5 % 2.5 % 1.3 % 0.1 % 0.8 %
 

During the 13-week period, the Walmart U.S. comp was driven by an increase in average ticket of 1.4 percent. Traffic was positive by 0.1 percent. All three geographic regions had positive comp sales.

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