Financial Analysis of Wal-Mart

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Financial Analysis of Wal-Mart
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Financial Analysis of Wal-Mart
This paper analyzes the 2010 financial statements for Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (“Wal-Mart”) as presented in its 2010 Annual Report ADDIN ZOTERO_ITEM {"citationID":"1160oc5u73","citationItems":[{"suppress-author":true,"uri":["http://zotero.org/users/10790/items/ACN4XE69"]}]} (2010). The purpose of a financial analysis is to provide information that helps both internal and external users make better business decisions. For internal users, such as managers, officers, and internal auditors, decisions relate to a company’s strategy and operations. External...
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.....ieved from http://cdn.walmartstores.com/sites/AnnualReport/2010/PDF/WMT_2010AR_FINAL.pdf
Appendix
Walmart
– key financial ratios
2010
2009
Liquidity and Efficiency
Working Capital ($ millions)
$ (7,230)
$ (6,441)
Current ratio
0.87
0.88
Acid test ratio
0.27
0.26
Accounts receivable turnover
100.6
106.3
Average collection period (days)
3.6
3.4
Inventory turnover
9.0
8.7
Days sales in inventory
39.7
41.4
Total asset turnover
2.4
2.5
Solvency
Debt ratio
57.3%
59.0%
Equity ratio
42.7%
41.0%
Debt-to-equity ratio
1.34
1.44
Times interest earned (TIE)
12.7
12.0
Profitability
Profit margin
3.5%
3.3%
Return on total assets
8.4%
8.2%
Return on common shareholders' equity
20.3%
20.5%
Market Prospects
Price-earnings ratio
12.18
Dividend yield
2.1%
1.9%