Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.

Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE: WMT) is an American public corporation that runs a chain of large discount department stores and a chain of membership required warehouse stores. In 2010 it was the world's largest public corporation by revenue, according to the Forbes Global 2000 for that year. The company was founded by Sam Walton in 1962, incorporated on October 31, 1969, and publicly traded on the New York Stock Exchange in 1972. Wal-Mart, headquartered in Bentonville, Arkansas, is the largest majority private employer and the largest grocery retailer in the United States. In 2009, it generated 51% of its US$258 billion sales in the U.S. from grocery business. It also owns and operates the Sam's Club retail warehouses in North America. Wal-Mart operates under its own name in the United States, including the 50 states and Puerto Rico. Wal-Mart operates in Mexico as Walmex, in the United Kingdom as Asda ("Asda Wal-Mart" in some branches), in Japan as Seiyu, and in India as Best Price. It has wholly-owned operations in Argentina, Brazil, and Canada. Wal-Mart's investments outside North America have had mixed results: its operations in the United Kingdom, South America and China are highly successful, while it was forced to pull out of Germany and South Korea when ventures there were unsuccessful. Share Prices (in $) ± From 26-06-10 to 10-07-10 (in US $)

Open $49.25 $49.32 $48.66
$49.34 $48.44 $48.10 $49.25 $48.96 $49.17 $49.06 $49.95 $50.73 $50.76 $51.07 $51.71

Close 49.43 49.18 48.92 48.57 48 48.34 49.43 48.07 48.9 49.57 48.8 50.03 50.81 50.68 51.02

High 49.55 $49.32 $48.97
$49.44 $48.44 $48.41 $49.55 $48.97 $49.26 $49.77 $50.20 $50.83 $51.04 $51.47 $51.88

Low 49.15 $48.79 $48.16
$48.26 $47.84 $47.77 $49.15 $48.01 $48.43 $49.01 $48.80 $49.95 $50.40 $50.60 $50.71

Volume
1,26,50,000 1,61,79,000 1,82,25,800 1,35,84,200 1,81,14,600 1,16,07,200 1,83,92,400 2,03,54,700 1,46,97,100 4,53,36,600 1,48,19,600 1,59,45,800 1,36,59,200 1,46,57,000

67 $0. .54 and a Total Debt/Equity ratio of 0.20% 1.The average share price is $48.09 $0.31 Financial Analysis ± Dividend ± Year 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 Dividend $1. Balance Sheet Analysis ± WMT currently sports a fairly solid balance sheet.40% 1. This may seem pretty low.71.90% 1.88 $0.20% Profit Margin ± WMT currently has a profit margin of about 4%.95 $0.60% 1.60 Yield 2. but retailers typically have some of the lowest profit margins around. up from their five -year average profit margin of 3. They have a LT Debt/Equity ratio of 0. This implies that WMT is using a manageable amount of leverage in order to grow its business while remaining financially safe.4%.

Summary ± Walmart (WMT).35% dividend yield. which is a pretty good deal on this type of company. among the largest companies in the world. . a 2.5. -Four year average revenue growth: 7% -Four year average earnings growth: 6% (with EPS growth of 8%) -Four year average cash flow growth: 10% -Moderate debt levels. and significant share repurchases -The stock currently has a P/E of about 13. appears to be a good option for placement consideration in a dividend growth portfolio.

798 15072.2 333.6 334.2 330.8 343.6 325.2 331.Marks & Spencer Marks & Spencer (M&S) is a major British retailer.9 345 355. with its head office in the Waterside House in the City of Westminster. England.9 352. with over 895 stores in more than 40 territories around the world. will take over as chief executive from Stuart Rose in early 2010.7 VOLUME 000's 6099. Most of its domestic stores sell both clothing and food.453 8214.8 327. The company.313 8142.405 7839. and since the turn of the century it has started expanding into other ranges such as homewares.5 348 350.7 CLOSE 340. formerly of Morrisons.8 LOW 337.65. the 43rd largest retailer in the world.6 333. In November 2009.5 328.5 344.6 328.598 348. and as of 2008. It is listed on the London Stock Exchange and is a constituent of the FTSE 100 Index. .9 344.128 7903.4 328.9 330. over 600 domestic and 295 international. In 1998 it became the first British retailer to make a pre-tax profit of over £1 billion.5 343. is the largest clothing retailer in the United Kingdom.5 335. it was announced that Marc Bolland.3 343 337.1 341.3 333.9 350.216 10727.5 329. Share Prices (in £) DATE 28-06-2010 29-06-2010 30-06-2010 01-07-2010 02-07-2010 05-07-2010 06-07-2010 07-07-2010 08-07-2010 09-07-2010 OPEN 343 333. Rose will continue as chairman until mid-2011.7 343. though a few years later it plunged into a crisis which lasted for several years.494 15194 5372 5039 Average Share price is £ 339. as well as being an upmarket food retailer. London. furniture and technology.8 347.4 348 348 HIGH 343 338. Book Value of each share is £ 25.4 322 326.

Financial Analysis ± .

Total outside Liability Assets Secured Loans + Unsecured Loans Net Worth 7153.3 The net worth of the company is £ 4392.Net Worth Net worth= Total Asset .2 2760.3 million. .9 4392.

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