Here Are the Facts You Need to Understand Walmart (WMT)

Walmart logged a -1.7% change during today's afternoon session, and is now trading at a price of $156.31 per share. On average, analysts give it a target price of $179.08.

Walmart Inc. engages in the operation of retail, wholesale, and other units worldwide. The large-cap company is based in the United States. Walmart currently returns an annual dividend yield of 1.4%.

What to Consider if You Are Thinking of Buying Walmart:

  • Walmart has moved 23.0% over the last year.

  • WMT has a forward P/E ratio of 22.0 based on its EPS guidance of 7.09.

  • Over the last 6 years, earnings per share (EPS) have been growing at a compounded average rate of 8.0%.

  • The company has a price to earnings growth (PEG) ratio of 3.35.

  • Its Price to Book (P/B) ratio is 5.29

Walmart Has Irregular Cash Flows

Date Reported Cash Flow from Operations ($ k) Capital expenditures ($ k) Free Cash Flow ($ k) YoY Growth (%)
2023-03-17 28,841,000 -16,687,000 45,528,000 23.41
2022-03-18 24,181,000 -12,712,000 36,893,000 -20.01
2021-03-19 36,074,000 -10,049,000 46,123,000 29.42
2020-03-20 25,255,000 -10,384,000 35,639,000 -5.16
2019-03-28 27,753,000 -9,825,000 37,578,000 -1.14
2018-03-30 28,337,000 -9,673,000 38,010,000

Walmart's free cash flows have a decent average of $39.96 Billion over the last 6 years, but they are highly variable since their coefficient of variability is 104435294326.1%. The compounded average growth rate over this period is 0.0%.

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