Please wait while we load the requested 10-K report or click the link below:
For Immediate Release
Media Relations Contact
Investor Relations Contact
|Pre-recorded conference call|
800-778-6902 (U.S. and Canada)
585-219-6420 (All other countries)
Walmart Reports Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2010 Results
Earnings Exceed Guidance and First Call Consensus Estimate
Walmart reports fourth quarter earnings per share of $1.23 and adjusted earnings per share¹ of $1.17, five cents above the companys latest guidance and five cents above the First Call consensus estimate.
The companys full year EPS was $3.72 and adjusted EPS was $3.66.
Net sales for the full year topped $405 billion, with International net sales exceeding $100 billion for the first time. Walmart U.S. comparable store sales for the fourth quarter were below guidance.
Consolidated operating income for the fourth quarter was $7.3 billion, up 13.8 percent from last year.
The company leveraged operating expenses for the fourth quarter and expects to leverage expenses for fiscal year 2011.
Walmart ended the year with strong free cash flow¹ of $14.1 billion, an increase over last year of almost 21 percent.
The company has returned $11.5 billion to shareholders through dividends and share repurchase this fiscal year, a level of return that is 58 percent higher than last year.
Walmart posted a pre-tax return on investment¹ (ROI) of 19.3 percent for fiscal year 2010, equal to last fiscal years ROI.
|¹||See additional information at the end of the release regarding non-GAAP financial measures.|
The following information was filed by Walmart Inc. (WMT) on Thursday, February 18, 2010 as an 8K 2.02 statement, which is an earnings press release pertaining to results of operations and financial condition. It may be helpful to assess the quality of management by comparing the information in the press release to the information in the accompanying 10-K Annual Report statement of earnings and operation as management may choose to highlight particular information in the press release.
View differences made from one year to another to evaluate Walmart Inc.'s financial trajectory
Compare this 10-K Annual Report to its predecessor by reading our highlights to see what text and tables were
removed , and by Walmart Inc..