Wal-Mart: Financial Analysis
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The paper discusses Wal-Mart's financial profile, based on a thorough review of its liquidity and profitability ratios. Based on this analysis, Wal-Mart is deemed a strong investment target for both the individual as well as the institutional investor. The paper points out that while its long-term prospects are less sure, its near and mid-term outlook is extremely promising.
From the Paper:"Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. is the world's largest retailer and operates retail stores in various retailing formats in all 50 states in the United States. The Wal-Mart Stores segment includes its discount stores, SuperCenters, and Neighborhood Markets in the United States (Wal-Mart, 2006). Wal-Mart also operates the SAM's Club segment which is a warehouse membership club in the United States. The International segment includes all of its operations in Argentina, Brazil, Canada, China, Japan, Germany, Korea, Mexico, Puerto Rico and the United Kingdom. For fiscal year 2005 Wal-Mart reported total sales of $312,427m, net income of $11,231m, and total assets of $138,187m (Wal-Mart, 2006). Liquidity Ratios: All of the following data is taken from Wal-Mart's 2005 Annual Form 10-K filed with the SEC (Form, 2006)."
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