Analysis Financial Statement of Walmart

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Student Financial Statement Analysis for Walmart | | | Table of Contents Page 1. Company Description 2 2. Property and Equipment 2 3. Intangible Assets 3 4. Goodwill 3 5. Depreciation Method 3 6. Impairment Loss 4 7. Liabilities 4 8. Subsequent Events 5 9. Capital Leases 5 10. Summary 6 11. Bibliography………………………………………………………………………………………………..7 I always wonder how Walmart can live by its mission of “saving people money so they can live better”, especially in a time where the economy is not doing so well. We still see new Walmart stores opening in many areas and employing thousands of people. I have become a Walmart fanatic since the opening of their “super stores”, you can do all your shopping in one stop and save a ton of money at the same time compare to the local supermarkets. I decided to do my student analysis on their financial statements to be able to understand how Walmart is not as heavily affected by the recent down-turn in the economy. 1. Company Description Walmart was founded in 1962 by Sam Walton in Roger, Arkansas. Walmart has 9,826 stores and clubs in 28 countries. It employs about 2.1 million associate’s worldwide serving more than 176 million customers a year. Walmart annual net sales for 2010 were $405 billion, the net sales increase by 1% from the prior year. Is not much of an increase; however is pretty good taking into consideration how the county has been facing some difficult times. The average increase in net sales for prior years has been 9.10%. The return on investment for 2010 was 19.3%, which means the amount of money you make from the initial investment. The ROI was equal to 2009 performance; by maintaining same amount of ROI it shows the stability of the company. It’s free cash flow was $14.1,

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