WMT Wal-Mart stock Story

WMT -  USA Stock  

USD 136.28  1.58  1.17%

Walmart is scheduled to announce its earnings today. The next earnings report is expected on the 16th of February 2021. Walmart Accounts Payable Turnover is comparatively stable at the moment as compared to the past year. Walmart reported Accounts Payable Turnover of 11.14 in 2019. Operating Margin is likely to gain to 5.07 in 2020, whereas Earnings before Tax are likely to drop slightly above 18.2 B in 2020. As many of us are excited about consumer defensive space, it is fair to review Walmart as a unique alternative.
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How much will Walmart owe in December?
The company has 70.24 B in debt with debt to equity (D/E) ratio of 0.87, which is OK given its current industry classification. Walmart has a current ratio of 0.77, suggesting that it has not enough short term capital to pay financial commitments when the payables are due. Macroaxis provides trade recommendation on Walmart to complement and cross-verify current analyst consensus on Walmart. Our trade advice engine determines the company's potential to grow exclusively from the perspective of an investor's current risk tolerance and investing horizon.
Wal-Mart Stores financial leverage ratio helps determine the effect of debt on the overall profitability of the company. It measures the total debt position of Wal-Mart Stores, including all of Wal-Mart Stores's outstanding debt obligations, and compares it with the equity. In simple terms, the high financial leverage means the cost of production, together with running the business day-to-day, is high, whereas, lower financial leverage implies lower fixed cost investment in the business and generally considered by investors to be a good sign. So if creditors own a majority of Wal-Mart Stores assets, the company is considered highly leveraged. Understanding the composition and structure of overall Wal-Mart Stores debt and outstanding corporate bonds gives a good idea of how risky the capital structure of a business is and if it is worth investing in it.
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Understanding WMT Wal-Mart Total Liabilities

Wal-Mart Stores liabilities are broken down into two parts on the balance sheet. These are short-term (or current) obligations and long-term debt. Wal-Mart Stores has to fulfill its short-term liabilities in this reporting year and should be no more than 12 months old. Long-term debt, on the other hand, is anything beyond the 12-month payment timeframe. Common short-term liabilities found on Wal-Mart Stores balance sheet include debt obligations and money owed to different Wal-Mart Stores vendors, workers, and loan providers. Below is the chart of WMT Wal-Mart short long-term liabilities accounts currently reported on its balance sheet.
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How important is Wal-Mart Stores's Liquidity

Wal-Mart Stores financial leverage refers to using borrowed capital as a funding source to finance Wal-Mart Stores ongoing operations. It is usually used to expand the firm's asset base and generate returns on borrowed capital. Wal-Mart Stores financial leverage is typically calculated by taking the company's all interest-bearing debt and dividing it by total capital. So the higher the debt-to-capital ratio (i.e., financial leverage), the riskier the company. Please check the breakdown between Wal-Mart Stores's total debt and its cash.

What do experts say?

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It is good to see analyst projects for Wal-Mart Stores, but it might be worth checking our own buy vs. sell analysis

Breaking it down

The entity reported the last year's revenue of 542.03 B. Total Income to common stockholders was 17.9 B with profit before taxes, overhead, and interest of 129.36 B.

Liabilities Breakdown

69.6 B
Current Liabilities
41.4 B
Long-Term Liabilities
Total Liabilities138.27 Billion
Current Liabilities69.58 Billion
Long-Term Liabilities41.35 Billion
Tax Liabilities6.43 Billion

How will Walmart private investors react to the next drop?

Semi deviation is down to 1.1. It may call for a possible volatility drop. Walmart has relatively low volatility with skewness of 1.04 and kurtosis of 3.26. However, we advise all investors to independently investigate Walmart to ensure all accessible information is consistent with the expectations about its upside potential and future expected returns.

The Bottom Line

Whereas other entities in the discount stores industry are either recovering or due for a correction, Walmart may not be as strong as the others in terms of longer-term growth potentials. With an impartial outlook on the current market volatility, it may be better to hold off any inventment activity and neither acquire nor short any shares of Walmart at this time. The Walmart risk-reward trade off is not appealing enough to do any trading. Please use our equity advice module to run different scenarios to ensure your current risk level and investment horizon are fully reflective of your current investing preferences in regards to Walmart.

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