Wal-Mart Stores Earnings Preview: Get Ahead of the Analysts
Wal-mart Stores (NYSE:WMT) will report earnings before markets open on Thursday, August 15th. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. operates discount stores, supercenters, and neighborhood markets. The Company’s discount stores and supercenters offer merchandise such as apparel, housewares, small appliances, electronics, and hardware. Walmart’s markets offer a full-line supermarket and a limited assortment of general merchandise. The Company operates nationally and internationally.
Here is your Cheat Sheet to Wal-mart Stores Earnings:
Earnings Expectations: Analysts expect earnings of $1.25 per share on revenues of $118.70 billion. Currently, the company’s P/E ratio stands at 15.22.
Analysts have a neutral outlook for the company’s next-quarter performance. Over the past three months, the average estimate for next quarter’s earnings is a profit of $1.17 and has not changed. For the current year, the average estimate is a profit of $5.31, which is worse than the estimate ninety days ago.
Here’s how Wal-mart Stores has been performing on an annual basis:
|Revenue ($) in millions||405,607||408,214||421,849||446,950||469,162|
|Diluted EPS ($)||3.39||3.70||4.47||4.52||0.00|
Next, our CHEAT SHEET investing framework asks us to drill down to the recent quarterly data:
|Quarter||Apr. 30, 2012||Jul. 31, 2012||Oct. 31, 2012||Jan. 31, 2013||Apr. 30, 2013|
|Revenue ($) in millions||113,018.00||114,296.00||113,929.00||127,919.00||114,187.00|
|Diluted EPS ($)||1.09||1.18||1.08||1.67||1.14|
Wal-mart Stores has beat analyst estimates 3 times in the past four quarters. Shareholders could expect a boost if the company beats estimates.
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