Walmart Inc. (NYSE:WMT)

Present Value of Free Cash Flow to Equity (FCFE)

In discounted cash flow (DCF) valuation techniques the value of the stock is estimated based upon present value of some measure of cash flow. Free cash flow to equity (FCFE) is generally described as cash flows available to the equity holder after payments to debt holders and after allowing for expenditures to maintain the company asset base.

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Intrinsic Stock Value (Valuation Summary)

Walmart Inc., free cash flow to equity (FCFE) forecast

US\$ in millions, except per share data

Year Value FCFEt or Terminal value (TVt) Calculation Present value at
01 FCFE0
1 FCFE1 = × (1 + )
2 FCFE2 = × (1 + )
3 FCFE3 = × (1 + )
4 FCFE4 = × (1 + )
5 FCFE5 = × (1 + )
5 Terminal value (TV5) = × (1 + ) ÷ ()
Intrinsic value of Walmart Inc. common stock

Intrinsic value of Walmart Inc. common stock (per share)
Current share price

Based on: 10-K (reporting date: 2024-01-31).

Disclaimer!
Valuation is based on standard assumptions. There may exist specific factors relevant to stock value and omitted here. In such a case, the real stock value may differ significantly form the estimated. If you want to use the estimated intrinsic stock value in investment decision making process, do so at your own risk.

Required Rate of Return (r)

 Assumptions Rate of return on LT Treasury Composite1 RF Expected rate of return on market portfolio2 E(RM) Systematic risk of Walmart Inc. common stock βWMT Required rate of return on Walmart Inc. common stock3 rWMT

1 Unweighted average of bid yields on all outstanding fixed-coupon U.S. Treasury bonds neither due or callable in less than 10 years (risk-free rate of return proxy).

3 rWMT = RF + βWMT [E(RM) – RF]
= + []
=

FCFE Growth Rate (g)

FCFE growth rate (g) implied by PRAT model

Walmart Inc., PRAT model

Average Jan 31, 2024 Jan 31, 2023 Jan 31, 2022 Jan 31, 2021 Jan 31, 2020 Jan 31, 2019
Selected Financial Data (US\$ in millions)
Cash dividends declared
Consolidated net income attributable to Walmart
Net sales
Total assets
Total Walmart shareholders’ equity
Financial Ratios
Retention rate1
Profit margin2
Asset turnover3
Financial leverage4
Averages
Retention rate
Profit margin
Asset turnover
Financial leverage

FCFE growth rate (g)5

Based on: 10-K (reporting date: 2024-01-31), 10-K (reporting date: 2023-01-31), 10-K (reporting date: 2022-01-31), 10-K (reporting date: 2021-01-31), 10-K (reporting date: 2020-01-31), 10-K (reporting date: 2019-01-31).

2024 Calculations

1 Retention rate = (Consolidated net income attributable to Walmart – Cash dividends declared) ÷ Consolidated net income attributable to Walmart
= () ÷
=

2 Profit margin = 100 × Consolidated net income attributable to Walmart ÷ Net sales
= 100 × ÷
=

3 Asset turnover = Net sales ÷ Total assets
= ÷
=

4 Financial leverage = Total assets ÷ Total Walmart shareholders’ equity
= ÷
=

5 g = Retention rate × Profit margin × Asset turnover × Financial leverage
= × × ×
=

FCFE growth rate (g) implied by single-stage model

g = 100 × (Equity market value0 × r – FCFE0) ÷ (Equity market value0 + FCFE0)
= 100 × ( × ) ÷ ( + )
=

where:
Equity market value0 = current market value of Walmart Inc. common stock (US\$ in millions)
FCFE0 = the last year Walmart Inc. free cash flow to equity (US\$ in millions)
r = required rate of return on Walmart Inc. common stock

FCFE growth rate (g) forecast

Walmart Inc., H-model

Year Value gt
1 g1
2 g2
3 g3
4 g4
5 and thereafter g5

where:
g1 is implied by PRAT model
g5 is implied by single-stage model
g2, g3 and g4 are calculated using linear interpoltion between g1 and g5

Calculations

g2 = g1 + (g5g1) × (2 – 1) ÷ (5 – 1)
= + () × (2 – 1) ÷ (5 – 1)
=

g3 = g1 + (g5g1) × (3 – 1) ÷ (5 – 1)
= + () × (3 – 1) ÷ (5 – 1)
=

g4 = g1 + (g5g1) × (4 – 1) ÷ (5 – 1)
= + () × (4 – 1) ÷ (5 – 1)
=