# Walmart Inc. (NYSE:WMT)

## Present Value of Free Cash Flow to the Firm (FCFF)

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 the firm (FCFF) is generally described as cash flows after direct costs and before any payments to capital suppliers.

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### Intrinsic Stock Value (Valuation Summary)

Walmart Inc., free cash flow to the firm (FCFF) forecast

US\$ in millions, except per share data

Year Value FCFFt or Terminal value (TVt) Calculation Present value at
01 FCFF0
1 FCFF1 = × (1 + )
2 FCFF2 = × (1 + )
3 FCFF3 = × (1 + )
4 FCFF4 = × (1 + )
5 FCFF5 = × (1 + )
5 Terminal value (TV5) = × (1 + ) ÷ ()
Intrinsic value of Walmart Inc. capital
Less: Debt and finance lease obligations (fair value)
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.

### Weighted Average Cost of Capital (WACC)

Walmart Inc., cost of capital

Value1 Weight Required rate of return2 Calculation
Equity (fair value)
Debt and finance lease obligations (fair value) = × (1 – )

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

1 US\$ in millions

Equity (fair value) = No. shares of common stock outstanding × Current share price
= ×
=

Debt and finance lease obligations (fair value). See details »

2 Required rate of return on equity is estimated by using CAPM. See details »

Required rate of return on debt. See details »

Required rate of return on debt is after tax.

Estimated (average) effective income tax rate
= ( + + + + + ) ÷ 6
=

WACC =

### FCFF Growth Rate (g)

#### FCFF 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)
Interest expense, debt and finance lease
Consolidated net income attributable to Walmart

Effective income tax rate (EITR)1

Interest expense, debt and finance lease, after tax2
Interest expense (after tax) and dividends

EBIT(1 – EITR)3

Short-term borrowings
Long-term debt due within one year
Finance lease obligations due within one year
Long-term debt, excluding due within one year
Long-term finance lease obligations, excluding due within one year
Total Walmart shareholders’ equity
Total capital
Financial Ratios
Retention rate (RR)4
Return on invested capital (ROIC)5
Averages
RR
ROIC

FCFF growth rate (g)6

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

2 Interest expense, debt and finance lease, after tax = Interest expense, debt and finance lease × (1 – EITR)
= × (1 – )
=

3 EBIT(1 – EITR) = Consolidated net income attributable to Walmart + Interest expense, debt and finance lease, after tax
= +
=

4 RR = [EBIT(1 – EITR) – Interest expense (after tax) and dividends] ÷ EBIT(1 – EITR)
= [] ÷
=

5 ROIC = 100 × EBIT(1 – EITR) ÷ Total capital
= 100 × ÷
=

6 g = RR × ROIC
= ×
=

#### FCFF growth rate (g) implied by single-stage model

g = 100 × (Total capital, fair value0 × WACC – FCFF0) ÷ (Total capital, fair value0 + FCFF0)
= 100 × ( × ) ÷ ( + )
=

where:

Total capital, fair value0 = current fair value of Walmart Inc. debt and equity (US\$ in millions)
FCFF0 = the last year Walmart Inc. free cash flow to the firm (US\$ in millions)
WACC = weighted average cost of Walmart Inc. capital

#### FCFF 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)
=