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Walmart Inc. (NYSE:WMT)

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Financial Reporting Quality: Aggregate Accruals

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Earnings can be decomposed into cash and accrual components. The accrual component (aggregate accruals) has been found to have less persistence than the cash component, and therefore (1) earnings with higher accrual component are less persistent than earnings with smaller accrual component, all else equal; and (2) the cash component of earnings should receive a higher weighting evaluating company performance.

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Balance-Sheet-Based Accruals Ratio

Walmart Inc., balance sheet computation of aggregate accruals

US$ in millions

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Jan 31, 2024 Jan 31, 2023 Jan 31, 2022 Jan 31, 2021 Jan 31, 2020 Jan 31, 2019
Operating Assets
Total assets
Less: Cash and cash equivalents
Operating assets
Operating Liabilities
Total liabilities
Less: Short-term borrowings
Less: Long-term debt due within one year
Less: Finance lease obligations due within one year
Less: Long-term debt, excluding due within one year
Less: Long-term finance lease obligations, excluding due within one year
Operating liabilities
 
Net operating assets1
Balance-sheet-based aggregate accruals2
Financial Ratio
Balance-sheet-based accruals ratio3
Benchmarks
Balance-Sheet-Based Accruals Ratio, Competitors4
Costco Wholesale Corp.
Target Corp.
Balance-Sheet-Based Accruals Ratio, Sector
Consumer Staples Distribution & Retail
Balance-Sheet-Based Accruals Ratio, Industry
Consumer Staples

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).

1 2024 Calculation
Net operating assets = Operating assets – Operating liabilities
= =

2 2024 Calculation
Balance-sheet-based aggregate accruals = Net operating assets2024 – Net operating assets2023
= =

3 2024 Calculation
Balance-sheet-based accruals ratio = 100 × Balance-sheet-based aggregate accruals ÷ Avg. net operating assets
= 100 × ÷ [( + ) ÷ 2] =

4 Click competitor name to see calculations.

Financial ratio Description The company
Balance-sheet-based accruals ratio Ratio is found by dividing balance-sheet-based aggregate accruals by average net operating assets. Using the balance-sheet-based accruals ratio, Walmart Inc. deteriorated earnings quality from 2023 to 2024.

Cash-Flow-Statement-Based Accruals Ratio

Walmart Inc., cash flow statement computation of aggregate accruals

US$ in millions

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Jan 31, 2024 Jan 31, 2023 Jan 31, 2022 Jan 31, 2021 Jan 31, 2020 Jan 31, 2019
Consolidated net income attributable to Walmart
Less: Net cash provided by operating activities
Less: Net cash used in investing activities
Cash-flow-statement-based aggregate accruals
Financial Ratio
Cash-flow-statement-based accruals ratio1
Benchmarks
Cash-Flow-Statement-Based Accruals Ratio, Competitors2
Costco Wholesale Corp.
Target Corp.
Cash-Flow-Statement-Based Accruals Ratio, Sector
Consumer Staples Distribution & Retail
Cash-Flow-Statement-Based Accruals Ratio, Industry
Consumer Staples

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).

1 2024 Calculation
Cash-flow-statement-based accruals ratio = 100 × Cash-flow-statement-based aggregate accruals ÷ Avg. net operating assets
= 100 × ÷ [( + ) ÷ 2] =

2 Click competitor name to see calculations.

Financial ratio Description The company
Cash-flow-statement-based accruals ratio Ratio is found by dividing cash-flow-statement-based aggregate accruals by average net operating assets. Using the cash-flow-statement-based accruals ratio, Walmart Inc. deteriorated earnings quality from 2023 to 2024.