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Walmart Inc. (NYSE:WMT)

Balance Sheet: Assets

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The balance sheet provides creditors, investors, and analysts with information on company’s resources (assets) and its sources of capital (its equity and liabilities). It normally also provides information about the future earnings capacity of a company’s assets as well as an indication of cash flows that may come from receivables and inventories.

Assets are resources controlled by the company as a result of past events and from which future economic benefits are expected to flow to the entity.

Walmart Inc., consolidated balance sheet: assets

US$ in millions

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Jan 31, 2020 Jan 31, 2019 Jan 31, 2018 Jan 31, 2017 Jan 31, 2016 Jan 31, 2015
Cash and cash equivalents 9,465  7,722  6,756  6,867  8,705  9,135 
Receivables, net 6,284  6,283  5,614  5,835  5,624  6,778 
Inventories 44,435  44,269  43,783  43,046  44,469  45,141 
Prepaid expenses and other 1,622  3,623  3,511  1,941  1,441  2,224 
Current assets 61,806  61,897  59,664  57,689  60,239  63,278 
Property and equipment, net 105,208  104,317  107,675  107,710  110,171  114,280 
Finance lease right-of-use assets, net 4,417  —  —  —  —  — 
Property under capital lease and financing obligations, net —  7,078  7,143  6,468  6,345  2,375 
Property and equipment, including finance lease right-of-use assets, net 109,625  111,395  114,818  114,178  116,516  116,655 
Operating lease right-of-use assets 17,424  —  —  —  —  — 
Goodwill 31,073  31,181  18,242  17,037  16,695  18,102 
Other long-term assets 16,567  14,822  11,798  9,921  6,131  5,671 
Long-term assets 174,689  157,398  144,858  141,136  139,342  140,428 
Total assets 236,495  219,295  204,522  198,825  199,581  203,706 

Based on: 10-K (filing date: 2020-03-20), 10-K (filing date: 2019-03-28), 10-K (filing date: 2018-03-30), 10-K (filing date: 2017-03-31), 10-K (filing date: 2016-03-30), 10-K (filing date: 2015-04-01).


Assets: Selected Items

Balance sheet item Description The company
Current assets Sum of the carrying amounts as of the balance sheet date of all assets that are expected to be realized in cash, sold, or consumed within one year (or the normal operating cycle, if longer). Assets are probable future economic benefits obtained or controlled by an entity as a result of past transactions or events. Walmart Inc.’s current assets increased from 2018 to 2019 but then slightly decreased from 2019 to 2020.
Property and equipment, including finance lease right-of-use assets, net Amount after accumulated depreciation, depletion and amortization of physical assets used in the normal conduct of business to produce goods and services and not intended for resale. Examples include, but are not limited to, land, buildings, machinery and equipment, office equipment, and furniture and fixtures. Walmart Inc.’s property and equipment, including finance lease right-of-use assets, net decreased from 2018 to 2019 and from 2019 to 2020.
Long-term assets Sum of the carrying amounts as of the balance sheet date of all assets that are expected to be realized in cash, sold or consumed after one year or beyond the normal operating cycle, if longer. Walmart Inc.’s long-term assets increased from 2018 to 2019 and from 2019 to 2020.
Total assets Sum of the carrying amounts as of the balance sheet date of all assets that are recognized. Assets are probable future economic benefits obtained or controlled by an entity as a result of past transactions or events. Walmart Inc.’s total assets increased from 2018 to 2019 and from 2019 to 2020.

Current Assets: Selected Items

Balance sheet item Description The company
Cash and cash equivalents Amount of currency on hand as well as demand deposits with banks or financial institutions. Includes other kinds of accounts that have the general characteristics of demand deposits. Also includes short-term, highly liquid investments that are both readily convertible to known amounts of cash and so near their maturity that they present insignificant risk of changes in value because of changes in interest rates. Excludes cash and cash equivalents within disposal group and discontinued operation. Walmart Inc.’s cash and cash equivalents increased from 2018 to 2019 and from 2019 to 2020.
Receivables, net The total amount due to the entity within one year of the balance sheet date (or one operating cycle, if longer) from outside sources, including trade accounts receivable, notes and loans receivable, as well as any other types of receivables, net of allowances established for the purpose of reducing such receivables to an amount that approximates their net realizable value. Walmart Inc.’s receivables, net increased from 2018 to 2019 and from 2019 to 2020.
Inventories Amount after valuation and LIFO reserves of inventory expected to be sold, or consumed within one year or operating cycle, if longer. Walmart Inc.’s inventories increased from 2018 to 2019 and from 2019 to 2020.