Stock Analysis on Net
Stock Analysis on Net

Walmart Inc. (NYSE:WMT)

Balance Sheet: Liabilities and Stockholders’ Equity

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.

Liabilities represents obligations of a company arising from past events, the settlement of which is expected to result in an outflow of economic benefits from the entity.

Walmart Inc., consolidated balance sheet: liabilities and stockholders’ equity

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Jan 31, 2021 Jan 31, 2020 Jan 31, 2019 Jan 31, 2018 Jan 31, 2017 Jan 31, 2016
Short-term borrowings 224  575  5,225  5,257  1,099  2,708 
Accounts payable 49,141  46,973  47,060  46,092  41,433  38,487 
Liabilities held for sale 12,734  —  —  —  —  — 
Accrued wages and benefits 7,654  6,093  6,504  6,998  6,105  5,814 
Self-insurance 4,698  4,469  3,979  3,737  3,922  3,414 
Accrued non-income taxes 3,328  3,039  2,979  3,073  2,816  2,544 
Deferred gift card revenue 2,310  1,990  1,932  2,017  1,856  — 
Other 7,242  6,705  6,765  6,297  5,955  7,835 
Accrued liabilities 37,966  22,296  22,159  22,122  20,654  19,607 
Accrued income taxes 242  280  428  645  921  521 
Long-term debt due within one year 3,115  5,362  1,876  3,738  2,256  2,745 
Operating lease obligations due within one year 1,466  1,793  —  —  —  — 
Finance lease obligations due within one year 491  511  —  —  —  — 
Capital lease and financing obligations due within one year —  —  729  667  565  551 
Current liabilities 92,645  77,790  77,477  78,521  66,928  64,619 
Long-term debt, excluding due within one year 41,194  43,714  43,520  30,045  36,015  38,214 
Long-term operating lease obligations, excluding due within one year 12,909  16,171  —  —  —  — 
Long-term finance lease obligations, excluding due within one year 3,847  4,307  —  —  —  — 
Long-term capital lease and financing obligations, excluding due within one year —  —  6,683  6,780  6,003  5,816 
Deferred income taxes and other 14,370  12,961  11,981  8,354  9,344  7,321 
Long-term liabilities 72,320  77,153  62,184  45,179  51,362  51,351 
Total liabilities 164,965  154,943  139,661  123,700  118,290  115,970 
Common stock 282  284  288  295  305  317 
Capital in excess of par value 3,646  3,247  2,965  2,648  2,371  1,805 
Retained earnings 88,763  83,943  80,785  85,107  89,354  90,021 
Accumulated other comprehensive loss (11,766) (12,805) (11,542) (10,181) (14,232) (11,597)
Total Walmart shareholders’ equity 80,925  74,669  72,496  77,869  77,798  80,546 
Noncontrolling interest 6,606  6,883  7,138  2,953  2,737  3,065 
Total equity 87,531  81,552  79,634  80,822  80,535  83,611 
Total liabilities and equity 252,496  236,495  219,295  204,522  198,825  199,581 

Based on: 10-K (filing date: 2021-03-19), 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).

Balance sheet item Description The company
Current liabilities Total obligations incurred as part of normal operations that are expected to be paid during the following twelve months or within one business cycle, if longer. Walmart Inc.’s current liabilities increased from 2019 to 2020 and from 2020 to 2021.
Long-term liabilities Amount of obligation due after one year or beyond the normal operating cycle, if longer. Walmart Inc.’s long-term liabilities increased from 2019 to 2020 but then slightly decreased from 2020 to 2021.
Total liabilities Sum of the carrying amounts as of the balance sheet date of all liabilities that are recognized. Liabilities are probable future sacrifices of economic benefits arising from present obligations of an entity to transfer assets or provide services to other entities in the future. Walmart Inc.’s total liabilities increased from 2019 to 2020 and from 2020 to 2021.
Total Walmart shareholders’ equity Total of all stockholders’ equity (deficit) items, net of receivables from officers, directors, owners, and affiliates of the entity which are attributable to the parent. The amount of the economic entity’s stockholders’ equity attributable to the parent excludes the amount of stockholders’ equity which is allocable to that ownership interest in subsidiary equity which is not attributable to the parent (noncontrolling interest, minority interest). This excludes temporary equity and is sometimes called permanent equity. Walmart Inc.’s total Walmart shareholders’ equity increased from 2019 to 2020 and from 2020 to 2021.