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Walmart Inc. (NYSE:WMT)

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Analysis of Profitability Ratios

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Profitability Ratios (Summary)

Walmart Inc., profitability ratios

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Jan 31, 2021 Jan 31, 2020 Jan 31, 2019 Jan 31, 2018 Jan 31, 2017 Jan 31, 2016
Return on Sales
Gross profit margin
Operating profit margin
Net profit margin
Return on Investment
Return on equity (ROE)
Return on assets (ROA)

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).

Profitability ratio Description The company
Gross profit margin Gross profit margin indicates the percentage of revenue available to cover operating and other expenditures. Walmart Inc.’s gross profit margin ratio deteriorated from 2019 to 2020 but then slightly improved from 2020 to 2021.
Operating profit margin A profitability ratio calculated as operating income divided by revenue. Walmart Inc.’s operating profit margin ratio deteriorated from 2019 to 2020 but then slightly improved from 2020 to 2021.
Net profit margin An indicator of profitability, calculated as net income divided by revenue. Walmart Inc.’s net profit margin ratio improved from 2019 to 2020 but then slightly deteriorated from 2020 to 2021.

Profitability ratio Description The company
ROE A profitability ratio calculated as net income divided by shareholders’ equity. Walmart Inc.’s ROE improved from 2019 to 2020 but then slightly deteriorated from 2020 to 2021.
ROA A profitability ratio calculated as net income divided by total assets. Walmart Inc.’s ROA improved from 2019 to 2020 but then slightly deteriorated from 2020 to 2021.

Gross Profit Margin

Walmart Inc., gross profit margin calculation, comparison to benchmarks

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Jan 31, 2021 Jan 31, 2020 Jan 31, 2019 Jan 31, 2018 Jan 31, 2017 Jan 31, 2016
Selected Financial Data (US$ in millions)
Gross profit
Net sales
Profitability Ratio
Gross profit margin1
Benchmarks
Gross Profit Margin, Competitors2
Costco Wholesale Corp.

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).

1 2021 Calculation
Gross profit margin = 100 × Gross profit ÷ Net sales
= 100 × ÷ =

2 Click competitor name to see calculations.

Profitability ratio Description The company
Gross profit margin Gross profit margin indicates the percentage of revenue available to cover operating and other expenditures. Walmart Inc.’s gross profit margin ratio deteriorated from 2019 to 2020 but then slightly improved from 2020 to 2021.

Operating Profit Margin

Walmart Inc., operating profit margin calculation, comparison to benchmarks

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Jan 31, 2021 Jan 31, 2020 Jan 31, 2019 Jan 31, 2018 Jan 31, 2017 Jan 31, 2016
Selected Financial Data (US$ in millions)
Operating income
Net sales
Profitability Ratio
Operating profit margin1
Benchmarks
Operating Profit Margin, Competitors2
Costco Wholesale Corp.
Operating Profit Margin, Sector
Food & Staples Retailing
Operating Profit Margin, Industry
Consumer Staples

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).

1 2021 Calculation
Operating profit margin = 100 × Operating income ÷ Net sales
= 100 × ÷ =

2 Click competitor name to see calculations.

Profitability ratio Description The company
Operating profit margin A profitability ratio calculated as operating income divided by revenue. Walmart Inc.’s operating profit margin ratio deteriorated from 2019 to 2020 but then slightly improved from 2020 to 2021.

Net Profit Margin

Walmart Inc., net profit margin calculation, comparison to benchmarks

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Jan 31, 2021 Jan 31, 2020 Jan 31, 2019 Jan 31, 2018 Jan 31, 2017 Jan 31, 2016
Selected Financial Data (US$ in millions)
Consolidated net income attributable to Walmart
Net sales
Profitability Ratio
Net profit margin1
Benchmarks
Net Profit Margin, Competitors2
Costco Wholesale Corp.
Net Profit Margin, Sector
Food & Staples Retailing
Net Profit Margin, Industry
Consumer Staples

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).

1 2021 Calculation
Net profit margin = 100 × Consolidated net income attributable to Walmart ÷ Net sales
= 100 × ÷ =

2 Click competitor name to see calculations.

Profitability ratio Description The company
Net profit margin An indicator of profitability, calculated as net income divided by revenue. Walmart Inc.’s net profit margin ratio improved from 2019 to 2020 but then slightly deteriorated from 2020 to 2021.

Return on Equity (ROE)

Walmart Inc., ROE calculation, comparison to benchmarks

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Jan 31, 2021 Jan 31, 2020 Jan 31, 2019 Jan 31, 2018 Jan 31, 2017 Jan 31, 2016
Selected Financial Data (US$ in millions)
Consolidated net income attributable to Walmart
Total Walmart shareholders’ equity
Profitability Ratio
ROE1
Benchmarks
ROE, Competitors2
Costco Wholesale Corp.
ROE, Sector
Food & Staples Retailing
ROE, Industry
Consumer Staples

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).

1 2021 Calculation
ROE = 100 × Consolidated net income attributable to Walmart ÷ Total Walmart shareholders’ equity
= 100 × ÷ =

2 Click competitor name to see calculations.

Profitability ratio Description The company
ROE A profitability ratio calculated as net income divided by shareholders’ equity. Walmart Inc.’s ROE improved from 2019 to 2020 but then slightly deteriorated from 2020 to 2021.

Return on Assets (ROA)

Walmart Inc., ROA calculation, comparison to benchmarks

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Jan 31, 2021 Jan 31, 2020 Jan 31, 2019 Jan 31, 2018 Jan 31, 2017 Jan 31, 2016
Selected Financial Data (US$ in millions)
Consolidated net income attributable to Walmart
Total assets
Profitability Ratio
ROA1
Benchmarks
ROA, Competitors2
Costco Wholesale Corp.
ROA, Sector
Food & Staples Retailing
ROA, Industry
Consumer Staples

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).

1 2021 Calculation
ROA = 100 × Consolidated net income attributable to Walmart ÷ Total assets
= 100 × ÷ =

2 Click competitor name to see calculations.

Profitability ratio Description The company
ROA A profitability ratio calculated as net income divided by total assets. Walmart Inc.’s ROA improved from 2019 to 2020 but then slightly deteriorated from 2020 to 2021.