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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, 2020 Jan 31, 2019 Jan 31, 2018 Jan 31, 2017 Jan 31, 2016 Jan 31, 2015
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: 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).

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 2018 to 2019 and from 2019 to 2020.
Operating profit margin A profitability ratio calculated as operating income divided by revenue. Walmart Inc.’s operating profit margin ratio improved from 2018 to 2019 but then deteriorated significantly from 2019 to 2020.
Net profit margin An indicator of profitability, calculated as net income divided by revenue. Walmart Inc.’s net profit margin ratio deteriorated from 2018 to 2019 but then improved from 2019 to 2020 exceeding 2018 level.

Profitability ratio Description The company
ROE A profitability ratio calculated as net income divided by shareholders’ equity. Walmart Inc.’s ROE deteriorated from 2018 to 2019 but then improved from 2019 to 2020 exceeding 2018 level.
ROA A profitability ratio calculated as net income divided by total assets. Walmart Inc.’s ROA deteriorated from 2018 to 2019 but then improved from 2019 to 2020 exceeding 2018 level.

Gross Profit Margin

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

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Jan 31, 2020 Jan 31, 2019 Jan 31, 2018 Jan 31, 2017 Jan 31, 2016 Jan 31, 2015
Selected Financial Data (US$ in millions)
Gross profit
Net sales
Profitability Ratio
Gross profit margin1
Benchmarks
Gross Profit Margin, Competitors2
Amazon.com Inc.
Costco Wholesale Corp.
Dollar General Corp.
Home Depot Inc.
Lowe’s Cos. Inc.
Target Corp.
TJX Cos. Inc.

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).

1 2020 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 2018 to 2019 and from 2019 to 2020.

Operating Profit Margin

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

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Jan 31, 2020 Jan 31, 2019 Jan 31, 2018 Jan 31, 2017 Jan 31, 2016 Jan 31, 2015
Selected Financial Data (US$ in millions)
Operating income
Net sales
Profitability Ratio
Operating profit margin1
Benchmarks
Operating Profit Margin, Competitors2
Amazon.com Inc.
Costco Wholesale Corp.
Dollar General Corp.
Home Depot Inc.
Lowe’s Cos. Inc.
Target Corp.
TJX Cos. Inc.
Operating Profit Margin, Sector
General Retailers
Operating Profit Margin, Industry
Consumer Services

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).

1 2020 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 improved from 2018 to 2019 but then deteriorated significantly from 2019 to 2020.

Net Profit Margin

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

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Jan 31, 2020 Jan 31, 2019 Jan 31, 2018 Jan 31, 2017 Jan 31, 2016 Jan 31, 2015
Selected Financial Data (US$ in millions)
Consolidated net income attributable to Walmart
Net sales
Profitability Ratio
Net profit margin1
Benchmarks
Net Profit Margin, Competitors2
Amazon.com Inc.
Costco Wholesale Corp.
Dollar General Corp.
Home Depot Inc.
Lowe’s Cos. Inc.
Target Corp.
TJX Cos. Inc.
Net Profit Margin, Sector
General Retailers
Net Profit Margin, Industry
Consumer Services

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).

1 2020 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 deteriorated from 2018 to 2019 but then improved from 2019 to 2020 exceeding 2018 level.

Return on Equity (ROE)

Walmart Inc., ROE calculation, comparison to benchmarks

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Jan 31, 2020 Jan 31, 2019 Jan 31, 2018 Jan 31, 2017 Jan 31, 2016 Jan 31, 2015
Selected Financial Data (US$ in millions)
Consolidated net income attributable to Walmart
Total Walmart shareholders’ equity
Profitability Ratio
ROE1
Benchmarks
ROE, Competitors2
Amazon.com Inc.
Costco Wholesale Corp.
Dollar General Corp.
Home Depot Inc.
Lowe’s Cos. Inc.
Target Corp.
TJX Cos. Inc.
ROE, Sector
General Retailers
ROE, Industry
Consumer Services

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).

1 2020 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 deteriorated from 2018 to 2019 but then improved from 2019 to 2020 exceeding 2018 level.

Return on Assets (ROA)

Walmart Inc., ROA calculation, comparison to benchmarks

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Jan 31, 2020 Jan 31, 2019 Jan 31, 2018 Jan 31, 2017 Jan 31, 2016 Jan 31, 2015
Selected Financial Data (US$ in millions)
Consolidated net income attributable to Walmart
Total assets
Profitability Ratio
ROA1
Benchmarks
ROA, Competitors2
Amazon.com Inc.
Costco Wholesale Corp.
Dollar General Corp.
Home Depot Inc.
Lowe’s Cos. Inc.
Target Corp.
TJX Cos. Inc.
ROA, Sector
General Retailers
ROA, Industry
Consumer Services

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).

1 2020 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 deteriorated from 2018 to 2019 but then improved from 2019 to 2020 exceeding 2018 level.