Walmart Corporate: Financial News http://news.walmart.com/rss?feedName=financial Press Releases and Featured Topics News from corporate.walmart.com (c) 2015 Wal-Mart Stores, Inc (c) 2015 Wal-Mart Stores, Inc Walmart reports Q2 FY 16 EPS of $1.08, updates guidance http://es.news.walmart.com/news-archive/investors/2015/08/18/walmart-reports-q2-fy-16-eps-of-108-updates-guidance Q2 diluted EPS from continuing operations was $1.08. Currency exchange rates negatively impacted EPS by approximately $0.04. Comp sales at Walmart U.S. increased 1.5%, driven by traffic of 1.3%. Neighborhood Market comps increased approximately 7.3%, with strong growth from new stores. Custom... Tue, 18 Aug 2015 12:02:00 GMT http://es.news.walmart.com/news-archive/investors/2015/08/18/walmart-reports-q2-fy-16-eps-of-108-updates-guidance 2015-08-18T12:02:00Z
  • Q2 diluted EPS from continuing operations was $1.08. Currency exchange rates negatively impacted EPS by approximately $0.04.
  • Comp sales at Walmart U.S. increased 1.5%, driven by traffic of 1.3%. Neighborhood Market comps increased approximately 7.3%, with strong growth from new stores. Customer experience scores improved over last year.
  • Total revenue was $120.2 billion. On a constant currency basis, total revenue was $124.5 billion.
  • E-commerce sales globally increased approximately 16% on a constant currency basis. Gross merchandise value, or GMV, increased approximately 18% on a constant currency basis.
  • Q2 earnings were pressured by currency fluctuations, lower Walmart U.S. margins and investments in customer experience. Consolidated operating income declined 10%.
  • Walmart updated full year EPS guidance to a range of $4.40 to $4.70, from a previous range of $4.70 to $5.05. This range includes Q3 EPS guidance of $0.93 to $1.05.

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--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE: WMT) helps people around the world save money and live better - anytime and anywhere - in retail stores, online, and through their mobile devices. Each week, nearly 260 million customers and members visit our 11,532 stores under 72 banners in 28 countries and e-commerce websites in 11 countries. With fiscal year 2015 revenue of $485.7 billion, Walmart employs approximately 2.2 million associates worldwide. Walmart continues to be a leader in sustainability, corporate philanthropy and employment opportunity. Additional information about Walmart can be found by visiting http://corporate.walmart.com on Facebook at http://facebook.com/walmart and on Twitter at http://twitter.com/walmart.

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Walmart Acquires Remaining Shares to Take Full Ownership of Yihaodian e-Commerce Business in China http://es.news.walmart.com/news-archive/2015/07/22/walmart-acquires-remaining-shares-to-take-full-ownership-of-yihaodian-e-commerce-business-in-china SHANGHAI, CHINA, July 23, 2015 – Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE: WMT) today announced it has acquired the outstanding shares in Yihaodian, taking full ownership of its fast-growing e-commerce business in China.  Wang Lu, president and CEO of Walmart Global eCommerce in Asia, will lead Yihaodian... Wed, 22 Jul 2015 23:27:00 GMT http://es.news.walmart.com/news-archive/2015/07/22/walmart-acquires-remaining-shares-to-take-full-ownership-of-yihaodian-e-commerce-business-in-china 2015-07-22T23:27:00Z SHANGHAI, CHINA, July 23, 2015 – Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE: WMT) today announced it has acquired the outstanding shares in Yihaodian, taking full ownership of its fast-growing e-commerce business in China.  Wang Lu, president and CEO of Walmart Global eCommerce in Asia, will lead Yihaodian as part of his overall executive responsibilities.

With full ownership of Yihaodian, Walmart plans to invest in both accelerating e-commerce and creating a seamless experience for customers across online, mobile and stores.  Walmart, which previously held approximately 51 percent of Yihaodian, acquired the remaining shares from Ping An of China, a financial services group, and the co-founders, former Chairman Gang Yu and former CEO Junling Liu. The two co-founders announced earlier this month that they are leaving Yihaodian, and will continue to serve as Chairman Emeritus and Strategic Executive Advisor respectively to ensure a smooth transition and contribute to the future success of Yihaodian.  Walmart’s planned investments are included in the company’s previously announced e-commerce budget. 

"Yihaodian has excelled as one of China's top e-commerce businesses.  We're excited about the team at Yihaodian and their strong local e-commerce experience," said Neil Ashe, president and CEO of Walmart Global eCommerce.  "This local experience, combined with Walmart's global sourcing and our strong local retail presence and supply chain will allow us to deliver low prices on the products customers need in new and exciting ways.  Our investment in Yihaodian is part of our long-term commitment to grow in China, and we look forward to continuing to play a positive role in the development of the e-commerce industry.

“We thank Gang and Junling for their entrepreneurship and innovation, and for creating a world-class foundation and team to lead Yihaodian going forward.”

Yihaodian will continue operating under its existing name and will maintain its focus on having strong local leadership with a clear understanding of the needs of online consumers in China.

Wang Lu brings extensive experience in the digital space in China, with a strong understanding of how consumers shop on the web and through mobile.  Prior to joining Walmart Global eCommerce, Wang Lu was responsible for managing CBS Interactive in China, including the IT group, Auto group, Women & Fashion group and Lifestyle group.  Previously, he served as Senior Vice President and head of China at CNET Networks, the interactive content company, where he led the development of market leading web properties including ZOL, X-Car and OnlyLady.  He earlier managed the China business for Ziff-Davis Media. Wang Lu has a master's degree/Executive MBA from Peking University, and a bachelor's degree from Beijing Union University.

Yihaodian and Ping An of China will maintain a commercial relationship that includes joint marketing efforts.

As the founding shareholder of Yihaodian, Ping An of China has made significant contributions to Yihaodian's early development. Ping An of China said that after taking into account the Group's overall Internet finance strategy, it has decided to transfer the entire stake it holds in Yihaodian to Walmart. Ping An will continue its partnership with Walmart and Yihaodian to seek cooperation opportunities for a strong alliance in various areas in the future.



About Yihaodian

Yihaodian was founded in July 2008 with an aim to establish an online supermarket that provides customers with a rich selection of quality products and an excellent customer experience, in order to make their daily lives easier.  Yihaodian currently offers more than 8,000,000 products, covering 14 product lines including Food & Beverage, Imported Food, Nutrition & Health Care, Personal Care, Mother & Baby Care, Home Goods, Consumer Electronics, Clothing and Gift Cards. 

About Walmart

Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE: WMT) helps people around the world save money and live better – anytime and anywhere – in retail stores, online, and through their mobile devices. Each week, we serve nearly 260 million customers who visit our 11,508 stores under 65 banners in 28 countries and e-commerce websites in 11 countries. With fiscal year 2015 revenue of $486 billion, Walmart employs more than 2 million associates worldwide. Walmart continues to be a leader in sustainability, corporate philanthropy and employment opportunity. Additional information about Walmart can be found by visiting http://corporate.walmart.com on Facebook at http://facebook.com/walmart and on Twitter at http://twitter.com/walmart. Online merchandise sales are available at http://www.walmart.com and http://www.samsclub.com.

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Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. to participate at the Goldman Sachs Sixth Annual dotCommerce Day Conference http://es.news.walmart.com/news-archive/2015/06/11/wal-mart-stores-inc-to-participate-at-the-goldman-sachs-sixth-annual-dotcommerce-day-conference BENTONVILLE, Ark., June. 11, 2015 - Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE: WMT) will participate in the Goldman Sachs dotCommerce Day Conference on Thurs., June 18.  Neil Ashe, president and CEO of Walmart Global eCommerce will discuss the business and participate in a Q&A session about the compan... Thu, 11 Jun 2015 18:20:00 GMT http://es.news.walmart.com/news-archive/2015/06/11/wal-mart-stores-inc-to-participate-at-the-goldman-sachs-sixth-annual-dotcommerce-day-conference 2015-06-11T18:20:00Z
The session will be webcast live through links at http://news.walmart.com/events/ and will begin at approximately 11:40 a.m. EDT.  A transcript will be available later in the week, and the materials will be archived on the company’s website.

About Walmart
Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE: WMT) helps people around the world save money and live better – anytime and anywhere – in retail stores, online, and through their mobile devices. Each week, we serve nearly 260 million customers who visit our 11,462 stores under 65 banners in 28 countries and e-commerce websites in 11 countries. With fiscal year 2015 revenue of $486 billion, Walmart employs more than 2 million associates worldwide. Walmart continues to be a leader in sustainability, corporate philanthropy and employment opportunity. Additional information about Walmart can be found by visitinghttp://corporate.walmart.com on Facebook at http://facebook.com/walmart and on Twitter at http://twitter.com/walmart. Online merchandise sales are available at http://www.walmart.com and http://www.samsclub.com.

 

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Walmart Announces 2015 Annual Shareholders' Meeting Voting Results http://es.news.walmart.com/news-archive/2015/06/05/walmart-announces-2015-annual-shareholders-meeting-voting-results FAYETTEVILLE, Ark., June 5, 2015 -- Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE:WMT) today announced shareholder voting results for its Annual Shareholders’ Meeting held June 5. Approximately 93 percent of all outstanding shares were present or represented by proxy at the meeting, the highest total since 2008. ... Fri, 05 Jun 2015 18:35:00 GMT http://es.news.walmart.com/news-archive/2015/06/05/walmart-announces-2015-annual-shareholders-meeting-voting-results 2015-06-05T18:35:00Z FAYETTEVILLE, Ark., June 5, 2015 -- Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE:WMT) today announced shareholder voting results for its Annual Shareholders’ Meeting held June 5. Approximately 93 percent of all outstanding shares were present or represented by proxy at the meeting, the highest total since 2008.

The company reported that shareholders approved the election of each of Walmart's 15 director nominees. Each director nominee received affirmative votes from approximately 92.79 percent or more of the shares voted, excluding abstentions and broker non-votes, as follows (all percentages are rounded to the nearest 1/100 of 1 percent):

 

Director Nominee

For

Against

Aida M. Alvarez

95.48%

4.51%

James I. Cash, Jr.

94.47%

5.52%

Roger C. Corbett

98.06%

1.93%

Pamela J. Craig

95.54%

4.45%

Michael T. Duke

92.79%

7.20%

Timothy P. Flynn

97.11%

2.88%

Thomas W. Horton

97.25%

2.74%

Marissa A. Mayer

98.09%

1.90%

C. Douglas McMillon

98.11%

1.88%

Gregory B. Penner

98.02%

1.97%

Steven S Reinemund

98.06%

1.93%

Kevin Y. Systrom

98.17%

1.82%

Jim C. Walton

98.06%

1.93%

S. Robson Walton

95.06%

4.93%

Linda S. Wolf

99.13%

0.86%

 

Shareholders also ratified Ernst & Young LLP as Walmart’s independent accountants, with affirmative votes from approximately 99.51 percent of the shares that were present in person or represented by proxy at the meeting and entitled to vote.

Shareholders voted to approve, on an advisory basis, the compensation of Walmart's named executive officers described in Walmart's 2015 proxy statement, with approximately 95.97 percent of the shares present in person or represented by proxy voting in favor of this proposal. The Board of Directors had recommended a vote for this proposal.

Shareholders also voted to approve Walmart's amended and restated stock incentive plan, with approximately 98.75 percent of the shares present in person or represented by proxy voting in favor of this proposal. The Board of Directors had recommended a vote for this proposal.

The five shareholder proposals, which the Board of Directors recommended against, failed to receive affirmative votes from a majority of the total shares that were represented at the meeting and entitled to vote and, accordingly, they were defeated. A report on the approximate percentages of the shares present or represented by proxy at the meeting that were voted in favor of each shareholder proposal follows:

  • Proposal 5 – Request for annual report on recoupment of executive pay: approximately 15.52 percent of the shares that were present or represented by proxy at the meeting and entitled to vote.
  • Proposal 6 – Proxy access for shareholders: approximately 17.18 percent of the shares that were present or represented by proxy at the meeting and entitled to vote.
  • Proposal 7 – Report on greenhouse gas emissions from international marine shipping: approximately 1.62 percent of the shares that were present or represented by proxy at the meeting and entitled to vote.
  • Proposal 8 - Request for annual report regarding incentive compensation plans: approximately 8.79 percent of the shares that were present or represented by proxy at the meeting and entitled to vote.
  • Proposal 9 – Independent chairman policy: approximately 16.13 percent of the shares that were present or represented by proxy at the meeting and entitled to vote.
The official voting results for each of these proposals will be disclosed in a report to be filed no later than June 10 with the Securities and Exchange Commission. 

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Walmart Board of Directors Elects Greg Penner as New Chairman http://es.news.walmart.com/news-archive/2015/06/05/walmart-board-of-directors-elects-greg-penner-as-new-chairman FAYETTEVILLE, Ark., June 5, 2015 - The Board of Directors of Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE: WMT) today announced the election of Greg Penner, who previously served as the Board's Vice Chairman, to the position of Board Chairman, effective at the end of today's Shareholders' Meeting. Penner takes ov... Fri, 05 Jun 2015 13:30:00 GMT http://es.news.walmart.com/news-archive/2015/06/05/walmart-board-of-directors-elects-greg-penner-as-new-chairman 2015-06-05T13:30:00Z FAYETTEVILLE, Ark., June 5, 2015 – The Board of Directors of Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE: WMT) today announced the election of Greg Penner, who previously served as the Board’s Vice Chairman, to the position of Board Chairman, effective at the end of today’s Shareholders’ Meeting. Penner takes over from Rob Walton, 70, who served as Chairman of the Board since 1992 and will continue to serve as a director.

"This transition demonstrates Walmart's commitment to long-term succession planning and keeping high caliber, capable leaders at the head of our company," said Walton. "Greg's service to Walmart spans more than 15 years, and during that time he has had a significant impact, both as an associate and as a Board member the past seven years. Greg has done an outstanding job as our Vice Chairman over the past year, and he has provided strong leadership and guidance as the Chairman of our Technology and eCommerce Committee since it was formed in 2011. He brings an ideal blend of finance, technology and international business expertise - as well as a deep knowledge and love of Walmart - to this role."

"It would be impossible to overstate Rob Walton's impact on Walmart and how personally committed he has been over the years," said Penner. "I'm deeply honored to follow in his footsteps and recognize the deep responsibility I have to our associates, all shareholders and the Board. I've admired this company since my first Saturday morning meeting more than two decades ago. I believe in its mission and the positive role it plays throughout the world. I am excited about continuing to work with our outstanding senior management team and talented Walmart associates at all levels of the company."

Penner, 45, began his career at Goldman Sachs & Co. as an analyst specializing in corporate finance. He then joined Walmart as a management trainee and held a number of positions throughout the company, including Senior Vice President of Finance and Strategy for walmart.com and Senior Vice President and CFO - Japan. Since 2005, he has been a general partner of investment management firm Madrone Capital Partners. Penner joined the Walmart Board of Directors in 2008. He has served as chair of the Technology and eCommerce Committee and held positions on the Global Compensation and Strategic Planning and Finance Committees. He is the son-in-law of Rob Walton.

In addition to the Board’s leadership changes, the company is also realigning the composition of its Board committees so that most of the independent directors will serve on at least two Board committees. This includes the company’s governance committees (the Audit Committee and the Compensation, Nominating and Governance Committee) and strategy committees (the Strategic Planning and Finance Committee and the Technology and eCommerce Committee). New Board committee assignments are available here

"These changes reinforce our commitment to exclusively independent directors on our governance committees, and increases the number of independent members on our strategy committees, which have a majority of independent directors," said James I. Cash, Jr., Lead Independent Director, Board of Directors. "This adjustment is consistent with Walmart's approach to continuous improvement of our Board practices and sound corporate governance."

About Walmart
Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE: WMT) helps people around the world save money and live better – anytime and anywhere – in retail stores, online, and through their mobile devices. Each week, we serve nearly 260 million customers who visit our 11,462 stores under 65 banners in 28 countries and e-commerce websites in 11 countries. With fiscal year 2015 revenue of $486 billion, Walmart employs more than 2 million associates worldwide. Walmart continues to be a leader in sustainability, corporate philanthropy and employment opportunity. Additional information about Walmart can be found by visiting http://corporate.walmart.com on Facebook at http://facebook.com/walmart and on Twitter at http://twitter.com/walmart. Online merchandise sales are available at http://www.walmart.com and http://www.samsclub.com.

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Walmart CEO to Associates: "You Are Our Heroes" http://es.news.walmart.com/news-archive/2015/06/05/walmart-ceo-to-associates-you-are-our-heroes FAYETTEVILLE, Ark., June 5, 2015 - At the company's Annual Shareholders Meeting, Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. President and CEO Doug McMillon challenged the company's more than 2 million associates to win the future of retail "one customer at a time." McMillon laid out his strategy. "We'll save customer... Fri, 05 Jun 2015 12:12:00 GMT http://es.news.walmart.com/news-archive/2015/06/05/walmart-ceo-to-associates-you-are-our-heroes 2015-06-05T12:12:00Z FAYETTEVILLE, Ark., June 5, 2015 – At the company’s Annual Shareholders Meeting, Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. President and CEO Doug McMillon challenged the company’s more than 2 million associates to win the future of retail “one customer at a time.” McMillon laid out his strategy.

"We'll save customers money on their everyday needs with an easy shopping experience powered by people and technology. We'll offer: Value - everyday low prices. Convenience - we'll be there when and where they want us. Merchandise - we'll have the items they want and continue to be great merchants. An easy experience - simple and fun. We'll win one customer at a time."


Our Associates are Our Heroes


In front of more than 14,000 associates and shareholders, McMillon reinforced the integral role Walmart associates play in serving customers every day and the company’s commitment to providing opportunities for them to grow and advance their careers.

Referencing the company's recent announcements on scheduling, pay, benefits and training, McMillon said, "With hard work and determination, you can exceed your highest expectations here. I'm so proud of the work we've done this year to demonstrate how we've always felt about our own associates, our team."

He described associates as the company's heroes: "In our story, the hero is you - our associates. We aren't more powerful than a locomotive or able to leap tall buildings in a single bound. We do have super powers though and they are real. They're our passion, our commitment to our customers, our caring for one another. Really, our superpowers are those that help us make someone's day better; their life better."

Serving Customers in New Ways

McMillon discussed the evolving needs of Walmart customers and how technology is offering new ways to serve them. "We've always said we run our business one store a time. That's still true. But it's becoming more than that. It's now one customer at a time. One customer can shop with us in so many different ways - in stores, on their phones, at homes, a pick-up point. But they just think they're shopping at Walmart, at ASDA, at Sam's Club."

He continued, "I want us to stop talking about digital and physical retail as if they're two separate things. The customer doesn't think of it that way, and we can't either. Customers just want us to solve their everyday problems with an easy, seamless shopping experience."

McMillon said Walmart is uniquely positioned to define the future of retail, "We have strong competitors, but they don't have what we do. They don't have you - 2 million associates who want make a difference. Think about the map of our locations. No one else has that incredible network around the world. Now, think about our supply chain and experienced logistics team. I get excited about what our technology team is now capable of. As we add new capabilities and join these unique assets together effectively, we're going to have something special."

He added, "We're approaching this work with both urgency and determination. We're moving fast to exceed our customers' expectations, while making purposeful choices that will position us for the long haul. This is a turning point in our story, and the investments we're making today will set the stage for strong and sustainable growth."

Making a Difference, Acting with Integrity

McMillon also shared his expectations for Walmart leaders as they work to execute his vision, including acting with integrity, leading on social and environmental issues and making a difference in local communities.

“There’s no business result that’s worth more than your personal integrity or our company’s. We’d rather have a bad financial result than take a shortcut,” he said.

He added, “We want to show that a business can grow in size and reduce its environmental impact at the same time.”

A Focus on Associates

Today's meeting followed a week of events in Northwest Arkansas that celebrated the company's associates. The company shared a series of initiatives in its U.S. stores to respond to associate feedback and provide greater career opportunity. The company announced:

  • ·Raising the starting wage for more than 100,000 department managers and specialists;
  • Changes to its dress code;
  • Improvements to the in-store experience for both associates and customers, including the return of Walmart Radio and changes to store temperatures. 
  • New technology for all department managers; and
  • New associate badges that read: “Our People Make the Difference.”
For more information or to watch a replay of the shareholders meeting, please visit www.walmartshareholders.com

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Walmart U.S. Leadership Outlines Renewed Commitment to Associates http://es.news.walmart.com/news-archive/2015/06/03/walmart-us-leadership-outlines-renewed-commitment-to-associates FAYETTEVILLE, Ark., June 3, 2015 - Today Walmart U.S. CEO Greg Foran and COO Judith McKenna outlined associate-focused steps to drive greater simplicity, provide associates the tools they need to serve customers and continue to listen to and act upon associate ideas. The Walmart U.S. le... Wed, 03 Jun 2015 14:00:00 GMT http://es.news.walmart.com/news-archive/2015/06/03/walmart-us-leadership-outlines-renewed-commitment-to-associates 2015-06-03T14:00:00Z FAYETTEVILLE, Ark., June 3, 2015 - Today Walmart U.S. CEO Greg Foran and COO Judith McKenna outlined associate-focused steps to drive greater simplicity, provide associates the tools they need to serve customers and continue to listen to and act upon associate ideas. The Walmart U.S. leaders spoke to nearly 3,000 associates from around the country as part of the week-long events surrounding Walmart's annual shareholders meeting.

"The best part of my job is getting out in stores and learning from associates. There is nothing I like better than hearing about your jobs, your ideas, your hopes and dreams, your frustrations and listening to how we can make your lives easier," said Foran.

Remembering one of his early days in retail, Foran ended his shift full of ideas about how things could be done better. "One of the most important parts of my job is to listen to our associates. You are closest to the customer and you make a difference for our customers every day. I learned very early on that you have great ideas."

In February, Walmart announced a $1 billion investment in its U.S. workforce, including raising its minimum wage to $9 an hour, implementing new training programs and giving associates more control over their schedules. In addition, the company's U.S. leadership has committed that stores will be cleaner, faster, and friendlier and have better in stock by the start of the holiday season. The U.S. business has recorded three consecutive quarters of positive comp sales and solid growth in store traffic, which has been positive the past two quarters. Shoppers are also starting to take notice, over the last quarter, customer experience scores improved across all Walmart formats.

McKenna, a 20-year associate who became COO of Walmart U.S. in December, has spent a lot of time in the stores listening and said she is hearing that associates, while excited about the changes they are seeing with pay, training and scheduling, also want leadership to reduce the complexity that has gradually been added to store jobs.   

"You told us we've made it harder for you to do what you do best, which is serving our customers. Your feedback is helping us understand how we support you better and remove the distractions that get in your way," said McKenna. "Taking care of our customers begins with taking care of you. It's that simple. My commitment to you is that we will continue to listen, and, more importantly, act on what we hear." 

To underscore this commitment to its workforce, McKenna announced the company is making a small, but significant change to its name badges, to make sure everyone knows who makes the difference at Walmart. "I'm proud to say that we're bringing back 'Our People Make the Difference' on our badges. These words are just as important today, and to our future, as they ever were." Every associate in the U.S. stores will have the new badge by the end of the year.

Foran pledged to continue working for associates to make it easier for them to serve customers. "We know you need the tools to do your job well. You make a difference for customers, so our job in Bentonville is to get you what you need. We will win one customer at a time and if we work together, we will get the army that is Walmart to march and we can make a difference for our customers.

“Thanks for everything you do,” he concluded.

For more information or to watch the shareholders meeting webcast, please visit stock.walmart.com and join the conversation.

About Walmart 
Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE: WMT) helps people around the world save money and live better - anytime and anywhere - in retail stores, online, and through their mobile devices. Each week, more than 250 million customers and members visit our 11,462 stores under 71 banners in 27 countries and e-commerce websites in 11 countries. With fiscal year 2015 sales of nearly $486 billion, Walmart employs more than 2 million associates worldwide. Walmart continues to be a leader in sustainability, corporate philanthropy and employment opportunity. Additional information about Walmart can be found by visiting http://corporate.walmart.com on Facebook at http://facebook.com/walmart and on Twitter at http://twitter.com/walmart. Online merchandise sales are available at http://www.walmart.com and http://www.samsclub.com.

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Walmart to webcast Annual Meeting of Shareholders and management update for the investment community http://es.news.walmart.com/news-archive/2015/05/27/walmart-to-webcast-annual-meeting-of-shareholders-and-management-update-for-the-investment-community BENTONVILLE, Ark., May 27, 2015 --- Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE: WMT) will host its Annual Meeting of Shareholders on Friday, June 5, as well as its question and answer session with the company's leaders.  A live webcast of both sessions will be available at stock.walmart.com. The shareholde... Wed, 27 May 2015 18:23:00 GMT http://es.news.walmart.com/news-archive/2015/05/27/walmart-to-webcast-annual-meeting-of-shareholders-and-management-update-for-the-investment-community 2015-05-27T18:23:00Z stock.walmart.com.

The shareholders meeting, including pre-meeting activities, will begin at 7:30 a.m. CDT and will conclude at approximately 11:00 a.m. CDT. To access the live webcast of the meeting, please visit stock.walmart.com.

Additionally, shareholders can stay informed by following @WalmartNewsroom on Twitter and can join the conversation by tagging your tweets with #WMTShares. 

The update on the company’s business, led by President and CEO Doug McMillon, for the investment community, which includes a question and answer session will begin at 12:30 p.m. CDT and will conclude at approximately 1:30 p.m. CDT. To access the live webcast of the executive update and question and answer session, please visit news.walmart.com/events and select “Management update for the investment community and Q & A session.”  A transcript of this session will be available Friday, June 5 on the website.




About Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.

Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE: WMT) helps people around the world save money and live better - anytime and anywhere - in retail stores, online, and through their mobile devices.  Each week, nearly 260 million customers and members visit our 11,489 stores under 72 banners in 28 countries and e-commerce websites in 11 countries.  With fiscal year 2015 revenue of $485.7 billion, Walmart employs approximately 2.2 million associates worldwide.  Walmart continues to be a leader in sustainability, corporate philanthropy and employment opportunity.  Additional information about Walmart can be found by visiting http://corporate.walmart.com on Facebook at http://facebook.com/walmart and on Twitter at http://twitter.com/walmart.

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Walmart reports Q1 FY 16 EPS of $1.03 http://es.news.walmart.com/news-archive/investors/2015/05/19/walmart-reports-q1-fy-16-eps-of-103 Q1 diluted EPS from continuing operations was $1.03, within guidance of $0.95 - $1.10. Currency negatively impacted EPS by approximately $0.03. Walmart U.S. 1.1% comp includes positive traffic for the second consecutive quarter. Customer experience scores improved in all formats. Customers be... Tue, 19 May 2015 12:02:00 GMT http://es.news.walmart.com/news-archive/investors/2015/05/19/walmart-reports-q1-fy-16-eps-of-103 2015-05-19T12:02:00Z
  • Q1 diluted EPS from continuing operations was $1.03, within guidance of $0.95 - $1.10.
  • Currency negatively impacted EPS by approximately $0.03.
  • Walmart U.S. 1.1% comp includes positive traffic for the second consecutive quarter. Customer experience scores improved in all formats. Customers benefited from lower gas prices.
  • E-commerce sales globally increased approximately 17%.
  • Consolidated operating income declined 8.3%, due to impacts from currency fluctuations and investments in associate wages & training and e-commerce.



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BENTONVILLE, Ark.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE: WMT) helps people around the world save money and live better - anytime and anywhere - in retail stores, online, and through their mobile devices. Each week, nearly 260 million customers and members visit our 11,489 stores under 72 banners in 27 countries and e-commerce websites in 11 countries. With fiscal year 2015 revenue of $485.7 billion, Walmart employs approximately 2.2 million associates worldwide. Walmart continues to be a leader in sustainability, corporate philanthropy and employment opportunity. Additional information about Walmart can be found by visiting http://corporate.walmart.com on Facebook at http://facebook.com/walmart and on Twitter at http://twitter.com/walmart.

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Along with this press release, Walmart makes available a recorded call with executive leaders to review the business results, to provide strategic updates and to comment on expectations for the future. We provide that call in both audio form and in a written transcript. Details on accessing the call are as follows:

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The call is archived at http://stock.walmart.com


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Walmart Releases 2015 Annual Shareholders' Meeting Materials http://es.news.walmart.com/news-archive/2015/04/22/walmart-releases-2015-annual-shareholders-meeting-materials BENTONVILLE, Ark. April 22, 2015 — Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE: WMT) today filed its Proxy Statement in preparation for its upcoming Annual Shareholders’ Meeting on Friday, June 5. In addition, the company issued its 2015 Annual Report along with its Global Responsibility Report and Global Compli... Wed, 22 Apr 2015 16:42:00 GMT http://es.news.walmart.com/news-archive/2015/04/22/walmart-releases-2015-annual-shareholders-meeting-materials 2015-04-22T16:42:00Z BENTONVILLE, Ark. April 22, 2015 — Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE: WMT) today filed its Proxy Statement in preparation for its upcoming Annual Shareholders’ Meeting on Friday, June 5. In addition, the company issued its 2015 Annual Report along with its Global Responsibility Report and Global Compliance Program Report.

"Walmart has a bright future," commented Wal-Mart Stores Inc., President and Chief Executive Officer Doug McMillon in his letter to shareholders. "We have a real and meaningful purpose - to save people money so they can live better. We're embracing change so we can deliver that promise more effectively. We are investing to run better stores and e-commerce globally and excel at the integration of digital and physical retail, providing our customers with a seamless shopping experience."

Annual Report: “Winning the Future of Retail – One Customer at a Time”
The 2015 Annual Report provides shareholders with an overview of Walmart's performance in the last fiscal year and the key strategies that management is executing to serve customers and shareholders. The enhanced digital report contains expanded content, including video messages from McMillon, Chairman of the Board of Directors Rob Walton, as well as the CEOs of each business segment and e-commerce. The report can be accessed here.

In the report, McMillon reviews how the company’s framework for growth leverages four dimensions of its customer value proposition – price, access, assortment and experience.

  • Price: The company is focused on expanding everyday low prices to more markets globally. To deliver price leadership, Walmart continues to underscore everyday low cost through improvements in supply chain, processes and other efficiencies.
  • Access: The future of retail is integrating stores and online together seamlessly. The company is investing globally to improve mobile capabilities and test alternative access points.
  • Assortment: Customers increasingly want more variety and Walmart provides quality merchandise, desirable national brands and great private label options. The company expects to surpass 10 million items available on walmart.com in the U.S. this year.
  • Experience: Walmart is investing in increased associate wages, training and development, which it believes will also improve the store and club experience for customers.
The Annual Report also includes comments on strong shareholder governance from Walton, who states, "Walmart has an exceptional Board that is highly diverse, from ethnicity and gender to business experience and tenure. Underscoring the Board's commitment to its leadership structure, we have added a healthy mix of directors with fresh perspectives over the past few years. Their views have complemented the vision and work of our longer-serving directors and demonstrate how we are strengthening the Board's oversight to keep pace with the changing retail dynamics. This is especially true as the Board oversees management's execution of Walmart's enterprise strategy."

2015 Annual Shareholders’ Meeting and Proxy Statement
The company began distributing its Proxy Statement today with details of its Annual Shareholders' Meeting. The meeting will be held on Friday, June 5, at 7:30 a.m. (CDT) in Bud Walton Arena on the University of Arkansas campus in Fayetteville, Ark. Only shareholders of record as of the close of business on April 10, 2015, are entitled to vote their shares in advance of or at this year's meeting.

Shareholders will vote on 15 director nominees, three company proposals and five shareholder proposals. Douglas N. Daft, a member of Walmart's Board since 2005, is retiring from the board and will not stand for reelection.

"I'd like to thank Doug for 10 years of service to Walmart's Board and to our shareholders," said Walton. "He brought us more than four decades of business experience and perspective on markets around the world. His long tenure with a global beverage company and international business acumen provided us with unique insights into brand management, marketing and strategic planning. We also appreciate the key insights Doug provided through two successful CEO transitions and the many valuable contributions he made to our Compensation, Nominating and Governance Committee."

Walmart has continued to enhance the format of the Proxy Statement to provide a clear and detailed overview of the topics that will be covered at the Shareholders’ Meeting. The changes were influenced by feedback from investors who provided input during the year. The company’s Proxy Statement can be read online. Shareholders unable to attend the 2015 Annual Shareholders' Meeting in person may view a live webcast on the company’s Investor Relations site.

Global Responsibility Report
Walmart’s 2015 Global Responsibility Report (“GRR”), the company’s eighth, outlines the company’s major milestones in fiscal year 2015 tied to social and environmental responsibility, specifically highlighting Walmart’s achievements to create economic opportunity for associates, enhance the sustainability of its operations and supply chains, and serve the communities in which it operates.  The report is available digitally and can be viewed online.

Global Compliance Program Report
The company’s second annual report on its global compliance program highlights significant strides being made to elevate Walmart’s compliance program globally against a defined set of objectives in three key categories: people; policies and processes; and systems and analytics.

Jay Jorgensen, executive vice president, global chief ethics and compliance officer said, "From hiring and realigning our compliance staff to utilizing technologies and measuring the effectiveness of our processes and controls, Walmart is making ongoing progress to enhance our compliance and corporate governance procedures through a unified program around the globe. We have accomplished a great deal this past year to strengthen our continued commitment to doing business the right way."

As explained in the report, the Audit Committee of the Board of Directors concluded the company had achieved significant progress towards its goals in enhancing its compliance program. The detailed report is available here.
 
Investor Relations App
This year's Shareholders’ Meeting materials are also available through the redesigned Walmart Investor Relations App, which is available free on the company’s website. The app is available on iPad®, iPhone®, and Android™ mobile devices.

About Walmart 
Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE: WMT) helps people around the world save money and live better – anytime and anywhere – in retail stores, online, and through their mobile devices. Each week, we serve nearly 260 million customers who visit our 11,462 stores under 72 banners in 27 countries and e-commerce websites in 11 countries. With fiscal year 2015 revenue of $486 billion, Walmart employs more than 2 million associates worldwide. Walmart continues to be a leader in sustainability, corporate philanthropy and employment opportunity. Additional information about Walmart can be found by visiting http://corporate.walmart.com on Facebook at http://facebook.com/walmart and on Twitter at http://twitter.com/walmart. Online merchandise sales are available at http://www.walmart.com and http://www.samsclub.com.

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