Oficina Corporativa de Walmart: noticias financieras http://news.walmart.com/rss?feedName=financial Comunicados de prensa y noticias de temas destacados de corporate.walmart.com (c) 2016 Wal-Mart Stores, Inc (c) 2016 Wal-Mart Stores, Inc Walmart Continues Sharpened Focus on Portfolio Management http://news.walmart.com/news-archive/2016/01/15/walmart-continues-sharpened-focus-on-portfolio-management For a complete list of store closings, click here.BENTONVILLE, Ark. - Jan. 15, 2016 - Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (WMT: NYSE) today announced plans to close 269 stores in the U.S. and globally. In October 2015, the company said an active review of the portfolio was underway to ensure assets were a... Sat, 16 Jan 2016 04:02:00 GMT http://news.walmart.com/news-archive/2016/01/15/walmart-continues-sharpened-focus-on-portfolio-management 2016-01-16T04:02:00Z For a complete list of store closings, click here.

BENTONVILLE, Ark. – Jan. 15, 2016 – Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (WMT: NYSE) today announced plans to close 269 stores in the U.S. and globally.

In October 2015, the company said an active review of the portfolio was underway to ensure assets were aligned with strategy. Today's action follows a thorough review of Walmart's nearly 11,600 worldwide stores that took into account a number of factors, including financial performance as well as strategic alignment with long-term plans. In total, the impacted stores represent less than 1 percent of both global square footage and revenue.

"Actively managing our portfolio of assets is essential to maintaining a healthy business," said Doug McMillon, president and CEO, Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. "Closing stores is never an easy decision, but it is necessary to keep the company strong and positioned for the future. It's important to remember that we'll open well more than 300 stores around the world next year. So we are committed to growing, but we are being disciplined about it."

Store Closings/Openings

As part of today's action, the company will close 154 locations in the U.S., including the company's 102 smallest format stores, Walmart Express, which had been in pilot since 2011. Walmart instead will focus on strengthening Supercenters, optimizing Neighborhood Markets, growing the e-commerce business and expanding Pickup services for customers. Also covered in the closures are 23 Neighborhood Markets, 12 Supercenters, seven stores in Puerto Rico, six discount centers, and four Sam's Clubs.

Internationally, the company  is following a disciplined strategy of actively managing its portfolio. Consistent with this strategy, the company is closing 115 stores outside the United States. This includes 60 recently-closed, loss-making stores in Brazil, which represents only 5 percent of sales in that market. The company has already been able to relocate many affected associates in Brazil to other stores. The remaining 55 stores are primarily small, loss-making stores in other Latin American markets.  Walmart will disclose more detail about those actions, including the number of stores per market, after completing local associate and community outreach. 

Walmart will continue to invest in its future, with plans to open stores worldwide in the coming fiscal year. Domestically, Walmart intends to open 50 to 60 Supercenters and 85 to 95 Neighborhood Markets in Fiscal 2017, which begins Feb. 1. In the same period, Sam's Club plans to open in seven to 10 new locations. Internationally, Walmart intends to open between 200 and 240 stores during the coming year.

Financial Impact

The financial impact of these closures is estimated to be approximately $0.20 to $0.22 of diluted earnings per share from continuing operations, with approximately $0.19 to $0.20 expected to impact the fourth quarter of fiscal 2016. The remainder of the impact will fall into the first half of fiscal 2017. Approximately 75 percent of the impact relates to U.S. closings and the remaining portion involves Walmart International, with a large majority of the international impact relating to the closures in Brazil. Walmart will report its fiscal 2016 fourth-quarter and full-year results on Feb. 18. The estimated financial impact is not included in the company's fiscal 2016 fourth quarter and full year earnings guidance.   

Store Associates and Transition Assistance

In total, approximately 16,000 associates will be impacted by the decision, about 10,000 of them in the U.S. More than 95 percent of the closed stores in the U.S. are within 10 miles on average of another Walmart, and the hope is that these associates will be placed in nearby locations. Where that isn't possible, the company will provide 60 days of pay and, if eligible, severance, as well as resume and interview skills training. Whether with Walmart or elsewhere, the company's objective is to help all associates find their next job opportunity.

"The decision to close stores is difficult and we care about the associates who will be impacted," McMillon said. "We invested considerable time assessing our stores and clubs and don't take this lightly. We are supporting those impacted with extra pay and support, and we will take all appropriate steps to ensure they are treated well." 

Walmart will continue to serve the shopping needs of U.S. customers in the markets affected by today’s announcement through other Walmart locations and online at www.walmart.com. Customers can find the nearest Walmart store through the store locator function on the company’s website. 

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Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (WMT: NYSE) 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 nearly 11,600 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 continúa siendo un líder en sostenibilidad, filantropía corporativa y oportunidades de empleo. Se puede encontrar más información sobre Walmart al visitar http://corporate.walmart.com, en Facebook en http://facebook.com/walmart y en Twitter en http://twitter.com/walmart

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Declaraciones con vista a futuro

This release contains statements as to store closures, store openings, and the financial impact upon diluted earnings per share from continuing operations (EPS) from the store closures in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2016 and the first half of fiscal 2017. Walmart believes such statements are "forward-looking statements" as defined in, and they are intended to enjoy the protection of the safe harbor for forward-looking statements provided by, the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, as amended. The actual financial impact of the store closures may differ materially from the EPS estimates provided in the release as a result of changes in circumstances, assumptions not being realized or other risks, uncertainties and factors. The risks, uncertainties and factors include the risks relating to Walmart's operations and financial performance discussed in Walmart's most recent annual report on Form 10-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). You should read this release in conjunction with that annual report on Form 10-K and Walmart's quarterly reports on Form 10-Q and current reports on Form 8-K subsequently filed with the SEC. You should consider all of the risks, uncertainties and other factors identified in those SEC reports carefully when evaluating the forward-looking statements in this release. Walmart cannot assure you that the future results reflected in or implied by any such forward-looking statement will be realized or, even if substantially realized, will have the forecast or expected consequences and effects for or on Walmart's operations or financial performance. Such forward-looking statements are made as of the date of this release, and Walmart undertakes no obligation to update such statements to reflect subsequent events or circumstances.

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Walmart reports Q3 FY 16 EPS of $1.03, Walmart U.S. added $2.7 billion in sales, comp sales of 1.5% http://news.walmart.com/news-archive/2015/11/17/walmart-reports-q3-fy-16-eps-of-103-walmart-us-added-27-billion-in-sales-comp-sales-of-15 Q3 diluted EPS from continuing operations was $1.03, benefited by approximately $0.04 from an adjustment for certain leases. Currency negatively impacted EPS by $0.04. Total revenue was $117.4 billion. On a constant currency basis, total revenue was $122.4 billion, an increase of 2.8%. Comp s... Mar. 17 de nov. de 2015, 13:03:00 GMT http://news.walmart.com/news-archive/2015/11/17/walmart-reports-q3-fy-16-eps-of-103-walmart-us-added-27-billion-in-sales-comp-sales-of-15 2015-11-17T13:03:00Z
  • Q3 diluted EPS from continuing operations was $1.03, benefited by approximately $0.04 from an adjustment for certain leases. Currency negatively impacted EPS by $0.04.
  • Los ingresos totales fueron de $117.4 mil millones. On a constant currency basis, total revenue was $122.4 mil millones, an increase of 2.8%.
  • Comp sales at Walmart U.S. were positive for the fifth consecutive quarter, up 1.5%. Traffic increased 1.7%. Customer experience scores continued to strengthen. Neighborhood Market comps increased approximately 8%, with strong growth from newer stores.
  • Walmart International net sales were $29.8 mil millones. On a constant currency basis, sales reached $34.7 mil millones, led by México y Canadá. Operating income decreased 6.4%. On a constant currency basis, operating income increased 8.5%.
  • E-commerce sales and GMV globally increased approximately 10% on a constant currency basis. Growth was pressured by challenges in key international markets.
  • Investments in people and technology continued. Consolidated operating income declined 8.8%. On a constant currency basis, consolidated operating income declined 5.4%.

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 11,554 stores under 72 banners in 28 countries and e-commerce websites in 11 countries. With fiscal year 2015 revenue of $485.7 mil millones, Walmart employs approximately 2.2 million associates worldwide. Walmart continúa siendo un líder en sostenibilidad, filantropía corporativa y oportunidades de empleo. Se puede encontrar más información sobre Walmart al visitar http://corporate.walmart.com en Facebook en http://facebook.com/walmart y en Twitter en http://twitter.com/walmart.

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:

877-523-5612 (U.S. and Canadá)
201-689-8483 (otros países)
Código de acceso: 9256278 (Walmart)
MP3 @ stock.walmart.com

The call is archived below.


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Walmart strategy drives growth and sustainable returns, Plans $20 billion share repurchase program over two years http://news.walmart.com/news-archive/2015/10/14/walmart-strategy-drives-growth-and-sustainable-returns-plans-20-billion-share-repurchase-program-over-two-years The company provided a three-year strategic framework intended to strengthen its U.S. and e-commerce businesses.Net sales growth is expected to range between 3 and 4 percent annually over the next three years, translating to $45 to $60 billion over the period.Investments in people and technology ... Mié. 14 de oct. de 2015, 18:00:00 GMT http://news.walmart.com/news-archive/2015/10/14/walmart-strategy-drives-growth-and-sustainable-returns-plans-20-billion-share-repurchase-program-over-two-years 2015-10-14T18:00:00Z
  • The company provided a three-year strategic framework intended to strengthen its U.S. and e-commerce businesses.
  • Net sales growth is expected to range between 3 and 4 percent annually over the next three years, translating to $45 to $60 billion over the period.
  • Investments in people and technology to drive strong shareholder returns over time.
  • Capital investments will be approximately $11.0 billion for fiscal year 2017 and will remain flat in fiscal years 2018 and 2019.  This is below the revised fiscal year 2016 estimate of approximately $12.4 billion, primarily due to a moderation of physical store expansion.
  • Investments in e-commerce and digital initiatives are expected to total approximately $1.1 billion in fiscal year 2017.  
  • BENTONVILLE, Ark., Oct. 14, 2015 -- Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE: WMT) today provided its strategic outlook and growth plans for the future at the company’s 22nd annual meeting for the investment community. The investments outlined today are part of a framework designed to drive sales growth by strengthening the U.S. and e-commerce businesses. This framework is intended to enhance the experience in stores, leverage Walmart’s unique supply chain capabilities to lower costs and build deep digital relationships with customers.

    "These are exciting times in retail given the pace and magnitude of change. We have strengths and assets to build on and are making progress to position the company for the future," said Doug McMillon president and CEO, Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.  "We're encouraged by recent customer feedback and will continue to get stronger. Our investments in our people, our stores and our digital capabilities and e-commerce business are the right ones. We will be the first to build a seamless customer experience at scale to save our customers not only money but also time."

    Financial Outlook

    The company also indicated that as a result of a stronger than anticipated impact from currency exchange rate fluctuations, it now expects net sales growth for the current fiscal year to be relatively flat.  Excluding the impact of currency exchange fluctuations, net sales growth would be approximately 3 percent for fiscal year 2016.  In February, the company indicated that it expected net sales growth of between 1 and 2 percent.

    Charles Holley, Walmart’s executive vice president and chief financial officer, outlined the company’s financial priorities for growth and detailed the investment and expansion plans for fiscal year 2017.  

    "Our sales growth over the next three years is estimated to range between 3 to 4 percent annually, which will add approximately $45 to $60 billion in sales. Within the last year, we have experienced traffic and comp sales improvements in our Walmart U.S. business, and our plan reflects that positive momentum continuing," said Holley.

    McMillon said Walmart is bringing a disciplined approach to managing the company's financial resources and portfolio. "We are actively reviewing our portfolio to ensure our assets are aligned with our strategy.  But we will be thoughtful in our approach, recognizing our responsibility to drive shareholder value," he said.

    Holley also discussed the company’s profitability over the long-term and provided more insight into certain financial metrics.

    "Fiscal year 2017 will represent our heaviest investment period. Operating income is expected to be impacted by approximately $1.5 billion from the second phase of our previously announced investments in wages and training as well as our commitment to further developing a seamless customer experience," said Holley.  "As a result of these investments, we expect earnings per share to decline between 6 and 12 percent in fiscal year 2017, however by fiscal year 2019 we would expect earnings per share to increase by approximately 5 to 10 percent compared to the prior year."

    Share repurchase

    The company also announced that its board of directors has authorized a new $20 billion share repurchase program and retired the $8.6 billion remaining on its 2013 authorization.

    "We remain committed to our strong balance sheet and have said that we would only use it for strategic purposes. Last year and this current year, we have not utilized that capacity as we felt it was not the right time to drive a larger volume of share repurchase.  We expect over the next three years to generate around $80 billion in cash. Given the current landscape, we have a strategic opportunity, and our intent would be to utilize this new $20 billion authorization over the next two years," said Holley.

    "This share repurchase program, combined with our annual dividends, reinforces our continued commitment to delivering increased value to shareholders. We remain committed to maintaining a strong balance sheet and financial position that enables us to continue focusing on growth-oriented opportunities," continued Holley. 

    Capital expenditure details

    Projected capital expenditures are as follows and exclude the impact of future acquisitions, if any:

    Capital Expenditure Detail

    (US$ billions)

    Segment

    FY 15 Actual

    FY 16 Original

    FY 16 Revised

    FY 17 Projected

    Walmart U.S.

    $6.3

    ~$6.1 – 6.6

    ~$7.0

    ~$6.2

    Walmart International

    $3.5

    ~$3.7 – 4.2

    ~$3.5

    ~$3.0

    Sam’s Club

    $0.8

    ~$0.8

    ~$0.8

    ~$0.8

    Total segments

    $10.6

    ~$10.6 – 11.6

    ~$11.3

    ~$10.0

    Corporate & support

    $1.2

    ~$1.0 – 1.3

    ~$1.1

    ~$1.0

    Total

    $11.8

    ~$11.6 – 12.9

    ~$12.4

    ~$11.0

     

    The capital expenditures listed below provide the breakdown between the company’s physical, e-commerce and digital initiatives provided above.

    Capital Expenditure Detail

    (US$ billions)

     

    FY 15

    Actual

    FY 16

    Original

    FY 16

    Revised

    FY 17

    Projected

    Physical

    $11.1

    ~$10.4 11.4

    ~$11.5

    ~$9.9

    E-commerce & digital

    $0.7

    ~$1.2 – 1.5

    ~$0.9

    ~$1.1

    Projected Walmart U.S. and Sam's Club U.S. units include new stores, expansions and relocations. Given the conversion of Walmart discount stores to supercenters, the total number of supercenter units will continue to increase, as the number of discount stores declines. Unit growth in the United States is projected as follows:

    Total U.S. Unit Growth

    (Gross)

    Segment

    FY 15

    Actual

    FY 16 

    Original

    FY 16

    Revised

    FY 17                           Projected

    Supercenters*

    119

    ~60 – 70

    ~60 – 70

    ~50 – 60

    Small format stores**

    235

    ~180 – 200

    ~160 – 170

    ~85 – 95

    Total Walmart U.S.

    354

    ~240 – 270

    ~220 – 240

    ~135 – 155

    Sam’s Club

    21

    ~9  12

    ~11  12

    ~7  10

    Total

    375

    ~249 282

    ~231 252

    ~142 165

    *Existing supercenters average approximately 178K square feet.
    ** Existing Neighborhood Markets and rebranded Walmart Express stores range between 12K and 66K square feet.

    Acerca de Walmart
    Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE: WMT) ayuda a personas de todo el mundo a ahorrar dinero y vivir mejor, en cualquier momento y en cualquier lugar, en tiendas minoristas, en línea y a través de sus dispositivos móviles.  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 continúa siendo un líder en sostenibilidad, filantropía corporativa y oportunidades de empleo.  Se puede encontrar más información sobre Walmart al visitar http://corporate.walmart.com, en Facebook en http://facebook.com/walmart y en Twitter en http://twitter.com/walmart.

    Cautionary statement regarding forward-looking statements

    This release contains certain forward-looking statements that are intended to enjoy the safe harbor protections of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, as amended, including statements regarding forecasts and expectations of Walmart’s management of or for:
    • the dollar amount and percentage growth of Walmart’s consolidated net sales in fiscal years 2017, 2018 and 2019;
    • investment in people and technology driving strong shareholder returns over time;
    • Walmart’s total capital expenditures in fiscal years 2016 through 2019 and the fiscal year 2017 capital expenditures reflecting moderation of physical store expansion;
    • Walmart’s total net sales in fiscal year 2016 to be flat compared to fiscal year 2015 and the growth of Walmart’s total net sales excluding the effect of currency exchange rate fluctuations in fiscal year 2016 over fiscal year 2015;
    • fiscal year 2017 to be Walmart’s heaviest investment period;
    • the dollar amount of the impact on Walmart’s fiscal year 2017 operating income of Walmart’s investment in associate wages and training and its commitment to further developing a seamless customer experience;
    • the range of the percentage decrease in Walmart’s fiscal year 2017 earnings per share and the range of the percentage increase of Walmart’s fiscal year 2019 earnings per share;
    • Walmart’s use of its $20 billion new share repurchase authorization over the next two years;
    • the generation of around $80 billion in cash over the next three years; 
    • the capital expenditures to be made in fiscal year 2016 and fiscal year 2017 by each of Walmart’s operating segments, by Walmart’s operating segments in total, and by Walmart in total for corporate and support, physical, and e-commerce and digital initiatives; 
    • Walmart’s total U.S. unit growth, Walmart U.S.’s total unit, supercenter and small format store growth and Sam’s Club’s total unit growth in each of fiscal years 2016 and 2017; and 
    • statements regarding Walmart’s plans, objectives and operating frameworks and assumptions on which some forward-looking statements are based.
    Walmart's actual results may differ materially from the guidance, projections, estimates and expectations discussed in or implied by such forward-looking statements as a result of changes in circumstances, assumptions not being realized or other risks, uncertainties and factors, whether globally or in one or more of the markets in which we operate, including:

    Economic factors:
    • economic, geo-political, capital markets and business conditions, trends and events, including such factors as unemployment levels, inflation, deflation and commodity prices;
    • currency exchange rate fluctuations and changes in market interest rates;
    • consumer confidence, disposable income, credit availability, debt levels, spending levels, shopping patterns, and demand for certain merchandise; and 
    • consumer enrollment in health and drug insurance programs and such programs’ reimbursement rates.
    Operating factors:
    • the amount of Walmart’s net sales denominated in the U.S. dollar and foreign currencies;
    • the financial performance of Walmart and each of its segments;
    • factors affecting Walmart's effective tax rate;
    • traffic and average ticket in and on Walmart's stores, clubs and e-commerce websites;
    • Walmart’s mix of merchandise sold, its cost of goods sold and its inventory shrinkage;
    • transportation, energy and utility costs and the selling prices of gasoline and diesel fuel;
    • disruptions in Walmart’s supply chain and in seasonal buying patterns;
    • consumer acceptance of and response to Walmart's stores and clubs, e-commerce websites, mobile apps, initiatives, programs and merchandise offerings;
    • Walmart’s casualty- and accident-related costs and insurance costs;
    • the seasonality of Walmart‘s business and of consumer buying patterns;
    • the availability of attractive e-commerce acquisition or investment opportunities;
    • Walmart’s workforce size and turnover, labor costs, healthcare cost and other benefit costs;
    • market, legal and other factors limiting or delaying Walmart’s ability to build, staff, open and operate new and relocated stores, clubs and other facilities;
    • effects on Walmart’s operations of weather conditions and events, climate change, catastrophes, disasters, public health emergencies, civil disturbances or terrorist attacks;
    • disruption in the availability of Walmart’s online shopping sites; 
    • cyber attacks on Walmart’s information systems and any costs and liabilities relating thereto;
    • developments in, the outcome of, and costs and expenses relating to, Walmart’s legal and regulatory proceedings and its FPCA-related matters and compliance program;
    • unexpected changes in accounting principles, estimates and judgments; and 
    • unanticipated restructurings and the related expenses.
    Regulatory and other factors:
    • competitive pressures, including competitive initiatives of other retailers;
    • adoption of new, and changes in existing, laws and changes in tax rates;
    • the level of public assistance payments and eligibility requirements for such payments; and
    • trade restrictions and tariff rates.
    In addition, the risks discussed in Walmart's most recent annual report on Form 10-K filed with the SEC may cause actual results to differ materially from the guidance, projections, estimates and expectations discussed in or implied by the forward looking statements herein.  You should consider the forward-looking statements in this release in conjunction with that annual report on Form 10-K and Walmart's quarterly reports on Form 10-Q and current reports on Form 8-K filed with the SEC. Walmart urges you to consider all of the risks, uncertainties and factors identified above or discussed in such reports carefully in evaluating the forward-looking statements in this call.  Walmart cannot assure you that the results discussed in or implied by any forward-looking statement will be realized or, even if substantially realized, that those results will have the forecasted or expected consequences and effects for or on Walmart, its operations or its financial performance. The forward-looking statements made herein are as of the date of this release.  Walmart undertakes no obligation to update these forward-looking statements to reflect subsequent events or circumstances.
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    Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. announces FY 2017 earnings calendar, provides agenda for 22nd Annual Meeting for the Investment Community http://news.walmart.com/news-archive/2015/10/13/wal-mart-stores-inc-announces-fy-2017-earnings-calendar-provides-agenda-for-22nd-annual-meeting-for-the-investment-community BENTONVILLE, Ark., Oct. 13, 2015 -- Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE: WMT) today provided its earnings calendar for fiscal year 2016. The dates are as follows: First quarter - Tuesday, May 17, 2016Second quarter - Tuesday, August 16, 2016Third quarter - Tuesday, November 15, 2016Fourth quarter - Tuesd... Mar. 13 de oct. de 2015, 21:40:00 GMT http://news.walmart.com/news-archive/2015/10/13/wal-mart-stores-inc-announces-fy-2017-earnings-calendar-provides-agenda-for-22nd-annual-meeting-for-the-investment-community 2015-10-13T21:40:00Z BENTONVILLE, Ark., Oct. 13, 2015 -- Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE: WMT) today provided its earnings calendar for fiscal year 2016. The dates are as follows:

    • First quarter – Tuesday, May 17, 2016
    • Second quarter – Tuesday, August 16, 2016
    • Third quarter – Tuesday, November 15, 2016
    • Fourth quarter – Tuesday, February 21, 2017
    In addition, Walmart will webcast its 22nd Annual Meeting for the Investment Community on Wed., Oct. 14 from approximately 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. CDT.  Discussions on strategy and financial projections will be accompanied by presentations from Walmart U.S. and Global eCommerce. A live video webcast of the presentations will be available on the Investors portion of the company’s website located at http://stock.walmart.com. In addition to the webcast, a dial in phone number has also been made available. To access the meeting via phone dial 800-369-2124 (passcode: 30547). The meeting confirmation number is 5684687. 

    A detailed agenda can be found on the Investors portion of the company’s website or by clicking here.

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    Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE: WMT) ayuda a personas de todo el mundo a ahorrar dinero y vivir mejor, en cualquier momento y en cualquier lugar, en tiendas minoristas, en línea y a través de sus dispositivos móviles.  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 continúa siendo un líder en sostenibilidad, filantropía corporativa y oportunidades de empleo.  Se puede encontrar más información sobre Walmart al visitar http://corporate.walmart.com, en Facebook en http://facebook.com/walmart y en Twitter en http://twitter.com/walmart.
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    Walmart Appoints Brett Biggs New Chief Financial Officer http://news.walmart.com/news-archive/2015/10/09/walmart-appoints-brett-biggs-new-chief-financial-officer BENTONVILLE, Ark., Oct. 9, 2015 -- Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE: WMT) today announced that Brett Biggs, 47, will succeed Charles Holley, who has elected to retire as the company's chief financial officer. The change will be effective Dec. 31, 2015, and Holley will stay on until Jan. 31, 2016, to h... Vie. 09 de oct. de 2015, 12:51:00 GMT http://news.walmart.com/news-archive/2015/10/09/walmart-appoints-brett-biggs-new-chief-financial-officer 2015-10-09T12:51:00Z Brett Biggs, 47, will succeed Charles Holley, who has elected to retire as the company's chief financial officer. The change will be effective Dec. 31, 2015, and Holley will stay on until Jan. 31, 2016, to help with the transition. Holley, 59, has served as Walmart’s executive vice president and chief financial officer since December 2010.

    "Brett is a strong leader whose broad experience uniquely qualifies him to lead our finance and strategy areas," said Walmart President and Chief Executive Officer Doug McMillon. "Having had a variety of important roles in all three of Walmart's business segments, Brett is well prepared. He thoroughly understands Walmart's operations, how we intend to compete in a dynamic and changing retail environment and how we can best serve customers, associates and shareholders."     

    McMillon continued: "Charles has overseen our global finance and strategy areas during a period of immense company growth and change. He has been instrumental in shaping Walmart's strong financial position while driving significant shareholder returns. One of Charles' strengths is also talent development and succession planning. Under his leadership, Walmart's finance function has transformed into a best in class organization that is both strong and deep, highlighted by today's appointment of Brett as our new CFO.

    Biggs will report to McMillon. Since January 2014, Biggs has served as executive vice president and chief financial officer of Walmart International, where he is responsible for international strategy and finance activities, including business planning and analysis, financial services, and support for real estate and mergers and acquisitions. 

    Prior to his current role, Biggs served as chief financial officer of Walmart U.S. from January 2012 until January 2014, and as senior vice president, Sam's Club Operations, from September 2010 until January 2012.  Previously, he served in a variety of roles since joining the company in 2000, including senior vice president and chief financial officer of Sam's Club, senior vice president corporate finance and assistant treasurer, and senior vice president, international strategy and mergers and acquisitions. Before Walmart, Biggs worked at Leggett & Platt, Incorporated on its mergers and acquisitions team. Prior to that, he was an accountant at Phillips Petroleum Company, now ConocoPhillips, and an auditor at Pricewaterhouse LLP, now PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP. Biggs is a certified public accountant.  

    Holley joined Walmart in 1994 and in his role as CFO held responsibility for accounting and controls, corporate strategy and development, business planning and analysis, internal auditing, treasury, tax and investor relations. He also held roles as executive vice president, finance and treasurer; chief risk officer; senior vice president of finance over accounting, tax, financial reporting and investor relations; Controller; and several roles in Walmart International, including CFO. Before Walmart, Holley worked for Tandy Corporation (now Radio Shack) as managing director for its European Memorex division and served as director of finance for its international operations.

    Acerca de Walmart

    Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE: WMT) ayuda a personas de todo el mundo a ahorrar dinero y vivir mejor, en cualquier momento y en cualquier lugar, en tiendas minoristas, en línea y a través de sus dispositivos móviles. Each week, we serve nearly 260 million customers who visit our 11,532 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 continúa siendo un líder en sostenibilidad, filantropía corporativa y oportunidades de empleo. Se puede encontrar más información sobre Walmart al visitar http://corporate.walmart.com, en Facebook en http://facebook.com/walmart y en Twitter en http://twitter.com/walmart. Las ventas de mercancía en línea están disponibles en http://www.walmart.com y http://www.samsclub.com.

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    Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. to Webcast 22nd Annual Meeting for the Investment Community http://news.walmart.com/news-archive/2015/10/08/wal-mart-stores-inc-to-webcast-22nd-annual-meeting-for-the-investment-community BENTONVILLE, Ark., Oct. 8, 2015 -- Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE: WMT) will webcast its 22nd Annual Meeting for the Investment Community on Wed., Oct. 14 from approximately 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. CDT.  Discussions on strategy and financial projections will be accompanied by presentations from ... Thu, 08 Oct 2015 22:16:00 GMT http://news.walmart.com/news-archive/2015/10/08/wal-mart-stores-inc-to-webcast-22nd-annual-meeting-for-the-investment-community 2015-10-08T22:16:00Z BENTONVILLE, Ark., Oct. 8, 2015 -- Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE: WMT) will webcast its 22nd Annual Meeting for the Investment Community on Wed., Oct. 14 from approximately 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. CDT.  Discussions on strategy and financial projections will be accompanied by presentations from Walmart U.S. and Global eCommerce. A live webcast of the presentations will be available on the Investors portion of the company’s website located at http://stock.walmart.com. In addition to the webcast, a dial in phone number has also been made available. To access the meeting via phone dial 800-369-2124 (passcode: 30547). The meeting confirmation number is 5684687.  

    Acerca de Walmart
    Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE: WMT) ayuda a personas de todo el mundo a ahorrar dinero y vivir mejor, en cualquier momento y en cualquier lugar, en tiendas minoristas, en línea y a través de sus dispositivos móviles.  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 continúa siendo un líder en sostenibilidad, filantropía corporativa y oportunidades de empleo.  Se puede encontrar más información sobre Walmart al visitar http://corporate.walmart.com, en Facebook en http://facebook.com/walmart y en Twitter en http://twitter.com/walmart.
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    Walmart reports Q2 FY 16 EPS of $1.08, updates guidance http://corporate.walmart.com/_news_/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... Mar. 18 de ago. de 2015, 12:02:00 GMT http://corporate.walmart.com/_news_/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.
    • Los ingresos totales fueron de $120.2 mil millones. On a constant currency basis, total revenue was $124.5 mil millones.
    • 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 y $4.70, from a previous range of $4.70 y $5.05. This range includes Q3 EPS guidance of $0.93 y $1.05.

    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 11,532 stores under 72 banners in 28 countries and e-commerce websites in 11 countries. With fiscal year 2015 revenue of $485.7 mil millones, Walmart employs approximately 2.2 million associates worldwide. Walmart continúa siendo un líder en sostenibilidad, filantropía corporativa y oportunidades de empleo. 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.

    This Smart News Release features multimedia. View the full release here: http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20150818005698/en/

    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:

    877-523-5612 (U.S. and Canadá)
    201-689-8483 (otros países)
    Código de acceso: 9256278 (Walmart)
    MP3 @ stock.walmart.com



    View source version on businesswire.com: http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20150818005698/en/

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    Walmart Acquires Remaining Shares to Take Full Ownership of Yihaodian e-Commerce Business in China http://corporate.walmart.com/_news_/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://corporate.walmart.com/_news_/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. 

    Acerca de Walmart

    Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE: WMT) ayuda a personas de todo el mundo a ahorrar dinero y vivir mejor, en cualquier momento y en cualquier lugar, en tiendas minoristas, en línea y a través de sus dispositivos móviles. 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 continúa siendo un líder en sostenibilidad, filantropía corporativa y oportunidades de empleo. Se puede encontrar más información sobre Walmart al visitar http://corporate.walmart.com, en Facebook en http://facebook.com/walmart y en Twitter en http://twitter.com/walmart. Las ventas de mercancía en línea están disponibles en http://www.walmart.com y http://www.samsclub.com.

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    Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. to participate at the Goldman Sachs Sixth Annual dotCommerce Day Conference http://corporate.walmart.com/_news_/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://corporate.walmart.com/_news_/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.

    Acerca de Walmart
    Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE: WMT) ayuda a personas de todo el mundo a ahorrar dinero y vivir mejor, en cualquier momento y en cualquier lugar, en tiendas minoristas, en línea y a través de sus dispositivos móviles. 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 continúa siendo un líder en sostenibilidad, filantropía corporativa y oportunidades de empleo. Additional information about Walmart can be found by visitinghttp://corporate.walmart.com en Facebook en http://facebook.com/walmart y en Twitter en http://twitter.com/walmart. Las ventas de mercancía en línea están disponibles en http://www.walmart.com y http://www.samsclub.com.

     

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    Walmart anuncia resultados de votación de Reunión anual de accionistas 2015 http://corporate.walmart.com/_news_/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. ... Vie. 05 de jun. de 2015, 18:35:00 GMT http://corporate.walmart.com/_news_/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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