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 Positions Board of Directors for the Future http://news.walmart.com/2016/04/20/walmart-positions-board-of-directors-for-the-future BENTONVILLE, Ark., April 20, 2016 - Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE: WMT) today announced changes to its Board of Directors designed to strengthen the board for the future, while maintaining its independence, diverse backgrounds of directors and breadth of experience. The changes include ordinary-cou... Mié. 20 de abr. de 2016, 21:04:00 GMT http://news.walmart.com/2016/04/20/walmart-positions-board-of-directors-for-the-future 2016-04-20T21:04:00Z BENTONVILLE, Ark., April 20, 2016 – Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE: WMT) today announced changes to its Board of Directors designed to strengthen the board for the future, while maintaining its independence, diverse backgrounds of directors and breadth of experience. The changes include ordinary-course retirements of four board members and a reduction in the size of the board to maximize its effectiveness in supporting the company’s strategy. They will take effect following the company's Annual Shareholders’ Meeting on June 3, 2016 in Bud Walton Arena on the University of Arkansas campus in Fayetteville, Ark.    

Current board members Aida Alvarez, Roger Corbett, Mike Duke and Jim Walton, will not stand for re-election at the company's Annual Shareholders' Meeting. The company also announced that as part of the board's succession planning, the board has nominated Steuart Walton for election to the Walmart board. These changes will reduce the number of directors serving on the board from 15 to 12 directors.  

"The contributions of each of our four retiring board members cannot be overstated, and we wish them all continued success in the future," said Greg Penner, Chairman of the Board of Directors. "With these retirements, we view this as a time to make our board more nimble, while maintaining its independence and further aligning on Walmart's strategic priorities. Our board has the right skills and expertise to support the company's strategy. We continue to believe that the value, quality and diversity of our directors are some of Walmart's greatest strategic assets."

With the proposed changes, the Walmart board will maintain its current independent majority at 67 percent. The board's 12 nominees, if elected, represent an effective mix of deep company knowledge and fresh perspectives, including five independent board members added over the past four years. Walmart has placed a focus on technology with the additions of Marissa Mayer, president and CEO of Yahoo! Inc., and Kevin Systrom, CEO and co-founder of Instagram. In addition, Penner, appointed board chairman in 2015, provides extensive expertise in technology, finance and international business.

James I. Cash, Jr., Lead Independent Director, stated, "The changes we are making are designed to maximize our effectiveness as we adapt to ever-evolving customer requirements. We believe that board refreshment and succession planning are critical and demonstrate good corporate governance practices, but also and most importantly, support our mission to broaden and improve how we are serving customers through both stores and e-commerce."

About Aida Alvarez

Alvarez is rotating off of the board after a decade of service, consistent with Walmart’s corporate governance guidelines.

Alvarez began serving on the board in 2006 and was a member of the Audit Committee, the Compensation, Nominating and Governance Committee, as well as the Technology and eCommerce Committee during her tenure. She was Administrator of the U.S. Small Business Administration and a member of President Clinton's Cabinet from 1997 to 2001. Alvarez was the founding director of the Office of Federal Housing Enterprise Oversight, the financial regulator of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, from 1993 to 1997, and prior to that was a vice president in public finance at First Boston and Bear, Stearns & Co., Inc. She currently serves as a director of HP Inc. and formerly served as a director of MUFG Americas Holdings Corporation, MUFG Union Bank N.A. and PacifiCare Health Systems, Inc. (now United Healthcare).     

"We would like to thank Aida for her invaluable service to Walmart, her commitment to associates and also for her contributions throughout her career in public policy, philanthropy and as a champion for diversity and inclusion," said Penner. "She has always been an advocate of strong corporate governance, and the board will miss her expertise and insights."

About Roger Corbett

Corbett joined the Walmart board in 2006 and is also rotating off of the board, consistent with Walmart’s corporate governance guidelines.

Corbett is the retired CEO and group managing director of Woolworths Limited, based in Australia. He is a former founding director of Outback Stores, a commercial venture supported by the government to provide retail facilities for communities in remote Australia, and until recently was a director of The Reserve Bank of Australia, the chairman of Fairfax Media Limited and the chairman of PrimeAg Australia. He is also the chairman of Mayne Pharma Group Limited. Corbett has served on the Strategic Planning and Finance Committee.

"Roger's industry expertise in retail and merchandising has been an outstanding asset to our board. We have greatly appreciated his unique insight in successfully managing multinational corporations. He has demonstrated leadership in the roles he assumed, the key contributions he has made and his commitment to our shareholders," Penner said.

About Mike Duke

Duke’s retirement from the board is in line with Walmart’s historical practice for its prior CEOs’ board membership.

Duke was president and CEO of Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., from 2009 to 2014. Starting in 1995, he led the logistics, distribution and administration divisions, as well as Walmart U.S. From 2005 to 2009, he served as vice chairman, with responsibility for Walmart International. Prior to joining Walmart, Duke spent 23 years in the retail industry with Federated Department Stores and May Department Stores. He joined the Walmart board in 2008 and was a member of the Strategic Planning and Finance Committee.

"Walmart has benefited from Mike's leadership for more than 20 years," said Penner. "His professionalism and integrity and his perspective and guidance have helped lead Walmart to the path it is on today in areas that have included talent, technology, diversity, social and environmental issues and serving customers through both our online and in-store businesses."

About Jim Walton

Jim Walton's retirement from the board and the nomination of Steuart Walton, his son, mark a leadership transition to the next generation of Walton family representation. Jim Walton served on the board for over 10 years and was a member of the Technology and eCommerce Committee, as well as the Strategic Planning and Finance Committee during his tenure. Jim Walton is chairman and CEO of Arvest Bank Group, Inc., a group of banks operating in Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri and Oklahoma. Until recently, he served as chairman of Community Publishers, Inc., which operated newspapers in Arkansas, Missouri and Oklahoma.

"We would like to thank Jim for his many contributions to our board for over a decade and his personal commitment as a board member to doing what is best for Walmart, our associates and shareholders as we build on the company's success now and in the years to come.  He has proudly carried on the legacy of Sam Walton and that stands to continue with the nomination of Steuart Walton to take his place," Penner said. 

About Steuart L. Walton

Steuart L. Walton is the Chief Executive Officer of Game Composites, Ltd., a company he founded in 2013 that designs and builds small composite aircraft. He previously worked for the London office of Allen & Overy, LLP handling matters related to debt and equity offerings by non-U.S. entities. He also worked for Walmart International, focusing on mergers and acquisitions.

Historically, three members of the Walton family have been members of the company's board.  The Compensation, Nominating and Governance Committee and board believe this is appropriate given the Walton family's significant and long-term equity ownership, and that Steuart Walton is qualified in light of his skills and background.

"We are pleased that Steuart has been nominated to join our company's board," said Penner. "Given his strong history and familiarity with Walmart, he clearly understands the company's mission and vision as he is prepared to carry on the next generation of family leadership. His career in law and his experience as an entrepreneur will allow him to bring valuable insight to our board." 

Annual Shareholders’ Meeting
Walmart’s Board of Directors will consist of 12 members if all nominees are elected at Walmart’s Annual Shareholders’ Meeting on June 3. Those standing for election and for re-election to the board include: Greg Penner, Jim Cash, Pam Craig, Tim Flynn, Tom Horton, Marissa Mayer, Doug McMillon, Steve Reinemund, Kevin Systrom, Rob Walton, Steuart Walton and Linda Wolf.

For more information regarding the board's nominees for election at the company's 2016 Annual Shareholders' Meeting, as well as other matters to be considered at the meeting, please see http://news.walmart.com/events/walmart-shareholders-meeting-2016.

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 11,528 stores under 72 banners in 28 countries and e-commerce websites in 11 countries. With fiscal year 2016 revenue of $482.1 billion, Walmart employs approximately 2.3 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 and on Twitter at http://twitter.com/walmart.

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Walmart Releases 2016 Annual Shareholders' Meeting Materials http://news.walmart.com/2016/04/20/walmart-releases-2016-annual-shareholders-meeting-materials BENTONVILLE, Ark., April 20, 2016 – Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE: WMT) today issued its 2016 Annual Report, Global Responsibility Report, an update on its Global Ethics and Compliance Program, and filed its Proxy Statement in preparation for the company’s upcoming Annual Shareholders’ Meeting on F... Mié. 20 de abr. de 2016, 17:22:00 GMT http://news.walmart.com/2016/04/20/walmart-releases-2016-annual-shareholders-meeting-materials 2016-04-20T17:22:00Z BENTONVILLE, Ark., April 20, 2016 – Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE: WMT) today issued its 2016 Annual Report, Global Responsibility Report, an update on its Global Ethics and Compliance Program, and filed its Proxy Statement in preparation for the company’s upcoming Annual Shareholders’ Meeting on Friday, June 3, 2016.

"Throughout our history, Walmart has been an innovator in retail," Walmart President and Chief Executive Officer Doug McMillon said in his letter to shareholders. "We're now living in a new period of disruption, largely driven by rapid technological advances, and that change is likely to accelerate even further. Our efforts are squarely focused on emerging as the retail leader. Around the world, we face stiff competition, but our future is within our control. The bottom line is this: we have the resources to chart our own destiny."

Annual Report Highlights

The 2016 Annual Report, Only Walmart, provides shareholders with highlights of Walmart's achievements in the last fiscal year and key company-wide initiatives for the upcoming year and is available here.

In the report, McMillon highlights the company's ongoing efforts to be the first company to deliver a truly seamless shopping experience at scale. His letter also addresses how the company will win with customers around the world, by focusing on the following initiatives:  

  • Setting expectations that Walmart will save customers money;
  • Making it simple and easy to do business with Walmart, whether digitally or in stores;
  • Creating an easier customer experience so they can find what they’re looking for, either in stores, on Walmart e-commerce sites, or with Walmart’s marketplace vendors;
  • Increasing accessibility so customers can get products when and where they want them – in stores and clubs through pickup on or off-site, or delivered to their door.

The report also includes an update on governance and shareholder engagement from Chairman of the Board of Directors, Greg Penner. In his letter to shareholders, Penner states, "The past year has been a period of transition for Walmart as we make strategic investments to position the company for sustainable growth. Walmart's Board of Directors fully supports these investments in people and technology as they will strengthen the company's competitive position both now and in the future. As we look ahead, the board is confident that Walmart's strategy is the right one, our governance processes are strong and management is fully aligned with an actionable plan for success."

2016 Annual Shareholders’ Meeting and Proxy Statement

The company began distributing its Proxy Statement today with details of its Annual Shareholders’ Meeting, to be held on Friday, June 3, 2016, at 8 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 8, 2016, the record date for the meeting, are entitled to vote at this year’s meeting.

Shareholders will vote on 12 Director nominees, three company proposals, and three shareholder proposals. Board members Aida Alvarez and Roger Corbett, both members of the board since 2006, Mike Duke, a member of the board since 2008, and Jim Walton, a member of the board since 2005, will not stand for re-election. The company has issued a separate press release describing the retirements and other pending changes to the board.

The 2016 Proxy Statement can be read online. Shareholders unable to attend the 2016 Annual Shareholders' Meeting in person may view a live webcast at stock.walmart.com.

Informe de responsabilidad global

Walmart’s 2016 Global Responsibility Report, the company’s ninth, outlines the company’s major milestones in fiscal year 2016 tied to social and environmental responsibility, specifically highlighting the company’s progress within those areas. The report also outlines Walmart’s priorities for its “whole systems” approach to continue to advance global responsibility in the key areas of opportunity, sustainability, and local communities. The report is available digitally and can be viewed online.

Global Ethics and Compliance Report

The company’s third report on its global compliance program discusses Walmart’s significant efforts to build and maintain a world-class ethics and compliance program. As explained in the report, in the last fiscal year the company and the Audit Committee of the Board of Directors identified objectives for continuing to enhance the company’s compliance program. The objectives addressed issues such as using technology to make the company’s ethics and compliance efforts more effective, furthering development of its anticorruption program, and continuing to lead on food safety. The detailed report is available here.

Jay Jorgensen, Executive Vice President, Global Chief Ethics and Compliance Officer, said, "Over the last few years, the company has invested heavily in enhancing our ethics and compliance functions to help us become the world's most trusted retailer. These efforts reflect our commitment to doing business the right way and continuously improving as we adapt to changes in our operations and the marketplace."

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 11,528 stores under 72 banners in 28 countries and e-commerce websites in 11 countries. With fiscal year 2016 revenue of $482.1 billion, Walmart employs approximately 2.3 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 and on Twitter at http://twitter.com/walmart.  

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Walmart Will Hold Annual Shareholders' Meeting on June 3 http://news.walmart.com/news-archive/2016/03/22/walmart-will-hold-annual-shareholders-meeting-on-june-3 BENTONVILLE, Ark., March 22, 2016-- Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE: WMT) announced that the company’s 2016 Annual Shareholders’ Meeting will be held on Friday, June 3, 2016, at 8:00 a.m. CDT in the Bud Walton Arena at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville, Ark. The meeting will be webcast on th... Mar. 22 de mar. de 2016, 14:14:00 GMT http://news.walmart.com/news-archive/2016/03/22/walmart-will-hold-annual-shareholders-meeting-on-june-3 2016-03-22T14:14:00Z BENTONVILLE, Ark., March 22, 2016-- Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE: WMT) announced that the company’s 2016 Annual Shareholders’ Meeting will be held on Friday, June 3, 2016, at 8:00 a.m. CDT in the Bud Walton Arena at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville, Ark. The meeting will be webcast on the company’s website at http://stock.walmart.com.  The record date for that meeting will be April 8, 2016.

The company also updated its earnings release dates for fiscal 2017 to:

  • 1st Quarter – May 19, 2016
  • 2nd Quarter – August 18, 2016
  • 3rd Quarter – November 17, 2016
  • 4th Quarter – February 21, 2017

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 11,528 stores under 72 banners in 28 countries and e-commerce websites in 11 countries. With fiscal year 2016 revenue of $482.1 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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Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. to participate at the Bank of America 2016 Consumer & Retail Conference http://news.walmart.com/news-archive/2016/03/07/wal-mart-stores-inc-to-participate-at-the-bank-of-america-2016-consumer-retail-conference BENTONVILLE, Ark., March 7, 2016 - Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE: WMT) will participate in the Bank of America 2016 Consumer & Retail Conference on Tue., March 15.  Chief Financial Officer Brett Biggs will participate in a fireside chat about the company's fourth quarter results reported o... Lun. 07 de mar. de 2016, 22:43:00 GMT http://news.walmart.com/news-archive/2016/03/07/wal-mart-stores-inc-to-participate-at-the-bank-of-america-2016-consumer-retail-conference 2016-03-07T22:43:00Z BENTONVILLE, Ark., March 7, 2016 – Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE: WMT) will participate in the Bank of America 2016 Consumer & Retail Conference on Tue., March 15.  Chief Financial Officer Brett Biggs will participate in a fireside chat about the company’s fourth quarter results reported on Feb. 18.  In addition, he will comment on how Walmart is delivering on key strategic priorities and building a seamless shopping experience for customers.


The session will be webcast live through links at http://news.walmart.com/events/ and will begin at approximately 12:00 p.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, nearly 260 million customers and members visit our 11,535 stores under 72 banners in 28 countries and e-commerce websites in 11 countries. With fiscal year 2016 revenue of $482.1 billion, 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, and on Facebook at http://facebook.com/walmart and on Twitter at http://twitter.com/walmart.

 

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Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. to present at the Raymond James 37th Annual Institutional Investors Conference http://news.walmart.com/news-archive/2016/03/02/wal-mart-stores-inc-to-present-at-the-raymond-james-37th-annual-institutional-investors-conference BENTONVILLE, Ark., March 2, 2016 – Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE: WMT) will participate in the Raymond James Institutional Investors Conference on Tues., March 8.  Steve Bratspies, Chief Merchandising Officer of Walmart U.S., will present an update on the company’s initiatives and participate ... Mié. 02 de mar. de 2016, 18:53:00 GMT http://news.walmart.com/news-archive/2016/03/02/wal-mart-stores-inc-to-present-at-the-raymond-james-37th-annual-institutional-investors-conference 2016-03-02T18:53:00Z BENTONVILLE, Ark., March 2, 2016 – Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE: WMT) will participate in the Raymond James Institutional Investors Conference on Tues., March 8.  Steve Bratspies, Chief Merchandising Officer of Walmart U.S., will present an update on the company’s initiatives and participate in a Q&A session. 

The presentation will be webcast live through links at http://news.walmart.com/events/ and will begin at approximately 1:05 p.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, nearly 260 million customers and members visit our 11,535 stores under 72 banners in 28 countries and e-commerce websites in 11 countries. With fiscal year 2016 revenue of $482.1 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 Q4 adjusted EPS of $1.49, Fiscal year 2016 adjusted EPS of $4.59 http://news.walmart.com/news-archive/2016/02/18/walmart-reports-q4-adjusted-eps-of-149-fiscal-year-2016-adjusted-eps-of-459 Fourth quarter highlights Diluted EPS from continuing operations was $1.43, which includes the impact of discrete items detailed in this press release.  Adjusted EPS was $1.49.On a reported basis, total revenue was $129.7 billion.  On a constant currency basis, total revenue was $134.4 ... Jue. 18 de feb. de 2016, 13:03:00 GMT http://news.walmart.com/news-archive/2016/02/18/walmart-reports-q4-adjusted-eps-of-149-fiscal-year-2016-adjusted-eps-of-459 2016-02-18T13:03:00Z Fourth quarter highlights

  • Diluted EPS from continuing operations was $1.43, which includes the impact of discrete items detailed in this press release.  Adjusted EPS was $1.49.
  • On a reported basis, total revenue was $129.7 billion.  On a constant currency basis, total revenue was $134.4 billion, an increase of 2.2%.  
  • Comp sales at Walmart U.S. were positive for the sixth consecutive quarter, up 0.6%, driven by the fifth consecutive quarter of positive traffic.  Neighborhood Market comps increased approximately 7%.  Customer experience scores continued to strengthen.
  • Walmart International net sales were $32.7 billion on a reported basis.  On a constant currency basis, net sales were $37.4 billion, an increase of 3.3%, led by strength at Walmex and in Canada. 
  • Globally, on a constant currency basis, e-commerce sales and GMV increased approximately 8%.  Growth was pressured primarily by challenges in key international markets. 

      Fiscal 2016 highlights

  • Diluted EPS from continuing operations was $4.57, which includes certain discrete items that impacted the fourth quarter, in addition to other items detailed in this press release.  Adjusted EPS was $4.59.
  • On a reported basis, total revenue was $482.1 billion.  On a constant currency basis, total revenue was $499.4 billion, an increase of 2.8%.
  • Globally, e-commerce sales on a constant currency basis increased approximately 12% to $13.7 billion, and GMV on a constant currency basis increased approximately 13%.  
  • Investments in people and technology continued, as expected.  Operating income decreased 11.2%, which includes a 290 basis point impact from certain discrete items detailed in this press release.                                           
  • Walmart generated $27.4 billion in operating cash flow and returned $10.4 billion to shareholders through dividends and share repurchases.                                         

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 11,535 stores under 72 banners in 28 countries and e-commerce websites in 11 countries.  With fiscal year 2016 revenue of $482.1 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.

Investor Relations contact
Pauline Mohler (479) 277-0218

Media Relations contact
Randy Hargrove (800) 331-0085

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 (EE. UU. y Canadá)
201-689-8483 (otros países)
Código de acceso: 9256278 (Walmart)

MP3 @ stock.walmart.com

The call is archived at stock.walmart.com

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Walmart raises annual dividend to $2.00 per share, representing the 43rd consecutive year of dividend increases http://news.walmart.com/news-archive/2016/02/18/walmart-raises-annual-dividend-to-200-per-share-representing-the-43rd-consecutive-year-of-dividend-increases BENTONVILLE, Ark., February 18, 2016 - The Board of Directors of Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE: WMT) approved an annual cash dividend for fiscal year 2017 of $2.00 per share, an increase of two percent from the $1.96 per share paid for the last fiscal year. The fiscal year 2017 annual dividend of $... Jue. 18 de feb. de 2016, 11:52:00 GMT http://news.walmart.com/news-archive/2016/02/18/walmart-raises-annual-dividend-to-200-per-share-representing-the-43rd-consecutive-year-of-dividend-increases 2016-02-18T11:52:00Z BENTONVILLE, Ark., February 18, 2016 – The Board of Directors of Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE: WMT) approved an annual cash dividend for fiscal year 2017 of $2.00 per share, an increase of two percent from the $1.96 per share paid for the last fiscal year. El dividendo anual de $2.00 por acción del año fiscal 2017 se pagará en cuatro cuotas trimestrales de $0.50 por acción, de acuerdo con las siguientes fechas de registro y pago:

Fechas de registro Fechas de pago
11 de marzo de 2016 4 de abril de 2016
13 de mayo de 2016 6 de junio de 2016
12 de agosto de 2016 6 de septiembre de 2016
9 de diciembre de 2016 3 de enero de 2017

"We've had a long history of returns to shareholders, and we're pleased to continue building on that by raising our annual dividend for the 43rd consecutive year," said Brett Biggs, chief financial officer at Walmart. "We are proud of our performance, strong balance sheet and consistent cash flow that enables us to generate significant returns to shareholders while investing for the future to improve our stores, innovate through new initiatives and strengthen digital relationships with our customers."

Acerca de Walmart
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 11,535 stores under 72 banners in 28 countries and e-commerce websites in 11 countries. With fiscal year 2016 revenue of $482.1 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 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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#2173: 14331 Count Rd. 99, Headland, AL1/28/2016#2524: 5502 Monterey Hwy, San Jose, CA1/28/2016
#2011: 18 Apple Way, Ashford, AL1/28/2016#2949: 151 E 5th St., Long Beach, CA1/28/2016
#2165: 952 E. Lawrence Harris Hwy, Slocomb, AL1/28/2016#5457: 8400 Edgewater Drive, Oakland, CA1/17/2016
#2186: 407 West Washington St., Abbeville, AL1/28/2016#2960: 4101 Crenshaw Blcd., Los Angeles, CA1/17/2016
#2235: 6361 Hwy 72 East Gurley, AL1/28/2016#3507: 2701 Port Covington Drive, Baltimore, MD1/17/2016
#2260: 87395 US Hwy 278, Snead, AL1/28/2016#3496: 5825 W Hope Ave., Milwaukee, WI1/28/2016
#3769: 3530 Cathedral Caverns Hwy, Grant, AL1/28/2016
#3779: 10188 Hwy 431 South, New Hope, AL1/28/2016SupercenterDate closed to public
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#2601: 814 W. Main, Charleston, AR1/28/2016#4584: 10400 Highland Rd., Hartland, MI1/28/2016
#2669: 1531 E Hwy 64, Coal Hill, AR1/28/2016#4369: 1010 Martin Luther King Pkwy., Durham, NC1/28/2016
#3819: 8848 N Hwy 59, Van Buren, AR1/28/2016#2837: 4350 N Nellis Blvd., Las Vegas, NV1/17/2016
#3878: 5 Hwy 124 West, Damascus, AR1/28/2016#4342: 22209 Rockside Rd., Bedford, OH1/28/2016
#4217: 154 E Roller, Decatur, AR1/28/2016#2606: 721 US Hwy 321 BYP S Unit, Winnsboro, SC1/28/2016
#3032: 905 S Gentry Blvd, Gentry, AR1/28/2016#883: 14091 FM 490, Raymondville, TX1/28/2016
#3033: 800 1st Ave SE, Gravette, AR1/28/2016#5493: 7480 Padre Island Hwy, Brownsville, TX1/28/2016
#3034: 881 W Buchanan, Prairie Grove, AR1/28/2016#5478: 8201 N FM 620, Austin, TX1/28/2016
#3358: 1113 S.R. 20, Interlachen, FL1/28/2016#597: 7075 FM 1960 Rd W, Houston, TX1/28/2016
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#4267: 15726 SE Hwy 19 Cross City, FL1/28/2016
#4228: 560 S. Broad St., Ellaville, GA1/28/2016Neighborhood MarketDate closed to public
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#4254: 907 Marianna Hwy, Donalsonville, GA1/28/2016#3086: 701 W Cesar E Chavez Ave., Los Angeles, CA1/17/2016
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#4353: 505 Housatonic St., Burlington, KS1/28/2016#5856: 601 N West St. STE 100, Wichita, KS1/28/2016
#4360: 705 N High School Ave., Columbus, KS1/28/2016#5860: 9831 E Harry St., Wichita, KS1/28/2016
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#4362: 120 West Rosewood St., Rose Hill, KS1/28/2016#3097: 8235 SW Apple Way, Portland, OR1/17/2016
#4651: 605 Orchard Drive, Hillsboro, KS1/28/2016#5995: 17711 Jean Way, Lake Oswego, OR1/28/2016
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#4634: 1506 Main St., Colfax, LA1/28/2016#3171: 2218 Greenville Ave., Dallas (Greenville), TX1/28/2016
#3753: 620 North Hwy 26, Lake Arthur, LA1/28/2016#3451: 2740 Gessner Rd., Houston, TX1/28/2016
#3815: 501 West Hwy 90, Iowa, LA1/28/2016#5985: 2201 West Southlake Blvd., Southlake, TX1/28/2016
#3839: 9181 Hwy 67, Clinton, LA1/28/2016#4126: 1901 S. Texas Ave., Bryan, TX1/28/2016
#3849: 920 Avenue G, Kentwood, LA1/28/2016#5986: 4268 Legacy Drive, Frisco, TX1/17/2016
#3879: 1495 Obrie St., Zwolle, LA1/28/2016#3030: 3850 N 124th St., Wauwatosa, WI1/28/2016
#4647: 515 3rd St., Independence, LA1/28/2016#3031: N88W15559 Main St., Menomonee Falls, WI1/28/2016
#4269: 224 E Hwy 76, Anderson, MO1/28/2016#5698: S14W22605 Coral Drive, Waukesha, WI1/28/2016
#4270: 508 N Cliffside Dr., Noel, MO1/28/2016
#4282: 33597 State Hwy 112, Seligman, MO1/28/2016AmigoDate closed to public
#4289: 414 N Elm, Clever, MO1/28/2016#2343: 7B Calle Munoz Rivera, Villalba, PR1/28/2016
#3856: 410 2nd St., Belmont, MS1/28/2016#2347: Bo Salto Arriba, Utuado, PR1/28/2016
#3863: 2795 Hwy 371 N, Mantachie, MS1/28/2016#2342: PR 14, Parque Industrial, Coamo, PR1/28/2016
#3865: 420 E Lee St., Sardis, MS1/28/2016#3667: 1 Ave Monserrate STE 1, Carolina, PR1/28/2016
#3866: 28191 Hwy 15, Walnut, MS1/28/2016#3684: Carr 180 KM 0 HM 2, Salinas, PR1/28/2016
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#3211: 509 Dr. Donnie H. Jones Blvd W, Princeton, NC1/28/2016
#3249: 511 N Mckinley St., Coats, NC1/28/2016Sam's ClubDate closed to public
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#4331: 914 North Main St., Lone Star, TX1/28/2016
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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.


Investor Relations contact:
Pauline Mohler, 479-277-0218

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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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