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Earnings Highlights and Summary

Walmart's total revenues reached $122.69 billion for Q1 FY19, reflecting an increase of 4.38% from $117.54 billion in Q1 FY18. The reported revenue number exceeded analysts' consensus estimates by $2.19 billion. On a constant currency basis, Walmart had consolidated revenue of $120.72 billion, up 2.7% on a y-o-y basis.

In the quarter under review, Walmart's net sales jumped 4.38% to $121.63 billion on a y-o-y basis, while membership and other income advanced 4.33% to $1.06 billion on a y-o-y basis.

During Q1 FY19, Walmart&'s cost of sales was $91.71 billion, 4.58% higher than $87.69 billion in Q1 FY18. The Company incurred operating, selling, general, and administrative expenses of $25.83 billion in the reported quarter, an increase of 4.92% from $24.62 billion in the previous year&'s comparable quarter. However, Walmart&'s operating income descended 1.58% to $5.15 billion in Q1 FY19 from $5.24 billion in Q1 FY18.

Walmart reported a net income of $2.13 billion for the quarter ending April 30, 2018, a decrease of 29.78% from $3.04 billion in the same period in the previous year. The Company’s diluted earnings per share (DEPS) also fell 28% to $0.72 in the reported quarter from $1 in the year-ago same quarter. The reported earnings included unrealized losses on JD.com investment and adjustment to provisional amount for Tax Reform. Walmart&'s adjusted DEPS, excluding these non-recurring items, was $1.14 in Q1 FY19, up 14% from $1 in Q1 FY18. This exceeded analysts&'; consensus estimates by $0.01 per share.

Walmart&'s Segment Details

During Q1 FY19, the US segment’s net revenues were $77.75 billion, up 3.06% on a y-o-y basis. This segment had an operating income of $3.93 billion in Q1 FY19 compared to $4.05 billion in Q1 FY18; reflecting a decrease of 3.08%. In the reported quarter, Walmart US comp sales increased 2.10%, and comp traffic increased 0.80%.

The International segment reported revenues of $30.26 billion in Q1 FY19, an increment of 11.67% from prior-year&'s corresponding quarter. This segment had operating income of $1.27 billion in the quarter under review, up 11.06% from $1.14 billion in the previous year&'s comparable quarter.

For Q1 FY19, Sam&';s club segment generated revenues of $13.62 billion, 2.65% lower than $13.99 billion in Q1 FY18. This segment had an operating income of $325 million in Q1 FY19, a decrease of 18.55% from $399 million in Q1 FY18. In Q1 FY19, Sam's Club comp sale increased 3.80% led by comp traffic growth of 5.60%.

Cash Matters

Walmart had cash and cash equivalents of $7.89 billion as on April 30, 2018 an increase of 20.47% from $6.55 billion as on April 30, 2017. The Company had a long-term debt of $29.48 billion as on April 30, 2018, 12.72% lower than $33.77 billion as on April 30, 2017.

Walmart’s net cash flow from operating activities for the three months ending April 30, 2018, was $5.16 billion 4.16% lower than $5.39 billion for the same period last year. The Company had a free cash flow of $3.34 billion in Q1 FY19; a decrease of 1.53% from $3.40 billion in Q1 FY18.

Walmart spent $1.82 billion on purchases of property and equipment in Q1 FY19 compared to $1.99 billion in Q1 FY18 reflecting a decrease of 8.64%.

Walmart paid $1.53 billion in dividends in Q1 FY19 compared to $1.55 billion in Q1 FY18. The Company spent $539 million in common stock repurchases in the reported quarter compared to $2.19 billion in the same period last year.

Stock Performance Snapshot

June 12, 2018 - At Tuesday&'s closing bell, Walmart&'s stock slightly fell 0.24%, ending the trading session at $84.10.

Volume traded for the day: 8.05 million shares.

Stock performance in the last month – up 0.86% and past twelve-month period – up 6.13%

After yesterday&'s close, Walmart&';s market cap was at $248.89 billion.

Price to Earnings (P/E) ratio was at 28.76.

The stock has a dividend yield of 2.47%.

The stock is part of the Services sector, categorized under the Discount, Variety Stores industry. This sector was up 0.6% at the end of the session.

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