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Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.

Company Profile
Publication Date: 18 Jun 2010

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Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.
TABLE OF CONTENTS

TABLE OF CONTENTS
Company Overview..............................................................................................4 Key Facts...............................................................................................................4 SWOT Analysis.....................................................................................................5

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Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.
Company Overview

COMPANY OVERVIEW
Wal-Mart Stores (Wal-Mart or "the company") operates retail stores in various formats across the world. In the US, the retail formats operated by Wal-Mart include discount stores, supercenters, neighborhood markets, marketside, and Sam's Clubs. Internationally, the company operates in Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, India, Japan, Mexico, Nicaragua, Puerto Rico and the UK. Wal-Mart is headquartered in Bentonville, Arkansas and employs 2.1 million people. The company recorded revenues of $408,214 million during the financial year ended January 2010 (FY2010), an increase of 0.9% over 2009. The operating profit of the company was $23,950 million in FY2010, an increase of 5.1% over 2009.The net profit was $14,335 million in FY2010, an increase of 7% over 2009.

KEY FACTS
Head Office Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. 702 Southwest 8th Street Bentonville Arkansas 72716 USA 1 479 273 4000

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http://www.walmartstores.com

Revenue / turnover 408,214.0 (USD Mn) Financial Year End Employees New York Stock Exchange Ticker January 2,100,000 WMT

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Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.
SWOT Analysis

SWOT ANALYSIS
Wal-Mart Stores (Wal-Mart or "the company") operates retail stores in various formats across the world. In the US, the retail formats operated by Wal-Mart include discount stores, supercenters, neighborhood markets, marketside, and Sam's Clubs. The company is the largest retailer with unprecedented scale and clout which will enable it to maintain its market position and continue to gain market share from competitors. However, with over two million employees, rising labor and healthcare costs will significantly affect Wal-Mart’s profitability. Strengths A market leader with unprecedented scale gives a competitive advantage Low cost leadership enabling Wal-Mart to offer products at low price points Internationalization strategy—a strong foundation for growth as the US market matures Opportunities Outperformance of the retail sectors in emerging markets Concentration on grocery and food will benefit as eating at home, health and wellness trends continue to emerge Growth in internet retailing to serve larger market Weaknesses Big box retailing format led to low penetration into urban areas Litigations affect labor relations adversely Target’s superior merchandising capabilities to appeal more to the customers as the US economy revives

Threats Two million employees increases exposure to increasing wages and high healthcare costs Volatility in commodity prices and cost inflation will pressurize margins Increasing resistance to expansion from local organizations and authorities

Strengths

A market leader with unprecedented scale gives a competitive advantage Wal-Mart is the largest retailer in the world. By the end of January 2010, Wal-Mart had more than $400 billion in revenue, $24 billion in operating income,...
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