WAL-MART STORES, INC.
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2Valuation Methods Used1
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2. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. and its representatives warranted to us that the information they supplied was complete and accurate to the best of their knowledge and that the financial statement information reflects Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.’s results of operations and financial condition in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles, unless otherwise noted. Information supplied by management has been accepted as correct without further verification, (and we express no opinion on that information).
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6. The valuation contemplates facts and conditions existing as of the valuation date, 13th February 2013. Events and conditions occurring after that date have not been considered, and we have no obligation to update our report for such events and conditions.
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* Executive Summary
1 Company Overview
2 Valuation Methods Used
3 Fundamental Valuation
4 Market Valuation
5 Liquidation Value
Fundamental Method: Discounted Cash Flows
The Fundamental Method consists in calculating the cash flows the company will produce in the future and discounting them to the present in order to determine the present value of the company. We will estimate these cash flows by removing other expenses, financial expenses (expenses unrelated with the main activity of the business) as they are amounts that can make distortions in the result and drive us to get a negative enterprise value. After we calculate the value of the Cash Flows, we adjust the Tax Expense so it reflects the charge of the adjusted profit that does not include the unrelated expenses. The value we get here is the NOPLAT (Net Operating Profit Less Adjusted Taxes). By adding Depreciation, Amortization and removing Investments of the year (either in capital expenditures and non cash working capital) we get the Free Cash Flow. We make a forecast of the Free Cash Flows for a specific amount of periods until the company grows at a stable growth rate. Reached this level we take the NOPLAT of the last period and we divide it by the WACC (Weighted Average Cost of Capital) in order to calculate the Terminal Value. This value refers to the value...