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  1. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (WMT) By Gabe and Steven

  2. Company History/Timeline • Founded 1962 by Sam Walton • First store in Rogers, AR • Became publicly traded in 1970 • First listed on NYSE in 1971 • 1990 – Wal-Mart named USA’s #1 retailer • 4/5/92 – Founder Sam Walton dies • 1997 – Wal-Mart replaces Woolworth on the DJIA • 2000 – Wal-Mart ranked 5th on the Fortune magazine Global Most Admired All-Stars List • 2001 – Ranked 2nd on the Fortune 500

  3. General Info • Discount retailer • Sells everything the average consumer could want • Advertising – on TV, emphasizes low prices and “working at Wal-Mart is great.” • Many types of stores: Wal-Mart discount stores (what we’re used to), Supercenters (discount stores with groceries), SAM’S Club (membership only, like Costco), Neighborhood Markets (groceries, pharmaceuticals, and general shopping needs)

  4. Fiscal 2001 Statistics and Figures • Net sales - $191.329 billion – 20% gain over fiscal 2000 • Costs and expenses - $183.179 billion • Net income of $6.295 billion – 17.07272% increase over 2000 • Stock price - $56.8 at the year’s close – highest since 1992 • Earnings per share $1.41 Wal-Mart’s fiscal 2001 ended on 1/31/2001

  5. Stock Growth Graph Note: since no price data was available for 1999 or 1998, data for the available days closest to the end of the fiscal year has been used

  6. Basic Financial Info Graph

  7. Reasons to buy WMT Stock (Analysis) • Reliable – steady upward trend • More income likely after K-Mart filed for bankruptcy – many K-Mart stores will be closing • Secure investment • Favorite superstore • Expanding opportunities – high SAM’S Club revenues, food sales (Supercenters and Neighborhood Markets), international market growing • 11 two-for-one stock splits since it went public on 10/01/1970

  8. Comparison with K-Mart • K-Mart is Wal-Mart’s highest competitor on the Fortune 500 • Since 1987, K-Mart’s sales have increased 52% to $36 billion • Wal-Mart’s have increased 18-fold, to $218 billion • In 14 years, K-Mart has earned $3.8 billion • A little more than Wal-Mart earns in 6 months • K-Mart and Target had combined revenues of $73.931 billion in 2001 • Wal-Mart had revenues of $193.295 billion

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