Assessment of Walmart Financial Ratios, 2007 to 2011

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Assessment of WalMart Financial Ratios 2007 - 2011 WalMart is the worlds' largest retailer, over the last five years (2007 - 2011) the firm has gown and increased in size, but the firm has also faced challenges. Looking at the performance of the firm over this period it is possible to consider the way that the firm has evolved and consider the influences that have impacted on the firms' results as well as the way it has responded. The table below presents some of the basic financial performance measures over the period to be assessed; these may be examined individually to assess the company. When reading the results the figures have been taken from annual reports and where necessary the use of the adjusted figures have been incorporated. All figures in dollars are in million with the exception of the per share figures. 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 1. Net Sales $344,759 $373,821 $401,087 $405,132 $418,952 2. % Net Sales Increase 11.60% 8.40% 7.30% 1% 3.40% 3. Cost Of Goods Sold $264,085 $284,104 $304,024 $304,254 $315,471 4. Gross Profit Margin 23.40% 24% 24.20% 24.90% 24.70% 5. Operating Profit Margin /Return On Sales 5.96% 5.86% 5.68% 5.92% 6.10% 6. Net Profit Margin/ Net Return On Sales 3.55% 3.44% 3.30% 3.57% 3.67% 7. Return On Stockholder Equity 19.67% 20.18% 20.63% 21.08% 23.53% 8. Return On Total Assets 7.80% 8.09% 8.20% 8.58% 9.33% 9. Debt To Assets Ratio 0.59 0.40 0.40 0.41 0.38 10. Debt To Equity

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