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Wal-Mart Stores
Wal-Mart Stores
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Financials: Latest Results
Rank: 1
Previous rank: 2
CEO: Michael T. Duke

Wal-Mart reclaimed the top spot in the Fortune 500 in 2012 after slipping to No. 2 last year. The retailer’s refocus on low prices continued to attract frugal shoppers into the discounter's U.S. stores.

For fiscal year 2012, sales rose 5.9%, to $443.9 billion. Despite relatively strong sales, Wal-Mart must hold onto its U.S. shoppers, which make up 62% of the chain’s net sales.

Beyond the U.S., Wal-Mart continues to investigate allegations that executives in Mexico paid more than $24 million in bribes to speed the retailer’s expansion there. The probe has widened to Brazil, India and China.

Headquarters:
702 S.W. Eighth St.
Bentonville, AR. 72716
479-273-4000
Website: www.walmart.com
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Key financials
$ millions
% change from 2011
Revenues
469,162
5
Profits
16,999
8.3
Assets
203,105
Stockholder's equity
76,343
Market cap (on 3/29/2013)
246,373.5
Profits as % of
Revenues
3.6
Assets
8.4
Stockholders' equity
22.3
Earnings per share
2012$
5.02
% change from 2011
11.1
2002-2012 annual growth rate %
10.7
Total return to investors
%
2012
17.6
2002-2012 annual rate
4.9
From the May 20, 2013 issue

Notes:
Figures are for fiscal year ended Jan. 31, 2013.
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