Earnings Review: Walmart Beats Expectations, Guidance Misses Slightly
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Earnings Review: Walmart Beats Expectations, Guidance Misses Slightly

Walmart reported an EPS of $1.53, in-line with expectations. It also raised its guidance but lower than expected.
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Key Highlights

  • Revenue Growth: Walmart experienced a 5.2% increase in revenue.
  • eCommerce Expansion: There was a 15% global increase in Walmart’s eCommerce activities.
  • Earnings Per Share (EPS): The GAAP EPS was $0.17, while the Adjusted EPS was $1.53, in-line with expectations.
  • Slightly Lower than Expected Guidance: The firm anticipates adjusted EPS from $6.40 to $6.48, lower than the expected EPS of $6.48. Notable, the adjusted EPS range has been raised by Walmart compared to its previous range.

Walmart Inc. (NYSE: WMT) Showcases Robust Revenue Growth

The third quarter of 2024 marked a significant period for Walmart Inc. (NYSE: WMT), as the retail giant reported a noteworthy 5.2% increase in revenue. This growth, evident across various segments, signifies Walmart’s resilience and adaptability in a dynamic retail environment. The company’s efforts in diversifying its product offerings and enhancing customer experience have played a crucial role in driving this revenue growth.

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E-Commerce Leaps Forward with 15% Global Growth

Walmart’s e-commerce sector has continued to thrive, witnessing a 15% surge in global operations. This impressive growth reflects the company’s successful digital transformation strategies, which have been crucial in expanding its online presence. The increase in e-commerce sales is a testament to Walmart’s commitment to providing convenient, accessible, and varied online shopping options to customers worldwide.

Financial Health: Analyzing EPS and Future Prospects

The financial health of Walmart remained robust, as evidenced by its Earnings Per Share (EPS) metrics. The GAAP EPS stood at $0.17, while the Adjusted EPS was $1.53, highlighting the company’s solid profitability. Additionally, Walmart has raised its FY24 sales and adjusted its EPS guidance, indicating a positive outlook for the future. This upward revision in guidance demonstrates confidence in the company’s strategic initiatives and growth potential.