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Wal-Mart Stores Inc (WMT)
Services | Retail
100.88  0.85%
WMT vs RETAIL SECTOR & S&P 500
VALUATION
WMTSECTORS&P 500
P/E RATIO26.4134.321.12
EV/EBITDA RATIO10.6411.712.66
P/S RATIO0.611.22.25
P/B RATIO3.9712.13.45
QUALITY
RETURN ON EQUITY15.24%22.35%13.64%
RETURN ON CAPITAL12.13%23.78%10.09%
NET MARGIN2.81%4.33%9.73%
DIVIDEND ANALYSIS
DIVIDEND YIELD
2.02%
PAYOUT RATIO56.34%
3 YR DIVIDEND GROWTH2.08%
FINANCIAL STRENGTH
PIOTROSKI F SCORE
7 OUT OF 9
DEBT-TO-EQUITY63%
INTEREST COVERAGE9.2x
CURRENT RATIO0.81
GROWTH
5 YR EPS GROWTH-0.63%
5 YR SPS GROWTH1.65%
5 YR BPS GROWTH4.11%
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Wal-Mart Stores Inc places highly in the Retail industry
TICKRZBOT SUMMARY
Wal-Mart Stores Inc receives an A ranking in our multi-factor model that blends valuation, moat, operational performance, and financial strength. View the tickrz MFM Screener here. Here's a summary of Wal-Mart Stores Inc's factor rankings that are combined together to calculate the tickrz MFM ranking:

FACTOR RANKINGSFACTOR SCREENER 
TICKRZ MFM RANK A / 61PURE VALUE RANKB / 125
DIVIDEND RANKA / 8MOAT RANKC / 246
FINANCIAL STRENGTH RANKB / 157GROWTH RANKC / 328
MOMENTUM RANKA / 56
GURU ANALYSIS
Buffett Rank A / 48Peter Lynch Rank N/A
Wal-Mart Stores Inc ranks 48 out of the S&P 500 constituents in our multi-factor Warren Buffett ranking methodology. This is a strong score, meaning it ranks highly on valuation, moat, volatility, and financial strength factors. If you're looking for undervalued stocks with high moats and strong competitive advantages, Wal-Mart Stores Inc warrants further investigation.Unfortunately tickrzbot doesn't have enough data to calculate a Peter Lynch ranking for this stock.
Alex Roepers Rank A / 81Joel Greenblatt Rank A / 96
Alex Roepers, founder of Atlantic Investment Management, looks for stocks trading at low EV/EBITDA multiples with strong and consistent free cash flow. Wal-Mart Stores Inc ranks 81 out of the S&P 500 constituents on our Roepers-inspired multi-factor model.In his best-selling The Little Book that Beats the Market, Greenblatt introduced the Magic Formula, a straightforward approach that ranks stocks on earnings yield and return on invested capital. Wal-Mart Stores Inc places 96 out the S&P 500 consitituents on this ranking methodology.
FACTOR RANKINGS
Value
Pure Value Ranking B / 125
Valuation is the most heavily weighted component in our tickrz ranking methodology. Numerous academic and practitioner studies have found that a value approach outperforms the market over the long-run. Wal-Mart Stores Inc's valuation score is comprised of a P/E ratio of 26.4x, a P/B ratio of 4x, a P/S ratio of 0.6x, and an EV/EBITDA ratio of 10.6x. Wal-Mart Stores Inc ranks 125 out of the S&P 500 constituents on valuation--a relatively average score.

Quality
Moat C / 246Financial Strength B / 157
To calculate a company's Moat Score, we look at its historical earnings growth, historical average return on equity, the volatility of its earnings stream, and also factor in the strength of its balance sheet. Our approach concludes the company's business moat is weak. Its position within the Services sector appears to be weak. Either the dynamics of its sector place it in a difficult position or management's executition is to blame for its disappointing performance.Wal-Mart Stores Inc has a Piotroski F Score of 7 out of 9. The F Score examines changes in profitability, leverage, liquidity, and operating efficiency. Interest coverage of 9.2x, a debt/equity ratio of 63% and a Moat Rank of 246 translate to an average Financial Strength score.


Momentum A / 56
Investment research has shown that stocks with strong performance over the last 6 to 12 months tend to perform better in the medium term than stocks with poor performance over the same period. In fact, the momentum factor is one of the strongest of all the investment factors. The company has seen its stock appreciate by 42.27% over the last 12 months. This performance is strong compared to other stocks in the S&P 500, earning it a rank of 56. Wal-Mart Stores Inc's strong 12 month stock performance will appeal to momentum investors.

Yield A / 8
Value + Yield
Shares currently yield 2.02%. Our dividend ranking approach looks at a company's dividend growth rate, payout ratio, business moat, and valuation. Based on our methodology, Wal-Mart Stores Inc ranks 8 among the S&P 500 constituents. Investors looking for undervalued dividend stocks will want to closely investigate Wal-Mart Stores Inc.

Growth C / 328
A company's growth metrics are less important than its valuation, moat, and financial strength. However, a check on growth can be a good way to avoid companies in secular decline. The company's growth in sales, earnings, and book value places it among the bottom third of S&P500 companies. Its -0.6% 5 year annualized EPS growth, 1.7% 5 year annualized sales-per-share growth, and 5 year annualized book value-per-share growth of 4.1% speak to its relatively poor ranking.

Wal-Mart Stores Inc (WMT)
Services | Retail
100.88  0.85%


tickrz rank
A
VALUATION RATIOS
P/E Ratio26.41x
P/B Ratio3.97x
P/S Ratio0.61x
EV/EBITDA Ratio10.64x
DIVIDEND ANALYSIS
DIVIDEND YIELD
2.02%
PAYOUT RATIO56.34%
3 YR DIVIDEND GROWTH2.08%
FINANCIAL STRENGTH
PIOTROSKI F SCORE
7 OUT OF 9
DEBT-TO-EQUITY63%
INTEREST COVERAGE9.2x
CURRENT RATIO0.81
MOAT
ROE15.24%
ROIC12.13%
Net Margin2.81%
GROWTH
5 YR EPS GROWTH-0.63%
5 YR SPS GROWTH1.65%
5 YR BPS GROWTH4.11%

TICKRZ RANK
Wal-Mart Stores Inc receives an A ranking in our multi-factor model that blends valuation, moat, operational performance, and financial strength. View the tickrz MFM Screener here.

PURE VALUE
Valuation is the most heavily weighted component in our tickrz ranking methodology. Numerous academic and practitioner studies have found that a value approach outperforms the market over the long-run. Wal-Mart Stores Inc's valuation score is comprised of a P/E ratio of 26.4x, a P/B ratio of 4x, a P/S ratio of 0.6x, and an EV/EBITDA ratio of 10.6x. Wal-Mart Stores Inc ranks 125 out of the S&P 500 constituents on valuation--a relatively average score.

WARREN BUFFETT RANKING
Wal-Mart Stores Inc ranks 48 out of the S&P 500 constituents in our multi-factor Warren Buffett ranking methodology. This is a strong score, meaning it ranks highly on valuation, moat, volatility, and financial strength factors. If you're looking for undervalued stocks with high moats and strong competitive advantages, Wal-Mart Stores Inc warrants further investigation.

MOAT
To calculate a company's Moat Score, we look at its historical earnings growth, historical average return on equity, the volatility of its earnings stream, and also factor in the strength of its balance sheet. Our approach concludes the company's business moat is weak. Its position within the Services sector appears to be weak. Either the dynamics of its sector place it in a difficult position or management's executition is to blame for its disappointing performance.

FINANCIAL STRENGTH
Wal-Mart Stores Inc has a Piotroski F Score of 7 out of 9. The F Score examines changes in profitability, leverage, liquidity, and operating efficiency. Interest coverage of 9.2x, a debt/equity ratio of 63% and a Moat Rank of 246 translate to an average Financial Strength score.

MOMENTUM
Investment research has shown that stocks with strong performance over the last 6 to 12 months tend to perform better in the medium term than stocks with poor performance over the same period. In fact, the momentum factor is one of the strongest of all the investment factors. The company has seen its stock appreciate by 42.27% over the last 12 months. This performance is strong compared to other stocks in the S&P 500, earning it a rank of 56. Wal-Mart Stores Inc's strong 12 month stock performance will appeal to momentum investors.

VALUE + YIELD
Shares currently yield 2.02%. Our dividend ranking approach looks at a company's dividend growth rate, payout ratio, business moat, and valuation. Based on our methodology, Wal-Mart Stores Inc ranks 8 among the S&P 500 constituents. Investors looking for undervalued dividend stocks will want to closely investigate Wal-Mart Stores Inc.

GROWTH
A company's growth metrics are less important than its valuation, moat, and financial strength. However, a check on growth can be a good way to avoid companies in secular decline. The company's growth in sales, earnings, and book value places it among the bottom third of S&P500 companies. Its -0.6% 5 year annualized EPS growth, 1.7% 5 year annualized sales-per-share growth, and 5 year annualized book value-per-share growth of 4.1% speak to its relatively poor ranking.