Exclusive extracts from this 25-page-long report:
- Who is the player?
Since the opening of the first Walmart store in 1962 in Arkansas, USA, by Sam Walton, Walmart has grown into the world's largest retailer with over 11,700 stores under 65 banners across 28 countries. [...]
- What are the player's strategies?
The fiscal year ending January 31, 2018, brought record revenues for Walmart, surpassing the €440bn ($500bn) mark for the first time in the company's history. However, this performance comes as the retail industry has reached a critical inflexion point in its development, with a decisive shift being seen towards online shopping. With significant, potentially industry-disrupting, deals being concluded between Amazon and Whole Foods as well as Alibaba and Sun Art Retail during the last fiscal year, the general consensus in the industry is that a significant share of future growth will be determined by the success of the online channel. […]
- What are the player's strengths and weaknesses?
The world's biggest retailer and thus benefits from sizeable bargaining power and operational synergies
Diverse geographic portfolio and a large store network […]
Falling operating income over four consecutive years and slim operating margins.
E-commerce revenues remain relatively modest compared to total sales (€10.2bn out of €281.9 in the U.S.) […]
- What is the player's financial position?
The financial indicators included in the report include: Consolidated net revenues, Consolidated operating income and margin, Capital expenditure and ratio, Number of stores, Sales by segment, Sales performance by segment, Number of stores by region, Change in number of stores by region, Profitability ratios, Liquidity ratios, Solvency ratios and Free cash flow and capital expenditure.