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Retail giant Wal-Mart on Tuesday reported better than expected fourth-quarter earnings and  reiterated for Q4. U.S. same-store sales rose 3.4%, continuing near 10 years highs, e-commerce sales jumped 43% as it continued to inch into $AMZN's space

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Walmart has been acquiring e-commerce firms in it's battle with Amazon. $WMT has added Jet.com, Shoebuy, Moosejaw, ModCloth and Bonobos. Target as also been growing it's e-commerce segment and reports next week.

Walmart Inc NYSE: WMT: Reported Earnings Before Open Tuesday

 $1.41 Beat $1.33 EPS and $138.79B Missed $138.65 billion forecast in revenue 

Earnings

Walmart Inc. (WMT) reported earnings for the fourth quarter of $1.41 a share, with saales rising to $138.793 billion. U.S. Walmart same-store sales climbed 4.2%, while Sam's Club comps roe 3.3%. U.S. Walmart e-commerce sales soared up 43%.

Wall Street had expected Walmart earnings per share to hold steady at $1.33 and revenue to rise to $138.65 billion. Same-store sales, excluding fuel and currency impacts, were expected to rise 2.9%, with U.S. Walmart comps up 3.2% and Sam's Club comps up 2.9%, according to Consensus Metrix.

Walmart Inc NYSE: WMT

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Highlights

  • Operating income grew 35.8% to $6.07 billion
  • Net income (consolidated and attributable to Walmart) jumped 69.5% to $3.69 billion.
  • Net attributable earnings rose 74% to $1.27 per diluted share.
  • Total comparable sales (excluding fuel) in the US for 13 weeks ended Jan 25, 2019, was 4.0% vs. last year’s 2.6%.
  • Total US comp sales with fuel for the same period was 4.1%.

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Outlook

Walmart expects consolidated FY20 net sales to grow at least 3% in constant currency, on a positive impact of the Flipkart India acquisition, offset by the deconsolidation of Walmart Brazil and the planned tobacco sales reduction at Sam’s Club.

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Excluding fuel, Walmart US comp sales for the coming year is expected to grow 2.5% to 3%. Net sales for Walmart US eCommerce is estimated to jump about 35%. Walmart US grocery aims to have about 3,100 grocery pickup locations and 1,600 delivery locations by fiscal year-end.

SourceWalmart, Alphastreet

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