Walmart Global Environment Case Study

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Register to read the introduction… The gross profit margin is the percentage of gross profit on sales. The figures for 2011, 2010 and 2009 were 24.8%, 24.9% and 24.3% respectively. The net profit margin is the percentage of net income on sales. The figures for the same period were 1.5%, 1.2% and 1.9%. The rise of cost of raw and packaging materials decreased the margin for 2011. The sales growth was .5% from 2010 to 2011 and .54% from 2009 to 2010. The company performance indicates improved earnings per share from 2010 to 2011. The basic earnings per share for 2011, 2010 and 2009 were $4.98, $4.45 and $4.53 respectively. The EPS (diluted) the same period were $4.94, $4.31 and …show more content…
According to Kerby Anderson, it would be misleading to consider Wal-Mart as just a company because in reality it is a global market force. Wal-Mart ranks as China's eighth biggest trading partner. Thousands of companies do business with China. Therefore, one considers it a great deal to be number eight as a trading partner with this country. The retailer has continued over the years to change and make improvements when necessary. Wal-Mart is not located only in the United States. However, the company ensures the service it provides to Americans also applies to its global holdings. Global competition rarely has any affect on Wal-Mart. Competitors rarely affect the business because the company’s service model of “Everyday Low Prices” is considered one of a …show more content…
Ownership in the company is determined by the number of shares a person owns divided by the number of shares outstanding. For example, if a company has 1000 shares of stock outstanding and a person owns 50 shares, he or she owns 5% of the company. Most stock also provides voting rights, which give shareholders a proportional vote in certain corporate decisions.
Debt securities are defined as any debt instrument that can be bought or sold between two parties and has basic terms defined, such as a set amount borrowed, interest rate, and maturity or renewal date. Debt securities include government bonds, corporate bonds, CDs, municipal bonds, preferred stock, collateralized securities, and zero-coupon securities.

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