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Walmart’s Q1 Earnings Exceed Expectations

Pubblicato da MEXEM EUROPA

May 17, 2024 12:13 PM

Impressive Revenue & EPS Beat

  • Strong Closing Performance: Shares surged by 7% at the close on Thursday, 16th.
  • Revenue Achievement: Walmart's revenue reached $161.51 billion, significantly exceeding the forecast of $159.58 billion.
  • EPS: Delivered an EPS of $0.60, surpassing the expected $0.53.
  • E-commerce Expansion: E-commerce operations grew by an impressive 22%.
  • Market Outperformance: Results surpassed the performance of the S&P 500.

Strategic Expansions & Customer Loyalty

During the period, Walmart {{ m-tag option="price" ticker="WMT" currency="USD" }} made significant strategic moves, including a 12th stock split and the introduction of the 'bettergoods' private label, which aims to provide fashionable, high-quality products at competitive prices. These initiatives, along with Walmart's loyalty programs and store renovations, have not only enhanced customer engagement but also contributed to a 13% increase in membership income at Sam’s Club, demonstrating the company's unwavering commitment to customer satisfaction. 

Market Growth

Operational efficiency was evident in the 3.9% growth in U.S. same-store sales and significant e-commerce strides. Walmart's proactive tech investments and ad business flourished, with sales increasing by 24% globally. The quarter also saw Walmart's market cap exceed $500 billion, reflecting strong investor confidence and its market share expansion among wealthier demographics.

Future Outlook 

Walmart's optimistic revision of its full-year guidance, expecting to reach the higher end or possibly exceed its sales growth forecast of 3% to 4%, and an EPS of $2.23 to $2.37, illustrates a positive trajectory.

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