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What Wal-Mart's Earnings Mean for Mutual Fund Investors (WMT)

Shauna O'Brien Feb 19, 2015



Inside WMT’s Results


The company reported earnings of $4.97 billion, or $1.53 per share, up from $4.43 billion, or $1.36 per share, a year ago. Earnings from continued operations totaled $1.61 per share – above analysts’ view of $1.54 per share.

Revenue
Revenue rose 1.4% to $131.6 billion from $129.71 billion. Analysts expected to see revenue of $132.36 billion. Comparable sales for the 13-week period ended January 30 were up 1.5%.

Outlook
The company now expects to see annual EPS between $4.70 and $5.05. Analysts expect to see EPS of $5.19.


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