“Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. is the world's largest retailer. They are engaged in the operation of mass merchandising stores, which serve their customers primarily through the operation of three segments, which are the Wal-Mart Stores segment, the SAM'S Club segment and the International segment.”
-Current PE – 15X
-2008 Estimated PE – 14.3X
-2009 Estimated PE – 12.9
-ROE – 21%
-ROI – 13%
-Current Yield – 1.95%
-5 Year Average Yield – 1%
-Dividends Paid Since 1973
-Current Payout Ratio – 26%
-5 Year Historical Payout Ratio – 21%
-3 year dividend growth rate - 14.63 %
-5 year dividend growth rate – 20.80%
-22% of their revenue is from international operations
Like many other large caps the earnings have been growing while the share price remains relatively stable and over the last 10 years WMT has been seen it’s PE contract from 28X to 15X.
I don’t currently own WMT however it is one I would eventually like to add to my portfolio.