Vladimír Urbánek (Kurzy.cz)
World markets  |  February 21, 2013 15:06:18

Wal-Mart's profit in the latest quarter beat expectations, in contrast to other estimates that fulfilled

World retail leader, American chain Wal-Mart, today announced that in fiscal Q4 2014 ended in January this year has seen growth in net profit of almost $ 500 million to mld.USD 5.61 = $ 1.67 per share. The market, on average, allowed $ 1.57 per share.
Total revenue grew by 2.6% to 74.7 mld.USD the growth of international operations by 6.9% to 37.9 mld.USD.

For Q1 of fiscal year 2014 (ending April 26) company expects earnings per share at USD 1.11 to 1.16 with the estimates set the market on average about $ 1.19. Lower-than-expected profit should reflect reduced demand for lower income groups in connection with the growth of the tax burden in the U.S., growth in contributions to health insurance, fuel price increases and delays tax surpluses Americans. Also negatively affects adverse weather conditions.

For the full fiscal year, earnings per share should reach USD 5.2 to 5.4 compared to the average market estimates at $ 5.39.

Comparable sales in 1Q fiscal year will only stagnate.
Sales Wal-Mart failed to meet expectations in January, sales in February, yet the worst in the last 7 years.

The company's management has already decided to increase the dividend for fiscal year 2014 by 18% to $ 1.88 per share. The first part of the quarterly dividend of 47 cents would be shareholders of the 12th March this year to retire on April 1. In fiscal 2013, the company redistribuovala shareholders through dividends and share repurchases total of 13 mld.USD.

Shares of Wal-Mart since the beginning of strengthening by 1.4%. In 2012 was reported 6procentní evaluation.
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