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21 Feb 2024

Walmart beats Wall Street’s holiday expectations as e-commerce sales soar.

Walmart shares closed 3% higher Tuesday to a new record high. Share are up more than 11% this year. - Walmart said Tuesday that quarterly revenue rose 6%, as shoppers turned to the big-box retailer throughout the holiday season and the company’s global e-commerce sales grew by double digits. - The retail giant also announced Tuesday that it would acquire smart TV maker Vizio to accelerate growth of its advertising business. Walmart is acquiring the company for $2.3 billion, or $11.50 per share. - CFO said customers have still shown discretion with purchases. They are putting fewer items in their baskets but shopping more frequently, he said. Electronics, TVs, computers and some other expensive items have been a tougher sell, Rainey added. - Earnings per share: $1.80 adjusted vs. $1.65 expected / Revenue: $173.39 billion vs. $170.71 billion expected - Walmart said it expects consolidated net sales to rise 4% to 5% in its fiscal first quarter. It also anticipates adjusted earnings of $1.48 to $1.56 per share on a pre-stock split basis. - For its fiscal 2025, the retailer expects consolidated net sales will climb 3% to 4%. Walmart anticipates adjusted earnings will be $6.70 to $7.12 per share on a pre-stock split basis. Source: CNBC, Bloomberg

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