It seems Wal-Mart Stores Stores Inc (NYSE:WMT) has decided to leave no stone unturned in its battle with Amazon.com in the changing retail sector. The company announced on Monday that it will launch a new feature called Mobile Express Returns which will enable shoppers to return items they don’t want. Unlike conventional return policies which are complex and full of hassle, Walmart’s customers will be able to return products by using Walmart app.
Just scan the product QR code and the amount will be credited back to your account. Walmart revenue is growing faster than Amazon.com . The company expects to increase its e-commerce revenue by a whopping 20% to 30%. The stock was recently lifted by Walmart’s acquisition of Jet.com. Walmart is making several ecommerce accusations and digital efforts. It has a strong penetration through brick and mortar stores, where Amazon.com lags.
Over the current book year the total revenue will be 495,26 billion USD (consensus estimates). The expected revenue would be a record for the company. This is slightly more than 2016's revenue of 485,87 billion USD.
The analysts expect for 2017 a net profit of 13,21 billion USD. According to most of the analysts the company will have a profit per share for this book year of 4,37 USD. Based on this the price/earnings-ratio is 19,25.
For this year the analysts expect a dividend of 2,05 USD per share. Thus the dividend yield equals 2,44 percent. The average dividend yield of the food & drug retailers equals a moderate 0,85 percent.
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