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Walmart (WMT) 2Q17 Results: Solid Quarter All Around

Executive Summary

  • Walmart reported fiscal 2Q17 adjusted EPS of $1.07 versus the consensus estimate of $1.02.
  • Walmart US comps were up 1.6%, driven by a 1.2% increase in traffic and a 0.4% increase in average ticket. Sam’s Club comps (excluding fuel) were up 0.6% versus consensus of (0.1)% and guidance of “slightly positive.” Neighborhood Market comps increased by 6.5%. E-commerce benefited comps by 40 basis points.
  • Management raised its full-year EPS guidance from $4.00–$4.30 to $4.15–$4.35, which includes a $0.05 negative impact (primarily in the fourth quarter) related to expected operating losses due to the planned acquisition of Consensus calls for full-year EPS of $4.27.

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