The company now expects full-year GAAP EPS of $4.34 to $4.49, Adjusted full-year EPS(1) of $4.20 to $4.35

  • Diluted EPS was $0.98. Currency negatively impacted EPS by approximately $0.03.
  • Total revenue was $118.2 billion, an increase of 0.7%. On a constant currency basis1, total revenue was $120.3 billion, an increase of 2.5%.
  • Walmart U.S. comp sales increased 1.2%, driven by a traffic increase of 0.7%. Neighborhood Market comp sales increased approximately 5.2%.
  • Net sales at Walmart International were $28.4 billion, a decrease of 4.8%. Excluding currency1 impacts, net sales were $30.5 billion, an increase of 2.4%.
  • Globally, on a constant currency basis, e-commerce sales and GMV increased 20.6% and 16.8%, respectively, representing continued acceleration. Excluding Yihaodian, GMV increased 28.6%.
  • Consolidated operating income decreased 10.4%. As expected, investments in people and technology, as well as currency exchange rate fluctuations negatively impacted results. Excluding last year's lease accounting benefit of $156 million, operating income decreased 7.9%.
  • Year-to-date operating cash flow was $19.6 billion and free cash flow1 was $12.2 billion, both approximately $5 billion higher than last year led by improved working capital management.
  • The company returned just under $3 billion to shareholders during the quarter through dividends of $1.5 billion and share repurchases of $1.4 billion.

(Amounts in millions, except as noted)

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Key Results

Q3 FY17 Q3 FY16 $ Change % Change
Revenue $118,179 $117,408 $771 0.7%
Revenue (constant currency)1 $120,321 $117,408 $2,913 2.5%
Operating income $5,119 $5,714 -$595 -10.4%
Operating income (constant currency)1 $5,253 $5,714 -$461 -8.1%


Free Cash Flow YTD $ Change Shareholders Returns Q3 FY17 % Change
Operating cash flow $19,644 $4,639 Dividends $1,549 -1.4%
Capital expenditures $7,459 -$764 Share repurchases2 $1,402 220.8%
Free cash flow1 $12,185 $5,403 Total $2,951 47.0%

1 See additional information at the end of this release regarding non-GAAP financial measures.
2 $11.3 billion remaining of $20 billion authorization approved in October 2015. The company repurchased approximately 20 million shares in Q3 FY17.

Guidance

The company's guidance for earnings per share for fiscal year 2017 assumes currency exchange rates remain at current levels. Additionally, this updated guidance assumes that the full year effective tax rate will be between 31% and 32%.

  • Fiscal year 2017 GAAP EPS: $4.34 to $4.49 (previously $4.29 to $4.49)
  • Fiscal year 2017 adjusted EPS1: $4.20 to $4.35 (previously $4.15 to $4.35)
  • Comp sales for the 13-week period ending Jan. 27, 20172:
  • Walmart U.S.: +1.0% to +1.5%
  • Sam's Club (ex. fuel): +1.0% to +1.5%

Walmart U.S.

Q3 FY17 Q3 FY16 $ Change % Change
Net Sales $74,550 $72,712 $1,838 2.5%
Comp Sales3 1.2% 1.5% -30 bps N/A
Traffic 0.7% 1.7% -100 bps N/A
Ticket 0.5% -0.2% 70 bps N/A
E-commerce ~50 bps ~15 bps ~35 bps N/A
Operating income $3,999 $4,506 -$507 -11.3%


Walmart International

Q3 FY17 Q3 FY16 $ Change % Change
Net sales $28,390 $29,811 -$1,421 -4.8%
Net sales (constant currency)1 $30,527 $29,811 $716 2.4%
Operating income $1,354 $1,338 $16 1.2%
Operating income (constant currency)1 $1,488 $1,338 $150 11.2%


Sam's Club

Q3 FY17 Q3 FY16 $ Change % Change
Net sales $14,236 $14,075 $161 1.1%
Comp sales (ex. fuel)1,3 1.4% 0.4% 100 bps N/A
Traffic -0.5% -0.3% -20 bps N/A
Ticket 1.9% 0.7% 120 bps N/A
E-commerce ~60 bps ~60 bps ~0 bps N/A
Operating income $396 $539 -$143 -26.5%

1 See additional information at the end of this release regarding non-GAAP financial measures.
2 Compared to 13-week period ended Jan. 29, 2016.
3 13-week period ended Oct. 28, 2016, compared to 13-week period ended Oct. 30, 2015.


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