Wal-Mart is one of the most dynamic companies in our economy. However, the company is being challenged in the market by new competitors. For the Wal-Mart Corporation, go online and find the annual report for the most recent year available.
1. Based on the obtained annual report, complete the following table:
Ratio Formula Results Operating Profit Margin After Taxes Gross Profit Margin Average Collection Period Total Asset Turnover Fixed Asset Turnover Inventory Turnover Debt to Total Assets Times Interest Earned
1. Based the information in your table and in the annual report, evaluate the status of Wal-Mart on each of these ratios.
2. What would you conclude based on the information above in terms of the overall condition of Wal-Mart? What recommendations would you make?
The response should include a reference list. Double-space, using Times New Roman 12 pnt font, one-inch margins, and APA style of writing and citations.