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Wal-Mart Case Valuing Wal-Mart Stock Questions: 1. Assess the financial health of Wal-Mart based on an analysis of the financial statements. 2. Based on any additional available information (including annual reports and 10-K filings) assess the economic conditions (as of the time of the case), the industry key success factors and competitive situation, and Wal-Mart?s strengths and weaknesses. 3. Develop a pro forma income statement and balance sheet for Wal-Mart for the fiscal year ending January 31, 2006. Assume the following (in addition to information in the case): selling, general and administrative expenses at 17.3 percent of anticipated net sales; interest on debt at an average rate of four percent; similar number of shares outstanding as of January 31, 2005: similar prepaids, other assets, accrued liabilities, deferred taxes and minority interest as in 2005. State any other key assumptions. How profitable do you anticipate Wal-Mart will be? Will Wal-Mart need to increase its reliance on external borrowing? 4. Determine the intrinsic value of Wal-Mart (on a per share basis) using the dividend discount model (DDM). Assess the value based on three forms of the DDM: the constant growth version, an assessment based on three years of projected dividends and a projected future stock price, and the three-stage DDM. Clearly state any assumptions including an estimation of Wal-Mart investor required returns. 5. Determine the intrinsic value of Wal-Mart (on a per share basis) using the price-earnings (P/E) approach. As part of your analysis you will need to determine an appropriate forward-looking P/E multiple. Clearly state any assumptions. 6. Based on your analysis, as Rachel Martin, what recommendation would you make? Justify your recommendation and reconcile any differences in your valuation assessments (based on different methods).

 

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