Project | MBA 5009 | South University

Week 2 Project



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.


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

Based the information in your table and in the annual report, evaluate the status of Wal-Mart on each of these ratios.

What would you conclude based on the information above in terms of the overall condition of Wal-Mart?  What recommendations would you make?

Submission Details:

Submit your assignment in a Microsoft Excel spreadsheet.

Cite any references in APA style.

Show all your calculations.

Name your document MBA5009_W2_LastName_FirstInitial

By the due date assigned, submit the completed assignment to the Submissions Area.