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Walmart Stock Rises After Q4 Earnings, Vizio Buy

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Walmart Stock Inc. (WMT) reported better-than-expected results for its fiscal fourth quarter as grocery stores benefited from consumers who continued to monitor their spending amid rising inflation rates. Shares of Vizio (VZIO), a $2.3 billion smart TV maker, rose more than 5% early Tuesday. Vizio shares rose more than 15% before the close.

Walmart’s net income fell to $5.49 billion, or $1.80 per share, compared to analyst estimates of $4.36 billion, or $1.61 per share. Revenue rose 6% to $173.39 billion in the three months ended in January, when the company restated its fiscal year. The company estimates that combined sales will grow 4% to 5% in the fiscal first quarter.

Walmart acquired Vizio for $11.50 per share to expand its advertising business. The acquisition “gives the retailer a profitable, fast-growing advertising business,” said Seth Dallaire, Walmart’s U.S .executive vice chairman and chief revenue officer.

Will Walmart Continue to Thrive?

The company expects revenue growth to increase by 3-4% and operating income to increase by 4-6% by 2025. Basically, they expect EPS before dividends to range between $6.70 and $7.12, compared to $6.65 in 2024 ; This is better than the consensus estimate of $6.55.

Walmart stock is also scheduled for a 3-1 split next week, another sign of management’s confidence. The company’s new initiatives in areas such as e-commerce promotion are beginning to bear fruit, and the company’s business appears to be as strong as ever.

Walmart’s Quarterly Profit Reached $5.49 Billion?

Walmart had a great day on Tuesday. It reported strong revenue growth in the fourth quarter and announced plans to acquire TV maker Vizio for $2.3 billion; Both increased the Walmart stock price in the short term. The Bentonville-based retailer’s revenue rose 5.7% year over year to $173.4 billion.

Walmart and Vizio Holdings Inc. Vizio’s SmartCast operating system, which allows viewers to watch streaming content without ads, will help Walmart’s media business enable Walmart Connect and reach a broader audience than other advertisers, according to a joint press release Tuesday.

For the three months ended Jan. 31, Walmart’s net income fell 12.4% to $5.5 billion, or $2.03 per share, compared with net income of $164 billion, or $2.32 per share, in the same period a year ago.


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