Wal-Mart 8-K 2005
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
WASHINGTON, DC 20549
PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 or 15(d) OF THE
SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported):
May 12, 2005
Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.
(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Charter)
702 S.W. 8th Street
Bentonville, Arkansas 72716
(Address of Principal Executive Offices) (Zip code)
Registrants telephone number, including area code:
Check the appropriate box below if the Form 8-K filing is intended to simultaneously satisfy the filing obligation of the registrant under any of the following provisions:
Item 2.02. Results of Operations and Financial Condition.
Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. is furnishing the following information:
We will issue a press release (the Press Release) on May 12, 2005 that will disclose information regarding our results of operations for our fiscal quarter ended April 30, 2005. A copy of the Press Release is being furnished and included herewith as Exhibit 99.1.
The Press Release contains a non-GAAP financial measure (as that term is defined in Item 10(e) of the Commissions Regulation S-K). A statement providing a reconciliation from that non-GAAP financial measure to the most directly comparable financial measure calculated in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles is also included in the Press Release. Management included the non-GAAP financial measure in the Press Release because it believes such measure provides investors with an important perspective on the contribution of certain items to our earnings per share as calculated in accordance with GAAP.
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned thereunto duly authorized.
Dated: May 12, 2005