Wal-Mart 8-K 2008
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):
November 13, 2008
Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.
(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Charter)
702 Southwest 8th Street
Bentonville, Arkansas 72716-0215
(Address of Principal Executive Offices) (Zip code)
Registrants telephone number, including area code:
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Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. is furnishing this Current Report on Form 8-K in order to furnish to the Securities and Exchange Commission a press release (the Press Release) that we will issue on November 13, 2008. The Press Release will disclose information regarding our results of operations and financial condition for our fiscal quarter ended October 31, 2008.
The Press Release discusses our free cash flow for the nine months ended October 31, 2008 and 2007, which may be considered a non-GAAP financial measure under the rules of the Securities and Exchange Commission. Our management believes that free cash flow, which measures our ability to generate additional cash from our business operations, is an important financial measure for use in evaluating our financial performance. We believe our net cash provided by operating activities to be the financial measure calculated and presented in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles that is most directly comparable to free cash flow. A reconciliation of our free cash flow to our net cash provided by operating activities for the nine months ended October 31, 2008 and 2007 is being furnished as an exhibit to this Current Report on Form 8-K. The Press Release also includes information regarding our comparable store sales for our operations in the United States during the periods discussed in the Press Release excluding the fuel sales of our Sams Club segment. This information is included to show the effect of such fuel sales on our comparable store sales for such periods.
A copy of the Press Release being furnished pursuant to the foregoing Item 2.02 is included herewith as Exhibit 99.1. The reconciliation of our free cash flow to our net cash provided by operating activities for the nine months ended October 31, 2008 and 2007 being furnished pursuant to the foregoing Item 2.02 is included herewith as Exhibit 99.2.
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 hereunto duly authorized.
Dated: November 13, 2008