Wal-Mart 8-K 2009
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):
August 13, 2009
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:
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:
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 August 13, 2009. The Press Release will disclose information regarding our results of operations and financial condition as of, and for the three-month and six-month periods ended, July 31, 2009 (the FY2010 Second Quarter).
The Press Release provides information regarding certain financial measures that may be considered non-GAAP financial measures under the rules of the Securities and Exchange Commission. Those financial measures include:
The financial measures calculated and presented in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) that are most nearly comparable to such measures are our net sales and diluted earnings per share from continuing operations as reported in our Condensed Consolidated Statements of Income for the three months ended July 31, 2009 and our International operating segments sales and operating income computed in accordance with GAAP as reflected in our net sales and our operating income as reported in our Condensed Consolidated Statements of Income for the three months ended July 31, 2009.
Our management believes that presentation of these non-GAAP financial measures provides useful information to investors regarding our results of operations and financial condition as to the periods for which they are presented for the following reasons:
The Press Release includes a reconciliation of each such non-GAAP financial measure to the most nearly comparable financial measure calculated and presented in accordance with GAAP.
A copy of the Press Release being furnished pursuant to the foregoing Item 2.02 is included herewith as Exhibit 99.1.
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: August 13, 2009