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):
November 12, 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 November 12, 2009. The Press Release will disclose information regarding our results of operations and financial condition as of, and for the three-month period ended, October 31, 2009 (the FY2010 Third Quarter) and for the nine-month period ended October 31, 2009.
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:
Our management believes that presentation of the non-GAAP financial measures discussed above 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 provides information reconciling each non-GAAP financial measure for which numerical information is provided to the most directly comparable financial measure calculated and presented in accordance with GAAP. The Press Release also includes discussion of our free cash flow, another non-GAAP financial measure, for the nine months ended October 31, 2009 and 2008. A reconciliation of our free cash flow to our net cash from operating activities, which we believe to be the most directly comparable GAAP financial measure, for such periods, and a statement of why our management believes the presentation of information regarding our free cash flow provides useful information to investors regarding our results of operations and financial condition are contained in the Press Release.
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: November 12, 2009