Wal-Mart 8-K 2010
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):
February 18, 2010
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 February 18, 2010. The Press Release will disclose information regarding our results of operations for the three months ended January 31, 2010 (the FY2010 Quarter) and the fiscal year ended January 31, 2010 (FY2010) and our financial condition as of January 31, 2010.
The Press Release provides information regarding certain financial measures that may be considered non-GAAP financial measures (each, a Non-GAAP Measure) under the rules of the Securities and Exchange Commission. Certain of those Non-GAAP Measures include:
The Press Release provides information that reconciles each of these Non-GAAP Measures (other than FY2009 ROI) to the most directly comparable GAAP Measures.
The Press Release discusses the reasons why our management believes the presentation of our ROI and such adjusted earnings per share and adjusted earnings provides useful information to investors regarding our financial condition and results of operations. Our management believes that presentation of the other Non-GAAP Measures discussed above provides useful information to investors regarding our financial condition and results of operations as to the periods for which they are presented for the following reasons:
Exhibit 99.1A copy of the Press Release being furnished pursuant to the foregoing Item 2.02 is included herewith as Exhibit 99.1.
Exhibit 99.2A copy of the reconciliation of FY2009 ROI to FY2009 ROA 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: February 18, 2010