Wal-Mart 8-K 2013
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 21, 2013
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)
Registrant's telephone number, including area code:
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Item 2.02. Results of Operations and Financial Condition.
In accordance with Item 2.02 of Form 8-K of the Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC"), Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., a Delaware corporation (the "Company"), is furnishing to the SEC a press release that the Company will issue on February 21, 2013 (the "Press Release"). The Press Release will disclose information regarding the Company's results of operations for the three months and fiscal year ended January 31, 2013 and the Company's financial condition as of January 31, 2013.
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 SEC. Those Non-GAAP Measures include:
The Press Release sets forth the reasons why management of the Company believes the Free Cash Flow, ROI and the Constant Currency Measures provide useful information to investors regarding the Company's financial condition and results of operations. The Company's management believes that the presentation of the Comparable Sales Measures and the Sam's Club Measures provides useful information to investors regarding the Company's financial condition and results of operations because that information permits investors to understand the effect of the fuel sales of Sam's Club, which are affected by the volatility of fuel prices, on the Company's total U.S. comparable store sales, on Sam's Club's comparable club sales and on Sam's Club's net sales and operating income for the periods presented.
Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits.
Exhibit 99.1-A copy of the Press Release is being furnished pursuant to Item 2.02 and is included 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: February 21, 2013