WalMarts 3Q profits beat estimates revenue falls short

NEW YORK, N.Y. – Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is reporting its third-quarter profit fell 8.2 per cent dragged down by investments in e-commerce and other areas. Its earnings still beat Wall Street estimates. Revenue fell short of expectations.Shares slipped 0.4 per cent in pre-market trading.The world’s largest retailer says it earned $3.03 billion, or 98 cents per share, for the three-month period ended Oct. 31. That compares with $3.3 billion, or $1.03 per share in the year-ago period.Analysts expected 96 cents per share, according to analysts at FactSet.Revenue rose just 0.7 per cent to $118.18 billion. Analysts expected $118.6 billion.Revenue at stores open at least a year rose 1.2 per cent.Most notably, e-commerce sales accelerated to 20.6 per cent.Wal-Mart is reinventing itself in the face of increasing competition from online leader Amazon.com and other rivals. Wal-Mart’s 3Q profits beat estimates; revenue falls short by Anne D’Innocenzio, The Associated Press Posted Nov 17, 2016 5:42 am MDT Last Updated Nov 17, 2016 at 6:20 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email

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