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Wal-Mart Stores Inc (WMT)At 12:33PM ET: 52.96  Down 0.42 (0.79%)  Reuters
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Wal-Mart Stores Inc
702 Southwest 8th Street
Bentonville, AR 72716
Phone: (479) 273-4000
Fax: (479) 273-4053
Web Site: http://www.walmartstores.com/

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Index Membership:Dow Industrials
S&P 500
Sector:Services
Industry:Retail (Department & Discount)
Employees (last reported count):1,500,000

REUTERS ABRIDGED BUSINESS SUMMARY 
Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. operates retail stores in various formats around the world. It organizes its business into three segments: Wal-Mart Stores, SAM'S CLUB and International. The Wal-Mart Stores segment consists of three different retail formats, Discount Stores, Supercenters and Neighborhood Markets, all of which operate in the United States. The SAM'S CLUB segment consists of membership warehouse clubs. As of January 31, 2004, the Company operated 1,478 Discount Stores, 1,471 Supercenters, 538 SAM'S CLUBs and 64 Neighborhood Markets in the United States. The International segment consists of retail operations in eight countries and Puerto Rico. The International segment includes several different formats of retail stores and restaurants, including Discount Stores, Supercenters and SAM'S CLUBs that operate outside the United States. Additionally, the Company owns an unconsolidated 37.8% minority interest in The Seiyu, Ltd., a retailer in Japan.
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    REUTERS ABRIDGED FINANCIAL SUMMARY 
    For the nine months ended 10/31/04, revenues rose 12% to $205.17 billion. Net income from continuing operations rose 16% to $7.1 billion. Revenues reflect domestic and international expansion and an increase in same store sales. Net income also benefitted from reduced inventory shrinkage, improved merchandising, and a decrease in interest costs of capital leases.
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    OFFICERS 
     PayExercised
    S. Robson Walton, 59
    Chairman
    N/A N/A
    H. Lee Scott, Jr., 55
    Pres, Chief Exec. Officer, Director
    $ 12.44M $ 2.92M
    Thomas Schoewe, 51
    Chief Financial Officer, Exec. VP
    $ 2.68MN/A
    David Glass, 68
    Chairman of the Exec. Committee, Director
    N/A N/A
    Thomas Hyde, 55
    Exec. VP, Legal and Corp. Affairs, Sec.
    N/A N/A
    Dollar amounts are as of 31-Jan-04 and compensation values are for the last fiscal year ending on that date. "Pay" is salary, bonuses, etc. "Exercised" is the value of options exercised during the fiscal year.
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