Wal-Mart:Number of Stores: 4,177 in USA (not including Sam's Club)Number of Distribution Centers: 52Number of Employees: 1.4 million (US) 2.1 Million (worldwide)Revenue: US$485.87 billion (2016)Operating income: US$22.76 billion (2016)Net income: US$13.64 billion (2016)
Amazon/Whole Foods:Number of Stores: 431 (Whole Foods)Number of Distribution Centers: 96 (Amazon)Number of Employees: 341,000Revenue: US$135.99 billion (2016)Operating income: US$47.70 billion (2016)Net income: US$ 2.37 billion (2016)
Do you think Amazon has the capital to open 4,000 stores in the United States? I am doubting it.
The real story is in the numbers. You see one "old line" store that is making decent money, has a reasonable P/E ratio and even pays a decent dividend in this day and age.
Wal-Mart Stores IncNYSE: WMT - Jun 16, 7:58 PM EDTOpen: 73.95
Mkt cap: 225.27B
P/E ratio: 17.08
Div yield: 2.71%
NASDAQ: AMZN - Jun 16, 7:58 PM EDT
Mkt cap: 466.15B
P/E ratio: 185.06
Div yield: nuthin'