Unformatted text preview: earned is significantly lower than what is reported. Although the company did show a profit and sure as stockholders and investors a return on their investment the actual return with would not be as high as readily predicted. When comparing the net income figures to the gross profit figure there is a significant difference between the two. The gross profit figure shows over 95,000 and profit for the fiscal year whereas the net income figure is a little over 13,000 the same fiscal year it shows that Wal-Mart has increase its operating expenses and has incurred several higher operating or costly expenses as compared to previous years. Although the company does continue to show a profit and continues to be profitable the bottom-line figures appear to be only slightly higher each year after operating costs, including taxes, and required expenses are removed. I welcome your thoughts or opinions on this particular subject....
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- Spring '11
- Fiscal Year, Net Income, Generally Accepted Accounting Principles, gross profit figure