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May 5, 2022

Retailers post $382bn loss in cumulative MCap for Q1 2022, reports GlobalData

Home Depot recorded the highest decline in valuation, at more than $100bn.

Major retailers have reported a loss of $382bn in their cumulative market capitalisation (MCap) in the first quarter (Q1) of 2022, according to leading data and analytics company GlobalData.

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Walmart has rounded out its fiscal year with a strong set of numbers that show it has taken supply chain disruption, rising costs, heavy inflation, and various other problems in its stride. There is comfortable growth on both the top and bottom lines, which is extremely respectable given tough prior year comparatives. Walmart hiring is slowing down as compared to hiring in the months of April and March in 2022. Walmart posted close to 40,000 vacancies in March and 30,000 in April, which has gone below 10,000 in June 2022. Walmart Company Filings has most of the mentions related to the ESG and COVID-19 themes in 2021. ESG has more than 300 mentions in the company’s 2021 filings which indicates the rising focus on ESG-related issues. Our report on Walmart: Going Beyond Company Disclosures, demonstrates GlobalData Explorer’s ability to:  
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GlobalData reported that the top 25 global retailers by MCap saw losses due to rising inflation and the Russian-Ukraine war, which has impacted the consumption recovery.

Among the top 25 retailers, six companies have suffered a loss of more than $25bn in their valuation during this period.

These six firms are Amazon, Alibaba, Home Depot, NIKE, Lowe’s and Inditex.

In addition, US-based improvement retailer Home Depot recorded the highest loss in valuation, at more than $100bn, in Q1 2022.

The implementation of the Holding Foreign Companies Accountable Act (HFCAA) in China has added another burden to the country’s online retailers, which include Alibaba, Pinduoduo and JD.com.

Changes to the regulatory environment due to the HFCAA’s implementation have caused investors to reconsider investing in these companies’ stocks.

At the same time, food retailers such as Seven & i and Kroger registered growth of more than 20% in MCap during the quarter.

Japanese retail group Seven & i attracted and retained investors’ interest through its continued investment in digitalisation and focus on sustainable growth.

Investors were driven to Kroger’s stocks by its positive performance in Q4 2021 and its focus on digital development to manage supply-chain challenges.

GlobalData business fundamentals analyst Keshav Kumar Jha said: “(Retailers’) businesses tend to be vulnerable to increasing inflation, as it could jeopardise the consumption recovery that began to improve following the pandemic in 2020.

“Companies have been impacted by the recent geopolitical tensions due to the Russia-Ukraine war, which has caused oil and energy prices to soar, adding to the already increasing inflationary pressure.”

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Walmart: Going Beyond Company Disclosures

Walmart has rounded out its fiscal year with a strong set of numbers that show it has taken supply chain disruption, rising costs, heavy inflation, and various other problems in its stride. There is comfortable growth on both the top and bottom lines, which is extremely respectable given tough prior year comparatives. Walmart hiring is slowing down as compared to hiring in the months of April and March in 2022. Walmart posted close to 40,000 vacancies in March and 30,000 in April, which has gone below 10,000 in June 2022. Walmart Company Filings has most of the mentions related to the ESG and COVID-19 themes in 2021. ESG has more than 300 mentions in the company’s 2021 filings which indicates the rising focus on ESG-related issues. Our report on Walmart: Going Beyond Company Disclosures, demonstrates GlobalData Explorer’s ability to:  
  • Track and monitor a company’s movements through alternative indicators to gain insights into the strategy before it is disclosed by the company
  • Gain insight into a company’s capital deployment strategy, by assessing historical deal volumes and specific transactions executed by the company, in addition to identifying sectors of focus
  • Go beyond basic financial information, to access key industry-relevant indicators for a company and how these have progressed over time
Don’t miss out on key market insights that can help optimize your next investment – read the report now.
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