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Walmart earnings and outlook fall short as holiday season disappoints

February 18, 2020


Walmart on Tuesday reported fiscal fourth-quarter earnings that fell short of analysts’ estimates, as the retailer saw weak demand for toys, apparel and video games during the holiday season.

Its outlook for the upcoming year also came up short of expectations, as Walmart anticipates e-commerce growth will slow. Walmart said the forecast doesn’t include any impact from the deadly coronavirus outbreak, though it continues to monitor the situation, and said it could end up taking a hit in China in the first and second quarters.

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