AU The Walmart International Expansion Recommendation Analysis


Walmart International Expansion Recommendation
[WLOs: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5] [CLOs: 1, 2, 4, 5]
Prior to beginning work on this assignment,

Review Chapter 20 and Chapter 21 in the textbook, Foundations of Financial Management.
Watch the Week 6 Final Paper video with Dr. Kevin Kuznia, DBA, CSSBB, PMP.
Review the Walmart Case Study interactive below.
Review the current financial statements of Walmart.

Option 1: EDGAR | Company Filings  (Links to an external site.)database

Enter “Walmart Inc.” in the search bar

Option 2: Yahoo! Finance  (Links to an external site.)webpage

Enter the stock symbol of Walmart, Inc. (WMT) in the search bar
Click on the “Financials” tab

For this assignment, you may also wish to upload your work to your ePortfolio in addition to Waypoint so that, once you graduate, it can also be used to demonstrate your skills and competencies to potential employers and the professional community. Learn more about Folio, UAGC’s ePortfolio tool, by viewing the Setting Up and Using Folio (Links to an external site.) guide.
In prior weeks, you learned about finance and financial analysis. This week you will put it all together. Using the Walmart Case Study and your selected country, you will complete a comprehensive recommendation to Walmart executives either recommending or forgoing expansion into your selected country.
In your paper,

Summarize the culture and financial climate of the country and why it would be favorable or unfavorable for Walmart to expand in that region.
Describe your country’s foreign exchange rates and how those rates could impact Walmart’s future financial performance. Be sure to address:

interest rates,
balance of payments,
government policies, and
other factors such as taxes and tariffs.

Describe how Walmart needs to manage foreign exchange risk.
Analyze any potential political risk and its impact to the financials.
Propose how Walmart should fund this new expansion.

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