A Foolish Take: The chart that defines Walmart

A Foolish Take: The chart that defines Walmart

Despite the enormous size of these other companies, most of which have higher market caps than Walmart, their annual revenue pales in comparison to the Arkansas-based retailer's.

Despite the enormous size of these other companies, most of which have higher market caps than Walmart, their annual revenuepales in comparison to the Arkansas-based retailer's.

Walmart's revenue over the last 12 months adds up to $486 billion. That's more than twice Apple's total revenue -- which, not to belabor the point, is the most valuable company in America.

It's this stark contrast between sales and value that reflects Walmart's core business model: Selling lots of stuff at everyday low prices.

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