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Using Wal-Mart for a 30 DJIA company

Takes one of the 30 DJIA companies and using the notes to the financial statements, gathers information as to the type and maturities of the debt instruments used. Develop a paper assessing whether or not this company is using an appropriate capital structure.

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Please find the necessary information in the attached word file. I have chosen Wal-mart from the DJIA comapnies. I have used annual report 2008 to analyse the type and maturities of the debt instruments used by Walmart. Further I have compared capital structure ratios to industry average to assess whether Walmart is using an appropriate capital struture or not. I think as you have to write only 350 words, this much information should be sufficient.

Debt type Amount
Commercial Paper $ 5040 m
Long term debt due within one year 5913
Capital leases 3919
Long term debt 29799
Dow ...

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The solution uses Wal-Mart for a 30 DJIA company to analyze debt instruments. A paper assessing whether or not this company is using appropriate capital structure is developed.

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