Dividends & Stock Splits

Dividends

Dividend News

Feb. 20, 2014 -- Walmart raises annual dividend to $1.92 per share, representing the 41st consecutive year of dividend increases
Feb. 21, 2013 -- Walmart increases annual dividend 18 percent to $1.88 per share 
Nov. 19, 2012 -- Walmart Changes Fourth Quarter Dividend Payment Date 

Walmart has increased its annual cash dividend every year since first declaring a $0.05 per share annual dividend in March 1974. For additional historic dividend information, please see our annual reports

Fiscal Year 2015

Annual Dividend Rate Total: $1.92
Record DatesPayable DatesAmountType
March 11, 2014April 1, 2014$0.480Regular Cash
May 9, 2014June 2, 2014$0.480Regular Cash
Aug. 8, 2014Sept. 3, 2014$0.480Regular Cash
Dec. 5, 2014Jan. 5, 2015$0.480Regular Cash

Fiscal Year 2014

Annual Dividend Rate Total: $1.88
Record Dates Payable Dates Amount Type
March 12, 2013 April 1, 2013 $0.470 Regular Cash
May 10, 2013 June 3, 2013 $0.470 Regular Cash
Aug. 9, 2013 Sept. 3, 2013 $0.470 Regular Cash
Dec. 6, 2013 Jan. 2, 2014 $0.470 Regular Cash
Fiscal Year 2013
Annual Dividend Rate Total: $1.59
Record Payable Amount Type
Dec. 7, 2012 Dec. 27, 2012 $0.3975 Regular Cash 
Aug. 10, 2012 Sept. 4, 2012 $0.3975  Regular Cash
May 11, 2012  June 4, 2012  $0.3975 Regular Cash
March 12, 2012  April 4, 2012  $0.3975 Regular Cash
Fiscal Year 2012
Annual Dividend Rate Total: $1.46
Record Payable Amount Type
Dec. 9, 2011 Jan. 3, 2012 $0.3650 Regular Cash
Aug. 12, 2011 Sept. 6, 2011 $0.3650 Regular Cash
May 13, 2011 June 6, 2011 $0.3650 Regular Cash
March 11, 2011 April 4, 2011 $0.3650 Regular Cash
Fiscal Year 2011
Annual Dividend Rate Total: $1.21
Record Payable Amount Type
Dec. 10, 2010 Jan. 3, 2011 $0.3025 Regular Cash
Aug. 13, 2010 Sept. 7, 2010 $0.3025 Regular Cash
May 14, 2010 June 1, 2010 $0.3025 Regular Cash
March 12, 2010 April 5, 2010 $0.3025 Regular Cash
Fiscal Year 2010
Annual Dividend Rate Total: $1.09
Record Payable Amount Type
Dec. 11, 2009 Jan. 4, 2010 $0.275 Regular Cash
Aug. 14, 2009 Sept. 8, 2009 $0.275 Regular Cash
May 15, 2009 June 1, 2009 $0.275 Regular Cash
March 13, 2009 April 6, 2009 $0.275 Regular Cash
Fiscal Year 2009
Annual Dividend Rate Total: $0.95
Record Payable Amount Type
Dec. 15, 2008 Jan. 2, 2009 $0.2375 Regular Cash
Aug. 15, 2008 Sept. 2, 2008 $0.2375 Regular Cash
May 16, 2008 June 2, 2008 $0.2375 Regular Cash
March 14, 2008 April 7, 2008 $0.2375 Regular Cash
Fiscal Year 2008
Annual Dividend Rate Total: $0.88
Record Payable Amount Type
Dec. 14, 2007 Jan. 2, 2008 $0.2200 Regular Cash
Aug. 17, 2007 Sept. 4, 2007 $0.2200 Regular Cash
May 18, 2007 June 4, 2007 $0.2200 Regular Cash
March 16, 2007 April 2, 2007 $0.2200 Regular Cash
Fiscal Year 2007
Annual Dividend Rate Total: $0.67
Record Payable Amount Type
Dec. 15, 2006 Jan. 2, 2007 $0.1675 Regular Cash
Aug. 18, 2006 Sept. 5, 2006 $0.1675 Regular Cash
May 19, 2006 June 5, 2006 $0.1675 Regular Cash
March 17, 2006 April 3, 2006 $0.1675 Regular Cash
Fiscal Year 2006
Annual Dividend Rate Total: $0.60
Record Payable Amount Type
Dec. 16, 2005 Jan. 3, 2006 $0.1500 Regular Cash
Aug. 19, 2005 Sept. 6, 2005 $0.1500 Regular Cash
May 20, 2005 June 6, 2005 $0.1500 Regular Cash
March 18, 2005 April 4, 2005 $0.1500 Regular Cash
Fiscal Year 2005
Annual Dividend Rate Total: $0.52
Record Payable Amount Type
Dec. 17, 2004 Jan. 3, 2005 $0.1300 Regular Cash
Aug. 20, 2004 Sept. 7, 2004 $0.1300 Regular Cash
May 21, 2004 June 7, 2004 $0.1300 Regular Cash
March 19, 2004 April 5, 2004 $0.1300 Regular Cash
Fiscal Year 2004
Annual Dividend Rate Total: $0.36
Record Payable Amount Type
Dec. 19, 2003 Jan. 5, 2004 $0.0900 Regular Cash
Oct. 6, 2003 Oct. 14, 2003 $0.0900 Regular Cash
June 20, 2003 July 7, 2003 $0.0900 Regular Cash
March 21, 2003 April 7, 2003 $0.0900 Regular Cash
Fiscal Year 2003
Annual Dividend Rate Total: $0.30
Record Payable Amount Type
Dec. 20, 2002 Jan. 6, 2003 $0.0750 Regular Cash
Sept. 20, 2002 Oct. 7, 2002 $0.0750 Regular Cash
June 21, 2002 July 8, 2002 $0.0750 Regular Cash
March 22, 2002 April 8, 2002 $0.0750 Regular Cash

Stock Splits

Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. was incorporated on Oct. 31, 1969. On Oct. 1, 1970, Walmart offered 300,000 shares of its common stock to the public at a price of $16.50 per share. Since that time, we have had 11 two-for-one (2:1) stock splits. On a purchase of 100 shares at $16.50 per share on our first offering, the number of shares has grown as follows:

2:1 Stock Splits Shares Cost per Share Market Price on Split Date Record Date Distributed
On the Offering 100 $16.50      
May 1971 200 $8.25 $47.00 5/19/71 6/11/71
March 1972 400 $4.125 $47.50  3/22/72 4/5/72 
August 1975 800 $2.0625  $23.00 8/19/75  8/22/75
Nov. 1980 1,600 $1.03125 $50.00 11/25/80 12/16/80
June 1982 3,200 $0.515625 $49.875 6/21/82 7/9/82
June 1983 6,400 $0.257813 $81.625 6/20/83 7/8/83
Sept. 1985 12,800  $0.128906 $49.75 9/3/85 10/4/85
June 1987 25,600 $0.064453 $66.625 6/19/87  7/10/87 
June 1990 51,200 $0.032227 $62.50 6/15/90 7/6/90 
Feb. 1993 102,400 $0.016113 $63.625 2/2/93  2/25/93
March 1999 204,800 $0.008057 $89.75 3/19/99 4/19/99