Walmart Tenant Overview

Net Lease Advisor Tenant Walmart


  • Corporate guaranteed, investment grade tenant
  • High visibility, virtually creating a new downtown wherever it opens
  • Typically low rent per square foot
  • Low recourse and low interest rates often available


  • Flat rental rates, minimal escalations
  • Large footprint poses re-lease challenges should tenant relocate

Earnings Highlights

Earnings Summary
  • Consolidated revenue of $161.6 billion, up 5.7%, or 5.4% in constant currency
  • Consolidated operating expenses as a percentage of net sales grew 33bps
  • ROA at 5.6%; ROI at 12.8%1 , negatively affected by 140bps of discrete charges in Q3 & Q4 FY23

Tenant Description

Walmart is the largest retailer in the world.

Walmart has a few store types, each with their own characteristics. On the large end, the Walmart Supercenters have the widest range of items stocked, as well as a full supermarket. These supercenters are typically 182,000 square feet. On the small end, the Walmart Neighborhood Market concept. These are a smaller-footprint option, 38,000 square feet, and contain a pharmacy, groceries, and some merchandise. In the middle is the Walmart Discount Store, which are typically 106,000 square feet.

Walmart stores are rare investments on the net lease market with the transaction size, acreage, and square footage of the investment (much larger on all counts than the typical net lease property) appealing to a more select group of investors. High annual rents and relatively low cap rates means the typical net lease Walmart transaction is over $10M.

Walmart was founded by Sam Walton in 1962, incorporated on October 31, 1969, and publicly traded on the New York Stock Exchange in 1972. Headquartered in Bentonville, Arkansas, it is the largest majority private employer in the U.S. Walmart is also the largest grocery retailer in the United States. Additionally, it owns and operates the Sam's Club retail warehouses in North America. Walmart serves nearly 265 million customers each week from more than 11,500 stores under 56 banners in 27 countries and eCommerce websites in 10 countries.

Average Cap Rate
Trailing 12-month average, with limited comps*
Average Property & Lease
Average Sale Price $17,330,000
NOI $1,039,149
$/Square Foot $108 - $433
Building SF 40,000- 160,000
Lot Size Varies Greatly
Lease Term 20 Year
Escalations 5 - 10% at Renewal Options
Stock Symbol WMT
Credit Rating
Moody's Aa2
Average Cap Rate Trend
Rates reflect year-over-year comparison
Recent Sales Comps
Linden, NJ 5.00%
Malden, MO 7.43%
Fitzgerald, GA 8.00%