2022-11-25 13:15:00

Better Buy: Walmart vs. Wayfair

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By The Motley Fool

There are bullish cases to be made for both names, albeit very different ones. Betting on Wayfair (NYSE: W) is a long shot with a big payoff, while owning Walmart (NYSE: WMT) offers predictability at the expense of big gains. Most portfolios have room for both kinds of trades.

If there's only room for one for one of these consumer-facing stocks in your portfolio right now, though, Walmart's the better pick of the two for one overarching reason.

Why Walmart?

Walmart is, of course, the world's biggest brick-and-mortar retailer, managing more than 10,000 locations in 24 different countries. The organization has done almost $420 billion worth of business through the first three quarters of the current fiscal year, and is on pace to drive nearly $160 billion in sales for the fourth fiscal quarter now underway. Walmart says 90% of the U.S. population lives within 10 miles of one of its stores.

Simply put, its reach is enormous.

This deep reach, however, isn't necessarily a shield from the forces working against all retailers right now. That's inflation, mostly. While last quarter's top line was up almost 9% year over year (and nearly 10% on a constant-currency basis), operating income only improved to the tune of 4.6% thanks to soaring merchandise and operating costs.

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