Under the influence of an adverse calendar, Walmart there was a nominal increase of 3 percent on Wednesday in Mexico Your sales to comparable stores –people with more than one year of exploitation– in October 2018 compared to the same month last year, while to the total number of stores – Including open units in the last 12 months – the growth was 4.5 percent.
Everything is fine all month lower growth since April this year and the most modest growth since October 2014.
In addition, the results were below the expectations of El Financiero from six brokerage firms, which included increases of 5.4 and 6.8 percent of sales to comparable and total stores, in the same order.
Analysts from the commercial sector explained that the company's turnover, guided by Guilherme Loureiro, was affected by the calendar because, unlike October 2017, the same month this year it had less Sunday, which usually has an impact 150 and 200 basis points in the sale of retail chains.
According to the owner's report Bodega Aurrera and SuperamaThe 3% nominal down payment on sales to comparable stores was determined by combining a 3.3% increase in the average purchase amount (ticket) and a 0.3% decrease in the number of transactions (customers),
In comparable weeks – to eliminate the effect of the calendar – you must Same sale in the store and the total number of Walmart units in Mexico rose by 5.7 and 7.3 percent respectively compared to the tenth month of 2018.
In the Central America region – incl El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua and Costa Rica– the company showed a decrease of 2.3 percent compared to comparable units and an advance payment of only 1.4 percent to the total number of stores, excluding currency fluctuations.