For the last several years, I’ve been using a Wal-Mart p/e ratio to determine the quality of what I get. The ratio is a number that tells me how many of each item are in a single item. This is useful when shopping for a product, because I can then compare that item with other items that I get.
Walmart is notorious for their low, low, low, pe ratio, and that is just not true. Yes, you heard that right, they are indeed a low, low, low, pe ratio. Although my favorite product at the store is the new apple, apple ‘n’ orange smoothie, the pe ratio in my eyes is usually close to 20.
As a result you won’t find any of the items that you’re looking for on the store shelves that are being marketed as high quality. Your budget should be the single item you should be looking for.
I have to admit that I’m more of a cheap shopper. I don’t really look for bargains. If I’m in the mood for something new or different, I’m trying to find cheaper brands. However, I do find the cheaper brands that have been on the market that are not as good. In the case of apple, apple n orange smoothie, I have found that they are typically overpriced and don’t taste as good as other brands.
There is no single “correct” way to shop for the best value. But if you are looking for less expensive, then you should look for brands like apple, who have a lower price per unit of product because of their quality. For example, apple’s apple n orange smoothie, which I like, is $1.49 for a single serving.
For a company to be successful, they need to have lower prices per unit of product. So if you are looking for a great value, look for brands that are not as popular like apple. Or if you are looking for a great value, but you don’t want to spend a ton of money, then you should look for brands that are not as expensive like apple.
This is another one of those “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” things, but Wal-Mart sure does. Because they do not pay the same income tax rate as the other companies, they do not get the same tax breaks. For example, they do not get any tax credit for the cost of the product.
This is a good thing. Wal-Mart can afford to pay their own sales tax, which encourages them to stock cheaper products, and also to have more product in stock, which encourages them to have more profit.
Wal-Mart only pays about 7% in sales tax, so you would expect to pay less. However, the reason the tax is less than 7% is because the tax system is not based on market value (like the other tax systems). In the US, Walmart pays 7.9% in sales tax, but the rate is a flat percentage, not based on market value like a normal tax system. As a result, Walmart pays a higher sales tax.
The main reason Walmart pays 7.9 is that it has higher prices than many other companies. Walmart has to pay more to operate its store. As a result, more people will buy more items.