UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
 
________________
 
FORM 11-K
________________
 
(Mark One)
 
[X] Annual Report Pursuant to Section 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
       For the fiscal year ended January 31, 2006.
 
or
 
[  ] Transaction Report Pursuant to Section 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
      For the transition period from ______ to ______.
 
 
Commission file number 1-6991
 
A.  Full title of the plan and the address of the plan, if different from that of the issuer named below:
 
WAL-MART PROFIT SHARING AND 401(k) PLAN
 
B.  Name of issuer of the securities held pursuant to the plan and the address of its principal executive office:
________________
 
WAL-MART STORES, INC.
702 Southwest Eighth Street
Bentonville, Arkansas 72716
________________










Financial Statements
and Supplemental Schedules
Wal-Mart Profit Sharing and 401(k) Plan
As of January 31, 2006 and 2005, and for the year ended January 31, 2006






Wal-Mart Profit Sharing and 401(k) Plan

Financial Statements and
Supplemental Schedules

 
As of January 31, 2006 and 2005, and for the year ended January 31, 2006




Contents

                                    Report of Independent Registered Public Accounting Firm        1

                                    Audited Financial Statements

                                    Statements of Net Assets Available for Benefits              2
                                    Statement of Changes in Net Assets Available for Benefits       3
                                    Notes to Financial Statements                                                                          4

                                    Supplemental Schedules

                                    Schedule H; Line 4i—Schedule of Assets (Held at End of Year)             18
                                    Schedule H; Line 4j—Schedule of Reportable Transactions                    21



















Report of Independent Registered Public Accounting Firm

The Retirement Plans Committee
Wal-Mart Profit Sharing and 401(k) Plan

We have audited the accompanying statements of net assets available for benefits of Wal-Mart Profit Sharing and 401(k) Plan as of January 31, 2006 and 2005, and the related statement of changes in net assets available for benefits for the year ended January 31, 2006. These financial statements are the responsibility of the Plan's management. Our responsibility is to express an opinion on these financial statements based on our audits.

We conducted our audits in accordance with standards of the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (United States). Those standards require that we plan and perform the audit to obtain reasonable assurance about whether the financial statements are free of material misstatement. We were not engaged to perform an audit of the Plan’s internal control over financial reporting. Our audits included consideration of internal control over financial reporting as a basis for designing audit procedures that are appropriate in the circumstances, but not for the purpose of expressing an opinion on the effectiveness of the Plan’s internal control over financial reporting. Accordingly, we express no such opinion. An audit also includes examining, on a test basis, evidence supporting the amounts and disclosures in the financial statements, assessing the accounting principles used and significant estimates made by management, and evaluating the overall financial statement presentation. We believe that our audits provide a reasonable basis for our opinion.

In our opinion, the financial statements referred to above present fairly, in all material respects, the net assets available for benefits of the Plan at January 31, 2006 and 2005, and the changes in its net assets available for benefits for the year ended January 31, 2006, in conformity with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles.

Our audits were performed for the purpose of forming an opinion on the financial statements taken as a whole. The accompanying supplemental schedules of assets (held at end of year) as of January 31, 2006, and reportable transactions for the year then ended, are presented for purposes of additional analysis and are not a required part of the financial statements but are supplementary information required by the Department of Labor’s Rules and Regulations for Reporting and Disclosure under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974. These supplemental schedules are the responsibility of the Plan’s management. The supplemental schedules have been subjected to the auditing procedures applied in our audits of the financial statements and, in our opinion, are fairly stated in all material respects in relation to the financial statements taken as a whole.
 
                                                            
July 14, 2006
                                                            

 

1





Wal-Mart Profit Sharing and 401(k) Plan

Statements of Net Assets Available for Benefits





   
January 31,
 
   
2006
 
2005
 
   
(In Thousands)
 
               
Assets
             
Investments
 
$
8,069,441
 
$
7,775,642
 
               
Receivables:
             
Company contributions
   
804,983
   
741,677
 
Associate contributions
   
8,258
   
6,778
 
Due from broker
   
1,598
   
1,034
 
Other receivables
   
103
   
268
 
Total receivables
 
$
814,942
 
$
749,757
 
Cash
   
4,383
   
2,868
 
Net assets available for benefits
 
$
8,888,766
 
$
8,528,267
 


See accompanying notes.


 

2




Wal-Mart Profit Sharing and 401(k) Plan

Statement of Changes in Net Assets Available for Benefits

Year ended January 31, 2006
(In Thousands)




Additions
       
    Company contributions
 
$
801,961
 
    Associate contributions
   
283,415
 
    Interest and dividend income
   
166,791
 
    Other, net
   
5,420
 
Total additions
   
1,257,587
 
         
Deductions
       
Benefit payments
   
526,952
 
    Net depreciation in fair value of investments
   
366,583
 
    Administrative expenses
   
3,553
 
Total deductions
   
897,088
 
         
Net increase
   
360,499
 
Net assets available for benefits, at beginning of year
   
8,528,267
 
Net assets available for benefits, at end of year
 
$
8,888,766
 


See accompanying notes.


 

3

Wal-Mart Profit Sharing and 401(k) Plan
Notes to Financial Statements
January 31, 2006



1. Description of the Plan

The following description of the Wal-Mart Profit Sharing and 401(k) Plan (the “Plan”) provides only general information regarding the Plan as in effect on January 31, 2006. This document is not part of the Summary Plan Description and is not a document pursuant to which the Plan is maintained within the meaning of Section 402(a)(1) of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (“ERISA”), as amended. Participants should refer to the Plan document for a complete description of the Plan’s provisions. To the extent not specifically prohibited by statute or regulation, Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (“Wal-Mart” or the “Company”) reserves the right to unilaterally amend, modify, or terminate the Plan at any time, and such changes may be applied to all Plan participants and their beneficiaries regardless of whether the participant is actively working or retired at the time of the change. The Plan may not be amended, however, to permit any part of the Plan’s assets to be used for any purpose other than for the purpose of paying benefits to participants and their beneficiaries.

General

The Plan is a defined contribution plan which was established by the Company on February 1, 1997, as the Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. 401(k) Retirement Savings Plan. The Plan was amended, effective October 31, 2003, to merge the assets of the Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. Profit Sharing Plan applicable to United States participants into the Plan. In connection with the merger, the Plan was renamed Wal-Mart Profit Sharing and 401(k) Plan.

Each eligible employee who was a participant in the Plan as of October 31, 2003, shall continue to be a participant hereunder from and after November 1, 2003, as long as such individual continues to be an eligible employee. Each eligible employee who was not a participant in the Plan as of October 31, 2003, and has completed at least 1,000 hours of service in a consecutive 12-month period is eligible to participate in the Plan. Participation may begin on the first day of the month following eligibility. The Plan is subject to the provisions of ERISA.


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Wal-Mart Profit Sharing and 401(k) Plan
Notes to Financial Statements (continued)

 
1. Description of the Plan (continued)

The responsibility for operation and administration of the Plan (except for investment management and control of assets) is vested in the Retirement Plans Committee of the Company. Retirement Plans Committee members are appointed by the Company’s Vice-President, Retirement Plans, with ratification of a majority of sitting committee members.

The trustee function of the Plan is performed by Merrill Lynch Investment Managers LLC (the “Trustee”). The Trustee receives and holds contributions made to the Plan in trust and invests those contributions as directed by participants and according to the policies established by the Retirement Plans Committee. The Trustee makes payouts from the Plan in accordance with the Plan document. The Trustee is affiliated with Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith, Inc., the parent corporation of the Trustee and manager of the Merrill Lynch Equity Index Fund and the Merrill Lynch Retirement Preservation Fund, which are investment options offered under the Plan to participants. The Trustee is the record-keeper for the Plan.

Contributions

All eligible associates participate in the Plan and may elect to contribute from one percent to 25 percent of their eligible wages. Certain highly compensated associate contributions may be further limited under the terms of the Plan. Whether or not an associate contributes to the Plan, he or she will receive a portion of the Company’s Qualified Non-Elective contributions and Profit Sharing contributions if the associate meets certain eligibility requirements. Participants who have attained age 50 before the end of the Plan year are eligible to make catch-up contributions. Participants may also contribute amounts representing distributions from other qualified defined benefit or defined contribution plans (rollover contributions). To be eligible to receive Company contributions, the associate must complete at least 1,000 hours of service during the Plan year for which the contributions are made, as well as be employed on the last day of that Plan year.





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Wal-Mart Profit Sharing and 401(k) Plan
Notes to Financial Statements (continued)

 
1. Description of the Plan (continued)

Wal-Mart’s contributions are discretionary and can vary from year to year. At the end of each Plan year, the Board of Directors of the Company, or its authorized committee or delegate, at their discretion, determines the Company’s contributions (if any). The Company’s contribution for each associate will be based on a percentage of the associate’s eligible wages for the Plan year. For the Plan year ended January 31, 2006, the discretionary contribution percentage was two percent of eligible participants’ compensation for each of the Company’s Qualified Non-Elective contribution and the Company’s Profit Sharing contribution. Such contributions are subject to certain limitations in accordance with provisions of the Internal Revenue Code.

Participants’ Accounts

Each participant’s account is credited with earnings (losses) net of administrative expenses which are determined by the investments held in each participant’s account; the participant’s contribution; and an allocation of (a) the Company’s contribution to the Plan made on the participant’s behalf, and (b) forfeited balances of terminated participants’ nonvested Profit Sharing contributions and forfeited unclaimed checks. Allocations of forfeitures to participants are based on eligible wages. As of January 31, 2006 and 2005, forfeited nonvested Profit Sharing contributions and unclaimed check forfeitures to be reallocated to remaining participants totaled approximately $29 million and $51 million, respectively.

Vesting

Participants are immediately vested in all elective contributions, catch-up contributions, Qualified Non-Elective contributions, rollover contributions, tax credit contributions and Profit Sharing Plan rollover contributions. A participant’s Profit Sharing contributions vest based on years of service at a rate of 20% per year from years three through seven. Profit Sharing contributions become fully vested upon Participant retirement at age 65 or above, or total and permanent disability or death.




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Wal-Mart Profit Sharing and 401(k) Plan
Notes to Financial Statements (continued)


 
1. Description of the Plan (continued)

Payment of Benefits and Withdrawals

Generally, payment upon a participant’s separation from the Company is a lump-sum payment or five-year annual installments in cash for the balance of the participant’s vested account. However, participants may elect to receive a single lump-sum payment of their Profit Sharing contributions in whole shares of Company stock, with partial or fractional shares paid in cash even if such contributions are not invested in Company stock. Participants may also elect to receive a single lump-sum payment of their Qualified Non-Elective contribution in whole shares of Company stock, with partial or fractional shares paid in cash, but only to the extent such contributions are invested in Company stock as of the date distributions are processed. To the extent the participant’s Profit Sharing and Qualified Non-Elective contributions are not invested in Company stock, the contributions will automatically be distributed in cash, unless directed otherwise by the participant. Participants may also elect to rollover their account balance into a different tax-qualified retirement plan or individual retirement account upon separation from the Company.

The Plan permits withdrawals of active participants’ salary reduction contributions and rollover contributions only in amounts necessary to satisfy financial hardship as defined by the Internal Revenue Service (“IRS”). In-service withdrawal of vested balances may be elected by participants who have reached 69 1/2 years of age.

Plan Termination

While there is no intention to do so, the Company may discontinue the Plan subject to the provisions of ERISA. In the event of complete or partial Plan termination, or discontinuance of contributions to the Plan, participants’ accounts shall be immediately vested. The Plan shall remain in effect (unless it is specifically terminated) and the assets shall be administered in the manner provided by the terms of the trust agreement and distributed as soon as administratively feasible.





7

Wal-Mart Profit Sharing and 401(k) Plan
Notes to Financial Statements (continued)


 
1. Description of the Plan (continued)

Investment Options

A participant or former participant may direct the Trustee to invest any portion of his/her elective contributions, catch-up contributions, Qualified Non-Elective contributions and rollover contributions in available investment options. Participant investment options include a variety of mutual funds, a common/collective trust, Wal-Mart common stock, and a stable value fund, which consists of a money market fund, a common/collective trust and guaranteed investment contracts. Participants may change their selections at any time.

Participants’ Profit Sharing contributions and Profit Sharing Plan rollover contributions are invested at the direction of the Retirement Plans Committee for participants with less than seven years of service. Participants with at least seven years of service may direct the Trustee to invest such contributions in available investment options. Participant investment options include a variety of mutual funds, a common/collective trust, Wal-Mart common stock, and a stable value fund, which consists of a money market fund, a common/collective trust and guaranteed investment contracts. The associates may change their selections at any time throughout the year.

Participant investments not directed by the associate shall be invested by the Trustee as directed by the Retirement Plans Committee.



 

8

Wal-Mart Profit Sharing and 401(k) Plan
Notes to Financial Statements (continued)



2. Summary of Accounting Policies

Basis of Accounting

Shares of mutual funds are valued at published prices which represent the net asset values of shares held by the Plan at year end based on the underlying fair value of the assets held by the fund. Shares of money market funds are stated at cost which approximates fair value. Wal-Mart common stock is stated at fair value, which equals the quoted market price on the last business day of the year. Investments in common/collective trust funds are stated at the fair value of the underlying assets determined by the Trustee. Guaranteed investment contracts held by the Plan through a stable value fund are considered to be fully benefit-responsive, and therefore, are recorded at contract value. Contract value represents contributions made under the contract, plus interest at the contract rates less withdrawals. Contract value approximates fair value as of January 31, 2006 and 2005 (see Note 3). Purchases and sales are recorded on a trade-date basis. Dividends are recorded on the ex-dividend date. Benefit payments are recorded when paid. Company contributions are recorded by the Plan in the period in which they were accrued by the Company. Company contributions to the Plan related to the year ending January 31, 2006, were paid in March 2006.

The Company bears the majority of costs associated with administering the Plan, except for certain expenses paid by the Plan participants.

Use of Estimates

The preparation of the financial statements in conformity with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles requires Plan management to use estimates that affect the amounts reported in the accompanying financial statements and notes. Actual results could differ from these estimates.


 

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Wal-Mart Profit Sharing and 401(k) Plan
Notes to Financial Statements (continued)



3. Retirement Preservation Fund Investments

The Plan’s Retirement Preservation Fund (“RPF”) is a stable value fund. The RPF is invested in a money market fund, a common/collective trust (the “Merrill Lynch Retirement Preservation Trust”), guaranteed investment contracts (“GIC’s”), separate account GIC’s and synthetic GIC’s. The synthetic GIC’s are secured by underlying fixed income assets. The crediting interest rates on the investment contracts ranged from 2.8% to 5.7% for the year ended January 31, 2006, and from 2.8% to 6.0% for the year ended January 31, 2005. Average duration for all investment contracts was 2.8 years and 2.3 years at January 31, 2006, and January 31, 2005, respectively. The average yield was 4.47% in 2006 and 4.11% in 2005. There are no reserves against the contract value for credit risk of the contracted issuer or otherwise.

The contract or crediting rates for certain stable value investment contracts are reset quarterly and are based on the market value of the portfolio of assets underlying these contracts. Inputs used to determine the crediting rate include each contract’s portfolio market value, current yield-to-date maturity, duration and market value relative to contract value. All contracts have a guaranteed rate of 0.0% or higher with respect to interest rate resets.

A synthetic GIC provides for a guaranteed return on principle over a specified period of time through benefit responsive wrapper contracts issued by a third party which are backed by underlying assets. The fair value on the synthetic GIC’s is approximately $309,957,000 and $151,604,000 at January 31, 2006 and 2005, respectively. Included in the contract value of the synthetic GIC’s is approximately $6,950,000 and $598,000 at January 31, 2006 and 2005, respectively, attributable to the wrapper contract providers representing the amounts by which the value of the contracts is greater than (less than) the value of the underlying assets.
 
4. Investments

The Trustee holds the Plan’s investments and executes all investment transactions. The Plan invests in various investment securities. Investment securities are exposed to various risks, such as interest rate, credit and market risks. Due to the level of risk associated with certain investment securities, it is at least reasonably possible that changes in the values of investment securities will occur in the near term and that such changes could materially affect participants’ account balances and the amounts reported in the statements of net assets available for benefits.

 

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Wal-Mart Profit Sharing and 401(k) Plan
Notes to Financial Statements (continued)



4. Investments (continued)

During the 2006 Plan year, the Plan’s investments (including investments purchased, sold, as well as held during the year) appreciated (depreciated) in value as follows:

   
Net
 
   
Appreciation (Depreciation)
 
   
in Fair Value
 
   
of Investments
 
   
      (In Thousands)
 
         
Common Stock
 
$
(578,304
)
Mutual Funds
   
171,810
 
Common/Collective Trusts
   
39,276
 
GICs
   
635
 
Total
 
$
(366,583
)

The fair value of individual investments that represent five percent or more of the Plan’s net assets are as follows:

   
January 31,
 
   
2006
 
2005
 
   
(In Thousands)
 
               
Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. Common Stock
 
$
4,185,515
 
$
4,787,003
 
Merrill Lynch Retirement Preservation Trust
   
884,596
   
809,316
 
PIMCO Total Return Fund
   
715,522
   
536,568
 






 
 
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Wal-Mart Profit Sharing and 401(k) Plan
Notes to Financial Statements (continued)




5. Non-Participant-Directed Investments

Information about the net assets and the significant components of the changes in net assets relating to the non-participant-directed investments is as follows:

       
   
 As of January 31, 2006
 
   
 (In Thousands)
 
   
 
Wal-Mart
Stores, Inc.
Common Stock
 
 
Merrill Lynch
Retirement
Preservation Fund
 
Merrill Lynch
Equity Index
Trust GM
 
 
American
Europacific
Growth Fund
GM
 
Franklin
Small-Mid Cap
Growth Fund GM
 
 
PIMCO
Total Return
Fund GM
 
 
 
Ariel
Fund GM
 
 
 
Mass
Investment
Growth
Fund GM
 
 
Davis NY
Venture
Fund GM
 
 
 
 
 
 
Total
 
Assets:
                                                             
Common Stock
 
$
4,185,515
 
$
-
 
$
-
 
$
-
 
$
-
 
$
-
 
$
-
 
$
-
 
$
-
 
$
4,185,515
 
Mutual Funds
   
-
   
-
   
-
   
196,245
   
133,703
   
619,667
   
152,142
   
207,727
   
212,817
   
1,522,301
 
Money Market Fund
   
-
   
34,214
   
-
   
-
   
-
   
-
   
-
   
-
   
-
   
34,214
 
Common/Collective Trust
   
-
   
884,596
   
213,196
   
-
   
-
   
-
   
-
   
-
   
-
   
1,097,792
 
GIC’s
   
-
   
364,274
   
-
   
-
   
-
   
-
   
-
   
-
   
-
   
364,274
 
Investments
 
$
4,185,515
 
$
1,283,084
 
$
213,196
 
$
196,245
 
$
133,703
 
$
619,667
 
$
152,142
 
$
207,727
 
$
212,817
 
$
7,204,096
 
Contributions receivable
   
315,378
   
118,346
   
36,999
   
25,985
   
23,057
   
146,035
   
27,210
   
36,762
   
36,999
   
766,771
 
Net assets available for benefits
 
$
4,500,893
 
$
1,401,430
 
$
250,195
 
$
222,230
 
$
156,760
 
$
765,702
 
$
179,352
 
$
244,489
 
$
249,816
 
$
7,970,867
 

 

 
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Wal-Mart Profit Sharing and 401(k) Plan
Notes to Financial Statements (continued)
 
5. Non-Participant-Directed Investments (continued)
       
   
 Year ended January 31, 2006
 
   
 (In Thousands)
 
   
 
Wal-Mart
Stores, Inc.
Common Stock
 
 
Merrill Lynch
Retirement
Preservation
Fund
 
Merrill Lynch
Equity
Index
Trust GM
 
 
American Europacific
Growth
Fund GM
 
 
Franklin
Small-Mid
Cap
Growth Fund
GM
 
 
PIMCO Total
Return
Fund GM
 
 
 
 
Ariel Fund
GM
 
 
 
Mass
Investment
Growth
Fund GM
 
 
Davis NY
Venture
Fund GM
 
 
 
 
 
 
Total
 
Changes in net assets:
                                                             
Contributions
 
$
392,852
 
$
118,797
 
$
51,397
 
$
40,157
 
$
31,914
 
$
179,793
 
$
37,011
 
$
50,699
 
$
51,396
 
$
954,016
 
Interest and dividends
   
55,752
   
52,416
   
-
   
8,949
   
145
   
22,822
   
9,563
   
-
   
1,666
   
151,313
 
Net appreciation/ (depreciation) in fair value of investments
   
(578,304
)
 
634
   
20,506
   
38,448
   
24,481
   
(9,903
)
 
2,381
   
20,301
   
24,121
   
(457,335
)
Benefit payments
   
(271,336
)
 
(105,742
)
 
(13,464
)
 
(11,611
)
 
(8,448
)
 
(41,968
)
 
(9,503
)
 
(13,154
)
 
(13,553
)
 
(488,779
)
Administrative expenses
   
(555
)
 
(847
)
 
(212
)
 
(146
)
 
(133
)
 
(883
)
 
(157
)
 
(210
)
 
(212
)
 
(3,355
)
Net interfund transfers
   
(227,949
)
 
76,394
   
6,867
   
(18,053
)
 
(6,433
)
 
65,836
   
10,034
   
5,981
   
227
   
(87,096
)
Other, net
   
1,336
   
3,530
   
51
   
39
   
32
   
222
   
38
   
51
   
52
   
5,351
 
Net increase/ (decrease)
   
(628,204
)
 
145,182
   
65,145
   
57,783
   
41,558
   
215,919
   
49,367
   
63,668
   
63,697
   
74,115
 
Net assets available for benefits at beginning of year
   
5,129,097
   
1,256,248
   
185,050
   
164,447
   
115,202
   
549,783
   
129,985
   
180,821
   
186,119
   
7,896,752
 
Net assets available for benefits at end of year
 
$
4,500,893
 
$
1,401,430
 
$
250,195
 
$
222,230
 
$
156,760
 
$
765,702
 
$
179,352
 
$
244,489
 
$
249,816
 
$
7,970,867
 


 
 
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Wal-Mart Profit Sharing and 401(k) Plan
Notes to Financial Statements (continued)




5. Non-Participant-Directed Investments (continued)
   
As of January 31, 2005
 
   
(In Thousands)
 
   
 
Wal-Mart
Stores, Inc.
Common Stock
 
 
Merrill Lynch
Retirement
Preservation Fund
 
Merrill Lynch
Equity Index
Trust GM
 
 
American
Europacific
Growth Fund
GM
 
Franklin
Small-Mid Cap
Growth Fund GM
 
 
PIMCO
Total Return
Fund GM
 
 
 
Ariel
Fund GM
 
 
 
Mass
Investment
Growth
Fund GM
 
 
Davis NY
Venture
Fund GM
 
 
 
 
 
 
Total
 
Assets:
                                                             
Common Stock
 
$
4,787,003
 
$
-
 
$
-
 
$
-
 
$
-
 
$
-
 
$
-
 
$
-
 
$
-
 
$
4,787,003
 
Mutual Funds
   
-
   
-
   
-
   
146,727
   
100,079
   
457,568
   
112,244
   
156,738
   
161,825
   
1,135,181
 
Money Market Fund
   
-
   
72,348
   
-
   
-
   
-
   
-
   
-
   
-
   
-
   
72,348
 
Common/Collective Trust
   
-
   
809,316
   
160,756
   
-
   
-
   
-
   
-
   
-
   
-
   
970,072
 
GIC’s
   
-
   
219,957
   
-
   
-
   
-
   
-
   
-
   
-
   
-
   
219,957
 
Investments
 
$
4,787,003
 
$
1,101,621
 
$
160,756
 
$
146,727
 
$
100,079
 
$
457,568
 
$
112,244
 
$
156,738
 
$
161,825
 
$
7,184,561
 
Contributions receivable
   
342,094
   
154,627
   
24,294
   
17,720
   
15,123
   
92,215
   
17,741
   
24,083
   
24,294
   
712,191
 
Net assets available for benefits
 
$
5,129,097
 
$
1,256,248
 
$
185,050
 
$
164,447
 
$
115,202
 
$
549,783
 
$
129,985
 
$
180,821
 
$
186,119
 
$
7,896,752
 

The above tables represent the net assets available for benefits for both the 401(k) and Profit Sharing Investments. The investments include a portion that is participant-directed. The tables include both non-participant and participant-directed investments, as the participant-directed investments cannot be segregated from the total.





 
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Wal-Mart Profit Sharing and 401(k) Plan
Notes to Financial Statements (continued)



6. Differences between Financial Statements and Form 5500

The following is a reconciliation of net assets available for benefits per the financial statements to Form 5500:

   
January 31,
 
   
2006
 
2005
 
   
(In Thousands)
 
Net assets available for benefits per the financial statements
 
$
8,888,766
 
$
8,528,267
 
Amounts allocated to withdrawing participants
   
(1,336
)
 
(2,504
)
Net assets available for benefits per the Form 5500
 
$
8,887,430
 
$
8,525,763
 

The following is a reconciliation of benefit payments per the financial statements to the Form 5500 for the year ended January 31, 2006 (in thousands):
 
 
Benefit payments per the financial statements
 
$
526,952
 
Add: Amounts allocated to withdrawn participants at end of year
   
1,336
 
Less: Amounts allocated on Form 5500 to withdrawn participants at beginning of year
   
(2,504
)
Benefit payments per the Form 5500
 
$
525,784
 

Amounts allocated to withdrawing participants are recorded in the Form 5500 for benefit payments that have been processed and approved for payment prior to January 31, but not yet paid as of that date.



 

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Wal-Mart Profit Sharing and 401(k) Plan
Notes to Financial Statements (continued)



7. Tax Status

The Plan has received a determination letter from the IRS dated June 8, 2004, stating that the Plan is qualified under Section 401(a) of the Internal Revenue Code (the “Code”) and, therefore, the related trust is exempt from taxation. Subsequent to this determination by the IRS, the Plan was amended. Once qualified, the Plan is required to operate in conformity with the Code to maintain its qualification. The Plan Sponsor believes the Plan is being administered in accordance with the terms of the Plan and the applicable requirements of the Code. Where appropriate, corrections or administrative procedures will continue to be implemented as needed by the Plan Sponsor and the Plan to insure the continued qualified status of the Plan and related trust.

8. Related-Party Transactions

Certain Plan investments are shares of common stock of Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. and shares of a common/collective trust and a stable value fund managed by Merrill Lynch. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. is the Plan sponsor, and Merrill Lynch is the trustee and record-keeper as defined by the Plan and, therefore, these transactions qualify as party-in-interest transactions. Fees paid by the Plan for the trustee and record-keeping services amounted to approximately $3.6 million for the year ended January 31, 2006.





 

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Supplemental Schedules




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            Wal-Mart Profit Sharing and 401(k) Plan
        Schedule H, Line 4i - Schedule of Assets (Held at End of Year)
                   January 31, 2006
                  EIN #71-0415188
                     Plan #003



 (a)  
 (b)
 
(c)
      (d)
 
 (e)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Identity of Issue, Borrower, Lessor,
or Similar Party
 
 
Description of Investment Including Maturity Date, Rate of Interest, Collateral, Par or Maturity Value
 
 
 
Cost
 
 
 
Current
Value
         
       (In Thousands)
 
**
   
Non-Participant-Directed:
             
*
   
Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.
   
Common Stock
           $
1,240,118
        $
4,185,515
*
   
Merrill Lynch
   
Premier Fund
 
34,214
 
34,214
*
   
Merrill Lynch
   
Retirement Preservation Trust
 
884,596
 
884,596
   
AIG
   
GIC - 4.5%
 
47,131
 
47,131
     
AIG Wrapper Contract
   
GIC - Wrapper Contract
 
737
 
737
     
Bank of America
   
GIC - 4.6%
 
45,965
 
45,965
   
Bank of America Wrapper Contract
   
GIC - Wrapper Contract
 
1,167
 
1,167
     
IXIS Financial Products, Inc.
   
GIC - 4.0%
 
40,756
 
40,756
   
IXIS Financial Products, Inc. Wrapper Contract
   
GIC - Wrapper Contract
 
1,252
 
1,252
     
Genworth Life Insurance Company
   
GIC - 4.9%
 
754
 
754
     
Genworth Life Insurance Company
   
GIC - 4.9%
 
1,482
 
1,482
     
Genworth Life Insurance Company
   
GIC - 4.2%
 
2,872
 
2,872
     
Hartford Life Insurance Company
   
GIC - 5.7%
 
2,312
 
2,312
     
Hartford Life Insurance Company
   
GIC - 4.6%
 
2,920
 
2,920
     
Hartford Life Insurance Company
   
GIC - 3.3%
 
3,274
 
3,274
     
John Hancock Life Insurance Company
   
GIC - 4.6%
 
2,200
 
2,200
     
JP Morgan Chase Bank
   
GIC - 4.8%
 
37,625
 
37,625
     
JP Morgan Chase Bank Wrapper Contract
   
GIC - Wrapper Contract
 
815
 
815
     
Metropolitan Life
   
GIC - 4.9%
 
755
 
755
     
Metropolitan Life
   
GIC - 4.8%
 
1,478
 
1,478
     
New York Life Insurance Company
   
GIC - 3.3%
 
1,659
 
1,659
     
New York Life Insurance Company
   
GIC - 2.8%
 
1,447
 
1,447
     
Pacific Life Insurance Company
   
GIC - 4.4%
 
2,173
 
2,173
     
Pacific Life Insurance Company
   
GIC - 3.2%
 
1,647
 
1,647
   
Pacific Life Insurance Company
   
GIC - 3.3%
 
2,460
 
2,460
     
Principle Life Insurance Company
   
GIC - 4.0%
 
2,810
 
2,810

 

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                                    Wal-Mart Profit Sharing and 401(k) Plan
                 Schedule H, Line 4i - Schedule of Assets (Held at End of Year)
                                                       January 31, 2006
                                                    EIN #71-0415188
                                                          Plan #003


 (a)  
 (b)
 
 (c)
 
                           (d)
 
                  (e)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Identity of Issue, Borrower, Lessor,
or Similar Party
 
 
Description of Investment Including Maturity Date, Rate of Interest, Collateral, Par or Maturity Value
 
 
 
 
                 Cost
 
                Current Value
 
           
              (In Thousands)
 
                   
**
   
Non-Participant-Directed (continued):
               
     
Principle Life Insurance Company
   
GIC - 4.3%
   
2,875
 
2,875
     
Protective Life Insurance Company
   
GIC - 3.7%
   
2,812
 
2,812
     
Protective Life Insurance Company
   
GIC - 3.9%
   
3,360
 
3,360
     
Protective Life Insurance Company
   
GIC - 3.6%
   
3,326
 
3,326
     
State Street Bank & Trust Company
   
GIC - 4.7%
   
52,472
 
52,472
     
State Street Bank & Trust Company Wrapper Contract
   
GIC - Wrapper Contract
   
1,118
 
1,118
     
Transamerica Life Insurance Company
   
GIC - 4.8%
   
37,259
 
37,259
     
Transamerica Life Insurance Company Wrapper Contract
   
GIC - Wrapper Contract
   
613
 
613
   
UBS AG
   
GIC - 4.5%
   
48,749
 
48,749
     
UBS AG Wrapper Contract
   
GIC - Wrapper Contract
   
1,248
 
1,248
     
United of Omaha Life Insurance Company
   
GIC - 4.1%
   
2,854
 
2,854
     
United of Omaha Life Insurance Company
   
GIC - 2.8%
   
1,897
 
1,897
*
   
Merrill Lynch
   
Equity Index Trust GM
   
179,170
 
213,196
     
American Europacific
   
Growth Fund GM
   
143,353
 
196,245
     
Franklin Templeton Investments
   
Small-Mid Cap Growth Fund GM
   
89,558
 
133,703
     
PIMCO Funds
   
Total Return Fund GM
   
630,396
 
619,667
     
Ariel
   
Ariel Fund GM
   
122,864
 
152,142
     
Massachusetts Investments
   
Growth Stock Fund GM
   
163,349
 
207,727
     
Davis Funds
   
New York Venture Fund GM
   
152,653
 
212,817
                     
7,204,096


 
 
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                            Wal-Mart Profit Sharing and 401(k) Plan
                 Schedule H, Line 4i - Schedule of Assets (Held at End of Year)
                                                 January 31, 2006
                                              EIN #71-0415188
                                                      Plan #003



 (a)  
 (b)
 
 (c)
     
          (e)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Identity of Issue, Borrower, Lessor,
or Similar Party
 
 
Description of Investment Including Maturity Date, Rate of Interest, Collateral, Par or Maturity Value
     
 
 
      Current
      Value
 
                        (In Thousands)   
     
Participant-Directed:
                   
*
   
Merrill Lynch
   
Equity Index Trust
         
204,743
 
   
Ariel
   
Ariel Fund
         
70,275
 
   
American Europacific
   
Growth Fund
         
151,465
 
     
PIMCO Funds
   
Total Return Fund
         
95,855
 
     
Davis Funds
   
New York Venture Fund
         
56,690
 
     
Franklin Templeton Investments
   
Small-Mid Cap Growth Fund
         
192,017
 
     
Massachusetts Investments
   
Growth Stock Fund
         
44,903
 
   
Allianz Funds
   
RCM Innovation Fund
         
5,328
 
     
AIM Funds
   
International Growth Fund
         
44,069
 
                       
865,345
 
                           
 
   
 Total Investments
             
$
8,069,441
 

* P         * Party-in-interest
**          ** The amounts include both non-participant and participant-directed amounts as the participant-directed investments cannot be segregated from the total.

               Note: Column (d) is not applicable for participant directed investments.


 
 
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                             Wal-Mart Profit Sharing and 401(k) Plan
               Schedule H, Line 4j - Schedule of Reportable Transactions
                                                   January 31, 2006
                                                EIN #71-0415188
                                                        Plan #003


 (a)
 
 (b)
 
 (c)
 
 (d)
 
 (g)
 
(h)
 
 (i)
 
 
 
Identity of
Party Involved
 
 
 
Description of Assets (Including Interest Rate and
Maturity in Case of Loans)
 
 
 
 
Purchase Price
 
 
 
 
Selling Price
 
 
 
 
Cost of Asset
 
Current Value of Asset on Transaction
Date
 
 
 
 
Net Gain
or (Loss)
 
                           
Category (iii) - Series of individual transactions in excess of 5% of Plan assets as of January 31, 2006:
             
                           
R  Retirement Preservation Fd *
       
$
296,645
 
$
-
 
$
296,645
 
$
296,645
 
$
-
 
 R Retirement Preservation Fd *
        $
-
  $
244,064
  $
244,064
  $
244,064
  $
-
 
Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. *
   
Common Stock
  $
399,715
  $
-
  $
399,715
  $
399,715
  $
-
 
Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. *
   
Common Stock
  $
-
  $
447,882
  $
165,802
  $
447,882
  $
282,080
 

There were no category (i), (ii) or (iv) transactions during the 2006 Plan year.

Columns (e) and (f), are not applicable.

* The above transactions include a portion that is participant-directed. The above table includes both non-participant and participant-directed transactions, as the participant-directed transactions cannot be segregated from the total.



 

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SIGNATURES

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the trustees (or other persons who administer the employee benefit plan) have duly caused this annual report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.

                                                                        Wal-Mart Profit Sharing and 401(k) Plan


Date: July 27, 2006                                              By:  /s/ Stephen R Hunter
                                              Vice President Retirement Savings Plans
                                          Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.

 
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CONSENT OF ERNST & YOUNG LLP
Consent of Independent Registered Public Accounting Firm

We consent to the incorporation by reference in the Registration Statement (Form S-8 No. 33-109421) pertaining to the Wal-Mart Profit Sharing and 401(k) Plan of our report dated July 14, 2006, with respect to the financial statements and schedules of the Wal-Mart Profit Sharing and 401(k) Plan included in this Annual Report (Form 11-K) for the year ended January 31, 2006.



July 26, 2006                                                                    
Rogers, Arkansas