NEW YORK -- Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is reporting a 5.7 percent increase in second-quarter net income, as the world's largest retailer is wooing back frugal shoppers by doubling down on low prices.
The discounter also is raising its full-year profit outlook.
The company says it earned $4.02 billion, or $1.19 per share, for the quarter ended July 31. That compares with $3.80 billion, or $1.09 per share, a year ago.
Revenue excluding membership fees at Sam's Club rose 4.5 percent to $113.53 billion.
Analysts had expected earnings of $1.17 per share on revenue of $114.63 billion.
The company reported revenue at stores open at least a year at its namesake U.S. business rose 2.2 percent, excluding fuel. That marks the fourth consecutive quarterly gain after more than two years of declines.