< PrevNext > 58. Walmart Bentonville, Ark. Share 2016 U.S.-Booked Air Volume: $69 millionWalmart's 2016 U.S.-booked air volume rose 5 percent from $66 million in 2015, according to a BTN estimate. Revenue for fiscal year 2017, which ended in January 2017, increased 0.8 percent to $485.9 billion. Operating income declined 6 percent, primarily from an increase in operating expenses, including increased wages as part of Walmart's $2.7 billion plan to invest in its employees, a $249 million charge related to discontinued real estate projects, and its investment in digital retail and IT, according to its annual report. Walmart acquired e-commerce shop Jet.com in fiscal year 2017 for $3 billion in cash, a portion of which will be paid over time, and $300 million in Walmart shares, which also will be paid over time. The acquisition did not impact net sales or operating income significantly, according to the annual report. Walmart also agreed to trade its Yihaodian e-commerce company to JD.com for 5 percent of JD.com outstanding shares. Walmart subsequently purchased another 5 percent. It claimed 2.3 million employees globally as of Jan. 31, up from 2.2 million the previous year.