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About the company

Costco Wholesale Corporation is engaged in the operation of membership warehouses in the United States and Puerto Rico, Canada, the United Kingdom, Mexico, Japan, Australia, Spain, and through its subsidiaries in Taiwan and Korea. As of August 28, 2016, the Company operated 715 warehouses across the world. The Company's average warehouse space is approximately 144,000 square feet. The Company's warehouses on average operate on a seven-day, 70-hour week. The Company offers merchandise in various categories, which include foods (including dry foods, packaged foods and groceries); sundries (including snack foods, candy, alcoholic and nonalcoholic beverages, and cleaning supplies); hardlines (including appliances, electronics, health and beauty aids, hardware, and garden and patio); fresh foods (including meat, produce, deli and bakery); softlines (including apparel and small appliances), and other (including gas stations and pharmacy).

  • Revenue in USD (TTM)129.03bn
  • Net income in USD2.68bn
  • Incorporated1987
  • Employees133.00k
  • Location
    Costco Wholesale Corp999 Lake DrISSAQUAH 98027-8990United StatesUSA
  • Phone+1 (425) 313-8100
  • Websitehttp://www.costco.com
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Peer analysis

Key Information
CompanyRevenue (TTM)Net income (TTM)Market capEmployeesPrice/earnings (TTM)Price/book value (MRQ)Price/cash flow (TTM)Price/sales (TTM)EPS (excl. extraordinary items, TTM)EPS (incl. extraordinary items, TTM)Revenue per share (TTM)Book value per share (MRQ)Asset turnover (TTM)Inventory turnover (TTM)Receivables turnover (TTM)Revenues per employee (TTM)Return on avg assets (TTM)Return on avg assets (5 yr avg)Return on investment (TTM)Return on investment (5 yr avg)Gross margin (TTM)Gross margin
(5 yr avg)
Net profit margin (TTM)Net Profit margin
(5 yr avg)
Quick ratio (MRQ)Interest coverage (TTM)Total debt to capital (MRQ)Payout ratio
(5 yr avg)
(YOY change %)
(5 yr growth rate)
Net income
(YOY change %)
Net income
(5 yr growth rate)
Capital expenditure
(5 yr growth rate)
(5 yr growth rate)
Costco Wholesale Corporation129.03bn2.68bn74.72bn133.00k28.116.9418.290.57916.086.08292.6224.653.7111.9096.14970,112.807.817.2215.1313.6313.2912.982.102.000.427746.190.3754101.718.685.4114.009.4111.0712.43
Data as of Nov 17 2017. Currency figures normalised to Costco Wholesale Corp's reporting currency: US Dollar USD

Institutional shareholders

31.38%Per cent of shares held by top holders
HolderShares% Held
The Vanguard Group, Inc.as of 30 Jun 201732.90m7.53%
BlackRock Fund Advisorsas of 30 Jun 201718.30m4.19%
SSgA Funds Management, Inc.as of 30 Jun 201718.15m4.15%
Capital Research & Management Co. (World Investors)as of 30 Jun 201717.78m4.07%
Wellington Management Co. LLPas of 30 Jun 201714.53m3.32%
Fidelity Management & Research Co.as of 30 Jun 201710.57m2.42%
Capital Research & Management Co. (Global Investors)as of 30 Jun 20179.28m2.12%
Northern Trust Investments, Inc.as of 30 Jun 20176.51m1.49%
Geode Capital Management LLCas of 30 Jun 20174.78m1.10%
Magellan Asset Management Ltd.as of 30 Jun 20174.35m0.99%
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Data from 30 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017Source: FactSet Research Systems Inc.
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