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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)135.96bn
  • Net income in USD2.89bn
  • 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 Corporation135.96bn2.89bn81.58bn133.00k28.426.9418.680.6006.546.71308.1426.783.6611.6875.581,022,286.007.887.2216.2713.6313.2012.982.152.000.43545.680.3505101.718.685.4114.009.4111.0712.43
Data as of Mar 16 2018. Currency figures normalised to Costco Wholesale Corp's reporting currency: US Dollar USD

Institutional shareholders

30.10%Per cent of shares held by top holders
HolderShares% Held
The Vanguard Group, Inc.as of 31 Dec 201734.00m7.74%
BlackRock Fund Advisorsas of 31 Dec 201718.93m4.31%
SSgA Funds Management, Inc.as of 31 Dec 201717.99m4.10%
Wellington Management Co. LLPas of 31 Dec 201712.68m2.89%
Capital Research & Management Co. (Global Investors)as of 31 Dec 201712.52m2.85%
Capital Research & Management Co. (World Investors)as of 31 Dec 20178.61m1.96%
Fidelity Management & Research Co.as of 31 Dec 20177.89m1.80%
Jennison Associates LLCas of 31 Dec 20176.61m1.51%
Magellan Asset Management Ltd.as of 31 Dec 20176.59m1.50%
Northern Trust Investments, Inc.as of 31 Dec 20176.33m1.44%
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Data from 31 Dec 2017 - 31 Dec 2017Source: FactSet Research Systems Inc.
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