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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)132.74bn
  • Net income in USD2.77bn
  • 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 Corporation132.74bn2.77bn84.25bn133.00k30.507.6119.970.63486.296.29300.9725.223.5010.5186.84998,007.507.407.2215.6813.6313.2012.982.122.000.426541.710.3632101.718.685.4114.009.4111.0712.43
Data as of Jan 12 2018. Currency figures normalised to Costco Wholesale Corp's reporting currency: US Dollar USD

Institutional shareholders

29.61%Per cent of shares held by top holders
HolderShares% Held
The Vanguard Group, Inc.as of 30 Sep 201733.65m7.70%
BlackRock Fund Advisorsas of 30 Sep 201719.44m4.45%
SSgA Funds Management, Inc.as of 30 Sep 201717.64m4.04%
Wellington Management Co. LLPas of 30 Sep 201713.38m3.06%
Capital Research & Management Co. (Global Investors)as of 30 Sep 20179.68m2.22%
Fidelity Management & Research Co.as of 30 Sep 20178.71m1.99%
Capital Research & Management Co. (World Investors)as of 30 Sep 20178.63m1.98%
Northern Trust Investments, Inc.as of 30 Sep 20176.54m1.50%
Magellan Asset Management Ltd.as of 30 Sep 20176.43m1.47%
TIAA-CREF Investment Management LLCas of 30 Sep 20175.30m1.21%
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Data from 30 Sep 2017 - 30 Sep 2017Source: FactSet Research Systems Inc.
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