Costco is a membership-only warehouse club that provides a wide selection of merchandise at substantially lower prices than are typically found at conventional wholesale or retail sources. The warehouses are designed to help small-to-medium-sized businesses reduce costs in purchasing for resale and for everyday business use. Individuals may also purchase for their personal needs. Costco's warehouses present a broad product category selections including groceries, candy, appliances, television and media, automotive supplies, tires, toys, hardware, sporting goods, jewelry, watches, cameras, books, housewares, apparel, health and beauty aids, tobacco, furniture, office supplies and office equipment. 

Type
Public
HQ
Issaquah, US
Founded
1983
Size (employees)
133,000 (est)
Website
costco.com
Costco was founded in 1983 and is headquartered in Issaquah, US
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Key People/Management at Costco

Craig Jelinek

Craig Jelinek

President, Chief Executive Officer, Director
Jeffrey Brotman

Jeffrey Brotman

Chairman of the Board, Co-Founder
John McKay

John McKay

Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer
Joseph Portera

Joseph Portera

Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer
Dennis Zook

Dennis Zook

Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer
James Murphy

James Murphy

Executive Vice President, International
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Costco Office Locations

Costco has an office in Issaquah
Issaquah, US (HQ)
999 Lake Drive
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Costco Financials and Metrics

Costco Revenue

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Costco's revenue was reported to be $118.72 b in FY, 2016 which is a 2.2% increase from the previous period.
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Revenue (Q2, 2018)

29.8 b

Net income (Q2, 2018)

521 m

EBIT (Q2, 2018)

844 m

Market capitalization (18-Jul-2018)

94.3 b

Closing share price (18-Jul-2018)

215

Cash (2-Dec-2017)

4.7 b
Costco's current market capitalization is $94.3 b.
Annual
USDFY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016

Revenue

105.2 b112.6 b116.2 b118.7 b

Revenue growth, %

7%3%2%

Cost of goods sold

91.9 b98.5 b101.1 b102.9 b

Gross profit

13.2 b14.2 b15.1 b15.8 b
Quarterly
USDQ1, 2014Q2, 2014Q3, 2015Q1, 2015Q2, 2015Q3, 2016Q1, 2016Q2, 2016Q3, 2016Q1, 2017Q3, 2017Q1, 2018Q2, 2018

Revenue

26.3 b25.8 b26.9 b27.5 b26.1 b27.2 b28.2 b26.8 b28.1 b28.9 b31.8 b29.8 b

General and administrative expense

2.5 b2.5 b2.7 b2.7 b2.6 b2.8 b2.8 b2.7 b2.9 b2.9 b3.2 b3 b

Operating expense total

2.5 b2.5 b2.7 b2.7 b2.6 b2.8 b2.8 b2.7 b2.9 b2.9 b3.2 b3 b

EBIT

724 m737 m770 m877 m821 m767 m856 m858 m849 m968 m951 m844 m
Annual
USDFY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016FY, 2017

Cash

4.6 b5.7 b4.8 b3.4 b4.5 b

Accounts Receivable

1.2 b1.1 b1.2 b1.3 b

Inventories

7.9 b8.5 b8.9 b9 b

Current Assets

15.8 b17.6 b16.8 b15.2 b17.3 b
Quarterly
USDQ1, 2014Q2, 2014Q3, 2015Q1, 2015Q2, 2015Q3, 2016Q1, 2016Q2, 2016Q3, 2016Q1, 2017Q3, 2017Q1, 2018Q2, 2018

Cash

4.7 b5.1 b5.7 b6 b5.9 b5.1 b5.1 b3.6 b4.9 b4.8 b4.5 b5.7 b4.7 b

Current Assets

17.5 b16.6 b17.5 b19.2 b18.1 b17.6 b18.9 b15.5 b16.5 b18.6 b17.3 b19.9 b17.5 b

Total Assets

32.3 b31.6 b32.7 b34.6 b33.6 b33.5 b35.5 b32.4 b33.9 b36.5 b35.6 b39.4 b35.6 b

Accounts Payable

9.2 b7.7 b8.4 b9.8 b8.3 b8.9 b10.4 b8.2 b8.8 b11 b9.4 b12 b8.8 b
Annual
USDFY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016FY, 2017

Net Income

2.1 b2.1 b2.4 b2.4 b706 m

Depreciation and Amortization

946 m1 b1.1 b1.3 b

Inventories

(898 m)(563 m)(890 m)(25 m)

Accounts Payable

718 m529 m880 m(1.5 b)9.6 b
Quarterly
USDQ1, 2014Q1, 2015Q2, 2015Q3, 2016Q1, 2016Q2, 2016Q3, 2016Q1, 2017Q3, 2017Q1, 2018Q2, 2018

Net Income

505 m607 m519 m487 m555 m549 m555 m706 m521 m

Depreciation and Amortization

231 m335 m

Accounts Payable

1.3 b9.8 b8.3 b8.9 b10.4 b8.2 b8.8 b11 b9.4 b2.1 b8.8 b

Cash From Operating Activities

939 m2 b
USDY, 2017

Revenue/Employee

223.8 k

Financial Leverage

2.8 x
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Costco Operating Metrics

Costco's Stores was reported to be 729 in Q3, 2017.
FY, 2014Q1, 2015Q2, 2015Q3, 2015FY, 2015Q1, 2016Q2, 2016Q3, 2016FY, 2016Q1, 2017Q2, 2017Q3, 2017

Gas Stations

445 472 508

Paying Members

42 m42.50 m43.20 m43.70 m44.60 m45.40 m46.10 m46.90 k47.60 m47.90 m48.30 m48.60 m

SKUs Offered

3.70 k3.70 k3.70 k

Stores

663 686 697 698 705 715 723 727 729
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Costco Revenue Breakdown

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Costco revenue breakdown by geographic segment: 12.7% from Other International Operations, 14.3% from Canadian Operations and 72.9% from United States Operations

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Costco Online and Social Media Presence

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Costco News and Updates

Police: Man accidentally shoots himself in Massachusetts Costco

The man suffered a gunshot wound to his right leg.

10 tricks to get the most out of your Costco membership (COST)

Costco memberships offer customers discounts that go beyond savings on bulk food items. Many consumers may not know that Costco gives its members access to some of the best deals on travel, prescription drugs, gift cards, and more. Here are 10 tricks from a consumer-savings expert for getting the …

Costco sparked backlash after cutting one of customers' favorite items from the food court — and Sam's Club just responded by adding it to its own menu (COST, WMT)

Sam's Club is going to start serving its Polish hot dog at all locations.  The Polish dog will cost just 99 cents.  Costco sparked backlash earlier this week when news broke that the bulk retailer would no longer sell the Polish hot dog in its food courts.    News that Costco was cutting the Pol…

People are mad as hell after Costco cuts food court Polish dog for healthier options

Someone please tell Costco that good things really don't have to come to an end, because they seem to think otherwise.  As reported by the Seattle Times, the wholesale giant will be retiring the Polish dog from their food court menus across the country and replaced with healthier options — and peo…

Costco infuriated customers by slashing a food-court favorite from the menu. Here's why the company made the change. (COST)

Costco's menu change has sparked backlash, as the company has cut the Polish hot dog from food-court menus.  The company said it is ditching the Polish dog to try out some new menu items, infuriating customers.  Recent Costco food-court test items include acai bowls, an organic burger, and a vegan…
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Costco Company Life and Culture

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