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. 

Company Growth (employees)
Type
Public
HQ
Issaquah, US
Founded
1983
Size (employees)
126,000 (est)
Website
costco.com
Costco was founded in 1983 and is headquartered in Issaquah, US

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
Richard Galanti

Richard Galanti

Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer
Franz Lazarus

Franz Lazarus

Executive Vice President, Administration & Human Resources
Pat Callans

Pat Callans

Senior Vice President, Human Resources and Risk Management
Victor Curtis

Victor Curtis

Senior Vice President, Pharmacy
Paul Latham

Paul Latham

Senior Vice President, Membership, Marketing & Services
Richard Chang

Richard Chang

Senior Vice President, General Manager - Asia
Paul Moulton

Paul Moulton

Executive Vice President, Chief Information Officer

Costco Office Locations

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

Costco Financials and Metrics

Costco Financials

Costco's revenue was reported to be $28.9 b in Q3, 2017
USD

Revenue (Q3, 2017)

28.9 b

Net income (Q3, 2017)

706 m

EBIT (Q3, 2017)

968 m

Market capitalization (19-Oct-2017)

69.9 b

Cash (03-Sep-2017)

4.5 b
Costco's current market capitalization is $69.9 b.
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
USDQ1, 2015Q2, 2015Q3, 2015Q1, 2016Q2, 2016Q3, 2016Q1, 2017Q2, 2017Q3, 2017

Revenue

26.9 b27.5 b26.1 b27.2 b28.2 b26.8 b28.1 b29.8 b28.9 b

General and administrative expense

2.7 b2.7 b2.6 b2.8 b2.8 b2.7 b2.9 b3 b2.9 b

Operating expense total

2.7 b2.7 b2.6 b2.8 b2.8 b2.7 b2.9 b3 b2.9 b

EBIT

770 m877 m821 m767 m856 m858 m849 m844 m968 m
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
USDQ1, 2015Q2, 2015Q3, 2015Q1, 2016Q2, 2016Q3, 2016Q1, 2017Q2, 2017Q3, 2017

Cash

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

Current Assets

19.2 b18.1 b17.6 b18.9 b15.5 b16.5 b18.6 b17.5 b17.3 b

Total Assets

34.6 b33.6 b33.5 b35.5 b32.4 b33.9 b36.5 b35.6 b35.6 b

Accounts Payable

9.8 b8.3 b8.9 b10.4 b8.2 b8.8 b11 b8.8 b9.4 b
    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
    USDQ1, 2015Q2, 2015Q3, 2015Q1, 2016Q2, 2016Q3, 2016Q1, 2017Q2, 2017Q3, 2017

    Net Income

    505 m607 m519 m487 m555 m549 m555 m521 m706 m

    Accounts Payable

    9.8 b8.3 b8.9 b10.4 b8.2 b8.8 b11 b8.8 b9.4 b
      USDY, 2017

      Revenue/Employee

      229 k

      Financial Leverage

      3.3 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

      Stores

      663686697698705715723727729

      Paying Members

      42 m42.5 m43.2 m43.7 m44.6 m45.4 m46.1 m46.9 k47.6 m47.9 m48.3 m48.6 m

      Gas Stations

      445472508

      SKUs Offered

      3.7 k3.7 k3.7 k
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      Costco Market Value History

      Costco Revenue Breakdown

      Costco Median Salaries

      Source: 66 public H-1B filings from Costco

      Traffic Overview of Costco

      Costco Online and Social Media Presence

      Costco News and Updates

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      Shrinking margins cloud Costco's profit beat, shares fall

      (Reuters) - Costco Wholesale Corp's quarterly profit scraped past estimates, helped by a hike in membership fees, but a fall in gross margins fueled concerns of an intensifying grocer price war, sending shares down 3.6 percent in after-market trading.

      Costco is selling a year's worth of emergency food because the end is clearly near

      Prepping for the end of the world just got way easier. Beloved bulk retailer Costco is now offering a "1 Year Emergency Food Kit" for anyone who's getting ready to hunker down at the possibility of disaster. It seems like a pretty simple and smart move for the store, which already sells items in b…

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